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Atina Diffley, author of “Turn Here Sweet Corn,” will be at Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on July 10 to discuss her family’s experience as organic farmers and sign copies of her book. Free, but registration required by July 9 due to space considerations. Call (952) 891-1212, ext. 221 to register.
Benny Quash with special guest Todd Jay at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at MinneHAHA Comedy Club, 1583 E. First Ave., Shakopee (lower level of Dangerfield’s), (612) 860-9388, www.minnehahacomedyclub.com. Tickets: $13.
John Prine with Willie Watson, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $67. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
David Gray with Yuna, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $67. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Ziggy Marley with The New Primitives, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $38. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Dark Star Orchestra, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $30. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Music in Kelley Park featuring The Castaways from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.
DeVotchKa with Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, Subway Music in the Zoo, Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, Apple Valley. Cost: $31. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.
Melody and The Dramatics will perform at 7 p.m. on July 8 as part of Sunday Night Music in the Park at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
World Travel Photography exhibit by artist Becqi Sherman at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. Information: (952) 985-4640.
Apple Valley Freedom Days runs June 29-July 4. Information: www.avfreedomdays.com.
Lakeville Pan-O-Prog runs July 1-8. Information: www.panoprog.org.
Eagan July 4th Funfest runs July 3-4. Information: www.eaganfunfest.org.
Heartbeat Studios, Apple Valley, will offer a six-week youth dance, singing and acting class summer session beginning July 9 in the amphitheater at Caponi Art Park in Eagan. This fairy tale production is open to ages 3 to middle school, and will be presented in mid-August. For class registration information, contact Heartbeat Studios, (952) 432-7833, or heartbeat-studios.com.
Mystery Art Night will be offered Fridays, July 20 through Aug. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Eagan Art House. All supplies will be included and light refreshments will be served. Cost per class is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Register at www.eaganarthouse.org. Call (651) 675-5521 for information.
Music Together in the Valley offers classes for parents and their infant, toddler and preschool children in Rosemount, Farmington, Lakeville and Apple Valley. Information: www.musictogetherclasses.com or (651) 439-4219.
The Eagan Art House offers classes for all ages. For a complete listing go to www.eaganarthouse.org or call (651) 675-5521.
Dan Petrov Art Studio in Burnsville offers oil painting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill level painters, www.danpetrovart.com, (763) 843-2734.
Teens Express Yourself with Paint, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Brushworks School of Art in Burnsville, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, (651) 214-4732.
Drama/theater classes for ages 4 and up at River Ridge Arts Building, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.
Special needs theater program (autism-DCD), ages 5 and older, Burnsville, (952) 736-3644.
Join other 55-plus adults at the Eagan Art House to create beaded jewelry. The Jewelry Club meets on the third Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee is $3 and includes all supplies. Bring any old jewelry you would like to re-make. 3981 Lexington Ave. S., (651) 675-5500.
Savage Art Studios, 4735 W. 123rd St., Suite 200, Savage, offers classes/workshops for all ages. Information: www.savageartstudios.com or (952) 895-0375.
Soy candle making classes held weekly in Eagan near 55 and Yankee Doodle. Call Jamie at (651) 315-4849 for dates and times. $10 per person. Presented by Making Scents in Minnesota.
Country line dance classes held for intermediates Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington, $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833.
Beginner country line dance classes on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Lakeville VFW, 8790 Upper 208th St. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833.
Country line dance classes on Wednesdays at the Lakeville Senior Center, 20732 Holt Ave. Beginners, 9-10 a.m.; Intermediate, 10 a.m.-noon. $5/class. Call Marilyn (651) 463-7833.
The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, (952) 985-4640.