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JUNE

Weekdays Through August:

SPARKS Shuttle Bus to Meal and Activities: As the weekday meals program gets underway , the schedule that lists the 8 locations where the free shuttle bus will pick up and drop off has been finalized. The bus begins it's pick up at the intersection of Radford Road and Meggan Drive at 11:15am, at Shannon Drive and Amelia Avenue at 11:17, at Tiffany Drive and 37th street in Cari park at 11:20, At Kennedy Elementary at 11:30, At the Guardian Angels Apartments, 4th and Ramsey at 11:35, At Pleasant Drive and 4th Street at 11:40 At St. Phillips Church , 15th and Pleasant Drive at 11:48 and at 15th and Pine Street in Pioneer Park, at 11:50. The bus will arrive at Our Saviour's Church about 11:55 for the Meals and SPARK activities and depart again at 2 PM. To ride the bus, you must complete a waiver that can be found online at hastingscommunityed.com. Get more information at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West 9th Street, at Hastings Community Ed located at the Tilden Community center, 310 River Street or at Hastings City Hall.

Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing through Summer:

Pontoon Captains and Helpers : The Hastings Rotary Fishing Program, formerly known as Let's Go Fishing, is looking for individuals to volunteer as captains or assistants for pontoon rides and fishing excursions for seniors and persons with disabilities. The rides take place June through mid-September out of Prescott, on Monday through Thursday, either 10 AM-noon or 1-3 PM. Volunteers are trained in May and can volunteer as much as their schedule allows. Fishing and leisurely boating outings are also available during the above times. For more information, contact Laurie Thrush at the Senior Center 651-480-7689.

June 24 and 25:

Blood Drive at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church: Blood of all types are desperately needed during the summer months. Donate so that others may live.

June 25:

Coffee with Council in Rosemount: In a continuation of the successful Coffee with the Council events, members of the Rosemount City Council will be available for informal discussions in the City parks this summer. Council members will be available near the Central Park splash pad on Tuesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Residents and business people are invited to bring their questions and ideas.For more information, contact City Administrator Logan Martin 651-322-2006

June 26:

District 54 Town Hall Meeting: Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and Representative Anne Claflin (DFL-South St. Paul) invite members of the public to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm. The legislators will be there to take questions and discuss the results of the 2019 Legislative Session, and to hear directly from constituents about their concerns : St. Paul Park City Hall 600 Portland Ave St Paul Park, MN 55071

June 26-August 5:

Warm Breezes Art Exhibit: The Orange Dragon Art Gallery continues it's season with the installation of their Warm Breezes Exhibit on display from June 26th through August 25th. An Artist reception will take place on June 28th 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

June 27-30:

Shrek the Musical At Oltman Middle School Shrek the Musical is the delightful story of Shrek, the ogre who lives alone in the woods and is followed by a chatty donkey as they set off to rescue Princess Fiona. They will meet a fiery dragon, many fairy tale characters and a rather short Lord Farquaad. This is truly a perfect family musical, enjoyed by all ages.

Performances at the new Oltman Middle School Theater in Cottage Grove on June 28 and 29 at 7 p.m., with matinees on June 27 and 30 at 2 p.m. All proceeds from Shrek the Musical will go to the local Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children/students/seniors and may be purchased at https://ccefs.org/shrek.

Find more information at: https://opendoorcommunitytheatre.org

June 28:

Orange Dragon Art Gallery Artist Reception: The Orange Dragon Art Gallery continues it's season with the installation of their Warm Breezes Exhibit on display from June 26th through August 25th. An Artist reception will take place on June 28th 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

June 29:

Rep. Craig Town Hall Meeting in Wabasha: On Saturday, June 29, U.S. CD2 Rep. Angie Craig will hold her sixth Town Hall meeting in Wabasha, MN. After hearing from constituents at Town Halls in Dakota, Goodhue, Scott, Washington, and Rice Counties, Rep. Craig looks forward to continuing the conversation in Wabasha County on issues facing the Second District. Doors will open at 11:30 AM with the meeting to begin at noon. The event will be held at 116 Main St, Wabasha MN 55981

June 29:

Benefit For Ella Nienow:A fundraiser in support of medical costs for Ella Nienow will be held on Saturday, June 29th, from 11 AM to 4 PM, at the VFW Red Barn, in Cottage Grove. A $10-per-person taco lunch will be served, and there will be crafts, a cornhole tournament, and a silent auction. Complete details can be found on Facebook, on the "Hope Heals: A Fundraiser for the Nienows" page.

