Community Events

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Now thru July 8:

Veterans Memorial Greenway Public Review Comment Period: Dakota County Parks has proposed a Veterans Memorial Greenway, a trail linking Lebanon Hills Regional Park and the Mississippi River in central Dakota County. The 5-mile corridor stretches east and west within Eagan and Inver Grove Heights, connecting single-family residential neighborhoods, parks, and rural and undeveloped open space. The public is asked to provide input on the proposed Veterans Memorial Greenway during an open house and comment period. The open house will be on Wednesday, June 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Community Center, Community Room 1, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. Meanwhile, a draft interpretive memorial plan is available for review and comment through July 8. To view details about the proposed Veterans Memorial Greenway visit the "trail planning" webpage on the Dakota County Parks website.

Now thru July 15:

Sign Up to Host a National Night Out Block Party: The Hastings Police Department encourages neighborhoods across Hastings to organize your own National Night Out gathering. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night out will be held on Tuesday, August 2. Each year, many groups participate by hosting block parties. Some parties are privately hosted and some opt to be open to the public. To register a public neighborhood party, please complete the form on the City of Hastings website by July 15. The public safety staff and crew will try to visit as many parties as possible, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm. The City appreciates those of you who organize and participate in this wonderful tradition. Thank you for your efforts to enhance neighborhood connections and public safety in Hastings. If you have questions contact Officer Whitney Rinowski at CEO@HastingsMN.Gov.

Now thru August 12:

The Phipps Center Summer Arts Camp: Summer Arts Camp is back in full swing at The Phipps Center for the Arts located in downtown Hudson, WI with a variety of offerings over seven fun-filled and creative weeks from June 27-August 12. Students from ages 3 and over can immerse themselves in dance, theater, or visual arts classes that develop skills, grow the imagination, and provide an enjoyable social activity. Mix and match different art forms, pick and choose class times across mornings, afternoons, and weeks to create your own, unique Summer Arts Camp experience. To see a complete list of offerings and pricing see the The Phipps Center for the Arts website.

Now thru August 28:

Hastings Family Aquatic Center Open: The Hastings Family Aquatic Center is open daily at noon now thru Sunday, August 28. Enjoy a zero-depth entry, water slides, a log crossing & rock wall and a play structure or just lounge on deck chairs under shade umbrellas and have a snack from the concession stand. For more details and to inquire about swimming lessons see the City of Hastings website or call the front desk (651)480-2385.

Now thru October 16:

LeDuc Historic Estate Tour Season: The LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings will kick off their tour season starting May 12, offering both drop-in and pre-registered tours. The Estate is open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May 12 through October 16. Guided tours start at: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm. The cost is free for Dakota County Historical Society members, $7 for adults; $6 for those 60 years of age and older; $5 for those ages 6-17 years of age and free for children 5 years old and under. For special group tours or if you have questions call (651) 438-8480.

JULY

July 5:

Hastings Farmers' Market: The Hastings Farmers' Market is Tuesday, July 5 from 8am to 1pm at Westview Center. Locally grown produce, handmade housewares and regional animal products are just some of the offerings available for purchase. For details see the event facebook pagge

July 6 & July 7:

Skyhawks Volleyball Camp: Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team spot and puts it all together into one fun-filled camp on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7 from 8:30am-11:30am each day at Pioneer Park in Hastings. This class is for kids in grades 1-7. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Bring two snacks and a water bottle. The cost is $60, registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website.

July 7:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, July 7 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake" by Tiya Miles. New members are welcome and this class is geared for adults. This event will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate: 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. For more information visit the Dakota County Library website

Music in the Park: The Bored: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 7, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to rock & roll performed by The Bored. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Cottage Grove Community Blood Drive: The City of Cottage Grove is hosting a community blood drive at the HERO Center, at 10125 85th Street South, on July 7, with a goal of signing up 100 donors. Donors will receive a free water bottle. The Red Cross reminds you that your blood donation can help save up to three lives. Sign up today at RedCrossBlood.org, key words "City of CG".

Summer Cupcake Fun: Join in on Summer Cupcake Fun at Tilden Community Center in Hastings on Thursday, July 7 from 10:00am-12:00pm. This class is for youth ages 8-14. You will have so much fun decorating summertime themed cupcakes! Each student will bring home 12 boxed cupcakes that they will have decorated. If a student younger than 8 wants to enroll, they can but they must bring an adult to help them. There is no fee for the adult helper. The cost is $40, registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website.   

July 8:

Movies in the Park-Jungle Cruise: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, July 8 enjoy 'Jungle Cruise', showtime is 9:00pm. Come an hour early, starting at 8:00pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is sponsored by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 9:

Bike With A Park Ranger: The City of Hastings invites you to ride the 10-mile loop guided by a Park Ranger on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00am-11:00am. Learn history & wildlife fun facts. Bring your bicycle & helmet. Recommended for teens & adults. The cost is free, registration is required and can be done on the City of Hasting website or by calling (651) 480-6182.

July 11:

Mighty Machines in Hastings: Dakota County's "Mighty Machines" is coming to Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings on Monday, July 11th, from 9:30 to 11:20 AM. Climb inside, touch and explore trucks, vehicles, and other machines from Dakota County's large fleet of equipment. Presented by Dakota County Fleet Management. Geared for youth ages 2 and older with parent or caregiver. Pleasant Hill Library is located at 1490 South Frontage Road. Learn more on the County website

July 11 thru July 21:

Spotlight Theater Camp: SPIRAL Theater Camp in partnership with Black Dirt Community Theater is offering Spotlight Camp for those in grades 4-8 at Tilden Community Center in Hastings. This camp will give your students the chance to learn from fine arts professionals Monday thru Friday, July 11 thru July 21 each day from 9:00am-3:00 pm. They will be able to explore every aspect of the theatrical process from being on stage to putting together a set. Workshops in acting, singing, dancing, and visual arts will be available. They will spend time in rehearsal putting together their show and the second Friday of camp they will share the show with the community. The cost is $389, registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website.

