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  1. Jul
    16
    Wed

    1. McLeod County Senior Citizen Pot Luck Picnic
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The McLeod County Senior Citizens Pot Luck Picnic will be Wednesday, July 16th, beginning at noon at the Brownton Community Center in Brownton.  If you have any questions, call Genny Lhotka at 320-583-9222.

    2. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is having their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 16th from 5-7 pm at the church.  Cost is just a free will offering for BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips, Pickles, Watermelon, Pie, Ice Cream, and a beverage.  

  2. Jul
    17
    Thu

    1. Prairie Days Looking for Entrants
      9:00 am – 9:30 am

      Lester Prairie’s Prairie Days is scheduled for July 18th and 19th.  They are looking for Parade Entrants, Talent Contest Entrants, runners for the 5K run, and crafters also needed.  For more info check out the Prairie Days Facebook Page or call 320-395-8433 or email melissawilli@embarqmail.com  

    2. SL Music in the Park Schedule
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Once again the City of Silver Lake presents their Music in the Park series.  Food is served on concert nights at 6 pm, Music starts at 7 pm.  Bring you own chairs!  Prizes awarded throughout the evening.  

      July 17: Jim Brewers, Lunch by SL Womens Club (BBQ’s, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

      July 24: Cindy’s Concertina Band, Lunch by Mariner’s Club Faith Presbyterian Church (Hot Turkey Sandwich, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

      July 31: Silver Nickel Band, Lunch by the Church of the Holy Family CCW (Pork Patties, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

  3. Jul
    18
    Fri

    1. Rails To Trails
      1:00 pm – 11:30 pm

      Rails To Trails Watertown, Minnesota Friday July 18th and Saturday July 19th, 2014. Some events Friday Gary Burke Memorial Golf Tournament, Farmers Market, Toilet Bowl Races, Bingo, The Young Funks 5-7:30 p.m., and the Basement Band 8-11:30. Saturday events Car Show, DJ Music Chopper 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grand Parade 11:00, Wrestling Takedown Tournament, Magician Matt Dunn, The Jason Paulson Band 8-11:30, Fireworks at dusk, and many other events.

    2. Prairie Days
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Prairie Days in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. Friday July 18 – Sunday July 20, 2014. Some events include Live Music Friday and Saturday. Saturday Bingo, Parade beginning at 6:00 p.m. , Craft Sale Farmers Market coronation and Fire Works. Other items, Archery, BB Gun Shoot, food, 5K race, softball game City vs Country, Bean Bag tournament, car show, corn feed, Art tent, farm animals, games for kids, and ending with a church service under the tent Sunday morning.

    3. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. John’s Council of Catholic Women of the Dassel and Cokato area’s are having an Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 18th from 4:30-7 pm.   The event will be at the church Education Center on Highway 12 between Dassel and Cokato.  A free will offering will be taken for BBQ’s Potato Salad, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream, and a beverage.  

    4. Community Concert in Gibbon
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its 2014 Summer Season with a Community Concert in the Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 18th, beginning at 7:15 pm. Bring the whole family to hear the creative sounds of Gibbon’s finest band. Members of Saint Peter’s Church will serve hot food, cool beverages, and homemade pie, beginning at 6:00 PM. Come rain or shine and enjoy a fabulous summer’s evening in beautiful downtown Gibbon!

  4. Jul
    19
    Sat

    1. 8th Annual Adoption Ride
      11:00 am – 6:30 pm

      Area motorcyclists can take part in the 8th Annual Adoption Ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014, starting at 11:00 AM.  The event is done poker run style, riding at your own pace.  Registration/punch cards will be available at the Riverside Tavern in Forest City and Cactus Jacks II in Stewart.  The ride will end at the Riverside Tavern at 6:00 PM with prizes drawn at 6:30 PM, followed by a street dance.  All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Adoption Services and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Participants are also asked to bring new or gently used DVD’s (Rated G – PG13) to donate to Vids 4 Kids.  For more information, call Mike at 320-583-4765 or Brad at 320-980-2733.

    2. DC Presents Les Miserables
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Dassel Cokato Community Theatre presents “Les Misérables” for 6 shows.  Performances are scheduled over two weekends: Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m., Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m.  Performances will be held in the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center located at the D-C High School. Reserved seat tickets are $7 for youth (18 and under) and $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dc.k12.mn.us/pac or in person or by phone through the Dassel-Cokato Community Education office at 320-286-4120. Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning one hour prior to each performance.

  5. Jul
    20
    Sun

    1. Country Festival
      10:00 am – 2:30 pm

      St. Mary’s of Czestochowa is having their 32nd annual Country Festival on Sunday, July 20th.  Mass celebrated at 10 am, Dinner is from 11a-2:30 pm, Cemetery Prayer Service begins at 1 pm.  Also included in the day is a raffle, Live music, Country Store, Cake Walk, Father Josephs Rolls, Games, Pull Tabs, Silent Auction and more.  Cost for the meal is $12 for adults, under 12 is $7, and Preschool is free.  Drive through window is available.

  6. Jul
    21
    Mon

    1. Our Saviors VBS
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      VBS “Go Tell it on the Mountain” is coming to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson July 21 through July 25th; 8;30 a.m. to 12 noon.  You can Preregister your children at 587-3318

  7. Jul
    23
    Wed

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

      Glencoe Lions Club Music In The Park is coming up on Wednesday, July 23rd at Oak Leaf Park.  Free Live Music performed by Jim and Mike Wendolek from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  A shredded beef sandwich meal, with chips, pickles, dessert and beverage is available, serving from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to community projects.  Bring a chair and bring your friends.

