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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 http://www.eaganwestmomsclub.org.
Halloween Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dodge Middle School, 4200 208th St. W., Farmington. Free admission. Free, safe candy.
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 www.district196.org/pw/ 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: rosemountevents.com.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Halloween Skating Party, noon to 1:30 p.m., Burnsville Ice Center, 251 Civic Center Parkway. Free admission; skate rental will be $3. Information: (952) 895-4657 or www.burnsvilleicecenter.org.
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 www.cityofeagan.com.
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: www.faithinyourheart.org.
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@example.com.
Open house by Boy Scout Troop 263 in Lakeville, 7:15 p.m., at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Lakeville. It will be a Halloween party for any boy interested in joining scouts who is between the ages of 11 and 17. Information: troop263.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Halloween Fest for Families, 1 to 3 p.m. at Rasmussen College, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan. Classrooms will be decorated for trick or treating. There will be games, free food and giveaways. Free. All ages welcome. Information: (651) 259-8145, email@example.com.
Trunk or Treat, 5 to 6 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, 701 E. 130th St., Burnsville. The first 50 kids will receive a free trick or treat bag. There will be popcorn for all and a bouncy castle. Free.
Trunk or Treat, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or until treats are gone) in the parking lot and fellowship hall of Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1803 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville. Trunks filled with treats, games, cupcake walk, food, face painting. Information: (952) 890-3412.
Saturday, Nov. 3
Pumpkin recycling for residents of Apple Valley, Burnsville and Eagan, 9 a.m. to noon, Eagan Community Center, southwest parking lot, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Information: Dakota Valley Recycling at (651) 675-5011 (Eagan) or (952) 895-4511 (Burnsville and Apple Valley), or visit www.DakotaValleyRecycling.org.
Holiday boutique, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 1930 Diffley Road, Eagan. Crafts for everyone. Breakfast rolls and lunch items available. All proceeds go to missions. Information: (952) 469-6552.
Holiday festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1803 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville. Features a craft show, lunch menu, and bake sale. Information: (952) 890-3412.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Pancake breakfast by the Farmington Knights of Columbus, 9 a.m. to noon, Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and water served. Good-will offerings accepted.
Kids ’n Kinship Bowlathon, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Cedarvale Lanes, 883 Cedar Grove Parkway, Eagan. Individual bowlers and teams may register at kidsnkinshipbowlathon2012event.eventbrite.com.
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.
• 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. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sprint Lakeville, 17713 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• 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.
• Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sassy Sista’s Boutique, Old Chicago, 14998 Glazier Ave., Apple Valley.