Community Events

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Call 651-437-1460 or email them to communityevents@kdwa.com


Now thru January 27:

Foot Care: Nail Trims & Calluses: The Hastings Area Senior Center is offering Foot Care: Nail Trims & Calluses throughout January. Registered nurses Ginny, Ann and Laurie will provide foot care. The cost is $18 and appointments are required, to schedule call 651-480-7689.

Now thru February 28:

Winter Reads Program: All Dakota County Library locations invite adults to participate in their Winter Reads Program now thru February 28. Snuggle up and get lost in some fun reads this season. Rate and submit a review of the books you read Jan. 3?Feb. 28 and be eligible to win prizes. Enter as often as you like. The more reviews you submit, the better your chance to win. Register for the program online or at any library location. If you have questions call your local Dakota County library branch or email AskALibrarian@Co.Dakota.Mn.Us

Now thru March 31:

Curl Up & Read Challenge: The Spring Valley Public Library invites everyone to participate in their Curl Up & Read Challenge for all ages from Saturday, January 1 through Thursday, March 31 at 7:00pm. First place for adults is $50, Middle\High School Ages will have 2 winners and will receive a $25 gift card of their choice while children under 5th grade will be awarded all kinds of prizes for ALL who participates! For the adults, middle school & high school ages: Pick up the reading slips from the library, for every 3 books you read or listen to. Fill out a reading slip for a chance to win prizes. For 5th grade and under: Pick up your reading log at the library and anyone that participates will get a ton of small prizes!

2022

JANUARY

January 26:

Let's Talk Crops: Farmers in the KDWA listening area are invited to join The U of M Extension Service this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers today through the "Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops" webinar series. This live, online program will provide up-to-date, research-based information to help optimize your crop management strategies for 2022. Sessions will be held over Zoom, which can be accessed via your computer, phone or other mobile device, and run from 9:00 to 10:00 am Wednesdays, January 5 through March 30, 2022. The January 26 topic is "New Findings with Sulfur Fertility", presented by U of MN Nutrient management specialists and researchers. For more details and to register, visit the University extension website. You need only register once for the program series.

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Night Supper: Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites you to their Wednesday Night Supper on January 26 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. This week enjoy chili and cornbread. There are also vegetarian, gluten free and hot dog meal alternatives available. All are welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to HELP with Wednesday Night Suppers! They especially need help from 6:00pm-7:30pm-many hands may light work. A big word of thanks to the folks who have volunteered. For more information on how to attend or volunteer call 715-262-5800.

Senior Center Drive-By Hot Dish Luncheon: The Hastings Senior Center has scheduled a Drive-By January Hot Dish Luncheon on Wednesday, January 26th, from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM. The menu is the Minnesota favorite, Tater Tot Hotdish. Cost is $7 for members, and $9 for non-members. Call 651-480-7689 or send payment to Hastings Senior Center, 310 River Street, Hastings MN, 55033.

Our Saviour's Wednesday Night Supper: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings invites you to Wednesday Night Supper, January 26 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This week enjoy Chef Johnny's Chicken Cordon Bleu and Minnesota Wild Rice Pilaf! Suggested donation is $7/person. Also, donations of dessert and volunteer time to help with serving and clean-up are greatly appreciated. For more information visit the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church website or call 651-437-9052. Volunteer sign-up here.

Dementia Caregiver Group: Do you know or care for someone with Dementia, Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Parkinson's, or any other type of memory/body function loss? You are not alone! On Wednesday, January 26 the dementia caregiver group meets at 1:30 pm in the Fireside Room at Joy Church In Prescott. Please feel free to stop in for support, understanding, or just to have some questions answered regarding this terrible illness. For more information call 715-262-5800.

January 27:

Game Day Party: Hastings area seniors are invited to a Game Day Party, on Thursday, January 27 at 1 pm, at the Hastings Senior Center. Come play a fun game of Scattergories. There is co cost for this event, but please register by calling 651-480-7689.

Burns Night: Come experience the tradition of Burns Night, a celebration of Scottish culture and Burns' poetry, while enjoying five choice single malt Scotch whiskies paired with delectable foods, on Thursday, January 27th, at the LeDuc Historic Estate, starting at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited to only 20, so call 651-438-8480 or register online to reserve your spot today.

