To submit items for the Family Calendar, email:

Saturday, Jan. 27

Farmington Community Expo, 9 a.m. to noon, Farmington High School, 20655 Flagstaff Ave. Free. Information:

Eagan Market Fest, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Oasis Room. Information:

Burnsville High School Burger Bash, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Neisen’s Sports Bar, 4851 W. 123rd St., Savage. Silent auction, too. Proceeds benefit the BHS baseball program. Tickets: $10 at the door, includes hamburger, fries and a drink.

Chili Bingo and Chili Cook-off Contest by the Farmington Knights of Columbus, contest entries accepted at 3:30 p.m., chili bingo starts at 5:30 p.m., Church of St. Michael, 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington. Cost: $8 per person, maximum of $25 per family.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Spaghetti dinner and silent auction, 1-4 p.m., American Legion, 14521 Granada Drive, Apple Valley. Hosted by the Apple Valley Rotary Club. Proceeds go to PolioPlus which provides vaccines to eradicate polio. Tickets: $10 from any Rotary Club member or Karen Kirkman at MidCountry Bank, 952-997-5606 or

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Apple Valley Solar Co-op information session, 7 p.m., Apple Valley Senior Center, Yosemite Room, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley. Learn about solar energy, as well as how the Apple Valley Solar Co-op simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. Information:

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Full Moon Snowshoe, 5-7 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Explore the woods on a guided hike under the light of the full moon. Ages: 5 and older. Cost: $10. Registration required at

Embrace the New Year with Meditation, 6:30 p.m., Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan. Discover effective techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth despite a busy, fast-paced world. Learn how meditation can improve your physical, mental and spiritual health. Presented by Arvind Naik. Free. Information: 651-450-2900.

Thursday, Feb. 1

Cadet coffee and admissions informational session, 9-10:15 a.m., St. Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights. Register at

Friday, Feb. 2

Family Snowshoeing with Hot Cocoa, ages 4 and older, 4-5:30 p.m., Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake. Equipment provided. If no snow, participants will hike. Reservations required at 763-559-6700. Cost: $6.

Forever Wild Family Friday: Sledding Party, 7-8:30 p.m., Lebanon Hills Visitor Center, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan. Bring your sled for a fun party on our lit sledding hill. All ages. Free. Registration required at

Saturday, Feb. 3

Kids ’n Kinship mentor information session, 10-11 a.m., Merchants Bank, 14990 Glazier Ave., Apple Valley. Learn about the mentor program for children and teens. RSVP at or 651-686-0990. Information:


Eagan parkrun, a free weekly timed 5K run, 9 a.m. Saturdays at Thomas Lake Park, 4350 Thomas Lake Road, Eagan. Rain or shine. To get a time recorded and stored online, register at and bring your barcode with you. Information:

Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays at SouthCross Community Church, 1800 E. County Road 42 (at Summit Oak Drive), Apple Valley. EA is a 12-step program for those seeking emotional health. All are welcome. Information:

Recovery International, 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Mary, Mother of the Church (Room 9), 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Park in lower lot. Self-help group for depression, anxiety, fears, panic attacks, anger and more. Information: Rita at 952-890-7623 or

Al-Anon Finding Hope Beginners Group, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 Cliff Road, Burnsville. Troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. More information:

OCD Support Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 16200 Dodd Lane, Lakeville. Information: Susan Zehr at 952-210-5644.

Blood drives

The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

• Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Walmart, 20710 Keokuk Ave., Lakeville.

• Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lifetime Fitness, 5995 149th St. W., Apple Valley.

• Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Culver’s, 3445 O’Leary Lane, Eagan.

• Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan.

• Jan. 29, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 3930 Rahn Road, Eagan.

• Jan. 30, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley.

• Feb. 1, 12-6 p.m., Mt. Olivet Assembly of God Church, 14201 Cedar Ave. S., Apple Valley.

• Feb. 2, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.

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