South Crow River News & Delano Eagle community calendar

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.

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.


FEB. 6 — 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.


K 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.

Chocolate Festival 

FEB. 8 — Adults, teens and preteens ages 10 to 21 are invited to a Chocolate Festival at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Chocolate lovers should visit the library for a morning of chocolate fun with trivia, tasting and more. Attendance limit is 15 and registration is required. To register, call the library at 763-972-3467.

Teen Writer’s Club 

FEB. 10 — The Delano Public Library’s Teen Writers’ Club will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at the library, 160 Railroad Ave. E, Teen Writers’ Club is for all teens who enjoy writing and would like to share ideas and explore new ways to write. For information, call the library at 763-972-3467.


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 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

Winter Morning Stories 

FEB. 11 — Children ages three to five are invited to Winter Morning Stories at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. Attendance limit is 25, and registration is required. To register, call the library at 763-972-3467 or visit the website at

Lunch With a 

Master Gardener 

FEB. 11 — Garden lovers are invited to bring a sack lunch, questions and ideas to Lunch With a Master Gardener at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. Wright County Master Gardener Deb Debeer will be on hand to provide advice and help on a variety of garden topics.

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.

Books With Boone 

FEB, 14 — Boone, a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14. School age children are invited to register for 15 minutes of one-on-one reading time with Boone, an experience that will encourage reading confidence and success. Books at all reading levels will be made available. To register, call the library at 763-972-3467.

LCAA fundraiser 


FEB. 16, MARCH 16 — The Loretto Community Athletic Association will hold fundraiser breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, March 16 at Dobo’s Cafe and Bakeshop, 4425 Highway 55, Medina. Proceeds will support programs such as youth baseball.

1,000 Hearts

FEB. 17 — There will be a meeting on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Riverwood Covenant Church in Greenfield to plan the May 18 service event. Please call Annette at 612-578-8884 to volunteer, or go to for more information. The group meets the third Monday of the month.

Women of Today

FEB. 17 — 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 or contact the group at [email protected] or 651-642-5404 for more information.

Rockford Lions

FEB. 17 — 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:

Medina City Council

FEB. 18 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Delano City Council

FEB. 18 — The Delano City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.

Greenfield City Council

FEB. 18 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.