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FEBRUARY

February 15-March 11:

Quilt Show Opens Today:The Dakota County Historical Society’s annual quilt show will open on Wednesday, February 15. In partnership with the Dakota County Star Quilters, the 22nd annual quilt show theme is Modern Vintage. The exhibit is open during normal operating hours at the Lawshe Memorial Museum. Admission to the museum is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. The Modern Vintage exhibit consists of over 75 quilts of all sizes hung throughout the Lawshe Memorial Museum’s Great Hall. Quilt patterns vary in style for each item and range from animals to Harley Davidson.   New this year will be lectures and workshops by nationally recognized quilter, Mary Fons. Fons will present various lectures and a half-day workshop on Saturday, March 11th at the Lawshe Memorial Museum. Pre-registration to the lectures and workshop is required. Tickets are $10 each for the lectures and $35 each for the workshop.   The Dakota County Historical Society’s Lawshe Memorial Museum is located at 130 3rd Avenue North in South St. Paul. The exhibit will remain open until March 11, 2017. The museum is open Wednesday and Friday, 9a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 9a.m.-8p.m.; and Saturday, 10a.m.-3p.m. For further information, visit www.dakotahistory.org or call 651-552-7548.    

February 20:

NO School for District 200 Today: School resumes on Tuesday.

February 21:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

February 21:

Preschool Registration Opens: Preschool Registration for the 2017-18school year opens February 21st according to the Hastings Community Education department, located at the Tilden Community Center. Options include Five day, half-day options available for children who will be in kindergarten in the fall of 2018.They will also offer three day classes and two day classes morning or afternoon.

For more information, contact Angie McGinnis, Early Childhood Coordinator at 651.480.7678 or amcginnis@hastings.k12.mn.us

February 21:

HMS Strings Concert: The Hastings Middle School Strings students will perform their winter concert beginning at 7 PM. This takes place in the Middle School Auditorium and features students in grades 5-8. No admission fee.

February 21:

Landscape Painting Demo:Another Art Demo Tuesday will be sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday afternoon, February 21st from 4-6 PM. Landscape painting will be the focus of this 2 hour session which will feature various art techniques used by local artists. Presented by Break Away Arts.

February 21:

Hastings Reads Main Event: Hastings Reads will host the Main Event at the Hastings Arts Center on Saturday, February 21st from 6:30-8 PM. Spend an evening with Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, as he discusses his novel of friendship, family conflict and the Japanese American experience in Seattle during World War II. Ford will sign and sell his book.

February 21:

Election Day in Wisconsin: Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM. Check with your city or township clerk with questions on where to vote. Two items will appear on the ballot ; selection of a State Superintendent on a primary ballot as well as District 1 Alderperson. The top two from each race will advance to the April 4 Spring Election.

February 22:

Senior Center New Member Luncheon:Invitations have been mailed and it's the perfect time to come in to the Hastings Senior Center to find out all about the great people, the interesting activities, the energetic classes and wonderful benefits that come with being a member. And the price is right too! RSVP to Laurie at 651-480-7689 by February 17th.

February 23-26:

Friends of the Library Book Sale Weekend:If you’re looking to get acquainted with a whole new cast of characters, the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Book Sale might provide them to you for a very reasonable price. Gently used materials from books to CD’s and DVD’s will be on sale from 5 PM on Thursday February 23rd to 3 PM on Sunday February 26th. All sales benefit local library programs.Preview hours 5-7 PM on Thursday evening. Hours on Friday and Saturday 10am until 4:30 and 1-3 pm on Sunday.

February 23:

Jon Oleson Author Appearance: In its ongoing author series, BreakAway Café will host author, and Bloomington MN City Council member Jon Oleson. Oleson will read from his latest book, “What Legacy Are We Giving Our Kids?” and be the guest facilitator of a conversational session regarding the issues raised in his book. The session is scheduled for Thursday, February 23rd at 7 PM. Olesons book will be available for sale at the café in advance of the event with 2 dollars from each book sale to be donated to nonprofit organizations that focus on environmental and childrens issues. For more information on Olesons book can be found at legacy to kids .com or by contacting the BreakAway Café at 651-437-3739.

February 23:

Storyweavers Toastmaster Club: Held each Thursday at 6 PM at the Tilden Community Center. Stop in to find out what this group can do for you. Need to make a presentation or a toast at a wedding? This group can help you develop a polished way of communication that can take you places!