January 27 and 28:

Hastings Middle School Winter Play: The Hastings Middle School invites listeners to enjoy their winter play performance on January 27 and 28 at 7:00pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

January 28:

Candlelight Hike: Enjoy Spring Lake Park Reserve by flickering candlelight, starting at 6 PM, on Friday, January 28th. Take in the stunning views of the Mississippi River as you enjoy plowed walking trails and groomed cross-country ski trails. Warm up with hot cocoa and crackling bonfires. Hot food available for purchase from food trucks. If the forecast 24 hours in advance calls for the air temperature to be five below zero degrees Fahrenheit or the wind chill to be 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit during the start of the event, the event will be canceled. Tickets are available online.

Fire and Ice Skate Circle: Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation invite everyone to Fire and Ice at Hamlet Park, starting at 5 PM, on Friday, January 28th. Join Parks and Rec as they transform the Hamlet Park Skate Circle into a lighted landscape, complete with a bonfire, and music the family can skate to. Hamlet Park is located at 8883 Hamlet Avenue.

HAST Novice Swim Meet: The Hastings Area Swim Team (HAST) is hosting their Novice Meet on Friday, January 28 stating at 5:15pm at the Hastings Middle School pool. This intra-squad novice swim meet allows an opportunity for young and/or beginner swimmers to practice their skills in a competition-style setting. Come cheer them on as some of the kids race for the first time! For details see the event Facebook page.

January 28 thru February 6:

Saint Paul Winter Carnival: The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation's 136th Saint Paul Winter Carnival will run for 10 days, all day on weekends and evenings during the week. From Friday, January 28 through Sunday, February 6, the festival will attract 250,000+ people from Saint Paul and beyond to celebrate winter in Minnesota. Landmark Center, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city will be venues for event festivities, which include ice carving competitions, family-friendly artistic and educational activities, and much more! Most events are free to the public. For details see https://www.WinterCarnival.com/ .

January 29:

'Till Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser: Ellsworth Community School District Foundation is hosting a 'Till Death Do Us Part Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser Saturday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Enjoy a chicken buffet dinner and a night of love, marriage and murder in the Ellsworth High School Cafetorium. Tickets are $40 and are available at the High School Office. During the show in exchange for a cash bribe, actors will disclose exclusive clues regarding the murderer's true identity! Donations (or bribes) made to actors during the show will be given to the Ellsworth High School Drama Department to support their fundraising efforts. For more information call 715-273-3904.

Genesis Ranch Grand Opening: Genesis Ranch in Rosemount invites you to their Grand Opening Saturday, January 29 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Genesis Ranch is a Wellness & Event Center plus Executive Gun Range and Training Facility on 26 acres. Stop over for a tour, community, Food Trucks and FUN! Ol' Smokey BBQ will selling their AMAZING ribs, brisket, pulled pork, mac-n-cheese, tacos, grilled cheese and MORE. They will also have an SUPER CUTE outdoor bar to enjoy beer and wine fireside! FREE cookies and hot beverages too! For more details visit the event Facebook page or call (612) 747-7730.

January 30:

Snowshoe Guided Hike: A snowshoe guided hike is planned for January 30 from 9 to 10:30 AM at Jaycee Park. A park naturalist will lead participants through floodplain forest and prairie lands as they explore in the outdoors. The Hastings Parks and Recreation Department is offering the program in partnership with Dakota County Parks and at no cost to participants. Registration is required. Snowshoes, poles & instruction will be provided. Recommended for adults and teens. Participants must be 5 & older. Register by contacting Hastings Parks and Rec at pmarschall@hastingsmn.gov or at 651-480-6182. Visit the City website or Facebook Events for details and cancellation notices.

Pancake Breakfast: The Hastings Knights of Columbus are having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 30th from 8 am to noon, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings. Menu items include Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Coffee, water, and OJ. Ticket prices Adults $7.50 and Children 5-12 $4.00. Free for those under 5.

FEBRUARY

February 2:

Let's Talk Crops: Farmers in the KDWA listening area are invited to join The U of M Extension Service this winter to discuss some of the key issues and questions around commodity crop production facing Minnesota farmers today through the "Strategic Farming: Let's Talk Crops" webinar series. This live, online program will provide up-to-date, research-based information to help optimize your crop management strategies for 2022. Sessions will be held over Zoom, which can be accessed via your computer, phone or other mobile device, and run from 9:00 to 10:00 am Wednesdays, January 5 through March 30, 2022. The February 2 topic is "Strategies for Effective Weed Management in 2022", presented by U of MN Weed scientists and researchers. For more details and to register, visit the University extension website. You need only register once for the program series.

