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
THROUGH 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Market is a collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.
JUNE 27 — 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 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.
Carson & Barnes Circus
JULY 1 — The city of Independence is bringing the Carson & Barnes Circus to Pioneer Creek Park, 2055 County Road 90 for 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. shows, Monday, July 1. The public is invited to watch the raising of the big top at 9:30 a.m. and meet animals and handlers. Show goers can arrive an hour before show times for elephant and camel rides and a petting zoo. Tickets can be purchased in advance at reduced prices at Independence, Maple Plain and Greenfield City Halls and the Bank of Maple Plain, as well as on line at carsonbarnescircus.com/venue/independence-mn.
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.
Delano 4th of July Celebration
JULY 3 TO 6 — The annual Delano 4th of July celebration will run from Wednesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 6, with 10:30 p.m. fireworks closing out four days of events on Saturday. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 4. All roads to the parade route will be closed at 9 a.m. on July 4.
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 email@example.com.
Rockford Senior Citizens
JULY 8 — The Rockford Senior’s meet the second Monday of each month at different locations. Attend and find out more information about activities. For information on what’s planned and future locations, call Bonnie Pool at 763-477-4468.
Loretto City Council
JULY 9 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Rockford City Council
JULY 9 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Library pizza fund raiser
JULY 10 — UnHinged Pizza will hold a fund raiser to benefit the Delano Public Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Delano City Park near the gazebo. Pizza slices will be sold for $1 each. Free pop and icy cold treats will be handed out. Alex the juggler will perform at 4:30 p.m., and the Bazillions will have an outdoor concert at 5:30 p.m. All pizza proceeds will be donated to the Delano Library and used for new books and materials. UnHinged Pizza is sponsoring the pizza fund raiser, and General Federated Women’s Club, of Delano is sponsoring the music concert. Everyone is invited.
JULY 11 TO 14 — The Hamel Rodeo and Bull Ridin’ Bonanza will bring professional rodeo competitors to Corcoran Lions Park, located at County Roads 10 and 101, from Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14. Proceeds will benefit the five community organizations that put on the event. Advance tickets are available on line at www.hamelrodeo.org, the Farmers State Bank of Hamel and Pleasant Hills Saddle Shops.
Women of Today
JULY 15 — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.Rockford School Board
JULY 15 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Library’s Dog Day Afternoons
JULY 18 — 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 Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.