Archive for Happenings

Auditions for FungusAmongus Players’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream April 26 and 28

DASSEL, MN – The FungusAmongus Players will be having open auditions for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at the Dassel History Center.

Roles include: two pairs of mature lovers (mid-twenties to forties); two pairs of young lovers (late teens to mid-twenties; for the female roles a tall blonde and a short dark-haired woman would be ideal); six inept amateur “actors” (adults); assorted inhabitants of the fairy kingdom (any ages); and two elderly members of the royal court.

A minimum of 10 males and nine females are needed. Performances will take place during the month of June at various indoor and outdoor venues in Dassel, Cokato, and neighboring communities. Directed by David Metcalf.

Community symposium Tuesday, April 24

WRIGHT COUNTY, MN – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, and Dassel-Cokato schools will host a free community symposium for adults Tuesday, April 24 from 5:15 to 8 p.m. at HLWW High School.

Dinner will be available at 5:15 p.m., and the first session will begin at 6 p.m. Child care will be provided.

Topics covered by county experts will include the opioid crisis, healthy relationships, mental health/anxiety support, sex trafficking, and student social media use.

Register online at

Hockey history in Cokato Tuesday, April 24

COKATO, MN – Explore the tradition of playing hockey in the Cokato area, going back more than 100 years at an event Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Public Library/museum building.

The event is free and open to the public. Current and former hockey players are especially encouraged to attend.

Museum assistant Johanna Ellison, a former high school and collegiate hockey player, will take attendees through a fun journey, looking at the where, when, and how all those games were played.  This is the annual meeting of The Cokato Historical Society.

For more information, call the Cokato Museum at (320) 286-2427.

Book club in Cokato Tuesday, April 24

COKATO, MN – The Friends Of the Cokato Area Library (FOCAL) Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month at the Grounds Coffee Shop in Cokato. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 24 from 1 to 2 p.m.

This is an open book club; come whenever available. Check in with the Cokato Public Library for book selection. For adults.

Blood drive in Dassel Monday, April 23

DASSEL, MN – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. A blood drive will take place at Covenant Church in Dassel, 301 Lake Ave. Monday, April 23 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

All who donate from April 9 to May 13 will be entered to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to a national home improvement retailer, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply.)

Discover Dassel breakfast Saturday, April 21

DASSEL, MN – The public is welcome to attend the third-annual Discover Dassel planter project French toast bake/sausage breakfast fundraiser Saturday, April 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Covenant Church in Dassel (251 Lake St.).

Funds raised help to support the flower planters around Dassel. Freewill donations are appreciated.