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Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Thu, Mar 30

Hospice Dinner

Nicole Larson

Fri, Mar 31

Chanhassen Production “GREASE”

Theresa Walth

Mon, Apr 03

Gardener’s Gala

Dave Schwartz

Tue, Apr 04


Ami Bergquist

Wed, Apr 05

Occupational Therapy Month

Suzanne Hansen

Thu, Apr 06

St. Matthew’s Ham Dinner

Sandy Holtz & Darlene Wendroth

Fri, Apr 07

Veterans Service Office

Don Dufner

Mon, Apr 10

Good Friday Service

Pastor Neil Dezelske

Thu, Apr 13

Estate Planning Workshop

Paul White

Mon, Apr 17

Week of the Young Child

Rebecca Warpula

Tue, Apr 18

“Lion King” Production

Youth Theater Cast Members

Thu, Apr 20

Grove City CARE Auction

Rosie Dilley

Local Community Events

Free Lunch

Fri, Mar 31 @ 11:00 am // Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church in Litchfield has a free lunch on Friday, March 31st from 11-to-1.  Everyone’s welcome.

Artrageous Troupe Performance

Fri, Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center

The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers will perform at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 31st at 7 p.m.  Reserved seats are $20 for adults and $10 for youth.  For ticket information, call Dassel-Cokato Community Education at 320-286-4120.

McLeod County Gardening Education Day

Sat, Apr 01 @ 8:00 am // Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson


The 2017 McLeod County Gardening Education Day will be held on Saturday, April 1st at the Crow River Golf Club in Hutchinson.  The McLeod County Extension Master Gardeners are coordinating a day of great speakers, gardening education, vendors, door prizes and much more. Registration is from 8-to-8:45 a.m. with speakers and activities to follow until 3 p.m.  The cost for the program is $30 if received by March 20th and $35 after March 20th.  Space is limited.  Pre-register by March 24th at the McLeod County Extension office.  Call 320-484-4334.

Emmaus Gift Shop Spring Fling

Sat, Apr 01 @ 8:00 am // Emmaus Place

The Emmaus Gift Shop Spring Fling is on Saturday, April 1st. There’s 20-percent off merchandise in the store, with some exceptions, the week leading up to the Spring Fling, and there’s a brunch April 1st in the Gloria Dei dining room from 8-to-10 a.m. It’s $6 per person.

Kimball Area Community Expo

Sat, Apr 01 @ 8:30 am // Kimball Area High School

The 14th annual Kimball Area Community Expo is on Saturday, April 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kimball Area High School.  Breakfast is served from 7:30-to-10 a.m.  There’s a live reptile show at 10 a.m., a professional breakdance performance at 11 a.m., laser tag and much more.

Conceal and Carry Class

Sat, Apr 01 @ 9:00 am // 59357 300th Street - North of Litchfield


A conceal and carry class will be offered on Saturday, April 1st at 9 a.m. at 59357 300th Street – north of Litchfield. The fee is $75 per person.  You must pre-register and pre-pay. Call Marty for more details at 320-583-0446 or e-mail to

Meeker County Museum & G.A.R. Hall New Hours

Sat, Apr 01 @ 10:00 am // Litchfield


The Meeker County Museum and G.A.R. Hall in Litchfield will begin new hours on April 1st – open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4.

MN Deer Hunters Crow River Area Chapter Banquet

Sat, Apr 01 @ 3:30 pm // McLeod County Fairgrounds


The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Crow River Area Chapter has its annual banquet on April 1st at the McLeod County Fairgrounds with social time at 3:30, dinner at 6 p.m. and drawings and auctions at 7:15.  No tickets are sold at the door.  You must register by March 25th.  For more details, call Rick Karl at 320-583-5890.

Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree

Sat, Apr 01 @ 4:00 pm // Glencoe/Silver Lake High School Gym

The 19th annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree will be held at the Glencoe/Silver Lake High School gym on Saturday, April 1st. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the games begin at 5:30. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students. For more details, call Ralph Johnson at 587-6733.

