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  1. Sep

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

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 8th at the Brownton Community Center.  Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

  2. Sep

    1. Bras for a Cause
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Breast Cancer Support Group is again sponsoring the Bras for a Cause event.  Bring a Bra to decorate at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts on Sept. 9th from 7-8:30 pm.  You can then vote on your favorite bras from Sept. 9th-Oct 14th at the Center. Then on the 14th there will be a reception from 7-8 pm to announce the winners.  The event supports women with Breast Cancer.  

    2. Civil Air Patrol Open House
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Squadron of CIVIL AIR PATROL will be hosting an open house at squadron headquarters located at the Hutchinson Municipal Airport (Butler Field) on Tuesday, Sept. 9, starting at 7:00 P.M.  Senior members and cadets will welcome visitors (and prospective members) and introduce them to, and explain the Civil Air Patrol program.  Refreshments will be served. 

  3. Sep

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

      The next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, Sept. 10th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music is by Jerry’s One Man Band.  

    2. Food for Kidz Packing Event
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      The community is invited to a Food for Kidz packing event at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson on Wed, Sept 10, from 4:30-5:30 pm.  A light supper will be provided starting at 5:30 pm. Come pack for an hour or as long as you want. Donations to offset the costs of the meals are welcome.

    3. Oktoberfest in September
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s Oktoberfest in September on Wednesday, Sept. 10th at the Brownton City park.  Food Served Starting at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy Brats and Kraut, German Potato Salad, Beer, Hot Dogs, and Dessert.  Music by George’s Concertina Band from 6-8 pm.  

  4. Sep

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

      The Fiber Arts Guild invites you to a presentation on Fabric Design with Gudrun Erla of GEDesigns, Thursday, Sept. 11th at 4:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  Members of the Guild are free, Guests are $5.  To reserve your spot call Sandy at 320-275-2732 or Carreen at 587-8692.  

    2. GSL ECFE Speaker
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The GSL ECFE is hosting Speaker and 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Katy Smith on Thursday, Sept. 11th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the GSL High School Auditorium.  Smith will be talking about Creative Discipline during this Parent Aware event.  There is a fee to attend and Certificates of attendance will be provided for continuing education clock hours.  Contact GSL Community Ed to register.  

    3. Blue Mass
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Knights of Columbus of Silver Lake will host their annual Blue Mass on Thursday, Sept. 11th at 7 pm at the Church of the Holy Family.  Ambulance, Fire and Rescue, Military and Auxiliary, and Police Personnel are invited to attend in uniform.  Refreshments are served following the mass.

  5. Sep

    1. Glencoe VFW Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW is sponsoring a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, Sept. 12th from 7a-3p at the VFW Club in Glencoe.  Pillows are Cleaned, New Ticking, and Returned the same day.

  6. Sep

    1. Guest Speaker at Oak Heights
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Oak Heights Covenant Church is hosting guest speaker Barb Anderson on Saturday, Sept. 13th at 9 am.  Barb is a former teacher, and activist and will speak on Biblical Citizenship.  

    2. 10 year Celebration
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Grace Community Church of Olivia is celebrating 10 years on Saturday, Sept. 13th.  Celebration starts at 4:30 pm, meal at 5 pm.  Enjoy Fun, Games, Food, and Music!

  7. Sep

    1. Steeple Fest
      9:30 am – 1:30 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Winthrop is having their Steeple Fest on Sunday, Sept. 14th.  Events start at 9:30 with a Polka Worship Service featuring the Nite Owls.  All you can eat Ham and Meatball Dinner will be from 11-1:30 pm.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for Children 4-10 yrs old, and under 3 is free.  There will be games for the kids, Bake and Garden Sale, and a Pie and Ice Cream Social.  

    2. NYA Relay for Life Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The NYA Relay For Life is having a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 14th from 11a-2p at the Commons area of NYA Central High School.  Tickets are $10 for ages 6 and up in advance, and $5 for 5 and under.  Add $2 at the door.  On the menu is Chicken Alfredo or Marinara Meat Sauce, Ceasar Salad, Breadsticks, Dessert, and beverage.  Also enjoy music and the bake sale during the meal!

  8. Sep

    1. Building hope celebration
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Crow River Habitat for Humanity is having their 20 years of building hope celebration on Monday, Sept. 15th at Northwoods Park in Hutchinson.  The event starts at 5:30 pm and features pulled pork sandwiches and beverages.  Please bring a dish to pass also!

    2. Bingo in Winthrop
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


      Join the Winthrop Area Foundation for BINGO Monday’s in September (Sept. 15, 22, and 29).  Bingo will be Hahn’s Dining and Lounge at 7 pm.  16 Games per night, with a big cash drawing on the 29th!

