To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://parks.co.dakota.mn.us, 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. Information: (952) 890-0045 or www.mmotc.org.
Eastview Dance Invitational, doors open at 8:30 a.m., final awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Information: Cinda Rudolph at email@example.com 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.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Christmas in Sugarland, open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, 151 E. County Road 42, Burnsville. Activities include skit, songs, cookie decorating, crafts, games, and more. Free. Information: www.goodshep.com/.
Sunday, Dec. 16
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.
Santa’s Helpers Kids Cheer Clinic by the Eastview High School competition cheer team for students in grades K-8, noon to 4 p.m., in the gym. Parent performance at 3:45 p.m. Cost: $35, includes T-shirt, pom-poms, snack and more. Information/registration: www.leaguelineup.com/eastviewlightningcheer.
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.
• Dec. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nelson Chiropractic, 14321 Nicollet Court, Burnsville.
• Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville.
• Dec. 14, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Dec. 15, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. For more information, call (888) 448-3253 or visit www.MBC.org.
• Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to noon, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.