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Events: Feb. 6 - 27

February 6

Publish a book

The Dakota Valley Arts Council and Rambling River Center present a meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Rambling River Center, 431 Third St., to provide answers about what's involved in getting a book published. Anne Fredrickson, who recently published a book about the Fredrickson Brothers baseball team which played in the 1920s will be on hand to provide information. If you are considering self-publishing or working with a publisher there will be information to help you with a project.

Winter picnic

The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a winter picnic from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Bring a bag lunch and a drink and enjoy stories and a movie.

The library is located at 508 Third St. For more information call 651-438-0250.

February 8

Benefit concert

Highview Christiania Lutheran Church will hold a benefit concert at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 8 for its Southeast Asian ministry.

Performers will include Randy Ferguson on classical guitar/flute/banjo, Matt Lanier on euphonium and Nancy Busse, storytelling with Hmong storycloths.

Hmong handiwork/ embroidery will be on display and available for purchase. A free will offering will be taken.

The church is located at 26690 Highview Ave. in rural Farmington. For more information call 952-469-2722.

Omelet breakfast

The Farmington Sons of the American Legion will host their annual omelet breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 at the Farmington American Legion. Proceeds will benefit SAL and its charities.

French toast breakfast

There will be a French toast breakfast fundraiser for the 2009 senior class party from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Tickets are available at Premier Bank or 651-247-5132.

February 10

Wii at the library

The Dakota County Farmington Library invites teens to visit from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 to play Wii games on the big screen.

The library is located at 508 Third St.

Lunch bunch

The lunch bunch at Mount Olivet Retreat Center will welcome guest speaker Nancy Youngdahl of The Inca Trail and Smile Network International from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Smile Network International traveled to Cusco, Peru last August to correct 43 cleft lips and palates for children otherwise unable to afford the surgery.

Call the retreat center at 952-469-2175 or e-mail for reservations.

February 11

Blood drive

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Farmington American Legion, 10 North Eighth St.

To make an appointment call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit

February 15

Benefit concert

Classical and flamenco guitarist Randall Ferguson will perform a benefit concert for Farmington Middle School West student Andrew Kippley at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd. He will play several historic guitars, banjos and mandolins from as far back as 1785.

Andrew has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer.

February 21

Steak fry

The Farmington VFW will hold a steak fry fundraiser for Boy Scout troop 118 from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21.

The club is located at 421 Third St.

Foreclosure workshop

The Dakota County Community Development Agency will hold a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 for homeowners worried about making upcoming mortgage payments, already facing foreclosure or interested in learning about foreclosure. The session will take place at the Farmington Library, 508 Third St.

Spaghetti dinner/ Bingo party

The Farmington/ Hampton Knights of Columbus will hold their annual spaghetti dinner bingo party at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at St. Michael's Catholic Church at the corner of Ash Street and Denmark Avenue.

Bingo fundraiser

There will be a Bingo fundraiser for the Farmington High School senior class party from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Farmington Eagles Club, 200 Elm St.

February 26

Blood drive

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Roundbank, 3380 Vermillion River Trail.

For an appointment call 651-291-4685 or go to and enter sponsor code 6557.

February 27

Senior night at FHS boys basketball

Farmington High School will hold a Senior Citizen Night at the Feb. 27 boys basketball game against Prior Lake. Seniors get free admission, free popcorn and free coffee. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.