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JUNE

June Thru August 12:

Exploration Station Events at Pleasant Hill Library:June activities at the Pleasant Hill Library include an Exploration Station summertime series that begins on Wednesday, June 7th and continues until Saturday, August 12th. Preschool and school age children will discover something new each week at this self-directed summer space exploration station of crafts and experiments.

June 23 & 24:

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival: The Cheese Curd Festival will take place once again in Ellsworth, Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday, June 23rd and 24th. entertainment, antique tractors, classic cars, craft beers and more than 2 tons of chees curds are all part of the charm of the annual celebration of everything cheesy. Find out more at www.cheesecurdfestival.com

June 23 & 24:

Alice in Wonderland Play Two performances by the Prairie Fire Theatre 7 pm on Friday night and 2 pm on Saturday afternoon. Prescott Auditorium. Tickets available at the door.

June 24:

CARP Reuter Fishing contest: The 3rd annual event with proceeds this year going to help the Minnesota Amber Alert Fundraiser. Event will be held at the Colliseum in Hastings. Entry fee is $20 huge prizes for biggest Catfish( $1,000) biggest Carp ($250 ) and biggest Sheephead ($250) Free food and other prizes and meat raffles. Band at 7 PM. Held rain or shine. Kids 12 and under fish free. Fish anywhere, but weigh in at the Coli. Hours Noon to ?

June 24:

Benefit for Danielle Lindquist: A benefit for Danielle Lindquist will be held at the 2nd Street Depot on Saturday, June 24th beginning at 2 PM. Danielle was involved in an auto accident in February and friends and family want to help out in whatever way they can. They invite you to join them and Do It for Dani. Several ways to help will involve purchase of silent auction items, meat raffles, food and drink tickets and much more. Donations can be dropped of at 2nd Street Depot before June 10th.

June 25:

Party for the Park:A Party for the Park Annual Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 11am until 4 pm at Freedom Park in Prescott. Entertainment, music, kids activities and displays will greet guests. A brunch will take place with proceeds helping to support funding for the wide variety of programs, displays and activities offered by the Great River Road Visitor and Learning center. Cost is $25 per person, and $5 for those 15 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the GRRVLC during normal business hours.

June 25:

SEAS Parish Picnic: Follows 10:30 Mass at church celebrated by Father TJ MacKenzie who will be leaving for another call.

June 27:

Performance in the Park with Black Dirt Theater: Held at the Rotary Pavilion from 7-8 pm, this free performance features the local artists of Black Dirt Theater. You never know what might happen. Free. Fun for all ages. Sponsored by Smead Manufacturing.

June 28:

Animals in the Park:Spend the morning with reptiles and amphibians at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee park. This free activity will begin at 10:30 am. Hosted by Carpenter Nature Center. Sponsored by Smead Manufacturing.

June 28:

Grief And Loss Presentation:Grief and Loss Presentation: Author Donna Mathiewetz will speak to those experiencing grief or loss to hear from a Hastings woman who has experience in both. Donna Mathiowetz has been involved with dealing with grief and loss since losing her teen aged son to an accident nearly 20 years ago. Through the process of learning to cope and live more fully, Mathiowetz has shared countless hours with others who struggle to deal with overwhelming effects of losing loved ones, loss of a job, independence, health or other touchstones in thier lives. She has also just finished writing a new book, which she will introduce at 2 appearances this month. The second event will take place on Wednesday, June 28th at Wise Family Funeral Home in Hastings. She will present twice that day, at 9:30 am and again at 6:30 pm. That event is free, but those interested should contact Melissa Stevens at Wise as there is limited space for attendance. You may reach her at 651-437-3752. The author has also been a major contributor to the Grief support group that has been avalable through community education for several years. They meet every other Thursday at Our Saviours Evangelical Church in Hastings.

JULY

July-August 12:

Exploration Station Events at Pleasant Hill Library:<./B>June activities at the Pleasant Hill Library include an Exploration Station summertime series that continues until Saturday, August 12th. Preschool and school age children will discover something new each week at this self-directed summer space exploration station of crafts and experiments.

