Youth Fishing Clinics at Crystal Lake June 18, 19

Aspiring young anglers ages 6-10 will learn how to set up their rod, bait their hook, cast like a pro and take fish off their line during Burnsville’s youth fishing clinic’s duplicate sessions Tuesday, June 18, or Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m. – noon at Crystal Beach Park, 1101 Crystal Lake Road E. Participants also will learn about different kinds of fish and the baits used to reel them in.

The event is being presented in partnership with Minnesota Trout Unlimited and Trout in the Classroom.

Cost is $10 for one day.

All equipment will be provided, but if participants have a special rod, reel or tackle at home they would like to use, they are welcome to bring it. A fishing license is not required for youths under age 15. Parents are welcome to stay, but would need their own equipment and a license if they intend to fish.

Registration deadline is Monday, June 17. Register online at, by phone at 952-895-4500, or at Burnsville City Hall’s Recreation Office, 100 Civic Center Parkway.

Farmington Library events

The Farmington Library, 508 Third St., will offer the following programs. Call 651-438-0250 or visit for more information.

American Sign Language 101, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17. Get a start on learning American Sign Language and exploring deaf culture in this four-session class. Lessons are cumulative — participants must attend all four sessions. Presented by Taryn Philippi. Registration required. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Innovation Grant.

Art Installation, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Examine works by Liz Miller and other contemporary installation artists and use their methods as inspiration to temporarily transform part of the library into an installation art piece using paper, fabric, double-stick tape and other materials. Presented by Artistry. Registration required. Ages 12-18.

Work of Art: Marketing Workshop, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Define your product, discover your target audience, make decisions about how you sell your work, and identify a budget and strategy for your artistic business. Presented by Springboard for the Arts. Registration required.

Farmington Books & Brew Book Discussion Group, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. Join our monthly book discussion group to delve into the details of a good book. Call the library or visit our website for monthly book discussion titles.

Books and Beyond: Discover An Author, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Have fun with stories, activities and crafts related to book authors with ISD 192 ECFE. Ages 0-6.

Wacky Clay Birds, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21. Explore your imagination as you create a wacky bird using paper rolls, clay and bits of construction paper. Learn new ways to use clay, mix colors, shape wings and add markings to your project. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required. Ages 3-12.

Open Studio, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Come to the library to work on a current art or craft project while visiting with other makers. Get help with individual projects. New textile techniques demonstrated as requested. Geared for adults and youth ages 10 and older.

iLAB: Intro to 3D Printing, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Learn the basics of how 3D printers work and how to get started printing in the iLAB. Discover ways to create your own 3D designs using CAD tools for beginners. Registration required. Geared for adults and youth ages 12 and older.

Library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Upcoming Lakeville Area Community Education summer youth classes

Following is a listing of Lakeville Area Community Education summer youth classes. For more information or to register for any Community Education classes, or to find out about other activities, visit or call 952-232-2150.

Funtime Funktions: Acrobatics and Contortion – Grades 4-9. Learn to walk the tightrope, perfect juggling, practice circus acrobatics and more. Each day will focus on learning a new skill taught by professionals.

Private Voice Lessons – Grades 2 and up. These private lessons aim to help participants not only gain confidence as a musician but learn to safely project one’s voice and improve expressive singing, sight singing (audition skills), and poise. Additional cost for music $5-$30. Half-hour lessons are available.

Private Piano Lessons – Grades 1-5. For learning how to play the piano or improving playing skills.

Private or Semi-Private Band Lessons – Grades 6 and up only (2019-20 school year). Receive an individualized lesson weekly to help enhance playing skills. Lessons are offered in 1/2 hour increments. Grades 6 and up may take a private lesson - $149 for six lessons or a semi-private lesson $165 for six lessons - total for two students. Students will not be placed with another student for semi-private lessons, two names are required when registering for a semi-private lesson. Full payment due at time of registration.

The Sensory Playground – Ages 3-13, classes separated by age. This gymnastics program is specialized for children with learning and sensory disabilities. Gymnastics provides near full body input –giving one the ability to move in all planes (even upside down) allowing additional sources of input. The adaptive program is structured to provide a child with both proprioceptive and vestibular input. Students will have the option to work on many apparatuses in the gym: rings, bars, beams, tumble track, floor and vault. There will also be a variety of sensory toys and games. A parent, guardian or other responsible adult is required to attend with the student at no fee. Only registered students are allowed to participate in the class.

Adapted Swim Lessons – Ages 18 month to adult. This class is for students age 18 months through adult with mild special needs, including neurological, developmental, and cognitive, who will benefit from one on one instruction. Instructor will work with the parent/guardian to determine student goals that will meet a variety of sensory challenges including visual, auditory, physical and movement, all while learning swimming skills. Ratio = 1:1.

Intro to Square Dancing

An Intro to Square Dancing class aims to offer fun, fellowship, new friends, and fitness at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 25,  in the gym at Good Shepherd school gym, 151 County Road 42 E., Burnsville. No previous experience required. Everyone’s welcome: solos, couples, and families; no charge, partners provided, casual attire. For more information, call 612-759-9235 or go online to July dates are July 9 and 23.

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