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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Market is a collaboration between the Delano Food Council and the Delano Lions Club.
SEPT. 19 — 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.
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.
Burgers, POW/ MIA Recognition
SEPT. 20 — Friday, Sept. 20 will be POW/ MIA Recognition Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth. The recognition will take place during Burgers and More. Anyone is invited to come for casual food and socialization. The VFW Post is open Wednesdays through Fridays beginning at 4 p.m., Saturdays beginning at 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meat raffle every Sunday at 3 p.m. Pull tabs every day.
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.
Fall Morning Stories
SEPT. 24 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., is offering a series of Fall Morning Stories programs for children ages 3 to 5. Programs will take place Tuesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., with stories, songs, rhymes and fun. Registration is required. Call the library at at 763-972-3467 to register.
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.
Uncommon Facts About Common Birds
SEPT. 25 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will have a presentation titled “Uncommon Facts About Common Birds” presented by naturalist Stan Tekiela Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tekiela is a naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer. He has authored more than 100 popular field guides, nature appreciation books and wildlife audio CDs. His field guide series includes Birds of Minnesota, Wildflowers of Minnesota, and Trees of Minnesota. Tekiela’s presentation is for adults, teens and schoolchildren.
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, email@example.com or 763-972-6726.
More than an Ice Cream Social
SEPT. 26 — St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 201 Buffalo St. in Delano, will host “More than an Ice Cream Social” from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26. The menu will include smoked pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, coffee/lemonade, ice cream and homemade pie or cake. Take out and a bake sale will be available. Peggy G. will offer entertainment.
SEPT. 26 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
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 TO 28 — Christ Lutheran Church, 5084 Main St. E., Maple Plain, will host 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.
Books with Boone
SEPT. 27 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., offers a read-aloud program with Boone, a Reading Education Assistance Dog (READ), on the fourth Friday of the month, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. School age children can sign up for the READ program to read, one-to-one with Boone, for 15 minutes. This is a great program for children who are hesitant about reading aloud, as Boone is a great listener. READ sessions will also be available Oct. 25 and Nov. 22. Call the library at 763-972-3467 to register.
Kids Stuff Sale
SEPT. 28 — Orono Schools Early Child and Family Education will hold a Kids Stuff sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Schumann Elementary School, 765 Old Crystal Bay Road, Long Lake. Admission fee between 9 and 10 a.m. is $1. Items will be half price from 1 to 2 p.m. Shoppers will find gently used clothing (infants through teens), toys, baby equipment, books, maternity clothes and more. Registered sellers make 65 percent of sale price and donations help fund ECFE programs. Sellers packets may be picked up at a cost of $7 at the Discovery Center in Maple Plain and at the Orono Community Education Office. Donations may be dropped off until noon Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Discovery Center, the Link at Schumann Elementary and Lake Bank in Long Lake. For information, call Orono ECFE, 763-479-1530, ext. 216.
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 netbynet.org.
45 RPM Heritage Fest
SEPT. 28 — Enjoy the music of 45 RPM, a band that plays classic hits from the 1950s through 1980s, at Delano’s Heritage Fest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will take place outdoors near Delano City Hall on Second Street N. in Delano. The concert is sponsored by the Delano Public Library and funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
Hamel VFW steak fry
SEPT. 28 — Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post invites anyone, member or not, to dine at a steak fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Post, 19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth. A future steak fry night will be Oct. 26. A full bar will be available. Proceeds will go to support veterans’ programs. The VFW Post is open Wednesdays through Fridays beginning at 4 p.m., Saturdays beginning at 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meat raffle every Sunday at 3 p.m. Pull tabs every day.
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.
Medina City Council
OCT. 1 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
OCT. 1 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Delano City Council
OCT. 1 — The Delano City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.
12 West Toastmasters
OCT. 2 — 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-972-6726.
Burgers and More
OCT. 4 — The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post invites anyone, member or not, to dine at a Burgers & More night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Post, 19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth. Future Burgers & More nights will be Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. Proceeds will go to support veterans’ programs. The VFW Post is open Wednesdays through Fridays beginning at 4 p.m., Saturdays beginning at 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meat raffle every Sunday at 3 p.m. Pull tabs every day.
Hamel Fire Dept. Open House
OCT. 6 — The Hamel Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual open house from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the fire station, 92 Hamel Road, Medina. The event will be during National Fire Prevention Week. Activities will include a grease fire demonstration from 2 to 3 p.m., visit from the North Memorial helicopter from 3 to 4 p.m. and an auto extrication from 4 to 5 p.m. Other activities will be station tours, fire truck rides, hose spraying, tattoos, photo booth, relay races, silent auction, food and drink.