Community Events

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FEBRUARY:

All Month:

Honoring Black History: The Dakota County Library has ideas for Honoring Black History. Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for African American culture and history through dedicated programs that explore stories, lineage, anti-racism and civil rights. Browse our reading lists for titles featuring Black authors and characters. Go to Dakota County Library's website for more information.

February 25:

Create Your First Resume: Learn How to Create Your First Resume and get tips on what to include and what to leave out on Thursday, Feb. 25, 7-8 p.m. Explore different resume styles and find what works best for you. Presented by Dakota County CareerForce Center staff. This zoom virtual event is geared for youth ages 14 and older. Register at DakotaCountyLibrary.LibCal.com.

Pierce County Food Distribution Event: The Pierce County Fairgrounds in Ellsworth will be hosting a food distribution to any households in need on Thursday, FEBRUARY 25th (March 25, April 22) while supplies last from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Each household will receive one box of assorted food items. The Pierce County Fairgrounds is located at 364 N Maple Street in Ellsworth and cars are asked to please use the East entrance.

February 25 and 26:

Blind Date With A Book: Hope Lutheran Preschool in Hastings is having a "Blind Date with a Book" event from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The event is by appointment only, and you can sign up to attend on the preschool website or the preschool Facebook page. The event is for Families with children who are 3 or 4 years old looking to sign up for preschool in the 2021/2022 school year. Preschool attendees will get to choose a wrapped book to keep and get to see their classroom and have their future teacher read them their new book while parents fill out registration paperwork. The wrapped book will also contain Play Dough as well as other prizes and stickers. Fair Trade books in Red Wing and New York Times Best Selling Author Jacqueline West will be donating books to the event. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 16898 Michael Avenue in Hastings.

Febraury 27:

CNC Evening Walk: Venture out for an evening walk on Saturday FEBRUARY 27th from 5-9 pm at the Minnesota campus of the Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center. Depending on snow conditions this will either be a walk on the paved trail or snowshoeing on a designated route. Snowshoe rental is available for $5.00. Staggered start times and a limited number of people at each time slot provides for physical distancing. Face masks required for check-in and if closer than six feet to others not in your group. There is no fee but donations are always appreciated. Space is limited, and registrations are required by calling (651)-437-4359.

Help Me Bounce: Join Hope Across America on Saturday, February 27th at 7pm for a virtual celebration of Spare Key's Help Me Bounce program. The event will feature many online bidding opportunities to raise money for the Spare a key program. The program is now serving families in 50 states across the nation! Spare Key's mission is to provide assistance to families with a critically ill or seriously injured family member. To participate, register at SpareKey.org.

MARCH

Community Education Offerings for March:

Hastings Community Education has some wonderful opportunities for adults to get some money questions answered. These are some of the classes being offered in March: Savvy Social Security for Women, Let's Talk Trusts & Long Term Planning, Everything You Want to Know About Medicare, Until Death Do Us Part….Then What?, Earn Extra Money Mystery Shopping, 250 Legitimate Home-Based Business Ideas, Make Money with a Virtual Assistant/Word Processing Business, Taxes in Retirement. These are some of the classes being offered for adults in March: Meet the Publisher/Agent - Get your Manuscript Critiqued, Intro to Screenwriting for TV or Movies, Beginners Guide to Getting Published, Explore 50 Different Self-Publishing Options, Writing for Online Blogs, Magazines, and Websites, Beginners Guide to Starting A FREE BLOG. Fun and informative classes like 2 Left Feet Social Dance Workshop, Moving Mom & Dad, Stamp-A-Stack: Fancy Fold/Technique Cards, Hello Spring Bunny Door Hanger. Hastings Community Education has some wonderful opportunities for youth to help beat the March blahs. Equestrian Club, Virtual Computer Coding Competition, 2-Day sibling Mega Mess Making Camp, Youth Group Riding Lessons and Babysitter Training. Check them all out and register now at HastingsCommunityEd.com.

March 2:

Teen Job Skills 101: Learn how JobNow, a free online tool available through the library, can help you prepare for getting your first job in their free zoom virtual class called Teen Job Skills 101 on Tuesday, March 2nd from 7-8 pm. Explore its helpful features for developing basic job skills, including live interview skills. This zoom virtual event is geared for youth ages 14 and older. Register at DakotaCountyLibrary.LibCal.com.

