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Hastings Cruise-In Car Shows: Upcoming dates for 2015 are 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 9/19, and 10/3. 5:00-9:00pm each time.

July 29:

Fun with Coloring at the Library: Create your own masterpieces with crayons, colored pencils, markers, and lots of coloring pages at this self-directed drop-in activity. From 10:30-11:30am. Ages 3-12, free, and no registration required.

Zentangles at the Library: On Wednesday, July 29th, Learn to create beautiful patterns using pen and ink. Embellish with watercolor or brightly colored pens. Each creation is on-of-a kind. Presented by Eagan Art House. Ages 8-12, registration is required. Call the library after July 15th to register.

July 30:

Frog-A-Wocky at the Library: From 10:30-11:15am, dive into the fabulous world of frogs. Trek through a virtual swamp in search of the noisy peepers and join a frog chorus. Meet live animals and learn the difference between frogs and toads. Presented by Como Park Zoo. Ages 4-10, free, and no registration is required.

Craft Fair: Area children age 4-16 are invited to register now until July 23rd, to sell their handmade crafts at the Pleasant Hill Library Craft Fair. The craft fair is scheduled for Thursday, July 30th, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The craft fair will be held outside the library entrance. In case of rain, it will be held inside the library. All items for sale must be priced from one penny to $2.00. Crafters should plan to bring their own table, money to make change, and signage. Registration forms for the craft sale may be picked up at the Pleasant Hill Library. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

August 3:

Art in Nature: On August 3rd from 10:30-11:30am, create your very own work of art inspired by patterns in nature. Presented by Dakota County Parks. Ages 6-12, and registration is required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early, as late arrivals can lose their registration spot.

Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Library: From 6:00-7:00pm, bring your teddy bear for a special story time, crafts and songs and tuck them in for a sleepover at the library. Pick them up the next afternoon and hear about their overnight adventures. Ages 4-10, and registration is required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. Late arrivals can lose their registration spot.

August 6:

Clay Turtles: From 2:00-2:50pm, sculpt cool turtles using your imagination to roll, shape and add texture to clay. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Ages 5-12, and registration is required for each child. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early, as late arrivals can lose their registration spot.

August 6-8:

Benefit for Alyssa: There will be a benefit garage sale going on at 1822 Ashland St. in Hastings. Most items will be name your price. Hours are 3-7pm on Thursday the 6th, 9am-5pm Friday the 7th, and 9am-2pm Saturday the 8th. Alyssa was born with Microtia-Atresia (missing her right ear canal and ear). She needs two expensive surgeries to have it corrected. Donations will help this little girl reach her goal of having surgery!

August 8:

Class of 1995 Reunion: On August 8th, the Hastings Graduating Class of 1995 will be having its 20-year class reunion at Hidden Greens Golf Course. For more information, contact

August 13:

Internet Basics: On Thursday, August 13th, frp, 10:15am-12:15pm, gain a basic understanding of the Internet. You'll learn about web browsers and how to navigate one. Locate things on the internet using a search engine, a website URL address and the toolbar. Prerequisite: computer Basics equivalent experience. Registration is required, and opens July 30th.

August 14-15:

Class of 1965 Reunion: Hastings' Graduating Class of 1965 will be having their 50-year class reunion. Friday the 14th will feature a golf outing and barbecue, and a banquet will take place the following day in the Green Mill banquet room in the Premier Bank in Schoolhouse Square. Direct further questions to Sue (Herman) Kubiak at

August 15:

Class of 1960 Reunion: The class of 1960 is planning its 55th class reunion at the American Legion on August 15th. For more information, call Jan Niederkorn at 651-437-9010 or Mary Novotny at 651-437-9164.

September 11:

Class of 1968 Party: The Class of 1968 will be turning 65 this year, and are subsequently throwing a 'Medicare' party. Located at the 2nd Street Depot, they will be meeting at 5:00pm to catch up with classmates. To RSVP, call Patti at 651-437-7620, or Pete at 651-437-1106 or If you are interested in 9-hole scramble golf at Hidden Greens earlier in the day, get in touch with Mike at 651-437-2781 or Please RSVP by August 23rd.

October 11:

Oktoberfest Fundraiser: Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove will be the location of the Friends in Need Food Shelf Oktoberfest Fundraiser on Sunday, October 11th. Running from 12:00-5:00pm, there will be food and beverages, games for kids and adults, live music, a petting zoo, a silent auction, and more. The food shelf is hoping that people will be kind enough to donate gift baskets, gift certificates, or money to help with the silent auction. If you will be donating or if you have any questions, pleast call Karen Linc at 651-459-6680 or Cheryl McColley at 651-592-1189.


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