Family Calendar

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

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.

Thursday, Oct. 25
Halloweenie Roast and Spooky Fun, 5 to 7 p.m., by the fire at Valleywood Golf Course, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley. Cost: $4 per person or $12 per family. Registration deadline: Oct. 21. Information: (952) 953-2300.

Open house, 7 p.m., Trinity School at River Ridge, 601 River Ridge Parkway, Eagan. The school offers classes for grades 7-12. Information: Julie Schnell, (651) 789-2890, ext. 220, or

Friday, Oct. 26
Halloween open house by the MOMS Club of Eagan, 10 to 11 a.m., Peace Church (gym), 2180 Glory Drive, Eagan. Halloween party for moms and kids. Kids’ games, treats, and a costume contest. Connect with other stay-at-home moms. Check out more about the club at

Saturday, Oct. 27
Phantom Fun Run – 5K, 1/2 mile, and 1/4 mile – Events starting at 8:15 a.m., Pinewood Elementary, 4300 Dodd Road, Eagan. Registration information at under “PTO Newsletter,” click on September.

Lakeville’s 21st annual Haunted Forest Festival, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Michaud Park, 17100 Ipava Ave. Cost: $10 per carload or $3 per person and a nonperishable food item for the community food shelf. Information: (952) 985-4610.

Haunted Woods Trail, 6 to 8 p.m., Central Park, Rosemount. Free. Donations and nonperishable items accepted. Information:

Sunday, Oct. 28
Eagan Halloween Hodgepodge, 3 to 7 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Indoor celebration featuring 15-plus carnival games, family dance, art projects, trick or treat room, puppet show and more. Cost $3 per child (18 months and older) and a food donation; free for adults and children 17 months and younger with a food donation. Information: (651) 675-5500 or

Trunk and Treat, 4 to 6 p.m., Faith Methodist Church back parking lot, 710 Eighth St., Farmington. Dress up for some non-scary fun. Treats from decorated car trunks. Stay for chili and pumpkins. Free with food shelf donation. Information:

Trunk or Treat, 4 to 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 151 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. Family fun “trunk or treating” at decorated vehicles in the parking lot; games, refreshments, prizes, and more. Free, open to the public, and costumes encouraged.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Windmill Animal Rescue from 5 to 7 p.m. at Helen’s Cafe, 12 Church St., New Market. Cost: $10 for adults, $7.50 for ages 12 and younger. Purchase tickets at Windmill Feed & Pet Supply, 350 Main St., New Market, or at Windmill Animal Rescue Thrift Store, 135 S. Main St., Lonsdale. Information: [email protected].

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. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
• Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quello Clinic, 14000 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville.
• Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Caribou Coffee, 3868 150th St., Rosemount.
• Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Keller Williams Premier Realty, 14800 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Valmont Industries, 20805 Eaton Ave., Farmington.
• Oct. 30, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville.
• Oct. 30, noon to 5 p.m., Think Mutual Bank, 4245 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan.