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More than 1,500 luminaries will light the way for nighttime activities at the Trails by Candlelight event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, 860 Cliff Road.
The event features candlelight hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and an illuminated sledding hill. Schulze Lake will also be lit with candlelight for ice skating.
Cross-country skis and snowshoes will be available for rent. People must bring their own sleds and ice skates.
Nine bonfires will be burning throughout the evening. Hot concessions will be available for purchase from The Tot Boss, RA MacSammy’s, and Sandy’s Grill and Italian Ice.
The cost for the event is $8 per person if registered by Feb. 7 or $10 per person at the door. The event is free for children age 5 and younger.
Lebanon Hills, 860 Cliff Road, Eagan, will have free on-site parking. There will also be free off-site parking at Woodcrest Church, 525 Cliff Road, Eagan, with a complimentary shuttle to the park starting at 5:45 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help light candles before the event and perform other tasks during the event. Volunteers receive free admission and a hot meal. To learn more about volunteering, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054CA9AF2CAA8-trails.
For more information or to register to attend, see www.dakotacounty.us/parks and search Trails by Candlelight or call 952-891-7000.
Tax preparation help available at libraries
The Dakota County Library is offering programs to help with tax preparation for adults who earn $52,000 or less a year.
Tax assistance is available to seniors, adults and families. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 6 to April 10 at the Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville. Registration is required; call 952-891-0300.
At Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley, assistance will be offered from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 27 and March 6 and 13, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22 and March 1. Registration is not required for the Galaxie sessions. They are are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, see www.dakotacounty.us/library and search “tax preparation” or call 651-450-2918.
LAURIE BLAKE and SUSAN FEYDER