Plenty to do this weekend in FarmingtonTeens can play Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution on the big screen at the Dakota County Farmington Library from 3 to 5 p.m. May 16.
Teens can play Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution on the big screen at the Dakota County Farmington Library from 3 to 5 p.m. May 16.
Tae Kwon Do championships
Farmington’s USA Tae Kwon Do will host its first Farmington Tae Kwon Do Open Championships May 17 at Schmitz-Maki Arena. The opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and the closing ceremony will begin around 6 p.m. The event will include a demonstration by five-time national champion and 1988 Olympian Luong Pham.
For more information visit usataekwondoschool. us or call 651-587-9431.
The Minnesota Scottish Fair will return to the Dakota County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 17. The event will feature traditional Scottish heavy games, Highland dance, shopping and family activities.
For more information visit mnscottishfair.org or call 952-470-6300.
Castle Rock garage sales
The Castle Rock community garage sales will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17. There will be a bake sale and a lunch stand at Castle Rock Church.
Farmington Club Soccer will hold a soccer jamboree from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 17 at Tiger Stadium.
The event will include teachers from the National Sports Center teaching individual skills and visits from Minnesota Thunder and Minnesota Lightning players. There will be inflatable bouncers and a magician/entertainer for kids. There will be a prize drawing for kids who compete at the skill stations.
VFW steak fry
The Farmington VFW will hold a steak fry benefit for the VFW-sponsored baseball team from 5 to 8 p.m. May 421 Third St.
The Dakota County Library in Farmington invites children of all ages to a Waggin’ Tales program from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 17. Children can practice their reading skills by reading to therapy dogs.
For more information call the library at 651-438-0250.
New Heights Christian Fellowship will host a spring festival from 12 to 4 p.m. May 17 and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18. Saturday’s events include games, concessions, a bake sale, plant sale, dunk tank and silent auction. There will be a silent auction from noon until 3 p.m.
Events May 18 include a Fill the Building challenge with the shaving of pastor Mike Barnett’s head, a chili cook-off and pie-eating and no-hands finger painting contests. Proceeds from the event will go to the church’s Pakistan mission project.
For more information call the church at 651-463-9363.
Reaching your full potential
Dr. Emily Thompson will host a workshop on reaching your full potential at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 21 at Hadler Family Chiropractic, 625 Eighth St.
The workshop will focus on what a person can do physically, emotionally and biochemically to get their bodies working their best. The workshop is free but reservations are required. Call 651-460-6560 to reserve a seat.
University of Minnesota athletic director will speak at the Farmington Rotary’s sixth anniversary dinner May 22. The dinner will include recognition for students and community members.
For more information about the dinner or to order tickets call club president Chad Collignon for tickets at 651-463-1505. Tickets are also available at Anchor Bank in Farmington or or at the Farmington Independent office.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church will host a Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. May 27. For an appointment call Marlene at 651-460-6083.
Free movie showing
Hadler Family Chiropractic will host a free preview of the documentary The Business of Being Born at 7 p.m. May 27. The clinic is located at 625 Eighth St.
The documentary ask whether births should be treated as a natural life process or as a potential medical emergency. It premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. For more information go to www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com.
Book club meeting
Farmington Friends of the Library book club meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Dakota County Library in Farmington. The book for this month’s meeting is Road from Coorain by Jil Ker Conway. For more information call the library at 651-438-0250.
Diabetes support group
A diabetes support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Allina Medical Clinic in Farmington. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month. The topic for May is Having Fun and Diabetes, Too.
For more information call 651-463-7181.