The traveling exhibit, "Commemorating Controversy: The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862," will be on display at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 3rd Av. N. in South St. Paul through March 28.

The exhibit, produced by Gustavus Adolphus College students and the Nicollet County Historical Society, explores the war's causes, voices, events and lasting consequences.

For more information, call 651-552-7548.


Spring Skating Camp registration open

Registration opened Saturday for Burnsville's Spring Skating Camp, which runs Mondays and Thursdays for three weeks in April.

Classes will be held April 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 23. Helmets are required for hockey classes and recommended for all beginning skaters.

To register online, go to For information, call 952-895-4657.

Library hosts Lego challenge

Kids and teens are invited to play with Legos at the Burnhaven Library on Monday.

The library, 1101 W. County Road 42 in Burnsville, will host a noncompetitive building challenge using Legos at 6 p.m. The event is for youth ages 6 to 15.

For information, go to and check the calendar.

Grand Ol' Carnival

set for March 26

Play games and win prizes or try crafts and cookie decorating at Burnsville's Grand Ol' Carnival on March 26.

The carnival will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at Nicollet Junior High School, 400 E. 134th St. The cost is $5 per child; parents and grandparents get in free.

Registration is due March 23. Go to or call 952-895-4500 for more information.


Documentary examines bullying

The documentary "Bully" will be shown at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road in Eagan.

The film follows parents and kids who are trying to change how bullying is handled in schools, cities and communities. A panel discussion on bullying prevention will be held after the film.

For more information, go to

Community center holds wedding expo

More than 40 vendors will be available to answer questions about food, décor, music, dresses, tuxes and more at a Wedding Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway.

Admission is free for members of the Eagan Community Center and $5 for all others.


Library invites teen opinions

A meeting for youth ages 12 to 18 who are interested in joining the Teen Advisory Group at the Farmington Library will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the library, 508 3rd St.

The group recommends books and music, helps plan library programs and participates in community events and service projects.

Get into knitting at the library

New knitters can learn the basics and more experienced knitters can get help on a project at a class at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Farmington Library, 508 3rd St.

Basic supplies will be provided for new knitters.


Great Decisions tackles foreign policy

Syria's refugee crisis, sectarianism in the Middle East and other foreign affairs topics will be the subject of the Great Decisions group meeting Tuesday at the Galaxie Library.

The group is a nonpartisan discussion forum that provides education on American policy issues. Participants are encouraged but not required to read the Great Decisions briefing book available at the library.

The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av., Apple Valley. For more information, go to

City offers college hockey tickets

The registration deadline is Monday for Apple Valley residents to buy discount tickets for National Collegiate Hockey Conference games March 20 and 21 at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The games available include two semifinal contests at 4 and 7:30 p.m. March 20 and the third-place and championship games at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 21. Tickets for lower-level seats cost $62 and include two games.

Transportation to and from the games is not included.

Ticket purchasers will be called when tickets arrive at the Apple Valley Community Center.

For more information, see Apple Valley's spring parks and recreation newsletter or call 952-953-2300.


Tax help available

Tax help for low-income seniors and families is still available at Dakota County library branches.

Assistance will be available at the Hastings Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road, March 28 and April 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call 651-480-7689.

Help will also be available at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Av. in Apple Valley, March 12, 19, and 26 and April 2 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration is required.

Pat Pheifer