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  1. Oct

    1. October 23 ISD 423 Relicensure Committee Meeting
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Relicensure Committee of Hutchinson School District #423 will be meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd. The meeting will begin at 4:00 PM in the Media Center of West Elementary School (875 School Road SW). Other meeting dates for the school year are: January 10th, March 26th, and May 28th.

  2. Oct

    1. October 26 & 27 Silver Lake K of C Paper Drive
      7:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus Mother Cabrini Council #1841 is holding a paper drive on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, with drop off times of 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM both days. The trailer is located on the north side of Holy Family Catholic Church (720 Main Street West) in Silver Lake. Items collected include newspapers, paper grocery bags, cardboard boxes, paper egg cartons, telephone books, catalogs and magazines. Please put newspapers in paper bags or boxes. Do not bundle with twine or string. The profits from this paper drive will go to the Silver Lake Winter Festival and Cedar Crest of Silver Lake Activities Fun. For more information, call 320-327-3115 .

  3. Oct

    1. October 27 The Bumps Stop Here Relay for Life Team Event
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Bumps Stop Here Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a holiday vendor, craft and bake sale on Saturday, October 27th, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at First Lutheran Church (925 13th Street East) in Glencoe. Lunch will be available, door prizes will be given away every ½ hour and there will be a goodie bag given to the first 100 people. A percentage of all sales will go to the American Cancer Society.

    2. October 27 – Fall Bazaar at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stewart
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (300 Croyden Street) in Stewart will have its Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27th, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The luncheon will feature homemade beef soup, hot turkey and barbecue sandwiches, pie and coffee. The bazaar will also include crafts on display and for sale, garden produce for sale, a bake sale, and a country store.

    3. October 27 Chili/Soup Luncheon at St. John Lutheran
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood (17725 53rd Street), rural New Germany, will have its Chili/Soup Luncheon & Bake Sale on Saturday, October 27th, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.

  4. Oct

    1. October 28 Potato Pancake Breakfast at Hutchinson VFW
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hutchinson VFW Post 906 (247 1st Avenue SE) invites you to its monthly Potato Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 28th, with serving from 9:00 AM – noon. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, ham, sausages and fruit for only $8.00. The breakfast is served on the fourth Sunday of each month.

    2. October 28 German Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church (700 Division Street East) in Brownton invites you to its 29th Annual German Dinner on Sunday, October 28th, with serving from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The dinner will follow a Polka Service with Chuck Thiel at 9:00 AM. The menu includes brats, meatballs, glazed carrots, real mashed potatoes and gravy, German potato salad and sauerkraut. Tickets are $9.00, $5.00 for children ages 6 – 10, and free for preschoolers. Takeout orders will be available. Tickets will be on sale on Sunday, October 28th, from 8:30 – 9:00 AM and after the worship service.

    3. October 28 New Auburn VFW Potato Pancake Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Auburn VFW Post #7266 is sponsoring a Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, October 28th, with serving from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the New Auburn Fire Hall (8402 4th Street NW). Enjoy all you can eat 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 free for kids 5 years of age and younger.

    4. October 28 Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner at Bethel Lutheran Church
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church (77 Lincoln Avenue) in Lester Prairie will serve its 37th Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner on Sunday, October 28th, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. The meal will be served family style, with a menu of lutefisk, meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, lefse, corn, coleslaw, cranberries and more. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children 12 years of age and younger. For more information, call 320-395-2125 or visit www.lpbethel.org.

  5. Oct

    1. Through October 25 Donations Sought for Fall Festival for Special Needs Children
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Donations are currently being accepted for Hutchinson Public Schools’ Fall Festival for Children with Special Needs. This year’s event will be on Monday, October 29th, at West Elementary School (875 School Road SW) from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Donations for the event will be taken through October 25th. If you would like to make a donation, contact Heidi Pulkrabek at 320-587-7112 or 320-583-0305 . Cash donations should be sent to Hutchinson Public Schools, Attn: Lisa Kraft, 30 Glen Street N., Hutchinson, MN 55350.

