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MAY

May 28:

Riverfront Celebration Memorial Day Weekend: A special family evening from 5-9 PM includes kids events, food, and music provided at 7 PM by the 451st Army Band. Located at the Rotary Pavilion. If weather is inclement, a decision will be announced at 3PM that afternoon and the concert moved to St. Philips Church 1401 15th Street, Hastings.

May 28:

Blood Drive at Ptacek's IGA:During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply for patient emergencies. Donors of all blood types are needed. Every day, the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of trauma patients and others with serious medical conditions. Upcoming donation opportunities take place in Prescott on May 28, from 8 a.m. until noon at Ptacek's IGA.

May 28:

Tours at the LeDuc Historic Estate: The regular season of tours will begin at the LeDuc Historic Estate on Thursday, May 26th and running thru the summer until Halloween, October 31st. These tours are held at 10 and 11:30 AM 1, 2:30 and 4 PM each Thursday thru Saturday. Contact the LeDuc at 651-438-8480.

May 28:

Sibley Open House: The Dakota County Historical Society invites the public to attend the Sibley Open House on May 28th, from 1p.m. - 4p.m. The Open House will be free to public and help kickoff the site’s tour season. The site is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but through a joint partnership, the Dakota County Historical Society will run the day-to-day operations of the site. DCHS will host the open house to celebrate the beginning of the tour season and the organization’s first full year of site operation. The event will have book signings related to the site, tours, re-enactors and other activities throughout the grounds for people to participate in. A raffle will be onsite with prizes provided by local businesses. The Sibley Historic Site will be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1p.m. to 4p.m. Minnesota Historical Society and Dakota County Historical Society members will be admitted to the site free of charge with proof of membership.   The Dakota County Historical Society’s Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minnesota. The Open House is free to the public. For further information about the event, or the site, visit www.dakotahistory.org or call 651-452-1596

JUNE

June 1:

Hastings HS Spring Choir Concert:The last concert of the year and it's filled with music, choreography and remembrances of a great year of vocal music. There will be Only one performance at 7 PM. Tickets will be sold in advance beginning on May 17th at the Help Desk at the East Entrance to the HS from 7:30 AM until 1PM until gone. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the concert. Directed by Kathleen Hanson, Tatum Mahlen and Lin Warren.

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: http://lawnboy.brownpapertickets.com. 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. www.lawnboyMusical.com

June 2:

Hastings MS 7th and 8th Grade Band Concert: Beginning at 7 PM. Directed by Kathy Warren. Free concert held at the HMS Auditorium.

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 www.hastingsmn.gov

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 www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-swing-big-band-hangar-dance-tickets-21403935748IMPORTANT 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.

June 4:

Rhubarb Festival:On June 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. the Friends of the LeDuc and Historic Hastings will sponsor their Annual Rhubarb Festival at the LeDuc Historic Estate. Sharing the stage with rhubarb this year will be heerbs. There will be demonstrations on how to use various herbs. There will be demonstrations on how to use various herbs in salads and cooking and suggestions for which herbs to include in your own garden.

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 9:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will begin the season with a ribbon cutting, marking new management and a new location! FREE market bags will be available for market shoppers. The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance. The 2016 Market Season is June 9 - September 29, Thursdays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

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 Pavilion:Music 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 Pavilion:A 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 Pavilion:A 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 16:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

June 21:

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

June 22:

Oil Painting:Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! Two Sessions will be held with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. Session 1 will be held on June 22 and 23. This workshop class welcomes adults and children ages 10 and up who have always wanted to begin painting, as well as those with previous experience. With individualized demos and tips given, you will familiarize yourself with color mixing, brush handling, composition techniques and best practices. The cost is $60 per student per workshop. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood at hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

June 23:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

June 23:

Oil Painting:Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! Session 1 with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

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 24:

Flick and Float:This event will take place on Friday, June 24 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Hastings Family Aquatic Center, 901 Maple Street, Hastings, Mn 55033. The cost is $5.00 which includes pool admission and watching the movie JAWS. Snacks will be available for purchase. Bring your own pool noodles and tubes but no mats please. If you have any questions concerning the event please contact 651-480-6182 or pmarschall@hastingsmn.gov

June 27:

Fitness in the Park-Rotary Pavilion:A 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. www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org or Call 651-437-4359 for questions.

