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 www.rockfordmarket.weebly.com.
VFW burger, steak fry nights
JUNE 20 – 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 20 and 27. The next steak fry is Saturday, June 28.
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 Charlene.email@example.com 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 thrivent.com/findaworkshop by Monday, June 23. Thrivent Financial Consultant Peter Kabunuk also is accepting reservations. Contact him at 952-475-3900 or Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no charge for attending.
RAHS Kids Camp
JUNE 24, 25 & 26 — Summer activitis and fun will take over the Aimes-Florida Stork House on Tuesday June 24,; Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sing up for one, two, or all three days. Native American beading, drum making, weaving and spinning, papermaking and games and a walking tour of Rockford are on the schedule. Contact the Rockford Area Historical Society for more information, or to register at 763-477-5383, or email email@example.com
St. Paul Saints experience
JUNE 24 — The St. Paul Saints will be bringing their road show of entertainment and announcers to the Hanover boys 14U baseball game against Corcoran/Delano Tuesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanover Athletic Association field #2 (by City Hall). Bring the family and enjoy this free, fun night of baseball, Saints style. For more information, contact the Hanover Youth Ball Board www.hanoveryouthball.org.
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.
JUNE 24 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
Love INC Alley Sale
JUNE 25 — Love in the Name of Christ Heartland (Love INC) will hold an alley sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 next to the Love INC headquarters, 318 Railroad Ave., Delano. The nonprofit agency will offer items not normally found in its store, including children and adult sporting goods, furniture, lamps of all sizes, household items, antiques, wall décor, children’s toys, and much more. Proceeds will help Love INC provide services to neighbors in need in Independence, Maple Plain, Rockford, Loretto, Delano, Watertown, Montrose, Howard Lake and Waverly.
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.
JUNE 25 — Families are invited to join the Wright County Clowns as they clown around at the Rockford Public Library on Wednesday, June 25, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Laugh and enjoy the clowns’ re-telling of popular children’s stories. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rockford Public Library.
For more information, contact the Rockford Public Library at 477-4216.
JUNE 26 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
JUNE 29 —The Ambassador Market fundraiser for the Rogers Ambassadors is Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rogers Community Center/Fire Station.
Featuring crafts, home based business and flea and farmer’s market items.
JULY 1 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.
Medina City Council
JULY 1 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
JULY 2 — Join neighbors for a cup of tea, cookies, and conversation July 2, at 7 p.m. at the Stork House to discuss, Growing Pains by Wanda Gag.
Gag is a local children’s author who went to school with Florence Stork of the Stork House and heir diaries overlap.
Come hear more about this great connection and the book Rebecca Mavencamp, Rockford Area Historical Society Director, is writing.
Albertville City Council
JULY 7 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
Independence City Council
JULY 8 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at independence.govoffice.com.
Volley for a Cause
JULY 12 — Play volleyball and help raise funds for operating costs for the Rockford’s historical Stork House on Saturday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Riverside Park in Rockford. Registration information can be found at www.rockfordsandvb.weebly.com/volley-for-a-cause.html
JULY 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: www.TheRockfordLions.com.
Greenfield City Council
JULY 15 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Wizard of Oz
JULY 18 — The 4 Community Theatre presents the Wizard of Oz on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at Orono High School (795 Crystal Bay Rd., Long Lake), and at 2 p.m. on July 20 and 27. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 952-449-8302 or through www.4communitytheatre.org
JULY 21 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.
Rockford School Board
JULY 21 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center.
Three Rivers Progressive Forum
4TH TUESDAYS — There will be a Three Rivers Progressive Forum on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane, in Dayton. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7. This month we’re pleased to have Katie Rodriquez, District 1 Representative of the Metropolitan Council as our guest. She will be speaking on the workings of the Met Council: its organization, mission, goals, and accomplishments.