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September 26:

AAUW Economic Status of Woman Address:The American Association of University Women will hold its first meeting of the 2016-2017 season on Monday, September 26th at St. Phillipís Lutheran Church, located at 1401 W. 15th St. in Hastings. There will be a salad supper at 6:00 PM, followed by a business meeting at 7:00. At 7:30, Barbara Battiste from the Office on the Economic Status of Women will deliver the keynote address. The meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

September 27:

River Valley Band Practice:Under the direction of Rufino Ochawada, this group practices each Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM in the Band Room of the Hastings High School, 200 General Sieben Drive, Hastings, MN 55033. Participants are welcome to bring their instrumental talent to any practice to find out more. Board President Allen Saunders can answer questions for new or existing members.

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 or 651-463-6900.

September 29:

Hastings Area Grief Support Group:Begins at 6 PM. Held at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings.

September 29:

Story Weavers Toastmasters Group:Meets at Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings. Learn how to express yourself in any setting. Learn and share with others and gain insight on how your communication style can be enhanced with some of the techniques provided in many style categories. Friendly, welcoming environment and plenty of helpful information to make your next public speaking event a productive one. Drop in to talk with this group. Begins at 6p.m.


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 1:

Grand Piano Dedication Concert:The Hastings Arts Center will host a dedication concert to introduce the beautiful Steinway Grand Piano to the community. Performances will begin at 7PM on Saturday, October 1st. Many styles of music is scheduled with a few surprise guests taking the stage to share their talents on this extraordinary instrument. Refreshments will be served and a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. Owners Sarah and Travis Lockwood and their family will greet attendees of the event.

October 1:

Financial Peace:The United Church of Prescott will host a series by Dave Ramsey, which will be a financial guide to changing your money and changing your life. This series will be held on Saturday Mornings beginning at 9:30 am each Saturday. Contact the Church at 715-262-5668 to register and find out about this valuable learning opportunity. The church is located at 206 Locust Street.

October 2:

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast:The Hastings Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, October 2nd, from 8 AM to noon, at the Columbian Hall, located at 3075 Vermillion Street. Ticket prices are $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children. Please call Steve Humbert at 651-437-8657 if you have any questions.

October 4:

Dog Park Celebration:Rivertown Dog Park hosts this fun and canine focused event. Demonstrations and vendors with dog related information and products. Contact Paige Marschall to find out more. Free event will welcome the Fabulous Fly Dogs Frisbee Demonstration.

October 6:

Blood Drive: The Tilden Community Center is hosting a Halloween blood drive on Wednesday, October 6th from Noon to 6 PM. To make an appointment please call (651) 480-7689.

October 7&8 and 14&15

14th Annual Farmington Fright Night at the Dakota County Fairgrounds: This is held in the 4-H building and proceeds benefit local veterans programs. Military Families attend free with current Military ID. Fright times are 6:30-9:30 pm each evening. Plenty of parking available.

October 8 and 9:

CNC Apple Fest:Carpenter Nature Center welcomes you to enjoy this family fun event that celebrates everything Apple! From hay rides to live raptor programs, music , pumpkin decorating, apple brats and much more. Eco-friendly techniques and minimal sprays on the most delicious apples around. Pies and other baked goods also available for purchase. 10 am til 5 pm. phone- 651-437-4359.

October 8:

Hastings Arts Center Rummage Sale:A Rummage Sale Fundraiser will take place at the Hastings Arts Center. The event is held to allow sellers to receive the profits from the sale of their items or you can donate your belongings to the Hastings Arts Center with proceeds given to the Blessings Academy of Arts and Music. The event will take place between 9am and 3 pm on Saturday, October 8th. Booth sizes are 8x5 feet and 8x9 feet. Call Sarah for availability and other information.

October 8:

Financial Peace:The United Church of Prescott will host a series by Dave Ramsey, which will be a financial guide to changing your money and changing your life. This series will be held on Saturday Mornings beginning at 9:30 each Saturday. Contact the Church at 715-262-5668 to register and find out about this valuable learning opportunity. The church is located at 206 Locust Street.