Our Saviour's Wednesday Night Supper: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings invites you to Wednesday Night Supper, February 2 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This week enjoy Chef Johnny's Split Pea with Ham Soup and Hush Puppies! Suggested donation is $7/person. Also, donations of dessert and volunteer time to help with serving and clean-up are greatly appreciated. For more information visit the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church website or call 651-437-9052. Volunteer sign-up here.

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Night Supper: Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites you to their Wednesday Night Supper on February 2 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. This week enjoy a spaghetti dinner. There are also vegetarian, gluten free and hot dog meal alternatives available. All are welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to HELP with Wednesday Night Suppers! They especially need help from 6:00pm-7:30pm-many hands may light work. A big word of thanks to the folks who have volunteered. For more information on how to attend or volunteer call 715-262-5800.

February 3:

Native American Boarding Schools Talk: Hastings Reads, Hastings Family Service, THRIVE and Hastings Public Schools invites listeners to a special talk on Thursday, February 3 at 7:00pm hosted at the Hastings Arts Center. You will learn about Native American Boarding schools from Dr. Brenda Child. She is a professor at the University of Minnesota and is an award-winning author of several books, including Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families, 1900-1940. All HAC events will require that attendees wear a mask and bring Proof of Vaccination series or Negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior along with a Photo ID. If you have questions call 651-437-4320.

February 4:

Harbor Church Date Night Dinner: Looking for a Special Christmas gift for your spouse? And a special valentines day date to boot? Look no further. On February 4th, The Harbor wants to set you up with a Date Night Dinner. For $76, The Harbor invites you to a lovely dinner with your spouse at Casper's Restaurant in Eagan, followed by an evening of laughs with Comedian Phil Gungor at Peace Lutheran Church, also in Eagan. More information can be found on the Date Night Dinner Event Page of the Harbor Church website.

Registration Due-Field Trip to National Eagle Center: River Falls Community Education is offering a Field Trip to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha on Saturday, March 5 from 10:30am-5:30pm. Winter is the best time to visit the National Eagle Center! Get great views of Bald Eagles in the wild on a guided eagle tour into prime eagle habitat with expert naturalists. Participants should dress for the weather and bring their own binoculars, spotting scopes, and cameras if desired. Little walking is required. There are no age restrictions. They will stop for lunch before their tour. Lunch cost not included in trip price. The cost is $69 per person, registration must be done before February 4 and can be done on the River Falls Community Education website. If you have questions call (715) 425-1800.

Valentine Drive-By Goodie-Bag Event: The Hastings Senior Center invites area senior to a Valentine Drive By Goodie Bag event on Friday, February 4. Goodie bags will be available for pick up between 1 and 1:30 PM at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street. Call 480-7689 to register.

February 4 thru 6:

Hudson Hot Air Affair: The Hudson Hot Air Affair announces its 2022 theme: "S'mores and More, Balloons Galore". Mark your calendar for the Hudson Hot Air Balloon Rally and Winter Festival on Feb 4-6. Hudson Hot Air Affair is a spectator event with balloons sponsored by area businesses. No hot air balloon rides are sold during the event. If you are interested in purchasing a balloon ride, Hot Air Affair partner balloon companies offer rides year-round (weather permitting). To inquire about balloon rides and for the latest news and updates, follow Husdon Hot Air Affair on Facebook.

February 5:

Candlelight Walk and Snowshoe: Afton State Park invites you to their Candlelight Walk and Snowshoe event on Saturday, February 5th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. A 2-3 mile trail loop will be lit with luminaries. The visitor center will be open and have hot chocolate, cider, a bonfire and marshmallows. There will also be a bonfire and marshmallows at one of the camper cabins halfway around the trail. Snowshoes are not necessary but can be used. Approximately half of the trail is plowed the other half is packed snow. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trail. The event is free, vehicle permit rules apply.