July 12:

Hastings Farmers' Market: The Hastings Farmers' Market is Tuesday, July 12 from 8am to 1pm at Westview Center. Locally grown produce, handmade housewares and regional animal products are just some of the offerings available for purchase. For details see the event facebook pagge.

Hastings Party in the Park: The City of Hastings is hosting a Party in the Park on Tuesday, July 12 from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park. Celebrate National Parks & Rec. month with a live animal show, cyr wheel acrobatics, HebbaJebba rock & roll band, activity booths, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, caricature artists, a climbing wall & food trucks! All ages welcome and the cost is free. For details see the event facebook page.

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July 13:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Lions Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy a scavenger hunt, giant parachutes and gamified art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 14:

Cannon Falls Chamber Open-Air Fair: Listeners are invited to the Chamber Open-Air Fair in downtown Cannon Falls on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. If you enjoy having fun and getting great food to eat, this event is right for you! Vendors will be along the sidewalks of downtown Cannon Falls on Main St., 4th St., and Mill St. They always have a variety of products, services, and games for kids. You might find antiques; baked goods and kitchen tools; soaps, jams, honey, candles; clothing, jewelry and other accessories; employment opportunities; essential oils, vitamins & supplements; healthcare information and services; internet, TV & phone services; printing products; real estate; specialty foods & drinks; wooden crafts, and much more! For details see the Cannon Falls Chamber of Commerce website.

Mighty Machines in West Saint Paul: The Dakota County Library invites listeners to their Mighty Machines event on Thursday, July 14 from 9:30am-11:30am at the Wentworth Library in West Saint Paul. Climb inside, touch and explore trucks, vehicles, and other machines from Dakota County's large fleet of equipment. Presented by Dakota County Fleet Management. Geared for youth ages 2 and older with parent or caregiver. Learn more on the County website

July 15:

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, July 15 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

Last Day to Sign Up to Host a National Night Out Block Party: The Hastings Police Department encourages neighborhoods across Hastings to organize your own National Night Out gathering. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night out will be held on Tuesday, August 2. Each year, many groups participate by hosting block parties. Some parties are privately hosted and some opt to be open to the public. To register a public neighborhood party, please complete the form on the City of Hastings website by July 15. The public safety staff and crew will try to visit as many parties as possible, between 5:30 and 8:00 pm. The City appreciates those of you who organize and participate in this wonderful tradition. Thank you for your efforts to enhance neighborhood connections and public safety in Hastings. If you have questions contact Officer Whitney Rinowski at CEO@HastingsMN.Gov.

Orange Dragon Art Gallery Summer Exhibit Open House: Come see the new Summer Exhibit and meet the artists that created the pieces at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery in Prescott on Friday, July 15 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The gallery is located at 122 Orange Street and details can be found on the event Facebook page.

July 15 Through 17:

Rivertown Days: The snow is still on the ground, but plans are already underway for Rivertown Days in Hastings, scheduled for July 15th through the 17th. The organizing committee is planning continuous music all weekend, carnival rides overlooking the river, an arts & crafts fair, a classic car show, food and more. Visit RiverTownDaysMN.com for complete details.

July 16:

Nate's Community Garage Fundraiser Car Show and Burnout Contest: Nate's Community Garage in Cannon Falls is hosting a Fundraiser Car Show and Burnout Contest on Saturday, July 16 starting at 11:00am. Nate's Community Garage developed in 2020 as a nonprofit out of Nate's garage. They help Veterans and people on fixed income with financial assistance to afford safety related auto repairs. If you would like to participate in the show registration is $20 and if you just want to watch there is a suggested spectator donation of $2/person or $5/family. For details see the event Facebook page.

River Town Throw Down: Red Wing Arts is hosting River Town Throw Down, a FREE concert on Saturday, July 16 starting at 3:00pm in Central Park. Enjoy several live performances, an interactive art battle in which two painters go head-to-head in a round robin format as well as food trucks and a beer tent. For details see the RedWingArts.Org.

July 17:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, July 17 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

Art Show Reception for The Little Colony Artists: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Prescott is hosting an Art Show Reception for The Little Colony Artists on Sunday, July 17 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Freedom Park. The Little Colony Art Group is a unique, local collective of artists with a wide array of creative expression and media that they've curated especially for this exhibit. Light refreshments provided. Visit the Freedom Park website for more details.

July 18:

Friends In Need Food Shelf Birthday Celebration: The Friends In Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park is turning 30 years old, and they invite everyone to a Birthday Celebration on Monday, July 18th, from 4:30 to 6 PM, for an open house with free ice cream. The Friends In Need Food Shelf is located at 535 4th Street.

July 19:

Hastings Farmers' Market: The Hastings Farmers' Market is Tuesday, July 19 from 8am to 1pm at Westview Center. Locally grown produce, handmade housewares and regional animal products are just some of the offerings available for purchase. For details see the event facebook pagge.

Drawn to the River: Visit Levee Park on Tuesday, July 19 at 6 PM to watch professional artist Paul Oman paint Hastings' landmarks and its people throughout history on the Mississippi. As a unique program for all ages, "Drawn to the River" is designed to discover the beauty of original art in public places, generate community pride and build an encouraging spirit among its men, women and children. This event is free & open to all.

July 20:

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Chamber Night Out/Poker Stroll: The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Chamber Night Out, formerly the Poker Stroll, and participants are encouraged to put a team together, create costumes, sign up to have some fun and network with other area businesses and members! The event will start at Philander's Grill & Bar on July 20th at 4:00 PM, then find your way downtown to participating bars and restaurants and you'll be on the hunt for a specific figurine/idol to mark off on your card. You will end the night at the Old Ptacek's Event Center for the chance to win prizes! The Chamber Night Out is $15 per person, includes 2 meals and the event card!. Sign up by emailing ChamberOfPrescott@Gmail.com.

