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.
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. 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
‘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.
Super Saturday Costume Party
OCT. 27 — 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.
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.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 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.
NOV. 1 — 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.
‘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.
Craft show fundraiser
NOV. 3 — The ninth annual Dorothy’s Home and Craft Show Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Ave. S.E. in Buffalo. Fifteen percent of all booth proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Visit DottiesCause.com or call 763-442-4457 for more details.
Franklin Town Board
NOV. 5 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Rd. 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
NOV. 7 — 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.
Medina City Council
nov. 7 — The Medina City Council will meet Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Delano City Council
NOV. 7 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
Greenfield City Council
NOV. 8 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
NOV. 8 — Holy Name of Jesus School, 155 County Road 24 in Medina, will offer a Kindergarten Cookie Night, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Parents and children are invited to come and learn about the kindergarten experience at the school for the 2013-2014 school year. Holy Name parents, teachers and students will decorate, hand out and eat Thanksgiving Day cookies. RSVP before the event so the school can have enough cookies ready. Contact Carla at 763-473-3675 or [email protected] For information about the school visit the web site at www.hnoj.org/school.
Holiday craft boutique
NOV. 10 — The Maple Grove Holiday Craft Boutique will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. Maple Grove Lions, Dandelions and Maple Grove Seniors are sponsoring the event. All profits from the table rentals will go toward community projects.
Delano Royalty Bazaar
NOV. 10 — Many different vendors and a bake sale will be highlights of the Delano Royalty Bazaar, set for 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the gymnasium of Delano High School, located on Tiger Drive north of Elm Avenue. Proceeds will benefit the Delano Royalty Program. For information, visit the website at www.DelanoRoyalty.com.
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.