  9. Sep

    1. Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church is having their Chicken Pie Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 17th starting at 4:30 pm.  Serving Chicken and biscuits, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and more!  Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5-12, and under 4 is free.  Take outs available.

  10. Sep

    1. Boy Scout Open House
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Learn more about Hutchinson Boy Scouts at an open house on Thursday, Sept. 18th from 7-8 pm.  The events will be held at West Elementary, Park Elementary, Our Savior’s School, and St. Anastasia’s School that night.  Find out more by going to rocketintoscouting.org

  11. Sep

    1. Pork Chop Dinner
      5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      The Cedar Mills Lions are having their annual Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, Sept. 19th from 5-7:30 pm.  Cost of the Pork Chop Dinner will be $10 for adults, $4 for children 6 and under, and $3 for an extra chop.  Free Dance from 7:30-10:30 pm featuring Wally Pikal. Proceeds used for Local Projects.

  12. Sep

    1. Drive Thru Coffee and Donuts
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      The St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having drive thru Coffee and Donuts on Saturday, Sept. 20th during the LP Garage Sale Day from 7-11 am.  Serving coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, water, donuts, and cookies.  

    2. Elks Gun Show
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Elks are hosting their 33rd annual Gun, Knive, and Coin Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 20/21 at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Buy, Sell, and Trade with over 300 tables at the event.  Admission is $4, under 12 is free with a paid adult.  Food and Beverages are available.  

    3. Foster Parent Orientation
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Mcleod County Social Services is hosting a Foster Parent Orientation for families interested in becoming foster parents on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 9a-3p at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management Building in Hutchinson.  This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the foster care program and ask questions, to see if being a foster parent may be right for you.  For questions or to register contact Brenda Sandquist at 320-864-1301 or 1-800-247-1756.

    4. Henderson Heritage Days
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Henderson is celebrating Heritage Days Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20/21.  On Saturday get guided tours of Parks and Historic Buildings, see a mini quilt show, and see street actors.  Also, the Church of St. Joseph is having a Polka Mass and Casserole Supper at 5 pm.  On Sunday it’s a Community Worship and Fellowship at Bender Park with lunch available after the service.  Plus the Sibley County Museum will be open.  For more info go to their facebook page.  

    5. Hoedown and Pork Chop Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Concordia Lutheran Church of Fairhaven is having an old fashioned Country hoedown and Pork Chop Dinner 4:30-7:30 pm on Saturday, Sept. 20th.  Cost is $8 for adults, special hot dog meal pricing for the kids.  Music by the Mellotones, and baked goods and produce will be for sale also.  

  13. Sep

    1. Hector Fly In Breakfast
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The 72nd annual Hector Fly In Breakfast is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 21st.  Breakfast served from 7:30a-12:30p.  All you can eat for a free will donation.  Proceeds Benefit Jordan Olinger, Delkis Rhodes, and Darla Neubarth.  See aircraft as well, the featured aircraft this year is a 1943 Timm N2T-1 “Tutor”.  There will be an aviation FLY market, and the ping Pong Ball Drop is at 11:30 am. 

    2. St. Matthew’s Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 1:30 pm

      St. Matthew’s of Fernando is having their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21st.  Polka Worship starts the day at 9:45 am, followed by a Hog Roast with all the Trimmings for a free will offering.  Unique Fun Auction will be at 1 pm with something for everyone.  

    3. IC Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Watertown is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21st.  A Homestyle Turkey Dinner is served from 11a-1:30p.  Cost is $10 for adults, and $6 for Children 12 and younger.  Take outs are available.  You can shop the Silent Auction or Country Store, take a chance on the raffle, play games, and watch the Vikings in the Beer Tent.

    4. St. John’s Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Darwin is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21st from 11a-3p.  Serving a roast beef dinner from 11a-2 pm.  Adults are $9, Kids 4-10 are $4.  Also during the festival stop by the food stand, money hat, kids games, Raffle, Silent Auction, Bingo, Country Store and more!  The event is at the church’s education center between Dassel and Cokato on Highway 12.  

  14. Sep

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

      Harmony River Auxiliary will meet Monday, September 22 at 2 pm in the lower level conference room at Harmony River Living Center.  All members are encouraged to attend.

  15. Sep

    1. Grieving Together
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Renville County Hospice is hosting the “Grieving Together” Grief Information and Support Series on Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14 & Oct 21.  Tuesday Evenings from  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the RC Hospital & Clinics Willette Room in Olivia.  No Admission but donations are accepted.  This is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one.  Contact Renville County Hospice, 320-523-3451 for more information.