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  1. Feb
    7
    Sat

    1. Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry!
      German and American Potato Salad
      Cole Slaw – Coffee – Milk 

      Adults – $12 Children Under 12 $6

      Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!

      Saturday Feb 7

      Serving 11:00 am to 8:00 pm or until gone
      at American Legion Friendship Hall in Nicollet MN

       

      Annual Post 510

    2. Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!

      Saturday, February 7th
      Nicollet Legion Friendship Hall

      Serving 11:00 am until gone…. usually around 7 pm

      All the fish you care to eat, German and American
      potato salad, cole slaw, bread, milk & coffee

      COME EARLY….. COME BACK!!

      Adults $12          Children 12 and under $6 

    3. St. Peter’s Winterfest
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. Peter’s Winterfest opening ceremony is 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday, January 30 on the St. Peter Community Center Patio, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. 

      The event is free and open to all ages.  There will be the reading of the first Winterfest Medallion Hunt clue,
      a mini-medallion hunt, music, free hot chocolate, and other surprises.

      Fri., January 30–Sons of the American Legion Fish Fry
      5:30 to 8 p.m. at American Legion $9 adults

       –Medallion Hunt Starts

      Sat., January 31 –Youth Ice Fishing Contest, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Hallett’s Pond

      –Poker Walk involving several downtown bars. Must be 21

      –Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest, afternoon, Patrick’s

      –Hairy Legs Contest, 10 p.m., Patrick’s

      –Night at the Museum for families, 6:30 p.m. at Treaty Site History Center

      Sun., February 1–St. Peter Lions Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast

      Tue., February 3–Winterfest Trivia, 7 p.m., Patrick’s, and Atomic Egg Drop

      Sat., February 7– Polar Bear Plunge

      –Boy Scouts Turkey Dinner

      –American Legion Auxiliary Steak Fry

      –Ambassadors Dinner Dance/Casino Night

      Sun., February 8–American Legion Omelet Breakfast

      –History on Tap, 2 p.m., at Treaty Site History Center

      –Super Snow Sunday

      Ice skating at Veterans Park is free
      Shoeshoes can be rented at the recreation office or at the Treaty Site History Center

       

      for more info: http://www.stpeterchamber.com/-winterfest

  2. Feb
    8
    Sun

    1. American Legion Riders Omelet in a Bag Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      American Legion Riders
      Omelet in a Bag Breakfast

      Sunday Feb 8, 2015
      New Ulm American Legion Clubrooms
      13 South Minnesota St. New Ulm, MN

      $8 at the door
      $7 in advance
      Advance ticket sales at the Legion Bar or Legion Rider members

      Choose your ingredients, cheese, meat, veggies, etc.
      Omelet is cooked in a bag and served on a plate with a muffin, applesauce & a beverage

      New Ulm Post #132 Legion Riders Fund Raiser
      We suport all our US ARmed Forces and Veterans 

    2. Hector Lion’s Club Annual Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hector Lion’s Club
      All You CanEat

      Annual Flapjack Festival

      Sunday February 8, 2015
      8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      American Bar & Grill
      in Hector

      Free Will Donation

      Flapjacks with fresh fruit toppings
      French Toast, Sausage, Coffe, Milk or Juice

      Proceeds to support 

  3. Feb
    9
    Mon

    1. St. John’s Catholic Aide Men’s Bingo and Lunch
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      St. John’s Catholic Aide Men’s Bingo and Lunch

      February 22, 2105

      St. John’s Parish – Searles

      Basement 1:30 pm

  4. Feb
    11
    Wed

    1. NU Am Legion Card Party
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party

      13 South Minnesota St

      February 11,2015

      1:30-3:30

      Door Prizes

      Lunch – $3.00

    2. 50th Annual Family Style Turkey Supper-Zion Lutheran Church Buffalo Lake MN
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      50 th Annual Family Style Turkey Supper

      Zion Lutheran Church Buffalo Lake MN
      306 2nd St NW
      Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 

      Wednesday February 11, 2015

      Advance tickets available at: CenBank, Main Street Market, and Buffalo Lake Insurance in Buffalo Lake; New Mirror in Hector and Zion UMN members

      Advance tickets $9

      At the door $10

      5-11 year old $5 – Preschool Free

  5. Feb
    12
    Thu

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      What – Parkinson’s Gathering

      Where- Carl’s Corner – Essig

      When – Thursday February 12 at 11:30

      Hope to See You There!

