Organized for Farmington: July news and notesLots of neat events are coming up thanks to the various organizations around Farmington. Read on to see what's ahead in the next few weeks.
Dakota County Library, Farmington
There’s still time for children and teens to join the Summer Reading Program! Stop in to register.
Join us for one of our many puppetry, arts and crafts, games and storytelling programs this summer–all for free. Whether your child is a bookworm, has an artsy side or just likes to be silly–we’ve got something for them at the library.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) will present a Traffic Safety Seminar on Monday, July 23 from 7-8 p.m. Learn how to stay safe when traveling by plane or automobile, when staying in a hotel or when traveling internationally. Get tips on how to keep your home secure while you’re gone.
And speaking of safety and crime prevention, on Aug. 7, bring your family and friends to celebrate National Night Out at the Farmington Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Meet your neighbors and show your community spirit. Visit with a law enforcement officer and enjoy family entertainment at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
The Trinity Suites (Memory Care) will be hosting their open house on Friday, July 13 from 12-6 p.m. and on Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place on Friday the 13th at 11:30 a.m. Please join us for appetizers, dessert and drinks.
Farmington Lions Club
The Annual 200 Lions Club Chicken Feed will be held July 19 at the Farmington American Legion on Highway 3 starting at 5:30 p.m. The 200 tickets are sold by Lions members and drawings for $25.00 are made at the Board Meetings up to the Chicken Feed.
New officers for the year take over July 1 and serve until the end of June the following year. Lion President is Jerry Henricks, Lion Vice President is Jeff Thelen, Lion Secretary is Susan Henricks, and Lion Treasurer is Clyde Hansen.
The Farmington Lions will be running the bingo again this year at the Dakota County Fair running August 6 through August 12. Come and join us.
Farmington Food Shelf
The Farmington Food Shelf and 360 Communities will benefit from a Food Drive being held during the Tamarack Ridge Block Party July 19 from 4-8 pm.
Businesses located in the Tamarack Ridge Center will be collecting food donations. Farmington Dairy Queen will provide root beer floats to people that bring in donations of non-perishable food products or monetary donations.
Tamarack Ridge Center is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave. W. More information is available by calling Josh Malwitz, Minnesota Valley Associates, Thrivent Financial at 651- 463-1010.
Dakota City Heritage Village
The second of three Family and Friends Fun Days at Dakota City Heritage Village will take place Friday, July 13th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The final event will be Aug. 24th.
Alisa Peterson, education coordinator, invites the public to enjoy a visit to the past while touring the early 1900s historic village. Visitors should stop at the Dakota City office in Ahlberg Hall to purchase tickets and meet a tour guide. Costumed guides will lead the tours, which will begin every hour with the last tour beginning at 2 p.m. Each tour will last 90 minutes and include stops in eight buildings where costumed villagers will be on hand.
Visitors also can stroll through the museum and view horse-drawn buggies, farm machinery and displays depicting “the good old days.” Those who attend are encouraged to bring their own lunch for a picnic on the village grounds.
Tickets will cost $5 per person for ages three and up. Each person will receive a coupon for a hand-dipped ice cream cone in the village Drugstore.
Dakota City Heritage Village is also seeking demonstrators who can show 1900s crafts and skills during the Dakota County Fair. Crafts might include woodcarving, embroidering, knitting, spinning and weaving. The fair is scheduled for Aug. 6-12.
For information, visit the village’s web site at www.dakotacity.org or call Dakota City at 651-460-8050.
Rotary Club of Farmington
The?Rotary Club of Farmington is putting the finishing touches on its second annual Ramble Jam country music festival. This year’s event will take place Sept. 14 and 15 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, and it will feature an impressive roster of nationally-known country artists like Sunny Sweeney, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and Dustin Lynch.
Now, the club is looking for a little help from the community. In order to make sure everyone who attends this year’s concert has a great time, the club needs volunteers to work behind the scenes. There are volunteer positions available tending bar, taking tickets, monitoring the parking lot and doing everything else that goes into making a music festival run smoothly.
More information on volunteer opportunities, or about the festival itself, is available at www.ramblejamcountry.com. Information is also available on Facebook at facebook.com/ramblejam or on Twitter at twitter.com/ramblejam.