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  1. May
    3
    Sat

    1. St. John’s Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May 3rd from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free.  

    2. Bentz benefit
      3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      You are invited to a benefit for Jody Bentz, Saturday, May 3rd from 3-11pm at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Serving a spaghetti dinner from 4-6 pm, plus enjoy Music, bid at the silent auction, and shop at the bake sale.  Live music from7-11 pm.  Admission is $10 for Ages 13 and up, $5 for 6-12 years old, and under 5 is free.  Proceeds benefit Jody, who’s battling Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  

    3. Darwin Beer and Wine tasting
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Darwin Liquor Store is having their 2nd annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Saturday, May 3rd from 4-7 pm at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club.  The event is a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the Darwin Twine Ball Committee.  Advance Tickets are $20, $25 on the day of the event.  You’ll sample 9 different vendors, plus light appetizers are served, door prizes given out and a raffle and silent auction.  

    4. Growing with Love Fundraiser
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The annual Growing with Love Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm, held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.  Enjoy a dinner, silent auction, and entertainment.  Tickets are $35 and are available at Partner churches of Love INC or by calling their Heartland office at 763-972-6547

  2. May
    4
    Sun

    1. Walk MS Hutchinson
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Walk MS Hutchinson will be Sunday, May 4th at West Masonic River Park.  You can walk a 1 or 4 mile route. Registration is from 10-11 am, Walk follows.  You can Register online at myMSwalk.org and start fundraising today.  

    2. New Auburn Potato Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Auburn VFW is hosting their Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, May 4th, serving all you can eat from 10:30a-1p at the New Auburn Fire Hall.  On the menu is Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, and more!  Adults are $9, Children 4-11 are $4, and 5 and under are free.  

    3. Hamburg Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church  of Hamburg is holding their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, May 4th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $10 per adults, or $5 for a children’s hot dog meal.  Take outs available.

    4. Brownton Bike a thon
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Brownton Womens Club is hosting their Bike A thon on Sunday, May 4th.  The event is for all K-6th grade children, along with their family and friends.  If you wish to participate pick up a pledge form at the Brownton city Office  or Security Bank and Trust.  Then collect pledge donations and show up at the Lions Shelter in the Brownton City Park.  The Bike a thon goes from 1-4 pm, lunch served and prizes are given out.  Proceeds from the event are used for projects and events in Brownton.

  3. May
    5
    Mon

    1. Cosmos Smelt Fry
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their annual Smelt and Fish Fry on Monday, May 5th from Noon until gone.  All you can eat for $12.  On the menu: Smelt, Pollack, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, French Fries, Bread and Beverage.

    2. HCA Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Assocation is presenting Mack Bailey in concert on Monday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  Plus it is the Spring Membership Drive for the HCA.  Questions call Cyndi at 234-6762.

  4. May
    8
    Thu

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a pillow cleaning on Thursday, May 8th from 7:30a-3:30p at the LP City Hall.  Have your pillow cleaned, deodorized, sanitized, and fluffed with on the spot cleaning and returned the same day.  You can drop off your pillows Wed, May 7th from 6-8pm.  

    2. Hutchinson Elks Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Elks are having their Salad Luncheon Thursday, May 8th from 11a-1p at the Elks Lodge.  Cost is $7.  

    3. GSL 2nd grade Musical and Arts Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The 2nd Grade Students of Helen Baker Elementary (GSL) will be presenting their Spring Concert on Thursday, May 8th in the GSL HS Auditorium at 7 pm.  The Concert, “Move to the Music,” will showcase their singing, dancing, and instrument playing.  In conjunction with the Concert, the GSL PreK-12 Panther Arts Prowl will run as an open house from 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. in the GSL High School cafeteria and gym. There will be projects displayed in the gym, presentations and/or displays in the cafeteria and concessions will be available. 

  5. May
    9
    Fri

    1. HCA fundraiser
      6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Center for the Arts presents their annual fundraiser “A night for the Arts” on Friday, May 9th at the Crow River Golf Club.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Tickets available by contacting Cindy at the HCA at 587-7278.  

  6. May
    10
    Sat

    1. Fishing Opener Breakfast
      6:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club invite you to their Fishing Opener Breakfast from 6a-11a on Saturday, May 10th at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $4 for all you can eat French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, and Beverage.

    2. Common Cup 5K
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The 5th annual Common Cup 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.  Registration forms can be found at common-cup.org, at the Common Cup office in Hutchinson, Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson, or First Lutheran Church of Glencoe.  

