Community Events

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Now thru May 31:

DIY Parks and Trails Cleanup: During the month of May, the City of Hastings encourages everyone to help out with a DIY Parks and Trails Cleanup. From May 1st through the 31st, help keep Hastings Parks and Trails clean, safe and beautiful. Plan a DIY cleanup with your family, community group, business, or just yourself. Call 651-480-6182 or contact Paige Marschall-Bigler at PMarschall@HastingsMN.gov during regular business hours for a park or trail assignment and to schedule your cleanup date of choice. Cleanup supplies are available for pickup.

Now thru June:

HHS All Night Grad Party Volunteers Needed: The Hastings graduating class of 2022 will celebrate their achievements at the All Night Grad Party from the evening of June 10 until sunrise on June 11 at the Hastings High School. This popular Hastings tradition is organized entirely by Hastings High School parents. In order to make this a memorable event and keep the tradition going, your participation is essential! Hundreds of parents and/or grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. are needed each year. Parents of undergrads are encouraged to help out as well...they need all the help we can get! Volunteers must be at least 25 years old, if you are interesting in volunteering visit HastingsGradParty.com to sign up or email Emily at essherry612@gmail.com.

Now thru October 16:

LeDuc Historic Estate Tour Season: The LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings will kick off their tour season starting May 12, offering both drop-in and pre-registered tours. The Estate is open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May 12 through October 16. Guided tours start at: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm. The cost is free for Dakota County Historical Society members, $7 for adults; $6 for those 60 years of age and older; $5 for those ages 6-17 years of age and free for children 5 years old and under. For special group tours or if you have questions call (651) 438-8480.

MAY

May 24:

Joy Wednesday Supper:Joy Lutheran Church in Prescott invites everyone to the last Wednesday night meal of the Season from 5:15 to 6:30 PM, Wednesday May 25. Come to Joy for a PICNIC with grilled hot dogs, pulled chicken sandwiches, and lots of different salads. You can eat inside or outdoors. You are also invited to bring any outdoor games to play on the lawn. Joy Lutheran Church is located at 1435 St. Croix Street.

May 25:

Volunteen Orientation: The Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings invites you to their Volunteen Orientation on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Learn about volunteer opportunities for teens offered by the Dakota County Libraryís Volunteen Program Explore ways you can connect with other teens, give back to your community and support the library's annual summer reading and learning program. Attendance at an orientation meeting is required to volunteer in this program. This event is geared for youth ages 13Ė18, registration required and can be done on the Dakota County Library event webpage.

May 26:

Guys and Dolls Fashion Show: Beloved Bridal & Boutique in Hastings invites listeners to their Guys and Dolls Fashion Show featuring VZ Haberdashery on Thursday, May 26 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a date night with the hubby or a night out with friends, but come enjoy an evening of fashion and fun! Featuring everything they have to offer: men and women's apparel from casual to wedding attire! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. For details see the event facebook page or call (651) 319-0698.

Farmington Farmers' Market: The Farmington Farmers' Market is on Thursday, May 26 from 2:30 pm Ė 6:30 pm at 923 8th Street. Shop for a variety of goods from local growers and producers. For details see the event facebook page.

May 27 thru May 30:

Story Trail at Thompson Lake: Dakota County Parks invites listeners to take a self-guided walk around Thompson Lake in West St. Paul while reading picture book pages displayed along the trail. This Story Trail will be available for visitors from Friday, May 27 thru Monday, May 30. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. For details see the Dakota County Parks website.

May 28:

Pumpers on the Mississippi Water and Lights Show: The Minnesota Fire Engine Club (MnFEC) invites you to join them for their third annual Pumpers on the Mississippi Water and Lights Show at Jaycee Park in Hastings on Saturday, May 28 from 6:00pm-10:00pm. This family-friendly event is for fire truck enthusiasts of all ages. Vintage and retired fire apparatus will put on a water pumping display, complete with colorful LED lights over the Mississippi River to honor our men and women in uniform. There will also be a number of trucks on display for visitors to see up close. Members of MNFEC will be on-site to answer questions about the rigs and the equipment. This event is sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals and for more details see the event Facebook page.

