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Events Calendar: Jan. 16 - Feb. 21

January 16

Wii at the library

The Dakota County Library in Farmington invites teens to visit the library from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 16 to play Nintendo Wii games on the big screen in the meeting room.

The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250.

January 17

Steak fry

There will be a steak fry dinner to benefit Rambling River Center from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Farmington VFW.

Genealogy class

The Dakota City genealogy class will meet Jan. 17. Plans are to visit the Dakota County Historical Society in South St. Paul. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Ahlberg Hall on the Dakota County Fairgrounds for ride sharing.

For more information call Marlys Guildner at 651-463-8397 or Dakota City Heritage Village at 651-460-8050.

January 18

Warrior to Citizen celebration

There will be an open house community celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the American Legion in recognition of Farmington being named Minnesota's first Yellow Ribbon City. City and state dignitaries have been invited to attend. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and Warrior to Citizen programs help soldiers and military families make the adjustment from active duty to home life.

Winter Blast

The fourth Winter Blast fundraiser for St. Mathias Church and school will take place Jan. 18 at the Black Stallion in Hampton. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction from 5 to 8:30p.m.

For tickets or for more information call Connie Thurmes at 651-437-5282.

January 24

Benefit event

There will be a benefit bar Bingo and spaghetti dinner event starting at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Farmington Eagles Club. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes and meat raffles.

January 25

Pancake breakfast

The Farmington Lutheran Church youth mission trip group will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at the Farmington American Legion. Money raised will help pay for trips to New Orleans and Red Lake. Tickets are available at the church.

January 26

Dennis Ozment open house

Recently retired State Rep. Dennis Ozment, who represented Farmington for many of his 24 years in the Minnesota House of Representatives, will hold a Thank You open house from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Rosemount VFW.

The Rosemount VFW is at 2625 120th St., two miles north of downtown Rosemount on Hwy. 3.

January 27

Book club

The Farmington Friends of the Library book club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Farmington Library. The topic for this month's meeting is "Looking for Alaska" by Peter Jenkins.

For information call the library at 651-438-0250.

February 6

Winter picnic

The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a winter picnic from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Bring a bag lunch and a drink and enjoy stories and a movie.

The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250.

February 8

French toast breakfast

There will be a French toast breakfast fundraiser for the 2009 senior class party from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Tickets are available at Premier Bank or 651-247-5132.

February 21

Bingo fundraiser

There will be a Bingo fundraiser for the Farmington High School senior class party from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Farmington Eagles Club, 200 Elm St.