Corn and Soybean Grower Webinar: University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a webinar for Dakota County corn and soybean growers on Tuesday, March 2. Participants can join the webinar starting at 8:30 am and the programming will run to 11:30 am. If you farm or work with farmers and want the latest University-researched crop marketing strategies, pest management information, and nutrient management updates, this free Zoom webinar is for you! A Zoom link will be provided to you at registration. Contact Claire at 507-330-0447.

March 3:

Spring Craft Class : Prescott Community Education invites listeners to a Spring Craft Class creating an adorable 16-inch standing bunny with your choice of paint colors and ribbon. Register by emailing or calling Penny in the Community Ed Office - 715-262-4676 or ppeters2@prescott.k12.wi.us.

March 8:

IDEA Poetry and Essay Contest: The local non-profit IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Alliance is sponsoring a Poem and Essay contest for students in Middle School and High School asking the question "What does racism mean to you?" Submissions can be emailed to IdeaHastings@GMail.com and deadline is March 8th. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive prizes. For a full listing of contest parameters, visit IDEA’S Facebook page.

Drive-By Birthday Bash: The Hastings Senior Center, located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street will celebrate March Birthdays with a Drive By Birthday Bash on Monday, March 8 11:45-12:15 p.m Ptacek's will cater a Tater Tot Hot Dish, Roll & Cake which will be FREE for members celebrating a March birthday. Please call (651) 480-7689 to register.

March 10:

Resume Help: Creating an effective resume can help you land the dream job you've always wanted. The Dakota County CareerForce Center will teach you how to use a resume to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, do's and don'ts, and more. Registration is required for these zoom virtual classes. The next class is Wednesday, March 10, 3-4:30 p.m. register now at dakotacountylibrary.libcal.com/event/7350379 .

March 11:

History and Personal Reflections: The Dakota County Library offers a virtual event called History and Personal Reflections on Tragedy, Coping and Healing on Thursday, March 11th from 7-8 pm. Join civil rights speaker Lisa McNair as she tells her family's story of loss and tragedy from the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL, which took the life of her sister and three other girls. This event is geared for those ages 14 and older and part of the Minnesota Legacy Program. Registration required at DakotaCountyLibrary.LibCal.com.

March 17:

Senior Center St. Patrick's Day: The Hastings Senior Center, located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a drive by Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner, easy for you to pickup and catered from Ptacek's. The event will be on Wednesday, March 17 from 11:45-12:15 p.m. Enjoy corned beef & cabbage (potatoes & carrots too!), Waldorf Salad, roll and a cookie. Cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. Please call (651) 480-7689.

March 21:

Virtual Fix-It Clinic: Dakota County Residents can get FREE virtual help repairing household items, electronics and more during Fix-It Clinics held virtually each month. The next Fix-It Clinics will be Sunday, March 21st, from 10 a.m.- noon. Repair-savvy volunteers will guide residents through each step, from troubleshooting to a completed repair. To submit a repair request, fill out a questionnaire online at DakotaCounty.us, search Fix-It Clinic. Dakota County staff and volunteer fixers will review submissions to see if the item can in fact be repaired over a video chat. From there, instructions and appointment information will be sent to each participant before the event.

March 25:

PHS Graduation Fundraiser: The annual Prescott High School Senior graduation fundraiser is on for the class of 2021. The event is typically a lock-in for the graduation class and money raised from the sale of raffle tickets goes to the lock-in party. Raffle tickets are available from Prescott Senior parents and at the deli counter at Ptacek's. The drawing is March 25th.

March 26:

Red Cross Blood Drive: The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Mother Seton Hall at SEAS Church in Hastings on March 26 from noon until 6:00 pm. Appointments can be made online at RedCrossBlood.org. SEAS Church is located at 2035 15th St W in Hastings.

Through March 31:

Senior Center Card Drive: Hastings Community Education will continue its collaboration with Hastings Family Service of sending encouraging greeting cards. This program will continue through March. You can participate by purchasing or making nonreligious cards and writing an encouraging message. The cards will be delivered to HFS to use in their various programs. You may sign the card with "Your Senior Center Friend", "Your Community Friend", or your name if you are comfortable doing so. Bring your cards to the Center on Wednesdays between 9:30 -11:30 a.m. and place in the box under the puzzle table. To date, over 200 cards have already been delivered.

Spring Surprise Goodie Bags:The Hastings Senior Center, located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street will give away Spring Surprise Goodie Bags at a drive-by event on Wednesday, March 31 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. the goodie bags are FREE, but please register in advance by calling (651) 480-7689.