May 29:

Kid's Day at Froth & Cork: Kid's Day 2022 at Froth & Cork in Hastings is Sunday, May 29 from 10:30am-12:30pm. They will be hosting various vendors offering face-painting, Snow Kone Factory, Beep Beep Cars Power Wheels Course, and Usborne Books. SC Toys, Hastings Police & Fire Dept, DJ Nick Productions and Tow Mater & Lighting McQueen will also be onsite. For details see the event Facebook page or call (651)273-8040.

May 30:

Memorial Day March for Them: The Memorial Day March for Them is scheduled for Monday, May 30th, starting at 6 AM in Red Wing. Participants will meet in Hastings at 4:45 AM for a shuttle bus to the starting point in Red Wing, then step off at 6 AM and end in Hastings between 5-6pm. It's very doable. Marchers walk as a group at around a 3 mph pace and stop every hour at designated checkpoints for a 10-15 min break, and celebrate at the end in Hastings on the riverfront at the Veterans Memorial and Rotary Pavilion with live music. If you don't walk they hope to see you at the finish in Hastings.

May 31:

ISD 200 Curriculum Advisory Council: The Hastings ISD 200's Curriculum Advisory Council meets Tuesday, May 31 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Curriculum Center. Two representatives from each building of the district attend this meeting. They meet to learn about, share ideas and provide feedback about teaching and learning initiatives. The Curriculum Advisory Council is part of the Teaching and Learning department, which focuses on student learning and collaborative processes that support educators. If you are a parent or resident of the district you can apply to join the council, inquire at (651) 480-7011.

CNC Summer Intership Aplication Period: The Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center is currently accepting applications for summer internships. Internships are available in Environmental Education, Orchard and Land Management, Communications and Visitor Services, and Avian Research. College students or recent graduates can gain hands-on experience in working with professional staff, completing projects, and learning unique skills. CNC offers flexible scheduling for full or part-time positions. For more information visit the CNC website or contact Intern Coordinator Mayme Johnson at Mayme@CarpenterNatureCenter.org, or by phone at 651-437-4359.

May 31 Through June 4:

Flint Hills Family Festival: The Flint Hills Family Festival, presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, will return to downtown Saint Paul for its 22nd year from May 31 through June 4. The beloved family event will feature free and low-cost performances and activities for children of all ages. One of the largest and longest-standing events of its kind in the country, this year's festival will return fully in-person, the first time since 2019. Approximately 15,000 students and educators will come to the Ordway for "School Days" programming on May 31 through June 3, while all families are invited to experience the Festival during "Family Days" on June 3 and 4. Tickets for indoor performances will go on sale February 22 at Ordway.org/Festival.

JUNE

June 1:

Hastings High School Spring Vocal Concert: Listeners are invited to enjoy live music performed by Hastings High School students during their upcoming Spring Vocal Concert on Wednesday, June 1 starting at 7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium.

Home School Lab: Biology of Dragonflies: Dakota County Parks is offering two chances to attend a Home School Lab: Biology of Dragonflies for children ages 6-12 on Wednesday, June 1 or Thursday, June 2, both from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. Dive into dragonflies and investigate the adaptations and lifecycle of these aerial predators. The cost is $8/youth, registration is required and can be done on the Dakota County Parks website.

June 2:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, June 2 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "Clark and Division" by Naomi Hirahara. 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.

Home School Lab: Biology of Dragonflies: Dakota County Parks is offering two chances to attend a Home School Lab: Biology of Dragonflies for children ages 6-12 on Wednesday, June 1 or Thursday, June 2, both from 1:00pm-3:00pm at Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. Dive into dragonflies and investigate the adaptations and lifecycle of these aerial predators. The cost is $8/youth, registration is required and can be done on the Dakota County Parks website.

