Events Calendar

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Monticello High School, west lecture hall; 3 to 7 pm

» CALICO QUILTERS

Bring a project, Delano Public Library, 9 am to 1 pm

» ANDREW WALESCH PRESENTS HOLIDAY CLASSICS

Singer and pianist presents, for all aes, Delano Public Library, 10 am to noon

» MINI BOOK SALE

Delano Public Library,10 am to 6 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

» SILENT AUCTION

Silent auction at Winsted Library; 2 to 5 pm

» WINTER FESTIVAL

Santa, hay rides, canvas painting, bake sale; gym, Holy Trinity School, Winsted

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

First Presbyterian Church, Maple Plain; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Buffalo High School; 8 am to 2 pm

» CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Kingery Family, refreshments served, free-will donation, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted; 7 pm

» TECH HELP

Technical help for adults, Delano Public Library, 3 to 4 pm

» MINI BOOK SALE

Delano Public Library,1 to 6 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 8, Cokato Library; 10:30 to 11:30 am

» SCHOOL CONCERT

By kindergarten and fourth-graders, winter matinee program, everyone welcome, Dassel Elementary; 2:15 pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

» BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

New Germany Hall; 8 to 11 am

» SILENT AUCTION

Silent auction at Winsted Library; 10 am to 6:30 pm

» WINTER FESTIVAL

Parade 6:30 pm; Santa, hay rides, canvas painting, bake sale; gym, Holy Trinity School, Winsted

» COOKIE WALK/SILENT AUCTION/CRAFT SALE

Lunch available at 11 am, Our Father’s Lutheran Church, Rockford; 9 am to 1 pm

» OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

Boutique, bake sale, music, games, parade (4:30 pm), market, Delano City Hall; 10 am to 7 pm

» BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Food shelf donations accepted, Delano American Legion; 8:30 to 10:30 am

» BOOK-TIQUE SALE

Nealy-new books, gift items, puzzles, holiday decor; Howard Lake Library; 10 am to 1 pm

» TREE OF HOPE

Gathering to collect, sort, and distribute toys to children in hospitals, Hangar 2, St. Cloud Regional Airport; 9 am to 1 pm

» CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & COOKIE WALK

Vendors, baked goods; Peace Lutheran Church, Watertown; 9 am to 2 pm

» FARM TOY COLLECTOR SHOW

Hosted by Buffalo Knights of Columbus, kids under 10 in free, food available, Santa noon to 2 pm, open to public; gym, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Buffalo; 9 am to 4 pm

» COOKIE WALK & VENDOR BOUTIQUE

Vendors, crafts, gifts, cookies; St. Mary’s Fellowship Hall, Waverly; 9 am to 1 pm

» VIEW SANTA

Santa accepting food donations for local food shelves, Independence City Hall, 3:45 to 4:15 pm; Veterans Memorial Park in Maple Plain 4:45 to 5:30 pm

» FAMILY EVENTS

Create crafts, refreshments served, music; for all ages, Delano Public Library, 10 am to 1 pm

» MINI BOOK SALE

Delano Public Library,10 am to 1 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; noon to 4 pm

» ADVENT BRUNCH

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, country store 8 am, program 9 am, brunch provided 10 am for freewill offering; everyone welcome

» ARTISAN BOUTIQUE

“The Butcher, The Baker, and The Candlestick Maker,” handcrafted items for sale; Winsted Arts Council, Main Street, Winsted; 2 to 8 pm

» SINGING FRIENDS CHORUS

Freewill donation, St. Pius X Catholic Church, Glencoe; 2 pm

» RESERVES OPEN HOUSE

Learn about, interview for Wright County Sheriff’s Office Reserves at open house, support services building Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Buffalo; 10 am to 1 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

» NIKOLAUSABEND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

German food, kids crafts and games, visit St. Nikolaus; new toys accepted as donations; St. Peter Lutheran Church, Watertown; 4:30 to 7 pm