July 7:

Historic Preservation of Grains: Another historic and interesting event in the popular series of Tastings at the LeDuc. Historic Preservation of Grains: a Tasting will be held on July 7th,starting at 7 p.m., Cost is $40 or $35 for Members of the Historical Society. The LeDuc will host a visit from Far North Spirits, of Hallock, MN. Using sustainable methods, this distillery is on a 100-year old family farm and is the most northerly distillery in the contiguous United States. Live music will fill the halls and form the backdrop for the evening's interpretive program. Hear the story of how this distillery hopes to bring some of the great historic grains back into the distillery world. Wonderful food will be paired with each of the 5 spirits, prepared in the LeDuc kitchen. Seating is limited, so call early and,plan to arrive hungry. 651-438-8480.

July 8:

Class Reunion for 1992: The reunion plans for the Hastings High School class of 1992, celebrating their 25th year will take place at Dugarel's in Hastings on Saturday, July 8th starting at 7 pm. For more inforamtion email, Heather at hcmolitor@gmail.com.

July 11-13:

Off to Lake Rebecca: Summer Camp at the LeDuc, for children ages 8-12, the continuation of life in the era of the LeDuc family. Fishing is the focus for this 3 day camp as well as creative painting projects, cooking over an open fire, making lures and digging worms. Vintage costumes are also a part of the experience. Camp meets first at the LeDuc Estate. Camp time is 9am until 2pm each day. A maximum of 18 children may participate. Cost is $95 per session.

Register at www.HastingsCommunityEd.com

July 13:

Red Ribbon Ride Stops in Hastings:A group of motorcyclists have planned a stopover in Hastings this summer to raise support and awareness of HIV/AIDS service agencies in Minnesota. The Red Ribbon Ride is a fully supported 4 day, 300 mile bike ride that will raise vital funds for HIV/AID services, treatment, prevention and awareness. Red Ribbon Ride 2017 will take place on July 13 through July 16, 2017. Whether you are a first-time rider, experienced veteran, looking for a physical challenge, enjoy cycling through Minnesota or have a connection to the cause the Red Ribbon Ride is open to you. They invite riders to learn more and join them. The group plans to arrive in Hastings on Thursday, July 13th between the hours of 9 am and noon. They will gather at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School and hope the community will come out to welcome them. More information can be found at www.redribbonride.org.

July 14

Movies in the Park::Back to the Future will be shown under the stars at the Hastings Rotary Pavilion, beginning at dusk. Sponsor is Ardent Mills. Cost- Please bring a food donation to benefit Hastings Family Service.

July 15:

Stockholm Wisconsin Art Fair: The 44th annual Stockholm Art Fair will take place on July 15th in Stockholm, Wisconsin, near Lake Pepin. The popular destination features more than 100 artisans who bring their handcrafted items ranging from pottery, paintings, photography,glass, fiber art, mixed mediums and jewelry as well as demonstrations from several of the artists throughout the day. A wide array of food vendors will also be on hand with locally made and unusual fare ranging from roasted coffee, wood fired pizza and Portabella mushroom sandwiches. Musicians will also perform and there are activities for children as well. The fair's hours are 10am until 5 pm and is held in Stockhome Village Park. There will also be a shuttle service provided from satellite parking areas. Watch for signage. View more information on the Stockholm Art Fair Facebook Page.

July 19:

Archery Camp:An Archery Camp for youths aged 8 to 12 is planned for the Lower Spring Lake Park Preserve Archery Shelter from Wednesday to Friday, July19th to the 21st, from 9AM to noon. Learn the basics of archery, including proper technique, range safety, and target practice under the supervision of a National Archery in the Schools Program certified instructor. Cost for the three-day camp is 75 dollars per camper. Equipment will be provided. For more information and to register call 952-891-7000 and reference activity number 110402-01.

July 20:

Miss Hastings to Miss Minnesota Pageant: The Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program, is pleased to announce the return of the Miss Hastings Scholarship Pageant on Friday, July 20, 2018. There has been a 34-year hiatus since the crowning of Miss Hastings and organizers are calling on the experience of 1984 board president Janelle Almquist Behny and board vice-president Wendy Latuff to merge their unique perspectives to create the ideal way to re-introduce the pagent to the Hastings Community. The Miss America Pageant will celebrate their 100th anniversary in four years, and the goal is to prepare a local contestant to represent the city. A Bridge Builders Partnership will begin this week with a fundraising drive to partner with local sponsors through financial and in-kind donations to establish a 501c3 designation for the program and secure it for generations. Contact the organizers with the Miss Hastings program by email at misshastingsmn@gmail.com or call 651-270-8984 for more information.

