Next seven days

Wednesday Feb. 20

Burn off excess energy at Indoor Playground. It's from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday at the Hutchinson Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., Hutchinson. This event continues through April 30. Admission is $3 per child or $4 per family. A family pass is available for $25. For more information, call the Rec Center office at 320-587-2975.

Toddler Time welcomes children from infant to age 3 and their caregivers from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This activity meets Wednesdays through May 8; 320-693-2483.

Texas hold’em is offered at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34. First deal is at 7 p.m. For more information, call 320-693-9008.

Live music by Josie Sanken is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Main Street Sports Bar in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-2760.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Bookworm Buddies meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. This activity is for children age 3 to 5. It features stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, crafts and more. No advance registration is required and admission is free. The program continues through March 28. For more information, call Sherry Lund, children’s librarian, at 320-587-2368.

Beginner Book Club welcomes students in grades one through three at 3 p.m. at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This activity meets the third Thursday of the month. The next session is March 21; 320-693-2483.

"Avengers: Infinity War" is showing as a free movie from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at the Hutchinson campus of Ridgewater College, 2 Century Ave. S.E. The movie is showing in the auditorium, room 270. This event also includes free popcorn. The film is rated PG-13. For more information, call heather Marcus at 320-234-8562.

Brickheads features creative play with Legos from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This activity is for children age 4 to 14; 320-693-2483.

It's Live Trivia at 6:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-693-9008.

Live music by Mike Munson from 7 to 9 p.m. at Zellas in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-9463.

Friday Feb. 22

It’s Story Hour from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Dassel Public Library, 460 Third St. N. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-275-3756.

Registration is open for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts' After School Art Club during spring break: March 12, March 13 and March 14. It's three days of creative projects with two sessions each day: age 8 to 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon and age 5 to 7 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call the art center at 320-587-7278.

Preschool Story Time is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This activity is for children age 3 to kindergarten and meets weekly through May 10; 320-693-2483.

Piano music by Shelby Lofgren from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Zellas in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-9463.

Opening night for the FungusAmongus Players of Dassel-Cokato. The acting troupe is hosting a double feature of “Old Herbaceous,” a one-man show featuring Kurt Schulz, and a 60-minute version of “Foxfire” at 7 p.m. The shows will also be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, all at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. Tickets can be purchased at fungusamongusplayers.org or by calling the Dassel History Center at 320-275-3077. The two shows are also being performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

Indoor open swim is from 7 to 9 p.m. at Carlson Pool, Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road S.W. Admission is $4 or a discount ticket. Open swim is also offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays: March, 1, March 22, March 29, April 5 and April 12. For more information, call the Park and Rec office at 320-587-2975.

Live music by the Isaiah Muller Trio from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson; 320-455-4999.

Live music by Emily and John from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34; 320-693-9008.

DJ music by Rock Steady from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Muddy Cow, 915 E. U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield; 320-373-5505.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Opening night for the play “Arsenic & Old Lace” at 7 p.m. at Bernie Aaker Auditorium, 114 N. Holcombe Ave., Litchfield. The show is also staged at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Admission is $15. Tickets can be purchased online at litchfieldcommunityed.com or at the door; 320-693-2354.

Tickets are on sale for the Hutchinson Jaycees’ third annual Casino Night at 6:30 p.m. at the Days Inn & Suites, 1000 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson. The fee is $20 per person and includes entry and $2,000 in chips to play. Additional chips are available for purchase. Every $500 in chips you have at the end of the evening gets you one raffle entry to your choice of prizes. Tickets are available at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office. Tickets also will be sold at the door. For more information, visit the Jaycees’ Facebook page.

Live music by Nick Moser from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Muddy Cow, 915 E. U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield; 320-373-5505.

DJ music by Fulfill from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Main Street Sports Bar in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-2760.

