Bulletin Board, June 11, 2009The Hastings High School Alumni Association banquet and meeting will be held Saturday, June 13, in the commons area of Hastings High School, 200 General Sieben Drive.
The Hastings High School Alumni Association banquet and meeting will be held Saturday, June 13, in the commons area of Hastings High School, 200 General Sieben Drive.
The evening will begin with tours of the school at 4 p.m. The anniversary classes will ring the old school bell at 4:30 p.m. There will be a social hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by dinner catered by the Point Restaurant and Cafe. The evening will include entertainment and memories.
Tickets are $15 per person and must be paid for in advance. Tickets can be reserved by calling Rita Bremer at 437-3241.
For more information, call Elaine Zuzek at 437-5384 or Geno Halberg at 437-7878.
All Hastings High School alumni are invited.
June 15, 16
A community blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. Ninth St.
To make an appointment, call Gail at 651-248-1173.
Spring garage and bake sale at Regina
The Regina Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its annual spring garage and bake sale June 11 and 12 in the chapel lobby of the Regina Medical Center, 1175 Nininger Road, Hastings. The public is invited to attend.
Hours are June 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and June 12 (a bag sale), from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A bake sale will be held each day.
For more information, call Judy Klein at 437-2189 or Marlene Tix at 437-3760.
Proceeds from the sale will be used for auxiliary projects that benefit patients and residents.
Thrivent for Lutherans will provide matching funds.
Health and Wellness offered for seniors
Jenny Wilcox, a personal trainer with the SilverSneakers Fitness Program, will be presenting a session on “Secrets of Staying Healthy This Summer” at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the Hastings Area YMCA. The program is free, and refreshments will be served.
There will be a free fitness class offered to Medicare-eligible adults at 9 a.m., and is open to the public (show identification at front desk).
For more information, contact Jenny Wilcox by e-mail at SilverSneakers, email@example.com.
Pleasant Hill Library
Teens can volunteer at the library
The library is looking for teens ages 12 to 18 who are willing to volunteer at least 12 hours during the summer. Schedules may be arranged to fit around activities, vacations, and other commitments. Shifts are generally two hours per week. Teens will assist young children with registering and collecting prizes for the summer reading program.
Teens interested in volunteering at the library may pick up a volunteer sign-up sheet at any of the teen events or at the front desk of the library. Call the library at 438-0200 for more information.
for summer fun
Register now for Session 4 YMCA programs. Swim Academy swim lessons, youth sports and enrichment classes begin June 15.
For more information, call 480-8887 or visit www.ymcatwincities.org.
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Library classes offered in summer
The Pleasant Hill Library is hosting a series of free computer classes for adults throughout the summer months.
Registration is required due to limited seating and begins two weeks prior to the start date of the class. Those interested may register at the library or at the website, www.dakotacounty.us/library. Click on calendar of events to find the classes.
A follow-up class to “Computer Basics,” called “Beyond Computer Basics” will be offered from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. Registration begins June 3.
Participants will be introduced to working with Windows and toolbar menus.
For more information, call the library at 438-0200.
HHS class of 1969 will meet
Plans are under way for the 40th anniversary year of the Hastings High School class of 1969. The reunion for the class will be Aug. 15 at the Emerald Greens Golf Course. The event will include social time, a program, dinner, music and a golf event.
Invitations have been sent. If you have not received an invitation or know of a classmate that has not received one, call Geno Halberg at 437-7878.
Plan are under way for the HHS class of 1984 celebration. The event will be held Aug. 22.
For more information, contact Elaine Chilson-Klimek at Moonie99@comcast.net.
Alumni enjoy lunch
Former Smead Manufacturing Co. employees, spouses and guests will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Hastings American Legion patio.
caring’ is topic
The topic will be “Four Expressions of Caring” when the Hastings Area Grief Coalition meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m Thursday, June 18, at the Hastings Area Senior Center, 213 Ramsey St. The Rev. Carrie Tokheim will present the topic.
Four expressions of caring can be used when there is need for healing of relationships as a grieving person works through the grieving process.
Tokheim of Hastings is a retired ELCA pastor who has worked with grief groups for more than 15 years, including the Hastings Area Grief Coalition.
The June 11 topic will be “Serving Others Helped Me,” and will be presented by Arlone Crowson.
All Grief Coalition meetings are open to the community.
Girl Scouts day
Want to do something fun and exciting, and meet new friends?
The Girl Scouts Day Camp, “Journey Through Girl Scouts,” will be held Aug. 10 through 14.
Participants will take a journey through Girl Scouts and learn about Girl Scouts, not only in America, but in many countries.
