Family Calendar

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

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: [email protected] 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:

Sunday, Sept. 30
Community Cares Food Bank and Buffalo Wild Wings will hold a fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A total of 15 percent of all food purchases will go to Community Cares Food Bank. Stop in and mention that you would like to support Community Cares Food Bank.

Thursday, Oct. 4
Crystal Lake Education Center grand opening, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 16250 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Ribbon cutting, 5:45 p.m.; music by the Splatter Sisters, 6:30 p.m. Throughout the night: Activities in the classrooms, face painting and tours. Information: (952) 232-2150.

Free solar workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Learn the basics, get resources. RSVP: Sponsored by Metro Clean Energy Resource Team, in partnership with the city of Rosemount.

Friday, Oct. 5
Senior Scams and Fraud Education Workshop, 10 a.m., Burnsville Senior Center, 296 W. Burnsville Parkway. Free. Information: Home Instead Senior Care, (952) 882-9300.

Forever Wild Family Friday: Movie Night – The Lorax, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center – Discovery Room, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Rated PG. Free. Registration required. Course No. 4267. Information:

Saturday, Oct. 6
Eastview Lightning Dance Clinic for ages 4 to 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Eastview High School. Registration: 10:15 a.m. Cost: $35 if registered by Sept. 26; $39 at the door. Information:

Community Wellness Day, noon to 3 p.m. at the Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Road. This all-ages event provides information on health, safety, environmental, and financial awareness. Features door prizes and family entertainment. Free. Information: Dr. Barb Kaiser at (651) 757-5096.

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. 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.
• Oct. 4, 1 to 7 p.m., Fire Station 1, 21625 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Call Erin at (651) 755-9444 for an appointment.
• Oct. 5, noon to 6 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville.
• Oct. 9, 1 to 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount.
• Oct. 9, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 17671 Glacier Way, Lakeville.

Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit
• Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to noon, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.