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. 29 — 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. 29 — Area teens are invited to attend Teen Night at the Stork House Thursday, Aug. 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.

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.

Hamel VFW steak dinner

AUG. 30 — The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering a steak dinner for all comers from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the VFW Post, 19020 Hamel Road in Plymouth. Cost will be $9.75 for steak, baked potato, garlic bread, hot vegetables and salad. Proceeds will go towards support of veterans programs.

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]

Holy Name Fall Festival

SEPT. 6 TO 8 — Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community is planning a three-day fall festival that will begin with the movie “We Bought a Zoo” at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at the church, 155 County Road 24 in Medina. Saturday’s plans include a 4 p.m. worship service, food and activities at 5 p.m., music by the Catholic Sonar band beginning at 6 p.m. and music by GB Leighton beginning at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A golf tournament benefiting Holy Name of Jesus School and Faith Formation programs will take place Sunday, Sept. 8, at Pioneer Creek Golf Course, 705 Copeland Road in Independence. Registration and driving range open at noon followed with shotgun start at 1 p.m. For information contact Michele Kirchoff at [email protected], call 763-473-7901 ext. 120, or visit

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.

Deer Hunters banquet

SEPT. 8 — The Wright County/West Metro Whitetails Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) will host its fall fund raiser banquet Sunday, Sept. 8, at the River City Extreme entertainment complex in Monticello. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and an hors d’oeurve buffet will begin at 4:30 p.m. Raffles, games, silent auction and free bowling will be available. Proceeds will go towards sending kids to the MDHA’s Forkhorn Camps and sponsorship of a youth-mentored deer hunt with Three Rivers Park District at Lake Rebecca Park. Tickets for adults are $20 for the buffet only or $45 for the buffet and MDHA membership. A $25 ticket for those 17 years old and under includes the buffet and one-year MDHA Forkhorn membership. For information, call Jim McCarty at 763-682-2061 or Al Weller at 763-370-1206.

Rockford Senior Citizens

SEPT. 9 — 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.

Independence City Council

SEPT. 10 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 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

SEPT. 10 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.

Loretto City Council

SEPT. 10 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.