Cross Country Ski Lessons: Wood Lake Nature Center is offering Cross Country Ski Lessons Sunday, February 5 from 9:30-11:00 am. The friendly and non-competitive approach used by nature center staff provides a comfortable learning environment for beginning skiers. Learn about equipment, how to get up from a fall, uphill techniques, the diagonal stride, and double poling. Includes ski rental. Preregistration is recommended and can be done at www.WoodLakeNatureCenter.Org. The cost is $10/person and $5/person for members, there is a limit of 20 participants. If you have questions call 612-861-9365.

February 7:

Setting Boundaries Course: Healthy relationships and sound living depend on maintaining smart personal boundaries, however, many people don't know where to start. The upcoming Boundaries Class at Harbor Church can help you know when to say yes, and how to say no, to take control of your life. This nine week course is new to the Harbor and will be meeting on Mondays, starting on February 7th in the Harbor Youth Room. Learn more and register at TheHarborChurch.com.

February 8:

Free Coffee Concert: The Hastings Arts Center invites you to their Free Coffee Concert on Tuesday, February 8 at 10:30am. Enjoy the sounds of the "Above Average Tuba Quartet". All HAC events will require that attendees wear a mask and bring Proof of Vaccination series or Negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior along with a Photo ID. If you have questions visit their website or call 651-437-4320.

February 9:

Our Saviour's Wednesday Night Supper: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Hastings invites you to Wednesday Night Supper, February 9 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. This week enjoy Chef Johnny's Shrimp Tortellini Alfredo, Tossed Salad and Gramma Sharon's Homemade Bread Sticks! Suggested donation is $7/person. Also, donations of dessert and volunteer time to help with serving and clean-up are greatly appreciated. For more information visit the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church website or call 651-437-9052. Volunteer sign-up here.

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Night Supper: Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites you to their Wednesday Night Supper on February 9 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. This week enjoy a chow mein and rice dinner. There are also vegetarian, gluten free and hot dog meal alternatives available. All are welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to HELP with Wednesday Night Suppers! They especially need help from 6:00pm-7:30pm-many hands may light work. A big word of thanks to the folks who have volunteered. For more information on how to attend or volunteer call 715-262-5800.

February 10:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, February 10 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "Firekeeper's Daughter" by Angeline Boulley. New members are welcome and this class is geared for adults. This event will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate: 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. For more information visit the Dakota County Library website.

February 11:

Layne Yost pays Tribute to John Denver: The Rosemount Area Arts Council invites you to a live concert: Layne Yost pays Tribute to John Denver on Friday, February 11 at 7:00pm in the Steeple Center. Capture the simple soul of Denver's music through guitar, fiddle, and upright bass arrangements. Woven within the music are stories that give insight into Denver's life and legacy. Tickets for reserved seating are $25 and $20 for Rosemount Area Arts Council members. Tickets to view the concert via live-steam are $20. For more information and to buy tickets visit the Rosemount Area Arts Council web page.

February 12:

Ice Fishing Adventure: Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, in partnership with the City of Hastings and other organizations, will hold an Ice Fishing Adventure event on Saturday, February 12, from 9:00 AM to noon at Lake Rebecca, 415 Lock and Dam Road, Hastings. Participants will learn about ice safety, fish species, habitat and fishing techniques. Bait, tackle and instruction will be provided. The event is free and recommended for all ages. A fishing license is not required. Door prizes will be provided. Pre-registration is required and timeslots are limited. For more information and to register, please contact Paige Marschall Bigler with Hastings Parks & Recreation at 651-480-6182. Ice Fishing Adventures partners also include Hometown Ace Hardware, Get the Lead Out, Rapala, National Park Service and Vexilar.

Gaming Alliance of Leveling with Sass: Level Up Games in Hastings invites ladies to their Gaming Alliance of Leveling with Sass (G.A.L.S.) event on Saturday, February 12 from 12pm-6pm. As always, Level Up Ladies is an inclusive space for all. They want everyone to feel welcome, because gender isn't a divide, and everyone can game! For more information see the event facebook page.

Boot Hockey Tourney: The St. Paul Park Lions Club will host the 1st Annual Lions Club Boot Hockey Tourney on Saturday, February 12, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Entry fee is $100 per team, with a 3 game minimum and 1 Referee per game. A food and beverage garden with restrooms will be hosted at the Lions Club building. Registration and more info is available at St Paul Park Newport Lions Club Facebook page or by email at ccrumb03@msn.com.

