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Events: Feb. 2 - 20

February 2

Archery class at Lighthouse

Lighthouse Community Church will offer an eight week archery class to those 10 and older starting Monday, Feb. 2.

Centershot Ministries is a program geared to teach students of all ages the life-skill of archery while sharing the Gospel at the same time. Equipment is provided.

For more information contact pastor Kevin at 651-423-2566.

February 5

UMore open house

The University of Minnesota will host an open house Thursday, Feb. 5 to take comment on the proposed sand and gravel project at UMore Park. The open house will be in the Rosemount Community Center Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The university is undertaking a public process to evaluate opening a aggregate mine and ancillary operations on the western third of the 5,000 acre property.

Last day of license service at city hall

The last day of license service at Rosemount City Hall will be Thursday, February 5. Service will stop at 4:30 p.m.

The new license center will open along with the Robert Trail Library on Feb. 9.

Business hours for the license center are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

February 8

St. Joseph's school registration

All families new to St. Joseph's School can register Sunday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the new church. Families can register students for grades kindergarten through 8th.

Families registering for kindergarten should bring a copy of their child's birth certificate.

For more information call 651-423-1658.

Mystery dinner auditions

Rosemount Area Arts Council will hold auditions for their annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater from 1 to 4 p.m. at their offices located at 14450 South Robert Trail, #203. Ages 18 + are welcome to attend. Show date is Friday, March, 20th. Contact with any questions.

February 9

Robert Trail Library opens

Dakota County will open the doors of the Robert Trail Library and License Center on Monday, Feb. 9.

The library will be open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

RHS Scholarship search session

Rosemount High School will present a session on searching for scholarships via the Internet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Juniors, seniors and parents are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in room 125.

February 12

Grand opening for library

An opening ceremony will be held at the Robert Trail Library and License Center Thursday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Bill Droste and Dakota County Commissioner Will Branning will speak during the open house. Cake and punch will be served.

February 13

Teen night

Rosemount youth in grades 6-8 who attend school in Rosemount or live within Rosemount city boundaries are invited to attend the monthly-supervised teen nights at the Rosemount Community Center. Teen Night is a safe environment where youth can socialize and interact with each other in a positive way. Activities include music, games, and open gym.

The next teen night is Friday, Feb. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rosemount Community Center. Cost is $2.

Every participant must have a parent authorization/emergency contact form on file in order to attend Teen Night. A new form must be completed each school year.

Parent Authorization Forms are available at the Rosemount Middle School office, the Rosemount Parks and Recreation office, or the night of the event.

February 14

Pancake breakfast

St. Joseph Catholic Church is sending 30 teens to West Virginia in July for their Youth Mission Trip.The group of young men and women will be helping people in rural Appalachia in one of the poorest parts of the country. To help raise money to send these students, St. Joe's is holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday Feb. 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Rosemount Applebee's. Cost is $6.00.

February 16

KC blood drive

The Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at St Joseph School in Rosemount. All are invited to donate blood and save a life.

Child protection class at NWA

Spend Monday, Feb. 16, getting educated. In this important child protection class, children will learn the verbal tools necessary to help protect them from strangers. Children also learn distancing, verbal skills, body language, and other important techniques. The instructor creates scenarios that actually get the adrenaline flowing to make it realistic. Northwest Martial Arts will conduct this one hour clinic on child safety. Following the clinic students will have the chance to practice their new skills in the gymnasium or just have fun participating in open gym time. Class size is limited to 20 participants. The class will be held at the Rosemount Community Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per child. Please register by Feb. 11.

February 20

Family fun night

Join the Rosemount Parks and Recreation for a night of free family fun in the gymnasium & arena at the Rosemount Community Center Friday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities will include music by the Alpha Bits, inflatable jumpies, carnival games, plus much more. Open ice skating is also available from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Skate rental is not available. Refreshments will be available.

February 23

Going to college night at RHS

Parents and guardians join Rosemount High School for a night filled with information about the steps involved in preparing high school students for the process of applying to colleges. The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rosemount Performing Arts Center.

Counselors will present post-secondary planning steps in addition to important information regarding ACT testing, and much more. The RHS counselors have assembled a panel of current seniors with a wide array of post-secondary plans. Students will discuss plans to attend private four-year colleges, public four-year universities, competing as Division 1 athletes, two-year community college programs, and technical programs. The panel will cover the factors that went into their decision making process as well as tips for those considering similar paths. Don't miss this opportunity to hear directly from students about the process that is "Going to College."