November Newsletter

Time to start thinking basketball, free Thanksgiving turkeys, holiday cooking, Santa phone calls, and more! Don’t miss out on these fun events and programs – deadlines are approaching!


  • THANKSGIVING TURKEY SHOOT – Sat, November 16th at 10:00am. Located at Taylor Prairie School Gym. FREE Family Event! Win one turkey per family! No pre-registration. Sign up at the door!
  • SANTA ON THE LINE – FREE! Ages 10 & under. Wednesday, Dec 11 Santa will call your child between 6:00-8:00 pm (choose your ideal time on the form). Must sign up by Dec 1 for free and a form will be emailed to you closer to Dec 11 to let Santa know a little bit about your child! Sponsored by Cottage Grove Lion’s Club. 
  • HIRING: Basketball Score Keeper/Gym Supervisor: Must be at least 18 yrs old. Saturday mornings beginning at 9am through the early afternoon from Jan 11-Feb 29. Email Brooke if interested by Nov 10 at


  • Deadline Extended to Nov 3 - Intro to Photoshop: Wed, Nov 6 at 6:00-7:30 pm. Located at 210 Progress Dr. $30.
  • Easy as Pie – For the Holidays: Sun, Nov 24 at 1:00-3:00 pm. Located at 4548 Falcon Ct; Cook’s Kitchen. $35; includes all materials. Register by Nov 17.
  • Paint & Sip “Let it Snow!”: Thurs, Dec 12 at 6:00-8:30 pm. Located at The Oaks Golf Course. Step-by-step instructions – create for yourself or give as a gift! $35. Register by Dec 5.


  • *Deadlines Extended to Nov 4 – Basketball Leagues have open spots yet!
    • Girls Basketball 5th/6th Grade: 7 spots
    • Boys Basketball 5th grade: 1 spot
    • Boys Basketball 6th Grade: 8 spots
    • Boys Basketball 7th/8th Grade: 2 spots
  • Deadlines Extended: Chess Class
    • Grade K-1st: Mondays, 11/4-12/16 (no 12/2) at 2:40-3:40 pm. Located at Taylor Prairie Step Room. $85/6 Week Session. Register by Nov 3.
    • Grade 2nd-4th: Wednesdays, 11/6-12/18 (no 11/27) at 2:40-3:40 pm. Located at Cottage Grove School Library. $85/6 Week Session. Register by Nov 5.
  • Deadline Extended: Brick Builders: Thursdays, 11/7-12/19 at 2:40-3:40 pm. Grades 2nd-4th. Located at Cottage Grove Library. $75; 6 Week Session. Register by Nov 6.
  • Afterschool Glass Fusing: Thursdays, Nov 21-Dec 12 at 3:30-4:30 pm. Located at Glacial Drumlin Cafeteria. Grades 5-8. $35; includes all materials. Register by Nov 14.
  • GDS Drama Club “Me, My Selfie, & I”: Begins Jan 13 with rehearsal days on Thursdays and beginning in March they will be Mon & Thur through April 30 from 3:40-5:00 pm. Exciting News: This year our final performance will take place in the MGHS auditorium on Sun, May 3! Register by Jan 5.

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Please contact the Village of Cottage Grove Parks and Recreation Department at 608-839-8968 with any questions.