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  1. Nov

    1. Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins is selling Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup on Sunday, Nov. 16th from 8:30a-Noon.  Bouja is $13 per gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12.  You can preorder by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.  (no sale in December, sale returns in January)

  2. Nov

    1. Educational Program
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents “Mcleod’s Goods and People moved by rail”, an educational program on Monday, Nov. 17th from 7-8 pm at the Museums Educational Center.  Journalist and railroad history buff Terry Davis gives an inside look as to how Mcleod County’s goods and people were moved by the railroad  in the early days of the county.  

  3. Nov

    1. Caregiver Support Group
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Next caregiver support group is Tuesday, Nov. 18th from 1:30-3 pm at the RC Hosptial and Clinic Willette Room in Olivia.  The group is free of charge.  The topic this month is “Holiday’s: Humbug or Hooray?”  All are welcome.  

    2. Photography Showcase
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Photography Club will host its 7th Annual Photography Showcase on Tuesday, November 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  About 20 local artists will display nearly 120 photographs in several categories. More info at Hutchinsonphotographyclub.com

  4. Nov

    1. Lester Prairie Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Bloodmobile will be in Lester Prairie on Wednesday, Nov. 19th from 1-7 pm at the City Hall.  For an appointment call Audrey at 395-8488

  5. Nov

    1. Brownton Duck Party
      10:45 am – 11:45 am

      The Brownton American Legion is having their annual Duck Party on Friday, Nov. 21st starting at 7 pm.  Drawings for Hams, Turkeys, Ducks and Cash Prizes throughout the night.

    2. Turkey Supper
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion invites you for their Turkey Supper on Friday, Nov. 21st from 4:30-8 pm.  Cost is $10, Kids 12 and under eat for $5.  

    3. Kingston Chili Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church is hosting their Chili Supper on Friday, Nov. 21st from 5-7 pm.  Chili or Soup is available with Cornbread, breadstick and more!  A craft and baked goods sale will be going on also.  

    4. Plato Poultry Party
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Plato Blue Jays Baseball Poultry Party is Friday, Nov. 21st starting at 7:30 pm at the Plato Hall.

  6. Nov

    1. Craft, Bake and Toy Sale
      8:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Holy Family CCW invites you to their Craft, Bake, and Gently used toy sale on Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 8a-3:30p at the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake.  Also serving Homemade Kolaches, selling embroidered towels, Christmas items and more.

    2. Craft/Art Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The 36th annual Fine Arts Expo and 34th annual Creative Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov 22,        9 am-2 pm at the Middle School in Howard Lake. There will be 80+ artists and craft persons exhibiting their works for sale. No admission fee, bring friends and family. Food stand, bake sale and prizes.

    3. NYA Craft Fair
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The 32nd annual NYA Community Education Craft Fair will be Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 9a-3p.  Over 200 crafters on hand at Central High School/Middle School and a Business Fair will be at St. John’s Lutheran School.  Shuttle Bus will travel between the sites.  Lunch is available at all three sites.

    4. Holiday Home Tour
      12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Today’s women of Hutchinson present their Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 12:30-4:30 pm.  Advance tickets ONLY are $25 per adult and available at the Hutch Chamber office.  Dessert is served after the tour.  Proceeds help fund local organizations.

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church is holding their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 22nd starting at 2 pm.  Browse the booths, Christmas Candy, Baked Goods, Country Store and more.  Lunch served, along with coffee and cider.  

  7. Nov

    1. Fundraiser breakfast
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The Holy Trinity Mission Group of Winsted will be serving a fundraising breakfast at the Holy Trinity school cafeteria on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 from 8:30 – 11:30am or until gone.  The menu consists of: Egg bake, Country potatoes, pastries, fruit and beverage.

    2. St. Mary’s Christmas Sale
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted is having their Christmas Sale on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 9a-3p.  Tea is served from 1-3 pm.  Stop by the Craft and Bake Sale.  Everyone is welcome!

