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  1. Aug
    19
    Sun

    1. August 19 Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club Pancake Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      You and your family are invited to the Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club (62841 140th Street) for their monthly pancake brunch on Sunday, August 19th, with serving from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat regular and potato pancakes, French toast, scramble eggs and more. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6 – 12 years of age, and those 5 and younger eat for free. The Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club is located near the intersection of State Highways 7 and 22 northeast of Cedar Mills.

    2. August 19 St. Andrew’s Fun Fest
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      St. Andrew’s Catholic Church (17 1st Street NW) of Fairfax is holding its annual Fun Fest on Sunday, August 19th. The fun begins with a Polka Mass at 9:30 AM with music by Harry Wojahn and the St. Andrew’s Polka Singers. Following the service until 1:00 PM will be a dinner of deep fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salads, and more.  The cost for the meal is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6-12, and $2 for children under age 6. There will also be a lunch stand open from 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM serving authentic Mexican tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, pies, and more.   Throughout the afternoon there will be music by Jeff Franta and activities including a country store and bingo.

    3. August 19 St. John’s Lutheran (Hollywood) Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church (17725 53rd Street) of Hollywood Township invites you to its 26th Annual Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, August 19th, with serving from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, following the 9:30 AM contemporary worship service. The cost is $10.00 for adults (12 and older) and $5.00 for children ages 5 – 11. Advance adult tickets, priced at $9.00, can be purchased by calling 320-485-4209 . A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the dinner.

  2. Aug
    24
    Fri

    1. August 24 All Saints Lutheran Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All Saints Lutheran Church (118 North 1st Street) in Darwin invites you to its annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 24th, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy the menu featuring ham and beef sandwiches, salads, pie, ice cream and beverages. The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, and $2.50 for pie only.

    2. August 24 Free Monthly Supper at Bethlehem United Methodist Church
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church (665 Miller Avenue SW) of Hutchinson is offering a free supper to anyone in the community on Friday, August 24th, with serving from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Future suppers will be served on the fourth Friday of each month. Again, the meal is free, but if you plan on attending, please pick up a ticket at Common Cup Ministries (218 Main Street South), or call Bethlehem United Methodist Church at 320-587-3312 . Advance notice will be appreciated.

  3. Aug
    25
    Sat

    1. August 25 Gypsy Rebels Sponsoring Petting Zoo
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Gypsy Rebels Motorcycle Club is sponsoring a Petting Zoo at the McLeod County Fairground (840 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson on Saturday, August 25th, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Proceeds and items collected from the event will go toward families needing help with back to school supplies. The cost is $7.00 per family with no school supply donation, $5.00 per family with the donation of any school supply item, or FREE admission if you bring a backpack filled with school supplies. Everyone is invited.

    2. August 25 Glencoe EEA’s Sweet Corn & Bratwurst Feed
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Public is invited to the Glencoe EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter 92’s Annual Sweet Corn and Bratwurst Feed Fly-In/ Drive-In on Saturday, August 25th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Glencoe Municipal Airport (9902 Dairy Avenue). On hand will be various types of aircraft along with some World War II airplanes. There will be a drawing for free airplane rides.

    3. August 25 Youth Conservation Field Day
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      The annual Youth Conservation Field Day at Gopher Campfire Grounds (24718 County Road 7) will take place on Saturday, August 25th, beginning with registration at 9:00 AM and events starting at 10:00 AM.  The event is open to kids ages 6 – 17, and the cost for the entire day is only $5.00.  There will be sessions on trap shooting, archery, black powder, conservation education and more.  For more information, email to crriver@hutchtel.net.

    4. August 25 “Proclamation in Concert in Hutchinson
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Christian Rock band “Proclamation” will be in concert on Saturday, August 25th, beginning at 6:00 PM at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson.  There is no charge.  A free will offering will be taken.  Root beer floats will on sale.

  4. Aug
    26
    Sun

    1. August 26 Penn-Fest at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (all-day)
      Aug 26

      St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (16104 20th Street) of Brownton is having its annual celebration, Penn-Fest, on Sunday, August 26th. The day will begin with a 10:30 AM service featuring music from The BASICS and guest speaker Pastor Andrew Hermodsen-Olsen. Following the service, stay for a pork chop dinner served from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost for the meal is $10.00 for everyone over the age of 10, $5.00 for children ages 3 – 10, and free for kids under 3 years of age. Take out orders will be available.

    2. August 26 Fish Boil Dinner
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe will host a Fish Boil Dinner on Sunday, August 26th, with serving from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. The dinner will be served at the church’s Fellowship Center (925 13th Street East). The menu will feature pollock, along with potatoes, onions, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is a free will donation with proceeds going to the Orphan Grain Train. Matching funds will come from Thrivent.

