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Events: April 16 - May 22

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April 16

Cheerleading meeting

The Farmington High School fall football cheerleaders will hold a pre-season meeting at 7 p.m. April 16 in the FHS commons. Students in eighth to 11th grades and their parents are invited to attend.

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Wii at the library

The Dakota County Farmington Library invites teens to visit the library from 3 to 5 p.m. April 16 to play Wii games on the library's big screen.

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

Veterans' memorial meeting

The Farmington Area Veterans' Memorial planners will meet at 6 p.m. April 16 at the shelter at Rambling River Park. Anyone interested in helping with the project is welcome.

College funding workshop

Parents are invited to a workshop on paying for college from 6 to 7 p.m. April 16 at Farmington Lutheran Church. Representatives from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Augsburg College will talk about to build a college plan that reflects family values and takes advantage of tax incentives, financial aid and other resources. The event is free.

Christian Life open house

Christian Life School will hold its annual academic fair and open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 16. The open house begins at 5:30. The academic fair begins at 6:30. The fair is an opportunity for students from first through 12th grade to exhibit a project they've created.

Christian Life School is located at 6300 212th Street in Farmington.

April 18

Swedish folk music

The Dakota County Library will present Flickorna Fem -- The Five Girls -- at 2 p.m. April 18. The group will perform traditional Swedish folk music. The performance is part of the library's annual Minnesota Mosaic cultural arts series. The performances is free.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

Waggin' Tales

Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 18 at the Farmington Public Library.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

TEA Party meeting

There will be an organizational meeting at 1 p.m. April 18 for Farmington's TEA Party activities. The event is a demonstration to protest high taxation. The meeting will take place at Burger King on Elm Street in downtown Farmington.

April 23

Working Through Conflict

The Farmington Rotary Club will host "Working Through Conflict" by Kerry Singh from noon to 1 p.m. April 23 at the Farmington Eagles Club. All are welcome to attend. No reservation is needed. Singh has 20 years experience in management and training.

For more information visit the Farmington Rotary's web site at farmingtonrotarymn.com or e-mail info@farmingtonrotarymn.com.

April 24

Baby storytime

The Farmington Public Library will offer storytime for babies up to 24 months from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 24. Storytimes include stories, songs, bounces and playtime.

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

April 25

Genealogy class

The Dakota City genealogy class will meet at 1 p.m. April 25 at Ahlberg Hall on the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Anyone interested in family history is invited to attend. For information call Marlys Guildner at 651-463-8397 or the heritage village at 651-460-8050.

April Fair

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its April Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the church, located at the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets. The church will serve its "famous" Dakota County Fair hot beef sandwiches and will hold a white elephant sale and bake sale. Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information call Mary at 651-463-2699.

Mayoral ball

The Castle Rock, Empire, Eureka and Farmington Area Enhancement Group will present the mayoral Black and White Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight April 25 at the Grand Hall ballroom. The Rockin' Hollywoods will perform.

For information about tickets, e-mail Bruce Matzdorff at bmatzdorff@charter.net.

Volunteer appreciation

Trinity Care Center will hold a volunteer appreciation social at 1:30 p.m. April 25. There will be live entertainment and food.

For more information call Joy at 651-460-1166 or e-mail jlauterbach@ trinity.shfs.org.

April 26

Waffle breakfast

The Knights of Columbus ladies auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Call Mary at 651-460-6141 for tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.

April 27-28

Theater auditions

Applause Community Theater will hold auditions for its summer show, "The Wizard of Oz," from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 and 28 at the Lakeville Arts Center.

For more information go to www.applausecommunitytheater.com.

April 30

Bavarian Musikmeisters

The Farmington High School German club will present the Bavarian Musikmeisters at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the FHS auditorium. For more information or to buy tickets call 651-460-1498. Tickets will also be available at the door. Proceeds will support FHS students on a trip to Germany.

May 1

Grand Hall Grand Opening

There will be a May Day grand opening party and ribbon cutting starting at 2:30 p.m. May 1 at the studio, located on the second floor of the Exchange Bank building. There will be May Day basket making starting at 2:30 and a ribbon cutting at 4:30.

The studio is located at the corner of Third and Oak streets.

May 2

River cleanup

Friends of the Mississippi River will hold a cleanup event along the Vermillion River from 9 to 11 a.m. May 2 starting at Rambling River Park. Walk through the woods and pick up liter along the stream. Supplies are provided, as is a pizza lunch. The cleanup is part of a citywide effort, but participation in the FMR cleanup requires pre-registration by April 29 by phone at 651-222-2193 x23 or e-mail at mdudle@fmr.org.

May 3

Carriage Festival

Minnesota Whips and Wheels, an organization of horse and carriage enthusiasts, will bring its first Prairie Home Carriage Festival to the Dakota City Heritage Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3. Anyone with a Victorian-era vehicle can display it at the festival. There will also be a parade at 1 p.m. Only Whips and Wheels members can participate in the parade.

The event is free and open to the public.

May 8

Family storytime

The Farmington Public Library invites children of all ages to a family storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. May 8. Storytimes usually include stories, fingerplays, a movie and a craft.

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

May 16

Waggin Tales

The Farmington Public Library will hold a Waggin' Tales program from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 16. The event lets children practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.

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

May 17

Music Sunday

Faith United Methodist Church will present Music Sunday at 10:30 a.m. May 17. There will be choir, piano, chimes, children singing and violin music.

The church is located at 710 Eighth St.

May 19

Garden party and style show

There will be a garden party luncheon and style show May 19 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The event will raise money to buy handbells for a newly forming handbell choir at the church.

May 22

Baby storytime

The Farmington Public Library will hold a storytime for babies up to 24 months, their caregivers and siblings from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. May 22. The event includes stories, songs, bounces and playtime.

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

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