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OCTOBER

Oct-Dec:

MNsure Computer Lab Assistant : Volunteers help clients walk through the MNsure application process. We see between 7 - 15 clients per day. Each application process varies in its complexity depending on the household composition, sources of income, and so forth so each application ranges in time from 30 minutes to well over an hour. Also make appropriate referrals to other areas of Community Services. Contact the County Volunteer Coordinator at garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us

Oct-Dec:

Neighbor to Neighbor Companions: Neighbor to Neighbor Companions is a bridge to a fuller, more active life for older adults who want to live at home, stay healthy, and remain as independent as possible. Our dedicated companions offer assistance with daily activities and appointments, a link to the community, and an opportunity for meaningful friendship. This innovative new service is now available in both rural and metro areas across the state, including in Brainerd, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities.

Contact the County Volunteer Coordinator at garrett.zaffke@co.dakota.mn.us

October-November 22:

Registration For 20th Annual GobbleGait is Open: Registration has now opened for GobbleGait 2017, the 20th anniversary of the holiday fundraiser, which will benefit Hastings Family Service and take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23rd. Early, Standard and Late Registration guidelines and costs can be found on the KDWA.com website in the Community Events Section. Individual and Family registration for early turkeys will end November 7th, Standard registration through November 21st and Late registration anytime after November 22nd.

Early Turkey Registration

8K - $30.00

2K - $10.00

Family 2K* - $30.00

*Family 2K registration is available for 4-10 immediate family members living in the SAME household.

Standard Registration

8K - $35.00

2K - $10.00

Family 2K* - $30.00

*Family 2K registration is available for 4-10 immediate family members living in the SAME household.

Late Registration

November 22nd and After

8K - $40.00

2K - $10.00

Family 2K* - $30.00

*Family 2K registration is available for 4-10 immediate family members living in the SAME household

October 17:

Prescott Senior Potluck: The Senior Gathering Place of Prescott is hosting a Potluck lunch today, starting at 11:30. Come for a social gathering, and then lunch at noon, followed by a screening of the film Hocus Pocus, a light comedy about three witch sisters that appear from the 17th Century. Please note that this event was originally scheduled to occur at the Watertower Apartments, but has been moved to the Gathering Place. The Senior Gathering Place is located at the Prescott Middle School, 1220 St. Croix Street. Please use entrance G5 at the NW corner of the building.

October 17:

Library Book Group Meetup:Hear from a publicist from Bethany House, a Minneapolis publisher of high quality books, meet members of other book groups and learn about various services the library offers. Contribute your ideas for future book group kits and help select upcoming author events. Enter to win kits and other door prizes. From 6:30-8 PM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

October 17:

Park HS Fundraiser: Carbones in St. Paul Park is on the move with another fundraising effort, this time for the Park High School Theater Booster Club. Tuesday, October 17th, from 4 to 9 PM, Carbones will donate 20 percent of sales to the club. This includes both dine-in and take-out orders. The booster club encourages everyone to dine with them and take some to go for the hungry thespian in your life. Carbones is located at 301 Broadway, in St. Paul Park.

October 17:

Prescott Finance Committee Budget Meeting: Begins at 4 PM at Prescott City Building. Work on the 201 8 Budget includes the following department budgets: Police Department ,Freedom Park , Public Works , Parks , Water ,Sewer , Storm , Library , Fire & EMS , Debt Service, Court, Administration, General Fund Revenues, Capital Projects, TIF3, 4 & 5 , then a Review of entire budget, levy, millrate, unfunded needs . Other items may include discussion of request for incentives for bringing a hotel to Prescott.

