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AUGUST

August 18:

Author Dave Page at BreakAway Cafe: A local author will be featured at an event at the BreakAway Cafe on Friday, August 18th beginning with a presentation during a social hour at 6PM. Dave Page has written an homage of the life and times of famed author F.Scott Fitzgerald and his ties to Minnesota. His 35 year fascination and study of the Minnesota born writer has resulted in 3 books, the latest one called F.Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota the Writer and His Friends at Home. A book signing and sale will also happen that evening. An exhibit of the photographer who collaborated with Page, will be featured at BreakAway thru the 27th of August. Jeff Krueger captured the St. Paul residences, landmarks and iconic spots frequented by Fitzgerald in the 1930's and 40's. BreakAway cafe is located at 111 East 3rd Street .

August 18 and19:

Dessert Theater at Habor Church:The Harbor Church will offer a Dessert Theater on Friday, August 18th with a presentation of an interactive play called The Encounter. The Stage of Grace piece centers on 5 people who meet a man at a roadside diner who introduces himself as Jesus. The play examines each of the characters and their response to a closer look at their lives. The event will be held at 7 PM on Friday, August 18th with a Matinee on Saturday Afternoon , August 19th at 2pm. The church is located at 11125 West Point Douglas Road, near the River Oaks golf course just north of Hastings off Highway 61. Cost for the event is 10 dollars per guest. Find out more at www.theharborchurch.com or call the office at 651-493-7974.

August 19:

Scotty Run Motorcyle Ride for HOOAH: A motorcycle run will be held in Prescott on Saturday, August 19th that will benefit local veterans. According to information received by HOOAH which stands for Helping Out Our American Heroes, the Scotty Run 2017 ride is open to all with registration beginning at 9:30 am at the No Name Saloon, 114 North Broad Street. cost for the ride is $20 per person and kickstands up departure time is 11:00am. At the end of the day, food, live music and a raffle will take place, again at No Name Saloon. All monies raised are set to support deployed servicement and women, their families and all returning veterans. For questions, contact Scott at 651-295-9842.

August 19:

Prescott Fastpitch Softball Hog Roast:The 18th annual Broad Street Bar and Grill Hog Roast will take place in Prescott on Saturday August 19th beginning at 2 PM. The fundraiser is an effort to support the Prescott Fastpitch Softball Association. Food and drink will be provided as well as music, raffles and a bean bag toss tourney. More information can be received by contacting the bar- 715-262-3880.

August 19:

Car Care Clinic: A Car Care Clinic will be held at the Hastings Senior Center on Saturday August 19 from 3-6 pm. Discover what the ‘Check Engine’ light really means and what you can do about it. A small fee of 15 dollars is charged for the community and Senior Center Members pay just 12 dollars each. Register with Hastings community Education or call the Senior Center to sign up.

August 19:

Run For Their Lives: Total Life Center (TLC) will hold their 3rd annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk fundraiser this Saturday morning, August 19th at Christ’s Family Church. Check in begins at 8:30am. 5K race begins at 9am, and 1 Mile walk begins at 9:45am. Still time to Register online at www.tlcrun.com. or Call the center at (651) 437-4200 with any questions

August 19:

Vintage Baseball Game: The Dakota County Historical Society will host a day of vintage base ball on Sat, Aug. 19, at the Dakota City Heritage Village located at 4008 220th Street in Farmington. The first match will begin at 10 AM, followed by matches at 11:30 AM. and 1 PM. The Dakota County Historical Society will create a team made up of members from communities within Dakota County. In addition to the team from Dakota County, the teams participating include the Northfield Silver Stars and the Red Wing Crescents. Guests will have the chance to see base ball the way it was played in 1860, when the game consisted of less than 40 rules. From ball players in the field without a glove, to catching the ball off one bounce for an out, spectators will see how the game has evolved. Food and a silent auction will be available during the event. The silent auction will include prize packages from the Minnesota Twins, the Miesville Mudhens, and much more. To participate in the matches, contact DCHS at 651-552-7548 or dakotahistory@co.dakota.mn.us.

