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  1. Jun

    1. Dairy Eating Contest
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The annual Dairy Eating contest will be held on June 20 at 6:00 PM in the Central Park in Lester Prairie. Children in grades 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 are invited to come and enjoy cheese and milk. The top 3 at each level will be awarded $10.00 in Dairy Dollars to be used at the Prairie Market.  

  2. Jun

    1. Midsummer Festival
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join Swedlanda Lutheran Church of Hector for a Midsummer’s Festival Wednesday, June 21. An Ice-Cream Social will be held from 4:30 – 7:00 pm, with pulled pork sandwiches, beans, potato salad, pie, and home-made ice cream. A program will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the music of Allen and Matt Carlson. Call 320-848-2490 for further information.

  3. Jun

    1. Ray Wilkens Memorial Golf Tournament
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Ray Wilkens Memorial Golf Scramble will be Friday, June 23rd starting at 1 pm to benefit the Mcleod County Veterans Association. The event is at the Glencoe Country Club, to register contact Chad at 952-454-2741 or Bryan at 612-636-2977.  

    2. Fried Chicken Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is holding a Chicken Dinner on Friday, June 23rd from 5-7 pm. Adults are $11, 12 and under are $5. Serving Don’s Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Beans, Coleslaw and more!

  4. Jun

    1. HL Bloodmobile
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Red Cross mobil Bus will be in Howard Lake on Saturday, June 24th from 8:30a-12:30p at the St. John’s Church Parking lot.  To schedule an appointment contact Donna at 320-543-2444

    2. Kari’s Kause
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Stop in to the Kari’s Kause benefit on Saturday, June 24th at the Silver Lake Auditorium from 1-5 pm. Enjoy a Bean Bag tournament, Kids Games, Bake Sale, Raffles, Silent Auction, Live Music and more! Proceeds benefit Kari Eischen’s medical expenses as she fights brain surgeries and aneurysms. 

    3. Swedefest
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran Church of Lafayette will host Swedefest on Saturday, June 24th. The events begin at 4 pm with a Swedish Mid Summer Picnic, Silent Auction, horse drawn wagon rides and more. Entertainment includes the Rickeims from Winthrop, Carver Creek Bluegrass, and Gerry and Carol Larson from New Ulm.  

    4. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 24th from 4:30-6pm. On the menu us Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sloppy Joe’s, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Pie, Ice Cream and more! Polka Service with Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers starting at 6:15 pm.  

  5. Jun

    1. Uecker Benefit
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      You are invited to a Breakfast Benefit for Todd Uecker on Sunday, June 25th from 9a-12:30p at the Stewart Fire Hall. Serving all youc an eat pancakes, sausages, Scrambled Eggs and more for a free will offering. Todd has Marfan Syndrome and proceeds will benefit his medical expenses.  

    2. Commemorative Service
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Palmyra Swedish Methodist Church of Hector is holding it’s annual Commemorative Service on Sunday, June 25th at 2 pm. Potluck Lunch will be served after the service.  

    3. Patriotic Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join the Brownton Congregational Church for a Patriotic Service on Sunday, June 25th at 7 pm. Refreshments to follow.  

  6. Jun

    1. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Hector has their Ice Cream Social on wednesday, June 28th from 5-7 pm.Free Will Donation for BBQ’s, Turkey Sandwiches, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Pie and Ice Cream. Entertainment at 7 pm featuring local Country Singer/Songwriter Ed Newberg in Concert.  

    2. Glencoe Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Glencoe’s Music in the Park Series begins Wednesday, June 28th at Oak Leaf Park. Carver Creek is performing at 6:30 pm. Food Served from 6-7 pm, with a Shredded Beef Sandwich, Chips, Pickles, Dessert and Beverage for a nominal fee by the Glencoe Lions. Proceeds go to Community Projects.  

