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Hastings Cruise-In Car Shows: Upcoming dates for 2015 are 9/5, 9/19, and 10/3. 5:00-9:00pm each time.

September 9:

P.A.W.S. to Read: The Newport Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Wednesday, September 9th at 5:00pm. This program will teach individuals how to be safe around dogs, how to tell the difference between a stray dog and a pet, and how dogs communicate their needs and feelings. At the end of the program, children will be invited to read to Jazmin and Maggie, the registered therapy dog for the program. Children will be given 15 minute time slots to read to the two dogs.

September 10-13:

Prescott Daze: On Thursday the 10th, there will be a middle school dance for grades 6-8 at the Prescott Middle School Cafeteria 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Admission is $1.00 for a donation to Camp Needlepoint (camp for children living with diabetes). Music, games, prizes, and concessions will be sold. Sponsored by the Prescott Lion's Club.

On Friday the 11th, there will be a number of events, including the "Punt, Pass and Kick" Contest. Registration is at 3:30pm with the contest to begin at 4:00pm on the High School football field. Ages 8 to 13, boys and girls. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Prescott Daze Family Entertainment presented by the PHS Drama Club and Summer School Theater classes: "The Girl with the Golden Locks." Enter the world of fairytale espionage and intrigue as Agent Gold and her partners of the FBI, the Fairytale Bureau on Intelligence, try to save their kingdom from annihilation. Will they succeed, or are the familiar inhabitants of fairytale kingdom doomed? All seats $5.00 with performances at 4pm and 7:30 pm. Supper menu will be available between performances held at the Middle School Stage.

Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center will host a program from 7:00-8:00pm at the Center by the Raptor Center from the University of Minnesota, explore the different raptors found in Wisconsin and their role in the environment. Meet three live raptors, including a majestic Bald Eagle, and get a close-up "beak-to-nose" experience! Guests will learn the three key features of all raptors; discuss the positive and negative impact humans have on our environment; and, get inspired by some of our greatest environmental success stories, such as the recovery of the peregrine falcon and the bald eagle species.

Prescott Fire and Rescue Activities at the Fire Hall 4:00pm to Midnight: Beer Garden and Joe's BBQ Chicken from 4-8pm. Located at the corner of Flora/Walnut.

Prescott Daze Street Dance gates open at 7:30pm. "Epic" rock band will play from 8:00pm to Midnight located at Mercord Mill Park along the Riverfront. Free with a Prescott Daze Button. Concessions will be available. No one under 21 admitted.

On Saturday the 12th, events will include the Prescott Daze Fishing Contest, with registration starting at 5:30am. Contest runs from 7am to noon located at the Prescott Boat Launch fishing the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers. Weigh-in and awards will be promptly at noon. $10.00 entry fee per person, and Button is required.

The 13th Annual Prescott Daze Fun Run/Walk, with proceeds to benefit Prescott School Athletics. Registration begins at 7am and concludes at 7:55am at the Prescott High School. Information and forms can be found on the website,

Arts/Crafts/Food Vendors from 8am to 3pm located on Broad Street. Come to enjoy music, shop the vendors and eat the food. Vendor information can be found on the website.

The 16th Annual Prescott Daze Car Show located on Broad Street from 8am to 3pm. Stop by to see the 3M NASCAR between 8:30am-2:30pm. Pre-registration is $15.00 and on the day of the event, registration is $20.00. More information can be found on the website.

Welcome and Heritage Center located by the clock tower will be open Saturday morning with showings of a 10 minute video on Prescott History with showings every half hour starting at 8am with the last showing at 11:30. Sponsored by the Prescott Area Historical Society. The AC will be on and bathrooms and water will be available.

Look for the Welcome and Heritage Center Board of Directors at every event selling ice cream sandwiches. Your purchase will help with the purchase of a Security System for the Welcome and Heritage Center that is located next to the Clock Tower downtown.