» SILENT SANTA BREAKFAST

Free-will offering to support Silent Santa program, vist and take photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus; breakfast; Lions Hall, Howard Lake; 8 am to 12:30 pm

» COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Hosted by LP Lions, pictures with Santa, Christmas music, treat bags for kids; Lester Prairie City Hall; 9 am to noon

» CHRISTMAS IN FRENCH LAKE

All welcome, Our Saviou’s Lutheran Church, French Lake, worship service 10:30 am, potluck 11:30 am

» JAZZY CHRISTMAS

High school jazz bands/vocal ensembles, potluck following show, Performing Arts Center, Delano High School; 4 pm

» ADVENT CHURCH SERVICE

Special music, potluck brunch following service, everyone welcome, North Crow River Lutheran, Cokato; 9 am

MONDAY, DEC. 9

» ZUMBA

Punch cards available, walk-in $6, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Howard Lake; 6:30 to 7:30 pm

» BOOK-TIQUE SALE

Nearly-new books, gift items, puzzles, holiday decor; Howard Lake Library; 2 to 5 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

American Legion, Delano; 1 to 6 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Watertown Community Center; 1 to 6 pm

» TINY TOT STORYTIME

For ages 0 to 3, Delano Public Library; 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11 to 11:30 am

» BARIATRIC SURGERY INFORMATION

For anyone intersted in surgery, Two Twelve Medical Center, Chaska; 10 to 11:30 pm

» SCHOOL CONCERT

By kindergarten and fourth-graders from Dassel Elementary, everyone welcome, Performing Arts Center, DC High School; 6:30 pm

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Delano Senior Center, 2 to 6 pm

» NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

Community room, Lund’s & Byerly’s, Wayzata; 6:30 to 8 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; noon to 6 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Cosmos City Center; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Church of St. Anthony, Watkins; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; noon to 6 pm

» 60+ AND HEALTHY CLINIC

Edgewood Gables Apartments, Cokato; 9:30 to 11:30 am

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Delano Senior Center, activity room; 2 to 6 pm

» PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 6, Delano Public Library; 10:30 to 11 am

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» TIME TO CREATE

Use Legos or other materials, for ages 5 to 17, Cokato Library; 3:30 to 5 pm

» LEGISLATION FORUM/LISTENING SESSION

Learn about gifted services for students, Tiger Den, Delano High School; 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

» MOM & BABY CONNECTION

Support for breastfeeding moms, Ridgeview Professional Building, Waconia; 10 to 11:30 am

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

VFW, Monticello; noon to 6 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

City of Chanhassen; 9 am to 2 pm

» BEJEWELED

For ages 10 to adult, learn basic jewelry making, register 763-972-3467, Delano Public Library; 3:30 to 5 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB

For teens and adults, Cokato Library; 6:30 to 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

» HAM DINNER

Free community meal, everyone welcome, Fellowship Hall, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

» GALA AT CROW RIVER COUNTRY CLUB

“Roaring ‘20s” theme, meal, music, entertainment; auctions

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

RiteWay Conveyors, Inc., Lester Prairie; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Chaska Community Center; 11 am to 4 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 8, Cokato Library; 10:30 to 11:30 am

» INFORMATIVE MEETING ON FAIR FARM RENTAL AGREEMENTS

Free, Wright County Historical Society, Buffalo; 1:30 to 4 pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; noon to 4 pm

» PUBLIC MEETING WINSTED PUBLIC CEMETERY

All who own a lot or family member should attend, Winsted City Hall; 10 am

» BLUEGRASS GOSPEL CHRISTMAS

Performances by The Kingery Family, Pearlgrace & Co., The Mahlstedt Family; freewill admission, Performing Arts Center, DC High School; 6:30 pm

» SANTA DAY

Bring a camera for pictures with Santa, games/activities for kids, treats, turkey drawings; Kingston Community Center, 30840 722nd Ave., Dassel; 10 am to noon

