Crow River News calendar

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

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.

Corcoran Bee Club

JULY 21 — Are you interested in bees? Are you a beekeeper or thinking about keeping bees? Or are you simply curious to find out why bees have been in the news lately? If so, you are invited to meet with other bee enthusiasts at the inaugural meeting of the Corcoran Bee Club, Monday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Civic Center, 8200 County Road 116 (Corcoran City Hall). The club welcomes your involvement at any level of interest. Information, entertainment, refreshments will be available.

Library Camp 

at St. Michael 

JULY 21 THROUGH 23 — The St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library is offering a library camp for children Monday through Wednesday, July 21 to 23.

Two sessions will be offered each day: Session 1 for ages 5 to 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Session 2 for ages 8 to 11 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Children will explore kitchen science, experience “egg”speriments and defy gravity during the three-day camp. The attendance limit is 20. Registration includes all three days of fun. Library camp is sponsored by the St. Michael Friends of the Library. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

STMA board

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 Lions

JULY 21 — 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:

Corcoran council

JULY 24 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

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

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.

Rogers council

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 All are invited to come and enjoy a fun evening with your friends.

Rockford Library 

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.

Delano Relay for Life

JULY 25 – 26 — Delano Relay for Life will take place Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at Delano Central Park. The public is invited to join Relay participants in remembering loved ones lost to cancer, honoring survivors and raising money for the American Cancer Society. Entertainment and other activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday and end at with a 5:30 a.m. closing ceremony on Saturday. The 7 p.m. opening ceremony featuring Honorary Survivor Craig Schansberg will be followed by the Survivors’ Lap. The luminary lighting is scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

Hanover council

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.

Medina Night to Unite

AUG. 5 — Medina neighborhoods will hold Night to Unite parties Tuesday, Aug. 5. Neighbors will get to know each other and enjoy food and activities. The Loretto and Hamel Fire Departments, Medina Police and Medina City Council members will visit parties, if they are registered in advance with the Medina Police Department. Call 763-473-9209 by Monday, July 28 to register a party. The purpose of Night to Unite is to bring the community together in efforts to fight crime. 

Medina City Council

AUG. 6 — The Medina City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Greenfield City Council

AUG. 6 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

St. Michael City Council

AUG. 13 — The St. Michael City Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr. instead of Tuesday, Aug. 12, the day of primary elections.

St. Thomas festival

AUG. 17 — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Festival is Sunday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 20000 County Rd. 10, Corcoran. For more information contact Jim and Lill at 478-9414.

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.