October 17:

River Valley Band Practice: The River Valley Band is a community band sponsored by the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council. Membership in the band is open to musicians in Hastings MN, Prescott WI, and surrounding communities. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hastings High School under the direction of Rufino Ochoada. The group, now in it's 7th year has a membership of approximately 45 musicians of all ages. The weekly rehearsal prepares the ensemble for 4-6 concerts held in the community through the year that follows the school schedule from September to May. Membership dues are just $70.00 per year for singles and families, and free for students and those who determine dues would be a hardship. Connections with instruments can also be found through the group if you no longer have one to play. Rehearsal is held in the Hastings High School band room. Find them on Facebook @rivervalleyband. For more information contact President Allen Saunders,by phone at 651-226-2912 or by email at allennsaunders@gmail.com

October 19:

Zoo Friends:Enjoy hands-on learning featuring live animals such as a kangaroo, lemur, coatimundi, alligator, skunk or possum. Presented by Cock-a-Doodle Zoo. For Ages: 5-12. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

October 19:

Author Marilyn Jax at Bierstube: Twenty-five time national and international mystery writer Marilyn Jax will appear at the Hastings Bierstube beginning at 7 PM. The event is a casual one with a Q and A along with books for sale and for discussion. Held in the Raider Room. Free to attend.

October 20:

Chalk Pastel Giraffes:Explore the world of giraffes. Learn fun facts and how to draw and finish your giraffe project with colorful chalk pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle. A Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration is required. Ages: 5-12. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

October 20:

Author Mary Havens at BreakAway Arts Cafe:Author Mary Havens will present a reading from her newest book, The Shadows in my Heart, in a special appearance at the BreakAway Arts Cafe, 111. East 3rd Avenue, on Friday, October 20th beginning at 6 PM. They welcome the author who shares her story of healing and hope as she unmasks the truth and tragic consequences of family secrets and mysteries. Her compelling style and connection with the topic makes this a book to be shared. Havens travels throughout the country speaking about her experiences and her message of healing from domestic violence. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

October 21:

Sami-Inspired Bracelets:Construct a traditional Sami leather bracelet inspired by the native people of Norway. Learn how to make a four strand braid using tin thread. Presented by the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. A Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration is Required. From 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

October 21:

LeDuc Harvest Event:As the harvest time for gardens come to a close, the LeDuc Historic Estate will take time to celebrate the peak of autumn, time of crackling fires, and the coming of fresh apple cider. They will host a family-fun event on Saturday, October 21st from 5-7:30 pm featuring s’mores, scary stories, our apple cider press and other seasonal entertainment at the site located at 1629 Vermillion Street. On Sunday night, Candlelight tours through the house between 7 and 10 pm. Regular tour costs apply: $7 for Adults, $6 for Seniors & Active Military, $5 for Students. Reservations are not necessary, unless coming with a tour of 10 or more. Contact the LeDuc Historic Estate for more information. 651-438-8480.

October 20-November 26:

Traveling Art Exhibit from The Phipps: On Shaky Ground: A Free Viewing: On Shaky Ground features artwork by members of a dedicated group of artists who participated in a seminar series organized by The Phipps. The “3-legged stool” in the subtitle refers to the need for balance and stability- economic, environmental, and social - to create sustainable, thriving communities. This group exhibit seeks to engage audiences to consider ways to move forward toward this goal with inclusion and grace. On Shaky Ground will be on view at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Freedom Park, 200 Monroe Street, Prescott, Wis., where it will be displayed October 20 through November 26. Location: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, 200 Monroe St, Prescott WI 54021

October 21:

PreLoved Jewelry Sale: A pre-loved jewelry sale will be held on Saturday, October 21st between 9 am and 3 pm at the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ, 7008 Lamar Ave South, in Old Cottage Grove. Besides a fine selection of gently preloved jewelry, there will be antique furniture, christmas items and free tea and scones. Donations are also still being accepted. Contact them at www.cgucc.org for more information.

October 20-22:

Deer Hunt in Newport: Residents living near the Fish Creek Green Space, located near the intersection of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 near Newport, are advised that a specialized hunt of deer is scheduled for the weekend of October 20th. The hunt is a regularly scheduled event to control the deer population in the area, and is conducted by bow hunters specially selected by the County. Signs will be posted at common entry points to parks where hunts are being conducted, and park visitors are requested to stay out of these areas. Complete information will be posted on the Ramsey County website, keyword habitats and natural resources.

