North Crow River News community calendar

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.

Osseo Book Club

OCT. 16 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Mary DesJarlais, author of “Dorie La Valle,” will be the featured speaker. The luncheon time is at noon with the speaker to follow.

Candidates forum

OCT. 16 — The St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today will sponsor a Candidates Forum from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West. This forum will provide an opportunity for area residents to obtain information on candidates for Albertville City Council, Albertville Mayor, St. Michael City Council, St. Michael Mayor, and STMA School Board. The forum will include brief presentations by candidates and a short question and answer session. The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet with the candidates one on one.

Spooky stories

OCT. 18 — The St. Michael Public Library is offering a program called S’more Spooky Campfire Stories for children four and older Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Children are invited to the library for a fun night of spooky stories with s’mores included. The attendance limit is 50 and registration is required. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Lions wine/beer fund-raiser

OCT. 18 — St. Michael Lions Club and Cashwise Liquor Wine & Beer Fundraiser is Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. Cost is $20 per person, 250 tickets max. Featuring door prizes, bucket raffles, winners announced at 9:45 p.m., do not have to be present to win. All proceeds will be donated back to the community. Will be a variety of wine and beer to sample. Purchase tickets at Cash Wise Liquor, Dehmer’s Meat or from a St. Michael Lion’s member. For more information call Tim at 443-2546.

Antiques appraisal

OCT. 22 — The St. Michael Historical Society is hosting its second annual Antiques Appraisal Show Monday, Oct. 22, at St. Michael City Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. The appraisals will be conducted by Birkeland & Associates, Inc. There is a $2 Admission fee with a two-item limit (must be able to carry items).

Rogers council

OCT. 23 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center.

St. Michael council

OCT. 23 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

OCT. 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Catholic school fund-raiser

OCT. 28 — A matching grant fund-raiser benefit for St. Michael’s Catholic School is Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic School. Two free bike drawings sponsored by Catholic United Financial, and featuring a handmade quilt. First bingo card is $7, two cards are $12, and three cards are $18. Lunch will also be available. In addition to the proceeds from this fundraiser, Catholic United Financial will make a grant of up to $1,000. The St. Michael Catholic United Council has raised $219,891.35 in the last 24 years in support of the Catholic Community at St. Michael.