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  1. Apr

    1. New Journey UCC Rummage Sale
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The New Journey UCC of Hutchinson has their Rummage Sale on April 20 and 21 at the church. Hours Friday from 8a-6p, Saturday 9a-2p.

    2. Dassel Rod and Gun Club
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Dassel Rod and Gun Club has their Spring Fish Fry on Friday, April 20th from 11a-7p at Sportsmens Park on Lake Washington. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for those under 12.

    3. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato has their Salad Luncheon on Friday, April 20th from 11a-1p. Cost is $10, Take Out orders available.

  2. Apr

    1. Old Fashioned Coffee Klatch and Silent Auction
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      You’re invited to a Old Fashioned Coffee Klatch and Silent Auction benefit on Saturday, April 21st from 10a-1 at Duran’s Photography of Winsted.100% of the money raised goes to the Starkey Hearing Foundation.

    2. Program of Remembrance
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      You are invited to a program in remebrance of for Lyle Mackedanz, who went missing in action 50 years ago while serving in Vietnam. The event will be at the Mcleod County Vetarans Park in Hutchinson (by Shopko) on Saturday, April 21st at 2 pm. In a special salute a vintage vietnam Huey Helicopter will be flying in and landing at the site.

  3. Apr

    1. Potato Pancakes
      8:00 am – 10:30 am

      The Silver Lake American Legion is serving Potato Pancakes on Sunday, April 22nd from 8a-10:30a. Serving Potato or regular pancakes, Eggs, Ham and More! All you can eat for $8, Children are $4.

    2. Pork Chop Dinner and Concert
      10:00 am – 1:30 pm

      St John’s Lutheran Church of Winsted has their Pork Chop Dinner and Concert on Sunday, April 22nd. Allen and Matt Carlson will play during the 10 am worship service, while Pork Chops are served after the service from 11a-1:30 pm. Cost is a free will donation to the Youth and Leadership Programs.

    3. Spring Fling Brunch
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Auburn Lions Spring Fling Brunch is Sunday, April 22nd from 10a-1p at the New Auburn City Hall. Serving Eggs, Hame, Hashbrowns, Muffins and more! Adults $8, Children 10 and under $6, under 5 is free.

  4. Apr

    1. Eat Wings Raise Funds
      11:00 am – 9:00 pm

      Eat Wings, Raise Funds at Buffalo Wild Wings, Hutchinson for the Ridgewater Nursing Club on Monday, April 23rd from 11am-9pm to help this club!! 

  5. Apr

    1. Bloodmobile in Howard Lake
      12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Howard Lake at St James Lutheran School on Tuesday, April 24th from 12:30-6:30 pm.  For an appointment contact Donna at 320-543-2444.  

  6. Apr

    1. Rummage and Plant Sale
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Faith Lutheran Church of Hutchinson has their Rummage & Plant Sale on Thurs., April 26, 2-7 pm – Fri., April 27, 8 am-6 pm (Blue Light Specials in afternoon) – Sat., April 28, 8-11 am (Bag Day, 1st bag $3, 2nd bag free). Selling Furniture, clothing, collectibles, household, toys, linens, man cave, misc. Diner open Thurs. & Fri.

  7. Apr

    1. Finger Sandwiches
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is serving Finger Sandwiches, Sweets and Desserts on Saturday, April 28th with a short program to follow. Cost is $6 per person.

    2. May Day Fun
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Kids are invited for some May Day Fun at the Litchfield Opera House on Saturday, April 28th from 1-3 pm. Make and Take your own May Basket for $2 per basket.

    3. Weege Family Benefit
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      You’re invited to the Weege Family Benefit on Saturday, April 28th from 2-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake. Serving Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cowboy Beans, Cole Slaw and more. Adults are $10, Kids 12 and under are $6. Bid on the silent auction as well! Proceeds go to the Weege Family who are recovering from a Christmas Morning Fire.

    4. Talent Show
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The MN Brain Injury Force is looking for people for their Chance 2 Dance Talent Show on Saturday, April 28th from 6-10 pm in Henderson. Any age and any type of talent is welcome. More info at mnbif.com

  8. Apr

    1. Polka Worship and German Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stewart holds their annual Polka Worship and German Dinner on Sunday, April 29th. Worship at 10:30 am featuring the Wendinger Band, Dinner from 11:30a-1p. Cost is $12 for adults, Children 6-11 are $5. On the Menu: German Potato Salad, Brats and Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, Sauerkraut and more!

