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I Love Burnsville Week - May 31-June 7, 2014

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Every June, Burnsville hosts a week-long celebration of everything that makes our community a great place to live, work, and play! Hundreds of people turn out to participate in events, meet their neighbors and have lots of food and fun. Every year brings new and exciting activities as well as perennial favorites. For event updates and cancelation notices visit the City's Facebook and Twitter pages (#bvillelove).

You can find new ways to show your love by extending random acts of kindness to your neighbors and community. That's also an easy way to continue the love all year long!

2014 Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 31 

Adult Tennis 'Play Day'
Join the United Stated Tennis Association (USTA) for a morning of fun on-court activities! New players will be introduced to the sport of tennis and connect with other beginning level players. Equipment, refreshments and prizes will be provided by USTA.
Who: Adults 18+
Where: Neill Park, 13501 Upton Ave.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Pre-registration can be done online. Players are welcome to attend without registering.

SoftballSoftball Tournament
Come and join the fun at the “I Love Burnsville” Softball Tournament! Whether you play in a league or want to put a team together for a day of fun, you won’t want to miss this one-day tournament. Registration forms are available online.
Who: The tournament is open to all D/E men’s teams and D women’s teams
Where: Lac Lavon softball complex, 15501 Lac Lavon Drive
Time: 8 a.m.
Cost: $130 per team

Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. Teams will be notified by Thursday, May 29 at 5 p.m. of first game time. For more information contact Garrett Beck at 952-895-4516.

Monday, June 2

Intro to Pickle Ball
Pickleball is a racquet sport which 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 tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball.

Whether you are an experienced player or trying it out for the first time, come out and enjoy the courts! Experienced players will be on hand to help with rules and scoring. Paddles and balls will be provided.
Who: All ages
Where: North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Ave.
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Tuesday, June 3

2013 Essay Contest Winners“Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest
This contest will recognize the best 3rd grader compositions completing the sentence “I love Burnsville because…..” The US Federal Credit Union of Burnsville is offering $50 to three winners and their schools. This contest is open to all 3rd grade Burnsville residents. Winners will read their essays and be recognized at the City Council meeting.
Learn more about entering the contest
Where: City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway
Time: 6:30 p.m. (during City Council meeting)
Cost: Free to enter

"I Love Burnsville" Video Contest
This contest will recognize the best videos submitted by community members sharing why they love Burnsville. The contest and prizes are sponsored by the Burnsville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce and Porter Creek Hardwood Grill.  This contest is open to Burnsville residents, community organizations and those who work in Burnsville. Winning videos will be recognized at the City Council meeting.
Learn more about entering the contest
Where: City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway
Time: 6:30 p.m. (during City Council meeting)
Cost: Free to enter

Wednesday, June 4

YMCA Senior Open House – Burnsville Location
Free admission for adults 55+
Who: Ages 55+
Where: YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave. S.
Time: Call 952-898-9622 for hours
Cost: Free admission for adults 55+

Thursday, June 5

Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social
Treat yourself to the Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Open House! Join us and cool off with a free treat at the Burnsville Senior Center (Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway).
Who: All Ages
Where: Burnsville Senior Center (Diamondhead Education Center), 200 W. Burnsville Parkway
Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Mountain Bike Race – Buck Hill 
This fun-filled evening includes refreshments and door prizes! 
Contact Penn Cycle's Bloomington store (952-888-1427) for more information. A little rain doesn't usually stop the races, but please call if the weather is bad.
Who: All Ages
Where: Buck Hill, 15400 Buck Hill Road
Time: Registration: 5 - 6:15 p.m.
           Race: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $5-$10

A FREE kids’ race is held after the adults’ race which makes this the perfect family fun night!

