North Crow River News community calendar

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.

Spaghetti dinner

OCT. 5 — The department wishes to invite everyone to a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and a chance to visit with your friends and neighbors. Proceeds benefit the Hanover Fire Relief Association.

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.

Resume review

OCT. 9 — St. Michael Public Library is offering an opportunity for adults to do a resume review Wednesday, Oct. 9, between 10 a.m. and noon. Matt Rausch, a retired and experienced WorkForce representative, will provide 15-minute individual one-on-one review sessions to 8 adults. Registration is required. To register or for additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Corcoran council

OCT. 10 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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.

Hanover council

OCT. 15— Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Snowmobile safety

OCT. 15 — The Foxtailers Snowmobile Club is offing a youth snowmobile safety training course. The course will be using the CD based training and the CDs will be supplied at the first class. The two-day course will be held at the St. Michael-Albertville High School Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students must attend all both classes and be there for the duration. Students can register if they are or will be 12 years of age or older by Jan. 1, 2014. Students 16 years old or older will be encouraged to order and complete an adult CD from the Minnesota DNR website. Registration is required, as class size is limited, there will be a $5 registration fee and a $5 fee through the DNR for the certificate when the class is completed. To enroll, call 763-497-6550 or visit STMA Community Education website at

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.