National Night Out Locations 2016

Connect with your neighborhood on August 2nd for this national celebration!  See listing below to find out where the closest party is and say hello!

NNOThe following list of National Night Out parties was compiled by Heart of Hutch and Sgt. Eric Kilian. A few other parties are planned but organizers asked that they not be listed here invitations have been sent out in those neighborhoods.

*locations and details are current as of 7/26/16. 

 
 

1) CENTURY COURT TOWNHOMES

Who’s invited: Friends and residents of Century Court Townhomes

Location: Century Court Playground

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Kelli Johnson or Joanne Harfiel at 320-234-7243

Bring: A lawn chair. Root beer floats will be provided.

 

2) CLEVELAND AVENUE SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: All neighborhood residents

Location: 830 and 840 Cleveland Ave. S.W.

Time: Potluck beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Bonnie Ackland-Fimon at 320-587-6962

Bring: A dish to pass and a chair. Organizers will supply plates, napkins, utensils, lemonade and tables.

 

3) EIGHTH AVENUE SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents who live in the immediate neighborhood, along Eighth and Ninth avenues southwest, Mahogany Court Southwest, Roberts Street Southwest and Lakewood Drive Southwest

Location: Eighth Avenue Southwest between Lakewood Drive Southwest and Roberts Street Southwest

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Jenelle Stiras at 320-234-6944 or 320-484-9115

Bring: Lawn chairs, and children should bring their bicycles and tricycles. Freezees will be served.

 

4) GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend

Location: The church is at 450 Fifth Ave. S.W.

Time: 4:30 p.m. to dusk

Contact: Grace Lutheran at 320-587-3051

Bring: Water soakers, shields and buckets for a water fight. All food will be provided. Many games and prizes.

 

5) 700 BLOCK OF GRAHAM STREET SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: Immediate neighborhood residents

Location: 740 Graham St. S.W.

Time: 6 p.m. to whenever the last person goes home.

Contact: Brian Duscher at 320-223-1197, or Tina Drey at 763-221-4529.

Bring: Something you would like to grill and a dish to share and your own beverage. Activities include air hockey, ping pong, and kids riding their bikes as well as yard games. Neighborhood residents who want to help or provide anything additional should call one of the two contact people.

 

6) ISLAND VIEW HEIGHTS

Who’s invited: People in the Island View Heights association

Location: Gazebo on Prairie View Drive S.W.

Time: Starts at 5:30 p.m., potluck dinner served at 6 p.m.

Contact: Betty Braun at bj.braun@mchsi.com or 320-587-3423, or Sue Boske at 320-587-8330

Bring: A dish to pass and a chair. Plates, utensils and beverages will be provided.

 

7) GREENSVIEW COURT NORTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of the Meadows Townhouse Association

Location: 832 Greensview Court N.W.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Ken Schuts at 952-221-2778

Bring: A dish to pass and a lawn chair. Paper plates, utensils and beverages will be provided.

 

8) NORTHWOODS PARK

Who’s invited: Neighborhood residents

Location: Northwoods Park Shelter

Time: 5 to whenever

Contact: Mavis Schwanke at 320-587-2058 or schwanke@hutchtel.net

Bring: A dish to pass. Pulled pork, beverages, plates and utensils will be provided. Games and prizes for the kids.

 

9) PARK TOWERS PATIO

Who’s invited: Residents of Park Towers

Location: Park Towers community room

Time: 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Lorri Olson at lolson@hutchtel.net

Bring: Nothing. Turkey sandwiches, beans and potato chips will be served.

 

10) ROLLING OAKS LANE NORTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of Rolling Oaks Lane

Location: Driveway at 1245 Rolling Oaks Lane

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Tammy Lauer at 320-583-2567

Bring: A dish to pass and a lawn chair.

 

11) HAYDEN AVENUE SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood

Location: Hayden Avenue, between Lake Street Southwest and Fischer Street Southwest

Time: 6 p.m.

Contact: Amanda Sundblad at 320-587-9107

Bring: A dish to pass, meat to grill and chairs.

 

12) SOUTHVIEW COURT

Who’s invited: Residents of neighborhood

Location: Lions Park West on Sunset Street

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Toni Fischer at 320-552-3977

Bring: A dish to pass, beverage, chairs and utensils.

