Archive for Happenings

Advent brunch in HL

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake will host its annual Advent Brunch Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a country store featuring homemade and handmade goods for sale. At 9 a.m. entertainment will feature the father and son duo of Allen and Matt Carlson, and the event will conclude with a brunch provided by the Women of St. John’s.

Photo with Santa

MAYER, MN – Take your photo with Santa at the Mayer Fire Station, 400 Ash Ave. North, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m., then attend the a tree lighting ceremony at Old School House Park (near city hall) at 5:30 p.m.

Artisan Boutique

WINSTED, MN – “The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker” will feature handrafted items to purchase at the Winsted Arts Council, Main Street in Winsted, Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Lester Prairie Lions Pancake Breakfast

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie Lions will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. N., Lester Prairie. Proceeds will support Lester Prairie projects. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, juice, and coffee. A freewill donation will be accepted. Attendees may get their photos taken with Santa. Christmas music will be provided by high school musicians. There will be treat bags for the kids. The Lions will also be collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids.

HL Lions Silent Santa Breakfast

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Howard Lake Lions Club will host its annual Silent Santa Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free photos from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, biscuits with gravy, desserts, coffee, and juice. A freewill offering will be accepted. All proceeds will be used to purchase gifts for the Silent Santa program. The event benefits low-income families who live in the HLWW School District that need assistance purchasing Christmas gifts for their families. Applications to receive gifts are available at Howard Lake City Hall, or on the Howard Lake Foods bulletin board. For more information or to make a donation, contact Debbie McAlpine at 612-481-6226, or

St. Mary’s cookie walk and vendor boutique

WAVERLY, MN – The St. Mary’s Catholic Church annual cookie walk and vendor boutique will take place Saturday, Dec. 7. The boutique will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cookie walk will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Fellowship Hall, 607 Maple Ave., Waverly.