August 19:

This Old Horse Open House: The public is invited to the Saturday Open House at this Old Horse, which is located at 19025 Coates Blvd just west of Hastings. This Old Horse is a private, volunteer-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide sanctuary to retired, rescued and recovering horses. Fun for the entire family includes mini root beer floats, bobbing for apples and getting to meet the newest resident, Bonbon, the little Mustang filly born this summer. Take a tour, and find out all about programs offered at This Old Horse. Hours for the event are 10am until 4 pm. Call for more information 651-437-1889.

August 20:

EAB Community Forum:Come grab a cup of coffee and discuss the impact Emerald Ash Bore will have in Hastings with Council member Tina Folch of Ward 1. EAB is an aggressive pest which threatens to exterminate thousands of the City’s ash tree population. Two coffee talks will take place at the Breakaway Arts Center in lower level at 111 East 3rd St, Hastings. Dates are Saturday, Aug. 12th at 9 a.m. and Sunday, Aug. 20th at 11 a.m. Contact Tina Folch at tfolch@hastingsmn.gov with questions.

August 20:

Brassilla August Orchard Concert at the LeDuc:Celebrate this wonderful ensemble who will help you learn a little more about the history of jazz than you've previously known. Dancing on the Orchard lawn is encouraged. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 21:

Regina Classic Golf Tournament:The Regina Classic Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on Monday, August 21st at the Dakota Pines Golf Course. Registration will begin at 11:30 AM with tee off at 1PM. This exciting event includes lunch, a round of golf, a social hour, dinner, and a silent auction. The tournament is a fun and relaxing golf outing in the foursome scramble style. Golfers of all ages and handicaps are encouraged to participate. The Regina Foundation is the host, and they are also looking for donations for the silent auction. All proceeds benefit the patients and residents of Regina Hospital and Regina Senior Living in Hastings. For more information please contact the Regina Foundation at 651-404-1104.

August 21:

Solar Eclipse Party in Cannon Falls:The Cannon Falls Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse viewing party on August 21st, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Bring your curiosity about eclipses to the library parking lot and join others in observing this rare event. The Cannon Falls Library is located at 306 W Mill St. For questions, contact the Library at 507-263-2804.

August 21:

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party:A Dakota County Parks Forever Wild event will take place on Monday morning, August 21st. A viewing of the solar eclipse will take place at Lebanon Hills Regional Park. According to meterologists, in this part of Minnesota, if skies are clear, expect to see a partial eclipse, around 84% totality. Coordinators of the event will provide materials to make your own eclipse projection viewer from 11-11:30am. The eclipse itself starts at 11:43am, with maximum eclipse coverage at 1:06pm with gradual return to normal by 2:29pm. Park naturalists will be on hand to provide more information about this amazing event and how to view it safely from 11am-3pm. A limited quantity of Eclipse glasses will be provided on a first come first served basis.

August 21:

Fairy Dwelling Workshop: Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Work with a partner to create a miniature fairy house for your garden using found objects. Presented by artist Jen Anfinson. Registration required for each participant and begins August 7th. Geared for ages 8 and older; ages 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

August 22,23 and 28:

Hastings Middle School Orientation Back to school plans include the orientation of incoming Hastings Middle School students that will take place on August 22nd, 23rd and 28th. Fifth graders and new sixth-thru eighth graders will have orientation on Tuesday, August 22nd from 11 am until 5 pm. A presentation will be given in the auditorium at 1 PM. Returning sixth to eighth graders will have orientation on Wednesday, August 23rd from 11 am until 5 pm. A make up date has been scheduled for Monday, August 28th for any grade student unable to make the appointed schedule. Students must be accompanied by a parent in order to receive their schedules. Payments for yearbooks, athletic and class participation fees and supplies will be accepted in the cafeteria. If paying by check, a separate check is necessary for each payment. School pictures will also be taken in the media center. The school nurse will be available for questions concerning medications and immunizations. Lunch money will also be accepted to be deposited into a child's lunch account and students will be able to find their locker location in preparation for getting back to the books.

August 22:

Pork Chop Dinner at Coborn's Grocery:Coborn's Grocery in Hastings announces the annual Pork Chop Dinner will take place on Tuesday August 22nd from 4pm-7pm in the Coborn's parking lot. Volunteers from sports teams at Hastings High School join volunteers and employees from Coborns to grill up the tasty meal which can be eaten under the tents or taken home to enjoy with your family. A donation of 6 dollars per meal provides a pork chop, helping of scalloped potatoes, scoop of cole slaw, cookie for desert and a bottle of water. Watch for line directions that will be posted on signs off of Highway 316 and each entrance. All proceeds benefit the Hastings High School Athletic fund.