Hope Lutheran Family Grill Out: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Family Grill Out on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, beverages & baked goods will be provided! Their playground will be open for the kids to enjoy and they plan to have lawn games and other activities. They do kindly ask that you RSVP so they can get a headcount for food. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

Storytime in the Park-Animals: The City of Hastings in partnership with the Pleasant Hill Library invites you to Storytime in the Park located at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Each Storytime event has a theme. Come listen to big book stories read aloud, play games and sing songs all about ANIMALS on Wednesday, July 20 from 10:30am-11:15am. This event is free and recommended for children 10 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

School Recycling Workshop: Dakota County will host the eighth-annual free School Recycling Workshop on Wednesday, July 20 from 8:30 to 11:35 AM, online. All school personnel including administrators, building and grounds personnel, food service staff and Green Team leaders, are encouraged to attend. They will learn ways to reduce waste and improve recycling and organics programs. New panelists and topics are covered each year with a breakout session and opportunities to interact with other attendees. This year's topics include new school organics requirements, food waste reduction opportunities, hauler contracts and recycling resources. Register online at DakotaCounty.us, keywords school recycling workshop, or contact Ali Vandercook at Ali.Vandercook@co.dakota.mn.us or by calling 952-891-7552.

July 21:

Music in the Park: Nick Fox & The Metro Gnomes: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 21, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to rock performed by Nick Fox & The Metro Gnomes. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, July 21 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

Mighty Machines in Eagan: The Dakota County Library invites listeners to their Mighty Machines event on Thursday, July 21 from 9:30am-11:30am at the Wescott Library in Eagan. Climb inside, touch and explore trucks, vehicles, and other machines from Dakota County's large fleet of equipment. Presented by Dakota County Fleet Management. Geared for youth ages 2 and older with parent or caregiver. Learn more on the County website

July 23 & 24:

Southeast Minnesota Military Show: The North Central Military Collectors Association is hosting their Southeast Minnesota Military Show the weekend of July 23 and 24 from 8:00am-3:00pm on Saturday and from 8:00am-2:00pm Sunday at the Grand O2 Event Center in Cannon Falls. This show is dedicated to the hobby of collecting military memorabilia. All military items are welcome from all wars. Firearms, bayonets, inert ordnance, uniforms and accessories are all included. Non-military related items are not allowed. Military displays are welcome and encouraged. If you are interested in vending at the event 6ft tables are $60.00 each and must pay in advance. General admission is $10.00 and children under 14 can attend for free with an adult. If you have questions call (612) 363-2930.

July 24:

MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Youth Skills Competition: Prescott's CAB Company (Crazy About Baseball) along with Prescott Fastpitch Association (PFA) is hosting Major League Baseball's (MLB) Pitch, Hit and Run youth skills competition on July 24th. CAB Company Vice President Brady Randolph has the details.

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July 25 & 26:

Afton Strawberry Festival: The 2022 Afton Strawberry Festival will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, June 26th from 11am to 4pm. This unique community festival honors the long, rich heritage of strawberry crops grown in the area since the 1800's. This free, two-day outdoor festival will feature a blend of 80+ artist vendors showcasing and selling their goods, vintage and 2nd-hand vendors selling repurposed or vintage treasures and a business expo. Great food, live music and fun activities for the entire family will be in Afton Town Square Park. Think you have a big appetite for dessert? Sign up for the strawberry shortcake eating competition at 12:45pm on Saturday and begin competing at 1pm. For details and a complete list of vendors see the ExploreAfton.com.

July 26:

Performance in the Park-Wild Goose Chase Cloggers: The City of Hastings is hosting their Performance in the Park series and on Tuesday, July 26 from 6:00-6:45pm enjoy Wild Goose Chase Cloggers at the Levee Park Rotary Pavilion. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is sponsored by SMEAD Manufacturing Company

Dakota County-Music in The Park Hip-hop Sounds: Dakota County Parks is hosting Music in The Park on Tuesday, July 26 from 5:00-7:00pm at the amphitheater in Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Farmington. Bring a blanket or chair, sit under the big sky on a summer evening, and enjoy food trucks and entertaining musical performances. This month enjoy Hip-hop dance performed by IamWeR Crew as well as hear Hip-hop and R&B sounds from UMG Music Group. All ages are welcome, the cost is free and no registration is required. For details see the event webpage.

Hastings Farmers' Market: The Hastings Farmers' Market is Tuesday, July 26 from 8am to 1pm at Westview Center. Locally grown produce, handmade housewares and regional animal products are just some of the offerings available for purchase. For details see the event facebook pagge.

July 27:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Sunny Acres Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy an obstacle course, tug of war and mindful making art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 28:

Music in the Park-Bok Choy: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 28, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to jazz, funk & pop performed by Bok Choy. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, July 28 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

Pull Spotted Knapweed at Pine Bend Bluffs: Join the Friends of the Mississippi River in removing invasive species, especially spotted knapweed, from the native prairie at Pine Bend Bluffs in Inver Grove Heights on Thursday, July 28 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm. Minnesota's native bees and local wildlife depend on this rare habitat and the native plants that grow in the area. All tools and training will be provided and volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level. All are welcome, registration is required and can be done by visiting the Friends of the Mississippi River website or by calling (651) 222-2193 x27.

July 28 thru July 30:

Little Log House Antique Power Show: The 31st Annual Little Log House Antique Power Show is Friday, July 29 thru Sunday, July 30 from 8:00am until 5:00pm daily off of Michael Avenue in Hastings. Enjoy living history, food, music, horse power, shopping and the gardens! Admission is $10/day for those 13 and older or $20 for a weekend pass, while children ages 12 and under can attend for FREE. For complete details of events and offerings see the Little Log House website or call (651) 437-2693.

