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.
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.
OCT. 13 — The Rockford Area Historical Society will host a Harvest Festival at the Historic Stork House on Bridge St. in downtown Rockford on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be old fashioned family fun and free tours of the house/museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 16 – 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.
OCT. 16 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will host its fifth annual Pizza Taste-Off for teens and preteens ages 10 to 14 from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. Come and celebrate National Pizza Month and Teen Read Week. Learn pizza trivia, taste-test local pizzas, and pick the best tasting pizza in town. Attendance limit is 15. Registration is required. To register, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Breast Cancer Support Group
OCT. 16 — The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B at Ridgeview Medical Center. During each support group session, an educational topic, such as music therapy, plastic surgery or breast cancer statistics will be discussed. This support group provides an opportunity for women to ask questions, share concerns, and offer support to one another in regard to their experiences with breast cancer. For more information, or to be added to our support flyer mailing list, call Ridgeview Medical Center at 952-442-2191, ext 6111.
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.
OCT. 17 — 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. 18 — 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.
Meet the Candidate
OCT. 18 — There will be a “Meet the Candidates” event Thursday, Oct. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Greenfield City Hall (7738 commerce Cr.). 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.