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JANUARY

January 19:

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner: Held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino. Award recipients of Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Educator of the Year.Cost- Tickets available in advance at the Chamber, Sponsor deadline is Dec. 30. Social hour at 5:30 with Dinner and Awards Program at 7 PM. to purchase Tickets or inquire about sponsorship, contact Kris at the Hastings Area Chamber- 651-437-6775.

January 19:

Music Open Mic Night: Held at the BreakAway Cafe, 111 East 3rd in Hastings. PA provided, bring your guitar, or other portable instrument and sit in for a set.

January 20:

On Golden Pond: Friday night performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at 6 with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 21:

Tyler Burkum Concert:Held at the Hastings Arts Center, singer-songwriter Tyler Burkum will perform his eclectic vision of smooth organic vocals offset by instrumentation and arrangements harkening a bygone era. Tickets available at the door ($25) or in advance($20) at www.hastingsartscenter.org.

January 21:

On Golden Pond: Saturday night performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at 5 with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 21:

Rabies Clinic in Prescott:The City of Prescott would like the citizens of Prescott to know there will be a rabies clinic held for cats and dogs on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 9:00 AM to noon at the Citys Public Works Garage, located at 1109 Hwy 35. For more information, log on to Prescotts city website at prescottwi.org.

January 22:

Burns Night Scotch Tasting:The LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings, is hosting a Burns Night Scotch Tasting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. Reservations are required and should be made by calling 651-438-8480. The cost of the event is $35 per person.

The evening will feature the tasting of five types of Scotch, including a dram of imported Scotch. To complement the Scotch, the LeDuc kitchen will prepare foods that are typically found in Scotland. The history of Scotch will be explored and there will be a special emphasis placed on the works of Scottish poet Robert Burns.The evening will feature music by a bagpiper and the house band, Dunquin, composed of Sherry & Don Ladig and award-winning fiddler Rosa Wells. For more information, visit www.dakotahistory.org or www.leduchistoricestate.org.

January 22:

On Golden Pond: Sunday matinee performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at noon with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 23:

Author Julie Klassen at PHL:Meet Julie Klassen, award-winning romance and fiction author of The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill and The Silent Governess and receive an original coloring page based on the cover of her book The Painter's Daughter. Klassen will sell and sign her books. Event takes place from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

January 23:

Crazy Chemworks: Crazy Chemworks Mad Science classes will be held in four area schools beginning January 23rd. After school classes, thru Hastings Community Education will give your young scientist a chance to explore and participate in hands-on learning involving chemistry. Four consecutive weeks will offer each student opportunities to find out more about scientific theories, experiments and how science can be useful as well as fun. Each class has a fee of $65 and is held at SEAS school, Kennedy, McAuliffe and Pinecrest. Contact Community ed to register.Hastings.thatscommunityed.com/courses 651-480-7670

January 24:

STEM Night at SEAS School: This is an excellent chance to explore the great Math and Science classes at SEAS Schools. This will take place in the Gym and welcomes 5th graders to show what they have learned. 5:30-7:00 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 24:

HHS Girls Basketball Military Appreciation Night:The basketball game Vs. Tartan will feature free admission for active duty military personnel and veterans. The game will be held at the Hastings High School, 200 General Sieben Drive, in Hastings. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208.

January 26:

Family Matters Community Initiative:St. Philips Lutheran Church will be the location for a Family Matters Community Initiative Table Talk on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 PM. The session is an opportunity for participants to explore childhood, youth, and family challenges, experiences, and connections. St. Philips Lutheran Church is located at 1401 15th Street West. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208.

January 27:

Bird Banding at CNC: Takes place at Carpenter Nature Center from 8:30 am until Noon. All equipment is provided to help band and release birds as well as recording information to track their flight patterns.

January 27:

On Golden Pond: Friday night performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at 6 with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 28:

On Golden Pond: Saturday night performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at 5 with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 28:

Wine and Wiskers Event: A Wine and Wiskers event will be held to benefit Hastings' Animal Ark. This event will feature tastings of Barefoot Wines along with tasty human snacks. Wine tasting is for those 21 and over but families are welcome to attend. The event will take place from 1-5 pm on Saturday, January 28th. Animal Ark is located at 2600 Industrial Court just east of the Hastings Armory. Come mingle with the cats and dogs now available for adoption and get a chance to sample some great wine as well. View the animals at animalarkmn.org.

