Rockford Library Book Sale
APRIL 15 TO 26 — 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 22 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., is offering a spring Snuggle Up and Read time for toddlers 18 months to three years of age. The story time will take place Monday, April 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thousand Hearts Task Force meetings
APRIL 22 — 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.)
Delano School Board
APRIL 22 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.
Grief Support Group
APRIL 22 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This support group is for those experiencing grief or anticipating a loss of someone they care about. It provides an on-going opportunity to gather helpful information, share experiences, be supported and support others in a similar situation. For more information, call 952-442-2191, Ext. 6190. There is no fee to attend.
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.
Izaak Walton League
APRIL 23 — The Breckenridge Chapter House of the Izaak Walton League of America invites the public to discuss the film “Hooked on Growth” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The film examines the question of overpopulation and how to become a sustainable civilization. The event is at 8816 W. River Road, Brooklyn Park. More information is available ate 763-421-6781.
Clean Water Fair
APRIL 25 — A Clean Water Resource Fair will take place from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. Anyone interested in enjoying lakes and caring for them is invited to attend the free event. Educational seminars start at 1 p.m. Check out the list of seminars and exhibitors at www.cleanwaterresource.net. Vendors and agencies will share information about funding, Aquatic Invasive Species, aquatic weed control, boat ramp surveillance, rain gardens, erosion controls, engineering firms and much more. Food and door prizes will be available. The fair is hosted by the Clean Water Resource Association and sponsored by the Pioneer-Sarah Creek Watershed Management Association and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. For information contact Jerry Wise, 763-479-2228, or Toni Hirsch, 763-479-0513.
APRIL 25 — 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.
APRIL 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
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.
DUMC rummage sale
APRIL 25 & 26 — Delano United Methodist Church, 3310 County Line Road S.E., will host a rummage sale, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 25 and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 26.
APRIL 27 — Ridgeview Medical Center offers the newly revised American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This updated course gives 11- to 15-year-olds the skills and confidence to be great babysitters in a fun, fast-paced, interactive format. Hands-on activities, an exciting video, role play and lively discussions are included. For more information, or to register, visit the website at www.ridgeviewmedical.org or call 952-442-8083. The fee is $58.
Read to a Dog
APRIL 27 — The Rockford Public Library is offering a “Read To a Dog” program for children Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dogs are great listeners, and even children who are not confident readers enjoy reading to them. Rockford’s library reading dog is Kirk, a 5-year-old farm collie who has achieved his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. He would love to have school age readers stop by and read to him. Children may bring a favorite book or pick one out at the library. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.
It’s Just Coffee
APRIL 30 — Come meet your Greenfield neighbors, share a cup of coffee and talk. Bring a friend and join in the fun. It’s Just Coffee meets the last Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Riverwood Covenant Church (7189 69th Ave. N). Your memories of Greenfield history are always welcome as this is also the home of The Greenfield Historical Society. Coffee and treats are provided.
12 West Toastmasters
MAY 1 — The 12 West 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.
Advance Care Planning…It’s About the Conversation
MAY 2 — 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 Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.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.