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  1. Dec

    1. Legion Christmas Party
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Brownton Legion Post and Auxiliary will be having their Christmas Party on Monday, Dec 14th at 6 pm at the Community Center.

  2. Dec

    1. Community Outreach Dinner
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson REACH Program is hosting their Community Outreach Dinner on Thursday, Dec 17th from 6-7 pm, serving the community at the Peace Lutheran Church. All are welcome, Free Tickets available at the church or from Common Cup Ministry.

  3. Dec

    1. Photo with Frosty
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Foundation for Challenged Children invite you to take a photo with Santa’s Pony, Frosty on December 19th and 20th at Runnings in Hutchinson.  Hours from 10-4p, No charge for the event and kids receive a free snowflake ornament.  

    2. Stille Nacht
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      St John’s Lutheran Church of NYA presents Stille Nacht, A German Christmas Service on Saturday, December 19th from 10:30-11:30 am. All German Language, Hymsn, Scripture and more. Music by the Singing Friends Chorus. Service will be broadcast on AM 1260 KDUZ from 1-2 pm on Sunday, Dec 20th.  

    3. SL Winter Festival
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Winter Festival will be held this Saturday, Dec. 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 PM.  Sleigh Rides, Door prizes, music, free sandwiches and pet the reindeer all at the Silver Lake Auditorium.  Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the American Legion Rooms.

  4. Dec

    1. Potluck Fundraiser
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is having their Potluck Dinner Fundraiser on Monday, Dec 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Museum. There is also a silent auction running now through Dec 21st at the Museum. More info at mcleodhistory.org

  5. Dec

    1. Tim Orth Foundation accepting Applications
      8:45 am – 9:45 am

      The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help young people who are ill and need assistance in paying for their medical treatment. Right now they are accepting applications for their Basketball Fundraiser in April. Applications will be accpeted until December 28th. Persons in the area who know of such a child who could benefit from the organization can obtain an application by calling Ralph Johnson at 320-587-6733 or Don Tangen at 320-864-6010.

  6. Jan

    1. Corn for Wildlife
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      Shady Lane Sportsmens Club will have a corn giveaway for wildlife and breakfast on Saturday, January 2 from 7am-11am at the club house.

    2. Plain Hearts Audition
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Auditions for “Plain Hearts,” a small cast musical, will take place Saturday, January 2 at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Dassel History Center. The play has roles for women ranging in age from 20’s to 70’s as well as several instrumentalists (piano, guitar, saxophone, bass, trumpet). Rehearsals will begin early January. Those interested are welcome to come to either audition time. Please prepare a song for the audition and bring your calendar and winter conflict schedule. If unable to attend either date, or if you have any questions, contact Production Assistant Deborah Moen at 612­236­5137 or Director Jon Benson at 612­321­1263.Those interested in helping with set construction or behind the scenes should contact Deborah Moen as well.

  7. Jan

    1. Benefit for Play Park
      8:15 am – 9:15 am

      You’re invited to a benefit for the Inclusive Play Park in Hutchinson on Saturday, Jan 9th. Serving a Prime Rib Dinner at the Elks Lodge in Hutchinson. Cost is $19.25 for the meal. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday at the Elks Lodge or by calling 587-3116. All proceeds benefit the Park.

  8. Jan

    1. Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Phoenix Drumline is holding their Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan 10th at the Elks Lodge in Hutchinson. Serving from 8a-Noon, all you can eat Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Sausage and more. Cost is $7.  

    2. Art Contest
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      Calling all Artists! Submit your artwork for the 2016 Winter Artisan Showcase from the South Central Artisans and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Entries are due January 10th, and can come in many categories: 2D Visual Art, Photo or Digital Art, Fiber Art, and 3D/Sculpture. Prizes awarded, more details at HutchinsonArts.org

    3. Les Kouba Gallery Reopening
      2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

      The Mcleod County Museum is holding their Grand Re-opening of the Les Kouba Art Gallery on Sunday, Jan 10th at 2 pm. Come see the new space!  

  9. Jan

    1. Brownton Legion January 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, Jan 11th at the Brownton Community Center at 7:30 pm.

  10. Jan

    1. Child Sex Trafficking Event
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      You’re invited to a talk about Child Sex Trafficking on Tuesday, Jan 12th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Harmony River in Hutchinson. There will be a presentation and discussion on Sex Trafficking of youth in West Central MN, light refreshments are provided.  

