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 Library Art Show
OCT. 1 – 26 — Area amateur and professional artists are exhibiting their work at the annual Delano Public Library art exhibit through Oct. 26. The library and the Friends of the Delano Library are exhibit sponsors. The art show is on view during library hours at 160 Railroad Ave. E., Delano.
OCT. 17 — 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.
Burgers and More
OCT. 18 — 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 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.
OCT. 18, 19, 25, 26, 31 — Haunted Acres is returning to Corcoran Lions Park, 7205 County Road 101, Corcoran for the Halloween season. Hours will be 7 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31. Tickets will cost $10 or $9 with a non-perishable food donation for area food shelves. Caution: This attraction is for mature audiences only. Sponsors are the Hamel and Corcoran Lions Clubs and Northwest Area Jaycees.
OCT. 19 — Catholic United Financial is sponsoring a matching grant “mystery” bingo, set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sts. Peter and Parish Center, 145 Railway St., Loretto. Proceeds will go towards religious education programs at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish of Loretto. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children 11 and under. This price includes 20 games of bingo, door prizes, and meal (hot dog, chips, and beverage). All prizes are valued between $20 and $40.
OCT. 21 — 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
Snuggle Up and Read Storytime
OCT. 21 — Parents are invited to register their toddlers, 18 months to three years, for a series of Snuggle Up and Read Toddler Storytimes. They will take place 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. on Mondays, Oct. 21 through Nov. 4. Toddler times will include singing, clapping and fun stories, as well as a new literacy tip each week. Attendance limit is 10. Registration in advance is required. Call the library at at 763-972-3467.
Rockford School Board
OCT. 21 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Women of Today
OCT. 21 — The Maple Grove Chapter of Women of Today hosts its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month. The group invites everyone to join them at the Maple Grove Community Center at 7 p.m. Guests from Maple Grove and surrounding communities are welcome. The mission of Women of Today is to help women improve their own lives and the lives of the people in their communities. View the website at www.maplegrovewt.org or contact the group at email@example.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Fall Morning Stories
OCT. 22 — 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 on Tuesdays through Oct. 29 from 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.
Independence City Council
OCT. 22 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 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
OCT. 22 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.
OCT. 22 — 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.
12 West Toastmasters
OCT. 23 — 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-972-6726.
OCT. 24 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Books with Boone
OCT. 25 — 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. His next visits will be Oct. 25 and Nov. 22, 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. Call the library at 763-972-3467 to register.
Hamel VFW steak fry
OCT. 26 — Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post invites anyone, member or not, to dine at a steak fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Post, 19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth. 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.
Booooos on River Costume Party
OCT. 26 — The Delano Jaycees will sponsor a Booooos on the River Food Drive Costume Party and Dance, beginning at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27, Watertown. The Jaycees will offer drink specials, door prizes, DJ Music all Night, and cash prizes for the top three best costumes. Admission will be a free will cover charge with proceeds benefitting local food shelves. Guests are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to help fill food shelves for the holiday season.
Super Saturday Costume Party
OCT. 26 — Orono Discovery Center, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain, will a host a Super Saturday Costume Party from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. Costumes are optional. Hosts are Orono Schools Early Learning Education programs. They will offer activities for all ages, hauntingly good treats and gym time to get the ghouls out. For information call the office at 763-479-1530 ext. 216. The event is free and open to everyone.