Ride for the Girls
SEPT. 29 — The Ladies at Harley will host a Ride for the Girls Saturday, Sept. 29, to raise money for breast cancer research and support. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Crow River Harley Davidson, 822 Babcock Blvd. W. (Highway 12) in Delano. The 100-mile ride will begin at 10:30 a.m., with riders heading to Kimball and then back to Crow River Harley Davidson for lunch, prizes and raffle drawing. Riders of all brands of bikes are welcome. Cost of $15 for bikers and $10 for riders includes lunch. Proceeds will be donated to the Pink Street Party benefit for the Buffalo Hospital Foundation Cancer Care Fund, set for 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 in downtown Buffalo.
SEPT. 29 — Ridgeview Medical Center offers the newly revised American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This updated course gives 11- to 15 year-olds the skills and confidence to be great babysitters in a fun, fast-paced, interactive format. Hands-on activities, an exciting video, role play and lively discussions are included. For more information, or to register, visit ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-8083. Fee: $58.
Franklin Town Board
Oct. 1 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Rd. 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
OCT. 2 — The Republican Seniors of Minnesota will welcome Douglas B. Loon, vice president of regional affairs and advocacy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at their Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting. Loon will speak on the chamber’s current policies and current economic conditions. The gathering begins at 10 a.m., at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. It will start with a “business meeting,” followed by the speaker. Lunch will be served at noon, with menu items ranging in price from $6-11. Those not eating will be charged the $3 minimum to attend. Info: 952-828-1943, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Art Show Open House
OCT. 2 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will host an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 , to begin its 27th annual art show. Artists from the Delano Art Guild will demonstrate their styles and techniques from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jill Woodward will paint and assemble Native American style teepees and will assist community members wanting to participate. An art book will be given away in a drawing for all those present. The art show will be on display from Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 27, throughout the library. The library will accept art and fine craftwork for the show through Sept. 28. For information call, 763-972-3467.
Medina City Council
oct. 2 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday. Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
OCT. 2 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
OCT. 2 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 2 – 30 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., is offering a Fall Morning Stories series of preschool story times for children ages three to five. Fall Morning Stories will take place on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11 a.m., through Oct. 30. Preschool story times encourage literacy and include stories, songs, rhymes and fun. Attendance limit is 25 and registration is required. For information, call the Delano Library at 763-972-3467.
Spirit of Community breakfast
OCT. 3 — Volunteers will get tips on how to spread the word about their organizations at the Spirit of Community breakfast, set for 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N. Keynote speaker will be Katie Bottiger, of the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA). She has been director of volunteer resources at Hammer Residences Inc. since June 2000. Hammer has over 600 active volunteers. For information, call Delano City Hall, 763-972-0550.
OCT. 3 — The Delano Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at the Pizza Ranch, located on Highway 12 in the Delano Crossings retail center.
OCT. 4 — 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.
Teatime with Angelina Ballerina
OCT. 6 — Children ages three to seven, accompanied by an adult, are invited to Teatime with Angelina Ballerina at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Celebrate tea with story heroine Angelina Ballerina and the library and learn fun tips for healthy eating, make a cool teatime craft, and dine on morsels fit for a star. Attendance limit is 48 and registration is required. Call 763-972-3467. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Rockford City Council
OCT. 9 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Loretto City Council
oct. 9 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Five-Year Highway Construction and Bridge Improvement Meeting
Wright Co. highway, bridge hearing
OCT. 9 —Wright County will host a public meeting on its proposed five-year highway and bridge construction program at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Commissioner’s Board Room of the Wright County Government Center in Buffalo. The purpose of this meeting is to hear testimony from local citizens, businesses, and other governmental units concerning future highway and bridge construction needs. Written comments and/or requested projects should be submitted to the Office of the County Engineer in Buffalo no later than 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8. For information, call 1-800-363-3667, ext. 7383, or 763-682-7383.
Lunch with Master Gardener
OCT. 9 — 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.
oct. 11 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Rockford School Board
OCT. 15 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
OCT. 15 — A card marathon for men and women will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Delano Middle School media center, located on Tiger Drive north of Elm Avenue. The General Federated Women’s Club of Delano will host the marathon on the third Monday of every month from October through April, unless otherwise announced. GFWC charges a minimum fee for the marathon, which includes both 500 and cribbage. Last year over 50 people came to play. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Pat Sawatzke at 763-972-3939 or Norma Wandersee at 763-972-2068.
Women of Today
OCT. 15 — 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.
Independence City Council
OCT. 16 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 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.
Meet the Candidate
OCT. 18 — There will be a “Meet the Candidates” event Thursday, Oct. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at Old Town Hall (6390 Town Hall Drive). Please come and meet the local candidates so you are informed on their stands. There will be set questions asked by a monitor, and a time for audience questions drawn from a box. Please mark your calendar and try to attend. This will be taped and available on the city’s website. Candidates may have flyers available.
Reading assistance dog
OCT. 18 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, a certified reading assistance dog, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 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.
Delano School Board
oct. 22 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Delano City Hall.
60 Plus and Healthy Clinic
OCT. 23 — The 60 Plus and Healthy Clinics provided by Wright County Public Health will provide foot care for Wright County senior citizens from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place. Clinic staff will trim toenails for seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. Staff will check blood pressures if needed and as time allows. Cost for foot care services is $15. Anyone unable to pay the fee will not be turned away. Anyone with questions can ask clinic staff or call Wright County Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456.