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  1. May
    3
    Sun

    1. LP Spring Luncheon
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie has their Spring Luncheon on Sunday, May 3rd from 10:30a-12:30p.  Serving Shredded Turkey, Hot Dogs, and Fancy Desserts.  Also bid on the silent auction.  

    2. Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church of Hamburg has a Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, May 3rd, serving from 11a-1p.  Everyone Welcome.  Cost is $10 per adult, $5 for Childs hot dog meal.  

    3. Derby Day Fundraiser
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      You are invited to a Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser for Equul Access on Sunday, May 3rd at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and Zellas Restaurant.  The event runs from 12:30-3pm, lunch served at 1 pm.  Wear your most outrageous Derby outfit, Derby Hat contest with prizes, Kids Jockey outfit Contest, Photo opportunities with horses and more!  Tickets are $30 for age 13 and older, $15 for 12 and under.  Contact Marsha at 320-296-3227 for Tickets.  Proceeds benefit equine therapeutic activities for those with special needs.  

    4. Brownton Bike A Thon
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Brownton Fire Department is holding a Bike A Thon on Sunday, May 3rd from 1-4 pm, starting at the Brownton Lions Shelter.  All K-6th grade students are encouraged to participate, and anyone can sponsor a biker.  Prizes are given out, including a new bike to the person with the most pledges.  Proceeds from the event will be used by the Fire Dept for new fire and rescue equipment.

    5. Drawn to the Word
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown presents the program “Drawn to the Word” on Sunday, May 3rd at 7 pm.  The program is presented by pastor and artist Paul Oman, who will give a program of singing and reading while he paints.  Free will offering taken, coffee and dessert following the program.

  2. May
    4
    Mon

    1. MN Firearms Safety
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A Minnesota Firearms Safety Class starts May 4th at the Gopher Campfire Clubhouse, north of Hutchinson.  For ages 12 and up, attendees must attend all classes.  Call 320-587-3153 for Q’s

  3. May
    7
    Thu

    1. LP Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Legion Auxiliary presents a Pillow Cleaning event on Thursday, May 7th from 7:30a-3p at the LP City Hall.  New Ticking, Cleaning, and returned the same day.

    2. National Day of Prayer Service
      8:30 am – 5:00 pm

      You are invited to a national day of Prayer, Prayer Service from Noon-12:45 pm on Thursday, May 7th at Oak Heights Covenant Church of Hutchinson.  The church building is also open from 8:30a-5p for prayer, with prayer guides available.

    3. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Spring Salad Luncheon at St. Pius X Catholic Church of Glencoe is Thursday, May 7th from 11a-1p.  Serving a variety of salads and desserts, plus take home a party favor.  Cost is $8 in advance, $9 at the door…Children under 12 is free.  Take outs and delivery available (call 864-5162 for delivery)

    4. Salad Luncheon for World Hunger
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop invites you to their Salad Luncheon for World Hunger on Thursday, May 7th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $7, Take Outs available.  

    5. Concert and Art Prowl
      5:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      The 2nd grade students of Helen Baker Elementary will be having their spring concert on Thursday, May 7th in the GSL High School Auditorium starting at 7 pm.  In conjunction with the concert the GSL PreK-12 Art Prowl will run as an open house from 5-8:15 pm in the cafeteria and gym.  

  4. May
    8
    Fri

    1. Kids Garage Sale
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      St. Anastasia’s Kids Garage Sale is Friday, May 8th from 9a-7p in their School Gym.  Most items are a quarter, from 5-7 it’s $2 to fill a grocery bag.   Selling clothing, toys, games, books, furniture and more!

  5. May
    9
    Sat

    1. Fishing Opener Breakfast
      6:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Rod and Gun club is serving their Fishing Opener Breakfast on Saturday, May 9th at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington.  Serving French Toast, Eggs, Sausage, and beverage from 6a-11a.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $4.

    2. Food Drive
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The National Association of Letter Carriers are conducting their 23rd annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 9th.  City and Rural Carriers will collect non perishable food items left by your mail box. Locally all food collected will be donated to the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.

