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April 25-29:

TLC Fundraiser:A fundraiser will take place to benefit Total Life Care (TLC) of Hastings during the week of April 25th. Several businesses will take part in the effort including Millner Family Chiropractic, Hauck Chiropractic and hastings Sport and Spine by providing adjustments for a donation of 25 dollars, including new patient exams, scans and x-rays if necessary. The event will raise funds to purchase several item for TLC and all donations made will go directly to their support. For more information, call 651-437-1876.

April 29/30:

Annual Church Sale At Our Saviours Lutheran 2 days of bargains and who knows what you might find you just can't live without? Don't miss the great bargains. 400 West 9th Street.

April 30:

Trash and Recycling Citywide Event:This one-day collection event will be held at the Cal Ruedy Public Works Building, 1225 Progress Drive, Hastings. Household waste, hazardous items, oil, electronics, mattresses, even tires and househould chemicals such as paint, can be taken to the collection day- Hours at 9am - 1pm. For questions, contact the public works department or The Hastings Parks and Rec department contact Paige Marschall.

April 30:

Black Dirt Theater Play in a Day Six writers will create a play then turn it over to the director and actors to perform all within a 24 hour time limit! This year the event will take place at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings. The plays will be presented at 7 PM on Saturday with the public welcome to witness the creativity and talent of these brave artists. For more information,

April 30:

Oak Ridge Manor Garage Sale:Oak Spring time means looking forward to the annual Oak Ridge Manor Garage Sale which will be held on Saturday, April 30th 9:00am-4:00pm in the Craft Room at the Oak Ridge Manor Independent Living center, 1199 Bahls Drive Hastings, MN 55033 / Resident vendors will have many items from unique antiques, collectibles, crafts, jewelry, books, clothes, housewares, baked goods and so much more! The Public is welcome and there is plenty of parking.

April 30:

Bluegrass Workshops for Guitar and Fiddle Both workshops begin at 3 pm at the Hastings Arts Center. Tim May is co-author of the eight volume course 'Flatpicking Essentials', The Guitar Player's Practical Guide to Scales and Arpeggios, The Mandolin Player's Practical Guide to Scales and Arpeggios, The Flatpicker's Guide to Old Time Music, and the Flatpicker's Guide to Irish Music. He has taught regularly at Camp Bluegrass, Kaufman Kamp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Nashcamp, and the Swannanoa Gathering. Also, Fiddle Workshop with Gretchen Priest-May. Gretchen divides her time between performing with PLAIDGRASS, teaching various fiddle styles, and running the Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee which she founded in 2008. Each session will combine several techniques. Class fee is $35 per person. View booking info on the website. Bonus evening session is a FREE jam from 6-8 PM. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

April 30:

Church of Cash: A professional Johnny Cash tribute band, is set to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Rosemount as part of the “Concerts at the Steeple Center” series presented by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. Tickets are $15 and are available at; tickets also will be available at the door.

April 30:

Spring Fair At Trinity Lutheran Church:Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington announces their Spring Fair to take place on Saturday, April 30th from 5-7p.m. Food, entertainment, games, and the very popular bake sale will have a little something for everyone. The Marbles Found Trio will provide bluegrass music to provide a festive atmosphere and the public is welcome. Ticket price of just 8.50 for Adults and 7.50 for Seniors and youth 7-18. Kids under 6 eat free. Roast beef sandwich meal with taters and gravy, dessert and a drink are included.

Apr 30:

Pitch,Hit and Run:Cottage Grove Athletic Association Baseball will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth on Saturday, April 30, at Hamlet Park. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete-free of charge-in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. The registration form can be found at


May 1:

Bravo, Bluegrass Concert: A celebration of Bluegrass music with special guests Tim May and Gretchen Priest-May with the St.Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. Held at the Hastings Arts Center beginning at 3PM. There will be a pre-concert talk with Phil Nusbaum beginning at 2PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for students 13-18. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets at

May 2:

Augsburg Choir Visits HastingsThe Augusburg Choir will perform in Hastings on Monday, May 2nd at St. Phillip’s Lutheran Church, 1401 15th Street West, the first stop on a tour which will take them to the Chicago Area, Missouri and Wisconsin. The 55 voice a cappella choir is under the direction of Peter Hendrickson, will perform a variety of musical styles including motets, classic composers and spirituals. A freewill offering will be taken during the performance, which begins at 7 PM. Hastings native Abby Schultz, a 2013 graduate of Hastings High School is the Choir Manager and will travel with the group on the multi-state tour and will travel to Europe this summer to continue her experience with the acclaimed ensemble.

