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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Thursday

Community dinner

The Farmington Masons of Corinthian Lodge No. 67 will hold a free community dinner and information presentation at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the lodge, 326 Third St. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the information session begins at 7. The evening is open to anyone who would like to learn more about Masons, their history and activities in the affiliated Masonic organizations for men, women and girls.

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Friday

Storytime for all ages

The Dakota County Farmington Library will offer storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 1. Storytime includes stories and activities intended for mixed-age audiences such as childcare groups and families. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Live music

Local acoustic trio The Victrolas will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Feb. 1 at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Farmington. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave.

Saturda

DAR workshop

Josia Edson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Highview Christiania Church. The group will work on comfort care items that will be donated to the VAMC. Lunch will be provided. All who are interested are invited to participate.

Every Child Ready to Read workshop

Learn research-based practices that can help develop language and pre-reading skills in children from birth to age 5 at a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The workshop is appropriate for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and preschool teachers. Registration is required. For more information call the library at 651-438-0250 or visit dakotacounty.us/library.

Free pie

Dunn Bros. in Farmington will celebrate Groundhog Day by giving away a slice of Bakers Square pie with every drink purchase from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 2. There will also be chances to win pies and gift cards. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave.

Steak fry

The Farmington VFW will hold a steak fry fundraiser for the Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Proceeds will help active military members with their families at home. The VFW is located at 421 Third St.

Sunday

Pancake breakfast

The Farmington Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Pancakes, French toast, sausage links and scrambled eggs are on the menu. Coffee, juice and water will be available. A good will offering will be taken. Proceeds will go to DARTS. The church is located at 22120 Denmark Ave.

Weekend

Jack Frost

Farmington-based Children's Castle Theater will celebrate its 20th anniversary season this weekend with a production of the original play Jack Frost. The play, which features a cast of 130 local children and adults, will be on stage at 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 1-3 and 8-9 at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. For more information or to buy tickets call 952-985-4640 or visit childrenscastletheater.com.

Upcoming events

Wii games for teens

Kids ages 9 and up can play Nintendo Wii games on the big screen at the Dakota County Farmington Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4. The game session is open for kids ages 9 and up. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Promote your business with Facebook

Learn how to set up a business Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your fan base and set up editorial calendars at a free session from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Your own laptop is suggested but not required. Registration is required. For more information call the library at 651.438-0250 or visit dakotacounty.us/library.

Evening book group

The Dakota County Farmington Library evening book group will discuss The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 4. New members are welcome. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Meet the author

Minnesota author Barbara Deese will discuss and sign her boo, Murder at Spirit Falls from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The session will be held in conjunction with the Farmington Library afternoon book group meeting. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Storytime for babies

There will be a storytime for babies from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Storytime includes stories, songs, bounces and playtime. The event is intended for children newborn to 24 months. The library is located at 508 Third St.

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