When: Oct. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Carpenter Nature Center’s annual Apple Festival will have cider-making demonstrations, live music and children’s activities.
Live music from Thomas Estrem
When: Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Hastings Social Tavern
Thomas Estrem performs country, bluegrass, classic, folk and originals songs at Hastings Social Tavern every other Thursday.
Paddle with a Ranger
When: Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
Where: 17210-17456 Ravenna Trail, Hastings
Explore the Vermillion River on a guided tour with a ranger from the National Park Service.
Park rangers will point out some areas that are great for wildlife observation, such as bald eagles and river otters as well as showcase the changing fall colors.
Some paddling experience is preferred but canoes, kayaks, paddles and life-jackets will be provided by the National Park Service.
Purchase tickets and learn more about the event here.
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