October 22:

Making DIY Sweater Pumpkins This Free event will be held on Sunday, Oct 22nd from 1pm - 3pm Come to the visitor center for this free, seasonal event! We'll provide all the materials and instruction you'll need to make your own soft, decorative pumpkins out of recycled sweaters. These make fun, festive centerpieces, hostess gifts, doorstep decor, and more! Location: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, 200 Monroe St, Prescott WI 54021

October 22:

Celebration for Carmon:A benefit will be held at the BreakAway Arts Cafe on Sunday, October 22nd for staff member Carmon Johnson who has completed Cancer treatment and will celebrate another birthday with a celebration and gathering of good friends. A donation of 20 per person is appreciated and will be used to held Carmon with her medical bills. Each will receive a drink ticket for one beer, wine or cocktail and plenty of tasty appetizers. The celebration benefit will take place from 2-4 PM.

October 22:

Dads Belgian Waffle Breakfast:Catholic United Financial will sponsor a matching grant fundraiser with the all you can eat waffle breakfast, held at Mother Seton Hall, 2035 15th St. West in Hastings. All procees will benefit SEAS Faith Formation with Catholic United matching up to 1,000 for the event. Time is 8am until noon. Tickets Adults $8, Children 6-10 $4.50 and Kids 5 and under FREE.

October 23-28:

Rivertown Treasures Weekly Sale:Rivertown treasures will offer 75% off fall and Halloween items,including costumes and decor with just a few exclusions during their Clearance Sale held October 23rd through the 28th. Rivertown treasures, where the price is nice, benefits the ongoing work of Hastings Family Service and is open Monday thru Saturday in Downtown Hastings.

October 23:

SARN Presentation on Sexual Assault: The Hastings AAUW announces an important presentation will take place at the Hastings High school on October 23rd at 7 pm. St. Olaf Collage Sexual Assault Resource Network will partner with local groups including the Hastings High School Feminist Club to inform students and parents about Sexual Assault on Campus Awareness. Some of the topics covered will be what are the rights of someone involved in a sexual assault, what questions should potential students ask when visiting collages, what constitutes sexual assault and what conversations should parents have with their college bound student. The presentation will be held in the auditorium and is free to attend.

October 23:

Storytime for Babies:Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregivers. Ages: 0-2.10:45 AM - 11:30 AM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

October 24:

Screenager Presentation: The Youth Service Bureau invites families to a screening of the movie “Screenager: Growing Up in the Digital Age” on Tuesday, October 24th at Park High School in Cottage Grove. The movie is a documentary about challenges youths face in today’s digital social media climate. The movie starts at 6PM and will be followed by a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Complete details are available online at ysb.net.

October 24:

Coffee Concert at HAC: A free coffee concert will be held at the Hastings Arts Center featuring Melyssa Rice, Soprano; Beth Albertson, cello; and Sarah Lockwood, piano. The event begins at 10 am. Coffee provided.

October 24:

River Valley Band in Concert: The River Valley Band will perform this evening in the Connections concert held at the Hastings High School. Besides the RVB, the Sheldon Theater Brass Band and the HHS Wind Ensemble will also perform in this multigenerational musical event. Tickets at the door. Starts at 7 PM.

October 25:

Toddler Drive-In Movie:Take your toddler to a drive-in movie at the library. Bring a box big enough for your tot; use our supplies to add wheels, headlights and embellishments; and drive around to pull in for a short movie. Space is limited. Ages: 2-4. Held at the Pleasant Hill Library from 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

October 25:

HAREA Fall Social:The Hastings Area Retired Educators Association of MN Fall Social is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th, at the Tilden Senior Center, 310 River Street, in Hastings. Starting at 10AM with coffee and rolls, the event will feature Wellness Coordinator Gwenda Pangerl as the keynote speaker. The topics include how the brain operates and defining dementia. Please RSVP to 651-438-2876 or by email to LaRae at hkaupang6@gmail.com.

October 27:

Community Halloween Party: Held at the Hastings High School. Open to all area children. Volunteers are encouraged to help put on this fun filled, safe event with food, treats, games, a spooky trail, live HCTV interviews and so much more. Organizers include Hastings YMCA, Hastings Community Education, Hastings Parks and Recreation and youth organizations from HHS. Free. Begins at 5:30 pm.

