Archive for Happenings

Kingston Lions Ice Fishing Contest Saturday, Feb. 4

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.

Vinyasa flow yoga class session starts Tuesday, Feb. 7

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.

Cokato ice rinks open, but watch for warming house flag

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.

Register now for a guided snowshoe adventure Monday, Jan. 30

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.

Reminder from the Minnesota Fire Marshal

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.

Cokato Historical Society Open House Sunday, Jan. 8

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.