Your weekend: Jack Frost on stage this weekendThe Dakota County Library in Farmington will offer a class to help families teach reading skills to young children on Saturday. See what else is coming up this week in Farmington by checking out our calendar of events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.