RMS Veterans Day
NOV. 9 – The Rockford Middle School – Center for Environmental Studies, will host a Veterans Day recognition event on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8:15 a.m. in the gymnasium. There will be a speaker from the Delano American Legion, and recognition of veterans for their service. This event is open to the public.
Veterans Day at Hamel VFW
NOV. 10 — Vietnam veteran Jim Heimerl will talk about his Vietnam experiences and his career in the Drug and Gang Task Force, Saturday, Nov. 10 at a Veterans Day Celebration at the Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 19020 Hamel Road in Plymouth. Joint sponsors of the event are VFW Post No. 5903 and American Legion Post No. 394. A 7:30 a.m. breakfast will be followed by a 9 a.m. program. The hosts will ask for a free will offering. Everyone is invited to attend. Veterans are asked to wear uniforms if possible.
NOV. 10 — On Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions Building located in Riverside Park in downtown Rockford (8220 Elm St.). Attendees will create a variety of handmade treasures including beaded ornaments, coffee filter angels, and snowflakes. This free program is part of the Rockford Area Historical Society and open to the public.
Teatime with Angelina Ballerina
NOV. 10 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., invites children ages three through seven (accompanied by adults) to experience “Teatime with Angelina Ballerina” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Celebrate tea with book heroine Angelina and the library, learn fun tips for healthy eating, make a cool teatime craft, and dine on morsels fit for a star. Attendance limit is 48 and registration in advance is required. To register, call the library at 763- 972-3467. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
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 to 7:30 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.
Harbingers Quartet concert
NOV. 11 — Faith Community Church of Independence will offer a free concert by the Harbingers Quartet, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, followed by a pie fellowship in the lower auditorium. Proceeds from a free will offering will go towards Love INC. Heartland and a roofing project for the church. Faith Community Church is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 90, one mile west of Maple Plain.
Delano Veterans Day program
NOV. 12 — Capt. Mike Klaphake, of the Army National Guard, will narrate General MacArthur’s farewell speech at the Veteran’s Day Program, set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Delano High School Tiger Activity Center. The public is invited to attend. Bus transportation to DHS will be available, with the bus loading at 8:45 a.m. at the Delano American Legion, Bridge Avenue at Highway 12.
Grief Support Group
NOV. 12 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Nov. 12, 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.
General Federated Women’s Club
NOV. 12 — The General Federated Women’s Club, of Delano, meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Meetings are open to the public and guests are welcome. For information contact Jean Pilarski, 763-972-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wow Van visit
NOV. 13 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at Coborn’s supermarket on Highway 12 in Delano from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. 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.
Get Active, Eat Right, Be Well
NOV. 13 — Mark the calendars for an informative evening to learn how to get active, eat right and be well. Patricia Sorensen, MD, Ridgeview Delano Clinic, and Lynda Stuber, RN, CPNP, Wayzata Children’s Clinic, will share information about childhood obesity, identify lifestyle changes that can reduce risks, offer tips and recommendations to develop new healthy habits and more. This event will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Delano Middle School Auditorium, 700 Elm Ave. in Delano. To register for this free program, call 952-442-8084.
Rockford City Council
NOV. 13 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Loretto City Council
nov. 13 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Independence City Council
NOV. 13 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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.
Lunch with Master Gardener
NOV. 13 — University of Minnesota – Wright County Master Gardener Deb Debeer offers informal sessions about gardening every second Tuesday of the month, January through November, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Bring a sack lunch and exchange ideas on garden topics from noon to 1 p.m.
Farm rental agreement class
NOV. 14 — University of Minnesota Extension will offer a free class on negotiating a fair and profitable farm rental agreement from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Wright County Government Center, 10 Second St. N.W. Buffalo. For information, call U of MN Extension, 763-682-7394 or visit z.umn.edu/rental. David Bau, extension educator in Ag business management, will provide examples, fact sheets and worksheets to help in determining a fair farmland rental rate for both parties.
Volunteer at Ridgeview Medical
NOV. 14 — Ridgeview Volunteer Services is recruiting volunteers 13 years and older to assist in more than 20 different areas of the hospital, its clinics and the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. If anyone has always wanted to volunteer but weren’t quite sure of the opportunities or the commitment level, attend an hour-long informational meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. in Conference Room B of Ridgeview Medical Center. If anyone is not able to attend and would like more information on volunteering, call 952-442-2191, ext. 5570.
