DASSEL-COKATO – Dassel-Cokato Community Education has partnered with the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center to provide an online option for a 55+ driver discount program.
Taking the online classes can renew an existing discount or allow students to start saving 10 percent off their automobile insurance – even while staying home during the pandemic.
The cost of a 4-hour refresher class is $23.95 and the initial 8-hour class costs $27.95.
Students may take the course anytime. After signing up for the class, students have 60 days to complete the material. Students can start and stop the course as many times as they require. Upon completion, students may download and save their certificate to email to their insurance carrier.
People may call 1-888-234-1294 for information.
DASSEL-COKATO – Registration is now open for swimming lessons, which will take place at the Dassel-Cokato High School swimming pool. See dates and times for lessons below.
Limited private lessons are available for swimmers that would like to work one-on-one with an instructor focusing on stroke refinement or are beginning competitor swimmers building strength, endurance, and technique. Please call to inquire about private lesson availability.
Pool staff are excited to be able to offer swimming lessons, but need to follow all MN Dept. of Health guidelines to do so. Among others guidelines, the pool spectator area is closed for the summer. Parents, caregivers, or additional siblings are prohibited from attending lessons to watch.
The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council will presents a virtual conference for “rural shapers” Wednesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 18.
RuralX is for people who enjoy life in their rural communities. It is also a two-day virtual conference that brings together community leaders and spirited people who think differently about rural life.
The high-energy opportunity features inspirational speakers, time to network and be social with like-minded people, and breakout sessions for people to discuss what matters now. It is a space for people to explore ideas and discuss the topics that are relevant in your community.
Click on the link for more information: https://swmnarts.org/…/ruralx-june-17-18-virtual-conference/
DASSEL – The Missouri and Branson bluegrass family band Lindley Creek will perform at the Dassel History Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.
Hailing from the Ozark Mountains and the prairie lands of Missouri, Lindley Creek features Kathie Greer on guitar, songwriting and vocals; husband John Greer on bass; daughter Katie Greer on mandolin, songwriting and lead vocals; and son Jase Greer on fiddle, songwriting and harmony vocals. This is one of the most popular bands in the Texas Rio Grande Valley winter resort season.
Tickets costs $10, and may be purchased in advance at the History Center. This may be a very well-attended event ,and seating is limited. Those driving a long distance are encouraged to call the History Center at 320-275-3077 for ticket availability information.
Due to the changing and uncertain nature of COVID-19, current recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health, Department of Education, state government, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and restrictions on school and large group gatherings, the Board of Adult Directors and Student Officers made the difficult decision that the 2020 Minnesota FFA Convention will no longer take place in person on the proposed postponed dates of Monday to Wednesday, June 8 to 10 this year.
Instead, student engagement, awards, and recognition will occur over a three-day virtual experience Tuesday to Thursday, May 19 to 21.
In addition to the virtual convention, the Board is excited to offer a Minnesota FFA Celebration the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Minnesota State Fair in the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum.