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Thrive Therapy Book Club, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, Thrive Therapy, 11990 Portland Ave., Burnsville. “The Body is not an Apology” by Sonya Renee Taylor will be discussed. Coffee provided. Cost: $15. Registration required at thrivetherapymn.com/workshops.
Dinner and free-ranging discussion with David Housewright, three-time winner of the Minnesota Book Awards and the Edgar Award, 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Cost: $15 to attend talk only, $35-$40 for catered dinner and talk. Cash bar. Preregister at rosemountwritersfestival.com. Presented by Rosemount Area Arts Council and Friends of Robert Trail Library.
Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Writing workshops, $15 each. Free book fair with 60 authors signing and selling their books. Register for workshops at rosemountwritersfestival.com. Presented by Rosemount Area Arts Council and Friends of Robert Trail Library.
“Mini-Narnia,” presented by Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $8 at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
Danceworks 2019, presented by Apple Valley High School, 7 p.m. May 16 and 17. Tickets: $7 adults, $5 senior citizens and students. Information: 952-431-8200.
EVHS spring dance show, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17, Eastview High School. Tickets: $5. Information: 952-431-8900.
Eagan Community Wedding Expo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway. Cost: $5. Information: http://bit.ly/2NiOJJC.
Eagan Spring Ice Show, “Eagan’s Got Talent,” 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Road. Tickets: $5 adults, $4 children. Information: http://bit.ly/2IjSQWK.
Taste of Lakeville, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Information: www.TasteofLakeville.org.
Spring Festival at Holz Farm, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Holz Farm, 4670 Manor Drive, Eagan. Free admission. Ticketed activities and concessions available. Information: http://bit.ly/2DWE175.
Black and white photographs by Bill Rodman and acrylic paintings by Greta Sandquist are on display January-March at the Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Free.
“Art of Spring Colors: Visions Emerge,” an exhibit by the Burnsville Visual Arts Society, runs through May 30 at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. Information: http://bvasmn.org/.
“Mirrored Mosaics: Artists’ Reflections on Being Muslim in Minnesota,” runs to March 29 at Art Works Eagan, 3795 Pilot Knob Road. Information: artworkseagan.org.
BHS choir concert, 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, Burnsville High School. Information: 952-707-2100.
The Belfast Cowboys, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Bogart’s Entertainment Center, 14917 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley. Part of the Frozen Apple Music Series. Free. Information: avartsfoundation.org. A 21-plus ticketed event follows. Information: www.bogartsentertainmentcenter.com/events.
RHS wind ensemble and Rosemount Community Band concert, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Rosemount High School. Free. Information: 651-423-7501.
BHS band concerts, 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, Burnsville High School. Information: 952-707-2100.
The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” an album tribute by Collective Unconscious, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $34, $30 balcony at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
“Hee Haw” star Lulu Roman, 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Oak Grove Middle School, 1300 W. 106th St., Bloomington. Tickets: $20 and $25 in advance at iTickets.com or 1-800-965-9324; $5 more at the door. Information: MinnesotaGospelOpry.com.
“OnStage 2019: That’s Life,” presented by Rosemount High School, 7 p.m. April 25-27, May 3-5, 2 p.m. April 28. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students at district196.org/rhs/theaterarts. Information: 651-683-6969, ext. 37540.
Oboebass! and Friends, Coffee Concert No. 3, 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $18, $15 ages 60 and older and 18 and younger at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
“On Golden Pond,” presented by the Front Porch Players of Rosemount, 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 RAAC members. Information: rosemountarts.com.
Disney’s “Newsies,” presented by Children’s Castle Theater, 7 p.m. March 15-16 and 2 p.m. March 16-17, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $17 presale, $12 ages 60 and older at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com, $20 at the door.
“Legally Blonde – The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. March 27-28, Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. Tickets: $40-$85 at the box office, 800-982-2787 and Ticketmaster.com.
“Steel Magnolias,” presented by Expressions Community Theater, 7 p.m. April 5-6, 11-13 and 2 p.m. April 7 and 14, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $13 LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
“Mary Poppins,” presented by Eastview High School, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, senior preview; 7 p.m. April 25-27 and May 2-4; 2 p.m. April 28. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 senior citizens, $5 students. Information: 952-431-8900.
“Chicago,” presented by The Play’s The Thing Productions, 7 p.m. May 10-11, 17-18, and 2 p.m. May 12 and 19, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $15 at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
“The Nerd,” presented by Expressions Community Theater, 7 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 8-10, and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11, Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave., Lakeville. Tickets: $13 at LakevilleAreaArtsCenter.com.
Intro to Square Dancing, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 12 and 26, in the gym at Good Shepherd Church, 151 County Road 42 E., Burnsville. No previous experience required. Solos, couples and families welcome. Partners provided. Free. Ages: 8-98. Casual attire. Information: 612-759-9235 or ComeSquareDance.com.
Tinkergarten, a play-based, outdoor learning experience for children ages 18 months to 8 years and their parents, offers classes in Lakeville and Eagan. Information: https://tinkergarten.com.
Creative dance classes, ages toddler to 7, Ballet Royale Minnesota in Lakeville. Information: balletroyalemn.org or 952-898-3163.
Yoga wind down class is the first Thursday of the month at Precision and Flow Pilates, 13708 County Road 11, Burnsville. Information: www.precisionandflowpilates.com.
Oil painting workshop with Dan Petrov Art Studio for six consecutive Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Preregister by phone at 763-843-2734.
Drawing & Painting (adults and teens) with artist Christine Tierney, classes 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, River Ridge Studios, 190 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville. Information: www.christinetierney.com, 612-210-3377.
Brushworks School of Art Burnsville offers fine art education through drawing and painting. Classes for adults and teens. Information: Patricia Schwartz, www.BrushworksSchoolofArt.com, 651-214-4732.
The Lakeville Area Arts Center offers arts classes for all ages, www.lakevillemn.gov, 952-985-4640.
Rosemount History Book Club meets 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Robert Trail Library. Information: John Loch, 952-255-8545 or email@example.com.
SouthSide Writers, Saturday workgroup for aspiring writers, offering critique, submission and manuscript preparation information, support and direction, 10 a.m. to noon, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Information: 651-688-0365.
Dakota Speakers Toastmasters meets 6-7 p.m. Mondays at Apple Valley Ecumen Seasons Learning Center. Information: http://dakota.toastmastersclubs.org/.
Community Spirits Toastmasters meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville. Information: https://6742.toastmastersclubs.org/.