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  1. Sep

    1. Bras for a Cause
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Hutchinson Breast Cancer Support Group is inviting everyone to take part in the Bras for a Cause event on Tuesday, Sept. 8th from 7-8:30 pm at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.  Bring your own supplies and decorate a bra to support women with breast cancer.  Then from Sept. 8-Oct. 13 vote for your favorite bras.  Winners will be revealed on Oct 13th during a reception from 7-8:30 pm at the Center.

  2. Sep

    1. LP Paper Drive
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Paper Drive at Bethel Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie from Sept 30th-Oct 15th.  Bring your items to the Trailer at the Church Parking Lot. Bring your Paper, Catalogs, Phone Books, Cardboard, and Shredded Paper.  Please No Strings or Plastic Around Paper and No Pizza Boxes with food on.

  3. Oct

    1. Power of the Purse
      10:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Litchfield Area Empower and the United Way of West Central Minnesota invite you to join them for “Power of the Purse” at Peter’s on Lake Ripley on Saturday, October 10th from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $45, and include an appetizer lunch and drink tickets. It’s a fantastic day of home tours, silent and live purse auctions, great food, great wine and great company! All proceeds will benefit early childhood programs and projects with Litchfield Area Empower and United Way of West Central Minnesota.  Find out more at liveunitedwcm.org

    2. Obstacle Challenge and Scavenger Hunt
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Dassel Saddle Club presents their Fall Harvest Obstacle Challenge and Savenger Hunt on Saturday, Oct 10th from Noon-4pm.  Do the Course on horseback or on foot, there will be drawings for door prizes.

    3. Hotdish Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Montrose Methodist Church is hosting its annual Hotdish Supper on Sat Oct 10th from4:30 to 7 pm.  Featuring appetizers, salads, hotdish & beverage.  Adults $10; kids 5 to 10 $5; 4 and under free.  (dessert available for an additional $1)   Supper will be served in the church fellowship hall and is handicap accessible.  

    4. Sons of Norway presentation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The public is invited to join the Sons of Norway this Saturday, October 10th from 6p-7p at CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson for Dr. Lawrence Moe’s presentation, ”Carl Ben Eielson: The Norwegian-American Lindbergh. Eielson was an aviator and explorer who became known as the ”Father of the Bush Pilots.”  For more information, email sofnhutchinson@yahoo.com or call Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979.

  4. Oct

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The New Germany Commercial Club will be hosting their annual Dad’s Belgian Waffle   Breakfast on Sunday, October 11 at the city hall from 8:30 AM  to 12:30 PM.  The meal will include all the waffles you can eat with  the  many delicious toppings and the Schroeder Breakfast sausages.  Advance tickets are available $8.00 each or $9.00 at the door,  contact Shirley Jaeger  952-353-2208 .  Proceeds are for park beautification and the annual childrens holiday parties.  Everyone welcome!

    2. Fall Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions Club is having their Fall Brunch on Sunday, Oct 11th from 8:30a-Noon at the SL Auditorium.  On the menu is Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Fruit and Beverage.  Adults are $7, Under 12 is $3.  Proceeds support the SL Lions Football Program.  Also bring an item for the Food Shelf.  

    3. Baked Chicken Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      You are invited to the Baked Chicken Dinner with all the fixings at St. James Lutheran Church of Howard Lake on Sunday, Oct 11th.  Dinner served from 11a-1p in the Fellowship Hall.  Shop the Craft and Bake Sale for goodies and hand crafted items.  Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for Grads K-6, and Preschool is $1.  

    4. St. John’s Mission Festival
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      St. John’s of Winsted is having their Mission Festival and Hog Roast Dinner on Sunday, Oct 11th from 11a-2p.  Take Outs are available.  Proceeds support St. John’s Panama Mission Trip, Confirmation Camp and Stephen Ministry.  Come early for worship at 10 am with guest preacher Rev. Mark Moss, LCMS Missionary to West Africa.

    5. Lumbar River Quartet
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Peace Lutheran of Watertown presents the Lumbar River Quartet featuring Southern Gospel
      Music from Lumberton,NC on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are available at the door $10.00
      or call Sharon at (952)955-2400.  Dessert and fellowship following the concert.

  5. Oct

    1. Brownton Legion Meeting
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Brownton American Legion Post and Auxiliary will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 12th at the Brownton Community Center starting at 7:30 pm.

  6. Oct

    1. Corn Drive
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The GSL FFA Annual Corn Drive for True Friends Camps will take place on October 14th.  Students will be traveling to local farms and businesses to collect donations to aid in providing scholarships to attend camp.  Last year GSL FFA raised $4,500.00 and was a top 10 chapter in the state of Minnesota. 

    2. St. A’s Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Anastasia Church of Hutchinson is holding their Rummage Sale Oct 14-16th at their school auditorium.  Most items are a quarter, Friday is $2 bag day, Winter Jackets are $1 each.  Many items too numerous to mention on the sale!  Hours are Wed/Thur 8a-6p, Fri is 8a-Noon.

