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  1. Feb

    1. February 22 – March 2 RCTC Presentation of “Arsenic & Old Lace” (all-day)
      Feb 22 – Mar 2

      River City Theatre Company of Watertown, in partnership with Independent School District 111, will present six performance of “Arsenic & Old Lace,” February 22nd – March 2nd.  Performance times are 7:00 PM on Friday (22nd), Thursday (28th) and Friday (1st), and 2:00 PM on Saturday (23rd), Sunday (24th) and Saturday (2nd).  All performances will be at the Watertown-Mayer Primary School Auditorium (313 Angel Avenue SW).  Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 17 years of age and younger.  For more information, check out www.rivercitytheatrecompany.org.

  2. Feb

    1. February 23 Highland Lake Conservation Club Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club 51st Annual Fish Fry Saturday, February 23rd. New Auburn City Hall Menu includes Fish, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Beans, Beverages & All the Trimmings. Serving 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM or whatever Fish runs out. Served family style- All you can eat for $11.00 Children ages 6-10 $5.00, 5 & under Free. Takeout orders available for $11.00 until 6:00 PM Raffle drawing for (Days Gone By) Pheasant Forever 2002 print.

    2. February 23 Cedar Mills Gun Club Family Fun Day
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Family Fun Day Saturday February 23 But tickets $1.00 from Members. 1 PM – 4 PM Prizes given out throughout the event. Must be present to win. Cash prizes to be given away at 4 PM need not be present to win cash prizes. Bring Family and Friends. Gambling License #x-02786-13-008.

    3. Hunters Ridge Community Church Authentic Italian Spaghetti Dinner-February 23
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Hunters Ridge Community Church Authentic Italian Spaghetti Saturday, February 23 4:30-6:30 Dinner Caesar Salad, Homemade Bread, Homemade Cupcake Adults $6 Children $4 (10 and under) All proceeds go to Youth Camp. Helps us make a difference in the lives of our children 320-587-8374.

  3. Feb

    1. February 24 St.John’s Lutheran Church Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church Pancake Dinner Sunday February 24, 2013 Serving from 10:30 AM – 1:00 pm All you can eat: Pancakes, Ham, Applesauce, Dessert, & Beverages. Take out is Available Adults:$8.00, ages 5-12 $5.00 4 & under Free. The Pancake Dinner is sponsored by St. Johns Church Council Proceeds will be used to finance St. john’s Human Care Fund. St. John’s Lutheran Church 216 McLeod Ave. North Plato, MN

  4. Feb

    1. February 26 Cedar Mills Gun Club Annual Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      7 PM at Cedar Mills Gun Club cedarmillsgunclub.com

      February 26th, 2013

  5. Mar

    1. March 1 Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Fish Fry (all-day)
      Mar 1

      Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council 1841’s 51st Anniversary Fish Fry Friday March 1, 2013. Fish Fillets, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Beans, Bread, Coffee, Milk. Adults:$9.00 advance $10.00 at the door Children under 10-$5.00 under 4 FREE. Advance tickets available until Midnight Thursday February 28, 2013. Serving from 4:30-7:30 pm Silver Lake Auditorium. Tasty Food-All You Can Eat. Adult carry out orders available, raffle prizes and free door prizes. Sponsored by Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Council 1841.

    2. March 15 Matthew 14:16 Supper and Free Movie Night
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson will host its monthly Matthew 14:16 Supper on Friday, March 15th, beginning at 5:00 PM. The event offers a free, warm, nourishing meal, to anyone in the community. Following the supper, they’ll have their free family movie night, beginning at 6:30 PM. Come enjoy the movie as well as some free popcorn and lemonade.

    3. March 4 Hunger Free McLeod Fundraiser
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      You can help Hunger Free McLeod eliminate hunger at the Dairy Queen (46 Main Street North) in Hutchinson on the first Monday of every month. Stop in and enjoy your DQ favorites between 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and they’ll donate 10 percent of all sales to Hunger Free McLeod. For more information, check out  www.hungerfreemcleod.org.