Prescott High School Winter Formal Dance: The Prescott High School invites all high school students to their Winter Formal Dance on February 12 from 8:00pm -11:30pm in Falcon Nest at the UW-River Falls Campus. For more details call (715) 262-5782.

February 13:

Valentines' Candle-Lit Stroll: Wood Lake Nature Center is offering a Valentines' Candle-Lit Stroll Sunday, February 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Stroll along a candle-lit trail with a loved one through the woods and cattails following hundreds of luminaries. Enjoy the brisk winter evening by warming up around a crackling fire, sipping on hot cocoa and enjoying s'mores. Luminary trail closes at 7:30 pm. Preregistration is required and can be done at www.WoodLakeNatureCenter.Org. The cost is $5/person but Free for Friends of Wood Lake Members. If you have questions call 612-861-9365.

Matinee Concert:The Hastings Arts Center invites you to their Matinee Concert Sunday, February13 at 2:00pm. Enjoy the sounds of Duo Leon, a versatile oboe and harp ensemble based in the Twin Cities. The duo performs music by composers of multiple genres with a focus on new music by underrepresented composers. All HAC events will require that attendees wear a mask and bring Proof of Vaccination series or Negative Covid test 48-72 hours prior along with a Photo ID. If you have questions visit their website or call 651-437-4320.

February 14:

Hastings Schools Band Concert: The Hastings Area School District Band Concert is Monday, February 14 at 7:00pm at the Hastings High School Gym. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7470.

February 16:

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Night Supper: Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites you to their Wednesday Night Supper on February 16 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. This week enjoy a hamburger stroganoff dinner. There are also vegetarian, gluten free and hot dog meal alternatives available. All are welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to HELP with Wednesday Night Suppers! They especially need help from 6:00pm-7:30pm-many hands may light work. A big word of thanks to the folks who have volunteered. For more information on how to attend or volunteer call 715-262-5800.

February 17:

Hastings Grades 5-8 Orchestra Concert: The Hastings Area School District Orchestra Concert featuring grades 5-8 is Thursday, February 17 at 7:00pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

Hudson Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet: The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is hosting their Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 17 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the White Eagle Golf Club in Hudson and streaming via Zoom. This is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate Chamber Members & Volunteers for all they have done in assisting the Chamber's growth & success in the community. It is also a time to celebrate Chamber and Business accomplishments throughout the past year. They will recognize outgoing Board Members, welcome new Board Members and present goals and planning for 2022. Become a sponsor for the Chamber's largest membership event of the year! Call or email for sponsorship details and pricing, 715-386-8411 or info@hudsonwi.org. More information can be found on the Chamber website

February 18 thru February 20:

Hastings High School Winter Play: The Hastings High School invites listeners to enjoy their winter play performance on February 18 and 19 at 7:00pm at the Hastings High School Auditorium with a matinee performance Sunday, February 20 at 2:00pm. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7470.

February 20:

Free Karma Gentle Yoga:

Inspiring Actions in River Falls invites listeners to their Free Karma Gentle Yoga class Sunday, February 20 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. This class welcomes those who enjoy a slow paced, gentle class. Whether you are new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner, this class will help you unwind and release stress. Students will have clear instruction on how to safely move from standing to the floor, and options to make poses accessible and comfortable. Chairs are available if you prefer to stay seated. Anyone can attend free of charge or make a donation of any size to support the Abundant Yoga Community. For more information see the event page.

February 21:

Indigenous Drumming: The Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings invites children 5 and older to Indigenous Drumming on Monday, February 21 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Hear lively songs and stories from the RedBone Singers and learn about the importance of drumming in native and indigenous cultures. Registration required and can be done on the library website.

February 22:

Hastings 5th Grade Vocal Concert:The Hastings Middle School invites listeners to enjoy the 5th grade vocal music concert on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

Hastings 6th Grade Vocal Concert: The Hastings Middle School invites listeners to enjoy the 6th grade vocal music concert on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

SEAS Band and HHS Jazz Concert: Listeners are invited to enjoy the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School Band Concert along with the Hastings High School Jazz I & II ensembles on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 PM in the Hastings High School Auditorium. If you have questions call (651) 480-7470.

