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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.
Eagan High School Baseball Booster Fall Social and Silent Auction, 7 to 11 p.m. at Brianno’s Royal Cliff, Eagan. Benefit admission is $20 at the door. Proceeds support EHS baseball program.
Sunday, Nov. 4
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.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser by the Eastview Choral Department, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Drive. Menu: spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Cost: $7. Proceeds will go towards the choirs’ Puerto Rico tour in March.
Thursday, Nov. 8
The Garden at River Ridge inaugural celebration and fundraiser, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 190 River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. The Garden at River Ridge is a faith-based day use respite and resource center for women to come free of charge. Information: www.TheGardenatRiverRidge.org.
Israel and Jordan, 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.
Friday, Nov. 9
Veterans Day Recognition Assembly, 9 a.m. at Eagan High School main gymnasium, 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan. Social hour, 8:15 a.m., with coffee, doughnuts and bagels in the student commons. Parking will be reserved for veterans in the lower student lot. No RSVP required.
Saturday, Nov. 10
Refuse to Be a Victim class for high school and college students from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakeville North High School, Lecture Room 248, 19600 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $25. Register at https://secure.revtrak.net/lakeville/tek9.asp?pg=adult_enrichmen.
Sunday, Nov. 11
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.
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.
• Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sassy Sista’s Boutique, Old Chicago, 14998 Glazier Ave., Apple Valley.
• Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Uponor, 5925 148th St. W., Apple Valley.
• Nov. 8, 1 to 6 p.m., Hope Church, 7477 145th St., Apple Valley.
• Nov. 9, noon to 6 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12600 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.
• Nov. 9, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Nov. 10, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.
Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19: Prince of Peace, 13801 Fairview Drive, Burnsville; Grace Slavic Church of Eagan, 1985 Diffley Road, Eagan; River Valley Church, 14898 Energy Way, Apple Valley; Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville. Drop-off hours/information: (612) 359-7025 or www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Rosemount History Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, (952) 255-8545 or email@example.com.