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Posted on September 16, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication.

Saturday, Sept. 15:

ISLE — The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota holds its annual fall convention. Sept. 14-16. Contact: Mike DeVine, 651-492-1283 or mudslngr(at)hotmail.com.

CLEAR LAKE — Union members, shooting enthusiasts and guests from across Minnesota will team up for the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's second annual Roofers International Twin Cities Sporting Clays Shoot and fundraiser. Registration 8-9 a.m., shotgun start 9:30 a.m. Gov. Mark Dayton will participate at 11 a.m. Wild Marsh Sporting Clays, 13481 County Road 3 S.E. Contact: Heather Tazelaar, 615-831-6779, or Katharine Tinucci, 651-201-3441, 651-368-0086 or katharine.tinucci(at)state.mn.us.

FORT SNELLING — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will speak at the Kaposia Run/Walk for Wheels at Fort Snelling State Park. Klobuchar is scheduled to speak at 9 a.m. Shelter 2 on Picnic Island, Fort Snelling State Park, 101 Snelling Lake Road. Contact: Brigit Helgen, 202-228-6317.

GOLDEN VALLEY — Second Harvest Heartland hosts its first-ever Pack-a-Thon, a 12-hour volunteer event that allows volunteers to sort and pack food for the one in 10 Minnesotans at risk of hunger. 9 a.m. Second Harvest Heartland West, 6325 Sandburg Road. Contact: Patty Gibbs, patty(at)pattygibbscompany.com.

ROSEVILLE — Anyone who plays games on their smartphones can be part of history by helping Roseville break the Guinness World Record for largest mobile gaming party. 9 a.m. check in. Record-breaking attempt begins at noon. Guidant John Rose Oval, 2661 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Sara Thatcher, 952-221-5368

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Medical Association holds its annual meeting. 9:15 p.m. Marriott City Center, 30 S. Seventh St. Contact: Dan Hauser, 612-362-3726.

DULUTH — 29th Annual Chester Bowl Fall Festival. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Chester Bowl Park. Contact: Amy Norris, 218-730-4312.

NEW ULM — New Ulm police Officer Brady Murphy and his K-9 partner, Juneau, will be at the New Ulm Civic Center for a demonstration and for people to meet Juneau. Noon. TRIAD booth at the Fall Garage Sale sponsored by New Ulm Park and Recreation. New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin St. Contact: Brown County sheriff's office, 507-233-6700.

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton attends and speaks at Concordia University vs. University of Minnesota-Duluth football game "Day of Heroes" Appreciation Day. 5:45 p.m. Concordia University, Sea Foam Stadium, Hamline and I-94. Contact: Katharine Tinucci, 651-201-3441, 651-368-0086 or katharine.tinucci(at)state.mn.us.

Sunday, Sept. 16:

ISLE — The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota holds its annual fall convention. Sept. 14-16. Contact: Mike DeVine, 651-492-1283 or mudslngr(at)hotmail.com.

ROCHESTER — The Minnesota AFL-CIO holds its 51st Constitutional Convention in Rochester. Sept. 16-18. Mayo Civic Center. Contact: Chris Shields, 612-839-9359 or cshields(at)mnaflcio.org.

CLEAR LAKE — Volunteers will aim to inspire a love of the outdoors in Minnesota's youth at the Union Sportsmen's Alliance's Get Youth Outdoors Day. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wild Marsh Sporting Clays, 13481 County Road 3 S.E. Contact: Heather Tazelaar, 615-831-6779.

MINNEAPOLS — University of Minnesota engineering students to launch baseball into stratosphere from Target Field before Twins game to celebrate Aerospace and Aviation Week. Bob Cabana, director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and a Washburn High School graduate, will join students for the launch. 12:30-1 p.m. Target Center, 1 Twins Way. Contact: Matt Hodson, mjhodson(at)umn.edu or 612-625-0552, Rhonda Zurn, rzurn(at)umn.edu or 612-626-7959, or Steve Solmonson, steve.solmonson(at)clynch.com or 612-375-8536.

ST. PAUL — More than 100 Cretin-Derham Hall High School Alumni will gather for the Freedom to Marry Fest at O'Gara's Bar & Grill. 4 p.m. O'Gara's Bar & Grill, 164 N. Snelling Ave. Contact: Kate Brickman, 612-460-1219.

Monday, Sept. 17:

ROCHESTER — The Minnesota AFL-CIO holds its 51st Constitutional Convention in Rochester. Sept. 16-18. Mayo Civic Center. Contact: Chris Shields, 612-839-9359 or cshields(at)mnaflcio.org.

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will speak to veterans at the dedication of the new VA Community Resource and Referral Center in Minneapolis. 10 a.m. 1207 Harmon Place. Contact: Brigit Helgen, 202-228-6317, or Ralph Heussner, 612-467-3012 or 651-271-7359.

MINNEAPOLIS — Bob Cabana, director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and a Washburn High School graduate, speaks to students at an assembly at his alma mater before joining them for lunch. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Washburn High School, 201 W. 49th St. Contact: Steve Solmonson, steve.solmonson(at)clynch.com or 612-375-8536.

MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota observes Constitution Day with two programs. On behalf of the University of Minnesota system, the Law School will present its annual "We the People" Constitution Day program from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Law School's Lockhart Hall (Room 25). This year's program, "The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA): Explanations and Consequences," will feature panel discussions on implications of the ACA for the legal profession. The Minnesota Student Association, Phi Beta Sigma and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly is holding an event to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and reflect on its effect in students' lives and on campus during special programming with the National Endowment for the Humanities on Constitution Day. Noon-2 p.m. President's Room on Coffman Memorial Union's third floor. Contact: Cynthia Huff, huffx070(at)umn.edu or 612- 625-6691, or Patty Mattern, mattern(at)umn.edu or 612-624-2801.

ST. PAUL — Bob Cabana, director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and a Washburn High School graduate, speaks to students at Farnsworth Aerospace PK-8 Magnet School, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Farnsworth Aerospace PK-8 Magnet School, 1000 Walsh St. Contact: Steve Solmonson, steve.solmonson(at)clynch.com or 612-375-8536.

MINNEAPOLIS — Twin Cities Habitat dedicates a home built by Carlson volunteers. 3 p.m. 2210 Irving Ave. N. Contact: Matt Haugen, 612-239-6426 or matt.haugen(at)tchabitat.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 18:

ROCHESTER — The Minnesota AFL-CIO holds its 51st Constitutional Convention in Rochester. Sept. 16-18. Mayo Civic Center. Contact: Chris Shields, 612-839-9359 or cshields(at)mnaflcio.org.

FORT SNELLING — Bob Cabana, director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and a Washburn High School graduate, presents "NASA, Our Path to the Future and the Importance of STEM Education" at breakfast at Base Camp Fort Snelling. 8-9:30 a.m. From 10-11 a.m., Cabana will be at the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. Contact: Steve Solmonson, steve.solmonson(at)clynch.com or 612-375-8536.

CANNON FALLS — Minnesota Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger holds a "Pitch the Commissioner" event. 1 p.m. Lower Hannah Bend Park Horseshoe Pits, 725 Stoughton. Contact: Doug Schultz, 651-201-4993.

The AP, Minneapolis

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