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  1. Jul

    1. July 15 RSVP for Brownton All School Reunion (all-day)
      Jul 15

      Alumni and friends of Brownton High School are asked to save the date of Saturday, August 10th, 2013, for the next Brownton All School Reunion. The event is for all Brownton High School and McLeod West High School graduates. A banquet will be at the Brownton Civic Center with a social beginning at 5:30 PM, a meal at 6:30 PM followed by a program and music by Bruce Bradley. You are asked to RSVP by July 15th, 2013. For more information, contact Linell Loncorich at 320-328-4154 or email stevenlinell@gmail.com.

  2. Jul

    1. July 16 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, July 16th, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Willette Room of RC Hospital & Clinics (611 East Fairview) in Olivia. The topic for this month’s meeting is “Quick, Easy, Cheap and Delicious Meals.” You are reminded to bring the materials and cookbook provided at the June meeting to continue with meal planning and additional information. 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.

  3. Jul

    1. July 17 McLeod County Senior Citizens Potluck Picnic
      1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

      The McLeod County Senior Citizens Potluck Picnic will be Wednesday, July 17th, beginning at noon at the Glencoe City Center (1107 11th Street East) in Glencoe. Please bring a dish to share. The oldest lady and man will be crowned queen and king for the day. Please use the east entrance and come for an afternoon of fun.

    2. July 17 Fields of Grace Parish Events
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Fields of Grace Parish has events at two of its churches on Wednesday, July 17th. Swan Lake Lutheran Church (51420 Fort Road), rural New Ulm, will have its Pie & Ice Cream Social from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Then at 7:15 PM, Bernadotte Lutheran Church (34122 515th Avenue) east of Lafayette will have an outdoor service featuring a short devotional program and music with a message. The public is invited.

  4. Jul

    1. July 19 – 21 Grace Lutheran Church’s 125th Anniversary (all-day)
      Jul 19 – Jul 21

      “Excited About Grace!” is the theme as Grace Lutheran Church (8638 Plum Avenue) of Brownton celebrates its 125th Anniversary. On Friday, July 19th, they’ll have an Ice Cream-Dessert-Pie Social, horse-drawn wagon rides, music and a bonfire. Saturday’s activities include a 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, a light breakfast and games for youth and adults. On Sunday, the worship service will be at 10:00 AM, a catered meal will be served at 11:30 AM (tickets available at the door) and the 125th Anniversary Program will be at 1:00 PM.

    2. July 19-21 Peace Lutheran Church Paper Drive
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson is holding a Paper Drive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19th, 20th and 21st. Drop off hours on Friday and Saturday are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM – noon.

    3. July 19 St. John’s (Darwin) Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Council of Catholic Women of St. John’s Church in Darwin invites you to its annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 19th, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the St. John’s Educational Center (17260 US Highway 12) between Dassel and Cokato. The menu will include barbecues, potato salad, chips, pie and ice cream. The cost is a free will offering.

    4. July 19 Matthew 14:16 Supper at Peace Lutheran Church
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson will host its monthly Matthew 14:16 Supper on Friday, July 19th, beginning at 5:00 PM. The event offers a free, warm, nourishing meal, to anyone in the community.

  5. Jul

    1. July 20 7th Annual Adoption Ride (all-day)
      Jul 20

      Area motorcyclists can take part in the 7th Annual Adoption Ride, planned for Saturday, July 20th. You can register at Stoney’s in Rockville, the Riverside Tavern in Forest City or Cactus Jack’s in Stewart. It’s a poker style run, riding at your own pace. The ride will end at the Riverside Tavern in Forest City at 7:00 PM with prizes and street dance to follow featuring the “Smok’n Guns.” There will also be family friendly activities in the afternoon at the Riverside Tavern. For more information, call the Riverside Tavern at 320-693-6711.

    2. July 20 Garden Tour & Salad Luncheon
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The women of Faith Lutheran Church (335 Main Street) in Hutchinson will present this year’s Garden Tour & Salad Luncheon on Saturday, July 20th, with the tour from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and the luncheon from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Tickets, available at the church office, are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 years of age and younger.

    3. July 20 Benefit for Paul & Geraldine Grinager
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      VFW Post 380 in Montevideo will host a Taco Feed Benefit for Paul and Geraldine (Minkel) Grinager on Saturday, July 20th, from 4:00 – 10:00 PM. Paul is currently battling throat cancer and proceeds from the benefit will help with medical expenses. In conjunction with the taco feed, there will be a bake sale as well as live and silent auctions. Donations for the live or silent auction may be dropped off at VFW Post 980, and cash donations may be sent to Push Frog, 115 120th Avenue NW, Watson, MN 56295.

  6. Jul

    1. July 21 Cedar Mills 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, July 21st, 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.

    2. July 21 Summer Get Together Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (240 Cleveland Avenue) in Green Isle is sponsoring its Summer Get Together Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 21st, from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The luncheon will feature a variety of salads, barbecues, desserts, lemonade and coffee. The cost is a free will offering with proceeds going toward mission projects.