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

» DELANO JUST FOR KIX WINTER SHOW

Adults $6, students $4; Delano HIgh School; 3:30 pm

» SINGING FRIENDS CHORUS

Freewill donation, Church of Peace, NYA; 2 pm

» CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS CONCERT

Free, refreshments following, Delano United Methodist Church; 3 pm

» FREE 4-H WORKSHOP

Learn about 2020 4-H Engineering Design Challenge: Mission to Mars, community room, Cokato City Hall; 1:30 to 4:30 pm

MONDAY, DEC. 16

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Monticello; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Carver Village Hall; noon to 6 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Waconia; noon to 6 pm

» TINY TOT STORYTIME

For ages 0 to 3, Delano Public Library; 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11 to 11:30 am

» GERMAN STAR ORNAMENT

For ages 10 to adult, create folded 16-point ornament and ecorate, register 763-972-3467, Delano Public Library; 3:30 to 5 pm

» SCHOOL CONCERT

Jazz band, band, choir; gym, Lester Prairie School; 7:30 pm

TUESDAY, DEC. 17

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Cokato Library, 2 to 6 pm

» FREE A1C DIABETES SCREENING

Cokato Library; 2 to 6 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Holy Trinity School, Winsted; 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Fitness Evolution, Monticello; 9 am to 3 pm

» 60+ AND HEALTHY CLINIC

Maple Manor East, Maple Lake; 9:30 to 11:30 am

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Cokato Library, Centennial Room; 2 to 6 pm

» PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 6, Delano Public Library; 10:30 to 11 am

» WESTENDERS RUG HOOKING GROUP

Bring a project, Delano Public Library, 5 to 8 pm

» TECH HELP

Technical help for adults, Delano Senior Center; 12:30 to 1:30 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18

» MOM & BABY CONNECTION

Support for breastfeeding moms, Ridgeview Professional Building, Waconia; 10 to 11:30 am

» KNIT WITS

Bring a project, Delano Public Library, 6:30 to 8 pm

» EVENING QUILTERS

Bring a project, Delano Public Library, 6 to 8 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 6, Cokato Library; 10:30 to 11:15 am

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Chanhassen Rec Center; noon to 6 pm

THURSDAY, DEC. 19

» WELLNESS ON WHEELS

Annandale City Hall, council chambers; 2 to 6 pm

» LEGO LAB

For ages 6 to 12, Delano Public Library; 4:30 to 5:30 pm

» CALICO QUILTERS

Bring a project, Delano Public Library, 9 am to 1 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Christian Church of Litchfield; 12:30 to 6:30 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Preferred Choice Chiropractic, St. Michael; noon to 6 pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 20

» STORYTIME

For ages 3 to 8, Cokato Library; 10:30 to 11:30 am

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Churstian Church of Litchfield; 8 am to 1 pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 21

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; noon to 4 pm

THURSDAY, DEC. 26

» 60+ AND HEALTHY CLINIC

Monticello Senior Center; 9:30 to 11:30 am

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

FRIDAY, DEC. 27

» WINTER BREAK POPCORN AND MOVIE

For the whole family, bring a blanket and pillows, register 763-972-3467, Delano Public Library; 11 am to 1 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

SATURDAY, DEC. 28

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; noon to 4 pm

MONDAY, DEC. 30

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Covenant Church, Dassel; 1 to 7 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

St. John’s Lutheran, Howard Lake; 1 to 7 pm

TUESDAY, DEC. 31

» CHRISTMAS TREE VILLAGE CONTEST

View decorated trees and vote on favorite, Meeker County Museum, Litchfield; 10 am to 4 pm

» AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE

Vineyard United Methodist Church, Hutchinson; 1 to 7 pm

2020

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1

» 8TH ANNUAL GAME-A-THON

Family-friendly, freewill offering admission, play board, card games, miniatures, RPGs, and more; door prizes, children must be accompanied by adult; Buffalo Community Center; 9:30 am to 10 pm