June 30:

Military Family Day at Miesville Jack Ruhr Field: On June 30th, at 2PM a baseball game between the Meisville Mudhens vs Hastings Hawks, will take place on Jack Ruhr Field, Home of the Five Time State Champions, the Miesville Mudhens. A Military, Veteran,family and Children appreciation day will include opportunity for attendees to make voluntary donations for the United Way of Hastings for continuation of their programs for Military families and children. General Admission tickets are $3.00 with those 18 and under admitted free.

JULY

Weekdays Through August:

SPARKS Shuttle Bus to Meal and Activities: As the weekday meals program gets underway , the schedule that lists the 8 locations where the free shuttle bus will pick up and drop off has been finalized. The bus begins it's pick up at the intersection of Radford Road and Meggan Drive at 11:15am, at Shannon Drive and Amelia Avenue at 11:17, at Tiffany Drive and 37th street in Cari park at 11:20, At Kennedy Elementary at 11:30, At the Guardian Angels Apartments, 4th and Ramsey at 11:35, At Pleasant Drive and 4th Street at 11:40 At St. Phillips Church , 15th and Pleasant Drive at 11:48 and at 15th and Pine Street in Pioneer Park, at 11:50. The bus will arrive at Our Saviour's Church about 11:55 for the Meals and SPARK activities and depart again at 2 PM. To ride the bus, you must complete a waiver that can be found online at hastingscommunityed.com. Get more information at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West 9th Street, at Hastings Community Ed located at the Tilden Community center, 310 River Street or at Hastings City Hall. *Note there is NO program, bus or meals on July 4th or 5th.

Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing through Summer:

Pontoon Captains and Helpers : The Hastings Rotary Fishing Program, formerly known as Let's Go Fishing, is looking for individuals to volunteer as captains or assistants for pontoon rides and fishing excursions for seniors and persons with disabilities. The rides take place June through mid-September out of Prescott, on Monday through Thursday, either 10 AM-noon or 1-3 PM. Volunteers are trained in May and can volunteer as much as their schedule allows. Fishing and leisurely boating outings are also available during the above times. For more information, contact Laurie Thrush at the Senior Center 651-480-7689.

July 1:

Public Hearings in Afton: The City of Afton will hold 4 public hearings on Monday, July 1st which include various requests for action to be considered by the town council. The hearings will be held consecutively and include one request to establish a riding stable on 45th Street: another is to request the allowance of the construction of an accessory building; a third is the request for a property owner to establish a minor subdivision of an Afton property and the fourth is a request to amend the plat for the Afton Creek preserve that would allow for a property on Odell Avenue to remain a buildable lot provided some buildings on the property are moved. The meeting begins at 7 pm and is open to the public

July 1:

Fundraiser at Hastings Green Mill: Purchases made All Day at the Hastings Green Mill will have 20% of the proceeds benefit local Military, Veterans, Families and Children. Dine for a cause with this local restaurant providing a portion to help these groups.

July 2:

Hastings City Council Meeting: Held at the Hastings City Hall and begins at 7 PM.

July 6:

Forever Wild Family Friday:Forever Wild Family Fridays will offer free activities at the Lebannon Hills Visitor Center in Eagan. On July 6th, Pollinators will explore the world of insects, butterflies, bees and more. Catch and examine them and learn about ongoing citizen science projects in the parks. All programs are held from 7-8:30 pm For more information, visit www.DakotaCounty.us/parks or call 651-554-6530.

