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  1. Sep

    1. Becky Farrell Benefit
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Enjoy a Benefit Pulled Pork Lunch fo Becky Farrell on Sunday, Sept. 10th at the King Pin Pub in Plato from 11a-3p. Also shop the bake sale and silent auction (including a Gene Simmons signed Guitar). Proceeds go to Farrell who’s been battling some health conditions and heart surgeries.  

    2. Benefit Barn Dance
      1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      The 8th annual Benefit Barn Dance will be Sunday, September 10th from 1-5:30 pm at the Wilbert Hahn Barn (15122 20th Street, Brownton). Proceeds from the Dance will benefit Carol Polzin (battleing Neurological Problems), Asa House (group home for teens), and South African Mission. Enjoy Music by George’s Concertina Band, Silent Auction Items, and Games for the Kids.  

  2. Sep

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

      The Brownton American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Monday, Sept. 11th at 7:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center.  

  3. Sep

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

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 12th from 1-7 pm at the Orchard Christian Church.  For an appointment call Donna at 320-543-2444

  4. Sep

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

      The Next Senior Dance will be Wednesday, Sept. 13th from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Former Cosmos Legion. Music by Ed Vern Black.  

    2. Oktoberfest in September
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Enjoy Oktoberfest in September at the Brownton Community Center on Wednesday, September 13th. Brats, German Potato Salad, Kraut and more served at 5:30 pm, Music by George’s Concertina Band from 6-8 pm.  

  5. Sep

    1. Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is holding their Rummage Sale on Thursday-Saturday (Sept 14, 15, 16). Hours Thursday and Friday are 8a-6p, and Saturday 8a-1p. Saturday is bag day, fill a bag for $5. Also serving Sloppy Joes and Hot Dogs.  

    2. Fall Firearms Safety Classes
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is holding their Fall Firearms Safety Classes starting Thursday, Sept. 14th at 6 pm. Must attend all three classes! Cost is $15 (half to Gopher Campfire, Half to the MN DNR). The class Is open to all boys and girls ages 11 and older. Class size is limited, to reserve a spot email Brian at schmelingoil@gmail.com.

      A second class will begin on Monday, Sept. 18th also at Gopher Campfire. To reserve a spot in this calss call 587-3153.

  6. Sep

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

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is hosting a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, Sept. 15th from 7a-3p at the VFW Club in Glencoe. Get New Ticking, On the spot cleaning, and returned the same day.  

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

      You are welcome to a Salad Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 15th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brownton. Serving assorted salads from 11a-1p. Cost is $8.  

    3. Turkey Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake will be hosting its Annual Turkey Dinner, Friday, September 15, from 4:30 -7:30 pm. Adults are $12.00, Children 5-12 are $5.00, and under 5 are free. Take-Out is also available!

    4. Pork Chop Dinner
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Cedar Mills Lions annual Pork Chop Dinner is Friday, Sept. 15th from 5-7:30 pm at the Cedar Mills Gun Club. Free Dance from 7-10 pm with the Detour Band. Proceeds go to Local Projects. 

  7. Sep

    1. Bernardy Benefit
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Samantha Bernardy on Saturday, September 16th at Cactus Jacks 2 in Stewart. Meal served from 4-7p for a Suggested Donation of $10. Also take part in the meat Raffle, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Live Music. Proceeds benefit Bernardy who’s fighting a brain tumor.  

  8. Sep

    1. Hector Flight Breakfast
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The 75th annual Hector Flight Breakfast is on Sunday, Sept. 17th, serving from 7:30a-12:30p. All you can eat for a Free Will Donation. All proceeds benefit McKenya Egge. This year’s Featured aircraft is a Grumman Wildcat US Navy WW2 Fighter. Kids Ping Pong Ball Drop is at 11:30am. Everyone Welcome

    2. Animals in Church
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      On Sunday, September 17th at 9:30 am the Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be holding a special Rally Day Service with Guest speaker Caara Holmstrom of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land near Bemidji, MN. Caara will be bringing a young African Spotted Leopard, a skink, and other creatures.  Her program reveals God’s creative hand in what He has made. Caara is an educator, as well as the owner of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land. This is a great opportunity to get up close and learn about some unique members of creation. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. 

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

      The Oster Covenant Church is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17th. Service at 10 am, Potluck Lunch and music by the Wagon Wheelers following the service.  

