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@example.com.
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.
Bags and BBQ
SEPT. 8 — Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown Saturday, Sept. 8, will host a Bags and BBQ event to benefit Love in the Name of Christ – Heartland (Love INC) and Duluth/Northeast MN Disaster Relief. Anyone can come to partake of fun and food without being part of a team. The Bags Tournament will start at 10 a.m. Anyone without a partner can arrive at 9:30 a.m. to be paired with someone else as a team. Participants can pick either the competitive or recreational division. Registration, including two meal tickers, is $30 in advance or $40 day of the event. Food will be served at 11:30 a.m. Meal tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SEPT. 10 — Making lifestyle changes can help prevent the development of diabetes and improve the energy level for those diagnosed with prediabetes. This one-session class will provide information to help people learn what prediabetes is and how it is diagnosed; identify lifestyle changes that can prevent or delay the development of diabetes; identify who is at risk; set goals for making lifestyle changes; and understand continuation of care. This class is Monday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center’s Community Auditorium in Waconia. Fee is $20, which covers the participant and a support person. To register, call 952-442-8083.
Grief Support Group
SEPT. 10 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This support group is for those experiencing grief or anticipating a loss of someone they care about. It provides an on-going opportunity to gather helpful information, share experiences, be supported and support others in a similar situation. For more information, call 952-442-2191, Ext. 6190. There is no fee to attend.
SEPT. 11 — The Wright County Public Health Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will be available from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the parking lot at Coborn’s supermarket, located on Highway 12 and County Line Road in Delano. WOW services include adult and child immunizations; health screening for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol (by appointment), pregnancy, health and wellness; child car seat checks (by appointment); variety of health information and information and assistance in accessing resources. For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717, or toll-free 1-800-362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available.
Rockford Farmers Market
sept. 11 — 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.
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.
Bariatric Information Session
SEPT. 12 — Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to questions without any cost or obligation. Seminars will cover current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. The next information session is Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St., Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visit ridgeviewmedical.org/events, or call 952-442-7820.
SEPT. 13 — 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.
Loretto Fun Fest
SEPT. 15 — 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.
Medina City Council
sept. 18 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday. Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
SEPT. 18 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
SEPT. 18 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
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.
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@example.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Reading assistance dog
sept. 20 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, a certified reading assistance dog, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Sign ups are on the same day for 15 minutes of one on one reading time. The library will provide books of all reading levels for a “pawsitive” reading experience. Annie is at the library on the third Thursday of the month from February through November. For information, call 763-972-3467.
Medina Celebration Day
SEPT. 22 — Fireworks at about 8 p.m. will climax festivities at Medina Celebration Day Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hamel Legion Park, 3200 Mill Drive. Beginning at 4 p.m., visitors can wander through a business expo and farmers market, play bingo and stop at food vendors. Family activities will start at 4:30 p.m. and include a Civil War re-enactment, K-9 and police car demonstrations, rides on an antique fire truck, “Smokey” the bear, inflatable bounce toy, helicopter visit, city plow truck, pumpkin painting, games and more.
Fall Heritage Festival
SEPT. 22 — The Fall Heritage Festival is returning to downtown Delano from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Visitors can stop at booths containing work of area artists, farmers’ produce, vendors’ wares and information from businesses and organizations. Food, a medallion hunt, chili cook-off, musical entertainment and more will round out offerings of the day. Event sponsors are the Delano Chamber of Commerce and the Delano Franklin Township Historical Society.