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 27, 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. A burger nights is scheduled for Friday June 27. The next steak fry is Saturday, June 28.
Movie in the Park
JUNE 27 – The City of Rockford will host “Movie in the Park” on Friday, June 27, in dusk at Riverside Park. The featured movie is The LEGO meeting.
Save the Bees!
As bee populations continue to decline, come to the Delano Community Market from 9 a,m. to noon, Saturday, June 28 to learn how to help support bee populations. Learn which plants are best at attracting these essential pollinators. Check out how to make native bee houses. Purchase local honey and bees wax as well as seasonal produce, home baked goods, creations from local artists and much more. Cathie English will provide acoustic folk music. Check out the new market location in the new Delano Commons building on Bridge Avenue, east of the Delano American Legion.
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.
Experiment with Nature
JULY 1 — Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to Experiment with Nature in a program at the St. Michael Public Library Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. It will be presented by staff from St. John’s Outdoor University. Children will learn how to be a naturalist through hands-on activities. The attendance limit is 30 and registration is required. This event is sponsored by the St. Michael Friends of the Library. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.
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.
Rogers Veterans Memorial
JULY 4 — The City of Rogers is pleased to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Rogers Veterans Memorial will take place at Triangle Park Friday, July 4, at 10 a.m. There will be a brief ceremony, light refreshments, and the official ribbon cutting. Join to celebrate the completion of the Veterans Memorial, which provides the community the opportunity to gather and honor those who served the country. For more information: www.cityofrogers.org.
Albertville City Council
JULY 7 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
St. Michael council
JULY 8 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.
JULY 8 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
Dazzling Dave’s Yo-Yos
JULY 8 — Yo-Yo master Dazzling Dave will be at the St. Michael Public Library on Tuesday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. He will give a performance of magical tricks certain to entertain children and teens. He has been a yo-yo champion and professional performer since 1998. The attendance limit is 60 and registration is required. This program 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.
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.
Rockford City Council
JULY 8 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.
JULY 10 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
Delano Library pizza party
JULY 9 — The Friends of the Delano Public Library will hold a pizza party fund raiser on Wednesday, July 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Delano Central Park. The event will coincide with the first summer concert in the park, which will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Unhinged Pizza, of Delano, will offer three types of pizza and ask for donations of one dollar or more per slice to the Friends of the Delano Library. Entertainment will begin at 4:30 p.m. with Kindermusik with Shelly Bolzer, and Alex, the juggler. The 5:30 p.m. concert in the park will feature children’s folk singer and storyteller, Jack Pearson.
Chamber of Commerce
JULY 10 – On Thursday, July 10, at 11:30 a.m., the Rockford-Greenfield Chamber of Commerce will have a luncheon meeting at the Wright Hennepin Electric facility (on the north side of Highway 55 and the west side of the Rockford Mall). Please call the City of Rockford at 763-477-6565 with questions, or to RSVP.
Hamel Rodeo is coming
JULY 10 – 13 — The Hamel Rodeo will return to Corcoran Lions Park Thursday, July 10 through Sunday, July 13. The park is located on County Road 10 west of County Road 101. Performances will take place every day at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Family Day, a matinee performance will begin at 1 p.m. Family Day offerings will include fun activities for kids.
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.
Ice cream social
JULY 16 — Hanover Zion United Methodist Church will be having their annual ice cream social Wednesday, July 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. The church is located at 1010 River Rd NE in Hanover. Serving sloppy joes, hot dogs, beverages, pie and ice cream. This is a freewill offering. All are welcome to attend and will be greeted by the “Clown Arounds.”
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.
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.
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.