January 28:

St. Joseph's School Gala: Hawaiian Knights is the theme of this annual fundraiser that helps provide resources for this Prescott Elementary school. Tickets available at the school call 715-262-5912 for more info. Music, food, silent and live auctions and lots of activities will make this event not to be missed. Starts at 6 PM in the St. Joseph's School Gym.

January 28:

Stone Soup Winter Luau Fundraiser: Held at Park Place in St. Paul Park. Tickets are 10 per adult and 5 dollars for kids 4-12. Children 3 and under eat free! A costume contest, limbo contest , hula contest and bingo will fill the afternoon from Noon to 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.

January 28:

Movie at the Library:Watch "Monsters, Inc." on the big screen at the Pleasant Hill Library starting at 1 PM. Program intended for children and caregivers.

January 29:

On Golden Pond: Sunday matinee performance of the play by Black Dirt Theater group. Dinner begins at noon with the performance to follow. Held upstairs at the Onion Grille. Tickets at the door and through the Black Dirt Theater website.

January 30:

Spring Fling Kick Off Meeting: Organizers for the SEAS Spring Fling 2017 announce a committee kick-off meeting that will be held on Monday night, January 30th at 7 PM in the campus library. They are looking for volunteers and anyone who wants to be involved with helping out with this yearís Spring Fling event which takes place on Friday, April 28th with set up the day before on Thursday, the 27th.Chairs Sarah Schweiger and Sheila Hedin invite anyone that can help to attend this first meeting.

Contact info: Sarah Schweiger at sarahschweiger@comcast.net; Sheila Hedin at mslacy@comcast.net

January 30:

Sing, Play, Learn!:Animals make Muisc will be held at 10:30 AM at the Pleasant Hill Library. Enjoy the magic of music and play with MacPhail Center for Music's early Childhood music specialists Registration is required, beginning at 10 am. Program for children to age 5.

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 1:

Storytime at the Library:Storytime for 2 to 6 year old will be held on February 1st from 10:30 to 11 AM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

Read, play, sing, talk and write together with stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for kids and families. Siblings are also welcome.

February 1:

ACT Practice: Registration is now open for the Learning Express College Prep Center to practice for the ACT. A one hour session will be held on Wednesday, February 1st from 7-8 PM. Take a short practice exam and pick up some tips to get you started. Registration is required with the Career Center at Hastings High School 651-480-7499. This Program will be at the Hastings High School Computer Lab.

February 2:

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!

February 2:

Harry Potter Book Night:A Harry Potter Book Night will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.Registration begins January 19th at 10:00 AM .Join The Professors of Hogwarts, including Potions Professor Sepoc from Science Outside the Box, to study magical skills and test your Harry Potter knowledge. Registration required. Ages: 8-18.

Febrary 2:

Book Groups:The LeDuc History Book Group will meet on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:30-7:30 PM at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street. Join the book discussion to delve into the details of a good book. For more information, call the library 438-0200 to ask about the titles for the monthly discussion. A second book group, The Pleasant Hill Book Group meets the first Monday of each month in the Pleasant Hill Library meeting room from 6:30-7:30 PM.

February 3:

Taco and Bingo Night: SEAS Students and their families are invited to the Taco Bingo Night that will be held at the school on Friday, February 3rd from 5:50 until 7:30PM. This is a fun evening for the whole family. Tacos and Bingo are a great combo platter. Tickets for Adults age 15 and older are just $5 and $3 for those 14 and younger. Stay tuned for more details.

February 6:

Instrument Fair at HHS:Parents and students should attend this opportunity to explore more about the choices for your soon to be 5th grade student for next school year. Orchestra and Band instruments will be available for students to hold, play and ask questions of the directors that will help your student find the right musical fit. 6-8 PM in the Hastings High School Music Area.

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 and yodeling.

February 7:

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 8:

Prescott Chamber Annual Meeting:This will be held at the Old Ptacek's Event Center. Invitations sent out the first week in January. Contact Trish Huber at the Chamber with any questions about sponsorships or tickets.

February 9:

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!

