Archive for Happenings

Date change for Lester Prairie City Council meeting

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The August meeting of the Lester Prairie City Council has been moved from Aug. 14 to Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at city hall due to the primary election.

Blood drive in Lester Prairie Aug. 20

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – There will be a Red Cross blood drive at RiteWay Conveyors, Inc., 2364 Highway 7, Monday, Aug. 20  from 1 to 7 p.m. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Free cooking class offered in Winsted

WINSTED, MN – “Friends in the Kitchen” is coming to the Winsted area in August. The program is open to anyone in the area 55 or older. The ongoing class will meet the second Thursday of each month.
The first class is Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted. The free classes are 1.5 hours long and teach three recipes each session.
Participants will taste each of the recipes presented, and receive recipe packets, shopping tips, and suggestions for preparing simple suppers, sides, or snacks.
The monthly cooking classes teach and encourage eating healthy on a tight budget. Also considered are mobility limitations, by featuring and promoting one-pot meals.
Jim and Evelyn Fowler of Winsted are the site coordinators and presenters. There are no fees, solicitation, or obligation to attend.
To RSVP, email with your name and contact information.

Wright Co. license bureau closed

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED – The Wright County License Bureau will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 7, for mandatory Real ID training. For motor vehicle, game & fish, and limited driver’s license needs, residents may visit the one of the offices located in Annandale, Cokato, Delano, or Monticello.

Community meal in Winsted Thursday

WINSTED – St John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted will host a community meal Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. The meal is free, but donations are accepted. This will be a complete meal with a main dish, sides, dessert, and beverages. All are welcome, as this is intended as a community fellowship opportunity. Anyone wishing to help, or in need of transportation to the meal may contact the church at (320) 485-2522.

Circus coming to Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE – The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will be at the 2nd Ave. Park in Lester Prairie Friday, July 27 with shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 2-12 or seniors 65 and older. They are available at Cornerstone Hardware and the Herald Journal. The event is sponsored by Lester Prairie Business Association and Lions Club.