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DECEMBER

December 1-24:

Holiday Arts Gift Shop at BreakAway Arts: Two levels of shopping for quality handmade art creations ranging from blown glass to photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber goods, paintings and many one of a kind gifts or as a special treat for yourself. BreakAway Arts also has a Cafe to refresh you with bakery goods, coffees, lunch items, cocktails and wine. Located at 111 E. 3rd St.

December 3:

River Valley Community Band Holiday Concert:First of 2 holiday concerts. Held at Joy Lutheran Church, 1435 St. Croix Street in Prescott Wisconsin.Begins at 3PM. Directed by Rufino Ochoada with special guests Ponticelli string ensemble. A Free will offering will be taken.

December 3 and 4:

A Christmas Carol: Held in the New Prescott HS Auditorium. Advance sale tickets are $8.00 and available at the Twisted Oak Coffee House or Brickyard Pub. Tickets at the door will be $8.50.

December 4:

KC Pancake Breakfast:The Hastings Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, December 4th from 8 AM to noon. The breakfast will be served at the Columbian Hall , 3075 Vermillion Street in South Hastings. Ticket prices for the breakfast are $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children. Children 5 and under are free. All proceeds are donated to St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton School and Faith Formation along with a few other organizations. If you have any questions please contact Steve Humbert at 437-8657.

December 3-10:

Gingerbread House Contest and DisplayA Gingerbread House Contest and Display will take place at the Pleasant Hill Library. Enter your own creation or come to enjoy the display and vote for your fa≠vorites. Pick up rules and registration forms in advance at the Pleasant Hill Library. Winners will be announced on Thursday, December 8 before the Bells of the Bluffs concert.

December 3,4 and 10,11:

Dakota City Heritage Village Christmas Held in Farmington at the Dakota County Fairgrounds. Step back in time to 1900 when an old fashion Christmas meant wool socks, popcorn on the real pine tree, yule logs and so much more. Music, stories, activities and costumed characters share their portrayal of this simpler time.

December 4:

River Valley Community Band Holiday Concert:Held this year at St. Philips Church 1401 West 15th Street, Hastings. Begins at 3PM. Directed by Rufino Ochoada with special guests Ponticelli string ensemble. A Free will offering will be taken.

December 4:

Decorating Party at OSEL: Held after the 10:45 service. Families and individuals who can help trim the gathering area and worship center for the holidays. Please sign up in the Ministry Center or contact Mrs. St. John to join the group. Lunch will be provided to those who stay to help.

December 6:

Gingerbread House Decoration Event A make and take event will be held at the Pleasant Hill Library to decorate Gingerbread Houses for the display that will be held during the holiday season. This event is for children ages 4-12, will be held on Thursday, December 6th from 4-5:30 pm

December 6:

Kings Place Toy Drive Held every year at Kings Place in Miesville. Donate toys or cash and receive an award winning burger meal. Takes place from 11am until close that day. Located at 14460 240th Street across from St. Joseph's Church. Plenty of parking.

December 6:

Hastings Middle School 6th Grade Band Concert: Held at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Free of charge. Begins at 7 PM

December 6:

SEAS School Holiday Concert:The SEAS Schools Cadet and Patriot Band cordially invite you to their Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 6th, 7 PM, at the SEAS School gym. Admission is free and refreshments will follow the concert. The school is located at 600 Tyler Street, in Hastings.

December 6:

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.

December 6:

Prescott Choir Concert- Kindergarten and First Grade: Held at 5 PM at the New Prescott Auditorium at the High School.

December 7 and 8:

Veterans Home Holiday Craft Sale:The Minnesota Veterans Home staff and residents will host a Holiday Craft Sale on Wednesday afternoon, December 7th from 1:30pm until 4 and again on Thursday afternoon, December 8th from 1:30 pm untill 3:30 pm. The public is welcome to attend and shop the unique items made by these talented crafters. The Minnesota Veterans Home is located at 1200 18th Street East.

December 8:

Bells of the Bluff Concert: Held at the Pleasant Hill Library. Hear the beautiful tunes then visit with the musicians and even have a chance to try bell ringing yourself. Begins at 6:30 pm.

December 8:

Hastings Middle School 5th Grade Band Concert: This free concert takes place beginning at 7 PM at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium.

December 8:

Holiday Train Arrives in Hastings: The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will arrive at 8:30 PM at the depot in Hastings. A family fun fest will take place prior to its arrival at Christ's Family Church with games, food and fun right next to the arrival location. More information to come.

December 8:

Prescott Choir Concerts: Grades 2 and 3 Held at 5 PM and Grades 4 and 5 held at 7 PM at the New Prescott Auditorium at the High school.

December 8:

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!

December 9:

Holiday Train arrives in Cottage Grove:The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is preparing for its holiday trip that will make stops in local cities on Friday, December 9th. Information has been received on several plans slated for the stops in Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park.

