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.
Independence Night to Unite
JULY 31 DEADLINE — July 31 is the deadline for registering neighborhood Night to Unite parties with West Hennepin Public Safety. Registering a party will put hosts on a schedule for visits from police, firefighters and city council members during the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 5, the date for Night to Unite. On this evening communities around Minnesota hold city and neighborhood parties to help residents, police, firefighters and city officials get to know each other and team up to fight crime.
Albertville City Council
AUG. 4 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.
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.
AUG. 5 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.
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.
Loretto Fire Department Night to Unite
AUG. 5 — The Loretto Fire Department will host a Night to Unite party from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5 at the Loretto Fire Station on County Road 19. The LFD will offer food, bounce toys, truck rides, safety tips and opportunities for neighbors to visit with neighbors and firefighters.
AUG. 6 — The Loretto Fire Department will hold a community blood drive from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. To sign up, go to www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code: 4130. Or contact Nicole West at Nicole_west@hotmail.com. Drop-ins are welcome also.
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.
Taste of Delano
AUG. 6 — Taste of Delano, Wednesday, Aug. 6, will enable visitors to sample signature dishes from area chefs and restaurants. Stop at Delano Central Park between 5 and 8 p.m., pay an admission charge and then eat snippets of entrees and desserts for free. Sponsor is the Delano Chamber of Commerce.
AUG. 7 — STMA Women of Today are hosting Kid’s BINGO Thursday, Aug. 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall, 11800 Town Center Dr. Prizes will be school supplies donated by local businesses. Bring a canned food donation for the Hanover Food Shelf. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Hosted by STMA Women of Today, stmawt.org. For more information contact: Lisabet, 763-221-5356 or Heather Pomeroy, 815-671-7125.
Ice cream social
AUG. 11 — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hanover, is hosting an ice cream social Monday, Aug. 11, 5 to 7 pm. Come enjoy sloppy joes, brats, hotdogs, lemonade/coffee and of course pie and ice cream.
AUG. 11 — 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.
AUG. 12 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.
Rockford City Council
AUG. 13 — The Rockford City Council meets Wednesday, Aug. 13 , at 7 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.
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.
AUG. 14 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.
AUG. 15-16 — Don’t miss Corcoran Country Days Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16, back for 2014 Bigfoot monster truck car crash demonstration during the free family day.
Kids can build a birdfeeder, play on inflatable’s, plus there’s food games pony rides trout fishing pond and more Saturday 11 to 5 bands under the big top include the swamp hounds on Friday night and Shane Martin band Saturday night free with food shelf donation. Fireworks Saturday at dark.
AUG. 17 — North Hennepin Pioneer Society is hosting the Burschville School Summer Fest Sunday, Aug. 17, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the school on County Rd. 10 4 miles west of downtown Corcoran. Early bird drawing at 12:30 p.m. Raffles, pork chops, food wagon, country music by the Jammers, kids games, grab bags face painting, school house tours, door prizes and two sets of Twins tickets, gift cards and gas cards.
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.
North Star Boys’ Choir Day Camp
AUG. 18 – 22 — The North Star Boys’ Choir will offer a day camp for boys ages five through 12 on Monday Aug. 18 through Friday Aug. 22 at Immanuel United Methodist Church, 10025 Brockton Lane, Corcoran. For information, call 763-221-8325.
Rockford School Board
AUG. 18 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center, located next to Rockford High School on County Road 50.
Albertville senior housing
AUG. 19 — All are invited to Guardian Angels Engel Haus information meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at Albertville City Hall. Engel Haus is the new senior residence under construction in Albertville, County Rd. 18 just west of County Rd. 19. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Jay-Jay at 498-4594 by noon Aug. 18.
Independence City Council
AUG. 19 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 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.
Adult Writer’s Group
AUG. 27 — 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.
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.