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March 26:

Teens Learn about Robotics at the Library Teens age 10-16 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, March 26th at 3:00pm for a session that will explore the world of Robotics. Teens will meet Sphero, a colorful ball with a tiny wireless robot inside. Teens will also race the robots. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at Registration opens March 12th.

March 27:

Preschool Spring Program at the Library: Children age 3 to 5 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, March 27th at 11:00am for a special program called "S is for Spring." Children will hear springtime stories, sing songs, make crafts and play games during the morning activities. This event is co-sponsored by ECFE. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at Registration opens March 13th.

Blood Drive: On Friday, March 27th, Culver's Restaurant in Cottage Grove will be hosting a blood drive from 12:00-6:00pm.

March 28:

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: On Saturday March 28th from 8:00am-10:30am, the Rivertown Lions will be having their annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at McAuliffe Elementary. There will be lots of drawings, games, visits with the Easter Bunny, and an adult raffle. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children. Kids 2 and under eat free.

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction: Hope Christian Academy, a Christian school in St. Paul Park, is having their 13th annual free-will offering Spaghetti Dinner and auction on Saturday, March 28th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the school, located at 920 Holley Ave. in St. Paul Park. The spaghetti sauce and brownies are all homemade, and the dinner is served by the students. What could be better than that? Come for the spaghetti and stay for the auction. The Dinner and the Silent Auction ends at 7:00pm. Then, the Live Auction starts and runs no later than 8:00pm. Lots of great stuff from great local friends and businesses.

March 30:

Meet a Potter at the Library: Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 30th at 7:00pm to meet and explore the interesting life and pottery of Guillermo Cuellar. Cuellar is a local potter, originally from Venezuela, who was featured in the "Minnesota Potters Sharing the Fire" documentary. Cuellar will display some of his pottery at the event. The program is free, and no registration is required.

April 6:

Relay for Life of Hastings 2015 Kickoff: On Monday April 6th, the 2015 Relay for Life of Hastings Kickoff goes from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 615 15th Street West. It is an opportunity for team captains and team members, along with anyone interested in participating, to come and learn about their mission and get ready for the event which is held this year on Friday, August 7th.

April 10-11:

Trash to Treasure Sale: Cottage Grove United Church of Christ is having a Trash to Treasure Sale. "One person's trash is another's treasure." This church rummage sale is Friday, April 10th from 9:00am-4:00pm, and Saturday, April 11th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Saturday all day is a bag sale, all you can fit into a large bag for $5.

April 18: Sex Trafficking Seminar An important issue that has been in national news will also be addressed locally as the Hastings Ministerial Association, Annex network and the Source group present a powerful seminar that will educate participants on the prevalence of sex trafficking in the Midwest. The 4-hour program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Local authorities/FBI special agents, outreach workers, transitional home leaders, and presentations by survivors will be featured to bring awareness and empower the community. The registration is found online at and cost for students is $10.00, $15.00 for all other participants. Registration will also be available at the door at a cost of $25.00. The event will be held at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 1401 15th St. West. For more information, call 612-345-7068 or email

May 2:

Hastings Concert Series: Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her catchy pop music. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6 piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenter's classics. Lisa draws the crowd in with anecdotes about Karen and Richard Carpenter, their lives and how some of the songs originated.

May 10:

Mother's Day Tea at the LeDuc: On Mother's Day, May 10th, the Historic LeDuc Estate along with Spiral Natural Foods and MindfulMotion Pilates & Fitness are hosting a Mother's Day Tea Event not to be missed! Not only will they enjoy aromatic teas and scrumptious goodies, but they will also learn about the healing properties of spices and herbs, and create our very own signature tea blend. This event is offered as a part of an ongoing series designed to take you hands-on into exploring nutrition, health, and wellness. Event package discounts, senior and group discounts are available. Single person event price is $20. For questions or more information, please contact the Historic LeDuc Estate at 651-437-6225, or MindfulMotion Pilates & Fitness at 651-318-9168.


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