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  1. Dec

    1. Theme Basket Auction
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St Mary’s Church of Bird Island is holding their Theme Basket Silent Auction, Bake Sale and Meal on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2nd and 3rd. Bake Sale and Silent Auction on Saturday from 3-6 pm and Sunday 9:30-12:15 p. Meal for Free Will offering following Saturday Mass.  

  2. Dec

    1. Living Water Puppets
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      On Sunday, December 3rd beginning at 1:00 pm The Living Water Puppets of Grace Bible Church will be putting on a special Christmas presentation titled, “It Happened in the Country.”  Young children will especially enjoy the puppets.  There is no charge—and the public is invited to attend.  

    2. Alive and Kickin
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Watertown Area Fine Arts Council is pleased to present Alive & Kickin in concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, MN on Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm. The concert is free to the public. A free will offering and donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit Friends For Life Foodshelf. More information can be found at www.watertownmnfac.org or visit their Facebook page

    3. BASICS Holiday Concert
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The BASICS have their Holiday Concert Benefit on Sunday, December 3rd at St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart at 3 pm. Join for an afternoon of music, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Light Lunch and more with all proceeds going to Chrystal Milbrandt and her battle with thyroid cancer.  

    4. Christmas Concert Benefit
      3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Christmas Concert Benefit for Chrystal Milbrandt will be Sunday, Dec 3rd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart. The BASICS perform at 3 pm, Hot Sandwich Meal at 4:30 pm for a Free Will Offering. Also dont forget to bid at the Silent Auction.  

    5. Nikolausabend
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Watertown has their Nikolausabend on Sunday, December 3rd from 4:30-7pm. It’s a Holiday Celebration for local families in need. Bring a new Child’s toy or a cash donation per person! Get a complimentary buffet meal indluding Bratwurst, Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, Spatzle, and more!

  3. Dec

    1. GSL ECFE Holiday Workshop
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The GSL ECFE has a Holiday Workshop on Tuesday, Dec 5th from 10:30-11:30am or 6-7 pm. The event is for kids ages 1 to Kindergarten entry and their familes. The kids will make ornaments, creating art, listen to music, and more! Tution is free, but you are encouraged to bring a new or unwrapped toy for a child in need. Register online at the GSL School Website or call 320-864-2681

  4. Dec

    1. Joint Christmas Concert
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Crow River Singers and Litchfield Area Male Chorus present two joint Holiday Concerts! First one Thursday, Dec 7th at 7 pm at the Litchfield Christian Church, Second on Sunday, Dec 10th , 2 pm at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Admission is $8, under 12 is free. Refreshments served.  

  5. Dec

    1. Santa Brunch
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      The Plato Lions Club has Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec 9th from 8:30-11:30a at the Plato Hall. All you can eat Eggs, Pancakes, and more! Free Will Donation accepted. Come See Santa! Proceeds benefit the Santa Bags and Family Care Fruit Baskets.  

    2. Christmas Cookie Sale
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is having it’s annual Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, Dec 9th from 9a-Gone. Bring your own carry out container for $8/pound. Proceeds benefit Tell the Next Generation.  

    3. St Lucia Tea and Open House
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Trinity Lutheran Church of Watertown have St. Lucia Tea and Open House on Saturday, Dec 9th from 11a-1p. Come for Music, Candles, Scandinavian Treats and more!

    4. Meeker County Historical Society Open House
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Meeker County Historical Society has their Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec 9th from 2-5 pm. Enjoy hot cider and cookies while you tour the museum in Litchfield. Free Event!

  6. Dec

    1. Christmas Market
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Catholic Church of Hutchinson has their 4th annual Christmas Market on Saturday, December 16th from 9a-1p. Serving Breakfast with St Nicholas ($5/person or $20/Family), Also Christmas tea and Coffee Part with Scones. Shop the Bake Sale, Vendors, Quilt Raffle, Silent Auction and more! All Proceeds go to the LEAST project, benefiting the elderly. 

    2. SL Winter Festival
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      The 15th Annual Silver Lake Winter Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 16 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.  There will be free sandwiches, cookies & beverages.  A coloring contest for the children (with cash prizes), music, and door prizes throughout the event.  Horse drawn rides available and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Silver Lake American Legion Club.

    3. Bluegrass Gospel Christmas
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Gospel Christmas at the DC Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Dec 16th at 6:30 pm. Performing includes the Kingery Family, the Kellen Family, and the Mahlstedt Family. Free will admission.

