Family Calendar

To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: darcy.odden@ecm-inc.com.

Friday, March 1
World Day of Prayer service, noon, Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Light lunch will follow. Information: Sandy at (651) 463-5228.

Fish fry by the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under.

Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938.

Saturday, March 2
Spiritual Wellness Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Free. Child care available 9 a.m. to noon. Information: (952) 432-6351.

Citizens Climate Lobby meeting, 11:45 a.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville. Amanda Staudt of National Wildlife Federation’s Climate and Energy Program, will speak via conference call on “How Climate Change Affects Wildlife in America.” Information: Paul Thompson, (952) 920-1547.

Sunday, March 3
Pancake breakfast by the Farmington Knights of Columbus, 9 a.m. to noon, Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Menu: Pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and water. Good-will offerings accepted for local community needs.

Tuesday, March 5
Easter Job Transitions Group, 7:30 a.m., Easter Lutheran Church, 4200 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Speaker Anne Johnson will share “Healing Before Hiring.” Information: (651) 452-3680.

Thursday, March 7
Free Alzheimer’s workshop, “Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Home Instead Senior Care, 1600 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville. RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4172185118# or (952) 882-9300.

Friday, March 8
Fish fry by the Dakota County Elks Lodge 2832, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Meals include walleye, baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, and a beverage. Cost: $13 for ages 12 and above, $5 for ages 11 and under.

Fish fry by the Rosemount VFW Post, 5 to 8 p.m. Meals include potato, vegetables, and choice of soup or salad plus dinner roll. Information: (651) 423-9938.

Fish fry by the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, 6 p.m., Church of St. Joseph Social Hall, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount. Free-will offering accepted.

Saturday, March 9
Wild Turkey Hunting Clinic by the Dakota Strutters of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Minnesota DNR, 9 a.m. to noon, Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Cost: $10. Register at www.lakeville-rapconnect.com.

Sunday, March 10
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.

Thursday, March 14
WomEn’s Conference by the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lost Spur Golf and Event Center, Eagan. Cost: $149. Registration required. Information: dcrchamber.com, (651) 288-9202.

Blood drives
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.
• March 4, 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1801 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville.
• March 5, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville.
• March 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wings Financial Credit Union, 14985 Glazier Ave., Apple Valley.
• March 8, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• March 8, noon to 5 p.m., Culver’s, 17800 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• March 9, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.

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