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  1. Nov

    1. Hot Dish Sunday
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church Ladies invite you to Hot Dish Sunday, November 15th from 10:30-1:30 pm.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for Children 4-10, and Kids under 3 along with All Veterans eat Free.  

    2. Love Potion #10
      3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      The GSL Panther Association presents Love Potion #10 featuring the Whitesidewalls and Michael Patrick “Records” Ryan, Nov. 15th at 3:30 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  Tickets are $25 and availavle online (glencoemn.org) or at the City Offices.  The Panther Association will have a variety of desserts available for purchase and a cash bar. 

    3. God’s Acre
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The God’s Acre Banquet at United Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian will be on Sunday, November 15. Social hour is at 5:30, dinner is at 6:00 and music and message by “Allen and Matt”  will be at 7:00.

  2. Nov

    1. DC Turkey Bingo
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Cokato Wrestling Team is holding their Turkey Bingo Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 19th at the High School Commons.  $10 per person, proceeds support the Wrestling team.  

    2. HL Library Event
      6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Howard Lake Library is hosting an evening of fun and information for children ages birth-5 years old and their families on Thursday, Nov. 19th from 6:15-8 pm.  Free Refreshments and a gently used book for each child.  Plus there will be free resources from the library, WIC, Public Health, HLWW ECFE, and other community resources.

    3. Meeker County Light of Love Holiday Trees
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Light a bulb in Meeker County this year for the Light of Love Holiday Trees around the communities.  To light a bulb contact Ecumen Home Care and Hospice of Litchfield.  Tree Lighting Ceremonies will be held:  Nov 19th in Cosmos at 7 pm – Nov. 20th in Atwater at 6:15 pm – Nov. 21st in Litchfield at 3 pm – Nov. 29th in Kingston @ 4:30 pm – Nov. 30th in Darwin at 6:30 pm – Dec 11th in Dassel @ 4:30 pm.

  3. Nov

    1. Kingston Chili Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church has their annual Chili Feed on Friday, Nov. 20th from 5-7 pm.  Serving Chili, Cornbread, and more.  Craft and Baked Goods for sale also.  

    2. Darwin Drifters Membership Drive
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Darwin Drifters Snowmobile Club is having their annual Membership Drive on Friday, Nov. 20th at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club.  Dinner served from 6-7:30 pm, Walk Ins Welcome. Memberships are $10.

    3. Brownton Fun Night and Raffle
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion has their Annual Fun Night and Raffle on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7 pm. Drawings for Cash Prizes, as well as Hams and Turkeys. It’s at the Browton Community Center.

    4. The Wizard Of Oz
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Mayer Lutheran High School presents The Wizard of Oz, Nov. 20-22nd. Show times Friday and Saturday are 7 pm, and Sunday is 2 pm. More info at mayerlutheran.org

    5. Turkey Bingo
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hamburg Lions are hosting turkey Bingo on Friday, Nov. 20th, 7 pm at the Hamburg Community Hall.  Get 25 games for $8, with Turkeys, Hams, and Sausage as the prize.  Burgers, Beverages, and Popcorn will be available.  Door Prizes, and Meat Raffles are also a part of the fun.  Proceeds used for Brunch with Santa.

    6. Poultry Party
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Plato Bluejays are hosting a Poultry Party on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:30 pm at the Plato Hall.

  4. Nov

    1. Craft, Bake, and Toy Sale
      8:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Holy Family CCW is having their annual Craft, Bake and Gently Used Toy Sale on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 8a-3:30p at the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake. Quilts of all sizes, Homemade Kolaches, Baked Good, Christmas Items and more!  

    2. Arts/Crafts Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The 37th annual FINE ARTS EXPO and 35th annual CREATIVE CRAFTS FAIR will be held Saturday, November 21, 9 am-2 pm in the Activity Center HLWW Middle School in Howard Lake. Free admission. There will be 80+ artists and craft persons exhibiting their works for sale. No admission fee, bring friends and family. Food stand, bake sale and prizes.

    3. NYA Craft Fair
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      NYA Community Education presents their Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 9a-3p at Central High School and Elementary School.  Over 200 Crafters on hand, lunch is available.  

