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Organized for Farmington: March news and notes

Farmington Food Shelf

Farmington Boy and Girl Scout Troops will be collecting food from area residents on Saturday, April 6. This is the Scouts annual food drive and has been a successful, welcome project to support the Farmington Food Shelf. The winter months have depleted the food supply at the Food Shelf and this food drive will be a welcome addition to the near empty shelves.

Food donations are also accepted at the Food Shelf on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-6 p.m. The food shelf is located at the Instructional Services Center at 510 Walnut St. Enter the east doors and the food shelf is the second door on the left. If you cannot come on a Tuesday or Thursday, there are grocery carts and collection bins inside the door in the hallway, where food donations may be left.

Thank you.

Farmington VFW

The Farmington VFW will host a steak fry this Saturday, March 16, for the Boy Scout Troop #116. Serving from 5-8 p.m. You get a Von Hansen Steak, baked potato, salad, veggies, buns, dessert, plus coffee and water, all for a donation of $10.

April 3rd and 10th, there will be a Flag Folding and Flag Etiquette by the Library for Cub Den #116 and Cub Den #119, along with their parents, by the VFW Club Post embers.

The VFW Mens Auxiliary will host a Scotch Doubles Pool Tournament on March 23, at the VFW Club. For information, call 651-460-6888.

The back room at the VFW Club is available for wedding receptions, and other events. Call the VFW Club 651.460.6888.

The VFW, Ladies Auxiliary and the Men's Auxiliary will be hosting the Veterans Monthly Dinner on April 1. This is a change of venue. The dinner is free to all veterans. All you need do is call and let them know you would like to attend, 651-460-2248.

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring Marra Tietz, a candidate for Miss Farmington.

In April our 3 units will be electing new officers, they will be installed in May.

Tattered or torn flags, please bring them into the VFW Club for correct disposal of the flags. American made flags can be purchased at the VFW Club.

Happy Easter to all.

Farmington Library

Looking for free and fun activities to do during spring break? The Farmington Library has programs for a variety of ages.

On March 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ages 10-15 are invited to enjoy Wii Games with their friends. Refreshments are served. On March 27, the Textile Center will present an art program, Wildlife Sewing Safari. Design your own sock monkey, elephant, dog, zombie or monster. Bring your orphaned socks, gloves or mittens and your creative ideas. This program is for ages 12-16. Registration is required.

On March 28, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Abrakadoodle will present an art program, Seahorse Medallions, for ages 13-12. Learn color mixing and sculpting while you create a cool and colorful seahorse medallion to hang on your wall. Registration is required. We'll end the week with Storytime for All Ages on March 29, from 10:30-11 a.m. Storytime is geared for ages 0-6.

The Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District will present a Blue Thumb: Planting for Clean Water Workshop on April 1 from 6:15-8: p.m. This program is an introduction to creating beautiful gardens that keep our water clean. Registration is required for this free program.

The Farmington Library is located at 508 3rd St. in downtown Farmington. For more information call 651-438-0250 or visit

Trinity Care Center

Trinity Care Center in Farmington will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please come join in our fun!

Trinity campus is renting out our public areas on the campus free of cost! Please contact Joy Lauterbach at 651-460-1166 if you would like more information.

Farmington Dew Days

Plans are coming along nicely for the 2013 Dew Days celebration.

Our plans for Dew Days 2013 are well under way and we have some new changes as well as the old favorites. We'll be bringing back the medallion hunt this year, and we're also offering a softball tournament for the second year in a row. We have lots of new food and craft vendors, and Beer, Brats & Bingo is back with great prizes this year.

We're also looking to share your Dew Days memories. Please feel free to add some postings (and pictures!) to the Farmington Dew Days Facebook site. We would love to post your photos from 2012 Dew Days on both our web site and Facebook site. Please sort through last year's photos and pick out your favorite and/or funniest photos from the 2012 Farmington Dew Days!