June 3:

Forever Wild Family Friday: Storytelling: Dakota County Parks welcomes families to attend their Forever Wild Family Friday: Storytelling on Friday, June 3 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Whitetail Woods Regional Park in Farmington. Join Professional Storyteller Katie Knutson on an imaginary journey through the wild! Get ready to clap, stomp, and chant along as you help tell these animal stories from around the world. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. For details see the Dakota County Parks website.

June 3 Through 5:

Fresh Art Tour: The Fresh Art Spring Tour is a free, self-guided journey to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Wisconsin's Chippewa River Valleys, during the weekend of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 3, 4, and 5, from 10 AM to 5 PM daily. Enjoy the season's roadside wild flowers and breathtaking views as you travel the famous Great River Road and the backroads of western Wisconsin. Discover pottery, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, photography, textiles and paintings. Artist information and printable maps are available at FreshArt.org.

June 4:

Red Wing Farmers' Market: The Red Wing Farmers' Market Grand Opening 2022 is Saturday, June 4 from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Depot. The farmers' market provides a wonderful array of produce and farmstead products, and is filled with activities that engage visitors to learn about nutrition, food preparation, and sustainable agriculture. For details see the event facebook page.

Apple Valley Farmers' Market: Listeners are invited to the Apple Valley Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 4 from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 147th St W. For details see the event web page.

June 6:

Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament: Registration is now open for the 2nd annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Tournament benefiting Hastings Family Service on Monday, June 6, at Hastings Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more at HastingsFamilyService.org.

School Orchestra Concert: Listeners are invited to enjoy live music performed by Hastings High School students during their upcoming Orchestra Concert on Monday, June 6 starting at 7:00 PM in the High School Auditorium.

June 7:

Summer Kick Off: The city of Hastings invites listeners to their Summer Kick Off on June 7, from 5:30PM-8:00PM at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Kick off summer with live music, try Bollywood dance, food trucks, inflatables, face painting, caricature artist, balloon artist & more! The cost is free and all ages are welcome.

Outdoor Storytime: Read, play, sing, talk and write together with Ms. Megan on the Pleasant Hill Library patio in Hastings on Tuesday, June 7 from 10:30am-11:00am. Enjoy stories and activities to develop early literacy skills for toddlers and preschoolers. Geared for children ages 3 and older with their caregivers. In case of inclement weather, event will move inside.

Coffee Concert-Dolce Winds Quintet: The Hastings Arts Center is hosting a FREE Tuesday Coffee Concert featuring the Dolce Winds Quintet on June 7 from 10:30am-12:00pm. For details see the Hastings Arts Center website.

June 8:

Lakeville Farmers' Market: Listeners are invited to the Lakeville Farmers' Market on Wednesday, June 8 from 12:00pm-5:00pm at Market Plaza, 20851 Holyoke Ave. For details see the event web page.

June 9:

Music in the Park: Divas through the Decades: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, June 9, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to Divas through the Decades. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

June 10:

Hastings Graduation Commencement Ceremony: The graduation commencement ceremony for the Hastings Class of 2022 starts promptly at 7:00pm on Friday, June 10 at Todd Field. Gates will open for spectators at 5:30pm. Seating is general admission and is first-come, first-served. No tickets are required. Come show support for local graduates!

June 11:

Animal Ark 3K Walk Fundraiser: The Animal Ark in Hastings invites listeners to their 3K Walk Fundraiser on Saturday, June 11 from 9:00am-1:00pm. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year! Their annual 3K Walk brings two & four-legged friends and families together for Fun, Food, Music, and more. Great vendors to discover, food trucks, beer tasting, wine sampling, goodie giveaways, dog training demonstrations & a tremendous silent auction! The cost is $30 for adults (16+), $20 for youth (15 and under) and ages 4 and under are FREE! Team Registration is available for teams of 4 or more. Use Coupon Code: teamanimalark for a 15% Discount. To register visit the Animal Ark website.

