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.
SEPT. 26 — 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.
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.
Delano Heritage Festival
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.
Art show open house
OCT. 1 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, to begin the 28th annual art show. Artist Teri Jensen, of Watertown, will speak about her art and show samples from 6:30 to 7 p.m. She has worked in many types of media, and in many subject areas. She will demonstrate how she began to draw by doodling on paper. Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to imitate Jensen. Paper and pencils will be provided. Cartoonist and acrylic painter Rollie Starry will do caricatures of all who attend. The art ahow will be displayed from Oct. 1 through Oct. 26th throughout the library.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 1 — 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.
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.
Franklin Town Board
OCT. 7 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
Rockford City Council
OCT. 8 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.
Rockford Senior Citizens
OCT. 8 — 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
OCT. 8 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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.
12 West Toastmasters
OCT. 9 — 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.
Card Marathon Deadline
OCT. 12 — The deadline for reserving a spot in the seven-month long Card Marathon, sponsored by the General Federated Women’s Club of Delano, is Saturday, Oct. 12. The 2013-2014 series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 21. The event is held on the third Monday of the month at the Delano Middle School media center and continues through April 21. Card games are “500” and cribbage. Cost for the entire season is $15. Cash prizes are awarded each month and to champions in each game at the end of the season. To reserve space in the Card Marathon, contact Norma Wandersee at 763-972-2068 or Pat Sawatzke at 763-972-3939.
OCT. 14 — 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
Loretto City Council
OCT. 14 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.