    3. Common Cup 5K
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Common Cup Ministry of Hutchinson is having their 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 9th at West Masonic Park.  Each registered participant receives lunch, tshirt and a backpack.  Registration forms are available at the Common Cup offices.  Cost is $25 individual, $35 couple, $50 families.  Pre registration deadline is April 27th, but same day registrations can be taken (add $5 to fee for same day).  

    4. Ness Nordic Fest
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Join in a celebration of the Nordic cultures (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic) at the 1st annual Ness Nordic Fest to be held at the 1858 historic Ness Church located SW of Litchfield on Saturday, May 9th from 11a-4p with a children’s parade at 1p.  The festival features a Viking Age encampment, music, story telling and games of Kubb.  Admission is free and Scandinavian foods will be sold throughout the day including lefse, rommegrot, vaffler and more!  Wear your Nordic costume if you have one.  For more info contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 or email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com.

  6. May
    11
    Mon

    1. Brownton American Legion
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Brownton American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 11th at 7:30 pm at the Community Center.  

  7. May
    13
    Wed

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos Legion is Wednesday, May 13th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Michael James.

  8. May
    14
    Thu

    1. Poppy Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is hosting their Poppy Luncheon on Thursday, May 14th from 11a-1p.  Serving Turkey Salad, Fruit, Pickles, Roll, Bars ad Coffee for $7.  Take outs available.

    2. Spaghetti Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will hold their last Spaghetti Supper for the season on Thursday, May 14th from 4-7 pm at the Hutchinson Elks Lodge.  Take Outs available.  

  9. May
    15
    Fri

    1. Salad Luncheon and Vintage Displays
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society will be hosting a Salad Luncheon and Vintage Displays Presentation on Friday May 15 from 11a-1p at the Glencoe City Center in the Glencoe Historic Room.

  10. May
    16
    Sat

    1. FFCC Benefit Breakfast and Ride
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The 23rd annual Foundation for Challenged Children Benefit  Breakfast and Ride will be Saturday, May 16th.  Breakfast runs from 8:30-11:30 am at Vineyard United Methodist Church, Ride departs the same place at 10 am.  Cost for Breakfast is $7 for adults, and under 12 is $5…featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles.  More info at foundationforchallengedchildren.com  

    2. Studebaker Day
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale presents their Studebaker Day Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 16th from 1-3 pm.  Admission is $5 for those 13 and older, Free for 13 and younger…plus Free Admission for anyone driving a classic car.  Root Beer Floats and Hot Dogs will be available.  

  11. May
    17
    Sun

    1. Creation Seminar
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God invites the community to a free Creation Seminar on Sunday, May 17th from 1-4p at their church.  Greg Landry will discuss the theories of evolution vs. Creation.  

    2. Book Presentation
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents a book presentation on Milestones in the History of Hutchinson on Sunday, May 17th from 2-3 pm in the Museums Educational Center in Hutchinson.  More info go to mcleodhistory.org

    3. Litchfield Male Chorus
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Litchfield Area Male Chorus is celebrating 50 years at their annual concert on Sunday, May 17th at the Bernie Aaker Auditorium in Litchfield.  Concert begins at 3 pm, come early to check out the memorabilia.  Find out more by going to their Facebook Page.

  12. May
    18
    Mon

    1. Harmony River Auxiliary Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Harmony River Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 18th at 2 pm in the lower level conference room.

  13. May
    20
    Wed

    1. Food for Kids packing event
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church is having a Food for Kids Packing event on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Volunteers of all ages are invited to come and pack food for hungry children, both locally and globally.  A light lunch will be served.  Contact the church with questions 587-3312

    2. Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hutchinson Unit 96 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be hold their monthly meeting with election of unit officers on Wednesday, May 20th at the Hutchinson VFW at 7 pm.

  14. May
    23
    Sat

    1. Bike Rodeo
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The NYA Church of Peace is holding a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 23rd from 10a-Noon.  The event is for kids ages 8-10 years old.  Free bike helmet to the first 50 kids, plus they’ll have a drawing for a Girls and Boys Bike.