Family Calendar

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

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.

Sunday, Sept. 16
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.

Open house from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lutz Railroad Garden, 2960 Egan Ave., Eagan. Free. Trains will not run if raining. Information: (651) 454-3534.

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Eagan Market Fest, 4 to 8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. The farmers market is open with a wide selection of fall produce including apples and pumpkins. Information: or (651) 675-5500.

Thursday, Sept. 20
Girl Scout recruitment event at 7 p.m. at Falcon Ridge Middle School cafeteria, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, for families of girls, kindergarten and older, who attend Apple Valley public or private schools. Adult volunteers needed. For more information, visit or email [email protected].

International Day of Peace celebration featuring the documentary “I Am” at 7 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. Free. Information: (952) 890-7877 or

Friday, Sept. 21
Girl Scout recruitment night for girls in the Rosemount area, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Falcon Ridge Middle School cafeteria, 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Membership dues: $12. Financial assistance available. Information: Keri Chumbley at [email protected].

Saturday, Sept. 22
Fourth annual Pedal the Parks, 9 a.m. to noon, Pioneer Plaza, 20801 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Registration and bike safety check, 9 a.m.; bike rodeo, 9 to 10 a.m. Bike 6, 10 and 20 miles. Preregister at, program No. 4902. Information: (952) 250-3320 or

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.

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. 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.
• Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Commons on Marice, 1380 Marice Drive, Eagan.
• Sept. 19, 2 to 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 151 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Sept. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville.
• Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.

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