APRIL

Through April 15:

AARP Tax Assistance: The 2021 AARP Tax Assistance Program at the Hastings Senior Center is hoping to be offered again in 2021. Both AARP nationally and the Hastings School District will determine whether or not the program will be implemented, based on COVID guidelines in 2021. If held, the program will look different this year as protocols are put into place to keep both volunteers and participants safe. Appointments will not be taken until at least January 25, but please do not leave any voicemails You need to talk to a person on the phone in order to make an appointment. Call (651) 480-7689.

ONGOING

CNC 2021 Camp Registration: SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATIONS are now open for Carpenter Nature Center. Summer camp offerings include:

Half-Day Fishing Fun for ages 6-11): June 16 (6 spots left), June 30 (7 spots left), July 7 (7 spots left), August 11 (6 spots left)

Nature Nuts for ages 5 & 6): June 14-18 7 spots left

Outdoor Skills for ages 10+): June 22-24 11 spots left

Pioneers for ages 7 & 8): June 28- July 2 7 spots left

Explorers for ages 9-11): July 12-16 8 spots left

Registration and other details are available on Carpenter's website at CarpenterNatureCenter.org or our website, KDWA.com.

CNC Snowshoe Outreach: Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center is now offering snowshoeing as an outreach program. A trained naturalist will travel to your location with snowshoes for your group, provide outfitting assistance and brief instruction in snowshoe use, and then will be available to help participants as they enjoy free-time roaming in the snowshoes. Six inches of snow cover is required for snowshoe use. Several shoe sizes available, including shoes for youth. Contact Outreach Program Coordinator Jessie Eckroad via email Jessie@CarpenterNatureCenter.org for pricing information and to schedule your program.

Prescott Food Pantry: The Prescott Area Food Pantry offering Prescott Area households Grade-A foods provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Prescott Area Food Pantry is an authorized food distributor in the Emergency Food Assistance Program and can now provide no-cost groceries for households that have incomes up to 300% of the federal poverty level. People who have lost jobs or income may obtain a monthly share of American-grown meat, vegetables, fruit, juice and more, through the new guidelines. The Prescott Area Food Pantry is located at 911 Pearl Street and is open Tuesday and Wednesdays from 9 AM until 2 PM and Thursdays from Noon until 5 PM. The pantry will provide food on the day of application and once each month as long as the household's income qualifies them to participate. Those seeking additional information are asked to call (715) 262-4143.

Foss and Swanson Hours: Foss and Swanson Community Center, 507 Vermillion Street will offer open hours of noon to 4:00 pm from Monday to Saturday and by special appointment. In addition, a weekly support group, will be held, on Wednesdays from 7 - 9 PM, following curriculum developed by the Veterans Administration Medical Center. COVID-19 Restrictions will be complied with, and maximum capacity is limited to 15. For more information, call 651-438-2208.

Geocaching: Dakota County reminds residents that the County Parks system has an active geocaching program. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world using Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Geocaches found within Dakota County Parks have a maximum size of 12 inches x 6 inches x 8 inches. Check out Geocaching.com to find coordinates for cache locations throughout Dakota County Parks. Once you have the coordinates for a cache, visit the park and try to find the cache using your GPS. Find more information of the parks page of DakotaCounty.us.

Ed2Go: Hastings Community Education presents Ed2Go, an online source for community education courses that you take on your time and convenience. Ed2Go classes are available any time of the day or night, and cover a wide range of interests. Browse the catalog and sign up for a course today by visiting Ed2Go.com/HastingsComEd.

Live 2 B Healthy: The Hastings Senior Center now offers Live 2 B Healthy Fitness Classes from the comfort of your own home. Jena hosts live sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30 PM, and Sandy hosts sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 9 AM. Cost is a subscription of $35, or free for SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit, and RenewActive members. For complete details, contact Kelly Nygard, of Live 2 B Healthy, at KellyN@Live2BHealthy.com, or call 612-751-9151.

GRRVLC Survey: Freedom Park and the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center could use your help in a big way by taking a 10-minute survey to help them understand how to offer the best possible programming and visitor experience in the future. Your responses will help set benchmarks, identify trends and deliver relevant and impactful experiences for the community. All feedback is for internal use only to improve Freedom Park and the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center. Find the survey on their FB page.

