September 16

Breakfast with Ragnar

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On Saturday, Lighthouse Community Church, 3285 144th St. W., Rosemount will host a Men's Breakfast with Minnesota Vikings mascot Ragnar on Saturday, Sept. 16. The public is invited for pancakes, giveaways, music and lots of fun from 8-10 a.m. at Lighthouse Community Church. Cost is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Purchase your tickets at Lighthouse.?

September 17

'Kenny Open'

A benefit golf outing and spaghetti dinner and silent auction to assist Reservist 1st class petty officer Ken Hendrickson and his wife, Jill, has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 17.

Ken Hendrickson, a Rosemount resident, was injured in Iraq on June 5, when the Humvee he was traveling in struck a roadside bomb. He sustained multiple injuries and is still recovering from the incident. On July 11, he received the Navy's Purple Heart award.

The "Kenny Open" golf scramble will be held at Fountain Valley Golf Course in Farmington, with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. It is open to public participation, and hole sponsors are welcome. The cost of $85 per person includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner after the event. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. For information on the golf outing, contact Matt Pannier at 612-710-6626.

The Ken Hendrickson Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Farmington American Legion, that same day. Advanced sale tickets are available at the Legion or the Farmington Independent office. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes the spaghetti dinner and prize drawings throughout the day. Children's tickets will be available for kids ages 10 and younger for $5, at the door. For information, contact Michelle Leonard at 651-460-6606.

September 20,21,22

RUMC?garage sale

Rosemount United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Ave. W, Rosemount, is holding it's semi-annual garage sale. The sale features clothing, toys, household items, books, furniture and many yet-to-be-discovered treasures.

The sale dates and hours are?Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-8 p.m; and Friday, Sept. 22 is $4 Bag Day, 8 a.m. - noon. With questions, call 651-423-2475 or go to

September 23

Cheerleading clinic

On Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the RHS Competition Cheerleaders with head coach Mario Navarro will be hosting a Cheerleading Clinic. The clinic is designed for kids in K - 8th grade. The?kids will learn various cheers, stunts, dances and put on a show at the end of the clinic for parents and friends. For more information or to register, call Mario Navarro at 651-683-6969 ext 4476.

September 25

Square dancing lessons

Square Dance lessons will be offered on Monday, Sept. 25 at the United Methodist Church, 14770 Canada Road, Rosemount, beginning at 7 p.m.

The first lesson is free and square dances are held in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment, combining a healthy atmosphere and stimulating physical and mental exercise to promote good fun and fellowship. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing.?

Couples, singles and families welcome. Experienced dancers will be available to assist. Lessons are offered by the Dakota Grand Squares, an area Square Dance club.

For more information including beginner programs in other areas or dates call 651-454-2942 or email grandsquares@cp,

September 28

Spaghetti Supper

Rosemount Middle School, 3135 143rd St. W., will host a spaghetti Supper 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.

The fund-raiser is open to the public and will be held in the school's multi-purpose room. The cost is $5 and all proceeds will be used to help literacy for all students through the purchase of multi-level books to form mini-libraries within classrooms for students to access during a particular unit of study. ??

October 28

Haunted Woods Trail

The Rosemount Halloween Committee will host the Haunted Woods Trail 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The trail will start at the park and ride lot on Highway 3 and will wind its way down through Central Park. Anyone interested in volunteering for this city event should contact Mike Bouchard at 651-423-4603 or email him at