Archive for Happenings

Cokato First Baptist women’s brunch

First Baptist Church in Cokato is hosting their annual spring women’s brunch April 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Christina Clark will be sharing about 2020 challenges and God’s faithfulness through this past year. Tickets are free, and a reservation is required. Contact First Baptist Church office at 320-286-2562.

Dassel kindergarten roundup-UPDATE

Dassel Kindergarten Round-Up on Tuesday, April 20th. Round-Up activities will look a little bit different this year as the event will be outside. If it is raining, the make-up date will be on Wednesday, April 21st. The district will reach out to let parents know if this is the case. Even though this will be an outdoor event, the school district is asking all participants to wear a mask, and social distance at all times. Due to the state mandates, the school will need to stagger the start times of the event. Please report to the front entrance of the school when you arrive at your designated time.

Staggered arrival times:

3:45-4:15pm – Last names starting with A-G

4:15-4:45pm – Last names starting with H-L

4:45-5:15pm – Last names starting with M-Z


DC Lions pork chop dinner

The DC Lions are sponsoring a drive-through pork chop dinner Friday, April 23, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Corn stand in Peterson Park. There is a free will donation and all proceeds will benefit t the Dassel and Cokato communities.

Dassel-Cokato Spring Play “INTO THE WOODS”


Book by JAMES LAPINE Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Performance Dates April 10, 16 & 17 at 7:00 PM April 11 & 18 at 2:00 PM


Adult $6.00 Youth (18 & under) $6.00

Tickets must be purchased online. They will NOT be available at the door. Tickets are on sale now and will available up until show time. Ticket links can be found on the Wright County Conference website (https// or the Activities Webpage (

All persons in DC school buildings must properly wear a face mask AT ALL TIMES, and must adhere to social distancing requirements.

Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center 4852 Reardon Ave SW, Cokato, MN 55321

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Dassel-Cokato Clogging classes beginning Thursday, April 15

Dassel-Cokato Community Education continues to offer clogging classes.

Clogging is a fun and social way to exercise your body and your brain. Known as “tap’s rural cousin,” clogging is a style of dance that originated in the Appalachian Mountain area, and was inspired by folks and cultures from many different countries. Students will learn some of the basic clogging steps, and dance to a variety of songs. Beginners are welcome. New steps and dances will be introduced for those who have taken previous clogging classes.Tap shoes or any non-gripping shoes will work. Cut-off socks can also be worn over the front of sneakers to make a pair of non-gripping shoes.

Students are asked to bring tap shoes or non-gripping shoes, face masks and water bottles to class.

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Dassel-Cokato Bound Back Project to host Gratitude Bowl class

The DC Bounce Back Project Team is partnering with local artist Jena Levandowski and Dassel-Cokato Community Education to offer a class on creating Gratitude Bowls.

The Gratitude Bowl is a bowl that you connect with. It can be made out of many materials. In this case, it will be made out of stoneware. Learn pottery techniques of pinching and slabbing to create two beautiful bowls you can gift or keep. You will also decorate a third pre-thrown wheel bowl. This bowl can have a printed message inside or can hold a written acknowledgement of the blessings in your life, as well as gems and trinkets. It can be for you or someone else. When shared, the Gratitude Bowl gives you the opportunity to show others how important they are.

Class size is limited. Register at