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  1. Dec
    13
    Sat

    1. HOMN Animal Shelter Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The Heart of MN Animal Shelter invites you to their holiday bake sale on Saturday, Dec 13th at the Hutchinson Mall.  Sale starts at 9 am and runs until sold out.  

    2. Songs of Christmas Past
      7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents Songs of Christmas Past with Ervin George Asmus.  Two Shows…Saturday Dec 13th at 7 pm, and Sunday, Dec 14th at 2 pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults, Children 12 and under are $5, Under 5 is free.  Proceeds benefit restoring the Opera House.  

  2. Dec
    14
    Sun

    1. Vikings Tailgate Party
      11:00 am – 3:30 pm

      Gopher Campfire Club is having a MN Vikings Tailgate Party on Sunday, Dec 14th at their Club.  Your $20 ticket includes all the food and beverage you care to have.  Doors open at 11 am, Raffles also being held for a big screen TV and cash prizes.  

    2. Advent Lunch/sing along
      11:15 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester prairie has their Advent Lunch, Get Together, and Carol sing on Sunday, Dec 14th from 11:15a-1p.  Everyone is invited to the Potluck Meal, followed by the old fashioned Christmas carol sing along.  You can also bid on the silent auction, and shop the holiday store.  

    3. Ice Fishing Seminar
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Grace Bible Church of Silver lake is hosting an informational seminar titled “Ice Fishing and Spearing” on Sunday, Dec 14th starting at 2 pm.  Dr. Tom McCracken and Jason Walz lead the discussion.  This Outdoor get-together will include a brief devotional time, and will explain what type of equipment is needed, safety tips, places to go, and more. Anyone any age is invited to attend, and there is no charge.

    4. Cowboy Christmas
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake and the Living Water Puppets presents the Christmas musical “A Cowboy Christmas” on Sunday, Dec 14th starting at 5 pm.  No charge, everyone is welcome.

    5. Country Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is hosting a Country Christmas at 7 pm on Sunday, Dec 14th featuring the Ragtown Band.  Refreshments will follow.  

  3. Dec
    15
    Mon

    1. Tim Orth Foundation accepting applications
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      The Tim Orth Foundation is accepting applications for their annual Spring Basketball benefit game.  The TOF is designed to help young people who are ill and in need of assistance paying for their medical treatment.  Applications will be accepted until December 29th.  You can obtain an application by calling Ralph at 320-587-6733 or Don at 320-864-6010.  

  4. Dec
    18
    Thu

    1. Holiday Outreach Dinner
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Hutchinson REACH program will be holding their annual Holiday Outreach Dinner on Thursday, Dec 18th from 6-7 pm at Peace Lutheran Church.  The dinner is open to anyone needing a warm meal, a time to celebrate, and an atmosphere of HOPE.  Must have a Ticket to attend, but Free Tickets are available at Common Cup Ministry or Peace Lutheran Church.

  5. Dec
    20
    Sat

    1. Lunch with Santa
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      It’s Lunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec 20th from 11a-2p at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds.  The event is free to families with children of charge courtesy of the Foundation for Challenged Children.  

    2. Silver Lake Winter Festival
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Winter Festival will be Saturday, Dec 20th from 12:30-3 pm at the Silver Lake Auditorium.  Free Sandwiches, Sleigh Rides, Music and more!  See the Reindeer and take a photo with them, plus meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Kids can take part in the coloring contest.  

    3. Glencoe Living Nativity
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      On Saturday, Dec 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, come and visit a Living Nativity at Oak Leaf Park in Glencoe.  Presented by Glencoe Area Churches, this is a drive-thru production, featuring six scenes depicting the Good News of Jesus’ birth.  Live animals, crafted scenery, biblical characters and music provide a memorable Christmas experience.  Admission is free; however donations of food or money will be collected for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. 

  6. Dec
    22
    Mon

    1. Legion bussing tables
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Glencoe American Legion will be bussing tables at Unhinged Pizza on Monday, Dec 22nd from 4-8 pm.  Proceeds from Tips and food will benefit the Legion.  

  7. Dec
    24
    Wed

    1. Movie for the Food Shelf
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Century 9 Theatres in Hutchinson is having a benefit for the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf on Wednesday, Dec 24th.  They will show the movie White Christmas at 11 am and 2 pm.  Free Showings, Cider, Coffee, and Cookies.  Just bring an item for the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.

  8. Jan
    3
    Sat

    1. Auditions for DC Community Theatre
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Auditions for the DC Community Theatre production of “The Romancers” will take place Saturday, Jan 3rd at 11 am, and Monday, Jan 5th at 6 pm at the Dassel History Center.  Those interested are welcome to come to either audition time and should bring their calendar and winter conflict schedule. Wear clothing that will give you freedom of movement as you may be asked to do some simple fight choreography or basic fencing moves.  If unable to attend either date, or if you have any questions, contact Production Assistant Deborah Moen at 612-236-5137.Those interested in helping with set construction or behind the scenes should contact Deborah Moen.

