Family Calendar, April 4

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

Friday, April 4
Fish fry dinner, 5-8 p.m., Rosemount VFW Post 9433. All-you-can-eat. Cost: $11. Information: 651-423-9938.

Forever Wild Family Friday: Russian Spring Festival with Russian Soul, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Experience Russian folk songs and dances related to spring through a lively performance by Russian Soul. All ages. Free. Registration requested. Information: www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks.

Dance for teens with disabilities, 7-9 p.m., Apple Valley Teen Center, 14255 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. Snacks provided. Parents and PCAs welcome. Cost: $8 at the door.

Saturday, April 5
Home and Garden Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Free admission. Information: Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce, 952-432-8422.

Community Food Day, sponsored by Valley Natural Foods, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Minnesota Valley YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave., Burnsville. Connect with food educators, growers and advocates. Free. Registration required for some events at http://www.valleynaturalfoods.com/community/2014-community-food-day-grow-learn-us/.

Bingo fundraiser for the Farmington Senior Class Party, 2-4 p.m., hosted by the Farmington Eagles at Celts in Farmington. Meat board raffles will be sold for $1.

MOMS (Making Our Moms Successful) 12th Annual Benefit Concert and Silent Auction, 5:30 p.m., 12921 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville. Live music at 7 p.m. MOMS is a nonprofit mentoring program for single mothers. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Information: 952-890-5072, momshis@aol.com, facebook.com/Momsprogram.

Monday, April 7
New Sociables Women’s Organization, 9:15 a.m., Spirit of Life Presbyterian Church, 14401 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley. Johanna Grothe of the Goodhue County Historical Society will speak on “Stories Hats Tell.” New members welcome. Information: Pam Miller at 651-344-3224.

Tuesday, April 8
Parent information session for virtual public school MTS Minnesota Connections Academy, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Panera Bread, 1260 Promenade Place, Eagan. The K-12 academy invites prospective parents to learn about its tuition-free online public school program at a free parent-to-parent meeting. To RSVP and for a complete event schedule, visit http://www.connectionsacademy.com/minnesota-online-school/events.aspx.

Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings meeting, 7 p.m., at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings. Short business meeting which will include a sneak preview of the re-do of the catering kitchen. Presentation on the History of Bicycling in Hastings by Cindy Thury-Smith. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 9
Eagan Garden Club meeting, 7-9 p.m., Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. Topic: “Compatible Perennials for the Lily Aficionado” by Mike Heger. Remember to bring a food shelf donation.

Thursday, April 10
May Day Tea, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Dakota Room at the Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount. Presented by the DCALS Secondary students in occupational careers programs. Includes door prizes, nail painting, blood pressure checks, fashion show, vendors, lunch and more. Cost: $14.75. Reservations required; call Therese Harper at 651-423-8441.

Minnesota Valley Christian Women’s Connection luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., GrandStay Hotel, 7083 153rd St., Apple Valley. Speaker: Karen Anderson, “From Darkness to Light.” Music by Becky, Kandi, and Anna Trio. Cost: $16. Call Pam at 612-207-3100 with questions.

Dream Builder 2014 fundraiser for Inver Hills Community College scholarship program, 5:30 p.m. Southview Country Club, 239 Mendota Road E., West St. Paul. Tickets: $50 at www.inverhills.edu/Dreambuilders. Registration deadline: April 4.

Horse nutrition information session, 7 p.m., Elko New Market Library, 110 J Roberts Way. Free. Sponsored by Windmill Animal Rescue and Windmill Feed and Pet Supply.

Friday, April 11
Fish fry dinner, 5-8 p.m., Lakeville VFW Post 210. All-you-can-eat fish (broiled or fried) dinner, salad and soup bar included. Cost: $10.95 for adults, $7.95 for children age 10 and younger. Information: 952-469-5717.

Fish fry dinner, 5-8 p.m., Rosemount VFW Post 9433. All-you-can-eat. Cost: $11. Information: 651-423-9938.

Saturday, April 12
Pancake breakfast by Boy Scout Troop 455, 8 a.m. to noon, Rosemount American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave. W. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee. Tickets: $5 at the door; children 5 and under are free. Bake sale and prize raffle available.

Sunday, April 13
Lincoln Place Bowling Party, noon to 3:30 p.m., Cedarvale Lanes, 3883 Cedar Grove Parkway, Eagan. Cost: $25 adults, $10 children 18 and younger. Register at http://www.thelinkmn.org/events.

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.
• April 10, 1-6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God Church, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley.
• April 10, 1-7 p.m., St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 4030 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• April 10, noon to 6 p.m., Qdoba, 1298 Promenade Place, Eagan.
• April 11, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By The Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• April 12, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• April 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.

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