February 9:

Pet Lovers Mixer: Pet Lovers are in for a Valentines Treat with a special event that will take place at Bad Weather Brewing, 414 7th Street West in St. Paul on Thursday, February 9th from 6-8:30PM. Animal Ark will host the event that invites singles and couples to enjoy an evening of fun that includes door prizes for those who choose to make a donation for the event. A Ten Dollar donation can be made at the door. Light snacks and dessert will be provided and all proceeds benefit Animal Ark's mission of finding fur ever homes for cat and dogs.

February 10:

Pre-School Open House: Held at Tilden Community Center from 5:30-7 PM. Music, treats and lots of fun while you explore the classrooms and facilities your pre-schooler will attend. Information? Call Angie McGinnis 480-7678.

February 11:

Valentines Day High Tea: Valentines Day is fast approaching. The Le Duc Historic Estate cordially invites you and your sweetheart to a Valentines Day High Tea. The estate will serve High Tea, with scones, tea sandwiches and other delectable goodies. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Le Duc Historic Estate for this special event by candlelight as the evening sets in. The Valentines Day High Tea is set for Saturday, February 11th, starting at 3:30 PM. The cost is 35 dollars per person with a maximum seating of 24. Call them to reserve your spot, 651-438-8480.

February 11:

Waggin' Tales: Another great way to get your kids excited about reading is to bring them to Wagginí Tales on Saturday, Februrary 11th from 11 AM until Noon.Kids will have the chance to read to certified therapy dogs. Itís lots of fun and it also helps develop reading skills and fluency. Designed for ages 5 through 10.

February 12:

High School Winter Play:One performance only at 2PM. Held in the High School Performing Arts Center.

February 13:

The Library Teen Advisory Group:This group will meet on Monday afternoon, February 13th from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Students get involved by recommending books and music, helping to plan Library programs and by participating in community events and service projects. This is for youth Ages 12-18.

February 13:

The Pretty in Pastel: This art class will take place at the Library on Monday evening, February 13th between 6 and 8 PM. Learn color and blending techniques to Draw a lovely landscape from a photo using pastels. This class is presented by Break Away Arts and sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library. Registration is required. Call the library- 651-438-0200 to register.

February 14:

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 14:

Winter Collage Concert:Performance by the HHS Orchestra and Bands combined to present this annual concert held at 7 PM. Tickets at the door.

February 16:

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!

February 17:

Minnesota Starwatch Party: On Friday night, February 17th, WCCO Meterologist Mike Lynch will be providing his Minnesota Starwatch Party at Carpenter Nature Center. Get to know the constellations and hear some great stories about the pictures in the sky. Lynch uses giant telescopes to view the planets, star clusters , galaxies and other wonders. This event is recommended for ages 8 and up with a program fee of $15 per person or $12 for Friends of CNC. The event begins at 7PM and visitors should dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair.

February 18:

TLC of Hastings Gala:Open to the community at no charge. Held at SEAS Church, 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.

February 18:

Vintage Snowmobile ride:The Hastings Snomos will hold this season's vintage ride, conditions permitting, at the Frandrup Farm, located along Highway 46, just west of Goodwin Ave. Rides scheduled to leave around 10:30 am heading for New Trier. A vintage Snomobile will also be raffled off . Mor information can be found on their website. www.hastingssnomos.org

February 21:

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 21:

HMS Strings Concert: The Hastings Middle School Strings students will perform their winter concert beginning at 7 PM. This takes place in the Middle School Auditorium and features students in grades 5-8. No admission fee.

February 21:

Landscape Painting Demo:Another Art Demo Tuesday will be sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday afternoon, February 21st from 4-6 PM. Landscape painting will be the focus of this 2 hour session which will feature various art techniques used by local artists. Presented by Break Away Arts.

February 21:

Hastings Reads Main Event: Hastings Reads will host the Main Event at the Hastings Arts Center on Saturday, February 21st from 6:30-8 PM. Spend an evening with Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, as he discusses his novel of friendship, family conflict and the Japanese American experience in Seattle during World War II. Ford will sign and sell his book.

February 23-26:

Friends of the Library Book Sale Weekend:If youíre looking to get acquainted with a whole new cast of characters, the Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library Book Sale might provide them to you for a very reasonable price. Gently used materials from books to CDís and DVDís will be on sale from 5 PM on Thursday February 23rd to 3 PM on Sunday February 26th. All sales benefit local library programs.Preview hours 5-7 PM on Thursday evening. Hours on Friday and Saturday 10am until 4:30 and 1-3 pm on Sunday.

