JUNE 20 — 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
JUNE 20 — 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 July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Delano School Board
JUNE 24 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.
28th Annual Ridgeview Golf & Taste Celebration
JUNE 24 — Proceeds from this year’s event will again be used to support the Innovation for Generations campaign, with funds raised to further enhance the care and comfort of patients. Each year, Ridgeview’s Annual Golf & Taste Celebration entails much more than golf, including bridge and Bunco tournaments, the Taste of the Ridgeview Region featuring delicious specialties and beverages from some of the area’s finest restaurants, a buffet dinner; silent and live auctions and an abundance of raffle prizes. The event will be Monday, June 24, at the Island View Golf Club. For more information, contact the Ridgeview Foundation at 952-442-6010.
Kid Power with Rachael
JUNE 25 — A performance of Kid Power with Rachael Kroog will take place at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Children of all ages are invited to this fun, interactive, variety show that will include original songs and music, cartoon impressions and live animals. Rachael is a veteran performer from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and she has performed her motivational Kid Power show at more than 1,500 elementary schools, churches and special events across the country. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Rockford City Council
JUNE 25 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
JUNE 25 — 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.
It’s Just Coffee
JUNE 25 — 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.
JUNE 26 — Teens and preteens ages nine to 14 are invited to the third annual Chef Challenge taking place at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. on Wednesday, June 26. Participants will create surprising concoctions using tasty “secret” ingredients. Attendance limit is 12 for each of three consecutive sessions running from 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, call the library at 763-972-3467.
JUNE 27 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Wow Van visit
JUNE 27 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27. 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.
Rockford City Staff Retirement
JUNE 28 — Mary Huettl will retire from her longstanding position at Rockford City Hall, and a party in her honor will be Friday, June 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Billy’s Bar and Grill, 8060 Highway 55 in Rockford. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, and the opportunity to wish the guest of honor great success going forward.
DHS Class of ‘63 reunion
JUNE 29 — The Delano High School Class of 1963 is planning a 50th reunion celebration for Saturday, June 29, at B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27 in Watertown. A 5 p.m. social hour will be followed by dinner. Graduates from other years are invited to attend the reunion after the dinner. For information, contact Linda Belke at 763-377-5021.
Around the World Safely Benefit
JUNE 30 — The Around the World Safely Benefit will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Woodland Hill Winery, located at 731 County Road 30 SE, west of Delano. The event will benefit ClearCause Foundation, which supports safety of thousands of Minnesota youth and students who are encouraged to travel and study abroad each year. Fox 9 News Reporter Maury Glover will emcee this dinner event. Activities will include a silent auction, wine tasting, bonfire, carriage rides and more. Cost is $25 per person or $250 per table of 10, For information, call 952-292-2725 or visit the website at www.ClearCauseFoundation.org/events.
Franklin Town Board
JULY 1 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
JULY 2 — People of all ages are invited to a presentation on Remarkable Reptiles by Minnesota author James Gerholdt at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Find out how a snake moves and a lizard senses aromas. Gerholdt has published books about spiders, snakes, bugs and birds. His presentation will include live reptiles and will be funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Greenfield City Council
JULY 2 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
JULY 2 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 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
JULY 2 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
12 West Toastmasters
JULY 3 — 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.
Indoor/Outdoor Rockford Occasional Sales
JULY 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.