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Your weekend: Block party, car show is Saturday

Farmington residents can check out some classic cars or attend the grand opening of the Minnesota Hindu Milan Mandir all weekend. Or, they can head up to Rosemount to celebrate the first weekend of Leprechaun Days.



Run for the Gold The annual Run for the Gold and Family Fitness Walk will be held July 19 behind the Rosemount Community Center. The run fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments. Call 651-322-6000 for more information or register at

Farmington Block party and car show The Farmington Business Association will hold its annual downtown block party and car show July 19. Registration starts at 4 p.m. There will be live music featuring Standing Room Only from 8:30 to 11 p.m. For more information visit farmingtoncarshow. com.

Farmington Steak fry The Farmington VFW will hold a steak fry fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. July 19. Money raised at the event will go to the Farmington Business Association. The VFW is located at 421 Third St.


Farmington MN Hindu Milan Mandir grand opening MN Hindu Milan Mandir will hold a grand opening celebration July 18, 19 and 20 at its Farmington facility. The celebration will start with a parade at 2 p.m. July 18 and will include a ribbon cutting, 24 hours of Maha Mantra chanting and a July 20 cultural program from 3 to 6 p.m.. MN Hindu Milan Mandir is located at 501 Walnut St.For information call 651-365-0331 or 651-500-0208.

Rosemount Leprechaun Days Rosemount’s annual Leprechaun Days will be held July 18-27. The 10-day festival will include a wide variety of events including the Grand Day Parade, music, bathtub races, fishing derby and the Midsummer Faire.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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