Archive for Happenings

Ice cream social and country store Sunday, July 27 at St. Peter

St. Peter Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie will host its annual ice cream social, along with a country store and bake sale, Sunday, July 27. Serving time will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Food includes hamburgers, barbecues, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, homemade pie, ice cream, root beer floats, coffee, milk, and lemonade.

VBS at St. Paul’s, Lester Prairie July 21-25

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lester Prairie welcomes all children ages 3 through grade 6 for vacation Bible school beginning Monday, July 21.
Program for children ages 3 through kindergarten runs 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Camp Omega program for grades 1 through 6 runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25.   Participants in Camp Omega will need a sack lunch.
A freewill lunch and program for parents and children is planned for Friday, July 25 at 11:15 a.m.
Register by calling (320) 395-2573.

Ice cream cones offer at Big Don’s only during Prairie Days

CORRECTION:   Small ice cream cones are available at Big Don’s Carthedral, Lester Prairie for 50 cents only during Prairie Days, July 18-19, not through the end of the month.

Beer Festival Sat. July 19 – Winsted, MN

SPONSORED POST: For a chance to sample beer and wine from about 25 local and national craft breweries, look no further than the St. Mary’s Craft Beer Festival in Winsted. In addition to the beer and wine sampling, food will be served at the event including burgers, brats, pork chops, pizza, bottled water, & pop.

This first-ever event will take place Saturday, July 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Winstock Country Music Festival grounds. Gates will open at 2 p.m.

b-brewfest.052014“We’re anticipating 1,000 people for the first year,” said Tom Ollig, development director at St. Mary’s Care Center.

Only those 21 and older, with a valid ID, will be allowed to enter. Participants will receive a commemorative mug to use for the 2-ounce beer and wine samples, and they will be able to vote for their favorite beverage.


Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted.

Tickets will be $30 when ordered online through the event date. At the gate, tickets will be $35 each. Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each, and include a mug and non-alcoholic beverages.

There is no charge for parking.

Benefit in Mayer July 19 in memory of Aaron Kelzer

MAYER, MN – Each year, a scholarship is awarded to a Watertown-Mayer High School senior in memory of former student Aaron Kelzer, who died in a car accident in 2008. A memorial benefit to help raise money for the scholarship will take place Saturday, July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the home of Mark and Colleen (14465 58th St., Mayer, MN 55360).

Dinner tickets are available at the door for a donation of $10. Children under 10 are $5. A variety of salads and grilled items will be served, including pepper jack brats, onion brats, regular brats, and hot dogs.

Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Attendees are welcome to bring any additional beverages they would like.

Entertainment will include games for all ages, a large raffle with prizes (such as iPhone cases, gift cards, a wireless speaker, headphones, an Android tablet, movies, etc.), and a silent auction.

Monetary donations can be made out to: Aaron Kelzer Memorial Fund, and can be mailed to 16508 Blenheim Way, Minnetonka, MN 55345.

To learn more, e-mail

Vendors wanted for craft fair at Pola-Czesky Days

Vendors are wanted for the craft fair/flea market Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3 during Pola-Czesky Days in Silver Lake. If interested, call Duane at (320) 327-3178.