Family Calendar, Aug. 9

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

Saturday, Aug. 10
Prince of Peace 5K Family Fun Run, 7 a.m., Sunset Pond Park, northwest corner of County Road 42 and Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Registration/check-in: Body Kneads Massage parking lot. Race: 8 a.m. Raffle: 9 a.m. Information:

Tuesday, Aug. 13
Dakota County Field Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on-farm research site located on Knox Path, just south of Hastings. Free. Information: Phyllis Bongard at 651-480-7757 or [email protected], or visit, search for “agriculture,” then look for the “Agriculture Event Calendar.”

Family Fun Tuesday – The Adventures of Don Quixote with Paulino Brener, 10-11 a.m. in the Sculpture Garden at Caponi Art Park, Eagan. $4 per person donation suggested. Information: 651-454-9412 or

Plant health diagnostic clinic by the Dakota County Master Gardeners, 6-8 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Free.

Zumba in the Park, 6:30 p.m., Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville. Free. Information:

Wednesday, Aug. 14
Fare for All Express, 3-5 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Save on produce and meat. Cash, credit/debit cards and EBT accepted. Information:, 763-450-3880.

Eagan Market Fest – Health & Wellness Night, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Farmers market, entertainment by Andrew James Big Band. Information: or 651-675-5500.

Free divorce informational session, 6:30-8 p.m., Summit Executive Suites, 1500 McAndrews Road W., Burnsville. Get your questions answered. Reserve a seat by calling Terryl Johnson at 952-431-0805.

Thursday, Aug. 15
Thursday Rockin’ Readers, 11 a.m. at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. An elementary principal from ISD 191 will read books to children. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children.

Kidz Dance will perform at noon for the Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour concert at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.

Saturday, Aug. 17
Free Cat Claw Clipping Clinic by Feline Rescue Inc., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet, 1254 Town Centre Drive, Eagan. All cats and kittens must be transported in a carrier. Donations appreciated,

Fundraiser for the Burnsville High School girls soccer program, noon to 3 p.m., Burnsville High School. The girls soccer program will receive $20 for each test drive of a Dodge vehicle.

Sunday, Aug. 18
Open house, 1-5 p.m. at the Lutz Railroad Garden, 2960 Egan Ave., Eagan. Free. Information: 651-454-3534 or [email protected].

Family Swim Night & Live Concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Apple Valley Aquatic Center, 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Road. Free, including a concert by Christian band Lost and Found. Concessions available for purchase. Information and weather-related updates:

Reunion for all 1960s Farmington High School graduates beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Farmington Carbone’s (former Legion). Just drop by.

Reunion for members of the Dakota County Home Economics Club (disbanded), second week in August. Information: Sandy Olson, 651-423-1029.

Marriage Encounter weekend, Aug. 17-18, Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat Center, Farmington. Information: or 651-454-3238.

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.
• Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dakota County Fair, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington.
• Aug. 12, 1-6 p.m., Heritage Lutheran Church, 13401 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.
• Aug. 13, 1:30-6:30 p.m., School District 191, Community Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 102, Burnsville.
• Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Refreshments, 2750 Eagandale Blvd., Eagan.
• Aug. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Community Life Center, 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville.
• Aug. 14, 3-8 p.m., Eagan Market Fest, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.
• Aug. 15, noon to 6 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville.
• Aug. 17, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.