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Your weekend: Christmas in the Village returns this weekend


Public gospel meeting

There will be public gospel meetings at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 at Riverview Elementary School. For more information call 612-460-7725.


Pop-out books at the library

Fold, cut and transform a sheet of paper into a pop-out with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Dakota County Farmington Library. The session is for kids ages 5 to 8. Registration is required. For more information call 612-460-7725.

Ladies only pool tournament

There will be a women's pool tournament Dec. 8 at Farmington Billiards. Sign-in starts at 11 and play starts at noon. For more information call Dan at 612-226-7665.


Omelet breakfast

The Farmington Sons of the American Legion will hold the monthly omelet breakfast fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Tailgater's. The all-you-can-eat menu includes a build-your-own omelet, cheesy potatoes, toast, fruit and juice or coffee. Proceeds from the breakfast will go to SAL and its projects.

Cookie walk

There will be a cookie walk fundraiser to benefit the Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Rambling River Center. Bring two plates of cookies or holiday treats and $5 to participate. Cash donations support Yellow Ribbon Network military family programs. To donate cookies call Kara at 651-463-2148.

Skate with Santa

The city of Farmington's Learn to Skate program will hold Skate with Santa event at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Enjoy games, prizes and pictures with Santa. With a second food shelf donation participants are eligible to win an iPod Shuffle.


Christmas in the Village

Visitors can experience a turn-of-the-century holiday at the annual Christmas in the Village event at Dakota City Heritage Village. The event will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9. Trees will be lighted inside and outside the decorated buildings in the 1900-era village. Visitors can board horse drawn trolleys for a tour and listen to Christmas carols in the church. Children can visit with Santa. For more information call 651-460-8050 or visit

Upcoming events

Choir concert

Farmington Lutheran Church will host Farmington High School's New Dimension Choir at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 12. The choir will lead an assortment of Christmas carols during a Wednesday night worship service. For information call the church office at 651-463-4100.