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  1. Apr

    1. Pet Supply Drive
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association & Miller Lite, together with the Liquor Hutch ask you to bring Cat or Dog food, leashes, blankets, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cash or oher items. All donations will go to the Hutchinson Heart of MN Animal Shelter. For a full “Wish List” of items  or to drop your donations go to the Liquor Hutch.  Supplies drive starts April 1st and runs until April 30, 2014.  

  2. Apr

    1. Dassel Fish Fry
      11:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club is having their Spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 25th serving from 11:30a-7 pm at their club on Lake Washington at Sportsmens Park.  Adults are $10, under 12 is $5.  

  3. Apr

    1. Glencoe Food Drive
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Glencoe Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are teaming up to collect food for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf this Saturday, April 26th.  Please place non-perishable food items in a bag and place it outside on your doorstep by 9 am Saturday morning for the Scouts to pick up.  This includes the city of Glencoe.  If you are missed during the pick up, please drop your donation off at the Food Shelf in Glencoe.

    2. Gustafson Benefit
      2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      You are invited to the Misty Gustafson family benefit on Saturday, April 26th at the VFW in Hutchinson.  There will be a 2 pm bean bag tournament, Dinner from 4:30-6:30 pm, Silent Auction at 7 pm, and Live Music at 8 pm.  Misty is fighting stage 4 breast cancer, for info go to their caring bridge page.

    3. Whitcomb benefit
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You are invited to a benefit for Sue Whitcomb on Saturday, April 26th at the Atwater Community Center from 3-7 pm.  Enjoy Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, Silent Auction, and a live auction .  Cost is a free will donation for the meal.  Funds raised will help with Sue’s medial needs as she fights Pancreatic and Liver Cancer.  

  4. Apr

    1. Our Saviors Auction
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Our Savior Lutheran Schools annual Auction is coming up on Sunday, April 27th at the Church in Hutchinson.  The Bake Sale runs from 9 am until gone, Lunch served from 11 am -12:30 pm (Free Will donation for lunch), Silent Auction from 9 am – 1 pm, and Live Auction starting at 12:30 pm.  

    2. Pancake Breakfast in Annandale
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale is hosting their 37th annual Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 27th.  Serving from 9a-1p at the Park.  The meal includes Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Homemade Doughnuts, and Beverage.  Adults are $8, Child 4-12 is $4, under 4 is free.

    3. Stewart Polka Worship and 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 27th.  Worship is at 10 am featuring the Wendinger Band, Dinner is from 11 am – 1 pm.  On the menu: German Potato Salad, Scalloped Potatoes, Brats and Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, Sauerkraut, Bread , Bars, and Beverage.  Cost is just a free will donation.  

    4. St. John’s Pork Chop Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is having their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 27th from 11a-1p at the church.  Worship with Music from Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers starts at 10 am, Free Will Donation Meal starts at 11 am.  On the menu is Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Cheesy Potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, Bread, Dessert and Beverage.  Take Outs available behind the church.  

    5. Author Program
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Heart of Hutch is hosting an author program for their Community Book Read on Sunday, April 27th from 2-4 pm at the Hutchinson Event Center.  The book chosen for the Community Book Read is “Orphan Train”, author Christina Baker Kline will speak during the program.  The event is free and open to the public.  

  5. Apr

    1. Howard Lake Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake at the St.James Lutheran School from 1-7 pm.  You must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate.

  6. May

    1. St. Pius X Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Pius X  in Glencoe is hosting their Salad Luncheon on Thursday, May 1st from 11a-1p.  Advance tickets are $7, $8 at the door, Children under 12 are free.  Express Take Outs available.

  7. May

    1. Raise a glass, Raise a roof Fundraiser
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The next raise a glass, raise a roof fundraiser for Crow River Habitat for Humanity will be Friday, May 2nd at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson.  Doors open at 6 pm, featuring a wine and beer pull, silent and live auctions.  Tickets are $40 and available at the Habitat Office.  

