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  1. Dec

    1. Gingerbread House Make and Take
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Silver Lake ECFE is hosting a Gingerbread House Make and Take event on Thursday, Dec 4th.  Two times for the event…9-10 am or 6-7 pm.  The event is for Kids (& their families) from ages 2-Kindergarten.  No admission, but donations of new unwrapped toys for needy children are accepted.   

    2. Down with Diabetes Christmas Gala
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Crow River Winery is the host for the 2014 Down with Diabetes Alliance Christmas Gala on Thursday, Dec 4th.  Social hour at 6 pm, Meal at 7, Entertainment at 8 pm.  Tickets are $35 and available from the alliance on facebook, CR Winery, and Celebrate Dance Studio.  

  2. Dec

    1. Kingery Family in Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Enjoy the Kingery Family in Concert on Friday, Dec 5th at 7:15 pm at St.John’s Church of Winsted.  Hors d’Oeuvres and Refreshments are at 6 pm.  Cost is just a free will donation. 

    2. Bluegrass Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame bluegrass artists Monroe Crossing present “A Bluegrass Christmas” at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN on Dec 5th at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $17 Adults/$12 Students in advance. $20/$15 at the door.  5 and under free!!!

  3. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch and sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Glencoe is having their Annual Christmas Brunch, Bake Sale, and Country Store on Saturday, Dec 6th from 8:30a-1p at the Fellowship Hall.  

    2. Arli-Dazzle
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Arlington presents Arli-Dazzle on Saturday, Dec 6th.  Highlights include: Santa Day is from 9a-1p, 5k at 12:30 pm, Fishing Derby at 1 pm, Horse Drawn Sleigh at 1 pm, Snowball Baseball at 2:30 pm, Bethlehem Express from Noon-3:30 pm and more!.  Capped off with the Parade at 5:30 pm

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

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City invites you to Christmas at Trinity on Saturday, Dec 6th from 9a-Noon at the church.  Brunch served for $7, $3.50 for those 10 and under,  or just a coffee and a roll for $2.  Also selling Cookies, Candies, Lefse, Bake Sale, Ethnic Goodies, Crafts, Quilts, Cards and more!

    4. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson is hosting their annual Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 6th from 9a-2p at the church.  This year browse the train display, decorated trees, table settings, and more.  Shop at the country store, bake shop and silent auction.  Watch entertainment, and lefse/krumkaka demonstrations.  Light lunch available from 11a-1:30p for $5.  Everyone is welcome. 

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe is having their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 6th from 10a-1p.  Stop by for Lefse, Rosettes, krumkake, cookies, candy, baked goods, crafts, gifts, Santa’s Treasures and more.  Lunch of Hot Pork Sandwiches and Soup is served (takeouts welcome).  Enjoy live music by Creekside Jazz.  

    6. Advent Tea
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Celebrate the holidays at the Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake for their Advent Tea, Saturday, Dec 6th at 1 pm.  Enjoy a Luncheon and Entertainment by Granny L.  All are welcome.

    7. Singing Friends Concerts
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus presents two holiday concerts this year.  The first is Saturday, Dec 6th, 2 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.  The second is Sunday, Dec 7th, 2 pm at the Church of Peace, NYA.  Free will donations accepted, light reception after the concert.  

    8. Holiday Bake Sale
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Darwin Drifters are holding their Holiday Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec 6th from 3-5 pm at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club.

    9. Holiday Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Center for the Arts present the Orange Mighty Trio holiday concert Saturday, Dec 6th at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students…call 320-587-7278 for Tickets.

  4. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions Christmas Brunch will be Sunday, Dec 7th from 8:30a-12:30p at the Silver Lake Auditorium.  Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Potato Sausage, and more for just a free will offering.  Christmas Cookies are for sale also.  Proceeds go to SL Summer Rec and the SL pool.

    2. Holiday Fundraisers
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      You are invited to two holiday fundraisers.  “A Cup of Christmas Tea” will be performed Sunday, Dec 7th at 1 pm in the Hotel Jorgensen Lobby.  The next night, Monday, Dec 8th, will be the “Awaken the Holiday Spirit” Dinner at Zellas Restaurant.

