South Crow River News & Delano Eagle community calendar

Quilt exhibit 

FEB. 27 TO MARCH 1 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will host a quilt exhibit during library open hours through March 1.


FEB. 27 — 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.

Corcoran council

FEB. 27 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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

60s Motown Party

MARCH 1 — “60s Motown Party” is the theme of this year’s Delano Chamber of Commerce banquet, set for Saturday, March 1, at B’s on the River, 1455 County Road 27 in Watertown. At the event, the chamber will honor Rieder’s Meat Market as 2014 Delano Business of the Year. A party hour from 6 to 7 p.m. will be followed by an all you can eat buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Entertainment will be provided from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets will cost $15 per person or $25 per couple. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at Crow River Bank, Coborn’s, State Bank of Delano, Delano Chamber of Commerce, and Chevrolet of Delano – Star West Motorsports. Dress will be casual or 60s fashion. Live and silent auctions will be available. For information, call Delano Chamber of Commerce, 763-972-6756.

Franklin Town Board

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

Medina City Council

MARCH 4 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Delano City Council

MARCH 4 — The Delano City Council will meet Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.

Greenfield City Council

MARCH 4 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Princess Party

MARCH 7 — On Friday, March 7, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Rockford Elementary Commons Area, children age three yeas and up are invited to attend a “Princess Party” hosted by the Rockford River Days Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors.  Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite dresses  and be prepared to have fun with manicures, tiara and sash making and “crown” cookie decorating. This will also be an opportunity for those interested in finding out more about the ambassador programs (

Please RSVP to A $15 fee will be collected at the door.

Minnesota History Digitally 

MARCH 10 — Adults and teens are invited to a program titled Minnesota History Digitally at the Rockford Public Library on Monday, March 10,  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will be presented by the Rockford Area Historical Society and highlight some of the best archives and resources on the Internet to make research more successful. Participants will be invited to discuss the type of information they seek. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Rockford Lions

MARCH 10 — 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:

Rockford Senior Citizens

MARCH 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.

Delano Blood Drive

MARCH 10 — The Delano community will hold a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Delano American Legion, Bridge Avenue at Highway 12. To schedule an appointment, visit the website at and enter sponsor code 0174751 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Individuals who are age 17 or older (16 with parent consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Independence City Council

MARCH 11 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 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

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

Council of Catholic Women

MARCH 11 — The Council of Catholic Women invites area women to its annual Deanery Lenten Retreat, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at Christ the King Retreat Center, 621 First Ave. S., Buffalo. Topic is “Renew my Heart.” Cost is $30. For reservations, call 763-682-1394,

Loretto City Council

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

12 West Toastmasters

MARCH 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, or 763-972-6726.