February 23:

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!

February 25:

Swingin On the River: Showchoir spectacular with more than 18 show choirs that travel to participate in this Hastings Invitational. All Hastings Showchoirs will also perform during the day, Divaz, right after lunch, Upstage Revolution right before Dinner break and Riverside Company, right before the judges reveal who will be named top choir for the event. Tickets available only at the door. First choir performs at 8:10 AM. Held at the Hastings Senior High School, 200 General Sieben Drive. Come out and see the best of the Midwest showchoirs in this fundraiser for the Hastings Show choir program.

February 25:

Masters of the Sky: The Masters of the Sky Program will once again be hosted by the Carpenter Nature Center. The World Bird Sanctuary staff from St. Louis , MO will bring their captivating program featuring appearances by live birds of prey such as hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and vultures. These birds will be part of the programs presented on Friday, February 25th and also on Saturday, February 26th. Three program times are listed for each day, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM. Cost to attend is just $10 per person or $7 for Friends of CNC. RSVP and non-refundable payment is required. Call 651-437-4359 to select a program time.

February 28:

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.

MARCH

March 2:

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!

March 2:

HMS Choir Concerts: The 5th Grade Vocal Concert will begin at 6:30pm with the 6th Grade concert to follow at 7:30. Directors Cheryl Borgen and Duane Oldham.

March 6:

All District Band Concert: Held in the HHS Field House Gym, all concert bands from 5th to 12th will gather for a mass performance which features each group independently, then joined for an amazing last piece played by over 600 District 200 Band Students. Not to be missed! Concert starts at 7 PM.

March 7:

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.

March 7:

Township Elections:Held in area townships with hours 7 AM until 8 PM. No public meetings will be held until 8 PM. Contact local City websites for varying information on election and location information.

March 9:

SEAS Student Band Concert:Held at the Hastings HS Auditorium. HHS Jazz l and ll will also perform. Concert begins at 7 PM. Tickets at the door.

March 11:

Heroes Skate: The City of Hastings Parks and Recreation Department, and the United Heroes League are hosting a Heroes skate on Saturday, March 11th at 4:45 PM at the Hastings civic Arena, located at 2501 Red Wing Blvd in Hastings. Participants are asked to bring a donation of sports equipment for military families serving our nation. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208, or log on to www.unitedheroesleague.org.

March 14:

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.

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.

March 20:

Healthy Living Community Initiative:On Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 PM, a Living Healthy Community Initiative Table Talk will take place at Resurrection United Methodist Church in Hastings. The evening will provide engaging practical insights and connections to help raise awareness of choices in education and lifestyle to help improve healthful living. Resurrection Methodist Church is located at 615 W 15th Street in Hastings. For more information contact Dean Markuson at 651-438-2208.

March 21:

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.

March 23:

HHS Jazz Band Concert: Held at the Hastings HS Auditorium. Features HMS 8th Grade Jazz Band and HHS Jazz l and ll. Concert starts at 7 PM.

March 27:

Showchoir Season Finale Performances: Two performances to conclude the competition season for all three Hastings Show Choirs. Advance tickets will be available in early March at the Welcome desk on the lower level of the HHS. Showtimes are 6 and 8 PM.

March 28:

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.

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. This highly sought-after group are 3 guys that play more than 30 instruments, besides providing incredible entertainment and fun for the whole family. Not to be missed. Tickets available at the door if you are not a concert association member.

April 8:

Night at the Jazz Club: Vocal Jazz and Jazz l and ll, will be featured in performances at the Hastings Arts Center, 216 E. 4th Street. Tickets will be available prior to the concert at the High School. Showtimes are 6 and 8:30 PM.

April 12:

Empty Bowls Fundraiser: The Art students from Hastings High School will offer specially created bowls for sale and also provide this soup supper to enrich the community. More than 300 unique bowls will be available to choose from. Contact coordinator Art Teacher Bert Casperson for more information. Doors open at 4:30. Sale begins at 5PM.

April 20:

Hastings Middle School Play: Held in the Middle School Auditorium. Begins at 7PM.

April 22:

Daddy Daughter Dance: Get your dancing shoes polished! Hastings Community Education announces a Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, April 22nd at the Hastings Middle School. The dance theme is Be Our Guest. The dance will go from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. More details will be posted soon at www.hastingscommunityed.com.

 

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