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I Love Burnsville Week - May 30-June 6, 2015

2015 I Love Burnsville Week Logo

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!

2015 Calendar of Events

Saturday, May 30

SoftballSoftball Tournament
This is a one-day tournament for men's D and E teams with three brackets of play available based on your team's skill level and interests.
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 27 at noon. Teams will be notified by Thursday, May 28 at 5 p.m. of first game time. For more information contact Garrett Beck at 952-895-4516.

Monday, June 1

YMCA Open House – Burnsville Location
Free admission for the day
Who: All ages
Where: YMCA, 13850 Portland Ave. S.
Time: Call 952-898-9622 for hours
Cost: Free

Tuesday, June 2

Ready, Set, Rally! Tennis Instruction Kick Off
Whether you are new to tennis or returning to the game – “Ready, Set, Rally!” is meant for tennis players of all skill levels. A United States Tennis Association (USTA)-trained instructor will teach the basics of tennis with a new and innovative curriculum. Have fun staying in shape and burning those unwanted calories while learning and playing the lifetime sport of tennis.
Register Online
Where: Neill Park, 13501 Upton Ave.
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 (includes weekly lessons from June 2-July 7)

2013 Essay Contest Winners“Why I Love Burnsville” Essay Contest -- Rescheduled to June 16
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

Please Note: The dates for the Essay Contest have been extended. The new deadline for submissions will be May 29 and the winners will receive their award and be asked to read their essay at the June 16 City Council meeting.

Wednesday, June 3

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

Thursday, June 4

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 5

Golf Tournament – Birnamwood Golf Course -- Canceled
Two-person scramble golf tournament.
Who: Golfers of all ages
Where: Birnamwood Golf Course, 12424 Parkwood Drive
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 27 
Tournament Start Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $23 per person
Sign up at

Please Note: The 2015 I Love Burnsville Week Golf Tournament has been canceled. Please contact Birnamwood Golf Course at 952-641-1370 with questions.

Friday Fest 
Friday Fest Food TruckJoin us at Nicollet Commons Park for an evening of food, art, entertainment and FUN!
(In partnership with the Burnsville Convention & Visitors Bureau. Sponsored by
New Horizon Academy and Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics)

Who: All ages
Where: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Time: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Cost: Free

Friday Fest events include:

  • New Horizon Academy logoMusic by Backward Dog
  • Hawaiian shaved ice
  • Food from Sandy's Food Truck
  • Beer and wine served by Mediterranean Cruise Café
  • Crazy hair for kids
  • Friday Night Flicks on the Bricks
    Grab your blanket or chairs and maybe even some popcorn, dress warm or cool but Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics logocome prepared to relax and enjoy a great show.
    Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day   
    Time: Seating begins at 7:30 p.m.; show begins at dusk

Saturday, June 6

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.
Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the race.
Interstate All Battery Center logo(Sponsored by Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics and Interstate All Battery Center)
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

***2015 5K Race Results***

I Love Burnsville Walk with the Mayor
Take a recreational stroll through the Heart of the City and surrounding neighborhoods with Mayor Elizabeth Kautz.
Preregister online or register on-site the morning of the walk.
Who: All ages
Where: Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Ave.
Time: Walk begins after 5K runners depart
Cost: $5

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:

  • No charge for washers, dryers, ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, water heaters and water softeners
  • No charge for air conditioners and scrap metal (lawn/garden/power tools); ALL FLUIDS MUST BE DRAINED
  • No charge for bicycles in any condition; will be refurbished and donated
  • Computer monitors and televisions ($12-$30)
  • Other residential electronic devices such as computers, stereos and DVD players ($5)
  • Mattresses or box springs; any condition accepted but must be dry ($12)

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.

Monday, June 8

Curbside Collection (June 8-13)
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 at the conclusion of I Love Burnsville Week

Contact Buckingham Companies at 952-226-6441 by 2 p.m. 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

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

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