Crow River News Calendar

Day of Prayer

MAY 4 — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Hanover invites area community residents to join for the National Day of Prayer Gathering service. The service is Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m.

FYCC Open Streets

MAY 6 — St. Michael-Albertville Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC) is hosting Open Streets STMA Spring event Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE. More than a street festival, Open Streets gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink streets as public space. Also featuring $5 bike helmets, emergency vehicle tours, free bike tune-ups, $5 radon kits at WOW Van, free car seat safety check, 1 p.m. bicycle parade, boy and girl bike giveaway, bicycle obstacle course and free lunch provided by St. Michael Lions Club. The event will be hosted rain or shine. Concessions available. Check out Open Streets STMA on Facebook for more details.

City of Rockford Clean-up Day

MAY 6 — The City of Rockford clean-up day will be held Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., beginning at Public Works 6551 Utility Drive. Stay tuned for more details.

Pancake Breakfast

MAY 7 — The Rockford Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast Sunday, May 7 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fire Station 6700 Main Street.

Family skate/spring show

MAY 7 — The Buffalo Figure Skating Club presents “Legends & Divas” Spring Show and Family Skate Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Civic Center. Tickets are $5. Concessions available, and there is a silent auction. Family skate from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., skate rental is $2.

Bingo at senior center

MAY 8 — Join in the fun Monday, May 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rogers Senior Center on Main St. in Rogers for Bingo. Cards are 25 cents each with a limit of six cards per game. Cash prizes and many different games are played. Refreshments are served. This is a fundraiser for the Seniors of Rogers played every other month on the second Monday. Bring friends and neighbors for a few hours of fun and get acquainted with other seniors in the area.

Independence City Council

MAY 9 — The Independence City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90.

Rockford City Council

MAY 9 — The Rockford city council will meet on Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the city hall council chambers, 6031 Main Street.

Corcoran City Council

MAY 11 — Corcoran City Council will meet at 7 p.m.,Thursday, 11 at Corcoran City Hall, 8200 County Road 116.

Bike Safety Rodeo for Kids

MAY 20, MAY 12 REGISTRATION – The Medina Police Department and Target will host their annual Bike Safety Rodeo to help children ages three to 12 polish their bike riding skills before summer arrives. This free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 20 in the Medina Target’s east parking lot at 300 Clydesdale Trail. Participants will be offered tours of fire trucks and police cars, bike riding courses, bike inspections and prizes. Registration forms are available at http://medinamn.us/citygov/departments/policedept/bike-safety-rodeo/, at Target, or in the Medina Police Department lobby. Registration

for the event must be completed by Friday, May 12 and either e-mailed to Andrew.scharf@ci.medina.mn.us, or dropped off at the police department. Registration is required to be eligible for prizes.

Stamp Out Hunger

MAY 13 — Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation. To donate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food is sorted, and delivered to an area food bank or pantry, where it is available for needy families.

Marching Knights fund-raiser

MAY 15 — The STMA Band Boosters invite all to the second annual STMA Marching Knights Spaghetti Dinner Fund-raiser at the STMA High School cafeteria Monday, May 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., before the 7 p.m. high school spring band concert. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, breadstick, dessert, and beverage. Tickets available at the door. Cost is $12 adults, $8 students. Proceeds to benefit STMA band programs. Enjoy a great meal and awesome music.

Rockford School Board

MAY 15 — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Rockford High School in the Heritage Room.

Medina City Council

MAY 16 — The Medina City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 16 at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24.

Greenfield City Council

MAY 16 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on 6390 Town Hall Drive.

Armed Forces Day steak fry and dance

MAY 20 – The Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will host an Armed Forces Day steak fry and dance on Saturday, May 20 at the VFW clubhouse, 19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth. The Del Counts will play classic rock that visitors can dance to on a full ballroom floor. Doors will be open from 5 to 11 p.m. The band will start to perform at 7 p.m. The theme will be a patriotic one, so show your colors. Drawings for prizes will take place throughout the evening. The grand prize is a $750 Limo Bus Night. Drink specials will be offered along with the steak dinner.

Planting event to help pollinators

MAY 21 – The Corcoran Parks and Trails Commission is introducing a pollinator plot to the City Hall lawn. This spring, a section of sod near the wetland will be converted to a haven for bees, hummingbirds and butterflies. The committee invites the public to dig in at a planting event, beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at the Corcoran Community Room, 8200 County Road 116.

Luncheon to honor First Responders

MAY 23 – The fourth annual First Responders Luncheon will honor area police officers, fire fighters, EMS personnel, and other individuals who have provided exceptional response in an emergency situation. The public is invited to come and show appreciation and support of outstanding performances of local heroes. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 23 at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund and Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. Sponsors of the event are Henningson & Snoxell and CLAM, in collaboration with the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce. Cost to attend is $40 per person, and tickets are required. To obtain a reservation, visit the website at http://business.i94westchamber.org/events/details/first-responders-luncheon-2421 or call the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce at 763-428-2921.

Rockford City Council

MAY 23 — The Rockford city council will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in the city hall council chambers, 6031 Main Street.

Rockford Memorial Day parade

MAY 29 — The annual Rockford Memorial Day festivities will kick off with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. The Rockford Area Historical Society will host an ice cream social at the Stork House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More details and events to follow in the coming weeks.

Baccalaureate Ceremony

JUNE 7 — The Seventh Annual Rogers High School Baccalaureate Ceremony for all graduating seniors of Rogers High School is Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. This year’s host church will be Word of Peace in Rogers. Baccalaureate 2017 is a Christian, Interdenominational farewell service that will include music, readings, prayers and guest speakers. Join fellow students in this opportunity to celebrate your graduation. All seniors, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. The ceremony lasts about an hour, with refreshments after. Graduates should wear their caps and gowns.

Contact Kristine Niznik for more informaiton at 612-232-5973 or email RHSBACC@gmail.com.

Rockford city-wide garage sales

JUNE 15-17 — Rockford city-wide garage sales will take place from June 15 to 17. Addresses will be collected for viewing in May.