North Crow River News community calendar

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.

Monster Mash Dash 5K

OCT. 20 — A Monster Mash Dash 5K is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20. Proceeds from the Monster Mash Dash 5K will benefit Rogers High School’s Dance Team. The event is sponsored by the City of Otsego, Anytime Fitness/InFit and the Bank of Elk River. The entry fee is $24 through the day of the race. The starting location is Otsego Prairie Center (Old City Hall), 8899 Nashua Ave. NE, Otsego. Registration is at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. race start. The course is a 5K (3.1 miles) on city streets and paths surrounding Prairie Center. There will be refreshments and attendance prizes; awards will be given to the overall men and women finishers. Runners and walkers welcome. Additional events that day include a pumpkin patch and Pumpkin Patch 1K for kids. To register visit the Otsego Parks and Recreation website at:

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.

Forum on jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility

OCT. 24 — State and county officials will be at Champps in Maple Grove Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. for an interactive forum on jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility. Rep. Joyce Peppin, Senator Warren Limmer and Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers will be joined by Sheriff Rich Stanek and Commissioner Jeff Johnson to discuss job creation, tax reform and fiscally responsible approaches that meet our financial obligations and put Minnesotans back to work. The forum is hosted by the Senate District 34 Republican Party and the community is encouraged to attend. Possible topics include an overview of the state and national economy, tax and regulatory reform, private sector job creation strategies, the role of education in developing a well-skilled workforce, worker retraining and other topics of interest to attendees. Cost is $30 to attend. Visit for more information.

Life In Christ

pork chop dinner

OCT. 25 — The Annual Pork Chop Dinner of Life In Christ Lutheran Church is set for Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be at Life In Christ, 5015 Main Avenue in Albertville (across from STMA Middle School West). Tickets are available by calling the church office (497-3799). Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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.

PDC Olympics

OCT. 27 — The 20th Annual PDC (People with Developmental Challenges) Olympics are Saturday, Oct. 27, at Fieldstone Elementary School, with a fun Halloween theme. This is a fun filled day where participants compete in games of skill for awards. There will also be a photobooth, therapy dogs, facepainters, cake walk, crafts, bingo and feel free to dress in costume.  Registration is at 9:30 am and the games begin at 10:00 am with lunch and awards to follow. There is no charge for this event. Special donations have been made by the St. Michael Foundation. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, contact STMA Women of Today at PO Box 135, St. Michael, MN  55376 or for a registration form. Women of Today will take registrations right up to the event as well as walk-ins.

Hanover Lions breakfast

OCT. 27 — Hanover Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at Hanover City Hall. Come enjoy a great breakfast and fellowship time with friends & family. Menu includes: pancakes, French toast, sausage, coffee, milk, and juices. All Lions’ Club proceeds go towards needs of the area communities and its citizens.

Fall book sale

OCT. 27 — The St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will be Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Michael City Hall Council Chambers located at 11800 Town Center Dr. NE in St. Michael. Paperbacks will be for sale for 50 cents; trade paperbacks, DVDs and hard covers $1; and best-seller items and some special sets will be for sale price as marked. Donations are currently being accepted at the library during open hours. The library is not accepting textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, magazines or books with mold or mildew damage. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Library to support programming, special equipment, furnishings and for future library needs.  No presales or scanning devices are allowed. Volunteers are needed for set-up, sale day and take-down, inquire at 497-1998.


OCT. 28 — MOMS Club of St. Michael is hosting a Masquerade BUNCO Sunday Oct. 28, doors open at 1 p.m. at Liberty Restaurant St. Michael (American Legion). Cost is $10 per person to play — no experience necessary. Masquerade Masks will be provided to all players No costume required — all are welcome. Raffle baskets will also be available. Proceeds benefit Adopt-A-Family Community Service Project. To register contact Michelle Berglund, 458-9056, [email protected]

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.

Hockey wine/beer


NOV. 1 — The Fall Wine and Beer Tasting Event is Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Daytona Golf Club, 14730 Lawndale Lane, Dayton. Fund-raiser to benefit Rogers High School Hockey. Featuring 60 wines and new autumn beers to sample, tasty appetizers, music and silent auction. Cost is $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door.  Purchase at QP Photography or at the door, or contact Ann Benson at [email protected]

STMA board

NOV. 5 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

NOV. 7 — Albertville City Council meets Wednesday, Nov. 7 (special date due to Nov. 6 election), at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

NOV. 7 — Hanover City Council meets Wednesday, Nov. 7, (special date due to Nov. 6 election) at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Artistry in Wood Show

NOV. 10 & 11 — Minnesota Viking Woodcarving Club, a non-profit organization, will be hosting its annual Artistry in Wood Show Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southtown Shopping Center, I-494 & Penn Avenue S. in Bloomington. The show will also featuring Minnesota’s own nonagenarian, world famous chip carver Walt Grittner, as well as many other artists in wood from all over the upper Midwest. Shown will be many disciplines in wood carving including chip carving, relief carving, carving in the round, intarsia, marguetry, parquetry, wood turnings, bark carving, wood burning and other interesting crafts in wood.