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  1. Jun

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

      Lester Prairie Music in the Park Series comes Tuesday Nights this Summer. Food served at 6 pm, Music from 7-8:30 pm in the 2nd Ave Park. Here’s what’s coming up:

      June 7: George’s Concertina Band, serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches
      June 14: Phyllis Hummel and her Swinging Country Band, serving BBQ Sandwiches
      June 21: Nancy B and Lowell S, serving Burgers
      June 28: Jim’s Brewers, Serving Brats
      July 5: LP/HT Student Variety Music Show, Serving Turkey Sandwiches
      July 12: Blake Klaustermeier and Friends, serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches

  2. Jun

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

      The next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion is Wednesday, June 8 from 1:30-4:30p with music by Vern Black.

    2. June Community Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will hold their Community Dinner on Wednesday, June 8th from 5-7 pm with a free will offering. The Dinner is hosted the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  

  3. Jun

    1. Quarry Tours
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      See Martin Marietta’s St. Cloud Quarry at Work on Thursday, June 9th. Tour starts at the Rivers Edge Ball Park of Waite Park, and run from 1-6 pm. Cost is $1 and All proceeds go to Waite Park Family Fun Fest.

    2. St. John’s Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      St. John’s Church Annual Ice Cream Social is Thursday, June 9th from 4:30-7:30 pm at their church near Biscay. Serving Turkey Salad Sandwiches, BBQ’s, Riplets, Potato Salad and more! Along with Pie and Ice Cream and Root Beer Floats!

  4. Jun

    1. Bear Lake Sunshine Society Sale
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Bear Lake Sunshine Society holds their annual Sale on Friday, June 10th from 9a-4p at Northwoods Park in Hutchinson. Also included is a plant and bake sale.  

  5. Jun

    1. 5K Run
      7:45 am – 9:00 am

      Scandian Grove Lutheran Church has their Fun Run 5K on Saturday, June 11th starting at 9 am…Registration at 7:45 am. Download a registration form at scandiangrovelutheranchurch.org. Proceeds benefit newborn Everly Hewitt of Cleveland, MN who was born with Congential Diaphragmatic hernia.  

    2. Help local kids with Horse Therapies
      8:15 am – 9:15 am

      Vote today and help kids in the area win a Gypsy Horse. Vote today and everyday (until June 11) for Equul Access, Inc. to win a Gypsy horse! Equul Access helps local kids in the area with Horse Riding Therapies. The top 10 programs in the nation win. Click, scroll to Equul Access, Inc., and click Vote.
      https://a.pgtb.me/HhdMw0  It’s that easy!

  6. Jun

    1. Sea Side Service
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite you to experience and participate in a unique outdoor worship service.  On Sunday, June 12th at 9:30 am a special Sea Side Service will be held at Swan Lake (north side—next to the pier). The service is reflective of the times when Jesus preached from a boat on the Sea of Galilee which is a fresh water lake. This worship event includes: A message preached from a boat (Pastor Rakow promises to not go overboard on the sermon), and congregational singing. Dress is casual, and those who attend are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or a blanket.  You are also welcome to join with your boat. We ask that other boats be anchored 5-10 minutes before the service begins. Following the service there will also be a potluck in the shelter for those who care to join.  Swan Lake is located about one mile northwest of Silver Lake on County Rd. 16

  7. Jun

    1. Pork Chop Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Museum is hosting their annual Pork Chop Supper Fundraiser on Monday, June 13th from 4:30-7 pm. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids. Music from 5-6 pm from Rianne Matthews, and a limited amount of Les Kouba Art Prints are available on silent auction. More info at Mcleodhistory.org

    2. Hutchinson Music in the Park
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hutchinson presents their Music in the Park Series Monday’s at Library Square Park, starting at 6:30 pm Bring your own chair and refreshments will be available for purchase each night. Here’s the schedule:

      June 13: Mid Minnesota Concert Band featuring Patriotic Music and Water Carnival Kickoff
      June 20: The Coteries, an acoustic band from NJ for the Non Profit Carnival Night
      June 27: Beer and Hymns Band
      July 4: The Rhythm Kings
      July 11: Patchouli
      July 18: Old Gold
      July 25: Alpensterne for Polka Night
      August 1: Gravel Road
      August 8: MOVIE NIGHT at 8 pm, Showing “The Sandlot”

  8. Jun

    1. Warrior Golf Classic
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Take Part in the Warrior Golf Classic on Saturday, June 18th benefitting the BOLD HS Wrestling Program. Registration is at 9 am, Shotgun Start at 10 am. Entry fee is $45. Register by calling Sara at 320-212-1999.  Registration Deadling is June 14th.  

