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  1. Nov

    1. Holiday Open House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Emmaus Gift Shop has their holiday open house on Friday, Nov 18th from 5-7 pm and Saturday 9a-3p. Bake Sale at 9 am Saturday featuring Scandinavian Treats.  

    2. Fun Night
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Fun Night is Friday, Nov. 18th starting at 7 pm at the Community Center.

    3. Hamburg Lions Turkey Bingo
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hamburg Lions present Turkey Bingo on Friday, Nov. 18th at 7 pm at the Hamburg Community Hall. 25 games for $8, door prizes and meat raffles throughout the evening. Proceeds go to Brunch with Santa in December. You can also donate your old eye glasses for reuse.  

    4. Poultry Party
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Plato Bluejays present their annual Poultry Party Fundraiser on Friday, Nov.18th at the Plato Hall starting at 7 pm.  

  2. Nov

    1. SL Church Sale
      8:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Holy Family CCW of Silver Lake presents their annual Craft, Bake, and Gently Used Toy Sale on Saturday, Nov 19th from 8a-3:30p at the Church of the Holy Family. Shop the Christmas items, Baked Goods, Homemade Kolaches, and more!

    2. Arts Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The 38th annual FINE ARTS EXPO and 36th annual CREATIVE CRAFTS FAIR will be held Saturday, November 19, 9 am-2 pm in the Activity Center HLWW Middle School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake. Free admission. 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. Bus Tour
      12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Today’s Women of Hutchinson presents their Winter Wonderland Holiday Home Bus Tour on Nov. 19th. A limited number of tickets are on sale at the Chamber Office Now until Sold Out. Advance Sale Tickets only for $30. Proceeds from the tour benefit Local Organizations.  

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

      The Hector United Methodist Church invites you to their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19th starting at 2 pm. Shop for Books, Christmas Cookies, Baked Goods, Candy, Cake and more!

    5. Looney Lutherans
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come join Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown (600 Kristi Lane) for another visit fromTHE LOONEY LUTHERANS featuring Livin ‘ La Vida Lutheran: Looney Life style tips for LivelierLiving. Segments include:  the Menopause Medley,a Lutheran Yoga routine and new Do-it-yourselfBeauty Tips. This fun event is Saturday, Nov. 19,2016 with 2 shows at 3 pm or 7pm   $15.00 a ticket(includes dessert/beverage).


      More info Contact 952-955-3434 or Joan at 952-955-3957.

  3. Nov

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

      It’s another Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale at St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 8:30a-Noon. Bouja is $13 per gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12. You can pre order by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.  

    2. St Mary’s Care Center
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted has their Christmas Sale on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 9a-3p. Selling Baked Goods, Crafts and more!

    3. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Enjoy an all you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 9:30a-1p at St. John’s Lutheran School Gym in NYA. Adults are $9, Children ages 6-12 are $5. Proceeds benefit mission projects and the youth group trip.

    4. Chili Fundraiser
      11:30 am – 4:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society has their Chili Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 11:30a-4:30p at the Museum. Free Will Offering will be accepted for the meals.  

    5. Oyster Stew and Soup Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Atwater presents their Oyster Stew and Soup Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20th from 5-7:30 pm. Serving Oyster Stew, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, and Wisconsin Cheese Soup along with Ham Buns for a Free Will Offering. Proceeds go to the Sunday School.   

  4. Nov

    1. Turkey Time
      10:30 am – 7:00 pm

      Waddle over to GSL ECFE for Turkey Time on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd from 10:30-11:30 am or 6-7 pm. Kids ages 1-kindergarten entry will have a fun filled time with stories, songs, crafts, and activities. The Program is free, but they encourage you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need this holiday season. To register go online to the GSL Schools Website or call 320-864-2681.  

    2. Donkey Basketball
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Watch a Dairyland Donkey Basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at 7 pm at the Lester Prairie HS. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds go to the Parents for Education Group.  

  5. Nov

    1. Community Thanksgiving
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Come celebrate Thanksgiving with the DAV and Auxiliary at the Peace Center in Hutchinson. Serving a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11:30a-1p. Free to anyone that is alone or has no one to spend the holidays with. Donations received will go to Veteran’s Homes. Take outs or deliveries can be called at 320-275-3453. 

  6. Nov

    1. Harmony River Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Harmony River Auxiliary will meet on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 2:00 in the lower level conference room at Harmony River Living Center. 

  7. Dec

    1. Christmas Social and Concert
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Winsted is hosting their Christmas Social on Friday, Dec 2nd. Hors D’ouevres served from 6-7p, Concert at 7 pm featuring the Litchfield Area Mens Chorus and Allen and Matt Carlson. Cost is just a free will donation.  

  8. Dec

    1. Peace Lutheran of Watertown
      8:00 am – 11:30 am

      Peace Lutheran of Watertown invites you to their CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  Saturday, Dec 3, 8-ll:30 a.m.  Come and do your holiday shopping with 18 artisans and vendors, and your holiday bakingwith their cookie walk and bake sale.

    2. Brunch and Bake Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First  Lutheran LWML, First Lutheran Youth group and the Quilting ladies are sponsoring a Brunch ,  Bake sale and Country Store on Saturday Dec 3 at First Lutheran Fellowship Hall in  Glencoe from  8:30-1:00.

    3. Holiday Craft Sale
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Little Red Schoolhouse of Litchfield is having their Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, Dec 3 from 8:30a-2p. More info at littleredschool.org 

    4. Arli Dazzle
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Arlington presents ARLI-DAZZLE on Saturday, Dec 3rd. The Lighted Parade is on Main Street at 5:30 pm. Other activities during the day include: Breakfast with the Claus’, Fish Camp, Sleigh Rides, Sled Dogs, Snowball Baseball, Santa’s Reindeer, the Bethlehem Express and more!  

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

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is hosting their 23rd annual Christmas at Trinity on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-Noon. Brunch is $7 for adults, $3.50 for those 10 and under, take out is $7.50, and a Coffee and Roll is $2. Also shop the cookie walk, bake sale, crafts, Cards, Napkins and more!

    6. Holiday Fair
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Annandale has their Holiday Fair on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-1p. Shop the Bakery, Craft Sale, Fresh Lefse, Treasures and more! Lunch of Sloppy Joes, Rolls, Pie and more!  

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

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents their Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 9a-2p. View Decorated Trees, table Settings, Shop at the Country Store, Bake Shoppe, see lefse and krumkaka demonstrations, and a Light lunch is available between 11a-1:30p.  

    8. Village Christmas
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale is celebrating Village Christmas on Dec.3 from 9-1. Children can get a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus 9-10 only. Wagon rides, bake and craft sales, harpist 11:30-12:30,  brass combo, and piano music, decorated buildings with costumed interpreters, homemade beef stew and corn bread meal for sale. Gift Shop. Admission $5 per vehicle. 

    9. Christmas Bazaar
      9:15 am – 10:15 am

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe presents their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 3rd. Selling Lefse, Rosettes, Krumkake, Cookies, Candy, Baked Goods, Crafts, Gifts and more. Serving a lunch of Hot Pork Sandwiches, homemade soup, and pie. 

    10. Santa Brunch
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Fire Department presents Santa Brunch on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 10:30a-1p at the BL Fire Hall. Santa will be there from 11a-12:30p. Also stop by for their French Toast, Pancakes, Sausage, and more for just a free will donation.  

  9. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions present their Christmas Brunch on Sunday, Dec 4th from 8:30a-12:30p at the SL Auditorium. Serving Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Potato Sausage and more for a Free Will Offering. Proceeds go to the SL Pool and Parks.