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  1. Jun

    1. June 3 Hunger Free McLeod Fundraiser
      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.

  2. Jun

    1. June 5 Trinity Lutheran Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church (54384 Highway 12 East) in Grove City invites you to its Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 5th, from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy barbecue or ham sandwiches, potato salad, potato chips, baked beans, pickles and, of course, pie and ice cream. The cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 11 years of age and younger. You can also enjoy just a piece of pie with some ice cream for only $2.00. Everyone is welcome with all proceeds going to the Trinity Bible Camp Fund.

  3. Jun

    1. June 14 Bear Lake Sunshine Society Rummage Sale
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Bear Lake Sunshine Society’s annual rummage sale will be on Friday, June 14th, at Northwoods Park (855 Elm Street NE) in Hutchinson. Sale hours will be from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stop in and check out the selection of baked goods, clothing, plants and other items. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent.

  4. Jun

    1. June 8 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, June 8th. 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. Water Carnival Motorcycle Run June 8, 2013
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Water Carnival Motorcycle Run on Saturday June 8th, 2013

      9:00 am registration at Buffalo Wild Wings Hutchinson. 10:00 am leave

      Stops at The Other Place in Hector, Lamplighter in New Ulm, Whiskey River in St. Peter (lunch), The Dugout in Arlington, Niesen’s Bar and Grill Biscay, and then we will be getting a police escort to parade us back into Hutchison and prizes back at Buffalo Wild Wings, Hutchinson.

  5. Jun

    1. “Out of the Blue” Book signing
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society & Museum will be hosting an Author Program and a Book Signing of Scott Thoma who wrote the book,”Out of the Blue” on June 9th in the Museum Meeting Room from 2-3pm. This book is a true story of two sisters and their survival of one of the most powerful tornadoes in Minnesota. The museum is located at 380 School Road NW in Hutchinson. For more info call 320-587-2109. Come and enjoy the program, book signing and refreshments. See you there!

    2. VBS Program June 9-13
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come and join us at St. John’s Lutheran Church on McLeod Ave in Plato for our VBS program. It will be held June 9-13 from 6pm-8pm, Ages are from K-6th grade.EVERYONE IS WELCOME! For more information or to register call Kari Graupmann at 320-238-2414. Registrations will also be taken on the first evening from 5:45-6pm.

  6. Jun

    1. Vacation Bible School (all-day)
      Jun 10 – Jun 14

      Peace Lutheran Church will be hosting a Vacation Bible School on June 10-14 from 8:45-11:45am. We are located at 400 Franklin Street SW in Hutchinson. This is free!

    2. 2013 Pork Chop Supper Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The McLeod County Historical Museum is hosting their annual Pork Chop Supper Fundraiser on June 10th from 4:30-7 pm This fundraiser is located at 380 School Road NW in Hutchinson, in the Museum Meeting Room. The cost includes $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Extra chops will be available for $3.Carryouts are available. Entertainment will by by Chuck Theil. Any questions call 320-587-2109.

  7. Jun

    1. June 11 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, June 11th, 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.

  8. Jun

    1. Waconia Veterans Appreciation Weeekend (all-day)
      Jun 12 – Jun 13

      Waconia Veterans Appreciation Weekend – July 12th & 13th

      Waconia Veterans Appreciation weekend. All games held at the Brook Peterson Field. 1st time in Minnesota. Friday July 12th 7 PM Joel Niemeyer KDUZ-KARP-KGLB Wounded Warriors -vs- Minnesota Celebrities including Chris Schaeffer (WCCO), Jeff Dubay (KSTP), Ben Leber (MN Vikings), Dave Schwartz (KARE 11), John Hines (WCCO), Brian Williams (New York Giants), Everette Lindsey (MN Vikings) Plus many more! Meet the players & Music Of The Warrior Spirit Band following the game at the Waconia American Legion. Saturday 10:30 Game 1 Wounded Warriors -vs- Waconia Fire Department, 12:30 Meet & Greet the Warriors players, 1:30 Game 2 Wounded Warriors -vs- Waconia Area Post 9-11 Veterans, Immediately following Game 2 All veterans recognition program. Special guest local singer Jen Bostic. Saturday 12th at 4:30 PM Free community picnic and music at the Carver County Fair Grounds featuring the Warrior Spirit Band for Houston, TX.