    3. Turkey Dinner
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Vineyard United Methodist Church of Hutchinson has their annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 4-7 pm.  Serving Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and more!  Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for ages 4-10, under 4 is free.  Take Out Delivery is available (call 587-2200 for delivery).  Also shop the Country Store, Crafts, Baked Goods, and Produce Sale.  

  7. Oct

    1. Community Health Meeting
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Meeker-Mcleod-Sibley Community Health Services will hold its quarterly Community Health Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct 15th from 9-11:30 am.  The meeting is at the Mcleod County Soild Waste Management building in Hutchinson and is open to the public.

    2. Veterans Seminar
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      McLeod County Veteran Services will be hosting an information seminar focusing on benefits for individuals with military service in either the National Guard or the various military Reserves.  On Thursday, October 15th there will be four opportunities to attend a 45-minute seminar tailored specifically to Reserve Component and National Guard veterans.  The Seminars will be held in the morning at 9:00 or 11:00 AM and again in the afternoon at 1:00 or 3:00 PM at McLeod County’s Administrative Building on North Hennepin Avenue in Glencoe. Subjects covered during these seminars will include possible access to health care, financial assistance, home loan guarantees, death, burial and survivor benefits.For details contact Veteran Services at (320) 864-1268

  8. Oct

    1. Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson is having their Rummage Sale on Friday, Oct 16th from 8a-4p and Saturday, Oct 18th from 9-Noon.  Everything is 50 cents unless marked.   Saturday is $2 bag day.

    2. Facility Tour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Residents of Redwood and Renville Counties are invited to a guided tour of the newly constructed Material Recovery and Transfer Facility in Redwood Falls on Friday, Oct 16th.  Tours are held every half hour from 10a-4p.  

  9. Oct

    1. Chili and Soup Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood is having their Chili and Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct 17th from 11a-1p.  Adults are $7, Children 5-12 are $3, under 4 is free. 

    2. Art and Costume Show
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Fall into Fashion as the South Central Artisans present their Wearable Art and Costume Show on Saturday, Oct. 17th at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts from 11:30a-1:30p.  A Pasta Bar will be served and there will be a boutique during the event.  Tickets are $12 available online at Hutchinsonarts.org or by calling 587-7278.  

  10. Oct

    1. Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      MN Pioneer Park of Annandale invites you to their Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct 18th from 9a-1p.  Serving Eggs, Sausage, Juice…and their all you can eat Maple Syrup Pancakes.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, under 3 eat free.

    2. Kingston Turkey Dinner
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Kingston Lions Club is holding their annual Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Oct 18th from 11a-2p at the Kingston Community Center.  Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-10.  Don’t forget to bring your used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

  11. Oct

    1. All you can eat Sausage and Ham Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their Annual “All You Care to Eat” Sausage/Ham Supper on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, serving from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with take-outs available.  Menu includes: Sausage, ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce, bars, coffee and milk.  Advance adult tickets are only $8.00 and are available from Lions Club Members.  Prices at the door are Adults – $9.00;  Children (age 4 – 10) $4.00, and children age three and under eat FREE.  Proceeds will be used toward community projects.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids.

  12. Oct

    1. Paper Drive
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      The Silver Lake Knights of Columbus are having a Paper Drive on Oct 23rd and 24th.  Drop off your paper items on the north side of Holy Family Church in SL.  Items accepted include: Newspapers, magazines, cardboard, and junk mail (items must be clean and dry).  Program benefits: SL Ambulance, Fire Department, and Winterfest.  

    2. Soup and Sandwich Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of Peace in NYA is hosting their Soup and Sandwich Lunch on Friday, Oct 23rd from 11a-1p.  Cost is a free will offering.  

  13. Oct

    1. German Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church of Brownton is having their 32nd annual German Dinner on Sunday, Oct 25th from 10:30a-1p.  Polka Worship with Chuck Thiel starts the day at 9 am.  Dinner is $11 for adults, $6 for children 6-10, and Preschool is Free.  On the menu is Brats, Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, Real Mashed Potatoes, German Potato salad and more.  Proceeds support Noah’s Ark Preschool.

    2. Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie is hosting their annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, Oct 25th, Serving from Noon-5 pm.  Adults are $15, Children 12 and under are $8…take outs are available.  On the menu…Lutefisk, Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Coleslaw and more!

  14. Oct

    1. Bloodmobile in Cokato
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Cokato on Monday, October 26th from 1 – 7 PM at the First Baptist Church, 395 Broadway Ave. North.  Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred.  For an appointment call Margaret at 320-286-5827 or Shirley at 320-286-2601.

    2. Annual Meeting
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society is having their 2015 Annual Meeting on Monday, Oct 26th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Crow River Winery in Hutchinson.  Cost is $15 for an RSVP, $20 at the door, and Wine Tasting Tour for $5.  Guest Speakers are Retired Country School Teachers Dorothy Lindeman and Alice Boller, and 7th grade historical character Isaac Wehler as FDR.  More info at mcleodhistory.org