Newsmaker Guest // Wed, Oct 18

Darrin AndersonMeeker County Republican FARE

Newsmaker Guest Schedule

Thu, Oct 19

Mid-MN Concert Band

Kendell Kubasch

Fri, Oct 20

Autism Workshop

Linda Mathiasen

Mon, Oct 23

St. Matthew’s Bazaar

Darlene Wendroth

Tue, Oct 24

“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Sara Dollerschell

Wed, Oct 25

“We Scare Hunger” Event

LHS & LMS Students and Chelsea Brown

Thu, Oct 26

Toast to Autumn

Alex Carlson & Marcia Provencher

Fri, Oct 27

Let’s Go Fishing

Jim Gauss

Tue, Oct 31

“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Sara Dollerschell

Wed, Nov 01

Hospice Month

Ecumen of Litchfield Hospice Members

Thu, Nov 02

Toast to Autumn

Troy Bruning & Rebecca Warpula

Mon, Nov 06

Opera House Craft Fair / Baby Shower for Fire Victim Family

Darlene Kotelnicki & Betty Allen

Tue, Nov 07

Hospice Month

Ecumen of Litchfield Hospice Members

Local Community Events

Meeker County Senior Expo

Wed, Oct 18 @ 9:00 am // St. Philip's Church Social Hall

The annual Meeker County Senior Expo will be on Tuesday, October 10th from 9-to-1 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Litchfield. There will be a baseball theme with Mike Max of WCCO speaking, guest emcee Randy Quitney of KLFD, music by the Kingery Family, organist Jeanie Doran, lunch, vendors and an appearance by Wally, the Beer Man. Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased by October 2nd. For ticket information, call 1-800-669-6714.

Litchfield Caregiver Group Meeting

Wed, Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm // Meeker County Family Services - Room 130

The Litchfield Caregiver Group will meet on Wednesday, October 18th at 1 p.m. in Room 130 of the Meeker County Family Services Center.

Focus on Healthy Living Program

Wed, Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm // Meeker Memorial Hospital Conference Center

A Focus on Healthy Living program will be presented in the Meeker Memorial Hospital Conference Center on Wednesday, October 18th at 4:30 p.m. Joanne Searl will be speaking on the topic “Mindfulness and Eating with Intention. To register on-line, go to meekermemorial.org.

“Two by Two” Musical Comedy

Wed, Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel History Center

The Fungus Amongus Players present “Two by Two” – a Rogers & Hammerstein musical comedy based on the story of Noah and the Ark – at the Dassel History Center on October 18th, 19th and 21st at 7 p.m. and on October 15th and 22nd at 2 p.m. There is no show on October 20th. Tickets will be sold at the door or go to fungusamongusplayers.org.

Litchfield Dementia Caregiver Group Meeting

Thu, Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm // Meeker County Family Services - Room 130

The Litchfield Dementia Caregiver Group will meet on Thursday, October 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Meeker County Family Services Center – Room 130. Pam Radunz will be speaking.

“Two by Two” Musical Comedy

Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel History Center

The Fungus Amongus Players present “Two by Two” – a Rogers & Hammerstein musical comedy based on the story of Noah and the Ark – at the Dassel History Center on October 19th and 21st at 7 p.m. and on October 15th and 22nd at 2 p.m. There is no show on October 20th. Tickets will be sold at the door or go to fungusamongusplayers.org.

“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” Movie Presentation

Fri, Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm // Litchfield High School Little Theater

The Litchfield Alzheimer’s Action Team presents the movie “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” on Friday, October 20th at 6 p.m. in the Litchfield High School Little Theater. It’s free, but you can register or get more information at meekermemorial.org or call 693-4590.

Jaren Winings Fundraiser Event

Sat, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am // Litchfield Eagles Club

A fundraising event for Jaren Winings will be held at the Litchfield Eagles Club on Saturday, October 21st from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food, a bean bag tournament, a DJ, raffles, a silent auction, a bake sale, bounce houses and other activities for kids and more. There’s also a fund set up at the Bank of the West in Paynesville.

Mid-Minnesota Concert Band Performance

Sat, Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm // Litchfield Opera House

The Mid-Minnesota Concert Band will perform at the Litchfield Opera House on Saturday, October 21st at 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be available for a freewill donation.

