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. A bike event will be featured on June 8. Bring bikes to the Community Market for tuneups. 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.
JUNE 6 — 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.
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]
JUNE 10 — 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 Senior Citizens
JUNE 10 — The Rockford Senior’s meet the second 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.
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.
Grief Support Group
JUNE 10 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, June 10, 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.
Wow Van visit
JUNE 11 — 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, June 11. 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.
Swearing In new WHPS officer
JUNE 11 — West Hennepin Public Safety invites the public to attend the swearing of new WHPS Officer Joshua Brozek at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 11 at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90.
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.
Mad Science at Delano Library
JUNE 12 — The Delano Public Library is offering a Mad Science program for ages nine to 14 on Wednesday, June 12. The program will focus on the science of volcanoes and what happens beneath the surface of the earth. It will include “mad” science experiments, including an exploding volcano, to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program. Three sessions are being offered, with attendance limited to 10 per session: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration in advance is required. For information about library programs contact the library at 763-972-3467.
JUNE 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Whimsical Fairy Gardens
JUNE 13 — Children ages seven to nine are invited to create Whimsical Fairy Gardens at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., on Thursday, June 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. Join a Wright County Master Gardener to create magic and whimsy with fairies in this small-container garden class. Children will plant miniature landscapes and add tiny treasures. They are asked to bring two small items for the fairy garden, such as shells, marbles or doll accessories. Attendance limit is 10 and registration in advance is required. For information about library programs or to register, contact the library at 763-972-3467.
Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber
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 Garage Sales
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.
Stork House Teen Night
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]
Rockford School Board
JUNE 17 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
JUNE 17 — 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.
Greenfield City Council
JUNE 18 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
JUNE 18 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 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 18 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
12 West Toastmasters
JUNE 19 — 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.