Live music by Andy Austin from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Main Street Sports Bar, 1226 Greeley Ave. N., Glencoe; 320-864-3999.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Buck euchre tournament at 12:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Legion, 241 Main St. W. Play continues weekly through Sunday, April 14. Finals will be on April 28. Participants must play at least eight times to qualify for the finals. The cost to play is $5 per week and 25 cents per set. Payouts each week for first through fourth place. For more information, call the Legion at 320-327-2404.

Adult and Family Hour Skating is from 1 to 2 p.m. at Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St. S.W., Hutchinson. Admission is $4 for adults and $10 for a family. Sunday skating continues through Feb. 24; 320-587-2975.

Hutchinson’s One Book, One Community is hosting a community book discussion about this year’s selection “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens, at 2 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The book is available for purchase at the Village Shop and Cash Wise, both in Hutchinson. It can also be borrowed at the Hutchinson Public Library. For more information, call Katy Hiltner, head librarian, at 320-587-2368.

Open Skating is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St. S.W., Hutchinson. Admission is $3 for students and $4 for adults. Sunday skating continues through Feb. 24; 320-587-2975.

Earn your steps at Indoor Walking from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lakeside Elementary School in Silver Lake. Admission is $2 per person or $7 per family. For more information, call Glencoe-Silver Lake Community Education at 320-864-2690.

Through February, open ice skating is available from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Litchfield Civic Arena, 900 Gilman Ave. N., Litchfield. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Skate sharpening is available for $3.

Indoor open swim has been canceled at Litchfield High School pool, 307 Sixth St. E. For more information, call Litchfield Community Education at 320-693-2354.

Monday, Feb. 25

Families are welcome today from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for Family Days at the indoor playground, Hutchinson Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W. Admission is free on the following Mondays: March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. For more information, visit hutchinsonprce.com or call 320-587-2975.

Play poker at 7 p.m. at Neisen’s Bar and Grill in Biscay. It’s free to play. For more information, call 320-864-5555.

First deal for poker is at 7 p.m. at the Muddy Cow, 915 U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 320-373-5505.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

The McLeod County Historical Society and Museum are hosting their first ever Breakfast Club at 10:30 a.m. This members-only event features coffee, doughnuts and conversation. For more information, call the museum at 320-587-2109.

RESCHEDULED: Rural Women Conference is from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glencoe Event Center, 1107 11th St. E. Tickets are $25 and are available through Feb. 22 at ruralwomenmn.org.

Kefir and Villi Culture Magic class from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Natural Food Co-op, 230 N. Sibley Ave., Litchfield. The cost is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 320-693-7539 or email nfm@hutchtel.net.

Karaoke is the featured activity from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Adaptive Recreation at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. This program is for people with disabilities. Fee is $5. For more information, call the Event Center at 320-234-5656.

Upcoming events

Thursday, Feb. 28

RESCHEDULED: Hutchinson Center for the Arts Annual Meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. at the art center, 15 Franklin St. S.W. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-587-7278.

Crow River Youth Choir Concert from 6 to 7 p.m. at Park Elementary auditorium, 100 Glen St. S.W., Hutchinson. Admission is $5 adults, $1 for middle school and high school students, and free for children age 12 or younger. For more information, email Judy Hoeft, director, at crow.river.youth.choir@gmail.com.

Friday, March 1

Deadline to register for Litchfield Community Education’s Incredible Party. This event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Wagner Education Building gym, 307 E. Sixth St., Litchfield. This event features a meal followed by the Minnesota Zoomobile presentation. Guests are encouraged to wear their superhero attire. Admission is free but registration is required by calling 320-693-2354.

Deadline to register for the Special Olympics Winter Dance. This event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Wagner Education Building gym, 307 E. Sixth St., Litchfield. This event features games, food and dancing. Admission is free, meal is $5. To register, call Litchfield Community Education at 320-693-2354.

Comedy Night at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. Comedian Cy Admundson and Brownton native Ron Lamprecht are on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information or to order tickets, visit crowriverwinery.com.

