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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Dakota County Farmington Library Calendar Events for February 27 - March 4

Tuesday, February 28
Community Conversations
Take an active role in shaping our community and meet your neighbors for a kitchen table conversation about what issues you feel are important to tackle in our city.  What kinds of things can we do to make a difference?
6:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, March 1
Open Knitting
Join other knitters in an informal setting.  Learn new stitches, get help with unfinished projects or just enjoy new friends while you knit.  Other crafters also welcome.
1:30-2:30 pm

Thursday, March 2
Storytime for Babies
Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.

Resume Rescue
Creating an effective résumé can help you land the job you've always wanted. Learn how to use a résumé to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, dos and don'ts, and more. Taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. Registration required.
3:00-5:00 pm

Friday, March 3
Storytime for 2s-6s
Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings welcome. Ages: 2-6.
10:30-11:00 am

Friday Fun for Teens
Drop in for a variety of fun activities after a long week of school. Ages: 10-16.
3:30-4:30 pm

The Farmington Library is located at 508 Third Street in downtown Farmington. For more information, visit Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Noon-8:30 pm; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Dakota County Farmington Library
508 Third St
Farmington MN 55024

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Understand the septic system basics

Dakota County and the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center are sponsoring a septic system workshop for realtors and appraisers from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. The workshop will be held at the Dakota County Western Service Center, room 106, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley.
Realtors and appraisers can attend the workshop to better understand onsite sewage treatment and answer questions from home buyers and sellers. The workshop is worth four real estate continuing education credits, approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. A license number must be provided.
Training topics include onsite sewage treatment basics, illegal systems, regulatory overview, private well water test requirements and more. Cost is $30. Pre-registration and credit card payment is required by Tuesday, Feb 7.
To register, visit and search septic system training. For more information, contact Michael Rutten at or 952-891-7008.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dakota County Public Health seeks nominations for annual Achievement Awards

The Dakota County Public Health Department is seeking nominations for the annual Public Health Achievement Awards that will be presented before the Dakota County Board on April 5 as part of National Public Health Week. The awards recognize contributions of Dakota County residents who devote their time, energy and talents in their communities to improve public health.
Community health leaders are recognized in three categories: Youth, Individual and Community Group. Winners are selected based on their leadership, contribution to solutions to public health problems, collaboration, advocacy, role modeling, and evidence of impact.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 4. For a nomination form and instructions on how to submit it, and search: Achievement Award or call 651-554-6100.