Youth drug use trends to be discussed

Carol Falkowski, former drug abuse strategy officer with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, will be the keynote speaker at a free presentation for parents on trends in youth drug use from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Kenwood Trail Middle School, 19455 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.

A question-and-answer opportunity will be provided by a panel of local experts consisting of school resource officers, staff from Farmington and Lakeville schools, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, and staff from River Ridge Treatment Center.

Continuing education units will be available for $5.

The presentation is sponsored by the Lakeville and Farmington public school districts. For more information, contact Judy Johnson, (952) 232-2355, or Lisa Lippold, (651) 252-2565.