Hastings Happenings - April 26- May 2, 2021

Hastings, Minnesota Things to Do: Events, food, specials and community highlights

HASTINGS Community Events

Villas at Pleasant groundbreaking held April 16 - Developers, contractors and local officials recently celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Villas at Pleasant project. The single-level homes are now under construction on the corner of Pleasant and Northridge drives.

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available at Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings - If you are still looking for a vaccination appointment or know of someone in the Hastings area who is struggling to find an appointment, Dakota County Public Health is holding a vaccination clinic at Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, April 27.

You can use this link to sign up for an appointment:

Also... Dakota County Public Health is now scheduling additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments based on state guidelines. For available appointment times, check our COVID-19 Vaccine page: 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:

Show your Hastings pride! - Do you love Hastings? Want to support the Lewis House shelter? Check out our new line of Hastings Happenings merchandise!

HASTINGS BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Impressive Windows and Interiors

Learn all about Mid-Century Modern design from Hastings' own Jill Ragan Scully of Impressive Windows and Interiors. Watch our recent video interview with this nationally known interior designer. VIDEO:

Support Animal Ark this month!

HAPPY APRIL! This month, Hastings Happenings is raising money on our Facebook page for ANIMAL ARK - our local no-kill animal shelter. For more information and their hours of operation, please visit:

HASTINGS HAPPENINGS thanks you for your support so far this year of Lewis House and the United Way of Hastings. Let us know about other non-profits you would like us to support in 2021!


Coming to the Pleasant Hill Library: An Intro to E-books and Digital Collections - A Zoom virtual event on Thursday, April 29 from 7–8 p.m.

Learn about the library's free digital collections on Libby, Hoopla, e-books Minnesota and more. Explore how to search for topics, browse reading lists, and see what’s available from your favorite authors. Find out how to check out and use e-books, troubleshoot common technology issues and get your questions answered. Registration required. Geared for adults.

Register here:

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:

Hastings car shows are back! - 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. Car shows will be held the THIRD SUNDAY of each month, May through September.

HASTINGS Parks and Recreation

The Hastings Family Aquatics Center will open this year and swimming lessons will resume! Online Swimming Lesson Registration is now underway. Register online at 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:

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:


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


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.

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 to volunteer. Please bring work gloves and a pointed shovel or garden rake. Meet at the parking lot off 18th St. - City of Hastings

HASTINGS Restaurants and Bars

Here are links to our favorite Hastings restaurants and bars:

Lock and Dam Eatery:

Fireside Social House:

The Onion Grille:


Spiral Brewery:

Pub 55:

Me & Julio:


The Busted Nut:


Hastings Public House:

2nd Street Depot Bar and Grill:

Green Mill:

Yuan's Buffet:

Las Margaritas:

El Mexican:

Hastings American Legion:


Wiederholt's Supper Club:


Pizza Hut:




Spiral Pizza:

Border Nutrition:

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:

Get in touch with us!

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