2022 Pride Fest: The Hastings Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance will host the 2022 Pride Fest, starting at 11 AM on Saturday, June 11th. Enjoy a parade of floats and people on foot starting at McNamara Stadium and ending at Jaycee Park. Food trucks, music, drag performers, crafts, vendors, and games!!! All ages welcome! Come get your face painted, air brush tattoos, listen to someone's coming out story, or eat some food while listening to music. Hastings Pride welcomes all! At 8pm we start our adults neon party followed by a Pride Crawl in downtown Hastings, finishing with a party at the Social Tavern. See the Facebook Event Page for updates.

St. Philipís Garage & Plant Sale: St. Philipís Lutheran Church 17th Annual Garage & Plant Sale, at 1401 15th Street W, in Hastings, will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 8 AM to 3 PM, with thirteen beautifully displayed departments of modestly priced merchandise. Shop Furniture, Adult & Childrenís Clothing and Shoes, Home Decor, Kitchen Essentials, Craft Supplies, Linens, Puzzles, Books, Games, Toys, Hardware, Sports & Outdoor Equipment, and Healthy Perennials. Enjoy free coffee while browsing.

Hastings Farmers' Market: The first day of the Hastings Farmers' Market for the summer of 2022 is Saturday, June 11 from 8am to 1pm at Westview Center. Locally grown produce, handmade housewares and regional animal products are just some of the offerings available for purchase. For details see the event facebook page.

June 12:

Wounded Warrior Shoot: Listeners who enjoy hunting and shooting may be interested in an upcoming Wounded Warrior Shoot on Sunday, June 12 at West End Trap Club:

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Inver Grove Heights Farmers' Market: Listeners are invited to the Inver Grove Heights Farmers' Market on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Inver Grove Heights Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave. For details see the event web page

June 14:

Rosemount Farmers' Market: Listeners are invited to the Rosemount Farmers' Market on Tuesday, June 14 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail. For details see the event web page.

June 15

Storytime in the Park: Rhymes: The City of Hastings in partnership with the Pleasant Hill Library invites you to Storytime in the Park located at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Each Storytime event has a theme. Come listen to big book stories read aloud, play games and sing songs all about RHYMES on Wednesday, June 15 from 10:30am-11:15am. This event is free and recommended for children 10 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament: The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce invites listeners to join them for their Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 15 starting at 2:30pm. Whether you are an amateur or professional, join them for a FUN afternoon of golf at Chamber Member, Clifton Highlands Golf Club. Bring a friend, family or co-workers, this event is open to the public! They are also planning a silent auction, games and 50/50 raffle. The cost starts at $50 per golfer with additional sponsor ships available. For details see the Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce website.

June 16

Music in the Park: The Lonesome Loser: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, June 16, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to The Lonesome Losers. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Rec + Art + Police: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Rec & Police staff will visit different parks & offer fun activities & treats! Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

June 18:

Lakeville Farmers' Market: Listeners are invited to the Lakeville Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 18 from 8:00am-1:00pm at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave. For details see the event web page.

MN Fire Engine Club in Cannon Falls: Join the Cannon Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as they welcome the MN Fire Engine Club to an old-fashioned fire muster at Hannah's Bend Park in the heart of Cannon Falls, starting at 11 AM, on Saturday, June 18th. There will be vintage and in-service fire apparatus of all makes and models on display, along with water demos, fire safety activities, swap meet, and food sold on-site. This event is free and open to the public.

Lyle Russell VFW Post 1210 Car Show: The 2nd Annual Lyle Russell VFW Post 1210 Car Show is scheduled from 11 AM to 4 PM, on Saturday, June 18th, at the Crossroads Mall, 275 West 33rd Street, in Hastings. The show will include vehicles from the Camp Hastings Military Museum, and is open to all makes and models. A $20 donation allows your vehicle to be on display. Food trucks, and a DJ will provide entertainment and snacks. 5 awards will be given out for display vehicles.

