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  1. Nov
    8
    Thu

    1. November 8 Focus on Healthy Living at MMH
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Meeker Memorial Hospital (612 South Sibley) in Litchfield will present its next Focus on Healthy Living program on Thursday, November 8th, beginning at 6:30 PM at the MMH Conference Center.  The program is called “A Confident Retirement,” and will teach you how to take a disciplined and integrated approach to planning for your dreams and goals, as well as financing for your health.  The event is free.  Call  320-693-4519 for more information, or visit www.meekermemorial.org.

  2. Nov
    9
    Fri

    1. November 9 -10 Holiday Open House at Emmaus Gift Shop
      5:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Emmaus Gift Shop (200 North Holcombe) in Litchfield is having its “Holiday Open House” on Friday, November 9th, and Saturday, November 10th. Friday’s hours will be from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday’s hours will be from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Check out the gifts and holiday decorations, plus there will be coffee, cider and cookies to enjoy! In conjunction with the open house, there will be a bake sale on Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM. Everyone is welcome. The Emmaus Gift Shop is a non-profit, volunteer staffed organization with proceeds benefiting the residents of Ecumen of Litchfield, formerly Augustana Homes.

  3. Nov
    10
    Sat

    1. November 10 Free Community Breakfast at Bethlehem United Methodist Church
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church (665 Miller Ave SW) in Hutchinson is offering a free, hot breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 AM on Saturday, November 10th. Everyone is welcome, and while there is no cost, they would appreciate it if you would contact the church (call 320-587-3312 ) to let them know how many will be attending. You may also pick up a ticket at Common Cup Ministry’s office (218 Main Street South) in Hutchinson. The free breakfast is served on the second Saturday of each month.

  4. Nov
    11
    Sun

    1. November 11 Community Bingo at Ecumen Oaks & Pines
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area seniors are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, November 11th, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in the Dining Room at the Ecumen Oaks & Pines (1015 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson. The cost is 25 cents per card for each regular game. The last game will be a “cover all” game and will be $1.00 per card, winner takes all. Coffee and snacks will follow the fun! Community Bingo is offered the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Jane Messner at 320-234-0868 .

  5. Nov
    12
    Mon

    1. November 12 Benefit for the Families of Brandon Lindeman and Dusting Odenthal
      11:00 am – 9:00 pm

      A benefit is planned for the families of Brandon Lindeman and Dustin Odenthal, both of whom died in an automobile accident in late September. The benefit will be on Monday, November 12th, from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings (1040 Highway 15 South) in Hutchinson. 15 percent of each check will be donated to the families when you bring in a printed flyer and present it when you pay your bill. To print a copy of the flyer, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/431828280209185/. .

    2. November 12th Hutchinson ECFE Relatives as Caregivers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hutchinson Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is hosting a Relatives as Caregivers event at the ECFE building- 775 School Rd. S-on Monday  November 12th from 6-8 p.m. This event is for all grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends who are doing full time care for children who are not on their own. There will be a pizza supper and childcare. Come and check out this night of information and support. Call 320-587-8908 or email ecfe@hutchtel.net for more information.

  6. Nov
    13
    Tue

    1. November 13 National Memory Screening Day at Lakeview Ranch
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      National Memory Screening Day is Tuesday, November 13th, and Lakeview Ranch (22851 State Highway 15) in Dassel is participating by offering free, confidential memory screenings. The screenings are the first step toward proper diagnosis and care. To schedule your screening, call Lakeview Ranch at 320-275-5515 or visit  www.nationalmemoryscreening.org. National Memory Screening Day is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

    2. November 13 Bloodmobile at Peace Center
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Peace Center of Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson on Tuesday, November 13, from noon – 6:00 PM. If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental/guardian permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.

  7. Nov
    14
    Wed

    1. November 14 Free AARP Driver Safety Class for Veterans
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Veterans, the spouse of a veteran, or the widow of a veteran – age 55 and older – are being offered the opportunity to sign up for a free, one-time only driver safety class, courtesy of the City of Hutchinson-Senior Center and AARP. This class renews your Safe Driver certification and qualifies you for the 10% auto insurance discount by taking the AARP-Driver Safety Program class. The class will be at the Hutchinson Senior Center (1005 Highway 15 South) on Wednesday, November 14th, from noon – 4:00 PM. You may register in person at the Senior Center, or by calling 320-234-5656. Some proof of military service, such as a DD214, Legion or VFW membership, or dependent identification is required.

