City residents are invited to buy trees and shrubs at wholesale prices through April 17 for pickup on April 25.

The sale, sponsored by the city in honor of Arbor Day, helps diversify Apple Valley’s tree species and encourages the replanting of trees that could be affected by the emerald ash borer. Many varieties are available, from swamp white oak and fall fiesta maple trees to American hazelnut and nannyberry (viburnum) shrubs.

For an order form, go to Order forms and payment are due April 17. The trees and shrubs will be available for pickup from 8 to 11 a.m. April 25 at the city’s Central Maintenance Facility, 6442 140th St.

The trees and shrubs have no guarantee or warranty. Trees not picked up will be donated to city parks.


Easter basket delivery for kids

The Easter Bunny, along with the Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department, will deliver an Easter basket to children ages 2 to 7 on April 3 and 4 for families that register by March 23.

Baskets will be delivered from 1 to 4 p.m. April 3 and 1 to 4 p.m. April 4. The cost is $9 per basket. Although the baskets are recommended for children ages 2 to 7, baskets also can be ordered for the children’s older siblings.

A maximum of 35 baskets will be delivered each day.

To sign up, go to www.cityof­ or call 952-953-2300. Organizers need each child’s name, age and gender; the address (must be a 55124 ZIP code), phone number and directions to the house if it is difficult to find. Exact delivery times cannot be promised.


Eat scrambled eggs with Easter Bunny

The registration deadline is Monday to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday at the Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Av.

The event is for children ages 2 to 10. There are two sessions, the first from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and the second from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. An adult must accompany the children. The cost is $8 per person.

Parents are encouraged to bring their camera. After breakfast, an Easter egg hunt will take place downtown.

To register, go to

Author talks about ‘Call of the Couch’

Larry Schneiderman, author of “The Call of the Couch: A Family’s Love Affair With Its Business,” will speak March 23 at the Heritage Library.

He will share an insider’s view of his family’s business — Schneiderman’s Furniture. The free event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage Dr., Lakeville.

Deadline approaches for summer jobs

The deadline to apply for summer jobs with the city of Lakeville is Friday.

Jobs available include maintenance, program leader and puppeteer for the city’s Parks and Public Works departments and interns in the engineering and environmental resources divisions. Minimum ages range from 16 to 18.

For complete job listings and more information, go to or call 952-985-4400.


Small-business consulting offered

A certified “Open to Business” consultant is available to help residents and small-business owners with questions about accounting, start-up, development, networking, operations and other aspects of entrepreneurship.

The consultant will be available for walk-in appointments from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and every third Wednesday of the month at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Pkwy. For more information, go to

Register for city’s Grand Ol’ Carnival

The registration deadline is March 23 for Burnsville’s Grand Ol’ Carnival.

The carnival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. March 26 at Nicollet Junior High School, 400 E. 134th St. There will be games, prizes, an open gym, arts and crafts, cookie decorating and other activities.

Cost is $5 per child. Parents and grandparents are free. To register, go to

Class teaches textile preservation tips

People with handmade quilts, embroidered tablecloths, hankies or baby dresses can learn tips to store, clean, frame and care for their textiles at the Burnhaven Library.

The program, presented by the Textile Center, will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 24 at the library, 1101 W. County Road 42 in Burnsville.

Registration is required. Go to and check the calendar for more information.


U of M surveys residents on growth

A University of Minnesota class on “Asset-based community development” is asking people who live and work in Rosemount to fill out a survey on the direction and pace of development in the city.

The class is part of the Resilient Communities Project and involves more than 400 students and faculty members working on 29 projects proposed by the city. Data from the survey will guide research and will provide background for a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. March 31 at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail.

The survey is anonymous. To find it, go to

Pat Pheifer