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  1. Feb

    1. Anderson Benefit
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Tony Anderson on Sunday, Feb. 5th from 11a-3p at the Atwater Community Center. There will be a free will donation for the meal, also you can shop the bake sale and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Tony who’s battling Wegner Vasculitis and received a kidney transplant.  

    2. Sleepy Eye Fishing Derby
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club is holding their annual Fishing Derby on Sunday, Feb 5th from Noon-3 pm on Sleepy Eye Lake. Entry fee is $5, Cash Prizes are awarded, also take part in the raffles.

    3. Souper Bowl
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God is having their “Souper” Bowl Dinner on Sunday, Feb 5th from Noon-2pm. Serving Chili, Chicken Wild Rice, Tomato Basil, and more!

  2. Feb

    1. Grove City Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stopping at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City on Monday, February 6th from 1-7 pm.  For an appointment for Information call Linda at 320-857-2073

  3. Feb

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

      The next Senior Dance is Wednesday, Feb 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Cosmos Legion. Music by Jerry’s One Man Band.  

  4. Feb

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary has their next Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, Feb 9th from 4-7 pm at the Elks Club.  

  5. Feb

    1. Glencoe Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Knights of Columbus presents their Fish Fry on Friday, Feb 10th from 11a-7p at the Pla Mor Ballroom. Serving all you can eat for $10 in advance, $11 at the door. Children 10 and under are $5. 

  6. Feb

    1. Fishing Derby
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Howard Lake Fishing Derby is coming up Saturday, Feb 11th from 1-3pm on Howard Lake. Prize for Biggest Fish, Ice Chiseling and Power Auger Contest at approx. 3 pm. Lunch Wagon on sinte, and Raffle Prizes given out.  

    2. Huber benefit
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are invited to a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit on Saturday, Feb 11th from 4-8 pm at the Forest City Threshers Building. Proceeds go to Louie Huber, who was injured in a farm accident this fall.  

  7. Feb

    1. Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hector Lions Club All you can Eat Flapjack Festival is Sunday, Feb 12th from 8a-12p at the Hector Community Center. Free Will Donation for Flapjacks with fresh fruit toppings, French Toast, Sausage, and Beverage. Proceeds support BLHS School Safety Patrol Reward Day.  

    2. Archery Ministry
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will be starting their next   session of an archery ministry called Centershot. Centershot is a Bible-based archery ministry that consists of a 45 minute Bible study and 45 minutes of archery instruction one day a week for 8 weeks.  The church provides the bows and arrows which are used during the training sessions in the church basement shooting range (ages 7 through Adult).  Participants pay a nominal fee to help cover the cost of the study book.  The next session of Centershot will begin Sunday, February 12th  from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Those interested in finding out more are encouraged to contact the church office (320)327-2352. 

    3. Schafskopf Tournament
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Brownton Baseball presents their annual Schafskopf Tournament on Sunday, Feb 12th at the Brownton Community Center with Sessioins at 1 and 3 pm. Donation Tickets are $1, Need not be present to win. 

    4. Tobacco Farming in Meeker County
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Meeker County Historical Society presents a program on Tobacco Farming in Meeker County on Sunday, Feb 12th at 1:30pm. Cost is $2, Program is at the G.A.R Hall in Litchfield.  

  8. Feb

    1. ECFE Valentines Day Event
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE invites kids ages 1-Preschool to a Valentines Day Event. Parents, Grandparents, or other caregivers are invited to bring the kids from 11a-Noon or 6-7 pm to make Valentines Cards and have all sorts of Valentines Day Fun. You can register on their Facebook page or call 864-2681

  9. Feb

    1. Legion Auxiliary Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The February Regular meeting of the Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will be on February 15th, at 7pm at the Hutchinson VFW Post 906.

  10. Feb

    1. Diabetes Fundraiser
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Help Fight youth Diabetes in the area with the annual fundraiser event on Saturday, Feb 18th at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted from 9a-2p. Shop over 20 different crafters, Bid on the silent auction, Get easter portraits, Kids activities, Live Music, Read Books with Penny the Therapy Dog and more!

