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  1. Apr

    1. ECFE garage sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The 24th Annual Spring ECFE Garage Sale at HLWW High School on Saturday, April 11, 9 am-noon. 20+ spaces of families selling children’s clothes size 0-14, maternity clothes, accessories, books, toys. No admission fee. 

    2. Benefit Dinner
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit dinner and silent auction for Nona Revard on Saturday, April 11th from 3-7pm at the Dassel Covenant Church.  Free will donation for food and bid on the silent auction items.  All money raised will help make the Revard home handicapped accessible battling Lyme Disease.

    3. Hog Roast
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Winsted Sportsmens club annual Hog Roast is Saturday, April 11th at the Blue Note in Winsted.  Serving from 5-8 pm, advance tickets are $9…$10 at the door.  Take outs available.  

    4. Storytelling Program
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      “Ya sure, I’m a Norvegin Luteran” will be presented by professional storyteller, Pati Kachel, on Saturday, April 11th at 7pm at Shalom Baptist Church.  This event is sponsored by our local lodge of the Sons of Norway.  Come and be refreshed by listening to Pati’s good humor, songs, poems and heartwarming stories. Her original, insightful and inspiring presentations have been enjoyed by audiences from Seattle to Pittsburgh, as well as in Canada and the Netherlands.  Admission is free.  Contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 for more info.

  2. Apr

    1. Get to know NAMI
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Get to know NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) on Tueday, April 14th 7-8 pm at Ridgewater College, Hutchinson campus.  Hear first-hand how our work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families, Hear from a person who combats a mental illness but is now an advocate for hope and recovery.  Hear from a family member about the experiences of their family.  Learn about our education, support programs and what we are doing to advocate for good mental health policies.  Learn how you can get involved, take action and make a difference!  Please RSVP to Kay King at 1-651-645-2948 ext. 113 OR kking@namimn.org

  3. Apr

    1. Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 15th at Vineyard United Methodist Church.  The event is from 4:30-7 pm, and is a free will offering.

  4. Apr

    1. Faith Rummage Sale
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is holding their rummage sale April 16-18th at the church.  Hours Thursday are 4-8 pm, Friday 8a-6p, and Saturday 8a-noon.  Saturday is Bag Day.  

    2. Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire’s Spring Firearms Safety Class is starting on Thursday, April 16th.  Class is open to all boys and girls ages 11 and older, adults welcome.  Class size is limited so you must register.  Attendance at all classes is required.  For info or to register contact Brian at schmelingoil@gmail.com

  5. Apr

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

      The Glencoe VFW Auxiliary is sponsoring a Pillow Cleaning on Friday, April 17th from 7a-3p at the VFW in Glencoe.  New Ticking, Cleaning, and Returned the same day.  

    2. Crow River Singers
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers present “Our Favorite Things”, favorite selections from the Choir and Director.  There will be two performances.  One on Friday, April 17th at 7 pm at First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson…the next at 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson on Sunday, April 19th.  Admission is $7, Refreshments are served. 

  6. Apr

    1. Foster Program Meeting
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Learn about becoming a Foster Parent on Saturday, April 18th from 9a-3p at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management Building in Hutchinson.  This meeting is to learn about and ask questions about the foster care program in Mcleod County.  Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent should attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Questions contact Amy at 1-800-247-1756.

  7. Apr

    1. Pioneer Park Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale is having their 38th Annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast on Sunday April 19 from 9a-1p!  So bring your family and friends to enjoy the home made breakfast! Meal includes:  Scrambled Eggs; Sausage; Juice, Coffee or Milk and ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES with freshly bottled REAL Maple Syrup!!!  Cost for this event is only $8/adult * $4/child ages 4-12 * 3 years and younger are FREE!!

    2. German Dinner
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart is having their Polka Worship and German Dinner on Sunday, April 19th.  Worship starts at 10 am with the Wendinger Band, Dinner from 11a-1p.  Serving German Potato Salad or Scalloped Potatoes, Brats and Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, German Sauerkraut, and more.  Cost for diner is a free will donation.  

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

      The New Auburn VFW invites you to a Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, April 19th.  Serving from 10:30a-1p at the New Auburn Fire Hall.  Adults are $9, Children 5-11 are $5, under 5 is free.  Serving Potato and Buttermilk Pancakes, Pork Sausage, Applesauce and more.

