North Crow River News community calendar

Corcoran council

JAN. 23 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Vine & Stein event

JAN. 23 — The I-94 West Chamber of Commerce is hosting Vine & Stein Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event Thursday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rush Creek Golf Club, Maple Grove. A Special Education Seminar is at 5 p.m. The event features special education seminar with a certified sommelier; Gibraltar – a jazz quartet; passed hors d’ oeuvres; carving station; and samples of the finest wines and craft beers selected by knowledgeable experts. Purchase tickets in advance and save. advance tickets: $45/individual $80/couple; tickets at the door: $60/individual $100/couple. Contact the Chamber Office at 428-2921 to purchase tickets.

FYCC Family Luau

JAN. 24 — Family Youth Community Connections invites all to a Family Luau Friday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hanover City Hall, 11250 Fifth St, Hanover City Hall.

Cost is $20 per family, dinner and entertainment included. For more information, call FYCC at 416-7912.

Pancake breakfast

JAN. 26 — Albertville Lions will be hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon the St. Albert’s Parish Center for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverages.

The cost will be Free Will Offering.

DeSousa ‘Cancer Sucks’ benefit

JAN. 26 — Gilson DeSousa, a Physician’s Assistant, working alongside Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Dana Harms at Allina Buffalo Hospital and Clinic, is waging a war against cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to his liver, he has a battle to win and his co-workers, patients, family and friends are joining together in the fight. Gilson has devoted his life to helping others. As a Physician’s Assistant, he cares for patients each and every day and now he needs our help. Cancer takes its toll in many ways and one of those ways is financial. Every treatment is a financial burden for Gilson. Join in Sunday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at River City Extreme in Monticello to support Gilson and his family. There will be a Taco Bar, Wine Pull, Silent Auction and other fundraising activities. Silent Auction items are still being accepted. If you would like to contribute something for the Silent Auction, call Renee at 952-406-1570. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased online at: If anyone is unable to attend, but would like to make a financial contribution, log on to: and search for Gilson DeSousa.

Curbside Chat about 

changing economy

JAN. 27 — A Curbside Chat discussion with the community on the changing economy and responding to difficult times is Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Civic Center, 8200 County Rd. 116. Strong Towns, a non-profit organization, will host. The presentation has five parts: 1. Background on the current financial crisis. 2. The triggers that are forcing changes in the way we inhabit the landscape. 3. The “dead ideas” we need to overcome to renew prosperity in our towns and neighborhoods. 4. What the coming new economy is likely to look like. 5. What local leaders can do to position their communities for success in the new era. Anyone interested in the future of their community is invited to attend the Curbside Chat. The event is open and free to the public. Strong Towns is a Minnesota-based non-profit organization. The mission of Strong Towns is to support a model for growth that allows America’s towns to become financially strong and resilient. The Curbside Chat program is an initiative of Strong Towns to raise awareness of changes that are taking place in the broader economy and how they will impact the way cities, towns and neighborhoods prosper. More information on Strong Towns is available online at More information on Curbside Chat is available online at

St. Michael council

JAN. 28 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

JAN. 28 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Clown/magic show

JAN. 31 — Family Youth Community Connections is hosting an All Star Clown and Magic Show Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at the St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West Auditorium. For more information, call FYCC at 416-7912.

Lions ice fishing contest

FEB. 1 — Mark calendars and plan to come wet some lines at the 16th annual St. Michael Lions Club ice fishing contest. This family friendly contest takes place on Beebe Lake just out from the public access Saturday, Feb. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. and will be loaded with prizes again this year. Besides the multitude of door prizes for both adults and children, there will be three cash prizes awarded in each fish category: bass, northern, crappie and sunfish. 1st prize is $100, 2nd prize is $75 and 3rd prize is $50, so 12 chances to win cash. Judged by the weight of any one fish in each class. All prizes will be awarded. There will also be a separate winter sport raffle that offers a chance to win a Vexilar FL-20 fish finder, a portable fish house and many gift certificates. Cost for a ticket to fish is $5 for age 16 and under, and $10 for age 17 and older. Each ticket will get you one hole and will enter you into the door prize drawing. The Winter Sports Raffle tickets separate from the fishing prizes, are $5 each. Both fishing and raffle tickets can be pre-bought at St. Michael Hardware Hank or Dehmer’s Meats in St. Michael. The KRWC Road Show will be on hand to play music and games. Lunch and concessions will be available on the ice, or you may bring your own food and beverages. For more information, call Joe Dehmer at 763-497-2455, or Jim Pichler at 763-497-3926.

STMA board

FEB. 3 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

FEB. 3 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

FEB. 4 — Hanover City Council meets Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Mother/son dance

FEB. 7 — Family Youth Community Connections is hosting a Mother/Son Dance Friday, Feb. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Michael City Center. Cost is $15 per family, refreshments will be provided. A professional photographer will also be on hand for pictures for an additional fee. Registration deadline is Jan. 31. Register at, stop by the FYCC office at the city center, or call 416-7912.


FEB. 9 — Knights of Columbus BINGO is Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Hall St. Martin campus – downtown Rogers. Children are welcome to play. Cost is $7 – 1 card, $12 – 2 cards, $15 – 3 cards. Featuring 25 regular games with $10 – $20 prizes, Progressive Cover-All game, plus five “Half the Take” games. Snacks and beverages available. Sponsored by N.W.-Hennepin K.C. Council #11941.

Family Bingo

FEB. 13 — Family Youth Community Connections is hosting Family Bingo Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Albertville City Hall. Cost is $10 per family. Register online at or call 416-7912.