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  1. Aug

    1. Blood Drive
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Five Star Financial Resources are doing a Blood Drive in honor of Shawn Bollinger (waiting for a lung transplant) on Monday, August 31st from 2-7 pm.  The Bloodmobile will be parked at the corner of Main St and 1st Ave SW in Hutchinson.  

  2. Sep

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

      Gopher Campfire presents their Minnesota Firearms Safety Class starting September 2nd.  The class is for anyone ages 12 and older.  Anyone who hunts in MN must have  passed this class.  Registration is required…to sign up or for questions call 320-587-3153.

  3. Sep

    1. Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Dassel is having their Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Sept. 5th after the Red Rooster Parade.  Cost is a free will offering for BBQ’s, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream and beverage.

  4. Sep

    1. Quilt Show
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Sew Friendly Quilt Guild invites you to their Quilt Show at the Dassel Covenant Church on Sunday, September 6th (2-6pm) and Monday, September 7th (9a-5p).  Quilted items are available for purchase, and items from their stashes for sale.  

  5. Sep

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

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector presents their annual Turkey Supper on Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 4-7 pm.  Serving Buffet style or Take outs in the church parish hall.  Adults are $9.50, Children 4-10 are $4.  Serving Turkey, Dressing, Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn and more!  

    2. Food For Kidz Packing Event
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Hutchinson is hosting a Food for Kidz Packing event on Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Anyone from the community is invited to help, a light lunch will be served and free will donations accepted.  

    3. Oktoberfest in September
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      It’s Oktoberfest in September…Wednesday, Sept. 9th at the Brownton Community Center.  Food served at 5:30 pm…Brats, Kraut, Hot Dogs, German Potato Salad and more!  Music by George’s Concertina Band from 6-8 pm.  

  6. Sep

    1. St. Thomas More Fall Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Thomas More Church of Lake Lillian is having their Fall Supper Bake Sale and Raffle on Thursday, September 10th.  Ham Supper served from 5-7 pm, Adults are $8, Children under 12 are $4, and take outs are available.  Everyone is welcome!

    2. TWOH Meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The next meeting for Today’s Women of Hutchinson is Thursday, Sept. 10th starting at 6 pm at Harmony River.  They will have a meet and greet at 6:30 pm for any new members or anyone interested in becoming a member.  Any Questions call Linda 587-0426

  7. Sep

    1. HOMN Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Heart of MN Animal Shelter is having their Rummage and Book Sale September 11th and 12th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building.  Hours are 8a-5p both days.

  8. Sep

    1. Outdoors Event
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      A special event for those who love the outdoors will be held at the Gopher Campfire Club on Saturday, Sept 12th from 10 am to 2 pm.  The event is an outreach of The Christian Deer Hunters Association and includes an Annie Oakley Shoot competition with shotgun, a Pistol range, as well as an archery range. Cost for the day which includes door prizes, guest speaker,  and lunch is only $10 ($15 day of the event) age 17 and under free with an adult.  For more information contact Mike Graham (320)552-1735

    2. Antique Iron Run
      11:00 am – 11:30 am

      The annual Antique Iron Run will be Saturday, Sept. 12th leaving at 11 am at Kickers Bar and Grill of Litchfield.  No registration, No fee…just a fun run!  1983 or older Motorcylces are welcome.

    3. Equul Access Open House
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Equul Access is hosting their Open House Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 pm at their facility on Pheasant Road, South of Hutchinson.  Open House hours are 1-4 pm, food available, free will donations, get your photo taken with “Amanda” 2015 PATH Intl Region 6 Horse of the Year, Monarch Butterfly Relase, Silent Auction, Crafts for Kids, Games, and more!  Proceeds benefit Challenged Youth with Horse and Riding Therapies.  

    4. Banquet
      3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Central MN Sportsman Alliance and the Conservation Partners of America are having their 4th annual banquet on Saturday, Sept. 12th at the Brownton Community Center.  Games and Social Hour start at 3:30 pm, Dinner at 6 pm.  Ticket Prices vary, for details or to purchase contact Wendy or Scott (320-282-3912 or 320-223-1858)

    5. St. A’s Fall Festival
      4:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      St. Anastasia is hosting their Fall Festival on September 12th and 13th.  On Saturday is a 4:30 pm Mass, followed by an outdoor social…live music, book sale, country store, baked good sale and more!.  On Sunday is a 10:30 am Polka Mass, Chicken Dinner from 11a-2p, and the festival from 11a-4p.  Food and Entertainment, Games, Train Ride, Progressive Auction, Book Sale, Country store and more!

