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s e s a c w o h s the city How do residents love Burnsville? City officials hope a host of community-based activities will have them counting the ways. This year’s I Love Burnsville Week includes so many events, it can’t be contained to a week. It kicked off May 18 and 19 with a communitywide garage sales and closes Saturday, June 9, with a family music and book festival at the Performing Arts Center and a musical “Meltdown” at The GARAGE teen center. The city launched I Love Burnsville Week in 2008 as a showcase of events, amenities and city services in Burnsville. “It’s a celebration of Burnsville, and it’s reconnecting neighborhoods,” Deputy City Manager Tom Hansen said at the time. “It’s promoting community. It’s celebrating youth. And it’s promoting healthy cities. It’s an opportunity for us to concentrate a lot of things into one week, where we can do a lot to accomplish goals the (City Council) has for Burnsville.” Find a full schedule of events inside this special section of Sun Thisweek. Information is also available at

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Plaque for Crichton will be unveiled Known for his love of dogs — and balanced budgets — the late Burnsville City Council member Charlie Crichton will be honored with the unveiling of a plaque at Burnsville’s Alimagnet Dog Park on June 5. The memorial dedication is planned for 5:30 p.m. at the after being re-elected to a sixth term on the Burnsville City park, located at 1200 Alimagnet Parkway. The ceremony will Council. He served on the council for 18 years beginning in coincide with the city’s I Love Burnsville Week festivities and 1993, after serving on the city’s Planning Commission for will include remarks from Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. five years. He served on the Arden Hills City Council from Crichton, who was 84, died on March 13, 2011, shortly 1972 through 1982 before moving to Burnsville. Photo by Rick Orndorf

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The Appliances/Electronics Drop-Off Event during I Love Burnsville Week will be Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the City of Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court. People can bring their unwanted appliances and electronics to the Burnsville Maintenance Center for low-cost and environmentally-safe disposal. The city will also have drop-off stations for mattresses/box springs, scrap metal items and bicycles. See below for items that will be accepted. Be prepared to pay at time of drop-off; cash or check only. Items Accepted: • $5 to drop-off an appliance such as a clothes washer, dryer, hot water heater, garbage disposal, trash compactor, range/stove, air conditioner, heat pump, refrigerator/ freezer, furnace, microwave, dehumidifier, or dishwasher. • $10 to drop-off a television 13-inch and under • $15 to drop-off a television between 14- and 19-inch • $25 to drop-off a television larger than 19-inch • $20 to drop-off a computer monitor • $3 per item to drop-off miscellaneous electronics such as VCRs, DVD players, computers, computer accessories, stereos, digital cameras, fax equipment, or electronic gaming systems. • No charge to drop-off cell phones or computer keyboards • $15 to drop-off a mattress or box spring • No charge to drop-off scrap metal items such as lawn mowers, snow blowers or power tools (fluids MUST be drained). • No charge to drop-off unwanted bicycles in any condition to be refurbished and donated. • Items NOT accepted at this event: hazardous waste (aerosols, batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.), furniture, construction/demolition materials, vacuum cleaners or tires.


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clothing, and bring your own mat if possible. • Appliances/Electronics Drop-Off Event – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. City of Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court, • Softball Tournament – Open to all D/E men’s teams and D women’s teams, Lac Lavon softball complex. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 30 at 12 p.m. For more information contact Garrett Beck at (952) 895-4516.

Monday, June 4 • Intro to Pickle Ball – 10 a.m.-1 p.m., North River Hills Park, all ages. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer whiffle ball. Paddles and balls will be provided.

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started with the Communitywide Garage Sale on May 18 and 19 and continues from June 2 to 9 with a wide range of events. Following is the schedule of events for the festival in Burnsville.

Saturday, June 2 • I Love Burnsville 5K – Starts and finishes at Nicollet Commons Park. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: 8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Register online at or call (952) 8954500. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8:15 a.m. walkers at 8:20 a.m. Cost: $20 - includes a T-shirt • Walk with the Mayor (this will be in conjunction with the 5K) 8:20 a.m. Nicollet Commons Park, enjoy the sights and sounds of the Heart of the City with Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, friends, family and neighbors. • Yoga in the Park – 10 a.m.-11 am, Nicollet Commons Park, a certified instructor will lead the class, appropriate for all skill levels and all ages. Wear comfortable

Tuesday, June 5 • Charlie Crichton Memorial Presentation – Alimagnet Dog Park, 5:30 p.m. • Essay Contest Awards – The “Why I Love Burnsville Essay Contest” recognizes the best third-grade compositions at 6:30 p.m. City Council Meeting. US Federal Credit Union of Burnsville is offering $50 to three winners and their schools. Open to all third-grade Burnsville residents.

