South Crow River News & Delano Eagle community calendar


JAN. 30 — 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.

WOW Wellness on Wheels

JAN. 30 — Wellness on Wheels (WOW) will be in the BankWest parking lot in downtown Rockford on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. The WOW van is a mobile health resource that provides families with information and assistance on topics such as health insurance, dental health, mental health and a variety of health screenings. Immunizations for school can be made  by appointment. Call 763-682-7717 for information.

Snowflake Luncheon

FEB. 1 — CODA will provide musical entertainment at the annual Snowflake Luncheon Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Delano American Legion, located on Bridge Avenue at Highway 12. Proceeds from the event will support community service projects of the General Federated Women’s Club of Delano. The 2013-14 project is the Delano Middle School auditorium renovation. Price of tickets for this ladies only event is $17.50. They are available from any GFWC member and from Pat Sawatzke during business hours Wednesday through Saturday at Downtown Beauty, 228 N. River St., Delano.

Delta Waterfowl annual banquet

FEB. 1 — The Marsh Madness chapter of Delta Waterfowl will be holding its seventh annual fundraising banquet Saturday, Feb. 1, at the St. Michael Community Room. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will include live and silent auctions, as well as gun boards and raffles, along with a prime rib dinner. Celebrity emcee will be Captain Billy Hildebrand of KFAN Outdoors. Admission price of $65 includes dinner and membership. Couples’ price is $90. First youth price is $25. Each additional youth is $10.

Attendance is limited. RSVP as soon as possible to Adam Benker at 612-202-3232.

Wool felt penny mug rug class

FEB. 1 — Adults and teens, 12 and older, are invited to learn the Civil War art of penny rug making at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1. Participants will make a small coaster to take home, using the buttonhole embroidery stitch. Attendance is limited and registration is required. To register, call the Delano Library at 763-972-3467. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

“Freeze Your Buns Run”

FEB. 2 — The Hamel Lions are sponsoring a 5K “Freeze Your Buns Run” in conjunction with their annual pancake breakfast on Feb. 2 (Super Bowl Sunday) at 9:45 a.m. at the Hamel Community Center (3200 Mill St., Hamel).  Registration prior to January 24 is $25, and includes the run, a pancake breakfast and T-shirt. On the day of the event, registration will be $30. Proceeds are used to assist with special needs for families within the community. For information, visit the Hamel Lions website at or call 612-247-4007.

Franklin Town Board

FEB. 3 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.

Delano City Council

FEB. 3 — The Delano City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.

Quilt exhibit 

FEB. 4 TO MARCH 1 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will kick off its sixth annual quilt exhibit with an open house on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. The open house will include quilting demonstrations and refreshments. Sponsors are the Calico Quilters who will also be presenters for the evening. People who would like to display their quilts are invited to bring them to the library by Feb. 1. The exhibit will continue during library open hours between Feb. 4 and March 1.

60 Plus and Healthy Clinics

FEB. 4 — Wright County Public Health will offer a 60 Plus and Healthy Clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Rockford Walnut Place Apartments, 8830 Walnut Place, Rockford. Public Health staff will trim toenails for seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. Staff will check blood pressures if needed and as time allows. Cost for foot care services is $15. Those who are unable to pay will not be turned away. from our clinic. For more information, ask clinic staff or call Wright County Public Health at 1-800-362-3667 or 763-682-7456.

Medina City Council

FEB. 5 — The Medina City Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

FEB. 5 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Pizza fund raiser for DMS Auditorium 

FEB. 6 — Pizza Hut of Delano is joining Delano Public Schools to raise funds for the Delano Middle School auditorium restoration project. On Thursday, Feb. 6 Pizza Hut will donate 20 percent of profits to help bring new life to the auditorium.  Hours for ordering are from 5 to 8 p.m. Customers ordering pizza must present a coupon to assure the money will go to the auditorium fund. Coupons are available in school principals’ offices. This special offer applies to both takeout and delivered menu items.

Pre-school, Kindergarten open house 

FEB. 6 — Mt. Olive Lutheran School, 435 Bridge Ave. E., Delano will host an open house for families of preschool and Kindergarten age children from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. A short program by current preschool and Kindergarten classes will be followed by tours and school information. Children will meet with prospective teachers for activities.  Refreshments will follow in the gymnasium. Mt. Olive School is an accredited program offering a Christian education. For information, contact the office at 763-972-2442, or visit the website at

Uptown Hamel skating/ sledding social

FEB. 8 — Community members are invited to the Uptown Hamel skating and sledding social, set for 1- 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8 at Hamel Legion Park. Festivities will revolve around the Hamel Community Building, ice skating rink, sledding hill and fire pit. Uptown Hamel Business Group is sponsoring the event and will serve hot cider and make s’mores.

Rockford Senior Citizens

FEB. 10 — 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.

Independence City Council

FEB. 11 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

Rockford City Council

FEB. 11 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

Loretto City Council

FEB. 11 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.

12 West Toastmasters

FEB. 12 — 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, [email protected] or 763-972-6726.

Corcoran council

FEB. 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.