HOWARD LAKE, MN – Good Samaritan Society, 413 13th Ave. in Howard Lake, will host a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the outdoor courtyard. This free family event will included pumpkins, apple cider, hot dogs popcorn, games, face painting, beer and wine samples, prizes, and more.
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HOWARD LAKE, MN – The City of Howard Lake will be flushing fire hydrants Monday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 11 to remove mineral deposits and ensure hydrants are working properly. During this time, water may become discolored, water pressure may drop, or both. The water is safe to drink, but it may stain fabrics if clothes are being washed during the flushing. The city recommends not washing white or light colored clothing during this time.
WINSTED, MN – The Winsted Public Library will kick off its second-annual Booktoberfest celebration by hosting Minnesota author Mindy Mejia Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Vollmer Room at Winsted City Hall. Mejia will speak about her writing process, read selections from her books, and answer audience questions. Mejia’s books will be available to purchase and have signed at the program.
WINSTED, MN – Friends in the Kitchen will be offered Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted. The free class is 1.5 hours long, and teaches three recipes for eating healthy on a tight budget. It is open to anyone 55 and older.
LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie Booster Club will host a homecoming parade Friday, Oct. 4, starting at 5:45 p.m. at the Lester Prairie School. The parade route will begin at the high school and proceed to the football field. The football game will follow at 7 p.m.
HOWARD LAKE, MN – The City of Howard Lake will conduct a citywide cleanup day Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 920 Second Ave. The price for most major appliances and small electronics is $10. Monitors and TVs cost $25. Mattresses and box springs are $30 each. upholstered items cost $5 to $20. General refuse is $5 to $15 per load. Scrap metal, lawnmowers, and grills are free. Hazardous waste and construction materials are prohibited. Elderly or handicapped residents may arrange for special free pickup by calling city hall at 320-543-3670 before Wednesday, Oct. 2.