St. Thomas garage sale

OCT. 2 - The St. Thomas Women’s Club will host its annual garage sale fundraiser Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct, 4 indoors at the church parish center, 20000 County Road 10, Corcoran. Hours will be 1 - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday (with 50 percent off from 4 to 8 p.m.) and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday ($4 per bag day - unlimited bags). This sale will feature clothing of all sizes, toys, miscellaneous household, baby clothing and equipment and more. This will be the church’s big sale.

Salem Lutheran Harvest Festival

OCT. 3 — Salem Lutheran Church and School, located at 9615 Pioneer Trail in Greenfield, (2 miles south of Hanover), is hosting a free Harvest Festival family event Saturday, Oct. 5, , from 5 to 8 p.m. outdoors on the church campus. The purpose of the Harvest Festival is to bring community together to celebrate the hard work that comes during harvest time. There will be carnival games, bounce houses, live music, snacks, prizes, and much more. Children are welcome to dress up in their Halloween costumes. Bags for prizes will be provided. For more information on this event, contact Eric Hahn at ehahn@salemwels.org or visit www.salemwels.org.

Music Event - “Ticket to Brasil”

OCT. 3 -- The Rockford Public Library, 8220 Cedar St., will host a concert by Ticket to Brasil from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3. COMPASS Teaching Artists Ticket to Brasil are a unique international ensemble that has performed at local as well as international events. The group combines Bossa Nova, Afro-Brazilian Samba and latin Jazz Fusion. For all ages. A Legacy Event.

VFW Dinner/ Dance

OCT. 5 -- Dell and the City Lights Band will be on stage at the Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars clubhouse,  19020 Hamel Road, Plymouth on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 7 - 10:30 p.m. Food will be served from 5 - 8 p.m.  The VFW will ask for a $5 cover charge to pay for the band. City Lights is a dance band showcasing country music and rock from the 50’s through 90’s. Please call 763-478-2077 for reservations if you have a larger group.

WineFest

OCT. 5 -- WeCan will host WineFest2019, a wine tasting event, from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista. The event will feature wine tasting, small bites and silent and live auctions. All proceeds will benefit WeCan to support its programs for low-income residents. Tickets cost $50 per person. Purchase them online at wecanmn.org/donate or by calling WeCan at 952-472-0742.

Rockford Fire Station open house

OCT. 5 -- The Rockford Fire Department will host an open house during National Fire Prevention Week. Stop by the Fire Station, 6700 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 to meet firefighters, view fire fighting equipment and more.

Rockford RiverWorks to show off SuperShelf

OCT. 6 -- The Rockford RiverWorks Food Shelf, 8230 Cedar St., will show  off its new look as a SuperShelf at an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6.  The transformation to a SuperShelf is a collaborative effort of  RiverWorks, Health Partners, the University of Minnesota and Valley Outreach.  The SuperShelf program offers a welcoming, positive grocery store-like experience to clients and brings good food to all.

Fire Department Open House

OCT. 6 — Rogers Fire Department Open House is Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 1- 21201 Memorial Drive. There will be: Rogers Firefighters, Rogers Police Department, North Memorial Ambulance, Sparky the Fire Dog, Light Refreshments, Fire Prevention Activities, and your chance to spray a fire hose.

Rockford Senior Citizens

OCT. 7 -- Rockford Senior Citizens will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 7 at the Delano Senior Center. The Rockford Seniors meet the second Monday of each month at different locations. For information, call Bonnie Pool at 763-477-4468.

STMA School Board

OCT. 7 — St. Michael-Albertville School Board meets Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the District Office Board Room, Middle School West (Door N), 11343 50th Street NE, Albertville.

Albertville council

OCT. 7 — Albertville City Council meets Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 5959 Main Ave.

St. Michael council

OCT. 8 — St. Michael City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the City Center, 11800 Town Center Dr.

Rogers council

OCT. 8 — Rogers City Council will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rogers Community Room at 21201 Memorial Dr.

Rockford City Council

OCT. 8 — The next Rockford City Council meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Rockford City Hall chambers.

Computer tech help

OCT. 10 -- The Rockford Library, 8220 Cedar St., will offer computer tech help for adults from 4 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10.  Get help with basic computer skills.  By appointment or just walk in. Call the library at 763-477-4216 to register. Future date: Nov. 14.

Corcoran City Council

OCT. 10 — Corcoran City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10 at Corcoran City Hall, 8200 County Road 116.

Rogers Senior Fair

OCT. 10 — The Rogers Senior Fair is Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive), free,

25+ vendors specialized for senior citizen services. Door Prizes. Refreshments. Presentations. $4 Lunch. The seventh annual Rogers Senior Fair is a free event planned by the city of Rogers to inform senior citizens of all of the wonderful services there are in the area specialized just for them. The fair offers face to face interaction with service providers, experts in aging and related services, advocates, and the opportunity to become an informed consumer. As well as being very informational, the fair will be entertaining as well. At least eight door prizes will be given away, many vendors will have freebies to hand out, snacks and refreshments will be available, presentations will be given and a delicious lunch will be served (additional fee). The Rogers Senior Fair can help you learn what’s in our community and how to explore options as you get older. You will not want to miss out on this free opportunity to visit with a variety of experts in aging related fields. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

If interested in volunteering the day of the fair or in advance, call Jen at 763-428-0939. All amounts of help are greatly appreciated. Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, potato salad and cowboy beans will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or until gone) for only $4.

