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  1. 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.

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 .

  7. 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.

  8. 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 .

  9. Sep
    23
    Sun

    1. September 23 Country Gospel Worship Service at Peace Lutheran Church (Cosmos)
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Peace Lutheran Church (140 Saturn Street) of Cosmos presents a special Country Gospel Worship Service on Sunday, September 23rd, beginning at 10:00 AM. The service will feature music by The Prairie Rose Band. Following the service, there will be a meal featuring roast turkey sandwiches, potato salad, chips, pickles, ice cream sundaes and floats. The cost for the meal is a free will offering. Everyone is welcome!

    2. September 23 Concert To Benefit McLeod Emergency Food Shelf
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      First Evangelical Lutheran Church (925 13th Street East) in Glencoe will host a free concert, featuring the bluegrass music of the Kingery Family, to benefit the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf on Sunday, September 23rd, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for the outdoor performance. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside. If you are able, please bring a donation for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.

  10. Sep
    24
    Mon

    1. September 24 Harmony River Auxiliary Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next meeting of the Harmony River Auxiliary will be on Monday, September 24th, beginning at 2:00 PM.  The meeting will be in the lower level conference room at Harmony River Living Center (1555 Sherwood Street SE) in Hutchinson.

  11. Sep
    27
    Thu

    1. September 27 – 29 St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood Rummage Sale (all-day)
      Sep 27 – Sep 29

      St. John Lutheran Church (17725 53rd Street) of Hollywood Township is having a rummage sale Thursday – Saturday, September 27th – 29th. Thursday’s and Friday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Saturday is “Bag Day,” fill a bag of selected items for only $5.00. The sale will be in the church basement and in the tents on the back lawn.

  12. Sep
    28
    Fri

    1. September 28 & 29 Peace Lutheran Church (Watertown) Fall Bazaar & Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown will have its Fall Bazaar & Bake Sale on Friday, September 28th, from 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM and on Saturday, September 29th, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Snap Fitness Building (605 Lewis Avenue North). Featured items include handmade crafts, American Girl doll clothes, woodworking items, jewelry, scarves, baby items, greeting cards, canned and baked goods. Funds supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

  13. Sep
    29
    Sat

    1. September 29 Nobel Shadduck Harvest Festival at Pioneer Park
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park (725 Pioneer Trail), located just east of Annandale along Highway 55, invites you to the Nobel Shadduck Harvest Festival Concert and 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 29th, from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will be live music from 12:00 – 1:30 PM by Phyllis Hummel and Her Swingin’ Country Band. At 2:00 PM, a reception will take place celebrating Pioneer Park’s 40th Anniversary. There will be old-fashioned demonstrations, a Civil War camp, hay wagon rides along the park, children’s activities in the one-room school house, and the Pioneer Kitchen will be open serving its famous buffalo burgers and old fashioned brats. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for students and free for children under the age of 5. For more information, call             320-274-8489       or check out www.pioneerpark.org.

    2. September 29 Humane Society Fundraiser at DWP Outreach Center
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The “Developing Winning Personalities” (DWP) Outreach Center (60755 205th Street) near Litchfield will host a Humane Society Adopt A Dog Fundraiser on Saturday, September 29th, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Dogs will be available for adoption to good families that day, and they’ll be educating families on how to take care of their dog as well as showing the different activities families can do with their dog. Some of the activities offered during the event will include rock climbing, train rides, a petting zoo, 10-hole mini-golf, and a puppet show introducing the next Jan & Jenny book, “How Lucky Am I?,” a story about an abused dog that finds a good home. The cost for the entire day is $35.00, with tickets available at these Hutchinson businesses: Animal Medical Center on Crow River, the office of State Farm Agent Kim Kotzer, Hutchinson Pet Hospital and Runnings.

    3. September 25 Firearms Safety Class at Gopher Campfire
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire, located northeast of Hutchinson (24718 County Road 7), will offer a three-session firearms safety course beginning September 25th. Sessions will be on Tuesday, September 25th (6:00 – 9:00 PM), Saturday, October 6th (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM lunch provided), and Sunday, October 18th (12:30 – 5:00 PM). Participants must be at least 11 years of age and must attend all three sessions. The cost is $15.00 per student ($7.50 to Gopher Campfire payable at first class, and $7.50 to MNDNR upon completion of class). Class size is limited, so a reservation is required. To reserve a place in the class, or to get more information, call Brian or Craig during daytime hours at 320-587-3361 .