July 29 thru July 31:

Black Dirt Theater Performances-NEWSIES: Black Dirt Theater presents Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical LIVE on stage Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30 starting at 7pm with a matinee on Sunday, July 31 starting at 2:00pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. For details see the Black Dirt Theater website.

AUGUST

August 2:

National Night Out at Lions Park: The City of Hastings Public Safety and Parks & Rec Commissions hosts a community National Night Out Neighborhood Gathering each year. This year, National Night out will be held on Tuesday, August 2, at Lions Park, 1043 5th Street West in Hastings, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Play on the playground, play lawn games, meet your local law enforcement, enjoy free dinner, and connect with someone new! If you don't have a party in your neighborhood, join ours. Everyone is welcome. For details see the City of Hastings website or the event Facebook page.

August 2 thru August 4:

SPARK Program: SPARK is a FREE program for youth in Hastings. The SPARK program is designed for youth entering 5th-8th grade. Young people can join their staff at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Tuesday, August 2 thru Thursday, August 4 from 11:30am-2:00pm each day on for fun, games, activities, and programs from various community organizations. Lunch is provided for registered participants from 11:30am-Noon. FREE bus transportation will be provided during all the SPARK program days and a waiver must be on file prior to riding the bus. Registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website. The SPARK program will run rain or shine. If you have questions visit their Facebook page, @Spark2HastingsMN or call (651) 437-9052.

August 3 thru August 6:

Black Dirt Theater Performances-NEWSIES: Black Dirt Theater presents Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical LIVE on stage Thursday, August 3, Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 starting at 7pm with a matinee on Sunday, August 6 starting at 2:00pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. For details see the Black Dirt Theater website.

August 4:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, August 4 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson. New members are welcome and this class is geared for adults. This event will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate: 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. For more information visit the Dakota County Library website.

Music in the Park-Sumo Seven:Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 4, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to funk, blues & soul performed by Sumo Seven. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, August 4 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

August 7:

Suburban Caravan-Jawaahir Dance Company: The City of Roseville invites listeners to enjoy Arab music and dance Live @ The Rog: Suburban Caravan -Jawaahir Dance Company on Sunday, August 7 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in Central Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, maybe a picnic supper, and enjoy traditional Middle Eastern music and dance. This is a performance in the Creative Crossroads series every Sunday evening. These events illustrate similarities and differences across cultures through comparable performance styles, and may include music, dance, theater, storytelling, and costume design. These Sunday events will include dance instruction and/or other audience participation activities for all ages. For details see the event webpage or the City of Roseville website

August 8-August 14:

Dakota County Fair: The 2022 Dakota County Fair will be Monday, August 8-Sunday, August 14. Enjoy agricultural competitions, dueling pianos, kids power pedal tractor pull, a 9/11 Never Forget Mobile exhibit, food and much more when to stop by the fairgrounds. For more details see the DakotaCountyFair.Org web page.

August 9 thru August 11:

SPARK Program: SPARK is a FREE program for youth in Hastings. The SPARK program is designed for youth entering 5th-8th grade. Young people can join their staff at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Tuesday, August 9 thru Thursday, August 11 from 11:30am-2:00pm each day on for fun, games, activities, and programs from various community organizations. Lunch is provided for registered participants from 11:30am-Noon. FREE bus transportation will be provided during all the SPARK program days and a waiver must be on file prior to riding the bus. Registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website. The SPARK program will run rain or shine. If you have questions visit their Facebook page, @Spark2HastingsMN or call (651) 437-9052.

August 10:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, August 10 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Roadside Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy a giant inflatable slide, giant connect four and wild art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 11:

Music in the Park-Top Shelf: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 11, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to country, rock & pop performed by Top Shelf. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, August 11 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

August 12:

Movies in the Park-Onward: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, August 12 enjoy 'Onward', showtime is 8:30pm. Come an hour early, starting at 7:30pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is response by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 13:

Bike With A Park Ranger: The City of Hastings invites you to ride the 10-mile loop guided by a Park Ranger on Saturday, August 13 from 9:00am-11:00am. Learn history & wildlife fun facts. Bring your bicycle & helmet. Recommended for teens & adults. The cost is free, registration is required and can be done on the City of Hasting website or by calling (651) 480- 6182.

August 11-August 14:

Pierce County Fair: The 2022 Pierce County Fair will be Thursday, August 11th-Sunday, August 14th. "From Ferris Wheels to Tractor Wheels" is this year's theme. Like the Fair on Facebook -"Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds (WI)"or Instagram at "piercecountyfairwi". For more details see the Pierce County link provided on KDWA.com: https://www.co.pierce.wi.us/departments/fair/index.php

August 15:

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August 16 thru August 18:

SPARK Program: SPARK is a FREE program for youth in Hastings. The SPARK program is designed for youth entering 5th-8th grade. Young people can join their staff at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Tuesday, August 16 thru Thursday, August 18 from 11:30am-2:00pm each day on for fun, games, activities, and programs from various community organizations. Lunch is provided for registered participants from 11:30am-Noon. FREE bus transportation will be provided during all the SPARK program days and a waiver must be on file prior to riding the bus. Registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website. The SPARK program will run rain or shine. If you have questions visit their Facebook page, @Spark2HastingsMN or call (651) 437-9052.

August 17:

Storytime in the Park-Dinos: The City of Hastings in partnership with the Pleasant Hill Library invites you to Storytime in the Park located at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Each Storytime event has a theme. Come listen to big book stories read aloud, play games and sing songs all about DINOSAURS on Wednesday, August 17 from 10:30am-11:15am. This event is free and recommended for children 10 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 18:

Music in the Park-Tropical Zone Orchestra: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 18, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to Latin fusion performed by Tropical Zone Orchestra. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, August 18 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

August 19:

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, August 19 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

August 21:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, August 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

August 23:

Performance in the Park-Chinese Dance Theater: The City of Hastings is hosting their Performance in the Park series and on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:00-6:45pm enjoy CAAM Chinese Dance Theater at the Levee Park Rotary Pavilion. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is sponsored by SMEAD Manufacturing Company.

