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  1. Jul

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

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 17th, beginning at 7:15 pm. Members of Saint Peter’s Church will serve great American fare including hotdogs and homemade pie beginning at 6 pm. 

    2. Crass with Class benefit
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Crass with Class Comedy Benefit is to honor the late Chuck Peterson by raising money for the Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools Special Education Department.  GSL Alumni and longtime friend of Chuck, Nathan Hults will be hosting and performing at the show along with several professional comics.  Tickets are $10 at the door with all proceeds going towards the Special Education department. Doors open 7:30pm on Friday, July 17th at the Silver-Lake Auditorium.  This is an 18+ show.

  2. Jul

    1. Adoption Ride
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      It’s the 9th annual Adoption Ride on Saturday, July 18th ending at Cactus Jack’s in Stewart.  Other stops in the day include Watkins, Litchfield, and Marty.  Prizes drawn at 6 pm, with music from the Shaw Brothers following the ride.  All proceeds benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Catholic Charities Adoption Services.  

    2. Benefit for Jason LeClaire
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Jason LeClaire on Saturday, July 18th, 11 am at the Dodge House in Lester Prairie.  Motorcycle Run starts at 11 (single rider $25, doubles $30), returns around 5 pm.  There will also be a silent auction, food, music, games, prizes and more.  Proceeds help Jason as he battles cancer.  RSVP by contacting the Dodge House

    3. 150th Celebration
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood is celebrating 150 years with a Praise Service on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 pm.  Music provided by the Polka Sons of Praise.  Special Guest Speakers will be there, plus refreshments following the service.  The fun continues Sunday, July 19th with a worship service at 9:30 am, and an anniversary festival service under the tent at 2 pm.  

  3. Jul

    1. CR Habitat Volunteers
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      Construction Volunteers are needed at the Crow River Habitat for Humanity Build Site.  Sheetrock, Painting, Siding, Trim installation…no experience needed, they’ll show you how.  Volunteers are also needed to provide lunches to their volunteers.  Build Days are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through Mid-August.  Call Pam at 587-8868 or check out crhfh.org for more Info

  4. Jul

    1. Orange Spectacular
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to the Orange Spectacular July 24th-26th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Free admission and Parking…it’ the largest Allis Chalmers show in the USA.  More details at orangespectacular.com

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

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown concludes its 2015 Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 24th, beginning at 7:15 pm.Fans of the Band will be serving brats, hot dogs, and pies beginning at 6 pm. 

  5. Jul

    1. Bikers Sunday
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake invite all area motorcycle enthusiasts to their annual Biker’s Sunday Service scheduled for Sunday, July 26, beginning at 9:30 am. Dress is casual, and those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite biker clothes. Weather permitting after the service there will be a short ride -  followed by an all church potluck.  The public is invited to attend.  

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

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having their annual Ice Cream Social and Country Store on Sunday, July 26th from 3:30-6:30 pm.  On the menu is Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Homemade Pies, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats and more.  Take Outs Available.

  6. Jul

    1. Lux Benefit
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You’re invited to a Benefit Picnic and Music in the Park for Jeff Lux on Wednesday, July 29th at Library Square in Hutchinson.  The event runs from 5-8 pm with Live Music and serving Walking Tacos, Cookie and Beverage for $6.  There is also a silent auction, raffle, and games.  

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

      Glencoe Music in the Park is Wednesday’s during July.  Food available from 6-7 pm, Music starts at 6:30 pm.  Here’s the schedule:  July 29-Chuck and Jason Thiel.  

  7. Jul

    1. SL Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Silver Lake has their Music in the Park Series Thursdays this summer.  Food Served at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.  Coming up on the schedule:  July 30-Jim’s Brewers (Seasoned Pork Patties)

    2. The Fantasticks
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Theatre Company presents the Fantasticks July 30 and 31st, August 1st, and August 6-8. The show will be at the Hutchinson Middle School, with tickets $18 per person.  Tickets available online at hutchtheatre.org, or in person at the Chamber office or at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  

  8. Jul

    1. Pola Czesky Days
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Pola-Czesky Days in Silver Lake–Fri., July 31, Sat. Aug. 1, Sun. Aug.2.  Friday events-Toilet Bowl Races 7 P.M. with street dance to follow.   Saturday events, 8 a.m. 5K run/walk; Flea Market, crafts, 10 a.m. Kiddie parade with games to follow, 1 p.m. Mini Tractor pull & Classic Car Show & Bean Bag Tournament, 7 pm Polka Mass; 8:30 Royalty Ball.  Sunday events, 1 p.m. Parade; 3 p.m. Royalty coronation.  Food all three days

  9. Aug

    1. Matinee Movie
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Fairfax Library is hosting a Saturday Matinee Movie, this Saturday Aug. 1st at 10:30 am.  They will be showing Disney’s “Enchanted”.  

