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  1. Jan

    1. St. A’s School Open House
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Anastasia School of Hutchinson is having an open house for Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, Jan 31st from 11:30a-12:30p. There will be tours of the school and teachers available to answer questions.

    2. Community Book Read and Program
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Museum is holding a program in conjunction with the Community Book Read program. The Book is “Canoeing with the Cree” by Eric Sevareid. The Program will be Sunday, Jan 31st at 2 pm in the Museum’s Educational Center and will discuss the history of the Fur Trade and Fur Bearing Animals.  

  2. Feb

    1. National Legion Commander in Hutch
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Hutchinson American Legion welcomes National Commander Dale Barnett on Wednesday, Feb 3rd at 8 am at the VFW Post 906. All you can eat Breakfast will be served for $10 with Biscuits and Gravy, Omelets, Sausage, Ham, Apple Pancakes and more. For Reservations call 587-2665.

    2. Turkey Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Zion United Methodist Church of Buffalo Lake is holding their Turkey Supper on Wednesday, Feb 3rd from 4:30-7:30 pm. Eat in or take out meals available. Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for 5-11 yrs old, and preschool age is free.

    3. Winter Walk for Peace
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Catholic Church is having a Winter Walk for Peace on Wednesday, Feb 3rd starting at 6:30 pm in their School Gymnasium. The event is open to everyone and will end in the Church for a Prayer service. Hot Chocolate and Cookies are served. 

  3. Feb

    1. TWOH Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson will be Thursday, Feb 4th at 6:30 pm at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Any Questions, call Linda at 587-0426.

  4. Feb

    1. Winterfest
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Mcleod for Tomorrow presents their annual Winterfest on Saturday, Feb 6th from 10a-4p at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. There will be dogsled rides, Alpacas, Elsa-Anna-Olaf from Frozen, Ice Skating, Snow Golf, Snowmobile Rides, Horse Carriage Rides, and more! Food and Beverages available for purchase. 

  5. Feb

    1. Potato Pancake Dinner
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe is having their Potato Pancake and Sausage Dinner on Sunday, Feb 7th from 9a-3p in the church’s Fellowship Center. All you can eat Regular and Potato Pancakes, Sausage, Applesauce, and more. Adults are $10, Ages 4-12 are $5, and under three are free. Take out orders available.  

    2. Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Boniface Church of Stewart is having their Soup and Sandwich Fundraiser and Bake Sale on Sunday, Feb 7th from 9:30a-Noon. Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Cheeseburger Soup…plus build your own Sandwich with all the fixin’s. Cost is a free will donation. Proceeds benefit local familes in need of heat, water, and rent assistance this winter.  

    3. Souper Bowl Dinner
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God invites you to their “Souper” Bowl Dinner on Sunday, Feb 7th from Noon-2 pm. Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Tomato Basil, and other soups.  

  6. Feb

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

      The Edward Ewald American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary of Brownton will hold their next meeting on Monday, Feb 8th at the Brownton Community Center at 7:30 pm.

  7. Feb

    1. Vintage Valentines Party
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Join the Mcleod County Historic Partnership for a Vintage Valentines Party on Tuesday, Feb 9th from 4-6 pm at the Hutchinson Depot. Free admission, sweets for sale, make your own vintage valentine, Barbershop Quartet sings at 5 pm, and more! Proceeds benefit historical preservation projects.

    2. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Dinner
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      There is a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Dinner on Tuesday, Feb 9th at the Holy Trinity School Cafeteria from 4:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy all you can eat waffles and toppings, Sausage and a Beverage. Cost is $7 in advance, $7.50 at the door, and Kids under 5 eat free. There is also a Silent Auction.  

  8. Feb

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

      The next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, Feb 10th from 1:30-4:30 pm with music by Michael James.

    2. Brownton Feb Community Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb 10th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  9. Feb

    1. Spaghetti Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next Spaghetti Supper from the Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will be Thursday, Feb 11th at the Elk’s Lodge in Hutchinson. Serving from 4-7 pm, Adults are $8, Children 10 and under are $3, take outs available.

    2. Beyond the Coloring Book
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The South Central Artisans present the program “Beyond the Coloring Book, Coloring for Adults” on Thursday, Feb 11th at 7 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Coloring on Paper and Fabrics.

