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  1. Jul

    1. Country Festival
      10:00 am – 2:30 pm

      St. Mary’s of Czestochowa is having their 32nd annual Country Festival on Sunday, July 20th.  Mass celebrated at 10 am, Dinner is from 11a-2:30 pm, Cemetery Prayer Service begins at 1 pm.  Also included in the day is a raffle, Live music, Country Store, Cake Walk, Father Josephs Rolls, Games, Pull Tabs, Silent Auction and more.  Cost for the meal is $12 for adults, under 12 is $7, and Preschool is free.  Drive through window is available.

  2. Jul

    1. Our Saviors VBS
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      VBS “Go Tell it on the Mountain” is coming to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson July 21 through July 25th; 8;30 a.m. to 12 noon.  You can Preregister your children at 587-3318

  3. Jul

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

      Glencoe Lions Club Music In The Park is coming up on Wednesday, July 23rd at Oak Leaf Park.  Free Live Music performed by Jim and Mike Wendolek from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  A shredded beef sandwich meal, with chips, pickles, dessert and beverage is available, serving from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to community projects.  Bring a chair and bring your friends.

  4. Jul

    1. CCW Rummage Sale at St. Pius X School
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. Pius X School in Glencoe will host its CCW Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, July 24th and 25th, in the school’s Gymnasium and Sarto Room. The sale will feature clothes and flea market items. Clothes and selected items will be priced at $6.00 per bag. Thursday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

    2. Plato Lions Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Bloodmobile in Plato – July 26th
      The Plato Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 24th, at Discover Church (10478 Bell Avenue), along Highway 212.  Hours for the blood drive will be from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.  If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.  To make an appointment, call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.

    3. Bake Sale
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      All are invited to attend an “Old Fashion Home-Made Taste” Bake Sale Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 PM at Ecumen Oaks & Pines. Choose from cakes, cookies, bars, pies and breads while quantities last. Cash Only Please – No Credit Cards or Checks.

    4. Martin Benefit
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Gaylord Legion is hosting a benefit for Todd Martin on Thursday, July 24th from 4-8 pm at the Club.  Free Will Donation for the Meal, plus a silent auction.  Martin is battling Kidney Cancer.

    5. Cologne Glad Days
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Check out Cologne’s Glad Days July 24th-26th.  On the 24th it’s the Garden Party at 7 pm.  On the 25th it’s Softball, Kids Fest, and the Rum Runners Band.  And on the 26th enjoy sports tournaments, Sheep Head Tournament, Kids Pedal Pull, Music, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Lumberjack Show, Free Beer, Blurred Vision, and MUCH MORE!

  5. Jul

    1. Glencoe Days REVISTED
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      The Glencoe Chamber of Commerce announces that Glencoe Days REVISITED will be Friday, July 25th in the west parking area at Glencoe City Center.  Free community corn feed from 5-8 pm with cheese burgers and nachos for sale as well.  Roadhouse 6 will take to the stage from 8-12 pm.  FIREWORKS at dusk.  (the original Glencoe Days were rained/flooded out)

    2. Final Gibbon Concert for Season
      7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

      The Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown concludes its 2014 Summer Season with a Farewell Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 25th, beginning at 7:15 pm. In this popular concert, the director invites each section of the band to chose its favorite song to play. Members of the Gibbon Book Buddies will be serving hot food, beverages, and their delicious pies. 

  6. Jul

    1. Moms Day on the Farm
      9:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Minnesota CattleWomen’s Association will be hosting a Mom’s Day on the Farm Event on Saturday, July 26th from 9am-3:30pm at the Schiefelbein Farms near Kimball. Moms can Tour a Farm, Explore how beef gets from the pasture to your plate, Participate in discussions on issues which interest you most about modern beef production, and Learn how to select and cook the perfect steak on the grill for maximum taste and tenderness. There is no charge to attend a Farm Tour, but space is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information see momsdayonthefarm.com 

    2. Glencoe Heat in the Street
      5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      The Glencoe Fire Dept Relief Association is presenting their Heat in the Street concert Fundraiser on Saturday, July 26th at the Glencoe City Center.  Gates open at 5 pm.  Hear music from the Iron Horse Group, The Outlaws, Blackhawk, and Country Music Superstar Josh Thompson.  All Proceeds benefit the Glencoe Fire Dept Relief Association.

  7. Jul

    1. SL Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Silver Lake American Legion is holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 27th from 9a-Noon.  All you can eat Regular or Potato Pancakes, Scrambled Egs, Sausage, Ham and more!  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids. 

    2. Beep Baseball
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe Beep Baseball game has been rescheduled for July 27th at 1 pm in the large grassy area near Coborn’s Car Wash.  The original game was scheduled during Glencoe Days before being flooded out.  A team of local celebrities wearing blind folds will take on a vision impaired team in, the Minnesota Millers.  Food is available starting at noon.  All are Welcome!

    3. LP Ice Cream Social
      3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having their annual Ice Cream Social, Country Store, Bake Sale and Craft Sale on Sunday, July 27th.  Serving from 3:30-6:30 pm.  On the menu is Burgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Beans, Potato Salad, Pie, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats, and beverage.  Take outs are available.  