  6. Oct

    1. October 30 McLeod Council of the American Legion and Auxiliary Meeting
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The McLeod County Council of the American Legion and Auxiliary will meet at the Silver Lake American Legion Post 141 (241 Main Street East) on Tuesday, October 30th, starting at 7:30 PM.

  7. Oct

    1. October 31 “Trick or Treat” at Ecumen Oaks & Pines
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Area children and families are invited to “Trick or Treat” at Ecumen Oaks & Pines on Wednesday, October 31st, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Residents will be handing out treats in the 1st floor living room area of both buildings. This event is for children 12 and younger. All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. Ecumen Oaks & Pines is located at 945 & 1015 Century Avenue SW in Hutchinson. For more information contact Jane Messner at 320-234-0868 .

    2. October 31 Brownton Lions Youth Halloween Party
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Lions will sponsor a Youth Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31st, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Brownton Community Center (310 2nd Street North).  The event is for children in sixth grade and younger.  The cost for the event is $3.00 per child, up to a maximum of $10.00 per family.  All proceeds will be donated to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.  They will also be collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids to be donated to Lions International for recycling.

  8. Nov

    1. November 1 Fall Luncheon & Bake Sale at Good Shepherd Lutheran
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (1407 Cedar Avenue) of Glencoe will be hosting a Fall Luncheon & Bake Sale on Thursday, November 1st, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Enjoy hot turkey sandwiches, potato salad, relishes, chips, desserts and beverages. The price is $7.00 with takeout orders available. The public is invited.

    2. November 1 Bloodmobile in Plato
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Plato on Thursday, November 1st, at Cross Roads West (10478 Bell Avenue). Hours for the blood drive will be from 1:00 – 7:00 PM. If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed 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 .

    3. November 1 Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary will serve its monthly spaghetti supper on Thursday, November 1st, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM in the American Legion Post 96 Commander’s Room (please use east entrance). The cost is $6.00 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 years of age and younger. All suppers are open to the public, families are welcome and take out orders will be available. Suppers are served the first Thursday of each month October through May.

  9. Nov

    1. November 2 Chili & Pie Luncheon and Bake Sale
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. John’s Lutheran Church (410 1st Street North) in Winsted invites you to its annual Chili & Pie Luncheon and Bake Sale on Friday, November 2nd. The luncheon will be served in the church’s Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Takeout orders will be available and you can place your order by calling (320) 485-2522.

  10. Nov

    1. November 3 St. Andrew’s Catholic Church Fall Bazaar & Quilt Display
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Andrew’s Catholic Church (17 1st Street NW) in Fairfax invites you to its Fall Bazaar & Quilt Display on Saturday, November 3rd, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Starting bright and early at 8:30 AM, they’ll be serving apple dumplings, rolls and coffee. From 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM, they’ll be serving a soup and sandwich luncheon as well as desserts. The bazaar will also include a bake sale, crafts sale and country store items.

    2. November 3 D-C Early Childhood Advisory Craft Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Dassel-Cokato Early Childhood Advisory Council will sponsor its Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the D-C High School/Middle School (4852 Reardon Avenue SW), located between Dassel and Cokato along Highway 12. The event will feature 80-plus craft vendors and fun food vendors. Admission and parking are both free.

    3. November3 Fall Extravaganza at Harmony River
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Harmony River Living Center and Auxiliary is sponsoring it’s FALL EXTRAVAGANZA on Saturday, November 3rd, from 9 am – 2 pm. in the community room.  Come check out the arts and crafts, baked goods and items from vendors.  There will be drawings for door prizes with no admission charge. Harmony River Living Center is located at 1555 Sherwood Street SE, Hutchinson, MN.