  5. Aug
    27
    Mon

    1. September 1 Volunteers Needed for Crow River Habitat for Humanity
      8:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Crow River Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help with building the latest home in Hutchinson. They are looking for individuals or groups who can help on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Volunteers do not have to have building experience, just a willingness to help. Build team leaders will be there to assign and teach different tasks. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers do not have to sign up for the entire day. Even donating a few hours of time would be helpful and much appreciated. For more information on volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Pam Johnson at (320)587-8868. You can also email her at pam@crhfh.org.

  6. Aug
    28
    Tue

    1. August 28 NCA/NDMS Ice Cream Social
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Century Academy and New Discovery Montessori School will celebrate the beginning of the school year with an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 28th, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at the schools, located at 1000 5th Avenue SE in Hutchinson. Joining the event will be former Minnesota State Senator Ember Reichgott Junge. She will be available to sign copies of her new book, “Zero Change of Passage: The Pioneering Charter School Story.”

  7. Sep
    1
    Sat

    1. September 1st & 2nd Cosmos Labor Day Weekend Softball Tournament (all-day)
      Sep 1

      The Cosmos Lions are sponsoring their 42nd Annual Labor Day Softball Tournament, Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd. The co-ed slow pitch tournament will be played at the Cosmos Softball Park, with the Lions Club serving burgers and beer, along with other concessions each day.

  8. Sep
    8
    Sat

    1. September 8 Grace Lutheran Church’s 5K Fun Run Walk
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton is looking for participants for its 5K Fun Run/Walk and Free Kids Dash on Saturday, September 8th. The run will begin and end at the church (8638 Plum Avenue) with registration beginning at 7:15 AM. The Run/Walk will begin at 8:00 AM, with the Kids Dash to follow. The registration fee is $20.00 whether you pre-register (pre-registration ends on August 26th and everyone who registers by that date will receive a t-shirt. Registration forms are available at Security Bank & Trust in Brownton) or register the day of the event (t-shirt not guaranteed). All proceeds will go toward the church’s 125th Anniversary Celebration planned for July 21, 2013.

    2. September 8 & 9 St. Mary’s Church Fall Festival
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Church of Waverly will have its Fall Festival, “Barn Dance 2012” on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th at the church’s Parish Center (607 Maple Avenue). The activities will begin Saturday at 4:00 PM with a Mass, followed by a pork chop dinner beginning at 5:00 PM. Saturday’s entertainment will feature Alan Godage & The Sundown Band 6:00 – 10:00 PM. On Sunday, there will be Masses at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM, Sunday brunch served from 8:00 AM – noon, and many other activities during the afternoon.

    3. September 8 St. Ignatius Parish Festival
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Annandale’s St. Ignatius Parish Festival will be on Saturday, September 8th. The Polka Mass will begin at 4:00 PM, with family fun for all ages beginning at 5:00 PM. Enjoy the chicken dinner with fresh pie for dessert or eat at the Knights of Columbus food stand. Activities include games for all ages, bingo, two bands, bake sale, silent auction, cake walk, beer garden and more! The church is located at 35 Birch Street East in Annandale.

    4. September 8 & 9 St. Anastasia Fall Festival
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      St. Anastasia’s Catholic Church (460 Lake Street SW) of Hutchinson invites you to its Fall Festival on Saturday, September 8th, and Sunday, September 9th. Saturday’s schedule will begin with a Mass at 4:30 PM, followed by the Outdoor Social at 5:30 PM featuring food, live music, a country store and more. Sunday’s activities include two polka Masses (at 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM), a chicken dinner served from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and all sorts of festival fun from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The cost for the chicken dinner is $8.00 for adults, $4.50 for kids ages 5 – 10, and free for children 4 years of age and younger. To order a meal and have it delivered, call 320-587-6507 .

    5. September 8 Krakeelva Lodge 1-676 Fall Kick-Off
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      Kråkeelva Lodge 1-676 of the Sons of Norway will have their Fall Kick-Off on Saturday, September 8th, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at the Historic Ness Church SW of Litchfield. Dean Urdahl, Dakota War historian, will speak on “Scandinavian Immigrants and the Dakota War” and give a tour of the Ness Church, which was a significant site 150 years ago when the conflict began. The public is welcome and can meet at the Ness Church at 4:30 PM or carpool from Shalom Baptist Church in Hutchinson. Car pools will leave promptly at 4:00 PM. A picnic lunch and beverages will be provided. For more information, please contact Gabra Lokken at sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com or call 320.234.8979 .

