Lakeville always has something going on. Each Monday, Patch will kick off the week with a look ahead at what you need to know to join in. Here’s a look at what happening this week:
• PARKS AND RECREATIONS PROGRAMS, beginning Monday, Aug. 12—A number of Lakeville Parks and Recreation classes begin Aug. 12. Click on the following links for more information: Safety Camp, Flag Football Camp, Soccer Camp, Kids on Wheels, Horsin' Around, Mini-Masters, Starting New at Golf, Junior Golf Lessons.
• LAKEVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13—The Lakeville Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday. According to the meeting agenda, the board will hear reports about the district’s strategic plan dashboard, levy election communication plan, LinK12, district community plan and student enrollment. In addition, the board is expected to act on a master lease purchase agreement with Apple, ISD 917 Health and Safety resolution and a joint powers agreement pertaining to Elko-New Market. Prior to the regular meeting, the board will conduct a closed session at 6 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations.
• ST. PAUL FARMERS MARKET, Aug. 14 and Aug. 17—The twice-weekly St. Paul Farmers’ Markets continue this week. Wednesday’s market is planned for noon to 5 p.m. at Market Plaza, Holyoke Avenue and 208th Street. Saturday’s market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, Holyoke Avenue and 210th Street.
• METRO RED LINE INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14—Click on the following headline for more details: METRO Red Line Informational Open House is Aug. 14.
• ‘EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL’ AT LAKEVILLE AREA ARTS CENTER, Performances scheduled this weekend—Expressions Community Theater presents “Everybody Loves Opal” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18. Tickets are $14.50 and can be purchased online or by calling (952) 985-4640. Here is information about the play from the arts center website: Opal, a middle-aged recluse, lives in a tumbledown mansion. She is also an optimist, for no matter how mean her lot she responds with kindness and faith in the goodness of human nature. Into her strange world enter three con artists on the run from the authorities. Opal provides the perfect hideout and possibly the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries. Attempted murder wouldn't seem to be funny, but in Mr. Patrick's magic hands it is uproarious. Through it all, Opal radiates kindness, affection and, strangely enough, gratitude.
• HONEY HARVEST, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17—Families are invited to visit Ritter Farm Park, 19300 Ritter Trail to share and taste the honey harvest. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. Online registration is available.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED THIS WEEK? Let us know in the comments section below.