Archive for Happenings

Inside: The 150th McLeod County Fair preview

The 150th McLeod County Fair will take place Thursday through Sunday Aug. 18 to 21 in Hutchinson. Admission is free to all participants this year. See our community spotlight on page 7A for further details.

St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood 35th Annual Pork Chop Dinner Sunday, Aug. 21

Please join us for a day of good food, silent auction, Christian fellowship, and lots of fun! Sunday, Aug. 21 at St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., following the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
The menu will include two pork chops, scalloped potatoes, sauerkraut, corn, coleslaw, buns, mixed relishes, bars, coffee and milk, hot dogs for the children.
Advance tickets, 12 years – adult, $13. At the door $15. Children ages 5 -11, $6. Children ages 4 and under, free. For advance tickets call 320-510-3222.

HL Lions host Music in the Park-ing Lot Friday, Aug. 19

The Howard Lake Lions will host Music In The Park-ing Lot Friday, Aug. 19, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Lions Hall Parking Lot, 625 8th St., Howard Lake.
Enjoy music provided by DJ Tim Scheer. Purchase a hamburger and all-you-can-eat sweet corn (while supplies last) and lemonade for a free-will donation. Beer and seltzers will be available for $4.50, provided by Howard Lake Wine and Spirits. Bring your lawn chair! Open to the public, everyone is invited.

Lester Prairie Sandwich Ministry Thursday, Aug. 18

The Lester Prairie Sandwich Ministry will meet Thursday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 124 Maple Street North in Lester Prairie. Donations of money, new socks and underwear, and quilts are welcome.

Free community meal Thursday, Aug. 18

St. Mark Church in New Germany is hosting a free community meal Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Fellowship Center. All are welcome.

UPDATE: FREE Scheduled Walking Tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted

SPONSORED POST – UPDATE: Due to popular demand of the free guided walking tours at the Wall That Heals, coordinators have added additional times and dates to the schedule (see below).

The public of all ages are invited to attend FREE scheduled walking tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted at the Winstock Festival Grounds. Guided walking tours will take place with no reservations needed at the following scheduled dates/times:

Thursday, July 28 – 1p, 5p, & 7p
Friday, July 29 – 9a, 10a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p & 7p
Saturday, – 10:30a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p, & 7p
Sunday, – 9:30a & 11a

Contact Marv Ebensperger at (612) 203-3665 with questions or to schedule a group tour.

The Wall That Heals, a 3/4 scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, arrives at the Winstock festival grounds on Tuesday, July 26, with construction and volunteer meeting on Wednesday, July 27, and opens with free admission 24/7 from 2pm Wednesday July 27 through 2 pm Sunday, July 31.

CLICK HERE for complete information.