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Prescott Rib Cookoff: On Saturday, September 6th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Prescott, there is a rib cookoff taking place. Cooking can start after 6:00 AM, public sampling starts at 1:00 PM. Entry fee is $25, first prize pays out $600.
Civil War Weekend 2014: "The Death Rattle of the Confederacy": On Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, there will be a Civil War themed weekend at the LeDuc mansion. Features include encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers, speakers, demonstrations, period music and special Civil War themed tours of the house.
Cruise-In: On September 6th from 5 - 9p.m. join the Downtown Business Association as they hold their Annual Saturday Night Cruise.
Hastings Community Blood Drive: The next Hastings Community Blood Drive will be Sept. 8-11:30am-5:30pm and Sept. 9-1pm-7pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. (400 W 9th St.)
Learn Google Docs: Area adults are invited to a free computer class at the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m. Students will learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate using Google Docs suite, which is Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. This class is designed for job seekers, businesses and organizations looking for easy ways to collaborate digitally. Students should have basic Internet knowledge. This class is presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.
Learn to create an effective resume: Area residents are invited to a free class at the Pleasant Hill Library, called How to Create an Effective Resume. The class will be offered on Friday, September 12 at 2 p.m. Creating an effective resume is more important than ever during tough economic times. Learn how to use a resume to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, dos and don'ts, and more. This class is taught by Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.
BOOYA: On Sunday, Sept. 14th starting at 11a.m. The Hastings Fire Department will be holding their 74th Annual BOOYA with many different prizes to win. This event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. For more information or to get raffle tickets call 651-480-6150 or see any Hastings Fire Fighter.
FREE SEMINAR: On Monday evening September 15th, there will be a free seminar for Back & Neck Injury Prevention and Recovery. This is being held the Regina Hospital Conference Center 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings. Registration is requested. Call 651-404-1104 or email Maria.Reis@reginamedial.org. Presenters will include Kevin Best M.D. Allina Health, Chelsea Zajac, Certified Athletic Trainer, Copurage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. Parking at the main hospital entrance parking lot off of Nininger Road or just follow the registration signs.
Adult Trolley Tour and Tea Luncheon: Be transported back in time to 1900 by riding the trolley through Dakota City (at the Dakota County Fairgrounds) with a costumed guide on Wednesday September 17, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Learn the history and use of the buildings as you travel through the village. Meet some of the locals and hear about life in 1900. At the end of the tour, you will be seated in our old-fashioned drugstore and served a luncheon with tea and dessert. This tour is about 3 hours long and the cost is $15 per person, prepaid. To register for the tour, send a check for $15 per person, made out to Dakota City, along with name, address, contact phone number and email address, to Dakota City, P.O. Box 73, Farmington MN 55024. Registrations must be received in our office by Friday, September 12.
Cruise-In: On September 20th from 5 - 9p.m. join the Downtown Business Association as they hold their Annual Saturday Night Cruise.
Adult Flower Garden Tour: On September 24th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, there will be a trolley ride at Dakota City Heritage Village at the Dakota County Fairgrounds to enjoy the fall flowers blooming in the village. A trip to the prairie to see native plants is included in the two hour tour. The tour will be held rain or shine, so dress for the weather. You can bring your own bag lunch and have a picnic on our village grounds after the tour. The cost is $8 per person, prepaid and includes an ice cream cone at the end. To register for the tour, send a check for $8 per person, made out to Dakota City, along with name, address, contact phone number and email address, to Dakota City, P.O. Box 73, Farmington MN 55024. Registrations must be received in our office by Monday, September 22.
October 3rd & 4th:
Young Adult Night: Friday Evening October 3rd, Young Adult Night 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM Rediscover Catholic Celebration for a Faith Journey fo the Horizon of Hope being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Satuday October 4th doors will open at 7:00 AM with the program going from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM. Tickets on sale at Rediscover-faith.org. If you have questions please email Rediscover@archspm.org or call 651-291-4411.
Fundraiser: On Sunday October 5th from 12- 6:30p.m. at Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove, MN the Friends in Need Food Shelf will be holding a Octoberfest Fundraiser. For more information call 651-459-6680
Reuter Benefit: On Saturday, October 11th, there will be a celebration of Jason Reuter's life taking place at the Colliseum Bar in Hastings. The event starts at noon and features the band "Heartbreaker." $10 includes all you can eat bracelet & concert. ($5 for concert bracelet only.) There will also be meat raffles, a silent auction and drink specials. All proceeds will be going to his two sons Kalob and Shane.
Benefit: On Saturday, October 11th from 1:30 - 5p.m.Vietnam Veterans of America along with Bugg's Place will be holding their 7th annual benefit with proceeds going to the Highground Memorial, which serves all Veterans and their families. For more information call 651-459-1310
November 7th & 8th:
Spiritual Blessing: Join 2 days of Healing with Love witnessing Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza. She will sharing her story of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness. Her universal message of healing and hope. November 7th, Friday evening at 7:00 PM with the doors opening at 5:00 PM. This event will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church Hastings MN. General admission is $30.00. Tickets are available at the S.E.A.S Church Office or brownpapertickets.com. For additional information please call Trish Murphy at 651-253-4863 or Renee Keene at 651-470-1175.