Community 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. On Aug, 3 the community booth will feature St. Peter’s School. 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.


AUG. 1 — 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.

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Battle of the Books 

AUG. 1 — Children ages eight to 12 are invited to join the Battle of the Books at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Participants have to read six library books for this fast-paced competition that includes prizes and treats. Pick up the list of titles and register at the library. Attendance limit is 12.

For information contact the library at 763-972-3467.

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]

Schaust-Pogreba reunion

AUG. 4 — A Schaust-Pogreba family reunion is Sunday, Aug. 4, at noon at Delano City Park. For more information, call Arlene Litfin, 763-972-2855.

Franklin Town Board

AUG. 5 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.

Pint Size Polkas 

AUG. 6 — Polka master Mike Schneider will perform at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. Adults, teens and especially children will enjoy his fast-paced musical performance related to the Summer Reading Program theme “Dig Into Reading.” This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Delano City Council

AUG. 6 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at

Greenfield City Council

AUG. 6 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

60 Plus and Healthy Clinics

AUG. 6 — Wright County Public Health will offer a 60 Plus and Healthy Clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place, 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.

Going Undercover

AUG. 7 — Children and teens ages nine to 14 are invited to a Delano Public Library program titled “Going Undercover” Wednesday, Aug. 7. Three consecutive sessions are offered: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with 10 participants per session. Children will learn about the undercover world of famous detectives and secret agents such as Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. They’ll make their own invisible ink, create a disguise, and enjoy other fun activities. Registration is required. For information contact the library at 763-972-3467.

Medina City Council

AUG. 7 — The Medina City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Polkas You Can Dig

AUG. 7 — Accordionist and polka master Mike Schneider will bring his fast-paced program to the Rockford Public Library Wednesday, Aug. 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m. His concert is adapted to entertain school age children and built around the theme of people who dig. The attendance limit is 50 and preregistration is required. For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.

12 West Toastmasters

AUG. 7  — 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.

Corcoran council

AUG. 8 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.

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Chamber of Commerce

AUG. 8 — The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a morning gathering Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7:30 a.m. at BankWest (5921 Main St.). This meeting is free to members and guests and will last one hour. RSVP to [email protected]

Rockford Senior Citizens

AUG. 12 — The Rockford Seniors 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.

Rockford City Council

AUG. 13 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.

Independence City Council

AUG. 13 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

Loretto City Council

AUG. 13 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.

Delano Concert in the Park

AUG. 14 — The Delano Concert in the Park series will bring 73 Paces, a rock band, to the gazebo at Delano Central Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Audience members are invited to bring food, lawn chairs and blankets to the park for the free concert, sponsored by Delano Community Education and the General Federated Women’s Club of Delano. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the Delano Middle School Auditorium.

Library’s Dog Day Afternoons

AUG. 15 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, the golden retriever, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 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. Future dates are Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.

Country Daze

AUG. 16 TO 17 — The 10th annual Corcoran Country Daze is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, featuring free family fun, free live music, softball, classic car show, craft show, food and beer. Tim Mahoney Band plays Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. with opening act Lakeside Houdinis at 7:30 p.m. Hell Country Truckers plays Saturday, Aug. 17. Concerts are free with non-perishable food donation of cash donation for the food shelf. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Hope Community Church first annual 5K run is Saturday at 8:30 a.m., register at Free family day is Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring Euro bungee jumper, face painting/crazy hair, rock climbing wall, pony rides, build a birdhouse, kid’s games, inflatable toddler zone, North Air Car helicopter, police/fire/rescue exhibits, benefit volleyball tournament and NFL punt, pass and kick contest. Fireworks Saturday night honor American’s veterans. Rain or shine at Corcoran ball fields, 20300 County Rd. 50.