Rogers to celebrate centennial
MARCH 21 — This will be at time for remembering the good ole days of Hassan and Rogers beginnings. The first big event to start this centennial celebration will be the community dinner Friday, March 21, at the Rogers Community Center, with doors opening at 5 p.m. for viewing of the old photos and historical items from days bygone. A dinner of fish, shrimp and steak will be served at 7 p.m. Reserve your spot and send $42 to Rogers Lions Club, PO Box 112, Rogers MN 55374. Proceeds benefit the Rogers Veteran’s Memorial. For more information, call 612-859-5847.
K.C. fish dinner
MARCH 21 — Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus are hosting a fish dinner Friday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall – St. Martin Campus (downtown Rogers). Cost is 4 years and under free, 5 to 12 $6, and 13 and older $9. Family maximum is $40. Menu includes fish, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner rolls, cookies and beverages. Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus council #11941.
A Knight to Remember
MARCH 22 — STMA Youth Hockey Association is hosting A Knight to Remember Saturday, March 22, doors open at 6 p.m. at the STMA Ice Arena. Bean Bag Tourney registration is from 6 to 7 p.m. Live music from 8 p.m. to midnight, silent auction from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets at the door or pre-buy at Coborns in Albertville or Marketplace in St. Michael. Must be 21 to attend. Featuring Stearns County 17 Band, cash bar, food, door prizes, silent auction and raffle.
Spring Book Sale
MARCH 22 — The Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library will be hosting its annual Spring Book Sale Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the bag sale beginning at 1 p.m. The sale will take place in the City Council Chambers located at 11800 Town Center Dr. in St. Michael. Paperbacks will be on sale for fifty cents, trade paperbacks, hardcovers and DVDs $1; and bestseller items and specialty sets as marked. Donations are currently being accepted at the library during open hours. NOT accepting VHS tapes, textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines, or any books with mold or mildew damage. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library to support programming, special equipment, and furnishings for the library. No presales or scanning devices are allowed. Volunteers are needed for set-up, sale day and take-down. Inquire at 763-497-1998.
St. Michael council
MARCH 25 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.
MARCH 25 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
‘The Yorkville Twins’
MARCH 26 — Authors John and Joe Gindele will give a presentation about their book, “The Yorkville Twins,” at the St. Michael Public Library on Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Twin brothers, the Gindeles grew up on the rough streets of Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side over 60 years ago. After high school, they attended St. Cloud State College. For much of their lives they taught in Minnesota. They will talk about what New York was like, how it changed, and how they settled in Minnesota. Their presentation is for adults. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
MARCH 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.
MARCH 27 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
Wow Van visit
MARCH 27 — The Wright County Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will stop at BankWest in Rockford from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27. 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.
Corcoran Athletics Association
MARCH 28 — The March 28 deadline to register for the 2014 baseball/ softball season is approaching rapidly. The Corcoran Athletic Association is taking registrations on the website at www.caa-mn.com for youths ages 4 through 18. Put together your own team. Everyone plays ball. There are no tryouts. Volunteers and donations of money and equipment are welcome. For information visit the website or e-mail email@example.com
Hamel VFW Fish Fry
MARCH 28 — The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer fish fries to the public during Lent on March 28 and April 4, 11 and 18 at the VFW clubhouse, 19020 Hamel Rd., Plymouth. Proceeds will benefit VFW service projects. For information, call the VFW at 763-478-2077 or e-mail Angela Winterhalter, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fish Fry sponsor is the Hamel VFW Auxiliary.
Lions wine/beer tasting
MARCH 28 — St. Michael Lions Club Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser is Friday, March 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. Cost is $20 per person, 250 tickets max. Featuring door prize. Bucket raffles, winners announced at 9:45 p.m., need not be present to win.
Come help raise money for the St. Michael Lions and have fun doing it. All proceeds will be donate back to the community. Will have a variety of wine and beer to sample. Purchase tickets at Cash Wise Liquor, Dehmer’s Meat or from your local St. Michael Lion. For more information, call Tim at 443-2546.
