North Crow River News community calendar


OCT. 6 — The Annual Mary Queen of Peace Fall 5K is Saturday, Oct. 6. Check-in begins 8 a.m., Kids run at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9 a.m. Mary Queen of Peace School is hosting a 5K run/walk and 1K kids fun run. All are welcome to join in this fundraiser for our school. Awards and refreshments are available after the race. 5K registration by Sept. 22 includes a T-shirt and the cost is $25, after Sept 22, cost is $30. 1K kids run is open to and including age 8, cost is $10. For more information go to You can register for the races, order a T-shirt, or donate to sponsor a student.

‘Rock the Land’

music, fall festival

OCT. 6 — “Rock the Land” a day-long, outdoor fall music festival, is taking place in St. Michael Saturday, Oct. 6, located just a mile west of County Rd. 19, on 30th St. NE on the Alleluia Lutheran church land (by the Trinity Chapel.)  The day will kick-off with a 5K, followed by all-day live bands, kids activities, great food, silent auction, a beer garden and more. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  For more information, contact Karen Stevens at 497-5816 or [email protected]

Fire open house

OCT. 6 — Rogers Fire Department Invites all to the Annual Open House Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 21201 Memorial Drive. Come and tour the fire station. Enjoy food and refreshments. Watch a live auto extrication. See the North Helicopter land on site. Check out the vehicles and meet responders from the Rogers Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department and North Memorial Ambulance Service.

‘Coles Cause’

OCT. 6 — A “Coles Cause” benefit is Saturday, Oct. 6, at Broadway Bar and Pizza in Rogers. It is a benefit to raise money for Childrens Hospitals of MN especially designated for their new Neuroscience Center going in at St. Paul Childrens. It will be a State of the Art facility for a neurological disorder or disease or trauma. The benefit features live music from two local bands that are “Short on Cash” and “Hollow Point.” The event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 12 a.m.  It will cost $10 per person to get in. There will be a Silent Auction also. The event will take place outdoors under a large tent behind Broadway Bar and Pizza. Jesse and Shannon Buckingham lost Cole almost 4 years ago from complications of a neurological disease and would love to see this amazing facility be available to other families that have to go through these very difficult situations and maybe their children can live a long life because of it.

Kottke benefit

OCT. 6 — Hanover Fire Relief Association is hosting a benefit for one of its own Saturday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at hanover City Hall, 11250 Fifth St. Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children ages 10 and under. Amy Kottke, wife of firefighter Brian Kottke, is in need of help. Unable to work and home bound, Amy’s health has deteriorated to the point she is not able to take care of herself or family. Following numerous clinic visits and seeing doctors and specialists, and hospital stays, the cause of her condition is still not determined. The financial struggle is only beginning. Benefit will feature a 2012 Polaris ATV, $1,000 in cash and $500 in cash. Tickets available at Tom Thumb and Bankwest in Hanover. Donations being accepted at Bankwest, 11000 River Rd. NE. For more information, contact Ken Warpula at 242-0898.

Block family benefit

OCT. 7 — A Block family benefit is Sunday, Oct. 7, with a best ball scramble shotgun start golf tournament and spaghetti dinner/silent auction and raffle. The golf event is 7:30 a.m. to noon at Daytona Golf Course in Dayton. The dinner is at Lookout Bar & Grill in Maple Grove from noon to 4 p.m. To sign up for the golf event, see and look for the link, or contact John Peterson at [email protected] Buy dinner tickets in advance or at the door. All donations will help pay for medical bills and other expenses the Block family has and will incur. Dan Block was recently diagnosed with State 4 cancer. He has undergone many tests, surgery and chemotherapy. For information on how to help purchase raffle or dinner tickets or to provide donations, contact Lisa Zuk at 612-298-3957.

Toddler Storytime

OCT. 8 — The St. Michael Public Library is offering a Toddler Storytime for children 18 months to 3 years of age Monday, Oct. 8, 10:05 to 10:35. Toddler Storytime includes stories, songs, finger play and movement activities planned for a toddler and parent/caregiver to enjoy together. Siblings are welcome to attend. The theme for this toddler storytime is “Leaves.” The attendance limit is 20 and registration is required. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 497-1998.

Rogers council

OCT. 9 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center.

St. Michael council

OCT. 9 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

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.

Corcoran council

OCT. 11 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Kids Count coffee

OCT. 11 — Learn the key trends in children’s health, education and economic stability at a KIDS COUNT Coffee event Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Willow Lane Early Childhood Center, School Cafeteria, 7020 Perry Avenue N. in Brooklyn Center. Join Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota as they share NW Hennepin regional information from their 2012 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book, “Every Kid Counts: A Look at Children Across Minnesota,” the most comprehensive book about children’s well-being in Minnesota. All attendees will receive a free copy of the data book. Free event hosted by Northwest Hennepin Early Childhood Network, a program of the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council.  Coffee and refreshments provided.

Rotary Networking Social

OCT. 11 — St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club is hosting a Networking Social Hour from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Central Bank, 750 Central Ave., St. Michael.During this fun social gathering, participants will have the opportunity to network with local business and community leaders and learn about Rotary. Admission is free and reservations are not required. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive, St. Michael, Minn. Guests are always welcome. For more information.

Word of Peace festival

OCT. 12 — The Word of Peace Church Fall is Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 8 p.m.  Featuring games, prizes and food. NEW this year: Peace Pumpkin Patch and special hours (noon to 4 p.m.) for kids 5 and under.

Oktoberfest in Hanover

OCT. 13 — A Hanover Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Historic Bridge. Come on out and enjoy music from Mick Sterling and his band from 6 to 8 p.m. along with Ruth Schendel and the gang from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Beverages and food served up by the folks at River Inn. Silent auction, desserts and snacks to help the Hanover Royalty.

Fall festival fund-raiser

OCT. 13 — Hillside HOPE Thru Hooves Fall Festival Fund-raiser benefiting area youth and families will be Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 6: pm. Open to public, food, games, and Silent Auction. Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Therapy demonstrations at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Come join the fun at the Hillside Ranch located at 14179 55th St. NE, St. Michael. Call Terry Bateman at 612-840-5366 or visit the website for more details –

Rotary breakfast

OCT. 13 — St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Pubhouse 19, 5651 LaCentre Avenue, Albertville. The breakfast includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee and juice. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit STMA Rotary Club’s local service projects as well as Rotary International’s PolioPlus effort to immunize all the world’s children against polio.

Autumn Woods Classic

OCT. 13 — The Annual Autumn Wood Classic takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove. The Classic features a 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K kids’ run. Team 5K and 10K categories are also available. Family activities include musical entertainment, climbing wall, kids’ obstacle course, crafts and displays. Cost for the 10K and 5K races is $29 for day-of registration and just $23 for pre-registration. Cost for the 1K kids’ run is $9 day-of and just $5 for pre-registration. The pre-registration deadline is Oct. 8. For more information visit or call 763-559-6700. Volunteers also are needed, call 763-559-6706.


OCT. 14 — Knights of Columbus BINGO is Sunday, Oct. 14, starting promptly at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Hall, St. Martin campus – downtown Rogers. Kids are welcome to play. Cost is $7 for one card, $12 for two cards, and $15 for three cards. Featuring 25 regular games with $10 to $50 prizes, $100 Cover-All Game, plus five “Half the Take” games. Snacks & beverages available. Sponsored by N.W.-Hennepin K.C. Council #11941.

STMA board

OCT. 15 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

OCT. 15 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

OCT. 16 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St