July 9:

Gratefulness Gathering: July's Rivertown Gratefulness Gathering will be held on Tuesday, July 9. Join us to share discussion and practices on living gratefully. All are welcome and gatherings are free. Meetings are held at Artspace River Lofts in downtown Hastings beginning at 6:30 p.m.

July's theme is "Cherishing Our Selves"

July 14:

River Clean Up: Carpenter Nature Center invites you to join them, the Natural Heritage Project, and Clean Shores for a River Clean-Up Event on Sunday, July 14th. From 9 AM to noon, volunteers of CNC and artists active in the 2019 Natural Heritage Project will conduct a shoreline cleanup. This event is limited to the first 20 people who register. Registration is required by logging on to ColeWWilliams.com/Carpenter-CleanUp.

July 23:

Ride the River: Hastings Park and Recreation invites you to Ride the River. Bike along the Mississippi River Trail on a guided ride, from 6 to 6:45 PM, on Tuesday, July 23rd. Please bring your bike & helmet. Average bike route is 4 miles, and begins & ends at Levee Park. This event is in partnership with the National Park Service. Recommended for adults. Cost is free. Drop-in or register online. Go to HastingsMN.gov and click the "Recreation Registration" button.

July 26-Aug 4:

Black Dirt Theater presents Beauty and the Beast:

Performances for Black Dirt Theater's Beauty and the Beast will take place at the Hastings High School with tickets available online and at the door.

Friday, July 26th- 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 27th- 7:00 pm

Sunday, July 28th- 2:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31st- 7:00 pm

Thursday, August 1st- 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 3rd- 7:00 pm

Sunday, August 4th- 2:00 pm

AUGUST

Weekdays Through August:

SPARKS Shuttle Bus to Meal and Activities: As the weekday meals program gets underway , the schedule that lists the 8 locations where the free shuttle bus will pick up and drop off has been finalized. The bus begins it's pick up at the intersection of Radford Road and Meggan Drive at 11:15am, at Shannon Drive and Amelia Avenue at 11:17, at Tiffany Drive and 37th street in Cari park at 11:20, At Kennedy Elementary at 11:30, At the Guardian Angels Apartments, 4th and Ramsey at 11:35, At Pleasant Drive and 4th Street at 11:40 At St. Phillips Church , 15th and Pleasant Drive at 11:48 and at 15th and Pine Street in Pioneer Park, at 11:50. The bus will arrive at Our Saviour's Church about 11:55 for the Meals and SPARK activities and depart again at 2 PM. To ride the bus, you must complete a waiver that can be found online at hastingscommunityed.com. Get more information at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 400 West 9th Street, at Hastings Community Ed located at the Tilden Community center, 310 River Street or at Hastings City Hall.

August 2:

Hastings Relay For Life Event: The date has been announced for the 25th annual Hastings Relay For Life, party on the river. Teams and individuals who will raise funds for cancer research will meet in Levee Park on August 2nd. This is open to all . Register as a survivor, sign up your team or join a team. Live entertainment with The Coxmen and Joe Gillaspie. Special guests include KARE 11 Meterologist Sven Sundgaard, Allina Health Oncologist Dr. Florence Kotiso, and Allina Health Gastroenterologist Dr. Christina Pieper-Bigelow. Resource Booths from Regina Hospital's Cancer Center, Hastings Public House, The Depot and a Kids Carnival. Time is 6-11PM. Luminary walk at dark. Call for information Linda Kampa 651-442-7960 or Co-chair JoAnne Schommer 651-485-1423.

August 3:

Always Lucy Strong Fundraiser: The 5th Annual Lucy Strong celebration will be held at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park, and will include live music, food, drink, and a beanbag tournament. More on the event will be added soon.

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-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

SEPTEMBER

September 6:

Rivertown Live! Concert for a Cause: Tickets onsale for this fundraiser benefitting United Heroes League start June 17th. Stay tuned for the big announcement on the headliner for this year's event held in Levee Park at the Rotary Pavillion.

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 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 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.

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

 

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