July 21:

Books and Benches Story Time:Books and Benches, a Story Time Program will take place in Freedom Park in Prescott on Friday, July 21st beginning at 10:30 am. Participants should meet at the Butterfly Art Bench, spread out a blanket, choose a book to read together, explore the park’s playground and trails, and then pick out free books to bring home. The goal of Books and Benches is to promote reading and encourage families to spend time enjoying unique community art projects and exploring the amazing places in the St. Croix River Valley. The FREE Program sponsored by Friends of Freedom Park, in collaboration with the Phipps Center for the Arts and the Prescott Public Library.

More information can be found at www.freedomparkwi.org or by calling 715-262-0104.

July 22:

Archery 101:The Lower Spring Lake Park Preserve invites you to explore the park, learn the basics of archery and how to navigate using a GPS during the Backwood Recreation event on Saturday, July 22nd, at the Archery Shelter. This event is open to ages 16 and older and costs 40 dollars per person. Equipment will be provided. For more information and to register call 952-891-7000 and reference activity number 110416-02.

July 27:

National Parks and Rec Celebration:July is National Parks and Recreation Month. Celebrate along the river at Levee Park for this free family fun event. Performances, music, food and more. Time is 5-8 pm.

July 28-August 6:

Mary Poppins Summer Musical:Roles have been cast by Black Dirt Theater for their summer musical Mary Poppins. After several audition events and call-backs, the cast will now begin the practices, culminating in performances that will run Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29th at 7 pm, Sunday, July 30th at 2PM, Wednesday and Thursday August 2nd and 3rd, Saturday August 5th at 7, and the last performance on Sunday, August 6th at 2 pm. The show will be directed by Aimee Lane, who served as co-director last summer. All performances will take place at the Hastings Senior High School, 200 General Sieben Drive. Tickets are 16 dollars each and are now available on the blackdirttheater.com website.

July 28-30:

Little Log House Antique and Power Show The popular Little Log House antique and power show will take place on July 28th through the 30th at the venue located just south of Hastings. Featured during this year's event will be the Ford Motor Company as well as Case IH. A variety of activities will include a giant flea market, lots of music, food, displays and fun. A daily pancake breakfast is held from 7-9 am and parades are held each day at 11AM. Tickets are available at the gate with single day adult admission just 10 dollars or a weekend pass for 20. Find out more online at www.littleloghouseshow.com.

AUGUST

August 1-August 12:

Exploration Station Events at Pleasant Hill Library:<./B>June activities at the Pleasant Hill Library include an Exploration Station summertime series that continues until Saturday, August 12th. Preschool and school age children will discover something new each week at this self-directed summer space exploration station of crafts and experiments.

August 2-6:

Mary Poppins Summer Musical:Roles have been cast by Black Dirt Theater for their summer musical Mary Poppins. After several audition events and call-backs, the cast will now begin the practices, culminating in performances that will run Wednesday and Thursday August 2nd and 3rd, Saturday August 5th at 7, and the last performance on Sunday, August 6th at 2 pm. The show will be directed by Aimee Lane, who served as co-director last summer. All performances will take place at the Hastings Senior High School, 200 General Sieben Drive. Tickets are 16 dollars each and are now available on the blackdirttheater.com website.

August 4:

Relay for Life Fundraiser:This year the fundraising will take place along the river in Levee Park with home base at the Rotary Pavillion. Co-chair Linda Kampa notes other changes are planned to give the event a new look and new sound. The addition of 3 live entertainment groups will add to the energy of those who will spend the evening of August 4th walking to support those who have pledged per mile completed or a total donation that will aid cancer research. Teams are now forming, and Kampa encourages those who have had cancer touch their friends or families to join the relay. Those who want to participate, but don't have a team, should contact Kampa at 651-442-7960 to be paired up with an existing team. More information on fundraising and teams can be found on the relayforlife.org/hastingsmn site. Corporate sponsors are also needed and urged to connect with this local effort. This year's local goal is $25,000.

August 6:

Elite Rabble Concert at LeDuc: The Apple orchard will again be the setting for the Concert in August at the Historic LeDuc Estate. This English contra dance music will feature reenactors who will demonstrate their lively steps. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 8:

Friends of the LeDuc Meeting: Vermillion Falls walking tour from the Falls to the quarry that was located downstream. The new trail at the South end of the Vermillion river Rotary Hiking Bridge will be completed by this event. Cindy Thury-Smith will lead. Time- 7 PM. Free.

