Family Calendar

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

Saturday, Jan. 19
Journey to Financial Freedom seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Woodcrest Church, 525 Cliff Road, Eagan. Registration required. Information: (651) 681-9800 or

Family Winter Walk, 10 a.m. to noon at Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail, Lakeville. Cost: $5 per person or $15 per family.

Sunday, Jan. 20
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.

Friday, Jan. 25
Lakeville KCs Free Throw Championship, 5:30 to 8 p.m., auxiliary gym, Lakeville North High School. Boys and girls ages 10 to 14 can register on-site for the competition. Information: Rick Peterson, (952) 457-1381.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Farmington Community EXPO, 9 a.m. to noon, Farmington High School. Information: (651) 460-3200.

Chili supper, 5:15 p.m. in the Mary Center at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Tickets: $5 per person, $20 per family maximum; children under 3 are free. Tickets sold after Masses Jan. 19-20 and in the Parish Office. Information: (952) 890-0045.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Let’s Freekeh for Dinner: Discovering Health Through Freekeh, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville. Bonnie Matthews, author of “30 Ways to Freekeh,” will share ways to incorporate freekeh into meals. Cost: $20 for members of a Twin Cities food co-op and $23 for nonmembers. Register online at, in store or by calling (952) 891-1212, ext. 221.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Spaghetti dinner by the Apple Valley Lions Club, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Apple Valley American Legion, 14521 Granada Drive. Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5.

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.
• Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Caribou Coffee, 3868 150th St., Rosemount.
• Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Byerly’s, 1299 Promenade Place, Eagan.
• Jan. 22, noon to 6 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville.
• Jan. 22, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fairview Ridges Hospital, 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville.
• Jan. 25, noon to 6 p.m., Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9600 163rd St. W., Lakeville.
• Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
• Jan. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Valley Medical Center, 14655 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• Jan. 31, 1 to 7 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.

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