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.
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.
JULY 10 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
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 — Children in grades K–5 are invited to a Science Explorers Wizard School at the St. Michael Public Library Monday, July 14, at 10 a.m. Become an apprentice as you learn the science behind the magic. Harness electricity, create potions and explore alchemy in this hands-on class sponsored by the St. Michael Friends of the Library. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.
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.
Medina City Council
JULY 15 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.
JULY 15 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.
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.
Read to Taurus
JULY 19 — Young readers (grades K-3) are invited to sign up to read to Taurus, a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog, at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to noon. Taurus is a very patient listener. Reading to him helps encourage young readers who lack confidence. Sign up for a 15 minute session. Bring your own book or choose one from the library. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.
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.
Albertville City Council
JULY 21 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
Rockford School Board
JULY 21 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center, located next to Rockford High School on County Road 50.
Rockford City Council
JULY 22 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, July 22 , at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.
Independence City Council
JULY 22 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 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.
St. Michael council
JULY 22 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.
JULY 22 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
Ice cream social
JULY 23 — Immanuel United Methodist Church will be having their annual ice cream social Wednesday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will be sloppy joes, hot dogs with all the trimmings, root beer by the keg, pie and ice cream. There will be activities for the children such as face painting and fish pond. Theme baskets will be available for silent auction bidding. A free will offering will be taken with the proceeds going toward mission projects. The church is located at 10025 County Rd. 101, one half mile north of County Road 30 on the Maple Grove/Corcoran border. For more information, call the church office at 763-420-2585 or the church website www.immanuelumcmn.org. All are invited to come and enjoy a fun evening with your friends.
Adult Writer’s Group
JULY 23 — The Rockford Library hosts an Adult Writers Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Public Library located at 8220 Cedar St.
AUG. 4 — Hanover City Council will meet Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St. instead of Tuesday, Aug. 5 because of Tuesday’s Night to Unite celebrations.
Greenfield Night to Unite
AUG. 5 — Greenfield will celebrate Night to Unite from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Central Park, 7200 Greenfield Road. Bring family, friends, and lawn chairs. Enjoy hotdogs, the new playground and visits with Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will offer a canine demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Night to Unite encourages law enforcement, communities and neighbors to get to know one another and help each other keep communities safe.
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.