August 8-10:

A Day at the Schoolhouse:This summer camp, for children 8-12 is held at the LeDuc Historic Estate and revolves around the schoolroom at the site. Local teacher and reenactor Spencer Johnson will come in to talk about the Civil War encampments . Vintage costumes will be worn and typical daily experiences will include chicken tending, garden chores and attending the school, of course. A Maximum of 18 participants can be accommodated at the 3-day camp. Time each day is 9-2 pm. Cost is $95. Register at www.HastingsCommunityEd.com

August 11:

Movies in the Park: Finding Dory will be shown under the stars at the Hastings Rotary Pavilion, beginning at dusk. Sponsor is Ardent Mills. Cost- Please bring a food donation to benefit Hastings Family Service.

August 12:

Seasonality High Tea:The heritage of the LeDuc gardens will be celebrated at this 4-course High Tea maximizing the use of all the produce found in the LeDuc gardens. There will also be an interpretive program on Andrew Jackson Downing, father of the American Landscape Architecture. Seating is limited. Call 651-438-8480 to reserve your place. Maximum of 45 guests for this event. Cost is $35 or $30 for members of the Minnesota Historical Society Association.

August 13:

The Squires Band August Orchard Concert at the LeDuc: Join the fun as this popular group entertains on the back lawn in the orchard. Classic rock and roll and lots of memorable music will waft thru the trees. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 20:

Brassilla August Orchard Concert at the LeDuc:Celebrate this wonderful ensemble who will help you learn a little more about the history of jazz than you've previously known. Dancing on the Orchard lawn is encouraged. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 21:

Regina Classic Golf Tournament:The Regina Classic Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Monday, August 21st at the Dakota Pines Golf Course. Registration will begin at 11:30 AM with tee off at 1PM. This exciting event includes lunch, a round of golf, a social hour, dinner, and a silent auction. The tournament is a fun and relaxing golf outing in the foursome scramble style. Golfers of all ages and handicaps are encouraged to participate. The Regina Foundation is the host, and they are also looking for donations for the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the patients and residents of Regina Hospital and Regina Senior Living in Hastings. For more information please contact the Regina Foundation at 651-404-1104.

August 27:

Darlene and the Boys August Orchard Concert Finale: The last toe-tapping concert in the Orchard at the LeDuc Historic estate will feature this classic country music group which is a local and regional favorite. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 28:

Pro-Act Golf Classic: A 40-year tradition of fine golf and supporting people with disabilities continues on August 28, when the ProAct Golf Classic returns to Southview Country Club in West St. Paul for a day of team tournament play. The 18-hole event brings players to a par 71 course located on the south edge of West St. paul. “Our supporters have really enjoyed this venue, the food is excellent and people with disabilities truly need our support,” said Steven Ditschler, president and CEO of ProAct. The Golf Classic is ProAct’s only annual fundraising event. The foursome scramble start tournament features skill contests, team prizes and group photos. It begins with registration from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., with an early lunch starting at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12 p.m. A live auction, raffle and gourmet dinner will follow the game. The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes lunch and dinner, a golf cart, use of the clubhouse and practice facilities. A portion of the tournament golf cost is tax-deductible. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. The price for the dinner alone is $35. To register, go to proactinc.org or contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149 or shenry@proactinc.org   With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis., ProAct is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities for more than 40 years.   

SEPTEMBER

September 8:

Movies in the Park: A Dog's Purpose will be shown under the stars at the Hastings Rotary Pavilion, beginning at dusk. Sponsor is Ardent Mills. Cost- Please bring a food donation to benefit Hastings Family Service.

September 9/10:

Civil War Weekend at the LeDuc Estate:This year the focus is on the scholary look at the encampment; the soldier's psyche and physique; how soldiers filled their days, what they ate, how they trained and who they were. The cannons will fire once again during this unique perspective of Civil War life at the Historic LeDuc. Hours are 10am until 5 pm both days. Cost range- 8-10 dollars per guest. More information at www.leduchistoricestate.org.

September 10:

77th Annual Hastings Fire Department Booya: Save the date. More details soon.

OCTOBER

October 6:

Tennessee Whiskey Tasting at the LeDuc: William Leduc travelled extensively, and during the Civil War spent time in this distillery-rich area. The evening's program focuses on distillation methods, used in both Tennessee Whiskey as well as other fine whiskies. Live music will accompany the interpretive program. 5 drams will be served and paired with the wonderful food for the LeDuc Kitchen. Seating is limited. Call for reservations. Cost is $40 or $35 for Members. Begins at 7 PM.

 

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