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  1. Nov

    1. Thanksgiving with the DAV
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Celebrate Thanksgiving with the DAV and its Auxiliary in Hutchinson on Thursday, Nov. 23rd.  They’re serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30a-1p at Peace Lutheran Church’s Peace Center, 400 Franklin Street in Hutchinson.  Free to those that are alone or have no one to spend the holiday with. Any Donations received go to Veterans Services. Transportation, Take Outs or Deliveries are available by calling 587-1000 before the 23rd.  

  2. Nov

    1. DC Holiday Show
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association proudly welcomes the Six Appeal Vocal Band’s “Ugly Sweater Party” to the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 25, at 7:00 PM! Advance reserved seat tickets are $20/Adults and $8/Youth, ages 2-18. (Tickets sold at the door will be $2/each more.) Tickets are available online at http://pac.dc.k12.mn.us Tickets are also sold through the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office, Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. For tickets or for more information call 320-286- 4120. Tickets will be available at the door, beginning at 6 PM on November 25.

  3. Nov

    1. Author Book Presentation
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents an author book presentation on “First Dassel Battlefield Casualty in WW1”. The author Senator Steve Dille will make his presentation at 7 pm at the Museum.  

  4. Nov

    1. Legion Auxiliary Meeting
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary has their November Regular meeting on Wednesday, November 29th at the Hutchinson VFW Post 906  at 7pm.  Dinner can be purchased before the meeting at 6pm.  They will be voting on some important things at the November meeting so they ask you to Please come and make your voice heard.

  5. Dec

    1. Bruch, Bake and Craft Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe is having a Brunch, Bake and Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 8:30a-1p. Serving Eggs, Ham, Fruit and more!

    2. Brunch, Bake Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran LWML, YOUTH GROUP and QUILTING LADIES  are having their annual   Brunch, Bake Sale and Country Store on Saturday, Dec 2nd at the First Lutheran Fellowship Center from 8:30AM-1PM

    3. Craft Sale
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Little Red Schoolhouse of Litchfield has their annual Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 8:30a-2p. Selling Wooden Toys and Crafts, Rugs, Candles, Treats, Jewelry and more! Find more info at littleredschool.org 

    4. Christmas at Trinity
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      It’s the 24th annual Christmas at Trinity on Satuday, Dec 2nd from 9a-Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City. Brunch served for $9/Adults, $4 for those 10 and under, or Coffee and Roll for $3, Take Outs available. Also shop the Cookie Walk, Bake Sale, Candy Crafts and more!

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe has their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2nd. Lefse, rosettes, krumkake, cookies, candy, baked goods, crafts and gifts. Lunch of hot pork sandwiches, homemade soup and pie, – Take-outs available. Santa’s Attic – “new” used items and Live Music. 

    6. Holiday Fair
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St Johns Lutheran Church of Annandale has their Holiday Fair from 9a-1p. Shop the Bakery, Crafts, Fresh Lefse and More! Lunch served of Sloppy Joes,Pie and more! Everyone is welcome.

    7. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is holding their annual Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 9a-2p. View decorated trees, table settings, and more. Shop the country store, Bake Shoppe and Silent Auction, and get lefse and krumkaka demonstrations. Light Lunch available for a free will donation from 11a-1:30p.  

    8. Advent Brunch
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Hector invites you to their Advent Brunch on Saturday, Dec 2nd at 9:30 am. Music by Christine Schluz and Bryce Stenzel follows the brunch. Everyone is welcome!

    9. Christmas at First Congregational
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      First Congregational Church of Glencoe has their Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 2nd from 10a-1p. Hot Pork Sandwiches along with Soup and Pie served for Lunch. Also shop the goodies…lefse, rosettes, krumkake, cookies, candy and more!

    10. Kids Only Craft Sale
      10:00 am – 1:30 pm

      the NYA Girl Scouts are having a Kids Only Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 10a-1:30p at Central HS in NYA. Sale is open to Children Only from 10-1, then adults may help Children the last half hour. All items are $3 or less and wrapped at sale.  

    11. St Mary’s Cookie Walk
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St Mary’s of Waverly is holding their annual Cookie Walk and Boutique on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 10a-1p at St Mary’s Fellowship Hall. Chili Lunch available for a free will offering, shop for gifts, cookies and Candy!

