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  1. Jun
    20
    Wed

    1. MidSummer’s Festival
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      It’s a Midsummer’s Festival at Swedlanda Lutheran Church on Wednesday, June 20. An Ice-Cream Social will be held from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, with sandwiches, beans, potato salad, pie, and home-made ice cream. A program will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature The BASICS. Swedlanda Lutheran Church is 9 miles southwest of Hector, 73950 County Road 16. Please call 320-848-2490 for further information.

    2. Hutch Legion Auxiliary
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Wednesday June 20th will be the Regular Meeting for Unit 96 Hutchinson, of the American Legion Auxiliary.  They will have Installation of Officers, with District President  Kat Benjamin acting as Installation Officer.   The meeting starts at 7pm, at VFW Post 906, Hutchinson.  A meal is available for purchase at 6pm at the VFW.

  2. Jun
    21
    Thu

    1. Dairy Berry Day
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Dairy Berry Day is Thursday, June 21st at Bandstand Park in Dassel at 7 pm. Serving Root Beer Floats or Ice Cream and Strawberries. Live Music in the Gazebo as well!

  3. Jun
    22
    Fri

    1. LP Ambassadors serving Burgers
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Ambassadors will be serving Burgers at Garber’s Meats in Lester Prairie Friday, June 22nd and Friday, June 29th from 10a-1p. Take part in the fundraiser with Burger Chips and Pop for $5.

    2. Ray Wilkens Memorial Golf Scramble
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Take part in the Ray Wilken’s Memorial Golf Scramble on Friday, June 22nd at 1 pm at the Glencoe Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Mcleod County Veterans Association. To Register or get more info contact Chad (952-454-2741, wilkens20@yahoo.com) or Bryan (612-636-2977, wilkens.bryan@gmail.com)

  4. Jun
    23
    Sat

    1. Tournament of Duty Golf Scramble
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      You’re invited to participate in the 6th annual Tournament of Duty Golf Scramble and Fundraiser on Saturday, June 23rd at the Island Pine Golf Club of Atwater. The event will benefit the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program, The Eagle’s Healing Nest, and the Wounded Warrior Project. For Tourney info and registration please go to tournamentofduty.com or contact Monica at 320-593-2846.

    2. Swedefest
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran Church of Lafayette will have their annual Swedefest on Saturday, June 23rd from 4-8 pm. The event includes a Swedish Mid Summer Picnic, Entertainment, silent auction, horse drawn wagon rides, kids activities and more!

  5. Jun
    24
    Sun

    1. Potato Pancakes
      8:00 am – 10:30 am

      The Silver Lake Legion is serving Potato or Regular Pancakes on Sunday, June 24th from 8a-10:30a. Also serving Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Sausage and more! All you can eat for $8 adults or $4 child.

    2. A MidSummer Nights Dream
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Fungus Amongus Players present a MidSummer Night’s Dream at the Litchfield Opera House on Sunday, June 24th at 2 pm. Cost is just a free will offering for the performance and refreshments.

  6. Jun
    26
    Tue

    1. Glen Campbell: I’ll be me
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      ACT on Alzheimer’s of Sibley County presents the movie “Glen Campbell: I’ll be me” on Tuesday, June 26th at 2 pm in the Gibbon Community Center. The event is Free, but free will donations are accepted.

  7. Jun
    27
    Wed

    1. Peace Lutheran Church Concert Series
      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Summer Concert Series on Wednesday’s this summer at the church. Concerts start at Noon, Salad Luncheon at 12:30 pm for a suggested donation of $8. Upcoming Schedule: June 27-Dr Joan DeVee Dixon and the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad July 11: Dr Mary Newton, Organist from Plymouth July 18: Chuck Thiel, Concertina from Lester Prairie July 25: The Cogley Sisters and Bev Wangerin August 1: Alice Fiedlerova, Pianist from Prague, Czech Republic.

    2. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St Pauls Lutheran Church of Hector has their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 27th from 5-7 pm. Serving BBQ’s, Turkey Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Pie Ice Cream and more for a Free Will Donation. After the event Local singer/songwriter Ed Newberg will be in concert and worship at 7 pm.

    3. Glencoe Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club “Music In The Park” series begins on Wednesday, June 27th at Oak Leaf Park. Free live music features Allen and Matt Carlson. The Glencoe Lions will be serving a meal with a shredded beef sandwich, chips, pickles, dessert and beverage at a nominal fee from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to local Community Projects. Collection boxes for used eyeglasses and hearing aids will also be available.