 

13) TWIN OAKS TOWNHOMES

Who’s invited: Residents of Echo Manor Apartments and Twin Oaks Townhomes

Location: Between the B and C buildings of Twin Oaks Townhomes at 1035 Texas Ave.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Contact: Janis Rannow at Twin Oaks Townhomes at 320-587-7505

Bring: A chair. Taco in a bag and beverages will be served. Lots of games and prizes for the kids, and a great chance to get to know your neighbors.

 

14) VFW PARK

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood

Location: VFW Park

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: John Paulson at 507-276-1994

Bring: Nothing. Ice cream cones, juice, drinks and water will be served along with entertainment/activities. Plenty of picnic tables for seating.

 

15) VALLEY VIEW APARTMENTS

Who’s invited: Residents of Valley View Apartments

Location: 215 Fourth Ave. N.E.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Contact: Heather Moore at 320-587-7610

Bring: A side dish to pass. Hot dogs and sloppy joes will be served. A slip n’ slide will be available for the kids.

 

16) OAKWOOD COURT NORTHWEST

Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend

Location: Gazebo on Oakwood Court

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Sandy Lennes at 320-455-0257 or Letty Bernhagen at 320-587-6508

Bring: A dish to pass and chairs. Tables, utensils and coffee will be provided.

 

17) ELKS PARK

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood

Location: Elks Park near 1300 Sherwood St. S.E.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Diane Neubarth at 320-587-0847

Bring: A chair. Popcorn, chips and iced tea will be provided.

 

18) BETHLEHEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Who’s invited: Anyone who wishes to attend

Location: The parking lot of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 665 Miller Ave. S.W.

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Contact: Cindy Christenson at 320-587-6881

Bring: Nothing. Root beer floats will be served. Games and live music are planned.

 

19) DEER PARK APARTMENTS

Who’s invited: Residents of Deer Park Apartments

Location: Park and community building at 309 North High Drive N.W.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Contact: Janis Rannow at 320-587-7505

Bring: A lawn chair. Tacos in a bag and beverages will be served.

 

20) TYLER STREET SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood

Location: 705 Tyler St. S.W.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Lynne and Jeff Bennin at 320-583-5437

Bring: A lawn chair and beverage. Food and root beer floats will be provided. Games are planned for the kids.

 

21) HUNTERS STREET SOUTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood.

Location: 866 Hunter St. S.W.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Mandy Sturges at 320-234-7310

Bring: A lawn chair. Root beer floats will be served.

 

22) HIDDEN CIRCLE

Who’s invited: Residents of the immediate neighborhood

Location: Hidden Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Contact: Becky Felling at 320-587-3309

Bring: A dish to pass, utensils and a chair.

 

23) HILLCREST ROAD NORTHEAST

Who’s invited: Friends and neighbors

Location: 979 Hillcrest Rd. N.E.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Diane or Kon Sorensen at 320-583-8802

Bring: A chair and a dish to share. Plates and utensils will be provided.

 

24) SOUTHWINDS SOUTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD

Who’s invited: Residents of Ottawa Avenue and Calgary Lane

Location: Corner of Ottawa Avenue and Calgary Lane

Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Contact: Bill Arndt at 320-587-6882

Bring: A chair. Root beer floats will be served.

 

25) HERITAGE AVENUE NORTHWEST

Who’s invited: Residents of the 1200 block and 1300 corner of Heritage Avenue, Birdie Court and Birdie Circle

Location: 1270 Heritage Ave. N.W.

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Michelle Kiefer at 507-430-2280, Leann Gallagher at 320-583-8198 or Lori Ankrum at 507-384-2133

Bring: A dish to pass, beverage and chair. Plates and utensils will be provided. Yard games and music are planned weather permitting. Donations will be accepted for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter.

Find the Perfect Read

free-books-slideBThe perfect summer read might just be a block or two away.  There are 22 Little Free Libraries throughout Hutchinson to browse adult reads, kids books and magazines. [Read more…]

Thank You OBOC Readers!

