A&E Calendar: For the best in local entertainment Local

Have fun in the sun at the Hutchinson Aquatic Center, 900 Harrington St. SW The swimming pool is open from 05:30 until 09:00 for fitness swimming and from 12:30 until 19:00 for outdoor swimming. Admission is $ 8 for ages 2 and up; free for children 23 months or younger; fitness is $ 4 per person; after 17:00 $ 5 per person and $ 4 for spectators. Season tickets can be purchased online or at the PRCE office, 900 Harrington St. SW For more information, call 320-234-4263.

Spraying, spraying in the spray pad at Lichfield Memorial Park on the shores of Lake Ripley. Opening hours are from 9 am to 8 pm every day on Labor Day weekend. For more information call the city at 320-693-7201.

Stories in the park 10 a.m. in Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the stories. For more information, call the library at 320-587-2368.

Check out the new exhibition, entitled Transmutation, featuring the work of Stephanie Lenerz and Drew Cellini until July 29 at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW. Opening hours are from 10 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free. For more information call the art center at 320-587-7278.

Shop outdoors on the Community market in Lichfield. Opening hours are from 1 pm to 5 pm from Thursday to October. The market is located on Fourth Street, at the northern end of Central Park in downtown Lichfield. For more information, visit the market page on Facebook.

Love TOMF Kids, 5pm to 9pm at Art’s Place, 35 First Ave. SW, Hutchinson. This fundraising event includes a social hour, games and raffle tickets. The catering is from Jimmy’s Pizza. There will be a program that highlights the recipients of the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation. Money is needed to participate in games and raffle. Tickets are $ 25 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/2kshspae.

JRRY Chakra Meditation Series at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. SW. The class meets at 5:30 p.m. The class is $ 15. For more information, visit jrryoga.punchpass.com.

Meet local food producers at the Glencoe Farmer’s Market. Opening hours are 3pm to 6pm on 615 11th St E., Glencoe. For more information call 320-864-3650.

Thriving Thursdays in Litchfield includes live music by Mark Jenson 18: 30-20: 30 in Central Park. His show includes music by James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Seeger. Future performers include: June 30: Dad and Drea show featuring Terry Shaw and his daughter Drea; and July 7: Tricia & The Toonies.

THURSDAY UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 23-26

Valley Daze in Eden Valley. Highlights include fireworks at 10pm on Friday; parade at 6 pm on Saturday, plus live music, children’s events, ax throwing, etc. For a schedule of events, visit tinyurl.com/5ybbh2vn.

Need information about flowers, lawn or garden? Go to the Hutchinson Public Library’s Chief Gardener’s Help Desk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday through Aug. 19. No appointment is required and help is free. For more information, call the library at 320-587-2368. The library is located at 50 Hassan St. SE, Hutchinson.

Dassel Farmer’s Market is 14:30 to 17:30 on Friday at Bandstand Park in downtown Dussell. For more information, call Cindy at 320-552-1387 or Cathy at 320-221-3990.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JUNE 24-26

Glenko’s days are over! Highlights on Friday night include: live music at 5pm by Andy Austin and free sweet corn food, entertainment, bingo and baseball. Live music from 8pm to midnight from Judd Avenue. For a schedule of events over the weekend, visit tinyurl.com/56sxtre3.

Hutchinson Farm Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday through October at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. SW For more information, send an email to [email protected]

Features of Glencoe Days 8:30 Fun Run & Walk with free t-shirt; 11 a.m. parade, the route runs east on 16th Street from Cedar to Ford; south on Ford to 14th Street; west of 14th Street to Cedar. Live music 14:00 by Keenan Damer and Josie Sanken; 17:00 Bill Litzau and Open Highway and 20:00 midnight from IV Play. End the evening with fireworks at 10 pm. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/56sxtre3.

Interested in learning about nursing homes? The Hutchinson Rural Cooperative is hosting an Open House 1 pm – 4 pm This is an opportunity to tour the building, view different floor plans of the apartments, get acquainted with the apartments and enjoy refreshing drinks in the Great Room and the garden yard. For more information, call the building manager at 320-234-7761.

Zion Lutheran Church, 504 N. Gilman Ave., Litchfield hosts its Worship Cafe at 18:30 in the hall at the crossroads. This event includes live music and refreshing drinks. Admission is free. For more information, call the church office at 320-693-3207

Glencoe Days includes a car show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E., followed by 16:00 Glencoe Royal Coronation at Glencoe City Center. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/56sxtre3.

Music in the Park includes Trainwreck 18: 30-20 at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. In bad weather, the announcement will be made at noon on local radio and the park’s Facebook page. The concert will move indoors at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co., 900 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson. Future artists include: July 11: Traveled Ground; July 18: Singleton Street; and July 25: Tony Kuketti.

Girls Day Out Stop & Shop, 5-20pm at Crow River Golf Club, 915 Colorado St. NW, Hutchinson.

Live music by Concertina Melinda and friends from Lester Prairie’s Music in the Park, Second Avenue to the south. Bring your own lawn chair. Food and drinks are served from 17:30 to 19:00 with live music from 18:30 to 20:30. In bad weather, the music in the park is moved to the Lutheran Church of St. Paul, 124 Maple St. N.

Returned! Crow River Habitat for Humanity is hosting its annual Hammer & Nails fundraising gala. This year’s theme is the jealous 20s. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Crow River Golf Club, 915 Colorado St. NW, Hutchinson. Tickets can be purchased at www.crhfh.org/hammer-and-nails. For more information, call the Habitat office at 320-587-8868.

66-year-old Watercade begins its four-day cycle on Thursday. For a schedule of events, visit www.watercade.com.

FROM THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 14-17

This is the Space Festival 2022. For more information visit the Facebook page of the event.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JULY 15-16

Homegrown Music Festival in Minnesota returns – RiverSong Music Festival in Masonic / West River Park along Hutchinson’s scenic Crow River – opens Friday night with four bands: American Scarecrows, Faith Boblett, Michael Shynes and headliner: Jon wayne and the Pain. The gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday. The following artists are scheduled: The Federales, The Right Here, Tricia and the Toonies, Dan Rodriguez, Hooperina; Annie Mack; Church of the Money; Chester Bay; Pert Near Sandstone and headliner: Kiss the Tiger. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.riversongfestival.org. Volunteers are also needed for the festival. The information is also available on the site.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY, JULY 15-17

Go to Lester Prairie for the days of Lester Prairie. There is live music from Double Dees on Saturday from 20:00 until midnight. For more information, visit the Facebook page of the festival.

Do you have an event for the A&E calendar? Local entertainment events are welcome and are published once for free. Email Kay Johnson to [email protected] or call 320-753-3541.

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