Look Good…Feel Better
NOV. 14 — Look Good…Feel Better is a free service which teaches participants, as a cancer patient, beauty techniques to help enhance your appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This class will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This free service teaches cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Any woman currently undergoing or is about to undergo cancer treatment is invited to attend. To register, call 800-227-2345. There is no fee to attend.
Bariatric Information Session
NOV. 14 — Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to questions without any cost or obligation. Seminars will cover current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. The next information session is Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St. in Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events or call 952-442-7820.
NOV. 15 — 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.
Reading assistance dog
NOV. 15 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, a certified reading assistance dog, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 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.
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Burgers and More
NOV. 16 — Burgers and More nights are returning to Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5903, 19020 Hamel Road in Plymouth. The next event will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Hosts will be the Hamel VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is invited to attend.
Play with Food
NOV. 17 — Adults, teens and children 10 and older are invited to a three-part program called Play With Your Food at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17. This is a food themed, three-part program in which participants will make a card, a craft, and a treat. Attendance limit is 30 and registration in advance is required. To register, call the library at 763- 972-3467.
Suicide Prevention: A Community Forum
NOV. 17 — Sometimes what the world sees on the outside may not be what a friend sees on the inside. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what people — as a friend — can do to prevent suicide in teenagers. This program features nationally recognized suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voice of Education). Parents are invited to bring their teenage child/ren to this special presentation Saturday, Nov 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at Ridgeview Medical Center. To register for this free program call 952-442-8083.
NOV. 17 — The Rockford Education Foundation cordially invites the public to join friends and neighbors at its annual fundraising dinner Saturday, Nov. 17,beginning at 6 p.m. at Rockford Township Hall. This year’s theme “The Roaring Twenties” promises to provide a fun evening of great food, 1920’s music and an attractive silent auction. Come as you are or choose to dress in 1920’s attire — all are welcome. Attend and/or donate a silent auction item to this event and contribute to our tradition of funding innovative ideas and enhancing student learning. Visit theroaringtwentiesfundraiser.eventbrite.com to register. Ticket sales end Nov. 12. To learn more about the group or to donate, visit the website rockfordeducationfoundation.org.
St. George’s Holiday Boutique
NOV. 17 — St. George Church, 133 N. Brown Road in Long Lake, will host its annual Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Visit craft vendor booths, decorate gingerbread men and listen to the children’s choir around noon. Snacks and lunch will be available, along with homemade apple pies both frozen and ready to eat, homemade pecan and fruit pies, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, Christmas cookies in a container suitable for gift giving and raffle tickets. The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday. For information call the church office at 952-473-1247.
Suicide Prevention: A Community Forum
NOV. 17 — Sometimes what the world sees on the outside may not be what a friend sees on the inside. Learn the warning signs of suicide and what people — as a friend — can do to prevent suicide in teenagers. This program features nationally recognized suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voice of Education). Parents are invited to bring their teenage child/ren to this special presentation Saturday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at Ridgeview Medical Center. To register for this free program call 952-442-8083.
Pork chop dinner/community fair
NOV. 17 — Christ Community Lutheran School, 512 County Road 10 in Watertown, will feature Uncle Neddy’s pork chops at its annual pork chop dinner and community fair, set for 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Musical entertainment, local artists, bakers and vendors also will be on hand. Advance tickets are available at the school office. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Roe Family Blue Grass
NOV. 18 — On Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford (3903 Gilbert Ave. S.E.) will host a blue grass band concert featuring the award winning “Roe Family Singers.” In 2012, they were awarded a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, had the Old-time CD of the Year from Rural Roots Music Commission and won the World’s Best Jug Band from Battle of the Jug Bands. The concert and a pulled pork dinner are at one nominal ($10) cost. Call 477-6300 to reserve tickets in your name. Children under 10 years are free.
Rockford School Board
NOV. 19 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
NOV. 19 — A card marathon for men and women will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 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
NOV. 19 — 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 email@example.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Medina City Council
nov. 20 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
NOV. 20 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive
Delano City Council
NOV. 20 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
NOV. 21 — 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.