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.
NOV. 15, 16 & 17 – The Rockford High School Drama Department presents the well known and loved musical “Guys and Dolls” on Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. at the RHS auditorium, along with an afternoon matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17.
This high-energy musical depicting life, love and high stakes gambling in the 1920’s represents family entertainment at its best, and is a “must see” for anyone one who enjoys staged productions of classic, time-tested musicals. Toe-tapping is allowed and expected.
Ticket prices are nominal.
Advanced tickets can be purchased by calling RHS at 763-477-5846.
Indulge. You’ll be glad you did.
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 7:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School. Please not the one hour time change.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Breast Cancer Support Group
NOV. 20 — The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms A&B at Ridgeview Medical Center. During each support group session, an educational topic, such as music therapy, plastic surgery or breast cancer statistics will be discussed. This support group provides an opportunity for women to ask questions, share concerns, and offer support to one another in regard to their experiences with breast cancer. For more information, or to be added to the support flyer mailing list, call Ridgeview Medical Center at 952-442-2191, ext 6111.
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.
Delano School Board
NOV. 26 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Delano City Hall.
NOV. 29 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Rockford City Council
NOV. 27 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
NOV. 28 — Mucho Amigo Mexican restaurant, 248 N. River St. in Delano, will be the scene of the next Power Lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. This is an opportunity to network in a social setting with others who are interested in the Delano community and businesses. Sponsor is the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce Task Force. RSVP by calling Much Amigo at 763-972-3950.
Wow Van visit
NOV. 29 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. 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.
Burgers and More
NOV. 30 — 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. 30. Hosts will be the Hamel VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is invited to attend.
Franklin Town Board
DEC. 3 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Rd. 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.