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 OCTOBER — 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. For information, contact Diane Przymus at 763-331-1449 or email@example.com. The Community Market is a collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.
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 420-3349.7
SEPT. 12 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Rockford-Greenfield Commerce Meeting
SEPT. 12 — The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at Wright-Hennepin Electric. Check-in begins at 11:30, with meeting and lunch at noon. The organization is open to all local businesses. RSVP to Joel Schmidt at 612-791-1404 by Sept. 10.
Love INC golf tourney
SEPT. 12 — Love in the Name of Christ-Heartland (Love INC), based in Delano, has set Thursday, Sept. 12, as the date for its annual invitational golf tournament. Registration and putting practice will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Pioneer Creek Golf Course, 705 Copeland Rd., Maple Plain. Shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. The trophy will be awarded at a 6 p.m. dinner. Cost is $100 per golfer. To register a foursome, call Ann Reese at Love INC, 763-972-6547.
Independence Heritage Fest
SEPT. 13 & 14 — Independence Heritage Fest will bring a pig roast, sports tournaments, and outdoor dance with live music to Pioneer Creek Park on County Road 90, Friday, Sept. 13, with events beginning at 3 p.m. Events will continue on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 to 5 p.m. with championship games in the Frisbee golf, horseshoe and volley ball tournaments. Anyone can sponsor a pig in pig races taking place at 1 and 3 p.m. An outdoor stage will be the scene of live music and demonstrations. A parade will jump off at noon, Saturday. To register a sports team or sponsor a pig, call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527.
Loretto Fun Fest
SEPT. 14 — Fun Fest will return to West Railway Street and Lions Park in Loretto, from 1 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 14. Events will include a medallion hunt, children’s activities, craft and vendor market, hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), pony rides, fire works and a street dance with music by The Irresistibles Sweet Soul Show featuring Mick Sterling, The dance will follow the 8 p.m. fire works display.
SEPT. 16 — The Rockford Lions meet monthly on the second and third Mondays, monthly, at 7 p.m. in the Lions Building at Riverside Park. Stop in and check out this fun and growing club. There are several events and service projects each year that provide opportunities to volunteer. Other club activities include dinner meetings, golf outings, Mystery Night and more. For more information call LeeAnn Bacon, Membership/Public Relations 612-790-2280, or go to website: www.TheRockfordLions.com
Delano blood drive
SEPT. 16 — The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, at the Delano American Legion, located on Bridge Avenue at Highway 12. Blood is needed for people with blood disorders, cancer patients, transplant recipients, trauma victims, and many others. To schedule an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: 0174751. All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of frozen custard.
Rockford School Board
SEPT. 16 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
SEPT. 16 — 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.
SEPT. 17 — 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.
Sons of Norway
SEPT. 17 — The Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Hayford O’Leary, St. Olaf College Norwegian Department professor and author of “Culture and Customs of Norway,” will tell about multi-cultural Norway, both old and new. Jon Pederson, capital campaign chair of Norway House, will talk about fundraising efforts for the new building in Minneapolis. Norway House in the Upper Midwest has as its mission the preservation and promotion of an appreciation and understanding of the American-Norwegian experience and its relationship to modern Norway. The event will feature a new-member pot luck dinner, and the community is invited. Info: 612-791-7406.
Medina City Council
SEPT. 17 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
SEPT. 17 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
12 West Toastmasters
SEPT. 18 — 12 West Toastmasters meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at Unhinged Pizza (the former Pizza Ranch) at Delano Crossings retail center, located at Highway 12 and County Line Road. Meetings last one hour and feature communication and leadership through better listening, thinking, speaking. A second 12 West group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Bohemian Wine Bar and Grill, located on Second St. north of Bridge Avenue in Delano. For information, contact Dale Vander Linden, email@example.com or 763-972-6726.
SEPT. 18 — Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a free seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to questions without any cost or obligation. Seminars will cover current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. The next information session is Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple St. in Waconia. Registration is not required, but aides in planning. For more information, visit ridgeviewmedical.org/events or call 952-442-7820.
Dog Day Afternoons
SEPT. 19 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, the golden retriever, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 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 Oct. 17 and Nov. 21. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.
Medina Celebration Day
SEPT. 21 — Medina Celebration Day Saturday, Sept. 21, will feature a K-9 demonstration, bingo, food, business expo, fireworks and much more. Activities will take place from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hamel Community Building, 3200 Mill Drive in Medina. Fireworks are scheduled for 8 p.m.
Delano School Board
SEPT. 23 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. in Delano City Hall, 234 N. Second Street.
It’s Just Coffee
SEPT. 24 — 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.
Independence City Council
SEPT. 24 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, 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.
Rockford City Council
SEPT. 24 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.
SEPT. 24 — 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.
12 West Toastmasters
SEPT. 25 — 12 West Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Bohemian Wine Bar and Grill, located on Second St. north of Bridge Avenue in Delano. A second 12 West group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at Unhinged Pizza (the former Pizza Ranch) at Delano Crossings retail center, located at Highway 12 and County Line Road. Meetings last one hour and feature communication and leadership through better listening, thinking, speaking. For information, contact Dale Vander Linden, firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-972-6726.
Wow Van visit
SEPT. 26 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. 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.
Christ Lutheran Church sale
SEPT. 26 – 28 — Christ Lutheran Church, 5084 Main St. E., Maple Plain, will hold its annual sale, Thursday, Sept. 26 through Saturday, Sept. 28. Shoppers will find women’s, men’s and children’s items, both new and used. Treasures, antiques and rummage items will be available. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, with items selling at half price on Friday. Saturday will be bag day, cost $2 per bag.