August 23:

Back to School Bash:Oakwood Church in St. Paul is hosting a Back-To-School Bash on Wednesday, August 23rd, at Pioneer Park, in Newport. The bash begins at 6:30 PM and includes games, prizes and free root beer floats for everyone. Pioneer Park is located on 4th Avenue between 6th Street and Park Place. For questions, contact Oakwood Church at 651-578-8478.

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August 23:

Roots in Blue Band at Veteran's Memorial Levee Park:United States Air Force’s Roots in Blue Band will be performing a concert at the Hastings Rotary Pavilion in Veterans Memorial Levee Park, 20 Ramsey Street on Wednesday, August 23. This free concert will held from 7 to 8:30 PM. Roots in Blue is the newest performing group of the USAF Band of Mid-America. This seven piece popular music group features guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocalists, and is sure to impress audiences of all ages. Located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, this ensemble is committed to honoring our veterans and active duty members, communicating esprit de corps, motivation and inspiration, and rendering honor to our Airmen and country across a 10-state region in the Midwest and Southern United States.Roots in Blue celebrates America’s love for rock, country and popular music.In the case of significant rain fall, the performance will be held at the Hastings Veterans Home at 1200 18th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033.This concert is sponsored by Hastings’ Lyle Russell VFW Post 1210 and the City of Hastings.

August 26:

Woodbury Car Show: Takes place Rain or Shine the annual Woodbury Days Car Show will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ojibway Park, site of the 2017   Woodbury Days festival. The 3M Club Rod and Custom Car Show is a featured event at Woodbury Days each   year. Woodbury Days also features food vendors, a business fair, bingo, carnival rides,   musical entertainment, Saturday night fireworks and much more for all ages. It is $10 per vehicle to enter. Spectators are admitted free! There will be drawings and door prizes. 30 Trophies will be awarded, with ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m. The first 150 registrants will receive Dash Plaques. There is no pre-registration required. For more information, Contact: John Rutherford 651-653-7099 or Dick Raths at 651-714-5067                                                                                                

August 27:

Darlene and the Boys August Orchard Concert Finale: The last toe-tapping concert in the Orchard at the LeDuc Historic estate will feature this classic country music group which is a local and regional favorite. Pie and coffee will be served by one of the local non-profit groups. Music begins at 6:30. The event is free of charge. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort.

August 28:

Pro-Act Golf Classic: A 40-year tradition of fine golf and supporting people with disabilities continues on August 28, when the ProAct Golf Classic returns to Southview Country Club in West St. Paul for a day of team tournament play. The 18-hole event brings players to a par 71 course located on the south edge of West St. paul. “Our supporters have really enjoyed this venue, the food is excellent and people with disabilities truly need our support,” said Steven Ditschler, president and CEO of ProAct. The Golf Classic is ProAct’s only annual fundraising event. The foursome scramble start tournament features skill contests, team prizes and group photos. It begins with registration from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., with an early lunch starting at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12 p.m. A live auction, raffle and gourmet dinner will follow the game. The cost is $150 per golfer, which includes lunch and dinner, a golf cart, use of the clubhouse and practice facilities. A portion of the tournament golf cost is tax-deductible. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. The price for the dinner alone is $35. To register, go to proactinc.org or contact Sheena Henry at 651-289-3149 or shenry@proactinc.org   With facilities in Eagan, Red Wing, Zumbrota and Hudson, Wis., ProAct is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation which has served the needs of people with disabilities for more than 40 years.   

August 28:

Dementia Friends: Each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia by helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people. Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom, the Dementia Friends initiative is underway in Minnesota, with an event planned in Hastings on Monday afternoon, August 28th at 2:30 pm. at Regina Senior Living River Room

Chapel Lobby entrance,1175 Nininger Road in Hastings. Become a Dementia Friend by attending . Please register at 651-404-7930 or Gwenda.Pangerl@bhshealth.org

Refreshments will be served by the sponsor, The Regina Foundation.