Traditional camp activities will also be held.
For more information, visit http://gsdaycampcc.clubspaces.com.
Pleasant Hill Library
Bill the Juggler
performs June 15
Mark your calendars now to join your friends at the library for one of the funniest, zaniest acts to come to Hastings this summer.
On Monday, June 15, Bill the Juggler will perform two shows at the Pleasant Hill Library. The first show is at 10:15 a.m., and the second show is at 11:15 a.m.
The event is free, but space is limited. The library will give out tickets to the performances the day of the show and allow people in on a first come, first served basis.
Bill the Juggler brings a unique blend of comedy, audience participation, and skill to his show. He juggles bowling balls, pins, and a variety of other objects. Be prepared to help Bill with his act – he involves the audience in a number of his dazzling feats.
The event is sponsored by Camp Horizons and MELSA.
For more information, call the library at 438-0200.
LeDuc Historic Estate
June 27 marks the opening of the "Modern Interpretations of Historic Designs" exhibit at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion Street, Hastings. The exhibit will consist of 33 pieces of art created by 22 artists who participated in a year-long competition and will feature their interpretations of patterns designed by Alice LeDuc for the Hastings Needlework Company.
Between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., June 27, visitors will have an opportunity to meet these artists.
Throughout the season, guests will be invited to vote for their three favorite pieces, and prizes will be awarded to the artists on the basis of the voting.
In addition, there will be an exhibit of original LeDuc textiles on loan from the Minnesota Historical Society, which will also remain at the mansion for the season.
Both exhibits are free and open to the public June 27 only; during the remainder of the tour season, regular admission rates will apply.
Dr. Ann Braaten, NDSU, who spoke at the mansion last year and who has done considerable research on the topic of Hastings Needlework will give two lectures in the parlor at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The lectures are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 437-7055 to reserve a spot.
Complete tours of the estate will be available at the regular hours.
For more information go to the website at www.dakotahistory.org.
HHS class of 2004 will hold reunion
The Hastings High School class of 2004 will hold its five-year reunion at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at RJ’s Tavern.
The reunion will be held on the second level, and there is no cost to attend.
Smart Ride will give a discount to 2004 alumni who may need a ride after the reunion.
For more information, contact Jared Siebenaler.
The summer camps at Carpenter offer unique experiences for children to laugh, play and learn in nature.
Professional staff will guide children through interactive, age appropriate inspiring activities including games, crafts, nature hikes and more.
Fishing fun, a half-day adventure is for children ages 4 through 11 years. It’s scheduled June 25, July 29 and Aug. 11.
Nestlings day camp is a four-day adventure for children ages 4 though 6 years. It’s half days from July 7 though july 10.
Children will make crafts, play games, have a snack and explore, learning to be comfortable in nature with other kids, and in a camp settings. There will be a family picnic the last day.
Free flyers full-day camp is for children ages 8 through 11 years old. The camp, July 20 through July 24, is a time for these kids to spread their wings. There will be beach time, a canoe adventure and a camp-out. There will be a family picnic the last day.
Fledglings half-day camp is for children ages 6 through 8. The camp, Aug.3 through Aug. 7 will be a time to examine trails and wildlife at CNC. There will also be crafts, games and more, with a family picnic the last day.
For more information or to request a registration form, call 437-4359. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the website, www.carpenternaturecenter.org.
Preschoolers will explore the ponds
Preschooler will explore the ponds at Carpenter Nature Center to look for tadpoles and frogs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 12. CNC’s preschool story times are designed to introduce young children, ages 2 through 5 (with a parent or guardian), to nature in a fun and safe environment. The fun-filled hour of activities includes a nature story, an art or craft project, an exploration of the outdoors, and observation of live animals.
For more information or to register, call 437-4359. The program fee is $5 ($3 for members).
Home schoolers learn all about maps
Carpenter Nature Center’s quarterly program for home schoolers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 will be about maps.
The program for students ages 5 though 9 is about a Map Reading Mystery to look at various types of maps and use map-reading skills to find a hidden treasure. Older students (ages 10 and older) will learn how to read a map, use a compass and combine the skills to compete on a timed orienteering course. The majority of the program will be outside, so dress appropriately for the weather.
Reservations are required. The program fee is $5 ($3 for members).
support is June 17
The Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be June 17.
Meetings are held at the Regina Retirement Center dining room from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group is open to anyone who has had or who is presently experiencing breast cancer.
For more information, contact Claire Mathews at 437-5767 or Diane Davies at 436-7234.
is fun for family
Investigate some everyday items such as sand, fabrics, and kitchen powders through the magnified view of the microscope from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 20 at Carpenter Nature Center.
