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June 21:

Make Music Day: Musicians will play at multiple Hastings locations, including Levee Park, Roadside Park and Oliver's Grove Park. Enjoy a variety of live music from local talent, as well as food trucks, music trivia and gift card giveaways! All ages are welcome. Cost: Free

June 22:

Patchwork Quilt and Garden Tour: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. partake in the 3rd annual Patchwork Quilt and Garden Tour. Tickets are just $15 and are available beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the tour at Vermillion City Hall, 105 Main Street East. More Information Here . Raindate June 23rd.

June 24-30:

Rosemount Art Blast: ArtBlast returns to Rosemount June 24-30. Thus week long celebration of the arts is put on by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. There will be daily and nightly entertainment, performing arts, visual arts, arts and crafts activities, art exhibits, a photo contest, and a melodrama in the park by the Front Porch Players. More information available Here

June 28:

Safety Camp: This one day safety camp for youth entering 3rd thru 5th grades will explore a variety of topics including fire safety, bike safety, personal safety, electrical safety, outdoor safety and more. Local leaders will team with participants for a fun day of games, learning and activities.

June 30:

Shakespeare In The Park: The Hastings Arts & Culture Commission is planning for a Shakespeare in the Park play on Sunday, June 30, at Vermillion Falls Park, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Classical Actors Ensemble will perform "Twelfth Night" with a fun little twist. The picnic shelter has been reserved for the event.


July 13:

Wheels For Freedom Motorcycle Ride: The 2024 Wheels for Freedom Motorcycle Ride fundraiser is headed Prescott on Saturday, July 13 with the goal of raising $20,000. Come to the No Name Saloon to support children with special needs; Annual Motorcycle Ride event encourages participants to come support, raise awareness and funds to provide children adaptive equipment.

Registration begins at 10 am with Kickstands up at 11 a.m. The event will have 3 bar stops along the route in Spring Valley, Maiden Rock and Hager City, before a return to No Name Saloon, where a DJ will kick off the afternoon festivities. Followed by Raffle Drawings at 6pm and Live Band.

July 17:

Chamber Night Out: Taking place across multiple locations in Prescott, the Chamber Night Out will start at Philander's at 4:30 p.m. Several other locations across Prescott will also be taking part in the event. The event concludes at the Prescott American Legion with food and prizes. The Theme of the night is Bringing Back the Pokerhand, and tickets are $15 and can be purchased on the chamber website.


August 6:

National Night Out: The City of Hastings is inviting residents to join their neighbors and public safety teams for National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. A community gathering will be held for all at Lions Park, 143 5th St. W., Hastings, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. It will include a hot dog meal, games, resource booths and several fun activities. In addition, neighborhoods are being encouraged to plan block parties. Those who plan to do so are being asked to register. National Night Out is an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

August 26:

Hastings Chamber Golf Classic: Starting at 10 a.m. at Hidden Greens Golf Course, the Hastings Chamber Golf Classic is set for 2024! More information here


Patio Pups Workshop: For four weekends in July, learn about training your dog to be a better patio buddy. Dates are July 7 from 2-3 p.m. at Froth and Cork, July 14 from 2-3 p.m. at Sprial Brewing, July 21 from 3-4 p.m. at Lucille's, and July 28 at Missi's Sip and Savor from 1-2 p.m.

Storytime In The Park: Enjoy big book stories, as well as games, snacks, songs and giveaways. This partnership with Pleasant Hill Library is recommended for ages 7 and under. The cost is free. Dates are June 26, July 17, August 21 and September 18 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Music In The Park: Every Thursday from June 6 to September 5 (with the exception of July 4) experience live music on the Riverfront at Levee Park. All ages are welcome.

Open Skating: Open Skating is back at the Hastings Civic Arena, and the next sessions will be from 1-2:30pm, on every Wednesday, 10-11:30am on Friday, and another on Sunday from 4:15-5:45pm. No sticks are to be used at Open Skate. Cost is only $5 per session. See the City Of Hastings website under arena, and click Arena Master schedule for a complete list of dates throughout the skating season! There are also freestyle and stick & puck options on the schedule, as well.

