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  1. Oct

    1. Plato Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Bloodmobile will be in Plato on Tuesday, Oct 27th at the Lighthouse Church on Highway 212 West from 1-7 pm.  For an appointment contact Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.  

  2. Oct

    1. Harvest Festival
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The GSL ECFE is having their Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct 29th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Learning Center.  The festival is for kids ages birth-Kindergarten entry and their parents.  There will be an outdoor scavenger hunt and more!  No admission, but you are encouraged to bring food for the food shelf

  3. Oct

    1. Brownton Youth Halloween Party
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Brownton Lions are hosting their Annual Youth Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31st, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM at the Brownton Community Center for children grades 6 and under.  Entrance Fee is $3.00 per child or a maximum of $10.00 per family. All proceeds from the entrance fee will be donated to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.  Bring along any old eyeglasses and hearing aids to be donated to Lions International for recycling.  Noah’s Ark Preschool will be serving lunch as a fundraiser.

    2. Trunk or Treat
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Bethlehem United Methodist Church is having their Trunk or Treat event on Halloween, Oct 31st from 5-6:30 pm in their church parking lot.  It’s a free, alternative celebration  for kids.  Their lot will be decorated and car trunks filled with candy.  

  4. Nov

    1. Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 1:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake has a Fall Festival on Sunday, Nov. 1st.  Worship at 9:45 am, the Pantry opens up at 10:45 selling Baked Goods, Canned and Preserves.  Meal is at 11 am followed by a Live Auction.  

    2. New Building Dedication
      10:15 am – 1:30 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Auburn is holding their New Building Dedication on Sunday, Nov. 1st at 10:15 am, with fellowship and meal following.  All are welcome.

    3. Country School Sign Dedication
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The McLeod County Historical Society is having their Country School Sign Dedication on Sunday, Nov. 1st at the Sumter Township Wildlife Management Area from 2-3 pm.  There will be stories from the Karsten Family and Virgil Voight.  

  5. Nov

    1. Denny Diamond rescheduled
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Association presents a tribute to Neil Diamond.  Denny Diamond & the jewels are performing in their rescheduled date of Monday, Nov. 2nd at 7 pm in the Maplewood Academy Auditorium.  Season memberships are available or individual tickets are $20 at the door.  Questions? contact Cyndi at 234-6762

  6. Nov

    1. Election Day Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Holy Family Council of Winsted is holding their annual Election Day Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd from 10:30a-1:30p.  On the Menu is Chicken Noodle Soup and Chili, Pie and Ice Cream and Beverage.  A Country Store and Bake Sale will be from 9:30a-1p, and a raffle held also.  

    2. Lefse Fundraiser
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sons of Norway’s is having their Annual Lefse Fundraiser.  Prepaid lefse orders are being taken now through November 3rd with delivery on Saturday, November 14th at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson.  Package of three large rounds for $6.50.  For more information email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com or call Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979.

  7. Nov

    1. Meeker Sportsmens Meeting
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      The Meeker Sportsman’s Club is having it’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov 4th at the Litchfield VFW, and they would like all interested people to come.  They will update everyone on the status of the club, and what they expect to accomplish in the next year.   All interested persons just need to show up. 

  8. Nov

    1. The Taffetas
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Theatre Company presents the Dinner Theatre Production of “The Taffetas”, Nov. 5-7th and Nov. 12-14th at the Crow River Winery.  Doors open at 5:30 pm each day, Dinner at 6 pm, and Show at 7 pm.  Tickets are $40 per person and available online (hutchtheatre.org) or at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and at the Hutchinson Chamber office.  

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

      The next meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson will be on Thursday, Nov. 5th at 6:30 pm at Harmony River in the lower level.  

  9. Nov

    1. Chili and Pie Luncheon
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran of Winsted invites you to a Chili and Pie Luncheon on Friday, Nov 6th from 10a-1p.  Cost is a free will donation.  Crafts and Baked Goods for sale also.  Proceeds support Missions.  

    2. Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      There is a Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Winsted Legion on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 6, 7).  Hours Friday are Noon-5 pm, and Saturday is 9a-2p.  

  10. Nov

    1. Fall Bazaar
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      You’re invited to the annual Fall Bazaar and Kitchen Memories Display at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church of Fairfax on Sunday, Nov. 7th.  The event is from 8:30a-1p.  Their famous Apple Dumplings, along with Cinnamon and Caramel rolls will be served starting at 8:30, Soup and Sandwich Luncheon served from 10:30-1.  Crafts, Baked Goods, Country Store, Raffle Items, and more will be available.

    2. Fall Extravaganza
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Harmony River is hosting their Fall Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 9a-2p.  Arts, Crafts,and Baked Goods for sale, Vendors on hand, Lunch is available, No admission charge.

    3. Lutefisk Dinner
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Scandian Grove Lutheran Church of Norseland is having their Lutefisk and Meatball Supper on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 11a-2p and 4-7 pm.  Cost is $16 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under eat free. 

    4. Poultry Party
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Stewart American Legion is hosting their Poultry Party and Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 7th starting at 5:30 pm at Cactus Jacks 2 in Stewart.  Free BBQ’s and Beer 6:30-8 pm, Raffle, Paddle Wheel and more at the event.  

  11. Nov

    1. Omelet Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Hector Lioness Club will be having their Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 8th from 9a-12:30p at the Hector Methodist Church.  Proceeds will be used for projects in the community.  

    2. Turkey Dinner
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of St. Mary in Arlington invites everyone to their Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 8th from 10a-1p.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for chid.  Serving Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and all the fixin’s!

    3. Soup and Sandwich Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle is having a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 10:30a-1p on Sunday, Nov. 8th.  Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Cream of Broccoli, and Wild Rice Soups.  Adults are $8, Children 6-10 are $4 and 5 and under are frfee.  Proceeds used for local and world mission projects.

    4. Turkey Bingo
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      St. Thomas More Church of Lake Lillian has Turkey Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 8th at 6:30 pm.  Free Lunch and Door Prizes given away.  Everyone is welcome.  

  12. Nov

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

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 9th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  13. Nov

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

      The Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, Nov. 11th from 1:30-4:30 pm with music by Michael James.  

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

      The Brownton Congregational Church invites you to their Monthly Community Dinner, the 2nd Wednesday of each Month.  Next one is Nov. 11th from 5-7 pm.  Cost is only a Free Will Donation.

  14. Nov

    1. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson hosts their annual Trees and Traditions event on Saturday, Dec 5th from 9a-2pm. View decorated trees, table settings, collections, and quilts…Shop at the Country Store, Bake Shoppe, or Silent Auction…and enjoy lefse and krumkakka demonstrations. Light lunch available for $5 from 11a-1:30p.  

    2. International String Trio
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Association presents “The International String Trio” on Thursday, Nov. 12th at 7 pm in the Hutchinson High School Auditorium.  Hear music from Bach to the Beatles.  Tickets are $20 at the door or with a concert membership.  Questions?  Contact Cyndi at 234-6762.  

  15. Nov

    1. Chow Mein Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of Peace, NYA is having a Chow Mein Dinner on Friday, Nov. 13th from 11a-1p.  Cost is a free will offering.  

    2. Holiday Open House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Emmaus Gift Shop of Litchfield is having their Holiday Open House on Friday, Nov 13th from 5-7 pm and Saturday, Nov. 14th from 9a-1p.  Bake Sale on Saturday at 9 am including Scandinavian Treats.