May 2:

Public Hearing on City Code Amendment:The Hastings City Council will meet in a public hearing at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 2 in the City Council Chambers located in Hastings City Hall to consider an amendment to Hastings City Code Chapter pertaining to Property Maintenance and Storage of Vehicles. The amendment will provide parking regulations for the R-1L and R-6 Zoning Districts. No changes to the limit of stored vehicles are proposed. The council will also hold a public hearing to consider changes to Chapter 34, relating to city fees for the Rotary Pavilion damage deposit. A copy of the proposed changes are available at city hall and on the city's website. Please contact the City of Hastings with any questions. All persons are welcome to attend and comment.

May 2:

Mindfulness Training SeriesRegina Hospital will hold a four-week Mindfulness Training program in May. Attendees will learn techniques including mindful breathing, mindful eating and mindful exercise. A program of the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing, part of Allina Health, Mindfulness Training promises to help participants learn how to recover a calm, stable mind and lasting contentment even in the face of difficulty. The four-week series of classes offers tools to help attendees manage stress and achieve a higher state of well-being. The course will be led by Kali Higgins, a certified health and wellness coach through Wellcoaches with a master's degree in holistic health studies. She also is a certified yoga instructor, specializing in gentle yoga and meditation. Mindfulness Training will be held Monday evenings, May 2-23, from 4-6 p.m. (with the exception of 4-8 p.m. May 16) in the conference rooms at Regina Hospital. The full cost is $135. Call 651-404-1120 with questions or to register.

May 5:

Hastings Area Rotary Hops and Grapes Event: Wine and Beer Tasting, Silent Auction and more. Held at the Country Inn and Suites from 6:30-9 PM. Tickets available from Rotary members. $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

May 5:

LeDuc History Book GroupA partnership between the Pleasant Hill Library and Dakota County Historical Society, this book group for history lovers meets the first Thursday of every month at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 05 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. For more information and a link to this month's selection please call 651-438-0200.

May 7:

Apple Blossom Races Practice Run:Test the course before next week's race. Car pool from CNC to the start at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park and run the 10K race route. No admission fee but space is limited. RSVP at 651-437-4359.

May 7:

Run for the Roses 5 K Run: Registration is now open to participate in the Kentucky Derby themed 5K run taking place from 9am until noon. The event raises funding to protect and care for retired, rescued and recovering horses.The course starts and ends at This Old Horse's Hastings barn. Includes a silent auction and Horse Crazy market. Also looking for sponsors at all levels as well as silent auction items. Contact Pete Swentik at for more information. Website is

May 14:

Annie Fitzgerald-Singer/Songwriter in Concert: This Minnesota native has returned to the area for a special concert filled with original songs and a few favorite covers. Her style has plenty of substance and she appears with Mark Keating and Ben Woolman for an evening of great music in a great space. Tickets are just $20. Check events at the website for full ordering details.

May 15:

CNC 31st Apple Blossom Races: 8AM Start.This familiy friendly event is great for walker and runners alike. Four different races are available: 5K, 10K, Half marathon and Free 2K Fun Run begins at 11:AM. Event Fees are $32 for the 5K and 10K and $42 for the 1/2 marathon. Fees will increase by $8 on the day of the event. Register online at or call 651-437-4359.

May 17:

Open House at Hastings PD Held at Hastings Police Station, join members of the force and enjoy food and treats on the lawn as a celebration of the work done to protect and serve. Serving this time will be hot dogs and other goodies from 4-7PM.

May 20:

All Saints Music Festival: Beginning at 6 PM, this is a collaboration between 5 area Catholic parishes to fundraise and also to share the rural heritage. Scheduled to appear TC Cats and headliner, Hairball. Held at the Little Log Pioneer Village, south of Hastings off Hwy 61 and 220th Street. Tickets are $20 including FREE parking. See their website or FB page for more details and to purchase tickets in advance. This is an 18+ event.

May 22/23:

The Military Timeline Event: 7th Annual Armed Forces Day Military Timeline Event in Dundas, MN. Originally established and held at the Dakota County Heritage Village however, they've grown so fast the past six years that they have joined forces with Rice County Steam and Engine Inc. which holds its annual event just south of Northfield, MN. Over the last six years this organization of historical re-enactors have brought the World War II historical era experience to life and they now invite all historical impressions, such as Civil War and Vietnam demos. For more details check out their website:

May 23:

AAUW Event Culture of Poverty:Executive Director of MORE, Cathy Ricci will present. Annual Book Sale as well. Coordinator Karen Moore. Held at 7PM at St. Phillips Lutheran Church, 1401 15th Street West, Hastings. The Public is welcome to attend.

