Family Calendar

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

Saturday, Oct. 13
Ebenezer Ridges 5K Fun Run/Walk, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. 8:30 a.m. check-in, 9:30 a.m. race. Information: (952) 898-8400.

Run with Me 1 Mile and 5K Family Run/Walk, 9 a.m. to noon, Shannon Park Elementary School. Cost: $30 per family, $15 for additional team member. Includes refreshments, family activities, and a Health Expo. Information:

Single Moms Oil Change, 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at Spirit of Joy Christian Church, 7570 210th St. W., Lakeville. Free.

Eagan Fire Prevention open house, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fire Safety Center, 1101 Station Trail (Yankee Doodle and Wescott Woodlands roads). Live demonstrations. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages available for purchase. Information: (651) 675-5900,

Ham dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Faith Methodist Church, 710 Eighth St., Farmington. Cost: $12 adults (12-59), $10 seniors (60 and older), $5 children (3-12), free for under 3.

Sons of Norway South of the River open house at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville Heritage Center. Information: Polly at (612) 419-1789 or [email protected].

Sunday, Oct. 14
Free practice ACT test, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sylvan Learning, 170 Cobblestone Lane, Burnsville. Bring a calculator. Reservations: (952) 435-6603. To receive test results, parents must be present at a follow-up appointment.

Fall Foliage Frolic sponsored by Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway, 1 p.m., Patrick Eagan Park. Meet at the pavilion behind the Eagan Art House for a fall nature hike through the park. Light refreshments to follow. Information: Val Jackson at (651) 470-2687,

I’ll Carry You With Me: A Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Event, 5 to 7 p.m. at Forest Heights Park, 407 Oakland Lane, Burnsville. Any family who has suffered the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death, or SIDS is invited to participate. RSVP and information:

Tuesday, Oct. 16  
Travel Series: Sweden, 7 p.m. at Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville. Hosted by Friends of the Heritage Library. Information: (952) 891-0360.

Thursday, Oct. 18
“Improving Your Genealogical Detective Skills by Using Census Records,” 7 p.m. at the Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Free. Information: Dick Thill, (651) 248-9251.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
How to Get Into College, Pay for It – Without Unmanageable Debt, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lakeville South High School, 21135 Jacquard Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $19. Registration required. Contact: Lakeville Community Education, (952) 232‐2150.

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.
• Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Oct. 12, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Oct. 13, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Oct. 15, 1 to 6 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville.
• Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville.
• Oct. 17, 2 to 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 151 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Oct. 17, noon to 6 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.
• Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.