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  1. Aug

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

      Silver Lake is having their City Wide Garage Sales Thursday-Saturday (Aug 21-23).  Thursday and Friday hours are 8a-5p, Saturday is 8a-Noon.  Many Sales, watch for the signs.  

    2. Treasure Trek
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The 10th annual Tresure Trek along Highway 212 will be Aug 21-23 from 8a-5p each day.  Sales and many other stops along the road from Chaska to Glencoe.  Don’t miss the fun!

    3. Football Kick Off Party
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Hutchinson High School Football Team invites you to their Kick off Party on Thursday, Aug 21st at 5 pm at the High School Football Field.  A Hamburger meal will be served for $5, and tshirts and wristbands will be for sale.  Meet the coaches and the team and take some photos also!

  2. Aug

    1. White Elephant Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Anastasia’s White Elephant Sale is going on Friday and Sautrday (Aug 22/23) at the school gym in Hutchinson.  On the Sale, Furniture, Household items, Yard and garden items, Toys, Games, Collectables, Books andmore.  No Clothes.  

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

      All Saints Lutheran Church of Darwin is holding their annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, Aug 22nd from 4-7 pm.  Serving Sandwiches, Salads, Pie, Ice Cream and Beverages.  Cost is $6.50 for Adults, $4 for Children, and $2.50 for Pie only.  Proceeds go toward a handicap lift at the church.

    3. Old Fashioned Tent Revival
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Oak Heights Covenant Church is hosting their annual Old Fashioned Tent Revival Friday-Sunday (Aug 22, 23, 24).  On Friday, Aug 22 from 6-8 pm see the BASICS, hear personal testimonies, and see the video “The Richest Caveman.  On Saturday, Aug 23rd from 6-8 pm the guest speaker is Pastor Brian Alnes of Lake Beauty Camp, Music from Pastor Adam Krumrie, and more personal testimonies.  And on Sunday, Aug 24th from 6-8:30 pm hear music from the Chancellors Quartet.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

  3. Aug

    1. Petit Benefit
      2:15 pm – 1:00 am

      You are invited to a benefit for the Petit Family in Howard Lake at the Legion on Saturday, Aug 23rd.  The day starts off with a 5K Walk at 9 am, Bean Bag Tournament at Noon ($20 per team), Silent Auction from 4-7 pm, Spaghetti Lunch from Noon-5 pm ($8 for lunch), and Entertainment by DJ DK from 3 pm – 1 am.  For more info or to register/donate contact Stephanie at 763-670-9650.

  4. Aug

    1. Penn Fest
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church is hosting their Penn Fest on Sunday, Aug 24th at the Brownton Community Center.  Worship Service at 10:30 am, Pork Chop Dinner served from 11:30a-1p.  On the menu is Smoked Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Veggies and more.  Adults are $11, Children 10 and under are $6, and a extra chop is $5.  

    2. Fish Boil
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe is hosting their 5th annual Fish Boil Dinner on Sunday, Aug 24th from 11:30a-1p in the church’s fellowship center.  On the menu is Fish, tartar sauce, potatoes, coleslaw, bread, dessert, and a beverage.  Price is a free will donation.  All proceeds will go to the Orphan Grain Train.  

    3. Lickfelt benefit
      11:30 am – 3:30 pm

      You’re invited to a benefit for the Lickfelt family on Sunday, Aug. 24th from 11:30a-3:30p.  A spaghetti Dinner will be served ($7 adults, $3 Kids 10 and under), you can bid on the silent auction, take a chance on the quilt raffle, and shop the bake sale or vendor fair.  Miranda Lickfelt had been battling Cancer, before passing away.  The Benefit will help her family cover medical expenses occurred.  

  5. Aug

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

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Annandale is having their Garden Salad and Hotdish Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug 27th from 11a-1p.  Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, and $3 for children 10 and younger.  Take outs available.  

  6. Aug

    1. 150th Anniversary for Immanuel Lutheran Church
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hutchinson is hosting their 150th Anniversary Celebration on Aug 30 and 31st.  Events on Saturday include: Walking Cemetery Tour, Games, Music by the Detour Band, Lunch, and Devotions.  On Sunday come back for a special worship service, catered meal (advance ticket required), balloon release, and a festival worship service.

  7. Aug

    1. Cosmos Breakfast Buffet
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Cosmos Legion is hosting a breakfast buffet on Sunday, Aug 31st from 9a-Noon.  Free Will Donation gets you: French Toast, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hashbrowns and more!  Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase new American Flags.  

