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.

Town hall meeting

FEB. 13 — Two area legislators will host a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 at Delano City Hall, 234 Second St. N. in Delano. Sen. Bruce Anderson, R-Buffalo, and Rep. Joe McDonald, R-Delano, invite District 29 citizens to come and discuss a wide variety of issues before the 2014 session begins Feb. 25. The legislators welcome thoughts, ideas and suggestions from constituents and also will provide their insight regarding what is in store at the Capitol. Sen. Anderson can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 651-296-5981. Rep. McDonald can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 651-296-4336.

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 breakfasts

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.

Rockford School Board

FEB. 19 — The Rockford Area School Board meets on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom located in the lower level of the middle school.

Rockford Library 

Adult Writer’s Group 

FEB. 19 – A writing group for adults will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Public Lbrary, 8220 Cedar St. Contact the library at 763-477-4216 for more information.

Delano Chamber of Commerce

FEB. 20 — Delano Area Chamber of Commerce members will learn about the Delano Healthy Community Initiative at their general membership meeting from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 at Delano City Hall, Bridge Avenue at Second Street. Complimentary appetizers from Applebee’s will be served. The Chamber will not charge a lunch fee but RSVPs are needed by noon, Wednesday, Feb. 19. Send them to the Chamber at [email protected] or 763-972-6756.


FEB. 20 — 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.

Delano School Board

FEB. 24 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located on Bridge Avenue at Second Street.

Bivoli Folkdancing

FEB. 25 — Come and learn international dances that are fun and easy to learn. Bivoli Folkdancing will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month on the second floor of the Heritage Center, Bridge Avenue and Second Street in Delano. No experience or partner is necessary. Drop-in when ever you can and stay as long as you want. Bring a reusable water bottle and wear comfortable walking shoes. Cost is one dollar per session.

Rockford City Council

FEB. 25 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

It’s Just Coffee

FEB. 25 — Come meet your neighbors, share a cup of coffee and talk. Bring a friend and join in the fun.  It’s Just Coffee meets the last Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Your memories of Greenfield History are always welcome as this is also the home of The Greenfield Historical Society. Coffee and treats are provided; we request donations for coffee and supplies. Please note the change in location and time effective Tuesday, Nov. 26: Our Father’s Lutheran Church, 3903 Gilbert Ave. SE in Rockford.

12 West Toastmasters

FEB. 26 — 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.

WOW Wellness on Wheels

FEB. 27 – On Thursday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. at BANKWEST in Rockford (the parking lot on Highway 55 and Main St.) the WOW Van — a mobile health resource that provides families with information and assistance on topics such as health insurance coverage, dental health, mental health and a variety of health screenings, including school immunizations — will be available to the public. Call 763-682-7717 for more information