    4. St John’s Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St John’s Catholic Church’s Fall Festival is Sunday, Sept. 17th at the St John’s Education Center on Highway 12 between Dassel and Cokato. Roast Beef Dinner served from 11a-2p. Adults are $9, Kids 4-10 are $4. Also take part in the Cash Raffle, Food Stand, Bingo, Country Store and more!

    5. Fall Festival
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Watertown is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17th. Serving a Homestyle Turkey Dinner from 11:30a-1:30p. Also take part in Games, Bingo, Raffle, Music, Silent Auction and more!

    6. Walk for Life
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Inmotion Walk for Life is Sunday, Sept. 17th from 1-4 pm at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Checkin at Noon, Music, Fun Zone, Refreshments and more. Speakers include Dan Reidenberg, SAVE Executive Director and Dan Hanson, Suicide Survivor, Combat Veteran and Wounded Warrior Program. To register or get more information go to SAVE.org.  

  9. Sep

    1. Block Party
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Winthrop is hosting a Block Party on Wednesday, Sept. 20th from 4:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy Free Sweet Corn, Hot Dogs, Chips, and Lemonade. Also music from “Church of Cash”, Bounce House, Face Painting and more! 

    2. Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church has a Chicken Pie Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 20th starting at 4:30 pm. Serving Chicken and Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Beans and more! Adults are $11, 5-12 years old are $6. Take Outs available.  

    3. Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary Events
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary has a few events coming up: Wednesday, Sept 20th is their first Unit Meeting of the year, 7 pm at the Hutchinson VFW – Unit’s Cashwise Cookout Thursday-Saturday September 21-23 – Pillow Fluff event on Saturday, Sept 23rd from 7a-1p.  

  10. Sep

    1. September Brain Boosting Workshop
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The MN Brain Injury Force has their latest Brain Boosting Workshop on Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm at Hutchinson Health Hospital Room F. This Month…a discussion on tips for a better memory. More info at MNBIF.org

  11. Sep

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

      First Lutheran LWML is have a Salad Luncheon on September 22 from 11:00-1:00.  They will be serving a variety of  salads , breads, and salads. It will be held in the First Lutheran Fellowship Room in Glencoe.

  12. Sep

    1. 4 HOF Musicians Concert
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents 4 Hall of Fame Musicians in Concert on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 7-10 pm. Pat Curto, Danny Grossnickle, Mike Shaw, and Tony Stark perform together, with tickets $10 for all ages. Pulled Pork or Turkey meal served starting at 6 pm. RSVP to litchopera@yahoo.com

  13. Sep

    1. Pork Loin Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St Boniface of Stewart has their Fall Festival on Sunday, September 24th at the church. Serving a Pork Loin Dinner from 10:30a-1p. Cost is $10, Extra Loin is $2, Kids 4-10 years old is $5. Also take part in the Raffle, Silent Auction, Games, Dollar Table, Clown, Face Painting, Music and More.  

  14. Sep

    1. Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church,Lester Prairie,Mn    Sept 26th-Oct 4th   Bring your Paper,Phone Books,Catalogs,Magazine’s Office Paper ,Shredded Paper,Cereal Boxes.,Cardboard Boxes to Trailer in Bethel’s Parking Lot

  15. Sep

    1. PACER Center Program
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      PACER Center will offer “Transitioning to Employment,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Days Inn, Hutchinson. This workshop will provide information on career exploration and planning, including information about agencies that provide independent living, financial, and employment services and supports. Parents will gain knowledge about how to help prepare their youth for employment and life skills after high school. Parents of students in ninth grade and above are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive a packet of helpful information and resources. To register to attend this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), or visit PACER.org/workshops.

  16. Sep

    1. Tiger Family Fun Day
      9:30 am – 10:00 pm

      Hutchinson HS is hosting Tiger Time Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 30th. In the morning it’s the Tiger Cub Challenge…an American Ninja Warrior type course designed for younger kids ages 6-13. Plus the Tiger Time Challenge is a similar course designed for those ages 14 and up. In the Afternoon the High School will be open from 1-3 pm for Tours of the newly redesigned portion of the building, and in the evening starting at 7 pm it’s Tigers After Dark at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds. Live Music,Beverages, Food and Games!  

    2. Plato Lions Oktoberfest
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions have Oktoberfest on September 30th from 4-7 pm at the King Pin Pub. Serving Brats, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Apple Dessert, Hot Dogs and more! Proceeds go to local projects