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  1. Apr

    1. April 4 Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will serve its monthly spaghetti supper on Thursday, April 4th, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM in the American Legion Post 96 Commander’s Room (please use east entrance). The cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 years of age and younger. All suppers are open to the public, families are welcome and take out orders will be available. Suppers are served the first Thursday of each month October through May.

  2. Apr

    1. April 6 Garage Sale at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1407 Cedar Avenue) in Glencoe is holding a garage sale on Saturday, April 6th. Sale hours will be from 8:00 – 11:00 AM.

  3. Apr

    1. April 21 St. James Lutheran School PTL Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. James Lutheran School (1000 7th Avenue) in Howard Lake, invites you to its annual PTL Dinner on Sunday, April 21st, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The menu will include pork chops (prepared by the Wright County Pork Producers), scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 4 – 12, and free for kids 3 years of age and younger.

  4. Apr

    1. April 9 Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The next meeting of a 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 be on Tuesday, April 9th, beginning at 6:00 PM at First Lutheran Church (925 13th Street East) in Glencoe. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month, is open to the public and is free of charge. For more information, please contact Kristal Ehrke, Alzheimer’s Association volunteer facilitator, at (320) 583-1551. In addition, information about Alzheimer’s disease and other support groups in the area can be obtained by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org/mnnd.

    2. April 9 Firearms Safety Training at Cedar Mills Gun Club
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      The Cedar Mills Gun Club, located a half mile north of the junction of State Highways 7 & 22 near Cedar Mills (62841 140th Street), will be offering a three-session firearms safety training course, beginning on Tuesday, April 9th. The class is open to anyone age 12 and older (copy of birth certificate or drivers license needed at registration on first class date) and you must be able to attend all three sessions. Class dates and times are Tuesday, April 9th (7:00 – 9:30 PM), Saturday, April 20th (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) and Sunday, April 21st (1:00 PM – ??). $7.50 will be due at the start of the training and another $7.50, payable to the State of Minnesota, will be due after successful completion or the class. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, or for more information, call Alvin at 320-877-7514.

  5. Apr

    1. April 12 St. Paul’s UCC Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Women’s Guild of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (308 1st Street NE) in Plato is sponsoring a Salad Luncheon on Friday, April 12th, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost is $8.00 with church cookbooks available for $6.00.

  6. Apr

    1. April 13 Free Community Breakfast at Bethlehem United Methodist Church
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church (665 Miller Ave SW) in Hutchinson is offering a free, hot breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 AM on Saturday, April 13th. Everyone is welcome, and while there is no cost, they would appreciate it if you would contact the church (call 320-587-3312) to let them know how many will be attending. You may also pick up a ticket at Common Cup Ministry’s office (218 Main Street South) in Hutchinson. The free breakfast is served on the second Saturday of each month.

  7. Apr

    1. April 14 Polka Worship & German Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (201 South Street) in Stewart is sponsoring its annual Polka Worship & German Dinner on Sunday, April 22nd. Worship will be at 10:00 AM featuring the Wendinger Band. The dinner will be served from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The menu includes brats, meatballs, German potato salad, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, sauerkraut and more. The cost is a free will donation with proceeds used to replace windows and two exterior doors.

    2. April 14 ENDHUNGERNE Food Packaging Event
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      ENDHUNGERNE is a having a Food Packaging Event on Sunday, April 14th, beginning at 12:00 PM at the Hutchinson VFW (247 1st Avenue SE) and volunteers are needed! Meals packaged will benefit the McLeod County Food Shelf and surrounding communities through the Feed America Food Bank. For more information, visit www.endhungerne.com

    3. April 14 Community Bingo at Ecumen Oaks & Pines
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area seniors are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, April 14th, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM in the Dining Room at the Ecumen Oaks & Pines (1015 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson. The cost is 25 cents per card for each regular game. The last game will be a “cover all” game and will be $1.00 per card, winner takes all. Coffee and snacks will follow the fun! Community Bingo is offered the second Sunday of each month. For more information, contact Jane Messner at 320-234-0868.

  8. Apr

    1. April 12 Register for Identity Theft Presentation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, along with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department, invites you to the Glencoe City Center (1107 11th Street East) on Thursday, April 18th, for a presentation regarding identity theft. McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Gelken, along with representative of Thrivent, will be the featured speakers. The presentation will begin at 6:00 PM and a light meal will be served. To reserve a spot, call 320-587-6440 or email Diane Knorr at diane.knorr@thrivent.com by April 12th.

    2. April 18 Lake Marion Improvement Association Meeting
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The next meeting for the Lake Marion Improvement Association will be on Thursday, April 18th, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Brownton Rod & Gun Club, located on the south bay of the Lake (19151 108th Street). All friends of the lake are invited to attend. Future meetings will be on June 18th and August 15th. For more information call 320-328-9911.

  9. Apr

    1. April 19 & 20 Plato City Wide Garage Sales (all-day)
      Apr 19 – Apr 20

      The residents of Plato invite you to check out some of this spring’s best garage sales on Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th. There will be sales at many locations throughout the community beginning at 8:00 AM both days. Just look for the balloons and get ready to save!

    2. April 19th Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring the Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service on Friday April 19th from 7 am — 3 p.m. at the VFW Club in Glencoe. Bring your pillows to get them cleaned.

