Crow River News calendar

Corcoran council

MAY 8 — Corcoran City Council will meet will next meet Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Corcoran Public Works 

Facility Open House

MAY 8 — The city of Corcoran is hosting an open house at its new Public Works Facility located at 9100 County Road 19 on Thursday, May 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Tours will be given of the new facility and staff will be available to answer questions. Root beer floats and cookies will be available for attendees. No RSVP needed, contact City Hall at 763-420-2288 with questions.

Rockford Friends

of the Library 

MAY 8 — The Rockford Friends of the Library will meet Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockford Library (8220 Cedar St.). New members are welcome.

Annual plant sale

MAY 8 TO 10 — The 38th Annual Plant Sale at St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 865 Ferndale Road in Wayzata will take place Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a selection of hanging baskets, patio plants, annuals, second year perennials, hostas, vegetables, herbs, bushes and shrubs. For further information call: 952-473-2262 or 763-591-0466.

4 Community Theatre

Musical Auditions

MAY 9 & 10 — 4 Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer musical on Friday May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Discovery Center in Maple Plain, and on Saturday, May 10 fro 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Lions Building in Riverside Park. Bring 16 measurers of song from a musical (not from the Wizard of Oz) to sing. You may be asked to read from a script and perform general choreography. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Bring the whole family.

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.

Rockford Senior Citizens

MAY 12 — 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.

Wayzata School Board

MAY 12 — The Wayzata School Board will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, May 12 at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice St.

Rockford Lions

MAY 12 — 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:

Rockford City Council

MAY 12 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

Independence City Council

MAY 13 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

St. Michael council

MAY 13 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

MAY 13 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Neighborhood sale benefit

MAY 14 THROUGH 17 — Josiah’s Hope Orphan Care Ministry Fundraising Sale is Wednesday through Saturday, May 14 through 17, from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 46l9 Lasalle Court, St. Michael. The annual neighborhood sale proceeds go to Beyond Our Door Global and Love Without Boundaries benefiting orphans and vulnerable women. Donate gently used items to the ministry and the team will work to raise awareness and resources for those in need through its partnerships with trusted non-profit organizations. Items to be donated include: toys, books, household/decorative, sports/recreational items, clothing/shoes/bags, tools/gardening, furniture, electronics, collectables, etc. All items must be in gently used, working condition. For more information, volunteer opportunities, or to schedule a pick-up or drop off contact Kimberly at 612-670-4878 or email [email protected] For a tax-deductible cash donation make a check payable to Beyond Our Door and be sure to write Josiah’s Hope Donation in the memo. Mail to Beyond our Door P.O. Box S063 New Hope, MN 55343.

MOMS Club of Albertville open house

MAY 15 — The MOMS Club of Albertville will be hosting an open house at their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Albertville Central Park. If a resident of Albertville and would like more information about the local MOMS Club, join us for a fun park play date and snacks. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be in the community room at the Financial Security Bank in Albertville. Come meet other stay-at-home moms at the MOMS (MOMS Offering Moms Support) Club of Albertville. The club offers support, friendship, fun activities and informative meetings to at-home mothers, although working moms who feel the club meets their needs are also welcome. Feel free to contact MOMS for more information, Email: [email protected] or phone Emily at 763-458-6851.

Rockford LionsWestern Rural Day Camp

Registration Deadline

MAY 15 —  A day camp for girls entering grades two through seven (scouts and non-scouts) is taking registrations through May 15 for the week of July 19 to 15 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. Campers will participate in games, camp and nature crafting, outdoor specialty skills, campfires, weather watching, jack knife safety, knot tying, tie dying, a beach day and cooking outdoors.

Flight for a Cure

Dove Release

MAY 17 — There will be a “dove release” and community fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society on Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in Rockford Lions Park. Doves must be reserved as soon as possible, so visit for information. Find out about other ways to be involved in the event and how to donate. Food, music and activities will be part of the afternoon.

Explorer Car Wash

MAY 17 — The St. Michael Fire Department Explorers will have their annual car wash fundraising event IS Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Fire Station. The Explorer Program was created to help develop, train and prepare interested young people for a career in full-time or paid-on-call fire fighting and emergency medical services. Stop by for a car wash and show your support for the young men and women who are part of the program.

Twins benefit for children

MAY 17 — Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota is hosting a special second annual Evening at the Ballpark at the Twins/Seattle game Saturday, May 17.

Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota was started by St. Michael native Katie Lindenfelser, who is the organization’s executive director. Its mission is to build the first hospice home for children in Minnesota. At the game they will celebrate the mission and raise money for Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund, benefiting Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota. During his retirement years, Killebrew was a spokesperson for the hospice movement and embraced the role it plays. Killebrew’s family and friends have created this fund to help build the Midwest’s first hospice and respite home serving children with a shortened life-expectancy and their families. Ten dollars of every ticket ordered goes toward helping build the home, and can be considered a tax-deductible gift to Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota. Call Luis with the MN Twins at: 612-659-4030 or visit for more information about the fund.

STMA board

MAY 19 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Rockford School Board

MAY 19 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom located in the lower level of the middle school.

Albertville council

MAY 19 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

Hanover council

MAY 20 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Medina City Council

MAY 20 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

MAY 20 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Rotary fishing event

MAY 20 (deadline) — The second annual STMA Rotary Fishing Event is Tuesday, June 3, at St. Alban’s Bay Resort, Mille Lacs from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $75 per person or $50 per person if you bring a guest. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 20, no refunds. This is a great opportunity to invite a prospective member and to take off and go fishing together and spend quality time with fellow Rotarians on Mille Lacs. The bus will leave from St. Michael City Center at 7:30 a.m. and arrive at the launch by 9 a.m.  The bus will leave from St. Alban’s by 1:30 p.m. and return to the St. Michael City Center by 3 p.m.  Lunch will be served on the launch; please supply own beverages. Fishing license is REQUIRED for anyone 16 years or older. Fee includes: launch, bus, bait, and poles and lunch. Need to bring: beverage, sunscreen and bug spray. For more information, call Sandy at 416-7912. Return information indicating name, guest names, phone number and check to Sandy at St. Michael City Hall or mail check and form to: STMA Rotary, P.O. Box 14, St. Michael, MN 55376.

Family walk/run

MAY 26 — The John Faas Foundation along with the Yellow Ribbon Foundation will be hosting a family walk/run and silent auction/raffle Monday, May 26, at 11 am. The race will start and finish at the Hanover Settler’s Park. John Faas grew up in Minnesota and dedicated this life to protecting the country. He was a Navy SEAL with the elite SEAL Team 6. He and 21 other Navy SEALS were killed while protecting the country’s freedom Aug. 6, 2011. The John Faas Foundation is a non-profit scholarship foundation. The scholarship’s benefit the children of the Naval Special Warfare Community (SEALS). The 5K family walk/run will begin at 11 a.m. at Settler’s Park. Early registration cost is $25 per person and comes with a race day t-shirt, or participate without a t-shirt for $10 per person (10 and under free). To guarantee a t-shirt, registration is due by May 19. Race day registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., cost will be $15, t-shirt not included. A limited amount of t-shirts will be available for purchase. Following the race, there will be a community picnic at the park, (Bring your lawn chairs and food) and a silent auction/raffles, entertainment and beer and pop will be available for purchase. All proceeds from this event will be given to the John Faas Foundation. To participate, make a donation or for more information, please contact Jeremy at 612-716-3904.