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  1. Jun

    1. June 29 Zumbathon Charity Event for Relay for Life
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      The “From Penny’s to Dollars” Relay for Life Team is teaming up with Zumba with Tricia Kiewel to host a “Zumbathon – Make Every Move Count” charity event on Saturday, June 29th, from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the McLeod County Fairgrounds (840 Century Avenue SW) in Hutchinson. Registration will be from 8:00 – 9:00 AM. The cost is $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Tickets are available from team members and at Zumba with Tricia Kiewel classes. For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/events/334109936716006.

    2. June 29 Swedefest at Bernadotte Lutheran Church
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran Church (6 miles east of Lafayette at 34122 515th Avenue) will celebrate its 19th Annual Swedefest on Saturday, June 29th, starting at 4:00 PM. The event will feature great entertainment including The Little Prairie Pickers, The Kingery Family, horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments, a silent auction and the famous Swedish Smorgasbord. The cost for the meal is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for kids 5 years of age and younger. In case of inclement weather, all events will be held in the church. For more information, go to www.fields-of-grace.org.

  2. Jun

    1. June 30 Dad’s Belgian Waffles at St. Mark Lutheran Church
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany will host a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast on Sunday, June 30th, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at St. Mark School (211 Adams Avenue South). Everyone is welcome.

    2. Palmyra Swedish Methodist Church Service
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Palmyra Swedish Methodist Church will be holding its annual commemorative service on Sunday, June 30. A potluck luncheon will be served after the service.

    3. June 30 Commemorative Service at Palmyra Swedish Methodis Church
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The historic Palmyra Swedish Methodist Church (41209 730th Avenue), rural Hector, will hold its annual Commemorative Service on Sunday, June 30th, beginning at 2:00 PM. A potluck luncheon will be served after the service. The church is located two miles south of the intersection of Renville County Roads 3 and 4, and 1¾ miles west.

    4. June 30 Sundaes for Sunday at BCC
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This year’s Patriotic Service at the Brownton Congregational Church (127 5th Avenue North) will be Sunday, June 30th, at 7:00 PM. The theme will be “Sons of Liberty.” Ice cream sundaes will be served following the service.

  3. Jul

    1. July 1 Hunger Free McLeod Fundraiser at Hutchinson DQ
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      You can help Hunger Free McLeod eliminate hunger by visiting the Dairy Queen (46 Main Street North) in Hutchinson on the first Monday of every month. Stop in and enjoy your DQ favorites between 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and they’ll donate 10 percent of all sales to Hunger Free McLeod. For more information, check out www.hungerfreemcleod.org.

  4. Jul

    1. July 9 Wright County Alzheimer Support Meetings
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next scheduled meetings of Wright County Human Services Alzheimer Support Group will take place on Tuesday, July 9th, and Tuesday, July 16th. The meeting on the 11th will be from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at the Buffalo Adult Day Center (613 Montrose Blvd.), and the meeting on the 18th will be from 1:30 – 3:00 PM at the Monticello Community Center (505 Walnut Street). For more information, call Laura Jones at 763-951-7855.

    2. July 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, July 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.

  5. Jul

    1. Pork Chop Supper
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Dassel Cokato Legion is sponsoring a pork chop supper on July 12th at the Saints Field in Dassel. The price is $7.00. There are two games that will be taking place that night. Legion Game vs. Willmar at 5:30 and the DC Saints vs. Cokato Kings. Come and enjoy a pork chop supper while watching the games. Any questions call 952-913-5739.

  6. Jul

    1. July 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, July 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.

    2. July 13 Benefit for Jamie Grams-Petzel
      10:30 am – 3:00 pm

      The American Legion Club (329 Main Avenue) in Gaylord will host a benefit for Jamie Grams-Petzel as she continues her fight against breast cancer. The benefit will be on Saturday, July 13th, from 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Stop by and enjoy a meal featuring pulled pork sandwiches, take part in the silent auction and bake sale, and support Jamie!

