Family Calendar, June 6

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

Friday, June 6
Forever Wild Family Friday: 40 Shades of Green, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Tap your toes to the Irish tunes of 40 Shades of Green in the amphitheater. All ages. Free. Registration requested at www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks.

Outdoor movie, “Mary Poppins,” rated G, 7:30 p.m., dusk showtime, an I Love Burnsville Week event at Nicollet Commons Park in the Heart of the City, Burnsville.

Saturday, June 7
Hike Against Garlic Mustard, 9-11 a.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Holland Lake Trailhead. Hike and garlic mustard eradication. Complimentary picnic lunch. Identification and eradication training by Minnesota naturalists. Register by emailing Jeanwitc@comcast.net or calling 651-271-1257.

Youth shooting event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dakota County Gun Club, 17501 Station Trail, Rosemount. Youth up to age 16 can participate in archery, .22 rifle and pistol or shotgun (trap). All equipment and ammunition provided. Basics in gun safety and ownership will be taught under supervision of trained DNR instructors. Free. Information: www.dakotacountygunclub.org.

Sunset Hike for Families, 7:30-9 p.m., Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Bring the whole family on a guided hike with a park naturalist. Learn about and search for signs of animals that come out at dusk, and relax around the campfire. Ages 5 and older. Cost: $8. Registration required at www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks.

Tuesday, June 10
Family Fun Tuesday – Raptors with Dodge Nature Center, 10-11 a.m. in the Sculpture Garden at Caponi Art Park, Eagan. $4 per person donation suggested. Information: 651-454-9412 or www.caponiartpark.org.

Tuesday Evenings in the Garden – Succulents with Mary Schmidt, 6:30-8 p.m. in the red barn on the Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington. Learn tips for growing low-maintenance succulents and cacti. Free. Class size is limited; register by calling 651-480-7700. Information: www.dakotamastergardeners.org.

Wednesday, June 11
Eagan Market Fest, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Farmers market, entertainment by Everett Smithson Band. Information: www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest or 651-675-5500.

Thursday, June 12
Music in the Parks – AlphaBits, 10 a.m., Camfield Park, 14795 Canada Ave., Rosemount. Weather-related updates: 651-322-6020, option No. 6.

Thursday Rockin’ Readers, 11 a.m., Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Gideon Pond Elementary Principal Kristine Black will read books to children. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children.

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

Weight loss workshop by Thrive Therapy, 6-7:15 p.m., 190 River Ridge Circle, Suite 208, Burnsville. Free. RSVP: thrivetherapymn.com/workshops.

Friday, June 13
Healing Gong Meditation, 6:30 p.m., The YogaSoul Center, 1121 Town Centre Drive, Suite 100, Eagan. Cost: Donation.

Saturday, June 14
Pancake breakfast by Eagan Relay for Life, 9 a.m. to noon, Saga Bar and Grill, 525 Diffley Road, Eagan. Includes a silent auction and door prize drawing. Tickets must be purchased in advance at Saga. Cost: $5 for ages 10 and younger; $7 for ages 11 and older.

LakeFest 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trapp Farm Park, 841 Wilderness Run Road, Eagan. Enjoy fishing (equipment provided), make fish art, visit with natural resource experts and more. Fishing license not required. Free. Information: www.cityofeagan.com.

Sunday, June 15
Second Annual RE/MAX Results AttaBoy Ride, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount. Bicycle ride to raise money in support of the fight against men’s cancers. Open to all ages and abilities. Routes of 5, 10, 20 and 40 miles. Information: www.attaboyride.org.

Ongoing
Garage sale, June 18-21 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Preview night, 5-8 p.m. June 18, $3 per person or $5 per family (two adults and children under 12); 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 19-20; bag sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 21, $5 a bag or five bags for $20. Information: 952-890-9465, www.stjohns-savage.org.

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.
• June 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Culver’s, 17800 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• June 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sam’s Club, 14940 Florence Trail, Apple Valley.
• June 7, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• June 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
• June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Anchor Bank, 14665 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• June 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., KinderCare, 17420 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville.
• June 10, 1-7 p.m., Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville.
• June 10, 1-7 p.m., Berean Baptist Church, 309 E. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• June 13, noon to 6 p.m., Walgreens, 2200 Highway 13 E., Burnsville.
• June 13, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By The Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brunswick Zone XL, 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville.
• June 16, noon to 6 p.m., Culver’s, 15225 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.

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