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AUGUST

Through August 25:

Warm Breezes Exhibit: The Warm Breezes exhibit at Orange Dragon Art Gallery continues through Sunday, August 25th. Come to the Gallery, located at 122 Orange Street to experience works by local artists and artisans. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM.

Aug 12 thru 17:

Rivertown Treasures Weekly Sale: The Rivertown Treasures Weekly sale for the week of August 12th through the 17th is capris, shorts, sandals, and swimwear. 50% off. Some exclusions apply.

August 14:

Pleasant Hill Magic Fun and Games: Children and their families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library for Magic Fun and Games at the Library, a morning filled with belly laughs on Wednesday, August 14 at 10 am. Mixed Nuts, a favorite comedy group, will perform magic and comedy with age-appropriate humor and audience participation. This show is geared for kids ages 5 to 10 years old. The show is free and presented by a Touch of Magic.

Fun With Fondant: Hastings Community Ed invites you to learn about Fun with Fondant, from 10 AM to noon, at Tilden Community Center. This class is for anyone aged 14 and older, and cost is $29. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Prescott Foundation Golf Outing: On August 14th, the Prescott Foundation will hold its 22nd annual Golf Outing, at Clifton Highlands Golf Club. The Foundation supports programs, projects and organizations that enrich life for the residents of the Prescott community. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with tee off at 12:30 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. You can help by attending the following mobile blood drive event. In Woodbury, come to King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive, today, from 1 to 6 PM.

August 15:

Mississippi River Trail Community Bike Ride: Celebrate the newest trailhead and segment of the Mississippi River Trail with a free community bike ride, ribbon-cutting ceremony, interpretive activities and an ice cream social at Pine Bend Bluffs Trailhead Thursday, Aug. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The bike ride departs from Pine Bend Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the trailhead.

Coffee With The Council:Two Farmington City Council members will be at BlueNose Coffee, 20700 Chippendale Ave. W., at 7 a.m. The council members will be available to have coffee and discussions with residents about our Farmington community. The council will be hosting events like this every third Thursday of each month.

Russian Cake Decorating: Learn Russian Cake Decoration Tips at the Tilden Community Center. The class is open to all, age 14 and older. The session runs 6:30 to 8:30 PM, and cost is $29. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.   

New Teacher Luncheon: The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce and the Prescott Kiwanis Club announce a 2019 New Teacher Luncheon. There are 11 new teachers at Prescott School District and 2 new teachers starting at St. Joe's this year. Please join the Chamber and the Kiwanis as they welcome new staff to the school district. August 15th, from noon to 1PM, at Old Ptacek's Event Center. Cost is $7 per person. Please RSVP before August 13th, by email at ChamberOfPrescott@gmail.com or by phone at 715-629-0047.

August 16:

17th Annual Scotty Run: The 17th Annual Scotty Run for Military Veterans and their families is scheduled at the No Name Saloon and Monkey Bar, in Prescott. Poker run registrations starts at 9:30 AM, and the run starts at 11. Cost is $20 per person. There will be food, a raffle, and music! All proceeds go to helping the H.O.O.A.H organization and their Victory for 22 campaign. Come help support veterans in need.

August 17:

Voices in the Valley: Come to the Welch Access Station of the Cannon Valley Trail for Voices of the Valley from 11 am to 2 pm. Grab a turkey stick from Ferndale Market to enjoy while you listen to music from InTandem. Voices of the Valley is an interpretive program planned to assist a visitor's exploration and understanding of the Cannon River Valley. For more information on the Cannon Valley Trail, visit our website CannonValleyTrail.com.

Broad Street Hog Roast: Come to Prescott on August 17th for the Broad Street 20th Annual Hog Roast. Help Broad Street celebrate a fantastic 20 years with a Hawaiian themed party! Register at 1 PM to enter the Bean Bag Tourney, 100% payback, tournament starts at 2. There is a Meat Raffle to support the Prescott Fastpitch Association from 5 to 7PM, and a TV raffle event. Must be present to win. Drawing at 8. End the evening with Karaoke from 8 PM to 1AM. The menu includes pork sandwiches and drink specials.