Wednesday, June 6 • YMCA Senior Open House, 13850 Portland Avenue South, Burnsville – Free admission for adults 55-plus. Call (952) 898-9622 for hours. • Behind the Badge –Workshop for Adults 62-plus on public safety, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall. There is no cost but registration is required by contacting Amber

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many events it lasts longer than a week Jacobson at (952) 895-4575. • Mountain Bike Race – Buck Hill Registration: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Race time: 6:30 p.m. Fee: $5 gets you into the Beginner class (approximately 20-minute race), while $10 gets you into the Recreational (40-minute race) or Advanced (1-hour) class and there is a free kids’ race. Call (952) 888-1427 for more info.

Thursday, June 7 • Rockin’ Lunch Hour – Nicollet Commons, Kidz Dance will perform, 12 noon • Summer in the Woods – Nature Walk for 62-plus 8 a.m. at Alimagnet Park. Expect to walk about 1 mile on a dirt trail with some small hills. Call (952) 895-4575 or email to sign up. • Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social at the Burnsville Senior Center, 2 -5 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway • THE GARAGE – Meltdown, doors open at 5 p.m. $5 pre-sale/$8 door, Dubstep DJ Dance Party, Rap on the Main Stage Featuring Just Say Yes, Hardcore in the Lounge, Acoustic Outdoor Stage

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• THE GARAGE – Meltdown, doors open at 5 p.m. $5 pre-sale/$8 door, Dubstep DJ Dance Party, Pop on the Main Stage Featuring Give It Up, Hardcore in the Lounge, Acoustic Outdoor Stage • FRIDAYFEST – Nicollet Commons Park, food, entertainment • Best Pizza in Burnsville Contest – The Burnsville Jaycees contest from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $5/person • Entertainment on the Plaza, 7-8:30 p.m. • Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks – Movie “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” show starts at dusk.

Saturday, June 9 • Rhythm & Words: Family Music & Book Festival – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue. Dakota County Library will present a free day of fun most appropriate for kids age 10 and younger. Featuring live music, authors, music demonstrations and more. • THE GARAGE – Meltdown, doors open at 5 p.m. $5 pre-sale/$8 door, Dubstep DJ Dance Party, Indie on the Main Stage, Metal in the Lounge Featuring Brothers Loyalty, SMB, Royal Ace, Everyman A King, Acoustic Outdoor Stage

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Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks in Nicollet Commons will be held during I Love Burnsville Week when the movie “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” show starts at dusk Friday, June 8.


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Event to get children moving, grooving Children and their families can explore the Twin Cities’ rich music and literature scenes through live band performances, author appearances, introductory music classes and more at the Rhythm & Words festival from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville. The free event is geared for children ages birth to 10 years old and has loads of activities for them to experience. Following is a listing of events:

On the Main Stage Eric Litwin (author) – 9-9:45 a.m. The author of “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” makes a rare Minnesota appearance. Litwin will read/perform his book and talk about his experiences with Pete the Cat. A book signing follows. Book sales on-site. Okee Dokee Brothers – 10-10:45 a.m. Inspired by their own backyard adventures, the Okee Dokee Brothers perform light-hearted, original music that reminds audiences of their own make-believes and treehouse-pretendings. Clementown – 11-11:45 a.m. Books and language come alive with music that does not talk down to children, but rather makes them think, move and groove to a variety of musical styles and genres. Laura Doherty Band – noon-12:45 p.m. Armed with her acoustic guitar and an ear for a catchy melody, Chicago-based musician Laura Doherty gets children and families movin’ and groovin’ to her original kid-friendly pop tunes. Bill the Juggler – 12:50-1:30 p.m. Laughter abounds at this comedy juggling program filled with audience participation and an emphasis on reading.

In the Black Box Theatre The Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz – 9:45-10:30 a.m. Amazing Gnip Gnop Circus: Step right up and be astounded by this glow-in-thedark Ping Pong ball circus spectacular. Acrobats, tightrope walkers, clowns, wild animals (puppets actually) and 100 percent authentic Ping Pong Ball performers, guaranteed to glow in the dark. Organizers promise you will never look at table tennis the same way again. Stephen Shaskan (author) – 11:15 a.m.-noon. A dog is a dog, right? Not so fast. Debut author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan will perform his lively picture book that will keep youngsters guessing (and giggling) from beginning to end. A book signing follows. Book sales on-site.