    3. Dads Belgian Waffle Meal
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran School of NYA is having a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Meal on Sunday, Nov. 23rd from 9:30a-1p.  Adults are $8 in advance ($9 at the door), Children 6-12 are $5.  Carry outs available.  Everyone is welcome!  Proceeds benefit mission projects.

    4. Lutefisk/Swedish Meatball Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Supper on Sunday, Nov. 23rd from 5-7 pm.  Serving Lutefisk, Swedish Meatballs, Corn, Potatoes, Cream Sauce and Melted Butter, Lefse and Dessert.  Cost is $15 for Adults, $8 for ages 5-12, and under 4 is free.  

  8. Nov

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

      The Harmony River Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 24th at 2 pm in the lower level conference center.  All Members are welcome to attend.  

  9. Nov

    1. The singing cowgirl in concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Swedlanda Lutheran Church of Hector invites you to The Singing Cowgirl on Wednesday,Nov. 26th, starting at 7 pm.  Lisa Murphy, the Singing Cowgirl, will present country and easy listening family oriented songs.  The concert is followed by pie.  

  10. Nov

    1. Community Thanksgiving
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 27th (thanksgiving day), Noon at the First Congregational Church of Glencoe.  No charge for dinner, courtesy of area churches.  Free will offering will be accepted and given to the Food Shelf.  Everyone is welcome.  RSVP’s not required but requested to 320-864-3855

  11. Dec

    1. Gingerbread House Make and Take
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Silver Lake ECFE is hosting a Gingerbread House Make and Take event on Thursday, Dec 4th.  Two times for the event…9-10 am or 6-7 pm.  The event is for Kids (& their families) from ages 2-Kindergarten.  No admission, but donations of new unwrapped toys for needy children are accepted.   

    2. Down with Diabetes Christmas Gala
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Crow River Winery is the host for the 2014 Down with Diabetes Alliance Christmas Gala on Thursday, Dec 4th.  Social hour at 6 pm, Meal at 7, Entertainment at 8 pm.  Tickets are $35 and available from the alliance on facebook, CR Winery, and Celebrate Dance Studio.  

  12. Dec

    1. Kingery Family in Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Enjoy the Kingery Family in Concert on Friday, Dec 5th at 7:15 pm at St.John’s Church of Winsted.  Hors d’Oeuvres and Refreshments are at 6 pm.  Cost is just a free will donation. 

    2. Bluegrass Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artists Monroe Crossing present “A Bluegrass Christmas” at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN on Dec 5th at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $17 Adults/$12 Students in advance. $20/$15 at the door.  5 and under free!!!

  13. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch and sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Glencoe is having their Annual Christmas Brunch, Bake Sale, and Country Store on Saturday, Dec 6th from 8:30a-1p at the Fellowship Hall.  

    2. Arli-Dazzle
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Arlington presents Arli-Dazzle on Saturday, Dec 6th.  Highlights include: Santa Day is from 9a-1p, 5k at 12:30 pm, Fishing Derby at 1 pm, Horse Drawn Sleigh at 1 pm, Snowball Baseball at 2:30 pm, Bethlehem Express from Noon-3:30 pm and more!.  Capped off with the Parade at 5:30 pm

    3. Christmas at Trinity
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City invites you to Christmas at Trinity on Saturday, Dec 6th from 9a-Noon at the church.  Brunch served for $7, $3.50 for those 10 and under,  or just a coffee and a roll for $2.  Also selling Cookies, Candies, Lefse, Bake Sale, Ethnic Goodies, Crafts, Quilts, Cards and more!

    4. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson is hosting their annual Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 6th from 9a-2p at the church.  This year browse the train display, decorated trees, table settings, and more.  Shop at the country store, bake shop and silent auction.  Watch entertainment, and lefse/krumkaka demonstrations.  Light lunch available from 11a-1:30p for $5.  Everyone is welcome. 

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe is having their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 6th from 10a-1p.  Stop by for Lefse, Rosettes, krumkake, cookies, candy, baked goods, crafts, gifts, Santa’s Treasures and more.  Lunch of Hot Pork Sandwiches and Soup is served (takeouts welcome).  Enjoy live music by Creekside Jazz.