  11. Nov

    1. November 6 Election Day Luncheon in Winsted
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Holy Family Council #204 invites you to its annual Election Day Luncheon on Tuesday, November 6th, from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Holy Trinity Social Hall (110 Winsted Avenue West) in Winsted. Enjoy homemade chicken noodle soup and chili, pie and ice cream, and beverages. There will also be a country store and bake sale from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM in conjunction with the luncheon. Coffee and donuts will be served from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the country store and bake sale.

  12. Nov

    1. December 7 “Joy to the World” at St. John’s Lutheran (Winsted)
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join in the celebration of Christmas with “Joy to the World” at St. John’s Lutheran Church (410 1st Street North) in Winsted on Friday, December 7th. Hors d’Oeuvres and refreshments will be served from 6:00 – 7:00 PM with the concert, featuring Pastor Mark Loder and the St. John’s Quartet, beginning at 7:15 PM. The cost is a free will donation to support St. John’s ministry and seminary student Karl Yahr.

  13. Nov

    1. November 8 Focus on Healthy Living at MMH
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Meeker Memorial Hospital (612 South Sibley) in Litchfield will present its next Focus on Healthy Living program on Thursday, November 8th, beginning at 6:30 PM at the MMH Conference Center.  The program is called “A Confident Retirement,” and will teach you how to take a disciplined and integrated approach to planning for your dreams and goals, as well as financing for your health.  The event is free.  Call  320-693-4519 for more information, or visit www.meekermemorial.org.

  14. Nov

    1. November 9 -10 Holiday Open House at Emmaus Gift Shop
      5:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Emmaus Gift Shop (200 North Holcombe) in Litchfield is having its “Holiday Open House” on Friday, November 9th, and Saturday, November 10th. Friday’s hours will be from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday’s hours will be from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Check out the gifts and holiday decorations, plus there will be coffee, cider and cookies to enjoy! In conjunction with the open house, there will be a bake sale on Saturday beginning at 9:00 AM. Everyone is welcome. The Emmaus Gift Shop is a non-profit, volunteer staffed organization with proceeds benefiting the residents of Ecumen of Litchfield, formerly Augustana Homes.

  15. Nov

    1. November 10 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, November 10th. 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.

  16. Nov

    1. November 11 Community Bingo at Ecumen Oaks & Pines
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area seniors are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, November 11th, 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 .

  17. Nov

    1. November 12 Benefit for the Families of Brandon Lindeman and Dusting Odenthal
      11:00 am – 9:00 pm

      A benefit is planned for the families of Brandon Lindeman and Dustin Odenthal, both of whom died in an automobile accident in late September. The benefit will be on Monday, November 12th, from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM at Buffalo Wild Wings (1040 Highway 15 South) in Hutchinson. 15 percent of each check will be donated to the families when you bring in a printed flyer and present it when you pay your bill. To print a copy of the flyer, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/431828280209185/. .

    2. November 12th Hutchinson ECFE Relatives as Caregivers
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hutchinson Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is hosting a Relatives as Caregivers event at the ECFE building- 775 School Rd. S-on Monday  November 12th from 6-8 p.m. This event is for all grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends who are doing full time care for children who are not on their own. There will be a pizza supper and childcare. Come and check out this night of information and support. Call 320-587-8908 or email ecfe@hutchtel.net for more information.

  18. Nov

    1. November 13 National Memory Screening Day at Lakeview Ranch
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      National Memory Screening Day is Tuesday, November 13th, and Lakeview Ranch (22851 State Highway 15) in Dassel is participating by offering free, confidential memory screenings. The screenings are the first step toward proper diagnosis and care. To schedule your screening, call Lakeview Ranch at 320-275-5515 or visit  www.nationalmemoryscreening.org. National Memory Screening Day is an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

    2. November 13 Bloodmobile at Peace Center
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Peace Center of Peace Lutheran Church (400 Franklin Street SW) in Hutchinson on Tuesday, November 13, from noon – 6:00 PM. If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental/guardian permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.