Upcoming eventsCheck out the events going on around town this weekend
Blessing of the Animals
In honor of St. Francis and his love for animals, St. Joseph’s Parish will host its annual Blessing of Animals big and small at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at the church.
St. Joe’s annual Blessing of the Animals takes place in front of the parish’s school entrance. It is outside, and cancelled only if there is more than a drizzle of rain. There is no Mass, but there is a liturgy of blessing.
There will be a petting zoo, a mounted police officer, face painting, free stuff for animals and their human family, and horse rides provided by Hope Rides Ministry, a non-profit that pairs teens with horses. For information see www.HopeRides.org.
Also there will be a $100 award to the most creative animal attire worn at the animal blessing (full-body costumes do not count, too cumbersome), and a $50 award for the cutest animal costume worn by a baby, infant, toddler (full-body costumes allowed).
Including those not coming in animal attire, or with a pet. www.stjosephcommunity.org.
This fall’s Citywide Cleanup Day will begin at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Public Works facility north of Rosemount City Hall. Residents with proof of their address in Rosemount can drop off items that are normally not collected in weekly refuse pickups. For a list of accepted items and fees visit the city’s website at ci.rosemount.mn.us.
Girls Night Out at COH
Community of Hope Church will host Girls Night Out from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 in the main worship center. The event is open to women 18 and over. Bring a canned food item for the food shelf and receive a free raffle ticket. The event will include appetizers, desserts, a silent auction a live auction and more.
For more information contact Theresa Anderson at 651-457-7841.
Respectful Conversation on Marriage
Rosemount United Methodist Church will host a respectful conversation on the marriage amendment from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7. Rosemount United Methodist Church and Minnesota Council of Churches invite the community to attend a conversation that will focus not on changing minds, but on softening hearts while discussing a divisive issue in Minnesota. This congregation has chosen that location to be a source of living water, cooling the heat of divisive conversations through the Respectful Conversations Project. Join us to learn and practice how Minnesotans can discuss significant issues without disliking each other more, but instead by understanding each other better.
The Rosemount High School girls hockey team will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Rosemount VFW.
Meet Clare Vanderpoole
Moon Over Manifest author Clare Vanderpoole will talk about and sign her book at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Steeple Center, 14375 Robert Tr. S. The Meet the Author event will be the finale of the One Book One Rosemount event. The event is free and open to all ages.