  11. Jan

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

      The next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion is 1:30-4:30 pm, Wednesday. Music by Lyndon Petersen.

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

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, Jan 13th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  12. Jan

    1. Family Child Care Provider of the Year
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      The Mcleod Social Service Center is seeking nominations for the Professional Family Child Care Provider of the Year. Parents and Community Members are encouraged to nominate a licensed family child care professional who have had a positive impact on children and the community. To nominate, contact the Mcleod Social Service Center at 1-800-247-1756. Deadline for Nominations is January 15th

    2. Pizza and Play Event
      10:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having a Pizza and Play event on Friday, January 15th from 10:30-11:30 am AND 6-7 pm at the Learning Center in Glencoe. Ages 2-Kingergarten entry and their parents are welcome. Kids can shoot hoops, play catch, bounce in the bounce house, and more! Preregistration is encouraged at http://tinyurl.com/ECFERegister or by calling 864-2681.

  13. Jan

    1. Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Friends of High Island are holding their 4th annual Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Jan 16th. Registration at 9 am, Contest from 10a-2p. $5 entry fee, and Cash Prizes awarded for various fish categories.  

  14. Jan

    1. Benefit Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for the Inclusive Play Park in Hutchinson. It’s a pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan 17th from 8a-Noon at the Hutchinson Elks Lodge. Cost for all you can eat is $7, Proceeds benefit the Park.

    2. Pancake Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Hamburg Lions will be hosting there Annual Pancake Brunch on Sun. Jan. 17th, 8:30 – 12:30 at the Hamburg Community Hall, Hamburg, MN. Items served will be Pancakes, Sausages, Scrambled Eggs, Apple Sauce & Beverages. All proceeds will got to Hamburg Park Beautification Project.

    3. Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The next sale of Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup at St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins will be Sunday, Jan 17th from 8:30-Noon. Bouja is $13/gallon, Chicken Noodles is $12/gallon. You can preorder by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.

  15. Jan

    1. Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Winsted VFW  is having their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 23rd at the Winsted Legion from 4-7 pm.  Tickets are $8 in advance,$9 at the door, and Kids 10 and under are $4.  

  16. Jan

    1. Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector is having their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Jan 24th from 9a-Noon. Serving Pancakes, French Toast, Ham and Eggs, Applesauce and Beverage. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-10, and 4 and under free. Everyone is invited.

  17. Jan

    1. Singing Friends Chorus
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus has begun rehearsing for its 2016 spring concert.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm, at All Saints Lutheran Church, NYA.  Prospective new members of all voice parts are invited to attend.  Now in its 12th year, the Chorus is an all-volunteer, all-ages 30-voice SATB ensemble with members from McLeod, Carver, Sibley and Meeker Counties.  For more info, please come to the open rehearsal on January 26, or call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742.

  18. Jan

    1. Spaghetti Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church invites you to their Spaghetti Supper on Friday, Jan 29th from 5-7 pm at the Church. Serving Spaghetti or Alfredo, with Garlic Bread, Salad, and more. Proceeds benefit the building fund. 

  19. Jan

    1. Flapjack Fundraiser
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      You are invited to a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Hutchinson on Saturday, Jan 30th. Serving Flapjacks, Eggs, Meat and a Beverage for $10 from 8a-10a. Proceeds benefit Jeremy Thiel (son of Chuck). There will also be for sale shirts, bracelets, and a raffle drawing. Advance Tickets appreciated, but Tickets are also sold at the door. More info call 320-395-2746. 

    2. Family Fishing Contest
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is holding their annual Family Fishing Contest on Saturday, Jan 30th from Noon-3 pm at the Gopher Campfire Clubhouse. Prizes awarded, Raffle Tickets Sold, Food and Beverages available, Poles and Bait Provided for Fishing Trout! More info at gophercampfire.com

  20. Jan

    1. Beekeeper Scholarship
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The Crow River Beekeepers have a scholarship available for youth looking to be a new beekeeper. Applicants should be between 12-18 years old and the parents cannot currently own bees. Applications must be postmarked before February 1st and sent to Wayne Rusch, 22094 Yacht Ave, Hutchinson, MN 55350. Scholarship will include Bees, Woodenware, Protective Clothing, and a Mentor. Applicants need to write a short essay saying why you want to become a beekeeper, what you expect to learn, and why bees are important.