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April 18: Sex Trafficking Seminar An important issue that has been in national news will also be addressed locally as the Hastings Ministerial Association, Annex network and the Source group present a powerful seminar that will educate participants on the prevalence of sex trafficking in the Midwest. The 4-hour program will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Local authorities/FBI special agents, outreach workers, transitional home leaders, and presentations by survivors will be featured to bring awareness and empower the community. The registration is found online at and cost for students is $10.00, $15.00 for all other participants. Registration will also be available at the door at a cost of $25.00. The event will be held at St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 1401 15th St. West. For more information, call 612-345-7068 or email

Fun With Words Early Literacy Workshop at the Library: Parents interested in getting their child on the road to reading with fun and engaging word activities are invited to an early literacy workshop at the library on Saturday, April 18th at 11:00am. This workshop is open to parents with children age 0 to 6 years old. The class is free, however registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at Registration opens April 4th.

April 20:

Fundraiser for SEAS School Archery Team: On Monday, April 20th, Green Mill will be hosting a fundraiser for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Archery Team, who qualified for nationals in Louisville, KY. The fundraiser is to offset the cost of the trip, and you can help by eating at Green Mill (dine-in, takeout, or delivery) any time that day. 20% of the proceeds will go directly to the SEAS School Archery Team.

Author Visit at the Prescott Library: The Prescott Public Library is bringing best-selling and award-winning author William Kent Krueger to Prescott and you are invited to meet him and hear him talk about his books and writing. The event will take place at 6:30pm on Monday, April 20th, and is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 715-262-5555.

April 24:

SEAS Spring Fling: SEAS School is in need of a new playground structure, as the current one is tired and broken down. It has served students of SEAS School for over 20 years, and has certainly seen better days. KDWA's Barb Massman has donated two beautifully handcrafted quilts to help SEAS School raise money to purchase a new playground. One quilt is a colorful stained-glass pattern, and the other is a cute, children's themed quilt. Raffle tickets are being sold for $10 per ticket, and are being sold at SEAS Church after Masses as well as in the church office during the week. Tickets can also be bought at SEAS School, and KDWA Radio. All proceeds will go directly to the playground fund. The winners of the quilt raffle will be drawn on Friday, April 24th at the SEAS Spring Fling event. This year's Spring Fling theme is "Let's Luau." New this year, they will be serving hearty appetizers rather than hosting a sit-down dinner. Also new this year, they will end the evening with DJ music and dance. For more information, you can call SEAS School at 651-437-3098. This event is open to everyone.

April 27:

Learn About Raising an Autistic Child at the Library: Parents and caregivers who are interested in learning more about how to raise a child with autism are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, April 27th at 7:00pm for a program delivered by Lisa Sieben, of the Autism Society of Minnesota. This program is for parents, grandparents or others who have an autistic child in their life. The program is free and no registration is required.

May 2:

Hastings Concert Series: Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her catchy pop music. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6 piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenter's classics. Lisa draws the crowd in with anecdotes about Karen and Richard Carpenter, their lives and how some of the songs originated.

May 5:

Headache Relief Seminar: Regina Hospital is hosting a free headache relief seminar. Learn about types of headaches, triggers and contributing factors, treatment options and headache hygiene. The seminar will be presented by Jennifer Hansen, a physician assistant with Allina Health in Prescott, who has a special interest in preventative medicine. This event will be held at the Regina Hospital Conference Center in Hastings on Tuesday, May 5th at 5:30pm. To register call 651-404-1104 or email The first 20 people to register will be entered into a drawing to win a free 30 minute massage.

May 10:

Mother's Day Tea at the LeDuc: On Mother's Day, May 10th, the Historic LeDuc Estate along with Spiral Natural Foods and MindfulMotion Pilates & Fitness are hosting a Mother's Day Tea Event not to be missed! Not only will they enjoy aromatic teas and scrumptious goodies, but they will also learn about the healing properties of spices and herbs, and create our very own signature tea blend. This event is offered as a part of an ongoing series designed to take you hands-on into exploring nutrition, health, and wellness. Event package discounts, senior and group discounts are available. Single person event price is $20. For questions or more information, please contact the Historic LeDuc Estate at 651-437-6225, or MindfulMotion Pilates & Fitness at 651-318-9168.


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