August 24:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, August 24 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Pioneer Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy bag races, a water balloon toss and tie dye art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182

Hope Lutheran Family Grill Out: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Family Grill Out on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, beverages & baked goods will be provided! Their playground will be open for the kids to enjoy and they plan to have lawn games and other activities. They do kindly ask that you RSVP so we can get a headcount for food. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

August 25:

Music in the Park-Minneapolis Commodores: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 25, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to A Capella swing performed by Minneapolis Commodores. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Makers Alleyway Market: In collaboration with Music in the Park programming at Levee Park, the City of Hastings will be hosting Makers Alleyway Markets this summer in the alleyway north of 2nd Street between Sibley Street and Ramsey Street. Support area makers and artisans by shopping a variety of goods offered at the markets. The next market is on Thursday, August 25 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Interested vendors should visit the City of Hastings website to register.

August 23 thru August 25:

SPARK Program: SPARK is a FREE program for youth in Hastings. The SPARK program is designed for youth entering 5th-8th grade. Young people can join their staff at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Tuesday, August 23 thru Thursday, August 25 from 11:30am-2:00pm each day on for fun, games, activities, and programs from various community organizations. Lunch is provided for registered participants from 11:30am-Noon. FREE bus transportation will be provided during all the SPARK program days and a waiver must be on file prior to riding the bus. Registration is required and can be done on the Hastings Community Education website. The SPARK program will run rain or shine. If you have questions visit their Facebook page, @Spark2HastingsMN or call (651) 437-9052.

August 29:

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament: The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament is a fantastic mix of business and fun. Taking place at the Clifton Highlands Golf Club, N6890 11230th Street in Prescott, on Monday, August 29th, starting at 10 AM, this event is for avid golfers and first timers. Participants will be treated to great food, beverages and entertainment throughout the day. The sponsors really step it up and the results are outstanding! Scramble format for all levels to play. Register on the Chamber of Commerce website.

August 30:

Dakota County-Music in The Park Rock Sounds: Dakota County Parks is hosting Music in The Park on Tuesday, August 30 from 5:00-7:00pm at the amphitheater in Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Farmington. Bring a blanket or chair, sit under the big sky on a summer evening, and enjoy food trucks and entertaining musical performances. This month hear Blues and rock sounds from Bluedog as well as enjoy Afrobeats and R&B performed by Carolyne Naomi. All ages are welcome, the cost is free and no registration is required. For details see the event webpage.

SEPTEMBER

September 1:

Music in the Park-Duelly Noted: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, September 1, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to 1960's hit performed by Duelly Noted. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

September 10:

Rivertown Live: Rivertown Live returns in 2022 on Saturday, September 10th, from 4 to 11 PM at Levee Park. Tickets go on sale 10am Friday, March 18th for this year's Rivertown LIVE, featuring Foghat and The Guess Who on the Main Stage with Arch Allies on the Pavilion Stage! They will rock the river with dozens of non-stop classic hits. Support your Hastings Area Rotary Club and the "Concert For a Cause". Visit RiverTownLive.com for updates.

CAB Helicopter Baseball Drop Fundraiser: On September 10th at 4 PM, Prescott's Crazy About Baseball company encourages you to get involved in the CAB Helicopter Baseball Drop fundraiser. CAB Company Vice President Brady Randolph has the details.

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To purchase a ball, call 651-560-6954 or email CABBCO@Gmail.com.

Art on the Kinni: Art on the Kinni features over 70 artists, along with several budding artists, a children's art tent, two musical venues and eight food vendors. Many of your friends and neighbors were among 2019's record crowd of close to 5,800 art lovers who provided a steady stream of foot traffic along the scenic Kinnickinnic/White Trail, Heritage Park and Veteran's Park. AOK is an annual can't-miss event in River Falls! Free to attend! This lovely fair is always held on the first Saturday after Labor Day along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River in the downtown River Falls area. This year it is on September 10 from 9 am to 5 pm. For details see the River Falls Community Arts Base website.

September 10 & September 11:

Civil War Weekend: Join the Dakota County Historical Society at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings for Civil War Weekend Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Enjoy a weekend of history, re-enactments, hands-on experiences, and fun! The days will be full of presentations, demonstrations, and activities for kids of all ages! The cost is free for Dakota County Historical Society members, $10 for adults; $8 for those 60 years of age and older; and free for children up to 17 years old. If you have questions visit call (651) 438-8480.

September 13:

Performance in the Park-Collide Theatrical Dance: The City of Hastings is hosting their Performance in the Park series and on Tuesday, September 13 from 6:00-8:00pm enjoy Collide Theatrical Dance at the Levee Park Rotary Pavilion. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is sponsored by SMEAD Manufacturing Company.

September 16:

Movies in the Park-The Mitchells vs. The Machines: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, September 16 enjoy 'The Mitchells vs. The Machines', showtime is 7:30pm. Come an hour early, starting at 6:30pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is response by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, September 16 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

September 18:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, September 18 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

September 21:

Storytime in the Park-Transportation: The City of Hastings in partnership with the Pleasant Hill Library invites you to Storytime in the Park located at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Each Storytime event has a theme. Come listen to big book stories read aloud, play games and sing songs all about TRANSPORTATION on Wednesday, September 21 from 10:30am-11:15am. This event is free and recommended for children 10 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

September 23 thru September 25:

StoryWalk: A StoryWalk is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors & reading. Large staked signs with book pages are installed a long the trail from Levee Park to Jaycee Park in Hastings from Friday, September 23 thru Sunday, September 25. Start & end at either park for a self-guided experience. This event is in partnership with Pleasant Hill Library and recommended for families with youth 10 and under. The no registration is required and the cost is free.

