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  1. Sep
    16
    Sat

    1. Bernardy Benefit
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Samantha Bernardy on Saturday, September 16th at Cactus Jacks 2 in Stewart. Meal served from 4-7p for a Suggested Donation of $10. Also take part in the meat Raffle, Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Live Music. Proceeds benefit Bernardy who’s fighting a brain tumor.  

  2. Sep
    17
    Sun

    1. Hector Flight Breakfast
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The 75th annual Hector Flight Breakfast is on Sunday, Sept. 17th, serving from 7:30a-12:30p. All you can eat for a Free Will Donation. All proceeds benefit McKenya Egge. This year’s Featured aircraft is a Grumman Wildcat US Navy WW2 Fighter. Kids Ping Pong Ball Drop is at 11:30am. Everyone Welcome

    2. Animals in Church
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      On Sunday, September 17th at 9:30 am the Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be holding a special Rally Day Service with Guest speaker Caara Holmstrom of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land near Bemidji, MN. Caara will be bringing a young African Spotted Leopard, a skink, and other creatures.  Her program reveals God’s creative hand in what He has made. Caara is an educator, as well as the owner of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land. This is a great opportunity to get up close and learn about some unique members of creation. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. 

    3. Fall Festival
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Oster Covenant Church is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17th. Service at 10 am, Potluck Lunch and music by the Wagon Wheelers following the service.  

    4. St John’s Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St John’s Catholic Church’s Fall Festival is Sunday, Sept. 17th at the St John’s Education Center on Highway 12 between Dassel and Cokato. Roast Beef Dinner served from 11a-2p. Adults are $9, Kids 4-10 are $4. Also take part in the Cash Raffle, Food Stand, Bingo, Country Store and more!

    5. Fall Festival
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Watertown is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17th. Serving a Homestyle Turkey Dinner from 11:30a-1:30p. Also take part in Games, Bingo, Raffle, Music, Silent Auction and more!

    6. Walk for Life
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Inmotion Walk for Life is Sunday, Sept. 17th from 1-4 pm at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Checkin at Noon, Music, Fun Zone, Refreshments and more. Speakers include Dan Reidenberg, SAVE Executive Director and Dan Hanson, Suicide Survivor, Combat Veteran and Wounded Warrior Program. To register or get more information go to SAVE.org.  

  3. Sep
    20
    Wed

    1. Block Party
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Winthrop is hosting a Block Party on Wednesday, Sept. 20th from 4:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy Free Sweet Corn, Hot Dogs, Chips, and Lemonade. Also music from “Church of Cash”, Bounce House, Face Painting and more! 

    2. Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church has a Chicken Pie Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 20th starting at 4:30 pm. Serving Chicken and Biscuits, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Beans and more! Adults are $11, 5-12 years old are $6. Take Outs available.  

    3. Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary Events
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary has a few events coming up: Wednesday, Sept 20th is their first Unit Meeting of the year, 7 pm at the Hutchinson VFW – Unit’s Cashwise Cookout Thursday-Saturday September 21-23 – Pillow Fluff event on Saturday, Sept 23rd from 7a-1p.  

  4. Sep
    21
    Thu

    1. September Brain Boosting Workshop
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The MN Brain Injury Force has their latest Brain Boosting Workshop on Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm at Hutchinson Health Hospital Room F. This Month…a discussion on tips for a better memory. More info at MNBIF.org

  5. Sep
    22
    Fri

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

      First Lutheran LWML is have a Salad Luncheon on September 22 from 11:00-1:00.  They will be serving a variety of  salads , breads, and salads. It will be held in the First Lutheran Fellowship Room in Glencoe.

  6. Sep
    23
    Sat

    1. 4 HOF Musicians Concert
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents 4 Hall of Fame Musicians in Concert on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 7-10 pm. Pat Curto, Danny Grossnickle, Mike Shaw, and Tony Stark perform together, with tickets $10 for all ages. Pulled Pork or Turkey meal served starting at 6 pm. RSVP to litchopera@yahoo.com

  7. Sep
    24
    Sun

    1. Pork Loin Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St Boniface of Stewart has their Fall Festival on Sunday, September 24th at the church. Serving a Pork Loin Dinner from 10:30a-1p. Cost is $10, Extra Loin is $2, Kids 4-10 years old is $5. Also take part in the Raffle, Silent Auction, Games, Dollar Table, Clown, Face Painting, Music and More.  

  8. Sep
    26
    Tue

    1. Paper Drive
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church,Lester Prairie,Mn    Sept 26th-Oct 4th   Bring your Paper,Phone Books,Catalogs,Magazine’s Office Paper ,Shredded Paper,Cereal Boxes.,Cardboard Boxes to Trailer in Bethel’s Parking Lot

  9. Sep
    28
    Thu

    1. PACER Center Program
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      PACER Center will offer “Transitioning to Employment,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities and for professionals. It will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Days Inn, Hutchinson. This workshop will provide information on career exploration and planning, including information about agencies that provide independent living, financial, and employment services and supports. Parents will gain knowledge about how to help prepare their youth for employment and life skills after high school. Parents of students in ninth grade and above are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive a packet of helpful information and resources. To register to attend this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), or visit PACER.org/workshops.

