Next seven days
Wednesday, Aug. 28
All abilities welcome at the Hutchinson Community Running Group. It meets at 6:50 p.m. in Library Square. The 3-mile run, which loops around the city begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.
Play your best hand at Texas Hold’em 7 p.m. at the Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 County Road 34; 320-693-9008.1
Thursday, Aug. 29
It’s fresh from the garden at Litchfield’s farmers markets on Thursdays: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Central Park and 2-5:30 p.m. in the Muddy Cow parking lot, 915 U.S. Highway 12 E.
The Minnesota State Fair runs through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Gate admission is $15 for adults age 13-64; $13 for seniors age 65 or older; $13 for children age 5-12; and free for children age 4 or younger. Gate hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily and 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Labor Day. For a daily schedule of events, directions and more, visit mnstatefair.org or call 651-288-4400.
Buy it fresh at the Glencoe Farmers Market is 3-6 p.m. Thursdays on the former Economart site at 11th Street and Greeley Avenue in downtown Glencoe.
It’s the last gathering of the season for Car and Bike Night 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Litchfield American Legion, 222 N. Sibley Ave. For more information, call 320-693-9074.
New singers and spouses are welcome at the Litchfield Area Male Chorus Kick-off Picnic at 6:30 p.m. at the picnic shelter at Lions Park on Lake Ripley. The first practice is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Litchfield High School choir room, 901 Gilman Ave. For more information, call Tom Johnson at 320-282-6033.
Trivia Night 7-9 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S. For more information, call 320-455-4999.
Friday, Aug. 30
Families are welcome at Story Hour 10-11 a.m. at the Dassel Public Library, 460 Third St. N. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-275-3756.
It’s homegrown or homemade at the Dassel Farmers Market 2:30-5:30 p.m. weekly at Bandstand Park along Atlantic Avenue in downtown Dassel.
Piano music by Marc Vaillancourt 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Zellas, 14 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587-9463.
Red Rooster Days in Dassel kicks off with an evening of laughs by No Lines Improv. The comedy troupe is performing 7 p.m. at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. Admission is a freewill donation. For more information, call the history center at 320-275-3077 or dassel.com.
Live music by Emily Williams 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S. For more information, call 320-455-4999.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Buy just-picked freshness at the Hutchinson Farmers Market 8 a.m.-noon at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E.
Artist Rose Edin will talk about her art at 10 a.m. at the opening of her exhibit “The Art of Rose Edin” at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 12. For more information, call the history center at 320-275-3077.
Last day for kids and teens to collect prizes for participating in the Hutchinson Public Library’s summer reading programs. Library hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, stop by the library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., or call 320-587-2368.
Texas Hippie Coalition, known for its “red dirt metal sound,” is performing at the A.B.A.T.E. State Rally at 7 p.m. at the Meeker County Fairgrounds, 1230 N. Armstrong Ave., Litchfield. A fan bus is available for $1 in advance with pickups at Glencoe and Hutchinson. The concert is $20 at the gate. To reserve your spot on the bus, visit the Texas Hippie Coalition Fan Bus Facebook Page.
Red Rooster Days in Dassel starts with two bike rides: 18-mile ride at 9 a.m. or 7-mile ride at 9:30 a.m., both at Breeds Park. Register at dassel.com. Other highlights include a bean bag tournament at noon, Grande Day Parade at 2 p.m. The parade route is from Fifth Street to William Avenue to Willis Street to Lake Street. After the parade is an ice cream social at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. The Ambassador Coronation is at 7 p.m. at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center, 4852 Reardon Ave. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. End the day on a musical note with a street dance featuring live music by Cracklin’ Blue 8 p.m.-midnight. Cover charge is $5. For more information, visit dassel.com.
Sunday, Sept. 1
Red Rooster Days in Dassel features a community worship services 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. The Sew Friendly Quilt Guild presents “Autumn Festival of Quilts” 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Dassel Covenant Church, 301 Lake St. E., Dassel. Minn-E-Rod Tractor Pull starts at 2 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue. Next up is a brat feed 6-9:30 p.m. at Spring Lake Park and a concert at 7 p.m. featuring Glen Kaiser Cigar Box Guitar Music at Covenant Church. End the evening with fireworks, rain or shine, at 9:30 p.m. at Spring Lake Park. For more information, visit dassel.com.
Live music by Marco Vendrame 2-5 p.m. at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Future performers include: Sept. 8: Chloe Hope; Sept. 15: Trent Shaw; Sept. 22: Jolly Ramblers and Sept. 29: Bill Litzau and Open Highway. The series continues through November. For more information, call the winery at 320-587-2922.
Monday, Sept. 2
It’s Labor Day and the final day of the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.
Dassel Red Rooster Days in Dassel start with the 5-mile run and 1-mile run/walk at 8:30 a.m. at Dassel Ball Park. Tour the Dassel History Center, 901 First St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The quilt show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Covenant Church. Billed as the “Largest Chicken BB in the state” is served 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Dassel Ball Field. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the gate. Also at the ball field is the classic car show, rooster crowing contest, concert, kids pedal tractor pull, golden egg hunt and more. For more information, visit dassel.com.
Shuffle up the cards for Texas Hold’em at 7 p.m., at Neisen’s Bar and Grill in Biscay. It’s free to play. For more information, call 320-864-5555.