  8. Nov
    16
    Fri

    1. 18 Paper Drive at Peace Lutheran Church
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson is conducting a Paper Drive from Friday, November 16th, through Sunday, November 18th. The collection times for Friday and Saturday will be from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday’s collection time will be from 9:00 AM – noon. Just bring your recyclable paper products to the trailer in the church’s parking lot.

    2. November 16 Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church Chili Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Apostolic Lutheran Church (72245 CSAH 27) in Kingston invites you to its 6th Annual Chili Supper on Friday, November 16th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy chili, cornbread, bars and beverages. A soup alternative will be offered. In conjunction with the supper, a craft and baked goods sale will also be held.

    3. November 16 Matthew 14:16 Supper and Movie Night at Peace Lutheran Church
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson will host its monthly Matthew 14:16 Supper on Friday, November 16th, beginning at 5:00 PM. The event offers a free, warm, nourishing meal, to anyone in the community. Following the supper, they’ll have their free family movie night, beginning at 6:30 PM. Come enjoy the movie as well as some free popcorn and lemonade.

    4. November 16 Hamburg Lions Fall Bingo
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hamburg Lions Fall Bingo & Meat Raffle night will take place on Friday, November 16th, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Hamburg Community Hall (351 Henrietta Avenue). The cost is $8.00 for 25 games, with proceeds going toward community events and projects. Door prizes will be given away between every game. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

    5. November 16 Plato Baseball Poultry Party
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Plato Baseball will have its annual poultry party on Friday, November 16th, beginning at 7:30 PM at the Plato Community Hall (120 1st Street NE). Prizes for the night are hams, turkeys, pork chops and steaks. Hamburgers, chips, candy and beverages will be served while you play.

  9. Nov
    17
    Sat

    1. November 17 Fundraiser for Sibley (County) Special Olympics
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      The Sibley (County) Sonics Special Olympics MN delegation is hosting an Open House Scentsy Party on Saturday, November 17th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (101 West Chandler) in Arlington from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Scentsy’s Charitable Cause Warmer for this season is Special Olympics. Each warmer sold will benefit no only the local delegation but also Special Olympics International. You may also go online and place your order at  https://barbarab.scentsy.us, then look for Sibley Sonics in the list of parties. Proceeds will help provide more sports for Sibley County Special Olympians and take athletes to the Minnesota Special Olympics Competitions.

    2. November 17 BL Lions Dad’s Belgian Waffle Benefit Brunch
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Lions Club is sponsoring a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Benefit Brunch on Saturday, November 17th. The benefit will be at the Buffalo Lake Community Center (203 Main Street North) from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost is a free will offering, with proceeds benefiting college student Aryel Smith, who lost both of her parents to cancer this year, and to the Renville County Food Shelf which is recovering from a fire earlier this year.

    3. November 17 Benefit for Kelly (Bahr) Buechler
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Litchfield VFW (915 Highway 12 East) will host a benefit for Kelly (Bahr) Buechler on Saturday, November 17th, beginning at 2:00 PM. Kelly was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 and was in remission until this spring when the cancer returned affecting her liver and abdomen. She will be undergoing extensive treatment and proceeds from the benefit will help the family with its financial burden. The benefit will include a spaghetti dinner (beginning at 2:00 PM… $8.00 per ticket), raffles, bake sale, face painting and entertainment with Tasz begining at 8:00 PM.

    4. November 17 Hector United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The United Methodist Church (300 2nd Street West) in Hector will have its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th, starting at 2:00 PM. They’ll feature Christmas items, hand sewn goods, homemade candy, cookies, and baked goods, and country store items. Layer cake and coffee cake will be served for your refreshment.

  10. Nov
    18
    Sun

    1. November 18 Dad’s Belgian Waffles Sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran (NYA)
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Dad’s Belgian Waffles Sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran (NYA) – November 18th
      St. John’s Lutheran Church and School (27 1st Street NW) in Norwood Young America is sponsoring a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast on Sunday, November 18th, in the school gymnasium.  Serving will be from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM with carry out orders available.  Adult tickets are $8.00 ($7.00 in advance), children ages 6 – 12 can eat for $5.00 and kids ages 5 and younger eat for free.  Advance adult tickets are available from St. John’s LWML or St. John’s Youth Group.  Proceeds will benefit the LWML mission projects and the trip to the San Antonio Youth Gathering in 2013.

