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Events: July 3 - 11

July 3

Dungeons and Dragons at the library

For four exciting Fridays -- July 3, 10, 17 and 24 the Robert Trail Library will host Dungeons and Dragons games from 1 to 3 p.m. D&D is a fantasy role playing game that is fun for boys and girls. The D&D game, as a role-playing game, is a fantasy game of your imagination. It's part acting, part storytelling, part social interaction, part war game and part dice rolling. You create characters that develop and grow with each adventure they complete. One player is the Dungeon Master. The DM controls the monsters and enemies, narrates the action, referees the game, and sets up the adventure. Together, the Dungeon Master and the players make the game come alive. Our DM will be librarian Ron Hauser who has been playing D&D for more than 20 years. All middle and high schoolers are invited to come participate for one or more days.

There will be refreshments provided.

July 7

Bruce the bug guy

Bruce the bug guys will present a hands-on program with critters 2 to 3 p.m. July 7 at the Robert Trail Library.

July 8

Tuesday Evenings in the Garden

The Dakota County Master Gardeners will offer classes every Tuesday evening 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through the summer at 1605 160th St. W. in Rosemount.

The topic for July 8 will be Blue Ribbon Winners, taught by Carol Harstad. Cost is $10.

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 call Christine Pigsley at 651-423-8602.

July 9

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 10 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 Additional information is available at the event listing on FMR's calendar,, "Events and Activities."

Brockway Park ribbon cutting

Join Rosemount Parks & Recreation for a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the official opening of the new Brockway Park Disc Golf Course. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The Brockway Park disc golf course is located on the site of the old Brockway golf course at the corner of Highway 3 and Connemara Trail. The nine-hole disc course features rolling hills and mature oak trees. Parking is provided on the north side of the course along Bronze Parkway. For more information call Rosemount Parks & Recreation at 651-322-6000.

July 11

Henna tattoo at the library

Henna tattoo artist Jody Gustafson will be at the Robert Trail library from 11 a.m. to noon teaching teens how they can make their own henna tattoos. This program is open to any middle or high schooler and all supplies will be provided. Henna tattoos generally last a couple of weeks and are typically done on the hands and wrists. Come and bring a friend to practice on.

Movie in the park

The Rosemount Parks and Recreation department will show the movie Tale of Despereaux at dusk July 11. Visitors for amphitheater events should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Weather-related changes are announced on the information line at 952-985-1780.