  9. Jun

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

      The Red Cross Blood Drive will be in Lester Prairie on Wednesday, June 15th from 1-7 pm at the LP City Hall.

  10. Jun

    1. Burger Stand Fundraiser
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Lester Prairie Ambassadors Invite you to their Burger Stand Fundraisers on June 17th and 24th from 11a-2p. They’ll be serving Hamburgers for $3, and Cheeseburgers for $3.50, Pop and Water is $1. Come down and Meet the Ambassadors and the Candidates for 2016-17!

  11. Jun

    1. WC Human Foosball and Bean Bag Tournament
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Join the Water Carnival Human Foosball and Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, June 18th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds from 8a-4p. Sign up at watercarnival.org, field is limited to 10 Foosball Teams and 40 Bean Bag Teams. You can also come watch the featured Foosball game…Law Enforcement vs. The Fire Department at Noon.  

    2. Fundraiser Auction
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. John Catholic Church of Hector is holding a Fundraiser Auction on Saturday, June 18th starting at 10 am. Selling Furniture, Household Items, Outdoors Items and more.  

    3. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Church of Peace in NYA is having their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, June 18th at 11 am. Cost is just a free will offering, and prizes are given away. For reservations call 952-467-2847

    4. Winsted Event
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      You are invited to a family event on Saturday, June 18th beginning at 7 pm at Mill Reserve Park and Winsted Lake Promenade in Winsted. There will be a 60 piece Buffalo Orchestra, Petting Zoo, Free Ice Cream, and see the movie “Inside Out”. Free Admision.  

  12. Jun

    1. Peace Lutheran Garage Sale
      3:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson’s 9th annual garage sale is Wednesday, June 22nd from 3-6 pm…Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24th from 9a-6p, and Saturday, June 25th is bag day for $3 from 8-Noon. The event is held at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building.  

    2. Mid Summer Festival
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Swedlanda Lutheran Church invites you to their MidSummer Festival on Wednesday, June 22. An Ice Cream Social will be held from 4:30-7p with Pulled Pork Sandwiches and more! Program begins at 7 pm and will feature music from Allen and Matt Carlson. Contact 320-848-2490 for more info.

    3. Peace Officers of Mcleod County Appreciation Fun Night
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You are invited to the Peace Officers of Mcleod County Appreciation Fun Night on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5-8pm at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds. The event will feature food, games, and entertainment for all ages. It will also showcase the Police Officers of all the counties cities, members of the reserve and posse, county deputies and staff, corrections staff, conservation officers, and state patrol within the county. The event is put on by Mcleod Cititizens Beside the Badge.

  13. Jun

    1. Support Brain Injury Survivors
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Support Area Brain Injury Survivors on Thursday, June 23rd at Culver in Hutchinson from 5-8 pm

  14. Jun

    1. Ray Wilkens Memorial Tournament
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Ray Wilkens Memorial Golf Tournament will be Friday, June 24th at the Glencoe Country Club. All money raised will benefit the Mcleod County Veterans Association. For info or to register contact Chad at 952-454-2741 or Bryan at 612-636-2977. 

    2. Mid Summer Festival
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is holding their Mid Summer Festival on Friday, June 24th from 5-7 pm. Serving Fried Chicken, Potatoes, Green Beans, Coleslaw and more! Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under are free.

    3. Gibbon Community Concert
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown kicks off its 2016 Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, June 24. A fabulous evening of eclectic music is planned for listeners of all ages! Gibbon Book Buddies will be serving food, beverages, and their delicious pies beginning at 6 pm; the concert begins at 7:00 pm. Come rain or shine and enjoy great music, friendly folk, and tasty food!

  15. Jun

    1. HL Blood Drive
      8:30 am – 2:30 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile is in Howard Lake on Saturday, June 25th from 8:30a-2:30p in the Parking Lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  For an appointment call Donna at 320-543-2444

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

      The Fairfax Library celebrates Dayz of Thunder on Saturday, June 25th from 9a-1p. Enjoy Kids activities and a Book Sale!

    3. Swedefest
      4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      You’re invited to Swedefest at the Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park on Saturday, June 25th from 4-10:30 pm. Swedish Smorgasbord from 4-7 pm, Entertainment from 4-10 pm 150th anniversary Fireworks at 10 pm. Other activities include: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Kids Activities, Refreshments, Quilt Raffle and Silent Auction and more! More info at fields-of-grace.org

    4. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson will holding an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, June 25th. The event starts with a Polka Worship Service from Chuck Thiel at 5 pm, Social from 6-7:30 pm. Serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Pie, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats and more!  Due the anticipated warm and humid weather, the event will be indoors.

  16. Jun

    1. Ice Cream Social
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Prairie Community Church of Lester Prairie has an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 26th from 10a-1p. Serving Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Pie and Ice Cream.