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  1. Dec

    1. Make and Take Gingerbread Houses
      10:30 am – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Silver Lake ECFE is hosting a Make and Take Gingerbread House event on Tuesday, Dec1st at their learning center. You can come from 10:30-11:30 am or 6-7 pm. Cost is free, but they would appreciate donations of a new unwrapped toy for local families in need. Register online at the GSL School Website, on their Facebook Page, or by calling 320-864-2681.

  2. Dec

    1. Drive Thru Nativity
      3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      You’re invited to Hector’s Unforgettable Christmas Drive Thru Nativity on Thursday, Dec 3rd from 3:30-7:30 pm at the New Life Community Church of Hector. Just bring a canned good to donate to the Renville County Food Shelf. 

  3. Dec

    1. A Classic Christmas
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Crow River Singers present “A Classic Christmas” on Friday, Dec 4th at the First Congregational UCC of Hutchinson at 7 pm AND on Sunday, Dec. 6th at Peace Lutheran Church of Hutchinson at 2 pm.  They will be performing long forgotten and modern holiday carols.  Tickets are $7, under 12 is free.  

  4. Dec

    1. Christmas at Trinity
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Christmas at Trinity Lutheran Church of Grove City is Saturday, Dec 5th from 9a-Noon.  Brunch served, $7 for adults, $3.50 for kids 10 and under, Take outs are $7.50, and a coffee and roll is $2.  Also shop the Cookie Walk, Bake Sale, Lefse and Ethnic Goodies, Crafts, Cards, Napkins and More.  

    2. Trees and Traditions
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Christ the King Lutheran Church of Hutchinson hosts their annual Trees and Traditions event on Saturday, Dec 5th from 9a-2pm. View decorated trees, table settings, collections, and quilts…Shop at the Country Store, Bake Shoppe, or Silent Auction…and enjoy lefse and krumkakka demonstrations. Light lunch available for $5 from 11a-1:30p.  

    3. Village Christmas
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Pioneer Park of Annandale has their Village Christmas event on Saturday, Dec 5th from 9a-1p. Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9-10 am, Candy, Local Musicians, Free Wagon Rides, Roasting Marshmallows, and more are all a part of the event. Old Fashioned Stew, Fry Brea, and Bake Sale for purchase. There is an admission charge.  

    4. Advent Brunch
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church WELCA of Hector invites all to their Advent Brunch on Saturday, Dec 5th. Brunch is served at 9:30 am, Music and Inspiration will be featuring Christine Shulz and Bryce Stenzel of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Mankato. They’ll be sharing Christmas Hymns and the History behind those beloved songs. Freewill donations accepted.  

    5. Christmas Bazaar
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The First Congregational Church of Glencoe is holding their Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 5th from 10a-1p.  Hot Pork Sandwiches, Soup and Pie served for lunch.  Goodies for sale also…Cookies, Candy, Lefse, Rosettes, Crafts and Gifts  Music by Creekside Jazz.  All are welcome.

  5. Dec

    1. Christmas Brunch Benefit
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The Silver Lake Lions are having their Christmas Brunch on Sunday, Dec 6th from 8:30a-12:30p at the Silver Lake Auditorium. Serving Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Toast, Fruit and more for just a free will donation. Proceeds go to SL Summer Rec and the SL Swimming Pool.

    2. Holiday Events
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Two Holiday events are coming up…The annual Cup of Christmas Tea Benefit is on Sunday, Dec 6th at 1 pm at the historic Hotel Jorgenson in Hutchinson.  The following night, the Awaken your Holiday Spirit fundraiser is at Zella’s Restaurant on Monday, Dec 7th.

    3. Singing Friends Concerts
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      The Singing Friends Chorus, a 30-voice SATB community choir with members from Carver, McLeod, Sibley and Wright counties, will present two Christmas choral concerts with music spanning many eras and styles.  The concerts will be on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm at Church of Peace, Norwood, and Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.  A light reception follows each concert.
    4. BASICS Benefit
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The BASICS are hosting a Holiday Concert Benefit for Julie Pederson on Sunday, Dec 6th at 3 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart. Join them for holiday music, silent auction, and a light supper (Free Will Donation for supper). Proceeds help Julie as she battles lung cancer.  

    5. Allen and Matt Concert
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The LWML of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie, is inviting you to join them for some great music.  They are sponsoring a father-son duo, Allen & Matt Carlson who will entertain you with some great country music, gospel & hymns.  The event will be Dec. 6, 7:00p.m..  There will be a free will offering. 

  6. Dec

    1. St. A’s Christmas Market
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Anastasia is holding their Christmas Market on Saturday, Dec 12th from 9a-3p. Breakfast with St. Nicholas runs from 9a-Noon and is $5 per person or $20 per family. There is Christmas Tea, Bake Sale, Vendors, Silent Auction and more! Proceeds go to the “LEAST” Project.  

    2. Julebord
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Please join us for the Sons of Norway, Krakeelva Lodge 1-676, Annual Christmas Julebord & Danish Paper Cutting by Betty Brandt onSat., December 12th, 5:30p-7:30p at Faith Lutheran Church, 335 Main Street, Hutchinson.  For more information emailsofnhutchinson@yahoo.com or call Gabra Lokken at 320.234.8979.

  7. Dec

    1. Photo with Frosty
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Foundation for Challenged Children invite you to take a photo with Santa’s Pony, Frosty on December 19th and 20th at Runnings in Hutchinson.  Hours from 10-4p, No charge for the event and kids receive a free snowflake ornament.  

  8. Jan

    1. Plain Hearts Audition
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Auditions for “Plain Hearts,” a small cast musical, will take place Saturday, January 2 at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Dassel History Center. The play has roles for women ranging in age from 20’s to 70’s as well as several instrumentalists (piano, guitar, saxophone, bass, trumpet). Rehearsals will begin early January. Those interested are welcome to come to either audition time. Please prepare a song for the audition and bring your calendar and winter conflict schedule. If unable to attend either date, or if you have any questions, contact Production Assistant Deborah Moen at 612­236­5137 or Director Jon Benson at 612­321­1263.Those interested in helping with set construction or behind the scenes should contact Deborah Moen as well.

  9. Jan

    1. Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Winsted VFW  is having their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 23rd at the Winsted Legion from 4-7 pm.  Tickets are $8 in advance,$9 at the door, and Kids 10 and under are $4.