  9. Sep
    9
    Sun

    1. September 9 Fall Festival at St. Thomas More Catholic Church
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Thomas More Catholic Church (781 2nd Street East) in Lake Lillian will host its Fall Festival on Sunday, September 9th, beginning with a Country Catholic Mass at 10:00 AM. A ham dinner will be served from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with a menu featuring ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, bread, coleslaw, pickles, desserts and beverages. The cost for adults is $8.00, and $4.00 for children 12 and younger. Take out orders will be available. In addition to the dinner, there will be garden fresh produce for sale, a bake sale and a fish pond.

  10. Sep
    13
    Thu

    1. September 13 HCA to present the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Center for the Arts will present a performance of the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band, “Bourbon Street to Broadway,” on Thursday, September 13th, beginning at 7:00 PM at Hutchinson High School (1200 Roberts Road). Tickets are available for $20.00 each, or you can become a Hutchinson Center for the Arts member. For more information, call 320-234-6762 .

  11. Sep
    14
    Fri

    1. September 14th Fluff-N-Puff Pillow Cleaning at Glencoe VFW
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring the Fluff-N-Puff pillowing cleaning service on Friday, September 14th, from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the VFW Club in Glencoe (923 Chandler Avenue).

    2. September 14 Dassel Rod & Gun Club Fall Fish Fry
      11:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Rod & Gun Club will have its Fall Fish Fry on Friday, September 14th, with serving from 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. The event will be at Sportsman’s Park (70560 229th Street) on the north side of Lake Washington. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under the age of 12.

  12. Sep
    15
    Sat

    1. September 15 Pancake, French Toast & Sausage Breakfast at St. Joseph’s (Waconia)
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Waconia invites you to its Pancake, French Toast & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, September 15th. The breakfast will be served at the church’s Parish Center (41 1st Street East) from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM. The breakfast is a fundraiser for Catholic Education from Catholic United Financial.

  13. Sep
    16
    Sun

    1. September 16 St. Matthew’s (Fernando) Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 10:45 am

      St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church (2402 County Road 7) in Fernando will celebrate its Fall Festival on Sunday, September 16th, beginning with a Polka Worship Service at 9:45 AM. Following the service, there will be a hog roast dinner. The cost for the dinner is a free will offering. Beginning at 1:00 PM, it’s the St. Matthew’s Fun Auction featuring handmade quilts, home canned salsa, spaghetti sauce, pickled beets and more! There will also be a variety of baked goods including the famous blueberry pies. You’ll also want to check out the garden fresh vegetables and craft items. Free coffee and bars will be served during the auction.

    2. September 16 Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 10:45 am

      You and your family are invited to join the congregation of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (228 5th Street NW) of Buffalo Lake for its Fall Festival on Sunday, September 16th, beginning with a 9:45 AM worship service featuring The BASICS. Following the service, there will be a picnic lunch (free will donation) and an auction.

  14. Sep
    18
    Tue

    1. September 18 Caregiver Support Group Meeing
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next meeting of the Renville County Hospice Caregiver Support Group will be on Tuesday, September 18th, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Willette Room of RC Hospital & Clinics in Olivia. The focus for this month’s meeting will be a presentation by Karen providing information on a program regarding special telephones for those who have difficulty hearing. She will also be a resource from the Minnesota Department of Human Services programs for the hearing impaired. The meeting is free of charge, and there will be time for discussion and support. Future meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Paulette Svoboda at 320-523-3451 .

  15. Sep
    20
    Thu

    1. September 20 Bloodmobile in Brownton
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Brownton on Thursday, September 20th, from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at the Brownton Community Center (310 2nd Street North). If you are at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental/guardian’s consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.

  16. Sep
    22
    Sat

    1. September 22 & 23 Hutchinson Elks Gun Show (all-day)
      Sep 22 – Sep 23

      The Hutchinson Elks Club 31st Annual Gun Show will be Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd and 23rd, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds (840 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson. This year’s show will feature over 320 tables of guns, knives, and coins. Saturday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday’s hours will be from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Admission is $3.00.

    2. September 22 Equinox Festival
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      The McLeod/Meeker County Area Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) invites you to the Equinox Festival on Saturday, September 22nd, beginning at 8:00 AM at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The event will begin with breakfast from 8:00 – 10:30 AM, served by the Litchfield United Methodist Church. The flea market will be from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, bingo from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, a Car, Truck and Motorcycle show starting at 11:30 AM, “Chopper – The World’s Nuttiest DJ” begins at noon, and a Minni-Rod Tractor Pull starting at 2:00 PM. Vendors, crafters and garage salers are all needed for the flea market, as are participants for the Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. For more information, call Corey at 320-434-0881 or Linda at 320-224-7894 .