Family Calendar

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

Friday, May 3
Forever Wild Family Friday: Nature Bingo, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Free, but registration required at www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks.

Saturday, May 4
Rosemount High School Band Garage Sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the high school, 3335 142nd St. W.

Open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gleisner’s ATA Martial Arts Academy, 1040 County Road 42, Burnsville. Information: 952-432-6555 or ataburnsville@gmail.com.

Social & Spring Clean-up by the Friends of Earley Lake, 11:30 a.m. Meet at the picnic shelter for pizza and snacks before the clean-up.

Tuesday, May 7
Cinco de Mayo Lunch, Arbors at Ridges, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 13810 Community Drive, Burnsville. Cost: $5. Proceeds will go to the Burnsville Fire Department for fire prevention safety products. Information: 982-898-4005.

Thursday, May 9
Plant sale by the DCTC Landscape Horticulture Club, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Dakota County Technical College, 1300 E. 145th St., Rosemount. Bedding plants and vegetables for sale. Information: catherine.grant@dctc.edu.

“A Breath of Fresh Air” FUNdraiser for the family of Apple Valley resident Mark Rylander, 5-9 p.m. at Skateville, 201 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Cover charge is a free-will offering. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Silent auction, too. Funds raised will help to meet insurance premiums for Rylander’s lung transplant. Donations can be sent to 14236 Garland Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124. Make checks payable to: The Mark Rylander Fund.

Friday, May 10
Plant sale by the DCTC Landscape Horticulture Club, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at Dakota County Technical College, 1300 E. 145th St., Rosemount. Bedding plants and vegetables for sale. Information: catherine.grant@dctc.edu.

Saturday, May 11
Stamp Out Hunger food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Leave nonperishable foods in a sturdy bag next to your mailbox for pick-up by your mail carrier.

Dakota Gardeners Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 5990 134th St. Court, Apple Valley, 651-455-2889. Garden gloves also for sale.

Plant sale by the Eagan Garden Club, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Holz Farm Park, 4665 Manor Drive, Eagan. Perennials, hanging baskets, annuals, vegetables and herbs.

Ongoing
Ebenezer Ridges Auxiliary Spring Boutique – Through the Garden Gate, May 7-9, Ebenezer Ridges Care Center, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 7; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 8-9. Information: 952-898-4005.

Kids & More Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 16-18, Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Free admission. Information: www.TreasureHuntSales.com.

Citywide garage sale, Elko New Market, May 16-18. Information: www.ci.enm.mn.us.

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.

• May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lakeville Fire Station No. 4, 9465 18th St., Lakeville.
• May 6, 1-7 p.m., Apple Valley Fire Station No. 1, 15000 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.
• May 6, noon-5 p.m., Culver’s, 17800 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• May 7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• May 7, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 16725 Highview Ave., Lakeville.
• May 8, noon-5 p.m., Rasmussen College, 3500 Federal Drive, Eagan.
• May 8, 1-7 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.
• May 9, 1-6 p.m., Hope Church, 7477 145th St., Apple Valley.
• May 10, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By The Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• May 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Caribou Coffee, 3868 150th St., Rosemount.
• May 11, 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.

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