  7. Jun

    1. Plato Bloodmobile
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Plato at the Community Lighthouse Church on Thursday, June 29th from Noon-6 pm.  For an appointment contact Ken or Myra at 238-2370

  8. Jul

    1. Hutchinson Music in the Park
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hutchinson’s Music in the Park Series is Monday’s, 6:30 pm at Library Square. Here’s who’s performing: July 3: Gravel Road – July 10: The Skally Line – July 17: The Rhythm Kings – July 24: BASICS – July 31: Beer and Hymns – Aug 7: Hillbilly Mayhem, followed by the Movie “American Graffiti”

  9. Jul

    1. Pork Chop Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Legion has a pork chop dinner on Tuesday, July 4th from 4-7 pm. Seasoned or Smoked Chops served for $9, Extra Chop for $3. Reservations appeciated to 327-2404

    2. Lake Waconia Fireworks
      10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      Enjoy the Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival on Tuesday, July 4th. Fireworks over Lake Waconia at dusk.

  10. Jul

    1. Glencoe Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next Glencoe Music in the Park Concert is coming up Wednesday, July 5th at Oak Leaf Park. Performing is Jim and Mike Wendolek starting at 6:30 pm. A Mr. Rib Pork Sandwich meal served for a nominal fee from 6-7 pm. Proceeds go to local Community Projects.

  11. Jul

    1. Mayer Car Show
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Come and enjoy the Mayer Car Show on Saturday, July 8th from 9a-2pm. See Classic Cars, Trucks, Cycles, and Tractors. Food Court available!  

  12. Jul

    1. Summer Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle has their Summer Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 9th from 10:30a-1p. Serving a variety of Salad’s, BBQ’s, Desserts and Beverage for a Free Will Offering.

    2. Community Meal
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is hosting a Free Community Meal on Sunday, July 9th from 4-6 pm at Veterans Memorial Park (behind Shopko). Serving BBQ’s, Baked Beans, Potato Chips, Ice Cream, and beverage.  

  13. Jul

    1. Summer Concert Series
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church presents their Summer Concert Series Wednesday’s at the church in Hutchinson. Concerts are at Noon, followed by a Salad Luncheon. Suggested Donation for the Luncheon is $8 for adults. On the upcoming Concert Schedule: July 12, Blake Klaustermeier – July 19, Jill Warner and Rev’d Up – July 26, Chuck Thiel – Aug 2, Erin Bode

    2. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is having their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 12th from 5-7 pm. Serving BBQ’s Hot Dogs, Chips, Pickles, Watermelon, Ice Cream Sundaes, Pie and more for a free will offering.  

    3. Glencoe Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Glencoe’s next Music in the Park is Wednesday, July 12th at Oak Leaf Park. Performing is Allen and Matt Carlson. Shredded Beef Sandwich meal served from 6-7 pm, Music from 6:30-8 pm.  

  14. Jul

    1. Pork Burgers
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions are serving Pork Burgers in the Plato Park on Thursday, July 13th from 4-7 pm. Music as well, bring your chairs!

    2. SL Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Silver Lake presents their music in the Park Thursday’s. Food Served at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm. On the upcoming schedule: July 13th-George Palma Band with Sloppy Joes served by the Pola Czesky Royalty, July 20th-Blake Klaustermeier and Friends with BBQ’s served by the SL Womens Club and it’s Red Hat Night, July 27th-Alice and the Ol Boys with a Mr. Rib Sandwich served by Grace Bible Church and Living Water Puppets at 6:15 pm, August 3-Jims Brewers with a Seasoned Pork Patty served by the Church of the Holy Family CCW. 

  15. Jul

    1. Lester Prairie’s Prairie Days
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      For a complete list of events click here.

    2. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin is having their annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 14th from 4-7 pm. Serving Sandwiches, Salads, Pie, Ice Cream and Beverages. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for Children, and pie only is $3. Proceeds go toward the church Building Fund.  

    3. Pork Chop Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Grace Lutheran Church is having a Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, July 14th from 4-7 pm at the Kingston Community Center. Serving Pork Chops, Potato Salad, and more for $10. Kids meals also available…Hot Dog and Chips for $4.  

    4. Tim Orth Foundation Golf Event
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Tim Orth Memorial Golf Event will be held at Oakdale Golf Club on Friday, July 14th.  A grilled pork chop supper followed by a live auction is open to the public.  Serving starts around 5:00 pm.  Cost is $20.00 ($10 for supper/$10 donation to TOMF).  All proceeds  financially assist children who are seriously injured or have an illness.  There are 5 new recipients for this event.  Please call Oakdale at 320-587-0525 for supper reservations.