OCTOBER

October 14:

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, October 14 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

NOVEMBER

November 11:

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, November 11 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

DECEMBER

December 9:

Hope Lutheran Christian Movie Night: Hope Lutheran church in Hastings is hosting a Christian Movie Night on Friday, December 9 starting at 6:30pm. Enjoy a movie and fellowship. Child care will be provided by the Hope Youth Group. There is no cost but free will donations will go to fundraising for the National Youth Gathering taking place in Texas in July. For details see the Hope Lutheran website or call (651) 480-2273.

ONGOING

Hastings Concert Association 2021-2022 Concert Season: The Hastings Concert Association has released their lineup for the 2021-2022 season, full of many different musical styles. Special season pricing on tickets is offered through July 31st: 6 concerts for $50! All 6 performances will be at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. To buy tickets and learn more visit the Hastings Concert Association Facebook page or call (651) 304-7895.

County Trails: Dakota County Parks system wants to remind you that Spring is a great season to explore the Dakota County Parks system and discover a new trail. Head out to your favorite park or trail and find fun new places to explore. The trails are waiting for you! Check out the trail system at DakotaCounty.us.

County Park Adult Programming: Dakota County Parks offers adult programming all spring and summer that guarantees you fun spending time in nature. Fly fishing, birding, wildflower walks, mountain biking and more. Visit DakotaCounty.us to a full listing of programs, times and locations.

Prescott Public Library: Get to know the Prescott Public Library! They offer more services and learning opportunities than you may know! Now open by appointment, give them a call and schedule your time. Join their virtual classes or check out devices like Wi-Fi hotspots or tablet for the younger kids. 800 Borner Street North, 715-262-5555 or visit them online at PrescottPublicLibrary.org

Mindfulness Startegy Webinars: The challenges of 2020/2021 have taken a toll on all of us and have a direct impact on our overall health and well-being. Join other parents and grandparents by Zoom and explore fun and practical mindfulness strategies to help your family with: Morning Routines, After School Transitions, Bedtime Routines, Building Connections and developing Successful Schoolwork Strategies. Register through the Hastings Public School system.

Prescott Food Pantry: The Prescott Area Food Pantry offering Prescott Area households Grade-A foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Prescott Area Food Pantry is an authorized food distributor in the Emergency Food Assistance Program and can now provide no-cost groceries for households that have incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level. People who have lost jobs or income may obtain a monthly share of American-grown meat, vegetables, fruit, juice and more, through the new guidelines. The Prescott Area Food Pantry is located at 911 Pearl Street and is open Tuesday and Wednesdays from 9 AM until 2 PM and Thursdays from Noon until 5 PM. The pantry will provide food on the day of application and once each month as long as the household's income qualifies them to participate. Those seeking additional information are asked to call (715) 262-4143.

Geocaching: Dakota County reminds residents that the County Parks system has an active geocaching program. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Geocaches found within Dakota County Parks have a maximum size of 12 inches x 6 inches x 8 inches. Check out Geocaching.com to find coordinates for cache locations throughout Dakota County Parks. Once you have the coordinates for a cache, visit the park and try to find the cache using your GPS. Find more information of the parks page of DakotaCounty.us.

Ed2Go: Hastings Community Education presents Ed2Go, an online source for community education courses that you take on your time and convenience. Ed2Go classes are available any time of the day or night, and cover a wide range of interests. Browse the catalog and sign up for a course today by visiting Ed2Go.com/HastingsComEd.

Live 2 B Healthy: The Hastings Senior Center now offers Live 2 B Healthy Fitness Classes from the comfort of your own home. Jena hosts live sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30 PM, and Sandy hosts sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 9 AM. Cost is a subscription of $35, or free for SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, and RenewActive members. For complete details, contact Kelly Nygard, of Live 2 B Healthy, at KellyN@Live2BHealthy.com, or call 612-751-9151.

Free COVID Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the week and weekends at many places around Dakota County. The testing is free and open to everyone (no age or location requirements). No symptoms, insurance or ID required and test results take 1-5 days to process depending on number of people tested. Rapid tests are not available. Testing options include: Free walk-up saliva testing, Free drive-up nasal testing and Free at-home saliva testing. Go to Dakota County's COVID-19 page on their website for more information.

Senior Center Pen Pal Program: The Senior Center is planning a pen pal program with kids from the Community Education child care program. If you are interested in pairing with a child this winter, call (651) 480-7689 to let Laurie know. She will then get you the details as the program begins.

Senior Center Foot Clinic:R. N.s Ginny Vandervest, Ann Voelker, and Laurie Chapman provide foot care at the Senior Center in Hastings. Please call (651)480-7689 for an appointment. Here is our protocol moving forward. Clients are asked to wait in the parking lot or on the bench outside the door until the nurse calls them in for their appointment. Please arrive at the time of your appointment as there will be no waiting inside. Your temperature will be taken with a touch-less thermometer upon arrival. If you have a temperature over 99 or are not feeling well, you are asked to reschedule. Clients will be asked a list of questions regarding their health before coming into the building. All people must wear a mask. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands when you arrive. Only one person is allowed per appointment unless okayed with your foot care nurse.

ECFE Zoom Classes: ECFE families are you looking for a way to stay active at home this Winter? Check out all the Zoom classes offered through Hastings Community Education. Enjoy time with your child using music, exercise games, dancing and even the practice of mindfulness during these classes. Virtual classes are a great way to use energy and connect with ECFE teachers and other families. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Chamber COVID Webinars: The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with four local Chambers to provide weekly 30 min webinars on timely topics to help your business navigate COVID-19 and grow. A complete library can be found on their website at HastingsMN.org.

Library Books Online: Dakota County Library's digital audiobooks are now available on the app Libby. Download the app for iOS or Android product and log in with your library card information to explore the book collection. Learn more at Dakota County's website - www.co.Dakota.Mn.us/libraries

Senior Center Pickleball: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Pickle ball has started again. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Senior Center Massages: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The opportunity to receive a massage has returned. Please call (651) 480-7689 to make an appointment.

