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  1. 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.

  2. 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).  

  3. 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.  

  4. 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.

    3. Awaken your holiday spirit dinner
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Tickets are on sale now for the Awaken your holiday spirit dinner.  The event will be on Monday, Dec 9th at Zella’s Restaurant in Hutchinson.  Social hour is at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm.  Enjoy the food, plus a live performance from “The Awaken Band”.  Tickets are $50 per person and available at Zella’s.  Proceeds from the event benefit the United Way of Mcleod County and Common Cup Ministry.  

  5. Dec

    1. Sons of Norway Events
      9:00 am – 7:30 pm

      The Sons of Norway, Hutchinson is holding two events.  The first is on Friday, Dec 13th.  It’s a Scandinavian Bake Sale from 9 am – Noon in the Lobby of Mid Country Bank’s Downtown location in Hutchinson.  The second event is Saturday, Dec 14th.  It’s the lodge’s annual Christmas Julebord held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Shalom Baptist Church in Hutchinson.  For more info contact Gabra at 234-8979 or email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com

  6. Dec

    1. Luke Nelson fundraiser
      7:00 am – 10:00 am

      You are invited to a special Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser for Luke Nelson on Saturday, Dec 14th from 7 – 10 am at Applebee’s in Hutchinson.  Luke is a football player from Dassel Cokato who suffered a brain injury during a game this past season.  Funds raised at the event go to his ongoing medical care and expenses.  Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for Children under 12.

    2. Glencoe Historic Preservation Society Open House
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe Historic Preservation Society will be having a Christmas Open House and Bake Sale on Saturday Dec 14th. from 9:00-1:00 P.M. in the Glencoe Historic Room located in the Glencoe City Center . Come and enjoy some Christmas spirit. Apple Cider and cookies will be served.

    3. First Lutheran Christmas Bazaar
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      First Evangelical Lutheran Women of the ELCA 2013 Christmas Bazaar Dec. 14, 11am – 1pm at the Cosmos American Legion. Scalloped potatoes and ham, mixed vegetables, pickles, bread, beverage and dessert. Free Will Offering. Baked goods for sale. Drawing for quilt and afghan at 1pm. $1.00 donation per chance. Need not be present to win.

    4. Pines Open House
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Staff & Residents of Ecumen Oaks & Pines invite you to Ecumen Pines Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Enjoy live music by the Bell Choir at 2 PM, followed by the annual Remembrance Service. Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres will be served around 3 PM. For more information, please contact Kristal Ehrke at (320) 234-0873 or kristalehrke@ecumen.org

  7. Dec

    1. Cedar Mills Pancake Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      You’re invited to the Cedar Mills Rod and Gun Club’s monthly pancake brunch on Sunday, Dec 15th from 9 am – 12:30 pm at the Club.  On the menu is regular and potato pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, and more!  Adults are $8, Ages 6-12 are $4, and under 5 eat free.

    2. Holiday Puppet Show
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      On Sunday, December 15th beginning at 5:00 pm The Living Water Puppets of Grace Bible Church will be putting on a special Christmas program titled, “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  Young children will especially enjoy the puppets.  There is no charge—and the public is invited to attend. Grace Bible Church is located  in Silver Lake, next to the city water tower. More info can be found at www.silverlakechurch.org.

    3. Oaks Open House
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Staff & Residents of Ecumen Oaks & Pines invite you to Ecumen Oaks Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 15 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Enjoy live music by the Bell Choir at 2 PM, followed by the annual Remembrance Service. Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres will be served around 3 PM. For more information, please contact Kristal Ehrke at (320) 234-0873 or kristalehrke@ecumen.org

    4. BASICS Holiday Concert
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The BASICS invite you to a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec 15th, 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart.  A free will donation lunch will follow.  Proceeds will be used to further the BASICS Ministry.

    5. St. John’s Lutheran presents Litchfield Area Male Chorus
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents the Litchfield Area Male Chorus in a Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec 15th at 3 pm.  A Free Will Offering will be taken. 

    6. Free Benefit Christmas Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Awaken band is hosting a free Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec 15th from 6-8 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Christmas treats will be served throughout the evening.  Bring your family and friends, relax and enjoy some time together while listening to some great Christmas music!  A free-will offering will be taken to support Common Cup Ministry.  

    7. A Christmas Carol Sing
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are invited to the Brownton Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec 15th for a Christmas Carol Sing.  The service starts at 7 pm.