February 23:

Denmark Township Land Plat Meeting: The Denmark Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 23, 2017 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Denmark Town Hall located at 14008 - 90th Street South, Hastings, MN for the purpose of hearing, considering, and making a recommendation to the Town Board regarding a proposed amendment to the Denmark Township Development Code to exempt certain minor subdivisions from the platting requirements currently applicable to all minor and major subdivisions. A copy of the proposed amendment can be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk-Treasurer. Interested persons are welcome to attend the hearing. The town clerk is Becky Herman and she can be reached at 651-436-1704.

February 23:

Preschool Open House at Hope Christian:An open house will be held at Hope Christian Preschool on Thursday, February 23rd from 6-7 pm. They have openings for the 2017-18 school year for children groups ages 2 1/2, 3 and 4 and 4 and 5. For more information call them at 651-480-2417. Hope Christian Church is located at 16898 Michael Avenue in Hastings.

February 24:

Taiko Drums and Pizza Fun at YMCA: Coming up on Friday, February 24th, the Hastings YMCA will host an event from 6-7:30 pm for families with children in elementary school Friday, Bring your young ones to the YMCA for the perfect combination of pizza, books, and fun! Pizza will be served from 6-6:30, followed by a demonstration of Mu Daiko's taiko drumming. "Taiko is a joyful and expressive way to experience Japanese American culture, move your body, and have a great time!" We will also create artwork inspired by Amy Lee-Tai's A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA and no registration is required to attend. This activity is part of the 2017 Hastings Reads program.

February 24:

VFW Ellsworth Post Bingo: Bingo dates welcome the community with doors open to the post building, 154 Plum Street, to open at 5:30 with Early Bird games starting at 6 and regular games at 6:30. A coverall Jackpot will be offered. For More Info- Call Post Commander Brad Setering- 715-262-2105.

February 25:

Chicken Dinners at the Prescott Legion Dinners will be served at the Legion Post 61, on Pearl Street in Prescott on Feb. 25, March 11 and 25; April 8 and 22 and May 13. Dinners are all-you-care-to-eat with take out orders also available. They are served from 4:30-8:30PM. For more information, call 715-262-3281.

February 25:

Hastings Tourism Community Meeting: Part of the Tourism Assessment Program aided by the U of M that will help prioritize and identify assests in Hastings that can be shared in the development of the city as a tourist destination. The event is open to all and welcomes the discussion of furthering the marketing of this unique rivertown to those outside of our city limits. Refreshments will be served. 9-11AM.

February 25:

Swingin On the River: Showchoir spectacular with more than 18 show choirs that travel to participate in this Hastings Invitational. All Hastings Showchoirs will also perform during the day, Divaz, right after lunch, Upstage Revolution right before Dinner break and Riverside Company, right before the judges reveal who will be named top choir for the event. Tickets available only at the door. First choir performs at 8:10 AM. Held at the Hastings Senior High School, 200 General Sieben Drive. Come out and see the best of the Midwest showchoirs in this fundraiser for the Hastings Show choir program.

February 25:

Masters of the Sky: The Masters of the Sky Program will once again be hosted by the Carpenter Nature Center. The World Bird Sanctuary staff from St. Louis , MO will bring their captivating program featuring appearances by live birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures. These birds will be part of the programs presented on Friday, February 25th and also on Saturday, February 26th. Three program times are listed for each day, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Cost to attend is just $10 per person or $7 for Friends of CNC. RSVP and non-refundable payment is required. Call 651-437-4359 to select a program time.

February 27:

Dance Together Class:A Dance Together class is scheduled for children ages 0 to 5, with their caregivers at Pleasant Hill Library on February 27th at 10:30 AM. Use movement to explore imagination, stories and music in this class presented by Young Dance. Registration opens two weeks before the class and is required for attendance. For more information, or to register, call Pleasant Hill Library at 651-438-0200.

February 27:

Chinese Brush Painting:An opportunity to learn Chinese Brush Painting will take place on Monday, February 27th from 6 to 8 pm at the Dakota County Pleasant Hill Library. Instructors will give youth 12-18 years old techniques to be able to paint in a traditional way with bamboo brushes and ink. Paint Chinese characters, specific animals, and natural subjects on rice paper. Registration for this activity is required. You can contact the library through the website or by calling 651-438-0200.