Spring variety show
MARCH 28 — Looking for an evening of entertainment? Come to the Spring Variety Show, benefiting the community, sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of St. Michael-Albertville and hosted by professional magician/emcee, Fred Baisch. On Friday night, March 28 at 7 p.m., guests will find local acts, both amateur and professional, ready to perform at the STMA Middle School West auditorium. The excellent line-up includes dancers from two local studios, the New Grass Shoes band, the Maple Lake Clown-Arounds, a piano duo, and much variety including pop, folk, bluegrass, show tunes, classical, original, a cappella, yo-yo, tap, ballet and instrumental. The price of admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors. For a $2 discount on all advance tickets, visit the St. Michael Marketplace or Albertville Coborns (check or cash only). All proceeds will be shared between the Hanover Food Shelf and the Arts Council.
Retirement Open House
MARCH 29 – Stop by and wish Nancy farewell as she retires after being with the City of Rockford for 29 years on Friday, March 29 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Rockford City Hall (6031 Main St.).
‘A Year In My Garden’
MARCH 29 — Organic gardener and author Linda Larson will present “A Year In My Garden” at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Larson will provide a photographic tour of her garden, showcasing successes and explaining how she dealt with problems. She explains organic techniques that really work and also provides recipes for using home grown produce. Her book “Grow It, Eat It” won the Benjamin Franklin Award for best gardening book in 2005, and she published “A Year In My Garden” in 2013. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.
MARCH 30 — The Rogers Ambassadors will be hosting a craft and flea market sale Sunday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room/Fire Station. For more information, call or email Lynda 612-309-7710, email@example.com or Marilyn 763-273-3667, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medina City Council
APRIL 1 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
Greenfield City Council
APRIL 1 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
APRIL 1 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.
The Rockford Public Library will have a Preschool Storytime for preschoolers on Wednesday, April 2, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Preschool storytime includes crafts, stories and songs. The theme will be “Spring.”
K.C. fish dinner
APRIL 4 — Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus are hosting a fish dinner Friday, April 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church Hall – St. Martin Campus (downtown Rogers). Cost is 4 years and under free, 5 to 12 $6, and 13 and older $9. Family maximum is $40. Menu includes fish, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner rolls, cookies and beverages. Sponsored, cooked and served by the Northwest-Hennepin Knights of Columbus council #11941.
Girl Scout Breakfast
APRIL 5 — Troops 11543 & 10406 are hosting a breakfast fundraiser Saturday, April 5, 8 to 10 a.m. at River Inn, Hanover. Meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, beverage. Cost is $8 (Ages 2 and under are free, cash or check only). Tickets can be purchased at Dehmer’s Meats in St. Michael beginning March 24 or at the door April 5.
Breakfast with the Bunny
APRIL 6 — Breakfast with the Easter bunny is Sunday, April 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rogers Community Center. Bring your camera for pictures. Price is adults $8, children 1-12 $5, 12 months and under free. Featuring eggs, cheesy hasbrowns, sausage, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruit and beverages. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Sponsored by Mary Queen of Peace Catholic School Pre-K through 5th Grade.
APRIL 6 —Crow River Lions of Hanover are having a Stuffed Hashbrown Breakfast Sunday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at Hanover City Hall. Cost is $7 adult, $5 child or $20 family. Breakfast is hashed browns stuffed with choice of bacon, ham, cheese, onions and mushrooms. Also included is scrambled eggs, muffins, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds are donated to Local Charities.
APRIL 7 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.
APRIL 7 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
Rockford Used Book Sale
MARCH 7 – 12 – The Used Book Sale organized by the Friends of the Rockford Public Library will take place Monday through Saturday, April 7 to 12, during library open hours. Donations are still being accepted. Revenues from the Book Sale will be used to enhance library services.
For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.
APRIL 8 — The Rockford Lions meet monthly on the second and third Mondays, 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
Independence City Council
APRIL 8 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 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
APRIL 8 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.
Bingo with the Bunny
APRIL 10 — FYCC Bingo with the Bunny is Thursday, April 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Albertville City Hall. Cost is $10 per family. Register at fycconline.com or stop by the FYCC office, 11800 Town Center Dr., St. Michael. Phone: 416-7912.
Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Morning Gathering
APRIL 10 – Please plan to join the Chamber for a morning coffee meeting Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 a.m. at BankWest. The meeting runs for one hour and is focused on community updates, Chamber news, and networking. There is no cost for the meeting, so feel free to drop in.
If possible, rsvp to email@example.com for a count for handouts or materials.
APRIL 11 — FYCC Mother and Son Hoedown is Friday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael City Center. For grades kindergarten through six. Cost is $20 per family, includes meal, activities and prizes. A wonderful opportunity for mothers and sons to come have some good old country fun. These are nights that memories are made of for young cowboys. If mother is unable to attend, another adult female is invited to escort him. Register by Friday, April 4. Register at fycconline.com or stop by the FYCC office, 11800 Town Center Dr., St. Michael. Phone: 416-7912.
Rockford Lions Greenback Dinner, April 12
APRIL 12 – Tickets are now available for the Rockford Lions Greenback Dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 12, at the Rockford Township Hall. This year’s theme is the “Wild, Wild West,” and Country Western Attire is highly encouraged. There will be a silent auction, catered dinner, drawing with prizes ranging from $50 to $1,000, and a dance at 8.
This event is the club’s biggest annual fundraiser.
For tickets, go to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 763-200-6393 or buy directly from a club member.
All proceeds from this event go to serve the needs of the community.
from Yesterday and Today
APRIL 12 — Presented by the Rockford Area Historical Society: Sustainable Local Food Practices, Monday, April 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library. Whether hunting and gathering or growing produce to store away for winter, people have only recently had the chance to out-source their food production. What are the benefits and detraction of modifying our veggies and shipping them across the Country? How can we accommodate historically proven practices in our commercial, on-demand lifestyles. Find some answers and ask some questions at this new class presented by the Rockford Area Historical Society and sponsored by Friends of the Library.
The Hanover Fire and Rescue Department wishes to invite everyone to the annual pancake breakfast Sunday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. Come and enjoy pancakes, French toast and sausages and fun for the kids too. Meet and greet with family, friends and neighbors.
Wayzata School Board
APRIL 14 — The Wayzata School Board will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 14 at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice St.
Rockford Senior Citizens
APRIL 14 — 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.
Corcoran Easter egg hunt
APRIL 19 — Corcoran’s annual Easter egg hunt will offer not only hidden eggs with treats inside, but also prize eggs that youngsters can turn in for larger gifts. Bring youngsters ages 0 to 10 to the Corcoran city ballfields, 20200 County Road 50. The event will start at 10 a.m. sharp, Saturday, April 19. Bring cameras to capture photos of the Easter Bunny. Sponsors are the Northwest Area Jaycees.
Rockford School Board
APRIL 21 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Wednesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom located in the lower level of the middle school.
APRIL 25 — The 16th Annual Spring Fundraiser for the Crisis Nursery serving Wright County is Friday, April 25, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Buffalo Civic Center. Enjoy a catered BBQ Buffet from 6 to 7:30 that is catered by Red’s of Montrose, music, raffles, silent auction and the live auction takes place at 7:30 where we will be auctioning off some “interesting” items and having fun with the audience. Cost for the evening remains at $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Sponsorships of $100 and up provide free tickets to the event. To order tickets, donate an auction item, or for more information, contact Jill Gatzke at the Crisis Nursery Office at 271-1674. Tickets are also available at BJ’s Deli in Buffalo or from any committee member. This special event is helping to raise awareness of April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The sole purpose of the Crisis Nursery program is to help families before child abuse or neglect happens.
Lions Chevy dinner
APRIL 25 — The Corcoran Lions are selling tickets for the Lions Chevy dinner, set for Friday, April 25 at Rush Creek Golf Club, 7801 County Road 101, Maple Grove. A 6 p.m. social hour will be followed a 7 p.m. dinner. Top prize in the raffle will be $1,000. Purchase tickets from any Lions member or call Tim Holmquist at 612-804-8146. Cost is $100 per couple.
It’s Just Coffee
APRIL 29 — 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.