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  1. Jan

    1. Cedar Mills Lions Membership Drive
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Cedar Mills Lions are having their membership drive on Saturday, Jan 17th from Noon-2 pm at the Cedar Mills Gun Club.  Serving Free Lunch, informational speakers will be on hand also to talk about the Lions and their service activities.  For info contact Wayne at 320-583-0041.

  2. Jan

    1. Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins is having their next Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale on Sunday, Jan 18th.  Serving from 8:30a-Noon, Bouja is $13 per gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12 per gallon.  You may pre order by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.

  3. Jan

    1. Lets Discover Day
      9:00 am – 7:30 pm

      The GSL ECFE is Sponsoring at “Lets Discover” Day on Friday, Jan 23rd.  Two times for the event…9-10am or 6:30-7:30 pm.  Activities will encourage problem solving skills and explore the why behind how things work. Be prepared to build, investigate, explore, and discover! Tuition: FREE. Please consider bringing used cell phones, ink cartridges or box tops for education that will support GSL programs.

  4. Jan

    1. Premiere Party
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Macaroni Kid Hutchinson and the Disney Channel present a Premiere Party on Saturday, Jan 24th from 11:30a-1:30p at the Glencoe Library.  The party is for Macaroni Kids from ages 2-7 to celebrate the premiere of Miles from Tomorrowland.  You’ll see the show, plus there will be snacks, activities, and goodie bags.  

  5. Jan

    1. Turkey and Ham Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      St. Pius X Catholic School in Glencoe is having their turkey and Ham Dinner plus Bingo on Sunday, Jan 25th from 11a-1:30 pm.  On the menu is Turkey, Ham, Potatoes and more!  Tickets are $9 for adults, Ages 3-12 are $5, and under 2 is free.  Proceeds benefit the school.  

  6. Jan

    1. Harmony River meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Harmony River Auxiliary will be holding their meeting on Monday, Jan 26th at 2 pm in the lower level conference room.  All members are welcome.  

    2. Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another Parent Seminar on Monday, Jan 26th from 7-8 pm featuring Jeff Jenson, GSL Technology Director.  The ever-changing world of technology has created an influx of high tech parenting issues.  Join us for discussion about the positives and negatives of technology in our children’s lives. Nominal fee applies.  Continuing Education credit/certificates available.

  7. Jan

    1. Midwest Dairy Meeting
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Midwest Dairy district meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27th, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Registration starts at 11, a free lunch and the meeting will follow at noon. All active dairy producers in Carver and McLeod County are invited to attend.

    2. Singing Friends
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Singing Friends community chorus has begun rehearsing for its spring concert in May.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA.  Tenors and basses are especially sought, but all singers are welcome.  If you would like to find out more about the chorus, please come to an open rehearsal at All Saints on January 27th at 7:30 pm, or call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742.

  8. Jan

    1. Spaghetti Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church invites you to their annual Spaghetti Feed on Friday, Jan 30th from 5-7 pm.  Serving Spaghetti with your choice of sauce, salad, garlic bread, and a sundae.  Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. 

  9. Jan

    1. Fishing Contest
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire presents their annual Family Fishing Contest and Live Indoor Trout Pond on Saturday, Jan 31st from Noon-3 pm at their Clubhouse.  Prizes awarded, plus you can take part in some Raffles.  Poles and Bait provided, and food and beverages are also availbale

    2. Benefit Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      There is a benefit Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 31st from 4-9 pm at the VFW in Hutchinson for Janel Cihak.  Cost for the Feed is $8, plus the event has a bake sale, silent auction, and team Janel gear for sale.  Proceeds benefit Janel and her battle with Cancer.  

    3. Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Lake Mary VFW Post 9232 is having their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 31st (Date Change) from 4-7 pm  at the Winsted American Legion.  Advance Tickets are $8, $9 at the door, Kids 10 and under are $4.  Enjoy Chili, Cornbread, Garlic Bread, Veggies, Desserts and more!

  10. Feb

    1. Community Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lions are serving a Commnity Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 1st from 9a-Noon at the LP City Hall.  Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Toast, and beverage.  Cost is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages 6-12, and age 5 and younger is free.  Proceeds go to support Vietnam Vet Herb Heon and his medical expenses.  

    2. Potato Pancake Dinner
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The First Lutheran Mens Club is having their 64th annual Potato Pancake and Sausage Dinner on Sunday, Feb 1st.  Serving all you can eat from 9a-3p at the Fellowship Center of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.  Adults are $9, Ages 4-12 are $5, 3 and under is free, take outs available.

    3. Souper Bowl Dinner
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God is having a Souper Bowl Dinner on Sunday, Feb 1st from Noon-2 pm.  Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Tomato and more!  Everyone is welcome to the free dinner.