June 19:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, June 19 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

June 21:

Make Music Day: The City of Hastings invites you to Make Music Day on Tuesday, June 21st! Various artists will play sets thought the city all day long. For details see the City of Hastings website

June 22:

Park Hall Of Fame Scholarship Breakfast: Park High School in Cottage Grove will hold its 4th annual Hall Of Fame Scholarship Breakfast on Wednesday, June 22nd, starting at 7:45 AM at the River Oaks Golf Course. The breakfast buffet will include a keynote speech by "Voice of the MN Gophers" Dick Jonckowski. Cost is $35, with proceeds to benefit the Park High Hall Of Fame Scholarship. Deadline to register is Friday, June 17th. Learn more and register on the Park High website.

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, June 22 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Levee Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy a hula hoop contest, a DJ, games and crystal magic art! Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

June 23

Music in the Park: The Southern Express Band: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, June 23, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to The Southern Express Band. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Creamiest Greek Yogurt Making Class: The Ripe Radish Farm in Hastings is offering a Creamiest Greek Yogurt Making Class with two different times available: Thursday, June 23 from 7:00pm-8:30pm or Saturday, June 25 from 10:00am-11:30am. Do you love greek yogurt, and want to learn how to easily make the BEST version at home? This class includes a demonstration, fresh berry picking for the perfect toppings, and then tasting...YUM. Learn from an experienced yogurt maker who also invented the perfect strainer bag for making the creamiest greek yogurt! Her strainers will be available for purchase at the class. The cost is $35 per person, registration is required and can be done on the Ripe Radish website.

June 24:

Movies in the Park-Encanto: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, June 24 enjoy 'Encanto', showtime is 9:00pm. Come an hour early, starting at 8:00pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service.   If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

June 25:

Creamiest Greek Yogurt Making Class: The Ripe Radish Farm in Hastings is offering a Creamiest Greek Yogurt Making Class with two different times available: Thursday, June 23 from 7:00pm-8:30pm or Saturday, June 25 from 10:00am-11:30am. Do you love greek yogurt, and want to learn how to easily make the BEST version at home? This class includes a demonstration, fresh berry picking for the perfect toppings, and then tasting...YUM. Learn from an experienced yogurt maker who also invented the perfect strainer bag for making the creamiest greek yogurt! Her strainers will be available for purchase at the class. The cost is $35 per person, registration is required and can be done on the Ripe Radish website.

June 26:

30th Anniversary Celebration Father Tix: St. Mathias Catholic Church, at 23315 Northfield Boulevard, in Hampton, invites everyone to a 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Ordination of Father Michael Tix, on Sunday, June 26th. Mass will be held at 10 AM, with an open house and picnic lunch to follow, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

June 30:

Music in the Park: Sawyer's Dream: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, June 30, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to Americana, pop and soul performed by Sawyer's Dream. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

JULY

July 7:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, July 7 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake" by Tiya Miles. 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

Music in the Park: The Bored: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 7, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to rock & roll performed by The Bored. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182

July 8:

Movies in the Park-Jungle Cruise: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, July 8 enjoy 'Jungle Cruise', showtime is 9:00pm. Come an hour early, starting at 8:00pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is sponsored by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 13:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Lions Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy a scavenger hunt, giant parachutes and gamified art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 15 Through 17:

Rivertown Days: The snow is still on the ground, but plans are already underway for Rivertown Days in Hastings, scheduled for July 15th through the 17th. The organizing committee is planning continuous music all weekend, carnival rides overlooking the river, an arts & crafts fair, a classic car show, food and more. Visit RiverTownDaysMN.com for complete details.

July 17:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, July 17 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

July 20:

Prescott Chamber of Commerce Annual Poker Stroll: The Prescott Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Annual Poker Stroll on Wednesday, July 20 starting at 4:00pm. For details see the event Facebook page.

