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  1. Dec

    1. Oaks Open House
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Staff & Residents of Ecumen Oaks & Pines invite you to Ecumen Oaks Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Enjoy live music by the Bell Choir at 2 PM, followed by the annual Remembrance Service. Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres will be served around 3 PM. For more information, please contact Kristal Ehrke at (320) 234-0873 or kristalehrke@ecumen.org

    2. BASICS Holiday Concert
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The BASICS invite you to a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec 15th, 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart.  A free will donation lunch will follow.  Proceeds will be used to further the BASICS Ministry.

    3. St. John’s Lutheran presents Litchfield Area Male Chorus
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents the Litchfield Area Male Chorus in a Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec 15th at 3 pm.  A Free Will Offering will be taken. 

    4. Free Benefit Christmas Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Awaken band is hosting a free Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec 15th from 6-8 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Christmas treats will be served throughout the evening.  Bring your family and friends, relax and enjoy some time together while listening to some great Christmas music!  A free-will offering will be taken to support Common Cup Ministry.  

    5. A Christmas Carol Sing
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are invited to the Brownton Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec 15th for a Christmas Carol Sing.  The service starts at 7 pm.

  2. Dec

    1. GSL Holiday Band Concert
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Glencoe-Silver Lake High School bands will present a holiday concert on Monday, December 16th  at 7:30 p.m. in the GSL High School Auditorium.  This concert will feature some holiday favorites as well as some non-holiday selections and will be presented by the GSL 9th & 10th Grade Band and the GSL Concert Band.  Tickets for the concert are $6 for adults and $4 for students and are available at the door.

  3. Dec

    1. Holiday Outreach Dinner
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join Peace Lutheran Church and the Hutchinson High School REACH Program for their Holiday Outreach Dinner on Thursday, Dec 19th from 6-7 pm at the church.  You can pick up your free tickets at Peace Lutheran or Common Cup Ministry.  More info go to thereachteam.org

  4. Jan

    1. Bullhead Feed
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Brownton Rod and Gun Club is hosting a Bullhead feed on Sunday, January 5th.   The event starts at 10 am at the Club. 

  5. Jan

    1. Fiber Arts Guild Meeting
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Fiber Arts Guild will be meeting on Thursday, Jan 9th at 4:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  This month’s program will be from Grubers Quilt Shop talking about “Trends, Techniques, and Tools”.  

    2. Legion Spagetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary is holding a spaghetti supper on Thursday, Jan 9th from 4:30 to 7 pm at the American Legion Club Room (use east entrance).  Adults are $6.50, Children under 12 are $3.  Families welcome, Take outs available.  

  6. Jan

    1. MN Music HOF Fundraiser
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame is holding a Parade of Bands Fundraiser and Concertina Jamboree on Sunday, January 12th from Noon-6 pm at the Park Ballroom of New Prague.  Performers include: Czech Area Concertina Club, Charlie Sticha Band, The Revival Band, and the Wendinger Band.  Food and Beverages available.  All proceeds used for the MMHF Museum in New Ulm.

    2. Community Bingo
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area Senior Citizens are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, Jan 12 from 2-3 PM in the dining room at Ecumen Pines. Community Bingo will be .25 cents per card, with the last game being a coverall and is $1.00 per card – WINNER TAKES ALL! Community Bingo is offered the 2nd Sunday of EACH month with complimentary coffee and snack immediately following. For more information, contact Kristal Ehrke at 320-234-0873

  7. Jan

    1. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary will have its next meeting on Monday, Jan 13 at 7:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center.

  8. Jan

    1. Alzheimers Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The next meeting of the local area support group for adult children, spouses, and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss will meet Tuesday, Jan 14 at 6:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This is a safe and welcoming place to meet others who are affected with similar issues, gather information, resources and to receive support throughout the various stages of this journey. Please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551 for more information. The support group is open to the public and free of charge. 

  9. Jan

    1. Friends of High Island Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Friends of High Island’s 2nd annual Fishing Contest at High Island Lake will be Saturday, Jan 18th.  Registration starts at 9 am, fishing at 10 am.  $5 entry fee, youth 12 and under fish for free with paid adult. Cash prizes awarded in 11 different categories.  Food is available on site. 

    2. Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Lake Mary VFW Post 9232 is hosting their 5th annual Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 18th at the Winsted American Legion.  The feed runs from 4 pm – 7 pm or until gone.  Cost is $8 for advance tickets, $9 at the door, and kids 10 and under are $4.  On the menu is Chili, Cornbread, garlic bread, veggies and more!