Hastings Adult Pickleball: Get your friends together and play pickleball! This time frame is open to players at the 1.0-3.0 skill level. This will be open play so people will rotate in. Registration for each Saturday time slot will open Mondays at noon online. Please consider using the rating scale below to determine your skill level. Bring your own paddle! Refunds will not be given if your schedule changes. Check out the Hastings Community Ed website for a list of dates and times!

Prescott Library Teen Advisory Board: Join the Prescott Library Teen Advisory Board today! Be part of a group of young adults who help the library brainstorm new ideas, run programs, give input on books and more. Contact the library at 715-262-5555 today to sign up! Teen Advisory Board meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Prescott Library College Prep: Are you a student? A parent? Want to know how to prepare for college or career school? Get checklists with the steps you can take to help your (or your child's) chances of getting into-and being able to afford-the school of your choice. Find the checklist today, at the Prescott Public Library website.

Dakota County Government Jobs: Jobs are available within Dakota County Government services, as the County is looking for help in the following areas: Engineering Technician (Traffic), Library Shelving Assistant (Apple Valley), Program Associate in Employment and Economic Assistance, Public Assistance Program Eligibility Specialist, and a Risk Safety Specialist. If you have questions, please contact Dakota County Employee Relations at 651-438-4435 or

10 Category Book Challenge: Another fun challenge at the Prescott Public Library is ready for area readers! 10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to read a book in each of 10 categories and share your favorite discoveries with the library and your fellow readers. Broaden your reading horizons! Can you complete the challenge? To find out more, and to register, check out the Prescott Public Library website.

Reading "Coast To Coast": Read your way from coast to coast! Take your imagination on a journey across the country, starting in Los Angeles and ending in New York City. Log your reading and earn badges as you "travel" to new states along the way! Check out this fun reading program, at the Prescott Public Library. See the Prescott Public Library Website, under programs, or call 715-262-5555 for more information!

HFS Volunteer Openings: Hastings Family Service has immediate openings for volunteers! While many shifts are 3.5 hours once per week, there are also options for shorter, more-flexible shifts; short-term substitutes; and Saturday shifts. If you or someone you know are interested, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Maria at 651-437-7134 or for additional information.

Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities: The Prescott Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to "Help Us To Help Those in Need". The Pantry is getting busy, and their construction project is coming along as scheduled. As this time, the Pantry is looking for delivery unloaders, shelf stockers, custodians, outside and inside maintenance, kitchen help, delivery drivers, and product pick-up drivers. Contact Director Pete French, at 715-262-4143 for more information.

Senior Center Pickleball: The Hastings Senior Center hosts Pickleball at Tilden Community Center every day of the work week, Monday-Friday. Pickleball takes place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:50am, and 3-5:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30am-5:30pm, and Fridays from 7:30am-Noon, and again from 3:00-5:30pm. If the gym is needed for any other program, advanced notice will be given for changes in times. It is suggested you coordinate your times so you have others to play with. Your flexibility is appreciated. For more, see the Hastings Senior Center Website.

In The Gallery: The annual event that features art from Hastings Public Schools students is back. The event, which starts March 25th, runs through April 25th at the Hastings Arts Center from 5-7 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 3-5 PM on Fridays. The open house is scheduled for March 25th where a meet and greet with the artists will occur. There will also be live music, snacks, and many more.


Rise Up Recovery Morning Art Group: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to a Monday Morning Art Group, starting at 10 AM. This is a free group, with supplies provided, and no experience necessary. Come for art and uplifting conversation every week.

Rise Up Recovery Chosen Bible Study: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to a Bible Study session at 6:30 PM on Monday evenings, based on the popular series, "The Chosen". Participants watch an episode of the series, and discuss the material using companion study materials. This is a free session.