July 21:

Music in the Park: Nick Fox & The Metro Gnomes: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 21, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to rock performed by Nick Fox & The Metro Gnomes. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 27:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, July 27 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Sunny Acres Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy an obstacle course, tug of war and mindful making art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

July 28:

Music in the Park-Bok Choy: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, July 28, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to jazz, funk & pop performed by Bok Choy. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

AUGUST

August 4:

LeDuc History Book Discussion: Dakota County Library invites you to the LeDuc History Book Discussion Group Thursday, August 4 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month's title is "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson. 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.

Music in the Park-Sumo Seven:Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 4, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to funk, blues & soul performed by Sumo Seven. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 8-August 14:

Dakota County Fair: The 2022 Dakota County Fair will be Monday, August 8-Sunday, August 14. Enjoy agricultural competitions, dueling pianos, kids power pedal tractor pull, a 9/11 Never Forget Mobile exhibit, food and much more when to stop by the fairgrounds. For more details see the DakotaCountyFair.Org web page.

August 10:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, August 10 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Roadside Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy a giant inflatable slide, giant connect four and wild art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 11:

Music in the Park-Top Shelf: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 11, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to country, rock & pop performed by Top Shelf. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

Movies in the Park-Onward: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, August 12 enjoy 'Onward', showtime is 8:30pm. Come an hour early, starting at 7:30pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is response by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 11-August 14:

Pierce County Fair: The 2022 Pierce County Fair will be Thursday, August 11th-Sunday, August 14th. "From Ferris Wheels to Tractor Wheels" is this year's theme. Like the Fair on Facebook -"Pierce County Fair and Fairgrounds (WI)"or Instagram at "piercecountyfairwi". For more details see the Pierce County link provided on KDWA.com: https://www.co.pierce.wi.us/departments/fair/index.php

August 18:

Music in the Park-Tropical Zone Orchestra: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 18, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to Latin fusion performed by Tropical Zone Orchestra. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 21:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, August 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

August 24:

Rec + Art + Police in the Parks: The city of Hastings is hosting a community event on Wednesday, August 24 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Pioneer Park. Rec & Police staff invite listeners to enjoy bag races, a water balloon toss and tie dye art. Supported by: SC Toys, Country Financial & HPAAC. All ages welcome. The cost is free and if you have questions call 651-480-6182

August 25:

Music in the Park-Minneapolis Commodores: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, August 25, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to A Capella swing performed by Minneapolis Commodores. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

August 29:

Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament: The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament is a fantastic mix of business and fun. Taking place at the Clifton Highlands Golf Club, N6890 11230th Street in Prescott, on Monday, August 29th, starting at 10 AM, this event is for avid golfers and first timers. Participants will be treated to great food, beverages and entertainment throughout the day. The sponsors really step it up and the results are outstanding! Scramble format for all levels to play. Register on the Chamber of Commerce website.

SEPTEMBER

September 1:

Music in the Park-Duelly Noted: Music in the Park-Concert Series welcomes you to experience live music outdoors performed by local and metro area bands, including a variety of genres. On Thursday, September 1, from 7:00pm-8:30pm, come listen to 1960ís hit performed by Duelly Noted. This event is supported by the Ruth and George Doffing Charitable Fund. All ages are welcome and the cost is free. This event is held at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park in Hastings. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

September 10:

Rivertown Live: Rivertown Live returns in 2022 on Saturday, September 10th, from 4 to 11 PM at Levee Park. Tickets go on sale 10am Friday, March 18th for this year's Rivertown LIVE, featuring Foghat and The Guess Who on the Main Stage with Arch Allies on the Pavilion Stage! They will rock the river with dozens of non-stop classic hits. Support your Hastings Area Rotary Club and the "Concert For a Cause". Visit RiverTownLive.com for updates.