  7. Jul

    1. July 14 Hutchinson Sons of Norway Event
      8:00 am – 5:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Lodge of the Sons of Norway has chartered a coach bus for the annual celebration of Norway Day on Sunday, July 14th, at Minnehaha Falls Park in Minneapolis. The bus will leave the west parking lot of the Hutchinson Senior High School at 8:00 AM and return at 5:30 PM. The cost for transportation is $12.50/person and is non-refundable. A program book with coupons for drawings can be purchased for $2 at the event. The event includes Hardingfelelag music at 10:30 AM, followed by a worship service at 11:00 AM and Children’s Parade at 12:55 PM. There will also be arts and crafts, musicians and dancers from Norway, Norwegian American entertainment, Norwegian Glee Club, Norwegian food and drawings for prizes. All ages are welcome! Contact Gabra Lokken at 320-234-8979 to reserve your seat or email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com.

    2. July 14 White Squirrel Festival in Plato
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      Plato’s White Squirrel Festival is planned for Sunday, July 14th. The activities begin with the Omelet Brunch at 8:30 AM. The Community Church Service featuring the Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir is at 9:30 AM. Other activities are St. Paul’s UCC Silent Auction from 8:30 AM – noon, the Hutchinson Clown Club performing at 10:30 AM, and the duck races at 1:00 PM. The Plato Blue Jays will be in action as well, playing the Winsted Wildcats at 2:00 PM.

    3. July 14 Brownton Congregational Church to Honor Eunice Warner
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      The Brownton Congregational Church (127 5th Avenue North) will honor organist and music teacher Eunice Warner on Sunday, July 14th. Eunice has served as the church’s organist for 60 years. The event is open to the public and will begin at 10:15 AM.

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

      Area seniors are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, July 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. Jul

    1. July 15 RSVP for Brownton All School Reunion (all-day)
      Jul 15

      Alumni and friends of Brownton High School are asked to save the date of Saturday, August 10th, 2013, for the next Brownton All School Reunion. The event is for all Brownton High School and McLeod West High School graduates. A banquet will be at the Brownton Civic Center with a social beginning at 5:30 PM, a meal at 6:30 PM followed by a program and music by Bruce Bradley. You are asked to RSVP by July 15th, 2013. For more information, contact Linell Loncorich at 320-328-4154 or email stevenlinell@gmail.com.

  9. Jul

    1. July 16 Caregiver Support Group Meeting
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The next meeting of the Renville County Hospice Caregiver Support Group will be on Tuesday, July 16th, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM in the Willette Room of RC Hospital & Clinics (611 East Fairview) in Olivia. The topic for this month’s meeting is “Quick, Easy, Cheap and Delicious Meals.” You are reminded to bring the materials and cookbook provided at the June meeting to continue with meal planning and additional information. The meeting is free of charge, and there will be time for discussion and support. Future meetings are scheduled the third Tuesday of each month. Also, it is possible to have your care receiver spend the afternoon at Heart to Heart Adult Day Services. For more information, contact Paulette Svoboda at 320-523-3451.

  10. Jul

    1. July 17 McLeod County Senior Citizens Potluck Picnic
      1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

      The McLeod County Senior Citizens Potluck Picnic will be Wednesday, July 17th, beginning at noon at the Glencoe City Center (1107 11th Street East) in Glencoe. Please bring a dish to share. The oldest lady and man will be crowned queen and king for the day. Please use the east entrance and come for an afternoon of fun.

    2. July 17 Fields of Grace Parish Events
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Fields of Grace Parish has events at two of its churches on Wednesday, July 17th. Swan Lake Lutheran Church (51420 Fort Road), rural New Ulm, will have its Pie & Ice Cream Social from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Then at 7:15 PM, Bernadotte Lutheran Church (34122 515th Avenue) east of Lafayette will have an outdoor service featuring a short devotional program and music with a message. The public is invited.