Friday, June 6

Golf Tournament – Birnamwood Golf Course
Two-person scramble golf tournament.
Who: Golfers of all ages
Where: Birnamwood Golf Course, 12424 Parkwood Drive
Registration Deadline: May 28 
Tournament Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $23 per person
Sign up at

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Friday Fest 
Join us at Nicollet Commons Park for an evening of food, art, entertainment and FUN!
Who: All ages
Where: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Time: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Friday Fest events include:

  • Make your mark on the "Hands of History" art project, coordinated by local artist Annie Young, to celebrate the City's 50th anniversary
  • Open viewing of the Burnsville Historical Society's "Burnsville's Attic: 1939" exhibit, and City "50th Anniversary" exhibit at the Ames Center Art Gallery
  • Face painting
  • Shaved ice by Northern Aloha Ice 
  • JAAMS EATS food truck
  • Beer, wine and soda sold by the Burnsville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and VenueWorks 
  • 50's music by "Shake Down" from 6:45 p.m. until dusk
  • Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks
    Grab your blanket or chairs and maybe even some popcorn, dress warm or cool but come prepared to relax and enjoy a great show.
    Time: Seating begins at 7:30 p.m. for:
    • Premiere of "I Love Burnsville" Video Contest videos
    • Mary Poppins (G) -- the movie is also celebrating its 50th anniversary!

For more information on 50th Anniversary activities visit!

Saturday, June 7

I Love Burnsville 5K
Burnsville is hosting a 5K as part of the annual S.O.R.R. Ground Pounders Grand Prix Running Race. The I Love Burnsville 5K race will start and finish 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 952-895-4500.
Who: All ages
Where: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Time: Registration begins at 7 a.m.
           Race starts at 8:15 a.m.
Cost: $20 - includes a t-shirt

Rhythm and Words Festival
Rhythm & Words Family Music and Book Festival 
A free day of fun for kids age 10 and under -- and their grown-ups. Attendees will discover tons of fun activities, including live music, performances, workshops, arts & crafts and more. Musical performances include Roe Family Singers, Joanie Leeds and Duke Otherwise.

Merchandise sales provided by Addendum Books. A Minnesota Legacy Program.
Who: Kids age 10 and under and their grown-ups
Where: Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Appliances, Electronics, and Other Household Goods Drop-Off Event Appliance Drop Off
Recycle refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, computers and more at the Spring Appliance & Electronics Drop-Off during I Love Burnsville Week.
City of Burnsville Maintenance Center, 13713 Frontier Court
Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Drop off appliances, electronics and more for a small, per-item fee. Cash or check only.

Items Accepted:

  • Appliances such as washers, dryers, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, water heaters and water softeners (No charge)
  • Computer monitors and televisions ($10-20)
  • Other residential electronic devices, such as computers, stereos and DVD players ($5)
  • Mattresses and box springs; any condition accepted but must be dry ($9)
  • Air conditioners and scrap metal (lawn/garden/power tools) (No charge) FLUIDS MUST BE DRAINED
  • Bicycles in any condition; will be refurbished and donated (No charge)

Items NOT accepted:

  • Hazardous waste (aerosols, batteries, cleaners, paint, light bulbs, pesticides, etc.)
  • Furniture
  • Construction/demolition materials
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Tires

For more information and a full list of accepted items, visit the Dakota Valley Recycling website.

Burnsville Historical Society – Burnsville's Stories
All Burnsville residents, especially those who have lived through some of the pivotal events in our community, are encouraged to come and share their Burnsville stories! This free event will be held rain or shine. Anyone is invited to come and share their story – but even if you don’t want to speak, come and listen to other’s interesting tales!
Who: All ages
Where: Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Also be sure to check out “Burnsville’s Attic: 1939” and the City’s “50th Anniversary” exhibit in the Ames Center Art Gallery May 8-June 15.

Sunday, June 8

Curbside Collection (June 8-14)
Do you have an ugly couch sitting in your basement? Or maybe there is a broken refrigerator in your garage? Whatever the item is be sure to get it out of the house during the Curbside Collection Week. Certified Recycling will be giving Burnsville residents a discount on a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances and electronics at the conclusion of I Love Burnsville Week

Contact Certified Recycling at 952-894-1448 by noon the day before your weekly garbage collection day to schedule pick-up and arrange payment. Pick-up will be on the same day as your weekly garbage collection.
Where: Your residence, at your curb.
Time: Pick-up will be on the same day as your weekly garbage collection.
Cost: Small, per-item fees

Accepted Items:

  • Furniture such as chairs ($5-15), sofas ($40) and entertainment centers ($15)
  • Exercise equipment ($10-25)
  • Household appliances ($10)
  • TVs ($15-45), computers ($10) and computer accessories ($5)
  • Mattresses ($25) and box springs ($20)
  • Lawnmowers ($5-10)
  • Tires ($5)

For a full list of accepted items and pricing visit the Dakota Valley Recycling website.

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