August 17 and 18:

Music in the Trees: Belwin Conservancy for Music in the Trees, from 11 AM to 3 PM, celebrate new life and mourn the death of a four-acre red pine grove adjacent to Belwin's Education Center. Audiences at this free, two-day outdoor event will experience music performed at five stations, including a special performance at 1 PM on Sunday, featuring the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT). This event is free and open to everyone. The Belwin Conservancy Education Center is located at 1553 Stagecoach Trail S., in Afton. Call 651-436-5189, or visit Belwin.org for more information.

August 19:

Hastings City Council Meeting: Takes place at Hastings City Hall at 7 PM each 1st and 3rd Monday Evening. The public is invited to address anything not on the consent agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Full agenda and supporting documents for the meeting is posted, beginning on the Friday before the meeting, on the Hastings City Website under City Council. www.hastingsmn.gov.

2020 Budget Workshop: The Hastings City Council will hold a Workshop to discuss the 2020 Budget on Monday, August 19th at 5:00 PM, at City Hall.

3D Printed Custom Keychains : Pleasant Hill Library invites you to a 3-D Printed Custom Keychains session, from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Design your own 3D key chain using Tinkercad and print your completed design later using the library's 3D printer. Work together with a friend or come on your own. No experience needed. Registration required. Ages: 11-16. Register by calling the Library at 651-438-0200.

Tilden Backyard Picnic and Game Night: In partnership with Hastings Community Education Disabilities Program and the Hastings Sharks for persons 14 and over, come to the Backyard Picnic and Game Night, from 5 to 7 PM, on the Tilden Patio. For more information, call Hastings Community Ed at 651-480-7670.

August 19 thru 22:

Youth Horse Camp: Hastings Community Education will host a Youth Horse Camp for riders aged 5 and older, at the Cornerstone on the Vermillion Horse Complex. Cost is $400. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

August 19 thru 23:

Stuuf The bus: United Way of Hastings seeks volunteers for the annual Stuff the Bus Campaign on August 19th to the 23rd. For complete details and to sign up, visit UnitedWayOfHastings.org.

August 19 thru 24:

Rivertown Treasures Sale: The Rivertown Treasures weekly sale for the week of August 19th through the 24th is the annual back to school sale, and itís a BOGO on clothing and shoes. Some exclusions apply. Rivertown Treasures is the retail outlet of Hastings Family Service at 301 2nd Street East.

August 19 thru 28:

Little Kids Soccer Camp: On Mondays and Wednesdays, August 19th through the 28th, soccer enthusiasts aged 3 to 5 years old are invited to Little Kids Soccer Camp, from 6 to 6:45 PM, at St. Croix Bluffs Park, cost is $15. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

August 20:

Hope Lutheran Campfire Service: Hope Lutheran Church will host a Campfire Service, starting at 7 PM. After the service, stay for smores by the fire. For more information, Contact the church at 651-480-2273. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 16898 Michael Avenue, in Hastings.

August 20 thru 22:

School Supply Distribution: Hastings Family Service will have a School Supply Distribution event during regular business hours, at Hastings Family Service. Appointments for this event are now being accepted. Call Hastings family Service at 651-437-7134.

August 21:

Storytime in the Park: It's not too late to get outside and enjoy summer. Pleasant Hill Library will host Storytime in the Park, from 10:30 to 11:15AM, at Levee Park. Join Library staff for stories, games and crafts in the park. Storytime in the Park is for children, birth to age 10.

Rotary Fishing: In partnership with Hastings Community Education Disabilities Program and the Hastings Sharks, Hastings Rotary Fishing is scheduled for people 14 and over, from 4 to 5:00 PM, in Prescott. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Pop-Up Breakout Session: From 1 to 2 pm at the Pleasant Hill Library, come to Pop Up Breakout Session for Pre-Teens. Solve puzzles to get a box unlocked and learn a little Spanish while you are doing it. This program is geared for kids age 6 to 10 years old. Registration is required. You may register on the Dakota County Website at DakotaCounty.us/Libraries

August 23:

Blood Drive at Spiral Brewery: Memorial Blood Centers will hold a blood drive at the Spiral Brewery on Friday, August 23rd, from 3 to 7 PM. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win theater tickets with the Hennepin Theatre Trust, or the Duluth Playhouse. To make a donation appointment, log on to MBC.org, or call 1-800-448-3253.

