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  1. Apr

    1. Pet Supplies Drive
      7:15 am – 8:15 am

      The 2nd Annual Help Our Local Animals Supplies drive is going on now through the end of April.  All donations will be given directly to the Hutchinson Heart of MN Animal Shelter. Donations can be cash, charge, or supply items.  They will be taken at the Liquor Hutch from 8 am – 10 pm Monday through Saturday.  A list from the “Heart of MN Animal Shelter” will be available at the Liquor Hutch. 

  2. Apr

    1. Creekside Community Church Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Creekside Community Church of Arlington welcomes Southern Gospel group Still Water on Thursday, April 23rd at 7 pm.  No admission, but a Free will offering will be taken.

    2. Ridgewater Choir
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      On Thursday, April 23, Ridgewater’s combined choir of students from both Hutchinson and Willmar campuses will perform at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. The 7:00 pm performance is free and open to the public.  This year’s theme is “All in the Family,” and will feature songs from childhood and family relationships.

  3. Apr

    1. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Pauls UCC of Plato is having their Salad Luncheon on Friday, April 24th from 11a-1p.  Cost is $8

    2. Hammer and Nails Dinner
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Crow River Habitat for Humanity is hosting their Hammer and Nails fundraiser dinner on Friday, April 24th at the Days Inn, Hutchinson.  5:30 pm is social hour, dinner and entertainment at 6 pm.  Tickets are $40 each, $5 for raffle tickets.  Proceeds benefit the groups 2015 build.  

  4. Apr

    1. Dads Belgian Waffles
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Dassel Legion and DC Boy Scouts present Dad’s Belgian Waffles on Saturday, April 25th from 8-11a at the Dassel History Center.  Serving all you can eat Waffles, Toppings Sausages, and beverages.  Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $5

    2. Autism Fair
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Fairfax Library is hosting an Autism Resource Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 9a-Noon.  Get information and resources, Books, videos, sensory friendly movie, and more!  

    3. Annie’s Fight
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s a day for Annie’s Fight, benefiting Annie Wilner-Miller on April 25th from 3-8 pm at the Cosmos Legion.  Silent Auction will be from 3-7 pm, Food Served from 5-7 pm, Shop at the bake sale, Live Auction at 7, then stick around for live music after the benefit.  Proceeds benefit Annie’s medical expenses after being left paralyzed due to a broken vertebrae.  

    4. Link Union Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Concert Association presents Link Union on Saturday, April 25th, 7 pm at Park Elementary in Hutchinson.  This family group sings a variety of tunes from rock to country…gospel to mountain music.  Cost is $20 at the door, memberships for the season are also available.

  5. Apr

    1. Polka Service
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Faith Presbyterian Church of Silver Lake, will be holding their Polka Service featuring “Jim’s Brewers” on Sunday, April 26 at 10 am.  Immediately following the service, there will be a picnic hosted by the Faith Preschool Committee in the church basement.  Free will offering – all are welcome!!

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

      St. John’s of Winsted is holding their Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 26th from 11a-1p.  Free Will Offering for Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Cheesy Potatoes, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, andmore!  Take outs available.  The day starts with worship featuring Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers at 10 am.

  6. Apr

    1. Spring Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Litchfield United Methodist Church is having their Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29th from 11a-1p.  Adults are $8, Children 5-12 are $2,and under 5 is free.

  7. May

    1. Fairfax City Wide Sales
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Fairfax City Wide Garage Sales are May 1st and 2nd.  Many sale throughout the town and country.  

    2. Evening of Bluegrass and Gospel
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The 4th annual Evening of Bluegrass and Gospel Music will be Friday, May 1st at the DC Performing Arts Center at 7 pm  Free will donation admission.  Music from: The Froemming Family-Allen and Matt-The Flemming Fold-The Alzen Family-Navigating North-The Minkin Family-The Mahlstedt Family.  

  8. May

    1. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May 2nd from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children ages 5-12 are $3, and under 4 is free.  

    2. Singing Friends Chorus
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Singing Friends Chorus will present two spring variety concerts: on Saturday, May 2nd at 2 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany.  The 2nd on Sunday, May 3rd at 2 pm at Church of Peace in NYA.  Admission is by freewill donation.  There will be a light reception after each concert. 

  9. May

    1. MS Walk
      10:00 am – 10:45 am

      Join in the fight against MS.  The MS Walk Hutchinson will be on Sunday, May 3rd at West Masonic Park.  Register and get more info at myMSwalk.org

    2. LP Spring Luncheon
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie has their Spring Luncheon on Sunday, May 3rd from 10:30a-12:30p.  Serving Shredded Turkey, Hot Dogs, and Fancy Desserts.  Also bid on the silent auction.  

    3. Drawn to the Word
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown presents the program “Drawn to the Word” on Sunday, May 3rd at 7 pm.  The program is presented by pastor and artist Paul Oman, who will give a program of singing and reading while he paints.  Free will offering taken, coffee and dessert following the program.

  10. May

    1. MN Firearms Safety
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A Minnesota Firearms Safety Class starts May 4th at the Gopher Campfire Clubhouse, north of Hutchinson.  For ages 12 and up, attendees must attend all classes.  Call 320-587-3153 for Q’s

  11. May

    1. LP Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 3:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Legion Auxiliary presents a Pillow Cleaning event on Thursday, May 7th from 7:30a-3p at the LP City Hall.  New Ticking, Cleaning, and returned the same day.

  12. May

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

      Common Cup Ministry of Hutchinson is having their 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, May 9th at West Masonic Park.  Each registered participant receives lunch, tshirt and a backpack.  Registration forms are available at the Common Cup offices.  Cost is $25 individual, $35 couple, $50 families.  Pre registration deadline is April 27th, but same day registrations can be taken (add $5 to fee for same day).  

    2. Ness Nordic Fest
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Join in a celebration of the Nordic cultures (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic) at the 1st annual Ness Nordic Fest to be held at the 1858 historic Ness Church located SW of Litchfield on Saturday, May 9th from 11a-4p with a children’s parade at 1p.  The festival features a Viking Age encampment, music, story telling and games of Kubb.  Admission is free and Scandinavian foods will be sold throughout the day including lefse, rommegrot, vaffler and more!  Wear your Nordic costume if you have one.  For more info contact Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979 or email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com.