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  1. Mar

    1. Antique Appraisal
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is having their annual Antique Appraisal Fundraiser on Sunday, March 29th at 2 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  Museum Director Lori Pickell Stangell will be giving advice on how to preserve your treasures, plus local auctioneer Kathy Krone will narrarate the program and antique expert Lynn Buck will appraise.  Cost is $7 per appraisal item, $15 for 3 items, or $3 admission without appraisal.  More details you can go to mcleodhistory.org  

  2. Mar

    1. Marsh Creek Water Project Meeting
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Buffalo Creek Watershed District will hold an informational meeting on the Marsh Creek Water Project on Tuesday, March 31st from 5-7 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  The meeting is open to the public.  The Open House will talk about an implementation timeline and cost allocation.  

  3. Apr

    1. Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie from April 1-April 16.  Bring your newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper , junk Mail, cardboard, ANYTHING PAPER.  Please NO  STRING,ROPES OR PLASTIC BAGS AROUND THE PAPER.  Pizza Boxes with food on will not be accepted.  Recycling May be brought to the Trailer in the Parking Lot anytime From April 1-April 16.Funds raised will be used to purchase more energy efficent lights.

  4. Apr

    1. City Wide Easter Egg Hunt
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Hutchinson City Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th at 10 am at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds.  Cost is free for kids ages 10 and under.  Registration starts at 9 am.  

    2. Brownton Easter Egg Hunt
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Brownton has their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, 10 am at the Brownton Community Center.  Ages Toddler to 3rd Grade are welcome.  Treat Bags and Prizes will be given away, and you can take your photo with the Easter Bunny.  Free admission.  

    3. Bluebird Day
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is having their Bluebird Day on Saturday, April 4th from Noon-3 pm at the Gopher Campfire grounds, NE of Hutchinson.   Just bring a hammer to make your own blue bird house, learn about bluebirds and how to attract them, nature experts on hand.  Free Lunch.  

    4. Easter Extravaganza
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Lighthouse Church and the Plato Lions are having their Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 4th from Noon-2 pm at 10478 Bell Ave Plato (off Hwy 212).  Enjoy an easter egg hunt, bounce houses, relay race, cake walk, kids games, food, prizes and more!  The Community is welcome!

  5. Apr

    1. Easter Breakfast
      7:00 am – 8:30 am

      You are invited for a Easter Sunday Breakfast at Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown on Sunday, April 5th from 7-8:30 am.  Freewill offering goes to the youth Program.  

    2. Torsk and Meatball Dinner
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      Join the Sons of Norway for their annual Torsk & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 11th at 5:30p at Shalom Baptist Church in Hutchinson.  Following the dinner, featured storyteller Pati Kachel will present her program, “Ya sure, I’m a Norvegin Luteran.”  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by April 5th.  Contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 for information and tickets.

  6. Apr

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

      Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, April 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Marie and the Boys. 

  7. Apr

    1. Pet Supplies Drive
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      The 2nd Annual Help Our Local Animals Supplies drive is going on now through the end of April.  All donations will be given directly to the Hutchinson Heart of MN Animal Shelter. Donations can be cash, charge, or supply items.  They will be taken at the Liquor Hutch from 8 am – 10 pm Monday through Saturday.  A list from the “Heart of MN Animal Shelter” will be available at the Liquor Hutch. 

    2. Meeker Mcleod Sibley Health meeting
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Meeker/Mcleod/Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly board meeting on Thursday, April 9th from 9-11:30 am at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management building in Hutchinson.  The meeting is open to the public.

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

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will hold their April Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, April 9th from 4-7 pm at the Elks Lodge in Hutchinson.  Families welcome, Take Outs available.  

    4. TWOH Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson is Thursday, April 9th, 6:30 pm at the Hutchinson City Center.  If interested in joining contact Linda at 587-0426

  8. Apr

    1. Plato city wide garage sales
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Plato is having their city wide garage sales on Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th starting at 8 am.  

    2. BL Fish Fry
      11:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Lions are having their All you can eat Fish Fry on Friday, April 10th from 11:30a-7 pm (or until the fish are gone) at the Buffalo Lake Fire Hall.  Take outs available.  Cost is $9 in advance, $10 at the door, ages 5-12 are $4 and under 5 is free.  Proceeds go to local projects.  

