NOW TO MARCH 2 — Calico Quilters and the Friends of the Delano Public Library are sponsoring their Fifth Annual Quilt Exhibit. Quilts of area needle artists are on display at the library at 160 Railroad Ave. E. through March 2.
FEB. 8 — There is a new Moms group in the area. MOMSnext will be meeting at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford on Friday, Feb. 8, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Our Fathers Lutheran Church in Rockford. It is a nonprofit organization affiliated with MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) International. MOMSnext is a ministry to mothers and grandmothers of school-age kids (or grandkids). This is a support group for the life phase of children going to school and is an accepting place for mothers to come as they are to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
The first meeting is free. For more information, or to join, go to http://oflcmomsnext.blogspot.com, or contact Lynn Shipley or Angie Weigel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-200-1174.
4 Community Theatre
FEB. 8, 9 & 10 — The 4 Community Theatre group will perform Arthur Miller’s time honored classic, “Death of a Salesman”, on Friday Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m., and Sunday Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Orono Middle School in Long Lake, For information on advance sale, day-of, tickets, please call 952-449-8302.
FEB. 9 — All are invited to the 15th annual Uptown Hamel Skating and Sledding Party Saturday, Feb. 9, at Hamel Legion Park. Event is from 1 to 4 p.m. (open skating).
There will be a bonfire along with hot beverages and s’mores.
Heart-Shaped Felted Soaps
FEB. 9 — Adults and teens 12 and older are invited to a Heart-Shaped Felted Soaps program at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Artist Tamra Kowalski will present classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendance limit for each session is 15 and registration in advance is required. To register, call 763-972-3467. Participants are asked to bring rubber gloves to enable them to use hot water for making felt handmade soaps for Valentine’s Day gifts. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Bingo for Charity Bucks
FEB. 9 — On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. (brats at 4:30), at the Riverview Estates Mobile Home Park Community Room (135 Highview Rd.) there will be a “bingo” event to raise proceeds for the Order of Easter Star, Minnesota Grand Chapter, for research at the Masonic Cancer Center. For a nominal fee, cards and dinner can be purchased.
Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day
FEB. 11 to MARCH 11 —Would you agree that most people have a heart to serve and make a difference? Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day invites you and your organization to join together to make a positive difference in the area on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Task Force meetings for this event are scheduled for Mondays Feb. 11, Feb. 25 and March 11 at 7 p.m. at Riverwood Covenant Church (northeast of Hwy 55 and Vernon St.).
Winter Morning Stories
FEB. 11 — Children ages three through five are invited to attend Winter Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., Tuesdays, Feb. 11 through March 19, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. These preschool story times include stories, songs, and rhymes. The attendance limit is 25 and preregistration is required. Call the library at 763-972-3467.
Crow River Food Co-op
FEB. 11 — There will be a meeting for the Food River Co-op (community owned grocery store) on Monday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church (6301 Maple St.).
Looking for more information regarding the Co-op? Stop by and find out. Monthly meetings are open to the public.
General Federated Women’s Club
FEB. 11 — The General Federated Women’s Club of Delano meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. GFWC invites adult women in the general public to come, get to know club members and find out what GFWC does for the Delano community. The club welcomes new members.
Grief Support Group
FEB. 11 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Feb. 11, 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.
WOW Van visit
FEB. 12 — 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, Feb. 12. 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.
Independence City Council
FEB. 12 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at independence.govoffice.com.
Rockford City Council
FEB. 12 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Loretto City Council
FEB. 12 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Rockford Blood Drive
FEB. 13 — A blood drive for the American Red Cross will take place from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Our Father’s Lutheran Church, 3903 Gilbert Ave. SE, Rockford. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Look Good…Feel Better
FEB. 13 — Look Good….Feel Better is a free service which teaches people, as a cancer patient, beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This class will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 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.
FEB. 14 — 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.
FEB. 14 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Festival of Chocolate
FEB. 16 — Teens and preteens ages 10 to 14 are invited to a Festival of Chocolate from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Chocolate lovers will experience a morning of chocolate fun with trivia, tasting and more. Attendance limit is 15. Registration in advance is required. Call the library at 763-972-3467.
Make polymer clay mosaic tiles
FEB. 16 — Adults, teens and preteens 10 and older are invited to a class on making polymer clay mosaic tiles at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, Artist Stephanie Etzel will teach techniques to create and embellish mosaic tiles made with versatile polymer clay. The material can be baked in a home oven, and participants will leave with some completed, ready-to-bake tiles. This class requires the use of a sharp knife without supervision. The attendance limit is 15 and registration in advance is required. To register, call 763-972-3467. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
FEB. 18 — A card marathon for men and women will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 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
FEB. 18 — 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.
Delano City Council
FEB. 19 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
Medina City Council
FEB. 19 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
FEB. 19 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Rockford School Board
FEB. 19 — The Rockford School Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
FEB. 20 — 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.
Library’s Dog Day Afternoons
FEB. 21 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, the golden retriever, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Annie is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. 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. Color or do puzzles while you wait. Annie will be on hand the third Thursday of each month after school. Future dates are March 7 (first Thursday), April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.