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Events: March 13 - 21

March 13

Birds of the forest

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Audubon Society experts will present "Game and Non-game Birds of the Forest" and "Backyard Bird Feeding" March 13 at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center in Farmington. Registration for the free programs starts at 1:30 p.m. The program starts at 2 p.m.

Family storytime

The Farmington Public Library invites children of all ages to family storytime 10:30 to 11 a.m. March 13. Storytimes generally include stories, finger plays, a movie and a craft.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

March 14

Towns Edge Salon fundraiser

Towns Edge Salon and Barber will hold a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14. A portion of the day's proceeds will go to Farmington Lutheran Church youth going to a national youth gathering in New Orleans. A demonstrator for Tastefully Simple will demonstrate and sell her goods that day as will a local maker of beaded bracelets.

Towns Edge is located at 3338 220th Street W.

March 21

Steak fry

There will be a steak fry fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. March 21 at the Farmington VFW. The event will raise money for Boy Scout Troop 116. The troop will also collect donations for care packages to be sent to deployed soldiers. For a list of suggested items go to

Lacrosse fundraiser

The Farmington Youth Lacrosse Association will hold a bingo fundraiser from 2 to 4:30 p.m. March 21 at the Farmington Eagles Club. Money raised at the event will pay for equipment, coaches' bags, first aid kits, lacrosse balls, field lining and referee costs.

Waggin' Tales

Children can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Farmington Library. Research has shown that children improve their reading confidence and fluency when reading in this relaxed environment.

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

March 24

Book club meeting

The Farmington Friends of the Library book club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Farmington library.

The book for March 24 is People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

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

March 27

Baby storytime

Children up to 24 months, their caregivers and siblings are invited to baby storytime from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. It includes stories, songs, bounces and playtime.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

April 4

FHS 1972 reunion

Farmington High School graduates from the class of 1972 are invited to the Farmington Eagles April 4 to get together and reconnect with old classmates, including exchange student Annelise. There will be a social hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 6:30. For more information e-mail Mary Herrmann Hughes at or Joan Laursen Storlie at