Family Calendar

To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 8
Eagan Girl Scouts New Member Event, 9 a.m. at Dakota Hills Middle School, 4183 Braddock Trail, Eagan. Girls (kindergarten to grade 12) and their adult partners, and adults looking for volunteer opportunities are invited to an informational presentation and registration event.  Cost of registration to join Girl Scouts is $12 payable by cash or check at the event, financial assistance available. Information:

Hot dog and brat stand by Farmington Boy Scout Troop 116, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Von Hanson’s Meats, 7533 148th St., Apple Valley.

Kids ’n Kinship 40th anniversary gala, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake Golf Club, 6725 Innsbrook Drive, Lakeville. Includes cash bar, silent auction, music and other entertainment, a quilt raffle, wine cork pull, plus a sit-down dinner. Tickets are $40 at Live auction online at

Sunday, Sept. 9
Bird banding, 9 a.m. to noon at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. Join a naturalist for an up-close look at wild birds. Cost: $2 per person for ages 10 and older; free for children under 10. Information: Lakeville Parks and Recreation, (952) 985-4600.

Hot dog and brat stand by Farmington Boy Scout Troop 116, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Von Hanson’s Meats, 7533 148th St., Apple Valley.

The Denmark Demons vintage baseball team will face the Quicksteps at 1 p.m. at the Denmark Town Hall, 14008 90th St. S., in Denmark Township. The game is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 11
Tuesday Evenings in the Garden – Seed Savers with Claudia Zweber, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the garden at UMore Park, 1605 160th St. W. (County Road 46), Rosemount. Collect seeds from the heirloom flower garden and learn how to harvest and store seeds. Fee: $10. Questions or to register by phone, call University of Minnesota Extension: (651) 480-7700.

Wednesday, Sept. 12
Eagan Market Fest, 4 to 8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Fall produce including apples and pumpkins. Information: or (651) 675-5500.

Eagan Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road. Frans Officer will present a program on martagon lilies. Meetings are free and open to the public. Information: [email protected].

Thursday, Sept. 13
Minnesota Valley Christian Women’s Connection luncheon, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Enjoy restaurant, 15435 Founders Lane, Apple Valley. Wedding dress fashion show. Heidi Studer will present “Defining Moments: History in the Making.” Cost: $16. Call Lisa for reservations: (952) 403-0773.

“Insurance for the Long Term,” 7 p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Presented by Linda Walker, social worker with Volunteers of America. Information: (952) 891-0360.

Saturday, Sept. 15
Junk Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Towne and Country Shopping Center, 1998 Cliff Road E., Burnsville. Free admission. Held rain or shine.

Eagan Charity Run/Walk 5K at Diffley/Lexington Athletic Fields, 4201 Lexington Ave., Eagan. Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. Race begins at 9:30 a.m. Online registration at under the 5K tab. Hosted by the Eagan Women of Today, (651) 354-5827, [email protected].

Who Done it Hike, 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. hike at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. For all ages. Collect clues, gather information and solve mysteries while walking the trails. Free. No registration needed. Information: Lakeville Parks and Recreation, (952) 985-4600.

Apple Valley Firefighter’s Relief Association’s Booya, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until booya pot is empty, at Fire Station 1, 15000 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.

Apple Cidering, noon to 2 p.m. at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. For all ages, families encouraged. Cost: $5 per person and/or $15 per family. Information: Lakeville Parks and Recreation, (952) 985-4600.

Church of Saint Michael in Farmington will hold its annual Fall Festival Sept. 15 and 16. A pulled pork supper will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Pre-sale tickets are $10 or $12 at the door with a family maximum at $30. Children age 11 and under are $5. This will be followed by bingo, campfire and hayrides. Sunday festivities begin at 11:30 a.m. with children’s games, bingo, bake sale, food, a silent auction and entertainment.

Firearm Safety Class will be offered at Rosemount Middle School, 3135 143rd St. W., Rosemount, Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 29. Tentative range day: Oct. 27. Registration: 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. Minimum age is 11. Fee is $7.50. A legal guardian must accompany students for registration and stay for approximately the first hour of class, which begins at 7 p.m. No preregistration. Information: Mike Kottwitz, (952) 884-8001.

Blood drives
The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.
• Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville.
• Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
• Sept. 10, 2 to 5 p.m., Umbria Gourmet Pizzeria, 1965 Cliff Lake Road, Eagan.
• Sept. 11, 1 to 7 p.m., Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.
• Sept. 13, 1 to 6 p.m., Hope Church, 7477 145th St., Apple Valley.
• Sept. 13, 1 to 6 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Sept. 14, 1 to 6 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville.
• Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Byerly’s, 1299 Promenade Place, Eagan.
• Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.