Joint Corcoran meeting
MARCH 7 — The Corcoran City Council, Planning Commission and Parks and Trails Commission of the City of Corcoran, Minnesota will meet jointly Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran City Hall, 8200 County Road 116. The City Council will also conduct a regular council meeting immediately following the joint meeting. The March 7 meeting will replace/cancel the regularly scheduled March 14 city council meeting.
Global Makeover Day
MARCH 8 — Two Mary Kay beauty consultants are offering free make-overs, Friday, March 8 in an effort to help the Mary Kay company set a Guiness world record for the number of make-overs in one-day. They will take place at Lisa Rightler’s Studio 12 Salon, 600 Babcock Blvd. E. in Delano. Session times are 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3 p.m., 4 to 5:30 p.m., 6 to 7:15 p.m. or walk in whenever you can. There’s no obligation to buy products. Refreshments and drawing for free products will be offered. Call Laurie Motzko, 763-972-3258, or Lisa Koenecke, 763-245-4435 for information.
Friday Fish Fries
MARCH 8 — The Heinzen-Ditter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary will offer Friday Fish Fries during Lent from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post, 19020 Hamel Road on the Medina/Plymouth border. Takeouts will be available. Fish fry dates are March 8, 15, 22 and 29.
‘Come to the Cabaret’
MARCH 9 — Veteran performers and new voices will step onto the Cabaret stage Saturday, March 9, when the show returns to the Delano Senior Center, located in Delano City Hall on Second Street at Bridge Avenue. The Senior Center production “Come to the Cabaret” will offer both dining and entertainment. The 2012 production was enjoyed by a standing-room-only audience. To get tickets, stop at the Senior Center or call 763-972-0574.
Sts. Peter and Paul benefit
MARCH 10 — Catholic United Financial will sponsor a benefit breakfast for Sts. Peter and Paul Parish from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 10 at the church’s Loretto Parish Center. The menu will include French toast, scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes, rolls, and beverages. A free will offering will be requested. Enter a free drawing to win a $25 gift card to Dobo’s Restaurant.
Grief Support Group
MARCH 11 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, March 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
MARCH 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, March 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.
Winter Morning Stories
MARCH 12 — Children ages three through five are invited to attend Winter Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., Tuesdays, March 12 and 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.
Rockford City Council
MARCH 12 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
General Federated Women’s Club
MARCH 12 — The General Federated Women’s Club of Delano (GFWC) meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month from September through May, usually at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Most meetings have an educational topic before the business meeting. The purpose of the Club is to provide opportunities for club members to make contributions to their community.
Franklin Township Election, Annual Meeting
MARCH 12 — Darin Orr is running unopposed for a seat on the Franklin Town Board in the Tuesday, March 12, election. Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16. The annual meeting will follow at about 8:15 p.m. Residents will approve the 2013 town budget.
Loretto City Council
MARCH 12 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Understanding Common Sleep Disorders
MARCH 13 — The class Understanding Common Sleep Disorders: Symptoms and Treatments is designed to give participants more knowledge about common sleep disorders and methods of treatment. Participants will discuss obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder and REM behavior disorder. Also discussed will be why fatigue is significant and the difference between home sleep testing vs. traditional sleep testing. The presenter, Lyle Kratochwill, RRT, RPSGT, RST, is manager of Ridgeview Medical Center’s Sleep Center and Respiratory Care. This event will be Wednesday, March 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Delano Senior Center, 234 Second St. N. in Delano. To register for this free program, call 763-972-0574.
MARCH 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.
Luck of the Irish dinner
MARCH 16 — “Luck of the Irish Pot ‘O’ Gold” is the theme of the Delano Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Day celebration, set for 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27, Watertown. A 6 p.m. cocktail hour will be followed by a 7 p.m. all you can eat Irish buffet. Entertainment will be offered all evening and live and silent auctions will be available. Single $15 tickets and $25 tickets for couples are available at Crow River Bank, State Bank of Delano, Delano Chevrolet, Coborn’s and the Chamber of Commerce. Dress casually or for St. Patrick’s Day for this adults only event.
Delano School Board
MARCH 18 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Delano High School Media Center, located on Tiger Drive north of Elm Avenue in Delano.
Rockford School Board
MARCH 18 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
MARCH 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.
MARCH 18 — A card marathon for men and women will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 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.
Independence City Council
MARCH 19 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 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.
Greenfield City Council
MARCH 19 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
MARCH 19 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 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
MARCH 19 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
MARCH 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.
Ridgeview Friends & Family Come Together Event
MARCH 23 — Join Ridgeview Foundation, Ridgeview Medical Center, Safari Island and more than 35 other community organizations for a free, interactive healthy living event that promotes the health, wellness and safety of the entire community. Enjoy a wide range of activities and presentations designed for children and adults of all ages, including health screenings, community and personal health and safety information and much more. This event will be Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Safari Island Community Center, 1600 Community Drive, Waconia. This is a free event and advanced registration is not required. For more information, call Ridgeview Foundation at 952-442-6010 or visit www.ridgeviewfoundation.org.
Read to a Dog
MARCH 23 — The Rockford Public Library is offering a “Read To a Dog” program for children Saturday, March 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 Saturday in April. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.