HLWW FINE ARTS EXPO & CREATIVE CRAFTS FAIR – HLWW Will host 41st annual fine art expo and craft fair on Sat., Nov. 23. from 9 am – 2 pm. This event will be located at the HLWW Activity Center, at 8700 Cty. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake. Including over 100 exhibitors with homemade items only, food available, prize drawings, and free admission!  23p

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS – At Holasek Flower Power Garden Center in Lester Prairie! 40% off spruce tips & greens, 25% off winter containers and poinsettias, plus more in-store specials for the holidays! Fri., Nov. 29, 9 am – 5 pm, Sat., Nov 30, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Shop local!  23-24c

ST. JOHN’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Fri., Dec. 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Winsted. The Christmas concert will begin at 7 pm, featuring the Kingery family. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Come join us! It’s a great way to start the holiday season. Free-will donation.  23-25c

BOOK-TIQUE SALE – Sat., Dec. 7, 10 am – 1 pm. Mon., Dec. 9, 2 – 5 pm. At Howard Lake Library, 617 6th Ave. Nearly new books, gift items, puzzles, and holiday decor. Proceeds to the Friends of the Library, to help our local library. Questions? Call 320-543-2020.  22-25p

COOKIE WALK AND VENDOR BOUTIQUE – St. Mary’s annual Cookie Walk & Vendor Boutique Sat., Dec. 7. Boutique 9 am – 1 pm, Cookie Walk 10 am -1 pm at St. Mary’s Fellowship Hall,  607 Maple Ave, Waverly. Shop large selections of holiday cookies/candies, vendor crafts and gifts.  23-24p

SILENT SANTA BREAKFAST – The Howard Lake Lions Silent Santa Program benefits low-income families that need assistance in the HLWW school district, with Christmas gifts for their families. If you or someone you know may be eligible for this program, pick up an application at Howard Lake City Hall or Howard Lake Foods bulletin board. If you have questions or want to make a donation,  contact Debbie McAlpine at 612-481-6226, or email The Silent Santa Breakfast takes place at Lions Hall on Sun., Dec. 8, 8 am – 12:30 pm. Free-will offering, all proceeds used to purchase gifts for our program. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for a free photo from 9 – 11 am. Enjoy pancakes, french toast, sausage, potatoes, biscuits/gravy, desserts, coffee and juice. We hope to see you there!  22-25c

COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Sunday, Dec. 8, 9 am – 12 pm. Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. N., Lester Prairie. The Lester Prairie Lions will host a pancake breakfast, the proceeds will go to support Lester Prairie projects. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, juice, and coffee, for a free will donation. Please come and support our community and get your picture taken with Santa! Christmas music provided by high school musicians, and treat bags for the kids! We will also be collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids at the breakfast.  23-25c

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