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  1. Sep

    1. Antique Iron Run
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The 5th annual Antique Iron Run is coming up on September 10th, leaving at 11:30 am from the Eagles Club in Litchfield. The Run is for all motorcycles, but ones 1983 and older will lead the ride. Prizes are given out. Any questions contact Richard at 320-295-1017.

    2. Central MN Sportsmans Alliance
      3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The 5th annual Central MN Sportsman’s Alliance Chapter of CPA has their banquet on Saturday, Sept 10th at the Brownton Community Center. Doors open at 3:30 pm, Dinner at 6 pm. Enjoy Games, Raffle, Social Hour, Live Auction and more. For more info contact Wendy or Scott 320-282-3912 or 320-223-1858

    3. Festival
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Ignatius Parish of Annandale is having their Festival on Saturday, September 10, Starting with a Polka Mass at 4 p.m. followed by a German Dinner, Bingo, Bake Sale, Cake Walk,  Games for the kids and Cash Raffle $20.00 a chance. 

    4. Hobo Soup Supper
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Sons of Norway invite you to a Hobo Soup Supper to learn the Tips and Tricks for Traveling to Scandinavia presented by Cliff and Bonnie Eng on Saturday, September 10th at 5:30p at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson. Bring a can of your favorite soup. For more information email Gabra Lokken at sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com.

    5. Glow Run
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Mcleod for Tomorrow’s annual Glow Run is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 10th at 8 pm in Hutchinson. For more info or to register go to the groups website mcleodfortomorrow.com 

  2. Sep

    1. Pork Chop Dinner
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany is having their Annual Pork Chop Dinner & Silent Auction on Sunday, Sept 11th at the St. Mark Fellowship Center (school building).  An outdoor PolkaFest Church Service begins at 9:00am with music by the Polka Sons of Praise.  The Pork Chop Dinner & Silent Auction runs from 10:00-1:00pm.  Tickets for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-11.

    2. Pork Chop Dinner
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton has their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept 11th from 10:30a-12:30p, Servubg Smoked Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Scalloped Potatoes, Carrots and more. Adults are $12 (extra chop for $5), Children 12 and under are $6 for a pork chop meal or $4 for a hot dog meal, Preschool age is free. Drive up meals are available.

    3. Barn Dance
      1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      It’s the 7th annual Barn Dance on Sunday, Sept. 11th from 1-5:30 pm at the Wilbert Hahn Farm of Brownton. Music by George’s Concertina Band, Silent Auction, Food and Beverages, and more! The event is a fundraiser for the South African Misson of Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Auburn and the Food Shelves in Sibley and Mcleod Counties.  

    4. Hunting Seminar
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting a special Outdoor Club Meeting on Sunday, September 11th, at 1:00 pm at the church.  This free informal get-together titled Bow Hunting 101 will include the sharing of bow hunting tips by Jim Richardson, and Dr. Tom Rakow. Neither would claim to be  experts, but have spent a considerable amount of time in the field. Jim is a level two archery instructor who has been hunting with a compound for over 25 years, and Rakow with either a recurve or longbow for about 45 years.  Bow Hunting 101 is especially designed for the person that wants to know how to get started bow hunting, or pick up some helpful hunting tips with regard to scouting, stalking, stand placement, and more. In addition, Richard McConnell will give a brief introduction to hunting with a crossbow.  The seminar will last about 1 1/2 hours and includes: a brief devotional time, presentation on the topic, a time for input, questions, and door prizes. Anyone any age is invited to attend, and there is no charge. 

  3. Sep

    1. Blue Mass
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake is holding a Blue Mass to celebrate and honor those who assist us in times of emergencies. The Mass will be Monday, Sept. 12th at 7 pm. Personnel from the Ambulance, EMT, Fire and Rescue, Military, Auxiliary, and Police are invited to attend in uniform.  

  4. Sep

    1. Sept Community Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, September 14th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

    2. Oktoberfest in September
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      You’re invited to Oktoberfest in September on Wednesday, Sept. 14th at the Brownton Community Center. Food served at 5:30 pm…Brats and Kraut, German Potato Salad, Beer, and more. Music by George’s Concertina Band from 6-8 pm.  

  5. Sep

    1. Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is putting on a Rummage Sale Sept. 15-17th at their church basement. Hours Thursday and Friday are 8a-6p, and Saturday is 8a-1p. Saturday is Bag Day, fill a bag for only $5. Also serving sloppy joes and hot dogs.  

  6. Sep

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

      The Glencoe VFW is sponsoring the Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service on Friday, Sept. 16th from 7a-3p at the VFW in Glencoe.  

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

      You’re invited to a Salad Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 16th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brownton. The Church is serving assorted salads from 11a-1p. Cost is $8.  