Prescott Daze Children's Event 9am to 1pm located at the Middle School Park. Activities include pony rides from 11am to 1pm, Fantasy Coral petting zoo, train rides, Prescott Fire Department kid's water fights, interactive inflatables, new this year is the 2-Lane Bungee Basketball, Velcro Wall, carnival games and much more. Concessions will be sold.

Prescott Daze Family Entertainment presented by the PHS Drama Club and Summer School Theater classes: "The Girl with the Golden Locks." Enter the world of fairytale espionage and intrigue as Agent Gold and her partners of the FBI, the Fairytale Bureau on Intelligence, try to save their kingdom from annihilation. Will they succeed, or are the familiar inhabitants of fairytale kingdom doomed? All seats $5.00 with performances at 12:30pm. To be held at the Middle School Stage.

Knights of Columbus Food Tent located in the parking lot of the No Name Saloon between 7am-3pm serving breakfast and lunch.

Bean Bag Toss sponsored by the Prescott Sportsman's Club at the Fire Hall next to horse shoe pits at 11am with registration at 10:30am. Teams of 2 max of 64 teams. Co-ed team tournament to follow around 12:30pm.

Disc-golf tournament at 2pm behind the High School at the Disc Golf Course. No pre-registration required. $10.00 entry fee includes 9 hole tournament and closest to the pin contest. Winner of tournament wins 20% of money collected and Contest winner $10.00. Hosted by the Disc-golf club. For more information, contact Steve Peterson at

2nd Annual Prescott Daze Skateboarding Demonstration & BLOCK PARTY runs from 1pm to 4pm at the Prescott Skate Park. This event is geared towards "tweens" & teenagers, but open to all ages. Whether you skateboard or not, there is a little something for everyone. Skateboarding competitions, demonstrations, and clinics will be going on all afternoon. Pro-Am skaters, tons of giveaways to include: skateboards, wheels, shirts to name a few. Also join in on the Human Foosball game and Power Bungee Jump. Food, drinks and other treats will be available. The park is located on the NW corner of Glenridge Drive & Dexter right under the water tower.

Kite Flying Expo sponsored by the Knights of Columbus from 1pm to 4pm behind the high school.

Taste of Churchill: Churchill Market will be offering tastings (free of charge) of their foods and craft beers. Foods included will be Churchill's Blue Ribbon Brats, Italian Dago Links, Smokehouse Baby Back Ribs, Crispy Grilled Chicken Wings, Churchill's homemade pizzas, Kaufolds Deep Fried Cheese Curds, and many other foods. Beers sampled will be a large variety of micro brewed beers. So come to Churchill Market for your fill of great tasting foods and great brews from 3pm to 5pm.

Prescott Fire & Rescue Activities located at Fire Hall on Flora and Walnut Street: Raffles all weekend, 11am Fireman (Department) Water Fights, 2pm Community Water Fights, Children's Activities from 2pm to 6pm, Euchre Tournament with registration at noon and play to start at 2pm, beer garden, Joe's Chicken 11am-8pm, Firemanís Dance featuring "Still Running" they play the best of Rock and Country and will play at 8pm with a $3.00 Cover Charge. No one under 21 admitted.

American Legion Chicken Fry from 4:30 to 8:30pm at the Hall located at 710 Pearl Street.

Brickyard Pub & Eatery live music starting at 9pm featuring "Bad Habits Brass," an 11-piece Mo Town funk band. Free. No one under 21 admitted.

On Sunday the 13th, the Knights of Columbus Breakfast will go from 8:30am to 11:30am at St Joseph's Church Social Hall serving the full KC breakfast.

Prescott Fire & Rescue Activities located at Fire Hall on Flora and Walnut Street: Horseshoe Tournament at 9am, luck of the draw for partner. $5.00 entry fee per person with a 100% payback, Beer Garden, Football games, Joe's BBQ Chicken, raffle drawings at 4pm. 3M NASCAR viewing following the parade.