  8. Jun
    28
    Thu

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

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is in Plato on Thursday, June 28th from Noon-6 pm at the Lighthouse Church of Plato.  For an appointment contact Ken or Myra at 236-2370

  9. Jun
    29
    Fri

    1. BI Polka Fest
      2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Bird Island Polka Fest is Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1. Friday music is with the Top Notchman, Saturday music is the Winter Texan day with the Top Notchman and Leon Olson performing, Sunday music is the Arizona Snowbirds get together with Larry Olson and Chuck Thiel performing. Hours Friday 2-10 pm, Saturday Noon-9pm, and Sunday Noon-6pm.

  10. Jul
    1
    Sun

    1. The Everharts
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents Bob and Sheila Everhart in Concert on Sunday, July 1st at 2 pm. The Everharts will play Music of the Settlers and Homesteaders of the Great Plains and Prairie. Tickets are $10. Call 320-535-0829 for Tickets or email litchopera@yahoo.com

    2. Patriotic Service
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church’s annual Patriotic Service is Sunday, July 1st at 7 pm. Join them for a Patriotic sing along followed by refreshments.

  11. Jul
    4
    Wed

    1. Celebrate the 4th in Morton
      8:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Celebrate the 4th of July in Morton, MN with the Renville County Historical Society & Museum! Food Stand in the City Park 8 am – 6 pm. (8am-10am Rolls & Coffee) Pulled Pork, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, chips, pickle on a stick, pop & water. Museum Open Extended Hours 10 AM – 6 PM Admission Charged 4th Annual Veterans Round Table 1 pm – 3 pm Open to the Public Heritage Building on the Museum Grounds Music by Billy Underwood & Quilts of Valor presentation to Renville County Veterans! Refreshments served! Free Will Donations! St. John’s Church Patriotic Sing Along at 7 pm – 8 pm with Music by Myron Lindeman * Solos by Gene Kohout & Charlie Dunlevy

  12. Jul
    7
    Sat

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 7th from 4:30-6 pm. Cost is a suggested donation of $8. Concert at 5 pm featuring Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers.

  13. Jul
    8
    Sun

    1. Summer Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle has their Summer Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 8 from 10:30a-1p. Serving a Variety of Salads, BBQ, Desserts and more for a Free will offering.

  14. Jul
    11
    Wed

    1. July Monthly Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is hosting their Community Meal the Second Wednesday of Each month (July 11) from 5-7 pm. Cost is just a free Will Donation. Take Outs available.  

    2. Glencoe Lions Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club Music In The Park series resumes Wednesday, July 11 th at Oak Leaf Park, Glencoe, in Shelter #2, featuring Jim and Mike Wendolek with their Old-Time favorites. A pork rib sandwich with chips, pickles, dessert and beverage will be available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the free performance from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the music and the food. Proceeds will go toward community projects. Bring your used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

  15. Jul
    12
    Thu

    1. Plato Pork Burgers
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions are serving Pork Burgers, Beans, and Chips at the Plato Park on Thursday, July 12th from 4-7 pm. Bring your own chairs and stay for Music!

    2. Music in the Winthrop Park
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Music in the Winthrop Park is on Thursday, July 12th from 6:30-8 pm. Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentin will perform. Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair! (Rain Venue: Hahn’s Dining)

  16. Jul
    13
    Fri

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin has their annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 13th from 4-7 pm. Serving Sloppy Joes, Salads, Pie, Ice Cream and more! Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for Children, and $2.50 for Pie and Ice Cream only.

    2. Pork Chop Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church has their Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, July 13th from 4-7 pm at the Kingston Community Center. Dinner includes Pork Chops, Potato Salad, Beans, and more for $10.

  17. Jul
    15
    Sun

    1. Country Festival
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St Mary’s of Czestochowa has their annual Country Festival on Sunday, July 15th. Mass at 10 am, Dinner at 11 am, Cemetery Prayer Service at 1 pm. Dinner includes Pork Chops, Roast Beef, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw and more! Cost is $13, under 12 is $8, and under 5 is Free. Also enjoy the live music, shop the country store, Games, Bingo and silent auction!

  18. Jul
    17
    Tue

    1. Hutch Soccer Family Fun Day
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hutchinson Soccer has their Family Fun Day on Tuesday, July 17th at the High School Soccer Field. The event is for Boys and Girls in grades 5-12. Free Meal from 5:30-6:30 pm, Soccer activities from 6:30-8pm. No Soccer experience nessecary, Free to attend.

    2. Beer and Hymns
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      You are invited to Beer and Hymns on Tuesday, July 17th at the Buffalo Range of Buffalo Lake from 7-9 pm. Serving Pork Chop Sandwiches, Potato Salad and more for $8 a plate from 6-7:30 pm. All proceeds support the Zion Lutheran Church Improvement Fund.

  19. Jul
    18
    Wed

    1. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian has their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 18th from 5-7 pm. Serving BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Ice Cream Sundaes and more! Cost is just a free will offering.