ClimateChange: TheFacts: Resurrection United Methodist Church invites everyone to a free screening of the movie Climate Change: The Facts, at 7PM. According to a flyer published by Resurrection United Methodist Church, this film shows how the consequences of climate change will continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in this century. Resurrection United Methodist Church is located at 615 West 15th Street, in Hastings.

August 24:

Friends fo Freedom Park Fundrfaiser: From 5 to 9 PM, the Friends of Freedom Park will be hosting their annual fundraising event to continue the educational programs and operations of the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center. This year's event will take place at Freedom Park, where all can take in the amazing views from the bluff tops while watching the sunset over the Mississippi River Valley. For ticket information/purchases, call the Visitor Center during open hours at 715-262-0104, or stop by in person.

Cannon Valley Trail for Voices of the Valley: Come to the Welch Access Station of the Cannon Valley Trail for Voices of the Valley! Grab pie samples from Stockholm Pie's Pie Plate Cafe & Coffee to enjoy while you listen to music from Wiggin and chat with the Red Wing Park Naturalists. Wiggin is an acoustic rock duo from Red Wing. Wiggin uses high-level skilled musicianship to create original music with positive, thought-provoking lyrics. Their live performances are energetic and include something for everyone to enjoy. Voices of the Valley is an interpretive program planned to assist a visitor's exploration and understanding of the Cannon River Valley. For more information on the Cannon Valley Trail, visit CannonValleyTrail.com.

August 26:

Prescott City Council Meeting: The Prescott City Council meets each 2nd and 4th Monday evening at Prescott Municipal Building at 6:30 pm. The public may address the council on topics of concern at two opportunities during the meeting. The agenda is posted online at www.prescottwi.org

August 26:

ProAct Charity Golf Tournament: The Popular annual 18-hole event in West St. Paul sponsored by area businesses supports work options and life enrichment programming

An elegant and challenging country club setting in West St. Paul will welcome casual and serious players to the ProAct Golf Classic on Monday, August 26. Southview Country Club is the setting for the 2018 ProAct Golf Classic, a charity event supporting people with disabilities served by ProAct. "The course and activities really make for a fun event that caters to both the occasional and serious golfer,"said ProAct President and CEO Steven Ditschler. "We are always encouraged by the support we receive from returning golfers, and those who are new to our annual event." Registration for the four-person scramble event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with an early lunch starting at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.

The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes lunch and dinner, a golf cart, use of the clubhouse and practice facilities. A portion of the tournament golf cost is tax-deductible, and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. The price for the dinner alone is $35. To register, please visit proactinc.org or contact Patty Carlson at 651-289-3149 or pcarlson@proactinc.org

With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Shakopee and Zumbrota in Minnesota, and in Hudson, Wis., ProAct is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities for more than 45 years.

August 28:

Storytime In The Park: Storytime in the Park is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28th, from 6 to 7:15 PM. Join library staff for stories, games and crafts at Levee Park. For children aged birth to 10.

August 28-October 27:

Fall Pallete Art Exhibit:The Orange Dragon Art Gallery continues it's season with the installation of their Fall Pallete Exhibit that will be on display from August 28th through October 27th. An Artist reception will take place on September 6th from 5 to 7:30 pm. The Orange Dragon Art Gallery is located at 122 Orange Street in Downtown Prescott. Hours and more information can be found on their website and Facebook pages. Find them online at OrangeDragonGallery.org or call 715-262-4122

August 31:

Connie Misener Closing Reception: From 2:30 to 5 PM, the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center will host a closing reception for local artist Connie Misener. Her art will be displayed every day until the end of August at the Visitor Center. Come for the closing reception to meet Connie, ask her about her creative process, and enjoy her oil paintings. Refreshments will be provided. The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center is located at 200 Monroe Street, in Prescott.

