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  1. Jul

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

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, July 13th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  2. Jul

    1. Wedding Dress Revue
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Grace LutheranChurch is holding a Wedding Dress Revue on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 pm at the church in Brownton. See dresses from different eras. Coffee and Dessert will follow the program for a free will offering. 

    2. Winthrop Music in the Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Music in the Winthrop city park is coming up on Thursday July 14th at 7:00.  Performing will be the Mary  Guentzel quintet featuring Myron Wolf on the saxophone.  Bring a lawn chair and come for an evening of fun. Refreshments available and prizes given. 

  3. Jul

    1. Rollie Johnson Ecology Site Dedication
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Everyone is invited to attend the dedication of the Rollie Johnson Ecology site Kiosk on Friday, July 15th at 10:30 am in Roberts Park of Hutchinson. You’ll be able learn more about Hutch HS Science Teacher Rollie Johnson, visit with the family, and walk the Ecology Site Trail.

    2. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin presents their Annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 15th from 4-7 pm. Serving Ham and Beef Sandwiches, Salads, Pie, Ice Cream and Beverages. Adults are $7, Children are $4, and $2.50 for Pie and Ice Cream Only.  

    3. Pork Chop Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Grace Lutheran Church is serving their Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, July 15th from 4-7 pm at the Kingston Community Center. Dinner includes Pork Chop, Potato Salad, Beans, bread, brownie, ice cream and a beverage. Advance Tickets are $9, or $10 at the door. (Hot Dog Kids Meals are also available for $4)

  4. Jul

    1. Arts and Crafts Fair
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      You are invited to shop the Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Watertown on Saturday, July 16th from 9a-4p. See Local Artists, Crafters and Vendors.  

    2. Adoption Ride
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      The final adoption ride will take place Saturday, July 16th starting at Cactus Jacks in Stewart at 11 am. Ride ends at McCarthy Park in Watkins. Prizes are drawn at 6 pm with Music by Crimson Edge to follow. All Proceeds benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Catholic Charities Adoption Services. For more info contact Mike at 320-583-4765.

  5. Jul

    1. 99 Cents Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Dassel Lakeside Care Center is hosting a 99 cents Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, July 17th from 9a-Noon in their Lakeside Apartments Dining Room.

    2. Chicken BBQ
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Edward Born Legion Post #343 of NYA will be hosting it’s 55th Annual Chicken BBQ on Sun. July 17th at the Legion Park located on the corner of Reform and Park St. in NYA. Serving begins at 11:00 and goes through 7:00, or until the chicken is gone. The menu includes: BBQ Chicken (quarter or half), Potato Salad, Baked Beans,Bread, Cake or Bars, milk and coffee.

  6. Jul

    1. Beer and Hymns
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy Beer and Hymns on Wednesday, July 20th at the Buffalo Lake Liquor Store from 7-9 pm. Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is holding the event and serving Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Chips and more for $8. Proceeds benefit the church improvement fund.  

  7. Jul

    1. Breakfast Fundraiser
      6:30 am – 10:00 am

      The Immanuel Lutheran School is holding a Fundraiser breakfast at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds during the Orange Spectacular July 22, 23, and 24th from 6:30-10a each morning. Serving Ham, Eggs, and all you can eat pancakes for $8.

    2. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      You are invited to an Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 22nd at St. John’s Education Center on Hwy 12 between Dassel and Cokato. Serving from 4:30-7:30 pm…BBQ’s, Potato Salad, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream and a Beverage. Cost is just a free will offering.  

  8. Jul

    1. Church Golf Tournament
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is holding their 2nd annual Golf Tournament and Auction on Sunday, July 31st. Register by July 24th. 4 person scramble at Oakdale Golf Course, 1 pm Registration, 2:30 pm Shotgun Start. Cost is $50, proceeds benefit the church improvement fund. 

