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  1. May

    1. LP Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Legion Auxiliary presents a Pillow Cleaning event on Thursday, May 7th from 7:30a-3p at the LP City Hall.  New Ticking, Cleaning, and returned the same day.

    2. National Day of Prayer Service
      8:30 am – 5:00 pm

      You are invited to a national day of Prayer, Prayer Service from Noon-12:45 pm on Thursday, May 7th at Oak Heights Covenant Church of Hutchinson.  The church building is also open from 8:30a-5p for prayer, with prayer guides available.

    3. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Spring Salad Luncheon at St. Pius X Catholic Church of Glencoe is Thursday, May 7th from 11a-1p.  Serving a variety of salads and desserts, plus take home a party favor.  Cost is $8 in advance, $9 at the door…Children under 12 is free.  Take outs and delivery available (call 864-5162 for delivery)

    4. Salad Luncheon for World Hunger
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop invites you to their Salad Luncheon for World Hunger on Thursday, May 7th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $7, Take Outs available.  

    5. Concert and Art Prowl
      5:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      The 2nd grade students of Helen Baker Elementary will be having their spring concert on Thursday, May 7th in the GSL High School Auditorium starting at 7 pm.  In conjunction with the concert the GSL PreK-12 Art Prowl will run as an open house from 5-8:15 pm in the cafeteria and gym.  

  2. May

    1. Kids Garage Sale
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      St. Anastasia’s Kids Garage Sale is Friday, May 8th from 9a-7p in their School Gym.  Most items are a quarter, from 5-7 it’s $2 to fill a grocery bag.   Selling clothing, toys, games, books, furniture and more!

  3. May

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

      The Dassel Rod and Gun club is serving their Fishing Opener Breakfast on Saturday, May 9th at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington.  Serving French Toast, Eggs, Sausage, and beverage from 6a-11a.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $4.

    2. Food Drive
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The National Association of Letter Carriers are conducting their 23rd annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 9th.  City and Rural Carriers will collect non perishable food items left by your mail box. Locally all food collected will be donated to the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.

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

      Common Cup Ministry of Hutchinson is having their 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 9th at West Masonic Park.  Each registered participant receives lunch, tshirt and a backpack.  Registration forms are available at the Common Cup offices.  Cost is $25 individual, $35 couple, $50 families.  Pre registration deadline is April 27th, but same day registrations can be taken (add $5 to fee for same day).  

    4. Ness Nordic Fest
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Join in a celebration of the Nordic cultures (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic) at the 1st annual Ness Nordic Fest to be held at the 1858 historic Ness Church located SW of Litchfield on Saturday, May 9th from 11a-4p with a children’s parade at 1p.  The festival features a Viking Age encampment, music, story telling and games of Kubb.  Admission is free and Scandinavian foods will be sold throughout the day including lefse, rommegrot, vaffler and more!  Wear your Nordic costume if you have one.  For more info contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 or email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com.

  4. May

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

      Brownton American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 11th at 7:30 pm at the Community Center.  

  5. May

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos Legion is Wednesday, May 13th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Michael James.

  6. May

    1. Poppy Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is hosting their Poppy Luncheon on Thursday, May 14th from 11a-1p.  Serving Turkey Salad, Fruit, Pickles, Roll, Bars ad Coffee for $7.  Take outs available.

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will hold their last Spaghetti Supper for the season on Thursday, May 14th from 4-7 pm at the Hutchinson Elks Lodge.  Take Outs available.  

  7. May

    1. Salad Luncheon and Vintage Displays
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society will be hosting a Salad Luncheon and Vintage Displays Presentation on Friday May 15 from 11a-1p at the Glencoe City Center in the Glencoe Historic Room.

  8. May

    1. FFCC Benefit Breakfast and Ride
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The 23rd annual Foundation for Challenged Children Benefit  Breakfast and Ride will be Saturday, May 16th.  Breakfast runs from 8:30-11:30 am at Vineyard United Methodist Church, Ride departs the same place at 10 am.  Cost for Breakfast is $7 for adults, and under 12 is $5…featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles.  More info at foundationforchallengedchildren.com  

    2. Studebaker Day
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale presents their Studebaker Day Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 16th from 1-3 pm.  Admission is $5 for those 13 and older, Free for 13 and younger…plus Free Admission for anyone driving a classic car.  Root Beer Floats and Hot Dogs will be available.  

  9. May

    1. Creation Seminar
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God invites the community to a free Creation Seminar on Sunday, May 17th from 1-4p at their church.  Greg Landry will discuss the theories of evolution vs. Creation.  

    2. Book Presentation
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents a book presentation on Milestones in the History of Hutchinson on Sunday, May 17th from 2-3 pm in the Museums Educational Center in Hutchinson.  More info go to mcleodhistory.org

    3. Litchfield Male Chorus
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Litchfield Area Male Chorus is celebrating 50 years at their annual concert on Sunday, May 17th at the Bernie Aaker Auditorium in Litchfield.  Concert begins at 3 pm, come early to check out the memorabilia.  Find out more by going to their Facebook Page.

  10. May

    1. Harmony River Auxiliary Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Harmony River Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 18th at 2 pm in the lower level conference room.

  11. May

    1. Food for Kids packing event
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church is having a Food for Kids Packing event on Wednesday, May 20th from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Volunteers of all ages are invited to come and pack food for hungry children, both locally and globally.  A light lunch will be served.  Contact the church with questions 587-3312

    2. Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Hutchinson Unit 96 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be hold their monthly meeting with election of unit officers on Wednesday, May 20th at the Hutchinson VFW at 7 pm.

  12. May

    1. Bike Rodeo
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The NYA Church of Peace is holding a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 23rd from 10a-Noon.  The event is for kids ages 8-10 years old.  Free bike helmet to the first 50 kids, plus they’ll have a drawing for a Girls and Boys Bike.  

  13. May

    1. Plato Memorial Day Service
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The Plato American Legion Memorial Day Service will be Monday, May 25th, at 9 am at the Plato Community Hall.

    2. Memorial Day Program
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      The Hutchinson VFW and American Legion will hold their Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 25th.  The Parade will leave the Legion at 9:30 am and proceed to Mcleod County Memorial Park.  Program will be at 10 am.  

    3. Brownton Memorial Day Service
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Brownton Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 25th at the Oak Grove Cemetery, starting at 10 am.  Pot Luck to follow at the Community Center at 11:30 am.  Also appearing at the Community Center is the Marine Corps Vette, America’s Mobile Memorial honoring the families of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.    In case of bad weather, service will be at the Community Center.

    4. Darwin Lakes Memorial Day Program
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The 14th annual Darwin Lakes Area Memorial Day Program will be Monday, May 25th at 10:30 am at the Hantge Funeral Chapel.  The Keynote Speaker is National Guard Veteran Jacob Sanken of Hutchinson.  The Balloon release is set for 11 am.  

  14. May

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will offer at Pillow Cleaning Service on Saturday, May 30th from 7a-3p at the Hutchinson Elks Lodge.  Questions call 587-2442. 

  15. Jun

    1. Trinity Lutheran IC Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is having their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 3rd from 4:30-7pm.  Serving BBQ or Ham Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Chips, Baked Beans, Pickles, Pie, Ice Cream, and beverage.  Suggested donation is $6 for adults, $3 for 11 and under, $2 for Pie and Ice Cream only.  Proceeds go to the Trinity Bible Camp Fund.