Senior Center Equipment Loan Program: Did you know the Hastings Senior Center has an equipment Loan Program? The following items may be borrowed from the Center on a short term basis, for no fee: a wheelchair, cane, walker, knee scooter, crutches and a bath seat. Stop in Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm to pick up or drop off equipment. Hastings Senior Center is located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings.

Senior Center Linkage Line: Are you overwhelmed with health care questions? The Senior Linkage Line offers FREE health care counseling by trained counselors who can assist in: the Basics of Medicare, health insurance forms, Medicare Part D, assessing longterm care insurance options, Medical Assistance and more. Call 1-888-333-2433. or go to MetroAging.org.

Senior Center Book Exchange: The Hastings Senior Center in the Tilden Community Center has a great selection of fiction books for you to borrow. Take a few books and bring others that you are done reading. The exchange is located in the Welcome Center. The Tilden Community Center is located at 310 River Street in Hastings.

YMCA Food Assistance: Continuing in 2021, the Hastings YMCA and Every Meal are teaming up to distribute food bags (meals) to our community. The "Y" has meals at the YMCA entrance available to be picked up for free for those that are in need or those that want to drop off for someone in need. If you need food or know someone that does please stop by!

BBB Scam Tracker: Did you know the #1 riskiest scam for consumers in 2020 was online purchase scams. Online purchase scams were the most common scam reported to the Better Business Bureau, comprising 38.3% of all scam reports. Pet and PPE-related online purchase scams, in particular, spiked during the pandemic. If you think something sounds too good to be true, check it out for yourself at BBB.org/ScamTracker.

American Legion Membership: The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to US service members and veterans. Locations include: Prescott, Hastings, Cottage Grove, St Paul Park, Rosemount, Apple Valley Farmington, Cannon Falls and Red Wing. For more information about becoming a member of the American Legion, go to Legion.org.

Great Decisions: Discuss important international issues and foreign policy topics led by Great Decisions, a nonpartisan discussion forum that provides education on important American policy issues. A presenter with expertise in the topic will set the stage for discussing diverse viewpoints on topics such as China's Role in Africa, Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic, Brexit and the European Union Participants and Global Supply Chain and National Security. These virtual Zoom events are geared towards adults and meet on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm. Registration is required at DakotaCounty.us.

Wetland Health Evaluation Program: Dakota County is seeking volunteers eager to pull on a pair of waders and jump into monitoring wetlands through the Wetland Health Evaluation Program. Volunteers will work with a community-based team to monitor and collect data that is used to study trends to better manage wetlands and surrounding natural resource areas. COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. Experience is not required. Contact Paula Liepold, (952)891-7117 or register online at DakotaCounty.us.

Small Busines SCORE Counseling: Do you own a small business and are looking for some guidance? Get free, confidential counseling through Dakota County from Ron Seipp, an experienced SCORE counselor, who will help you navigate the planning or operating your small business. To make a virtual appointment, email Seipp at ron.seipp@scorevolunteer.org.

CNC Youth Birding Competition: Young birders 18 and under are invited to join the Youth Birding Competition at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center; with a new "Pick Your Park" option! The rules are simple, all birds seen or heard within sightline of your rooftop, OR within the boundaries of your favorite park/nature center. Everyone who submits a list will earn a prize. For more information rules and registration, visit CarpenterNatureCenter.org.

Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium Classes: The Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium is offering free intro to healthcare classes, Microsoft office classes and more. The Great Rivers Education Consortium is a joint educational effort serving Hastings and South Washington County Public schools. Learn more at HastingsCommunity Ed.com.

Monday:

Steps to Freedom in Christ: Rise Up Recovery in Hastings invites those longing for deeper intimacy with God and experience more freedom in your daily life to join them for Dr. Neil Anderson's "Steps to Freedom in Christ" curriculum, on Mondays, from 6 to 7 PM. This 8 week long experiential course will start and end together as they work through each step sequentially. This class is free of charge and a workbook is included. A suggested $10 donation for the workbook is encouraged. Rise Up Recovery is located at 507 Vermillion Street, in Hastings. Learn more on the Rise Up Recovery Facebook page, or their website.

Senior Center Shuffleball: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. How about playing a fun game of shuffleball on Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 PM Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Playing With Art: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Do you like art? Join in at "Playing with Art" on Monday mornings, beginning at 9:00 AM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Virtual Beginning Yoga: Virtual Beginning Yoga classes are being offered through The Prescott Public Library. The classes are available on the library's YouTube Channel, and new classes will be posted on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.prescottpubliclibrary.org or our website KDWA.com.

Monday and Wednesday:

Zoom Zumba: The Hastings Senior Center will host a virtual session of Zumba from 8:30 to 10 AM. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Tuesday:

Senior Center Bingo: Join area seniors for "Small Group Socially Distanced Bingo" on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Hastings Senior Center. Space is limited, so you must register in advance at (651) 480-7689. Please enter Tilden at the 4th Street entrance and NO walk-ins please. The Hastings Senior Center is located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings.

Zoom Yoga With Ricky: Not 100% OK with venturing out yet? The Hastings Senior Center reminds you about Yoga with Ricky on Zoom at 10:00 am. For more information, visit HastingsCommunityEd.com.

1st and 3rd Tuesday:

Caregiver Conversation: Are you a caregiver? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is offering a Caregiver Conversation support group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 12:00 noon. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com

Wednesday:

Puzzle Exchange: Wednesday Puzzle Exchange and Cub Food Delivery will continue at the Tilden Community Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Masks must be worn while looking at puzzles or picking up baked goods. A table will be placed under the arch of Tilden's main doors with puzzles that you may take for your enjoyment. Please only touch the puzzle you will take and only 1 person at the table at a time. If you would like to drop off puzzles for the next week's exchange, please put them in the box under the table. DO NOT take those puzzles until they have been sanitized for the next week's exchange. Day old bread and baked goods from Cub are also available for pick up during this time. ***This event will take place, weather permitting. If it is too cold or blustery, the tables will not be put outside.

