Crow River News Calendar

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 or stop by the FYCC office, 11800 Town Center Dr., St. Michael. Phone: 416-7912.

Corcoran council

APRIL 10 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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 protected] for a count for handouts or materials.


APRIL 10 — 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.

Saint Peter and Paul’s

Fish Fry

APRIL 11 — Please come to Saint Peter and Paul’s Annual Fish Fry on Friday, April 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 150 Railway St. E. Loretto.  Food by Dobo’s of Loretto includes Baked Cod, Fried Cod, Shrimp, Potatoes, Mac and Cheese and more. Adults pay $14, children under 10 years of age, $6. Following the dinner, St. Thomas the Apostle in Corcoran will host Live Stations of the Cross beginning at 7 p.m. with the opportunity for Confessions during that time. Contact Eric Lloyd at 763-226-1195 if you have questions.

Mother/Son Hoedown

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 or stop by the FYCC office, 11800 Town Center Dr., St. Michael. Phone: 416-7912.

Free Easter Egg Hunt

APRIL 12 — The Albertville Lions Club and Financial Security  Bank will be sponsoring its annual  Easter Egg Hunt along with a morning of other fun activities, including pictures with the Bunny, face painting, refreshments and goodie bags Saturday April 12, 10 am to noon at Albertville City Hall. The Egg Hunt will be divided into ages 0-4 and 5-10. Weather permitting the hunt will be outside. Kids will be able to hunt for five filled eggs with candy and receive one goodie bag (while supplies last). The event will take place rain, snow  or shine. Remember to bring a camera and Easter basket. For more information, contact Lion Sharon at 763-458-5340.

Rockford Lions Greenback Dinner

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 [email protected], call 763-200-6393 or buy directly from a club member. All proceeds from this event go to serve the needs of the community.

Zombie Prom

APRIL 10 – 12 — Delano High School drama students will present the musical farce “Zombie Prom” on Thursday and Friday, April 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m. in the Delano Middle School auditorium. The audience will experience the new auditorium sound system. Tickets will be available at the door. “Zombie Prom” is a spoof of the nuclear 50s. A rebel (Derek Prok) shows up at Enrico Fermi High School and wins the heart of good girl, Toffee, (Ellie Schmidt). Her parents insist that they break up. Jonny becomes distraught and throws himself into the Frances Gary Powers Nuclear Plant only to return as a Teenage Zombie.

Farm Bureau spring luncheon

APRIL 12 — The Hennepin County Farm Bureau will host its spring luncheon at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at Dobo’s Cafe, located on Highway 55 west of County Road 19 in Medina. Doug Busselman, public policy staff person for the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, will brief the audience on happenings at the Minnesota State Legislature. The dinner is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Contact the Farm Bureau, 763-478-3988, or Marvin Johnson, 763-479-2274, [email protected]

Easter egg hunt

APRIL 12 — Catholic United Financial will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at the Sts. Peter and Paul Community Center in Loretto. All children ages 12 and under are welcome. Please dress for the weather and be on time. Bring an item for the food shelf and receive an extra treat.

Sustainability Concepts 

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.

Pancake breakfast

APRIL 13 — 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.


Rockford Lions

APRIL 14 — 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:

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.

Hanover council

APRIL 15 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Medina City Council

APRIL 15 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

APRIL 15 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Adult Writer’s Group

APRIL 16 — An adult writers group meets Wednesday, April 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library, 8220 Cedar Street. Contact the library at 763-477-4216 for more information.

Rockford Library 

Knitting Night

APRIL 17 –  There will be a knitting night on Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library. Come join other knitters of all levels for fellowship and fun.

Hamel VFW Fish Fries

APRIL 18 — The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Friday fish fries to the public during Lent Friday, April  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, [email protected] Fish Fry sponsor is the Hamel VFW Auxiliary.

Hamel Lions

Easter Egg Hunt

April 19 – The Hamel Lions Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at the Hamel Community Building (320 Mill Dr.) with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. (for games, face painting, prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny, refreshments for all), and the hunt starting promptly at 1 p.m. This is a free event for children up to age 10. “Golden Egg” prizes include bicycles, savings bonds and more.

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.

STMA board

APRIL 21 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Albertville council

APRIL 21 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

St. Michael council

APRIL 22 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

APRIL 22 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Rockford City Council

APRIL 22 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

Independence City Council


APRIL 22 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

Business and Job Expo

APRIL 24 — The West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business and Job Expo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. Businesses looking to grow or find qualified talented workforce are encouraged to exhibit. Area residents looking for employment or wanting to network are welcome to attend. Admission is free. Food, beverages and door prizes will be available. Businesses interested in a display booth and/or holding a presentation should contact the city of Independence at 763-479-0527.

Rogers Book Sale 

APRIL 24 THROUGH 26 — The Friends of the Rogers Library will host a Used Book Sale Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds for the Rogers Library, 21300 John Milless Drive. The sale will be at the library. Most items priced at $1 or less. Bag sale on Saturday from 1 to 3.

Crisis Nursery 

spring fundraiser

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.

Beebe Lake Fundraiser

APRIL 26 — The Beebe Lake Improvement Association (BLIA) and Cash Wise Liquor are co-hosting the sixth Annual Beebe Lake Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser & Silent Auction Saturday, April 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr. NE, St. Michael. Tickets are $25/person, which includes beer/wine tasting and light appetizers. The BLIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of Beebe Lake for all community users by managing invasive aquatic species, improving lake water quality and providing supplemental walleye stocking. Tickets are available at the St. Michael Cash Wise Liquor location or by calling the BLIA hotline at 763- 515-2639. You can order your favorite beverages at the tasting from Cash Wise Liquor at a discount. Visit and like

Read to a Dog  

APRIL 26 — ON Saturday, April 26, from10:30 noon at the Rockford Public Library. Kirk, a 5 -year old Farm Collie who loves to have school age readers stop by and read him a book, will be on hand. He has achieved his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and is a great friend for young readers to share with.  Bring your favorite book or pick one out when you get to the library.

Skating show

APRIL 27 — Buffalo Figure Skating Club Spring Show, “Skating Around the World” is Sunday, April 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m., open skate following from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Buffalo Civic Center. Admission $5, concession stand and skate rentals available. Silent auction.

Rockford Ringers 

Spring Meeting

APRIL 29 —The Rockford Ringers will hold it’s spring meeting on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park (8220 Elm St.).Anyone interested in pitching horseshoes this season should attend the meeting.

The group generally pitches 10 weeks beginning in May. Leagues meet on Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings.

For more information, contact Marlys at 612-751-1525 or email  [email protected]

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.

Spring Tea 2014

MAY 10 — The Spring Tea Fund Raiser is Saturday, May 10, at 3 p.m. at Hanover Zion United Methodist Church, 1010 River Rd NE. Tickets are $30 per seat. Reservations Required by Saturday May 3, payable to Hanover Zion UMC. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Mary at 763-497-5949 / [email protected] or the church office at 763-497-1086. Enjoy an elegant and delicious four-course afternoon tea with homemade soup, tea sandwiches and savories, quiche, scones, lemon curd and Devon cream, tea bread, fruit, and luscious desserts — and pots of perfectly brewed hot tea, of course. If you don’t drink tea, apple cider will be available upon request. The tables are beautiful and set with the best china, crystal, silver and linens. Guests are encouraged to dress in “tea attire.” Hats are very welcome. Sponsored as a fundraiser for the Hanover Zion United Methodist Church by The Hanover Zion Tea Society. Bake sale and other items available for purchase following the tea. The church is not handicapped accessible as bathrooms are located downstairs.