Coinciding with fall break from school, Dakota City Heritage Village will celebrate its annual Harvest Moon Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with hands-on activities to acquaint children with chores and leisure activities of the early 1900s.

Children will receive a tally sheet to visit activity stations around the village and are invited to shell corn, dip candles, make rope, pump water, grind coffee, write on slates and participate in a gunny sack race, among other activities. Costumed interpreters will guide them.

Children can turn in the stamped tally sheets and receive a coupon for free admission with a paid adult to the December Christmas in the Village.

Hayrides also will be offered from 6:30 until 8 p.m., when the village will close.

Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and $3 for ages 4-12. Children 3 and under will be admitted free.

For more information, go to or call 651-460-8050. The Dakota City Heritage Village is located at 4008 220th St. W., Farmington.


'Art Madness' raises funds for schools

The Eastview Community Foundation is planning "Art Madness," an evening of cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres in a unique barn setting, with the proceeds to go to the schools.

The event is set for 7-11 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Barn at Spirit Brandtjen Farms, located at 16972 Brandtjen Farm Drive in Lakeville.

A silent auction of more than 100 items will be featured, including pictures, photography, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, pottery and sculpture, plus other items. To donate art or volunteer, contact Laurie Gilles at or 952-322-4828, or Molly Wellik at

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. They may be purchased at

Since 2000, the Eastview Community Foundation has granted more than $465,000 in scholarships to 714 seniors and more than $125,000 in grants to teachers and schools.


Annual book sale at Heritage Library

The Friends of the Heritage Library annual book sale is Oct. 26-28 at the library, located at 20085 Heritage Drive in Lakeville.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a bag sale from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Volunteers are needed -- e-mail or sign up online at Funds raised through the book sale benefit the library.


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