Lakeville community briefs, Aug. 30

Charity motorcycle ride for Dillon Borowicz

A charity motorcycle and car ride will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in an effort to raise money for the family of Dillon Borowicz who suffered a spinal cord injury a year ago.

Borowicz is a resident of Lakeville where the ride will start with registration at the Red Fox Tavern, 22815 Pillsbury Ave. Tickets and wristbands will be available at the Red Fox. The cost is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger.

The ride will start at 11 a.m. and stop at the Flip Side Pub, New Prague; Bull Heads, Waterville; Roadhaus, Henderson; Lisa’s Bar, Carver and Thunder Valley Bar & Grill, Burnsville.

All proceeds benefit Dillon Borowicz.

For more information, call (952) 469-3919.

Lakeville church hosts reality theater showing the leading causes of death among young people  

Every day an average of 99 young people die in the United States; 31 young people will die today from auto related accidents, 16 from domestic violence or homicide, 12 will commit suicide today, and the remaining will die from poor choices, diseases and natural causes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To help illustrate the dangers of poor choices, Celebration Event Center in Lakeville will host “The 99” –  a walk-through reality theater focusing on the leading causes of death to young people in the U.S.

The production is housed in a 20,000-square-foot air-structure and features 13 rooms each portraying real-life situations where guests will experience a 45-minute guided tour.

Organizers say the production is not based on fear and scare tactics, but rather on reality.

They say “The 99” is the ultimate near death experience – a life changing production that will bring people to a point of decision that can change the course of their lives forever.

“The 99” will be open to the public 7-11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 30 to Sept. 22.

Celebration is located at 16655 Kenyon Ave. More information is at 952-898-7200.

Class of 1993 to have 20-year reunion events

The Lakeville High School Class of 1993 graduates are invited to 20-year reunion events Sept. 13 and 14. There will be a Class of 1993 section at the Sept. 13 Lakeville North football game and a gathering at Babe’s after the game.

A casual gathering will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lakeville VFW Patriots Club. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and there is no ticket required.

Dispose of hazards free at drop-off event

As part of Farmington Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, Dakota County residents can bring household hazardous waste, electronics and small household electronics to the Farmington Maintenance Facility, 19650 Municipal Drive, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, for free and environmentally safe disposal.

Items that will be accepted at no cost from Dakota County residents include, but are not limited to: paint, fluorescent bulbs, fertilizers, pesticides, rechargeable batteries, solvents, gasoline, oil, televisions, cellphones, computers, coffee makers, toaster ovens and vacuums.

Electronic devices will be unloaded last, so residents are encouraged to pack them in their vehicle so all other waste can be unloaded first. No yard, business or farm waste will be accepted.

The event is one of many hosted throughout the year that allows Dakota County to partner with its cities and make it convenient for residents to properly dispose of household wastes that don’t belong in the trash.

For more information, contact the city of Farmington at 651-280-6900.

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