Family Calendar

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

Friday, Nov. 30
Lakeville South Spectacular Science Show, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school auditorium, 21135 Jacquard Ave., Lakeville. Admission: $1 per person, $5 family maximum. Information: or (952) 232-3404.

Saturday, Dec. 1
Book fair by the Friends of Robert Trail Library, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store at Fischer Marketplace in Apple Valley. Information: Jo Gilbertson at [email protected] or (651) 344-2074.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Pancake breakfast by the Farmington Knights of Columbus, 9 a.m. to noon at Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Menu: pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice, water. Good-will offerings accepted. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Old Fashioned Holiday at Holz Farm, noon to 3:30 p.m., 4665 Manor Drive, Eagan. Free family activities including caroling, hot cider, hay rides, crafts, s’mores and a visit by Santa and live reindeer.

Twin Cities School of Rock fundraiser for the Youth Music Education Foundation, noon to 3 p.m., O’Gara’s Shanty, 164 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul. Students from the Burnsville school will participate by performing a tribute to Van Halen. Recommended donation: $10. Event includes a raffle and silent auction. Information:

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Coffee with the Cops, 9:30 a.m., fifth floor dining room, Augustana-Apple Valley Villa, 14650 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. Sgt. Mark Deming of the Apple Valley Police Department will speak about safe holiday shopping. Coffee and doughnuts served.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Burnsville Senior Center, Diamondhead Education Center, 296 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Information: (952) 707-4120.

Friday, Dec. 7
Forever Wild Family Friday: Try Kicksledding, 7 to 8 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Free. Registration required:, course No. 4269.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Mrs. Claus and Photos With Your Pets and Other Family Members, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windmill Animal Rescue Thrift Store, 350 Main St., Elko New Market. Package includes CD of all poses and 4-by-6 color print with holiday frame mailer. Suggested donation: $25. Pets must be on a leash. Information: (952) 461-2765.

Free P90x Group Fit Club by Skybound Fitness, 9 a.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan; and 4 p.m., Grand Hall Studio, 217 Oak St., Farmington. Bring a towel and bottle of water. Free sample of meal replacement shake available after class.

Holiday craft sale by the Eagan Girl Scouts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Elementary School gym, 945 Wescott Road, Eagan.

“A Hopeful Light for Advent” women’s retreat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Cost $10, includes lunch and materials. Register by Dec. 3. Information: (952) 890-0045 or

Eastview Dance Invitational, doors open at 8:30 a.m., final awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Information: Cinda Rudolph at [email protected] or (612) 801-9645.

Sunday, Dec. 9
Cookie Walk by the Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network, noon to 4 p.m. at Rambling River Center, 325 Oak St., Farmington. Bring two plates of cookies or holiday treats. Those who donate treats and a minimum $5 donation can walk the cookie walk and select cookies to take home. To donate cookies, contact Kara at (651) 463-2148.

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.
• Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Associated Bank, 1270 Yankee Doodle Road, Eagan.
• Dec. 3, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Elko New Market City Hall, 601 Main St., Elko New Market.
• Dec. 5, 1 to 7 p.m., Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.
• Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ames Construction, 2000 Ames Drive, Burnsville.
• Dec. 6, 1 to 6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley.
• Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nelson Chiropractic, 14321 Nicollet Court, Burnsville.

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