Live music by the Hooligans from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34; 320-693-9008.

Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3

39th annual Hutchinson Figure Skating Association Ice Show, “Once Upon a Time,” at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Burich Ice Arena — East Rink. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for students. For more information, visit hutchfigureskating.org.

Monday, March 4

Fun with 4-H @ the Library is an after-school program from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. It is for children and tweens. Snacks and project supplies are provided. The activity meets the first Monday of the month. The next session is April 1. For more information, call Sherry Lund, children’s librarian, at 320-587-2368.

Thursday, March 7

Public reception and celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. for the artists participating in the second annual “We Are What We Make” exhibit at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-587-7278 or visit the art center’s Facebook page.

RESCHEDULED: Crow River Winery’s Wine & Words Book Club is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. This month’s featured selection is “Sundown at Sunrise” by Marty Seifert. Tickets are $20 and include a signature drink, light appetizers and the book discussion. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit crowriverwinery.com.

Friday, March 8

Hear Hutchinson’s Kid Beast (John Edwards) perform with Millasota and DJ Masika from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. This event is for people age 18 or older. Tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, email skatelandlive@gmail.com.

Live music by Andy Austin from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34; 320-693-9008.

Saturday, March 9

Tweens and teens are welcome from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for team programs at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This event meets the second and fifth Saturday of the month. The next session is March 30; 320-693-2483.

Tickets are on sale for Laugh Your Tail Off. This comedy night event features comedians Kevin Cahak and Luke Borchardt. Doors open at 6 p.m. at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. This event is a fundraiser for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter. To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/laugh2019.

Sunday, March 10

Tickets are on sale for the Buffalo Community Orchestra's concert at 3 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, 4852 Reardon Ave. S.W., Cokato. For more information or to buy tickets, call D-C Community Education at 320-286-4120.

Tickets are on sale for the Dervish Concert from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Blue Note Ballroom, 320 Third St. S., Winsted. They are one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com.

Monday, March 11

The Cosmos Creation Club is the second Monday of the month. Enjoy creative play with Legos from 1 to 2 p.m. and it is open to all ages. It meets at the Cosmos Public Library, 230 Milky Way S., Cosmos. The next gathering is Monday, April 8; 320-440-1012.

Maker Space is from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 Marshall Ave. N. This activity meets the second Monday of the month and is for youth age 10 or older. No advance registration is required and admission is free. The next event is Monday, April 8; 320-693-2483.

Building Buddies meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. This activity is for children age 4 to 12 and offers creative play with Legos. The group meets the second Monday of each month. The next session will be April 8; 320-587-2368.

Tuesday, March 12

Coding Club is from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. This event is for youth age 10 to 18. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is April 9. For more information, call Rachelle Golde, teen services librarian, at 320-587-2368.

Thursday, March 14

McLeod and Meeker County Master Gardeners are hosting the program: Flowers for Pollinators from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-587-2368.

Friday, March 15

Designer Purse Bingo from 7 to 10 p.m. at Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E. This event is a fundraiser for Glencoe Days. 

Live music by Matt McAllister from 7 to 10 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson; 320-455-4999.

Saturday, March 16

Crow River Sno Pros’ 18th annual Vintage Sled Show & Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. It’s billed as “Minnesota’s largest indoor show.” Admission is $5. For more information, visit crowriversnopros.com.

NBK Spring Classic Armwrestling Tournament at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson. Registration begins at noon with event start at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per arm; 320-455-4999.

Live music by the Southbound Band from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34; 320-693-9008.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Sunday Matinee at the State Theatre. This event features a movie and small combo for $6.50 per person. Movie time is between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Tickets may be picked up during regular business hours one week prior to the matinee performance at the Parks, Recreation and Community Education office, 900 Harrington St. S.W., or at the Early Childhood Family Education building, 775 School Road S., both in Hutchinson. For more information, call ECFE at 320-587-8908.

