Whatever life step you are about to take, make Hastings Community Education your first step.  Whether you’re facing a new challenge, pursuing a passion, seizing an opportunity, building a family or shaping a career, we can make it easier and more enjoyable.  For 40 years, we’ve helped Hastings grow, with community-based programs that are convenient, close at hand and cost effective.  Contact us at 651-480-7670, fax 651-480-7680.  Find staff contact information by clicking on About (above).

New and Noteworthy

  • Laurie award recipientCongratulations to Senior Center Program Coordinator Laurie Thrush!  She was named Coordinator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Senior Services.




  • A great article about the work that Coordinator Gaby Postiglione and her dad, Bill Postiglione, are doing at the Dakota County Jail!

  • The Spring-Summer Community Education catalog is out and in your mailbox. To view the catalog as a PDF or to download, click here. To view a flip catalog, click on the catalog cover image below. Registration is now open for Spring-Summer programs!

  • Celebration Bricks are back!  Last year, Tilden Community Center added a patio and garden planters in the backyard.  We began the Celebration Pathway as a border around the garden.  This year, you are again invited to purchase a celebration brick!    Tilden bricks Celebration Bricks are a terrific way to commemorate life events with the community–births, deaths, anniversaries, your family history with Hastings.  The possibilities are endless!  Prices will increase on June 1, so get your order in NOW. For an order form, stop into Tilden or call  651-480-7670.




  • “I Want My Life Back!” an evening of lively discussion for those thinking about retiring someday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 24.  FREE but pre-registration requested; call 651-480-7689.

  • Get ready for the Little Learner Scholarship Fundraiser !  An adult evening of fun and games at the Hastings Country Club, Friday, April 25, 5-7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 in advance.  

  • The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Tilden Community Center on Tuesday, April 29, 12-6 p.m.  The need is always great and Hastings is known as a community that supports blood drives.  Call now to make your appointment    651-480-7689.

  • The 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is coming!  The theme this year is the ever popular Princess theme.  Saturday, May 3, 5-8 p.m., Hastings Middle School.  $45 Daddy-Daughter couple, $5 each additional daughter includes dinner, dancing and fun activities for Dads and their daughters to do together.  Register now by clicking here.

  • Get ready for the Spring-O Bingo!  A family friendly evening of bingo and prizes galore. Some will evening with a ham! Please bring an item for the Hastings Family Service food shelf. Date: Friday, May 9th from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 5 pm for concessions. This is a fundraiser for youth enrichment scholarships. While this event is FREE, we do ask that you pre-register as space is limited and can fill up. Call 651-480-7670 or sign up online.

  • Ready to Pick a Perfect Summer for your children ages K-9th grade?  Our Camp Horizons/Big Shots child care is accepting registrations for the summer program.  Click on the link to child care and then Pick a Perfect Summer for schedules and information, then click here to register online!

  • Unity Through Community is Hastings Community Education’s monthly feature on Hastings Cable Channel 14.  The show provides information about Community Education and upcoming community activities.  It airs daily at 11 am and 7 pm.  Click here for the latest show.

All enrichment classes are  available for registration now — online, in-person, fax or through the mail. Call us at 651-480-7670 with any questions or to register for a class.

  • Click here to request distribution of flyers in the Hastings elementary schools.Hastings Comm Ed
  • Thank you to the United Way of Hastings for their generous grants to our Adults With Disabilities and Little Learner Scholarship Programs!

Spring-Summer 2014 Catalog


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