Free COVID Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the week and weekends at many places around Dakota County. The testing is free and open to everyone (no age or location requirements). No symptoms, insurance or ID required and test results take 1-5 days to process depending on number of people tested. Rapid tests are not available. Testing options include: Free walk-up saliva testing, Free drive-up nasal testing and Free at-home saliva testing. Go to Dakota County's COVID-19 page on their website for more information.

HFS Donation Center Closed: The Hastings Family Service Donation Center is closed until further notice. Donations are currently limited to monetary gifts, food, and personal care items at this time. Call 651-437-7134 to set up a drop-off appointment. Rivertown Treasures is accepting clothing donations only on Mondays and Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM, weather permitting. Please do not drop items at the doors or in the alley.

Senior Center Pen Pal Program: The Senior Center is planning a pen pal program with kids from the Community Education child care program. If you are interested in pairing with a child this winter, call 480 7689 to let Laurie know. She will then get you the details as the program begins.

Senior Center Foot Clinic:R. N.s Ginny Vandervest, Ann Voelker, and Laurie Chapman provide foot care at the Senior Center in Hastings. Please call 651-480-7689 for an appointment. Here is our protocol moving forward. Clients are asked to wait in the parking lot or on the bench outside the door until the nurse calls them in for their appointment. Please arrive at the time of your appointment as there will be no waiting inside. Your temperature will be taken with a touch-less thermometer upon arrival. If you have a temperature over 99 or are not feeling well, you are asked to reschedule. Clients will be asked a list of questions regarding their health before coming into the building. All people must wear a mask. You will be asked to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands when you arrive. Only one person is allowed per appointment unless okayed with your foot care nurse.

Flu Vaccine: Dakota County reminds you to get a flu vaccine if you haven't already. It can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. Please do your part to help prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses. Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public. Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.

2021 Winter Reads: Dakota County Library's Winter Reads is back January 4th! Snuggle up and get lost in some fun reads this season and join us for the 2021 Winter Reads, a reading program that inspires adults to pick up a good book and read or relax and listen to an exciting audio book. Take time to enjoy the simple pleasure of wintertime reading, write reviews and attend author programs. Learn more at DakotaCounty.us.

ECFE Zoom Classes: ECFE families are you looking for a way to stay active at home this Winter? Check out all the Zoom classes offered through Hastings Community Education. Enjoy time with your child using music, exercise games, dancing and even the practice of mindfulness during these classes. Virtual classes are a great way to use energy and connect with ECFE teachers and other families. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Library Hours: All Dakota County Library locations are open for express services with weekday and Saturday hours: Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat from 9 am-5 pm and Tue/Thu from 11 am - 7 pm and closed on Sundays. Drop in to pick up holds, find and check out items, or use a computer. When visiting the library, please remember to wear a mask and stay 6 feet apart from others, and limit visits to 1 hour or less.

Chamber COVID Webinars: The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with four local Chambers to provide weekly 30 min webinars on timely topics to help your business navigate COVID-19 and grow. A complete library can be found on their website at HastingsMN.org.

Library Books Online: Dakota County Library's digital audiobooks are now available on the app Libby. Download the app for iOS or Android product and log in with your library card information to explore the book collection. Learn more at Dakota County's website - www.co.Dakota.Mn.us/libraries

Homework Help: Dakota County Libraries want to remind you that help with your homework is just a mouse click away. The online program. HelpNow provides online tutoring for kids in grades K-12 and college in both English and Spanish and is accessible with your library card. Live tutors are available from 1-11 p.m. daily. Go to Dakota County's website - www.co.Dakota.MN.us/libraries/research tools.

Oak Ridge Living Indoor Visits: Oak Ridge Assisted Living in Hastings has resumed indoor visits, monitored at an indoor Plexiglas divider in the community room - Monday-Friday at 9 AM, 1PM, 4PM, and 5PM. Visitors must wear a surgical face mask and eyewear or a face shield. Capacity is limited to 2 visitors per appointment. If you are interested in scheduling a visit, visit call 651-438-0418 and ask for Allison.

Senior Center Pickleball: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Pickle ball has started again. Join the fun on Mon, Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. From 7:30 - 9:00 AM Tues., Wed., Thur. & Fri. afternoons at the new time of 4:00 - 5:30 PM, and Monday afternoons from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. There will be no Pickleball Monday mornings Of JAN 25 and Feb. 8, 15 & 22. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Senior Center Massages: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The opportunity to receive a massage has returned. Please call (651) 480-7689 to make an appointment.

