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  1. Nov

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffles in Howard Lake
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lutheran Womens Missionary League of St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake will host a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Dinner and Country Store at St. James Lutheran School on Sunday, Nov. 24th from 9 am to 1 pm.  The all you can eat dinner also includes sausages, beverages and your choice of syrups.  Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the door with ages 3 and under FREE.  Everyone is welcome.

    2. Harvest Celebration in Winsted
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      You’re invited to the Harvest Celebration at St. John’s of Winsted on Sunday, Nov. 24th.  Bluegrass music by the Kingery Family starting at 10 am, soup dinner to follow for a free will donation.

    3. Common Cup Concert
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Common Cup Ministry is hosting their “Coming Together in Song VII” on Sunday, Nov. 24th at 3 pm in the Hutchinson High School Auditorium.  A Free will offering is taken.  

    4. Cedar Mills Holiday Remembrance Tree
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Cedar Mills Lions will be having a Holiday Remembrance Tree in Cedar Mills City Park. A Short program will be on Sunday, Nov. 24th at 4 pm at the City Hall.  Lighting of the Tree will follow at 4:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  

  2. Nov

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

      The Harmony River Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 25th at 2 pm in the lower level conference room at Harmony River Living Center.

  3. Nov

    1. 40 and 8 Poultry Raffle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The 91st Annual 40&8 Poultry Raffle will be held at Hutchinson American Legion starting at 7PM on Tuesday, November 26.  All proceeds will go to the club’s Nurses Training Scholarship Fund.   Ducks, turkeys, and meat packages will be raffled.

    2. New Germany Bingo Party
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Germany American Legion is having their Bingo Party on Tuesday, Nov. 26th starting at 7 pm at the New Germany City Hall.  24 games of bingo, with prizes including Turkeys, Hams, and Sausages. Also three $50 cash prizes are given out.  The Auxiliary will be serving hamburgers starting at 6:30 pm.

  4. Nov

    1. Pilgrim Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You’re invited to the Pilgrim worship service on Wednesday, Nov. 27th at the Brownton Congregational Church, starting at 7 pm.  They will be worshipping as if in Marlborough, MA 1695.

    2. Thanksgiving Eve Celebration
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited for a Thanksgiving Eve Celebration at Swedlanda Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 27. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the Peace Bluegrass Army, with members from Spicer, New London, New Ulm, and Hector. Pie and coffee will follow. Invite your friends! Swedlanda Lutheran Church is 9 miles southwest of Hector on County Road 16. 

  5. Nov

    1. Community Thanksgiving in Winsted
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is hosting a Community Fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28th from 11 am – 1 pm.  Enjoy a Free Thanksgiving Meal with your friends and family.  A non perishable food  item will be accepted for the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.

    2. Glencoe Community Thanksgiving Dinner
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Your invited to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Glencoe on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) at the first congregational church in Glencoe.  Everyone is welcome, No Charge…Free Will Offering will be taken and given to the food shelf.  RSVP by Nov. 22 to 320-864-3855.

  6. Dec

    1. Jennifer Licko’s A Celtic Christmas
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Enjoy Jennifer Licko’s A Celtic Christmas on Sunday, Dec 1 at the Glencoe City Center starting at 2 pm.  This is one of only 3 stops in Minnesota for Licko this year.  Tickets are $13 and can be purchased with a credit card or check by calling Jennifer Licko at 561 670 5534 and she will mail your tickets, or online at http://glencoe.eventbrite.com where you can print your own tickets.

  7. Dec

    1. December Spagetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary invites you to their monthly Spagetti Supper.  It’s on Thursday, December 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm in the Legion’s Club Room.  Adults are $6.50, Children under 12 are $3.  Take Outs are available.

  8. Dec

    1. Winsted Choir Christmas Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Winsted Area Community Choir presents their Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec 6th at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Winsted.  Social Hour at 6 pm, Concert at 7:15 pm.  The Free Will Donations will support the Choir and the Ministries of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

    2. Gloria by the Crow River Singers
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers present “Gloria” on Friday, Dec 6th and Sunday, Dec 8th.  Friday’s show starts at 7 pm at the First Congregational UCC in Hutchinson.  Sunday’s show starts at 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.  The show feature’s Vivaldi’s Gloria and other Christmas Favorites.  Admission is $7, children under 12 are free.  Refreshments are served.

  9. Dec

    1. St. John’s Advent Brunch
      8:15 am – 1:00 pm

      The Women of St. John’s Lutheran Church invite you to their “Preparing your heart” Advent Brunch on Saturday, Dec 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake.  Shop at their Country Store, Enjoy their advent program at 9 am, and Brunch is served starting at 10 am.  Everyone is welcome!

