North Crow River News community calendar

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 Sunday, 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.

Fire open house

OCT. 5 — The St. Michael Fire Department’s Open House is Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station, 216 Main St. South. This free event includes: Meet Fire Fighters; Fire Apparatus and Equipment Display; Station Tours; Fire Prevention Information; Drinks and Hot Dogs Available.

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.

Rogers council

OCT. 8 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

OCT. 8 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Pork chop dinner

OCT. 10 — The Annual Pork Chop Dinner of Life In Christ Lutheran Church is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner will be at Life In Christ, 5015 Main Avenue in Albertville (across from STMA Middle School West). Tickets may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Life in Christ Preschool.

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.

Library book sale

OCT. 26 — The Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library will be hosting its Fall Book Sale Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bag sale beginning at 1 p.m.

The sale will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 11800 Town Center Dr. in St. Michael. Paperbacks and VHS videos will be for sale for 50 cents; trade paperbacks, DVDs and hard covers $1; and best-seller items and some special sets will be for sale price as marked. Donations are currently being accepted at the library during open hours. The library is NOT accepting textbooks, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, magazines or any books with mold or mildew damage. All proceeds will go to the the Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library to support programming, special equipment, and furnishings for the library. No pre-sales or scanning devices are allowed. Volunteers are needed for set-up, sale day and take-down, inquire at 497-1998.

‘Country Hoedown’ fundraiser

OCT. 26 — Hillside HOPE Thru Hooves will be hosting its fifth annual Fall Fundraising Event “A Country Hoedown ~ Raising Awareness for Mental Health,” Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Rogers Community Room, 21201 Memorial Dr. Doors open at 5:30 with Silent Auction / Raffle, Dinner and program at 6 p.m. Entertainment: DJ & the Rowdy Cowboy Show & special guests ~ The Black Labels Dance Team for specialty line dancing. Come dressed as a favorite country western entertainer or cowboy/cowgirl attire and win a prize for best costume.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased on line at or by calling 612-840-5366. This is an 18 + event, so grab your partner, friends, neighbors, & come on out for a great cause. Proceeds from this event will be used for client scholarships and program expense.