South Crow River/ Delano Calendar

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 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].com. The Community Market is a collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.

Helping Hands Food Shelf

JULY 18, 25 — Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf will be open on Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 18 and 25, as well as 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the basement of the Delano Community Education Building, 140 Elm Ave. in Delano. Delano Helping Hands is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides emergency food and services to individuals and families in need. For information, call Sandy Pikus, 763–972-3723 or Jean Pilarski, 763-972-3360.


JULY 18 — 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

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.

Delano School Board

JULY 22 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.

Rockford City Council

JULY 23 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.

Concert in the Park

JULY 24 — Skippin’ Stones will perform classic and modern hits during a concert in the park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the gazebo in Delano Central Park. In the event of rain, the concert will take place in the Delano Middle School Auditorium. The public is invited to bring food, folding chairs and blankets to enjoy while listening to the music. Sponsors of the free Concerts in the Park series are Delano Community Education and the General Federated Women’s Club of Delano.

Independence City Council

JULY 23 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

Corcoran council

JULY 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.

Wow Van visit

JULY 25 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25. 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.

Movie in the Park

JULY 26 — On Friday, July 26, at dusk (about 9:15 p.m.) at Riverside Park the Movie “Brave” will play. This is a family friendly free event. There will be concessions to benefit Dollars for Scholars. The back-up location in case of bad weather is the Rockford Fire Station. Bring a chair or blanket and bug spray.

It’s Just Coffee

JULY 30 — 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.

Indoor/Outdoor Rockford Occasional Sales

AUG. 1 & 3 — 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: 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]