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  1. Aug

    1. Gopher Campfire Outing
      6:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      You’re invited to Gopher Campfire Club’s Outing August 7-9th at their grounds on Lake Byron, 7 miles North of Hutchinson.  August 7th is Trap Shooting at 6 pm and a Bean Bag Tournament at 7.  August 8th starts at 10 am with Sporting Clays and Trap Shooting, Tractor Pullers from 2-5 pm, Steak Fry at 5 pm, and Live Music at 8 pm.  August 9th is the Archery Shooting Gallery at 11 am, Ham Dinner at Noon with entertainment by Wally Pikal, Youth 22 Shooting Gallery from 1-3, Pedal Pulls at 2, Turtle Races at 3, and the Raffle drawing at 4 pm.  More info go to Gopher Campfire.com

  2. Aug

    1. Twine K Breakfast
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      The All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin has their Twine K Breakfast on Saturday, August 8th from 8a-10a.  Serving Egg Bake, Ham or Bacon, Cinnamon Bread and more.  Adults are $7, Children under 10 are $5.  They will also be raffling a Baseball Quilt.

    2. Pork Sandwiches and Sweet Corn
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Kingston Lions are serving Pork Sandwiches and Sweet Corn on Saturday, Aug 8th from 10a-12:30 pm.  The event is a part of the annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run.  There will also be Entertainment from Wally Pikal.  

    3. Masters Voice Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Litchfield Nazarene Church is hosting the music group “Master’s Voice” on Saturday, Aug 8th at 7 pm.  A free will offering will be taken.

  3. Aug

    1. Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Randy Cassens on Sunday, Aug 9th at the Peace Center in Hutchinson.  Event runs from 10:30a-1p, serving Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Bars, and Beverage for a free will donation.  Also take part in the silent auction, or shop at the bake sale.  Proceeds benefit Randy’s battle with inoperable brain cancer.

  4. Aug

    1. Plato Lions Golf Tournament
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Plato Lions are having their Golf Tournament on Monday, Aug 10th at the Glencoe Country Club.  Registration at 11 am, Shotgun start at 1 pm.  4 person scramble.  $50 per person for a Glencoe Club Member, $60 for Non Member, or $40 for a Member and you bring you own cart.  Proceeds go to local projects.  For info or to register contact Ron 320-238-2285

    2. 600 Club Meeting
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Womens 600 Club will have their Fall Meeting on Monday, Aug 10th , 5:30 pm at Squeaky’s Bar and Grill.  Agenda includes the fall local tournament with rule changes and state tournament.

    3. Hutchinson Music in the Park
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hutchinson is once again presenting its Music in the Park Series, Mondays this summer at Library Square.  Concerts and activities start at 6:30 pm.  Plus each night a local non-profit host will have refreshments for sale.  This years schedule includes:  

      August 10, Captain Gravitone and the String Theory Orchestra

  5. Aug

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

      Senior Dance Wednesday, Aug 12th at the Cosmos Legion from 1:30-4:30 pm

    2. Fairfax Library Hangtime
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Fairfax Library has Double Digit Hang Time Wednesdays in August, from 3-5 pm for Kids ages 10-18. August 12th is Makey Makey, August 19th is squirt gun painting, and august 26th is a showing of the Disney Movie National Treasure 2.  

  6. Aug

    1. Civil Air Patrol members
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      The Hutchinson Civil Air Patrol is looking for members.  Meetings are 6:30-8:30 pm Tuesday Nights at the Hutch Airport.  For more info contact Dave 587-2358 or Eamonn 552-3495

    2. Veterans Seminars
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      McLeod County Veteran Services are hosting free seminars with information unique to active duty Vietnam Era veterans (military service between August 5th, 1964 and May 7th 1975) on both Thursday and Friday August 13th and 14th at the County’s Administrative building in Glencoe. The seminars will be offered four times daily at 9:00 and 11:00am each morning and at 1:00 and 4:00pm each afternoon. Topics covered will include veteran’s access to health care, long-term care, disability benefits, financial assistance, end of life care, burial and survivor benefits.  Questions, call Veteran Services at (320)864-1268.

    3. Plato Lions Burger Night
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions are having their Burger Night on Thursday, Aug 13th from 4-7 pm at the Plato Park.  Entertainment by the Rev. Brian Brosz and Friends.  Proceeds go to local Projects.

  7. Aug

    1. Musicfest
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Polka Lovers Klub of America presents their Music Fest at the Pla Mor Ballroom in Glencoe August 14-16.  On Friday it’s Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen from 7-11 pm. Saturday is Malek’s Fisherman at Noon and 4 pm, and Julie Lee and the White Rose Band at 2 pm and 6 pm.  Sunday it’s Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen at Noon and 4 pm, and the Leon Olsen Show at 2 pm and 6 pm.  More info: polkofa.com 

  8. Aug

    1. Raffle Drawing
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Crow River Chapter of the MN Deer Hunters Association will be selling raffle tickets at the Hutchinson VFW Parking lot on Saturday, Aug 15th from 8a-Noon.  Drawing is for a 2015 Ranger 570 Mid Size.  All proceeds from the raffle go to youth groups involved in hunting and shooting sports.  

