Library photo exhibit
THROUGH MARCH 30 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. will host its 15th Annual Photo Exhibit through March 30 during library open hours. Area amateur and professional photographers are exhibiting their work.
MARCH 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Wow Van visit
MARCH 28 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 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.
Friday Fish Fry
MARCH 29 — The Heinzen-Ditter Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary will offer a Lenten Friday Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 29 at the VFW Post, 19020 Hamel Road on the Medina/Plymouth border. Takeouts will be available.
Easter 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.
Franklin Town Board
APRIL 1 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
Thousand Hearts Task Force meetings
APRIL 1 — Most people have a heart to serve and make a difference but many times lack resources, vision and coordination to achieve this goal. Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day invites you and your organization to join together to make a positive difference in the area Sunday, May 5. Task Force meetings for this event are Mondays in April at 7 p.m. at Riverwood Covenant Church (near State Hwy 55 and Vernon St.).
Snuggle Up and Read
APRIL 1 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., is offering a spring Snuggle Up and Read series for toddlers 18 months to three years of age. The first will take place Monday, April 1, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. This interactive storytime includes singing, clapping and fun stories that a child and parent/caregiver can enjoy together. Parents will learn a new literacy tip each week. Additional dates are April 8, 15 and 22. Attendance limit is 10 parent/child pairs, and registration in advance is required. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Greenfield City Council
APRIL 2 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
APRIL 2 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 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
APRIL 2 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
APRIL 3 — 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.
APRIL 4 — 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.
Civil War soldier presentation
APRIL 6 — Adults, teens and children 10 and older are invited to a presentation about the life of an American Civil War soldier taking place at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6. Arn Kind will describe what it was like to be a Civil War soldier. As well as being a schoolteacher, Kind is a member of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a reenactment group based out of Fort Snelling. This group is known for its authenticity and has appeared in many documentaries and films, including “Dances With Wolves,” and “The Blue And The Gray.” This presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Crow River Food Co-op
APRIL 6 — The Crow river Food Co-op will host a breakfast on Saturday, April 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rockford High School lunch room commons.
In addition to a free breakfast, those attending will be able to sample local foods. Speakers will provide information about the progress of the Crow River Food Cooperative, a group of citizens who have banded together to form a member-owned full service grocery store in Rockford.
Mentor training seminar
APRIL 6 — Registration is open for “Be With,” a Mentor Training Seminar hosted by Freshwater Community Church, 4319 Steiner St., St. Bonifacius Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn practical skills and proven strategies on how to live a lifestyle of mentoring and reach their full leadership potential. This seminar will be taught by LEAD222, a non-profit international coaching and mentoring ministry based on 2 Timothy 2:2. This seminar is open to anyone interested in learning or refining their mentoring skills. Cost is $30 for the general public and $20 for students and Freshwater Church members and includes a snack and beverage. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. To register, go to freshwaterchurch.org and find the event under the “Register” tab. For information, contact Pastor Kevin Christian at 952-446-9090.
Delano Community Expo
APRIL 6 — The 24th annual Delano Community Expo is coming to the Tiger Activity Center in Delano High School, 700 Elm Ave. E. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Area businesses and organizations will offer information, prize drawings, handouts and treats.
Rieder Barn tour
APRIL 6 — Dave Rieder will present the family history of the Rieder barn, one of Delano’s oldest historical buildings Saturday, April 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. At the same time he will take visitors on a tour of the barn. The Delano Franklin Township Area Historical Society invites the public to attend the meeting and the tour.
General Federated Women’s Club
APRIL 8 — 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.
Rockford City Council
APRIL 9 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
APRIL 9 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 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.
Loretto City Council
APRIL 9 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Used book sale
APRIL 11 & 12 — The Friends of the Delano Public Library will hold its annual used book sale from Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Nonfiction, fiction, children’s and teen books as well as audio books, videos, DVD’s, will be sold. Electronic scanners are not allowed at the sale. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has approved matching funds for this sale which is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Wright County MN Chapter #30106. Proceeds will benefit the Delano Public Library. Do not drop off materials for donation at the library until next September when the Friends will begin organizing their next sale.