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Your weekend: Free fun for military families Sunday


Military Family Day

Military families can enjoy an afternoon of fun from noon to 4 p.m. June 10 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. The Yellow Ribbon Networks of Dakota County will offer an event that includes a free lunch, horse rides, a climbing wall and vehicles like fire trucks and police cars to explore. There will also be free family portraits. The event is free for all military families. For more information visit or call 651-460-2248.

Upcoming events

Teen advisory group

The Dakota County Farmington Library's teen advisory group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. June 11 followed by a book discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The advisory group provides input on decisions related to content for teens at the library and helps plan library events. New members are welcome.

Teen Library Day

There will be a number of drop-in activities from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 12 to celebrate Teen Library Day at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Author visit

Minnesota romance author Julie Klassen will speak at from 7 to 8 p.m. June 12 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Dew Days

Dew Days returns to Farmington June 13-16. Events kick off with Wednesday night's Miss Farmington pageant and continue with a lineup of familiar favorites like Thursday's Flavors of Farmington, Friday's bed races and Saturday's parade. For a complete list of events visit

Salad luncheon

Farmington Lutheran Church will hold its annual salad luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14. There will be salads, deviled eggs, desserts, rolls and beverages. Takeout is available. Farmington Lutheran Church is located at 20600 Akin Road.

Chocolate chip cookie contest

The Dakota County Farmington Library will hold a chocolate chip cookie contest from 3 to 4 p.m. June 14. The contest is open to all ages. Registration is required. The library is located at 508 3rd St. in downtown Farmington. For more information, visit or call 651-438-0250.