    2. First Lutheran Glencoe Brunch and Sale
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Glencoe is holding a brunch, bake sale, and country store on Saturday, Dec 7th from 8:30 am – 1 pm.  Brunch will be served until 11 am.  

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

      It’s the 20th annual Christmas at Trinity on Sunday, Dec 7th from 9 am – Noon at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City.  Brunch is served, cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for 10 and under, and take outs are $7.50.  Coffee and a roll are just $2.  Check out their sales including: Cookie Walk, Candies, Bake Sale, Lefse, Ethnic Goodies, Crafts, Cards, and more!

    4. St. A’s Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

      St. Anastasia’s in Hutchinson is having their Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, Dec 7th from 9 am – 4:30 pm at the St. A’s school gym.  Come find that perfect gift for the holiday season.  Concessions will be available, sponsored by the St. A’s Youth Ministry.

    5. CTK Christmas Tree and Traditions
      9:30 am – 3:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson presents their 12th annual Christmas Trees and Traditions on Saturday, Dec 7th from 9:30 am to 3 pm.  View decorated trees, table setting, collections, quilts, shop at the country store, bake shoppe, and silent auction.  Also enjoy musical performances and refreshments, lefse and krumkaka demonstrations.  Light lunch available from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  Free will offering will be taken.  

    6. St. Paul’s Advent Brunch
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church WELCA of Hector invites all to their Advent Brunch on Saturday, Dec 7th.  Brunch is served at 9:30 am in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall.  Following the brunch, the guest speaker is Treava Lundberg, featuring her “Celebration of Music” program.  

    7. First Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Congregational Church in Glencoe is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec 7 from 10 am – 1 pm. On the sale includes: Cookies, Candy, Lefse, Rosettes, Crafts and Gifts.  Also serving Hot Pork Sandwiches, Soup and Pie.  Stop by Santa’s Attic Used Items sale, and enjoy live music from Creekside Jazz.

    8. BL Santa Brunch
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Community Club is holding their Santa Brunch at the Community Center in BL on Saturday, Dec 7th from 11 am – 1 pm.  BL Fireman will be serving pancakes, French toast, sausage, applesauce, and beverage.  Santa will appear from 11:30-12:30 with gift bags for the kids.  There will also be face painting, and a Turkey drawing.  A free will donation will be accepted.

    9. Prairie Community Church Bake Sale and Chili Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Prairie Community Church is holding their Bake Sale and Chili Luncheon on Saturday, Dec 7th from 11am-1pm at the church in Lester Prairie.  Serving Chili, Egg Salad Sandwiches, Cake, and beverage.  Come and enjoy food and fellowship!

    10. Soup Dinner and HS Basketball
      2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Enjoy High School Basketball and a Meal on Saturday, Dec 7th at NYA High School.  It’s Central Raider Booster Club Day as Glencoe Silver Lake takes on Norwood Young America in Boys and Girls Basketball.  C squad games start at 3 pm.  All you can eat Chicken Wild Rice Soup served starting at 2 pm.  Cost is $6 per meal ($8 with a bread bowl).  

  10. Dec

    1. Living Nativity in Arlington
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      You’re invited to a Drive by Living Nativity on Sunday, Dec 8th at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Actors and live animals portray christ’s birth in 6 different scenes.  Admission is just Cash or a Donation to the local Food Shelf. 

    2. Candle Lighting Remembrance Service
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Area Chapter of The Compassionate Friends is hosting its 11th annual Candle Lighting Remembrance Service on Sunday, Dec 8th, at 6:30 pm at the Dobratz/Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson. This service is open to anyone who would like to light a candle in remembrance of a child of any age who has died too soon…friends, family, and co-workers are welcome as well. Along with the program, there will be special music featuring guitar and vocals and the actual candle lighting by each attendee. The program will be followed by refreshments and a special remembrance cake. If there are any questions, call 320-583-6036

    3. Mandolin Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are invited to the Brownton Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec. 8th for a Mandolin Service.  The Service starts at 7 pm, Refreshments served after.  

  11. Dec

    1. Sibley County’s Santas Helpers program
      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Sibley County’s Santa’s Helpers program is currently underway.  Their goal is to provide each child with a gift valued at $20, a pair of mittens and a hat, plus providing the family with a new blanket or quilt.  This year’s program will be held on December 10th and 11th at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord.  The group welcomes donations of toys, hats, mitens, fleece tied blankets and more!  You can bring donations to the Sibley County Public Health and Human Services building anytime before December 9th between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.  Any Questions you can call 507-237-4000

    2. Brownton Legion Christmas Party
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will have their Christmas Pary on Monday, Dec 9th.  Social Hour is at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:30 pm at the Brownton Community Center.  There will also be a special guest that night.