  10. Sep
    30
    Sat

    1. Tiger Family Fun Day
      9:30 am – 10:00 pm

      Hutchinson HS is hosting Tiger Time Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 30th. In the morning it’s the Tiger Cub Challenge…an American Ninja Warrior type course designed for younger kids ages 6-13. Plus the Tiger Time Challenge is a similar course designed for those ages 14 and up. In the Afternoon the High School will be open from 1-3 pm for Tours of the newly redesigned portion of the building, and in the evening starting at 7 pm it’s Tigers After Dark at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds. Live Music,Beverages, Food and Games!  

    2. Plato Lions Oktoberfest
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions have Oktoberfest on September 30th from 4-7 pm at the King Pin Pub. Serving Brats, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Apple Dessert, Hot Dogs and more! Proceeds go to local projects

  11. Oct
    1
    Sun

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

      St John’s Lutheran Church of Gaylord is having their Fall Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Country Store, and Usborne Books Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct 1st at the Gaylord American Legion. Dinner from 11a-1p. Cost is $11 for adults, Children 5-10 are $5. Take Outs available.  

    2. Oktober Feast
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      St John’s Lutheran Church of Atwater is having their Oktober Feast on Sunday, Oct 1st from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Atwater Community Center. Serving all your favorite German Foods! Adults are $12, Children are $5. Music by the Wendinger Band also!

  12. Oct
    3
    Tue

    1. SMART Program
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Senior Providers of Mcleod County presents a Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program by Debbie Fuehrer on Tuesday, Oct 3rd at the Hutchinson Event Center from 8:30a-Noon. The program is designed for Caregivers, Professionals, Families, Friends and the Community. The SMART program is scientifically proven to decrease symptoms of stress and anxieity and increase well being. Tickets available at Harmony River of Hutchinson and Ecument of Litchfield.

  13. Oct
    5
    Thu

    1. Fall Festival
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      GSL ECFE has it’s fall festival on Thursday, Oct 5th from 10:30-11:30 am or 6-7 pm at the Early Childhood Learning Center in Glencoe. Ages 0-Kingergarten Entry Students and Parents are welcome to learn about Nature items, and explore activities related to fall. Cost is Free but they ask you bring an item for the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf. Register online at the GSL School Website.  

    2. Fall Festival
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You are invited to the United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian’s annual Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 5th. Swedish Meatball Dinner served. Cost is $10 for adults, $3 for those 6-12, and 5 and under free.

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

      The Next meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson is coming up on Thursday, Oct 5th starting at 6:30 pm at Harmony River’s lower level.  

  14. Oct
    6
    Fri

    1. Sloppy Joe Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of Peace in NYA has a Sloppy Joe Lunch on Friday, October 6th from 11a-1p. Cost is just a free will offering, take outs available

    2. St A’s School Fundraiser
      1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

      On Friday, October 6, St. Anastasia School students along with staff, parents and friends will participate in the Marathon for Nonpublic Education, a 3.5 mile walk along the crow river to raise funds and awareness for their school.  .  The students will leave from the school gym at approximately 1:20 p.m. and return from the walk around 3:00 p.m.   As St. Anastasia Catholic School’s largest fundraiser, the Marathon helps to support the continuous growth of its students. Donations can be sent to St. Anastasia School – Marathon, 400 Lake Street SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350 or online at www.stanastasiaschool.net

    3. Kimball Fish Fry
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Kimball Lions have their Fall Fish Fry on Friday, Oct 6th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Willow Creek Park Shelter. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for 12 and under…All you can Eat! Proceeds go to the community.

  15. Oct
    7
    Sat

    1. A View from the Top Quilt
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents “A view from the Top Quilt”, a Fiber Art exhibit by Sharon Rotz on Saturday, Oct 7th from 10a-3p and on Sunday, Oct 8th from 2-4 pm. Sharon also will present a lecture and demonstration from 1-2 pm Sunday. Admission for the lecture, demonstration, and exhibit is $10, while the exhibit only is $5. Door Prizes will be given out also.

    2. Peace Fall Gathering
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Peace Fall Gathering is Saturday, Oct 7th at 10:30 am at the Peace Lutheran Church of Cosmos. Program with Pastor Marlaine at 10:30 am as she will share her experiences in South Africa, and a Salad Luncheon will follow. Cost is $5.  

    3. MS Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s the 4th annual Multiple Sclerosis Research Fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th from 4-8 pm at the Glencoe VFW. Live Music by the Country Fried Grubers from 7-11 pm, Pork Feed from 4-7 pm, Silent Auction, Door Prizes and more.