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JUNE

June 25 and 26:

Afton Strawberry Festival: One of the sweetest spots on earth. Lots of shopping, activities, and don't forget the 134th annual Strawberry Festival Dinner and Pig Roast. There'll be strawberries everywhere you turn, with strawberry shortcake eating contest held on Saturday at noon. Berries to purchase by the pint as well as goodies to take with you. Sixty vendors will fill the streets and park with something for everyone. Saturday 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday, 11am until 4pm.

June 26:

Blessing of the Animals: Annual informal service at Presbyterian Church in Hastings. All animals are welcome provided they are on a leash for the safety and comfort of all. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

June 27:

Prescott, WI City Council Meeting: 6:30 PM at Prescott City Hall 802 Borner St.

June 27:

Magical Mia at the Museum: The Pleasant Hill Library presents Magical Mia on Monday, June 27th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This magic show has Mia performing mysifying tricks creating illusions you won't want to miss with flowers, scarves and butterflies. The event is at the Pleasant Hill library and is open to ages 2-12.

June 27:

Fitness in the Park-Rotary Pavilion: A partnership with Hastings Area YMCA. A variety of classes. Cost is $5 per class or $30 for all 8 summer classes. Held 5:30-6:15p.m. All ages are welcome.

June 27:

Parent Child Book Group: Come and read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin at the Pleasant Hill Library. This Parent and child Book Group will read the book and then have a discussion along with fun activities. The Monday, June 27th event, will take place from 6:30- 8:00 pm and the event is open for children ages 9-12 .Registration is required at the Library.

June 27-Aug10:

Carpenter Nature Center Summer Camps: Wide variety of fun and educational summer camps include themes from Raptors to Canoeing and Fishing. Ages 5-18 depending on program. Find out specific dates and costs on the CNC Website. www.CarpenterNatureCenter.org or Call 651-437-4359 for questions.

June 28:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

June 28 and 29:

Lego Minstrom: Who doesnt love legos and robots? The Pleasant Hill Library is having two hands on sessions with Lego Mindstrom. This experiment allows youth to use a beginner robotics kit to design, build and program their own working robot. The first session is Tuesday, June 28th from 1-4 p.m. and the second session is Wednesday June 29th from 1-4 p.m. Registration is requiredfor this event and opens two weeks prior to the event.

June 30:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

June 30:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

JULY

July-Sept 2:

Sibley Historic Site: The Sibley Historic Site will be open through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Minnesota Historical Society and Dakota County Historical Society members will be admitted to the site free of charge with proof of membership. The Dakota County Historical Society’s Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minnesota. The Open House is free to the public. For further information about the event, or the site, visit www.dakotahistory.org or call 651-452-1596

July 1

Forever Wild Family Friday Water Carnival: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center of Lebanon Hills Regional Park join us for family fun. Have fun at our water carnival with fun games and activities all about water. The event is free and for all ages.

July 1

Hastings Sings Finalists Announcement: Tune in to KDWA at 11:45 AM to hear the names of those singers who will move on to the Finals competition that takes place in JayCee Park on Sunday, July 17th from 3:30-5PM. Who will sing for their city? We'll all find out today!

July 2:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 4:

Afton Fourth of July Patriotic Parade:Join the fun in Downtown Afton. Parade kicks off at noon then strolls to Afton Town Square Park for food, fun, music, kids games, vendors and more!

July 5:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 6:

Storytime in the Park:Wednesday, July 06, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Join us for stories, games and crafts in the park. This program is presented in part by the City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department. Ages: 0-10. Levee Park Rotary Pavilion, 20 Ramsey Street, Hastings, MN.

July 7:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 7:

Fun With Coloring:At the Pleasant Hill Library,Thursday, July 07, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Drop in anytime to create your own masterpiece with crayons, colored pencils, markers and lots of coloring pages at this self-directed activity. Ages: 3-12.

July 7:

One-on-One Ebook and Technology HelpAt the Pleasant Hill Library,Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions - no registration required

July 7:

. Please refer to http://tinyurl.com/kjqug98 for this month's selection. Location Note: This group meets at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings.

July 7:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

July 8:

Animal Storytime at the Pleasant Hill LibraryFriday, July 08, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Join in interactive book readings, meet a live animal and make memories during a nature-themed craft time. Presented by Carpenter Nature Center. Registration required. Ages: 3-8. June 17 - Blanding's Turtles, July 8 - Rabbits, August 12 - Owls.

