North Crow River News community calendar

Author Stew Thornley

APRIL 11 — Author Stew Thornley will give a presentation for adults, teens and preteens 10 and older at the St. Michael Public Library Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thornley is an author of books on sports history for adults and young readers. He is an official scorer for home games of the Minnesota Twins, and his first book was “On To Nicollet: The glory and fame of the Minneapolis Millers.” He also enjoys visiting the graves of notable people and is the author of “Six Feet Under: A graveyard guide to Minnesota.” This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Llama Llama Read-A-Rama

APRIL 13 — Preschoolers and toddlers are invited to a Llama Llama Read-a-Rama at the St. Michael Public Library Saturday, April 13, 11 to 11:40 a.m. Celebrate with Llama Llama books, stories, songs, and fingerplays at the library. The attendance limit is 40 and preregistration is required. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

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. Cost is $5 for up to two 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]

Girl Scouts bingo

APRIL 14 — Rogers Area Girl Scouts is hosting Bingo Sunday, April 14, from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the Rogers Activity Center (next to the High School). Bingo cards can be purchased for $5 each or three for $10. Bring the family and win some great prizes. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Any girls interested in joining Girl Scouts can register at the Bingo event.

STMA board

APRIL 15 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

APRIL 15 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

APRIL 16 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Sons of Norway presentation

APRIL 16 — The Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway will host a presentation, “What life was like in 1,000 A.D. for our ancestors” by Jan Smith Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Smith will tell the stories of early life in Norway when men went out as Vikings and the women were left to guard and keep the hold. Info: 952-994-3174.

Half-Step Vocal Concert

APRIL 17 — Adults, teens and children are invited to a performance by vocal group The Half-Steps at the St. Michael City Hall Council Chambers Tuesday, April 17, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Half-Steps have been entertaining Central Minnesota audiences for more than 12 years. Their set list runs the gamut from barbershop to doo wop to Elvis and Dean Martin. The attendance limit is 40 and registration is required. This event is co-sponsored by the Crow River Senior Center. It 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 variety show

APRIL 19 — Fine Arts Council of St. Michael-Albertville is hosting a spring variety show, hosted by professional magician/emcee, Fred Baisch, Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at STMA Middle School West auditorium. The line-up includes dancers from two area studios, the Life in Christ bell choir, the Moorman family bluegrass band, student musicians, the Maple Lake Clown-Arounds, as well as jazz musician, Joyce Lyons, and folk musician, Rena Haus. The price of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. For a $2 discount on all advance tickets, visit the Albertville Coborns or call Community Ed at 497-6550. All proceeds will be shared between the Hanover Food Shelf and the Arts Council.

Lions breakfast

APRIL 21 —The Crow River Lions of Hanover are having a stuffed hashbrown breakfast Sunday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. at Hanover City Hall. The hashbrowns are stuffed with a choice of ham, bacon, cheese, onions and mushrooms. Also included is scrambled eggs, muffins, juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $7 per adult, $5 child or $20 for a family. Proceeds are donated to area charities.

Rogers council

APRIL 23 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

APRIL 23 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

APRIL 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Crisis Nursery 

buffet, music, auction

APRIL 26 — April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. In honor of and to benefit children in the community, the Crisis Nursery serving Wright County is hosting its 15th Annual Spring Fund-raiser Friday, April 26, at 6 pm at the Buffalo Civic Center, Buffalo. The venue includes a BBQ Buffet (6 to 7:30 p.m.) catered by Red’s Catering of Montrose, live music by local band Crows Feet, a raffle for dollars, and a large silent auction followed by a live auction featuring many crowd pleasing items.  Cost for the evening is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Sponsorships of $100 or more provide free tickets to the event. To order tickets, donate an auction item, or for more information, contact Jill Gatzke at 763-271-1674. Tickets are also available at BJ’s Deli in Buffalo or from any committee member. Also check out

Spring salad luncheon

APRIL 27 — St. Michael Council of Catholic women Spring Salad Luncheon is Saturday, April 27, from 11:30-3:30 p.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church Gathering Space. Featuring a vintage wedding gowns style show. All are welcome, adults $8, children under 10 $4.

Dylan Elsnes benefit

APRIL 28 -— A benefit for Dylan Elsnes, 16, of St. Michael is Sunday, April 28, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the St. Michael American Legion. Dyaln was diagnosed Jan. 10 with cone cancer in his upper right calf and will have 29 weeks of chemo and surgery to remove 6 inches of his fibula. Good will donations will be taken at the door. Join for kids games, taco/burger bar, meat and prize raffle (50-inch TV, Nook HD Tablet and $250 in cash), and featuring music by Devon Worley, with cameo by Chris Thorsen. Raffle ticket donations are $5 each or 5 for $20. Make checks payable to Dan Elsnes. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets in advance (need not be present to win), contact Mike Reger, 612-360-1463, or email [email protected]