Hamel Lions Flea Market
SUNDAYS THROUGH OCT. 27 — The Hamel Lions Flea Market will be open on Sundays through Oct. 27 in the parking lot of the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Hwy. 55, Medina. Bargain hunters can visit the market from 6 a.m. to noon. The Flea Market will be closed on May 12 and 19 and Aug. 11. Vendors will offer antiques, collectables, bargains, crafts, produce, plants, fall farmers market, and one of a kinds. Admission and parking are free. Vendor space costs $20 per spot. No reservations required. Questions? Call Tom Fox, 612-910-9895.
Delano Farmers Market
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCT. — The Delano Farmers Market is open Wednesdays through October from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Flippin’ Bills’, located on the corner of Highway 12 and County Line Road in Delano. Shoppers will find freshly baked bread, local honey, maple syrup, pickles, farm fresh eggs, seasonal fruits and more when in season. A non-profit booth is available. New vendors/growers are invited to apply for space by contacting Deb Hoen, market manager, 763-238-2702.
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.
MAY 9 — 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.
MAY 9 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Hamel VFW Burger Night
MAY 10 — Everyone is invited to a Burger Night hosted by Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5903. Food will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the VFW Post, 9020 Hamel Road in Plymouth.
Spring Flower Fest
MAY 11 — The Delano Public Library invites children ages 10 or older to a Spring Flower Fest, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Each child will make a craft, card and treat, all featuring flowers. All supplies are provided. Attendance limit is 30. Call the library, 763-972-3467, to register.
Village Church ground breaking
MAY 12 — Village Evangelical Free Church, 5725 County Road 11 in Independence, will celebrate the ground breaking of its new sanctuary at 10:05 a.m. Sunday, May 12, right after the church service. The ceremony will only last 15 to 20 minutes, a short time compared with the more than 15 years that the congregation has saved money for the project. Currently, the congregation worships in the church’s multi-purpose room.
MAY 13 — There will be an American Red Cross Delano Community Blood Drive Monday, May 13, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Delano American Legion. Spring is a time for the Red Cross to rebuild the blood supply after severe weather has cancelled more than 425 blood drives and caused a shortfall of more than 16,000 blood and platelet donations since the beginning of February. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: 0174751. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a pint of free Culver’s custard.
General Federated Women’s Club
MAY 13 — The General Federated Women’s Club of Delano (GFWC) will meet at 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. GFWC meets on the second Monday of each month from September through May. Most meetings have presentations on informational topics. The purpose of the Club is to provide opportunities for club members to make contributions to their community.
Wow Van visit
MAY 14 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at Coborn’s supermarket on Highway 12 in Delano from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14. 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.
Spring Morning Stories
MAY 14 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offer Spring Morning Stories at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 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
MAY 14 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
MAY 14 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 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 spring clean-up
MAY 14 — Loretto residents can leave their unwanted items at the curb during city clean up day, Tuesday, May 14. Have items at the curb by 6 a.m. Items that will not be accepted are paints, hazardous waste, asbestos, propane tanks and flourescent bulbs. For bulk items such as couches, mattresses and construction debris, call Randy’s Environmental Services to arrange for pickup. A fee for pickup of bulk items will be charged, so have a credit card handy.
Loretto City Council
MAY 14 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Maple Plain Library Book Sale
MAY 15, 16 & 18 — The Friends of the Maple Plain Library will hold a sale of hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books in hardcover and paperback at the library, 5184 Main St. E. Dates and times are Wednesday, May 15, from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most books which have been withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public are priced at $1 or less. Book donations are being accepted at the library.
12 West Toastmasters
MAY 15 — 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.
Library’s Dog Day Afternoons
MAY 16 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, the golden retriever, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 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 June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
WestPointe Spring Brunch
MAY 18 — “How to really trust God in all things” is the theme of the spring brunch, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at WestPointe Church, 9090 Hwy. 12 in Independence. The church invites teenage and adult women of all faiths to hear Linda Reinert talk about how she faced challenges of a son with a potentially fatal diseases and a daughter dealing with major depression. Reinert is a speech and language pathologist in the Delano, Rockford, and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted school districts. Tickets costing $10 each are available in advance at the church. Some of the proceeds will help pay for the youth group’s summer mission trip to Panama.
Delano Community Market
MAY 18 TO SEPT. 21 — The Delano Community Market is open 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday from May 18 to Sept. 21 along River Street in downtown Delano. Visitors will find local food, artists, crafts, children’s activities, music and more. Visit the website at delanocommunitymarket.com for information on special weekly events, chef demonstrations, Farmer of the Week and applying for vendor space. Anyone who is a gardener, farmer, painter, sculptor, jewelry maker, crafter, or community organization is invited to apply for a booth. For information, contact Diane Przymus at 763-331-1449 or [email protected] The Community Market is a collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.
Delano Jaycee’s Sandbox Fill
MAY 19 — The Delano Jaycee’s Annual Sandbox Fill will be Saturday, May 19. Cost is a $5 donation per wheelbarrow. To place orders call Cassie at 763-972-2951 or e-mail [email protected] Delivery locations must be within a five-mile radius of Delano.
Delano School Board
MAY 20 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.
Women of Today
MAY 20 — 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.
Rockford School Board
MAY 20 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Loretto leaf, grass collection
MAY 21 — Loretto is offering residents a curb side leaf and grass collection Tuesday, May 21. All yard waste must be in compostable bags, which are available at Loretto City Hall while supplies last. Brush must be tied in three-foot by three-foot bundles.
Greenfield City Council
MAY 21 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
MAY 21 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 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 21 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Rd. 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.