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December 4:

Art Of Mandala Rocks: Keep calm and relax by learning the art of mandala rocks. In this workshop through Hastings Community Education, you will learn the history and meaning behind mandala art, and apply that knowledge to creating your own mandala rock art. The class will be on Monday, December 4th, at 6pm, at the Tilden Community Center. For more, see the Hastings Community Ed website.

Trophy House Lutefisk Dinner: The Trophy House is back under new ownership, and part of the re-born fun will be the Lutefisk Dinner, on Monday, December 4th. The dinners will be available between 11:00am-1pm, and 4-7pm for dine in, with a take-out option between 3-4pm. The cost is $27.99 per dinner, and includes Lutefisk, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Glazed Carrots, Meatballs & Gravy, Ham, Coleslaw, Cranberries, Sweet Soup, Lefse, and desserts. Reservations are required by November 24th. Call 651-437-5618 for more.

Through December 5:

HFS Project Share: If you or someone you know living in ISD 200 could benefit from holiday food and/or gift assistance, families can begin calling to make a Project Share registration appointment. Call HFS at 651-437-7134. Appointments will be available in-person and over the phone Oct 24 through Dec 5, and families are encouraged to register as early as possible.

December 9:

SnoMos Youth Safety Training: Annual Youth Safety Training for young snowmobilers, offered by the Hastings SnoMos Snowmobile Club, is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th. The classroom session will be held regardless of snow conditions, and the trail ride portion is weather dependent. Youth, ages 12 to 15 are encouraged to attend. Completion of a MN State DNR Online Class is required to attend the event. Register your young rider by sending the youth's full name, date of birth, parent or guardian information and mailing address to

December 11:

Shop With A Cop: This holiday season, Law Enforcement Officers from around Pierce County will support children in need by providing Target gift cards. The goal is to raise enough money to provide for 50 children in Pierce County. The children will be carefully selected by school counselors (from all districts) and Pierce County Human Services. Your local Police, Deputies, Troopers, and DNR Wardens will all be participating and are excited to get to hang out with the kiddos in person this year. 100% of the proceeds go to the children in Pierce County. Without your financial support they are not able to provide for local kids. Your donation can be sent to The Pierce County Sheriff's Office, Attention: Shelly, 555 West Overlook Drive PO Box 9, Ellsworth WI 54011. Checks can be made out to "Shop With A Cop". Shop with a Cop will be held on December 11th.

December 12:

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest: Mayor Mary Fasbender and the City of Hastings invite 4th, 5th and 6th graders to participate in the League of Minnesota Cities annual Mayor for a Day Essay Contest. To enter, children should write an essay that answers the prompt, "What would you do if you were mayor for a day?" for a chance to win $100 and recognition in Minnesota Cities magazine. The deadline for submissions is December 12. Participants should also submit copies of their essays to Mayor Mary Fasbender at City Hall, 101 4th St. E., Hastings, MN 55033. The student with the winning entry will be invited to shadow the Mayor for the day and assist in leading the City Council meeting. For more information, please see the City of Hastings Website.

Tuesdays and Thursdays Through December 14:

Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga: Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga class designed especially for the beginner, illuminated by candlelight. Vinyasa connects the movement with the breath to create a continuous flow of postures. The breath guides you through this class is composed of creative sequences intended to provide you with strength, flexibility, and peace for the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga poses can be modified to fit your skills. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 14th. Find out more at the Hastings Community Education website.

Mondays And Thursdays Through Decmber 18:

Salt And Selenite Sanctuary: Mondays and Thursdays, through December 18th, come and experience a gentle and calming yoga practice that brings clean breathing in the salt and selenite sanctuary! Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment through a unique process generated by a halo generator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salts that have natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions. Mats are provided. Bring a bottle of water. Class meets at Pure Serenity Wellness Center, 202 - 2nd Street East, Hastings, MN 55033. Their phone number is 651-983-9776. No experience necessary.

Tuesdays Through December 19:

After School Book Club: Tuesdays through December 19th, Join Ms. Wohnoutka for an after school book club. This club will read the first book in the Masterminds series by Gordon Korman. Reading outside of the club meetings will be required. Books and after school snacks will be provided. Registration is required. This course series is offered free to Hastings Middle School students. Thank you to the United Way of Hastings for providing a grant to cover course fees. For a list of dates, please see the Hastings Community Education website.

