Crow River News calendar

Community market

NOW THROUGH OCT. 17 – 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

VFW burger, steak fry nights

JUNE 13 – 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 13, 20 and 27. The next steak fry is Saturday, June 28.

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 Lions

JUNE 16 — 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 School Board

JUNE 16 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center.

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.

Independence City Council

JUNE 17 — The Independence City Council and Maple Plain City Council will hold a joint meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at The Independence council’s regular meetings usually are on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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.

North Fork Crow 

Watershed Meetings

 JUNE 18 & 24 — will be hosting two meetings in the watershed as part of a large process of evaluating water quality conditions, and establishing water quality improvement goals and priorities. 

It is important for all watershed residents and property owners attend these meetings. Through open discussions, watershed residents will help determine what types of projects or strategies we can embrace that are likely to result in tangible, cost-effective improvement in water quality.  The meetings are Wednesday June 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wright County Courthouse room 120 A and B; and Tuesday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District Office in Spicer. Contact Diane Sander, Watershed Coordinator, at 763-682-1933 (ext. 112) or [email protected] with questions.

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.

Matt Birk at STMA High School

JUNE 19 — Former NFL player and Minnesota Viking Matt Birk is coming to STMA High School Thursday, June 19, doors open at 7 p.m., kick off at 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event is titled “A Man with a Prolife Mission!” Tickets are $20 per adult/ $10 per student (ages 5 to 18). Maximum family rate of $50. Five dollar increase at door, seating limited. Ticket locations are at Cornerstone Women’s Center in St. Michael and Coborn’s in Albertville. Autographed books and footballs, desserts/beverages. Also speaking is Tom Emmer, candidate for Congress.

Crow River Paddle Days

JUNE 21 — The Crow River Organization of Water (CROW) is holding an annual Paddle Day on the Crow River. Come paddle with us from St. Michael to the Mississippi River Dayton boat access.   You can just show up and paddle, or learn how under the watchful eyes of instructors. Pre-registration is required. Equipment, light snacks, and water will be provided to registered participants.  $10/ person or $30/Family of 4 or more. Contact Charlene by phone at 763-682-1933 x122 or by email at [email protected] for more details and registration.

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 [email protected] There will be no charge for attending.

Rockford City Council

JUNE 24 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

St. Michael council

JUNE 24 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

JUNE 24 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

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.