North Crow River News community calendar

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.

Santa at the Legion

DEC. 7 — Mr. & Mrs. Claus are coming to the St. Michael Legion Post 567 Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free actives while supplies last ( face painting, crafts, coloring, fish pond, children tattoos, story time with Mrs. Claus and the children can even write a letter to Santa and most important see Santa ). Parents be sure to bring cameras. A goodwill offering is sponsored by the Auxiliary and the proceeds will be going to buy supplies for Operation Minnesota Nice to be sent to troops overseas.  Also, Liberty Restaurant & Bar will be having lunch specials for kids.

Santa at fire hall

DEC. 7 — The St. Michael Fire Explorers are hosting Santa Claus at the Fire Station at 216 Main Street S. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. They are collecting toys for Caring for Kids at the event as well.

Holiday boutique

DEC. 7 — The 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique is Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p,m, at the St. Michael Colonial Mall. More than 30 vendors and crafters will be on site to take care of all holiday shopping needs. Bring the kids and get their picture taken with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Holiday Boutique supports the Haiti Mission Ministries at Alleluia Lutheran Church.

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

Lumberjack breakfast

DEC. 8 — Knights of Columbus lumberjack breakfast — “It’s the famous KC Lumberjack Breakfast … you better be hungry!” — is Sunday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall, St. Martin Campus (Downtown Rogers). Menu includes pancakes, french toast, hash browns, sausage and eggs, orange juice, milk and coffee. Free will offering, proceeds benefit church, school, and community. Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus Council #11941.

Rogers council

DEC. 10 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

St. Michael council

DEC. 10 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Corcoran council

DEC. 12 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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

Christmas for children

DEC. 14 — Hanover Zion United Methodist Church, 1010 River Rd NE, “Merry Christmas” event for children is Saturday, Dec. 14, 6 to 10 p.m. for ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 11, 763-497-1086, so organizers can be ready for snacks, craft, and adequate adult supervision. Children will enjoy story time, inside games, craft time, snack time, a Christmas movie and popcorn, and Santa and Mrs. Clause will be there, too. Infants and toddlers may play in the nursery. Bring a new unwrapped toy to put under the Christmas tree for the Hanover Toy Shelf.


DEC. 15 — Knights of Columbus BINGO is Sunday, Dec. 15, starting promptly at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Hall St. Martin campus, downtown Rogers. Kids are welcome to play. Price is $7 – 1 card, $12 – 2 cards, $15 – 3 cards. Featuring 25 regular games with $10 – $20 prizes, $25 & up Progressive Cover-All game, and 5 “Half the Take” games. Snacks and beverages available. Sponsored by N.W.-Hennepin K.C. Council #11941.

STMA board

DEC. 16 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

DEC. 16 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

DEC. 17 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

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.