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.
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.
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.
Grief Support Group
OCT. 22 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Oct. 22, 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.
Delano candidates forum
OCT. 23 — The Delano Area Chamber of Commerce will host an informational forum featuring local candidates for the Minnesota State Legislature and for the Wright County Board of Commissioners. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N. Prepared questions will be asked of the candidates. If time allows, questions also will be accepted from the floor.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 23, 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 Schools Referendum info meeting
OCT. 23 & 24 — Rockford Area School district residents are invited to attend public meetings to learn more about the upcoming bond election. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m., are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Rockford High School and Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Corcoran City Hall. At the meetings, Rockford School Board and administration will review buildings and grounds needs in the school district
Rockford City Council
OCT. 23 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
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.
OCT. 25 — 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. 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Wow Van visit
OCT. 25 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. 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.
Super Saturday Costume Party
OCT. 25 — All families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to attend the 26th annual Orono Early Childhood Super Saturday Costume Party from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27,at the Discovery Center, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain. Enjoy Fall costume party fun especially for young ones that includes a treat, gym time and a variety of art projects in Discovery Center classrooms. Costumes are optional. For information, call the ECFE office, 763-479-1530, ext. 216.
‘Bible Tells Me So’
OCT. 26 — A public screening and discussion of the movie, “For The Bible Tells Me So,” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Buffalo Community Center, 206 Central Ave. in Buffalo. This movie was a nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, received the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival, and received both the Audience Award for Best Documentary and Best Director for a Documentary at the Milwaukee International Film Festival. This event is sponsored by Sherburne-Wright Chapter of the National Organization for Women, Outfront Minnesota, and Minnesotans United for All Families. For information contact [email protected] or Marie, 763-295-3732.
OCT. 27 — Ridgeview Medical Center offers the newly revised American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course Saturday, Oct. 27, 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. The fee is $58.
Trunk ‘n Treat
OCT. 28 — Lyndale Lutheran Church, 8012 County Road 6 in Independence, is “calling all kids” to stroll through the church parking lot and collect candy from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Hot dogs and hot cider will be available. The church is located on the corner of County Roads 6 and 92.
‘A-Haunting We Will Go
NOV. 1 TO 3 — The Delano High School Theater Department will present “A-Haunting We Will Go” in the Delano Middle School Auditorium. Performance times will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, and at 1 p.m.,Saturday, Nov. 3. Tickets will be available at the door. The play is a mystery/ comedy about a television producer who stays in an old haunted hotel the night before it is due to be demolished. Caution: this play might be too spooky for the very young or faint of heart.