Rocktoberfest

OCT. 12 -- The fourth annual Rocktoberfest is set for 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at Riverside Park. Four bands will offer free concerts on two stages. A beer garden and food also will be available. Featured artists will be Shane Martin, Jesse Larson, GB Leighton and Chris Hawkey.

Hanover pumpkin event

OCT. 12 — Pumpkins are popping up amid colorful leaves on the ground. Autumn is here, which also means it’s almost time for the Hanover Historical Society’s ninth annual Pumpkin Decorating Event and Costume Contest. Bring the little unicorns, princesses and goblins in full attire Saturday, Oct. 12, to the Settler’s Park shelter in Hanover for an afternoon of fun. The event – held rain or shine – is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Pumpkins to decorate for the first 100 children, so come early. Prizes in age categories for both pumpkin decorating and best costume. Must use provided supplies to be eligible for pumpkin decorating contest. Judging at 3:15 p.m.; must be present to win. Decorating and costume contest age categories: preschool-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, and open exhibition category. Enjoy cookies and orange drink. Our events are funded by donations; please consider a freewill offering. The mission of the Hanover Historical Society is “bridging the past with the future while preserving history and enhancing a sense of community.”

Fall book sale

OCT. 12 - The Friends of the St. Michael/Albertville/Hanover Library will host its fall book sale Saturday, Oct. 12, , from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town Center, located at 11880 Town Center Drive. N.E., St. Michael.  Members of the community are encouraged to browse the thousands of books donated for the sale. Most paperbacks sell for fifty cents, and most hard covers, trade paperbacks, DVD’s and CD’s sell for a dollar each. Community members can also purchase a Friends Book Bag for $15 and fill it for free, or bring in a previously purchased bag and fill it for $10. The clearance bag sale begins at noon. Guests can fill a grocery bag for just $2. The Fall and Spring Book Sales are the Friends’ organization’s primary means of raising funds used to support both the local public library, and all school libraries within the school district. The Friend’s group sponsors several events each year for the community and schools. Donations of gently used books, DVD’s, and CD’s are now being accepted at the library, located at 11880 Town Center Drive N.E. in St. Michael. More information about the Friends of the Library Group can be found at stmichaellibraryfriends.org/

Rivers of Hope Gala

OCT. 12 — The 2019 Rivers of Hope “Rock Star” Gala will be Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Monticello Community Center. This event helps to support Rivers of Hope in providing services to survivors of domestic violence, including individual advocacy in the court system, safety planning, and important referrals related to housing, mental health, and economic resources. So far this year, Rivers of Hope provided individual advocacy and resources to over 300 individuals. In addition, last school year, more than 900 students received education around healthy relationships and recognizing domestic violence warning signs. They ask for support with the Gala through sponsorship or donations for their live and silent auctions. Rivers of Hope is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that was founded in the summer of 1989 by a small group of citizens who were concerned about domestic violence in their local community. By the mid-1990s, Rivers of Hope expanded from Sherburne County into Wright County and has grown to its current status as primary provider of adult community advocacy and support services for victims of domestic violence. Rivers of Hope offers general and legal advocacy, education, support group, information, and referrals. In 1991, a youth program was added along with a criminal justice intervention program.

Children’s Country open house

OCT. 13 — Children’s Country Preschool, located in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, invites the public to their annual Spaghetti Supper and Preschool Open House. The event takes place Sunday, Oct. 13, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The two preschool rooms and teachers will be available to answer questions. Tickets may be purchased at the door. There will also be raffle drawings for several area business donations and gift baskets at the end of the evening.

Greenfield City Council

OCT. 15 — The next Greenfield City Council meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Greenfield City Hall. 7738 Commerce Circle.

Medina City Council

OCT. 15 — The Medina City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24.

Hanover council

OCT. 15 — Hanover City Council meets Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at city hall on 11250 Fifth St.

Independence City Council

OCT. 15 — The Independence City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Independence City Hall, 1920 County Road 90.

Rockford School Board

OCT. 21 -- The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in room 502, the Heritage Room at Rockford High School.

Community Halloween

OCT. 26 — St. Michael-Albertville FYCC is hosting a Community Halloween free event Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the FYCC building/Albertville City Hall. Featuring music, hayrides, games and activities, straw maze, candy and prizes, and a family friendly haunted house.

Rockford Ringers Horseshoe League

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS -- Rockford Ringers Horseshoe League play is at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at Riverside Park, 8220 Elm Street -i weather permitting. If you are interested in league play, contact Marlys Timm at 612-751-1525 or email martimm2@aol.com.

Rockford Library Story Time

WEDNESDAYS -- Rockford Library Story Time is offered Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. at the Rockford Library, 8220 Cedar St. Families are invited to join in for crafts, activities, stories and songs.

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