Family Calendar, Aug. 16

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

Saturday, Aug. 17
Bark in the Park, 10 a.m. to noon, Sunset Ponds Park, 3350 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Sponsored by Northern Life Chiropractic. Information: 952-890-0804,

Community Carnival and Car Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boltz’s Family Martial Arts and Fitness, 780 S. Plaza Drive, Mendota Heights. Funds raised will support the Way of the Warrior Foundation. Information: 651-683-0355,

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:

Monday, Aug. 19
ProAct Golf Classic, 10 a.m., Hastings Country Club. Live auction, raffle and a gourmet dinner will follow the game. Cost: $150. Dinner only: $35. Register at or contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149 or [email protected]g.

Tuesday, Aug. 20
Family Fun Tuesday – Roe Family Singers: A Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly Band, 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., University of Minnesota Extension, 4100 220th St. W., Suite 101, Farmington. Free.

Wednesday, Aug. 21
Eagan Market Fest, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds. Farmers market, entertainment by Bill & Kate Isles Band. Information: or 651-675-5500.

Thursday, Aug. 22
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.

Friday, Aug. 23
Outdoor movie, “Rise of the Guardians,” 7:30 p.m. seating, dusk showtime, part of Burnsville’s “Flicks on the Bricks” series at Nicollet Commons Park in the Heart of the City.

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. 17, 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Minnesota School of Business, 17685 Juniper Path, Lakeville.
• Aug. 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville.
• Aug. 26, noon to 5 p.m., Culver’s, 15225 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.