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  1. Jun

    1. Polka Service at St. Paul Lutheran
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie will host its annual Polka Service on Sunday, June 21, 2015, beginning at 9:00 AM.  Music for the service will be by Chuck Thiel & The Jolly Ramblers.  Following the service, a pancake breakfast will be served.  The breakfast menu is pancakes, eggs, sausages, rolls, coffee and milk.  The cost for the breakfast is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5 – 15, and free for children ages 4 and younger.

  2. Jun

    1. Bloodmobile in Hutchinson
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Hutchinson on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, from 11:00 AM –  5:00 PM at Shalom Baptist Church.  To set up a donation appointment, call 320-583-2578, or 320-583-2143.

  3. Jun

    1. McLeod County Dairy Days
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Stop in for Dairy Days around McLeod County in the Month of June!  Each event will feature the McLeod County Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors, Dairy Treats, and the chance to Register for Prizes.  Plus KDUZ/KARP/KGLB will be broadcasting from the event.  Here’s the upcoming Schedule:  June 24: Hutchinson @ Kwik Trip, 10a-1p – June 25: Glencoe Around Town all day

    2. Plato Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Bloodmobile is in Plato on Wednesday, June 24th from 12-6 pm at the Lighthouse Church.  For an appointment call Ken or Myra at 238-2370

    3. Faith Lutheran Drive-In Diner Rescheduled
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson is rescheduling their Drive-In Diner to Wednesday, June 24th, 2015, from 4:00-7:00 PM. It had previously been planned for Wednesday, June 17th.

    4. MN Teen Challenge
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      MN Teen Challenge will be speaking at Library Square in Hutchinson on Wednesday, June 24th starting at 6:30 pm.  They’ll be sharing their message and music on their faith based drug and alcohol addiction treatment center.  Hot Dogs, Chips, and Refreshments will be served for a free will donation.

  4. Jun

    1. Music in the Winthrop Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Music in the Winthrop City Park on Thursday, June 25th featuring George’s Concertina Band from 7-8:30 pm.  Concession Stand will be available, plus drawing for prizes during the night.  Bring your lawn chair!  (Bad Weather site: Tanker Bay)

  5. Jun

    1. Gibbon Uncommon Band of Renown
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown kicks off its 2015 Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, June 26. Young and old alike are invited to enjoy the exciting mix of music! Gibbon Book Buddies will be serving food, beverages, and their delicious pies beginning at 6 pm; the concert begins at 7:15 pm. Come rain or shine!  

  6. Jun

    1. Fairfax Library events
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Triple the fun at the Fairfax Library on Saturday, June 27th from 9a-1p.  There will be kids activities, a used book sale, and a books are fun Warehouse Sale.  

    2. Garden Tour and Luncheon
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is having their Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, June 27th.  The self guided Garden Tour is from 9a-3p, while the Luncheon is 11a-1p at the Faith Center.  For Tickets stop in at the church.  

    3. Swedefest at Bernadotte Lutheran Church
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran Church, rural Lafayette, hosting its 21st Annual Swedefest, Saturday, June 27, 2015. The  event includes entertainment, a Swedish smorgasbord, quilt raffle, silent auction, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more. Meal from 4-7 PM, quilt raffle at 7:30 PM, followed by a short devotional service.  Events will take place in church in case of inclement weather. For more information, call 507-228-8380.

    4. Peace Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  The event will begin at 5:00 PM with an outdoor polka service featuring Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers, followed by the ice cream social from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  The cost is $6.00.  Each meal will include your choice of a pulled pork sandwich, a sloppy joe, or a Nathan’s hot dog, as well as potato salad, baked beans, pickles and beverages.

  7. Jun

    1. Celebrate Recovery Services
      8:30 am – 10:30 am

      Riverside Church in Hutchinson invites you to a service of Music and Testimonies on Sunday, June 28th at their 8:30 or 10:30 am services.  The Service will show you what god is doing in the lives of people from the community through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery.  More info at riversidehutch.org

    2. Ice Cream Social at Prairie Community Church
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Prairie Community Church (700 First Avenue North) in Lester Prairie invites you to its Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  They’ll be serving barbecues, hot dogs, coneys, potato salad, beans, pie, ice cream and root beer floats.

