North Crow River News community calendar

Pumpkin decorating

OCT. 19 — Gather up creative goblins and spend the afternoon at the Hanover Historical Society’s third annual Pumpkin Decorating Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This year the event is relocating to downtown near the historic bridge and sharing the spotlight with Oktoberfest activities. Bring creative goblins/grand goblins in costume, and the Hanover Historical Society will furnish the pumpkins and art supplies. Masterpiece decorating goes on from 3 to 4 p.m. with pumpkin judging at 4 p.m. The children’s costume contest winners will also be announced at 4. Winners must be present. Bring cameras and snap “scary” photos of children with Rowdy the Scarecrow. Needle in the Haystack and ongoing mini pumpkin golf games while waiting for the judging. Enjoy free cookies and orange drink. Rain or shine, bring out the family and spend a few hours enjoying this family-friendly event under a tent. Afterwards, enjoy music, food and beer as part of the Oktoberfest activities. This event is sponsored by the Hanover Historical Society along with a donation from the Hanover Athletic Association. For more information about the event, call Tim Zimmerman at 763-370-7373.

Oktoberfest in Hanover

OCT. 19 — Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Historic Bridge in Hanover. Come on out and enjoy music from the Elk River German Band. Beverages and Food served up by the folks at River Inn also, a Silent Auction, desserts and snacks to help the Hanover Royalty.  Pumpkin Decorating and Costume Event for kids from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Brought to you by: River Inn, Hanover Harvest Festival Royalty, Hanover Historical Society, Hanover Athletic Association and support from City of Hanover.

Annual Fall 

Craft/Bake Sale

OCT. 19 — The Annual Fall Craft and Bake Sale is Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room. Come, enjoy, shop for Christmas, buy some homemade baked goods, and also have lunch.

STMA board

OCT. 21 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

OCT. 21 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Rogers council

OCT. 22 — 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. 22 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

OCT. 24 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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.

Craft and bake sale

OCT. 26 — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Hanover is hosting its annual craft and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch will served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch menu includes chicken wild rice soup, chili, pulled pork sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, bar, coffee and milk.

Proceeds from the sale go to the Mission Commission for the orphanage in Haiti that St. Paul’s sponsors. All are welcome.

‘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.

Food/clothing drive, Halloween Party

OCT. 26 — Join this year at one of the three locations for the 6th Annual CommUNITY Food and Clothing Drive to help us supply the Hanover Area Food Shelf with items for those in need this winter, plus a free Trick-or-Trunk Halloween Party. Bring children to the Alleluia Lutheran Church Land (located along 30th St NE in St. Michael, just west of County Rd. 19) for the Trick-or-Trunk Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children will stroll around the decorated themed vehicles and get neat treats. While there, drop off food and winter clothing donations to benefit the Hanover Area Food Shelf. Want to donate non-perishable food and winter clothing? Stop by Coborn’s in Albertville or Marketplace in St. Michael between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Winter clothing should be new or clean and gently-used with working zippers, fasteners, etc. This event is organized by Alleluia Lutheran Church and assisted by area Girl Scouts. For more information, contact the Alleluia Church office 497-5816.

Lions Halloween Party

OCT. 27 — The Albertville Lions will be hosting a  Community Halloween Party Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. This free event will be at

Albertville Central Park- Lower Shelter. Activities for the family include: Paint and Take a Pumpkin (while supplies last), Zombie Water Bombs, Halloween Crafts, Games and Refreshments and a Halloween Costume Contest (Judging takes place at 3:30 p.m.).

Lions Pancake Breakfast

OCT. 27 — The Hanover Lions Club will be having its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hanover City Hall. Breakfast will be served from 8 am to noon. The menu includes pancakes, french toast, great grilled sausage from Dehmers, juice, milk and coffee. We will also be serving our special blueberry pancakes for all to enjoy. The prices remain the same as in the past, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for kids under 12. All proceeds from this event are used to support local groups and programs. The Hanover Fire Department, the Hanover Food Shelf, and local scout groups are some of the people that benefit. Anyone interested in donating some time to help ‘flip pancakes’ is welcome. Call Dean or Linda Eckard at 763-498-7702 for more information.

Quilt bingo

OCT. 27 — St. Michael Catholic School along with Catholic United Financial is hosting quilt bingo Sunday, Oct. 27. A handmade quilt can be yours with a winning bingo. Four games of bingo have a cash prize. Kids, you may enter the drawing to win one of the two bikes to be given away. Food will be served beginning at noon. Bingo begins at 1 p.m.

Hanover council

NOV. 4 — Hanover City Council meets Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Holiday Bazaar

NOV. 9 — The annual Mary Queen of Peace Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Church hall located at 21304 Church Ave in downtown Rogers. Enjoy crafts, bake goods, theme baskets and raffle items. Coffee and Egg bake available in the morning and Chicken Soup lunch beginning at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Fall Craft Show

NOV. 23 — St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today Fall Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, 11343 – 50th Street NE, Albertville, MN 55301. Overflow parking/shuttle from Primary School. New and returning crafters. Concessions available. Drop off location for Caring for Kids, Your local toy drive.  Please donate NEW unwrapped toys, hats/mittens, and books for children birth to age 18. Monetary donations also accepted. Hosted by Hanover Food Shelf. For more information call 800-340-9817 or