February 23:

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Night Supper: Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites you to their Wednesday Night Supper on February 23 from 5:15pm-6:30pm. This week enjoy a chili and cornbread dinner.There are also vegetarian, gluten free and hot dog meal alternatives available. All are welcome. They are also looking for volunteers to HELP with Wednesday Night Suppers! They especially need help from 6:00pm-7:30pm-many hands may light work. A big word of thanks to the folks who have volunteered. For more information on how to attend or volunteer call 715-262-5800.

Pierce County EDC Awards Breakfast: The Pierce County Economic Development Corporation is hosting an Awards Breakfast Wednesday, February 23 from 7:00am -9:00am in the Radisson Hotel, 100 Spring St, in River Falls. They will be celebrating businesses leaders from 2020 and 2021.Enjoy your choice of french toast or pancakes, choice of ham, bacon or sausage links, scrambles eggs, roasted baby red potatoes, melon medley salad, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $30/person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation website

February 24:

Savvy Social Security Class: Hastings Community Education is offering a Savvy Social Security for Couples and Boomers class Thursday, February 24th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Tilden Community Center. When should you apply for Social Security? How can you maximize my benefits? At this class you will learn the important rules and strategies for collecting your retirement benefits. The cost is $8.00, to register visit the Hastings Community Education website.

Hastings Annual Chamber Dinner: NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Annual Chamber Dinner is Thursday, February 24. Chamber President Kristy Barse has the details.

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The evening starts at 5:30 PM at the Hastings Golf Club, 2015 Westview Drive. Register online at the Chamber website.

Hastings 7th Grade Vocal Concert: The Hastings Middle School invites listeners to enjoy the 7th grade vocal music concert on Thursday, February 24 at 6:30pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

Hastings 8th Grade Vocal Concert: The Hastings Middle School invites listeners to enjoy the 8th grade vocal music concert on Thursday, February 24 at 7:30pm at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-7060.

February 26:

Swingin' on the River Show Choir Competition: Listeners are invited to enjoy the Swingin' on the River Show Choir Competition on Saturday, February 26 at the Hastings High School Auditorium. Come enjoy and support the performances of local students! If you have questions call (651) 480-0205.

February 27:

Snowshoe Guide Hike: A snowshoe guide hike is planned for February 27 from 9 to 10:30 AM at Jaycee Park. A park naturalist will lead participants through floodplain forest and prairie lands as they explore in the outdoors. The Hastings Parks and Recreation Department is offering the program in partnership with Dakota County Parks and at no cost to participants. Registration is required. Snowshoes, poles & instruction will be provided. Recommended for adults and teens. Participants must be 5 & older. Register by contacting Hastings Parks and Rec at pmarschall@hastingsmn.gov or at 651-480-6182. Visit the City website or Facebook Events for details and cancellation notices.

MARCH

March 3:

LeDuc History Book Discussion Group: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, March 3 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past", by Diane Wilson. New members are welcome and this class is geared for adults. This event will take place at the LeDuc Historic Estate: 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. For more information visit the Dakota County Library website.

March 6:

Children's Concert: The River Valley Band invites listeners to their Children's Concert on Sunday, March 6 at 3:00pm held at the Hastings Middle School. They will feature concert band music for the audience, but will be of particular interest to children. Musical selections from movies such as "Lion King", "Starwars", and "The Incredibles" will be featured along with other children's favorites. For more information see the event facebook page.

March 11:

Nature Detectives Class: Dakota County Parks is offering a Nature Detectives class Friday, March 11th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Dakota Lodge in Thompson County Park. Use your detective skills to search for clues and uncover who is living in the forest and what they are doing. For ages 8-12 and the cost is $35/youth. Visit the Dakota County Parks website for details and to register.

March 12:

Prescott K9 Project Euchre Torunament: The Prescott K9 Project will hold a Euchre Tournament Fundraiser the Prescott American Legion, starting at 2 PM, on Saturday, March 12th. Area Euchre players are encouraged to come out, enjoy the tournament, and help continue to raise needed funds to bring a K9 team to the Prescott Police Department. The Prescott Legion Post is located at 710 Pearl Street.

Gaming Alliance of Leveling with Sass: Level Up Games in Hastings invites ladies to their Gaming Alliance of Leveling with Sass (G.A.L.S.) event on Saturday, March 12 from 12pm-6pm. As always, Level Up Ladies is an inclusive space for all. They want everyone to feel welcome, because gender isn't a divide, and everyone can game! For more information see the event facebook page.