    3. Turkey Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake is holding a Turkey Dinner on Friday, Sept. 16th from 4:30-7:30 pm. Adults are $12, Children 5-12 are $5. Also don’t forget to shop the Bake Sale and Country Store. More info is at firstpreshl.org  

  7. Sep

    1. 125th Celebration
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is celebrating 125 years on September 17th and 18th. On Saturday, Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers perform from 5-7 pm, along with a Hog Roast and a Polka Service. On Sunday, the 125th anniversary service is at 10:30 am, Celebration Dinner from 10:30-12:30 p (ticket deadline for CD is Sept. 8)

  8. Sep

    1. Hector Flight Breakfast
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Everyone is welcome to the Hector Flight Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 18th at the Hector Airport. Serving Pancakes and French Toast breakfast from 7:30a-12:30p. The Ping Pong Ball Drop for kids is at 11:30 am. See Aircraft and take part in the Biggest Flight Breakfast in Minnesota.  

    2. Grace Bible Church 125th Anniversary
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake is celebrating their 125th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 18. Worship starts at 9:30 am, Catered Meal at 11:30 am at the SL Auditorium, Program at 1:30 pm at the Church. To reserve a spot for the meal RSVP the Church.

    3. St. Matthew’s Fall Festival
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando invites the community to their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 18. The day starts off with a Polka service at 10:00AM followed by a free will offering pork roast dinner served from 10:30AM -1PM. An auction will follow with homemade goodies, preserves & pies; fresh produce, hand crafted items & quilts, antiques and donated items. Also, there is a raffle for a print by Jim Hansel “Complete Serenity”. St. Matthew’s is located 6 miles south of Stewart on County Road 7. For more information, please visit www.stmatthews-fernando.com

    4. Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Watertown is holding their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 18th. Enjoy a Homestyle Turkey Dinner from 11a-1:30p for just $10 for adults and 12 & under are $6. Listen to Live Music by Hillbilly Cadiliac, Shop the Silent Auction, Cash Raffle, Games and more!

    5. St. John’s Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic’s Fall Festival is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 18th from 11a-3p at their Education Center on Highway 12 between Dassel and Cokato. Roast Beef Dinner from 11a-2p, with Homemade Pie service. Adults 11 and up are $9, Kids 4-10 are $4. Also shop the food stand, Raffles, Silent Auction, Play Bingo and more!

    6. Dedication Service
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      A Dedication service of praise and worship will be held at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake on Sunday, September 18 at 2 PM. .  The congregation invites the community to join them as they give thanks to God for the completion of their renovation project which involved repairs, restoration and decorating the interior of the church.  Worship has returned to the sanctuary and everyone is invited to join in this celebration.  An Open House will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM so those attending may have time to look throughout the church before the service begins.  Enjoy refreshments following the service also

  9. Sep

    1. Seraph Brass
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Association presents “Seraph Brass” in Concert Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 7 pm in the Hutchinson HS Auditorium. Season Memberships are available at the door, or $20 individual Tickets are also available.

    2. Singing Friends Chorus
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus is a fun-loving, 32-voice SATB community choir that rehearses in Norwood Young America and performs regularly in McLeod, Carver and Sibley counties.   The chorus will begin rehearsing for its 13th annual Christmas concert on Tuesday, September 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA.   New and prospective choir members are encouraged to join the Singing Friends at open rehearsals on September 20th or 27th to meet our members and try out this year’s Christmas repertoire.   For more information, contact:   Karen de Boer, director, 320-300-8077.

  10. Sep

    1. Church Garage Sale
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Watertown is having their Garage Sale Sept. 21-23. Hours Wednesday and Thursday 8a-7p, and Friday 8a-Noon.

    2. Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church presents their Chicken Pie Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 21st starting at 4:30 pm. Serving Chicken and Biscuits, Real Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Homemade Baked Beans, and more. Adults are $10, Children 5-12 are $5, Take outs are available.

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary is meeting Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 7 pm at the Hutchinson VFW.

  11. Sep

    1. Nustad Family
      7:45 am – 8:45 am

      You can help support the Nustad family of Watertown. Tia Nustad and her two children lost their lives in a house fire and Watertown Fuel and Food will match donations up to $5,000. Stop in at the store to make a donation. 

    2. Bethel Lutheran Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm


      Bethel Lutheran Church  77 Lincoln Ave N. Lester Prairie,Mn is having a Paper Drive  Sept 22nd-Oct 3rd   Bring your Paper,Phone Books Magazines ,Cereal Boxes ,Shredded Paper,Card Board,anything paper. Bring to Trailer  in Parking Lot .PLEASE  No Pizza Boxes with Food On  Or String around Paper    Funds raised will be used to buy  a  AED      Automated External Defibrillator  for the Church      Questions   Call   320-395-2125   or   952-467-2542