July 9:

Saturday Night Cruise In:Downtown Hastings Every other Saturday Night all summer long! Cars 1976 and older are welcome. From 5-9 PM. For more information, www.Downtownhastingsmn.com. Food, fun, theme nights, and more.

July 9:

FootGolf Tourney: The Footgolf Minnesota Tour at Afton Alps: A fun new sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family. If you can kick a ball into a 21 inch wide hole, you can play footgolf! Ages 7 -107. Cost is $19.98 per person. Tournament is Saturday, July 9th. Check-in at 2:45pm (kickoff at 3:30pm). For more information and to guarantee a spot for you and your friends/family – please go to http://www.footgolfminnesota.com or email tony@footgolfminnesota.com. Sponsored by the Sanneh Foundation.

July 9:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 11:

Bruce the Bug Guy:Monday, July 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Live critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience fascinating insects up-close. Ages: 5-12. Pleasant Hill Library.

July 12:

A-mazing Bee Bots: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM Learn pre-coding and early coding skills with Bee Bots and Pro Bots. Use your new skills to help the robot bees and cars navigate through mazes. Registration required. Ages 3-5.

July 12:

Waggin' Tales: Held at the Pleasant Hill Library. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bring your kids into the Library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages: 5-10.

July 12:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 13:

Accessibility Options on the iPad: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Learn about some of the accessibility options built into the iPad as well as a few free or inexpensive apps. iPads will be available to use during class. Registration is required.

July 13:

Oil Painting Classes: Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! One Session will be held with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. The session will be held on July 13 or 14. This workshop class welcomes adults and children ages 10 and up who have always wanted to begin painting, as well as those with previous experience. With individualized demos and tips given, you will familiarize yourself with color mixing, brush handling, composition techniques and best practices. The cost is $60 per student per workshop. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood at hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

July 14:

Oil Painting: Come and explore the wonderful world of oil painting this summer! Session 2 with instructor Dianne Ginsberg. For more information about the art class and supplies to bring please contact Sarah Lockwood hastingsartscenter@gmail.com or at 651-437-4320.

July 14:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 14:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

July 14:

String Art at the Library:Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Make colorful designs using small nails, colorful yarn, embroidery thread, string and cork pieces. Presented by Artistry. Ages 8-14.

July 14:

One-on-One Ebook and Technology Help Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions - no registration required.

July 15:

Monkey Mind Pirates Family Yoga PartyFriday, July 15, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Turn your Arrghs into Oms, mateys! Use the puppet, rock yoga adventures of Monkey Mind Pirates to find calm for your family. Ages: 3-12.

July 15-17:

River Town Days: Annual summer celebration along the river and all through town. Sponsored and coordinated by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce. Check their website and FaceBook page for schedules, sponsorship opportunities and list of activities as added. www.hastingmn.org.

July 16:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 18:

St. Croix Valley Scramble: Enjoy a day of golf at Afton Alps Golf Course and support Carpenter Nature Center. All proceeds support K-12 environmental education programming at CNC. It will be a 18-hole best ball tournament with a 1 p.m. start. Fees include box lunches, green fees, carts, dinner, and a donation to CNC. Hole sponsorships are available. Don't miss out on your chance to spend the day golfing with other CNC supports. Please visit the CNC website or call the office to request a golfer or sponsor registration form. The fee is $95 per golfer or $380 per foursome.

July 18:

Legos & Duplos at the Library Monday, July 18, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Get your kids’ imaginations working by exploring the many things they can create with Legos and Duplos at this self-directed activity. Ages: 2-12.

July 18:

Coloring for Adults Monday: July 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Coloring isn't just for kids anymore. Use coloring as a way to relax and unwind while listening to soothing background music.

July 19:

My Gnome: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sew and create clothing and accessories to make a wooden gnome all your own. Presented by the Textile Center. Registration required. Ages: 11-16. Pleasant Hill Library

July 19:

Evening Storytime for All AgesHeld at the Pleasant Hill LibraryTuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Stories and activities ideal for kids and families. Ages: 0-6.