  9. Sep

    1. Finger Prints of God
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      On Sunday, September 13th at 9:30 am Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be holding a special Rally Day Service with Guest speaker Caara Holmstrom of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land near Bemidji, MN. Caara will be presenting her program “Finger Prints of God” and will be bringing Bindi the Kangaroo, Hedgehogs, a rare parrot, and other creatures. Caara is an educator, as well as the owner of Paul Bunyan’s Animal Land. This is a great opportunity to get up close and learn about some unique members of creation. The public is invited to attend.  

    2. Grace Luth Fall Festival
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church of Brownton has their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13th from 10:30a-12:30p.  On the menu is Smoked Pork Chops, Hot Dogs, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Glazed Carrots and more!  Adults are $12 (extra chop is $5), Children 12 and under are $6 for a pork Chop or $4 for a Hot Dog.  Drive up meals are available after 9:30 am…call 320-328-5533 to order.  Also take part in the basket raffle or shop the Country Store.

    3. Barn Dance
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      A benefit Barn Dance will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13th from 1-5 pm at the Wilbert Hahn residence of Brownton (15122 20th St).  Music by George’s Concertina Band, Silent Auction, Garden Surpluses, Food and more!  Event benefits college fund for Steph and Mitchell Klockmann (their dad just passed away in a truck accident) and South Africa Mission of Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn.  

  10. Sep

    1. Ecumen of Litchfield Volunteers
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Ecumen Home Care and Hospice of Litchfield is looking for Hospice Volunteers.  Training starts on Monday, Sept. 14th from 5:30-8:30 pm in the Viking Room of Emmaus Place in Litchfield.  Training will run for 6 straight Mondays.  Questions or to register call Nicole 373-6604.

  11. Sep

    1. HL Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 6:45 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake at the Orchard Christian Church on Tuesday, Sept. 15th from 1-6:45 pm.  For an appointment contact Donna at 320-543-2444, appointments are preferred.  

  12. Sep

    1. Garden Salad and Hotdish Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Annandale has their Garden Salad and Hotdish Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 11a-1p.  Tickets sold at the door…$8 adults, $3 for children 10 and under. 

  13. Sep

    1. Fall Firearms Safety Class
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Gopher Campfire Club is hosting their Fall Firearms Safety Class starting September 17th.  Participants MUST attend all classes.  Cost is $7.50 to Gopher Campfire and $7.50 to the DNR.  The class is open to Boys and Girls, Men and Women ages 11 and older.  Must bring along either your birth certificate or drivers liscense to the first class.  Regsiter by contacting Brian at schmelingoil@gmail.com

  14. Sep

    1. Drive Thru Coffee and Donuts
      7:00 am – 11:00 am

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having drive thru coffee and donuts on Saturday, Sept 19th from 7a-11a.  The event is held during the LP Garage Sale Day.  Serving Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Lemonade, Water, Donuts and Cookies.  

    2. Elks Gun Show
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      It’s the Elks 34th annual Gun Show with Knives and Coins on September 19th and 20th at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Admission is $4, Food and Beverages available.  Hours Saturday 8a-5p, and Sunday 9a-3p.  

    3. Brenda Sharp Benefit
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      It’s a benefit for Brenda Sharp on Saturday, September 19th from 4-9 pm at the Gaylord American Legion.  Get a grilled burger bar, chips, beans, and bars for $9…children 11 and under are $5.  Also shop the bake sale, silent auction, tshirts, cancer bracelets and more!  Music by Bad Timing.  Proceeds benefit Brenda’s battle with Cancer. 

    4. 5K Glow Run
      5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      Mcleod for Tomorrow is hosting their 5K Glow Run on Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Run at 8 pm, then the Glow Party at Main Street Sports Bar from 9p-1a.  Register for $30, or on the day of the race registration fee is $35.  For info contact Christy 320-587-0711

  15. Sep

    1. Hector Fly in Breakfast
      7:30 am – 11:30 am

      Hectors annual Fly in Breakfast will be on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 7:30a-12:30p.  All you can eat for a free will donation…Pancakes, Sausages, French Toast, and more!  11:30 am is the Ping Pong Ball Drop for kids 12 and under.  This year featured aircraft is a 1939 Spartan 7W, only 7 left in the world.

    2. St.Matthew’s Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 1:30 pm

      St. Matthew’s of Fernando is having their annual Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 20th.  Polka Worship starts the day at 9:45 pm, followed by a Hog Roast (for a free will offering).  Unique Fun Auction starts at 1 pm.  Everyone is welcome, Coffee and Bars served at the Auction.

    3. Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Darwin is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20th from 11a-3p.  A roast beef dinner will be served from 11-2, Homemade Pie Served, Cash Raffle, Food Stand, Games, Silent Auction and more!  Event is at the Education Center between Dassel and Cokato on Hwy 12.

  16. Sep

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

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Rummage Sale on Sept. 24-26.  Hours Thursday and Friday are 8a-6p, and Saturday is 8a-1p.  Saturday is bag day, fill a bag for just $5.  Also serving Sloppy Joes and Hot Dogs.