Family Calendar for the week of April 21

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

Saturday, April 22
Doggie Dash 5K by the Burnsville High School National Honor Society, Sunset Pond, 3350 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville. Begins at 9:30 a.m. for runners; 10 a.m. for walkers. Cost: $10 individuals, $20 families. Dogs welcome. Register at or at the race. Proceeds go to Pets Loyal 2 Vets.

Wellness Expo & Family Fun, 1-5 p.m., USA Karate & Platinum Yoga, 14879 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Features workshops, bounce house, face painting. The movie “Trolls” will be shown from 3-5 p.m. Free. Hosted by Integrative Chiropractic and Performance, Mindful Health, and USA Karate & Platinum Yoga.

Sunday, April 23
Bowling for Brains, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bowlero Lakeville (formerly Brunswick Zone XL), 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville. Includes a silent auction, raffles, food, prizes, costume contest and more. Information:

Tuesday, April 25
Consumer law clinic, 1-4 p.m., Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Get help with consumer law matters such as debt collection, garnishment, credit issues, foreclosures, contracts and conciliation court with a free 30-minute consultation from a volunteer attorney. This clinic is a joint program of Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the Dakota County Family Court and the Dakota County Law Library. Call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, April 26
Spring salad luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Well, a United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave., Rosemount. Salad plate, $6; pie slice, $2; children’s plate, $1.50. Information: 651-423-2475.

Memory Care Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Augustana Regent at Burnsville, 14500 Regent Lane, Burnsville. Information: Jane Hubbard at 952-898-8728.

Thursday, April 27
Legal Assistance of Dakota County, 1-4 p.m., Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Receive a free 30-minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding family law matters such as domestic abuse, custody, child support or visitation. Call 952-891-7135 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, April 29
Pancakes for a Playground, 8:30-11 a.m., Grace Church, 7800 150th St. W., Apple Valley. Fundraiser for a new playground at Cedar Park Elementary STEM School. Cost: $4 for ages 0-11, $6 for ages 12 and older. Menu: pancakes with sprinkles, whipped cream, butter, syrup, strawberries, sausage, juice and coffee. Extra tax-deductible donations taken at the door. Sponsored by Cedar Park PTO.

Earth Day cleanup of Patrick Eagan Park, 10 a.m. to noon, meet in main parking lot behind the Eagan Art House, off Lexington, just down the hill from Diffley, Eagan. Suitable for families with children. Bring gloves (and boots). Garbage bags provided. Sponsored by Friends of the Eagan Core Greenway. Information: 651-470-2687 or

Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run competition, 12-3 p.m., Kenwood Trail Middle School, 19455 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville. For ages 7-14. Free. Sponsored by Lakeville Fastpitch Softball Association. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. Questions: Bill Cook at [email protected].

Sunday, April 30
Omelet breakfast by the Lakeville Knights of Columbus, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., All Saints Church – Murphy Hall, 19795 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Build-your-own omelet with hash browns, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juice. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 11 and older, $5 ages 10 and under.

Garage sale by the Rosemount High School band program, 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 21, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, Rosemount High School, 3335 142nd St. W., Rosemount.

Marriage Encounter, April 29-30, Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat Center, Farmington. Register at Information: 651-454-3238.

Emotions Anonymous meetings, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at SouthCross Community Church, 1800 E. County Road 42 (at Summit Oak Drive), Apple Valley. EA is a 12-step program for those seeking emotional health. All are welcome. Information:

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.

• April 21, 12-6 p.m., Augustana Care, 14650 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley.

• April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Black Hawk Middle School, 1540 Deerwood Drive, Eagan.

• April 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burnsville Alternative High School, 2140 Diffley Road, Eagan.

• April 21, 12-6 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.

• April 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lifetime Fitness, 5995 149th St. W., Apple Valley.

• April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage.

• April 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wings Financial Credit Union, 14985 Glazier Ave., Apple Valley.

• April 27, 2-7 p.m., Glendale United Methodist Church, 13550 Glendale Road, Savage.

• April 28, 1-7 p.m., Bowlero Lakeville (formerly Brunswick Zone XL), 11129 162nd St. W., Lakeville.

• April 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.

Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. Call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

• April 25, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Firefly Credit Union, 1400 Riverwood Drive, Burnsville.