MARCH 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.
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 (www.rockfodriverdays.weebly.com).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: www.TheRockfordLions.com
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 www.redcrossblood.org 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.
Franklin Township election, annual meeting
MARCH 11 — Franklin Township will hold its annual meeting at about 8:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Road 16 S.E. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 11, township voters will cast ballots to fill the Town Board seat currently occupied by DeWayne Bauman. He is unopposed on the ballot as he seeks re-election. For information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
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 independence.govoffice.com.
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.
Wow Van visit
MARCH 11 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at Coborn’s supermarket on Highway 12 in Delano from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11. WOW services include adult and child immunizations; health screening; blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol checks by appointment; pregnancy, health and wellness checks and child car seat checks by appointment. A variety of health information is available. For appointments or questions, call 763-682-7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available.
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, email@example.com or 763-972-6726.
MARCH 13 — The Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, March 13, at (11:30 a.m. check-in, noon meeting) at the Wright-Hennepin Electric facility on 6800 Electric Dr. (behind the Rockford Mall). Meeting includes lunch. Call Joel Schmidt at 612-791-1404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 13 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
Rockford-Greenfield Community Expo
MARCH 15 — The 12th annual Rockford-Greenfield Community Expo will be Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the RCC. Interested vendors, service providers and community organizations can register online through the district website or by calling the community education office.
Wellness Van Health Screenings
MARCH 15 — On Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Community Center (during the Rockford Business Expo) the Rockford Lions Club is sponsoring Wellness Van Health Screenings for blood pressure, cholestral, HDL and includes a glucose draw. No fasting required. The screening process takes approximately 20 minutes per participant.
Contact Lee Ashfield at 952-381-1722 with questions.
LCAA fundraiser breakfast
MARCH 16 — The Loretto Community Athletic Association will hold a fundraiser breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 16 at Dobo’s Cafe and Bakeshop, 4425 Highway 55, Medina. Proceeds will support programs such as youth baseball.
Rockford School Board
MARCH 17 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Wednesday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom located in the lower level of the middle school.
MARCH 17 — There will be a meeting on Monday, March 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 www.thousandhearts.weebly.com for more information. The group meets the third Monday of the month.
Medina City Council
MARCH 18 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Delano City Council
MARCH 18 — The Delano City Council will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Delano City Hall, located at Bridge Avenue and Second Street.
Greenfield City Council
MARCH 18 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.