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  1. Sep

    1. Ecumen of Litchfield Volunteers
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Ecumen Home Care and Hospice of Litchfield is looking for Hospice Volunteers.  Training starts on Monday, Sept. 14th from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Viking Room of Emmaus Place in Litchfield.  Training will run for 6 straight Mondays.  Questions or to register call Nicole 373-6604.

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

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 14th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  2. Sep

    1. HL Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 6:45 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake at the Orchard Christian Church on Tuesday, Sept. 15th from 1-6:45 pm.  For an appointment contact Donna at 320-543-2444, appointments are preferred.  

    2. Singing Friends Chorus
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus will begin rehearsals for its 2015 Christmas concert on September 15th.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm, at All Saints Lutheran Church, NYA.  Now in its 12th year, the Chorus is an all-volunteer, all-ages 30-voice SATB ensemble with members from McLeod, Carver, Sibley and Meeker Counties.  For more information, please come to the September 15th rehearsal, which is open to all, or call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742.

  3. Sep

    1. Garden Salad and Hotdish Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Annandale has their Garden Salad and Hotdish Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 11a-1p.  Tickets sold at the door…$8 adults, $3 for children 10 and under. 

    2. Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Hector United Methodist Church has their Chicken Pie Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 16th starting at 4:30 pm.  Serving Family Style, Chicken and Biscuits, Real Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Homemade Baked Beans and more!  Adults are $10, Ages 5-12 are $5, 4 and under are free.   They will also be collecting free will donations to the Renville County Food Shelf.

  4. Sep

    1. Fall Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Gopher Campfire Club is hosting their Fall Firearms Safety Class starting September 17th.  Participants MUST attend all classes.  Cost is $7.50 to Gopher Campfire and $7.50 to the DNR.  The class is open to Boys and Girls, Men and Women ages 11 and older.  Must bring along either your birth certificate or drivers liscense to the first class.  Regsiter by contacting Brian at schmelingoil@gmail.com

  5. Sep

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is having a Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning on Friday, Sept. 18th from 7a-3p at the club.  New Ticking, Returned the Same Day, on the Spot Cleaning.  

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

      Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brownton invites you to a Salad Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 18th.  Serving from 11a-1p, cost is $8.  Sponsored by the Concordia Ladies Aid.  

  6. Sep

    1. Drive Thru Coffee and Donuts
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having drive thru coffee and donuts on Saturday, Sept 19th from 7a-11a.  The event is held during the LP Garage Sale Day.  Serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Water, Donuts and Cookies.  

    2. Elks Gun Show
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      It’s the Elks 34th annual Gun Show with Knives and Coins on September 19th and 20th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Admission is $4, Food and Beverages available.  Hours Saturday 8a-5p, and Sunday 9a-3p.  

    3. Harvest Tea
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Ladies of the Brownton Congregational Church is having their annual Harvest Tea on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 2-4pm.  The public is invited, Cost is $5.  

    4. Brenda Sharp Benefit
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      It’s a benefit for Brenda Sharp on Saturday, September 19th from 4-9 pm at the Gaylord American Legion.  Get a grilled burger bar, chips, beans, and bars for $9…children 11 and under are $5.  Also shop the bake sale, silent auction, tshirts, cancer bracelets and more!  Music by Bad Timing.  Proceeds benefit Brenda’s battle with Cancer. 

    5. Parish Festival
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The St. Ignatius Parish of Annandale is having their Parish Festival Sat., Sept. 19 starting with 4 p.m. Mass, followed by a chicken dinner with homemade pie, served inside and outside from 5-7 p.m. Games for all ages, bingo, cake walk, beer garden, bake sale, and a ‘choose your prize’ raffle.

    6. 5K Glow Run
      5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      Mcleod for Tomorrow is hosting their 5K Glow Run on Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Run at 8 pm, then the Glow Party at Main Street Sports Bar from 9p-1a.  Register for $30, or on the day of the race registration fee is $35.  For info contact Christy 320-587-0711

  7. Sep

    1. Hector Fly in Breakfast
      7:30 am – 11:30 am

      Hectors annual Fly in Breakfast will be on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 7:30a-12:30p.  All you can eat for a free will donation…Pancakes, Sausages, French Toast, and more!  11:30 am is the Ping Pong Ball Drop for kids 12 and under.  This year featured aircraft is a 1939 Spartan 7W, only 7 left in the world.

