AUG. 16-17 — 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, 200 County Rd. 10.
AUG. 19 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.
AUG. 19 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
AUG. 27 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
St. Michael council
AUG. 27 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.
MQP Parish Festival
SEPT. 22 — Mary Queen of Peace Parish Festival is Sunday, Sept. 22, at St. Martin Church Campus, 21304 Church Ave., Rogers.
Festivities will begin at 10 am and will end with the Grand Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. The famous chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities include bingo, pull tabs, silent auction, farmers market, craft booth, cake walk, games and more. Food court: pork chops, hamburgers, hot dogs, pie, ice cream, popcorn, soda and beer. This festival is packed full of activities for the whole family.
Lions tractor pull
AUG. 24 — The Corcoran Lions Nationals Tractor Pull is Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran Lions Park. Free parking, beer and food on grounds, open pit, no coolers allowed. Heavy super stock two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, super stock, pro farm and semis. Admission is $15 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 4 to 11 and free for ages 3 and under. Lions Park is located at County Rd. 101 and County Rd. 10 (Bass Lake Road) 5 miles west on County Rd. 10 from I-494. For more information or an entry form, go to corcoranlions.com or contact Russ Poppler at 763-238-4525.
AUG. 29 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Aug. 29 (Aug. 22 meeting rescheduled), at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
AUG. 30 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.
Lions demolition derby
SEPT. 7 — Corcoran Lions Demolition Derby is Saturday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran Lions Park. Free parking, beer and food on grounds (no coolers allowed). Cars, trucks and compact cars. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 4 to 11; and free for ages 3 and under. Lions Park is located at County Rd. 101 and County Rd. 10 (Bass Lake Road) 5 miles west on County Rd. 10 from I-494. For more information or an entry form, go to corcoranlions.com or contact Russ Poppler at 763-238-4525.
St. Thomas garage sale
SEPT. 11 THROUGH 13 — The St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (20000 County Rd. 10, Corcoran) garage sale is Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 9 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (50 percent off from 4 to 8 p.m.); Friday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (bag day, $4/bag, unlimited bag. For more information, call Alice at 420-3349.
Fire Up 5K
SEPT. 28 — The Tim Larson Memorial Fund Fire Up 5K walk and run is Saturday, Sept. 28, behind STMA Middle School West, 11343 50th St., Albertville. Registration is at 8 a.m., race at 9. Register by Sept. 21 for $20 to guarantee a t-shirt. Race day registration is $25, extra shirts will be available while they last. Kids can race this year, students 18 and under pay $10 for the 5K. The course winds through the city of Albertville. Former STMA teacher Tim Larson was killed tragically Oct. 18, 2011. He was an avid runner, having finished 15 marathons. Tim loved the color blaze orange. Participants are encouraged to wear orange in support. For more information, call or email Blair Kelley at 244-6020, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, send name, address, email, t-shirt size and check payable to Tim Larson Memorial Fund, c/o Blair Kelley, 7431 Large Ave. NE, Otsego, MN 55301.