Crow River News calendar

VFW burger, steak fry nights

JUNE 6 – 28 — The Heinzen-Ditter Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will offer burger and steak fry nights to the public at the VFW clubhouse on Hamel Road at Brockton Lane (on the Hamel/ Plymouth border). Diners can eat in or take out from 5 to 7 p.m. Burger nights are scheduled for Fridays on June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The next steak fry is Saturday, June 28.

Rockford High School


JUNE 5 — Rockford High School will its 97th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center. The Rockford High School Band and A Cappella Choir will also be giving performances.

Rockford Ambassadors

JUNE 5 – The Rockford Ambassador Program is accepting applications for the Junior and Senior Ambassador Programs. The Senior Program is open to girls 17 to 22 years old living in Rockford  or attending Rockford High School.  The Junior Program is open to girls entering 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades in the fall who live in Rockford or attend the Rockford Schools.

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St. George rummage sale

JUNE 5, 6 — St. George Catholic Church, 133 N. Brown Road, Long Lake will host it’s annual rummage sale on Thursday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the “Better Goods” room. Friday is Bag Day at $4 per bag, and large items and “better goods” are half price. Five large rooms will be full of bargains, and items also will be displayed outdoors. Proceeds help to support church charities. For information, call 952-473-1247.

Community market

JUNE 6 – A community market will be open on Fridays between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Rockford Mall parking lot (inside in bad weather) through Oct. 17. Look for fresh farm produce, local products like honey and syrup, crafts, jewelry and a wide assortment of items. The fee for vendors is $5 per date, or $30 for the season. More details, and vendor registration at

Liberty Triathalon

JUNE 7 — Registration is open for the USAT licensed Liberty Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve in Rockford. The event will begin with the Long Course at 7:30 am; Olympic Course participants will begin at 8 a.m. Each participant will receive a participant shirt and a chance to win a valuable Gear West Bike and Tri Gear Bag.Over 500 participants are anticipated for the event. Register online now at

Old Time Baseball

JUNE 8 — Come and see a baseball game played as it was in the 1860s. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church & School was founded in 1864 and is inviting the community to watch a “vintage” baseball game in celebration of its 150th Anniversary. The historic St. Croix Team with their vintage uniforms will verse Team St. John’s Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Ball Field, 9141 County Road 101 in Corcoran. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, watch some real old time baseball with 1860s rules, and enjoy some pie and ice cream following the game. Donations will be taken for the Wounded Warriors Project. Visit for more information.

Rockford Library

Ice Cream Social

JUNE 9  — Readers, and future readers, age 0 to 18 are invited to visit the Rockford Public Library on Monday, June 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. for an ice cream social, the opportunity to learn about summer reading programs, a chance to meet Rockford Royalty and craft making. The Rockford Ambassador Program, with junior and senior positions opening up this summer, is now accepting applications.

Rockford Lions

JUNE 9 — 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

JUNE 9 — The Wayzata School Board will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, June 9 at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice St.

St. Michael council

JUNE 10 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

JUNE 10 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Independence City Council

JUNE 10 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 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

JUNE 10 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

Dancing Scientist

JUNE 12 — Jeffrey Vinokur, also known as the Dancing Scientist, will present a program for families and teens at the St. Michael Public Library Thursday, June 12, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Vinokur has an M.S. in Biochemistry and specializes in demonstrating and explaining science through fast-paced, inspirational shows for children. He visits schools across the country and has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show, the Discovery Show, and other nationally televised programs (where he also loves to demonstrate his dancing skills). His appearance 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.

Rockford Citywide

Garage Sale

JUNE 12, 13, 14 – There will be a citywide garage sale on Thursday, June 12, Friday, June 13 an Saturday, June 14. To have your address added to the list, call Rockford City Hall at 763-477-6565 asap.  A list and map will be available the week of June 9th.

Rockford-Greenfield Area 

Chamber of Commerce

JUNE 12 – Please plan to join the Chamber for  a morning coffee meeting Thursday June 12 at BankWest beginning at 7:30 a.m.  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.

Corcoran council

JUNE 12 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, June 12, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Rockford School Board

JUNE 16 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the district boardroom located in the lower level of the middle school.

Albertville council

JUNE 16 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

STMA board

JUNE 16 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Hanover council

JUNE 17 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Medina City Council

JUNE 17 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

JUNE 17 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Free Hanover concert

JUNE 19 — The founding members the White SideWalls Rock N Roll Revue are back, come relax and enjoy an evening

of free music Thursday, June 19 6:30 p.m. at Hanover City Hall. Bring your kids, chairs, blankets and bug spray.

Rockford Library Book Club

JUNE 23 — The Rockford Library Book Club will meet on Monday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the library. Usual meeting dates are fourth Mondays of the month. This is an adult book club. Please call the library at 763-477-4216 to get the monthly selection, or to ask questions.

Social Security workshop

JUNE 23 DEADLINE — Thrivent Financial will offer Social Security workshops on Tuesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 26 at Redeemer Lutheran School, 115 Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. Sessions will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day. Register on the Thrivent website at by Monday, June 23. Thrivent Financial Consultant Peter Kabunuk also is accepting reservations. Contact him at 952-475-3900 or There will be no charge for attending.

Rockford Library 

Adult Writer’s Group 

JUNE 25 — The Rockford Library hosts an Adult Writers Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. a the Rockford Public Library located at 8220 Cedar St.