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Dakota County's Simple Steps Walking Program
Grab a friend, sign up and start walking! Simple Steps is a free walking program that rewards you for making a commitment to improve your health. Regular physical activity helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer and can help maintain a healthy weight. What are you waiting for? Live longer, be healthier.

Registration is open! Visit www.dakotacounty.us (search "Simple Steps") or call 651-554-6100.

Free! MN Twins Youth Clinic
Join the MN Twins Clinic Coaching Staff for this free clinic designed to teach the fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing through hands-on instruction.  Each participant will receive a free commemorative Twins item.  Participants are asked to bring their own baseball or softball glove.  No pre-registration required.

Friday, July 25

Ages 6-9:  2-3:30pm
Ages 10-16: 3:30-5pm

Rich Valley Athletic Complex (1841 105th Street East)

Rainout Location:  Veterans Memorial Community Center

Youth Safety Camp (Ages 6-10)
A camp you do not want to miss!  Learn to be safe in the following areas:  fire, water, bike, health, outdoors, personal and more!

Camp includes a certificate of completion, t-shirt, lunch, snack and goodie bag!

Thursday, August 7

Fee:  Only $15

Register by Thursday, July 31

Groovin' In the Park (all ages)
Hey Kids! Come on out for a movin' and groovin' time in the park! Don't miss these mornings of free fun! All performances are held at South Valley Park (2810 70th Street East). Rain out location is VMCC; call (651) 450-2595. Don't forget your blanket or chair! Enjoy a treat sponsored by the River Heights Arts Alliance. No need to register, just come!
  • Tuesday, Aug. 12: Sticks and Tones
  • All performances are held at 10:30 a.m.
  • Free

Inver Glen Library Activities (all ages)
Come enjoy these great events offered in cooperation with Inver Glen Library. 

Tuesday, July 22: 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1-2 pm  *Abrakadoodle - Oil Pastel & Chalk
                                                                                (Dr. Seuss)

 Thursday, July 24: 10:30-11:15 am                         Royal Guard
Tuesday, July 29: 1-2 pm                                        Groth Music

All events are free.

* Registration is required for these events. Go to www.dakotacounty.us/library and go to calendar of events or call 651-554-6840. Space is limited.

Movies in the Park
Join your neighbors and enjoy outdoor cinema at its best. Pack a snack and bring your chair or blanket to enjoy the show under the stars. All movies start at sunset (see times below). come early for the festivities and a great seat!

"Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs 2"
  • Thursday, July 24
  • 8:45 pm (approximately)
  • South Valley Park
  • Free