  11. Jul

    1. July 19 – 21 Grace Lutheran Church’s 125th Anniversary (all-day)
      Jul 19 – Jul 21

      “Excited About Grace!” is the theme as Grace Lutheran Church (8638 Plum Avenue) of Brownton celebrates its 125th Anniversary. On Friday, July 19th, they’ll have an Ice Cream-Dessert-Pie Social, horse-drawn wagon rides, music and a bonfire. Saturday’s activities include a 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, a light breakfast and games for youth and adults. On Sunday, the worship service will be at 10:00 AM, a catered meal will be served at 11:30 AM (tickets available at the door) and the 125th Anniversary Program will be at 1:00 PM.

    2. July 19-21 Peace Lutheran Church Paper Drive
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson is holding a Paper Drive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 19th, 20th and 21st. Drop off hours on Friday and Saturday are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM – noon.

    3. July 19 St. John’s (Darwin) Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Council of Catholic Women of St. John’s Church in Darwin invites you to its annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 19th, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the St. John’s Educational Center (17260 US Highway 12) between Dassel and Cokato. The menu will include barbecues, potato salad, chips, pie and ice cream. The cost is a free will offering.

    4. July 19 Matthew 14:16 Supper at Peace Lutheran Church
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) of Hutchinson will host its monthly Matthew 14:16 Supper on Friday, July 19th, beginning at 5:00 PM. The event offers a free, warm, nourishing meal, to anyone in the community.

  12. Jul

    1. July 20 7th Annual Adoption Ride (all-day)
      Jul 20

      Area motorcyclists can take part in the 7th Annual Adoption Ride, planned for Saturday, July 20th. You can register at Stoney’s in Rockville, the Riverside Tavern in Forest City or Cactus Jack’s in Stewart. It’s a poker style run, riding at your own pace. The ride will end at the Riverside Tavern in Forest City at 7:00 PM with prizes and street dance to follow featuring the “Smok’n Guns.” There will also be family friendly activities in the afternoon at the Riverside Tavern. For more information, call the Riverside Tavern at 320-693-6711.

    2. July 20 Garden Tour & Salad Luncheon
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The women of Faith Lutheran Church (335 Main Street) in Hutchinson will present this year’s Garden Tour & Salad Luncheon on Saturday, July 20th, with the tour from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM and the luncheon from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Tickets, available at the church office, are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 years of age and younger.

    3. July 20 Benefit for Paul & Geraldine Grinager
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      VFW Post 380 in Montevideo will host a Taco Feed Benefit for Paul and Geraldine (Minkel) Grinager on Saturday, July 20th, from 4:00 – 10:00 PM. Paul is currently battling throat cancer and proceeds from the benefit will help with medical expenses. In conjunction with the taco feed, there will be a bake sale as well as live and silent auctions. Donations for the live or silent auction may be dropped off at VFW Post 980, and cash donations may be sent to Push Frog, 115 120th Avenue NW, Watson, MN 56295.

  13. Jul

    1. July 21 Cedar Mills Gun Club Pancake Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      You and your family are invited to the Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club (62841 140th Street) for their monthly pancake brunch on Sunday, July 21st, with serving from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat regular and potato pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs and more. The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6 – 12 years of age, and those 5 and younger eat for free. The Cedar Mills Rod & Gun Club is located near the intersection of State Highways 7 and 22 northeast of Cedar Mills.

    2. July 21 Summer Get Together Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (240 Cleveland Avenue) in Green Isle is sponsoring its Summer Get Together Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 21st, from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The luncheon will feature a variety of salads, barbecues, desserts, lemonade and coffee. The cost is a free will offering with proceeds going toward mission projects.

  14. Oct

    1. LWML Fall Barbecue at Emanuel Lutheran Church
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      You are invited to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Fall Barbecue at Emanuel Lutheran Church (18155 County Road 50) in Hamburg on Sunday, October 6th, from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.  Enjoy a meal of barbecues or hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips and more.  The cost for the meal is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5 – 12, and free for kids under the age of 5.  Takeout orders will be available.