North Crow River News community calendar

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.

Easter basket giveaway

MARCH 23 — The St Michael Lions will be having an Easter Dinner Basket giveaway at the At Michael Marketplace Grocery Store Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. The Lions meet the second Thursday of every month at Frankfort Town Hall, social at 7, dinner at 7:30 and meeting at 8 p.m.

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.

Three Rivers Progressive Forum

MARCH 26 — Minnesota is designing its own Health Insurance Exchange. Find out how it will work and the important considerations in its design during a Three Rivers Progressive Forum Tuesday, March 26, starting at 6 p.m. with dinner at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane N. in Maple Grove. The program will follow at 7 p.m. with Manny Munson-Regala, Assistant to the MN Commissioner of Health for Health Care Reform, as the guest. Munson-Regala served as Deputy Exchange Director at the MN Department of Commerce. He was Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Ceridian, Deputy Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Director of Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs at United Healthcare, Vice President of Government Affairs at GeoVera Holdings, Inc. and Discover Re, and AVP and Senior Corporate Counsel at Travelers Insurance and St. Paul Companies.

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.

Hanover 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.

Corcoran egg hunt

MARCH 30 — The NW Area JC’s Annual Egg Hunt, geared for ages ten and under, will be Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at the Corcoran Community Park, County Rds. 10 and 50, rain or shine so dress accordingly. Bring a bag or basket to collect all the treats and prize eggs (which you turn in for larger prizes afterwards). Bring your cameras too, the Easter Bunny will be there and hopefully Alice in Wonderland will join again. Follow the NW Area JC’s and their event details at

STMA board

APRIL 1 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

APRIL 1 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

APRIL 2 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Antiques appraisal fair

APRIL 13 — An Antiques Appraisal Fair presented by the Hanover Historical Society is Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon at Hanover City Hall. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.; first-come, first-served. Door prizes awarded throughout the morning. Antiques Appraisal Fair. Appraisals will be performed by Appraisal Specialists Midwest’s Bonnie Lindberg and James Marrinan. Five appraisals for up to two items, $1 admission fee without items. Free refreshments for all. No firearms, dolls, fine art, jewelry or large furniture. For more information, contact Claudia Pingree at 763-498-8435 or [email protected]