    3. Mail Carriers food drive
      9:30 am – 10:15 am

      Letter Carriers in the Hutchinson area will be conducting their 22nd annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 10th.  All non perishable food donations left by your mailbox that day will be collected and delivered to the food shelf in Hutchinson.  

    4. ABATE events
      10:00 am – 11:45 pm

      South Central ABATE is having two events on Saturday, May 10th.  First from 10a-2pm enjoy their Spring Motorcycle Show at the Hutchinson Mall.  Then it’s their Spring Fling at the Litchfield Eagles Club.  Silent Auction from 7-10 pm, and the Whiskey Tango from 8:30p-12:30a

    5. NCA Grand March
      4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

      You’re invited to the Grand March for New Century Academy’s Prom on Saturday, May 10th.  March starts at 4 pm, $2 admission for adults, free for students.

  7. May
    11
    Sun

    1. Cosmos Legion Mothers Day Buffet
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion will host a Mothers Day Breakfast Buffet from 9a-1p on Sunday, May 11th.  On the menu is Pancakes, Toppings, French Toast, Ham, Sausage, Fruit, and more.  Cost is a free will donation.  Proceeds will benefit the Legion’s Remodeling.  

  8. May
    12
    Mon

    1. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion and Auxiliary will meet on Monday, May 12th at 7:30 pm at the Community Center.

  9. May
    13
    Tue

    1. Alzheimers Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next meeting of the local area support group for adult children, spouses, and friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory loss will meet Tuesday, May 13 at 6:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe. This is a safe and welcoming place to meet others who are affected with similar issues, gather information/resources and to receive support throughout the various stages of this journey. Please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551 for more information. The support group is open to the public and free of charge

    2. NCA Spring Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You’re invited to support the students of New Century Academy in their Spring Program “Music in America!”  The New Century Academy Choir and Guitar Ensemble, along with solo acts by students and staff, will bring you on a journey of music throughout American history on Tuesday, May 13th, 7:00 PM, at New Century Academy. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to provide music and materials for the 2014-2015 school year.

  10. May
    14
    Wed

    1. Cosmos Legion dance
      1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos American Legion will be Wednesday, May 14th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music from Michael James.  A light lunch will follow.

  11. May
    15
    Thu

    1. Poppy Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary will have it’s Poppy Luncheon on Thursday, May 15th from 11a-1p at the Post Home.  Everyone is invited for Turkey Salad, Fresh Fruit, Pickles, Roll, Bars, and Coffee for $7.  Take outs are available, for delivery call 864-5992.

    2. Brain Boosting Workshop
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Minnesota Brain Injury Force is holding a brain boosting workshop at Hutch Health on Thursday, May 15th. The workshop will start at 6:30 pm in Conference Room A.  More info at mnbif.org

  12. May
    16
    Fri

    1. Events at Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church
      6:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church is hosting a couple events on May 16th and 17th.  On May 16th the church will host a seminar for young adults who are dating and/or preparing for marrage.  The Seminar starts at 8 pm, with a light lunch and worship service preceding it at 6 pm.  On May 17th the church is having a book signing from 10a-Noon with Author Rodney Johnson.  He wrote “Coming to Grips with Alzheimers”.  Johnson will also speak at the regular Sunday morning worship service at 10:20 am, a Potluck Dinner will follow Worship.  Plus on Saturday the church will have another seminar from 1-4 pm titled “Parenting in today’s world”.  

  13. May
    17
    Sat

    1. FFCC Benefit
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Foundation for Challenged Children is having their 22nd annual Benefit on Saturday, May 17th.  A pancake breakfast will start things off from 8-11 am at the Vineyard United Methodist Church.  Motorcycle ride will follow and end with raffle and door prizes at the Hutchinson Mall at 4 pm.  

    2. Daycare Conference
      9:00 am – 9:30 am

      The Creative Daycare Assocation is presenting nationally known author/speaker Jeff Johnson.  He’ll present a 6 hour conference onSaturday, May 17th at the Ridgewater College Business Center in Hutchinson. Jeff will cover topics from using the uncurriculum method in your daycare,to rough and tough play, and caregiver self care, among other topics.  Cost is $40 before May 9th, $50 after (fee includes a light lunch).  A certificate for 6 hours of training will be given out at the end of the conference, approved for use with the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.  Call Lisa at 583-4824 to Register or get more info.

    3. Studebaker Day
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale is hosting Studebaker Day on Saturday, May 17th.  The 13th annual Classic Car display will be from 1-3 pm and include the Wright County Car Club and the Kingdom Cruisers of Monticello.  Adults are $5, Children are free when accompanied by an adult.