    4. PTL Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. James Lutheran School of Howard Lake invites you to their annual PTL Dinner on Sunday, April 19th from 11a-1p.  The fundraiser features a western themed meal, carnival games, and a silent auction.  Adults are $8, Children 4-12 are $5, under 3 is free.  

    5. BLHS Music Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Sunday, April 19 the BLHS Music Department is hosting the “White Sidewalls Love Potion #10 Muscial” and Grill-Out at the BLHS High School Gym.  The grill out starts at 4:00 - hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, rootbeer floats, coffee and bars will be available for purchase. The White Sidewalls performance will begin at 5:00pm with the BLHS high school choir members performing some songs with the group.  

      Tickets for the White Sidewalls performance can be purchased from a BLHS band or choir member, or be purchased at the door. Tickets are $25.00 each. 

  8. Apr

    1. SL City Wide
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Silver Lakes City Wide Garage Sales are Thursday-Saturday (April 23-25).  8a-5p Thur and Fri, 8-Noon on Saturday.

    2. Creekside Community Church Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Creekside Community Church of Arlington welcomes Southern Gospel group Still Water on Thursday, April 23rd at 7 pm.  No admission, but a Free will offering will be taken.

    3. Ridgewater Choir
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      On Thursday, April 23, Ridgewater’s combined choir of students from both Hutchinson and Willmar campuses will perform at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The 7:00 pm performance is free and open to the public.  This year’s theme is “All in the Family,” and will feature songs from childhood and family relationships.

  9. Apr

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

      St. Pauls UCC of Plato is having their Salad Luncheon on Friday, April 24th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $8

    2. Hammer and Nails Dinner
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Crow River Habitat for Humanity is hosting their Hammer and Nails fundraiser dinner on Friday, April 24th at the Days Inn, Hutchinson.  5:30 pm is social hour, dinner and entertainment at 6 pm.  Tickets are $40 each, $5 for raffle tickets.  Proceeds benefit the groups 2015 build.  

  10. Apr

    1. Dads Belgian Waffles
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Legion and DC Boy Scouts present Dad’s Belgian Waffles on Saturday, April 25th from 8-11a at the Dassel History Center.  Serving all you can eat Waffles, Toppings Sausages, and beverages.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $5

    2. Autism Fair
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Fairfax Library is hosting an Autism Resource Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 9a-Noon.  Get information and resources, Books, videos, sensory friendly movie, and more!  

    3. DAV Open House
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Disabled American Veterans of Hutchinson is having an open house on Saturday, April 25th from 11a-3p at their new location, 177 3rd Ave NW.  A light lunch and beverage is served.  View their new place, meet some members, and learn about the DAV.  

    4. Annie’s Fight
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s a day for Annie’s Fight, benefiting Annie Wilner-Miller on April 25th from 3-8 pm at the Cosmos Legion.  Silent Auction will be from 3-7 pm, Food Served from 5-7 pm, Shop at the bake sale, Live Auction at 7, then stick around for live music after the benefit.  Proceeds benefit Annie’s medical expenses after being left paralyzed due to a broken vertebrae.  

    5. Link Union Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Association presents Link Union on Saturday, April 25th, 7 pm at Park Elementary in Hutchinson.  This family group sings a variety of tunes from rock to country…gospel to mountain music.  Cost is $20 at the door, memberships for the season are also available.

  11. Apr

    1. Polka Service
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Faith Presbyterian Church of Silver Lake, will be holding their Polka Service featuring “Jim’s Brewers” on Sunday, April 26 at 10 am.  Immediately following the service, there will be a picnic hosted by the Faith Preschool Committee in the church basement.  Free will offering – all are welcome!!

    2. Winsted Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is holding their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 26th from 11a-1p.  Free Will Offering for Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Cheesy Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, andmore!  Take outs available.  The day starts with worship featuring Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers at 10 am.

    3. Po L K of A Dance
      1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      The Polka Lovers Klub of America is holding their King and Queen Coronation Dance at the Pla Mor Ballroom in Glencoe on Sunday, April 26th from 1:30-5:30pm.  All Club Members free with Membership Cards, non Members are $5.  

  12. Apr

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

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake at St. James Lutheran School on Tuesday, April 28th from 1-6:45 pm.  Appointments are preferred, walk ins welcome.  For an appointment call Donna at 320-543-2444.