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  1. Oct

    1. Power of the Purse
      10:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Litchfield Area Empower and the United Way of West Central Minnesota invite you to join them for “Power of the Purse” at Peter’s on Lake Ripley on Saturday, October 10th from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $45, and include an appetizer lunch and drink tickets. It’s a fantastic day of home tours, silent and live purse auctions, great food, great wine and great company! All proceeds will benefit early childhood programs and projects with Litchfield Area Empower and United Way of West Central Minnesota.  Find out more at liveunitedwcm.org

    2. Obstacle Challenge and Scavenger Hunt
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Dassel Saddle Club presents their Fall Harvest Obstacle Challenge and Savenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct 10th from Noon-4pm.  Do the Course on horseback or on foot, there will be drawings for door prizes.

    3. Hotdish Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Montrose Methodist Church is hosting its annual Hotdish Supper on Sat Oct 10th from4:30 to 7 pm.  Featuring appetizers, salads, hotdish & beverage.  Adults $10; kids 5 to 10 $5; 4 and under free.  (dessert available for an additional $1)   Supper will be served in the church fellowship hall and is handicap accessible.  

    4. Sons of Norway presentation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The public is invited to join the Sons of Norway this Saturday, October 10th from 6p-7p at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson for Dr. Lawrence Moe’s presentation, ”Carl Ben Eielson: The Norwegian-American Lindbergh. Eielson was an aviator and explorer who became known as the ”Father of the Bush Pilots.”  For more information, email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com or call Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979.

  2. Oct

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The New Germany Commercial Club will be hosting their annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle   Breakfast on Sunday, October 11 at the city hall from 8:30 AM  to 12:30 PM.  The meal will include all the waffles you can eat with  the  many delicious toppings and the Schroeder Breakfast sausages.  Advance tickets are available $8.00 each or $9.00 at the door,  contact Shirley Jaeger  952-353-2208 .  Proceeds are for park beautification and the annual childrens holiday parties.  Everyone welcome!

    2. Fall Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions Club is having their Fall Brunch on Sunday, Oct 11th from 8:30a-Noon at the SL Auditorium.  On the menu is Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit and Beverage.  Adults are $7, Under 12 is $3.  Proceeds support the SL Lions Football Program.  Also bring an item for the Food Shelf.  

    3. Baked Chicken Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      You are invited to the Baked Chicken Dinner with all the fixings at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake on Sunday, Oct 11th.  Dinner served from 11a-1p in the Fellowship Hall.  Shop the Craft and Bake Sale for goodies and hand crafted items.  Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for Grads K-6, and Preschool is $1.  

    4. St. John’s Mission Festival
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is having their Mission Festival and Hog Roast Dinner on Sunday, Oct 11th from 11a-2p.  Take Outs are available.  Proceeds support St. John’s Panama Mission Trip, Confirmation Camp and Stephen Ministry.  Come early for worship at 10 am with guest preacher Rev. Mark Moss, LCMS Missionary to West Africa.

    5. Lumbar River Quartet
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran of Watertown presents the Lumbar River Quartet featuring Southern Gospel
      Music from Lumberton,NC on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are available at the door $10.00
      or call Sharon at (952)955-2400.  Dessert and fellowship following the concert.

  3. Oct

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

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 12th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  4. Oct

    1. Corn Drive
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The GSL FFA Annual Corn Drive for True Friends Camps will take place on October 14th.  Students will be traveling to local farms and businesses to collect donations to aid in providing scholarships to attend camp.  Last year GSL FFA raised $4,500.00 and was a top 10 chapter in the state of Minnesota. 

    2. St. A’s Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Church of Hutchinson is holding their Rummage Sale Oct 14-16th at their school auditorium.  Most items are a quarter, Friday is $2 bag day, Winter Jackets are $1 each.  Many items too numerous to mention on the sale!  Hours are Wed/Thur 8a-6p, Fri is 8a-Noon.

    3. 3M Retiree Group
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The 3M Retiree Group will meet for Lunch on Wed. Oct 14th at 11 am at Landy’s Lodge in Hutchinson.  

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

      The Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wed. Oct 14th from 1:30-4:30 pm with Marie and the Boys.

