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.
Library Art Show
Through Oct. 27 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., is hosting its 27th annual art show through October 27. Area amateur and professional artists are exhibiting their work throughout the library. For information call, 763-972-3467.
K. J. McDonald Benefit
OCT. 6 — Proceeds from a benefit for K.J. McDonald will help him and his family pay medical expenses not covered by insurance. McDonald is long-time Mayor of Watertown. He was diagnosed with a melanoma cancer three years ago. Despite surgeries and radiation treatments, the cancer has spread. Mayor McDonald is undergoing holistic alternative treatments and praying for a full recovery. The benefit will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Watertown City Hall. Donations can be sent to Bremer Bank, 301 Territorial St., Watertown, MN 55388.
Delano Granite Works memories
OCT. 6 — Phil Gilmer will share memorabilia and stories of the Delano Granite Works, the family business that his grandfather founded, at a meeting of the Delano-Franklin Township Area Historical Society. He will speak at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Delano City Hall, Bridge Avenue and Second Street. The Granite Works operated from 1917 to 1985.
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.
Grief Support Group
OCT. 8 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Oct. 8, 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.
Wow Van visit
OCT. 9 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at Coborn’s super market, located on Highway 12 at County Line Road, Delano, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. WOW services include adult and child immunizations; health screening; blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol checks by appointment; pregnancy, health and wellness checks and child car seat checks by appointment. A variety of health information is available. For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 9 – 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.
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.
Humane Society president
OCT. 9 — Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, will host a discussion, question-and-answer and book signing session 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Animal Humane Society, 845 Meadow North Lane, Golden Valley. Pacelle will discuss the themes in his book “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call Defend Them,” and issues of local, national and international impact.
Bariatric Information Session
OCT. 10 — 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, Oct. 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St. in Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events, or call 952-442-7820.
OCT. 11 — Celebrate Delano Elementary School’s “Unplugged” night at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., with magician Robert Halbrook Thursday, Oct. 11. Halbrook’s new show, “Professor Marvel’s Dream Machines,” is a non-stop magical extravaganza. The professor will demonstrate his new invention, the ABC gum recombulating machine in three 20-minute shows at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome and there is no registration requirement.
OCT. 11 — 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.
oct. 11 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Princess art class
OCT. 13 — Children ages three to six are invited to a Princess Art Class with Abrakadoodle at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Princesses are invited to celebrate all things magical as they make tiaras, a princess painting, and more. The group also will learn to walk, talk, and curtsy like a princess, listen to girly music, read a princess story, and more. Costumes are welcome. Abrakadoodle is a nationally franchised art education program with trained instructors providing a creative, educational experience. Attendance limit is 20. Registration is required. Call 763-972-3467.
Superheroes art class
OCT. 13 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offer a Superheroes Art Class with Abrakadoodle from 11:15 to a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13. This class is for children ages three to six who want to be a superhero like Superman, Spiderman or Catwoman. Children will make the accessories a superhero needs, including a superhero shield and cape. They will also read superhero stories, listen to fun music, and practice superhero powers. Costumes are welcome. Abrakadoodle is a nationally franchised art education program with trained instructors providing a creative, educational experience. Attendance limit is 20. Registration is required. Call 763-972-3467.
Bison girls hockey
OCT. 15 — The Buffalo Bison Girls’ Hockey pre-season meeting is Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym at Buffalo High School. Enter in door #7 on the north side of Buffalo High School.
OCT. 14 — Catholic United Financial will sponsor a matching grant Mystery Bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Center, 145 Railway St. E. in Loretto. Prizes are valued at $20 to $40. Admission is $10 for adults 12 and older and $6 for those under 12. Additional cards will be available. Admission price entitles a player to a bingo card (20 games of bingo), door prizes, and a meal (hot dog, chips, and beverage). Proceeds will benefit religious education programs at the parish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Medina City Council
oct. 16 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday. Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
OCT. 16 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
OCT. 16 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
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.