Mondays And Wednesdays:

Prescott Public Library Yoga: Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, increase flexibility and strengthen your body. Follow our instructor, Erica, as she takes you through different poses and stretches to help you in your daily life. Join them on Monday for mat class, and Wednesday for chair class, with each beginning at 9am. For more, see the Prescott Public Library website, under programs.


SMART Recovery: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to SMART Recovery, at 6:30 PM, on Tuesdays. Meeting discussions focus on how to apply SMART tools for change to help anyone lead a productive and connected life.


The Chosen: Rise Up Recovery's Bible Study, at 10:30 a.m.

Jesus Calling: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to Jesus Calling, at 6 PM on Wednesday evenings. Participants will read through and discuss the "Jesus Calling" devotional for the day.

Pure Men: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites men to Pure Men, at 7:15 PM on Wednesdays. This is a men's group for those seeking freedom from sexual addiction and want to live a life of chastity.

Co Dependents Anonymous: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, holds this event that supports a fellowship of people who's common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

Joy Lutheran Wednesday Evening Service: Joy Lutheran Church will be offering another opportunity for worship each week - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Come for supper between 5:15 and 6:30, stay for worship at 6:30. Confirmation students will join the worship at 6:30 as the first part of their evening and then go to their small groups from 7:15 to 8:00. There will also be a small group for adults and activities for younger kids too. This will be a full worship service, with contemporary music, message, communion, prayers. Join us if you can't make it on Sundays or even if you can.

1st and 3rd Wednesday:

Senior Center Quilters: The Hastings Senior Center is hosting quilters on the first and third Wednesday, each month, from 9am-3pm, at the Tilden Community Center. Bring your project and machine. Irons and ironing boards are provided. Call Carol Wilder with any questions at 651-437-4390.


Rise Up Recovery M.O.R.E: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, holds this event that will encourage building a stable lifestyle that supports your sobriety!

Rise Up Recovery Thrive: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to Thrive, at 6:30 PM on Thursdays. Thrive is a family support group for those with family members who struggle with substance abuse.


Intro to Drawing: The Hastings Arts Center will be holding an Intro to Drawing Class hosted by Jeremy Haney of JDH Fine Art. This will be a 6 week course that begins on April 11. Beginner artists will explore the basics of drawing and sketching with emphasis placed on the understanding of the tools and exercises to see the three dimensional world in a two dimensional lens. The event runs from 3:30-5:30 PM and is open to ages 14 and older. Cost is $90 per student and the class is capped at 8 individuals. More information, including how to pay the fee and how to get supplies, is available on the Hastings Arts Center website.

Third Sunday of the Month (May-October): The Hastings Historic Car Shows are back, and has confirmed dates for 2024, set for the third Sunday of every month from May 19 through October 13 from 11 AM-4 PM. Gates will open at 10 AM.

Last Thursday of the Month:

Rise Up Recovery Donation Time: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, is asking for assistance from the public to gather needed items to provide assistance to those in need, and have set up a donation time on the last Thursday of each month to gather personal care items, and cleaning products. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours. Learn more on the Rise Up Recovery website.


Rise Up Recovery 5:30 AM Bible Study: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites men to a 5:30 AM Bible Study every Friday. Join other godly men at an ungodly hour for encouragement and grounding in the word.

All Recovery: Rise Up Recovery, at 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings, invites the community to All Recovery, which welcomes all who struggle with addiction, are affected by addiction, or who support the recovery lifestyle. This group meets at 10 AM on Fridays.

H.O.P.E Group: Rise Up Recovery and Hope for the Brave are teaming up to provide support and encouragement for women trying to break out of a cycle of domestic violence. A H.O.P.E (Healing Others through Peace and Empowerment) Group will begin meeting at Rise Up Recovery, 507 Vermillion Street in Hastings at 6 PM on Fridays. If you have questions or are interested in joining the group, please email Amber Davies of Rise Up Recovery at or Jennifer Flaherty of Hope For The Brave, at


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