RC Racing at 1 p.m. in the Agribition Building at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W. Admission is $10. Free to watch.

Monday, March 18

Fields and Foods: Celebrating Local Food Connections from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Opera House, 136 N. Marshall Ave., Litchfield. This event is hosted by the Natural Food Co-op in collaboration with the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Emily at NFM@hutchtel.net or call 320-693-7539.

Tuesday, March 19

Maker-Space Creature Challenge Storytelling is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. The Maker-Space Club meets the third Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is March 19. This event is for teens. For more information, call Rachelle Golde, teen services librarian, at 320-587-2368.

Friday, March 22

Tickets are on sale for SongBlast: Dueling Guitars at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Social hour is at 7 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for United Way of McLeod County. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit unitedwaymcleodcounty.org.

Live music by Jarrod Pederson from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34; 320-693-9008.

Sunday, March 24

Second annual Stories of Hope and Healing from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Peace Center at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson. The keynote speaker is Ted Matthews, rural mental health counselor, at 1 p.m. Also speaking will be Barbara Ruhland, survivor of the loss of her husband, a farmer, and Jen Withrow, survivor of the loss of her teen son. QPR — Question, Persuade and Refer training is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling 507-381-4082. This event will also take place on Sunday, March 31, at Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N. Gilman Ave., in Litchfield. For more information, call Tammy Diehn at 507-381-4082, Terri Lynaugh at 320-587-9326 or email wewalk4life@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 30

17th annual Winsted Women's Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Note Ballroom, 320 Third St. S. This event features vendors, door prizes and more. It is sponsored by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 320-485-2366.

Galleries, museums

Through March 7, the Hutchinson Center for the Arts is hosting the second annual “We Are What We Make” exhibit. It features the work of Crow River-area artists, makers, crafters and creatives. View the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Friday. The show ends with a public reception and celebration for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The art center is at 15 Franklin St. S.W. For more information, call 320-587-7278 or visit the art center’s Facebook page.

Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum, 901 First St. N., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed Sunday and Monday. The museum offers the following permanent exhibits: “Ergot: From Blight to Blessing,” “Dassel Seed Corn: Planting the Seed,” “Peterson Pharmacy” and “Magnus Johnson: No Yokel and No Man’s Echo.” For more information, call the museum at 320-275-3077.

Looking for something new to do? Cokato Museum, 175 Fourth St. S.W., is taking reservations through March 30 for its fourth escape room adventure: “Dorene and the Disappearing Deed.” The escape room is an adventure game with a series of puzzles and riddles in which players are given a time limit to solve. The museum also showcases local Cokato history, plus it is home to the Gust Akerlund Photography Studio. For more information, call the museum at 320-286-2427 or visit isit cokatomuseum.org.

McLeod County Historical Society and Museum, 308 School Road N.W., Hutchinson, features the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Gallery, which includes displays from the county’s nine towns.Interested in genealogy? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s library edition of Ancestry. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 320-587-2109 or visit www.mcleodhistory.org.

Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson is in the Hutchinson Mall, 1060 State Highway 15 S. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Saturday morning features special STEAM activities. Admission is $4. For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page or wheelandcog.com.

Brown County Museum, 2 Broadway St. N., New Ulm, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is adults: $7; seniors and active military: $5; and free for members, children and students. For more information, visit www.browncountyhistorymn.org.

The Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Meeker County Historical Society Museum are housed together at 308 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield. The museum features local Meeker County and Civil War history. It is also the site of the Litchfield G.A.R. Civil War Roundtable, which meets the second Thursday of each month. Open hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3. For more information, call 320-693-8911 or visit www.garminnesota.org.

Carver County Museum and Historical Society, 555 W. First St., Waconia, is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The museum features five local history galleries and a gallery honoring veterans. Scavenger hunts are available for children. For more information, call Heidi Gould at 952-442-4234, email hgould@co.carver.mn.us or visit www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org.

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