    12. Singing Friends Chorus
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus will present two Christmas concerts this season:   Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 pm at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Glencoe, and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 pm at Church of Peace in Norwood.  The concert features well-known Christmas carols, spirituals, popular songs, and modern arrangements of traditional favorites. Admission is by free will offering, with a reception to follow. 

    13. Theme Basket Auction
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St Mary’s Church of Bird Island is holding their Theme Basket Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Meal on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2nd and 3rd. Bake Sale and Silent Auction on Saturday from 3-6 pm and Sunday 9:30-12:15 p. Meal for Free Will offering following Saturday Mass.  

  6. Dec

    1. Living Water Puppets
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      On Sunday, December 3rd beginning at 1:00 pm The Living Water Puppets of Grace Bible Church will be putting on a special Christmas presentation titled, “It Happened in the Country.”  Young children will especially enjoy the puppets.  There is no charge—and the public is invited to attend.  

    2. Alive and Kickin
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Watertown Area Fine Arts Council is pleased to present Alive & Kickin in concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, MN on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm. The concert is free to the public. A free will offering and donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit Friends For Life Foodshelf. More information can be found at www.watertownmnfac.org or visit their Facebook page

    3. BASICS Holiday Concert
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The BASICS have their Holiday Concert Benefit on Sunday, December 3rd at St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart at 3 pm. Join for an afternoon of music, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Light Lunch and more with all proceeds going to Chrystal Milbrandt and her battle with thyroid cancer.  

    4. Christmas Concert Benefit
      3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Christmas Concert Benefit for Chrystal Milbrandt will be Sunday, Dec 3rd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart. The BASICS perform at 3 pm, Hot Sandwich Meal at 4:30 pm for a Free Will Offering. Also dont forget to bid at the Silent Auction.  

    5. Nikolausabend
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Watertown has their Nikolausabend on Sunday, December 3rd from 4:30-7pm. It’s a Holiday Celebration for local families in need. Bring a new Child’s toy or a cash donation per person! Get a complimentary buffet meal indluding Bratwurst, Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Spatzle, and more!

  7. Dec

    1. GSL ECFE Holiday Workshop
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The GSL ECFE has a Holiday Workshop on Tuesday, Dec 5th from 10:30-11:30am or 6-7 pm. The event is for kids ages 1 to Kindergarten entry and their familes. The kids will make ornaments, creating art, listen to music, and more! Tution is free, but you are encouraged to bring a new or unwrapped toy for a child in need. Register online at the GSL School Website or call 320-864-2681

  8. Dec

    1. Joint Christmas Concert
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers and Litchfield Area Male Chorus present two joint Holiday Concerts! First one Thursday, Dec 7th at 7 pm at the Litchfield Christian Church, Second on Sunday, Dec 10th , 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Admission is $8, under 12 is free. Refreshments served.  

  9. Dec

    1. Santa Brunch
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The Plato Lions Club has Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec 9th from 8:30-11:30a at the Plato Hall. All you can eat Eggs, Pancakes, and more! Free Will Donation accepted. Come See Santa! Proceeds benefit the Santa Bags and Family Care Fruit Baskets.  

    2. Christmas Cookie Sale
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is having it’s annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec 9th from 9a-Gone. Bring your own carry out container for $8/pound. Proceeds benefit Tell the Next Generation.  

    3. St Lucia Tea and Open House
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Watertown have St. Lucia Tea and Open House on Saturday, Dec 9th from 11a-1p. Come for Music, Candles, Scandinavian Treats and more!

    4. Meeker County Historical Society Open House
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Meeker County Historical Society has their Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec 9th from 2-5 pm. Enjoy hot cider and cookies while you tour the museum in Litchfield. Free Event!

  10. Dec

    1. Christmas Market
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Catholic Church of Hutchinson has their 4th annual Christmas Market on Saturday, December 16th from 9a-1p. Serving Breakfast with St Nicholas ($5/person or $20/Family), Also Christmas tea and Coffee Part with Scones. Shop the Bake Sale, Vendors, Quilt Raffle, Silent Auction and more! All Proceeds go to the LEAST project, benefiting the elderly. 

    2. SL Winter Festival
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      The 15th Annual Silver Lake Winter Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.  There will be free sandwiches, cookies & beverages.  A coloring contest for the children (with cash prizes), music, and door prizes throughout the event.  Horse drawn rides available and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Silver Lake American Legion Club.