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  1. May

    1. National Day of Prayer
      8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson welcomes anyone to their church for national day of prayer on May 1st.  The sanctuary will be open from 8 am – 7 pm and set up for prayer and bible reading.

    2. St. Pius X Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Pius X  in Glencoe is hosting their Salad Luncheon on Thursday, May 1st from 11a-1p.  Advance tickets are $7, $8 at the door, Children under 12 are free.  Express Take Outs available.

  2. May

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

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, May 2nd from 7a-3p at the VFW Club in Glencoe.  Clean, Deoderize, Santize, and Fluff your pillows!.  

    2. Breast Cancer Benefit Sale
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Mark your caledars for this vendor sale benefitting the Breast Cancer 3 day, for Susan G Komen for a Cure.  The sale will be May 2nd and 3rd at Gert and Erma’s Coffee Shop in Glencoe.  Friday hours are 4-8 pm, and Saturday hours are 9a-3p.  There will be generous hosts from Chloe + Isabel, Mary Kay, kikaPaprika, Tastefully Simple,Tupperware, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, The Pampered Chef, Norwex, dōTerra, Miche, PartyLite, Clever Container & Ms. Teria’s.

    3. Raise a glass, Raise a roof Fundraiser
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next raise a glass, raise a roof fundraiser for Crow River Habitat for Humanity will be Friday, May 2nd at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson.  Doors open at 6 pm, featuring a wine and beer pull, silent and live auctions.  Tickets are $40 and available at the Habitat Office.  

    4. Family Gospel Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The DC Performing Arts Center presents an evening of family bluegrass and gospel on Friday, May 2nd at 7 pm.  Admission is a free will donation to hear: The Froemming Family, The Jorgenson Family, The Berge Family, The Mahlstedt Family, The Ophoven Family, along with Allan and Michael Carlson.

  3. May

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

      Carlson’s Pillow Cleaning Service will be at the Hutchinson American Legion on Saturday, May 3rd from 7a-3p.  On the Spot cleaning.  Drop off can be on Friday May 2nd from 6-8 pm.  

    2. Stop and Shop
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      You are invited to the 2nd Annual Stop & Shop, Sat. May 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Norwood Sport Complex sponsored by the NYA West Carver Lions. On sale are Household items, Annuals & Perennials ( no clothes). Lunch will be served.

    3. St. John’s Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May 3rd from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free.  

    4. Bentz benefit
      3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      You are invited to a benefit for Jody Bentz, Saturday, May 3rd from 3-11pm at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Serving a spaghetti dinner from 4-6 pm, plus enjoy Music, bid at the silent auction, and shop at the bake sale.  Live music from7-11 pm.  Admission is $10 for Ages 13 and up, $5 for 6-12 years old, and under 5 is free.  Proceeds benefit Jody, who’s battling Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  

    5. Darwin Beer and Wine tasting
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Darwin Liquor Store is having their 2nd annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 3rd from 4-7 pm at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club.  The event is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Darwin Twine Ball Committee.  Advance Tickets are $20, $25 on the day of the event.  You’ll sample 9 different vendors, plus light appetizers are served, door prizes given out and a raffle and silent auction.  

    6. Growing with Love Fundraiser
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The annual Growing with Love Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm, held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.  Enjoy a dinner, silent auction, and entertainment.  Tickets are $35 and are available at Partner churches of Love INC or by calling their Heartland office at 763-972-6547

  4. May

    1. Walk MS Hutchinson
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Walk MS Hutchinson will be Sunday, May 4th at West Masonic River Park.  You can walk a 1 or 4 mile route. Registration is from 10-11 am, Walk follows.  You can Register online at myMSwalk.org and start fundraising today.  

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

      The New Auburn VFW is hosting their Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, May 4th, serving all you can eat from 10:30a-1p at the New Auburn Fire Hall.  On the menu is Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, and more!  Adults are $9, Children 4-11 are $4, and 5 and under are free.  

    3. Hamburg Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church  of Hamburg is holding their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, May 4th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $10 per adults, or $5 for a children’s hot dog meal.  Take outs available.

