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.
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to 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Most books which have been withdrawn from the Hennepin County Library system or donated by the public are priced at $1 or less.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.
MAY 16 — 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
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.
Rockford City Council
MAY 21 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
MAY 21 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 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 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 Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
MAY 23 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Hamel VFW Burger Night
MAY 24 — 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 24, at the VFW Post, 9020 Hamel Road in Plymouth.
It’s Just Coffee
MAY 28 — 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.
Wow Van visit
MAY 30 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 30. 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.
‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’
MAY 30, 31 & JUNE 1 — The Homeschool Story Stagers will present “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” based on the book by Roald Dahl, the weekend of May 30 at Sts. Peter and Paul Gymnasium, 145 Railway Street E. in Loretto. Performances of this children’s play by Richard R. George will take place at Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. A 2 p.m. matinee performance will be offered on Friday. Cost of admission will be a free will donation. The play immerses the audience in a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and a chocolate fantasy in which Charlie and friends redeem their Golden Tickets and discover the true meaning of teamwork.