Events: June 26 - July 9Entries to the Shamrock Film Festival must be postmarked by June 30. All Minnesota makers can submit a short film to the contest. Films must be less than 12-minutes.
Relay for Life
The Rosemount Relay for Life will begin 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 in Central Park. The event will run until the following morning. Help raise money for the American Cancer Society by attending.
Puppets in the park
Come join the Rosemount Puppet Wagon as they bring laughter and fun into the parks. Gather friends and family and enjoy the entertaining and educational puppet shows all summer long. New plays are performed each week, so plan on spending Friday mornings in the parks at this free community event.
The wagon will be at the following parks at the listed times: Camfield Park -- 9:30 a.m., Connemara Park -- 10:15 a.m., Bloomfield Park -- 11 a.m. and Jaycee Park -- 11:45 a.m.
Rosemount Area Athletic Association will host a fundraising breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27. The breakfast will be held at Enjoy! restaurant in Apple Valley.
Magic at the library
Brodini Comedy Magic will perform 11 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Robert Trail Library. A delighful show mixing comedy and magic.
Meet instruments at the library
Groth music will let kids ages 3 to 12 meet and try 12 different instruments 2 to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Robert Trail Library.
Wellness event at AFC
America’s Fitness Center, 14555 S. Robert Trail, is excited to announce an Hour of Wellness that will change you life.
If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, asthma, allergies, fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure or are just looking for tips on Wellness and Nutrition, please join us 7 p.m., June 29 at the Rosemount AFC.
Please RSVP to Natalie at 651-307-9174.
Tuesday Evening in the Garden
The Dakota County Master Gardeners will hold their Tuesday Evenings in the Garden class June 30.
The topic will be Got the Blueberry Blues? taught by Warren Banks.
The classes begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at 1605 160th St W (CR 46) in Rosemount.
Shamrock Film Festival deadline
Entries to the Shamrock Film Festival must be postmarked by June 30.
All Minnesota makers can submit a short film to the contest. Films must be less than 12-minutes.
The festival will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 17 in the Rosemount Community Center auditorium.
For more information visit www.shamrockfilmfestival.com
Blood drive at Our Savior
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesday July 1.
To donate call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit givebloodgivelife.org to make an appointment. The Red Cross needs all blood types.
Bruce the big guy
Bruce the big guys will present a hands-on program with critters 2 to 3 p.m. July 7 at the Robert Trail Library.
Small business briefing
Entrepreneurs and small-business owners can learn about the 2009 Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which contains a number of provisions designed to boost the bottom line of small businesses in America, including $730 million in stimulus funds to the Small Business Administration's loan program 8 to 9 a.m. July 8 at the Partners in Education Building in Apple Valley. Understanding the need to drill down to the details in the Recovery Act, the Dakota County Technical College Apple Valley site is hosting a Federal Stimulus Package Briefing. The event is sponsored by the Dakota-Scott WorkForce Investment Board, Dakota Future, the Institute for Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Twin Cities Entrepreneurs, and will include a seminar about the federal stimulus package followed by an intensive Q & A session. Information will be available from the SBA, the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development and the Pohlad Family Foundation. Experts will also be available to go over the facts about small business loans, entrepreneurship assistance and training opportunities.
For more information contact Christine Pigsley at 651-423-8602.
Help tend the preserve
Volunteers are needed to help tend the Rosemount Wildlife Preserve located in north central part of the city 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9. Volunteers will help tend ferns, flowers, grasses and sedges to help preserve increasingly rare local wildlife habitat and improve watershed health. Volunteers will work in a small group alongside Friends of the Mississippi River staff to learn about the area, including the plants. All supplies, guidance and snacks and water will be provided.
Capacity is limited to ten volunteers to ensure adequate supplies and a quality volunteer experience.
To sign up contact Friends of the Mississippi River's Meghan Dudle, at 651-222-2193 x23 or email@example.com. Additional information is available at the event listing on FMR's calendar, www.fmr.org, "Events and Activities."