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  1. Apr

    1. Cologne Fish Fry
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Zion Lutheran Church of Cologne has their All you can Eat Fish Fry on Friday, April 4th from 4-8 pm.  Also on the menu is scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, and sweets.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-10 years of age, and under 4 eat for free.  

    2. CR Singers present Viva Italia
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Crow River Singers present Viva Italia, featuring songs from Italian composers and other favorites on April 4th and 6th.  The concert on the 4th will start at 7 pm at the First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson, while the concer on the 6th will be at 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church.  Admission is $7, under 12 is free.  Refreshments are served

  2. Apr

    1. Emmaus Gift Shop Spring Fling
      8:30 am – 10:00 am

      The Emmaus Gift Shop of Litchfield will hold their spring fling on Saturday, April 5th.  The Gift Shop will offer 10% discount on all items, Brunch is served from 8:30-10 am ($5.50 cost).  Everyone is welcome.

    2. LP Spring Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Spring Luncheon Bake &Craft Sale at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie will be on Saturday, April 5th,11am-1pm.   On the Menu :Sloppy Joes, Hot Dog, Egg Salad Sandwich, Chips, Pickles, Beverage, and Fancy Dessert.  Don’t forget to shop The Bake and Craft Sale

    3. Sportsmans Banquet
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Riverside Church in Hutchinson is having a Sportsmens Banquet on Saturday, April 5th from 5-9 pm at the church.  Guest speaker is former Vikings Linebacker Jeff Siemon, who is now division director for Search Ministries.  Cost is $10 at the door.  Serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches, many door prizes given away, plus bring a non perishable food item for the food shelf.  

    4. Cosmos Pork Chop Feed
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Lions invite you to a barbecued pork chop feed on Saturday, April 5 at the Cosmos Legion.  Serving is from 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion, Gary’s Repair and from Lions Club members for $10.  Following the meal, the Cosmos Fire Department will have its annual dance beginning at 8 p.m. with music by Sundown Entertainment.

  3. Apr

    1. Howard Lake Pork Chop Feed
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St James Lutheran School, Howard Lake invites you to their annual PTL dinner Sunday, April 6 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The menu includes: pork Chops, Scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. Adults $8.00; children 4 – 12 $5.00; and 3 and under free. 

  4. Apr

    1. Sheila Ray Charles at Riverside
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Riverside Church of Hutchinson invites you to hear Sheila Ray Charles speak on Monday, April 7th at 7 pm in the church.  The daughter of the legendary Ray Charles will speak on her story of Abuse, drug addiction, and prison life through her music and story of her personal salvation.  Admission is free, however a love offering will be taken after the service.  More info go to riversidehutch.org

  5. Apr

    1. Pizza Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      A Papa Murphy’s fund raiser will be held on Tuesday, April 8th at the Hutchinson store to benefit local students on the team for the ”EF Tour to London-Paris-Rome during Spring Break of 2015″ coordinated by Ms. Lokken of New Century Academy.  The team will receive a percentage of the total sales for that day (excluding $5 fave pizzas).  Peel-A-Deal cards will also be sold for $5 by students at the store between 4p-6:30p.

    2. Breast Cancer Support Group
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The next Breast Cancer Support Group meeting will be Tuesday, April 8th from 7-8:30 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.  Dr. Paul Sperduto (Spur-do-Toe) from Ridgeview Regional Radiation will be the guest speaker.  The Group is open to the public and free of charge.  

  6. Apr

    1. Hector Soup and Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Hector United Methodist Church is hosting their Soup and Salad Luncheon and Boutique on Wednesday, April 9th starting at 11 am.  Adults are $8, Preschool age is free.

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos American Legion will be Wednesday, April 9th from 1:30-4:30pm.  Music from Michael James.  Light lunch served following the dance.

  7. Apr

    1. St. John’s Youth group garage sale
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Plato is holding their youth group garage sale Thursday-Saturday (April 10-12).  Hours on Thursday and Friday are 8 am-5 pm, Saturday 8am-2 pm.  Also in the event is a bake sale, plus a hot dog meal served.  

    2. Spring Art Show
      8:30 am – 9:45 am

      Artists are invited to submit your artwork for the Annual Spring Art Show at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  The art will be on display from April 15th-May 1st.  Entries are due Thursday, April 10th.  Prizes will be awarded in 6 different categories (Painting, Drawing, Digital Art, Fiber Art, Sculpture/3D, Jewelry).  More info or registration forms available at HutchinsonArts.org

    3. Bloodmobile in Brownton
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Brownton at the Community Center on Thursday, April 10th from 1-7 pm.