    2. Family Gospel Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The DC Performing Arts Center presents an evening of family bluegrass and gospel on Friday, May 2nd at 7 pm.  Admission is a free will donation to hear: The Froemming Family, The Jorgenson Family, The Berge Family, The Mahlstedt Family, The Ophoven Family, along with Allan and Michael Carlson.

  8. May

    1. Stop and Shop
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      You are invited to the 2nd Annual Stop & Shop, Sat. May 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Norwood Sport Complex sponsored by the NYA West Carver Lions. On sale are Household items, Annuals & Perennials ( no clothes). Lunch will be served.

    2. St. John’s Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May 3rd from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free.  

    3. Bentz benefit
      3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      You are invited to a benefit for Jody Bentz, Saturday, May 3rd from 3-11pm at the Blue Note of Winsted.  Serving a spaghetti dinner from 4-6 pm, plus enjoy Music, bid at the silent auction, and shop at the bake sale.  Live music from7-11 pm.  Admission is $10 for Ages 13 and up, $5 for 6-12 years old, and under 5 is free.  Proceeds benefit Jody, who’s battling Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  

    4. Growing with Love Fundraiser
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The annual Growing with Love Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at 6:30 pm, held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.  Enjoy a dinner, silent auction, and entertainment.  Tickets are $35 and are available at Partner churches of Love INC or by calling their Heartland office at 763-972-6547

  9. May

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

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church  of Hamburg is holding their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, May 4th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $10 per adults, or $5 for a children’s hot dog meal.  Take outs available.

  10. May

    1. Cosmos Smelt Fry
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is having their annual Smelt and Fish Fry on Monday, May 5th from Noon until gone.  All you can eat for $12.  On the menu: Smelt, Pollack, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, French Fries, Bread and Beverage.

    2. HCA Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Assocation is presenting Mack Bailey in concert on Monday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Hutchinson High School Auditorium.  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  Plus it is the Spring Membership Drive for the HCA.  Questions call Cyndi at 234-6762.

  11. May

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a pillow cleaning on Thursday, May 8th from 7:30a-3:30p at the LP City Hall.  Have your pillow cleaned, deodorized, sanitized, and fluffed with on the spot cleaning and returned the same day.  You can drop off your pillows Wed, May 7th from 6-8pm.  

  12. May

    1. Common Cup 5K
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The 5th annual Common Cup 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 10th at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.  Registration forms can be found at common-cup.org, at the Common Cup office in Hutchinson, Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson, or First Lutheran Church of Glencoe.  

  13. May

    1. Daycare Conference
      9:00 am – 9:30 am

      The Creative Daycare Assocation is presenting nationally known author/speaker Jeff Johnson.  He’ll present a 6 hour conference onSaturday, May 17th at the Ridgewater College Business Center in Hutchinson. Jeff will cover topics from using the uncurriculum method in your daycare,to rough and tough play, and caregiver self care, among other topics.  Cost is $40 before May 9th, $50 after (fee includes a light lunch).  A certificate for 6 hours of training will be given out at the end of the conference, approved for use with the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.  Call Lisa at 583-4824 to Register or get more info.

  14. May

    1. Paws on Parade
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The annual Paws on Parade is coming up on Saturday, May 31st at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Registration starts at 9 am, Walk at 10 am.  Collect pledges to win great prizes…the grand prize is a $750 travel voucher.  Food, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Vendors, Demos and more are all a part of the event.  Come with or without a pet.  

  15. Jun

    1. Guennigsmann Benefit
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      It’s a fun filled afternoon for the Dave Guenningsman Benefit on Saturday, June 21st, from 1-5 pm at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel.  Enjoy the meal, shop at the bake sale, bid on the silent auction, enjoy family fun and games, listen to live music and more!  Proceeds benefit Dave and his medical bills fighting squamous cell cancer.