  10. Feb

    1. Learn about the Light for the Lonely Mercy Center
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Join Oak Heights Covenant Church in Hutchinson on Saturday, Feb 13th to learn about the Light for the Lonely Mercy Center in Ukraine. At 9 am you will hear from co-founder Sandy Allison and Ukraine Team Member Julie Shaffer about their recent trip to Ukraine and the unexpected way God is now using this Mercy Center to help not just elderly women but also East Ukraine war refugees. Refreshments will be served and childcare is provided. There will be a freewill offering for “Light for the Lonely”. Please call 320-587-8483 for any questions.

    2. Family Fun Day at Cedar Mills Gun Club
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Cedar Mills Gun Club has their Family Fun Day on Saturday, Feb 13th from 2-5 pm. Prizes given out during the day, Raffle Tickets Sold, Refreshments served. More info at cedarmillsgunclub.com

  11. Feb

    1. Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hector Lions Club has their All you can eat Flapjack Festival on Sunday, Feb 14th at the Hector Community Center from 8a-Noon. Free Will Donation for Flapjacks with Fresh Fruit Toppings, French Toast, Sausage, and Beverage. Proceeds benefit BLHS School Safety Patrol Reward Day.  

    2. Schafskopf Tournament
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Brownton Baseball Association is hosting their annual Schafskopf Tournament on Sunday, Feb 14th at the Brownton Commnity Center. Sessions at 1 and 3 pm. Donation Tickets available (need not be present to win)

    3. Donkey Basketball
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The GSL FFA presents Donkey Basketball on Sunday, Feb 14th at the High School Gym, starting at 7 pm. See members of the community play basketball while riding a donkey. Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 at the door. Tickets available on the GSL website, and also at the District Office.  

  12. Feb

    1. American Legion Auxiliary Meeting
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Next meeting of the Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will be Wednesday, Feb 17th at 7 pm at the Hutchinson VFW.

  13. Feb

    1. Plato Fish Fry
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Fish Fry is coming your way Friday, Feb 19th at the Plato Community Hall. Serving Fish, Potato Salad, Chips, Beans, and more. Serving begins at 3 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children, and Preschool is Free. Take Out orders available.  

    2. Cologne Fish Fry
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Cologne is having their Fish Fry on Friday, Feb 19th from 4-8pm. All you can eat Fish, Scalloped Potatoes, Cole Slaw and more. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 for Children 5-10, and under 4 eat free. 

  14. Feb

    1. Plato Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Blood Drive is coming to Plato on Thursday, Feb 25th from Noon-6pm at the Lighthouse Church.  For an appointment call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.  

  15. Feb

    1. New Auburn Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      The High Island Lake Conservation Club is holding their annual Fish Fry on Saturday, Feb 27th from 11a-8p at the New Auburn City Hall. Serving Fish, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Beans, Beverage and all the Trimmings. Cost is $12 for adults, Children 6-10 are $6, and under 5 is free. Take our orders are available. Also you can take part in the raffle for a Pheasants Forever Print and 2 Bird Houses.

    2. Fundraiser for Minnesota Canine Search Rescue and Tracking
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Second Annual Fundraiser for Minnesota Canine Search Rescue and Tracking will be on Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at One Eyed Willy’s in Lester Prairie.  The event will feature a beer bust (wrist bands are $10.00.  Must be 21 or older with a valid ID), silent auction and bake sale, as well as entertainment by DJ Dr. Fun.  There will also be an appearance by their amazing bloodhound Bubba Bleu Moonshine (a.k.a. “Bleu) who is a nationally certified man tracking machine!  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  16. Feb

    1. St. John’s Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Plato invites you to their Pancake Dinner on Sunday, Feb 28th from 10:30a-1p. All you can eat Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Dessert, and a Beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, and 4 and under Free. Proceeds go to Heifer International at the Parochial Educational Fund.  

  17. Feb

    1. GSL ECFE Program
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is hosting a leap into spring family fun night on Monday, Feb 29th from 6-7 pm. Kids ages 1-Kindergarten entry and their families are welcome for stories, songs, activities and crafts. Tution is free, but they encourage you to donate old cell phones, ink cartridges, or box tops to support GSL Educational Programs. Register by calling 320-864-2681 or get more info on their Facebook page.