  9. Jun

    1. June 13 Ecumen Oaks & Pines Open House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to join the staff and residents of Ecumen Oaks & Pines on Thursday, June 13th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for their 5th Annual Summer Celebration Open House. The event is open to the public and free to attend. There will be live music by Lyndon Peterson’s “One Man Band”, staff guided tours, free food and a special ceremony unveiling the new name of our memory care community. This event will be held rain or shine. Please RSVP by Monday, June 10th, to Kristal Ehrke at 320-234-0873 or kristalehrke@ecumen.org. Ecumen Oaks & Pines is located at 945 & 1015 Century Avenue SW in Hutchinson.

  10. Jun

    1. June 14-15 Hamburg Zummerfest 2013 (all-day)
      Jun 14 – Jun 15

      The Hamburg Lions and the Hamburg Fire Relief Association invite you to Zummerfest 2013, Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th. Some of the highlights this year are the classic car cruise (7:00 PM) and street dance featuring The Castaways (8:30 PM) on Friday. On Saturday, enjoy the Texas Hold’em and Sheephead tournaments (9:00 AM), tractor pull (11:00 AM), classic barbecue contest (5:00 PM) and music by Blurred Vision (8:00 PM).

    2. Burger Night & Dairy Days
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Plato lions will be sponsoring a burger night and dairy days with free ice cream on June 14th from 4–7:30pm at the Plato Park. Engelmann Dairy will be providing the ice cream, toppings and cheese. McLeod Dairy Association is providing the door prizes. Proceeds go to the local projects. Come out and support your local Lions.

  11. Jun

    1. Golf Tournament
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Central MN Sportsmen Alliance Golf Tournament will be featuring it’s first annual golf tournament at ShadowBrooke Golf Course on June 15th, starting at 8am.They will also be featuring Hole in One Contests and a Pork Chop Dinner afterwards. Any questions call Wendy Scheidt at 320-282-3912 or Grant Henkelmann at 612-247-6248 for more information.

  12. Jun

    1. June 16 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, June 16th, 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.

  13. Jun

    1. McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic–June 18th

      All Thrivent members are invited to attend the McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic which is being held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, on June 18th at 6 pm. Chicken, beverages and dinnerware are provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Our entertainment will be Maizy the Clown. Bring your family and invite your friends. RSVP to 587-5837 or 238-2148. See you there!

    2. McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic–June 18th

      All Thrivent members are invited to attend the McLeod County Thrivent Chapter Summer Picnic which is being held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, on June 18th at 6 pm. Chicken, beverages and dinnerware are provided. Please bring a dish to pass. Our entertainment will be Maizy the Clown. Bring your family and invite your friends. RSVP to 587-5837 or 238-2148. See you there!

  14. Jun

    1. The West Central Antique Power Collectors (all-day)
      Jun 22 – Jun 23

      The West Central Antique Power Collectors is having their annual Summer Show on June 22-23 at Blomkest, MN which is located at 1.5 miles east of Jct. US 71 and MN Hwy 7, 2682 195th Ave SE. It opens both days at 8am with free bingo from 1-3pm on Saturday or come and enter our raffle drawings at $2 each. Cash prizes of $1000, $500 and $250 along with a variety of prizes to be given away.Admission is $5.00, 15 and under are free. Food and cold drinks all day. Come and enjoy the fun!

