North Crow River News community calendar

Author in St. Michael

FEB. 15 — The St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library is honored to host “An Evening with Larry Millett,” Friday, Feb. 15. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library and will include a social hour where wine, coffee and a variety of desserts will be served, followed by a presentation by Millett. Millett is an author, journalist,historian and teacher. His books on the history of architecture in Minnesota have been the subject of featured programs on public televistion including, “Lost Twin Cities.” His latestbook, “Once There Were Castles,” covers ninety lost mansions of the Twin Cities, organized by city and neighborhoods, was a 2011 Minnesota Book Award Finalist. He is also the author of many mystery books including, “The Magic Bullet.” Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Crow River Senior Center, or by order form at the St. Michael Library. Both are located at 11800 Town Center Drive NE in St. Michael. He will be available following the presentation for a book signing.

German Dinner Fund-raiser

FEB. 16 — On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Hanover Harvest Festival Committee is putting on a German dinner to raise funds for a fireworks display at this year’s festival.  Bring your family and join your neighbors at Hanover City Hall between 4 and 7 p.m. for a delicious traditional German dinner.  The menu will consist of beer stube (German sausage), German potato salad, spaetzle, sauerkraut, dinner rolls, German chocolate cake or Apple dessert, and a choice of beverage (milk, water, coffee). A kids’ smaller portion meal is also available, (hot dogs available while they last). Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Assuming a German dinner isn’t complete without a little brew, the Hanover Lions will be selling beer (and pop). Enjoy listening to the music and try your winning your favorite item at the silent auction. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of fireworks for this summer’s harvest festival. The mission of the Hanover Harvest Festival is to promote a sense of community by bridging the best of the past with a vision for the future.

Mixed Blood Theatre

FEB. 16 — The Mixed Blood Theatre will perform “Daughters Of Africa” at the St. Michael Public Library Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program is most suited to adults, teens and children in grade five and older. It is a music-driven celebration of African American women featuring the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and others. The Mixed Blood Theatre is a multi-cultural, professional theater group based in Minneapolis. This performance is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 497-1998.

Happy hour 

fund-raiser

FEB. 22 — A Happy Hour beer and wine tasting will be Friday, Feb. 22, supporting the Rogers seniors all night graduation party. The happy hour will from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center, 21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers. There will be 18 beer and 18 wine options, along with a variety of different flavored vodkas for tasting and purchasing at a reduced price.  There will be tickets available for many wonderful raffle items. Light Hors d’oeuvres will be served from local restaurants. Tickets will be available in advance for a reduced rate of $15 per ticket, contact Mary LeClaire 763-428-7790 or Rogers Wine & Spirits will have them available for purchase.  Tickets will be $20 per ticket at the door the night of the event. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

Be a Choirboy for a Day

FEB. 18 — The Land of Lakes Choirboys is hosting a new event for boys ages 8-12 on Monday, Feb. 18. The event, “Choirboy for a Day” will offer boys the chance to experience a day in the life of a Land of Lakes Choirboy. The boys will spend time discovering their voices, exploring music, having fun with friends – new and old, and learning about teamwork. For more information, contact the Land of Lakes Choirboys at 213-8105 or email at choir@lolcb.org. Or visit website www.lolcb.org for more information and to register your son.

STMA board

FEB. 19 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

FEB. 19 — Albertville City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

FEB. 19 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Religious Education

breakfast

FEB. 24 -— Mary Queen of Peace Religious Education Breakfast with Matching Grant by Catholic United Financial is Sunday, Feb. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus (downtown Rogers). Menu includes pancakes, sausage, hash browns, eggs, fresh fruit, doughnuts, beverage. Cost is a free will offering .

Rotary art auction

FEB. 28 –— – –The 3rd Annual Rotary Art Auction is Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. Preview is from 5 to 6 p.m. Different this year is the artists are all local artists — from elementary school to adult local professional artists and photographers. Approximately 80 pieces will be on display and up for Live or Silent Auction. Admission is free.

Osseo Book Club

FEB. 12 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Mary Logue, award-winning poet and mystery writer, and Pete Hautman, author of “The Big Crunch” and named finalist for the 2012 MN Award, will be the featured speakers. The luncheon time is at noon with the speakers to follow.

Rogers council

FEB. 26 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center.

St. Michael council

FEB. 26 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

FEB. 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

K of C fish dinner

MARCH 1 — Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner is Friday, March 1, 5 to 7 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall – St. Martin Campus (downtown Rogers). Cost is 4 & under free, 5 to 12 $6, and 13 and older $9. Family maximum is $40. MENU includes fish, macaroni & cheese, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner rolls, cookies and beverages.

Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus Council # 11941.

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