    3. April 19 First Congregational UCC Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The First Congregational United Church of Christ (31 4th Avenue SW) in Hutchinson will have a rummage sale on Friday, April 19th, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. All items will be priced at 50¢ (unless otherwise marked). Starting at noon, all items will be priced at 25¢, and after 1:00 PM, it’s just $1.00 for everything you can stuff in a bag. Coffee and cookies will be available while you shop.

    4. April 19 Dassel Rod & Gun Club Spring Fish Fry
      11:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Rod & Gun Club (70560 229th Street) will serve its Spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 19th, at Sportsman’s Park on Lake Washington. Serving will be from 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM. The cost is $9.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under the age of 12.

  10. Apr

    1. April 21st Pioneer Park Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park (725 Pioneer Park Trail), located just east of Annandale along Highway 55, will present its 36th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 21st, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes with real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls (in limited quantity) sausage, juice, coffee, or milk. The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 4 – 12, and free for kids 3 years of age and younger. They’ll even have fresh made maple syrup for sale! For more information, visit their website at  www.pioneerpark.org.

    2. April 21st Silent Auction
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Our Savior’s will be having a Silent Auction from 9 am to 1 pm. with a free will donation for lunch, to be served from 11:00 – 12:30 and finishing off with a Live Auction starting at 12:30 with Gary Hotovec as the Auctioneer.

    3. April 21 Potato Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Auburn V.F.W. will be serving a Potato Pancake Dinner this Sunday, April 21st at the New Auburn Fire Hall in New Auburn. Serving will begin at 10:30a.m. and go until 1 p.m. The menu includes Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, Applesauce, Cheese, Bars, Coffee and Milk. The cost is $9.00 for Adults, $3.00 for children ages 6-11 and children 5 and under are free. This is All you can Eat!

  11. Apr

    1. April 23 Plato Lions Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, April 23rd, from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Cross Roads West (10478 Bell Avenue). If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed Red Cross 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.

  12. Apr

    1. April 27 Hutchinson ECFE Garage Sale
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Early Childhood & Family Education program is hosting it’s huge annual Children’s Garage Sale on Saturday, April 27th, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Hutchinson Recreation Center (900 Harrington Street). You’ll find everything for kids from maternity through teenagers. To rent a table, contact Cindy at 320-587-8908 or email ecfe@hutchtel.net.

    2. April 27 CCW Annual Convention
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The New Ulm Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is holding its 54th Annual Convention on Saturday, April 27th, at the Church of St. Pius X(1015 1/2 10th Street East) in Glencoe. The Keynote Speaker and author, Colleen Carrole Campbell, will address “My Sisters the Saints”. Ms. Campbell will speak at 9:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Carmen Forcier at 320-864-6095.

  13. Apr

    1. April 30th Red Cross Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile — April 30th

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be held at St. James Lutheran School at 1000 6th Avenue in Howard Lake on Tuesday April 30th from 1 pm to 7 p.m. You must be 17 years of age or older and weigh at least 110# and be in good health.Come in when it is convenient for you. Appointments would be helpful. To schedule an appt., please call Donna Haglin, Area Coordinator at 320-543-2444.

  14. May

    1. May 3 & 4 Fairfax City Wide Garage Sales (all-day)
      May 3 – May 4

      Get to Fairfax for the City Wide Garage Sales on Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday, May 4th. A full listing of sales and a map will be in the Fairfax Standard-Gazette. The sales are sponsored by the Fairfax Civic & Commerce Association.

    2. May 3 8th Annual Hamer ‘n’ Nails Dinner
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Crow River Habitat for Humanity will host its 8th Annual Hammer ’n’ Nails Dinner and Auction on Friday, May 3rd, at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1040 South Grade Road SW) in Hutchinson. The event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, and live music. Tickets for the event are $40.00 per person ($20.00 of which is eligible for a tax deduction). For more information or for tickets, call the Crow River Habitat for Humanity Office at 320-587-8868.

  15. May

    1. May 4 South Haven Fire & Rescue Smelt Fry
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      South Haven Fire & Rescue will serve its annual all you can eat Smelt Fry on Saturday, May 4th, from 4:30 – 8:00 PM at the South Haven Fire Hall (521 Oak Avenue South). The cost for the meal is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12 years of age.

  16. May

    1. May 5 St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church Pork Chop Dinner
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      The Men’s Brotherhood of St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church (15470 County Road 31) of Hamburg invites you to its Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, May 5th, with serving from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The cost is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5 – 12 and free for kids under the age of 5. Takeout orders will be available.

  17. May

    1. May 8th and May 9th The fluff and puff pillow cleaning service
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie American Auxiliary is sponsoring the Fluff and Puff Cleaning Service on Wednesday May 8th from 6– 8pm and also on May 9th from 7:30-3:30p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall. You can bring your pillows to be cleaned starting Wednesday night. Any questions you may call Maxium Almquist at 320-395-2219.

  18. May

    1. May 9 PER Wives & Friends Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The friends and wives of Past Exalted Rulers (PER) of the Hutchinson Elks are sponsoring a salad luncheon on Thursday, May 9th, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Hutchinson Elks Club (720 Highway 7 East). The cost is $7.00 per person. Please use the east door.

    2. The Grief Recovery Friends
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Grief Recovery Friends will be having their monthly meeting at the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson on May 9th at 6:30 pm.