    4. Taste of Dassel and Art
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Dassel History Center is hosting a Taste of Dassel and a Taste of Art on Saturday, Nov. 21st.  The Taste of Dassel will run from 11a-1p, with the Art opening at 1 pm, hosting Abstract Art from the Meyer Collection.   This programming is sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society.

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church has their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21st at 2 pm.   Coffee, Cider and Treats served…shop the Bake Sale, Candy Booth, Country Store, and Christmas Booth.  

  5. Nov

    1. Belgian Waffle Feed
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran School of NYA is hosting a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Feed on Sunday, Nov. 22nd from 9:30a-1p. Adults are $8 in advance ($9 at the door), Children 6-12 are $5, under 5 eat free. Carry outs available. Proceeds benefit Mission projects and the Youth Group Trip to New Orleans 

    2. Christmas Sale
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Care Center of Winsted is having a Christmas Sale on Sunday, Nov. 22nd.  Everyone welcome.

    3. Coming Together in Song
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Common Cup Ministries of Hutchinson presents Coming together in Song on Sunday, Nov. 22nd starting at 4 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  More info at common-cup.org  

    4. Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Supper
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having a Lutefisk and Swedish Meatball Supper on Sunday, Nov. 22nd from 4:30-6:30 pm.  Serving Family Style, Take outs available.  Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for Kids ages 5-12, 4 and under are free.  Proceeds go to the church youth group.

  6. Nov

    1. Hamburg Blood Drive
      12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Emanuel School Activity Center-Hamburg on Monday, November 23th from 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Call 612-240-1624 to make an appointment. “ WALK INS WELCOME”. Best walk in times between 1:30pm to 4 PM.

  7. Nov

    1. Thanksgiving Dinner
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The 21st annual DAV and Auxiliary Thanksgiving Day Dinner is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 26th from 11:30a-1p at the Peace Center of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.  Call 320-275-3453 prior to the day to arrange for Transportation, Take Out Orders, or Deliveries.

    2. Glencoe Community Thanksgiving
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational Church of Glencoe is Thursday, Nov. 26th starting at Noon.  Dinner sponsored by area churches, no charge although a free will offering for the Food Shelf is accepted.  RSVP requested to 320-864-3855 by Wednesday, Nov. 25th.  

  8. Nov

    1. Rocky Mountain Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association presents a holiday show for the entire family, “A Rocky Mountain Christmas”, a John Denver tribute starring Jim Curry. This performance will be held at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, Friday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. Reserved seat tickets are available online at www.dc.k12.mn.us/pac and are also sold through the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office by calling 320-286-4120. Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning at 6:00 pm.

  9. Dec

    1. Make and Take Gingerbread Houses
      10:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Silver Lake ECFE is hosting a Make and Take Gingerbread House event on Tuesday, Dec1st at their learning center. You can come from 10:30-11:30 am or 6-7 pm. Cost is free, but they would appreciate donations of a new unwrapped toy for local families in need. Register online at the GSL School Website, on their Facebook Page, or by calling 320-864-2681.

  10. Dec

    1. Drive Thru Nativity
      3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      You’re invited to Hector’s Unforgettable Christmas Drive Thru Nativity on Thursday, Dec 3rd from 3:30-7:30 pm at the New Life Community Church of Hector. Just bring a canned good to donate to the Renville County Food Shelf. 

  11. Dec

    1. A Classic Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Crow River Singers present “A Classic Christmas” on Friday, Dec 4th at the First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson at 7 pm AND on Sunday, Dec. 6th at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson at 2 pm.  They will be performing long forgotten and modern holiday carols.  Tickets are $7, under 12 is free.  

  12. Dec

    1. Brunch and Bake Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Glencoe has their Brunch and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec 5th from 8:30a-1p. Serving Eggs, Ham, Fruit, and more! 

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

      Christmas at Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is Saturday, Dec 5th from 9a-Noon.  Brunch served, $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids 10 and under, Take outs are $7.50, and a coffee and roll is $2.  Also shop the Cookie Walk, Bake Sale, Lefse and Ethnic Goodies, Crafts, Cards, Napkins and More.