We love our Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Members!
Join us for our next coffee/networking
You're invited to our coffee networking on Thursday morning, February 13th at 7:30-8:30 am at BANKWEST. Drinks and donuts/muffins will be available (no charge for this event).
Please click HERE to register or RSVP so we can get a head count. Thank you!
Please find the library events listed below for March through May.

Computer Tech Help
Get help with basic computer skills. By appointment or just walk in. For adults.
Rockford Public Library
Wednesdays, March 11, April 8 and May 13
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Pebbles and Scribbles
Come and get your creativity flowing with this simple class. We will be using pebbles to form basic shapes on canvas, then using pens to add the details and transform our rocks into art! For ages 10 to adult. Limit 12. Registration required.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, March 12
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Monthly Lego Club
Use your imagination and join us for a fun hour with some LEGO building challenges, followed by free play. Ages 5 to 13. Limit 12. Registration requested.
Rockford Public Library
Tuesdays, March 17, April 21 and May 19
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Rockford Adult Book Club
Enjoy reading and discussing books while meeting new people. Contact the library for the current title.
No need to register.
Rockford Public Library
Mondays, March 23, April 27 and May 18
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Spring Equinox Animal BINGO
Want a chance to win a small prize? Why not come to the Rockford library and play some Animal BINGO to celebrate the new season! For ages 6 to 13. Limit 12. Registration required.  Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, March 26
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Henna Tattoo Workshop
An introduction to the history, techniques, and designs of henna will be taught in this hands-on class. Practice the designs of henna and create a henna tattoo on yourself. Henna tattoos are 100% natural and last a few days to a few weeks. For ages 15 to adult (teens must have permission from a parent). Limit 15. Registration required. A Legacy event.
Rockford Public Library
Tuesday, April 14
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Lorna Landvik Author Visit
Join Minnesota bestselling author Lorna Landvik for a talk/reading/Q&A about her twelfth novel, "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)." You won’t want to miss this fun, illuminating, and entertaining event! For teens and adults . A Legacy event.
Rockford Public Library
Tuesday, April 21
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Teens, Are You Ready to Save the Day?
Calling all superheroes (teens) and sidekicks (pre-teens) at the Rockford Branch! Join our league of to learn the process of making your very own comic book. We will come all the steps from drafting to publishing. If you want to attend and have not been to any session prior, here is the agenda! On Apr. 23, we plan on share the updated copy of our rough draft. If everything looks like it is right on track, we will talk about how to publish the comic. Snacks provided. Registration requested . Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, April 23
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Sensory Bottles Join us to make a sensory bottle. Sensory bottles can be used as a calming device by children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory disorders or adults with dementia. Supplies will be provided. You may bring sentimental items to add to your bottle if they can fit in a water bottle and have no sharp edges. For ages 10 to adult. Limit 12. Registration required.  Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Wednesday, May 6
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Dry Sand? No! Wet Sand? No! Kinetic Sand? Yes! Round Two
Due to high demand, there is a second chance for those who were not able to attend our December class. What is kinetic sand? Kinetic sand is new kind of sand that anyone can make. It is made from regular sand and a couple other ingredients. From there, you can have a sand that stays nice and packed when untouched, but once you pick it up it just seems to melt in your hands. If this seems like a craft you want to make, come join us at the Rockford Library! For ages 5 to 15. Limit 16. Registration required. Sponsored by Rockford Friends of the Library.
Rockford Public Library
Thursday, May 14
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Questions?  Ask Julie Eskritt, Library Services Coordinator, Rockford Public Library
763-477-4216 or email  juliee@grrl.lib.mn.us
ALSO on Friday February 7th.  Lake Sarah Dental is doing free exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, primary extractions and fillings for children birth-18 . We have a few openings left. Please call the clinic to schedule 763-575-8038 appointments are first come first serve.

Sarah Magnuson, DDS
Lake Sarah Dental
BUFFALO HOSPITAL allinahealth.org/buffalo
21st Annual Connect Retreat for women cancer survivors and women
whose lives have been touched by cancer

21st Annual Connect Retreat
Wednesday, March 25 – Friday, March 27, 2020
Christ the King Retreat Center 621 – 1st Avenue S. Buffalo, MN 55313

As women surviving a cancer experience, whether recently or in years past, the need to connect is common and often strong. Our connections may be with our spirituality, to gain information, resources, tools and techniques for survival or simply to connect with ourselves.

Contact: Brenda Christensen Buffalo Hospital 763-684-7025 brenda.christensen@allina.com
Want to know how you can be involved in something that involves over 300 people all working to improve their community while having fun?
Join us on Saturday, May 16, have a free light breakfast, work awhile and then come back for a free lunch!

Here are a few ideas for ways to participate:
  • Get your friends, neighbors, work or church buddies to join you and volunteer as a group; Elmwood Cemetery, Ames-Florida-Stork House, Rockford Schools, Senior Lawn Care to name a few. As an example, BANKWEST employees have adopted Riverside Park as their worksite for the past 7 years! 
  • Donate blood! The Red Cross will be set up this year at Our Father’s Lutheran Church. Stay tuned for how to sign up.
  • Sponsor a volunteer to help pack meals for Kids Against Hunger for $50 per adult packing 216 meals. 

You will be hearing much more in the next few months but please mark the date – Saturday, May 16 and join in the fun! Email annettetryon@gmail.com and like Thousand Hearts Crow River Serve Day on Facebook.

We are a program of RiverWorks Community Development
The Community Calendar is ready for some more 2020 events and activities!  The calendar is for the community to find events in one spot. Annual events, special events, etc. Check it out  https://bit.ly/2XVoQ7c .   
Follow this link to view the Community Calendar sponsored by the Rockford Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce:  https://bit.ly/2XVoQ7c  

Are you the event planner in your world? Email your event(s) to be posted in the Community Calendar:  rockfordgreenfieldchamber@gmail.com .

After approval, events will be entered. Please include:
1.       Title
2.       Description
3.       Location (optional)
4.       Date
5.       Time
6.       Duration
Any questions or comments email  rockfordgreenfieldchamber@gmail.com .
The NEW Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

Laura Franklin BANKWEST  - Acting President
Kris Strobel , Director at  Rockford Area Historical Society  - Past President
Melissa Joseph , Community Education & Facilities Coordinator at  Rockford Area Schools  - Vice President
Andrea Unger Wright-Hennepin Co-op Electric Assn.  - Secretary
Sharon Hertaus  - Treasurer
Chuck Tryon  - Board Member
Elizabeth Graunke BANKWEST  - Ex Officio
Nikki Nute Stone Creations Landscaping & Design, Inc.   - Ex Officio

Rockford-Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 413
Rockford, MN 55373