Book Read LogoThank you to community participants, Heart of Hutch volunteers, and partner organizations for making this year’s One Book One Community book read program a success!  And a very special thank you to each of our program speakers

We will begin planning 2017’s OBOC program shortly.  If you have book suggestions or would like to get involved with this program of Connect Wholeheartedly, please enter below.

 

Get Involved

The Woman Behind the Paddle

Don’t miss an opportunity to meet Natalie Warren, one of the first two women who completed Eric Sevareid’s journey captured in Canoeing with the Cree – this year’s One Book, One Community read. [Read more…]

One Book One Community: Adventure Begins

The first series of events for the One Book, One Community program is scheduled for January 31st.  This first event sets the stage for the time period of the book: Canoeing with the Cree.

Lori Pickell-Stangel and Joe Stangel will talk about the history of the fur trading industry and fur-bearing animals. 
Date and time: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00pm
Location: McLeod County Museum

Free and open to the public.

Learn more about OBOC program, partner events and 2016’s book choice.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

Our top 20 Eat, Move, Connect gift ideas for 2015. 

It’s not a coincidence that most of these gifts are perfect for Hutchinson, but they work well in other places too.  Happy Holidays from our hearts to yours.

  1. Snowshoes or cross country skis
  2. Fat bikes
  3. Canoeing with the Cree (2016’s One Book, One Community book choice) or other books
  4. Paddleboard or kayak
  5. Yoga classes
  6. Musical instrument
  7. CSA membership
  8. Ice skates or rollerblades
  9. Healthy cookbooks
  10. Activity trackers
  11. Discs for disc golf
  12. Gym membership
  13. Art supplies
  14. Massage certificates
  15. Learning magazine subscription
  16. State park pass
  17. New family hobbies (camping, kite flying, sewing)
  18. Gardening supplies
  19. Family games (yard Yahtzee, Giant Jenga, board games)
  20. Experience gifts (concert, museum, movie, bowling or zoo passes)

 

One Book, One Community 2016

Book Read LogoJust in time for your holiday gift giving lists, the One Book, One Community invites you to experience a 2,250 mile adventure with us in our 2016 Community Book Read with Canoeing with the Cree by Eric Sevareid. [Read more…]

In Good Company

We’re passionate about the health of our community.  And, what’s best, we are not alone. [Read more…]

Creating Stillness

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Doing nothing can be a key to happiness…and productivity. Rarely do we just let ourselves stare into space these days. Most of us feel uncomfortable when we’re not doing something. We feel uncomfortable about “wasting time.” We have gotten really, really bad at just doing nothing. How long can you go without looking at your smartphone? Can you eat a meal in (comfortable) silence? How about taking a walk without earbuds or conversation?

In a series of studies where research subjects were put alone in a room, participants typically did not enjoy spending 6 to 15 minutes in a room by themselves with nothing to do but think. Rather, they preferred doing mundane external activities much more, and many (67 percent of men and 25 percent of women) even preferred to administer electric shocks to themselves instead of being left alone with their thoughts. Most people seem to prefer doing something rather than nothing, even if that something is negative.

Stillness -the ability to just sit and do nothing -is a skill, and as a culture we’re not practicing this skill much these days. When we can’t tolerate stillness, we feel uncomfortable when we have downtime, and so we cancel it out by seeking external stimulation, which is usually readily available in a purse or pocket. Give yourself permission to waste time and savor the moment.

 

Contributed by Dennis Schrader, LICSW, Hutchinson Health

 

 

More than a feeling – How the Arts Affect Your Health

For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health.

Current research is following a number of paths. Some scientists measure the natural substances your body produces when you’re listening to music or otherwise exposed to the arts. Others look at what happens when you are active in the creative process. Researchers are now investigating how the arts can help us recover from disease, injury and psychological trauma. Many scientists agree that the arts can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being and enhance the way we fight infection.

source of the full article: NIH News in Health

Explore Art in HutchinsonCenterfortheArts

Take a self-guided tour of the Sculpture Stroll by foot or by bike.

Connect with the Center for the Arts, one of their partners, or other resources.

Source: hutchinsonpublicarts.com ©Robert Wilde

Source: Hutchinson Center for the Arts display of artist Hope Thier

 

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