Newsmaker Guest // Wed, May 24

Heather WesemanNettie’s Garden Book

Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Thu, May 25

All School Reunion

Marcia Provencher

Fri, May 26

Rising Hope Grief Support

Tina Young

Tue, May 30

Watercade Brat Feed

Lyle Diekmann

Thu, Jun 01

LHS Class of 2017 Graduation

Jason Michels

Fri, Jun 02

Princess Kay Finalist

Ashley Warren

Mon, Jun 05

Meeker Ministries

Heather Jeseritz

Tue, Jun 06

Remembrance Service / Hospice

Judy Loeken & Ann Konietzko

Wed, Jun 07

LHS Marching Band Parade Schedule

Marching Band Members

Fri, Jun 16

All School Reunion

Marcia Provencher

Mon, Jun 19

LHS Marching Band Parade Competitions

Marching Band Members

Thu, Jun 22

LHS Marching Band Pie in Park

Marching Band Members

Local Community Events

Grove City Rescue Squad Fundraising Supper

Wed, May 24 @ 5:00 pm // Grove City Community Center

During National EMS Week, the Grove City Rescue Squad will have a fundraising supper – with taco-in-a-bag and dessert – at the Grove City Community Center on Wednesday, May 24th from 5-to-7 p.m. for freewill donations.

Litchfield Rescue Squad Open House

Wed, May 24 @ 5:30 pm // Rescue Hall - North Ramsey Avenue in Litchfield

 

The Litchfield Rescue Squad will have an open house during “EMS Week” at the Rescue Hall on North Ramsey Avenue in Litchfield on Wednesday, May 24th from 5:30-to-7:30.  There will be displays, demonstrations, goody bags for kids, refreshments, door prizes, and a visit by the Life Link III helicopter.

Lake Ripley Cemetery Clean-Up Day

Thu, May 25 @ 12:00 pm // Lake Ripley Cemetery

 

The Lake Ripley Cemetery clean-up day has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 25th from noon to 4 p.m.  Any willing volunteers may just show up at that time.  Refreshments will be available.

Parent Support Group Meeting

Thu, May 25 @ 6:30 pm // First Lutheran Church in Litchfield

The Resource Center Program has a parent support group meeting on Thursday, May 25th from 6:30-to-8 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Litchfield. A parent panel will present tips. Walk-ins are welcome, but to RSVP or for more information, contact Becky Sook at sookbecky@gmail.com.

Bluegrass Music Concert

Fri, May 26 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center

A bluegrass music concert will be presented at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 26th at 7 p.m. with the Hartley Family from Arkansas, along with the Kellen Family from Duelm, MN, the Mahlstedt Family from Cokato, and the Kingery Family from Grove City. The admission is a freewill donation.

Jordan’s Project – Spring Fling 2

Sat, May 27 @ 1:00 pm // Willmar VFW Post

Jordan’s Project – Spring Fling 2 – will be held at the Willmar VFW Post on Saturday, May 27th from 1-to-5 p.m. There will be music, games, prizes and food for special needs children and adults. For more information, call Twyla at 320-894-4275.

Litchfield Memorial Day Events

Mon, May 29 @ 8:00 am // Lake Ripley Cemetery

 

Memorial Day events in Litchfield on Monday, May 29th include a VFW graveside service at Calvary Cemetery at 8 a.m., parade at 9:15 from Central Park on 3rd Street to Swift Avenue to South Park, and a program at Lake Ripley Cemetery at 10:15 with John Carlson as the speaker.

Memorial Day Open House

Mon, May 29 @ 9:00 am // Cokato Museum

 

The annual Memorial Day open house at the Cokato Museum will be on Monday, May 29th from 9 a.m. to noon.  The American Legion and Auxiliary parade in Cokato will begin at 10:15 a.m. with a program at the Cokato Elementary Auditorium at 10:45 a.m.

MC Historical Society Memorial Day Picnic

Mon, May 29 @ 11:00 am // G.A.R. Hall in Litchfield

The Meeker County Historical Society has its annual Memorial Day Picnic on Monday, May 29th from 11-to-2 at the G.A.R. Hall in Litchfield.  There will be BBQs, hot dogs, chips, beans, pie, ice cream and beverages.  The cost is $7.  For more information, call 693-8911.

Nettie’s Garden Party

Mon, May 29 @ 3:00 pm // Lion's Picnic Shelter on Lake Ripley

 

Nettie’s Garden Party – a celebration of the book “Nettie’s Garden” – in honor of Jeanette Cordes – will be held on Monday, May 29th from 3-to-5 p.m. at the Lion’s Picnic Shelter on Lake Ripley.  There will be desserts, kids activities and a short program at 3:30.

Open House Retirement Party

Tue, May 30 @ 5:00 pm // St. Philip's School

An open house retirement party will be held at St. Philip’s School for Barb Erickson and Jan Johnson on Tuesday, May 30th from 5-to-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Litchfield Area Male Chorus

Thu, Jun 01 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Litchfield Area Male Chorus will perform during the Watercade Brat Feed and Pie in the Park on Thursday, June 1st from 6-to-8 pm in Litchfield Central Park.

Kimball Blood Drive

Mon, Jun 05 @ 12:00 am // Holy Cross Catholic School in Kimball - 10672 Cty Rd 8

A blood drive will be held at Holy Cross Catholic School of Kimball at 10672 County Road 8 on Monday, June 5th from noon-to-6. To make appointments, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Litchfield Blood Drive

Wed, Jun 07 @ 12:00 am // Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield

A blood drive will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield on Wednesday, June 7th from 1-to-7. To make appointments, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Ice Cream Social

Wed, Jun 07 @ 4:30 pm // Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City

 

An ice cream social will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City on Wednesday, June 7th from 4:30-to-7 p.m.  The menu includes BBQ or ham sandwiches, potato salad, potato chips, baked beans, pickles, pie, ice cream and beverages.  It’s $6 for adults, $3 for children 11 and under, and $2 for just pie and ice cream.  Everyone is welcome.

Meeker Area Ministries

Thu, Jun 08 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Concert in Central Park

Star Lake Board Meeting

Fri, Jun 09 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Office

The Star Lake Board meeting is on Friday, June 9th at 6 p.m. at the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce office.

Hutchinson Blood Drive

Tue, Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm // Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson

A blood drive will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson on Tuesday, June 13th from noon-to-6.  To make appointments, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Meeker Sportsman’s Club Meeting

Wed, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm // Litchfield Eagles Club

The Meeker Sportsman’s Club will meet on Wednesday, June 14th at 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club.

Mary Guentzel Quintet

Thu, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield Central Park

Concert in Central Park

Upcoming Local Games

Litchfield

Wed, May 24 | 10:00 am @ Pioneer Creek Golf Course in Delano

Boys Golf Invitational DC, Delano, Mound Westonka, Watertown-Mayer

Eden Valley-Watkins

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

Wed, May 24 | 1:00 pm @ Southbrook Golf Course in Annandale

Girls Golf Invitational DC, Annandale, BOLD, Becker, Big Lake, Delano, GSL, HlWW, Hutchinson, Mound Westonka, Orono, St. Michael-Albertville, St. Cloud Cathedral

ACGC Falcons