SEPTEMBER

September 3:

Hastings City Council Meeting: Takes place at Hastings City Hall at 7 PM. The meeting was moved to Tuesday due to the Labor Day Holiday. The public is invited to address anything not on the consent agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Full agenda and supporting documents for the meeting is posted, beginning on the Friday before the meeting, on the Hastings City Website under City Council. www.hastingsmn.gov

September 6:

Rivertown Live! Concert for a Cause: Tickets onsale for this fundraiser benefitting United Heroes League at their website www.unitedheroesleague.org. The mega group CHICAGO- yes the REAL Chicago! will headline this event that will be held in Levee Park. Also appearing will be a military band in the Pavillion. The Chicago concert will be held on a grand stage built on the east end of Levee Park with plenty of room for all. Ticket prices range from $75-$500. Don't miss this Rivertown Live! concert organized by the Hastings Area Rotary Club.

September 6:

Orange Dragon Art Gallery Artist Reception:The Orange Dragon Art Gallery continues it's season with the installation of their Fall Pallete Exhibit that will be on display from August 28th through October 27th. An Artist reception will take place on September 6th from 5 to 7:30 pm. The Orange Dragon Art Gallery is located at 122 Orange Street in Downtown Prescott. Hours and more information can be found on their website and Facebook pages. Find them online at OrangeDragonGallery.org or call 715-262-4122

September 6:

Party if Forward- DARTS Fundraiser: The West St. Paul based DARTS, Inc. will host a Party it Forward event on September 21st, at Southview Country Club. Early bird tickets are $35 if purchased before September 8th- or $50 from 9/9- the date of the event. All donation items and sponsorships are due September 6, 2019. The fundraiser is a community-wide celebration supporting their mission that creates connections that enrich aging.DARTS provides transportation and home services to seniors, caregiver support, and intergenerational volunteer opportunities in Dakota County and beyond.

September 7:

Prescot Daze Fun Run: The Prescott Daze 17th Annual Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 7th. Hosted by the Prescott High School Cross Country and Track Teams, proceeds will benefit Prescott School Athletics. Register by September 1st to guarantee t-shirt and size. For complete details and registration forms visit PrescottDaze.com/FunRun.

Lacksa/Spohn Opening Reception: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center will have an opening reception for local artists Wendy Lacska and David Spohn, from 3 to 5 PM. These two very talented local artists are collaborating to bring their joint exhibit, The View From the Valley, to the Visitor Center. This fun, free event provides you with the opportunity to view Wendy's lovely landscape oils on linen, and David's distinctive solar plate etchings. The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center is located at 200 Monroe Street, in Prescott.

September 8,15 and 29:

Rosemount Fall Market: The Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors to be part of the new Rosemount Fall Market.The market will take place on Sunday, September 8, 15, and 29, at Central Park, 2893 145th Street West. Vendors must have items that are home-grown, locally produced, or made by the vendor. For more information contact Lacelle at 651-322-6011 or lacelle.cordes@ci.rosemount.mn.us .

September 9:

Prescott City Council Meeting: The Prescott City Council meets each 2nd and 4th Monday evening at Prescott Municipal Building at 6:30 pm. The public may address the council on topics of concern at two opportunities during the meeting. The agenda is posted online at www.prescottwi.org.

September 12:

Paul Davis Golf Outing: Local families and individuals in need of help to restore their homes will benefit from golfers who tee off at this year's Paul Davis Restoration of Greater MSP 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing. The locally owned and operated business continues a long tradition to support charitable giving in the community. The fundraising golf tournament will be held at the Oak Marsh Golf Course, 526 Inwood Ave. N. in Oakdale. The event begins at 11:00 am and the cost is $120 for each golfer in a foursome during the scramble format and 18-hole tournament. Register online under the upcoming events tab at WPGolf.com.

September 14:

AllAbout Chimney Swifts: From 1 to 2 PM, come to the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center for All About Chimney Swifts, with Ron Windingstad. GRRVLC is very excited to offer this program, after re-positioning Freedom Park's own chimney swift tower this year! Come on over to learn more about these fascinating birds, the challenges they are facing, and how you can help them. The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center is located at 200 Monroe Street, in Prescott.

