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  1. Jan
    27
    Tue

    1. Singing Friends
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Singing Friends community chorus has begun rehearsing for its spring concert in May.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA.  Tenors and basses are especially sought, but all singers are welcome.  If you would like to find out more about the chorus, please come to an open rehearsal at All Saints on January 27th at 7:30 pm, or call director Karen de Boer at 320-864-2742.

  2. Jan
    30
    Fri

    1. Spaghetti Feed
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church invites you to their annual Spaghetti Feed on Friday, Jan 30th from 5-7 pm.  Serving Spaghetti with your choice of sauce, salad, garlic bread, and a sundae.  Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. 

  3. Jan
    31
    Sat

    1. Fishing Contest
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gopher Campfire presents their annual Family Fishing Contest and Live Indoor Trout Pond on Saturday, Jan 31st from Noon-3 pm at their Clubhouse.  Prizes awarded, plus you can take part in some Raffles.  Poles and Bait provided, and food and beverages are also availbale

    2. Benefit Chili Feed
      4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      There is a benefit Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 31st from 4-9 pm at the VFW in Hutchinson for Janel Cihak.  Cost for the Feed is $8, plus the event has a bake sale, silent auction, and team Janel gear for sale.  Proceeds benefit Janel and her battle with Cancer.  

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

      The Lake Mary VFW Post 9232 is having their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, Jan 31st (Date Change) from 4-7 pm  at the Winsted American Legion.  Advance Tickets are $8, $9 at the door, Kids 10 and under are $4.  Enjoy Chili, Cornbread, Garlic Bread, Veggies, Desserts and more!

  4. Feb
    1
    Sun

    1. Community Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lions are serving a Commnity Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 1st from 9a-Noon at the LP City Hall.  Serving Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Toast, and beverage.  Cost is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages 6-12, and age 5 and younger is free.  Proceeds go to support Vietnam Vet Herb Heon and his medical expenses.  

    2. Potato Pancake Dinner
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The First Lutheran Mens Club is having their 64th annual Potato Pancake and Sausage Dinner on Sunday, Feb 1st.  Serving all you can eat from 9a-3p at the Fellowship Center of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.  Adults are $9, Ages 4-12 are $5, 3 and under is free, take outs available.

    3. Souper Bowl Dinner
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Church of God is having a Souper Bowl Dinner on Sunday, Feb 1st from Noon-2 pm.  Serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, Tomato and more!  Everyone is welcome to the free dinner.

    4. Archery Meeting
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Members and friends of Grace Bible Church in Silver Lake will be starting their next  session of an archery ministry called Centershot for those  of all ages. Centershot is a Bible-based archery ministry that consists of 45 minutes of archery instruction and a 45 minute Bible study one day a week for 8 weeks.  The church provides the bows and arrows which are used during the training sessions in the church basement shooting range.  Participants pay a nominal fee to help cover the cost of the study book.  The next session of Centershot will begin Sunday, February 1  from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. To sign up to reserve your spot(s) contact the church office (320)327-2352.

  5. Feb
    2
    Mon

    1. Special Ed Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another Parent Seminar on Monday, Feb 2nd from 7-8 pm featuring Jamie Dop, GSL ECSE Teacher.  This seminar offers an opportunity for families of children with special needs a chance to ask questions and find out more about the ECSE process and program.  It also provides an opportunity for parents to network with each other as they face the joys and challenges of life with a child with special needs. Nominal fee applies.    To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  6. Feb
    5
    Thu

    1. Todays Women of Hutch meeting
      6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

      Today’s Women of Hutchinson will have their next meeting on Thursday, Feb 5th at Harmony River at 6:45 pm.  Please use west entrance, down to conference room on lower level.

    2. Smart Step Family
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson presents the class “Smart Step Family”, starting on Thursday, Feb 5th.  The class helps you discover key steps to build a healthy stepfamily with expert Ron L. Deal, one of the nation’s leading experts on Christian StepFamilies. Learn tips, insight and useable solutions for everyday living. Cost is $30 per individual, Scholarships available.  Call or scholarships or to sign up at 587-2093.  More info at faithlc.com

  7. Feb
    6
    Fri

    1. Give kids a smile day
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Minnesota Dental Association is sponsoring Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, Feb 6th.  Dentists are committed to providing all children with free dental care and improving access to care throughout Minnesota.  For info or sites near you go to mndental.org

  8. Feb
    7
    Sat

    1. Dad’s Belgian Waffles
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The St. John Paul II Area Faith Mission Group present a Pre Valentine’s Day Supper on Saturday Feb 7th featuring Dad’s Belgian Waffles.  Serving all you can eat from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Crow River Winery.  Cost is $6.50 in advance, $7 at the door.  Free Carnation to the first 200 ladies, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Music and more!