September 10 & September 11:

Civil War Weekend: Join the Dakota County Historical Society at the LeDuc Historic Estate in Hastings for Civil War Weekend Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm. Enjoy a weekend of history, re-enactments, hands-on experiences, and fun! The days will be full of presentations, demonstrations, and activities for kids of all ages! The cost is free for Dakota County Historical Society members, $10 for adults; $8 for those 60 years of age and older; and free for children up to 17 years old. If you have questions visit call (651) 438-8480.

September 16:

Movies in the Park-The Mitchells vs. The Machines: Movies in the Park invites listeners to watch a family friendly movie on their 16 foot outdoor screen at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park in Hastings. On Friday, September 16 enjoy 'The Mitchells vs. The Machines', showtime is 7:30pm. Come an hour early, starting at 6:30pm, for free activities! All ages are welcome and the cost is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service. This event is response by Ardent Mills. If you have questions call 651-480-6182.

September 18:

Historic Hastings Car Show: The Hastings Downtown Business Association along with the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau are extremely excited invite listeners to the Historic Hastings Car Show on Sunday, September 18 from 11:00am-4:00pm on 2nd Street in downtown Hastings. This historic main street bordering the Mississippi River fills with classic cars, piped in music, and great food. The cost to attend and/or show a car is FREE. The show is limited to classic cars and trucks 1985 or older and no motorcycles at this time. If you have questions on showing your car at this event, contact the Hastings Downtown Business Association or the Hastings Chamber of Commerce at (651) 437-6775. Details: https://www.VisitHastingsMN.Org/Historic-Hastings-Car-Show/   and https://www.Facebook.Com/HastingsMNCarshows

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.

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.

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 (651) 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. 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.

Monday:

Steps to Freedom in Christ: Rise Up Recovery in Hastings invites those longing for deeper intimacy with God and experience more freedom in your daily life to join them for Dr. Neil Anderson's "Steps to Freedom in Christ" curriculum, on Mondays, from 6 to 7 PM. This 8 week long experiential course will start and end together as they work through each step sequentially. This class is free of charge and a workbook is included. A suggested $10 donation for the workbook is encouraged. Rise Up Recovery is located at 507 Vermillion Street, in Hastings. Learn more on the Rise Up Recovery Facebook page, or their website.

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:

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.

Pure Men Group: Rise Up Recovery offers a Pure Men group, which meets from 6 to 7 PM on Fridays at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings. Join this group of men who are seeking to live a life free from sexual addiction as they pursue a life of chastity and purity. There is no cost to attend. Visit RiseUpRecoveryMN.org for more details.

1st and 3rd Wednesday:

Gone Too Soon: If you are dealing with the death of a child, you are invited to attend "Gone Too Soon", a support group for parents who have lost children, that meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Tilden Community Center at 6:30 PM. All parents who are navigating the rocky and winding road of child loss are welcome to attend. There is no cost to join. The group is moderated by Dick and Donna Mathiowetz. For questions or assistance, please email Donna Mathiowetz 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.

Dakota County Veterans Services in Hastings: Dakota County Veterans Services wants to remind listeners that they are available in Hastings twice a month on Wednesdays:

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To schedule an appointment call (651) 554-5851 or email philip.mclaughlin@co.dakota.mn.us

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:

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.

Thursdays, Though May 6:

I AM: Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings will begin a series with author Lysa TerKeurst exploring the "I AM" statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Discover how Jesus is the key to satisfaction by learning the crucial significance behind each of His "I AM" statements. Learn how Jesus' words from 2000 years ago are still relevant to the questions we ask today. This six-week in-depth Bible study is filmed on location in Israel. These sessions begin April 21st at 10 AM, or 6:30 PM. Sign-up on the church website.

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. 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. egister at DakotaCounty.us.

Friday

Re-Occurrence Prevention Group: Are you looking for additional support to help build a solid foundation for long-term recovery? Rise Up Recovery in Hastings offers a weekly Re-occurrence prevention group facilitated by licensed alcohol and drug counselors. Meetings are on Friday from 10 AM to noon at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings. Visit RiseUpRecoveryMN.org for more details.

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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