Events: March 7 - 21
Town hall meeting
State Sen. Chris Gerlach and Rep. Phil Sterner will hold a town hall listening session from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 7 at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Lawmakers will speak on topics of regional and statewide importance and will take questions from the audience.
Firearm safety class
There will be an eight-night Minnesota DNR firearm safety class offered starting March 10 at Rosemount Middle School. Registration will take place at 6:30 p.m. March 10. The class will take place weekly after that. Minimum age is 11 and it is recommended students be at least 12. For more information call Fred Slovak at 952-432-5108.
Town hall meeting
Rep. Phil Sterner will hold a town hall meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave. in Apple Valley. Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher will join Sterner to give residents an update on the legislative session and the state's budget deficit.
AARP driver safety course
There will be an AARP-sponsored driver safety refresher class from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 12 at Dakota County Technical College, room 520-A. Call Gloria Kowalczyk at 651-423-8612 to register.
Rosemount High School will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 14. Money raised will help pay for the school's all-night graduation party. Tickets will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 4 and 11 at RHS or by calling Lisa Pelton at 651-334-4038. A limited number of tickets will available at Applebee's the morning of the breakfast.
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior will present speaker Carol Zemke at their March 14 meeting. Zemke is a Mission Vision Ministry promoter who worked 15 years for Concordia College as a development officer and currently serve on several committees. The church is located at Diamond Path and County Road 42. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
The Rosemount Lions Club will hold a Julius Caesar Memorial Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 15 at the Rosemount American Legion. Anyone who wears a toga will get $1 off the $8 admission ($4 for children). Money raised will support Lions charities.
Rosemount High School will host a Minnesota Association of College Admission Counselors Minnesota Education Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. March 18. There will also be a panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. at which representatives from area colleges will answer questions. Approximately 100 public and private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges and other organizations will be present. A list of participating schools and organizations is available at www.mn-acac.org.
Mystery dinner theater
The Rosemount Area Arts Council will present its second annual murder mystery dinner theater fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at the Rosemount Community Center. This year's show is titled Reunited With Murder and is set at a high school reunion. Many of the performers are from Rosemount. Actors interact with the audience during the show.
Money raised at the event will go to support RAAC activities in the community.
For more information visit www.rosemountaac.org or call 952-484-7274.
The Rosemount Knights of Columbus will hold their annual fish fry following St. Joseph's Community Church 5:30 p.m. Lenten services March 20 and April 3 at St. Joseph's School, 14355 South Robert Trail. Service begins at 5:45 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted.
Let's Get Growing!
Dakota County Master Gardeners will hold their Let's Get Growing! spring expo from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 31 at the Rosemount Community Center.
The expo will feature information sessions on designing a home garden, small-space vegetable gardens, good plants for tough sites and flowerscaping. Between sessions visitors can browse the garden marketplace, where vendors will display art and garden-related products. Register by calling 651-480-7700 or visit www.letsgetgrowing.net.