There are already a large number of older active adult Americans participating in the classes and activities at the Hastings Area YMCA. More are being invited to learn more about the YMCA, and the opportunity to do just that is next Wednesday, May 29.
The “Summer Stretch” program, coordinated by St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, is open to the community and is set to go again for the 2013 summer. During the program, Hastings youths do community service, have fun and make new friends.
Help protect the Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural area (SNA) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27. With its tall grass and wildflowers, the Sand Coulee offers a different kind of beauty.
A Rally for Russell Johnson will be held on Saturday, June 22, at Dugarel’s. There will be a silent auction, raffles and a beer bash from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for the beer bash. The spaghetti dinner is $8.99 for adults and $4.99 for children.
Discover where dinosaurs lived, how they hatched, how large they were, what they ate and what they may have sounded like from science teacher Rob Ellos. See real dinosaur fossils.
Enjoy floats, crafts, games and activities and an opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Experience at the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. For children of all ages.
Spend time learning the sport of archery with a child in your life at Parent Child Archery, held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at the archery shelter in Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve.
The third annual Beer Bash for MS will be held June 1 at Dugarel’s Bar and Grill, 3475 Vermillion St. in Hastings. A spaghetti dinner will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the beer bash from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $15 for all you can drink.
Dan Hartman, a military historian, will discuss “The Invasion of Normandy,” at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Senior Center.
Dance to the music of David Allen from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Senior Center. The fee of $4 must be paid in advance. Light refreshments will be served.
Bless Hastings in conjunction with Hastings Pastor Randy Strode and Lead Like Jesus Ministries will sponsor a Lead Like Jesus workshop, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at The Harbor, 11125 W. Pt. Douglas Drive.
Dakota County Library’s annual Silver Teas program is back, which means everything from bluegrass to ballads and steel drums to jazz sounds. Programs are scheduled for nine Dakota County Libraries in May, including Hastings.
Bless Hastings, in conjunction with the Pastor Randy Strode and Lead Like Jesus Ministries, will sponsor a Lead Like Jesus workshop, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17; and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at The Harbor, 11125 W. Pt. Douglas Drive.
For the third consecutive year, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is offering the use of its parking lot for its annual tailgate sale. The event is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1. For a $15 fee interested people can rent two parking spaces in the church lot, 2035 W. 15th St., and sell their items.
The Afton Museum is holding a free historic walking tour of the village of Afton on Sunday, May 5. Meet at the Afton museum at 1:30 p.m. The tour will start 2 p.m. and end at the museum at 4 p.m. Historian Ken Martens will narrate the tour.