    2. Winsted Fire Station Tour
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is hosting a History Tour of the Winsted Fire Station on Sunday, July 24th from 2-4 pm at the station at 431 6th St. South in Winsted. More info at mcleodhistory.org

  9. Jul

    1. Temporary Hours at HHW
      7:15 am – 8:00 am

      The McLeod County Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be OPEN on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays only (Closed on Tuesdays and Fridays) effective the week of July 25th due to minimal staffing. This change in operating hours is temporary and normal hours of operation will resume once the program is adequately staffed. The County apologizes for the inconvenience and disruption of services. If you need to utilize the HHW program on Tuesdays or Fridays, please call 320-484-4322 to set up an appointment.

    2. Welcome Night
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Plato Lions are having a Welcome Night on Monday, July 25th at the Plato Hall. Social at 5:30 pm, Free Dinner at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome, the guest speaker for the night is Plato Mayor Bob Becker.

    3. VBS
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God presents their Free Vacation Bible School July 25-28th and July 31st. The school runs from 6:30-8:30 pm each day at 800 Grove St in Hutchinson.  

  10. Jul

    1. St. A’s White Elephant Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Church of Hutchinson is holding their White Elephant Sale on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th from 8a-6p each day in their School Gym. Huge variety of items, all priced to sell. No clothes at this sale.  

  11. Jul

    1. Backpack Giveaway
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      There is a free Backpack for Kids Giveaway on Saturday, July 30th from Noon-3 pm at Verizon in Hutchinson. There will be a select amount of school supplies inside the pack for kids, and kids MUST be present to receive a backpack.  

  12. Jul

    1. St. Peter Lutheran Church (LP) Ice Cream Social
      3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is sponsoring its 48th Annual Ice Cream Social & Country Store on Sunday, July 31st, from 3:30 – 6:30 PM. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecues, baked beans, potato salad, homemade pies, ice cream, root beer floats and more. Take out orders will be available.

  13. Aug

    1. Outdoor Community Service
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Faith Presbyterian Church and Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake  will be hosting an Outdoor Community Worship Service in the Silver Lake City Park on Sunday, August 7 from 9:00 AM—10:00 AM. The public is invited to attend. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Grace Bible Church (next to the city water tower). 

  14. Aug

    1. Salad Luncheon
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      You are invited to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Hector for their Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug 3 at Noon. Carly Koeberl will speak about her mission trip to Belize. Cost is a free will donation.

  15. Aug

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Hutchinson invites you to their annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 4th from 4-6:30 pm. Serving Turkey Salad Sandwiches, BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, potato salad, Baked Beans, pie and Ice Cream and more! Take out available.  

  16. Aug

    1. Purr-ple Rain Cat Show
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Granite Kitty Cat Club is holding their Purr-ple Rain Cat Show on August 6th and 7th at the Cologne Community Center from 9a-3p. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for Seniors and Children, Under 5 is free. 

  17. Aug

    1. Living History Tour
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Living History Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Aug 7th from 2-3:30 pm. 5 Living History Portrayals: Wallace “Wally” Kurth, Rev Richard Raedeke, Clara Laurene “Tot” Marth, George Boller, and Milburn “Dick” Henke. Busses will transport you from the church parking lot and there is no charge for the bus. Everyone is welcome.

  18. Aug

    1. 600 club Meeting
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Womens 600 Club has their Fall Meeting on Monday, Aug 8th at 5:30 pm at Squeaky’s Bar and Grill. Agenda includes dicussion on changing 2016 fall local tournament date.  

  19. Aug

    1. Twins Game
      4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      The Sibley County Chapter of Thrivent Financial is taking a bus to the Twins vs. Astros Game on Wednesday, Aug 10th. Cost is $27, Contact Joyce Bauer for more info (507-237-5562)

    2. August Community Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, August 10th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  20. Aug

    1. Puppet Show
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Friends of the Hutchinson Library present their Puppet Show on Thursday, Aug 11th at Library Square in Hutchinson at 10 am. This year’s Show is the “Wonderfully Completely Improbably Silly Wizard of Oz”