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  1. Jul

    1. Challenge Grant Month at McLeod Food Shelf
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The McLeod Emergency Food Shelf and Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce  the Food Shelf Challenge Grant.  Open Your Heart will match donations to the Mcleod Emergency Food Shelf during the month of July, up to $5,000.  Non perishable donations may be brought to either location (Hutchinson and Glencoe) between 8 am and 1 pm.  Cash Donations preferred at Glencoe.

  2. Jul

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

      Once again the City of Silver Lake presents their Music in the Park series.  Food is served on concert nights at 6 pm, Music starts at 7 pm.  Bring you own chairs!  Prizes awarded throughout the evening.  

      July 10: George Palma Band, Lunch by SL American Legion Auxiliary (Hot Turkey Sandwich, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

      July 17: Jim Brewers, Lunch by SL Womens Club (BBQ’s, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

      July 24: Cindy’s Concertina Band, Lunch by Mariner’s Club Faith Presbyterian Church (Hot Turkey Sandwich, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

      July 31: Silver Nickel Band, Lunch by the Church of the Holy Family CCW (Pork Patties, Chips, Pickle, Dessert, Beverage)

  3. Jul

    1. Garden Tour and Salad Luncheon
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church Garden Tour & Salad Luncheon will be Saturday July 12.  Luncheon is from 11 am to 1pm, Self Guided Garden Tour 9 am to  3 pm (Get a Map with tickets).  Tickets $10 for Adults, $5 for Youth.  Tickets available at Faith Lutheran Church.  

  4. Jul

    1. White Squirrel Festival in Plato
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Plato’s White Squirrel Festival is planned for Sunday, July 13th.  The activities begin with the Omelet Brunch served from 8:30 AM – noon.  Also from 8:30 AM – noon, it’s St. Paul’s UCC Silent Auction at the Plato Hall.  The Community Church Service featuring the Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir is at 9:30 AM.  Other activities include a performance of the Hutchinson Clown Club at 10:30 and the duck races at 1:00 PM.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will available in the City Park from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

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

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Green Isle is having a Salad Luncheon on Sunday, July 13th from 10:30a-1p at the church.  On the menu is Salads, BBQ’s, Desserts, and beverage…all for a free will offering.  Proceeds go to Mission Projects.  

    3. Community Bingo
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Area Senior Citizens are invited to play Community Bingo on Sunday, July 13 from 2-3 PM in the dining room at Ecumen Pines! Community Bingo will be .25 cents per card, with the last game being a coverall and is $1.00 per card – WINNER TAKES ALL! Community Bingo is offered the 2nd Sunday of EACH month with complimentary coffee and snack immediately following.

  5. Jul

    1. McLeod County Senior Citizen Pot Luck Picnic
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The McLeod County Senior Citizens Pot Luck Picnic will be Wednesday, July 16th, beginning at noon at the Brownton Community Center in Brownton.  If you have any questions, call Genny Lhotka at 320-583-9222.

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

      United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian is having their Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 16th from 5-7 pm at the church.  Cost is just a free will offering for BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Beans, Chips, Pickles, Watermelon, Pie, Ice Cream, and a beverage.  

  6. Jul

    1. Prairie Days Looking for Entrants
      9:00 am – 9:30 am

      Lester Prairie’s Prairie Days is scheduled for July 18th and 19th.  They are looking for Parade Entrants, Talent Contest Entrants, runners for the 5K run, and crafters also needed.  For more info check out the Prairie Days Facebook Page or call 320-395-8433 or email melissawilli@embarqmail.com  

  7. Jul

    1. Rails To Trails
      1:00 pm – 11:30 pm

      Rails To Trails Watertown, Minnesota Friday July 18th and Saturday July 19th, 2014. Some events Friday Gary Burke Memorial Golf Tournament, Farmers Market, Toilet Bowl Races, Bingo, The Young Funks 5-7:30 p.m., and the Basement Band 8-11:30. Saturday events Car Show, DJ Music Chopper 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grand Parade 11:00, Wrestling Takedown Tournament, Magician Matt Dunn, The Jason Paulson Band 8-11:30, Fireworks at dusk, and many other events.