    4. Brownton Bike a thon
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Brownton Womens Club is hosting their Bike A thon on Sunday, May 4th.  The event is for all K-6th grade children, along with their family and friends.  If you wish to participate pick up a pledge form at the Brownton city Office  or Security Bank and Trust.  Then collect pledge donations and show up at the Lions Shelter in the Brownton City Park.  The Bike a thon goes from 1-4 pm, lunch served and prizes are given out.  Proceeds from the event are used for projects and events in Brownton.

  5. May

    1. Cosmos Smelt Fry
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their annual Smelt and Fish Fry on Monday, May 5th from Noon until gone.  All you can eat for $12.  On the menu: Smelt, Pollack, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, French Fries, Bread and Beverage.

    2. HCA Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Assocation is presenting Mack Bailey in concert on Monday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  Plus it is the Spring Membership Drive for the HCA.  Questions call Cyndi at 234-6762.

  6. May

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a pillow cleaning on Thursday, May 8th from 7:30a-3:30p at the LP City Hall.  Have your pillow cleaned, deodorized, sanitized, and fluffed with on the spot cleaning and returned the same day.  You can drop off your pillows Wed, May 7th from 6-8pm.  

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

      The Hutchinson Elks are having their Salad Luncheon Thursday, May 8th from 11a-1p at the Elks Lodge.  Cost is $7.  

    3. GSL 2nd grade Musical and Arts Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The 2nd Grade Students of Helen Baker Elementary (GSL) will be presenting their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 8th in the GSL HS Auditorium at 7 pm.  The Concert, “Move to the Music,” will showcase their singing, dancing, and instrument playing.  In conjunction with the Concert, the GSL PreK-12 Panther Arts Prowl will run as an open house from 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. in the GSL High School cafeteria and gym. There will be projects displayed in the gym, presentations and/or displays in the cafeteria and concessions will be available. 

  7. May

    1. HCA fundraiser
      6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Center for the Arts presents their annual fundraiser “A night for the Arts” on Friday, May 9th at the Crow River Golf Club.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Tickets available by contacting Cindy at the HCA at 587-7278.  

  8. May

    1. Fishing Opener Breakfast
      6:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club invite you to their Fishing Opener Breakfast from 6a-11a on Saturday, May 10th at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $4 for all you can eat French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, and Beverage.

    2. Common Cup 5K
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The 5th annual Common Cup 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.  Registration forms can be found at common-cup.org, at the Common Cup office in Hutchinson, Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson, or First Lutheran Church of Glencoe.  

    3. Mail Carriers food drive
      9:30 am – 10:15 am

      Letter Carriers in the Hutchinson area will be conducting their 22nd annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 10th.  All non perishable food donations left by your mailbox that day will be collected and delivered to the food shelf in Hutchinson.  

    4. ABATE events
      10:00 am – 11:45 pm

      South Central ABATE is having two events on Saturday, May 10th.  First from 10a-2pm enjoy their Spring Motorcycle Show at the Hutchinson Mall.  Then it’s their Spring Fling at the Litchfield Eagles Club.  Silent Auction from 7-10 pm, and the Whiskey Tango from 8:30p-12:30a

    5. NCA Grand March
      4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

      You’re invited to the Grand March for New Century Academy’s Prom on Saturday, May 10th.  March starts at 4 pm, $2 admission for adults, free for students.

  9. May

    1. Cosmos Legion Mothers Day Buffet
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion will host a Mothers Day Breakfast Buffet from 9a-1p on Sunday, May 11th.  On the menu is Pancakes, Toppings, French Toast, Ham, Sausage, Fruit, and more.  Cost is a free will donation.  Proceeds will benefit the Legion’s Remodeling.  

  10. May

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

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 12th at 7:30 pm at the Community Center.

  11. May

    1. Alzheimers Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next meeting of the local area support group for adult children, spouses, and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss will meet Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This is a safe and welcoming place to meet others who are affected with similar issues, gather information/resources and to receive support throughout the various stages of this journey. Please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551 for more information. The support group is open to the public and free of charge