Allina COVID Vaccination Appointments: Allina Health will begin opening COVID-19 vaccination appointments to patients age 75 and older. Patients in this age group will be sorted randomly and contacted, depending on how much vaccine is received each week. Current Allina patients will be contacted by email or phone. COVID-19 vaccines will become more broadly available in the coming weeks for all patients age 65 and older. And as vaccine supplies grow over the next several months, Allina expects to be able to offer a vaccine to any aged Allina Health patient who wants one. There are currently 3 Allina vaccination sites in the Twin Cities area. Patients are not able to schedule a vaccine themselves until after they have been selected and first contacted. Allina reminds patients to be sure all contact information is up to date in the Allina Health system or on My Chart.

YMCA Food Assistance: Continuing in 2021, the Hastings YMCA and Every Meal are teaming up to distribute food bags (meals) to our community. The "Y" has meals at the YMCA entrance available to be picked up for free for those that are in need or those that want to drop off for someone in need. If you need food or know someone that does please stop by!

CNC Showshoe Rental: Take advantage of the excellent snow cover, and explore Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature center by snowshoe during your next visit. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair from our Minnesota Campus during our regular business hours. Rentals are $5 per person for a two-hour period, or FREE for "Friends of CNC", Frosty 40 participants, and CNC volunteers. Call 651-437-4359 to reserve snowshoes for use.

Monday:

Senior Center Shuffleball: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. How about playing a fun game of shuffleball on Mondays 3:30 - 5:00 PM Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Playing With Art: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Do you like art? Join in at "Playing with Art" on Monday mornings, beginning at 9:00 AM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Virtual Beginning Yoga: Virtual Beginning Yoga classes are being offered through The Prescott Public Library. The classes are available on the library's YouTube Channel, and new classes will be posted on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.prescottpubliclibrary.org or our website KDWA.com.

Mondays Through April 25:

Virtual Storytime: Dakota County Libraries are offering Virtual Storytimes. Recordings are posted at 9:30 a.m. on Facebook and children ages 3 and older and their families are encouraged to participate. Connect with your friendly librarians for a fun 20-minute storytime with books, rhymes and songs as a way to support early literacy and reading readiness. Learn more at Dakota County's website - www.co.Dakota.Mn.us/libraries

Monday and Wednesday:

Zoom Zumba: The Hastings Senior Center will host a virtual session of Zumba from 8:30 to 10 AM. For more information or to register, call 651-480-7670 or log on to HastingsCommunityEd.com.

Tuesday:

ECFE Outdoor Classes: Bundle up for some amazing wintertime fun outside in our beautiful local parks. Hastings ECFE is offering outdoor classes to enjoy sledding, experiments and creative art! Be wildlife detectives and hunt for animal tracks and other signs of animals. Be builders and construct snow forts, volcanoes and other creations! Dig out your warm layers and join in a socially distanced format! Sessions continue Tuesdays 10am-11am Jan 5, 12, 19, 26. Call (651) 480-7678 for more information.

Senior Center Bingo: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Play Bingo on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM Registration is required. Please call 480-7689 to register.

Zoom Yoga With Ricky:

1st and 3rd Tuesday:

Caregiver Conversation: Are you a caregiver? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is offering a Caregiver Conversation support group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 12:00 noon. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com

Wednesdays:

Puzzle Exchange: Wednesday Puzzle Exchange and Cub Food Delivery will continue at the Tilden Community Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Masks must be worn while looking at puzzles or picking up baked goods. A table will be placed under the arch of Tilden's main doors with puzzles that you may take for your enjoyment. Please only touch the puzzle you will take and only 1 person at the table at a time. If you would like to drop off puzzles for the next week's exchange, please put them in the box under the table. DO NOT take those puzzles until they have been sanitized for the next week's exchange. Day old bread and baked goods from Cub are also available for pick up during this time. ***This event will take place, weather permitting. If it is too cold or blustery, the tables will not be put outside.

Senior Center Cornhole: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Do you like to play a good competitive game of cornhole? They play every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 PM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Virtual Beginning Yoga: Virtual Beginning Yoga classes are being offered through The Prescott Public Library. The classes are available on the library's YouTube Channel, and new classes will be posted on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. For more information, go to www.prescottpubliclibrary.org or our website KDWA.com.