December 9:

C is for Counting Childrens Event:Children ages 3-5 will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and games that are all about counting in the C is for Counting event held on Friday, December 9th from 11 am until noon at the Pleasant Hill Library. This activity is sponsored in part by ECFE. Registration is required.

December 10:

Holiday REcycling Crafts: Held at Carpenter Nature Center. Begins at 10 AM. Contact them for more details. www.carpenternaturecenter.org

December 10:

Cookie Sale at Prescott UCC Don't miss your chance to do your holiday baking the easy way. The cookie sale will take place between 9 and 11:30 am with a wide selection of tasty treats available from the Krafty Ladies. Come early for the best selection. Cookies priced at $7 per pound.

December 11:

Songs We Love To Sing CD Release Party: Hosted by Gordon Gathright and Bill Strom who teamed up to complete the long-awaited CD of Songs the Both love to sing. The event will take place at the Hastings Arts Center. Time to be announced.

December 11:

Breakfast With Santa: A Breakfast with Santa will be sponsored by the Hastings American Legion and Minnesota Amber Alert Fundraiser .Serving begins at 10 am for this tradition that continues from the long history of holidays held at County Point. Join the fun and meet Santa, receive a free toy and get your photo taken. The event will take place at the Hastings American Legion Post 47, located at 50 Sibley Street.

December 12:

Prescott HS Band Concert: Held in the Prescott Auditorium. Grades 9-12. Begins at 7 PM.

December 13:

Prescott Middle School Band Concert: Held in the Prescott Auditorium. Grades 6,7 and 8. Begins at 7 PM.

December 13:

Hastings All District Orchestra Concert: All Grades 6-12 will perform in this concert held at the Hastings High School beginning at 7 PM

December 13:

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.

December 13:

Friends of LeDuc Holiday Social: Held at the LeDuc HIstoric Estate beginning at 7 PM. Contact them for more events on their Facebook page or website. www.leduchistoricestate.org

December 14:

Make Clay Christmas Ornaments: Come to the Library on Wednesday, December 14th from 3:30 to 4:30 pm and enjoy the fun making holiday ornaments from clay with a special make and take activity at the Pleasant Hill Library. Presented by Abrakadoodle with demonstrations on techniques used to create fabulous sculpted holiday decorations. Registration is required and opens two weeks prior to the event. This activity is for children ages 3-12.

December 15:

Senior Center Holiday Party:The St.Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church will host the annual Holiday Party for Hastings Area Senior Center members on Thursday, December 15th at noon. The cost for Center members is $15 and $20 for non-members. Tickets are available until December 9th. There will be a roast beef dinner catered by the Trophy House. Entertainment afterwards will be provided the Eric Thomas duo and there will be door prizes. Please call (651) 480-7689 if you have questions.

December 15:

Make and Take Activity-Felted Soap: A creative activity to make Felted Soap will be held on Thursday, December 15th from 6-8 pm at the Pleasant Hill Library. Participants will use a wet-felting process to create a beautiful and practical piece of artwork with loose wool and soap. Indulge and relax at home with your two-in-one washcloth and soap bar. This activity is presented by the Textile Center. There is no cost but registration required and opens two weeks prior to the event.

December 15:

Music Open Mic Night at BreakAway Cafe: Takes place from 7-9 PM. PA is provided, hosted every first and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Sign up for order of performances. Casual, receptive audience in a cozy atmosphere. Call BreakAway Cafe for more info.

December 15:

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!

December 17:

Hastings High School Vocal Concerts: Holiday Concerts take place at 2 and 4:30 PM. Tickets will be available in advance before school and during lunch hour in the lower welcome desk 2 weeks prior to the concert. Remaining tickets available at the door on day of concerts.

December 18:

Second Annual Christmas Pageant And SingAlong Held at the Hastings Arts Center in celebration of the true spirit of Christmas. More details to come.

December 19:

Prescott Christmas Concert:Students in grades 6-12 will perform their holiday concert at the new Prescott Auditorium. Program begins at 7 PM.

December 20:

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. Perfect for easy shopping without the hassle of parking. Stop by City Hall, The Hastings Area Chamber, KDWA Radio And Tilden community Center for a copy of the schedule.

December 22:

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!

December 27:

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.

December 31:

KDWA Year In Review: Featuring stories that made the headlines, memorable events and people to remember. Played all New Years Eve.

2017 EVENTS

JANUARY

January 3:

Hastings Show Choir Preview Show: Tickets on Sale before Christmas Break. All three Hastings Show Choirs will perform for their hometown crowd before heading out for the competition season. Check the Hastings Choirs website for more information and show times.

January 3:

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.

January 10:

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.

January 17:

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.

January 19:

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner: Held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino. Cost- Tickets available in advance at the Chamber. Social hour at 5:30 with Dinner and Awards Program at 7 PM.

January 24:

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.

January 31:

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

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.

February 18:

TLC of Hastings Gala:Open to the community at no charge. More details soon. This year will not feature a live or silent auction, however a banquet will be served to those attending. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Professional Speaker Claire Culwell will present her amazing life story. Contact the Center to donate or help support their important mission.

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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