NOV. 7, 9 — On Thursday,, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a sale of various items in the Rockford Mall parking lot, 8900 Walnut St. If interested in participating, or if you have questions, call Annette at 763-477-5480.
Helping Hands Food Shelf hours
NOV. 7, 14, 21 — Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf will be open for standard service from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21. The food shelf also will be open from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. December food shelf hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Helping Hands will be closed on Nov. 28, Dec. 19 and Dec. 26. In order to continue to meet demands of monthly food shelf usage, Helping Hands will not provide special Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets. Helping Hands encourages groups to hold food drives throughout the year and inform the food shelf of the effort. Cash donations allow the food shelf to purchase food from Second Harvest Food Bank at a much lower cost per pound than the average consumer can. Helping Hands is located in the basement of the Delano Community Education Building on Elm Avenue at Second Street in Delano. For information, call Helping Hands Coordinator Jeanie Pilarski, 763-972-3360, or Helping Hands Chair Sandy Pikus, 763-972-3723.
NOV. 7 — 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.
NOV. 9 -— Start your own homemade tradition by attending the fourth annual Ornament Making event at the Lion’s Building in Rockford’s Riverside Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of projects for a wide range of ages will be available. Roll up a delicate snowflake using thin strips of paper, glue, and a quilling tool. Personalize a card with a string of colorful fingerprint Christmas lights. Create a pierced tin ornament using a hammer, a nail and a can lid. Disguise a candy cane as a reindeer to hang on the tree. Loop together colorful strips for a decorative paper chain. All these choices and more will be waiting for you, just in time to finish for your seasonal decorating. This event is sponsored by the Rockford Area Historical Society, a local nonprofit supported by private donations. In order to sustain future local events free for the community, please consider a $10 donation to help defray costs. For more information on this and other RAHS events including Christmas open houses, visit www.rockfordmnhistory.org.
Home/Craft Show and Expo
NOV. 9 — “Shop for a Cure” at Dorothy’s Home & Craft Show Expo on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Township Hall, 3091 Dague Ave. SE, Buffalo. This is a fundraiser for the Delano Relay of Life (supporting the American Cancer Society). There will be door prizes and kids activities at this free event, which is in its 10th year.
Make and Take Fall Craft
NOV. 6 — On Saturday, November 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Library, 8220 Cedar St., area residents are invited to make a card, a craft and a sweet treat, all with a fall theme.
Home Free “Fun-Raiser”
NOV. 9 — The 11th annual Be an Angel for Home Free “Fun-Raiser” will benefit Home Free programs for victims of domestic violence. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 9 wat Holy Name Church, 155 County Road 24, Medina. Home Free has served battered women and their children in the Plymouth area for over 36 years. The event will feature a spaghetti supper and desserts for a free-will offering, a speaker from Home Free and magician Matt Dunn. Silent and live auctions will offer gift baskets, holiday presents, garden ornaments and more. The benefit is free and open to the public. A personal care item or cleaning product for residents of Home Free will be welcomed at the door.
NOV. 10 — The public is invited to join in for a German Dinner Sunday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Corcoran. The menu includes: roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, German potato salad, red cabbage, saucer kraut, dinner roll, German chocolate cake or apple kuchen and a beverage. There will also be a craft and bake sale. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 (children under 4 are free). The church is located at 9141 County Road 101 in Corcoran. For more information, call 763-420-2426.
Rockford City Hall
Closed Veterans Day
NOV. 11 — Rockford City Hall will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.
NOV. 11 — 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
Rockford Senior Citizens
NOV. 11 — 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.
Lunch with a Master Gardener
NOV. 12 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offering a Lunch with a Master Gardener session Tuesday, Nov. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. Adults are invited to bring a sack lunch and join University of Minnesota – Wright County Master Gardener Debbie Debeer to share and exchange ideas on a variety of garden topics.
Rockford City Council
NOV. 12 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. more information, call 477-6565.
Loretto City Council
NOV. 12 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Independence City Council
NOV. 12 — 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.
Wow Van visit
NOV. 12 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at Coborn’s supermarket on Highway 12 in Delano from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12. 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.
12 West Toastmasters
NOV. 13 — 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.
NOV. 13 — Bill Richardson with SCORE has three appointments available for businesses and/or potential businesses in Rockford on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8:30, 10 or 11:30am at BankKWest in Rockford. To fill one of the three appointments, call Rockford City Hall at 763-477-6565 and ask for Audra. Richardson is only on site if an appointment is made one week in advance.
SCORE offers free business counseling. More information is available at: www.scorempls.org
NOV. 14 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Chamber of Commerce
NOV. 14 — The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning with an 11:30 a.m. check-in, and a noon meeting with lunch available by rsvp (Joel Schmidt, 612-791-1404). This event will be at the Wright-Hennepin Electric facility located behind Rockford Mall.
Snowmobilers Snow Blast
NOV. 16, 17 — The Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association, a non-profit organization, will sponsor Snow Blast, featuring the Devon Worley Band, Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Medina Entertainment Center 500 Highway 55, Medina. Saturday activities will include a snow show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the Devon Worley Band performing from 8 p.m. to midnight and Snowmobile Safety Training at 10 a.m. To take the training students must have completed the safety CD. They will be given the written and driving tests. The snow show will continue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The $10 admission cost will include a raffle ticket with cash and door prizes. For information visit the website at http://mnsnowmobiler.org/index.php?pageid=515.
Women of Today
NOV. 18 — 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.
Rockford School Board
NOV. 18 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Medina City Council
NOV. 19 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Delano City Council
NOV. 19 — The Delano City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.
Greenfield City Council
NOV. 19 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
12 West Toastmasters
NOV. 20 — 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.