    3. Patriotic Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is holding a Patriotic Service on Sunday, June 28th at 7pm

  8. Jun

    1. Mental Health First Aid
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      A class on Mental Health First Aid will be taught on Tuesday, June 30th from 8:30a-5:30p at Ridgewater College’s Hutchinson Campus.  The course is designed to teach the basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis…and Understanding and recognizing the signs that someone needs help is the first step in getting that person the appropriate care and treatment.  Participants receive a course manual and certificate.  Registration is required, To Register Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-hutchinson-tickets-16791267132

  9. Jul

    1. Food Shelf Donation Month
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Accept the 2015 Food Shelf Challenge from the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.  This month your donation goes further…all of this months donation’s will be proportionately matched by the group “Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless”.  Food and Financial donations can be dropped off at both of the Food Shelf’s locations…Hutchinson and Glencoe. 

  10. Jul

    1. Gibbon Concert
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown invites you to an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 3rd, in Gibbon City Park. Activities include patriotic crafts at 6 pm; a family-friendly, all-ages kickball game at 7 pm; patriotic concert at 7:15; and a children’s march at break. Great food and homemade pie will be provided by the Immanuel Lutheran Church Pioneers beginning at 6 pm. 

  11. Jul

    1. Headstart
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Heartland Community Action Agency, Inc.’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2015–2016 school year. The programs offer family-focused preschool programs that promote school readiness to pregnant mothers and families with children ages birth to five. These programs are free of charge and any family may apply, but priority is given to those who are income eligible and children with special needs.  To apply for Early Head Start or Head Start, call: 800.922.1710

  12. Jul

    1. LP Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Lester Prairie presents Music in the Park, Tuesdays at the Park on 2nd Avenue.  Event begins at 6:00 PM with a light lunch put on by local businesses or groups for a small charge.  Music starts at 7:00 PM.

      July 7: One More Time Band

  13. Jul

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, July 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Vern Black. 

    2. Salad Buffet
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will have a salad buffet at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 8th.  Cost is a free will offering.

  14. Jul

    1. Pork Burgers
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Plato Lions are serving Pork Burgers In the Park on Thursday, July 9th from 4-7:30 pm.  All Proceeds go to local projects.  

  15. Jul

    1. Pork Chop Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      It’s Pork Chop Feed Night at Saints Field in Dassel on Friday, July 10th.  The Legion will be serving their Pork Chops from 5-7:30 pm.  The DC Legion Baseball team will take on Rockford at 5 pm, with the DC Saints playing Loretto in Northstar League Baseball at 7:30 pm.. Come for food and ball!

    2. Gibbon Concert
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 10th at 7:15 pm. Members of Augustana WELCA begin serving old-fashioned fare at 6pm, including BBQ’s, root beer floats, and their delicious pies and brownie sundaes! 

  16. Jul

    1. Ride to Save Lives
      11:30 am – 6:00 pm

      It’s the 3rd annual Ride to Save Lives Motorcycle and Bus Run on Saturday, July 11th.  Proceeds benefit SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)  $20 per biker, $5 per rider, or you can ride the bus at $15 per person.  The ride is in memory of Mike Thaemert and starts at 11:30 am at Knuckleheads in Mayer.  The ride will end back at Knuckleheads also. 

  17. Jul

    1. Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      It’s a Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 12th from 10:30-1 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle.  Serving a variety of Salads, BBQ’s, Desserts and more for a free will donation.

    2. Rand Benefit
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Sheila (Campbell) Rand  on Sunday, July 12th at Oak Leaf Park of Glencoe.  The event runs 11a-3p, serving a Pulled Pork Sandwich Luncheon.  Adults are $10, kids ages 5-11 are $5, and 4 and under free.  You can bid in the silent auction, and entertainment will be provided by the Swinging Country Band.  

    3. Picnic and Concert
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 12th.  The meal starts at 5:30 pm with Hot Beef Sandwiches, Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, and Ice Cream.  The BASICS will perform at 7 pm that night.  All monies raised go to Zion’s Improvement Fund.  

  18. Jul

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

      The Rosendale United Methodist Church of Atwater is hosting an ice cream social on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 to 7 pm. Menu includes BBQ’s, Ham Sandwiches, Potato Salad, beans, Pie, Ice Cream, and beverage. Free will donation. Handicap accessible. Everyone is welcome.