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  1. Apr

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. May

    1. May 11 NALC Food Drive (all-day)
      May 11

      The annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive is on Saturday, May 11th. All of Hutchinson’s city and rural letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations that will be delivered to the McLeod County Food Shelf in Hutchinson. Please leave your donation next to your mailbox on May 11th and your letter carrier will pick it up.

    2. The Dassel Rod and Gun Club
      6:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club will be serving a Fishing Opener Breakfast on May 11th at the Sportsman’s Park on Lake Washington. Breakfast will be served from 6am to 11 am. The menu includes: French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Milk, Juice and Coffee. This is ALL YOU CAN EAT! Bring your Appetite! Adults — $7.00 with Children under 12 — $4.00.

    3. May 11 5K Walk/Run for Common Cup Ministry
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      A 5K Walk/Run to benefit Common Cup Ministry will be on Saturday, May 11th, at Masonic West River Park (1003 Les Kouba Parkway NW) in Hutchinson. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, with the walk beginning at 10:00 AM and the run beginning at 10:30 AM. The cost is $20.00 per individual, $30.00 per couple, or $50 per family. Registration forms are available at the Common Cup Ministry Offices in Hutchinson and Glencoe, or online at www.common-cup.org. For more information, contact Ralph Johnson at 320-587-6733.

    4. May 11 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, May 11th. 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.

  12. May

    1. Dementia Care/Lakeview Ranch
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Lakeview Ranch along with the Dementia Care Foundation will be sponsoring speaker: TEEPA SNOW, MS. OTR/L at two sessions on June 12th at the Dassel History Center which is located at 901 1st St. N, in Dassel. The two sessions are at 9:30 am and at 3:30pm. Teepa Snow is an Occupational Therapist currently working as a Dementia Care and Education Specialist. She works closely with assisted living and retirement communities. For more information you may call Wendy at the Dassel Ranch at 320-275-5517. Donations of $20.00 are being suggested.

    2. The Dementia Care Foundation
      9:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Dementia Care Foundation and Lakeview Ranch are having 2 sessions on June 12th at the Dassel History Center, which is located at 901 1st St. N in Dassel at 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Our speaker will be Teepa Snow, MS.OTR/L. Teepa Snow is an Occupational Therapist currently working as a Dementia Care and Education Specialist.For More Information, call Wendy at the Dassel Ranch at 320-275-5517. Suggested Donation is $20.00.

  13. May

    1. American Legion Auxiliary
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary ,Post 143, will be holding the monthly meeting on Monday May 13th at 7:30 pm in the Brownton Community Center.

  14. May

    1. May 14 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, May 14th, 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.

  15. May

    1. May 16 Glencoe VFW Auxiliary Poppy Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Glencoe VFW Post 5102 (923 Chandler Avenue) Ladies Auxiliary invites the public to its annual Poppy Luncheon on Thursday, May 16th, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The menu will include turkey salad, Jell-O salad, pickles, roll, bars and coffee, all for just $7.00. Take out orders will be available. For delivery, call 320-864-5992.

    2. May 16 BLHS Elementary School Arts & Academic Fair
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart Elementary School will host its Arts & Academic Fair, featuring an open house, barbecue supper and music programs. The event will be on Thursday, May 16th. The open house and barbecue supper will be from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, with the music being performed between 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The menu for the supper will include barbecues, chips, bars, cake, milk and coffee. The cost for the supper is $4.00.

  16. May

    1. May 17 An Evening of Bluegrass/Gospel at D-C PAC
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center (4852 Reardon Avenue SW) will host an evening of bluegrass and gospel music on Friday, May 17th, beginning at 7:00 PM. Performing will be The Kingery Family, The Froemming Family, The Jorgensen Family, The Knudtson Family, The Mahlstedt Family, The Alzen Family and The Lee Gores Family. Admission is a free will donation. For more information, call Dave at 952-356-2840.

  17. May

    1. May 19 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, May 19th, 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. MAY 19th Gospel Sunday
      9:15 am – 10:15 am

      You and your family are all invited to an old time Gospel Sunday May 19th at 9:15 a.m. in the peace center at Peace Lutheran Church which is located at 400 Franklin St. SW in Hutchinson.