  9. Feb
    8
    Sun

    1. Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Hector Lions Club is having their annual Flapjack Festival on Sunday, Feb 8th from 8a-Noon at the American Bar and Grill of Hector.  Free will donation for Flapjacks and toppings, French Toast, Sausage, and Beverage.  Proceeds support BLHS School Safety Patrol.

    2. Fishing Contest
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Rainbow Sportsmen’s Club is having it’s annual Free Fishing Contest Sunday, Feb 8th from 2-4 pm on Brooks Lake in Cokato.  Raffle tickets can be purchased from club members in advance or at the contest for $1 each for a chance at cash and merchandise prizes. There is a Junior and Senior class for the fishing contest and there will be a lunch wagon on site.  They will have some free minnows and can drill your holes.  Bring out the whole family for some fun and excitement.  Brooks Lake is located North of Hwy 12 on Johnson Ave N in Cokato.  Info…Contact Dave 612-670-1916 or Tim 320-980-0460

    3. Schafskopf Tournament
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The 42nd annual Schafskopf Tournament will be held Sunday, Feb 8th at the Brownton Community Center.  Donation Tickets are $1 and you need not be present to win.

    4. Turkey Hunting Seminar
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

      Grace Bible Church of Silver Lake will be hosting a special Outdoor Club Meeting on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 pm at the church.  This free informal get-together is titled Turkey Hunting 101and will include sharing by Rodney Schmidt and Dr. Tom Rakow. Turkey Hunting 101 is especially designed for the person who wants to know how to get started turkey hunting, or who wants to pick up some helpful tips from others.  The seminar will last about an hour and includes a brief devotional time, presentation on the topic, and a time for input and questions. Anyone any age is invited, and there is no charge.  

    5. Night with Taya Kyle
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Beth El Synagogue of St. Louis Park presents an evening with Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice on Sunday, Feb 8th at 7 pm.  Taya’s late husband was Navy SEAL and Author Chris Kyle.  Taya regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the challenges facing veterans, first responders and their families. She also talks about the value of knowing who you are, what you believe in and standing strong for it.  Tickets available online at besyn.org

  10. Feb
    9
    Mon

    1. Parent Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having another parent seminar on Monday, Feb 9th from 7-8 pm featuring Sue Magnuson, GSL HS Counselor.  This seminar with explore the topics of emotional health for child development, as well as communication between parents and children.  A portion of the session will be devoted to questions/answers. Nominal fee applies.  Continuing Education credit/certificates available.  To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  11. Feb
    11
    Wed

    1. Family Style Turkey Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Zion United Methodist Church of Buffalo Lake invites you to their annual Family Style Turkey Supper on Wednesday, Feb 11th from 4:30-7:30 pm.  Eat in or Take Out, Tickets are $9 in advance, $10 at the door, 5-11 yrs old are $5,and Preschool age is free.  

  12. Feb
    21
    Sat

    1. BLHS FFA Fishing Tournament
      2:45 pm – 7:00 pm

      The BLHS FFA is having their Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Feb 21st on Lake Allie, near Buffalo Lake.  Registration begins at 2:45 pm, Fishing from 3-7 pm.  Cost is $5 per hole, with prizes given out to the top three youth and adult fishermen.  There is also a cash raffle at the event.  

  13. Feb
    23
    Mon

    1. GSL Kindergarten Seminar
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The GSL ECFE is having a Parent Seminar on Monday, Feb 23rd from 7-8 pm featuring GSL Kindergarten teachers.  What does my child need to need to know before kindergarten? When should I start preparing my child? What about summer birthdays?  Is preschool necessary?  This class is for any parent interested in giving their child a smoother transition to kindergarten.  Nominal fee applies.  To register contact ECFE by phone on through their website.

  14. Mar
    1
    Sun

    1. Cancer Benefit
      10:30 am – 2:00 pm

      You are invited to a Cancer Benefit for Barb Milbrett on Sunday, March 1st from 10:30a-2 pm in the BLHS HS Cafeteria.  Serving a home cooked Swedish meatball dinner prepared by friends of Barb.  Also take part in the silent auction.