The 34th annual Kingston Lions ice fishing contest will take place Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Kingston Community Center. There will be numerous door prizes (must be present to win). There will also be raffle prizes, with first prize at $550, second prizes at $100, and third prizes at $50. Tickets are available before the event; $1 per ticket, three for $2, or 25 for $15. Concessions are available at the contest by the Kingston Lions Club.
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Instructor Mechele Pitchford will lead Vinyasa flow yoga Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 7 at 4:05 p.m. in the DC Middle School Music Room, Door H. The class is designed for people ages 18 and up. Classes run through Tuesday, March 7, and the session cost is $50. Walk-ins are welcome for $12 per class.
The City of Cokato announced that due to staff availability, the Cokato Ice Rink Warming House will be open for limited hours. The warming house will hang a red white and blue “Open” flag when it is open.
Warming house hours (based on staff availability and weather conditions) currently are:
Mondays – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesdays – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays – 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays – Noon – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays – 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
It’s time to discover winter’s wonders off the beaten path as we venture through areas accessible only by snowshoe in winter. Snowshoeing is a recreational activity enjoyed around the world for its accessibility and rustic simplicity. All you need is a pair of snowshoes, warm clothes, sturdy boots and a sense of adventure. Join Carson Law, the recreation specialist with Wright County Parks and Rec, as she guides you on a snowshoe adventure through Collinwood Park while sharing about the history of the park and its inhabitants. This activity is offered in conjunction with Dassel-Cokato Sustainable Living. Either bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair. See the DC Community Education website for additional details.
• The event is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Collinwood Park.
• Pre-registration is required, and may be completed on Dassel-Cokato’s Community Education webpage, or via the DC Schools app. Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 23.
Take a look out your window. See your neighborhood fire hydrant? If you don’t, it’s time to grab a shovel and get to work.
Your home and belongings could go up in flames while firefighters dig out a hydrant buried in snow. Help your local firefighters help you. Work with your neighbors and make sure your hydrants are accessible.
Clear three feet around your hydrant and a path to the street.
Ring in the New Year with the Cokato Historical Society by attending the 23rd Annual New Year’s Open House Sunday, January 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Centennial Room of the Cokato library/museum building at 175 4th St. SW, Cokato.
Attendees may enjoy a demonstration of the Finnish New Year custom of “melting tin.” Discover what your upcoming year will bring.
For more information, please contact the Cokato Museum at 320-286-2427. The event is free and open to the public.