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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., Burnsville. 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 by two days prior 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.
Monday, Aug. 14
Kids ’n Kinship mentor information session, 6-6:45 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 County Road 42, Burnsville. Information: www.kidsnkinship.org or 952-892-6368.
Tuesday, Aug. 15
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. 16
Storytime in the Park, 10:30-11:30 a.m., North Creek Park, 18200 Dunbury Ave., Farmington. Theme: Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs. Free.
Eagan Market Fest – The Art Experience, 4-8 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Farmers market, entertainment by Retro Soul and The Westside Horns. Information: www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest or 651-675-5500.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Thursday Rockin’ Readers, 11:15 a.m. at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children. Readers: Brad Robb, principal, Vista View Elementary, and Elizabeth Vaught, principal, Edward Neill Elementary. Free.
Bob the Beachcomber will perform at noon for the Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour concert at Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Free.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Fix-It Clinic, 12-3 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Bring up to five small household electronics, clothing, jewelry or other items to get help repairing them at this first-come, first-served fix-it event.
Family fishing, 2-4 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment and fishing license provided for class only. Cost: $6. Reservations required by two days prior at 763-559-6700.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Open house, 1-4 p.m., Lutz Railroad Garden, 2960 Egan Ave., Eagan. Visit Conductor Bud and his railroad garden. If raining, trains will not run. Free. Information: 651-454-3534, www.lutzrailroadgarden.net, email@example.com.
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.
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. 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.
• Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 10970 185th St. W., Lakeville.
• Aug. 15, 12-6 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.
• Aug. 16, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fairview Ridges Hospital, 201 E. Nicollet Blvd., Burnsville.
• Aug. 16, 1-7 p.m., Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville.
• Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Apple Valley Medical Center, 14655 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
• Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Room L139, Apple Valley.
• Aug. 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Valleywood Golf Club, 4851 McAndrews Road, Apple Valley.
• Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stonebridge, 15734 Foliage Ave., Apple Valley.