Archive for Happenings

4-H Ag and Hort afternoon adventures starting soon

MINNESOTA – A new opportunity for Minnesota 4-H members, “4-H Ag & Hort Afternoon Adventures!” begins soon. The kick off is slated to take place Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the comfort of people’s homes.

The 4-H Ag & Hort Afternoon Adventure series will provide a new topic each month, September through May. Participants will be encouraged to “dig deeper” in the featured topic area. At the beginning of each month, a live Zoom session will take place to learn about that month’s topic, and to ask questions. After participating in the Zoom experience, self-directed learning information will be made available. The information will include that month’s challenge for attendees and their families to do together.

The series design should excite attendees about giving back to their communities. People will gain knowledge and resources to create a community garden in the spring. Keep in mind, community gardens can be planted in the ground, raised garden beds, or even buckets! How the garden looks is completely up to participants, friends, or neighbors.

Register in advance for the first session, Fruits and Vegetables, Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m.  A confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent.  (Click here to register:

For more information contact: Brian McNeill,; Becca Turnquist,; or Nic Podoll,; or your local 4-H Extension Educator.

Waverly hosts fireworks show tonight

WAVERLY – Mayor Connie Holmes reminds area citizens that Waverly is hosting a fireworks show this evening, Friday, Aug. 28.  The show begins at 9:15 p.m. at Legion Park.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, and remember to social distance as much as possible.

Howard Lake about to get nuts

HOWARD LAKE – The NUTmobile is thrilled to be stopping at the Howard Lake Library Saturday, Aug. 15 around 10 a.m. People of all ages are encouraged to stop by to meet the Peanutter team, grab some stickers and, of course, take a shell-fie with the NUTmobile.


Fireworks over Winsted Lake Friday, Aug. 7

WINSTED, MN – A fireworks display will take place in Winsted Friday, Aug. 7.

Fireworks go off in the middle of Winsted Lake allowing a great show anywhere around the lake.

 Organizers ask the public to please respect social distance regulations and find a spot around the lake Friday night Aug 7. Start time 9:30 p.m. (In case of inclement weather, fireworks will be Saturday 9:30 p.m.)
The Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates the sponsors who put on this show – AWI Manufacturing – Millerbernd Manufacturing and Security Bank and Trust.
The show will be visible from anywhere around the lake.

McLeod County Veteran Services offers free legal services for low income veterans

McLEOD County – McLeod County Veteran Services and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans encourages veterans to participate in a free legal clinic. Assistance provided includes: housing, employment, benefits, debt collection, expungement, and family law including child support.

The event takes place Wed., July 29,  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McLeod County Environmental Services Building, 1065 5th Avenue SE, Hutchinson.

Anyone with questions about the clinic may call McLeod County Veterans Services at 320-864-1268.

Wright County Parks & Recreation offers Family Fishing Clinic Saturday, July 18

WRIGHT COUNTY – The Wright County Parks & Recreation Department will be co-hosting a Family Fishing Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 18, at Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park in Monticello.

The clinic will be presented by Minnesota Trout Unlimited, which conducts similar clinics throughout the state. A limited number of spots are available and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Wright County Parks & Recreation at The cost of the clinic is $5 per person.

To learn more information about Minnesota Trout Unlimited, go to its website at