    2. November 18 McLeod County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Program
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office invites youth ages 14 – 18 (must have finished 8th grade) to attend their Explorers Program on Sunday, November 18th, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the McLeod County Solid Waste Building (1065 5th Avenue SE) in Hutchinson.  The program offers young men and women the chance to explore law enforcement career opportunities.  For more information, contact Deputy Patrick Geiken at  320-864-1368  or by email at patrick.geiken@co.mcleod.mn.us.

  11. Nov
    19
    Mon

    1. November 19 Bloodmobile at Emanuel Lutheran School
      12:45 pm – 6:15 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Emanuel Lutheran School (18155 County Road 50) in Hamburg on Monday, November 19, from 12:45 – 6:15 PM. If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental/guardian permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate. To make and appointment, call 952-467-3882.

  12. Nov
    21
    Wed

    1. November 21 BCC Historical Thanksgiving Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The members and friends of the Brownton Congregational Church (127 5th Avenue North) invite you to join them for their annual Historic Thanksgiving Service.  Join the Pilgrim family in a Thanksgiving proclamation, public prayers, praises, and hymns of old on Wednesday, November 21st, beginning at 7:00 PM.

  13. Nov
    22
    Thu

    1. November 22 Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Winsted
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church (410 1st Street North) in Winsted will host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd. The traditional holiday meal will be served from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost is a food or cash donation to the McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf.

  14. Nov
    25
    Sun

    1. November 25 Monthly Potato Pancake Breakfast at Hutchinson VFW
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hutchinson VFW Post 906 (247 1st Avenue SE) invites you to its monthly Potato Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 25th, with serving from 9:00 AM – noon. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, ham, sausages and fruit for only $8.00. The breakfast is served on the fourth Sunday of each month.

  15. Nov
    26
    Mon

    1. November 26 & 28 Bloodmobile in McLeod County
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be two McLeod County communities the week of November 26th. On Monday, November 26th, the Bloodmobile will be at the Lester Prairie City Hall (37 Juniper Street) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM. Then on Wednesday, November 28th, the Bloodmobile will be at the Glencoe City Center (1107 11th Street), also from 1:00 – 7:00 PM. If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental/guardian’s permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.

    2. November 26 Harmony River Living Center Auxiliary Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next meeting of the Harmony River Living Center Auxiliary will be on Monday, November 26th, beginning at 2:00 PM in the Lower Level Conference Room at Harmony River Living Center (1555 Sherwood Street SE) in Hutchinson. All member are encouraged to attend.

  16. Nov
    30
    Fri

    1. November 30 Jean Collection for Blankets (all-day)
      Nov 30

      Help an Autistic Child in the area this Christmas by donating your old worn out jeans. Just bring your jeans (in any condition, doesn’t matter how rough looking they are) to the KDUZ/KARP/KTWN Studios in care of Joel Niemeyer. All Jeans will be donated to the group Deen’s Blankets out of Grove City. Deen’s makes weighted blankets out of the old jeans to give to autistic children free of charge. Weighted blankets help an autistic child calm down, but going through a store can sometimes cost hundreds of dollars. Every single part of the jeans will be used, even the leftover scraps that can’t be use for blankets get donated to a group that can make insulation out of it for low income housing. Help make this Christmas bright by donating your jeans. For more information or questions contact Joel Niemeyer at KDUZ/KARP/KTWN at 320-587-2140

    2. November 30 Crow River Singers Concerts
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers will present their winter concerts on Friday, November 30th, and Sunday, December 2nd. The Friday performance will be at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (31 4th Avenue SW) in Hutchinson beginning at 7:00 PM. The Sunday performance will be at Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson beginning at 2:00 PM. Admission is $7.00 per person with children under the age of 12 admitted for free.

  17. Dec
    1
    Sat

    1. December 1 “Reason for the Season” Advent Brunch
      8:15 am – 10:00 am

      Everyone is welcome to join the women of St John’s Lutheran Church (625 12th Avenue) in Howard Lake for “The Reason for the Season” Advent Brunch on Saturday, December 1st. The doors will open at 8:15 AM for the country store. The advent program will start at 9:00 AM and serving for the brunch will begin at 10:00 AM.

    2. December 1 Christmas at Trinity
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church (54384 Highway 12 East) in Grove City invites you to its 19th Annual Christmas at Trinity on Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This year’s event will feature a cookie walk (cookies priced at $3.50/dozen), candies, baked goods, ethnic favorites including lefse, quilts, rugs, cards, napkins and other crafts. Brunch will also be served. The cost for the brunch is $7.00 for adults ($7.00 for takeout orders as well) and $3.00 for children 10 years of age and younger. If you just want a snack, you can get coffee and a roll for $2.00.