  9. Apr

    1. ECFE garage sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The 24th Annual Spring ECFE Garage Sale at HLWW High School on Saturday, April 11, 9 am-noon. 20+ spaces of families selling children’s clothes size 0-14, maternity clothes, accessories, books, toys. No admission fee. 

    2. Benefit Dinner
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit dinner and silent auction for Nona Revard on Saturday, April 11th from 3-7pm at the Dassel Covenant Church.  Free will donation for food and bid on the silent auction items.  All money raised will help make the Revard home handicapped accessible battling Lyme Disease.

    3. Hog Roast
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Winsted Sportsmens club annual Hog Roast is Saturday, April 11th at the Blue Note in Winsted.  Serving from 5-8 pm, advance tickets are $9…$10 at the door.  Take outs available.  

    4. Storytelling Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      “Ya sure, I’m a Norvegin Luteran” will be presented by professional storyteller, Pati Kachel, on Saturday, April 11th at 7pm at Shalom Baptist Church.  This event is sponsored by our local lodge of the Sons of Norway.  Come and be refreshed by listening to Pati’s good humor, songs, poems and heartwarming stories. Her original, insightful and inspiring presentations have been enjoyed by audiences from Seattle to Pittsburgh, as well as in Canada and the Netherlands.  Admission is free.  Contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 for more info.

  10. Apr

    1. Get to know NAMI
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Get to know NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Tueday, April 14th 7-8 pm at Ridgewater College, Hutchinson campus.  Hear first-hand how our work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families, Hear from a person who combats a mental illness but is now an advocate for hope and recovery.  Hear from a family member about the experiences of their family.  Learn about our education, support programs and what we are doing to advocate for good mental health policies.  Learn how you can get involved, take action and make a difference!  Please RSVP to Kay King at 1-651-645-2948 ext. 113 OR kking@namimn.org

  11. Apr

    1. Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 15th at Vineyard United Methodist Church.  The event is from 4:30-7 pm, and is a free will offering.

  12. Apr

    1. Faith Rummage Sale
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is holding their rummage sale April 16-18th at the church.  Hours Thursday are 4-8 pm, Friday 8a-6p, and Saturday 8a-noon.  Saturday is Bag Day.  

    2. Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire’s Spring Firearms Safety Class is starting on Thursday, April 16th.  Class is open to all boys and girls ages 11 and older, adults welcome.  Class size is limited so you must register.  Attendance at all classes is required.  For info or to register contact Brian at schmelingoil@gmail.com

  13. Apr

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

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, April 17th from 7a-3p at the VFW in Glencoe.  New Ticking, Cleaning, and Returned the same day.  

    2. Crow River Singers
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers present “Our Favorite Things”, favorite selections from the Choir and Director.  There will be two performances.  One on Friday, April 17th at 7 pm at First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson…the next at 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson on Sunday, April 19th.  Admission is $7, Refreshments are served. 

  14. Apr

    1. Foster Program Meeting
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Learn about becoming a Foster Parent on Saturday, April 18th from 9a-3p at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management Building in Hutchinson.  This meeting is to learn about and ask questions about the foster care program in Mcleod County.  Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Questions contact Amy at 1-800-247-1756.

  15. Apr

    1. Pioneer Park Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale is having their 38th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast on Sunday April 19 from 9a-1p!  So bring your family and friends to enjoy the home made breakfast! Meal includes:  Scrambled Eggs; Sausage; Juice, Coffee or Milk and ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES with freshly bottled REAL Maple Syrup!!!  Cost for this event is only $8/adult * $4/child ages 4-12 * 3 years and younger are FREE!!

    2. German Dinner
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart is having their Polka Worship and German Dinner on Sunday, April 19th.  Worship starts at 10 am with the Wendinger Band, Dinner from 11a-1p.  Serving German Potato Salad or Scalloped Potatoes, Brats and Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, German Sauerkraut, and more.  Cost for diner is a free will donation.  

    3. Potato Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Auburn VFW invites you to a Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, April 19th.  Serving from 10:30a-1p at the New Auburn Fire Hall.  Adults are $9, Children 5-11 are $5, under 5 is free.  Serving Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, Applesauce and more.