    2. Prairie Days
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Prairie Days in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. Friday July 18 – Sunday July 20, 2014. Some events include Live Music Friday and Saturday. Saturday Bingo, Parade beginning at 6:00 p.m. , Craft Sale Farmers Market coronation and Fire Works. Other items, Archery, BB Gun Shoot, food, 5K race, softball game City vs Country, Bean Bag tournament, car show, corn feed, Art tent, farm animals, games for kids, and ending with a church service under the tent Sunday morning.

    3. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. John’s Council of Catholic Women of the Dassel and Cokato area’s are having an Ice Cream Social on Friday, July 18th from 4:30-7 pm.   The event will be at the church Education Center on Highway 12 between Dassel and Cokato.  A free will offering will be taken for BBQ’s Potato Salad, Chips, Pie, Ice Cream, and a beverage.  

    4. Community Concert in Gibbon
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its 2014 Summer Season with a Community Concert in the Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 18th, beginning at 7:15 pm. Bring the whole family to hear the creative sounds of Gibbon’s finest band. Members of Saint Peter’s Church will serve hot food, cool beverages, and homemade pie, beginning at 6:00 PM. Come rain or shine and enjoy a fabulous summer’s evening in beautiful downtown Gibbon!

  8. Jul

    1. 8th Annual Adoption Ride
      11:00 am – 6:30 pm

      Area motorcyclists can take part in the 8th Annual Adoption Ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014, starting at 11:00 AM.  The event is done poker run style, riding at your own pace.  Registration/punch cards will be available at the Riverside Tavern in Forest City and Cactus Jacks II in Stewart.  The ride will end at the Riverside Tavern at 6:00 PM with prizes drawn at 6:30 PM, followed by a street dance.  All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities Adoption Services and Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Participants are also asked to bring new or gently used DVD’s (Rated G – PG13) to donate to Vids 4 Kids.  For more information, call Mike at 320-583-4765 or Brad at 320-980-2733.

  9. Jul

    1. Country Festival
      10:00 am – 2:30 pm

      St. Mary’s of Czestochowa is having their 32nd annual Country Festival on Sunday, July 20th.  Mass celebrated at 10 am, Dinner is from 11a-2:30 pm, Cemetery Prayer Service begins at 1 pm.  Also included in the day is a raffle, Live music, Country Store, Cake Walk, Father Josephs Rolls, Games, Pull Tabs, Silent Auction and more.  Cost for the meal is $12 for adults, under 12 is $7, and Preschool is free.  Drive through window is available.

  10. Jul

    1. CCW Rummage Sale at St. Pius X School
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. Pius X School in Glencoe will host its CCW Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, July 24th and 25th, in the school’s Gymnasium and Sarto Room. The sale will feature clothes and flea market items. Clothes and selected items will be priced at $6.00 per bag. Thursday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, and Friday’s hours will be from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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

      Bloodmobile in Plato – July 26th
      The Plato Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 24th, at Discover Church (10478 Bell Avenue), along Highway 212.  Hours for the blood drive will be from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.  If you’re at least 17 years of age (or 16 with a signed Parent/Guardian Consent Form), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health, you’re encouraged to donate.  To make an appointment, call Ken or Myra at 320-238-2370.

    3. Martin Benefit
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Gaylord Legion is hosting a benefit for Todd Martin on Thursday, July 24th from 4-8 pm at the Club.  Free Will Donation for the Meal, plus a silent auction.  Martin is battling Kidney Cancer.

  11. Jul

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

      St. Peter Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is having their annual Ice Cream Social, Country Store, Bake Sale and Craft Sale on Sunday, July 27th.  Serving from 3:30-6:30 pm.  On the menu is Burgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ’s, Beans, Potato Salad, Pie, Ice Cream, Root Beer Floats, and beverage.  Take outs are available.  

  12. Aug

    1. Plato Lions Golf Tournament
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Plato Lions encourage you and three of your golfing friends to form a team for their golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, August 11th, at the Glencoe Country Club.  The four person  scramble format will begin at 1:00 PM with a shot gun start.  Registration will start at 11:00 AM.  The cost is $40.00 per person for Glencoe Country Club members using their own carts, $50.00 per person for Glencoe Country Club members using the golf course’s carts, or $60.00 per person for non-members.  Registration fees after August 4th will be $10.00 more per foursome.  To register, contact Ron at 320-238-2285.  Proceeds will go to local Lions projects.