    2. Prairie Winds Concert
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Prairie Winds Concert Band concert on Sunday April 29th at 2 pm at the WEAC in Willmar. Tickets at the door $8 adults, $6 students, $22 family

    3. Then and Now Fashion Show
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mcleod County Historical Society has a Then and Now Fashion Show on Sunday, April 29th at 2 pm at the Museum. Tickets are $25 and includes Appetizers and Beverage, Tour of Historic Mcleod County Fashions, 2018 Fasions, Door Prizes, and Live Auction. More info at mcleodhistory.org

  9. May

    1. MNBIF Meeting
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The MN Brain Injury Force holds their next meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at Hutchinson Health Hospital Room F at 6 pm. This month’s Topic: Legal Advocate Dalaine Remes talks about protections and advocacy system for people with disabilities in MN.  

  10. May

    1. Pork Chop Dinner
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The United Lutheran Church of Lake Lillian has their annual Pork Chop Dinner from 4:30-7pm on Friday , May 4th. Cost is $10 for a one chop dinner, $13 for 2 Chop Dinner.

  11. May

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hutchinson Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Pillow cleaning service on Saturday, May 5th at the Days Inn of Hutchinson from 7a-1p

    2. Salad Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St John’s Lutheran Church of Hollywood has their Salad Luncheon on Saturday, May 5th from 11a-1p. Adults are $8, Children 5-12 are $3, Children 4 and under are Free.

    3. Carver Creek
      12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Bethel Lutheran Church. Lester Prairie.Mn  is hosting Carver Creek Blue Grass on Saturday  May 5th at 1pm.      12 noon  Serving Hot Dogs and fixings,  Potato Salad  etc   1pm   Carver Creek ,5 Siblings  from Carver Min  will entertain  with  Fiddle,Mandolin,Musical Saw,Banjo,Guitar and other instruments               Free Will Offering  .Come and enjoy

    4. Smoke Detector Installations
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      On May 5th, The American Red Cross will team up with Brownton, Hutchinson, Silver Lake, and Stewart Fire Departments, volunteers, and partners to Sound the Alarm with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events around the area. Want to volunteer? Visit SoundTheAlarm.org/mn or call (612) 460-3670. Need a smoke alarm? Visit getasmokealarm.org or call (612) 460-3674 or text ALARM to 844-811- 0100.

  12. May

    1. Walk MS
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      The together we are stronger Walk MS is Sunday, May 6th in Hutchinson. Register today at WalkMS.org

  13. May

    1. May Monthly Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Congregational Church is hosting their Community Meal the Second Wednesday of Each month (May 9) from 5-7 pm. Cost is just a free Will Donation. Take Outs available.  

  14. May

    1. Murder at the Hutch Zoo RESCHEDULED
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      It’s Murder at the Hutch Zoo for Mystery Dinner Theatre on Saturday, May 12th at the Hutchinson Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm, 6 pm Show. Cost is $35 for this Senior Center Fundraiser. Call 320-234-5656 for Tickets or details.

    2. Mill Pond Quartet
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Litchfield Opera House presents the Mill Pond Quartet on Saturday, May 12th at 7 pm. Tickets are $7at the door or you can call 320-535-0829 or email litchopera@gmail.com

  15. May

    1. Josh Dietz Memorial Baseball Game Benefit
      3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Brownton Bruins and Glencoe Brewers invite you to the Josh Dietz Memorial Game Benefit on Saturday, May 19th at Barney Tadsen Field in Brownton. Smoked Pork Chop Dinner at 3:30 pm, Baseball Game at 5 pm. There will also be various raffles and baseball bingo. Cost is $10 in advance (includes game admission and Dinner). Proceeds benefit Josh’s kids.

  16. May

    1. David Fenley Program
      8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      David Fenley, ADA Director for the MN Council on Disability, will be in Hutchinson on Tuesday, May 22 presenting to business and building owners from Hutchinson and surrounding communities on ADA Accessibility. This programs allows owners to make knowledgeable decisions about changes they may make before construction begins on Main Street in early 2020. David’s presentation will be from 8-9:30 with Q&A following. Along with David, Dr. Brian Bonte, Hutchinson physician and Kyle Dimler, Hutchinson’s City Building Official, will also be available for questions. Registration for the event is open and available by calling 320-587-5252 or emailing info@explorehutchinson.com.