Family Calendar

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

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 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.

Friday, Feb. 1
Give Kids a Smile event, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Park Dental Farmington, 511 Elm St., Farmington. Free dental care for children ages 2-15. Patients will be seen by appointment only. A parent or legal guardian must accompany them for the duration of the appointment. Families interested in coming in for dental care should call to schedule an appointment at (952) 303-7028.

Family Fun Night with Prizes and Meatballs, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave., Rosemount. Free admission. Pasta dinner offered until 7 p.m. is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 3-12, free for ages 0-2; family cap set at $25. Silent auction and raffle tickets available at an additional cost. Cash or check only. All proceeds benefit St. Joseph School. Information:

Saturday, Feb. 2
Kick-off Party for Team In Training (TNT), benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites – Minneapolis Airport, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington. RSVP: or (763) 852-3042. Walk-ins welcome.

“Tangled” movie, 10 a.m. to noon, recital hall, Farmington High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave. Free. Concessions sold during 20-minute intermission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by Farmington Area Community Education.

Citizens Climate Lobby meeting, 11 a.m. at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Dr. Martin Tresguerres of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography will speak by national conference call on the topic of “Ocean Acidification – Can Corals Cope?” All are welcome. Information: Deb Nelson at (952) 965-8284.

Youth Ice Fishing Contest, noon to 2 p.m., Valley Lake Park, 16050 Garrett Path. Prizes will be awarded to youth ages 13 and under for different fish categories. Participants need to bring their own fishing equipment and bait. Register the day of the contest. Free. Sponsored by Lakeville Knights of Columbus.

Sunday, Feb. 3
“Super” 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 links, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and water. Good-will offerings accepted for DARTS.

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. 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.
• Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Park Nicollet Clinic, 14000 Fairview Drive, Burnsville.
• Feb. 4, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan.
• Feb. 4, 1 to 7 p.m., Berean Baptist Church, 309 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Feb. 5, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.