Old-timey activities including butter churning, corn grinding and egg picking are coming to Holz Farm in Eagan next Sunday during the Spring Festival at the early-20th-century farmstead.

The free event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at the farm, which is owned by the city and maintained as a historical attraction. The farmstead was settled in the 1870s and operated by the Holz family until 1993. It's located at 4665 Manor Drive, now surrounded by a residential neighborhood.

Other activities will include a performance by the Eagan Men's Chorus at 1 p.m., a pie-eating contest at 3 p.m., blacksmith and gardening demonstrations, vintage equipment displays, and kids' activities such as pony rides, hayrides and rope making. Some activities require the purchase of a 50 cent ticket. Concessions will also be available in exchange for tickets.

For more information, see http://tinyurl.com/kx5roe8.


Taste of Lakeville

Lakeville's restaurants, caterers and other gastronomical artists will come together to offer a sampling of the city's culinary scene at the annual Taste of Lakeville on Thursday at the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door.

The Taste of Lakeville is the primary fundraising event for the Lakeville Rotary Club. Proceeds go to support scholarships, youth programs, heri­tage center and the club's other activities.

The event is 5-9 p.m., and attendees must be 21 or older. The arts center is at 20965 Holyoke Av. See www.tasteof lakeville.org for information.


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