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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. As part of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, the Hastings Y, 85 Pleasant Drive, is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at its location. The day is free and open to the community. "The Y holds Senior Health and Fitness Day every year on this day," said Hastings Y Active Older Adult Coordinator Amy Kohn.
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. Summer Stretch is a seven-week service and recreational program intended to expose youth to service work while providing a safe faith environment for them to socialize and create fellowship with peers.
Anytime Fitness corporate staff members and club members from the Hastings area are gathering supplies to send to Moore, Okla., to aide those left homeless by a tornado that destroyed the area May 20. The Anytime Fitness club in Moore was significantly damaged by the tornado. No one at the club was injured; however, hundreds of Anytime Fitness members in Moore are now homeless.
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. While not your average park visitor's destination, for animals and insects it is no less than an oasis in a desert of habitat; some 14 rare plant and animal species call the coulee home.
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. Russell Johnson is one of Dugarel's bartenders and he was diagnosed in January of 2013 with colorectal cancer. He is currently receiving treatment at Masonic Cancer Clinic University.
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. Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, June 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 4-10.
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.
Two students were selected as the Hastings Area Rotary Club's students of the month for May. They are Molly Streiff and Alex Lewanski. Chad Terry, Hastings High School Counselor and nominating teacher for Streiff, had this to say about her: "Friendly, creative and humble are all words that describe the quiet confidence displayed on a daily basis by senior Molly Streiff. Molly works hard, treats others well and is just an all around kind and fun girl.
Fynnlee Micah Boomgaarden was born on May 8, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Amanda and Chris Boomgaarden of Hastings. At birth Fynnlee weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Fynnlee has one sibling, Aubree Bangen. Grandparents are Mike and Lynn Bangen of St. Paul Park, John and Pam Boomgaarden of Perham and Tracy Coleson of Alexandria. Great-grandparents are Duane and Ann Bangen of Fridley and Patricia Cardin of Prescott.
Mackenna Ann Giossi was born on May 7, 2013, at Regina Medical Center to Kate Lenz and Brad Giossi of Hastings. At birth Mackenna weighed 9 pounds 13.8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Lorie and Sean Lenz of Hastings, Linda Giossi of St. Paul and John Giossi of Menomonie, Wis. Great-grandparents are Beverly and Eldon Munsterman of East Chain, Jack and Kathy Lenz of Fairmont and Pat and Bruce Young of Shakopee.