October 8:

Hastings High School All Alumni Reunion:Calling all HHS alumni! Join us at the 133rd annual Hastings All Alumni Reunion

October 8th, 2016-at the Onion Grille-Social Hour at 5:30 Cost is $25 to reserve your spot, call Anne: 651-437-3241

October 15:

Planes and Paws Pet Expo:This family fun event will take place at the CAF hangar on Flemming Field, in South St. Paul. Organizers will pair pet information with resources to support the re-homing and care of companion dogs. The event will take place from 10am until 2 pm. Find them online at or on Facebook planesnpaws.

October 14 and 15:

OSEL Fall Garage SaleOur Saviourís Lutheran Church in Hastings will begin collecting items in very good to excellent condition for their annual fall garage sale. This large event will be held on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th. They will accept several categories of items including Childrenís clothing, sports equipment, small working electronics, Household items, Jewelry, Tools, Books and others with proceeds from the sale to help youth offset expenses for upcoming mission trips and summer camps. Questions can be directed to Sheri Fox or Gretchen Studenski.

Oct 18:

Veterans Voices Concert: Held at Regina Senior Living Care Center. 1175 Nininger Road. 2:30 PM. More Details to follow.

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.

Oct 25:

Combined Band Concert:Performance includes the HHS Wind Ensemble, the Medalist Band and the River Valley Community Band. Tickets available at the door. Held at the Hastings High School Performing Arts Center.

October 28:

Community Halloween Party:Brought to you by Hastings Parks & Recreation, Community Education, and the YMCA, this is a family friendly event including food, games, prizes, and candy for all! Please wear your best costume! Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Location: Hastings High School CommonsAges: Recommended for ages 12 and under

Admission: Non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service or cash donation to the Youth First Planning Council Scholarship Fund.

October 29:

Leaf For LupusLeaf For Lupus will have kids and fun loving adults jumping for joy and also for a great cause. Hidden Greens Golf course , 12977 200th Street East will be the site for this Family fun event. Saturday, October 29th from 10 am until 4 pm. A charge of just 5 dollars per person will provide the opportunity to jump in a giant pile of leaves. There will also be a hayride thru the woods, cookie decorating, a staged photo booth, Crazy hair, a silent auction and much more. Parental supervision is required and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota. Find out more at or .


November 1:

End of Life DocumentaryThe Pleasant Hill Library will show a documentary film on Tuesday, November 1st from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. The documentary showcases a Scottish hospice center using music to help patients through pain and uncertainties associated with end-of-life events. There will be a discussion after the film hosted by Aging Resource Specialist Colleen Fritsch. Please call (651) 480-7689 if you have questions.

November 4:

HPAAC Gala:The 5th Annual Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPPAC) Gala will be held in the Grand Hall at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Hastings. Event is 6:00-9:30 PM. Tickets available online at Fabulous food, music, art, silent and much more. Theme is "Water Colors our Community".

November 5:

Women's Business Expo The second annual Expo will take place at the Hastings Arts Center between 9 and 3. Great selection of crafts, gifts and fun items to browse and purchase.

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.

November 6:

1991 Class Reunion: St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church is hosting an alumni brunch for graduates of SEAS, Hastings Parochial, Guardian Angels and St. Boniface Schools on Sunday, November 6th. The event will take place following the 10 a.m. Mass that morning. This year, the eighth-grade graduating class of 1991 will celebrate their 25th anniversary and the class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th . They would like to find photos of those classes. To submit a photo, please email them to Volunteers are also needed to help with the event. Call 651-437-3098 to have your name added to the list.

November 13:

The Wolfgang in Concert Classical presentation by this talented ensemble for their oncore return to the Hastings Arts Center. Tickets on sale soon. Don't miss this great group.

November 17:

Thanksgiving Party:The Tilden Center will be the location for the Hastings Area Senior Center annual Thanksgiving Party on Thursday, November 17th at noon. Ptacekís will provide hot food. Please bring a salad or pie to share, or donate $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Registration will be in the Welcome Center. Please call (651) 480-7689 if you have questions.

November 20:

A Musical Community Concert Save the date. Held at the Hastings Arts Center. More info soon.


December 4:

River Valley Community Band Holiday Concert:Held this year at St. Philips Church. Afternoon Time to be announced. Free will offering taken.

December 15:

Tilden Community Center: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 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.



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 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 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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