May 26:

Grand Re-Opening of Levee Park:Community celebration of the official re-opening of Levee Park and Hastings Riverwalk with the dedication of the new Rotary Pavilion. Event begins at 4PM. Features music, food, entertainment and much more. More details soon.


June 1-5:

Lemonade for the Lawnboy-A musical Enjoy this presentation by one of the original Church Basement Ladies, Greta Grosch. Event held at the Hastings Arts Center. 216 4th Street East, Hastings. Tickets: Performances June 1- 7 PM with post-show reception; June 2- 1 and 7 PM; June 3-7 PM with a post-show discussion; June 4- 3 and 7 PM; June 5th at 2 PM.

June 4:

Seasonal Open of Hastings Family Aquatic Center First day of the 2016 season. Family passes will be available as well as single daily admission. See the Hastings City Website for information on how to order tickets

June 4:

Hangar Swing Dance: Held at the South St. Paul Flemming Field Airport, Join theCommemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing for our Spring Swing Big Band Hangar Dance 2016. Tickets are now available-with a donation per person of $12.50 presale and $15.00 at the door. Tickets at NOTICE-You must print your tickets or show the ticket confirmation on your mobile device the night of the dance. Doors will open at 6PM, with Music by the Roseville Big Band and a Free Dance lesson from TC Swing & Rhythm & Swing that starts at 7.Dance starts at 8 and goes till Midnight.This very popular event features Music, Dancing, Food, Aircraft Tours, Door Prizes, Prizes for best WWII era dress and more.Proceeds from the dance benefit the Commemorative Air Force museum!

June 4:

Hastings Young Life 5K Race Rescheduled: Moved from prior date of May 21st, this event will have details added soon.

June 8:

Storytime in the Park-Rotary Pavilion Sponsored by the Pleasant Hills Library. Begins at 10:30 AM. FREE!

June 9:

Movies in the Park-Rotary Pavilion Vote on Facebook or Twitter between 2 movie choices, with the most popular being shown on the outdoor screen. Begins at Dusk. FREE!

June 9:

Hastings Middle School Graduation: Held in the Gymnasium. Begins at 8 AM.

June 10:

Hastings High School Graduation:7 PM. Held on Todd Field, weather permitting. Listen to KDWA Radio for any weather related changes. Rain location is Hastings HS Field House.

June 11:

Music in the Park-Rotary PavilionMusic provided by the Hastings Arts Center. Begins at 10AM. Instrumental performances. A free-will donation will be taken.

June 13:

Fitness in the Park-Rotary PavilionA partnership with Hastings Area YMCA. A variety of classes. Cost is $5 per class or $30 for all 8 summer classes. Held 5:30 p.m. - 6:15p.m. All ages welcome.

June 15:

Youth Programming-Rotary Pavilion Time 7-7:45 p.m. Magician entertainment. All ages. FREE!

June 16:

Fitness in the Park-Rotary PavilionA partnership with CrossFit HSC. A variety of classes. Cost is $5 per class or $30 for all 8 summer classes. Held 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. All ages welcome.

June 21:

Music In the Park-Rotary Pavilion Tonights entertainment- Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet- Concert Series. 7pm-9pm. FREE!

June 24:

Art in the Park-Rotary Pavilion Create art while listening to live music. A partnership with BreakAway Arts. A variety of art projects will be offered. Cost: $25 per class.

June 27:

Fitness in the Park-Rotary PavilionA partnership with Hastings Area YMCA. A variety of classes. Cost is $5 per class or $30 for all 8 summer classes. Held 5:30 p.m. - 6:15p.m. All ages are welcome.

June 27-Aug10:

Carpenter Nature Center Summer Camps:Wide variety of fun and educational summer camps include themes from Raptors to Canoeing and Fishing. Ages 5-18 depending on program. Find out specific dates and costs on the CNC Website. or Call 651-437-4359 for questions.


July 15-17:

River Town Days Annual summer celebration along the river and all through town. Sponsored and coordinated by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce. Check their website and FaceBook page for schedules, sponsorship opportunities and list of activities as added.


August 20:

Rockin Out For Autism: The Afterburner band along with the Hastings Arts Center and several sponsors will be hosting ROCKIN' OUT FOR AUTISM on Saturday, August 20th from 7pm - 11pm. Live Music, Dancing and a small silent auction with all proceeds to benefit Brett's All Stars final walk ever in the WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS/MINNESOTA. More information will be announced on this community event soon.


September 24:

Downtown Street Dance: Lost Highway headlines at this annual party held in Downtown Hastings. Contact Tatia from the Busted Nut Bar and Grill for more details.


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