Senior Center Cornhole: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Do you like to play a good competitive game of cornhole? They play every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Virtual Beginning Yoga: Virtual Beginning Yoga classes are being offered through The Prescott Public Library. The classes are available on the library's YouTube Channel, and new classes will be posted on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. For more information, go to www.prescottpubliclibrary.org or our website KDWA.com.

ECFE LIVE Free Virtual Drop In Class: Early Childhood Family Education Classes through Hastings Community Education are beginning the first week of February! ECFE LIVE is a Free Virtual Drop In Class for adults and Children ages birth to 7 years old. Connect with other families with young children through songs, interactive play, and support for parenting in a pandemic. Zoom Time is on Wednesdays from 10-11 am and the classes are free. For more information, contact Hastings Community Ed at (651) 480-7689.

Pure Men Group: Rise Up Recovery offers a Pure Men group, which meets from 6 to 7 PM on Fridays at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings. Join this group of men who are seeking to live a life free from sexual addiction as they pursue a life of chastity and purity. There is no cost to attend. Visit RiseUpRecoveryMN.org for more details.

1st and 3rd Wednesday:

Gone Too Soon: If you are dealing with the death of a child, you are invited to attend "Gone Too Soon", a support group for parents who have lost children, that meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tilden Community Center at 6:30 PM. All parents who are navigating the rocky and winding road of child loss are welcome to attend. There is no cost to join. The group is moderated by Dick and Donna Mathiowetz. For questions or assistance, please email Donna Mathiowetz at Donna@UnfinishedByDesign.com.

Senior Center Quilting: Are you a quilter? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and has opportunities for quilting. Join with other quilters on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM for a general quilting group.

Dakota County Veterans Services in Hastings: Dakota County Veterans Services wants to remind listeners that they are available in Hastings twice a month on Wednesdays:

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To schedule an appointment call (651) 554-5851 or email philip.mclaughlin@co.dakota.mn.us

2nd Wednesday:

Senior Center Movies: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Come see a Movie at the Senior Center the 2nd Wed. of the month beginning at 1pm. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Senior Center Book Discussion Group: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The Book Discussion group meets the 3rd Wed. of the month at 10:00 AM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

2nd and Last Wednesday:

Senior Center Rug Hooking: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Are you a Rug Hookers? Join in with others on the 2nd and last Wed. of the month beginning at 9:00 am. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

3rd Wednesday:

Parkinson's Support Group: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The Parkinson's Support group meets the 3rd Wed. of the month at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Thursdays, June 17 Through August 19: Does your child want to learn to play the guitar? Join Hastings Community Ed this summer for weekly, virtual, small group classes. No prior experience is needed. Learn to play a simple tune in your very first 45-minute lesson! Ages 5-10, Thursdays June 17-August 19, from 4 to 4:45 PM. $250 for 10 weekly 45-minute group lessons. Sign up at HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Thursday:

Zoom Yoga With Ricky: Not 100% OK with venturing out yet? The Hastings Senior Center reminds you about Yoga with Ricky on Zoom at 10 AM. For more information, visit HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Thursdays, Though May 6:

I AM: Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings will begin a series with author Lysa TerKeurst exploring the "I AM" statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the crucial significance behind each of His "I AM" statements. Learn how Jesus' words from 2000 years ago are still relevant to the questions we ask today. This six-week in-depth Bible study is filmed on location in Israel. These sessions begin April 21st at 10 AM, or 6:30 PM. Sign-up on the church website.

1st Thursday:

LeDuc Book Discussion Group: The LeDuc History Book Discussion group meets monthly to talk about a variety of great books with other members of the community. This event is geared for adults and part of the Hastings Reads event. Register at https://dakotacountylibrary.libcal.com.

2nd Thursday:

Quilts of Valor: Are you a quilter? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and has opportunities for quilting. The Quilts of Valor quilting group also meets the 2nd Thursday of the month starting at 10:00 AM. Check the Senior center calendar for updates to times and date changes.

3rd Thursday Through September:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are planning for the return of the historic Hastings Car Shows this summer. The shows will be from 1:00-4:00 pm on the third Sunday of the month from May until September and take place on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings.

4th Thursday:

Grief Group: Grief Chat Host Donna Mathiowetz hosts the General Grief Group, typically at 6:00 pm. The location has changed, so please email Donna for details, at Donna@UnfinishedByDesign.com.

1st Friday of the Month:

Forever WIld Family Fun: Dakota County Parks presents Forever Wild Family Fun on the first Friday of the month. Enjoy outdoor park activities send a bonfire at Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center. These events are free and open to all ages, but registration is required. Learn more about pollinators and how your garden can help them. egister at DakotaCounty.us.

Friday

Re-Occurrence Prevention Group: Are you looking for additional support to help build a solid foundation for long-term recovery? Rise Up Recovery in Hastings offers a weekly Re-occurrence prevention group facilitated by licensed alcohol and drug counselors. Meetings are on Friday from 10 AM to noon at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings. Visit RiseUpRecoveryMN.org for more details.

1st and 3rd Friday:

Prescott Memory Cafe: The Prescott Senior Gathering Place invites patients in memory care, and their caregivers to the Memory Cafe, from 10 to 11:30 AM on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. The cafe is open in the lower level Community Room of First National Bank, 1151 Canton Street. For assistance with Memory Cafe, please contact Barb Glidden at 651-336-3360, or Cathy Martin at 715-262-3856.

4th Friday of the Month:

Bird Banding at CNC: Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about? Bird Banding records can help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when and where they migrate and many other interesting facts. Carpenter Nature Center has been banding birds for over 30 years. On the fourth Friday of the month, from 8 AM to noon, bird banding is open to the public. There is no program fee, but donations of bird seed and suet are greatly appreciated. RSVP to this event by visiting CarpenterNatureCenter.org.

 

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