Rockford Fire Department Toy Drive
T0 DEC. 17 — The Rockford Fire Department is helping out Santa again this year from now until Dec. 17. Please give a toy to benefit a local family. Toy collection boxes are at City Hall, the schools and area businesses. For more information, or to sign your family up for toys, please email Moriah at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 29 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
NOV. 29 — 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.
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.
Delano tree lighting
NOV. 30 — Delano will light its live holiday tree at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at River’s Edge Park, located on River Street north of Bridge Avenue. Donations of nonperishable food items and gently used blankets, scarves and mittens will be accepted. Also featured will be sleigh rides and a Santa visit. Sponsor is the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Old Fashioned Christmas
DEC. 1 — Old Fashioned Christmas will take over downtown Delano from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Stop at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street, to pick a schedule and locations of events, including an Art Walk, to carolers, holiday characters, Teddy Bear Tea, holiday ornament making, and a “Santa Claus is coming to town” show at the Delano Senior Center.
Snowstormers silent auction
DEC. 1 — Delano Snowstormers Snowmobile Club will host its 2012 silent auction fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Delano American Legion, located on Bridge Avenue at Highway 12 in Delano. All proceeds will go towards trail maintenance tools, equipment and class supplies for the Snowstormers Youth Snowmobile Safety Training Program.
Benefit for CROSS
DEC. 1 — On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Malone’s, 12635 Elm Creek Blvd. N. in Maple Grove, is serving a pancake breakfast for CROSS Food Shelf. The suggested donation of $8 will help CROSS support the families in the community. CROSS Food Shelf serves over 600 families in the community each month. CROSS serves Maple Grove, Osseo, west Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton and Rogers.
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.
Holiday Book and Bake Sale
DEC. 3 TO 8 — The Rockford Library (8220 Cedar St. in downtown Rockford) is hosting a Holiday Book and Bake Sale from Dec. 3 through 8 during library hours. The friends of the Rockford Library saved the best Holiday books of the year for this Sale. You can sign up to donate baked goods to the fundraiser this year, or come and enjoy what others have baked.
Water stakeholder forum
DEC. 4 — Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will host a water governance stakeholder forum from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Hennepin County Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Dr., Medina. He will use as a starting point for discussion a proposal drafted by his office regarding water governance in Hennepin County.
Medina City Council
DEC. 4 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
DEC. 4 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive
Delano City Council
DEC. 4 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
DEC. 5 — 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.
Holiday Hope, Holiday Healing Event
DEC. 6 — Community members are invited to attend Ridgeview’s annual Holiday Hope, Holiday Healing Event and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Ridgeview Hospice hosts this event each year to support people who are grieving, or experiencing any type of loss, find ways to experience holidays when a love one is no longer present. This event will be Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ridgeview Community Auditorium. Registration is not required. For more information call 952-442-6010.
Rockford Holiday Expo
DEC. 8 — The Rockford Community Center, 7600 County Road 50, will host its annual Holiday Expo Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call 763-477-4563.
Crow River Food Co-op
DEC. 10 — The Crow River Food Coop (Community Owned Grocery) will meet Monday, Dec. 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, 6301 Maple St. Looking for more information regarding the Co-op? Stop by and find out more at our monthly meetings open to the public.
General Federated Women’s Club
DEC. 10 — 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 email@example.com.
Rockford City Council
DEC. 11 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Loretto City Council
DEC. 11 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Independence City Council
DEC. 11 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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.
Loretto Holiday Train visit
DEC. 13 — Loretto will welcome the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train to the city train tracks on County Road 19, Thursday, Dec. 13. Community activities will begin at 3 p.m., and the train is expected to arrive at 4:15 p.m. Tracey Brown and the Claytones will perform from a lighted boxcar stage and donations to the Hanover Area Foodshelf will be collected. The event also will feature a Santa visit, kiddie train and wagon rides, caroling, bonfires and free hot chocolate and cookies.
DEC. 14 — Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5903 will offer a Christmas buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at its clubhouse at 19020 Hamel Road in Plymouth. The VFW invites everyone to attend.
Delano School Board
Dec. 17 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Delano High School Media Center.
Women of Today
dec. 17 — 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.
Rockford School Board
DEC. 17 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School. Please not the one hour time change.
DEC. 17 — A card marathon for men and women will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 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.