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  1. Sep

    1. Bras for a Cause
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Breast Cancer Support Group is inviting everyone to take part in the Bras for a Cause event on Tuesday, Sept. 8th from 7-8:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  Bring your own supplies and decorate a bra to support women with breast cancer.  Then from Sept. 8-Oct. 13 vote for your favorite bras.  Winners will be revealed on Oct 13th during a reception from 7-8:30 pm at the Center.

  2. Sep

    1. LP Paper Drive
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie from Sept 30th-Oct 15th.  Bring your items to the Trailer at the Church Parking Lot. Bring your Paper, Catalogs, Phone Books, Cardboard, and Shredded Paper.  Please No Strings or Plastic Around Paper and No Pizza Boxes with food on.

  3. Oct

    1. Dassel Pork Chop Feed
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Dassel Fire Dept is having their Pork Chop Feed on Friday, October 9th from 5-8 pm at the Fire Hall. Cost is $7 for those 11 and older, $5 for ages 5-10, and under 5 is free, extra chop is $2.

  4. Oct

    1. More than a Prophet
      9:00 am – 10:30 am

      Anara Pixler, originally from Kazakhstan and now a pastor’s wife in Glencoe, will be speaking at Oak Heights Covenant Church in Hutchinson Oct 10 at 9am. The theme of her message will be “More Than a Prophet”. Anara is a former Muslim who became a Christian fourteen years ago. Refreshments will be served. Childcare is available. A freewill offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome!!

    2. Fall Mission Fair
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Fall Mission Fair on Saturday, Oct 10th from 10a-2p.  There will be Food Booths, Games, Contests, Country Store, Canning booth, Arts and Crafts, Bakery and More!  All proceeds used for Missions.

    3. Power of the Purse
      10:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Litchfield Area Empower and the United Way of West Central Minnesota invite you to join them for “Power of the Purse” at Peter’s on Lake Ripley on Saturday, October 10th from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $45, and include an appetizer lunch and drink tickets. It’s a fantastic day of home tours, silent and live purse auctions, great food, great wine and great company! All proceeds will benefit early childhood programs and projects with Litchfield Area Empower and United Way of West Central Minnesota.  Find out more at liveunitedwcm.org

    4. Hotdish Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Montrose Methodist Church is hosting its annual Hotdish Supper on Sat Oct 10th from4:30 to 7 pm.  Featuring appetizers, salads, hotdish & beverage.  Adults $10; kids 5 to 10 $5; 4 and under free.  (dessert available for an additional $1)   Supper will be served in the church fellowship hall and is handicap accessible.  

  5. Oct

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The New Germany Commercial Club will be hosting their annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle   Breakfast on Sunday, October 11 at the city hall from 8:30 AM  to 12:30 PM.  The meal will include all the waffles you can eat with  the  many delicious toppings and the Schroeder Breakfast sausages.  Advance tickets are available $8.00 each or $9.00 at the door,  contact Shirley Jaeger  952-353-2208 .  Proceeds are for park beautification and the annual childrens holiday parties.  Everyone welcome!

    2. Fall Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions Club is having their Fall Brunch on Sunday, Oct 11th from 8:30a-Noon at the SL Auditorium.  On the menu is Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit and Beverage.  Adults are $7, Under 12 is $3.  Proceeds support the SL Lions Football Program.  Also bring an item for the Food Shelf.  

    3. Baked Chicken Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      You are invited to the Baked Chicken Dinner with all the fixings at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake on Sunday, Oct 11th.  Dinner served from 11a-1p in the Fellowship Hall.  Shop the Craft and Bake Sale for goodies and hand crafted items.  Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for Grads K-6, and Preschool is $1.  

    4. St. John’s Mission Festival
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is having their Mission Festival and Hog Roast Dinner on Sunday, Oct 11th from 11a-2p.  Take Outs are available.  Proceeds support St. John’s Panama Mission Trip, Confirmation Camp and Stephen Ministry.  Come early for worship at 10 am with guest preacher Rev. Mark Moss, LCMS Missionary to West Africa.