ECFE LIVE Free Virtual Drop In Class: Early Childhood Family Education Classes through Hastings Community Education are beginning the first week of February! ECFE LIVE is a Free Virtual Drop In Class for adults and Children ages birth to 7 years old. Connect with other families with young children through songs, interactive play, and support for parenting in a pandemic. Zoom Time is on Wednesdays from 10-11 am and the classes are free. For more information, contact Hastings Community Ed at (651) 480-7689.

1st and 3rd Wednesday:

Gone Too Soon: Grief Chat Host Donna Mathiowetz hosts Gone Too Soon, a group for parents who have lost children from 6:30-8:00 pm. The location has changed, so please email Donna for details, at Donna@UnfinishedByDesign.com.

Senior Center Quilting: Are you a quilter? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and has opportunities for quilting. Join with other quilters on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 AM for a general quilting group.

2nd Wednesday:

Senior Center Movies: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Come see a Movie at the Senior Center the 2nd Wed. of the month beginning at 1pm. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Senior Center Book Discussion Group: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The Book Discussion group meets the 3rd Wed. of the month at 10:00 AM. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

2nd and Last Wednesday:

Senior Center Rug Hooking: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. Are you a Rug Hookers? Join in with others on the 2nd and last Wed. of the month beginning at 9:00 am. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

3rd Wednesday:

Parkinson's Support Group: The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and many activities are planned. The Parkinson's Support group meets the 3rd Wed. of the month at 2:00 pm. All are welcome. Learn more at HastingsCommunityEd.com or on our website KDWA.com.

Thursday:

ECFE Outdoor Classes: Bundle up for some amazing wintertime fun outside in our beautiful local parks. Hastings ECFE is offering outdoor classes to enjoy sledding, experiments and creative art! Be wildlife detectives and hunt for animal tracks and other signs of animals. Be builders and construct snow forts, volcanoes and other creations! Dig out your warm layers and join in a socially distanced format! Sessions continue Thursdays 1pm-2pm Jan 7, 14, 21, 28. Call (651) 480-7678 for more information.

Zoom Yoga With Ricky: Not 100% OK with venturing out yet? The Hastings Senior Center reminds you about Yoga with Ricky on Zoom at 10 AM. For more information, visit HastingsCommunityEd.com.

1st Thursday:

LeDuc Book Discussion Group: The LeDuc History Book Discussion group meets monthly to talk about a variety of great books with other members of the community. February's title is "A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota" edited by Sun Yung Shin. New members are welcome to join the discussion on Thursday, Feb 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Registration is required to receive an email with the link to this online event. This event is geared for adults and part of the Hastings Reads event. Register at https://dakotacountylibrary.libcal.com.

Thursdays, February 18 Through March 25:

Hastings Comm Ed Adult Classes: Adult Classes have returned to Hastings Community Education and there's something for everyone. POUND! Rockout Workout, 90 Minutes with an Estate Attorney, Downsizing in the Current Housing Market, Stamp-A-Stack "Gorgeous Posies", Gentle Yoga by Candlelight, and Gentle Yoga, Thu Feb 18-Mar 25, 6:15-7:15. Sign up online at HastingsCommunityEd.com or by calling (651) 480-7689.

2nd Thursday:

Quilts of Valor: Are you a quilter? The Hastings Senior Center at the Tilden Community Center - 310 River Street in Hastings is open and has opportunities for quilting. The Quilts of Valor quilting group also meets the 2nd Thursday of the month starting at 10:00 AM. Check the Senior center calendar for updates to times and date changes.

4th Thursday:

Grief Group: Grief Chat Host Donna Mathiowetz hosts the General Grief Group, typically at 6:00 pm. The location has changed, so please email Donna for details, at Donna@UnfinishedByDesign.com.

1st and 3rd Friday:

Prescott Memory Cafe: The Prescott Senior Gathering Place invites patients in memory care, and their caregivers to the Memory Cafe, from 10 to 11:30 AM on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. The cafe is open in the lower level Community Room of First National Bank, 1151 Canton Street. For assistance with Memory Cafe, please contact Barb Glidden at 651-336-3360, or Cathy Martin at 715-262-3856.

4th Friday of the Month:

Bird Banding at CNC: Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about? Bird Banding records can help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when and where they migrate and many other interesting facts. Carpenter Nature Center has been banding birds for over 30 years. On the fourth Friday of the month, from 8 AM to noon, bird banding is open to the public. There is no program fee, but donations of bird seed and suet are greatly appreciated. RSVP to this event by visiting CarpenterNatureCenter.org.

 

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