To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: [email protected].
Friday, Sept. 8
Food truck lunch for flood relief, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eagle Valley Bank Building (north parking lot), 14800 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Hosted by Keller Williams Premier Realty. Portions of proceeds from food sales support Houston flood relief. Free-will donations also taken.
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 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Reservations required at 763-559-6700.
Saturday, Sept. 9
Car wash fundraiser by the Burnsville High School girls hockey team, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., River Hills Automotive, 2825 Cliff Road E., Burnsville.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting, 10:30 a.m., Robert Trail Library, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Carbon Fee and Dividend will be discussed. Information: Veda Kanitz at [email protected] or https://citizensclimatelobby.org.
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.
Monday, Sept. 11
Lakeville Area Garden Club, 7 p.m., Main Street Manor, 8725 209th St., downtown Lakeville. Speaker: Bonnie Blodgett, St. Paul Pioneer Press columnist, “New Ornamental Plants and New Trends.” All are welcome.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
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.
Friends of the Galaxie Library meeting, 6:30 p.m., 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley. Free.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
Eagan Market Fest, 3-7 p.m., Eagan Festival Grounds at Central Park, 1501 Central Parkway. Farmers market. Information: www.cityofeagan.com/marketfest or 651-675-5500.
Family law clinic, 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 divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, paternity issues, spousal maintenance and domestic abuse. This clinic is a joint program of Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the Dakota County Family Court and the Dakota County Law Library. Call 952-891-7135 to schedule an appointment.
Eagan Garden Club, 7-9 p.m., Eagan Municipal Center, 3830 Pilot Knob Road. Speaker: Jinean Schofield, “Exotic House Plants.”
Friday, Sept. 15
Dakota County Judicial Center open house, 12:30-4 p.m., 1560 Highway 55, Hastings. Information: www.mncourts.gov/DakotaOpenCourthouse.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Metro Republican Women breakfast meeting, 8:30 a.m., Mendakota Country Club, 2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights. Speaker: Steve Sviggum, U of M regent. Cost: $18 members, $20 nonmembers, $10 students. Reservations encouraged at metrogopwomen.org.
Sunday, Sept. 17
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 protected].
Kids ’n Kinship Gala, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Brackett’s Crossing, 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville. Tickets: $45 each or eight for $315 at www.2017kidsnkinshipgala.eventbrite.com.
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.
• 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.
• Sept. 12, 1-7 p.m., Lost Spur Event Center, 2750 Sibley Memorial Highway, Eagan.
• Sept. 13, 1-7 p.m., Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville.
• Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Roundbank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail, Farmington.
• Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crown of Life Lutheran Church, 4150 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan.
• Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cub Foods, 14075 State Highway 13, Savage.
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.
• Sept. 13, 3-6:30 p.m., Life Time Fitness, 1565 Thomas Center Drive, Eagan.