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

      The BASICS invite you to their holiday concert on Sunday, Dec 7th, 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart.  A free will donation lunch will follow the concert.  

    4. CRAYO and CR Singers Concert
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra and the Crow River Singers present Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec 7th at the Hutchinson HS Auditorium at 4 pm.  Tickets available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for Seniors and Students.  More info at crayo.org

  5. Dec

    1. Christmas Volunteers
      9:00 am – 6:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Christmas Project is looking for volunteers to help at the site sorting, accepting donations, organizing, and more.  Dates needed are: Dec 8th from 9a-noon – Dec 9th and 11th from 10a-3p – Dec 10th, 12th, and 15th from 8a-Noon – Dec 16th from 8a-7:30p – and Dec 17th from Noon-6:30 pm.  Contact Veronica at Mcleod County Social Services for info.  

    2. Brownton Legion meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will have their regular Christmas Meeting on Monday, Dec 8th at 7:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center.

  6. Dec

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

      The next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, Dec 10th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music is by Marie and the Boys.

  7. Dec

    1. Pizza and Play event
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Glencoe Silver Lake ECFE is hosting a Pizza and Play event on Friday, Dec 12th from 6-7:30 pm.  The event is for Kids (and their families) from Toddler to Kindergarten.  It’s an opportunity to have some pizza and get active in a number of fun activities.  Preregistration required, Cost is free, but they encourage you to bring a new unwrapped toy for needy children.

  8. Dec

    1. Plato Lions Brunch
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The Plato Lions are having their Christmas Brunch on Saturday, Dec 13th at the Plato Hall from 8:30a-11:30a.  All you can eat sausage, eggs, pancakes and more!  Kids can come and see Santa!

    2. Christmas Market
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Church of Hutchinson has their Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec 13th from 9a-4p.  Enjoy the Christmas Tea Party, Craft/Gift/Bake Sale, Quilt Show, and Silent Auction.  A light breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.  Proceeds go to the San Lucas Toliman Mission.  

    3. HOMN Animal Shelter Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The Heart of MN Animal Shelter invites you to their holiday bake sale on Saturday, Dec 13th at the Hutchinson Mall.  Sale starts at 9 am and runs until sold out.  

    4. Songs of Christmas Past
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents Songs of Christmas Past with Ervin George Asmus.  Two Shows…Saturday Dec 13th at 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec 14th at 2 pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults, Children 12 and under are $5, Under 5 is free.  Proceeds benefit restoring the Opera House.  

  9. Dec

    1. Vikings Tailgate Party
      11:00 am – 3:30 pm

      Gopher Campfire Club is having a MN Vikings Tailgate Party on Sunday, Dec 14th at their Club.  Your $20 ticket includes all the food and beverage you care to have.  Doors open at 11 am, Raffles also being held for a big screen TV and cash prizes.  

    2. Advent Lunch/sing along
      11:15 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester prairie has their Advent Lunch, Get Together, and Carol sing on Sunday, Dec 14th from 11:15a-1p.  Everyone is invited to the Potluck Meal, followed by the old fashioned Christmas carol sing along.  You can also bid on the silent auction, and shop the holiday store.  

    3. Ice Fishing Seminar
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Grace Bible Church of Silver lake is hosting an informational seminar titled “Ice Fishing and Spearing” on Sunday, Dec 14th starting at 2 pm.  Dr. Tom McCracken and Jason Walz lead the discussion.  This Outdoor get-together will include a brief devotional time, and will explain what type of equipment is needed, safety tips, places to go, and more. Anyone any age is invited to attend, and there is no charge.

    4. Cowboy Christmas
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake and the Living Water Puppets presents the Christmas musical “A Cowboy Christmas” on Sunday, Dec 14th starting at 5 pm.  No charge, everyone is welcome.

    5. Country Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is hosting a Country Christmas at 7 pm on Sunday, Dec 14th featuring the Ragtown Band.  Refreshments will follow.