MAY

May 13:

Skating Show "Just Imagine": The Cottage Grove Skating School along with the City of Cottage Grove Ice Arena and the Cottage Grove Figure Skating Booster Club proudly present the 2022 Ice Skating Show "Just Imagine", at 6 PM, on Friday, May 13th, at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, 8020 80th Street South. The 2022 Ice Show is a great opportunity for friends and family to see your skater's talents showcased. Skaters of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Annual Ice Show. Each group will learn a choreographed routine by one of the skating instructors and perform their routine.

May 21:

Bicycle Sale: Rick Anderson is seeking bicycle donations and additional storage space for his 14th annual sale benefiting two Dakota County nonprofits. He gives 100% of net proceeds to Kids 'n Kinship and DARTS. Shop over 900 bikes this year on Saturday, May 21, 9am-2pm at Superior Service Center in Apple Valley. To donate a bike, time or storage space call Rick at 952-240-3820.

ONGOING

Hastings Concert Association 2021-2022 Concert Season: The Hastings Concert Association has released their lineup for the 2021-2022 season, full of many different musical styles. Special season pricing on tickets is offered through July 31st: 6 concerts for $50! All 6 performances will be at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium. To buy tickets and learn more visit the Hastings Concert Association Facebook page or call (651) 304-7895.

2021 Summer Camping: Plan your 2021 summer camping trip by reserving a campsite at Lebanon Hills or Lake Byllesby Regional Parks. Online reservations for Lebanon Hills Campground and Lake Byllesby are now open. Reserve your spot now at DakotaCounty.us.

County Trails: Dakota County Parks system wants to remind you that Spring is a great season to explore the Dakota County Parks system and discover a new trail. Head out to your favorite park or trail and find fun new places to explore. The trails are waiting for you! Check out the trail system at DakotaCounty.us.

County Park Adult Programming: Dakota County Parks offers adult programming all spring and summer that guarantees you fun spending time in nature. Fly fishing, birding, wildflower walks, mountain biking and more. Visit DakotaCounty.us to a full listing of programs, times and locations.

Prescott Public Library: Get to know the Prescott Public Library! They offer more services and learning opportunities than you may know! Now open by appointment, give them a call and schedule your time. Join their virtual classes or check out devices like Wi-Fi hotspots or tablet for the younger kids. 800 Borner Street North, 715-262-5555 or visit them online at PrescottPublicLibrary.org

Mindfulness Startegy Webinars: The challenges of 2020/2021 have taken a toll on all of us and have a direct impact on our overall health and well-being. Join other parents and grandparents by Zoom and explore fun and practical mindfulness strategies to help your family with: Morning Routines, After School Transitions, Bedtime Routines, Building Connections and developing Successful Schoolwork Strategies. Register through the Hastings Public School system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Senior Center Equipment Loan Program: Did you know the Hastings Senior Center has an equipment Loan Program? The following items may be borrowed from the Center on a short term basis, for no fee: a wheelchair, cane, walker, knee scooter, crutches and a bath seat. Stop in Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm to pick up or drop off equipment. Hastings Senior Center is located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings.

Senior Center Linkage Line: Are you overwhelmed with health care questions? The Senior Linkage Line offers FREE health care counseling by trained counselors who can assist in: the Basics of Medicare, health insurance forms, Medicare Part D, assessing longterm care insurance options, Medical Assistance and more. Call 1-888-333-2433. or go to MetroAging.org.

Senior Center Book Exchange: The Hastings Senior Center in the Tilden Community Center has a great selection of fiction books for you to borrow. Take a few books and bring others that you are done reading. The exchange is located in the Welcome Center. The Tilden Community Center is located at 310 River Street in Hastings.

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!

BBB Scam Tracker: Did you know the #1 riskiest scam for consumers in 2020 was online purchase scams. Online purchase scams were the most common scam reported to the Better Business Bureau, comprising 38.3% of all scam reports. Pet and PPE-related online purchase scams, in particular, spiked during the pandemic. If you think something sounds too good to be true, check it out for yourself at BBB.org/ScamTracker.

American Legion Membership: The American Legion is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to US service members and veterans. Locations include: Prescott, Hastings, Cottage Grove, St Paul Park, Rosemount, Apple Valley Farmington, Cannon Falls and Red Wing. For more information about becoming a member of the American Legion, go to Legion.org.

