North Crow River News community calendar

Poultry social 

NOV. 22 — The Hanover Fire Department wishes to invite everyone to the annual Poultry Social Friday, Nov. 22 (corrected from Nov. 15), at 7 p.m. at Hanover City Hall. Come for food, fun and BINGO. Proceeds to the Hanover Fire Relief Association.

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

Options for Women

NOV. 24 — A special invitation is extended to the public to attend the Grand Opening of Options for Women/Cornerstone Sunday, Nov. 24. The ribbon cutting will be at 1 p.m. with a cake reception to follow. Festivities will also include an open house with tours of the center from 1 to 5 p.m. Cornerstone is located at 204 Central Avenue East, St. Michael. Options for Women/Cornerstone is a non-profit life affirming organization serving clients facing the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. With respect and friendship, we provide free pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound exams, lay counseling, outreach, and material assistance. Assistance is tailored to the unique needs of the community of the greater Wright County area. For more information, call 612-584-9449.

Corcoran council

NOV. 25 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Monday, Nov. 25 (special date due to Thanksgiving), at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Rogers council

NOV. 26 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

NOV. 26 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Lions breakfast

DEC. 1 — Crow River Lions of Hanover are having a Stuffed Hashbrown Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at Hanover City Hall. Breakfast includes hashbrowns stuffed with your choice of ham, bacon, cheese, onions and mushrooms.  Also included is scrambled eggs, muffins, juice, coffee and milk. Cost is $7 per adult, $5 per child or Family for $20. Proceeds are donated to area charities.

STMA board

DEC. 2 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

DEC. 2 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

DEC. 3 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Caroling at the Bridge

DEC. 6 – With Thanksgiving here and Christmas not far behind, be sure to pencil in the ninth annual Caroling at the Historic Bridge event. This year the event is Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event goes on regardless of any snowballs Mother Nature may throw its way. Spend time with Old St. Nick, who will be available to meet the kids one-on-one and hear their Christmas wish lists. A children’s choir will kick off the festivities again this year. Back by popular demand, of course, will be the authentic one-horse open sleigh, featuring Ace the horse, along with the opportunity for photos. Bring cameras. The Hanover Historical Society is pleased to present this free premier community event. More holiday music, festively-lit trees and bridge, warm, crackling bonfires and free refreshments round out the event. Miss Hanover and Hanover Princess will be on hand as well. Organizers said that this family-fun event has quickly become THE family event of the winter in Hanover. For more information, contact Mary Coons at 763-476-8414 after Nov. 22 or send an email any time to [email protected]

Holiday boutique

DEC. 7 — Rogers MOPS presents a holiday craft and vendor boutique Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room, 21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers. Featuring vendor and craft booths from 330 area Mom-Run businesses. Bring a non-perishable item to donate the CROSS Food Shelf. Earn one door prize entry for each item donated.

Holiday Shopping Mall

DEC. 7 — Crow River Girl Scouts are offering a Children’s Holiday Shopping Mall Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 am to 1 p.m. at STMA Middle School West Cafeteria. Let your children experience the gift of giving! The Girl Scout Families have been busy putting together inexpensive gifts that the children can purchase. All the gifts will be priced between 25¢ and $5. Older Girl Scouts will escort children through the mall. “Sorry parents, no peeking!”  Give your child a budget, cash (small bills are best), and a shopping list and put them in a ziplock bag with their name & phone# on it. The Girl Scouts will assist them in their shopping experience so you will be surprised. This is for children old enough to walk through 5th grade. Sorry, this sale is not for adults! (Adults will be allowed to shop at noon.) Each table in at the mall will gift-wrap and tag the presents so they will be ready for under the tree when you get home. When you arrive, get your shopper a number. When the shops open organizers will announce numbers and match te shopper up with a Girl Scout helper and it will be time to shop. There will be no need to wait in a line. While waiting to shop the children can watch holiday movies and the adults can browse the sweet shop for some tasty baked goods. Come talk with Santa and have a photo taken between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Children are encouraged to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item(s) or personal hygiene item(s) for the local food shelf at St.Paul’s Church in Hanover.  For more information, contact Kelly at 221-5983 or [email protected]

Family Service Day

DEC. 14 — A Family Service Day is Saturday, Dec. 14, 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Michael Colonial Mall. Better Together is a FREE, community-wide family service day hosted by the Small Groups at Alleluia Lutheran Church in St. Michael. Families of all ages are invited to come together to do simple, hands-on service projects, reflect on the importance of giving back, and learn about opportunities to get involved in their community. A diverse group of organizations will be represented and fun, kid-friendly service activities will be provided at each “station” for families to complete. The following donations are welcome the day of the event:  hats, mittens, small hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.), granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers, trail mix, coloring books, crayons, notebooks, pencils, kid’s scissors, rulers, erasers, cross words, small soft covered books, and non-expired coupon ads. Area churches or non-profit agencies who want to join in the efforts should contact Kari at [email protected]

Corcoran council

DEC. 23 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Monday, Dec. 23 (special date due to Christmas), at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.