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  1. Jul

    1. Food Shelf Donation Month
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Accept the 2015 Food Shelf Challenge from the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf.  This month your donation goes further…all of this months donation’s will be proportionately matched by the group “Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless”.  Food and Financial donations can be dropped off at both of the Food Shelf’s locations…Hutchinson and Glencoe. 

  2. Jul

    1. Headstart
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      Heartland Community Action Agency, Inc.’s Early Head Start and Head Start programs are accepting applications for the 2015–2016 school year. The programs offer family-focused preschool programs that promote school readiness to pregnant mothers and families with children ages birth to five. These programs are free of charge and any family may apply, but priority is given to those who are income eligible and children with special needs.  To apply for Early Head Start or Head Start, call: 800.922.1710

  3. Jul

    1. Hutchinson Music in the Park
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hutchinson is once again presenting its Music in the Park Series, Mondays this summer at Library Square.  Concerts and activities start at 6:30 pm.  Plus each night a local non-profit host will have refreshments for sale.  This years schedule includes:  

      July 6, 10th Street Jazz
      July 13, Zachary Scot Johnson
      July 20, Wizard of Oz Sing A Long (with the Movie in the Park)
      July 27, Root Beer and Hymns
      August 3, Stoney Point
      August 10, Captain Gravitone and the String Theory Orchestra

  4. Jul

    1. LP Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Lester Prairie presents Music in the Park, Tuesdays at the Park on 2nd Avenue.  Event begins at 6:00 PM with a light lunch put on by local businesses or groups for a small charge.  Music starts at 7:00 PM.

      July 7: One More Time Band

  5. Jul

    1. Glencoe Music in the Park
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      Glencoe Music in the Park is Wednesday’s during July.  Food available from 6-7 pm, Music starts at 6:30 pm.  Here’s the schedule:  July 8-Carver Creek, July 15-Jim and Mike Wendolek, July 22-Allen and Matt Carlson, July 29-Chuck and Jason Thiel.  

    2. Peace Lutheran Church Concert Series
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their 2015 Summer Concert Series Wednesdays starting at Noon at the church.  The concert is followed by a salad luncheon ($7 suggested donation for luncheon, Concert is free).  This years concerts feature: July 8: Peace Has Talent, Music by the Youth – July 15: The BASICS – July 22: Dr. Mary Newton Organist – July 29: Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, Organist – August 5: Lester Schuft and the Country Dutchmen

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

      The next senior dance at the Cosmos Legion will be Wednesday, July 8th from 1:30-4:30 pm.  Music by Vern Black. 

    4. Salad Buffet
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church will have a salad buffet at 5 pm on Wednesday, July 8th.  Cost is a free will offering.

  6. Jul

    1. SL Music in the Park
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Silver Lake has their Music in the Park Series Thursdays this summer.  Food Served at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm.  Coming up on the schedule:  July 9-Blake Klaustermeier and Friends (Mr. Rib Sandwich), July 16-Lowell Schubert and Friends (BBQ/Chips), July 23-Alice and the Ol’ Boys (Red Hat Member Day, Hot Turkey Sandwiches), July 30-Jim’s Brewers (Seasoned Pork Patties)

  7. Jul

    1. Pork Chop Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      It’s Pork Chop Feed Night at Saints Field in Dassel on Friday, July 10th.  The Legion will be serving their Pork Chops from 5-7:30 pm.  The DC Legion Baseball team will take on Rockford at 5 pm, with the DC Saints playing Loretto in Northstar League Baseball at 7:30 pm.. Come for food and ball!

    2. Gibbon Concert
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 10th at 7:15 pm. Members of Augustana WELCA begin serving old-fashioned fare at 6pm, including BBQ’s, root beer floats, and their delicious pies and brownie sundaes! 