  7. Oct

    1. LWML Fall Barbecue at Emanuel Lutheran Church
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      You are invited to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Fall Barbecue at Emanuel Lutheran Church (18155 County Road 50) in Hamburg on Sunday, October 6th, from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Enjoy a meal of barbecues or hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips and more.  The cost for the meal is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5 – 12, and free for kids under the age of 5.  Takeout orders will be available.

    2. Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church Mountville – Gaylord, is having a Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Country Store and Usborne Books Fundraiser at the Gaylord American Legion on Sunday, October 6, 2013, from 11:00 AM – 1:oo PM.  The menu will feature Windsor pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, apple sauce, bread, bars, and beverages.  Adult tickets are $9.50, $5.50 for children ages 5 – 10, and free for kids 4 years of age and younger. Tickets will be available at the door and take out orders will be available. 

  8. Oct

    1. Our Savior’s Lutheran Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (800 North Bluff Street) in Hutchinson invites you to a fish fry on Friday, October 18th, with serving from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM or until the fish are gone.  The menu will include Alaskan Pollack, baked beans, baked potatoes, coleslaw and more. The cost for the meal is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 – 13, and free for kids under 5 years of age and younger.  Take out orders will be available.  Call 320-587-3318 for takeout orders.

  9. Nov

    1. Good Shepherd Lutheran Fall Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Glencoe is having their Fall Luncheon and Bake Sale on Thursday, Nov. 14th.  Serving from 11 am to 1 pm.  On the menu: Hot Turkey Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Relishes, Chips, Dessert, and Beverage.  Take outs and deliveries are available…Call 320-864-6157.  Cost is $8.

  10. Nov

    1. Hutch Legion Spagetti Supper for November
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary invites you to their monthly Spagetti Supper.  It’s on Thursday, November 7th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm in the Legion’s Club Room.  Adults are $6.50, Children under 12 are $3.  Take Outs are available.

  11. Nov

    1. Scout Food Drive in Glencoe and Silver Lake
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Glencoe Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are teaming up to collect food for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf Saturday, Nov 9th 2013.  Please place non-perishable food items in a bag and place it outside on your doorstep by 9:00 am Saturday morning for the Scouts to pick up.  This includes the cities of Glencoe and Silver Lake..  (If you are missed during the pick up, please drop your donation off at the Food Shelf in Glencoe.)

  12. Nov

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

      The Hector Lioness Club is holding an Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 10th from 9 am – 12:30 pm at the American Bar and Grill.  Proceeds from the event will be used for special projects around the community.

    2. St. Paul’s Fall Get Together
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Pauls Lutheran Church of Green Isle invites you to their Soup And Sandwich Fall Get Together on Sunday, Nov. 10th  at the church.  Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 6-10.  On the Menu: Chicken Noodle Soup, Wild Rice Soup, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Egg Salad Sandwiches, and Ham Sandwiches.  Proceeds go to Mission Projects.  

    3. Bingo in Madelia
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Church of Madelia is having their Fall Festival Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 10th at 1:30 pm, with early bird bingo at 12:30 pm.  $2,000 in total pay out for the day.  Cost is $20 In advance and $22 at the door.  Lunch starts at 11 am.  Proceeds go to St. Mary’s CCW.

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

      Area Senior Citizens are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, November 10 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.

    5. Hymn Festival
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson will be hosting a hymn festival on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m..  Jim Strehlke, music director at Mayer Lutheran High School will be guest director for the mass choir.  Many familiar and favorite hymns will be sung.  The public is cordially invited.

  13. Nov

    1. Brownton Legion/Auxiliary meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Post 143 and Auxiliary Unit 143 will have their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 11th at 7:30 pm in the Brownton Community Center.

  14. Nov

    1. Alzheimers Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next meeting of the local area support group for adult children, spouses, and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 PM. Please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551 for more information. The group meets at 1st Lutheran Church at 925 E. 13th Street in Glencoe, on the second Tuesday of every month, at 6:00 PM. The support group is open to the public and free of charge.

  15. Nov

    1. Fiber Arts Guild
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Fiber Arts guild featuring class by Ellen Starr will be Thursday, Nov. 14th at 1 pm at the Center for the Arts

  16. Nov

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

      Join the Emmaus Gift Shop for their Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 15/16) at Ecumen of Litchfield.  Hours Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm.  They’ll have gifts, holiday decorations, and more.  Bake Sale is Saturday starting at 9 am.  Saturday also includes music, cookies, coffee, and cider.

    2. Cosmos Legion Turkey Supper
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited to the Cosmos Legion for a Turkey Supper on Friday, Nov. 15th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.  Cost is $10 and includes Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable, Dessert, and beverage.

  17. Nov

    1. Dads Belgian Waffle Benefit
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Dad’s Belgian Waffles are served on Saturday, Nov. 16th at the Buffalo Lake Community Center from 10 am to 1 pm to benefit Carol Weispfennig.  Carol is battling Cancer, and this meal will assist with her medical expenses.  Cost is just a free will donation for all you can eat!