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  1. Feb
    1
    Sun

    1. Souper Bowl Dinner
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God is having a Souper Bowl Dinner on Sunday, Feb 1st from Noon-2 pm.  Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Tomato and more!  Everyone is welcome to the free dinner.

    2. Archery Meeting
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will be starting their next  session of an archery ministry called Centershot for those  of all ages. Centershot is a Bible-based archery ministry that consists of 45 minutes of archery instruction and a 45 minute Bible study one day a week for 8 weeks.  The church provides the bows and arrows which are used during the training sessions in the church basement shooting range.  Participants pay a nominal fee to help cover the cost of the study book.  The next session of Centershot will begin Sunday, February 1  from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. To sign up to reserve your spot(s) contact the church office (320)327-2352.

  2. Feb
    2
    Mon

    1. Special Ed Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another Parent Seminar on Monday, Feb 2nd from 7-8 pm featuring Jamie Dop, GSL ECSE Teacher.  This seminar offers an opportunity for families of children with special needs a chance to ask questions and find out more about the ECSE process and program.  It also provides an opportunity for parents to network with each other as they face the joys and challenges of life with a child with special needs. Nominal fee applies.    To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  3. Feb
    5
    Thu

    1. Todays Women of Hutch meeting
      6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

      Today’s Women of Hutchinson will have their next meeting on Thursday, Feb 5th at Harmony River at 6:45 pm.  Please use west entrance, down to conference room on lower level.

    2. Smart Step Family
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents the class “Smart Step Family”, starting on Thursday, Feb 5th.  The class helps you discover key steps to build a healthy stepfamily with expert Ron L. Deal, one of the nation’s leading experts on Christian StepFamilies. Learn tips, insight and useable solutions for everyday living. Cost is $30 per individual, Scholarships available.  Call or scholarships or to sign up at 587-2093.  More info at faithlc.com

  4. Feb
    6
    Fri

    1. Give kids a smile day
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Minnesota Dental Association is sponsoring Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb 6th.  Dentists are committed to providing all children with free dental care and improving access to care throughout Minnesota.  For info or sites near you go to mndental.org

    2. Cosmos Fish Fry
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their fish fry on Friday, Feb 6th from 4:30 pm until gone.  Cost is $10 for all you can eat, children under 12 eat for $5.  

  5. Feb
    7
    Sat

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffles
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The St. John Paul II Area Faith Mission Group present a Pre Valentine’s Day Supper on Saturday Feb 7th featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles.  Serving all you can eat from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Crow River Winery.  Cost is $6.50 in advance, $7 at the door.  Free Carnation to the first 200 ladies, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Music and more!

  6. Feb
    8
    Sun

    1. Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hector Lions Club is having their annual Flapjack Festival on Sunday, Feb 8th from 8a-Noon at the American Bar and Grill of Hector.  Free will donation for Flapjacks and toppings, French Toast, Sausage, and Beverage.  Proceeds support BLHS School Safety Patrol.

    2. Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Elks is having their all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 8th from 8a-Noon.  Cost is $7 for Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Sausage, Fruit, and more.  Proceeds benefit the community.  

    3. Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club is having it’s annual Free Fishing Contest Sunday, Feb 8th from 2-4 pm on Brooks Lake in Cokato.  Raffle tickets can be purchased from club members in advance or at the contest for $1 each for a chance at cash and merchandise prizes. There is a Junior and Senior class for the fishing contest and there will be a lunch wagon on site.  They will have some free minnows and can drill your holes.  Bring out the whole family for some fun and excitement.  Brooks Lake is located North of Hwy 12 on Johnson Ave N in Cokato.  Info…Contact Dave 612-670-1916 or Tim 320-980-0460

    4. Schafskopf Tournament
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The 42nd annual Schafskopf Tournament will be held Sunday, Feb 8th at the Brownton Community Center.  Donation Tickets are $1 and you need not be present to win.

    5. Turkey Hunting Seminar
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting a special Outdoor Club Meeting on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 pm at the church.  This free informal get-together is titled Turkey Hunting 101and will include sharing by Rodney Schmidt and Dr. Tom Rakow. Turkey Hunting 101 is especially designed for the person who wants to know how to get started turkey hunting, or who wants to pick up some helpful tips from others.  The seminar will last about an hour and includes a brief devotional time, presentation on the topic, and a time for input and questions. Anyone any age is invited, and there is no charge.  

    6. Night with Taya Kyle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Beth El Synagogue of St. Louis Park presents an evening with Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice on Sunday, Feb 8th at 7 pm.  Taya’s late husband was Navy SEAL and Author Chris Kyle.  Taya regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the challenges facing veterans, first responders and their families. She also talks about the value of knowing who you are, what you believe in and standing strong for it.  Tickets available online at besyn.org

  7. Feb
    9
    Mon

    1. Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another parent seminar on Monday, Feb 9th from 7-8 pm featuring Sue Magnuson, GSL HS Counselor.  This seminar with explore the topics of emotional health for child development, as well as communication between parents and children.  A portion of the session will be devoted to questions/answers. Nominal fee applies.  Continuing Education credit/certificates available.  To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

    2. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center on Monday, Feb 9th.  

