The public is invited to participate in the 16th annual B.E.S.T. Foundation’s May Day 5K to raise money for Simley High School students. This year’s May Day 5K will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Inver Grove Heights Community Center/National Guard Armory. Registration begins at 7:30 am.
The Dakota County Historical Society and Friends of LeDuc of Historic Hastings will present Author’s Sunday 1 p.m. on April 27 at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. The featured author of the day will be Bruce Kohn, retired lawyer and former newspaper reporter.
The Dakota County Historical Society is celebrating 75 years 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, by holding a Big Band Swing Dance at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount. The event’s theme is the “Great Movies of 1939 - The Biggest Year in Hollywood’s History.”
Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery opens its next exhibit, “This is What Progress Feels Like,” with a reception on Thursday, April 24, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The artist will present a gallery talk from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Dakota County is offering master recycler and composter classes from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 29-June 3, in the conference room at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., in Apple Valley, to provide instruction on waste prevention, recycling and composting.