Through December 31:

Holiday Lights Tour: Let's light up the Community this Holiday Season!! Take a self-guided tour of holiday lights in Hastings. For the past four years, the City of Hastings has published a map of homes and businesses that have outdoor holiday light displays. Please add your home or business address to be included in this year's holiday lights tour map! To do so, head over to the City of Hastings website, and click on "Hastings Holiday Lights Tour" to register your home for the map, by Monday, December 4th!

Hastings Outdoor Skating: The City of Hastings will make Warming Houses at our local skating rinks available to city residents throughout the Winter Skating Season. Warming houses are available for private rentals before or after scheduled hours only (maximum 2 hour rental). If you are interested in renting a warming house, please fill out the rental form on the City of Hastings website, and return it to the Parks & Recreation Department. Questions? Call Phil at 651-480-6181 or email



January 10:

Prescott Sportsman's Club Gun Raffle: The Prescott Sportsman's Club is holding their annual Gun Raffle, as a fundraiser for the Club, happening now through January 10th. Up for grabs is 10 different guns, including a 300 winchester, a 308, 410, and many more. There is also a $300 cash option available. The drawing will take place on January 10th, at the Prescott American Legion. Tickets are $20 each, and will be limited to 500 tickets. For more, call Ed Krings, at 651-366-9005.


Prescott Library Teen Advisory Board: Join the Prescott Library Teen Advisory Board today! Be part of a group of young adults who help the library brainstorm new ideas, run programs, give input on books and more. Contact the library at 715-262-5555 today to sign up! Teen Advisory Board meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Prescott Library College Prep: Are you a student? A parent? Want to know how to prepare for college or career school? Get checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child's) chances of getting into-and being able to afford-the school of your choice. Find the checklist today, at the Prescott Public Library website.

Dakota County Government Jobs: Jobs are available within Dakota County Government services, as the County is looking for help in the following areas: Engineering Technician (Traffic), Library Shelving Assistant (Apple Valley), Program Associate in Employment and Economic Assistance, Public Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist, and a Risk Safety Specialist. If you have questions, please contact Dakota County Employee Relations at 651-438-4435 or

PHL Craft Time: It's craft time at Pleasant Hill Library!! Join us each month for a different featured craft. This month we will create pom-poms and tassels to embellish any number of crafts. This month we will be in the rotunda by the fireplace. Geared for adults and youth ages 12 and older. For more, see the Pleasant Hill Library website under events!

DASH Sports Phy. Ed Games: DASH Sports Phy. Ed Games camp provides participants with a fun experience learning and playing your favorite physical education games! Games may include Capture the Flag, Kickball, Dodgeball, Tag games, Ultimate Frisbee/Football, Sharks and Minnows, Soccer, and more! Participants will learn teamwork, and values such as Respect, Hustle, and Pride, all in a fun environment while increasing athleticism and learning teamwork and game play. Campers should bring a water bottle, and athletic clothing/shoes. All other equipment is provided. For a list of dates, please see the Hastings Community Education website.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Help your child get ready to read when they start school, with the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Prescott Public Library! This program is for kiddos from birth until they enter kindergarten. 4K kids can join too. Join virtually on the Prescott Public Library (or in-person at the library).

10 Category Book Challenge: Another fun challenge at the Prescott Public Library is ready for area readers! 10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to read a book in each of 10 categories and share your favorite discoveries with the library and your fellow readers. Broaden your reading horizons! Can you complete the challenge? To find out more, and to register, check out the Prescott Public Library website.

Reading "Coast To Coast": Read your way from coast to coast! Take your imagination on a journey across the country, starting in Los Angeles and ending in New York City. Log your reading and earn badges as you "travel" to new states along the way! Check out this fun reading program, at the Prescott Public Library. See the Prescott Public Library Website, under programs, or call 715-262-5555 for more information!

HFS Volunteer Openings: Hastings Family Service has immediate openings for volunteers! While many shifts are 3.5 hours once per week, there are also options for shorter, more-flexible shifts; short-term substitutes; and Saturday shifts. If you or someone you know are interested, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Maria at 651-437-7134 or for additional information.

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities: The Prescott Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to "Help Us To Help Those in Need". The Pantry is getting busy, and their construction project is coming along as scheduled. As this time, the Pantry is looking for delivery unloaders, shelf stockers, custodians, outside and inside maintenance, kitchen help, delivery drivers, and product pick-up drivers. Contact Director Pete French, at 715-262-4143 for more information.

