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I Love Burnsville Week - June 2-10, 2016

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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!

2016 Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 2

ASCENT Sculpture Unveiling
Nicollet Commons Park will be home to ASCENT, a 16-foot tall, stainless steel and bronze water feature boasting three soaring eagles. The statue, commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation, will represent “Giving Back” and “Community Service.”

 Who:  Open to the public
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.           
 Time:  5:30 p.m. – Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
 6-7 p.m. – Creation process with sculptor Foster Wiley
 7-9 p.m. – Live music in the park
 Cost:     FREE

Saturday, June 4

I Love Burnsville 5K
Burnsville is hosting a 5K as part of the annual S.O.R.R. Ground Pounders Grand Prix Running Series. 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.

 Who:  Ages 8+
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.          
 Time:  7 a.m. – Registration begins
 8:30 a.m. – Race begins
 Cost:     $20 (includes t-shirt)
 Registration:  Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the race

I Love Burnsville Walk with the Mayor
Take a recreational stroll through the Heart of the City and surrounding neighborhoods with Mayor Elizabeth Kautz.

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.          
 Time:  Walk begins after 5K runners depart
 Cost:     $5
 Registration:  Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the walk

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.

 Who:  Burnsville residents
 Where:  City of Burnsville Maintenance Center, 13713 Frontier Court      
 Time:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE or small, per-item fee. Cash or check only

Items Accepted:
  • Appliances including air conditioners, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, and water softeners ($10)
  • Appliances including washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, water heaters and other miscellaneous items ($5)
  • Scrap metal including lawn, garden and power tools; ALL FLUIDS MUST BE DRAINED ($1-$5 per carload depending on quantity)
  • Computer monitors and televisions ($15-$25)
  • Other residential electronic devices such as computers, stereos and DVD players ($5)
  • 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, mattresses or box springs
  • Construction/demolition materials
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Tires

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

Lazy Guide to Composting Workshop & Rain Barrel/Compost Bin Pick-Up
New to composting? Want to learn more? Composting experts will be providing a "Lazy Guide to Composting." Learn the basics and what items do and don't belong on the pile.

 Who: Dakota County Residents
 Where: Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court
 Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
 Cost: FREE

Discount Rain Barrels, Compost Bins Available
Save money by getting your compost bins and rain barrels at a discount through the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM). Dakota County residents can save an additional $15 on compost bins, and $20 on rain barrels during the City's Spring Appliance & Electronics Drop-Off event. Pick-up will be available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court.

Orders must be placed in advance online. Click Here to Order

Pricing (available to Dakota County residents only): 
    • Rain barrels - $54 for the first 300 orders (use promo code Dakotacb) 
    • Compost bins - $44 for the first 100 orders (use promo code Dakotacb)

For more information visit

Curbside Collection Begins (June 4-18)
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. Burnsville residents can receive a discount on a curbside pick-up of bulky items, appliances and electronics.  

Please contact Certified Recycling Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 952-894-1448 to schedule a pick-up and arrange payment. Mention the "I Love Burnsville Curbside Collection" to receive a reduced rate on items. Call by 2 p.m. the day before to use this promotion.


 Who:  Burnsville residents
 Where:  Your residence, at the curb      
 Time:  Pick-up will be on the same day as your weekly garbage collection
 Cost:     Small, per-item fees. Cash, check or credit card accepted

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

Monday, June 6

YMCA Open House – Burnsville Location
Participants can experience many of the YMCA's amenities, including the fitness equipment, pool, whirlpool and sauna as well as free fitness classes such as SilverSneakers® Classic, Water Exercise and Yoga.

 Who:  Ages 55+
 Where:  Burnsville YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave. S.      
 Time:  Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE for adults 55+ (please bring a photo ID)

Contact the YMCA's Gabriela Kaiser at 952-435-9019 for more information.

Tuesday, June 7

Ready, Set, Rally! Adult Tennis Instruction Kick Off
Whether your are new to tennis or returning to the game, get ready to "Try It, Learn It, and Love It!" United States Tennis Association (USTA)-trained and Life Time Fitness tennis professionals will teach the fundamentals and more with this new and innovative curriculum. All skill levels are welcome. Each session includes eight weekly lessons.

 Who:  Ages 18+
 Where:  Neill Park, 13501 Upton Ave.         
 Time:  Daytime Session (June 7 - Aug. 2)
 Tuesdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m.

 Evening Session (June 8 - Aug. 3)
 Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m. (new players) or 7:30 - 9 p.m. (returning players)
 Cost:     $65 per session
 Registration:  Register online 

“Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest Winners Announced 
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
 Who:  All 3rd grade Burnsville residents may enter the contest
 The public is invited to the City Council meeting to recognize the winners
 Where:  City Council meeting at Burnsville City Hall
 100 Civic Center Parkway         
 Time:  6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8

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
 Registration:  No registration necessary

Burnsville Community Television PSA Day

Local non-profit organizations are invited to Burnsville Community Television (BCTV) studio for the second-annual PSA Day.
PSA Day is meant to help local non-profits continue to make and expand connections with the community through video. BCTV has set aside an entire day to assist community service organizations in creating a FREE video public service announcement (PSA).

 Who: Non-profit organizations located within Burnsville city limits or those that directly assist residents of the City of Burnsville
 Where: Burnsville Community Television Studio
Burnsville High School, Room C214 (second floor)
600 E. Highway 13
 Time: TBA
 Cost:    FREE
 Registration:   Registration deadline TBA


For more information contact Tina Wilson, Community Television Operations Specialist, at 952-641-1354.

Thursday, June 9

Intro to Bird Watching 

The early bird gets the worm! During this early morning birding session, participants will learn about a variety of birds, and see and hear them as they busily pronounce their claim to their breeding territory. The adventure starts with a short introduction to birdwatching, followed by a "birdwalk" through the park. Participants should expect to walk on gravel and wood chip trails, wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars. 

 Who:  Ages 62+
 Where:  Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve, 12799 Chowen Ave. S.
 Time:  8 - 10 a.m.
 Cost:     FREE
 Registration:  Registration deadline is Monday, June 6
 Register online 


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, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway
 Time:  2 - 4 p.m.
 Cost:     FREE

Mountain Bike Races at 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:  5 - 6:15 p.m. – Registration
 6:30 p.m. – Race begins
 A FREE kids' race is held after the adults' race
 Cost:     $5-$10

Friday, June 10

Friday Fest 
Friday Fest Food TruckJoin us at Nicollet Commons Park for an evening of food, art, entertainment and FUN! The event will include live music, a shaved ice vendor, a food truck and an outdoor showing of the movie "Norm of the North."
(In partnership with the Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau.)

 Who:  All ages
 Where:  Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
 Time:  6:30 - 10 p.m.
 Movie begins at dusk
 Cost:     FREE

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