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Your weekend: Circus comes to Farmington Saturday

Books and Beyond: Art Show

Children can get an introduction to art and artists through pictures and paintings from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. April 19. Children can also create their own work of art with District 192 ECFE. The activity is meant for children up to 6 years old. For information call 651-438-0250 or visit

Guitar Hero at the library

Teens can play Guitar Hero on the library's big screen from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 19. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Blood drive

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at Valmont Industries, 20805 Eaton Ave. in Farmington. Call 1-800-Red Cross or visit to make an appointment.


Storytime for all ages

There will be stories and activities ideal for mixed age groups such as childcare groups from 10:30 to 11 a.m. April 20 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Live music

G & The Boys will perform bluegrass, folk and rock music from 7 to 9 p.m. April 20 at Dunn Bros. Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave.


Waggin' Tales

Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to trained therapy dogs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 21 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Steak fry

Boy Scout Troop 119 will hold a steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. April 21 at the Farmington VFW. The menu will include a Von Hanson steak, baked potato, salad, vegetables, dessert and coffee. Proceeds will support local Boy Scout activities. The VFW is located at 420 Third St.

Bingo for the food shelf

Support the Farmington Food Shelf by playing Bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. April 21 at Celts Pub, 200 Third St. The event is sponsored by the Farmington Eagles.


The Great American Family Circus will perform at 7 p.m. April 21 at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Free tickets for children 12 and under are available at several local businesses. Come early for elephant and pony rides.


Italian dinner and concert

Farmington Lutheran Church Youth will hold an Italian dinner and concert at 5 p.m. April 22 at the church, 20600 Akin Road. Dinner will start at 5 p.m. The concert by Two Copper Coins will start at 6:15. Two Copper Coins is a group of friends from the Cannon Falls area that has come together to play a mix of Christian music. For information visit www.farmingtonlutheran. com or call 651-463-4100.

Upcoming events

Emmanuel Cemetery Meeting

The Emmanuel Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at Faith United Methodist Church. The association will elect trustees and discuss other business. Members and visitors are welcome.

Get a lender to say yes

Get tips on small-business financing and underwriting guidelines at a free class at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The class will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24.

Blood drive

There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. April 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 21625 Denmark Ave. For an appointment call Marlene at 651-460-6083 or sign up online at

Deck expo

Dakota County Lumber will hold its annual deck expo from 4 to 8 p.m. April 26.

Diabetes support group

A diabetes support group will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the Farmington Allina Clinic. Anyone interested in diabetes can attend this free meeting. The speaker will be Dr. Allen Steed, a psychologist who will talk about depression and living with chronic illness.