July 19:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 20:

Meet the Instruments with Groth Music: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM .Whether you want to be Playing in a school band or a rock band, you have to start somewhere. Try a variety of musical instruments from Groth Music. Space is limited. Ages 2-16.

July 21:

Dolphins:Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Learn about the dolphins and see colorful photos and props of these amazing mammals with science teacher Rob Ellos., Great activity for Ages: 4-10. Pleasant Hill Library

July 21:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 21:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

July 21:

Antiques and Treasure Appraisal Mark Moran Visit: The popularity of discovering a treasure in your attic or basement can be realized right here at the Pleasant Hill Library. On Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, antiques expert Mark Moran will be on hand to evaluate and appraise old toys, clocks, costume jewelry, artwork, vintage photographs, glassware and more. Participant registration is required for appraisal. Registration for this program opens June 21st. There is a limit of one item per person. Spectators are welcome. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

July 23:

Saturday Night Cruise In:Downtown Hastings Every other Saturday Night all summer long! Cars 1976 and older are welcome. From 5-9 PM. For more information, www.Downtownhastingsmn.com. Food, fun, theme nights, and more.

July 23:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 25:

Storytime for BabiesMonday, July 25, 2016 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM. Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2. at the Library

July 25:

Parent and Child Book GroupMonday, July 25, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Read the book and join us for a rousing discussion and fun activities for parents and kids. Registration required. Ages: 11-16 The book for this group is:The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu.

July 26:

Candy Sushi Making Class for TeensTuesday, July 26, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Learn how to make a variety of sushi using your favorites candies or, for a healthier option, bananas. Registration required. Ages 12-16.

July 26:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

July 27:

Craft Fair Marketplace:Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sign your kids up to sell their handicrafts at the library. All items must be priced at $2 or less. Sellers must register in advance. Ages: 4-16. Pleasant Hill Library

July 27:

The Royal GuardWednesday, July 27, 2016.10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Fully-costumed Renaissance characters teach about history through entertaining storytelling.

July 28:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

July 28:

Make & Take: Paper Bag Robot PuppetsThursday, July 28, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM .Come anytime and use our construction paper and other art supplies to create paper bag robot puppets to take home. Ages: 4-15. Pleasant Hill Library

July 28:

One-on-One Ebook and Technology HelpThursday, July 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM. If you need extra help on the computer, setting up e-book apps, have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account, or just need help working on a document, you can get one-to-one instruction at the Library. Drop in any time during our One-on-One Technology Help sessions - no registration required.

July 28:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

July 30:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

AUGUST

August-Sept 2:

Sibley Historic Site: The Sibley Historic Site will be open through Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Minnesota Historical Society and Dakota County Historical Society members will be admitted to the site free of charge with proof of membership. The Dakota County Historical Society’s Sibley Historic Site is located at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota, Minnesota. The Open House is free to the public. For further information about the event, or the site, visit www.dakotahistory.org or call 651-452-1596

August 2:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 4:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 4:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

August 5:

Forever Wild Family Friday Water Carnival: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Visitor Center of Lebanon Hills Regional Park join us for family fun. Have fun at our water carnival with fun games and activities all about water. The event is free and for all ages.

August 6:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 11:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 11:

Afton Farmer's Market: Held in Afton Town Square Park from 4-7 Every Thursday. Great selection grown by area farmers, fresh to you every week.

August 13:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 15:

The ProAct Golf Classic: Event will again be held at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, and players are invited to come out on Monday, August 15, for an exciting day of play, fine food and camaraderie in support of people with disabilities. The 18-hole event brings players to a course known for its excellent rolling greens as well as many amenities. The Golf Classic is ProAct’s only annual fundraising event. The foursome scramble start tournament features skill contests, team prizes and group photos. It begins with registration from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., with an early lunch starting at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12 p.m. A live auction, raffle and gourmet dinner will follow the game. The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes lunch and dinner, a golf cart, use of the clubhouse and practice facilities. To register, go to proactinc.org or contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149.

August 15:

Car Show: On August 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. Hastings Veterans Home, Twin Cities Model A club and Hastings Ford will be hosting a car show. Come the past next to today’s models.

August 15:

Hot Air Ballon Rides: Freedom Flight Inc. will be bringing three hot air balloons to an event at Veterans Athletic Complex on August 15. POW-MIA, Vietnam War Memorial and Liberty Bell hot air balloons will be available for tethered rides from 2-3 p.m. There is a suggested donation of 10.00 dollars or more to help defray costs. Community service volunteers and trucks with ball hitches needed.

