North Crow River News community calendar

Toys for CROSS

NOW THROUGH DECEMBER — Hardee’s, at 14086 Northdale Blvd. in Rogers, will give everyone who donates a new toy for CROSS a free beverage. CROSS Food Shelf will receive these toys and give them to children in the community during the month of December in conjunction with the Toys for Tots/Teens program. Also, anyone interested can donate food or toys to CROSS the warehouse is at 12915 Weinand Circle in Rogers. CROSS serves Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, west Champlin, Dayton and Corcoran.

Corcoran council

DEC. 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

SOAR Holiday concerts

DEC. 15 & 16 — The St. Michael Otsego Albertville Rogers (SOAR) Regional Arts group is hosting a holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. Featuring performances by the children’s group SOAR Holiday Singers, members of the SOAR Board of Directors, and special guest artists. Both performances will be at the St. Michael Catholic School. This event is a fundraiser for nonprofit SOAR Regional Arts, supporting their mission to bring quality arts opportunities to the communities of St. Michael, Otsego, Albertville, and Rogers. All ages welcome. Tickets are available at Marketplace in St. Michael or Coborn’s in Albertville. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit

Visit with Santa

DEC. 16 — Santa will be visiting Broadway Pizza in Champlin, 11186 Commerce Drive, Sunday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. People are welcome to come and have dinner with Santa. Get a free picture with Santa with a non-perishable food donation to the Emergency Food Shelf Network.

KC Lumberjack Breakfast

DEC. 16 — The KC Lumberjack Breakfast is Sunday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus (Downtown Rogers). Menu includes pancakes, French toast, hash browns, sausage and eggs, orange juice, milk, and coffee. Free will offering — proceeds benefit church, school and community. Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus Council #11941.

STMA board

DEC. 17 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

DEC. 17 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

DEC. 18 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

St. Michael council

DEC. 18 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 18, (Dec. 24 meeting rescheduled) at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Shop St. Michael holiday party

DEC. 18 — The Shop St. Michael annual holiday party is Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at River Lanes of St. Michael. Join for cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. The party will include a taste of St. Michael hosted by area establishments.

Rogers council

JAN. 8 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8 (Dec. 24 meeting canceled) at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center.

Osseo Book Club

JAN. 8 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Debbie Cohn from The Book Case in Wayzata will be the featured speaker. The luncheon time is at noon with the speaker to follow.

Preschool fair

JAN. 9 — The St. Michael MOMS Club NE is hosting an annual St. Michael/Albertville Preschool Fair Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Albertville City Hall. Free event. Representatives from many local preschools will be available to give information about their curriculum and answer any questions. This is a wonderful opportunity for local parent to learn which preschool to attend for the fall of 2013. Plus meet area MOMS Club Chapters.