  9. Aug

    1. Pork Chop Dinner
      9:30 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their annual Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, August 16th, serving from 11a-2p.  Cost is $10 in advance ($11 at the door) for ages 12 and up, Ages 5-11 is $5, under 4 is free.  On the menu is Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Corn, Coleslaw and more.  There is also a silent auction.  The Day starts off with a contemporary Worship service at 9:30 am

    2. Pork Chop Dinner Ticket Deadline
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      You are invited to a Pork chop and sweet corn dinner on Thursday, August 20th at Faith Presbyterian Church in Silver Lake.   Menu consisits of pork chops with applesauce, sweet corn, bean, pickles, bars and beverages.  Serving is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $8 for a single pork chop dinner and $11 for a two pork chop dinner.  Advance sales only so please call Alice at 327-2311 by August 16th for your tickets.  

    3. St. Andrews Fun Fest
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Join St. Andrews Catholic Church of Fairfax for their annual Fun Fest on Sunday, August 16th.  Mass at 9:30 am with Harry Wojahn and Deb Nelson…followed by a Chicken Dinner from 10:30a-1p.  Cost for the dinner is $11 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-10, and under 5 is free.  Takeouts and buckets of chicken available.  Other activities include Live Music, Cash Raffle, Games, Country Store, Authentic Taco Stand and more!  Event runs until 4 pm.  

    4. Church Golf Tournament
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their first ever golf tournament and live auction on August 16th.  (Must Preregister by August 10th)  2 pm Registration, 2:30 pm shot gun start at Oakdale Golf Club.  Cost is $50 for golf, cart, and meal (Meal tickets only are $15).  Contact Jodi to sign up 833-2097.

  10. Aug

    1. SL City Wide Sales
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Silver Lake has their City Wide Garage Sales August 20-22nd.  Thursday and Friday 8a-5p, Saturday 8a-Noon.  The SL Womens Club is also hosting a Bake Sale and BBQ Lunch on all of the days.

  11. Aug

    1. NYA Relay for Life Fundraiser
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      You’re invited to a steak and shrimp dinner fundraiser for the NYA Relay for Life on Friday, Aug 21st from 5-9 pm at Daboars Bar and Grill of Cologne.  More info at relayforlife.org/nyamn

  12. Aug

    1. Fish Boil Dinner
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Glencoe is hosting their 6th annual Fish Boil Dinner on Sunday, Aug 23rd from 11:30a-1p at the church Fellowship Center.  Free will Donation for Pollock, Tartar Sauce, Potatoes, Coleslaw and more!  Proceeds go to the Orphan Grain Train.  

  13. Aug

    1. Bus to PKOTMW
      5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

      The McLeod American Dairy Association is sending a bus to the Princess Kay Coronation August 26 at the State Fairgrdounds. The bus will be departing the fairgrounds in Hutch at 5:15, Shopko in Glencoe at 5:45, and St. Peter’s Church parking lot in Lester Prairie at 6:00.  Cost is $5.00.  Sign up sheet in malt wagon at the McLeod county fair or call Kelsey Buss at 320-583-0560.

  14. Aug

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin is holding their Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 28th from 4-7 pm  Adults are $7, Children 10 and under are $5.  

    2. Old Fashioned Tent Revival
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Oak Heights Covenant Church is having their annual Old Fashioned Tent Revival on August 28th, 29th and 30th.  6 pm food served under the tent each night, 7 pm service begins.  Everyone is welcome.  On Friday hear Bluegrass Gospel Music with personal testimonies.  Saturday is Music by the MN Adult and Teen Challenge Choir and a youth bonfire after the  service.  Sunday is Music and Message by the Chancellors, southern gospel singing quartet.  Free admission.

  15. Aug

    1. Blood Drive
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Five Star Financial Resources are doing a Blood Drive in honor of Shawn Bollinger (waiting for a lung transplant) on Monday, August 31st from 2-7 pm.  The Bloodmobile will be parked at the corner of Main St and 1st Ave SW in Hutchinson.  

  16. Sep

    1. Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire presents their Minnesota Firearms Safety Class starting September 2nd.  The class is for anyone ages 12 and older.  Anyone who hunts in MN must have  passed this class.  Registration is required…to sign up or for questions call 320-587-3153.

  17. Sep

    1. Drive for your school fundraiser
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      It’s a drive for your school fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 2-6 pm at the Hutchinson High School Parking Lot.  Test Drive a vehicle from Jay Malone Motors and Ford will donate $20 to HHS for every test drive.  Funds raised benefit Dollars for Scholars and Business Professionals of America.  

  18. Sep

    1. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Dassel is having their Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Sept. 5th after the Red Rooster Parade.  Cost is a free will offering for BBQ’s, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream and beverage.

  19. Sep

    1. Quilt Show
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Sew Friendly Quilt Guild invites you to their Quilt Show at the Dassel Covenant Church on Sunday, September 6th (2-6pm) and Monday, September 7th (9a-5p).  Quilted items are available for purchase, and items from their stashes for sale.