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. 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. 22 — 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.

Stork House Teen Night

AUG. 22, 29 — Area teens are invited to attend Teen Night at the Stork House Thursday, Aug. 22 and 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stork House (8131 Bridge St., Rockford). A meal is provided and well as speakers and hands-on projects focused on local history.

Rocket Boosters Golf Tournament

AUG. 23 — Area residents are invited to join the Rocket Boosters at their annual Golf Tournament on Friday, Aug. 23 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Shamrock golf course in Corcoran.

The tournament will be an 18-hole, shotgun start, four-person scramble. There is a dinner only option. Registration deadline is Aug. 19, so make your reservation early. Space is limited.  Register online at, or call AnnMarie Arens at 612-418-9090, or Greg Dvorsak at 612-840-2400.

Movie in Riverside Park

AUG. 23 — The Sandlot will be shown in Riverside Park in Rockford at dusk (around 8:40 p.m.). In case of rain, the movie will show in the Rockford Fire Station (6700 Main St.). The Rockford Athletic Association is sponsoring this event and selling concessions. This is family friendly event, and a chair or blanket is recommended for your viewing pleasure.

St. Anne’s Street Dance  

AUG. 24, 25 — St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 200 Hamel Road in Hamel will host a free street dance and the church’s annual festival the weekend of Aug. 24 and 25. Saturday, August 24 is the street dance featuring local country artist Shane Martin from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be inflatables for kids and a mechanical bull the adults. Food and drink will be available. Sunday, Aug. 25, is the parish festival. A chicken dinner with all the fixings will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside food and drink will be available. “Sonar Band” will provide music. There will be inflatables for kids, bingo, pull tabs, silent auction, country store, white elephant sale. At 4 p.m. a grand raffle drawing for 55 prizes will be held (need not be present to win). For information call 763-478-6644.

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.

Independence City Council

AUG. 27 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

Rockford City Council

AUG. 27 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.

It’s Just Coffee

AUG. 27 — 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.

Bivoli Folkdancing

AUG. 27 — Come and learn international dances that are fun and easy to learn. Bivoli Folkdancing will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month on the second floor of the Heritage Center, Bridge Avenue and Second Street in Delano. No experience or partner is necessary. Drop-in when ever you can and stay as long as you want. Bring a reusable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Cost is one dollar per session.

Corcoran council

AUG. 29 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 29 (Aug. 22 meeting rescheduled), at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.

Flu Vaccine Clinic 

AUG. 29 — Rockford Area Schools is hosting a Community Flu Shot Clinic at the Rockford Community Center Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. This clinic is being offered through the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency (MVNA), which will be offering either the flu shot or flu mist at this clinic and can bill your major health care insurance carrier directly. If you do not have insurance, the cost will depend on whether you receive the flu shot or flu mist.

Wow Van visit

AUG. 29 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. 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.

Medina Budget Open House

SEPT. 3 — The city of Medina will hold an informational open house on the city’s proposed preliminary budget for 2014 at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. The open house will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, prior to the 7 p.m. city council meeting. The City Council is required to certify the preliminary 2014 city property tax levy to Hennepin County by Sept. 15. Property taxes are a major revenue source for funding Medina’s general fund budget.

Medina City Council

SEPT. 3 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

SEPT. 3 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Franklin Town Board

SEPT. 3 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.

Occasional Sale 

SEPT. 5 & 7 — There will be a sale of various items (antiques, plants, etc.) Thursday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rockford Mall parking lot. Please call Annette at 763-477-5480 for additional information, or to secure a free booth, or email [email protected]

Rockford Township Cleanup Day

SEPT. 7 — There will be a cleanup day at the Rockford Township Hall, 3039 Dague Avenue, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a rain or shine event. All fees are listed in the township’s newsletter, which can be viewed at

Please look at the map of the pit and arrange your items for ease of unloading.

Miscellaneous items will be charged by load level. Mixed and unorganized loads will pay the miscellaneous rate.

Questions can be answered at 763-682-3499.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles

SEPT. 7 — A Dad’s Belgian Waffle breakfast Saturday, Sept. 7, will benefit the Delano Fire Relief Association and the Delano Senior Center. Waffles, sausages, flavored syrups and drinks will be served from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Delano City Hall, 234 Second Street N. Cost for adults is $7.50 in advance, $8.50 at the door. Cost for children ages five and under is $3. A silent auction will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Transportation is available by calling 763-972-0574. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Delano Senior Center.

Delano street dance

SEPT. 7 — Butch Automatic and the Four Speeds will perform music from the early rock and roll era in a reunion concert Saturday, Sept. 7, during a street dance in front of Dave’s Town Club, 138 N. River St., Delano. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and music will begin at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will help fund upgrades to the Delano Middle School auditorium. The street dance reunites original members of the popular rock group that first performed locally in the 1970s. Advance tickets are available for $10 at the State Bank of Delano, Crow River Bank, Dave’s Town Club, Three Crows Coffee House, B’s on the River, Linnie’s Ice Cream, Delano American Legion and Doreen’s Hair Design. Tickets will cost $14 on the night of the concert.

Delano PIE – Lions Trap Shoot

SEPT. 7 — Delano Partners in Education (DPIE) and the Delano Lions will hold their ninth annual Benefit Trap Shoot from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at Park Gun Club located near the intersection of Highway 12 and County Road 6. All proceeds will go to DPIE to support its activities. An entry fee of $40 for adults and $20 for students will pay for one 25 round shoot, food and drink. Additional rounds will be $10. The entry fee includes hamburgers, brats, other food items and beverages. Instruction will be available for beginning shooters.