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Saturday, Aug. 5
Youth Shoot, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dakota County Gun Club range, 17501 Station Trail, Rosemount. Equipment provided. Free. Ages: 16 and younger. Information: dakotacountygunclub.org/Youth_Shoot.html.
DFL Hog Roast and Hootenanny, 3-8 p.m., rural Farmington. Donation: $20 adults, $10 children. Information: www.dfl58.org/party.
Movies in the Park, “Finding Dory,” at dusk at the Central Park Amphitheater near City Hall, Rosemount. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Weather-related updates: 651-322-6020, option 6.
Monday, Aug. 7
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 8
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, Aug. 9
Eagan Market Fest – Health & Wellness Night/American Red Cross Blood Drive, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Farmers market, entertainment by LaValle Jazz Cats. Information: www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest or 651-675-5500.
Legal Assistance of Dakota County, 4-7 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.
DFL Senate District 51 Family Picnic, 5-8 p.m., Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Parkway, Eagan. Food and fun with neighbors. Hear current elected officials and several gubernatorial candidates.
Secrets for Sleep, 6:30-8 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Learn facts about sleep, the impact of poor or lacking sleep, and how to address sleep problems. Presented by Lori Kearney of Mindful Health with Lori. Free.
Thursday, Aug. 10
Thursday Rockin’ Readers, 11:15 a.m. at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children. Readers: Shannon McParland, principal, Sioux Trail Elementary, and Chris Bellmont, principal, Gideon Pond Elementary. Free.
Kidsdance will perform at noon for the Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour concert at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
Eating for Energy: Fuel for Your Day, 6:30-8 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Discuss how food can energize or drain you and the relationship between sugar and mood swings. Learn about bio-individuality and how to make good food choices to maximize energy and vitality. Presented by Lori Kearney of Mindful Health with Lori. For ages 16 and older. Free.
Friday, Aug. 11
Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks – “Shall We Dance,” rated PG-13, 7:30 p.m. seating, dusk showtime, Nicollet Commons Park in the Heart of the City, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Part of Adult Night Out. Free.
Saturday, Aug. 12
Family Archery, 10 a.m. to noon, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. For ages 7 and older. Cost: $10. Reservations required at 763-559-6700.
Family Canoeing, 10 a.m. to noon, Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. Cost: $15. For ages 5 and older. Reservations required by two days prior at 763-559-6700.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 10:30 a.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Speaker: Paul Hawken, author of “Drawdown.” Free. All are welcome. Information: www.citizensclimatelobby-mn.org/.
Stand-up Paddleboard Lesson, 2-3:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. For ages 14 and older. Cost: $35. Reservations required at 763-559-6700.
Sunday, Aug. 13
Native Plant Garden Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour five creative gardens featuring native plants, in Burnsville, Bloomington and Eagan. See how the gardens support birds, pollinators, and clean water along the Minnesota River. Sponsored by WildOnes.org. Cost $10. Free for kids under 10 and adults 80-plus. Details at prairieedge.wildones.org.
Marriage Encounter, Aug. 12-14, Mt. Olivet Conference and Retreat Center, Farmington. Registration required. Information: 651-454-3238 or www.marriages.org.
Eagan parkrun, a free weekly timed 5K run, 9 a.m. Saturdays at Thomas Lake Park, 4350 Thomas Lake Road, Eagan. Rain or shine. To get a time recorded and stored online, register at www.parkrun.us/register and bring your barcode with you. Information: www.parkrun.us/eagan.
Emotions Anonymous, 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: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org/out-of-the-darkness-walks.
Recovery International, 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Mary, Mother of the Church (Room 9), 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Park in lower lot. Self-help group for depression, anxiety, fears, panic attacks, anger and more. Information: Rita at 952-890-7623 or www.recoveryinternational.org.
Al-Anon Finding Hope Beginners Group, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. More information: al-anon-alateen-msp.org.
Horse Day Camp, Aug. 7-10, Golden Ridge Stables, 8315 190th St. W., Lakeville. “Hands and seat on” day camp for ages 8-13 learning how to safely work with a horse on the ground and riding. Indoor facility. Games, learning activities, and crafts. More is at www.GoldenRidgeStables.com, 952-469-4640.
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.
• Aug. 4, 12-6 p.m., AMC Classic 15 Theatres, 15630 Cedar Ave., Apple Valley.
• Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Culver’s, 17800 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Evergreen Church, 16165 Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
• Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.
• Aug. 7, 12-6 p.m., Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.
• Aug. 7, 12-6 p.m., Heritage Lutheran Church, 13401 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.
• Aug. 8, 1:30-7:30 p.m., District 191 Community Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Suite 102, Burnsville.
• Aug. 9, 3-8 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.
• Aug. 10, 1-7 p.m., St. James Lutheran Church, 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville.
• Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 20165 Heath Ave., Lakeville.
• Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Aug. 12, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.
• Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dakota County Fair, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington.
Memorial Blood Centers will hold the following blood drive. Call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit mbc.org to make an appointment or for more information.
• Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m., PCL Construction Services Inc., 12200 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.