Your weekend: Farmington’s Dazzle Day is SaturdayIt's a full weekend of activity in Farmington, with opportunities to help the community, help yourself and have a little fun. Start Thursday with a Red Cross blood drive at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Then check out some live music, get some deals at Farmington's Dazzle Day celebration and eat some pancakes at a benefit breakfast to help a Farmington family that lost its home to fire. If you haven't picked up a Christmas tree, you've got one more weekend to stop by the Boy Scouts' lot on Akin Road.
Red Cross blood drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 22120 Denmark Ave. Blood is in high demand during the holidays. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
A Minnesota indie/folk songwriter, batterboy, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Dunn Bros. Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. in Farmington.
Minnesota author Chuck Frederick will share stories from his book Spirit of the Lights from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The event is free and all ages are welcome. The library is located at 508 Third St.The presentation is part of Dakota County Library’s Minnesota Mosaic cultural arts series.
The Farmington Business Association will hold its annual Dazzle Day Dec. 3 downtown Farmington. The event will feature visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, coloring contests, a snow sculpture contest and an ugly sweater contest. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and a chance to decorate an ornament at the library. Storytime with Mrs. Claus will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dunn Bros., 20700 Chippendale Ave., and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visit the VFW.
The Farmington Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 at the Church of St. Michael to benefit the Mark and Kerrie Davis family. The Davises recently lost their home in a fire. The church is located at 22120 Denmark Ave.
Warrior to Citizen cookie walk
The Farmington Warrior to Citizen group will hold its annual cookie walk from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at Trinity Terrace, 3330 213th St. W in Farmington. Each participant will bring two plates of holiday cookies to donate and is invited to choose holiday cookies to take home on a large tray. Donated cookies will fill baskets to be delivered to local military families. A minimum donation of $10 will also be collected for the Warrior to Citizen program. To donate cookies or for more information call 651-463-2148.
Christmas tree lot
Farmington Boy Scout Troop 116 will operate a Christmas tree lot from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the Reisinger near Farmington Lutheran Church on Akin Road. Money raised at the lot will help pay for the Scouts’ trip to Glacier National Park.