  8. Jul

    1. Ride to Save Lives
      11:30 am – 6:00 pm

      It’s the 3rd annual Ride to Save Lives Motorcycle and Bus Run on Saturday, July 11th.  Proceeds benefit SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)  $20 per biker, $5 per rider, or you can ride the bus at $15 per person.  The ride is in memory of Mike Thaemert and starts at 11:30 am at Knuckleheads in Mayer.  The ride will end back at Knuckleheads also. 

  9. Jul

    1. Salad Luncheon
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      It’s a Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 12th from 10:30-1 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle.  Serving a variety of Salads, BBQ’s, Desserts and more for a free will donation.

    2. Rand Benefit
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for Sheila (Campbell) Rand  on Sunday, July 12th at Oak Leaf Park of Glencoe.  The event runs 11a-3p, serving a Pulled Pork Sandwich Luncheon.  Adults are $10, kids ages 5-11 are $5, and 4 and under free.  You can bid in the silent auction, and entertainment will be provided by the Swinging Country Band.  

    3. Picnic and Concert
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 12th.  The meal starts at 5:30 pm with Hot Beef Sandwiches, Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, and Ice Cream.  The BASICS will perform at 7 pm that night.  All monies raised go to Zion’s Improvement Fund.  

  10. Jul

    1. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Rosendale United Methodist Church of Atwater is hosting an ice cream social on Tuesday, July 14 from 4 to 7 pm. Menu includes BBQ’s, Ham Sandwiches, Potato Salad, beans, Pie, Ice Cream, and beverage. Free will donation. Handicap accessible. Everyone is welcome.

  11. Jul

    1. Kona Ice Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is sponsoring the Kona Ice Truck Friday, July 17th and Saturday, July 18th.  Friday the truck will be in downtown Buffalo Lake and on Saturday at the BL City Park.  All Monies raised will go to Zion’s Improvement Fund.  

    2. Ice Cream Social
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      You’re invited to an ice cream social on Friday, July 17th from 4-7 pm at the Educational Center on Highway 12, near the DC High School.  They are serving BBQ’s, potato salad, chips, pie, ice cream, and a beverage.  Free Will Offering, all are welcome!

    3. Crass with Class benefit
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Crass with Class Comedy Benefit is to honor the late Chuck Peterson by raising money for the Glencoe-Silver Lake Schools Special Education Department.  GSL Alumni and longtime friend of Chuck, Nathan Hults will be hosting and performing at the show along with several professional comics.  Tickets are $10 at the door with all proceeds going towards the Special Education department. Doors open 7:30pm on Friday, July 17th at the Silver-Lake Auditorium.  This is an 18+ show.

  12. Jul

    1. Praise Service
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood is celebrating 150 years with a Praise Service on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 pm.  Music provided by the Polka Sons of Praise.  Special Guest Speakers will be there, plus refreshments following the service.  

  13. Jul

    1. Orange Spectacular
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      You’re invited to the Orange Spectacular July 24th-26th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Free admission and Parking…it’ the largest Allis Chalmers show in the USA.  More details at orangespectacular.com

  14. Jul

    1. Ice Cream Social
      3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having their annual Ice Cream Social and Country Store on Sunday, July 26th from 3:30-6:30 pm.  On the menu is Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Homemade Pies, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats and more.  Take Outs Available.

  15. Aug

    1. Solid Rock Day Camp
      9:30 am – 2:30 pm

      Solid Rock Day Camp will be held August 3-6th at Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson from 9:30a-2:30p each day.  Kids in grades 1-5 are welcome, cost is $20 per child.  Join them for bible fun, crafts, games, outdoor activities, a service project, and a field trip.  More info: ctkhutch.com  

  16. Aug

    1. Church Golf Tournament
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo Lake is having their first ever golf tournament and live auction on August 16th.  (Must Preregister by August 10th)  2 pm Registration, 2:30 pm shot gun start at Oakdale Golf Club.  Cost is $50 for golf, cart, and meal (Meal tickets only are $15).  Contact Jodi to sign up 833-2097.