Wednesday, May 18 2022

Start a walking program with Chris Schlueter. If you are 55 or older and want to start an exercise program, head to Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N. Gilman Ave., Litchfield. Schlueter teaches the American Arthritis Foundation’s Ease with Walking program from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission is free and no prior registration is required. For more information, email [email protected]

Test your knowledge of Trivia 6.30pm at Litchfield Eagles Club, 389 CSAH 34. This live event offers general questions with a free answer posted weekly on Facebook. Winners can win gift certificates and free beer. For more information, call 320-693-9008.

If your kids have a case of cabin fever, go to the indoor play area 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Hutchinson Recreation Center Gym, 900 Harrington St. SW This activity is for children 5 years old or younger. Fees are $3 per child or $4 per family. For more information, call the recreation center at 320-587-2975.

After a two-year hiatus, the Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo and Auction returns 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the McLeod County Fairgrounds Commercial Building, 840 Century Ave. SW, Hutchison. For more, see the story on B1. For more details, visit ChristianDeerHunters.org.

Stock up on reading materials at the Litchfield Library Friends Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library, 216 N. Marshall Ave. This event features second-hand fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. For more information, call the library at 320-693-2483.

3BC Bock Festival 2022 12-10 p.m. at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson. For more information, call 320-455-4999.

Learn how to make Ukrainian Easter eggs at the Pysanky Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. This course is for ages 18 or older and is taught by Alexandra Woodmansee of Rock Logic in Glencoe. For more ticket information, visit tinyurl.com/4csy82dn or call the art center at 320-587-7278.

Glencoe Days Purse and Bingo Gun at Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. followed by bingo at 6 p.m. This event also features raffles and door prizes, as well as a costume contest for the best dressed for St. Patrick’s Day. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

As part of its centenary celebration, Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N. Gilman, Litchfield, hosts the Worship Cafe 6:30 p.m. in the Crossroads room at the church. This event features music by Zion musicians as well as coffee and dessert. For more information, call the church office at 320-693-3207.

outdoor skating is available at Park Elementary and Northwoods Park rinks. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

bingo 2-4 p.m. Downstairs in the Fellowship Hall of Vineyard United Methodist Church, 1395 South Grade Road SW, Hutchinson. For more information, all 320-587-2200.

Gym open 6-8 p.m. at Litchfield Middle School and High School gymnasiums. Admission is free and no registration is required. For more information, call Litchfield Community Education at 320-693-2354.

Free skating 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St. SW, Hutchinson. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, call the PRCE office at 320-587-2975.

Early morning adult swimming 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Carlson Pool, Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road. Daily admission is $5, passes are also available. For more information, call PRCE at 320-587-2975 or visit isd423.org.

Walkers welcome 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Lake Ripley Elementary School in Litchfield. Purchase a $5 pass at Litchfield Community Education. For more information, call 320-693-2354.

New hours for the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum in Hutchinson: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1-6 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The museum is located in the Hutchinson Mall, 1060 State Highway 15 S. For more information, call 320-587-5470.

Discover the new exhibition “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” by Gregory T. Wilkins. An artist reception is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The exhibition will continue until April 22. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call Molly Rivera at 320-587-7278.

Early morning adult swimming 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Carlson Pool, Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road. Daily admission is $5, passes are also available. For more information, call PRCE at 320-587-2975 or visit isd423.org.

If you are 55 or older and want to start an exercise program, go to Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N. Gilman Ave., Litchfield. Karen Peterson teaches The American Arthritis Foundation’s Ease with Walking Exercises 9am-10am Admission is free and no prior registration is required. For more information, email [email protected]

Tickets are on sale for the Meeker County Gardeners Gala 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at St. Philips Church, 821 E. Fifth St., Litchfield. This event includes an evening of education, camaraderie and planning for the upcoming growing season, as well as door prizes. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Meeker County Extension Office, 320-693-5275.

Tickets are on sale for the JimJam concert 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted. JigJam are a multi-award winning quintet from the heartland of the Midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre, which has been dubbed I-Grass (Irish-influenced bluegrass). To order tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/5388521.

Tickets are on sale for the Johnny Cash Tribute Show 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Litchfield Opera House, 136 N. Marshall Ave. For tickets, visit mitchellhallandthetennessetrio.com or call 612-819-2959.

Tickets are on sale for ‘Clue the Musical’ at the Barn Theatre, 320 Fourth Street SW, Willmar. This show features several Hutchinson actors, including Austin Willhite, Rachel Trettin and Bailey Fields. Directing is longtime Hutchinson director and actress Mary Haugen. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2, and Thursday-Saturday, April 7-9. There are two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on March 3 and 10. To order tickets, call the box office at 320-235-9500.

Do you have an event for the A&E Calen dar? Local entertainment related events are welcome and posted for free once. Email information to Kay Johnson at [email protected] or call her at 320-753-3541.

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