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  1. Mar

    1. Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins is having their next Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale on Sunday, March 15th.  Bouja is $13 per gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12.  You can pre order by calling Larry at 320-764-2965

    2. Plato Lions Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Plato Lions are having their Spring Brunch from 9a-Noon at the Plato Hall on Sunday, March 15th.  All you can eat Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Toast, and Beverage.  Free Will donation, proceeds go to the Community Project Fund. 

    3. Remembering Country Schools
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents Remembering Country Schools, a presentation on Sibley and Mcleod County history of Country Schools.  The Program will be Sunday, March 15th from 2-3 pm at the Museum’s Educational Center in Hutchinson.  More details at mcleodhistory.org

  2. Mar

    1. MACT Fest
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      MACT (MN Assn of Community Theatres) Fest will be held March 18-22nd at the Dassel Cokato Performing Arts Center.  Performances and Workshops will be run every day of the fest.  

  3. Mar

    1. NA Farm and Power Show
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The North American Farm and Power Show is March 19-21st at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna.  See up to date techonology from major manufacturers, Agri Business Services, New Product Information, Farm and Ranch Displays and more.  Plus see free education seminars from the U of MN Extension Service.  More info at tradexpos.com  

    2. Cold War Veterans Seminar
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Cold War Veterans Seminar-For veterans with military service from 1955 to 1964. The Free Seminars are on Thursday, March 19th at 1pm, 3pm or 5pm.  Each seminar will review benefits specific to Cold War veterans and their families and will be held at the McLeod County Administrative Building on Hennepin Avenue North in Glencoe.  For details contact Veteran Services at (320) 864-1268.

    3. Hutchinson Theatre Company
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Theatre Company presents Leading Ladies at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts March 19-21st and March 26-28th.  Tickets available at hutchtheatre.org or in person at the Center.  Tickets are $18 per person, doors open at 6:30 pm…show at 7 pm.  

    4. Open House
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      St Anastasia has a Kindergarten open house on Thursday March 19th at 7pm in the kindergarten room.  All parents who are interested in learning more about the opportunities stanastais A’s has to offer are welcome to attend.  Kids Depot Preschool has a open house on a Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 9-12.  Come and learn about our preschool program for 3,4 and 5 year olds.

  4. Mar

    1. Spring Fling Brunch
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      The Emmaus Gift Shop is having their spring fling Brunch on Saturday, March 21st from 8-10 am in the Gloria Dei Dining Room at Ecumen in Litchfield.  Cost is $6 for Brunch.  Easter Lilies and Bulb Gardens will be on sale from Flowers of Mercy.   

    2. Kings Kids
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      King’s Kids Preschool at Christ the King Church will be having their Open House on Saturday, March 21st from 9am-noon.  Public registration for fall classes starts on Wednesday, March 25th from 7:30am-5pm.  Questions…call 587-2776 or check out www.kingskidshutchinson.weebly.com

    3. Library Book Sale
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Library is having their indoor book sale on Saturday, March 21st.  Sale hours are 10a-5p.  

  5. Mar

    1. Chili Dinner
      10:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is having their Chili Dinner on Sunday, March 22nd from 10:30a-2p.  On the menu…Chili, Garlic Bread, Hot Dogs, Chips, Dessert, Beverage and more.  

    2. Carol Rose Fundraiser
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      You’re invited to a fundraiser spaghetti dinner for Carol Rose on Sunday, March 22nd from 1-5 pm at the Legion in Waconia.  Free Will donations accepted, plus you can big on the silent auction.

  6. Mar

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

      Harmony River Auxiliary Meeting will be Monday, March 23rd at 2 pm in the lower level conference room.

    2. ECFE Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Please join ECFE at Unhinged Pizza of Glencoe on Monday, March 23rd from 4-8 pm for a Tip Night.  Ridgewater College Helping Hands Club is working at the event and money raised will be donated to: Glencoe-Silver Lake Early Childhood Family Education/Preschool & Hutchinson Early Childhood Family Education.

    3. Habitat Fundraiser
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Dairy Queen of Hutchinson is hosting a benefit for Crow River Habitat for Humanity on Monday, March 23rd.  From 5-8 pm the DQ will donate 10% of all sales to CR Habitat for Humanity.  

    4. 600 Club Meeting
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson 600 Club will meet on Monday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm at Squeaky’s Grill and Bar in Hutchinson.  All 600 club members should attend this meeting.

