Hamel Lions Flea Market
THROUGH OCTOBER — The Hamel Lions Flea Market will be open every Sunday from 6 a.m. through noon in the parking lot at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Visitors can shop for antiques, collectables, crafts, plants, produce and more. A farmer’s market will be offered in the fall. Space is available to vendors on a first come/first served basis. For information, call Tom Fox, 612-910-9895.
FIRST MONDAY — Corcoran seniors 50-plus Club meets the first Monday of each month at noon with pot luck at city hall. 500 and Bingo are played. Everyone is welcome.
Delano Farmers Market
THROUGH OCTOBER — The Delano Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Flippin’ Bills parking lot, located on Highway 12 and County Line Road in Delano. For information, call market manager Deb Hoen, 763-238-2702.
Delano Community Market
SATURDAYS — The new Delano Community Market is open on Saturdays through Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on River Street in downtown Delano. Offerings include food, artwork, crafts and other unique goods. Shop while listening to live music. A table is available for home-based businesses each week. A non-profit table is available free of charge to Boy/Girl Scouts, Destination Imagination, or other groups. For information e-mail [email protected]
Rockford Farmers Market
sept. 4 — Riverside Park in Rockford will host a Farmers Market with Jellies, Veggies, Crafts and more Tuesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m. throughout the summer. If you are interested in being a vendor, contact Sheri at 612-685-0188.
Medina budget open house
SEPT. 4 — The city of Medina will host a budget open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. City staff will present information on the proposed 2013 city budget and property tax levy. Audience members can comment and ask questions. At the 7 p.m. City Council meeting, the council will consider a resolution to approve the preliminary tax levy.
Medina City Council
sept. 4 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday. Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
SEPT. 4 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
SEPT. 5 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
Franklin Town Board
SEPT. 4 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Rd. 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
SEPT. 6 — The Rockford chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Riverside Park building every Thursday evening with weigh-in starting at 5:30 and meeting from 7 to 8. For more information, call Geneva at 763-477-6584.
Movie in the Park
SEPT. 7 — Delano Partners in Education will feature the movie “The Lorax” at the group’s Movie in the Park, scheduled for dusk Friday, Sept. 7, in front of Delano Elementary School, located on Tiger Drive at County Road 30.
Dad’s Belgian Waffles
SEPT. 8 — Dad’s Belgian Waffles will return from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, to the Delano City Hall Building, 234 Second St. N. in Delano, with proceeds benefiting the Delano Fire Relief Association and the Delano Senior Center. “All You Can Eat” waffles, sausages, flavored syrups and drinks will be on the menu at a cost of $7.50 in advance (purchased at the Senior Center) or $8.50 at the door. Cost for ages five and under is $3. A silent auction will run from 8 to 11 a.m. The Senior Center is accepting silent auction donations. Call 763-972-0581 to request pick-up service by the Delano Fire Department.
SEPT. 8 — The Corcoran Lions Demolition Derby is Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran Lions Park. Featuring cars, trucks, compact cars and compact trucks. Beer and food on grounds, no coolers allowed. Free parking. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 4 to 11, and 3 and under free. For more information go to www.corcoranlions.com or contact Russ Poppler at 428-4525.
SEPT. 9 — The 22nd Annual Haiti Mini-Market will be open at the corner of Highway 55 and County Road 8 in Maple Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Shoppers will find fresh local garden produce, especially prepared horseradish, sauerkraut, salsa, jams, baked goods, plants for the home and more. For sale direct from Haiti will be Arabica coffee beans or ground coffee and pure vanilla. Barbecued pork sandwich will be offered lunch along with refreshments, salsa, chips and zucchini chip cookies. A music jamboree will begin at 11 a.m. Donations to three garden leaders in Haiti will be tax exempt. For information contact Connie, 320-963-3690 or [email protected]
Pork Chop Dinner Fly-in
SEPT. 9 — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 878 and Wright Aero invite the public to a Pork Chop Dinner Fly-In at the Maple Lake Airport from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Aircraft on display are expected to include commercially built aircraft as well as experimental (homebuilt) aircraft, ultra lights, classics, antiques, war birds (military) and new Light Sport Aircraft. Wright Aero will offer airplane rides. Youngsters ages 8 to 17 can sign up for a free “Young Eagles” event that includes an introduction to aviation and an aircraft ride. For Young Eagles information visit, www.youngeagles.org. Persons 18 and older can inquire about the EAA Eagle Flights program that guides adults in learning to fly. For information, contact Wayne at 763-670-6021.
Rockford City Council
SEPT. 11 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
SEPT. 11 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Rd. 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at independence.govoffice.com.
Loretto City Council
SEPT. 11 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Lunch with Master Gardener
SEPT. 11 — University of Minnesota – Wright County Master Gardener Deb Debeer offers informal sessions about gardening every second Tuesday of the month, January through November, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Bring a sack lunch and exchange ideas on garden topics from noon to 1 p.m.
sept. 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Delano blood drive
SEPT. 17 — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Delano American Legion, located on Bridge Avenue at Highway 12, from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims and many others. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org call 800-RED-CROSS.
Loretto Fun Fest
SEPT. 19 — Loretto Fun Fest, Saturday, Sept. 15, will offer family and adult entertainment from 1 p.m. until midnight in downtown Loretto. The menu includes children’s activities from 1 to 7 p.m. in Loretto Lions Park, market and music on West Railway Street from 1 to 7 p.m., Ancient Drum from 3 to 4 p.m., Local Rhythm from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m., the Prairie Boys from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. and fireworks from the softball fields at 8:10 p.m. Highlight of a street dance on West Railway Street from 8:30 p.m. to midnight will be an Irresistibles Sweet Soul Show featuring Mick Sterling. A Loretto Fun Fest button is needed for entrance to all events. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 the day of the event and $10 on day of event with food shelf item.
Rockford School Board
SEPT. 17 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
SEPT. 17 — The Maple Grove Chapter of Women of Today hosts its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month. The group invites everyone to join them at the Maple Grove Community Center at 7 p.m. Guests from Maple Grove and surrounding communities are welcome. The mission of Women of Today is to help women improve their own lives and the lives of the people in their communities. View the website at www.maplegrovewt.org or contact the group at [email protected] or 651-642-5404 for more information.