October 28:

High School Vocal Program Matress Sale: The 3rd annual Hastings High School choir fundraising event will take place on Saturday October 28th from 11am until 6 pm. The event will provide a portion of all mattresses sold to the vocal music program and is open to the public. The event will turn the commons area into a mattress showroom from 11am-6pm featuring matresses, adjustable power bases, pillows, sheets and other accessories. These are new, name brand items in all sizes and styles. Delivery is available and every purchase supports the HHS vocal music program. If you attend, mention this post to receive a FREE travel pillow with your mattress purchase.

October 28:

Robotics - Sphero Programming & Mini Golf From 10:30am until Noon. Take your Sphero skills to the next level using the SPRK app then try your hand at Sphero golf on our mini golf course. Ages: 10-16. Pleasant Hill Library.

October 28:

Waggin' Tales: Bring your kids into the Library to read to certified therapy dogs. It's not only fun, it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages: 5-10. Takes place at the Pleasant Hill Library from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 28:

Making Nature Prints with Elizabeth Carroll: Saturday, Oct 28th 10am - 12pm Another Free Event: Come on over to make nature prints with artist Elizabeth Carroll! Making nature prints using a gel medium is a fun, easy, and creative activity for all ages. Explore your creative side while capturing a piece of the season!

Location: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, 200 Monroe St, Prescott WI 54021

October 28:

Super Breakfast At Tinucci's: Join the St. Paul Park - Newport Lions Club on Oct 28th at Tinucci's Restaurant & Catering in Newport, Minnesota. Their Bi-Annual Super Breakfast features an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Breakfast Buffet, and an endless stream of deeply invigorating coffee. If "Hi-Test" is more your style, we also have endless outpouring of Bloody Mary's and Screwdrivers (also included). They will also offer charitable gambling and an incredible array of Silent Auction items to bid on! Doors open at 8:30 AM and tickets are now available at Broadway Bar & Grill in Saint Paul Park, Minnesota or "Will Call" at the door. You can also call or text Lion Arlo Arlandson at (612) 810-1256 or email him at earlands@gmail or reach out to any one of our Lions Club members for more information.

October 29:

Making Nature Prints with Elizabeth Carroll: Sunday, Oct 29th 1pm - 3pm

Free Event: Come on over to make nature prints with artist Elizabeth Carroll! Making nature prints using a gel medium is a fun, easy, and creative activity for all ages. Explore your creative side while capturing a piece of the season! Location: The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, 200 Monroe St, Prescott WI 54021

October 29:

Regina Auxillary Bazaar: The Regina Auxillary Fall Bazaar will be held on Sunday, October 29th in the Chapel Lobby of Regina Senior Living. The variety of items and selection is well known, and there is likely to be something for almost everyone. The day will begin at 11 am and conclude at 4 pm. A silent Auction, Grand Raffle, Bake Sale, Meat Raffle, kids games and the thrifty treasures are always a big hit. Music is provided by Pat and Gary Fender. A shuttle bus service from the Alllina Clinic next to the hospital will transport guests to the Senior Living Area. Children dressed in their Halloween costumes will be treated to a prize.

October 29:

Oakwood Church Pumpkin Party in the Park:Oakwood Church will be holding their final outdoor outreach of the Summer at Pioneer Park in Newport on Sunday, October 29th, starting at 3PM. The Pumpkin Party in the Park, will have a non-frightening Halloween theme, with outdoor activities including face-painting, games and crafts, and caramel apple slices provided. There is no cost to attend and non-scary costumes are encouraged.

October 30:

Sing, Play, Learn: Colors, Feelings, Music: Enjoy the magic of music and play with MacPhail Center for Music’s early childhood music specialists. Experience music’s impact on learning and reading readiness. A Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Registration required. Ages: 0-5.10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Registration begins 10/16/2017 at 10:00 AM. Pleasant Hill Library.

