Hastings Happenings - April 10-18, 2021

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Community Events

Live music and national Country music acts coming to Hastings on Sept. 11 -

Enjoy live music on the Hastings riverfront this September when "Rivertown Live!" makes its triumphant return. All proceeds go to the United Heroes League organization. Great music for a great cause - and tickets are now on sale. Tell your friends to check out Hastings! Buy tickets here: https://bit.ly/3s2ZrGQ

Great news! - The Hastings Downtown Business Association and the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau are planning for the return of the historic Hastings Car Shows this summer.

The 2021 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students. Submit artwork by April 21. For more information, visit the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) website: https://bit.ly/3sMYVOm

Parks and Recreation

Dive in! - The Hastings Family Aquatics Center will open this year and swimming lessons will resume! Online Swimming Lesson Registration is now underway. Register online at https://bit.ly/3mec2pr. The pool will open for the 2021 season on Sunday, June 6, 12-5 p.m. for a Family/Floatie Swim!

Swimming lessons at the Hastings YMCA are filling up fast! The Y offers a nationally recognized swimming curriculum for kids and adults alike to help participants to be comfortable and safe, both in and around water! Sign up today in a location near you - or learn more online here: https://bit.ly/2OhLpDp

Referees needed! - The City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Department is looking for adult softball umpires for the adult leagues. Prior experience playing or umpiring softball/baseball is preferred. Games are played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Park. Leagues run May – July. Referees can work nights that fit into their schedule. Pay is $26/game. If interested, please email: pvargas@hastingsmn.gov.

The City of Hastings is still accepting applications for full-time Parks and Recreation Seasonal Workers. This is a great opportunity to work outdoors in our beautiful parks this spring and summer. Apply at www.hastingsmn.gov/employment

Register for Hastings softball and volleyball season! A friendly reminder to register your adult sand volleyball and softball teams. Games will start the first week of May. Register online at www.hastingsmn.gov/adult-athletics


Quaint & Quirky - located downtown at 216 2nd St. E., is hosting a succulent plant event on Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Did you know succulents are known to purify the air and add oxygen to the environment? Take advantage of those benefits and continue your spring cleaning with planting a succulent with Quaint and Quirky! Pick your plant and pot (or bring your own!) and we will provide the soil and top dressing. Plants are priced $5-10 and pots are $6-25. Have a favorite pot? Bring it along and the cost will be $10 for the succulent and soil.
Join the inaugural Eagle Watch Bike Tour, a family-friendly bike event on the Point Douglas Trail! The Point Douglas Trail is a unique biking trail along the Mississippi River that connects Hastings, MN and Prescott, WI. Enjoy biking this 3.5-mile trail, spotting eagles and exploring two historic downtowns on Saturday, May 8!

This event is hosted by The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & The Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Carpenter Nature Center, The City of Hastings and Great River Road Visitors and Learning Center at Freedom Park.

Save the Monarchs! - Make this Earth Day (Thursday, April 22) one to remember by saving our monarch butterfly! Whether you're celebrating with friends, family or planning a company event, planting milkweed is a great way to give back to our planet. Join us! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3mwg50k

Celebrate Arbor Day! - Volunteer with the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department and plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day! Friday, May 14th, 1– 2:30 p.m. at C.P. Adams Park, Hastings. Call 651-480-6182 or contact pmarschall@hastingsmn.gov to volunteer. Please bring work gloves and a pointed shovel or garden rake. Meet at the parking lot off 18th St. - City of Hastings

Do grocery stores really recycle plastic bags? Yes! Grocery stores that place collection bins for plastic bags do recycle them. Plastic bags and other plastic films are then sent to recycling companies to be turned into outdoor decking, railing, park benches, and picnic tables. -- post courtesy Dakota County

Hastings Restaurants and Bars
Here are links to our favorite Hastings restaurants and bars:

Lock and Dam Eatery: https://www.facebook.com/LockAndDamEatery
Fireside Social House: https://www.facebook.com/firesidesocialhouse
The Onion Grille: https://www.facebook.com/OnionGrille
Dugarel's: https://www.facebook.com/dugarels.bar
Spiral Brewery: https://www.facebook.com/spiralbrewery
Pub 55: https://www.facebook.com/Pub-55-447785655722734
Me & Julio: https://www.facebook.com/meandjuliomn
Applebee's: https://www.facebook.com/applebeeshastings
The Busted Nut: https://www.facebook.com/The-Busted-Nut-Bar-Grill-249114935848
Bierstube: https://www.facebook.com/Hastings-Bierstube-261038923299
Hastings Public House: https://www.facebook.com/hastingspublichouse
2nd Street Depot Bar and Grill: https://bit.ly/3rQ8Wsx
Green Mill: https://www.facebook.com/greenmillhastings
Yuan's Buffet: https://www.facebook.com/Yuans-Buffet-488018867966361
Las Margaritas: https://www.facebook.com/lasmargaritashastings
El Mexican: https://bit.ly/3dvYZM0
Hastings American Legion: https://bit.ly/39CiX6p
Carbone's: https://www.facebook.com/hastingscarbonespizzeria
Wiederholt's Supper Club: https://www.facebook.com/wiederholts
Perkins: https://www.facebook.com/PerkinsRestaurantAndBakeryHastingsMN
Pizza Hut: https://www.facebook.com/PizzaHutHastingsSFrontageRd
Culver's: https://www.facebook.com/CulversHastings
Arby's: https://www.facebook.com/Arbys-180238818686711
Chipotle: https://www.facebook.com/ChipotleHastings
Spiral Pizza: https://bit.ly/3ueXyIs
Border Nutrition: https://www.facebook.com/bordernutrition


Hastings Public Schools are in need of elementary and secondary long-term sub floats. For more information: https://bit.ly/31H892F

Public Safety

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is looking for good women and men to join our team. We are currently accepting applications for Correctional Deputies. The ideal candidate will have excellent character, strong ethics, great people skills and be self-motivated.

If you are looking for more than just a job, look no further. As a Correctional Deputy working in the Dakota County Jail, you will have many opportunities to gain knowledge and experience beyond your regular duties. You can work toward becoming a Field Training Officer or a member of the Dive team, Honor Guard or Jail Special Response Team. There are numerous other positions to fit nearly any interest. The common denominator for a progressive, innovative and professional agency is the employee. Come work for an agency that values you, your skills and diversity. To apply: https://bit.ly/3dt3Ayu

Dakota County Public Health is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments based on state guidelines. For available appointment times, check our COVID-19 Vaccine page: https://bit.ly/38tIJJO.

If you haven't yet received a vaccination for COVID-19, things are now much easier. Effective NOW - all Minnesotans 16 and older are eligible to get their shots! To learn where vaccinations are being given, more information is available here: https://bit.ly/3d8asBh

Get in touch with us!
Don't see your event or information here? Get in touch! Contact Tom Bullington of InMotion Realty at 651.402.6356 or via email at: tom@InMotionRealty.com. We will be happy to share your post here!