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  1. Jun

    1. Peace Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson is hosting an ice cream social on Saturday, June 27, 2015.  The event will begin at 5:00 PM with an outdoor polka service featuring Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers, followed by the ice cream social from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.  The cost is $6.00.  Each meal will include your choice of a pulled pork sandwich, a sloppy joe, or a Nathan’s hot dog, as well as potato salad, baked beans, pickles and beverages.

  2. Jun

    1. Celebrate Recovery Services
      8:30 am – 10:30 am

      Riverside Church in Hutchinson invites you to a service of Music and Testimonies on Sunday, June 28th at their 8:30 or 10:30 am services.  The Service will show you what god is doing in the lives of people from the community through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery.  More info at riversidehutch.org

    2. Ice Cream Social at Prairie Community Church
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Prairie Community Church (700 First Avenue North) in Lester Prairie invites you to its Ice Cream Social on Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  They’ll be serving barbecues, hot dogs, coneys, potato salad, beans, pie, ice cream and root beer floats.

    3. Patriotic Service
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is holding a Patriotic Service on Sunday, June 28th at 7pm

  3. Jun

    1. Mental Health First Aid
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      A class on Mental Health First Aid will be taught on Tuesday, June 30th from 8:30a-5:30p at Ridgewater College’s Hutchinson Campus.  The course is designed to teach the basic first aid skills needed to help a person who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis…and Understanding and recognizing the signs that someone needs help is the first step in getting that person the appropriate care and treatment.  Participants receive a course manual and certificate.  Registration is required, To Register Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-hutchinson-tickets-16791267132

  4. Jul

    1. Food Shelf Donation Month
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Accept the 2015 Food Shelf Challenge from the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.  This month your donation goes further…all of this months donation’s will be proportionately matched by the group “Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless”.  Food and Financial donations can be dropped off at both of the Food Shelf’s locations…Hutchinson and Glencoe. 

  5. Jul

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

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown invites you to an old-fashioned Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 3rd, in Gibbon City Park. Activities include patriotic crafts at 6 pm; a family-friendly, all-ages kickball game at 7 pm; patriotic concert at 7:15; and a children’s march at break. Great food and homemade pie will be provided by the Immanuel Lutheran Church Pioneers beginning at 6 pm. 

  6. Jul

    1. Headstart
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Heartland Community Action Agency, Inc.’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2015–2016 school year. The programs offer family-focused preschool programs that promote school readiness to pregnant mothers and families with children ages birth to five. These programs are free of charge and any family may apply, but priority is given to those who are income eligible and children with special needs.  To apply for Early Head Start or Head Start, call: 800.922.1710

  7. Jul

    1. LP Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Lester Prairie presents Music in the Park, Tuesdays at the Park on 2nd Avenue.  Event begins at 6:00 PM with a light lunch put on by local businesses or groups for a small charge.  Music starts at 7:00 PM.

      July 7: One More Time Band

  8. Jul

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, July 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Vern Black. 

    2. Salad Buffet
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will have a salad buffet at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 8th.  Cost is a free will offering.

  9. Jul

    1. Pork Burgers
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Plato Lions are serving Pork Burgers In the Park on Thursday, July 9th from 4-7:30 pm.  All Proceeds go to local projects.  

  10. Jul

    1. Pork Chop Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      It’s Pork Chop Feed Night at Saints Field in Dassel on Friday, July 10th.  The Legion will be serving their Pork Chops from 5-7:30 pm.  The DC Legion Baseball team will take on Rockford at 5 pm, with the DC Saints playing Loretto in Northstar League Baseball at 7:30 pm.. Come for food and ball!

    2. Gibbon Concert
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 10th at 7:15 pm. Members of Augustana WELCA begin serving old-fashioned fare at 6pm, including BBQ’s, root beer floats, and their delicious pies and brownie sundaes! 

  11. Jul

    1. Ride to Save Lives
      11:30 am – 6:00 pm

      It’s the 3rd annual Ride to Save Lives Motorcycle and Bus Run on Saturday, July 11th.  Proceeds benefit SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)  $20 per biker, $5 per rider, or you can ride the bus at $15 per person.  The ride is in memory of Mike Thaemert and starts at 11:30 am at Knuckleheads in Mayer.  The ride will end back at Knuckleheads also. 

  12. Jul

    1. Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      It’s a Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 12th from 10:30-1 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle.  Serving a variety of Salads, BBQ’s, Desserts and more for a free will donation.

    2. Rand Benefit
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Sheila (Campbell) Rand  on Sunday, July 12th at Oak Leaf Park of Glencoe.  The event runs 11a-3p, serving a Pulled Pork Sandwich Luncheon.  Adults are $10, kids ages 5-11 are $5, and 4 and under free.  You can bid in the silent auction, and entertainment will be provided by the Swinging Country Band.  

    3. Picnic and Concert
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 12th.  The meal starts at 5:30 pm with Hot Beef Sandwiches, Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, and Ice Cream.  The BASICS will perform at 7 pm that night.  All monies raised go to Zion’s Improvement Fund.  

  13. Jul

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Rosendale United Methodist Church of Atwater is hosting an ice cream social on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 to 7 pm. Menu includes BBQ’s, Ham Sandwiches, Potato Salad, beans, Pie, Ice Cream, and beverage. Free will donation. Handicap accessible. Everyone is welcome.

  14. Jul

    1. Mcleod County Senior Citizens
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Senior Citizens will be meeting on Wednesday, July 15th at the Silver Lake Auditorium starting at 12 Noon with the meal.  Meeting and Cards will follow.  

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

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is having an ice cream social on Wednesday, July 15th from 5-7 pm.  BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Beans, Pie Ice Cream and more all served for a free will offering.

  15. Jul

    1. Kona Ice Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is sponsoring the Kona Ice Truck Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th.  Friday the truck will be in downtown Buffalo Lake and on Saturday at the BL City Park.  All Monies raised will go to Zion’s Improvement Fund.  

    2. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to an ice cream social on Friday, July 17th from 4-7 pm at the Educational Center on Highway 12, near the DC High School.  They are serving BBQ’s, potato salad, chips, pie, ice cream, and a beverage.  Free Will Offering, all are welcome!

    3. 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. 

    4. 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.

  16. 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.  

  17. 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

  18. 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