    4. March 1 Brownton Lions Fish Fry
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Brownton Community Center (310 2nd Street North) will host this year’s Brownton Lions Club Fish Fry on Friday, March 1st, with serving from 4:00 – 8:00 PM or until the fish are gone. All waiting is indoors. The cost is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students in grades K – 6. Proceeds will go toward funding the Lions projects in the community, and don’t forget to bring your old eyeglasses to donate.

  6. Mar

    1. March 1 Cancer Benefit for Robert Schara
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Come meet Minnesota’s Walleye Whisper. It’s a night out Cancer Benefit for Robert Schara Saturday March 2, 2013 starting at 5:00 PM. All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7 PM (or until gone) Live Auction includes Ron Schara’s Turkey Track hunting trip, Canada fly-in fishing trip, Rainy Lake Houseboat trip, One week log home vacation near Leech Lake. Silent Auction 5 to 8:30 PM. Entertainment-DJ/Karaoke until midnight and much more. Hutchinson Event Center 1005 Hwy. 15S, PLaza 15 Hutchinson MN. $10.00 at the door. For more information contact Stephanie Schara 952-994-7174 or Simone Schara 612-590-2799. Donations can also be made to the Robert Schara Benefit Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.

  7. Mar

    1. March 3 First Lutheran School Luncheon & Silent Auction
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran School in Glencoe will have its Sixth Annual Chili/Grilled Cheese Luncheon and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 3rd, at the First Lutheran Church Fellowship Center (925 13th Street East). The silent auction will be from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and the luncheon will be from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost for the luncheon is a free will offering.

  8. Mar

    1. March 10 Community Bingo at Ecumen Oaks & Pines
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area seniors are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, March 10th, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in the Dining Room at the Ecumen Oaks & Pines (1015 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson. The cost is 25 cents per card for each regular game. The last game will be a “cover all” game and will be $1.00 per card, winner takes all. Coffee and snacks will follow the fun! Community Bingo is offered the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Jane Messner at 320-234-0868.

  9. Mar

    1. March 15 Fish Fry in Kingston
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Johnson Kelly American Legion Post 483 and the Kingston Lions Club invite you to their annual fish fry on Friday, March 15th, at the Kingston Community Center (30840 722nd Avenue). Serving will be from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. The cost is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 – 10, and free for preschoolers. Take out orders will be available for $9.00. The Lions will also be accepting donations of your old eyeglasses and hearing aids.

  10. Mar

    1. March 16 Silver Lake St. Patrick’s Parade
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The city of Silver Lake will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with its 26th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 2:00 PM. In conjunction with the parade, the Silver Lake Lions Club (241 Main Street East) invites you to the famous pork chop feed at the Legion Club. Serving will begin at 12:22 PM. Tickets for the pork chop feed are $7.00 per person and you can purchase an extra chop for just $2.00. Take out orders and carside to go orders will be available.

  11. Mar

    1. March 17 Bouja & Chicken Noodle Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The monthly Bouja & Chicken Noodle Soup Sale at St. Anthony’s Church (170 Meeker Avenue South) in Watkins is on Sunday, March 17th, with sale hours from 8:30 AM – noon. Bouja is priced at $11.00 gallon and chicken noodle soup is $10.00 per gallon.

    2. March 17 Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club Pancake Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      You and your family are invited to the Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club (62841 140th Street) for their monthly pancake brunch on Sunday, March 17th, with serving from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat regular and potato pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs and more. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6 – 12 years of age, and those 5 and younger eat for free. The Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club is located near the intersection of State Highways 7 and 22 northeast of Cedar Mills.

    3. March 17 Chili Dinner at Brownton Congregational Church
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The friends and members of the Brownton Congregational Church (127 5th Avenue North) invite you to their chili dinner on Sunday, March 17th, with serving beginning at 10:30 AM.

    4. March 17 MCHS Antique Appraisal & Flea Market
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The McLeod County Historical Society is hosting an Antique Appraisal & Flea Market on Sunday, March 17th, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the McLeod County Historical Museum (380 School Road NW) in Hutchinson. For more information, check out www.mcleodhistory.org, send an email to asa@hutchtel.net or call 320-587-2109.