    5. Turkey Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Vineyard United Methodist Church of Hutchinson has their annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 4-7 pm.  Serving Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and more!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4-10, under 4 is free.  Take Out Delivery is available (call 587-2200 for delivery).  Also shop the Country Store, Crafts, Baked Goods, and Produce Sale.  

  5. Oct

    1. Community Health Meeting
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Meeker-Mcleod-Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly Community Health Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct 15th from 9-11:30 am.  The meeting is at the Mcleod County Soild Waste Management building in Hutchinson and is open to the public.

    2. Veterans Seminar
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      McLeod County Veteran Services will be hosting an information seminar focusing on benefits for individuals with military service in either the National Guard or the various military Reserves.  On Thursday, October 15th there will be four opportunities to attend a 45-minute seminar tailored specifically to Reserve Component and National Guard veterans.  The Seminars will be held in the morning at 9:00 or 11:00 AM and again in the afternoon at 1:00 or 3:00 PM at McLeod County’s Administrative Building on North Hennepin Avenue in Glencoe. Subjects covered during these seminars will include possible access to health care, financial assistance, home loan guarantees, death, burial and survivor benefits.For details contact Veteran Services at (320) 864-1268

  6. Oct

    1. Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson is having their Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct 16th from 8a-4p and Saturday, Oct 18th from 9-Noon.  Everything is 50 cents unless marked.   Saturday is $2 bag day.

    2. Facility Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Residents of Redwood and Renville Counties are invited to a guided tour of the newly constructed Material Recovery and Transfer Facility in Redwood Falls on Friday, Oct 16th.  Tours are held every half hour from 10a-4p.  

    3. Cosmos Legion Turkey Supper
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their Turkey Supper with all the trimmings on Friday, Oct 16th from 5-8 pm.  Cost is $10.

  7. Oct

    1. Flapjack Fundraiser
      7:00 am – 10:00 am

      You’re invited to a flapjack fundraiser on Saturday, Oct 17th from 7a-10a at Applebee’s in Hutchinson.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.  Proceeds go to Karla Yanish and medical bills.  Karla was injured recently in a motorcycle accident.  There is also a silent auction during the event.

    2. Chili and Soup Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Chili and Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct 17th from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free. 

    3. Art and Costume Show
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Fall into Fashion as the South Central Artisans present their Wearable Art and Costume Show on Saturday, Oct. 17th at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from 11:30a-1:30p.  A Pasta Bar will be served and there will be a boutique during the event.  Tickets are $12 available online at Hutchinsonarts.org or by calling 587-7278.  

  8. Oct

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

      St. Anthony’s Church of Watkins is having their sale of Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup on Sunday, Oct 18th from 8:30a-Noon.  Bouja is $13/gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12/gallon.  You can preorder by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.  

    2. Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      MN Pioneer Park of Annandale invites you to their Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct 18th from 9a-1p.  Serving Eggs, Sausage, Juice…and their all you can eat Maple Syrup Pancakes.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, under 3 eat free.

    3. Kingston Turkey Dinner
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Kingston Lions Club is holding their annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Oct 18th from 11a-2p at the Kingston Community Center.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-10.  Don’t forget to bring your used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

  9. Oct

    1. DC Corn Drive
      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      The DC FFA is holding their Corn Drive on Tuesday, Oct 20th.   If anyone is interested in a monetary donation or letting the DC Chapter know where they are harvesting corn on Tuesday, they can contact Eric Sawatzke at 612-597-8413.  Proceeds go to Camp Courage.  

  10. Oct

    1. Senior Citizens Meeting
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Mcleod County Senior Citizens will be meeting on Wednesday, Oct 21st at 1 pm at the Community Center in Lester Prairie.

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

      Hutchinson Unit 96 of the American Legion Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, Oct 21st at 7 pm at the Hutchinson VFW.  

  11. Oct

    1. All you can eat Sausage and Ham Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their Annual “All You Care to Eat” Sausage/Ham Supper on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with take-outs available.  Menu includes: Sausage, ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce, bars, coffee and milk.  Advance adult tickets are only $8.00 and are available from Lions Club Members.  Prices at the door are Adults – $9.00;  Children (age 4 – 10) $4.00, and children age three and under eat FREE.  Proceeds will be used toward community projects.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids.