APRIL 11 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
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.
Delano Central Park fund raiser
APRIL 12 — The Delano Lions will hold a fundraiser for Delano Central Park improvements at the Delano American Legion, Bridge Avenue at Highway 12, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 12. The Lions will offer BBQ Ribs and Brisket cooked by Shiggin’ and Grinnin’ and rockabilly music by Tunakanu. Tickets costing $25 must be purchased in advance at Delano City Hall, Coborn’s, State Bank of Delano, US Aquatics, Flippin’ Bills or Bauer Design Build.
Delano Spring Clean-up
APRIL 13 — Delano’s Spring Clean Up day will enable Delano and Franklin Township residents and business owners to dispose of unwanted items Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at Randy’s Environmental Services, 4351 Hwy. 12 S.E. (just west of the Delano Theatre). During clean up day all pricing for dropping of hard to get rid of items will be discounted by 10 percent. For a list of prices, visit the web site at www.delano.mn.us.
Citizen of Year Banquet
APRIL 13 — The General Federated Women’s Club of Delano will honor Dale Vanderlinden, 2013 Delano Citizen of the Year, at a banquet planned for Saturday, April 13, at the Delano American Legion, located at Highway 12 and Bridge Ave. He will be honored for his many years of volunteer community service. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. will be followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and the program. Tickets costing $22.50 must be purchased by April 6 from any GFWC member or from Pat Sawatzke at Downtown Beauty Salon, open Wednesday through Saturday at 228 N. River St., Delano.
4-H Open House
APRIL 13 — The Knapp Busy Bees 4-H Club will host an “Explore 4-H Open House” for all families interested in learning more about Wright County 4-H. The event will be Saturday, April 13, at the Cokato City Hall Community Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event will include opportunities to get general information and hands-on 4-H project activities where youth and families can try out robotics, photography, gardening, foods, and sewing. No commitment is required and the event is free. 4-H is a low-cost youth development program for all youth in grades kindergarten to 13. 4-H promotes hands-on learning in a positive, supporting environment. For information, call Knapp Busy Bees adult leaders Monica Tenhoff at 320-286-2516 or Amy Korsbon at 952-446-6414.
Tiger Fun Fair
APRIL 13 — The Delano Elementary School Tiger Fun Fair will feature over 45 games and activities. The event will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Delano High School Tiger Activity Center. Activities will include a pony hop with race track inflatable, face painting, tattoos, balloon animals, clowns, dance clinics, silent auction, raffle, sporting and classic games and games for preschoolers. For food, visitors can choose from sloppy joes, corn dogs, cotton candy, mini doughnuts, sno cones, slushies, nachos and popcorn.
Advance Care Planning…It’s About the Conversation
APRIL 13 — It is important for people to have accurate information in order to make informed decisions about treatments they would or would not want for end-of-life care. Then it is important to talk about one’s wishes with family members who may need to make health care decisions, and to record your wishes in a document. Please join in for an information session that will explain why advance care planning is important and the steps involved. The next scheduled session will be Saturday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. All sessions will be held at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. To register for one of these free sessions, call 952-442-2191, 5575, or visit ridgeviewmedical.org/events.
Love INC Spring Gala
APRIL 14 — Tickets are on sale for the Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) Spring Gala “Love Rocks.” The silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 600 Elm Ave. in Waverly. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. The Soul Sisters will provide entertainment. Guests are invited to wear bobby socks, poodle skirts and other clothing reminiscent of the ‘50s. Tickets cost $35 and are available at Love INC member churches, online at www.loveincheartland.org and at the Love INC office, 318 Railroad Ave., Delano.
Thousand Hearts Task Force meetings
APRIL 15 — 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.)
Rockford Library Book Sale
APRIL 15 — The Rockford Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 26 during library open hours. Find great bargains on good books for all ages. Donations to the book sale are welcome all year, and may be dropped off at the library
For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 763- 477-4216.
Snuggle Up and Read
APRIL 15 — 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 story time will take place Monday, April 15 and 22 from 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. Attendance limit is 10 parent/child pairs, and registration in advance is required. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Rockford School Board
APRIL 15 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Greenfield City Council
APRIL 16 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
APRIL 16 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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 16 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
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.
Women of Today
APRIL 16 — 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 protected] or 651-642-5404 for more information.
APRIL 17 — 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.
Bariatric Information Session
APRIL 17 — Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to your questions without any cost or obligation. Seminars will cover current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. The next information session is Wednesday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St., Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events, or call 952-442-7820.
APRIL 18 — 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.
Library’s Dog Day Afternoons
APRIL 18 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, the golden retriever, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Annie is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog. Sign ups are on the same day for 15 minutes of one on one reading time. The library will provide books of all reading levels. Color or do puzzles while you wait. Annie will be on hand the third Thursday of each month after school. Future dates are May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Cub Scout cake auction
APRIL 22 — Delano Cub Scout pack 273 will host its annual Cub Scout cake auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Delano High School cafeteria. Bidder registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds are used to fund overnight Cub Scout summer camp. Each year the pack participates in many events to support the community such as: Central Park cleanup, collecting donations for the Delano Food Shelf, singing Christmas Carols at the Delano nursing homes and senior housing units, and assisting with the Delano Fourth of July Parade. For information, contact Scot Hemmesch at [email protected]
Delano School Board
APRIL 22 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. 2nd St.
Spring Morning Stories
APRIL 23 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offer Spring Morning Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 23, 30 and May 7 and 14. Joan Zimmerman will help 3- to 5-year-olds get ready to read in this fun, interactive preschool story time. Be ready to clap, sing, laugh and enjoy some of Joan’s favorite stories. Register online at www.griver.org or at the library, 763-972-3467.
Rockford City Council
APRIL 23 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
APRIL 23 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 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.
Wow Van visit
APRIL 25 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25. 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.