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  1. Apr

    1. BPA Fundraiser
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      You are invited to a fundraiser all you can eat Breakfast for the Hutchinson BPA. The event is Sunday, April 9th from 8:30a-12:30p at the Elks Club. Tickets available at the door.  

    2. Kids Easter Party
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Enjoy the annual Kids easter party and Pancake Breakfast at the Stewart Fire Hall on Sunday, April 9th from 9a-12:30pm. Breakfast is all you can eat Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage and more for a free will donation. Free Kids Photos with the Easter Bunny also. Proceeds go to local projects.  

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

      The Winsted Catholic Order of Foresters have their Chicken Dinner on Sunday, April 9th from 10:30a-1p. Cost is $11 in advance, $12 at the door, children 6-10 are $5. Serving Chicken. Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Coleslaw and more! Proceeds benefit the HT School Bathroom Renovation.  

    4. International Food Fair
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The International Food Fair will be held at the Maplewood Academy gymnasium on Sunday, April 9 beginning at 5 p.m.  Ethnic foods from Italy, Mexico, Asia, Hawaii and others will be featured.  Plus there will be a variety of games and activities for children and adults.  There is no admission charge. 

    5. Wild Game Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Members and friends of the Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting  a special Wild Game Feed on Sunday, April 9th beginning at 5:00 p.m. (meal at 5:30 pm).  The evening will include such things as: alligator, buffalo, venison, a variety of pheasant dishes (as well as other wild and not so wild game), door prizes, a “Bird Dog Parade”, and guest speakers Barb and Jeff Severson from WI. Barb and Jeff are avid archers and anglers. Cost is a $5 dollar donation per ticket and may be purchased, or reserved by calling the church office (320)327-2352.  The public is invited to attend, and only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

  2. Apr

    1. Salute to the Army Air Corps
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      The Meeker County Historical Society has a Salute to the Army Air Corps on Sunday, April 23rd from 1:30-3:30p. Speaker Ed Cowley will talk about the use and style of planes throughout history. Admission is $2 (Free to Veterans)

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

      The Brownton American Legion Auxiliary meeting will be Monday, April 10th at 7:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center.  

  3. Apr

    1. Easter Bunny Bingo
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Winsted Lions have Easter Bunny Bingo on Tuesday, April 11th at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted from 6:30-8:30pm.  

  4. Apr

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary has their Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, April 13th from 4-7 pm at the Elks Club.

    2. Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is holding their Spring Firearms Safety Class starting on Thursday, April 13th. Class is open to Boys and Girls ages 11 and older, adults also welcome. Cost is $15, half to Gopher Campfire, half to the MN DNR. Class size is limited. To reserve a spot email Brian Schmeling at schmelingoil@gmail.com

  5. Apr

    1. Easter Egg Hunt
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Brownton Womens Club has their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15th at 10 am at the Brownton Community Center. Ages Toddler to 3rd Grade are welcome for this Free event. Treat bags and Prizes are given, and you can take photos with the Easter Bunny.  

  6. Apr

    1. Auxiliary Meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Next meeting of the Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will be April 19th at 7 pm at the VFW. Meal available for purchase at 6 pm.  

  7. Apr

    1. Salad Luncheon
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The united lutheran church of lake lillian has their Salad Luncheon on Thursday, April 20th at Noon. The Featured speaker is Master Gardener Louise Anderson. Free Will Offering accepted.  

    2. April Brain Boosting Workshop
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The MN Brain Injury Force has their latest Brain Boosting Workshop on Thursday, April 20th at 6 pm at Hutchinson Health Hospital Room F. This Month…Lori Braegelmann, Outreach Coordinator at the Epilepsy Foundation will provide a seizure training class. More info at MNBIF.org

    3. Beyond Sorrow
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The annual Beyond Sorrow sevent is Thursday, April 20th from 7-9 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Speaker is Kelly Grosklags from the American Academy of Grief Counseling.  

  8. Apr

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

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is having a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, April 21st from 7a-3p at the VFW Club in Glencoe.  

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

      St. Pauls United Church of Christ is having a Salad Luncheon on Friday April 21st at the church.  It goes from 11:00 am until 1:00 PM.  The price is $10.00. 

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

      St. Paul’s UCC of Plato is having their Salad Luncheon from 11a-1p on Friday, April 21st. Cost is $10.  

    4. Spring Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club has their Spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 21st from 11a-7p at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington. Adults are $10, Children under 12 are $5.  

    5. Comic Relief
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s a night of Comic Relief at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield, Friday, April 21st. Comedian John DeBoer performs at 8 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 if purchased before April 7th, $45 after April 7th.  

    6. Crow River Singers
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Crow River Singers present a Musical Journey through Germany and Austria. Shows are Friday April 21st at 7 pm at the New Journey UCC of Hutchinson, and Sunday, April 23rd at 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Admission is $8, under 12 is Free.  

  9. Apr

    1. Spring Clean up in Hutchinson
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      The City of Hutchinson is holding its annual Spring Clean Up Date just one day this spring…Saturday, April 22nd. All of Hutchinson will be picked up in one day. More info at the City’s website.  

    2. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake hosts a Spaghetti Dinner Youth Fundraiser Saturday from 4:30-7p at the church. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12 and Seniors. Proceeds go to the Senior High Mission Trip to Colorado.  

    3. SL Fire Dept Dance
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      The Silver Lake Fire Department is holding a fundraiser Dance Saturday, April 22nd at the SL Auditorium. South 40 performs from 8p-Midnight. Free Will Donations accepted.  

  10. Apr

    1. Potato Pancake Feed
      8:00 am – 10:30 am

      The Silver Lake Legion is serving Potato Pancakes on Sunday, April 23rd from 8a-10:30a. All you can eat for $8, Child $4.  

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

      The New Auburn VFW invites you to their Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, April 23rd from 10:30a-1p at the New Auburn Fire Hall. Serving Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, Applesauce and more. All you can eat for $10, Children 6-11 are $5, and under 5 are free.  

    3. Suicide Presentation
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      There is a Presentation by Rev. Peter Preus author of “And she was a Christian”. When Believers Consider Suicide on Sunday, April 23 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Lester Prairie. Questions and Answers. Fellowship. Suitable for midteens and adults. 

  11. Apr

    1. Hector Legion Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hector American Legion Auxiliary will be busing tables in Glencoe at Unhinged Pizza on Monday, April 24th from 4-8 pm. All tips and 10% of the sales will go to their organizations for their projects.  

  12. Apr

    1. HL Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Howard Lake St. James School on Tuesday, April 25th from 1-7 pm.  Anyone who is in good health, has not donated for 56 days, weighs 110 pounds or more, 17 years of age or older may donate blood.  For an appointment call 320-543-2444

    2. MN Twins Memories
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Cokato Historical Society presents Minnesota Twins Memories, featuring Clyde Doepner, Team Curator for the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at Cokato City Hall. This program is free and open to the public.  A brief business meeting of the Cokato Historical Society will precede Doepner’s presentation.