    5. Lumbar River Quartet
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran of Watertown presents the Lumbar River Quartet featuring Southern Gospel
      Music from Lumberton,NC on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are available at the door $10.00
      or call Sharon at (952)955-2400.  Dessert and fellowship following the concert.

  6. Oct

    1. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 12th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  7. Oct

    1. Turkey Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Vineyard United Methodist Church of Hutchinson has their annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 4-7 pm.  Serving Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and more!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4-10, under 4 is free.  Take Out Delivery is available (call 587-2200 for delivery).  Also shop the Country Store, Crafts, Baked Goods, and Produce Sale.  

  8. Oct

    1. Community Health Meeting
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Meeker-Mcleod-Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly Community Health Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct 15th from 9-11:30 am.  The meeting is at the Mcleod County Soild Waste Management building in Hutchinson and is open to the public.

  9. Oct

    1. Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson is having their Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct 16th from 8a-4p and Saturday, Oct 18th from 9-Noon.  Everything is 50 cents unless marked.   Saturday is $2 bag day.

  10. Oct

    1. Chili and Soup Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Chili and Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct 17th from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free. 

    2. Art and Costume Show
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Fall into Fashion as the South Central Artisans present their Wearable Art and Costume Show on Saturday, Oct. 17th at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from 11:30a-1:30p.  A Pasta Bar will be served and there will be a boutique during the event.  Tickets are $12 available online at Hutchinsonarts.org or by calling 587-7278.  

  11. Oct

    1. Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      MN Pioneer Park of Annandale invites you to their Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct 18th from 9a-1p.  Serving Eggs, Sausage, Juice…and their all you can eat Maple Syrup Pancakes.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, under 3 eat free.

    2. Kingston Turkey Dinner
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Kingston Lions Club is holding their annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Oct 18th from 11a-2p at the Kingston Community Center.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-10.  Don’t forget to bring your used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

  12. Oct

    1. Paper Drive
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus are having a Paper Drive on Oct 23rd and 24th.  Drop off your paper items on the north side of Holy Family Church in SL.  Items accepted include: Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, and junk mail (items must be clean and dry).  Program benefits: SL Ambulance, Fire Department, and Winterfest.  

    2. Soup and Sandwich Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of Peace in NYA is hosting their Soup and Sandwich Lunch on Friday, Oct 23rd from 11a-1p.  Cost is a free will offering.  

  13. Oct

    1. Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is hosting their annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, Oct 25th, Serving from Noon-5 pm.  Adults are $15, Children 12 and under are $8…take outs are available.  On the menu…Lutefisk, Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Coleslaw and more!

  14. Oct

    1. Bloodmobile in Cokato
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Cokato on Monday, October 26th from 1 – 7 PM at the First Baptist Church, 395 Broadway Ave. North.  Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.  For an appointment call Margaret at 320-286-5827 or Shirley at 320-286-2601.

  15. Oct

    1. Harvest Festival
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      The GSL ECFE is having their Harvest Festival on Thursday, Oct 29th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Learning Center.  The festival is for kids ages birth-Kindergarten entry and their parents.  There will be an outdoor scavenger hunt and more!  No admission, but you are encouraged to bring food for the food shelf

  16. Oct

    1. Trunk or Treat
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Bethlehem United Methodist Church is having their Trunk or Treat event on Halloween, Oct 31st from 5-6:30 pm in their church parking lot.  It’s a free, alternative celebration  for kids.  Their lot will be decorated and car trunks filled with candy.  

  17. Nov

    1. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 9th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  18. Dec

    1. Holiday Events
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Two Holiday events are coming up…The annual Cup of Christmas Tea Benefit is on Sunday, Dec 6th at 1 pm at the historic Hotel Jorgenson in Hutchinson.  The following night, the Awaken your Holiday Spirit fundraiser is at Zella’s Restaurant on Monday, Dec 7th.