Girl Scout CRAYONS Collection: This summer, the St. Paul Park Girl Scout Troop 58028 is collecting used CRAYONS. There is a collection box in the City Hall lobby. Feel free to stop in and add a few to the collection. The CRAYON Initiative melts down the CRAYONS that are donated to make special three-sided CRAYONS which do not roll off the hospital trays. The initiative also sends the CRAYONS all over the United States. Contact Ashley Harvey the Girl Scout Troop Leader: for more info.

Senior Center Pickleball: The Hastings Senior Center hosts Pickleball at Tilden Community Center every day of the work week, Monday-Friday. Pickleball takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:50am, and 3-5:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am-5:30pm, and Fridays from 7:30am-Noon, and again from 3:00-5:30pm. If the gym is needed for any other program, advanced notice will be given for changes in times. It is suggested you coordinate your times so you have others to play with. Your flexibility is appreciated. For more, see the Hastings Senior Center Website.


Rise Up Recovery Morning Art Group: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to a Monday Morning Art Group, starting at 10 AM. This is a free group, with supplies provided, and no experience necessary. Come for art and uplifting conversation every week.

Rise Up Recovery Chosen Bible Study: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to a Bible Study session at 6:30 PM on Monday evenings, based on the popular series, "The Chosen". Participants watch an episode of the series, and discuss the material using companion study materials. This is a free session.

Mondays And Wednesdays:

Prescott Public Library Yoga: Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, increase flexibility and strengthen your body. Follow our instructor, Erica, as she takes you through different poses and stretches to help you in your daily life. Join them on Monday for mat class, and Wednesday for chair class, with each beginning at 9am. For more, see the Prescott Public Library website, under programs.


SMART Recovery: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to SMART Recovery, at 6:30 PM, on Tuesdays. Meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART tools for change to help anyone lead a productive and connected life.


Jesus Calling: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to Jesus Calling, at 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. Participants will read through and discuss the "Jesus Calling" devotional for the day.

Pure Men: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites men to Pure Men, at 7:15 PM on Wednesdays. This is a men's group for those seeking freedom from sexual addiction and want to live a life of chastity.

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Evening Service: Starting Wednesday, September 13, Joy Lutheran Church will be offering another opportunity for worship each week - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Come for supper between 5:15 and 6:30, stay for worship at 6:30. Confirmation students will join the worship at 6:30 as the first part of their evening and then go to their small groups from 7:15 to 8:00. There will also be a small group for adults and activities for younger kids too. This will be a full worship service, with contemporary music, message, communion, prayers. Join us if you can't make it on Sundays or even if you can. Talk to Pastor Tim or Christy for more info or if you would like to help with music and the service.

1st and 3rd Wednesday:

Senior Center Quilters: The Hastings Senior Center is hosting quilters on the first and third Wednesday, each month, from 9am-3pm, at the Tilden Community Center. Bring your project and machine. Irons and ironing boards are provided. Call Carol Wilder with any questions at 651-437-4390.


Rise Up Recovery Thrive: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to Thrive, at 6:30 PM on Thursdays. Thrive is a family support group for those with family members who struggle with substance abuse.

Last Thursday of the Month:

Rise Up Recovery Donation Time: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, is asking for assistance from the public to gather needed items to provide assistance to those in need, and have set up a donation time on the last Thursday of each month to gather personal care items, and cleaning products. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours. Learn more on the Rise Up Recovery website.


Rise Up Recovery 5:30 AM Bible Study: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites men to a 5:30 AM Bible Study every Friday. Join other godly men at an ungodly hour for encouragement and grounding in the word.

All Recovery: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to All Recovery, which welcomes all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or who support the recovery lifestyle. This group meets at 10 AM on Fridays.

H.O.P.E Group: Rise Up Recovery and Hope for the Brave are teaming up to provide support and encouragement for women trying to break out of a cycle of domestic violence. A H.O.P.E (Healing Others through Peace and Empowerment) Group will begin meeting at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings at 6 PM on Fridays, starting on September 15th. If you have questions or are interested in joining the group, please email Amber Davies of Rise Up Recovery at or Jennifer Flaherty of Hope For The Brave, at


Hastings Hawks Volunteer Opportunities: The Hastings Hawks Amateur Baseball Team, along with HYAA is still looking for volunteers to help out with daily/nightly tasks around the Vets Park Baseball Field. If you can help with the following, the Hawks, and Hastings Baseball would love to chat with you: Concessions, Announcing, Scoreboard Duty, and even grounds crew operations. If you have time, and love baseball, especially Hastings baseball, contact Hastings Hawks President Bruce Karnick at


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