Great Decisions: Discuss important international issues and foreign policy topics led by Great Decisions, a nonpartisan discussion forum that provides education on important American policy issues. A presenter with expertise in the topic will set the stage for discussing diverse viewpoints on topics such as China's Role in Africa, Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic, Brexit and the European Union Participants and Global Supply Chain and National Security. These virtual Zoom events are geared towards adults and meet on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm. Registration is required at DakotaCounty.us.

Wetland Health Evaluation Program: Dakota County is seeking volunteers eager to pull on a pair of waders and jump into monitoring wetlands through the Wetland Health Evaluation Program. Volunteers will work with a community-based team to monitor and collect data that is used to study trends to better manage wetlands and surrounding natural resource areas. COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. Experience is not required. Contact Paula Liepold, 952-891-7117 or register online at DakotaCounty.us.

Small Busines SCORE Counseling: Do you own a small business and are looking for some guidance? Get free, confidential counseling through Dakota County from Ron Seipp, an experienced SCORE counselor, who will help you navigate the planning or operating your small business. To make a virtual appointment, email Seipp at ron.seipp@scorevolunteer.org.

CNC Youth Birding Competition: Young birders 18 and under are invited to join the Youth Birding Competition at Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center; with a new "Pick Your Park" option! The rules are simple, all birds seen or heard within sightline of your rooftop, OR within the boundaries of your favorite park/nature center. Everyone who submits a list will earn a prize. For more information rules and registration, visit CarpenterNatureCenter.org.

Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium Classes: The Great Rivers Adult Education Consortium is offering free intro to healthcare classes, Microsoft office classes and more. The Great Rivers Education Consortium is a joint educational effort serving Hastings and South Washington County Public schools. Learn more at HastingsCommunity Ed.com.

LeDuc Historice Estate Tours 2021: The LeDuc Historic Estate will be open for tours beginning on May 13. The Estate will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, with guided tours at 10, 11:30, 1, 2:30, and 4. Pre-register online at the link provided here.

OSEL Summer B. L. A. S. T.: Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church invites those entering 5th grade to 8th grade to Summer B.L.A.S.T. Each day is filled with hands-on activities, field trips, and service projects that Bring Life And Service Together, while having a BLAST! Themes include Kitchen Takeover, X-treme Science, Around the World, The Great Outdoors, and Water Ways. Open to any middle schooler so invite your friends! The first session is Monday, June 7th, between 7:30 AM and 5 PM. Register at the link provided here.

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.

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: Join area seniors for "Small Group Socially Distanced Bingo" on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Hastings Senior Center. Space is limited, so you must register in advance at (651) 480-7689. Please enter Tilden at the 4th Street entrance and NO walk-ins please. The Hastings Senior Center is located at the Tilden Community Center, 310 River Street in Hastings.

Zoom Yoga With Ricky: Not 100% OK with venturing out yet? The Hastings Senior Center reminds you about Yoga with Ricky on Zoom at 10:00 am. For more information, visit HastingsCommunityEd.com.

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

Wednesday:

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.

Thursdays, June 17 Through August 19: Does your child want to learn to play the guitar? Join Hastings Community Ed this summer for weekly, virtual, small group classes. No prior experience is needed. Learn to play a simple tune in your very first 45-minute lesson! Ages 5-10, Thursdays June 17-August 19, from 4 to 4:45 PM. $250 for 10 weekly 45-minute group lessons. Sign up at HastingsCommunityEd.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.

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.

3rd Thursday Through September:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are planning for the return of the historic Hastings Car Shows this summer. The shows will be from 1:00-4:00 pm on the third Sunday of the month from May until September and take place on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings.

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 Friday of the Month:

Forever WIld Family Fun: Dakota County Parks presents Forever Wild Family Fun on the first Friday of the month. Enjoy outdoor park activities send a bonfire at Lebanon Hills Regional Park Visitor Center. These events are free and open to all ages, but registration is required. Learn more about pollinators and how your garden can help them in Fri, May 7th from 6-7:30 pm. Register at DakotaCounty.us.

Friday:

Foss and Swanson: The Foss and Swanson Center, 507 Vermillion in Hastings is now known as the The People's Center and open to all every Friday night from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Bring your own food and beverages and condiments will be provided. Kids of all ages and animals of all kinds are welcomed and COVID-19 protocols will be observed.

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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