    2. Troy Grack Golf Classic
      9:30 am – 10:00 am

      You can take part in the 4th annual Troy Grack golf Classic on Sunday, Sept. 20th at the Glencoe Country Club.  It’s open to the public, registration taken morning of the tournament.  There will be food, bake sale and raffles.  Proceeds benefit Paisley Lindemann’s battle with Leukemia and two scholarship funds. Registrations accepted the morning of the tournament up to 9:30 am, Tournament starts at 10 am.  

    3. St.Matthew’s Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 1:30 pm

      St. Matthew’s of Fernando is having their annual Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 20th.  Polka Worship starts the day at 9:45 pm, followed by a Hog Roast (for a free will offering).  Unique Fun Auction starts at 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome, Coffee and Bars served at the Auction.

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

      The Oster Covenant Church of Waverly is having their Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20th.  Service at 10 am, Meal to follow.  Everyone is welcome, Music by the Wagon Wheelers Band, Potato Bar, Ice Cream, Cake Walk, Crafts, Ladder golf and more.  Free Will Offering will be taken.  

    5. Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Darwin is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 11a-3p.  A roast beef dinner will be served from 11-2, Homemade Pie Served, Cash Raffle, Food Stand, Games, Silent Auction and more!  Event is at the Education Center between Dassel and Cokato on Hwy 12.

    6. Turkey Dinner and Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Watertown invites you to their Homestyle Turkey Dinner and Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20th.    Serving from 11a-1:30p, Adults are $10, Children 12 and under is $6. Other events include: Music, Country Store, Beer Tent, Bingo, Silent Auction, Food, and More!

    7. Country School Reunion
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is hosting an All Mcleod County Country School Class Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 1-4 pm.  Serving Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Refreshments, Country School Displays, and showing the new video “Mcleod Country School Memories”.  

    8. Finding Kind
      2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents a screening of the movie “Finding Kind” on Sunday, Sept. 20th at 2 pm and Monday, Sept. 21st at 6:30 pm.  The movie about bullying and victims of bullying is offered free of charge.  The movie was developed for ladies 11 years of age and older.  

    9. CRAYO Lessons/Open House
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Crow River Area Youth Orchestra is offering string instrument lessons for ages 6-Adult this fall in Hutchinson. An open house is scheduled for Sunday, September 20 from 4-6pm at Faith Lutheran Church (335 Main Street SW, Hutchinson). Attendees may learn more about the lessons, meet the instructor, ask questions, learn about instrument rental, register, and enjoy refreshments.For more information or if you have questions: www.crayo.orgCRAYOmanager@gmail.com, call/text 320.552.3917.

  8. Sep

    1. HLWW ECFE Circus Event
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The HLWW ECFE Program presents Under the Big Top Circus Event on Monday, September 21 from 6-7 pm in Room E013 of the Middle School in Howard Lake.(Enter Community Education door East side)  This is a FREE event!.  Your child will be able to walk the “tight rope”, do face painting, take pictures using their fun circus photo props, and more! Each child will get to take home a goody bag with fun circus themed items!  This is also an excellent opportunity to come and meet the ECFE teachers, see their new room, and learn more about what ECFE is.  This event is for families who have children ages 5 and under.

  9. Sep

    1. Hollywood Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Rummage Sale on Sept. 24-26.  Hours Thursday and Friday are 8a-6p, and Saturday is 8a-1p.  Saturday is bag day, fill a bag for just $5.  Also serving Sloppy Joes and Hot Dogs.  

    2. Crow River Singers start practice
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      You are invited to join the Crow River Singers Choir.  Everyone is welcome and there are no tryouts.  Practices start Thursday, Sept. 24th and run every Thursday from 7-8:30 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson.  No pre registration nessecary, but you can contact Holly for more info 587-0710.  

  10. Sep

    1. Fall Bake and Craft Sale
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      It’s a Fall Bake and Craft Sale on Friday, Sept. 25th from 9a-3p at Cedar Crest Estates in Silver Lake.  

    2. Dad’s Belgian Waffles
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      It’s a Dad’s Belgian Waffles Feed on Friday, Sept. 25th at St. James Fellowship Hall in Howard Lake.  Serving all you can eat from 5-7 pm.  Adults are $7 in advance, $8 at the door.  Kids are $5 in advance, $6 at the door.  Proceeds go to the St. James Youth Group.  

  11. Sep

    1. Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning on Saturday, Sept. 26th at the Hutchinson Days Inn from 7a-1p.  New Ticking, On the Spot Cleaning, and Returned the same day.