North Crow River News community calendar

Style show, silent auction

SEPT. 21 — The third annual Arc United Style Show and Silent Auction is Saturday, Sept. 21, at St. Albert Parish Hall, 11400 57th St., Albertville. Doors open at 9 a.m., brunch served at 10 a.m. Join for a morning of food, fun and fashion, while supporting the important programs of Arc United. Event includes brunch, silent auction, raffle and the fashion show, featuring models with disabilities. Fashions from the shops at Albertville Outlet Mall. Tickets at the door: $30. For questions, or to purchase tickets in advance for $25, email [email protected]

Quilt show

SEPT. 21 — The public is welcome to attend a quilt show Saturday, Sept. 21, at Heritage Place in Rogers, 21255 John Milless Dr. in downtown Rogers. Heritage residents are hosting the event from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 428-2354.

Innovation Fair

SEPT. 21 — The 2013 Crow River Innovation Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the St. Michael City Center. Bring family and friends to a morning full of activities: middle school kids’ Innovation Fair projects; vote for the fan favorite, face painting, a question and answer booth with an inventor from the community, hands on activities from the Bakken museum, robotics demonstrations from the Monticello FIRST Tech Challenge team, refreshments and much more. This is a Girl Scout Silver Award event sponsored by St. Michael Rotary Club, FYCC, Highland Bank, Health Source, St. Michael-Albertville Health Clinic, Buffalo Rotary Club, and Coborns.

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.

Women of Today

accessory swap

SEPT. 24 — The STMA Women of Today are hosting an accessory swap Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at At Sandi Estey’s home. Call 497-4488 for directions. Bring gently used, new and up to date jewelry, belts, purses  and any other accessories that you no longer want or need to swap with other Women of Today members and friends. Participants will get to shop for “new” items and clean their closet of unused accessories. All items must be in good condition.  Items left at the end of the night will be donated to the Hanover Food Shelve for their Career Closet. Specials just for Women of Today members and friends that attend. RSVP to Sandi at 763-497-4488  [email protected] or Lisabet at 763-221-5356 or [email protected]

Rogers council

SEPT. 24 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

SEPT. 24 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

SEPT. 26 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Girl Scout meeting

SEPT. 26 — Learn more about Girl Scouts troops in your area Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Albertville City Hall, 5950 Main Ave., Albertville. For more information, contact Jennifer Peltz at [email protected] Membership dues are $15. Financial assistance is available. To express interest or sign up for a troop, visit or call 800-845-0787.

Chamber dinner/auction

SEPT. 26 — I-94 West Chamber of Commerce – Cabela’s annual dinner and silent auction is Thursday, Sept. 26, at Rockwoods Banquet &  Conference Center, 9100 Quaday Ave NE, Otsego, 5 p.m. social hour and 7 p.m. dinner. New this year, all silent auction donations will also be available at an online auction. Bidding is open, check back often as items are added frequently. Visit the online auction at (click on Annual Dinner & Silent Auction for links), and also find silent auction information, sponsorship opportunities and event registration.

Tailgating event

SEPT. 27 — An STMA tailgating event is Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West parking lot. Featuring games, music, food and prizes, hosted by STMA staff, students, families and alumni. All football fans are welcome. Bring chairs. Featuring $2 burgers for STMA students and staff of all ages; $4 for a burger basket; $3/$5 for all other football fans.

Light the clocks 


SEPT. 27 — A pork chop supper and Silent Auction, including old clock face from St. Michael Historic Church, is Friday, Sept. 27 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the St Michael American Legion (Liberty Bar). Hosted by the Historic Church Preservation Committee.

Cole’s Cause

SEPT. 28 — The second Annual Cole’s Cause Benefit is Saturday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 11 p.m. at Broadway Bar and Pizza, 21431 141st Ave., Rogers. Tickets are $10 at the door. Join again this year to raise funds for Children’s Hospitals New Neuroscience Center. It will be an evening of live music featuring the bands, “Short on Cash” and “Hollow Point” There will also be a silent auction and wine raffle.  Cole Buckingham died in January 2009 from a complication of a neurological disease. He was an amazing, intelligent, funny little boy that will always be remembered. His name will be on one of the nutrition rooms at the new center.

St. John’s 5K walk

SEPT. 28 — The Malaria Melee 5K run/walk will be Saturday Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9141 County Rd. 101, Corcoran. Race Day Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. T-shirts, snacks and refreshments included with registration. Prizes for top male and female runner. Prize drawings for all participants immediately following the race. Proceeds go to Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Register to save money and be guaranteed a race shirt. Forms are available at St. John’s or at

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 [email protected] 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.

Concert in the Park

SEPT. 29 — The Hanover Park Board has organized a FREE concert in the park event for Saturday, Sept. 29. The band White Sidewalls will be playing music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Settlers Park. This is a family event so everyone is invited. Bring lawn chairs.

HC Farm Bureau meeting

SEPT. 30 — Hennepin County Farm Bureau President, Marvin Johnson, announces the Annual Meeting will be Monday, Sept. 30, at the Corcoran City Center. A buffet dinner will be served from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Each paid Farm Bureau membership will receive one free dinner. Non members are welcome. Many door prizes will be given. The Corcoran City Center is located on County Road 116 between County Roads 30 and 10. Guests are welcome. Reservations should be made by calling the Farm Bureau office at 763-478-3988 or the president at 763-479-2274.

Hanover council

OCT. 1— Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Tree planting demonstration

OCT. 5 — Think you know how to plant a tree? Think again. There is an “epidemic of failure of trees” planted by human hands and it’s all due to the development of faulty root systems. Learn the two simple things you must know before you plant another tree at a hands-on tree planting demonstration Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at Mallard Park, Hanover (Take River Road north to 11th street east (right), park is on the left). Janet McDaniel, a Minnesota Tree Care Advisor who lives in Hanover will conduct the tree planting and can answer other questions like how often to water, what type of tree is best to plant, what is transplant shock, etc. The correct way to plant a tree needs to be learned and passed on to family and friends so we can all enjoy their beauty and benefits.

STMA board

OCT. 7 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

OCT. 7 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

German Fest

OCT. 12 — A German Fest is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr. NE, St. Michael. Featuring German dinner, beer and the “Mellow Nights” Band. Roast pork, bierstube sausages, sauerkraut, German potato salad rolls, German chocolate cake, apple pie and coffee. Catered by Dehmer’s, buffet service at 6 P.M. Advance tickets: $20 Adults – $15 ages 12 and younger, on sale through Oct. 5 at Coborn’s Albertville, St. Michael FYCC  and Crow River Senior Center. At the door tickets, adults $30; $15 ages 12 and younger, advanced tickets encouraged. Ticket includes dinner and music. Cash bar and prize drawings. Proceeds Benefit St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club and other community programs. Presented by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club.