August 31:

Saint Paul Saints Bus Trip: The Hastings Senior Center invites all area adults to the St. Paul Saints game on Thursday, August 31st, and watch the Saints take on the Winnipeg Goldeneyes. Come and enjoy the last Saints game of the season, where fan appreciation night will include end of game fireworks! A fee of 42 dollars includes transportation and ticket. Reserve your spot before August 3rd by stopping in at the Community Education Center, 310 River Street. No telephone registrations will be accepted unless you are using a credit card to pay for the trip.

SEPTEMBER

September 8:

Movies in the Park: A Dog's Purpose will be shown under the stars at the Hastings Rotary Pavilion, beginning at dusk. Sponsor is Ardent Mills. Cost- Please bring a food donation to benefit Hastings Family Service.

September 9/10:

Civil War Weekend at the LeDuc Estate:This year the focus is on the scholary look at the encampment; the soldier's psyche and physique; how soldiers filled their days, what they ate, how they trained and who they were. The cannons will fire once again during this unique perspective of Civil War life at the Historic LeDuc. Hours are 10am until 5 pm both days. Entertainment includes a musical group,Century Brass, who will offer their program Saturday , September 9th, several times during the afternoon. The group includes brass band music from the Civil War era, performed by the five piece ensemble in a variety of locations on the grounds. A small fee of 8 to 10 dollars is charged for access to the grounds, located at 1629 Vermillion Street Saturday & Sunday, September 9th and 10th from 10am to 5pm each day, Civil War reenactors will roam the property as soldiers, civilians, fine ladies and servants. There will be speakers and musicians both morning and afternoon, as well as a variety of demonstrations throughout the site. Visit Professor Longley’s Cabinet of Curiosities and a one-room schoolroom for the children to explore. A working outdoor site kitchen provides authentic fare for the volunteers and is staffed by Civil War costumed characters.Short tours of the house are also included in the cost of the event. More information at www.leduchistoricestate.org.

September 10:

77th Annual Hastings Fire Department Booya: Save the date. More details soon.

September 12:

River Valley Band Practice: First practice of the season. 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. The first rehearsal for the new season is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7:00pm 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

September 16 and 17:

St. Pius V Fall Festival: 4th annual hometown market.Held at the church, 410 Colvill Street West, in Cannon Falls, the day includes vendors and crafters from 9-1:30 on Saturday, followed by at Chili Fee from 5-7pm. Cost is $7 per meal. Then on Sunday, Mass begins at 10AM followed by a Chicken Dinner ($11 per adult, $5 children 5 and younger) serving from 11-1PM. Games, raffles, bingo, music, Silent and live auctions and great food

September 19:

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

September 23 and 24:

Chair-ish Exhibit at Afton Museum:Chair-ish the Afton Museum 2017 at Art in the Park September 23rd and 24th. You are invited to visit the charming St. Croix River town of Afton for the 39th Annual two day outdoor fine arts and traditional craft fair. Art in the Park takes place in Aftons quaint Town Square Park and features over 90 vendors showcasing fine arts, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, sculpture, fiber, plus great food and 2 days of live music. And don’t forget to enjoy the Wine and Beer garden, and Adirondack Chair Auction.

September 26:

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

October 3:

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 6:

Tennessee Whiskey Tasting at the LeDuc: William Leduc travelled extensively, and during the Civil War spent time in this distillery-rich area. The evening's program focuses on distillation methods, used in both Tennessee Whiskey as well as other fine whiskies. Live music will accompany the interpretive program. 5 drams will be served and paired with the wonderful food for the LeDuc Kitchen. Seating is limited. Call for reservations. Cost is $40 or $35 for Members. Begins at 7 PM.

October 7:

Barrels and Bacon Event: The Prescott based Barrels and Bacon competition event will take place on October 7th at the Old Ptaceks building. Organizers plan to feature 160 specialty brews and a few hundred pounds of thick sliced bacon. Competitors vie for the Huge Wrestlemania type Award belt that is given to the cooks responsible for the top barbequed ribs slathered in secret sauces cooking away in smokers, grills and kettles out in the parking lot and judged by a panel of experts. Tickets are available now on their social media page.

October 10:

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 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

 

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