October 31:

Halloween Scavenger Hunt Fun:Drop in to explore the library, have fun and meet interesting costumed characters. and earn a Halloween Treat by completing our Scavenger Hunt. Costumes welcome. Ages 2-12. Time is 10:00 AM - 8:15 PM at the Pleasant Hill Library.

NOVEMBER

November 2:

Born American Indian: The Un-Chosen Challenge of Walking in Two Worlds: This will be a free presentation and forum discussion on being native and living in the state of Wisconsin. Treaty rights, cultural issues, gaming, and other topics will be discussed during a 60-minute presentation with a 30-minute question and answer session to follow. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.Located atThe Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center, 200 Monroe St, Prescott WI 54021. Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

November 5:

SEAS School Alumni Breakfast: SEAS School announces their annual Alumni Breakfast for Students and staff will take place on Sunday, November 5th After the 10:00 Mass. Event will take place in Mother Seton Hall with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Honoring the reunions of the 25th; class of 1992 and also the 50th ,Class of 1967. A Complimentary breakfast will be provided for Alumni and their families. Please reserve your space with a RSVP by Tuesday, October 24th to alumni@seasparish.org. Please include your name and year of 8th grade graduation.

November 7:

Election Day Local Schoolboard elections will take place beginning at 7 am. Check city website for a complete list of polling places. Polls close at 8 PM.

November 7:

More than Just A Word Film Presentation:On Tuesday, November 7th Prescott High School will be hosting a screen of the Documentary Film More Than Just A Word in the Prescott High School Auditorium. The film explores the issues surrounding the use of native imagery in sports. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 with the film beginning at 7:00 pm. There will be a panel discussion after the film.

November 8:

Great Rivers Confluence Collaboration Meeting: Held between 10am -Noon, the public is welcome to the general meeting of the Great Rivers Confluence partners and interested community members. All are welcome to attend! The Great Rivers Confluence communities of Afton, Hastings, Prescott and River Falls have a LOT in the works right now... and many passionate people striving to make our communities better, safer, stronger and healthier for people, wildlife and our magnificent rivers. Whether you are a farmer, bird-watcher, business owner, river enthusiast, civil servant, non-profit employee, artist, nature lover, educator or just want to know what's happening - please join us and help us keep the Great Rivers Confluence great! Held at the Hastings Artspace River Lofts: E. Second Street, Hastings, MN 55033

November 16:

Senior Center Thanksgiving DinnerThe Thanksgiving Dinner for the Hastings Area Senior Center will be held at noon on Thursday, November 16th at the Tilden Community Center. Cost for members is 9 dollars each and 11 dollars for non- members. The meal will be catered by Ptaceks IGA. Sign up in the welcome center until Monday, November 13th.

November 17:

Youth Impact Council Meeting: The Youth Impact Council is a student organization associated with Hastings High School that provides leadership training and service opportunities for high school students. Monthly meetings will be held on September 22nd, October 13th, and November 17th this fall, continuing after the holiday break once per month until May. Projects and activities are discussed as a group and implemented based on student interest and community requests. Sara Lawrence is the project lead. Connect with her at 651-480-7673.

November 25:

Holiday Hoopla in Downtown: Great family event taking place on Saturday. Horse drawn buggy rides, Santa, crazy hair, food, drinks and somethign for the whole family. Stroll along the streets, enjoy the holiday shopping and specials. Lighted parade concludes the event. For more information, contact Tatia Nelson at the Busted Nut Bar and Grill.

DECEMBER

December 2:

Live Nativity at Hastings St. Johns Church: Members of the congregation and other volunteers will provide a live nativity outside the church at 202 8th Street West. The scene will take place at hours to be announced and will feature the manger, with live animals and costumed representations of the birth of Jesus. Free and open to the public. Check back for further updates soon.

December 18:

Senior Center Holiday Party:A Holiday Party for the Hastings Area Senior Center will take place at SEAS Church on Monday, December 18th at Noon. The cost for Senior Center Members is 15 dollars per meal and 20 dollars for non-members. Tickets must be purchased by December 13th in the Welcome center. Entertainment will be provided by the Riverside Duo. The meal will be catered by the Trophy House.

 

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