February 27:

Prescott Kindergarten Registration:Held in the Malone Gym. Parents of children who turn 5 on or before Sept.1, 2017 and live within the Prescott School District boundaries will be eligible to register for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, contact Connie Graow at Malone School office- 715-262-5463.

February 27:

Hastings High School Winter Vocal Concert: All school choirs will take part in this concert which begins at 7PM. Tickets are available at the Door. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Directed by Tatum Mahlen, Kathleen Hanson and Lin Warren.

February 27:

St. Philips Preschool Open House: A preschool open house at St. Philip's early learning center will be held on Monday, February 27th from 6 to 7:30 pm. The event will kick off the registration for the 2017-18 preschool classes held at the venue. Classes are open to all preschoolers ages 3-5 years in this non-denominational Christian licensed program. There is also extended day class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am until 2 pm for 4 and 5 year olds. For more information, please call 651-437-6541 or come to the event on February 27th. St. Philips is located at 1401 West 15th Street. Connect online at www.spelcpreschool.com

February 28:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

February 28:

Mardi Gras Celebration:The Hastings High School French Club will once again host the Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, February 28th in the Commons area taking place from 5 to 8 PM. Games, goodies, food, prizes, and plenty of beads and masks will give guests a taste of traditional Mardi Gras revelry. More than 25 family fun games will be available to test your skill and maybe even win a few doubloons. The event is open to the public

MARCH

March1

Dakota Park Reservations Open The time is coming to plan your next big camping trip or weekend getaway at Dakota County parks. Online reservations for Lebanon Hills and Lake Byllesby campgrounds will open March 1 at 10 a.m. You can reserve your spot and start planning your spring and summer campouts. For more information and to create an online account, please visit the Reservations & Passes page . A link can be found on the Dakota County Website under the parks@co.dakota.mn.us

March 2:

Storyweavers Toastmaster Club: Held each Thursday at 6 PM at the Tilden Community Center. Stop in to find out what this group can do for you. Need to make a presentation or a toast at a wedding? This group can help you develop a polished way of communication that can take you places!

March 2:

HMS Choir Concerts: The 5th Grade Vocal Concert will begin at 6:30pm with the 6th Grade concert to follow at 7:30. Directors Cheryl Borgen and Duane Oldham.

March 5:

River Valley Band Celebration of Music concert:The River Valley Band will perform a free concert at the Hastings Arts Center beginning at 3 PM. The community ensemble is comprised of 45 talented musicians from all walks of life as they present their Celebration of Music program under the direction of Rufino Ochoada. As a special treat, premiere flutist Rebecca Kuehl will be featured soloist on the exciting and intricate Carmen Fantasie Brillante , a highlight for the ensemble and audience alike. Among the list of favorites include the Rolling Thunder Concert March and Danse Carnival performed by this multi-generational group celebrating six years of performance in the Hastings Area. Everyone is welcome to attend. A free will offering will be taken to continue the additions to the bands library and to continue their community performance schedule.

March 5:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts beginning on March 5th and continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and the April 9th event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

March 5:

Sirens of the 60s Food Pantry Benefit Concert: The Prescott Area Food Pantry will benefit from a show performed by The Sirens of the 60's featuring Colleen Raye, Debbie OKeefe and Katie Gearty that will be held on Sunday, March 5th at 3PM. The show is a tribute to the sensational sounds of the top women vocalists of the 60's. The fundraiser will be held at the Prescott High School Auditorium and proceeds will benefit the ongoing efforts of the Prescott Area Food Pantry which serves families in need in the Prescott School District. Tickets are 20 dollars per person and can be purchased at all Prescott Schools.

March 5:

Pets with Pancakes Breakfast: Animal Ark of Hastings will host a Pets and Pancakes fundraiser at the Red Barn VFW in Cottage Grove on Sunday, March 5th from 8am until noon. Several animals will be on site and available to start adoption process. A silent auction will be featured and photos available with animal character mascots from Party Crashers. Breakfast will include eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee, juice and water. Tickets at the door. Adults $6, Seniors $5 and children 6-12, and Children under 5 are free

March 6:

All District Band Concert: Held in the HHS Field House Gym, all concert bands from 5th to 12th will gather for a mass performance which features each group independently, then joined for an amazing last piece played by over 600 District 200 Band Students. Not to be missed! Concert starts at 7 PM.

