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Upcoming events: Free gospel concert scheduled for Aug. 30


Music in the Park

The 651 Jazz Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in Central Park. The concert is free.

The Rosemount Area Arts Council will have a One Tile signing event that evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Residents can contribute to Rosemount’s community art project by personalizing a tile.


Red Cross blood drive

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Rosemount High School. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit


Free gospel concert

Ambassadors of Grace Dennis and Cheryl Perkins from Thompson, Mo., will perform a free gospel concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bible Baptist Church in Farmington. The church is located at 19700 Akin Road. For more information call 612-867-8641.


Free community movie

Trinity Campus, Pellicci Ace Hardware and Anchor Bank will present a free outdoor showing of The Lego Movie at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Trinity Campus, 3410 213th St. For movie and weather updates call 651-460-1166.


Ramble Jam

Ramble Jam, Farmington Rotary’s annual two-day country music festival, returns to the Dakota County Fairgrounds Sept. 12 and 13. This year’s lineup features national acts Josh Thompson, Chase Rice, Jon Pardi, Sam Hunt and Blackjack Billy along with local favorites like Lost Highway and Chris Hawkey. Money raised supports local scholarships and other Rotary programs. For ticket information visit


Class of 1969 reunion

The Farmington High School class of 1969 will hold its 45-year reunion at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Casper’s Cherokee Steakhouse in Eagan. For ticket information call Randi Royce at 612-987-4432.

Apple Valley

Warrior 196 Memorial 5K

The Warrior 196 Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at Apple Valley High School. The event honors the memory of the five servicemen from School District 196 that have died in service of the United States since 2007. The event also raises money for scholarships given out to students in each of the district’s four high schools. For more information visit


Garage sale for charity

St. Anne’s Circle from St. Michael’s Catholic Church will hold their fourth annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 to 19. The sale will take place at 608 Fairview Circle, one block north of the Farmington Municipal Pool. Proceeds will go to needy families at Christmas.


Tiger Fun Run

The Farmington Area Education Foundation will kick off homecoming festivities with its Tiger Fun Run from 8 to 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Boeckman Middle School. Registration for the run opens Aug. 22 at Registration closes Sept. 12.

Empire Township

Whitetail Woods opening

The grand opening for Whitetail Woods Regional Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at 17100 Station Tr. The event will include horse-drawn wagon rides, a 5K walk/run, geocaching, a lake dedication, live music and refreshments