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.
RFD Spaghetti Dinner
FEB. 16 — The Rockford Fire Departments Women’s Auxiliary is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. n the fire station located at 6700 Main St. For a nominal donation (children ages 5 and under eat for free), tickets can be purchased at the door. The menu includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic brad, milk and dessert.
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.
Winter Morning Stories
FEB. 18 — Children ages three through five are invited to attend Winter Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., Tuesdays, Feb. 18 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.
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.
Breast Cancer Support Group
FEB. 19 — The Breast Cancer Support Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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.
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.
Bariatric Information Session
FEB. 20 — Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to your questions without any cost or obligation. Seminars will cover current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. The next information session is Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St. in Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visitridgeviewmedical.org/events, or call 952-442-7820.
FEB. 20 — The Rockford Public Library will host Story Time for preschoolers on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to noon.
Join in for crafts, activities, stories and songs about fairy tales.
The focus is “Ducks” on Feb. 20, and “Silly Stories” on Feb. 27.
Friend’s of the Library
FEB. 21 — Do you love the library? Attend a Friends of the Library meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library located at 8220 Cedar St. to see learn more.
FEB. 21 — 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.
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.
Golf in the Park
FEB. 23 — The Rockford Lions will host its second annual Blue Ball Open on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Riverside Park. Bring your favorite club, tennis ball provided. There will be skill contests, door prizes and plenty of fun.
Participants must be over 18 and can register “day of” or prior to the event (with discount) at www.therockfordlions.org
First come, first out on the 9-hole course.
Proceeds will help fund a Veteran’s Memorial in Riverside Park.
FEB. 23 — Vinland National Center will hold its fourth annual “Winter Walkabout” 3K snowshoe walk beginning at 1 p.m. at the center, located at 3675 Ihduhapi Road in Independence. Register as an individual or a team at winterwalkabout.org. Early bird rates end Feb. 11. Proceeds will benefit Vinland Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to full lives for people with disabilities.
Read to a Dog
FEB. 23 — The Rockford Public Library is offering a “Read To a Dog” program for children Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dogs are great listeners, and even children who are not confident readers enjoy reading to them. Rockford’s library reading dog is Kirk, a 5-year-old farm collie who has achieved his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. He would love to have school age readers stop by and read to him. Children may bring a favorite book or pick one out at the library. The library will also have “Read To a Dog” programs on the last Saturdays in March and April.
For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.
Delano School Board
FEB. 25 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street.
Independence City Council
FEB. 26 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 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. 26 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
It’s Just Coffee
FEB. 26 — Come meet your Greenfield neighbors, share a cup of coffee and talk. Bring a friend and join in the fun. It’s Just Coffee meets the last Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Riverwood Covenant Church, 7189 69 St.
Your memories of Greenfield history are always welcome as this is also the home of The Greenfield Historical Society. Coffee and treats provided.
FEB. 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
WOW Van visit
FEB. 28 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. 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.
Advance Care Planning…It’s About the Conversation
FEB. 28 & MARCH 2 — It is important for people to have accurate information in order to make informed decisions about treatments they would or would not want for end-of-life care. Then it is important to talk about one’s wishes with family members who may need to make health care decisions, and to record your wishes in a document. Please join us for an information session that will explain why advance care planning is important and the steps involved. Sessions will be Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. and March 2, at 9:30 a.m. All sessions will be held at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. To register for one of these free sessions, call 952-442-2191, 5575, or visit ridgeviewmedical.org/events.