June 30:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

JULY

July 7:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 13:

Oil Painting:Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! Session 2 will be held July 13 and 14 with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

July 14:

Oil Painting:Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! Session 2 with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

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. www.hastingmn.org.

July 18:

St. Croix Valley Scramble:Enjoy a day of golf at Afton Alps Golf Course and support Carpenter Nature Center. All proceeds support K-12 environmental education programming at CNC. It will be a 18-hole best ball tournament with a 1 p.m. start. Fees include box lunches, green fees, carts, dinner, and a donation to CNC. Hole sponsorships are available. Don't miss out on your chance to spend the day golfing with other CNC supports. Please visit the CNC website or call the office to request a golfer or sponsor registration form. The fee is $95 per golfer or $380 per foursome.

July 21:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 28:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

AUGUST

August 4:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 11:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 15:

The ProAct Golf Classic: Event will again be held at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, and players are invited to come out on Monday, August 15, for an exciting day of play, fine food and camaraderie in support of people with disabilities. The 18-hole event brings players to a course known for its excellent rolling greens as well as many amenities. 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. To register, go to proactinc.org or contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149.

August 18:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

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.

August 25: Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 27:

Carpenter Art Festival:Carpenter Nature Center welcomes you from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to the Wisconsin Campus to celebrate art and nature. Enjoy music, fine arts and crafts and beautiful scenery. The event will take place rain or shine. Donations are welcome and a portion of the profits will go to support CNC.

August 31:

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS:The Cottage Grove Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the 2nd annual Films in 5 Festival! Films made anytime in 2016 are eligible. Submissions will be accepted through August 31.

SEPTEMBER

September 1:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 8:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 11:

Autumn in the Valley Gala:Join Carpenter Nature Center's Board of Directors for a wonderful evening along the bluffs of the St. Croix River. Each year friends and community partners spend an evening raising fund to support K-12 environmental education at CNC. The event will be held at Carpenter Nature Center in the River Bluff Pavilion. Guests can enjoy trail tours, water gardens, a silent auction, a live auction and dinner catered by Lake Elmo Inn. Sponsorships are available at all levels and auction donations are welcome.

September 15:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 22:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

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.

September 24:

Hastings Concert Association Four Celtic Voices:With this year’s schedule completed the Hastings Concert Association has announced their plans for 2016-17. A combination of styles and artists will take to the stage next year which will bring top notch entertainment to the community six times in their season.

Their season will start on Saturday, September 24th with Four Celtic Voices in an afternoon performance.

September 29:

Farmington Farmer's Market:The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

OCTOBER

October 1:

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS:The Film Festival will take place on Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Park High School.

October 23:

Hastings Concert Association Banjo Boy Variety Band:TheBanjo Boy Variety Band plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The band is four men with eight musical instreuments playing classical jazz, banjo songs, swing blues, classic ballads, polkas and country.

NOVEMBER

November 5:

Hastings Concert Association Colleen Raye, Girl Singers Greatest Broadway Hits:In November, a local favorite, Colleen Raye will bring her Girl Singers Greatest Broadway Hits show to the Middle School Stage also at 3 PM. Colleen Raye, Debbie O'Keefe and Katie Gearty will walk the audience through some of the greatest songs of Broadway, including songs from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Gypsy, Oliver, Wicked and Rent.

2017 EVENTS

FEBRUARY

February 7:

Hastings Concert Association Wylie and Wild West:Wylie and Wild West are in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Wylie Gustafson and his band have played thousands of shows, delighting audiences around the world. The band is known for its blend of cowboy, traditional country, folk ans yodeling.

MARCH

March 16:

Hastings Concert Association A Band Called Honalee:A Band Called Honalee, paying tribute to the folksinging trio Peter, Paul and Mary, performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16. This is timeless music of the 60s. The three-member group takes a stroll down memory lane.

APRIL

April 6:

Hastings Concert Association New Odyssey:New Odyssey concludes the season on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Gags, gusto and far more than simple guitar marks this unqiue stage show.

 

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