  8. Jul

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

      Glencoe Lions Club Music In The Park is coming up on Wednesday, July 30th at Oak Leaf Park.  Free Live Music performed by Jack Noenning and the Community Strings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  A hot sandwich meal, with chips, pickles, dessert and beverage is available, serving from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to community projects.  Bring a chair and bring your friends.

  9. Jul

    1. Co Ed Kickball Tournament
      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Youth Lacrosse Association is holding their first annual CO ED Kickball Tournament on Aug 9th.  Deadline to sign up for the event is Thursday, July 31st.  You can sign up for youth teams or adult teams.  Teams must be made up of half males and half females.  Cost is $40 for an adult team, $25 for youth team.  For more info or to sign up a team contact Julie Craig 320-583-5127

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

      Winthrop Music in the Park, Thursday, July 31st featured a concertina jamboree.  Dan Witucki and other local musicians playing from 7-8:30 pm

  10. Aug

    1. New Germany Firemen Softball Tournament
      6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      New Germany is hosting their 33rd annual Firemen Slow Pitch Softball Tournament, August 1-3 at Lindstrom Park.  22 Fire Departments are participating in the Tournament, which starts at 6 pm Friday Night.  Also you can enjoy the Volleyball Tournament featuring Firemen’s Daughters and Wives.

  11. Aug

    1. Grace Lutheran Church Block Party
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson is holding their Block Party on Saturday, Aug 2nd from 1-6 pm.  Everyone is welcome, and everything is FREE.  Food, prizes, Raffles, Games, and more!  

  12. Aug

    1. Food Packing
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      The DAV Chapter 37 is holding a Food Packing on Sunday, August 3rd from 11a-6p at the Hutchinson National Guard Armory.  Volunteer Workers are needed for all shifts, and all food packaged will be distributed to Deployed Soldiers Families and Homeless Veterans in Minnesota.  To volunteer contact Marty at 320-583-9011

  13. Aug

    1. Olmscheid Benefit
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      You are invited to a Benefit Potluck Picnic and Silent Auction for Emma Rose Olmscheid on Tuesday, Aug 5th in Hutchinson.  The event is held in the Greens Housing Development in the northwest potion of the city.  Bring a dish for the potluck, to start at 6 pm…and the Silent Auction ends at 7:30 pm.  In addition folks can explore a Hutchinson Fire Truck at the event.  All proceeds go to 2 year old Emma, who’s fighting an inoperable brain tumor.  

  14. Aug

    1. Salad Luncheon
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church WELCA of hector invites all to their Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug 6th serving at Noon in the church fellowship hall.  Following lunch, the guest speaker is Marge Lundeen with “A Time to Dance”.

  15. Aug

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is having their annual Ice Cream Social on Thursday, Aug 7th from 4-6:30 pm.  Enjoy Turkey Salad Sandwiches, BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Pie, Ice Cream, Root Bear Floats and Beverages.  Take outs available.

    2. Grove City Mission BBQ
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is having their Mission BBQ on Thursday, Aug 7th from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Serving BBQ Pork, Potato Salad, Sweet Corn, Beverage and Dessert.  Adults are $7 in advance, $8 at the door, Students are $4 ($5 at the door), and under 5 are free.  You can also take part in the meat raffle, bingo, basket raffles and more!  Proceeds benefit Litchfield Area Mentorship Program and the House of Grace.

    3. Gaylord Eggstravaganza
      6:30 pm – 12:00 pm

      Enjoy Gaylord’s Eggstravaganza from Aug 7-10!  Events start with the Gaylord Pool Show on Aug 7th.  Friday, Aug 8th includes the EGGceptional breakfast, other food stands and events, the Zoo Man, Classic Car Cruise, and Entertainment.  Saturday, Aug 9th enjoy a taste of gaylord, Entertainment, Parade at 1 pm, Kids activities, games, coronation, fireworks and more!  Sunday, Aug 10th is the Ecumencial Worship Service at 10 am.

  16. Aug

    1. Chow Mein Dinner
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of Peace in NYA is having a Chow Mein Dinner on Friday, Aug. 8th from 11:30a-1p.  Proceeds from the dinner go to Missions.  

    2. Brownton Corn Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Lions are sponsoring the Annual Brownton Corn Feed on Friday, August 8h at the Brownton Community Center. Serving from 5-7pm or until corn is gone. Tickets are $5 for ages 13 & up, $2 for ages 6 – 12 and free for children 5 and under. There will be a kids pedal pull at 7pm with registration starting at 6:30pm. Volunteers are needed to husk corn at 1pm in the city park on that day.

  17. Aug

    1. Historical Display
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Winsted is hosting a historical display covering the Civil War, World War 1, and World War 2.  The Display will be on Sunday, Aug 9th from 10-5p, a part of Winsted Summerfest.

  18. Aug

    1. Neumann Open House
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf is holding an open house at the Glencoe City Center, honoring the retiring Marietta Neumann and her 30 years of service to the Food Shelf.  The event will be held on Sunday, Aug 10th from 1-4 pm in the City Center ballroom.  No gifts please, but donations to the food shelf are most welcome.