Field of Bands: The Yellow Ribbon Alliance of the Lower St. Croix Valley announces the Field of Bands fundraising event from noon to 8 PM, at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Headline acts include SFO, Westside, and Bad Weather. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased online at 5CityYellowRibbon.com.

September 16:

Hastings City Council Meeting: Takes place at Hastings City Hall at 7 PM. The public is invited to address anything not on the consent agenda at the beginning of the meeting. Full agenda and supporting documents for the meeting is posted, beginning on the Friday before the meeting, on the Hastings City Website under City Council. www.hastingsmn.gov

September 23:

Prescott City Council Meeting: The Prescott City Council meets each 2nd and 4th Monday evening at Prescott Municipal Building at 6:30 pm. The public may address the council on topics of concern at two opportunities during the meeting. The agenda is posted online at www.prescottwi.org

September 28-29:

Minnesota Sings Statewide Vocal Competition: Amateur vocalists in two age divisions-15 through 25 and 26 and over- will sing for their cities in a competition that will choose a grand prize winner in each division. Each city make send one amateur singer in each division to the state competition, held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Woodbury. For more information or to enter for your city, view the website at www.minnesotasings.com.

OCTOBER

October 4-6:

Fresh Art Tour: The Fresh Art Tour is a self-guided journey to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Wisconsinís Chippewa River Valleys. Enjoy autumnís most breathtaking views as you travel the famous Great River Road and the backroads of western Wisconsin. Discover pottery, sculpture, jewelry, photography, textiles and paintings. Find artist information and printable map at www.freshart.org.

Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook will be staged at the Merrill Arts Center in Woodbury, on October 4, 5, 6 and 11, 12, 13. The sequel to Woodbury Community Theater's sold-out hit show, Junie B. Jones, The Musical. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to MerrillArtsCenter.org.

October 5:

Bruce the Bug Guy: Bruce the Bug Guy is coming to Freedom Park on Saturday, October 5th, from 1 to 2 PM. This presentation is specifically designed to teach young audiences about insects, and related arthropods, in a fun and ENTOtaining way. It's a dynamic blend of Show'n'Tell, storytelling, interesting facts and fun hands-on activities that include LIVE critters from Bruce's arthropod zoo. The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center is located at 200 Monroe Street, in Prescott.

NOVEMBER

November 1:

Orange Dragon Art Gallery Artist Reception:The final exhibit of the season will take place at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery with the installation of their Bright Lights Exhibit that includes an Artist Reception on November 1st from 5 to 7:30 pm. Many handcrafted, local items will be on hand for holiday giving or for just treating your home to some quality items made by local artists and craftspeople. This last exhibit of 2019 will be held from October 30th through December 22. The Orange Dragon Art Gallery is located at 122 Orange Street in Downtown Prescott. Find them online at OrangeDragonGallery.org or call 715-262-4122

November 1-December 22:

Bright Lights Art Exhibit: The final exhibit of the season will take place at the Orange Dragon Art Gallery with the installation of their Bright Lights Exhibit that includes an Artist Reception on November 1st from 5 to 7:30 pm. Many handcrafted, local items will be on hand for holiday giving or for just treating your home to some quality items made by local artists and craftspeople. This last exhibit of 2019 will be held from October 30th through December 22. The Orange Dragon Art Gallery is located at 122 Orange Street in Downtown Prescott. Find them online at OrangeDragonGallery.org or call 715-262-4122.

December

December 6, 7, 8: Woodbury Community Theater will present Madeline's Christmas. A magical musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman's beloved classic children's tale: In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines. This show will be a festive treat for parents and children alike. Kick off the season with this endearing musical for kids of all ages! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to MerrillArtsCenter.org

December 13,14,15: Woodbury Community Theater will present Madeline's Christmas . A magical musical adaptation of Ludwig Bemelman's beloved classic children's tale: In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived 12 little girls in two straight lines. This show will be a festive treat for parents and children alike. Kick off the season with this endearing musical for kids of all ages! For more information or to purchase tickets, go to MerrillArtsCenter.org

 

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