  12. Mar

    1. April 1 Hunger Free McLeod Fundraiser
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      You can help Hunger Free McLeod eliminate hunger at the Dairy Queen (46 Main Street North) in Hutchinson on the first Monday of every month. Stop in and enjoy your DQ favorites between 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and they’ll donate 10 percent of all sales to Hunger Free McLeod. For more information, check out www.hungerfreemcleod.org.

  13. Mar

    1. March 19 Caregiver Support Group Meeting
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next meeting of the Renville County Hospice Caregiver Support Group will be on Tuesday, March 19th, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Willette Room of RC Hospital & Clinics (611 East Fairview) in Olivia. The meeting is free of charge, and there will be time for discussion and support. Future meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of each month. Also, it is possible to have your care receiver spend the afternoon at Heart to Heart Adult Day Services. For more information, contact Paulette Svoboda at 320-523-3451.

  14. Mar

    1. March 22 Hamburg Lions Spring Bingo
      7:00 am – 8:00 am

      The Hamburg Lions Club invites you to its Spring Bingo on Friday, March 22nd, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Hamburg Community Hall (351 Henrietta Avenue). Play 25 games for just $8.00. They’ll be giving away door prizes throughout the evening as well, and refreshments will be available.

  15. Mar

    1. March 24 Smoked Ham & Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (240 Cleveland Avenue) of Green Isle will serve its annual Smoked Ham & Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 24th, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, cheese, applesauce, bars and beverages. The cost is a free will offering. You’re also invited to join them for their worship service which will begin at 7:45 AM.

    2. March 24 Stewart Lions Kids Easter Party & Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Stewart Lions invite area children to their annual Kids Easter Party & Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 24th, from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the Stewart Fire Hall (550 Prior Street). There will be an opportunity for all kids to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and to participate in the Kids Coloring Contest. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, milk, juice and coffee. The cost for the breakfast is a free will donation with proceeds being used for local projects.

    3. March 24 Easter Drama at the Brownton Congregational Church
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The congregation and friends of the Brownton Congregational Church (127 5th Avenue North) invite you to a presentation of an Easter drama on Sunday, March 24th, beginning at 7:00 PM.

  16. Mar

    1. March 26 Senior Linkage Line Specialist at HEC
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Senior Linkage Line, a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, will have a specialist at the Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Highway 15 South) on Tuesday, March 26th, from 10:00 AM – noon. The specialist will assist seniors and answer questions about Medicare, Supplemental Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, prescription drugs and much more. The specialist will be at the Event Center the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433.

  17. Mar

    1. March 23 King’s Kids Preschool Open House
      7:30 am – 5:00 pm

      King’s Kids Preschool, located at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1040 South Grade Road) in Hutchinson, will have an open house on Saturday, March 23rd, from 9:00 AM – noon. Public registration for fall classes will be on Thursday, March 28th, from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM on a first come, first served basis.

  18. Apr

    1. April 2 Bethel Lutheran Church Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church (77 Lincoln Avenue) in Lester Prairie is sponsoring a paper drive from Tuesday, April 2nd, through Tuesday, April 16th. Bring your newspapers, magazines, catalogs, telephone books, business papers, paper board boxes, shredded paper and corrugated cardboard to the site between 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and between 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Sundays. No plastic bags, rope or string, please! Recycle your paper. Save the earth!

  19. Apr

    1. April 4 HCT to Present “Hot Property” (all-day)
      Apr 4 – Apr 6

      Hutchinson Community Theatre will present six performances of “Hot Property” by Fred Carmichael. Performances will be April 4th – 6th and April 11th – 13th. All performances will be at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts (15 Franklin Street SW), with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show beginning at 7:00 PM. All seats are reserved, with tickets priced at $18.00. Tickets are available online at www.hutchtheatre.org or at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerced & CVB.

    2. April 4 Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will serve its monthly spaghetti supper on Thursday, April 4th, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM in the American Legion Post 96 Commander’s Room (please use east entrance). The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 years of age and younger. All suppers are open to the public, families are welcome and take out orders will be available. Suppers are served the first Thursday of each month October through May.