  10. Jan

    1. Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup will be on sale at St Anthony’s Church in Watkins.  Serving from 8:30 am to 12 noon on Sunday Jan 19. Bouja is $12 per gallon, and Chicken Noodle Soup is $11.00 per gallon.  You may also pre-order by calling Larry Flaschenriem at 320 764-2965.

    2. Hamburg Pancake Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Hamburg Lions Club will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast, Sunday Jan 19 from 8:30 – 12:30 at the Hamburg Community Hall. The menu consists of Pancakes, sausages, scrambles eggs, apple sauce, coffee, milk and juice. Proceeds of the day will go to Lions Project: Leader Dog and Can Do Canines.

    3. Cedar Mills Pancake Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Cedar Mills Rod and Gun Club is hosting their monthly Pancake Brunch on Sunday, Jan 19th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the Club.  On the Menu is regular and potato pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, and more!  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12, and under 5 are free.  

    4. Pancake Breakfast in Hector
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector is having their annual Pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan 19.  The men will be serving at the American Bar and Grill in Hector from 9 am – 1 pm.  The menu includes pancakes, French toast, ham and eggs, applesauce and beverage.  Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10, and free for 4 and under.  All are invited.

    5. Depot program
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society presents “Shadows of Time, Minnesota’s Surviving Depots” on Sunday, Jan 19th from 2-3 pm at the Museum’s Eductional Media Center in Hutchinson.  Author Bill Schrankler will talk about Minnesota remaining railroad depots, including two from Mcleod County.  More info can be found at mcleodhistory.org

    6. Hutchinson Church of God presents “October Baby”
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God invites you to the Free Movie “October Baby”.  Showtimes at their church are Sunday, Jan 19th at 6 pm and Wednesday, Jan 22nd at 7 pm.  The movie shares the story of a college student who finds out she was adopted after a failed abortion attempt and she embarks on a journey to find her hidden past.  

  11. Jan

    1. Singing Friends Rehersals
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus vocal ensemble starts rehearsals for the spring concert season on Tuesday, Jan 21st.   This 30-voice, all-ages community choir, centered in McLeod, Sibley, and Carver counties, performs in many area communities.  No auditions are required to sing with the chorus.  If you are interested in singing, please come to an open rehearsal on Tuesday, January 21st or January 28th at 7:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America.  For more information, please call director Karen de Boer at (320) 864-2742.

  12. Jan

    1. Waconia Ride In
      5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The 24th annual Waconia Ride In will be Friday-Sunday (Jan 24-26th).  It’s the world’s largest vintage and antique snowmobile event.  Featured snowmobiles this year is Yamaha.  At the event includes a swap meet, races, trail rides, loud snowmobile contest, silent auction and more!

  13. Jan

    1. Gopher Campfire Fishing Contest
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is holding their annual Trout Pond Fishing Contest on Saturday, Jan 25th from Noon-3 pm at the club grounds.  For information you can go to gophercampfire.com  

  14. Jan

    1. St. Peters Pancake and Bratwurst Dinner
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Gibbon is holding their Pancake and Bratwurst Dinner on Sunday, Jan 26th from 11 am – 5 pm.  The all you can eat dinner is available for just a free will offering.  Also stop by the “Sven and Ole” Book Fair in the meeting room also.

    2. GSL FFA Donkey Basketball
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The GSL FFA is presenting Donkey Basketball on Sunday, Jan 26th at 5 pm at the High School Gym.  All Local Players will be riding and competing including FFA members, School Staff, Fire Department members, and GSL Basketball Players.  Kiddie Rides will be given to the first 125 kids signing up.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and available from an FFA member.  

  15. Jan

    1. Mcleod Council Meeting
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      MCLEOD COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AND AUXILIARY will meet on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Glencoe Fire Hall.   Glencoe Post No. 95 will serve as the Host.

    2. The Cats Pajamas in Concert
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Watertown Mayer HS Music Department is presenting the Branson, MO group “The Cat’s Pajama’s” in concert on Tuesday, Jan 28th at 7:30 pm at the High School.  The acapella group (as seen on NBC’s the sing off) performs pop classics as well as new contemporary hits in a world class show for the family.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and proceeds from the concert benefit the WM Music Programs.  

  16. Jan

    1. Kingston Spagetti Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church is hosting their 6th annual Spagetti Supper on Friday, Jan 31st from 5-7:30 pm at the church.  On the Menu is Spagetti with Tomato Sauce or Alfredo Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Sundae.  Donations accepted the church benefitting the Building Fund.