  10. Aug

    1. SL Outdoor Worship Service
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Faith Presbyterian Church and Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake  will be hosting an Outdoor Community Worship Service in the Silver Lake City Park on Sunday, August 2 from 9AM—10 AM. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. The public is invited to attend. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at Grace Bible Church.

  11. Aug

    1. Solid Rock Day Camp
      9:30 am – 2:30 pm

      Solid Rock Day Camp will be held August 3-6th at Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson from 9:30a-2:30p each day.  Kids in grades 1-5 are welcome, cost is $20 per child.  Join them for bible fun, crafts, games, outdoor activities, a service project, and a field trip.  More info: ctkhutch.com  

  12. Aug

    1. Fairfax Library storytime
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Fairfax Library has morning Story Time Tuesday, August 4th and 11th @ 10:30 am

  13. Aug

    1. Peace Lutheran Church Concert Series
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their 2015 Summer Concert Series Wednesdays starting at Noon at the church.  The concert is followed by a salad luncheon ($7 suggested donation for luncheon, Concert is free).  This years concerts feature:August 5: Lester Schuft and the Country Dutchmen

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

      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church WELCA of Hector invites everyone to their Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, August 5th starting at Noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Following Lunch is entertainment from Sam and Melissa Sahlstrom and Family.

  14. Aug

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

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 6th from 4-6:30 pm.  Serving Turkey Salad Sandwiches, BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, baked beans, Pie, Ice Cream and more for Ala Carte prices.  Take Outs available.

    2. Hoopla Train
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Sod House Theatre presents their Hoopla Train and Polkastra at the Pla Mor Ballroom in Glencoe August 6th and 7th starting at 7 pm.  It’s Lawrence Welk meets Hee Haw in the old Vaudevillian tradition with live music, singing, sketch comedy, feats of amazement and featuring a community talent contest!  It’s a show for all ages Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to move to the music of The Chmielewski Fun Time Band. Food and beverages will be available.

  15. Aug

    1. Brownton City Wide Garage Sales
      7:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Brownton has their city wide garage sales on August 7th and 8th.  Watch for signs around town.  

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

      The Brownton Lions are sponsoring the Annual Brownton Corn Feed on Friday, August 7th at the Brownton Community Center. Serving from5pm to 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.

    3. Gopher Campfire Outing
      6:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      You’re invited to Gopher Campfire Club’s Outing August 7-9th at their grounds on Lake Byron, 7 miles North of Hutchinson.  August 7th is Trap Shooting at 6 pm and a Bean Bag Tournament at 7.  August 8th starts at 10 am with Sporting Clays and Trap Shooting, Tractor Pullers from 2-5 pm, Steak Fry at 5 pm, and Live Music at 8 pm.  August 9th is the Archery Shooting Gallery at 11 am, Ham Dinner at Noon with entertainment by Wally Pikal, Youth 22 Shooting Gallery from 1-3, Pedal Pulls at 2, Turtle Races at 3, and the Raffle drawing at 4 pm.  More info go to Gopher Campfire.com

  16. Aug

    1. Twine K Breakfast
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      The All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin has their Twine K Breakfast on Saturday, August 8th from 8a-10a.  Serving Egg Bake, Ham or Bacon, Cinnamon Bread and more.  Adults are $7, Children under 10 are $5.  They will also be raffling a Baseball Quilt.

    2. Pork Sandwiches and Sweet Corn
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Kingston Lions are serving Pork Sandwiches and Sweet Corn on Saturday, Aug 8th from 10a-12:30 pm.  The event is a part of the annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run.  There will also be Entertainment from Wally Pikal.  

    3. Masters Voice Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Litchfield Nazarene Church is hosting the music group “Master’s Voice” on Saturday, Aug 8th at 7 pm.  A free will offering will be taken.

  17. Aug

    1. Benefit Spaghetti Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Randy Cassens on Sunday, Aug 9th at the Peace Center in Hutchinson.  Event runs from 10:30a-1p, serving Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Bars, and Beverage for a free will donation.  Also take part in the silent auction, or shop at the bake sale.  Proceeds benefit Randy’s battle with inoperable brain cancer.