Everyone is welcome at Texas Hold’em 7 p.m. at Muddy Cow, 915 U.S. Highway 12, Litchfield. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 320-373-5505.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
First day of school for Hutchinson and Litchfield students.
Live Trivia at 7 p.m. at Main Street Sports Bar in downtown Hutchinson. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 320-587-2760.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Classic Car Cruise 5-8 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S. This event is hosted by the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club. Any vehicle is welcome including classics and new remake classics, finished ones or works in progress. For more information, call 320-455-4999.
Brick Heads welcomes youth age 4-14 weekly at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 N. Marshall Ave. This is an opportunity to build with Legos 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call the library at 320-693-2483.
The Litchfield Area Male Chorus is beginning its rehearsal season 7 p.m. in the Litchfield High School choir room, 901 Gilman. Rehearsals are 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through November. For more information, call Tom Johnson at 320-282-6033.
Minnesota author Allen Eskens is the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. at the Words and Wine Book Club at Crow River Winery, 14848 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. The book club’s summer reading list included the Detective Max Rupert series by Eskens: “The Guise of Another,” “The Heavens May Fall” and “The Deep Dark Descending.” Admission is free but RSVP is required. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call the winery at 320-587-2922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live music by Josie Sanken 7-9 p.m. at Zellas, 14 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587-9463.
Friday, Sept. 6
It’s Biscay Days with three days of live music. Friday night features Bill Litzau and Open Highway 6-8 p.m. followed by the Original Shaw Band 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Saturday has Ron E. Cash doing a Johnny Cash Tribute show 2-5 p.m. with the Devon Worley Band 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Sunday’s headliner is Sherwin and Pam Linton and the Cotton Kings 1-5 p.m., all events are at Neisen’s Bar and Grill in Biscay; 320-864-5555.
Saturday, Sept. 7
Free showing of “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” at 10 a.m. at CineMagic Century 9 Theatres, 766 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Doors open at 9:30 a.m
United Way of McLeod County is hosting the first annual Kickin’ It for McLeod County kickball tournament 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Roberts Park, 1605 Roberts Road S.W., Hutchinson. Form a team and play a fun day of kickball to support the United Way Activities Scholarship Program. The fee is $250/team. All proceeds go towards ensuring kids and families in McLeod County can participate in extracurricular activities without worrying about economic barriers. The event goal is to raise $10,000. For more information, call Hannah at 320-587-3613 or email email@example.com.
Theresa Leider, Hutchinson Police Investigations, is presenting “Safe Internet Usage and Scam Education” at 10:30 a.m. at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. Admission is free and the public is welcome; 320-587-2368.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Penny Carnival 2-4 p.m. at Ecumen Oaks and Pines, 1015 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Cost is one penny per game. This event features games, door prizes, treats and more. For additional information, call Melanie Zelm, life enrichment manager, at 320-484-9180.
It’s open gym for all ages 6-8 p.m. at the Litchfield Middle School, 340 E. 10th St., and Litchfield High School, 901 Gilman. No registration is required. Students in grade 5 or lower must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free and the public is welcome. This program continues through Dec. 22. There is no open gym on Oct. 20 and Dec. 1. For more information, call Litchfield Community Education at 320-693-2354.
Monday, Sept. 9
Makerspace is 4:30-5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month for youth age 10-18 at the Litchfield Public Library, 216 N. Marshall Ave. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The next session is Monday, Oct. 14. The program continues through Dec. 9. For more information, call the library at 320-693-2483.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Code Club for age 10-17 is an opportunity to learn coding using a variety of self-paced, self-taught online programs at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E.. The group meets 4-5 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. The next session is Oct. 8. To guarantee access, register in advance or bring your own device. For more information, call the library at 320-587-2368.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Daniel Oberreuter is performing an acoustic concert at 6:15 p.m. at St. Anastasia Catholic Community, 460 Lake St. S.W., Hutchinson. Oberreuter is the lead singer of the Christian band The Thirsting. Mass is at 5:15 p.m. followed by dinner (freewill donation) at 5:45 p.m. The concert is at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. Following the concert, guests are welcome to a meet and greet with Oberreuter. For more information, call the church office at 320-587-6507.
Thursday, Sept. 12
Live music by the Garys featuring Gary Mons and Gary Stibal 1-4 p.m. at the Hutchinson VFW, 247 First Ave. S.E.; 320-587-9929.
It’s Appraisal Day 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the G.A.R. Civil War Roundtable at the Grand Army of the Republic Hall, 308 N. Marshall, Litchfield. Minnesota historian Stephen Osman is evaluating Civil War artifacts. For more information, call the Meeker County Museum at 320-693-8911.
Moonlight Bike Ride at 7 p.m. Meet at Outdoor Motion Bike Shop, 141 Main St. S., Hutchinson. This is a social ride for fun. Participants need to have lights on your bike and wear a helmet. For more information, call 320-587-2453.
Karaoke Night 7-10 p.m. Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co.,900 State Highway 15 S. For more information, call 320-455-4999.
Friday, Sept. 13
Enjoy Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of “The Ugly Duckling” 10 a.m. at the Dassel History Center, 901 First St. N., Dassel. Admission is free; 320-275-3077.