Queen's Tea hosted by Prescott Rehabilitation, 1505 Orrin Road from 11AM-1PM.

Prescott Daze Parade at 2pm. Parade map can be found online at

Food Drive for Prescott's Food Shelf, we are making this a tradition! The HAIRitage and Middle School Students with their advisor, Beth Charette, are asking you to bring food, toiletries and cash to the parade route. We will be collecting before and during the Prescott Daze Parade and anytime the week of Prescott Daze donations can be dropped off at the HAIRitage, 740 Albert Street in the bin by the stop sign at the corner of Albert and Canton Street. Best Maid cookies and beverages will be sold enroute before and during the parade and at the HAIRitage. All proceeds go to our local food shelf. To go along with the "80s" theme, they will be creating some colorful 80s hair outside the HAIRitage before and during the parade. For more information contact Cyndi Cashman at 715-262-4198.

Parade line up support provided by the Prescott Lion's Club.

September 11:

Class of 1968 Party: The Class of 1968 will be turning 65 this year, and are subsequently throwing a 'Medicare' party. Located at the 2nd Street Depot, they will be meeting at 5:00pm to catch up with classmates. To RSVP, call Patti at 651-437-7620, or Pete at 651-437-1106 or If you are interested in 9-hole scramble golf at Hidden Greens earlier in the day, get in touch with Mike at 651-437-2781 or Please RSVP by August 23rd.

September 15:

Author Brian Freeman: The Library and Community Center in Newport will be hosting author Brian Freeman on Tuesday, September 15th from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Brian will be talking about his books and signing any of his books that individuals bring in.

September 18-20:

Military Appreciation Weekend: Come out to the Hidden Greens Golf Course to support our troops. Soldiers and Veterans receive a free green fee, and immediate family members receive 50% off said green fees. (Tee times & ID required, call 651-437-3085.) There will also be fun and friendly family and kids activities from 10am-2pm on Saturday the 19th. Questions can be directed to Dean Markuson, 651-438-2208.

September 19:

Make Sun Catchers: Come to the Newport Library and make a custom sun catcher on Saturday, September 19th between 1:00 and 3:00pm.

September 20:

Fall Festival: St. Pius V Parish in Cannon Falls is sponsoring their annual Fall Festival. Festivities are on Sunday, September 20th starting with 10:00am Mass. Homemade lunch will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Suggested donations for dinner are $10 for adults, children 6 and under $3. There will be a food concession stand also. Listen to 50s music while enjoying the day's festivities. Other activities include Bingo, Country Store, Games, and a fabulous Silent and Live Auction. There will also be a Bean Bag Tournament. Everyone is invited to attend. For more details, visit

September 26:

Hometown Market: The St. Pius V youth program is sponsoring the Hometown Market in Cannon Falls on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00am to 1:30pm at 410 Colvill St. W, featuring artists, crafters, and vendors. Classic cars, fire truck and ambulance will expo during the event. There will be a flu shot clinic from 9:00-11:00am with Olmsted Medical. The cost is $25 cash or check, or insurance can be billed. The youth will also be selling food at the event. Contact Cindy Meyers or Jenn Hensley for more information 507-263-2578.

The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch: The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch will be coming to the Newport Library and Community Center on Saturday, September 26th at 2:00pm. This performance is made possible through Legacy Funds provided by Washington County Library.

October 11:

Oktoberfest Fundraiser: Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove will be the location of the Friends in Need Food Shelf Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Sunday, October 11th. Running from 12:00-5:00pm, there will be food and beverages, games for kids and adults, live music, a petting zoo, a silent auction, and more. The food shelf is hoping that people will be kind enough to donate gift baskets, gift certificates, or money to help with the silent auction. If you will be donating or if you have any questions, pleast call Karen Linc at 651-459-6680 or Cheryl McColley at 651-592-1189.


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