    4. Archery Meeting
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will be starting their next  session of an archery ministry called Centershot for those  of all ages. Centershot is a Bible-based archery ministry that consists of 45 minutes of archery instruction and a 45 minute Bible study one day a week for 8 weeks.  The church provides the bows and arrows which are used during the training sessions in the church basement shooting range.  Participants pay a nominal fee to help cover the cost of the study book.  The next session of Centershot will begin Sunday, February 1  from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. To sign up to reserve your spot(s) contact the church office (320)327-2352.

  11. Feb

    1. Special Ed Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another Parent Seminar on Monday, Feb 2nd from 7-8 pm featuring Jamie Dop, GSL ECSE Teacher.  This seminar offers an opportunity for families of children with special needs a chance to ask questions and find out more about the ECSE process and program.  It also provides an opportunity for parents to network with each other as they face the joys and challenges of life with a child with special needs. Nominal fee applies.    To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  12. Feb

    1. Todays Women of Hutch meeting
      6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

      Today’s Women of Hutchinson will have their next meeting on Thursday, Feb 5th at Harmony River at 6:45 pm.  Please use west entrance, down to conference room on lower level.

    2. Smart Step Family
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents the class “Smart Step Family”, starting on Thursday, Feb 5th.  The class helps you discover key steps to build a healthy stepfamily with expert Ron L. Deal, one of the nation’s leading experts on Christian StepFamilies. Learn tips, insight and useable solutions for everyday living. Cost is $30 per individual, Scholarships available.  Call or scholarships or to sign up at 587-2093.  More info at faithlc.com

  13. Feb

    1. Give kids a smile day
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Minnesota Dental Association is sponsoring Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb 6th.  Dentists are committed to providing all children with free dental care and improving access to care throughout Minnesota.  For info or sites near you go to mndental.org

    2. Cosmos Fish Fry
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their fish fry on Friday, Feb 6th from 4:30 pm until gone.  Cost is $10 for all you can eat, children under 12 eat for $5.  

  14. Feb

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffles
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The St. John Paul II Area Faith Mission Group present a Pre Valentine’s Day Supper on Saturday Feb 7th featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles.  Serving all you can eat from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Crow River Winery.  Cost is $6.50 in advance, $7 at the door.  Free Carnation to the first 200 ladies, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Music and more!

  15. Feb

    1. Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hector Lions Club is having their annual Flapjack Festival on Sunday, Feb 8th from 8a-Noon at the American Bar and Grill of Hector.  Free will donation for Flapjacks and toppings, French Toast, Sausage, and Beverage.  Proceeds support BLHS School Safety Patrol.

    2. Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Elks is having their all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 8th from 8a-Noon.  Cost is $7 for Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Sausage, Fruit, and more.  Proceeds benefit the community.  

    3. Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club is having it’s annual Free Fishing Contest Sunday, Feb 8th from 2-4 pm on Brooks Lake in Cokato.  Raffle tickets can be purchased from club members in advance or at the contest for $1 each for a chance at cash and merchandise prizes. There is a Junior and Senior class for the fishing contest and there will be a lunch wagon on site.  They will have some free minnows and can drill your holes.  Bring out the whole family for some fun and excitement.  Brooks Lake is located North of Hwy 12 on Johnson Ave N in Cokato.  Info…Contact Dave 612-670-1916 or Tim 320-980-0460

    4. Schafskopf Tournament
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The 42nd annual Schafskopf Tournament will be held Sunday, Feb 8th at the Brownton Community Center.  Donation Tickets are $1 and you need not be present to win.

    5. Turkey Hunting Seminar
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting a special Outdoor Club Meeting on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 pm at the church.  This free informal get-together is titled Turkey Hunting 101and will include sharing by Rodney Schmidt and Dr. Tom Rakow. Turkey Hunting 101 is especially designed for the person who wants to know how to get started turkey hunting, or who wants to pick up some helpful tips from others.  The seminar will last about an hour and includes a brief devotional time, presentation on the topic, and a time for input and questions. Anyone any age is invited, and there is no charge.  

    6. Night with Taya Kyle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Beth El Synagogue of St. Louis Park presents an evening with Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice on Sunday, Feb 8th at 7 pm.  Taya’s late husband was Navy SEAL and Author Chris Kyle.  Taya regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the challenges facing veterans, first responders and their families. She also talks about the value of knowing who you are, what you believe in and standing strong for it.  Tickets available online at besyn.org

  16. Feb

    1. Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another parent seminar on Monday, Feb 9th from 7-8 pm featuring Sue Magnuson, GSL HS Counselor.  This seminar with explore the topics of emotional health for child development, as well as communication between parents and children.  A portion of the session will be devoted to questions/answers. Nominal fee applies.  Continuing Education credit/certificates available.  To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.