Upcoming Special Events & Programs

Nature Walk - East Community Park

Thursday, September 7, 9 a.m.

Come take a stroll at East Community Park with Lakeville’s Environmental Resources Specialist Ann Messerschmidt. We will walk through the woods and check out the extensive management that has been done since our last visit at this park a few years ago. We will also take a look at the work that has been done along the north shoreline of the lake and keep our eyes peeled for birds along the way (bring binoculars if you wish). Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet in the unpaved parking lot off of Equestrian Trail, just off Pilot Knob Road. Rain makeup day is September 11. Sign up at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.

Nature Walk Group

September Lakeville Luncheon
Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a lunch of meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, green beans and apple crisp. Following the luncheon, Bob Pexa’s One Man Band will entertain us. Music is sponsored by The Pillars. 

Deadline is Wednesday, September 6.

Meatloaf Sept Luncheon

Doug Ohman Presentation "Name that Town"
Tuesday, September 19, 10 a.m.

Journey throughout the state of Minnesota with photographer and storyteller Doug Ohman as he explores towns and villages. This program focuses on the rich history of various locations and cities with fun and interesting stories relating to the town names. Sign up at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620. Space is limited.

row of brick buildings on a street

Bundles of Love
Wednesday, September 20, 1-3 p.m.

1101 Cliff Road East, Burnsville (east of Interstate 35W, between Highway 13 and Cliff Road).

Bundles of Love is a nonprofit organization assisting families in need by providing hygiene products and comfort items for both newborns and infants in intensive care. Volunteers are needed to sew, knit and crochet clothing, blankets and other items. If you can’t knit, crochet or sew? No problem! There are also a variety of non-crafting tasks, such as cutting fabric and organizing items. All materials and guidance will be provided. Let’s go explore this charity and have some fun! Only open to members from LAAA. Sign up at the Heritage Center or call 952-985-4620.


National Coffee with a Cop Day
Wednesday, October 4, 10-11 a.m.

Join a Lakeville Police representative for a cup of coffee, a cinnamon roll and some conversation. Discuss current crime trends like scamming and learn about some positive highlights the police department is working on. There will be time for questions. Sign up at the Heritage Center, or by calling 952-985-4620. Space is limited.

view from above showing a white coffee mug on a saucer with the word "coffee" swirled on top

Belgian Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser
Sunday, October 8, 8 a.m.-noon

“Dad’s Belgian Waffles” will be serving up their famous all-you-can-eat waffles, with sausage, orange juice and coffee. Each member will receive a waffle breakfast ticket in the mail to purchase. Plan to attend the breakfast or sell your ticket to friends or family. Takeout is also available. You may also purchase tickets in advance at the Heritage Center or at the door on October 8. Bring your family and friends to this fun and yummy event. Proceeds support the LAAA programs. Tickets: $10, free for ages 5 and under.

Volunteers needed, please sign up if you can!

pile of waffles on a plate covered with butter and syrup

October Lakeville Luncheon
Tuesday, October 10, 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a lunch of meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, green beans and apple crisp. Following the luncheon, Bob Pexa’s One Man Band will entertain us. Music is sponsored by The Pillars. October’s menu features spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic toast and dessert. Following lunch, play some bingo with prizes. 

Deadline is Wednesday, October 4.

plate full of spaghetti with red sauce and garlic bread with a green salad next to it

Feed My Starting Children
Wednesday, October 18, 2-3:45 p.m.

FMSC, 990 Lone Oak Road #136, Eagan

*Carpoolers will leave Heritage Center at 1:15 p.m.

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. Please wear closed toe shoes as we stand while assembling the food. Also, do not wear any jewelry because of the possibility of it getting into the food being shipped. Please do not come if you are not feeling well, we will be working in close proximity. Monetary donations are not required, however, there will be boxes if you want to donate. On average, it costs $63 to produce food in one two-hour packing session which feeds a child for seven months. Sign up at the Heritage Center or by calling 952-985-4620.


Halloween Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 31, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Let’s have some fun! Come in costume on Tuesday, October 31 and enter our all-day costume contest. Contestants will stop in the office and have their photo taken anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The contestants’ photos will then be reviewed by a panel to determine the winners. Categories are Most Creative, Funniest and Most Original. If you don’t want to enter the contest – come in costume anyway – what better way to celebrate Halloween!

Costume Contest

Thanksgiving Meal Available for Just $8.50

Heritage Cub Foods, Lakeville Area Active Adults and Lakeville Lions have teamed up to provide you with a Thanksgiving dinner. For just $8.50 you can enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal at home. The individually packed meal will include slices of turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries and a bun. A slice of pumpkin pie will be included with each meal ordered, compliments of Cub Foods. Order your Thanksgiving meal through the Lakeville Heritage Center by Tuesday, November 7. Cost is $8.50 per meal, payable by check (made out to City of Lakeville) or cash. Drop the check or cash off at the Lakeville Heritage Center. Pick up your meal on Wednesday, November 22 at the Heritage Center between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Then just heat it in your oven or microwave on Thanksgiving and enjoy this tasty feast! If you cannot drive to pick up your meal, let us know when ordering it. If you have questions, call 952-985-4620.

whole cooked turkey on a platter being carved with a knife

Minnesota Medal of Honor
Thursday, November 2, 1 p.m.

Do you know how many Minnesotans have received this title and why they were awarded? Join Doug Ohman, speaker, historian, author and entertaining storyteller as he honors many of the brave Minnesotans who earned this highest military distinction. Hear some of the incredible stories from the Civil War to the Vietnam war. Sign up at the Heritage Center, or by calling 952-985-4620. Space is limited.

Medal of Honor park with sculptures and capitol building behind it