To submit items for the Family Calendar, email: [email protected].
Friday, Sept. 15
Dakota County Judicial Center open house, 12:30-4 p.m., 1560 Highway 55 in 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.
Burnsville Community Home Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mary Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road E., Burnsville. Information: burnsvillehomeshow.com or Facebook (Burnsvillechamber).
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.
Monday, Sept. 18
Family law clinic, 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 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 Girl Scout information night, 6:30 p.m., Dakota Hills Middle School, 4183 Braddock Trail, Eagan. For girls in grades K-12 and their adult chaperones and adults looking for volunteer opportunities. Information: EaganGirlScouts.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
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. 20
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.
Thursday, Sept. 21
Cadet coffee and admissions informational session, 9-10:15 a.m., St. Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights. Get an informal introduction to an STA education, tour the school, and attend Formation. Register online: http://www.cadets.com/OpenHouse.
“Why Use DNA for Genealogical Research?” 7 p.m., Dakota County Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Free. Information: 651-452-5926.
Saturday, Sept. 23
NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illness and celebrate hope, 1 p.m., Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. Information: 651-645-2948 or namihelps.org, click on the NAMIWalks logo.
Sunday, Sept. 24
Fall color kayak tour, 1-4 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Previous paddling experience required. Equipment provided. Ages 14 and older. Cost: $40. Reservations required at 763-559-6700.
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. 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.
• Sept. 18, 12-5 p.m., Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville.
• Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Minnesota Valley YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave., Burnsville.
• Sept. 18, 12-6 p.m. American Legion, 12375 Princeton Ave., Savage.
• Sept. 22, 12-6 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.
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. 21, 1:30-4 p.m., Lifetouch Photography Support Center, 12551 Oliver Ave. S., Burnsville.