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Christian Arts Festival — Eagan

April 6 - April 8
Trinity School at River Ridge, 601 River Ridge Parkway
Eagan,

Trinity School at River Ridge presents its third annual Christian Arts Festival April 6-8 at the school’s campus at 601 River Ridge Parkway in Eagan. The festival showcases original artworks by professional, advanced and college-level artists. This year’s festival has drawn artists from around the country and as far away as Canada and Africa. Prizes...

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8:00 am

Spring Bird Hike — Savage

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, 15501 Murphy Lake Blvd.
Savage,

Spring Bird Hike, 8-10 a.m., Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Savage. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Beginners welcome. Cost: $5. Reservations required by two days prior to the program. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity 243721-00.

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9:00 am

Apple Valley Home & Garden Expo

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley,

The Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 16th annual Home & Garden Expo, Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, more than 7,000 people attended the event, which was its largest crowd ever. The event will be held at the Dakota County Government Center next to the Apple Valley...

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Sen. Matt Little town hall — Lakeville

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Barley and Vine, 17516 Dodd Blvd.
Lakeville,

Sen. Matt Little, DFL-Lakeville, will host a town hall meeting 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, to discuss the ongoing 2017 legislative session with residents of Senate District 58. It will be held at Barley and Vine, 17516 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville. A meet-and-greet with coffee and pastries will be 9-9:30 a.m., followed by time for questions...

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10:00 am

Mom & Family Expo — Eagan Community Center

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway
Eagan,

South Metro Moms is hosting the Mom & Family Expo, a free, family-friendly event connecting local businesses with local moms, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. The event features entertainment for the kids, and browsing and shopping of more than 50 vendor booths for...

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Egg hunt — Elko New Market

April 8 @ 10:00 am
Eagle View Elementary School, 25600 Nevada Ave.
Elko New Market,

The Elko New Market Community and Civic Events Committee’s annual Egg Hunt will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Eagle View Elementary School, 25600 Nevada Ave. The outdoor hunt is for toddlers through fifth-graders. Register at www.ci.enm.mn.us or at the event.

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10:30 am

Citizens’ Climate Lobby meeting — Rosemount

April 8 @ 10:30 am
Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail
Rosemount,

Citizens’ Climate Lobby of Dakota County will meet 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Robert Trail Library, 14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. All are welcome. CCL is a grassroots, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on creating political will for climate solutions at the local and national level. For more information, contact Veda Kanitz at [email protected] or...

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12:00 pm

Moving Forward: Making peace with grief and loss — Burnsville

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thrive Therapy, 190 S. River Ridge Circle
Burnsville,

Thrive Therapy in Burnsville is offering the following self-care workshops. Moving Forward: Making peace with grief and loss, 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Free. Retreat Yourself: Make time for yourself to continue giving to others, 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Cost: $45. Loving Effectively: Reconnecting with the love languages, 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Free....

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4:00 pm

Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant — Montgomery

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montgomery American Legion, 102 Elm Ave. S.W.
Montgomery,

The 28th annual Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant will be April 8 at the Montgomery American Legion Club. Candidates vying for queen are Mary Carson of Lonsdale and Bailey Gare of Montgomery. A public reception to greet the Czech Slovak royalty, visiting royalty and dignitaries will be 4-5 p.m. at the Montgomery American Legion. Other...

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5:00 pm

Father-Daughter Dance — Apple Valley

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Middle School, 900 Garden View Drive
Apple Valley,

The inaugural Father-Daughter Dance presented by the Student Leadership Process at Valley Middle School of STEM will be held from  5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Tickets are $20 per couple ($5 for each additional child, payable at the door) and are pre-sale only. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Dads of all ages...

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Free Family Fun Fest — Lakeville

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Ave.
Lakeville,

Free Family Fun Fest, 5-9 p.m., Ames Arena, 19900 Ipava Ave., Lakeville. Free activities 5-7 p.m. Movie on the Turf, “Finding Dory,” 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Concessions available.

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7:30 pm

‘Side Show’ — Burnsville

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, 55337

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents the musical “Side Show” March 31-April 23 at Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Based on the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, “Side Show” offers a complex look at love, race and societal expectations in 1930s America through the eyes of its most marginalized outcasts. One...

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‘Southern Hospitality’ — Lakeville

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave.
Lakeville, 55044

Expressions Community Theater will present the stage comedy “Southern Hospitality” March 31-April 9 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Billed as “the ultimate southern-fried small town comedy,” the show follows the Futrelle sisters as they hastily throw together a town festival. “Southern Hospitality” is directed by Kristen Cash and features a 13-actor cast, with the...

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‘The Mousetrap’ — Burnsville High School

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
Burnsville High School, 600 Highway 13 E.
Burnsville,

“The Mousetrap,” presented by Burnsville High School, 7:30 p.m. April 6-7; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 8, Mraz Center, 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $7 students, $6 seniors. Information: 952-707-2100.

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