Archive for Happenings

Rehearsals to begin Sun., Feb. 22 for Winsted Area Community Choir

People with talent of all levels are welcome to join the Winsted Area Community Choir. Rehearsals will start 6:30 pm Sunday, Feb. 22 in the St. John’s Fellowship Hall, Winsted. For more information, contact Mark Loder at (320) 485-2202.

Wildcats annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 31

The annual meeting of the Winsted Wildcats Baseball Club will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Blue Note, Winsted. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.

One-act play in Lester Prairie Jan. 31

LESTER PRAIRIE, WINSTED, MN – The Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity drama club will be performing a one-act play at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 in the Lester Prairie School gym. There is no admission fee, but free-will donations will be accepted to help fund upgrades to the stage lighting system.


Details about the play, “A Time to Go Home,” by G.M. (Bud) Thompson:
A unique look at dying—and living—begins when four teenage friends are killed as their school bus is broad-sided by a drunk driver. The next thing they are aware of is being in the church sanctuary, where their combined funeral service is about to take place. At first they are unsure of what is happening, why they are there, or why time is standing still. As they wait for “whatever comes next,” they begin to talk about their lives and thoughts on death.

We journey inside their minds as their thoughts, memories, and fears are played out before us in scenes—from Lillian’s rocky relationship with her parents to Stephanie’s sensitive discussion with her mother about dying; from Jennifer’s reflections on a friend’s suicidal thoughts to Earl’s coming to grips with the fact that he never had a close friendship as he competes on the game show “Save Face.” After they have shared their joys, regrets, and hopes for those they’re leaving behind, Stephanie helps the others understand what she believes will come next. Having found a sense of peace with their pasts, themselves, and each other, they are given their chance to finally “go home.”

It is a powerful piece that effectively touches on a spectrum of topics, but ultimately touches the heart with comfort and hope.

Chuck Thiel at One Eyed Willys Sat., Jan. 24

SPONSORED POST. Chuck Thiel will provide music at One Eyed Willys, Lester Prairie Saturday, Jan. 24 from 3 to 6 pm.

Kevin Lange and Mississippi Drifters at Howard Lake Legion Fri., Jan. 23

SPONSORED POST. Kevin Lange and the Mississippi Drifters will provide music entertainment Friday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 11 at the Howard Lake Legion. Friday nights are also steak nights at the Legion.

Benefit for Mark Lange Sat., Jan. 24

A benefit planned for Mark Lange, a lifetime resident of Watertown and a firefighter on the Watertown Fire Department, will be at the Neaton Brothers Shop (3840 CR 21, Mayer) Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Lange was diagnosed with a malignant esophageal tumor and metastatic disease to his liver in July 2014 and died Jan. 15.
A silent and live auction is planned. To donate contact Brenda Neaton or Bonnie Salonek or any Lange or Roy family member. Monetary donations: Bremer Bank (checks payable to Mark Lange Benefit) or submitted on – “Mark Lange Medical/Living Expenses.”