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October 3rd & 4th:

Young Adult Night: Friday Evening October 3rd, Young Adult Night 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM Rediscover Catholic Celebration for a Faith Journey fo the Horizon of Hope being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Satuday October 4th doors will open at 7:00 AM with the program going from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM. Tickets on sale at If you have questions please email or call 651-291-4411.

October 4:

Raptor Presentation at the Library Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, October 4th at 1 p.m. to learn about Minnesota's raptors, including the majestic bald eagle in this presentation from the Raptor Center. Before or after, go on a Story Walk and read Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet by Joe Rossi and David LaRochelle.

Casino Night: The Ridgetop in Prescott will be hosting an adults-only casino night fundraiser for Prescott Schools. The event starts at 6:00 PM, tables open at 7:30. Advance tickets are $25, while they're $30 at the door.

October 5:

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast The Hastings Knights of Columbus will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 8 am to noon at the Columbian Hall. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children.

Fundraiser: On Sunday October 5th from 12- 6:30p.m. at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN the Friends in Need Food Shelf will be holding a Octoberfest Fundraiser. For more information call 651-459-6680

October 11:

Reuter Benefit: On Saturday, October 11th, there will be a celebration of Jason Reuter's life taking place at the Colliseum Bar in Hastings. The event starts at noon and features the band "Heartbreaker." $10 includes all you can eat bracelet & concert. ($5 for concert bracelet only.) There will also be meat raffles, a silent auction and drink specials. All proceeds will be going to his two sons Kalob and Shane.

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at the Library Families and Individuals are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 to enjoy a fun-filled Star Wars Reads Day. People are invited to come in costume and enjoy storytelling, games, and crafts. People may also meet costumed volunteers from the 501st Legion. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.

Vets Benefit: On Saturday, October 11th from 1:30 - 5p.m.Vietnam Veterans of America along with Bugg's Place will be holding their 7th annual benefit with proceeds going to the Highground Memorial, which serves all Veterans and their families. For more information call 651-459-1310

October 14:

Business After Hours Networking Event: Engage with the Chamber and Experience Growth in Your Business! On Tuesday, October 14th from 4:30-6:30pm, join with members of FOUR Chambers for an evening of networking, door prizes and much more at Hope Glen Farm, located at 10276 East Point Douglas Rd. South. Event includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Additional information is available at 651-458-8383.

October 16:

Candidates Forum Breakfast:

Meet and Hear the Candidates for Cottage Grove and Newport City Council, District 54A and 54B State Representatives and District 4 Washington County Commissioner. All candidates have been invited & will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and respond to questions. Thursday, October 16, 2014 7:30 a.m., Werner Electric Supply, 7450 95th St. So., in Cottage Grove, MN. Forum is open to the public. Chamber and Non-Chamber members are welcome. Continental breakfast provided by Werner Electric Supply. There is no charge for this forum however, advance reservations are required. Register by October 14th, by calling the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce at 651/458-8334; by email to or register online at under the Calendar tab.

October 17:

Scotch Night at the LeDuc: The LeDuc hosts its first ever scotch tasting on Friday, October 17th, 7 p.m. at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN 55033. Guests will have an opportunity to sample several brands of Scotch, hear about the history of some of the great distilleries and learn the difference between Scotch, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon & Canadian Whisky. Foodstuffs will accompany the scotch, which will allow you to explore all the tastes inherent in these 'brews.' In between times, enjoy music played by Sherry and Don Ladig of Dunquin, along with bagpipes played by Andrew Fox. Registration is $25 per person and must be made at 651-437-7055.

October 19:

Third Sunday at the LeDuc: October 19, 2014, 5 p.m., marks a Third Sunday of Music and Author's Visit to the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, MN 55033. Featured will by essayist and poet James Silas Rogers with a brief 'tea and cookie' intermission followed by the band, Mischief. Reservations are requested and may be obtained by calling 651-437-7055. The cost for the evening's entertainment is $20 per person.

October 26:

Regina Auxiliary Annual Fall Bazaar: The Regina Hospital Auxiliary's annual fall bazaar will be held from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 26 in the chapel lobby at the Regina Hospital and Senior Living, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings with activities for all ages. The bazaar will include a grand raffle drawing, a meat raffle, a silent auction, garage sale, country store and bake sale, bingo and charitable gambling, face painting, cake walk, children's games, grab bags, refreshments and live entertainment. The auxiliary will use all proceeds from the Bazaar for projects to benefit the residents and patients at the Regina Hospital and Senior Living.

October 27:

Farm Bill seminars for dairy producers: On October 27th, University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be having a seminar at the VFW in Zumbrota to help farmers make decisions brought about by the 2014 Farm Bill. Dairy producers have until Nov. 28 to enroll in the Dairy Margin Protection Program. Newly created by the farm bill, the program aims to reduce producers' exposure to catastrophic losses through risk management. The program is voluntary and pays producers when the difference between the national price of milk and the average cost of feed falls below a level selected by the producers. For more information, call the Farm Information Line at 1-800-232-9077.

November 7th & 8th:

Spiritual Blessing: Join 2 days of Healing with Love witnessing Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza. She will sharing her story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness. Her universal message of healing and hope. November 7th, Friday evening at 7:00 PM with the doors opening at 5:00 PM. This event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Hastings MN. General admission is $30.00. Tickets are available at the S.E.A.S Church Office or For additional information please call Trish Murphy at 651-253-4863 or Renee Keene at 651-470-1175.


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