  7. Mar

    1. Soup and Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church invites you to their Soup and Salad Luncheon and Boutique on Wednesday, March 25th starting at 11 am.  Adults are $9, preschool age is free.

  8. Mar

    1. Early Childhood Screening
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Early Childhood Screening is required for all Minnesota children entering kindergarten.  It is recommended to have your child screened between the ages of 3-4 years.  Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.  It is free and you only need to complete it once.  There are 2 dates left this spring for screening for Glencoe Silver Lake Schools: March 27 and April 10.  Call Becky 320-864-2494 to schedule an appointment or more info.

  9. Mar

    1. Gladiolus Society Auction
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Minnesota Gladiolus Society’s annual Bulb/corm auction is Saturday, March 28th at the Cologne Community Center.  The event is free and open to the public.  The auction starts at 1 pm, with a short program before about how to grow and show Gladiolus at 12:30 pm.  

    2. Deep Roots
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A fiber/textile art exhibit, Deep Roots, will open Saturday, March 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Dassel History Center.  The exhibit, sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, is arranged by Anita Jain of Common Strands, an international fiber arts, non-profit organization. Jain will give a galley talk about the art. No admission charge.  The exhibit will be at the Dassel History Center through April 25. 

    3. Spring Banquet
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The 62nd McLeod County Dairy Association Spring Banquet is Saturday March 28th at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN. Appetizers are at 7p.m. with complete buffet dinner at 7:30p.m.  Dinner music is by Alice Nowak.  Former Princess Kay Sarah (Olson) Schmidt is the MC for the evening.  Various awards will be given and the new 2015-16 Dairy Princess will be crowned. Ticket are $12.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door.

  10. Mar

    1. Smoked Ham and Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The annual Smoked Ham and Pancake Breakfast is at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle on Sunday, March 29th from 8a-1p.  Free will offering for Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, and more!

    2. Glencoe Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their Annual “All You Care to Eat” Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 29 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with take-outs available. Menu includes: Pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, fruit and beverage. Advance Adult tickets are $9 and are available from Lions Club Members. Prices at the door are Adults – $10, Children (age 4 – 10) $5, and children age three and under eat FREE. Proceeds will be used toward community projects. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids.

    3. Kids Easter party and Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Stewart Lions annual kids easter party and pancake breakfast is Sunday, March 29th at the Stewart Fire Hall from 9a-12:30 pm.  Free will donation for all you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, and beverage.  Get your photo taken with the easter bunny.  Proceeds go to local projects.  

    4. Scholarship Brunch
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

       Hector Legion Annual Scholarship Brunch will be Sunday, March 29, from 9am-1pm at the American Bar and Grill of Hector.  Serving pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausages, hashbrowns, coffee, milk, & juice.  Cost is a Free will donation.

    5. Chicken Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Winsted’s Catholic Order of Foresters is having their Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 29th from 10:30a-1p at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Cost is $9 in advance, $10 at the door, Children 6-10 are $5, and under 5 is free.  Take out available.  Enjoy Chicken, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Cole Slaw and more.  Proceeds benefit project for paiting the Holy Trinity Church Social hall.  

    6. Antique Appraisal
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is having their annual Antique Appraisal Fundraiser on Sunday, March 29th at 2 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  Museum Director Lori Pickell Stangell will be giving advice on how to preserve your treasures, plus local auctioneer Kathy Krone will narrarate the program and antique expert Lynn Buck will appraise.  Cost is $7 per appraisal item, $15 for 3 items, or $3 admission without appraisal.  More details you can go to mcleodhistory.org  

  11. Mar

    1. Marsh Creek Water Project Meeting
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Buffalo Creek Watershed District will hold an informational meeting on the Marsh Creek Water Project on Tuesday, March 31st from 5-7 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  The meeting is open to the public.  The Open House will talk about an implementation timeline and cost allocation.  

  12. Apr

    1. Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie from April 1-April 16.  Bring your newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper , junk Mail, cardboard, ANYTHING PAPER.  Please NO  STRING,ROPES OR PLASTIC BAGS AROUND THE PAPER.  Pizza Boxes with food on will not be accepted.  Recycling May be brought to the Trailer in the Parking Lot anytime From April 1-April 16.Funds raised will be used to purchase more energy efficent lights.