August 16:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 18:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 20:

Rockin Out For Autism: The Afterburner band along with the Hastings Arts Center and several sponsors will be hosting ROCKIN' OUT FOR AUTISM on Saturday, August 20th from 7pm - 11pm. Live Music, Dancing and a small silent auction with all proceeds to benefit Brett's All Stars final walk ever in the WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS/MINNESOTA. More information will be announced on this community event soon.

August 20:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 23:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 25: Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

August 27:

Carpenter Art Festival: Carpenter Nature Center welcomes you from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to the Wisconsin Campus to celebrate art and nature. Enjoy music, fine arts and crafts and beautiful scenery. The event will take place rain or shine. Donations are welcome and a portion of the profits will go to support CNC.

August 27:

Chicken Feed: On August 27 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a chicken feed and corn roast at the Hastings Veterans Home.

August 27:

Hastings Farm Market: It's that wonderful time of year, farmers market season at Hastings Farmers Market! Support local growers near you on Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-1pm June through November!Local growers bring a wide selection of seasonal vegetables, jams & jellies, herbs, honey, fresh flowers & flower plants as available. You will be buying from the people who planted, raised & harvested the products.Easy to find...just off Hwy 55 & Pleasant Drive at the Westview Mall Shopping Center in Hastings. Call Bea (651-437-8573) for more information.

August 31:

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS: The Cottage Grove Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the 2nd annual Films in 5 Festival! Films made anytime in 2016 are eligible. Submissions will be accepted through August 31.

SEPTEMBER

September 1:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 8:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 11:

Autumn in the Valley Gala: Join Carpenter Nature Center's Board of Directors for a wonderful evening along the bluffs of the St. Croix River. Each year friends and community partners spend an evening raising fund to support K-12 environmental education at CNC. The event will be held at Carpenter Nature Center in the River Bluff Pavilion. Guests can enjoy trail tours, water gardens, a silent auction, a live auction and dinner catered by Lake Elmo Inn. Sponsorships are available at all levels and auction donations are welcome.

September 15:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 22:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

September 24 and 25:

38th Annual Afton Art in the Park:Save the date for this unique opportunity to see art of all types exhibited at Afton Town Square Park. See the Afton Area Business Association website for links to more information, including how you can participate. www.exploreafton.com

September 24:

Downtown Street Dance: Lost Highway headlines at this annual party held in Downtown Hastings. Contact Tatia from the Busted Nut Bar and Grill for more details.

September 24:

Hastings Concert Association Four Celtic Voices: With this year’s schedule completed the Hastings Concert Association has announced their plans for 2016-17. A combination of styles and artists will take to the stage next year which will bring top notch entertainment to the community six times in their season.

Their season will start on Saturday, September 24th with Four Celtic Voices in an afternoon performance.

September 29:

Farmington Farmer's Market: The market will be held at the Fairgrounds - 4008 220th Street West at the Third Street entrance from 2:30-6:30 p.m. For more information about the market contact Market Coordinator Kristine Smith at ksmith@dakotacountyfair.org or 651-463-6900.

OCTOBER

October 1:

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS: The Film Festival will take place on Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at Park High School.

October 23:

Hastings Concert Association Banjo Boy Variety Band: TheBanjo Boy Variety Band plays at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. The band is four men with eight musical instreuments playing classical jazz, banjo songs, swing blues, classic ballads, polkas and country.

NOVEMBER

November 5:

Hastings Concert Association Colleen Raye, Girl Singers Greatest Broadway Hits: In November, a local favorite, Colleen Raye will bring her Girl Singers Greatest Broadway Hits show to the Middle School Stage at 3 p.m. Colleen Raye, Debbie O'Keefe and Katie Gearty will walk the audience through some of the greatest songs of Broadway, including songs from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Gypsy, Oliver, Wicked and Rent.

2017 EVENTS

FEBRUARY

February 7:

Hastings Concert Association Wylie and Wild West: Wylie and Wild West are in concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. Wylie Gustafson and his band have played thousands of shows, delighting audiences around the world. The band is known for its blend of cowboy, traditional country, folk ans yodeling.

MARCH

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.

APRIL

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.

 

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