March 7:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

March 7:

Township Elections:Held in area townships with hours 7 AM until 8 PM. No public meetings will be held until 8 PM. Contact local City websites for varying information on election and location information.

March 9:

SEAS Student Band Concert:Held at the Hastings HS Auditorium. HHS Jazz l and ll will also perform. Concert begins at 7 PM. Tickets at the door.

March 9:

American Indian Spirituality Presentation:Dakota County Libraries will host the Religion and Faith in our Community series as part of the 23rd year of Minnesota Mosic programming. The Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings will be the site for one of the programs highlighting American Indian Spirituality. The history, faith and culture will be discussed on Thursday, March 9th from 6-8 pm.The public is welcome to this free presentation.

March 10:

Blood Drive:A blood Drive will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Friday, March 10th. The hours for the event will be noon until 6 pm. To make an appointment, view the www.redcrossblood.org website and enter the sponsor code SEAS. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

March 11:

Heroes Skate: The City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department, and the United Heroes League are hosting a Heroes skate on Saturday, March 11th at 4:45 PM at the Hastings civic Arena, located at 2501 Red Wing Blvd in Hastings. Participants are asked to bring a donation of sports equipment for military families serving our nation. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208, or log on to www.unitedheroesleague.org.

March 12:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and the April 9th event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

March 12:

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner:A traditional Holiday Dinner will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Miesville on Sunday , March 12th, featuring their Corned Beef and Cabbage fundraiser. The menu includes Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes, Irish Soda Bread, Dessert and Beverage. Hot Dogs will be available for wee lads and lassies. Wine and Beer available for purchase. ToGo orders also available.This annual event will take place at the church from 11am until 3 pm that day. Silent Auction items. Tickets at the door $12 for Adults/$10 in Advance; Children 6-12 at the door $5/$4 in advance and under 6 Free. More information- St. Joseph Parish Office- 651-437-3526.

March 14:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

March 16:

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

March 19:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and the April 9th event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

March 20:

Healthy Living Community Initiative:On Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM, a Living Healthy Community Initiative Table Talk will take place at Resurrection United Methodist Church in Hastings. The evening will provide engaging practical insights and connections to help raise awareness of choices in education and lifestyle to help improve healthful living. Resurrection Methodist Church is located at 615 W 15th Street in Hastings. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208.

March 21:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

March 23:

HHS Jazz Band Concert: Held at the Hastings HS Auditorium. Features HMS 8th Grade Jazz Band and HHS Jazz l and ll. Concert starts at 7 PM.

March 25 and 26:

Railroad Days in Randolph: Organizers for the 2017 Randolph Railroad Days announce the dates have been set to celebrate all things trains on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th at the Randolph Area Historical Society. This year, there will even be train rides on Saturday. Tickets for those rides on a passenger train will be sole on a first come-first served basis with a small charge benefiting the Randolph School. Departures will take place from the rail yard and a short trip thru the Randolph Grainery facility. This will be a family fun event with more details on plans to be announced soon.

March 26:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and the April 9th event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

March 27:

Showchoir Season Finale Performances: Two performances to conclude the competition season for all three Hastings Show Choirs. Advance tickets will be available in early March at the Welcome desk on the lower level of the HHS. Showtimes are 6 and 8 PM.

March 28:

Loop Bus Tuesday: This community transportation runs from 9 am until 2 pm. Cost is 5 dollars for unlimited access during the loop which visits 15 stops throughout Hastings. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

APRIL

April 2:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and the April 9th event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

April 6:

Hastings Concert Association New Odyssey: New Odyssey concludes the season on Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Gags, gusto and far more than simple guitar marks this unqiue stage show. This highly sought-after group are 3 guys that play more than 30 instruments, besides providing incredible entertainment and fun for the whole family. Not to be missed. Tickets available at the door if you are not a concert association member.

April 8:

Night at the Jazz Club: Vocal Jazz and Jazz l and ll, will be featured in performances at the Hastings Arts Center, 216 E. 4th Street. Tickets will be available prior to the concert at the High School. Showtimes are 6 and 8:30 PM.

