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  1. Mar

    1. Gladiolus Society Auction
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Minnesota Gladiolus Society’s annual Bulb/corm auction is Saturday, March 28th at the Cologne Community Center.  The event is free and open to the public.  The auction starts at 1 pm, with a short program before about how to grow and show Gladiolus at 12:30 pm.  

    2. Deep Roots
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A fiber/textile art exhibit, Deep Roots, will open Saturday, March 28 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Dassel History Center.  The exhibit, sponsored by the Dassel Area Historical Society, is arranged by Anita Jain of Common Strands, an international fiber arts, non-profit organization. Jain will give a galley talk about the art. No admission charge.  The exhibit will be at the Dassel History Center through April 25. 

    3. Spring Banquet
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The 62nd McLeod County Dairy Association Spring Banquet is Saturday March 28th at the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN. Appetizers are at 7p.m. with complete buffet dinner at 7:30p.m.  Dinner music is by Alice Nowak.  Former Princess Kay Sarah (Olson) Schmidt is the MC for the evening.  Various awards will be given and the new 2015-16 Dairy Princess will be crowned. Ticket are $12.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door.

  2. Mar

    1. Smoked Ham and Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The annual Smoked Ham and Pancake Breakfast is at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle on Sunday, March 29th from 8a-1p.  Free will offering for Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, and more!

    2. Glencoe Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their Annual “All You Care to Eat” Spring Brunch on Sunday, March 29 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with take-outs available. Menu includes: Pancakes, sausage, ham, eggs, fruit and beverage. Advance Adult tickets are $9 and are available from Lions Club Members. Prices at the door are Adults – $10, Children (age 4 – 10) $5, and children age three and under eat FREE. Proceeds will be used toward community projects. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids.

    3. Kids Easter party and Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Stewart Lions annual kids easter party and pancake breakfast is Sunday, March 29th at the Stewart Fire Hall from 9a-12:30 pm.  Free will donation for all you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, and beverage.  Get your photo taken with the easter bunny.  Proceeds go to local projects.  

    4. Scholarship Brunch
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

       Hector Legion Annual Scholarship Brunch will be Sunday, March 29, from 9am-1pm at the American Bar and Grill of Hector.  Serving pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausages, hashbrowns, coffee, milk, & juice.  Cost is a Free will donation.

    5. Chicken Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Winsted’s Catholic Order of Foresters is having their Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 29th from 10:30a-1p at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Cost is $9 in advance, $10 at the door, Children 6-10 are $5, and under 5 is free.  Take out available.  Enjoy Chicken, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Cole Slaw and more.  Proceeds benefit project for paiting the Holy Trinity Church Social hall.  

    6. Antique Appraisal
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is having their annual Antique Appraisal Fundraiser on Sunday, March 29th at 2 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  Museum Director Lori Pickell Stangell will be giving advice on how to preserve your treasures, plus local auctioneer Kathy Krone will narrarate the program and antique expert Lynn Buck will appraise.  Cost is $7 per appraisal item, $15 for 3 items, or $3 admission without appraisal.  More details you can go to mcleodhistory.org  

  3. Mar

    1. Marsh Creek Water Project Meeting
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Buffalo Creek Watershed District will hold an informational meeting on the Marsh Creek Water Project on Tuesday, March 31st from 5-7 pm at the Glencoe City Center.  The meeting is open to the public.  The Open House will talk about an implementation timeline and cost allocation.  

  4. Apr

    1. Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie from April 1-April 16.  Bring your newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper , junk Mail, cardboard, ANYTHING PAPER.  Please NO  STRING,ROPES OR PLASTIC BAGS AROUND THE PAPER.  Pizza Boxes with food on will not be accepted.  Recycling May be brought to the Trailer in the Parking Lot anytime From April 1-April 16.Funds raised will be used to purchase more energy efficent lights.

  5. Apr

    1. City Wide Easter Egg Hunt
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Hutchinson City Wide Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th at 10 am at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds.  Cost is free for kids ages 10 and under.  Registration starts at 9 am.  

    2. Brownton Easter Egg Hunt
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Brownton has their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4th, 10 am at the Brownton Community Center.  Ages Toddler to 3rd Grade are welcome.  Treat Bags and Prizes will be given away, and you can take your photo with the Easter Bunny.  Free admission.  

    3. Bluebird Day
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire is having their Bluebird Day on Saturday, April 4th from Noon-3 pm at the Gopher Campfire grounds, NE of Hutchinson.   Just bring a hammer to make your own blue bird house, learn about bluebirds and how to attract them, nature experts on hand.  Free Lunch.  

