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. On Aug, 3 the community booth will feature St. Peter’s School. 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.
AUG. 8 — 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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AUG. 8 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
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@example.com
Forever Families 5K
AUG. 10 — Forever Families 5K is a unique event where adoptive children and their families will gather to participate in a 5K Run/Walk at Lake Rebecca Park raising funds in support of European Children Adoption Services (ECAS), the agency that provided them with loving, permanent families in Minnesota in their efforts to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves and to raise awareness about the orphan crisis. It is a good opportunity for families interested in international adoption to meet adoptive families, adopted children and the agency staff. The 5K will take place Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the beachside area of Lake Rebecca Park. For more information call 763-694-6188 or go toecasus.org
Grief Support Group
AUG. 12 — The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center will meet Monday, Aug. 12, 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.
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.
Crow River Food Co-op
AUG. 12 — The Crow River Food Co-op (Community Owned Grocery Store) will host a meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chine Buffet (Rockford Mall). If you are looking for more information about the co-op effort, please stop by and learn more.
Wow Van visit
AUG. 13 — 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, Aug. 13. 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 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 independence.govoffice.com.
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.
Look Good…Feel Better
AUG. 14 — Look Good….Feel Better is a free service which teaches you, as a cancer patient, beauty techniques to help enhance your appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. This class will be Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia. This free service teaches cancer patients beauty techniques to help enhance appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Any woman currently undergoing or is about to undergo cancer treatment is invited to attend. To register, call 800-227-2345. There is no fee to attend.
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.
Stork HouseTeen Night
AUG. 15 — Area teens are invited to attend Teen Night at the Stork House Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stork House (8131 Bridge St., Rockford). This event is ongoing Thursday evenings through Aug. 29. A meal is provided and well as speakers and hands-on projects focused on local history.
Delano Chamber of Commerce
AUG. 15 — Volunteers will be recognized at the Delano Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Apple Jack Orchards, 4875 37th St. S.E. in Delano. Cost of lunch will be $10. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 763-972-6756 before noon, Wednesday, Aug. 14 that the hosts can prepare food accordingly. People who do not intend to eat lunch, or are late in reserving lunch, are welcome to attend with the understanding there may not be extra lunches available.
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.
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 www.hope-church.info. 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.
AUG. 18 — Summerfest, held at the Burschville School located in Corcoran on County Rd. 10 Sunday, Aug. 18, from noon to 4:30 p.m. There will be old-fashioned music, “Those Pork Chops” food wagon, face painting by Naomi, school tours, kids games, door prizes and raffles. This is a annual fundraiser for the upkeep of the Burschville School by the North Hennepin PioneerSociety. Visit the Corcoran website for pictures and more information: www.ci.corcoran.mn.us.
St. Thomas parish festival
AUG. 18 — The St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church parish festival/turkey dinner is Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 20000 County Rd. 10.
Delano Lions Golf Tourney
AUG. 19 — The Delano Lions Club will host its sixth annual golf tournament Monday, Aug. 19, at B’s on the River and River’s Edge Golf Course near Watertown. Registration starts at 1 p.m. Shotgun start is scheduled for 2 p.m. The event is a nine-hole scramble with four-player teams. Cost of $50 per person includes greens fee, cart and dinner. To register, send a check, name of team and names and phone numbers of players to Delano Lions, P.O. Box 252, Delano MN 55328. For information, contact Rick Schaffer at email@example.com or 952-221-4700 or Derek Schansberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-384-4300.
Rockford School Board
AUG. 19 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
AUG. 19 — 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@example.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Medina City Council
AUG. 20 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Delano City Council
AUG. 20 — The Delano City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street. For agenda information, visit the city website at delano.mn.us.
Greenfield City Council
AUG. 20 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
12 West Toastmasters
AUG. 21 — The 12 West Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at Unhinged Pizza, located on Highway 12 in the Delano Crossings retail center.
Delano Concert in the Park
AUG. 21 — The Delano Concert in the Park series will bring Route 55, a rock band, to the gazebo at Delano Central Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The band from Maple Lake will perform classic Big Band and Jazz. 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.
Delano School Board
AUG. 26 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.