  15. Jun

    1. Outdoor Polka Service
      9:15 am – 10:15 am

      Peace Lutheran Church will be hosting the Annual Outdoor Polka Service at it’s 9:20 am outdoor service. Chuck Theil will be performing.We are located at 400 Franklin St. SW in Hutchinson. Bring your chair and enjoy!

  16. Jun

    1. Red Cross Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Cokato on Monday June 24th from 1-7pm at the First Baptist Church which is located at 395 Broadway Ave North in Cokato. This will be for all blood types. Walk-ins are welcome, however the Red Cross prefers appointments. For an appointment please call Margaret at 320-286-5827, Ruth at 320-286-2489 or Shirley at 320-286-2601. Thanks for giving!

  17. Jun

    1. June 25 Senior Linkage Line Specialist at Hutchinson Event Center
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Senior Linkage Line, a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, will have a specialist at the Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Highway 15 South) on Tuesday, June 25th, from 10:00 AM – noon. The specialist will assist seniors and answer questions about Medicare, Supplemental Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, prescription drugs and much more. The specialist will be at the Event Center the last Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433.

  18. Jun

    1. Noon Recital
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church will be hosting a noon recital on June 26th. We are located at 400 Franklin St. SW in Hutchinson. Come and enjoy!

    2. June 26 Red Cross Bloodmobile in Lester Prairie
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Lester Prairie City Hall (37 Juniper Street North) on Wednesday, June 26th, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM. If you are in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and are at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental consent), you’re encouraged to donate. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    3. June 26 Ice Cream Social at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Hector)
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA) of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (500 Cedar Avenue East) in Hector invites you to its annual Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 26th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. The meal will be served in the church’s Fellowship Hall and will include barbecues, turkey sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and homemade pie and ice cream. A free will donation will be accepted. Take out meals will be available.

  19. Jun

    1. Peace Lutheran Church Garage Sale (all-day)
      Jun 27 – Jun 29

      Peace Lutheran Church will be having their annual garage sale on June 27,28 and 29th. This is being held at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. June 27-4 to 7 pm, June 28-8to5pm and June 29th 8am to noon. We hope to see you there.

    2. June 27 & 28
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Four former area high school athletes (Courtney Fox, Ashley Kiecker, Molly Monahan and Amanda Tronick) who are currently members of the Bemidji State University volleyball team, will be teaming up with Papa Murphy’s Take’N’Bake Pizza (1380 Highway 15 South) in Hutchinson for a fundraiser to help the team travel to Nicaragua. On Thursday, June 27th, or Friday, June 28th, purchase at least $10.00 at Papa Murphy’s in Hutchinson, save your receipt and turn it into one of the girls between 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Another way to support the team is to purchase a Papa Murphy’s coupon book for only $5.00. Coupon books can be purchased at the Hutchinson location or by contacting one of the participants.

  20. Jun

    1. June 28 Deployment Party at Cosmos American Legion
      5:30 pm – 12:00 am

      The Beack-Thompson American Legion Post 126 (100 Astro Boulevard East) in Cosmos will host a Deployment Party for the National Guard Unit based in Litchfield. The event will be on Friday, June 28th, beginning with a chicken, fish and ribs buffet from 5:30 – 8:00 PM, followed by music provided by a DJ from 8:00 PM – midnight. The cost for the buffet is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Please call 320-877-7525 to confirm attendance.

    2. New Ulm Actors Community Theatre
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      New Ulm Actors Community Theatre requests the honor of your presence at a marriage (and a murder) Miss Inga Schleissithoff, daughter of Otto and Ivan Schleissithoff to Mr. Dino D. Dahmdan on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29, “Murder at the Schleissithoff Wedding”.

      A hog farmer from Essig is not happy that his daughter is marrying the son of a Mankato mob boss but the wedding invitations have gone out.

      Doors open at 6pm at the New Ulm Holiday Inn. $39/per person in advance. Tickets online: newulmact.com or at New Ulm Chamber or call 507-359-9990.


  21. 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.