  8. Jul
    24
    Thu

    1. CCW Rummage Sale at St. Pius X School
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. Pius X School in Glencoe will host its CCW Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, July 24th and 25th, in the school’s Gymnasium and Sarto Room. The sale will feature clothes and flea market items. Clothes and selected items will be priced at $6.00 per bag. Thursday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

    2. Plato Lions Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Bloodmobile in Plato – July 26th
      The Plato Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 24th, at Discover Church (10478 Bell Avenue), along Highway 212.  Hours for the blood drive will be from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.  If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.  To make an appointment, call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.

    3. Bake Sale
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      All are invited to attend an “Old Fashion Home-Made Taste” Bake Sale Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 PM at Ecumen Oaks & Pines. Choose from cakes, cookies, bars, pies and breads while quantities last. Cash Only Please – No Credit Cards or Checks.

    4. Martin Benefit
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Gaylord Legion is hosting a benefit for Todd Martin on Thursday, July 24th from 4-8 pm at the Club.  Free Will Donation for the Meal, plus a silent auction.  Martin is battling Kidney Cancer.

    5. Cologne Glad Days
      7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Check out Cologne’s Glad Days July 24th-26th.  On the 24th it’s the Garden Party at 7 pm.  On the 25th it’s Softball, Kids Fest, and the Rum Runners Band.  And on the 26th enjoy sports tournaments, Sheep Head Tournament, Kids Pedal Pull, Music, Petting Zoo, Bounce House, Lumberjack Show, Free Beer, Blurred Vision, and MUCH MORE!

  9. Jul
    25
    Fri

    1. Glencoe Days REVISTED
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      The Glencoe Chamber of Commerce announces that Glencoe Days REVISITED will be Friday, July 25th in the west parking area at Glencoe City Center.  Free community corn feed from 5-8 pm with cheese burgers and nachos for sale as well.  Roadhouse 6 will take to the stage from 8-12 pm.  FIREWORKS at dusk.  (the original Glencoe Days were rained/flooded out)

    2. Final Gibbon Concert for Season
      7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

      The Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown concludes its 2014 Summer Season with a Farewell Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 25th, beginning at 7:15 pm. In this popular concert, the director invites each section of the band to chose its favorite song to play. Members of the Gibbon Book Buddies will be serving hot food, beverages, and their delicious pies. 

  10. Jul
    26
    Sat

    1. Moms Day on the Farm
      9:00 am – 3:30 pm

      The Minnesota CattleWomen’s Association will be hosting a Mom’s Day on the Farm Event on Saturday, July 26th from 9am-3:30pm at the Schiefelbein Farms near Kimball. Moms can Tour a Farm, Explore how beef gets from the pasture to your plate, Participate in discussions on issues which interest you most about modern beef production, and Learn how to select and cook the perfect steak on the grill for maximum taste and tenderness. There is no charge to attend a Farm Tour, but space is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information see momsdayonthefarm.com 

    2. Glencoe Heat in the Street
      5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      The Glencoe Fire Dept Relief Association is presenting their Heat in the Street concert Fundraiser on Saturday, July 26th at the Glencoe City Center.  Gates open at 5 pm.  Hear music from the Iron Horse Group, The Outlaws, Blackhawk, and Country Music Superstar Josh Thompson.  All Proceeds benefit the Glencoe Fire Dept Relief Association.

  11. Jul
    27
    Sun

    1. SL Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Silver Lake American Legion is holding a pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 27th from 9a-Noon.  All you can eat Regular or Potato Pancakes, Scrambled Egs, Sausage, Ham and more!  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids. 

    2. Beep Baseball
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe Beep Baseball game has been rescheduled for July 27th at 1 pm in the large grassy area near Coborn’s Car Wash.  The original game was scheduled during Glencoe Days before being flooded out.  A team of local celebrities wearing blind folds will take on a vision impaired team in, the Minnesota Millers.  Food is available starting at noon.  All are Welcome!

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

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having their annual Ice Cream Social, Country Store, Bake Sale and Craft Sale on Sunday, July 27th.  Serving from 3:30-6:30 pm.  On the menu is Burgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Beans, Potato Salad, Pie, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats, and beverage.  Take outs are available.  

  12. Jul
    30
    Wed

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

      Glencoe Lions Club Music In The Park is coming up on Wednesday, July 30th at Oak Leaf Park.  Free Live Music performed by Jack Noenning and the Community Strings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  A hot sandwich meal, with chips, pickles, dessert and beverage is available, serving from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to community projects.  Bring a chair and bring your friends.

  13. Jul
    31
    Thu

    1. Co Ed Kickball Tournament
      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Youth Lacrosse Association is holding their first annual CO ED Kickball Tournament on Aug 9th.  Deadline to sign up for the event is Thursday, July 31st.  You can sign up for youth teams or adult teams.  Teams must be made up of half males and half females.  Cost is $40 for an adult team, $25 for youth team.  For more info or to sign up a team contact Julie Craig 320-583-5127

    2. Winthrop Music in the Park
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Winthrop Music in the Park, Thursday, July 31st featured a concertina jamboree.  Dan Witucki and other local musicians playing from 7-8:30 pm

  14. Aug
    1
    Fri

    1. New Germany Firemen Softball Tournament
      6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      New Germany is hosting their 33rd annual Firemen Slow Pitch Softball Tournament, August 1-3 at Lindstrom Park.  22 Fire Departments are participating in the Tournament, which starts at 6 pm Friday Night.  Also you can enjoy the Volleyball Tournament featuring Firemen’s Daughters and Wives.

  15. Aug
    2
    Sat

    1. Grace Lutheran Church Block Party
      1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson is holding their Block Party on Saturday, Aug 2nd from 1-6 pm.  Everyone is welcome, and everything is FREE.  Food, prizes, Raffles, Games, and more!