“Two by Two” Musical Comedy

Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm // Dassel History Center

The Fungus Amongus Players present “Two by Two” – a Rogers & Hammerstein musical comedy based on the story of Noah and the Ark – at the Dassel History Center on October 21st at 7 p.m. and on 22nd at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door or go to fungusamongusplayers.org.

“Two by Two” Musical Comedy

Sun, Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm // Dassel History Center

The Fungus Amongus Players present “Two by Two” – a Rogers & Hammerstein musical comedy based on the story of Noah and the Ark – at the Dassel History Center on October 22nd at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door or go to fungusamongusplayers.org.

Cokato Blood Drive

Mon, Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm // First Baptist Church in Cokato

A blood drive will be held at First Baptist Church in Cokato on Monday, October 23rd from 1-to-7 p.m. To make appointments, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

McLeod County Historical Society Annual Meeting

Mon, Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm // Museum Education Media Center in Hutchinson

The annual meeting of the McLeod County Historical Society will be on Monday, October 23rd from 5:30-to-8 p.m. in the Museum Education Center in Hutchinson. Author Nancy O’Brien Wagner will be speaking. It’s $25 per person. RSVP by October 18th. Call 587-2109.

Plato Blood Drive

Tue, Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm // Lighthouse Church in Plato

A blood drive will be held at the Lighthouse Church in Plato on Tuesday, October 24th from noon-to-6 p.m. – sponsored by the Plato Lions. To make appointments, call Ken or Myra at 238-2370.

Be Healthy Be Happy Program

Tue, Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm // Litchfield High School Little Theater

The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce has another Be Healthy Be Happy program on Tuesday, October 24th from 5:30-to-7 p.m. at the Litchfield High School Little Theatre. Dr. Mike Kiefer will speak about weight gain and loss. The cost is $10 at the door. For more information, call 693-8184.

Chili Luncheon

Wed, Oct 25 @ 11:00 am // St. Philip's Church Social Hall

The chili luncheon at St. Philip’s Church Social Hall in Litchfield is on Wednesday, October 25th from 11-to-1. The cost is $7. Take outs are available if you call 693-3313, extension 102 before 10 a.m. It’s a Catholic United Financial matching grant fundraiser.

Paynesville Blood Drive

Thu, Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm // American Legion in Paynesville

A blood drive will be held at the Paynesville American Legion on Thursday, October 26th from noon-to-6 p.m. To make appointments, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. “To make appointments locally, call Margaret at 286-5827.”

Pick Up Rotary Club Flowers

Thu, Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm // Stockman's Greenhouse

The Litchfield Rotary Club roses and fall bouquets will be available to be picked up at Stockman’s Greenhouse on October 26th from 4:30-to-6:30, October 27th from 11:30-to-1 and from 4:30-to-6:30, and October 28th from 8 a.m. to noon.

Peer Connect Group Family Halloween Party

Thu, Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm // Vinje Church

The Resource Center Program has a family Halloween party for its Peer Connect Group – people ages 13-to-30 with various social skill challenges on Thursday, October 26th from 6-to-7:30 p.m. at Vinje Church in Willmar There will be dinner, bingo, prizes, crafts and a costume contest. Tickets are $6 through October 19th, and then $9 after that. To sign up, call 235-5310, extension 206.

Pick Up Rotary Club Flowers

Fri, Oct 27 @ 11:30 am // Stockman's Greenhouse

The Litchfield Rotary Club roses and fall bouquets will be available to be picked up at Stockman’s Greenhouse on October 27th from 11:30-to-1 and from 4:30-to-6:30, and October 28th from 8 a.m. to noon.

Upcoming Local Games

Litchfield

Live Broadcast Wed, Oct 18 | 7:00 pm @ Glencoe-Silver Lake High School

Football LHS vs Glencoe-Silver Lake

Eden Valley-Watkins

Wed, Oct 18 | 7:00 pm @ Eden Valley-Watkins High School Field - Football

Football EV-W vs Melrose Area

Dassel-Cokato Chargers

Wed, Oct 18 | 7:00 pm @ Zimmerman High School

Football DC vs Zimmerman

ACGC Falcons

Wed, Oct 18 | 7:00 pm @ ACGC High School

Football (Parent’s Night) ACGC vs Sauk Centre