  14. Sep
    30
    Sun

    1. September 30 Old Fashioned Sing-A-Long at Our Savior’s Lutheran
      3:30 am – 4:30 am

      Join the congregation of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (800 Bluff Street NE) in Hutchinson on Sunday, September 30th, at 3:30 PM for an Old Fashioned Sing-A-Long.  The music will include hymn favorites, patriotic songs, American standards and folk songs.  Refreshments and snacks will follow the singing.

    2. September 30 – Plato Lions Pork Chop Dinner
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Plato Lions invite you to a Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, September 30th, at the the Plato Community Hall (120 1st Street NE). Serving will be from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The meal will feature pork chops, cheesy hash browns, green beans, applesauce, cookies and beverages. The cost is $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for kids between the ages of 5 – 12, and free for children 4 years of age and younger.

    3. September 30 DCAA to host Cirque Zuma Zuma
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Dassel-Cokato Arts Association will host Cirque Zuma Zuma, a 2011 “America’s Got Talent” finalist, on Sunday September 30th, beginning at 2:00 PM at the Dassel-Cokato High School Performing Arts Center (4852 Reardon Avenue SW). Tickets are available online at  www.dc.k12.mn.us/pac and are also sold through the D-C Community Education office by calling 320-286-4120 . Tickets are priced at $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for youth (high school students and under. Space permitting, tickets may also be available at the door beginning at 1:00 PM the day of the performance.

  15. Oct
    2
    Tue

    1. October 2 Grieving Together Support Series
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      “Grieving Together” Grief Information and Support Series will take place Tuesday evenings (Oct. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th) during the month of October at the Renville County Hospital and Clinics Willette Room (611 East Fairview Avenue) in Olivia. Each session will be from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Admission is free. Donations accepted. This is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. Contact Renville County Hospice for more information at 320-523-3451 .

  16. Oct
    4
    Thu

    1. October 4 Dorcas Mission Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Dorcas Mission Salad Luncheon at Peace Lutheran Church’s Peace Center (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson will be on Thursday, October 4th, with serving from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The menu will feature hot chicken salad, hot German potato salad, deviled eggs and more. The cost for the luncheon is $8.00 per person.

    2. October 4 United Lutheran Church Fall Festival
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      United Lutheran Church (811 Lakeview Street) of Lake Lillian is hosting its Fall Festival on Thursday, October 4th. The Bake, Craft & Produce Sale will be from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, with a Meatball Supper served from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The menu will include meatballs, potatoes, coleslaw, vegetable, rolls, desserts and a beverage. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for kids 5 years of age and younger.

    3. October 4 Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will serve its monthly spaghetti supper on Thursday, October 4th, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM in the American Legion Post 96 Commander’s Room (please use east entrance). The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 years of age and younger. All suppers are open to the public, families are welcome and take out orders will be available. Suppers are served the first Thursday of each month October through May. The Hutchinson American Legion is located at 35 3rd Avenue SE.

  17. Oct
    9
    Tue

    1. October 9 Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next meeting of a 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 be on Tuesday, October 9th, beginning at 6:00 PM at First Lutheran Church (925 13th Street East) in Glencoe. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month, is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information, please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551 . In addition, information about Alzheimer’s disease and other support groups in the area can be obtained by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/mnnd.

    2. October 9 Bras for a Cause at HCA
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Breast Cancer Support Group and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts (HCA) are teaming up to show support for women with breast cancer.  Decorated bras are on display at the HCA (15 Franklin Street SW) through October 9th, The public is asked to donate $1.00 per vote and vote for their favorite entries!  All donations will go to the local breast cancer support group to help offer support to women who are fighting this disease.  On October 9th, the winners will be announced.  The public is invited to attend the Bras for a Cause Reception at 7:00 PM on the 9th and bid on the winning bras which will be auctioned off that night.  For more information, check out www.HutchinsonArts.org.

  18. Oct
    10
    Wed

    1. October 10 Vineyard United Methodist Turkey Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Vineyard United Methodist Church (1395 South Grade Road) in Hutchinson invites you to its Annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, October 10th, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM.  The cost for the dinner is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 4 – 10, and free for kids under 4 years of age.  Takeout orders will be available and, new for this year, a call ahead drive through service between 3:00 – 6:30 PM.  Just call ahead to 320-587-220 to place your order.  In conjunction with the dinner, a country store will be open to the public from noon – 7:00 PM.

  19. Oct
    13
    Sat

    1. October 13 Free Community Breakfast at Bethlehem United Methodist Church
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church (665 Miller Ave SW) in Hutchinson is offering a free, hot breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 13th. Everyone is welcome, and while there is no cost, they would appreciate it if you would contact the church (call 320-587-3312) to let them know how many will be attending. You may also pick up a ticket at Common Cup Ministry’s office (218 Main Street South) in Hutchinson. The free breakfast is served on the second Saturday of each month.