April 8:

Benefit for Brianna Kinneman: A fundraiser will take place at the Prescott Confluence Event Center (old Ptacek's building in Prescott) from 2-10PM that will welcome the community to help this young woman gain a new normal following a horrific crash that occurred last Fall, and resulted in the loss of both legs. For more information or to find out how you can donate, email bkbenefit@gmail.com

April 9:

Prescott Fire Hall Pancake Breakfast:The Prescott Fire Department will host six Sunday morning pancake Breakfasts continuing until April 9th. The breakfasts feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and French Toast in addition to beverages. Cost for adults is 6 dollars, 5 dollars for seniors, children under 12, 4 dollars and those under five are free. The breakfasts are held at the Prescott Fire Hall and today's event will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the Golf Cart Raffle will also be available for purchase each Sunday, with the drawing to be held during Prescott Daze in September.

April 12:

Empty Bowls Fundraiser: The Art students from Hastings High School will offer specially created bowls for sale and also provide this soup supper to enrich the community. More than 300 unique bowls will be available to choose from. Contact coordinator Art Teacher Bert Casperson for more information. Doors open at 4:30. Sale begins at 5PM.

April 19:

Highway Cleanup with CNC:The Carpenter Nature Center announces the annual Adopt-a-Highway Spring Roadside Cleanup that will take place on Wednesday, April 19th, beginning at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves and a small rake or litter grabber to make the task easier. Meet at Carpenter Nature for directions to clean up site.. Call 651-437-4359 to sign up or just arrive ready to help.

April 20:

Hastings Middle School Play: Held in the Middle School Auditorium. Begins at 7PM.

April 22:

Daddy Daughter Dance: Get your dancing shoes polished! Hastings Community Education announces a Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 22nd at the Hastings Middle School. The dance theme is Be Our Guest. The dance will go from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. More details will be posted soon at www.hastingscommunityed.com.

April 22:

Hastings Area Birding Day: The Hastings Area Earth Day Birding Festival will be held on Saturday, April 22nd beginning at 8AM at Carpenters Nature Center. Celebrate birds and conservation with the Hastings Environmental Protectors who will provide classes and demonstrations featuring raptors, birding techniques and bird banding. Participate in the Youth Birding Competition and accompany the guided bird trips throughout the Hastings Area. Event fee is just 5 dollars per person or 15 dollars with the addition of a box lunch. RSVP's are required. Call 651-437-4359 to join the fun.

April 29:

Hootenany Vlll: Downtown Hastings will be jumping with nearly 50 musical acts that will take to the stages, floors and front windows of the Busted Nut Bar and Grill, 2nd Street Depot, the Hastings American Legion,The Onion Grille and Vista Rio to raise money for the Hastings Middle School Music Program. Suggested donation of just 5 dollars per venue will allow a huge variety of tunes and over 100 performers for this annual event. More details to come!

April 30-May 1:

Auditions for Summer Musical Annie: The Great River Road Theatre announces Auditions for th Summer Musical which will be performed from July 13-23. for more information and also how you can help behind the scenes, contact President Judy Johnson- 715-425-7969.

MAY

May 13:

Practice Race for Apple Blossom Races: A practice run will be held for the popular Carpenter Nature Center sponsored Apple Blossom Race today beginning at 9 AM. Car pool from CNC to the start at St. Croix Bluffs REgional Park then run the 10K race route. The course for this practice run is on paved roads and CNC's trail system. There is no Admission fee, however, space is limited so RSVP to 651-437-4359.

May 21:

Apple Blossom Races at CNC:The Carpenter Nature Center sponsors the 32nd annual Apple Blossom Races held this year on Sunday, May 21st beginning at 8AM. The 5K Run/Walk is a straight route down St. Croix Trail, the 10K is partially on the road then weaves through the CNC's woodlands and savannahs. The signature race is the Half Marathon which challenges runners on the path thru the St. Croix Valley Orchards alng the hilly countryside. There is also a free 2K Fun Run that is held after the other races, beginning at 11AM. Event fees range from 42 dollars for the half marathon to 32 dollars for the 5 and 10 K. Preregistration is now open on the website or come to the nature center to pick up a form. Race Day registration is also possible, with an extra 8 dollar fee added to race fees. Those wishing to be involved as a sponsor should contact Andrew at 651-437-4359.

 

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