    4. Fiber Arts Guild
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Fiber Arts Guild will hold it’s next meeting on Thursday, April 10th at 4:30 pm at Quilt Haven on Main in Hutchinson.  This months program is a presentation from Quilt Haven.  

    5. Veterans Park Board
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The McLeod County Veterans Park Board will meet at Hutchinson Post 96, April 10, at 7:30 pm

  8. Apr

    1. Plato Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Plato is holding their area Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday (April 11/12).  Sales start at 8 am at various locations.  Just look for the balloons and signs.

    2. SL Paper Drive
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Holy Family Church of Silver Lake is holding their Paper Drive on Friday and Saturday (April 11, 12).  You may drop off your paper products on the north side of the Holy Family Church in Silver Lake.  Proceeds will go to the SL Swimming Pool Operations and the SL Youth Recreation programs.  

    3. Patty Kark in Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents Patty Kark in Concert on Friday, April 11th at the church.  Concert is Free and starts at 7 pm.  Refreshments will follow, and a free will offering will be taken for the Little Lambs Preschool.  Kark will be presenting the Story of Easter “My redeemer lives”

  9. Apr

    1. HLWW ECFE garage sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The 23rd annual Spring ECFE Garage Sale will be Saturday, April 12th from 9-Noon at HLWW High School.  Families selling children’s clothes, maternity clothes, accessories, books, toys andmore!  No admission to shop.  Plus kids can stop by the free big wheels activity in the parking lot from 10-11 am.  

    2. BASICS concert
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Friends of the Stewart Red Owl will be hosting a fundraiser concert at 3 pm Saturday (April 12) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart.  The Group BASICS will perform.  Free Will donations will be accepted and a light lunch will follow.

    3. Winsted Hog Roast
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Annual Winsted Sportsmens Club Hog Roast will be at the Blue Note Saturday April 12th 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Advanced tickets $9.00 At the door $10.00.  Tickets available at Winsted Coop, Kegs Bar , Blue Note and from members . Take outs available, Will be membership Drive also.  Any questions call Harvey at 320-510-3179.

  10. Apr

    1. Ham and Pancake Breakfast in GI
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle invite you to their annual Smoked Ham and Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 13th from 8a-1p at the church.  Cost is just a free will offering.  On the menu is Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Cheese, Applesause, Bars and Beverage.

    2. Glencoe Lions Club Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their Annual “All You Care to Eat” Spring Brunch on Sunday, April 13 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with take-outs available. Menu includes: Pancakes, Lions “original recipe” sausage, ham, eggs, fruit, juice, toast, coffee and milk.  Advance Adult tickets are $9.00 and are available at Hite Hardware & Paint, Franklin Printing and from Lions Club Members. Prices at the door are Adults – $10.00, Children (age 4 – 10) $5.00, and children age three and under eat FREE. Proceeds will be used toward community projects. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids. 

    3. Stewart Easter Party
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Stewart Lions Annual Kids Easter Party and Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday, April 13th from 9a-12:30p at the Stewart Fire Hall.  Breakfast is all you can eat Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Fruit, and beverage.  Kids get a photo with the easter bunny, and participate in the coloring contest.  Cost is a free will donation.  Proceeds go to local projects.  

    4. New Auburn Spring Fling
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The New Auburn Lions Spring Fling Brunch will be Sunday, April 13th from 9:30a-12:30p at the New Auburn City Hall.  Serving scrambled eggs with ham and cheese hashbrowns, homemade muffins and a beverage.  Adults are $6, Children under 10 are $4, 5 and under are free.

    5. COF Chicken Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Holy Trinity Catholic Order of Foresters will hold their Chicken Dinner on Sunday, April 13th from 10:30a-1p at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Serving Chicken, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Cole Slaw, Bread, Dessert, and Beverage.  Cost is $9 in advance, $10 at the door, Children 6-10 are $5, and under 5 are free.  Take out orders are available.  Plus stop at the Bake Sale to benefit Holy Trinity Mission Group.  

    6. Olson family benefit
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      You are invited to the Olson Family Benefit on Sunday, April 13th from Noon-5 pm at the Litchfield Middle School.  Spaghetti meal is served for a free will donation, and a silent auction and drawing will be from Noon-4 pm.  Proceeds benefit the Olson family, who was injured in a car crash this winter.

    7. Community Bingo
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area Senior Citizens are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, April 13 from 2-3 PM in the dining room at Ecumen Pines! Community Bingo will be .25 cents per card, with the last game being a coverall and is $1.00 per card – WINNER TAKES ALL! Community Bingo is offered the 2nd Sunday of EACH month with complimentary coffee and snack immediately following.