Family Calendar

To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com.

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 thechumbleys@charter.net.

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 www.lakeville-rapconnect.com, program No. 4902. Information: (952) 250-3320 or www.lakevillefriends.org.

Monday, Sept. 24
Flapjack breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Ebenezer Ridges Campus, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and milk. Cost: $5. Information: (952) 898-8400.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Open house for Operation Christmas Child, 4 to 6 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church, 13901 Fairview Drive (Door i), Burnsville. Short presentation from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Free green and red shoe boxes (GO boxes) available for new churches, groups, and other promotional opportunities. Call Dawn, (612) 231-6031, to reserve GO boxes or order online at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. For more information, call (612) 359-7025.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Eagan Market Fest, 4 to 8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Last day of the farmers market for the 2012 season. Information: www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest or (651) 675-5500.

Thursday, Sept. 27
Guatemala and Volunteer Vacations, 7 p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Part of a travel series hosted by Friends of the Heritage Library. Information: (952) 891-0360.

Saturday, Sept. 29
G.A.P. Seminar (God Answers Prayer), 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville. Registration and continental breakfast, 8 to 8:30 a.m. Cost: $10 (includes breakfast, box lunch and instructional materials). Timeless Biblical truths are presented and reinforced in a relaxed atmosphere. Email questions to: gapseminar@messiahonline.org. or call (952) 484-0386.

Kids’ Used Clothing & Equipment Sale by the Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Entrance fee: $2. Tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Cash or checks only. Information: www.mvmom.org.

Blood drives
The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

• Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.

• Sept. 28, 2 to 7 p.m., Kowalski’s Market, 1646 Diffley Road, Eagan.

• Oct. 1, 2 to 7 p.m., Walmart, 2200 Highway 13 W., Burnsville.

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