  11. Feb

    1. Suicide Prevention Presentation
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Wright County VA Staff will be at the Cokato City Hall for a Suicide Prevention Presentation on Wednesday, Feb 22nd at 6 pm. The talk will be on Suicide Prevention and VA Health Care.  

  12. Feb

    1. Health Board Meeting
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Meeker-McLeod- Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly Community Health Board meeting on Thursday, February 23 rd , 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in the Large Meeting room at the McLeod County HHW/Solid Waste Management Hutchhinson, MN 55350. The meeting is open to the public.

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

      You are invited to give blood on Thursday, Feb 23rd from Noon-6 pm at the Plato Lighthouse Church on Highway 212.  For an appointment call Ken or Myra at 238-2370

  13. Feb

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

      You’re invited to a night of Beer and Hymns and Food! The event is Friday, Feb 24th from 6-9pm at the Buffalo Lake Liquor Store. Food Served from 6-7:30 pm, Music from Beer and Hymns from 7-9pm. Cost is $8 per plate with all proceeds support the improvement fund at Zion Lutheran Church.  

  14. Feb

    1. Beer Bust
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Everyone is invited to a fundraiser for the Minnesota Canine Search, Rescue and Tracking. The Beer Bust event is Saturday, Feb 25th from 6-9 pm at the King Pin Pub of Plato. Entertainment my DJ Dr. Fun, Advance Tickets are $10. 

  15. Feb

    1. Meeker County Historical Quilt Event
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Meeker County Historical Society presents a program on 100 years of Quilts on Sunday, Feb 26th at 1:30 pm. $2 admission

  16. Feb

    1. Breakfast
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      You are invited to a breakfast on Sunday, April 9th from 8:30-10 am at the Holy Family Church Basement in Silver Lake. Serving Egg Bake, Ham, and Pancakes for a Free Will Offering.  

    2. McInnis Kitchen Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The WM Fine Arts Council present the internationally acclaimed group McInnis Kitchen on Monday, Feb 27th at 7 pm at the WM HS Performing Arts Center. The WM School Choirs will be joining the group on stage in the concert. Cost is a $5 admission at the door.

  17. Feb

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      You are invited to a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed on Tuesday, Feb 28th at the Holy Trinity School Cafeteria from 4:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy all you can eat Waffles, toppings, sausage, and beverage. Tickets are $7 in advance, $7.50 at the door. Kids 5 and under eat Free. Take Outs available. You can also bid on the silent auction.  

  18. Mar

    1. TWOH Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next meeting of Today’s Womens of Hutchinson is Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm at Harmony River in Hutchinson.  

  19. Mar

    1. Fish Fry
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus is having their Fish Fry on Friday, March 3rd from 4:30-7:30 pm at the SL Auditorium. All you can eat for $10 in advance, $11 at the door, Children under 10 are $5, and under 4 is Free. Carry out orders, Raffles, and Door Prizes.  

  20. Mar

    1. Foster Parent Orientation
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Mcleod County Social Services is hosting a Foster Parent Orientation for families interested in becoming foster parents. The Orientation is Saturday, March 4th from 9a-3p at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management Building. The meeting is an opportunity to learn about the foster care program to decide if becoming a foster parent may be right for you. To register or get more info call Brenda at 320-864-1301

    2. Armory Open House
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      On March 4th from 10 to noon there will be an open house at the newly remodeled Litchfield Armory to honor General Vessey.  At 10AM Bruce Cottington a WWII Veteran of Underage Service will present to Company B a bronze bust of General Vessey.  General Vessey was a Veteran of Under Age Service and rose to become the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  He was from Minnesota and a Red Bull.  Following the presentation the armory will be open to review the remodel, see how the guard trains and to see the new Bradley Fighting vehicle.

  21. Mar

    1. Barnyard Fun
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The GSL ECFE presents a day of Barnyard Fun on Wednesday, March 8th from 10:30-11:30am. Kids ages 1-Kindergarten entry can enjoy crafts, stories, songs, and a visit to the GSL FFA’s Barnyard. Tuition is free but they ask you consider donating items or cash to the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf. Register at the GSL Schools Website or call 320-864-2681.