Upcoming Special Events & Programs
Feed My Starving Children
Friday, Sep. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Eagan
Turn hunger into hope with your own two hands at this service project. Volunteers will meet at the Feed My Starving Children site in Eagan to package food for malnourished children around the world. After watching a short video about FMSC, we will then put on hairnets and gloves and get busy packaging meals. Note: Carpooling from Lakeville Heritage Center is encouraged. Leave your jewelry at home. Monetary donations are also accepted on-site. Sign up at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.
September Lakeville Luncheon
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 11:30 a.m.
Come and enjoy a lunch of spaghetti and meat sauce with sides and dessert. Following lunch there will be a performance by the Percolators Band that plays country, blues, rock ballads and more. Entertainment is sponsored by BeeHive Homes of Lakeville. The cost is $10/LAAA members, $12/non-members. Deadline is Thursday, Sep. 5.
Metro Discount Dining Cards
Purchase one entrée and get the second free with the Metro Dining Cards! There are 166 cards included in your purchase that can all be used monthly. What a great deal and a great way to visit your favorite restaurants and try some new ones. Some samples of the Metro Dining Card restaurants include:
Roasted Pear Baldy’s Barbecue
Goodfellas Celts Craft House
El Parian Mediterranean Cruise Café
Babe’s Buffalo Tap
Muddy Cow Trigger’s
Don’t delay. Cards go on sale mid-September for $25 per box. They are available for purchase at the Heritage Center, at
City Hall and at the Waffle Breakfast on Oct. 13.
Thursday, Sep. 12, 9 a.m.
Casperson Park—19720 Juno Trail, Lakeville
Ann Messerschmidt, Lakeville’s Environmental Resources Specialist, will lead this walk, pointing out the rain garden, shoreline restoration and other items of interest. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. The casual, low-intensity walk will be approximately one mile on an asphalt trail. Meet at the shelter near the playground at Casperson Park. If you are interested in carpooling, indicate this on the sign-up sheet. Carpoolers would meet at the Heritage Center at 8:30 a.m. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620.
Flu Shots Available at Heritage Center
Tetanus, pneumonia & shingles vaccinations also available Come and get your flu shot and avoid this year’s bug. Flu shots will be offered at the Heritage Center in September and October for your convenience. All major insurance accepted.
Wednesday, Sep. 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (provided by Cub Pharmacy on Kenwood Trail)
Thursday, Oct. 17, 9-10:30 a.m. (provided by Cub Pharmacy on Heritage Drive)
LAAA Online Sign Up Lessons
Thursday, Sep. 26, 1 p.m.
This class will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating an online account and signing up for classes and programs online and renewing membership and passes online. Feel free to bring your laptop or iPad. Otherwise, follow along and bring your notes home to try it at home. LAAA Coordinator, Renee, will lead the class and will be available following class for one-on-one assistance. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4622.
New to Medicare
Monday, Sep. 30, 2-3:30 p.m.
This presentation reviews what is covered by Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare, as well as Medicare supplement options available. The enrollment process and options for enrollment in Medicare will be discussed along with the personal costs of the program. We will address the donut hole and eligibility for extra help with prescription drug costs. Presented by Metropolitan Area on Aging. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620.
October Lakeville Luncheon
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m.
October’s menu features roasted pork loin, sides and dessert. Following lunch we’ll play bingo with prizes. Bingo is sponsored by BeeHive Homes of Lakeville. The cost is $10/LAAA members, $12/non-members. Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 3.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon
TRIAD Lunch & Learn: Scams & Fraud
Apple Valley Senior Center, 14601 Hayes Rd.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s office will provide this presentation on crime trends that target seniors. This program is free, but
pre-registration is required. Register at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620. Space is limited. Lunch is courtesy of Ebenezer Ridges Campus. Dessert provided by Home Instead Senior Care.
Belgian Waffle Breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m.
Lakeville Heritage Center
“Dad’s Belgian Waffles” will again be serving up their famous all-you-can-eat waffles, sausage, orange juice and coffee.
Take-out is available. Each member will receive a waffle breakfast ticket in the mail to purchase. Please plan to attend the breakfast or sell your ticket to friends or family. Bring as many friends and family members as possible to this fun and yummy event! The public can purchase tickets in advance at the Heritage Center or at the door on Oct. 13.
Tickets: $8 adults, $6 children 6-12, free for ages 5 and under.
They Chose Minnesota - Doug Ohman Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.
Take a visual tour of Minnesota through the eyes of the immigrants. What drew them to the North Star state? Where did they settle? Doug will use his skills as storyteller, historian and photographer to share experiences of many of the immigrant groups that made Minnesota their home. Offered in collaboration with the Lakeville Area Historical Society. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620. Sponsored by Ecumen Seasons at Apple Valley.
Annual Medicare Update
Friday, Oct. 18, 12-1 p.m.
Learn about the recent changes in Medicare benefits and coverage, and how these changes affect you. We will cover the importance of reviewing Medicare Part D coverage during the Annual Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), how to use Medicare.gov to make health insurance comparisons, how
Part D works, the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the new 5-star plans. Presented by Metropolitan Area on Aging. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620.
Halloween Costume Contest
Thursday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Let’s have some fun! Come in costume on Thursday, October 31 and enter our all-day costume contest. Contestants will stop in the office and have their photo taken anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The contestants’ photos will then be reviewed by a panel to determine the winners. Categories are Most Creative, Funniest and Most Unique. Prizes are $20 gift cards compliments of Heritage Cub Foods and Kenwood Cub Foods. If you don’t want to enter the contest – come in costume anyway – what better way to celebrate Halloween!