    4. Easter Extravaganza
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Lighthouse Church and the Plato Lions are having their Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April 4th from Noon-2 pm at 10478 Bell Ave Plato (off Hwy 212).  Enjoy an easter egg hunt, bounce houses, relay race, cake walk, kids games, food, prizes and more!  The Community is welcome!

  6. Apr

    1. Easter Breakfast
      7:00 am – 8:30 am

      You are invited for a Easter Sunday Breakfast at Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown on Sunday, April 5th from 7-8:30 am.  Freewill offering goes to the youth Program.  

    2. Torsk and Meatball Dinner
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      Join the Sons of Norway for their annual Torsk & Meatball Dinner on Saturday, April 11th at 5:30p at Shalom Baptist Church in Hutchinson.  Following the dinner, featured storyteller Pati Kachel will present her program, “Ya sure, I’m a Norvegin Luteran.”  Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by April 5th.  Contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 for information and tickets.

  7. Apr

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

      Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, April 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Marie and the Boys. 

  8. Apr

    1. Pet Supplies Drive
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      The 2nd Annual Help Our Local Animals Supplies drive is going on now through the end of April.  All donations will be given directly to the Hutchinson Heart of MN Animal Shelter. Donations can be cash, charge, or supply items.  They will be taken at the Liquor Hutch from 8 am – 10 pm Monday through Saturday.  A list from the “Heart of MN Animal Shelter” will be available at the Liquor Hutch. 

    2. Meeker Mcleod Sibley Health meeting
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Meeker/Mcleod/Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly board meeting on Thursday, April 9th from 9-11:30 am at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management building in Hutchinson.  The meeting is open to the public.

    3. Spaghetti Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will hold their April Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, April 9th from 4-7 pm at the Elks Lodge in Hutchinson.  Families welcome, Take Outs available.  

    4. TWOH Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson is Thursday, April 9th, 6:30 pm at the Hutchinson City Center.  If interested in joining contact Linda at 587-0426

  9. Apr

    1. Plato city wide garage sales
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Plato is having their city wide garage sales on Friday and Saturday, April 10th and 11th starting at 8 am.  

    2. BL Fish Fry
      11:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Buffalo Lake Lions are having their All you can eat Fish Fry on Friday, April 10th from 11:30a-7 pm (or until the fish are gone) at the Buffalo Lake Fire Hall.  Take outs available.  Cost is $9 in advance, $10 at the door, ages 5-12 are $4 and under 5 is free.  Proceeds go to local projects.  

  10. Apr

    1. ECFE garage sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The 24th Annual Spring ECFE Garage Sale at HLWW High School on Saturday, April 11, 9 am-noon. 20+ spaces of families selling children’s clothes size 0-14, maternity clothes, accessories, books, toys. No admission fee. 

    2. Benefit Dinner
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit dinner and silent auction for Nona Revard on Saturday, April 11th from 3-7pm at the Dassel Covenant Church.  Free will donation for food and bid on the silent auction items.  All money raised will help make the Revard home handicapped accessible battling Lyme Disease.

    3. Hog Roast
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Winsted Sportsmens club annual Hog Roast is Saturday, April 11th at the Blue Note in Winsted.  Serving from 5-8 pm, advance tickets are $9…$10 at the door.  Take outs available.  

    4. Storytelling Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      “Ya sure, I’m a Norvegin Luteran” will be presented by professional storyteller, Pati Kachel, on Saturday, April 11th at 7pm at Shalom Baptist Church.  This event is sponsored by our local lodge of the Sons of Norway.  Come and be refreshed by listening to Pati’s good humor, songs, poems and heartwarming stories. Her original, insightful and inspiring presentations have been enjoyed by audiences from Seattle to Pittsburgh, as well as in Canada and the Netherlands.  Admission is free.  Contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 for more info.

  11. Apr

    1. Get to know NAMI
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Get to know NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Tueday, April 14th 7-8 pm at Ridgewater College, Hutchinson campus.  Hear first-hand how our work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families, Hear from a person who combats a mental illness but is now an advocate for hope and recovery.  Hear from a family member about the experiences of their family.  Learn about our education, support programs and what we are doing to advocate for good mental health policies.  Learn how you can get involved, take action and make a difference!  Please RSVP to Kay King at 1-651-645-2948 ext. 113 OR kking@namimn.org

  12. Apr

    1. Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 15th at Vineyard United Methodist Church.  The event is from 4:30-7 pm, and is a free will offering.