North Crow River News community calendar

K of C fish dinner

MARCH 15 — Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner is Friday, March 15, 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.

Buffalo High School 

to host Night Out for Music

MARCH 16 — The Buffalo High School Music Department invites all to attend their annual Night Out For Music jazz concert Saturday, March 16. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. in the BHS Performing Arts Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Jazz Ensemble I, BHS Singers, Treble Singers, and Chamber Strings. During intermission, treat yourself to a “Dessert Extravaganza” while being serenaded by various instrumentalists. This year’s theme is “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and is a fund-raiser for the 2014 Biennial Spring Music Trip. All students going on the trip benefit from this event. Come and enjoy an evening of good entertainment and a delicious gourmet dessert buffet while supporting our student musicians. Advance Tickets are $10/adult and $8/student or senior and may be purchased through Friday, March 15, by contacting Jill Starr at [email protected] or 682-8129. Tickets may be purchased at the door but are an additional $2.

Foundation dance

MARCH 16 — The St. Michael Foundation will be hosting the annual Spring Dinner and Dance Fundraiser Saturday, March 16, at the Albertville Parish Center.

Social hour begins at 6:30, a chicken dinner catered by Russell’s starts at 7:00, followed by a dance from 8 to 11. Tickets can be purchased at the door. This will be a fun evening, so bring your family and friends and help support developmentally disabled people from your community.  Some of the activities your donations make possible for these people are community outings such as camps, bowling, fishing, dancing, mini golf and many educational programs. Thanks to your support, the St Michael Foundation is celebrating more than 30 years of “People Helping People”.

Spring craft show

MARCH 16 — The St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today Business Expo and Craft Show is Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, 11343 – 50th Street NE, Albertville. For more information, contact [email protected]

Spring salad luncheon

MARCH 16 — CCW of St. Albert’s Church will be hosting their Spring Salad Luncheon Saturday, March 9, at noon at the St. Albert Parish Center.

Please join for food, fun and prizes.

Spring tree pruning seminar

MARCH 16 — A spring tree pruning seminar is Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. (corrected time from City Newsletter) at Hanover City Hall. Hanover Park Board is sponsoring a Spring Tree Pruning Seminar. This pruning class will cover the basics of preparing trees for long productive lives in the landscape. You will also learn how small errors in the beginning lead to big problems later on. The class will begin with a simple lesson in tree anatomy, which in critical to understanding which pruning methods are good and which are not. We will focus on developing well-structured young trees, correcting problems in trees, minimizing unnecessary storm damage with timely pruning techniques as well as how to maintain healthy shrubs and hedges. Instructor, Janet McDaniel has been a Tree Care Advisor in Wright County since 2007. Her passions are teaching people about proper planting practices and invasive species. The seminar starts at 10 and should be 30-45 minutes with question/answer forum afterwards.

STMA board

MARCH 18 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

MARCH 18 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

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

Rogers Ambassador 

Scholarship Program

MARCH 19 — Learn how you can receive a $200 scholarship, plus more, towards your post high school education through the Rogers Ambassador Scholarship Program. An informational meeting will be in the Rogers High School media center Tuesday, March 19 from 6:30 to 8 pm. This scholarship program is available to girls and guys, ages 16-21 who live, work or go to school in Rogers.

Rogers Community Dinner

MARCH 21 — The 41st Annual Rogers Community Dinner is Thursday, March 21, at Rogers Community Center, 21201 Memorial Dr. Featuring a 5 p.m. social and historical display and 7 p.m. buffet dinner. Menu includes prime rib, parmesan chicken, salad and dessert. Cost is $41 per attendee. This event features surprises. There will be piano melodies and pieces from Rogers-Hassan history. This is a Rogers Lions fund-raising project, helping various community projects, including the Hassan Historical Society. If interested in attending, send checks payable to Rogers Lions Club, care of Christian Builders, 20980 Rogers Dr., Suite 600, Rogers MN 55374. The Lions are in need of historical items for display, silent auction items and sponsors for the evening of the dinner. To help, contact Karen McCrossan at the Hassan Area Historical Society, 238-8382.

Author at library

MARCH 21 — Author Frederick Blanch will give a presentation for adults, teens and preteens 10 and older at the St. Michael Public Library Thursday, March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. His book “Last Words: Frederick’s Bionary,” provides an account of the author’s life using key words to provide focus. He was a child during the Great Depression in a tiny Minnesotan farming community, and his working life has included stints as a printer, actor, beekeeper, television producer and photographer. “Last Words” was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. This presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Spring book sale

MARCH 23 — The Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library will be hosting its Spring Book Sale Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bag sale beginning at 1 p.m.  The sale will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 11800 Town Center Dr. in St. Michael. Paperbacks will be for sale for $.50; trade paperbacks, DVDs and hardcovers $1; and best-seller items and some special sets will be for sale as marked. Donations are currently being accepted at the library during open hours. The library is not accepting textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, and magazines or books with mold or mildew damage. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library to support programming, special equipment and library furnishings. No presales or scanning devices are allowed. For questions regarding the sale inquire at 763-497-1998.

Hanover Fire pancake breakfast

MARCH 24 — The Hanover Fire and Rescue Department wishes to invite the community to the annual Hanover Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, (Palm) Sunday, March 24, from 8 a.m. until noon. Come and enjoy a wonderful breakfast and meet your neighbors and your firefighters, fun for the kids too.

Rogers council

MARCH 26 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

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

Corcoran council

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

Egg hunt

MARCH 30 — Hanover Park Board and Hanover Lions are once again working together in hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, at Hanover Settler’s Park by City Hall. Staggered start time by age group with the first group starting at 10 a.m. Outdoors so dress appropriately. Geared for ages up to 11. Bags to gather your treat-filled eggs will be provided by the Hanover Historic Society. Turn in prize eggs for larger gifts. Bring camera and hopefully capture a photo of the Easter Bunny.