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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dakota County Library Calendar Events for July 28 - August 2

Friday, August 1
The Big Fun Show
Bring the entire family to see this one-man wacky and creative circus of comedy juggling and magic. Presented by Dave Walbridge.
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

The Farmington Library is currently located at 430 Third St. in downtown Farmington on the second floor of City Hall. For more information, visit www.dakota.county.us/library.

Events at the Pleasant Hill Library

Children's Craft Fair at the Library

          Kids age 4 to 16 years will be selling their handmade crafts to the general public at the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All crafts are priced at $2 or less per item.  For more information about the craft fair, call the library at 651-438-0200.

 

Learn about Folk Music at the Library

     Area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. for a fun-filled musical experience with Ten Penny Tunes.  The group will demonstrate some of the instruments used in folk music around the world, including;  the penny whistle, accordion, saxophone and clarinet.  The program will also feature traditional songs and music.   There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 

 

Paperbacks and Popcorn at the Library

     Teens age 11 to 14 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library  on Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. to participate in an informal  book discussion group.  Teens will have the chance to talk to other teens about the books they are reading  and learn about the great books others are reading.  There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 

 

Adults Learn Japanese Paper Art at the Library

     Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, July 28 at 6 p.m. for a unique class outlining Japanese paper art making techniques.  The class will learn three simple Japanese paper art techniques to create greeting cards and bookmarks.  This class is presented by the Minnesota center for Book Arts.  All materials will be provided at the library.  There is no charge for the event, however, registration is required.    To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library

 

The Story Man from England Returns to the Pleasant Hill Library

     Children age 2-8  are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. to listen to favorite story teller, The Story Man for England.  Children will explore the fantasy and reality, fiction and non-fiction of dinosaurs through interactive poetry, props, and puppets.  This program is called Dinosaurs Galore.  There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.

Dakota County to host open house before construction of Mississippi River Regional Trail segment

Construction will begin this fall on a new 4.3-mile section of the Mississippi River Regional Trail through Spring Lake Park Reserve. When complete, this section of trail will connect the Schaar's Bluff picnic area in Hastings to the archery trail and retreat center in Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve in Rosemount. Construction will include observation decks and rest stops that will provide park users with new vantage points to experience Spring Lake and the Mississippi River valley.

 

The public is invited to view project maps and schematic drawings, talk with project managers, and get questions answered about the project during an open house from 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Nininger Town Hall, 12390 Ivanhoe Way, Hastings.

 

Throughout the project, construction updates will be sent by email. Those interested in receiving email updates can sign up at www.dakotacounty.us/parks, search MRRT construction.

 

Two segments of the Mississippi River Regional Trail in Dakota County are currently open — from Simon's Ravine at Concord Avenue in South St. Paul south to the southern border of Inver Grove Heights and from Schaar's Bluff in Spring Lake Park Reserve east to the riverfront in Hastings. Access to the north segment is available at Simon's Ravine Trailhead at Concord and Butler avenues and access to the south segment is available at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings.

 

For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search MRRT construction.