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Blood drive

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Farmington Fire Station No. 1 on Denmark Ave. To sign up to donate call Erin at 651-755-9444 or visit


Storytime for all ages

There will be a storytime for all ages from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5. Storytime includes stories and activities meant for mixed-age audiences such as childcare groups and families. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Minnesota Association of Songwriters Music Showcase

Six Minnesota songwriters will perform a half hour each of their original music during this live showcase from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dunn Bros. Coffee. Dunn Bros. is located at 20700 Chippendale Ave.


Pancake breakfast

The Farmington Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at the Church of St. Michael. The church is located at 22120 Denmark Ave. Money raised at the breakfast will go to a variety of worthwhile causes.


Haunted house

The Support our Troops Haunted House will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 and Oct. 12 and 13 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds 4-H building. The theme for this year's haunted house is Strangely Inhabited. For more information call Germaine Beyl at 651-460-6004 or email

Upcoming events

Teen Advisory Group

The Dakota County Farmington Library's Ten Advisory Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the library. The TAG helps recommend books and music and helps plan library programs. New members are welcome. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Money management for teens

The Dakota County Farmington Library will present a session titled Teens - Know Your Money: Save, Spend and Protect Your Money from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. The session is for people ages 11 to 18 and covers topics including making smart spending choices, investing and avoiding identity theft. Parents are encouraged to attend. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Teen Library Day

Teens can drop in for a variety of activities from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The library is located at 508 Third St.

Free skating lessons

The Farmington Youth Hockey Association, the Heritage Figure Skating Club and the City of Farmington will offer a free learn-to-skate session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Anyone who plans to attend should email with their name. For more details visit and click on the player development tab.

Author visit

Author Atina Diffley will discuss her book, Turn Here, Sweet Corn: Organic Farmington Works from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The library is located at 508 Third St.