Feel free to bring your own specimens from home or look at things collected from the grounds of the nature center.
Bring water shoes to collect aquatic critters from the wetland to observe under the microscopes. Several field microscopes will be available for hands-on activities, led by microscopy experts from the Minnesota Microscopy Society.
You’ll even be able to print your favorite and take it home with you.
The program fee is $4 ($3 for members), with a maximum of $10 for a family.
Join the Carpenter Nature Center staff from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 25 for a half day of fishing fun. Bring your own rod and reel if you have one, or use one provided.
The majority of the time will be at the river, so bring a water bottle and sunscreen; dress to be outside.
Reservations are required for the program; call 437-4359.
The program is recommended for children 4 to 11 years old.
The program fee is $25 ($15 for members).
PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY
Art Attack returns
to library June 12
Back by popular demand, the Pleasant Hill Library will hold another Art Attack from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 12. The theme of this Art Attack program will be “Midsummer Magic.”
Art Attack is one of the first events in the summer-long reading program at the library. The theme for the summer reading club is “Be Creative.” Kids may pick up a full calendar of events at the library anytime.
Art Attack is designed to give kids of all ages a chance to create their own work of art while visiting the library. Kids will have a chance to make a variety of projects. The library will provide the supplies; kids supply the creativity!
Art Attack is open to kids of all ages, and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 438-0200.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church-Basswood Grove invites biker and non-bikers to the seventh annual Blessing of the Motorcycles from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13.
A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with the blessings beginning at 10 a.m.,
Following the event, at 11 a.m., bikers are invited to join the optional bike ride.
There will also be live bluegrass music (the Grovers).
The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the breakfast.
The event will be held, rain or shine.
St. Mary’s Church is located at 8435 S. St. Croix Trail, between Hastings and Afton on County Road 21.
For more information, go to http://stmaryschurch.us or call 651-335-7717.
Deployment, reunion support offered
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Hastings speakers bureau will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Road.
The primary purpose of deployment support programs is to provide an avenue of assistance and communication among military families, their command, and the community, in successfully managing the challenges associated with the separation/reunion cycles resulting from deployment cycles.
With Vern Truax at the Rosemount Family Assistance Center, Schlukebier and Fournier staff the important one-stop assistance and referral role for individual families.
A great deal of attention is paid to the separation side of military deployment, when military families and partners for overseas operations.
The return and reunion with families and partners can be just as stressful, sometimes more so. The difficulties and strains of return can be surprising and sometimes painfully disappointing to military families. But there are steps that can be taken to make the transition back as joyful and stress-free as possible.
A free family readiness kit is available at no charge for any deployed family.
For additional information on the philosophy and activities of the local initiative, contact Dean Markuson, at 438-2208 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers bureau meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at various locations.
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Teens can test their robot drawing skills
Area teens are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, for a unique art workshop where they may create a robot that can draw.
Dakota County 4-H will provide the materials to make and take home a robot that actually draws pictures. This event is open to teens age 12 to 17.
The event is free, but registration is required.
For more information, or to register, call the library at 438-0200. Registrations call also be completed online at the Dakota County website, www.dakotacounty.us/ library.
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Library offers adult computer classes
A free computer class for beginners will be offered at Pleasant Hill Library from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. “Beyond Computer Basics” is a follow-up class that continues basic computer concepts not covered in an earlier class, such as working with files and folders. Students should know how to use a mouse.
Registration begins June 3. Call 438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library. The class is limited to 10.
Other classes will be offered by the library in the upcoming months.
• Wednesday, July 1, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Internet Basics;
• Thursday, July 23, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Internet Practice;
• Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Library Secrets Revealed; and
• Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Legal Resources.
For more information on any of the computer classes offered by the Pleasant Hill Library, call the library at 438-0200.
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all collage artists!
The creativity continues with the Summer Reading Program. At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, children ages 6 to 12 are invited to create one-of-a-kind collages at the Pleasant Hill Library.
The collages will be based on two book, “It Looked Like Spilled Milk” and “Oodles of Animals.”
The library will supply the materials; kids supply the artistic talents. The event is free, but registration is required.
Additionally, children are encouraged to participate in the “I Love to Read Art Contest” throughout the summer months. Young artist (age 6 to 12) can submit an original picture that expresses the theme, “I Love to Read.” The drawing, painting or collage designs should be no larger than 11x17 and able to hang on a wall or bulletin board. Drop off entries at any Dakota County Library between June 22nd and July 18th.
For more information, visit the website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.
Hastings Al-Anon meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at 207 E. Third St., Hastings. The meetings are open to the community.