In the Meeting Room Kindermusik of the Valley – 9:45-10:30 a.m. Explore music and movement with your child through this workshop presented by Kindermusik of the Valley. Space is limited. Blues for Kids – 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Get a free harmonica and learn to play the blues. Presented and sponsored by the Minnesota Blues Society. Space is limited. Zumbatomics – 12:45-1:30 p.m. A Zumba class just for children that incorporates specially-choreographed,

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There will be several guest authors and activities slated as part of the Rhythm & Words festival at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. kid-friendly routines to music that caters to children. The session aims to increase focus and self-confidence while enhancing coordination during this high-energy dance party for children.

In the Rehearsal Room MacPhail Center for Music – 9:45-10:30 a.m. Explore the magic of music and play through hands-on activities with MacPhail’s early childhood music specialists. Space is limited. Beat Boxing with SteppingStone Theatre – 11:15 a.m.12:15 p.m. Work with a professional beat box expert to transform your voice into drums, trumpets, cymbals and violins to create your own musical composition. Space is limited. Dance–Twirl Minnesota Baton Twirling – 12:45-1:30 p.m. National Champion advanced baton twirling group, Dance-Twirl Minnesota, performs their award-winning routine.

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ate colorful instruments using tubes, cones, hoses, and pie pans. Then, play along to the music performed on the main stage.

In the 2nd Floor Reception Area (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Schmitt Music Instrument Petting Zoo – Children can look at and try a variety of instruments. Community tables Appearances by Skippyjon Jones & Clifford the Big Red Dog Know Your Money: Understanding Money. Learn where money comes from and how we use it through games and activities at the Rhythm and Words festival. Play a needs and wants game or a money toss game, make a money values shield or decorate a money pocket. This program was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.

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A summer of music, movies and reading in Burnsville

The city of Burnsville, and its community partners have planned a summer full of music and movies. All events are free. Wednesday in the Park Concert Series

Civic Center Park, 75 Civic Center Parkway — The Wednesday in the Park series, sponsored by School District 191 Community Education and the city of Burnsville is back for its 35th year. Concerts are held outdoors at the Civic Center Amphitheater with a rain location at Nicollet Junior High. Nonperishable food item donations can be exchanged for a Pepsi-product soft drink. Concerts begin at 7 p.m. June 20: White Sidewalls (opening-night festivities at 6:30 p.m.) June 27: The Devon Worley Band July 11: The Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale July 18: Will Hale July 25: Ticket to Brasil Aug. 1: Remembering the King (Elvis) and the Southern Cruzers Car Club

Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks

Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Seating at 7:30 p.m., free movies begin at dusk. Sponsored by Paragon Odyssey 15 and Luther Burnsville Volkswagen. June 8: “Zookeeper” (I Love Burnsville Week event) June 22: “Soul Surfer” July 13: “Yogi Bear” July 27: “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” Aug. 10: “Gnomeo and Juliet” Aug. 24: “Casablanca” For more information about summer events, visit

Sunday Night Music in the Park

Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave.. Free concerts start at 7 p.m. and are sponsored by King and Cos., Creative Color, School of Rock and the city of Burnsville. June 24: Lee Engele July 1: Paul Woell July 8: Melody and The Dramatics July 15: Lingua Luna July 22: Q The Clique July 29: The Smorgasboards

Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour Concerts Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave. The noon performances are park geared toward preschool-age audiences. June 7: Kidz Dance June 14: Hans Mayer Music for Kids June 21: Bob the Beachcomber June 28: Sticks and Tones July 12: Story Time with the Wonder Weavers July 19: Kidz Dance July 26: Dazzling Dave YO-YO master Aug. 2: NO SHOW – Rainout makeup date Aug. 9: Wonderful World of Woody Aug. 16: To be announced Aug. 23: Bob the Beachcomber

Thursday Rockin’ Readers Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave. at 11:15 a.m. Prior to showtime, District 191 school principals will read to children for 20 minutes, beginning at 11:15 a.m. The schedule is: June 7: Jon Bonneville. Hidden Valley Elementary June 14: Lyle Bomsta, William Byrne Elementary June 21: Jeremy Willey, M.W. Savage Elementary June 28: Elaine Mehdizadeh, Rahn Elementary July 12: Rob Nelson, Harriet Bishop Elementary July 19: Kristine Black, Gideon Pond Elementary July 26: Kay Fecke, Sky Oaks Elementary Aug. 2: NO SHOW, rainout makeup date Aug. 9: Tom Umhoefer, Community Education director Aug. 16: Elizabeth Vaught, Edward Neill Elementary Aug. 23: Taber Akin, Sioux Trail Elementary

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Residents can enjoy Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks throughout the summer.

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