  8. Feb
    11
    Wed

    1. Senior Dance
      1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion is Wednesday, Feb 11th from 1:30-4:30 pm featuring music by Michael James.  

    2. Family Style Turkey Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Zion United Methodist Church of Buffalo Lake invites you to their annual Family Style Turkey Supper on Wednesday, Feb 11th from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Eat in or Take Out, Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door, 5-11 yrs old are $5,and Preschool age is free.  

  9. Feb
    12
    Thu

    1. Coptic Book Binding
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The South Central Artisans is hosting a class on Coptic Book Binding on Thursday, Feb 12th from 6-9 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  Fee is $10, for info or to attend contact Ellen at 612-940-3312

  10. Feb
    14
    Sat

    1. Valentines Supper
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their Valentines Supper on Saturday, Feb 14th from 5-8 pm.  Serving Prime Rib, Ribs, or Shrimp.  

  11. Feb
    18
    Wed

    1. Bethel Women of ELCA Soup Supper
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Bethel Women of ELCA, Lester Prairie, will be serving an Ash Wednesday Soup Supper on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, from 5;30 – 6:30PM.  The menu will include three kinds of soup: homemade chili, chicken wild rice, and a surprise soup, plus crackers, buttered bread, and an assortment of bars and beverages.  The suggested donation is $6.00 for adults for all you can eat.  Donations will go to support the many ministries at Bethel Lutheran Church.  After the supper, join them for worship at 7:00 PM.

  12. Feb
    19
    Thu

    1. Seminar
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Benefits Seminar for Korean War era Veterans and spouses hosted by McLeod County Veteran Services on Thursday February 19th at both 1pm & 5pm  at the McLeod County Administrative Building on Hennepin Avenue North in Glencoe. For details, contact Veteran Services at (320)864-1268.

  13. Feb
    20
    Fri

    1. Fish Fry
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Fish Fry will be on Friday, Feb 20th, starting at 3 pm at the Plato Community Hall.  Adults are $10, Children are $4, and preschool is Free.  Take Outs available.  

  14. Feb
    21
    Sat

    1. BLHS FFA Fishing Tournament
      2:45 pm – 7:00 pm

      The BLHS FFA is having their Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Feb 21st on Lake Allie, near Buffalo Lake.  Registration begins at 2:45 pm, Fishing from 3-7 pm.  Cost is $5 per hole, with prizes given out to the top three youth and adult fishermen.  There is also a cash raffle at the event.  

    2. Benefit for Kay Selle
      4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Kay Selle on Saturday, Feb 21st from 4-11pm at the Hideaway in New Auburn.  Roast Pork Dinner served from 4:30-7 pm, Bake Sale and Silent Auction from 4-8:30 pm. Proceeds benefit Kay’s medical expenses.  

  15. Feb
    22
    Sun

    1. Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Plato is having their Pancake Dinner on Sunday, Feb 22nd, serving from 10:30a-1p.  All you can eat Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce and more.  Take outs are available.  Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for those 5-12, and under 4 is free.  Proceeds support Heifer International.

  16. Feb
    23
    Mon

    1. GSL Kindergarten Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having a Parent Seminar on Monday, Feb 23rd from 7-8 pm featuring GSL Kindergarten teachers.  What does my child need to need to know before kindergarten? When should I start preparing my child? What about summer birthdays?  Is preschool necessary?  This class is for any parent interested in giving their child a smoother transition to kindergarten.  Nominal fee applies.  To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  17. Feb
    26
    Thu

    1. Plato Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Bloodmobile will be in Plato at Discover Church on Thursday, Feb 26th from Noon-6 pm.  For an appointment contact Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.  

    2. Korean War Vet Meeting
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A second round of Benefit Seminars for Korean War Era Veterans and their spouses will be hosted by McLeod County Veteran Services on Thursday Feb 26th at both 1pm & 5pm at the McLeod County Solid Waste Facility in Hutchinson. For details, contact Veteran Services at (320)864-1268.

    3. Agri Business Seminar
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Agri Business Seminar will be held on Thursday, Feb 26th from 5:30-9 pm at the Crow River Winery in Huchinson.  Speakers include: Bret Oelke on creating a competitive advantage through management of production costs – Michael Dove and Jeff Braegelmann on avoiding legal pitfalls in Ag Business – and Nathan Winter, Extension Educator on a farm bill update.  Tickets are $40 (for 2 persons), contact 587-5252 for Tickets.