THURSDAY, JAN. 9

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

FRIDAY, JAN. 10

» LE VENT DU NORD

Live music, fur trade exhibits,

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

» JUST FOR KIX COMMUNITY SHOW

Gym, Buffalo High School; 2 pm

THURSDAY, FEB. 13

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 28

» TIM ORTH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION BENEFIT

Grants awarded to area children in need, GSL High School, Glencoe;

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

» USED BOOK SALE

Delano Public Library

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

» USED BOOK SALE

Delano Public Library

SUNDAY, MAY 3

» JUST FOR KIX SPRING SHOW

Gym, Delano High School; 3:30 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 14

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

» WINSTOCK

Darius Rucker, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Runaway June; Winstock grounds, Winsted, gates open at 2 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

» WINSTOCK

Luke Combs, Brett Elredge, Chris Janson, Shenandoah, Phil Vassar, Drew Baldridge, Drew Parker; Winstock grounds, Winsted, gates open at 9:30 am

THURSDAY, JULY 9

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, AUG. 13

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, SEPT. 10

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, OCT. 8

» CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

THURSDAY, NOV. 12

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

SUNDAY, DEC. 1

» CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Kevin Mills and his Big Band, free event, Buffalo Free Church; 6:30 pm

THURSDAY, DEC. 10

» COMMUNITY MEAL

Free community meal, everyone welcome, St. James Lutheran School, Howard Lake; 5:30 pm

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Weekly Events

MONDAY

• Overeaters Anonymous, everyone welcome, call Sharon (320) 587-5889, Hutchinson Library, noon

• Overeaters Anonymous, Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, 6:30-8 pm

• Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted, 8 pm

• Alcoholics Anonymous, Trinity Lutheran Church, Watertown, 8 pm

• Boy Scout Troop 273, Heritage Center, Delano, 7 pm

TUESDAY

• Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, Howard Lake, 7:30-8:30 pm

•Alcoholics Anonymous, Lester Prairie City Hall, 8 pm

• Celebrate Recovery, Feshwater Community Church, St. Bonifacius, (952) 446-9090, 7 pm

• Senior Citizens Fitness Class, community room, Linden Wood, Winsted, 1-1:45 pm

• 500 Card Club, Dassel Historical History Center, Dassel, 1-3 pm

WEDNESDAY

• Alcoholics Anonymous, Cokato City Hall, community room, enter back door, 7 pm

• Dassel Senior Citizens, Dassel History Center, 1-4 pm

• Montrose Senior Citizens, lunch $4, holiday and non-seniors meal $6, United Methodist Church, noon

• Narcotics Anonymous, basement, Distinctive Dental Services, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY

• Business Network International, Delano City Hall, 7:30 am

• Alcoholics Anonymous, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Delano, 8 pm

• Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf, Delano Community Education Center, 2-4 pm

• Cokato TOPS Club, Cokato City Hall, weigh-in 6 pm, meeting 6:30 pm

• Dassel TOPS Club, Dassel City Hall, weigh-in 5 pm, meeting 5:30 pm

• Cokato-Dassel Rotary, Cokato City Hall, noon

• Hutchinson Toastmasters III, Development Center at Hutchinson Technology, 7-8 am

• Senior Citizens Fitness Class, community room, Linden Wood, Winsted, 1-1:45 pm

FRIDAY

• Tri-County Toastmasters, Watertown City Hall, 7 am

• Narcotics Anonymous, Cokato City Hall, 7 pm

• Alanon, Living Water Fellowship building, 221 Atlantic Ave., Dassel, 7:30 pm

• Howard Lake Senior Citizens, above HL Public Library, noon or 1 pm depending on activity

• Alcoholics Anonymous, Big Book and Open, St. John's Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, 7:30 pm

SATURDAY

• Narcotics Anonymous, Kingston Apostolic Church, CSAH 27, one-half mile west of Kingston, 9:30 am

• Alcoholics Anonymous, men's and women's step group, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano, 9 am

SUNDAY

• Narcotics Anonymous, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Dassel, 7 pm