  8. Sep

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

      Gopher Campfire is hosting their Firearms Safety class on September 4, 8, 11, and 15th.  The class is open to anyone 12 years of age and older and runs from 6-9 pm each night.  You must attend all of the session to pass the class.  Cost is $15, class size is limited and registration is required.  For Q’s or to register call 587-3153

  9. Sep

    1. Cruisin for a Cure
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Cruisin for a Cure Motorcycle and Classic Car run will be Saturday, Sept, 6th.  Registration at 9 am, Wheels roll at 10:30 from Neisen’s Bar and Grill in Biscay.  Stops will be in Dassel, New Germany, and Stewart.  All money raised goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Q’s or Register contact Scott at 320-282-7817 or Steve at 320-583-3439

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

      The Cosmos Legion is hosting a benefit for Sue Martin on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 4-8 pm.  You can Enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner, Bid on the Silent Auction, shop at the bake sale, and enjoy entertainment.  Proceeds from the night go to Sue who’s battling Multiple Myeloma.  

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

      St. Anastasia is having their Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 6/7) at their church.  On Saturday there is Mass at 4:30 pm, then an Outdoor Social at 5:30 pm with Food, Music, Country Store, Games and more!  On Sunday, a Polka Mass is at 10:30 am, Chicken Dinner from 11a-2 pm, and the Festival from 11a-4 pm.  Food, Entertainment, Raffles, Games, Auction, Stores, and more!  

  10. Sep

    1. St. Thomas More Fall Festival
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The St. Thomas More Fall Festival and Raffle is coming up in Lake Lillian Sunday, Sept. 7.  Mass at 10 am, Ham Dinner served from 11a-1p.  Adults are $8, Children 12 and under are $4, and take outs are available.  Also stop by the bake sale, Garden Produce Sale, Raffle and more!

    2. Rueckert Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      The Healin’ ‘N Wheelin’ fundraiser for Nancy Rueckert of Litchfield is coming up on Sunday, Sept 7th at the Litchfield Civic Arena from 11a-6p.  Part of the event includes a Best Chili Contest and a Bake Sale. There is no entry fee for the chili contest. Top three will be awarded trophies based on public vote.  If you would like to participate in anyway, contact Karen @ 320.221.2025 or Greg at 320.275.5581 for more details.  There is a two-person bean bag tournament ($10 fee per person), trophies to top three teams.  This event will raise funds to be used toward a handicap accessible van for Nancy.

  11. Sep

    1. Bras for a Cause
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Breast Cancer Support Group is again sponsoring the Bras for a Cause event.  Bring a Bra to decorate at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts on Sept. 9th from 7-8:30 pm.  You can then vote on your favorite bras from Sept. 9th-Oct 14th at the Center. Then on the 14th there will be a reception from 7-8 pm to announce the winners.  The event supports women with Breast Cancer.  

  12. Sep

    1. Food for Kidz Packing Event
      4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

      The community is invited to a Food for Kidz packing event at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson on Wed, Sept 10, from 4:30-5:30 pm.  A light supper will be provided starting at 5:30 pm. Come pack for an hour or as long as you want. Donations to offset the costs of the meals are welcome.

  13. Sep

    1. NYA Relay for Life Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The NYA Relay For Life is having a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 14th from 11a-2p at the Commons area of NYA Central High School.  Tickets are $10 for ages 6 and up in advance, and $5 for 5 and under.  Add $2 at the door.  On the menu is Chicken Alfredo or Marinara Meat Sauce, Ceasar Salad, Breadsticks, Dessert, and beverage.  Also enjoy music and the bake sale during the meal!

  14. Sep

    1. Elks Gun Show
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Elks are hosting their 33rd annual Gun, Knive, and Coin Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 20/21 at the Mcleod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.  Buy, Sell, and Trade with over 300 tables at the event.  Admission is $4, under 12 is free with a paid adult.  Food and Beverages are available.  

    2. Foster Parent Orientation
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Mcleod County Social Services is hosting a Foster Parent Orientation for families interested in becoming foster parents on Saturday, Sept. 20th from 9a-3p at the Mcleod County Solid Waste Management Building in Hutchinson.  This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the foster care program and ask questions, to see if being a foster parent may be right for you.  For questions or to register contact Brenda Sandquist at 320-864-1301 or 1-800-247-1756.

  15. Sep

    1. St. John’s Fall Festival
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Darwin is having their Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21st from 11a-3p.  Serving a roast beef dinner from 11a-2 pm.  Adults are $9, Kids 4-10 are $4.  Also during the festival stop by the food stand, money hat, kids games, Raffle, Silent Auction, Bingo, Country Store and more!  The event is at the church’s education center between Dassel and Cokato on Highway 12.