Archive for Happenings

Meyer to speak on art collecting Saturday, Aug. 4

DASSEL, MN – “Collection Reflections” is the topic for Kurt Meyer’s presentation at the Dassel History Center Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. Kurt and his wife Paula, who split their time between Edina and St. Ansgar, IA, have been collecting art for approximately 30 years.

An exhibit from Meyer’s collection is on display at the history center through Saturday, Aug. 25, entitled Vessel and Vases; Bouquets and Botanicals. It was installed to be part of the annual Dassel Flower Show, which has the same theme this year.

Summer music jam at Dassel History Center July 30

DASSEL, MN – One of the summer music jams at the Dassel History Center will take place Monday, July 30, 7 p.m. at the Dassel History Center. Participants can bring their voices, guitars, fiddles, or other instruments and join the fun. All music styles and spectators welcome. Bring chord sheets if available.

Jams will be the fourth Monday through the summer. Contact the history center for information, 320-275-3077 or

Ice cream social with Corn Carnival royalty Aug. 1

COKATO, MN – The Cokato Corn Carnival Royalty and candidates will be hosting an Ice cream social Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Unity Park in downtown Cokato. The public is welcome to enjoy ice cream and visit with the royalty and candidates.

Flower show in Dassel Thursday, July 26

DASSEL, MN – The Dassel Flower Show will take place Thursday, July 26 at the Dassel History Center. Arrangements and horticulture will be judged, awarded, and displayed. The theme this year is Vases and Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals.

The show will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a flower arranging demonstration by Chuck Ortquist, music by Gregory Servin, and dessert and coffee.

An exhibit with the same theme is open on level three of the museum. Exhibited are objects, paintings, and prints from the art collection of Paula and Kurt Meyer, Edina. There is no admission charge; donations are welcome.

Area residents who enjoy flower gardening and arranging are welcome to enter their horticulture and/or arrangements. More information and the rules, tips for exhibitors, and schedule may be obtained at the history center or by contacting staff at 320-275-3077or There is no entry fee.

Cokato fire station open house Wednesday, July 25

COKATO, MN – An open house will take place at the Cokato Fire and Ambulance Station Wednesday, July 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to tour the new facility.

Newspaper office closed Friday, July 20

COKATO, MN – Due to staff commitments, the Enterprise Dispatch office in Cokato will be closed Friday, July 20. For immediate assistance that day, call 320-485-2535.