Family Calendar for the week of Sept. 1

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Friday, Sept. 1


Forever Wild Family Friday: Geocaching, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Use a GPS unit to find hidden treasures in the park. Free, but registration requested at


Saturday, Sept. 2


Monarch Migration, 10 a.m. to noon, Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Learn about the life of a monarch, including its amazing migration. Catch monarchs in the prairie and participate in monarch tagging with the park naturalist. Ages 5 and older. Cost: $5. Registration required at


Tuesday, Sept. 5


Prairie seed collection, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Savage. Help restore the prairie by collecting native wildflower seed. Ages: 12 and older; children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Registration: 763-559-6706 or


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, Sept. 6


Eagan Market Fest, 3-7 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Farmers market. Information: or 651-675-5500.


Thursday, Sept. 7


Free divorce clinic, 1-4 p.m., Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Get help with divorce paperwork. Presented by the Dakota County Law Library, Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and volunteer attorneys and law students. Registration required. Call 952-431-3200.


Friday, Sept. 8


Canoe when the moon is full, 7-9 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. Cost: $8. Ages: 5 and older; children 17 and under most be accompanied by a registered adult. Reservations required at 763-559-6700.


Saturday, Sept.9


Family archery, 1-3 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. Cost: $10. Ages: 8 and older. Reservations required by two days prior at 763-559-6700.


Movies in the Park – “The Jungle Book,” North Creek Park, 18200 Dunbury Ave., Farmington. Movie begins at dusk. Free.




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 and bring your barcode with you. Information:


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:


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


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:


Blood drives


The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit red to make an appointment or for more information.


  • Sept. 1, 1-7 p.m., Kowalski’s Market, 1646 Diffley Road, Eagan.


  • Sept. 1, 12-6 p.m., Paragon Odyssey Theater, 14401 Burnhaven Drive, Burnsville.


  • Sept. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Westcott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.


  • Sept. 6, 12-6 p.m., Culver’s, 15225 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.


  • Sept. 6, 1-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1801 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville.


  • Sept. 6, 2-7 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.


  • Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SunSource, 12800 Highway 13 S., Savage.


  • Sept. 7, 12-6 p.m., Hope Church, 7477 145th St., Apple Valley.


  • Sept. 8, 12-6 p.m., AMC Apple Valley 15 Theatres, 15630 Cedar Ave., Apple Valley.


  • Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Easter Lutheran Church – By The Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.


  • Sept. 9, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.