Crow River News calendar

Corcoran council

AUG. 28 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Rd. 116.

Albertville City Council

SEPT. 2 — Albertville City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

STMA board

SEPT. 2 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at the high school board meeting room, 11343 50th St.

Greenfield City Council

SEPT. 2 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Medina City Council

SEPT. 2 — The Medina City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. For agenda information, call 473-4643.

Hanover council

SEPT. 2 — Hanover City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Swim fundraiser

SEPT. 6 — The Buffalo Girls Swim and Dive team is hosting a breakfast fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 to 10 a.m. at the River Inn, 11220 River Rd. NE, Hanover. Cost is $8 and includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and beverage. Ages 2 and under free.

Face Painting by All About Fun

SEPT. 6 — Celebrate the St. Michael Open Streets event Saturday, Sept. 6 by getting your face painted in the St. Michael Public Library parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All About Fun’s celebrated face painters will paint faces on a first come, first served basis. This activity 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.

Rockford Lions

SEPT. 8 — 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:

St. Michael City Council

SEPT. 9 — The St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rockford City Council.

SEPT. 9 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 9 , at 6 p.m. at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For information, call 477-6565.

Rogers council

SEPT. 9 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Independence City Council

SEPT. 9 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90. For agenda information call Independence City Hall, 763-479-0527 or visit the city website at

READ to Taurus

SEPT. 13 — Children in grades K-3 are invited to Read to Taurus at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Taurus is a certified Reading Education Assistance Dog, and will listen patiently while children read out loud. Children may sign up at the library desk to spend 15 minutes reading with Taurus.

Teen advisory 

SEPT. 13 — Teens are invited to a teen advisory meeting at the St. Michael Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Help to plan the library’s teen events. Join the group for coffee, donuts and thoughtful discussion about library programming. For additional information, contact the St. Michael library at 763-497-1998.

Loretto Fun Fest

SEPT. 13 — Loretto Fun Fest will take over downtown Loretto from 1 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 13. Local bands under the big tent will include the Hargreaves from 3 to 5 p.m. and the Balgaard Brothers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Shane Martin Band will perform at a street dance from 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Fireworks are planned for 8 p.m. or dusk. A bean bag tournament will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on West Railway Street. To register or get information, call 763-447-3141. Many other activities for all ages will be offered. Festival visitors are asked to bring donations to the Hanover Food Shelf.

Fun Fest booster buttons may be purchased at 21st Century Bank of Loretto, Loretto City Hall, Axel’s Tavern, Detour 19 and Koch’s Korner. Buttons cost $10 in advance, $12 at Fun Fest or $10 with donation of food shelf items. Button purchases gain entrance to the big tent in the afternoon or evening and the photo booth and entries into drawings for prizes. Wrist bands will be required for participation in all children’s events and the photo booth, except for the K-9 demonstration, which is open to all. They may be purchased at a cost of $10 per child or $30 per family at the event at the Loretto Lion’s Park concession stand.

Rockford School Board

SEPT. 15 — The Rockford Area School Board meets Monday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rockford Community Center, located next to Rockford High School on County Road 50.

Legion garage sale

SEPT. 18 THROUGH 20 — St. Michael Legion and Auxiliary will be hosting a garage sale at the Colonial Mall St. Michael Wednesday, Sept. 18, 8 am to 6 pm,  Thursday, Sept. 19 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, Sept 20, 8 am to noon. The sale will be at Colonial Mall, 400 Central Av. E.,, St Michael. Donation day will be Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 am to 7 pm. Call Judy 497-3926 for more info. TV’s, computers not accepted.

POW/MIA Recognition Day

SEPT. 19 — A National POW/MIA Recognition Day is taking place Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Central Park, Greenfield. This annual event honors prisoners of war and our missing and their families, and highlights the government’s commitment to account for them. For more information, contact Kerri, VFW Ladies Auxiliary 7th Dist. Chairperson, at 763-202-9359.

Adult Writer’s Group 

SEPT. 24 — 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.

Chamber dinner

SEPT. 25 — The I-94 West Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Silent Auction is Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Rockwoods Banquet and Conference Center, 9100 Quaday Ave., Otsego. Cost is $60 per person. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 19, to [email protected], or phone 428-2921.

Timber Dash

OCT. 4 — The Crisis Nursery serving Wright County is hosting the 5th Annual Timber Dash 5K Trail Run + Walk + Kids Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lake Maria State Park in Monticello. This is a fun, healthy and kid friendly event catering to runners, health walkers and families who seek to raise their heart rates and have the heart to support a noble cause. The Timber Dash 5K (chip timed) is held on the trails in scenic Lake Maria State Park and has three sub-events. The Kids K will kick off at 9:30 AM, with the 5K Run at 10 AM and the 5K walk will start a few minutes after the runners have left the start line. This is a charity event with all proceeds benefitting The Crisis Nursery serving Wright County, a child abuse and neglect prevention program providing childcare, counseling, and support to families experiencing a crisis situation.  You can register now by going online at, print out the race form and send it to the Crisis Nursery, 9766 Fallon Ave NE #101, Monticello MN 55362, or you can register at the event that morning. Cost now is $25 per runner/walker and $10 for the Kid’s run. Race day registration is from 8-9:15 AM with cost at $30 per runner/walker and $10 for the Kid’s run. Finisher medals, race shirts, race food, beverages, and informational booths will be on site. For more information, call 763-271-1674.