  7. Dec

    1. Silent Auction Fundraiser
      12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society has their Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, Dec 17th from Noon-2:30 pm at the Mcleod County Museum. Christmas Music with the Cogley Sisters at 1 pm. Items are on display for bidding from December 11th – 17th. More info at mcleodhistory.org

    2. Christmas Sing Along
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church presents their annual Christmas Sing-along on Sunday, Dec 17th at 2 pm. Free to attend, stay after for coffee or tea and a taste of “the 12 Breads of Christmas”

  8. Jan

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

      Enjoy a Pork Chop Dinner at the King Pin Pub of Plato to raise funds for improvements to the Plato Baseball Park. Serving from 11a-until Gone. $12 for a 2 Chop Dinner, $10 for a 1 Chop Dinner, and $4 for a Kids Meal.  

  9. Jan

    1. OA Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      There is an OA Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 2nd , 6:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson. Questions contact Sharon at 587-5889

  10. Jan

    1. TWOH Meeting
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next meeting of Todays Women of Hutchinson is on Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 pm at Harmony River.  

  11. Jan

    1. Open House
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society invites you to an open house in honor of Outgoing Executive Director Lori Stangell on her last day at the Museum on Friday, January 5th. The Open House will be from 4-7 pm and refreshments will be served. Stop by and wish Lori good luck in her next endeavor! 

  12. Jan

    1. Adults with Aging Parents Support Group
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      A Free Adults with Aging Parents Support Group will be meeting Tuesday, January 16th at Prince of Peace Retirement Living in Hutchinson starting at 6:30 pm. The Group is open to the public, find more info at poprl.org

    2. Workshops
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Church of Peace of NYA is having some free workshops in January from Lighthouse Conseling.
      Tuesday, Jan 16: Lisa Inman on Anxiety – Tuesday, Jan 23: Marie Riemer on Suicide – Tuesday, Jan 30: Rebecca McBride and Jodie Dittrich on Depression. The workshops are open to anyone wanting to learn how manage their own mental health.  

    3. Choir Rehearsals
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus is a 32-voice SATB community choir that rehearses in Norwood Young America and performs regularly in McLeod, Carver and Sibley counties.  The chorus will start rehearsing for its 14th spring concert season on Tuesday, January 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA.  New and prospective choir members are encouraged to join the choir at open rehearsals on January 16th or 23rd to see what it’s all about.  For more information, contact Karen de Boer, director, 320-300-8077.

  13. Jan

    1. Pizza and Play event
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      GSL ECFE has a Pizza and Play event coming up on Friday, January 19th at the Early Childhood Learning Center from 10:30-11:30a or 6-7p. Ages 1-Kindergarten entry are welcome for a night of hoops, bowling, bounce house fun and more! Register at the ECFE office or call 320-864-2681.  

  14. Jan

    1. BLHS Fishing Contest
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Join the BLHS FFA Alumni for their 2018 Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, January 20th from 3-6 pm on the south end of Lake Allie. Registration at 2 pm at the Buffalo Lake Rod and Gun Club, raffle to follow with over $10,000 in prizes awarded. Concessions available. Tickets available from any BLHS FFA Alumni Member.  

    2. Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      It’s the 9th annual Chili Feed at the Winsted American Legion from 4-7 pm on Saturday, January 20th. Advance Tickets are $9 ($10 at the door), Kids 10 and under are $5. Serving Chili, Cornbread, garlic bread, Veggies, Desserts and more!

    3. Crow River Radio Hour
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      A performance of Crow River Radio Hour-A Celebration of Small Towns will be held on Saturday,January 20th at the Watertown Primary School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets on  sale at Marketplace Foods or at the door. Adults $10,Children under 18 $5.  All proceeds to benefit Watertown Area Fine Arts Council. 

  15. Jan

    1. Pancake Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Sunday January 21 the Hamburg Lions will be hosting a Pancake Brunch, 8:30 – 12:30 at the Hamburg Community Hall. Menu consists of Pancakes, Scrambled eggs, sausages, apple sauce & beverage. Proceeds will go to Lions Youth Programs, both local and International.Bring your old eye glasses.

    2. Pancake Breakfast
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St John’s Catholic Church of Hector is having their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, January 21st from 9:30a-12:30p. The menu includes Pancakes, French Toast, Ham and Eggs, Apple Sauce and a beverage. Cost is just a free will donation. All are invited.