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.
Delano Community Market
SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPT. 21 — The Delano Community Market is open 9 a.m. to noon, every Saturday through 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.
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.
MAY 30 — 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.
River Street Jam
MAY 31 — The annual River Street Jam will take place Friday evening, May 31, on River Street near Dave’s Town Club in Delano. This outdoor street dance will feature live bands. Proceeds will benefit St. Peter’s Catholic School in Delano.
JUNE 1— There will be a benefit to help cover medical costs for Jenny Nichols, a Rockford graduate hospitalized for over two months for Anti-NMDA Receptor Autoimmune Encephalitis. The event is Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rockford Community Center. There will be food (dinner served until 7), a silent auction and more. For more information about Jenny or the event, go to www.welovejenny.com
Lions tractor pull
JUNE 1 — The annual Corcoran Lions Tractor Pull is Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Lions Park. Free parking, more than $3,200 paid out in prizes. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for 4 to 11, and 3 and under free. For more information and an entry form, contact Russ Poppler at 763-238-4525.
Franklin Town Board
JUNE 3 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
Greenfield City Council
JUNE 4 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
JUNE 4 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 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
JUNE 4 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
60 Plus and Healthy Clinics
JUNE 4 — Wright County Public Health will offer a 60 Plus and Healthy Clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place in Rockford. Public Health staff will trim toenails for seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. Staff will check blood pressures if needed and as time allows. Cost for foot care services is $15. Those who are unable to pay will not be turned away from the clinic. For more information, ask clinic staff or call Wright County Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456.
JUNE 5 — Step up to the plate to donate and save a life. Ridgeview Medical Center is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, June 5, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. All blood types are needed especially Type O. To schedule an appointment time, call 1-888-448-3253 or visit MBC.ORG.
12 West Toastmasters
JUNE 5 — 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.
JUNE 6 & 7 — St. George Catholic Church, 133 N. Brown Road in Long Lake, will host it’s annual rummage sale Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday is Bag Day at $4 per bag, and large items and “better goods” are half price. Five large rooms full and outdoors too. Snacks are available. For information call 952-473-1247. Part of the proceeds will go to youth mission trips this summer, plus many outreach areas, such as food shelves and Caring and Sharing Hands.
Indoor/Outdoor Rockford Occasional Sales
JUNE 6 — The first Thursday and Saturday of the month (through Oct. 5) a cooperative of vendors will be selling handcrafted items, antiques, plants and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rockford Mall (west end of Rockford on the north side of Highway 55), rain or shine. Vendors are welcome and booths are free. Mark your calendars for these sales dates: June 6 and 8, July 6, Aug. 1 and 3, Sept. 5 and 7, Oct. 3 and 5. For additional information, or to sign up, contact Wanda or Annette at [email protected]
Crow River Food Co-op
JUNE 10 — The Crow River Food Coop (Community Owned Grocery Store) will have a meeting on Monday, June 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the
United Presbyterian Church (6301 Maple St.) If you are looking for information on the coop effort, this is an opportunity to stop by and learn more, Monthly meetings are open to the public.
Rockford Senior Citizens
JUNE 10 — The Rockford Senior’s meet the 2nd Monday of each month at different locations. Attend and find out more information about activities. On Monday, June 10, seniors will meet at the Delano Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. For more information on what’s planned and future locations, call Bonnie Pool at 763-477-4468.
Bill Richardson with SCORE has three appointments available for businesses, or potential businesses, in Rockford on Wednesday, June 12 at 8:30, 10 or 11:30 a.m. at Bankwest in Rockford. If you’d an appointment, call Rockford City Hall at 763-477-6565 and ask for Audra. Mr. Richardson is only on site if an appointment is made one week in advance.
SCORE offers free business counseling. For more information, visit: www.scorempls.org
Rockford City Council
JUNE 11 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
JUNE 11 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 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 City Council
JUNE 11 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
JUNE 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
JUNE 13 — The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a morning gathering on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 a.m. at BankWest in Rockford (Main St and Highway 55). This meeting is free to all members and guests and will focus on business spotlights, chamber and community news and networking. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience at [email protected]
Rockford City Wide
JUNE 13— There will be garage sales throughout the city of Rockford from Thursday, June 13 to Saturday June 13. Contact the Rockford City Hall at
763-477-6565 to have an address added to the list. A full list of sale sites and map will be available.
JUNE 13— Beginning Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stork House located at 8131 Bridge St., Rockford, there will be weekly “teen nights” a the stork house through Aug. 29. There will be a meal and interesting topics and projects. For more information, you can contact the Rockford Area Historical Society at 763-477-5383, or [email protected]