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.
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 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
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.
Medina Spring Clean-up
APRIL 27 — Medina residents can bring unwanted items to the city’s annual spring clean-up, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at the Medina Public Works Garage, located behind City Hall at 2052 County Road 24. Patrons of the drop-off will need to show proof of residence. Some items, such as batteries and scrap metal, will be accepted for free. Small fees will be charged for other items, such as televisions and mattresses and box springs. A limited number of trees will be for sale.
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.
Free Concert at Salem Lutheran
APRIL 28 — The Christian contemporary band Koiné will be coming to perform a live concert at Salem Lutheran Church in Greenfield Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. All are invited to enjoy this free concert by internationally known artists. Koiné’s humble roots originate in the heartland of America, in a city known for its rich German history, its famous barley and hops, and many festivals.
Thousand Hearts Task Force meetings
APRIL 29 — 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.)
Spring Morning Stories
APRIL 30 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offer Spring Morning Stories at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 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.
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.
MAY 2 — 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.
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.
St. Thomas Men’s Garage Sale/Pancake Breakfast
MAY 3 TO 5 — The St. Thomas the Apostle Men’s Club will be conducting a “Mens’s Garage Sale” Friday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to noon; and Sunday May 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church located at 20000 County Road 10 in Corcoran. The club will also host a pancake breakfast at the church from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to benefit a youth parish and group.
MAY 4 — On Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Community Center there will be an introduction to the great game “Pickleball.” It’s a funny name for a fun game where players play tennis with a ping-pond paddle on a badminton court. Equipment will be provided and the session is free. Come meet new people and have some fun. RSVP to the Rockford Community Center at 763-477-4563.
MAY 4 — On Saturday, May 4, the cities of Greenfield and Rockford will host Clean-Up Days from 8 a.m. to noon. In Greenfield, the drop off location is the corner of Greenfield and Harff Roads (at the gravel pit). In Rockford, residents may drop off refuse at the city’s public works facility at 6551 Utility Drive. Only residents are allowed to dump, and a nominal fee is required for most items. For more information, contact the corresponding city office, or go its website.
Rockford Fire Pancake Breakfast
MAY 5 — On Sunday, May 5, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Fire Station, the department and volunteers will host a pancake breakfast and raffle. There is a nominal fee with discount tickets available in advance. To donate items to the raffle, or to buy advance tickets, call Bill Decker at 320-492-2894, email email@example.com, or visit the Rockford City Hall. Tickets will be available at the door.
Franklin Town Board
MAY 6 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
Loving Yourself! The Breast Cancer Journey
MAY 7 — Join in for the fourth annual breast cancer event designed to help guide people through their breast cancer journey. A panel of Ridgeview staff including a surgeon, radiologist, cancer exercise specialist, oncologist and breast cancer survivor will speak and answer questions. This free event is open to the public and will be Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. To register, call 952-442-8084.
Greenfield City Council
MAY 7 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
MAY 7 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 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
MAY 7 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Look Good…Feel Better
MAY 8 — Look Good….Feel Better is a free service which teaches people, as a cancer patient, beauty techniques to help enhance their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This class will be Wednesday, May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This free service teaches cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Any woman currently undergoing or is about to undergo cancer treatment is invited to attend. To register, call 800-227-2345. There is no fee to attend.
Independence City Council
MAY 8 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 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.
Rockford City Council
MAY 8 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Economic Outlook Seminar
MAY 8 — Toby Madden, of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak on the economic outlook at development seminar of the Wright County Economic Development Partnership, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at River City Extreme, 3875 School Blvd, Monticello. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $25 for member investors, $40 for non-member investors. Register online through www.wrightpartnership.org under “events”, call 763-477-3035, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAY 8 TO 10 — The 37th Annual Plant Sale at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 865 Ferndale Road N. in Wayzata, will take place Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A superb selection of hanging baskets, patio plants, annuals, second year perennials, vegetables, herbs, bushes and shrubs. For further information call 952-473-2262 or 763-591-0466.
Loretto City Wide Garage Sales
MAY 8 TO 11 — Loretto’s city wide garage sales will take place Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11.