MN State Band Performance

Sat, Apr 01 @ 4:00 pm // Litchfield Opera House

The 50-piece Minnesota State Band will perform at the Litchfield Opera House on Saturday, April 1st at 4 p.m. It’s $5 per person.

Plato Lions Club Spring Brunch

Sun, Apr 02 @ 9:30 am // Plato Hall


The Plato Lions Club has its 34th annual Spring Brunch on Sunday, April 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plato Hall.  It’s all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and beverage for freewill donations.

“The Voice on the Prairie” Production

Sun, Apr 02 @ 3:30 pm // Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center


Dassel-Cokato Community Theatre will present its award-winning production of “The Voice of the Prairie” on Sunday, April 2nd at 3:30 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center.  Freewill donations will be accepted.

Ridgewater College Community Health & Job Fairs

Tue, Apr 04 @ 10:00 am // Ridgewater Campus in Hutchinson


The annual Ridgewater College Community Health and Job Fairs will be on Tuesday, April 4th at the Hutchinson Campus, and on Tuesday, April 11th at the Willmar Campus.  The events at each campus will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with about 40 exhibits covering a wide range of topics.  For more information, contact Heather Marcus at 320-234-8562.

Meeker County Public Health Open House

Tue, Apr 04 @ 1:00 pm // Meeker County Family Services Center Lobby - 114 North Holcombe Ave. in Litchfield


Meeker County Public Health is hosting an open house in celebration of National Public Health Week on Tuesday, April 4th from 1-to-3 p.m. in the Meeker County Family Services Center lobby at 114 North Holcombe Avenue in Litchfield.  There will be refreshments, displays and prizes.

Community Notification Meeting

Tue, Apr 04 @ 6:30 pm // Litchfield City Hall


A community notification meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th at Litchfield City Hall as level-3 predatory offender Shannon Benson will be released from jail.

Ecumen of Litchfield Hospice Dinner & Silent Auction

Fri, Apr 07 @ 5:30 am // Peter's on Lake Ripley


The annual Ecumen of Litchfield Hospice Dinner & Silent Auction is coming up on Friday, April 7th at 5:30 p.m. at Peter’s on Lake Ripley.  To make reservations of for more information, call 693-7367.


Smelt and Fish Fry

Fri, Apr 07 @ 11:00 am // St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley


The 6th annual smelt and fish fry at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley will be on Friday, April 7th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  It’s all-you-can-eat smelt, pollock, homemade beans, potato salad, homemade coleslaw, bread, bars, coffee, juice, milk and water.  It’s $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-to-16, and free for kids 5 and under.  Homemade donuts will also be for sale.

Safe Avenues “Under the Sea” Fundraising Gala

Fri, Apr 07 @ 5:00 pm // Willmar Conference Center


Safe Avenues has its “Under the Sea” fundraising gala on Friday, April 7th at the Willmar Conference Center with social hour and a silent auction at 5 p.m. and dinner, program and live auction starting at 6:30 p.m.  To reserve tickets, call 320-235-0475 or go to

U-Empowered Conference

Sat, Apr 08 @ 8:30 am // Willmar High School

The biannual U-Empowered Conference for parents and caregivers raising children with special needs takes place on Saturday, April 8th at Willmar High School. There will be a keynote speaker, break-out sessions, vendors and more.  For more details, call 320-444-1523.

Habitat Day

Sat, Apr 08 @ 12:00 pm // Litchfield Wetland Management District - 3 miles south of Litchfield at 22274 615th Ave.

The Litchfield Wetland Management District has its annual Habitat Day on Saturday, April 8th from 12-to-4 p.m. The Science Museum of Minnesota Water Assembly program and the Monarch Lab from the U of M will be there. Other activities include build-your-own wood duck boxes and bird houses, waterfowl ID, displays, and more. The Litchfield Wetland Management District is located 3 miles south of Litchfield at 22274 615th Avenue.

Upcoming Local Games


Eden Valley-Watkins

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

ACGC Falcons