  9. Jan
    4
    Sun

    1. Cokato Museum Open House
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Cokato Museum & Historical Society invites the public for its 15th Annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 4, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The open house will take place in the Centennial Room of the library/museum building.  At this open house the Finnish custom of “melting tin” will be demonstrated. This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact the museum at 320-286-2427, on the web at www.cokatomuseum.org

  10. Jan
    8
    Thu

    1. Spaghetti Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Hutchinson American Legion Auxiliary is having their next spaghetti supper on Thursday, Jan 8th from 4-7 pm at their new location…the Hutchinson Elks Lodge on Hwy 7 east.  Take outs available.  

    2. Today’s Women of Hutch
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Next Meeting of Today’s Women of Hutchinson is Thursday, Jan 8th, 7 pm at Hometown Realty.

  11. Jan
    10
    Sat

    1. Corn Giveaway/Breakfast
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Shady Lane Sportsmen’s Club is having a corn giveaway for wildlife, and breakfast on Saturday, Jan 10th from 7-11 am at their Clubhouse.

  12. Jan
    12
    Mon

    1. Railroad art
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Museum presents Railroad Art from John Cartwright on Monday, Jan 12th from 6-7 pm.  For info you can go to mcleodhistory.org

  13. Jan
    14
    Wed

    1. Senior Dance
      1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Next Senior Dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, Jan 14th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Jerry’s One Man Band.

  14. Jan
    17
    Sat

    1. Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The 3rd annual High Island Lake Ice Fishing Contest will be Saturday, Jan 17th.  Registration starts at 9 am, Fishing from 10a-2p.  $5 entry fee…and Cash Prizes awareded for various fishing categories.  Food is available on site, and door prizes are awarded. 

    2. Cedar Mills Lions Membership Drive
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Cedar Mills Lions are having their membership drive on Saturday, Jan 17th from Noon-2 pm at the Cedar Mills Gun Club.  Serving Free Lunch, informational speakers will be on hand also to talk about the Lions and their service activities.  For info contact Wayne at 320-583-0041.

  15. Jan
    18
    Sun

    1. Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins is having their next Bouja and Chicken Noodle Soup Sale on Sunday, Jan 18th.  Serving from 8:30a-Noon, Bouja is $13 per gallon, Chicken Noodle is $12 per gallon.  You may pre order by calling Larry at 320-764-2965.

  16. Jan
    23
    Fri

    1. Lets Discover Day
      9:00 am – 7:30 pm

      The GSL ECFE is Sponsoring at “Lets Discover” Day on Friday, Jan 23rd.  Two times for the event…9-10am or 6:30-7:30 pm.  Activities will encourage problem solving skills and explore the why behind how things work. Be prepared to build, investigate, explore, and discover! Tuition: FREE. Please consider bringing used cell phones, ink cartridges or box tops for education that will support GSL programs.

  17. Jan
    24
    Sat

    1. Premiere Party
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Macaroni Kid Hutchinson and the Disney Channel present a Premiere Party on Saturday, Jan 24th from 11:30a-1:30p at the Glencoe Library.  The party is for Macaroni Kids from ages 2-7 to celebrate the premiere of Miles from Tomorrowland.  You’ll see the show, plus there will be snacks, activities, and goodie bags.  

  18. Jan
    25
    Sun

    1. Turkey and Ham Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      St. Pius X Catholic School in Glencoe is having their turkey and Ham Dinner plus Bingo on Sunday, Jan 25th from 11a-1:30 pm.  On the menu is Turkey, Ham, Potatoes and more!  Tickets are $9 for adults, Ages 3-12 are $5, and under 2 is free.  Proceeds benefit the school.  

  19. Jan
    26
    Mon

    1. Harmony River meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Harmony River Auxiliary will be holding their meeting on Monday, Jan 26th at 2 pm in the lower level conference room.  All members are welcome.  

    2. Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another Parent Seminar on Monday, Jan 26th from 7-8 pm featuring Jeff Jenson, GSL Technology Director.  The ever-changing world of technology has created an influx of high tech parenting issues.  Join us for discussion about the positives and negatives of technology in our children’s lives. Nominal fee applies.  Continuing Education credit/certificates available.

  20. Jan
    27
    Tue

    1. Midwest Dairy Meeting
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      The Midwest Dairy district meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27th, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Registration starts at 11, a free lunch and the meeting will follow at noon. All active dairy producers in Carver and McLeod County are invited to attend.