      If anyone has an email address, bring it with you and we will be able to communicate with you that way

  6. Feb
    15
    Sun

    1. MMHF Fundraiser – Concertina Jamboree
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser!

      Come! Have Fun & Dance!
      Noon to 6:00 pm
      Sunday February 15, 2015
      Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN

      Upper Level:
      12:00-1:25  Leon Olsen Variety Band
      1:35-3:00  Adam & the Jolly Jammers
      3:10-4:30  Leon Helget Band
      4:40-6:00  Wendinger Band

      Lower Level:
      Beggining at Noon
      Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies &
      Nancy Brooks – registration
      A drummer & tuba player will be provided

      For more information: Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, 27 N Broadway or (507)276-7677 (Dodie Wendinger) 

    2. Bingo – St Gregory’s Social Hall – Lafayette MN
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      BINGO

      Sunday, February 15, 2105
      1:00 pm

      St. Gregory’s Social Hall
      Lafayette MN

      Grocery & assorted Bingo Prizes

      Lunch will be sold
      DRAWINGS

      All ages welcome!

      Sponsored by:
      St. Thomas court #1994
      Catholic Order of Foresters
      Matching Fund Raiser
      C.O.F.  Lafayette MN 

  7. Feb
    16
    Mon

    1. Benefit for Bob Mickelson
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Benefit for Bob Mickelson
      burn victim

      Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
      by Knights of Columbus
      to benefit Bob Mickelson

      St. Mary’s Church Social Room
      in Sleepy Eye
      February 15th
      7:30-12:30 pm 

    2. Blood Donation Opportunity – Martin County
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Martin

      Trimont

      2/16/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Evangelical Covenant Church, 61 Main St. E. 

      Truman

      2/25/2015: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Truman High School, 401 E. 1st St. S.

    3. NUHS Girls Hockey Taco Feed
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      NUHS Girls Hockey Taco Feed

      What: Taco Feed (Taco in a Bag from Happy Joes)
      dessert and a beverage for $5.00
      When: Monday Feb 16th
      5:30-7:00
      Where: New Ulm Civic Center up stairs

      Proceeds to send the girls to the state tournament in St. Paul

    4. Blood Donation Opportunities-Blue Earth County
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply. 

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Blue Earth

      Eagle Lake

      2/16/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 605 Parkway Ave.

       

      Saint Clair

      2/25/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., St. Clair High School, 121 W. Main St.

  8. Feb
    17
    Tue

    1. Tip Night at The Pizza Ranch – NU Clothing Depot
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm Clothing Depot is having Tip Night
      at the Pizza Ranch

      February 17, 2015
      5:00-8:00  pm

      Come have a great meal for a great cause!

      President Lori Hoffmann
      276.6302 

  9. Feb
    19
    Thu

    1. Blood Donation Opportunities – Freeborn County
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February. 

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities: 

      Freeborn 

      Albert Lea

      2/19/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Theodore Catholic Church, 308 E. Fountain St.

  10. Feb
    20
    Fri

    1. Fish Fry Supper – NU Girl’s Fastpitch Softball Association
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry Supper
      Friday February 20,2015
      11:00 am- 8:00 pm

      American Legion Club Rooms
      New Ulm MN

      Price $11.00
      Takeouts avaialable

      Sponsored by New Ulm Girl’s Fastpitch Softball Association 

    2. Blood Donation Opportunities – Brown County
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply. 

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

       

      Brown

      New Ulm

      2/20/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Family Video, 701 N. Broadway St.

      2/26/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 S. Broadway

    3. Blood Donation Opportunities – Carver County
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Carver

      Chanhassen

      2/27/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., HealthSource Chiropractric, 470 W. 78th St. Suite 100

       

      Chaska

      2/20/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., HealthSource Chiropratic and Progressive Rehab, 122 Pioneer Trail

      2/23/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Chaska VFW, 620 Creek Road

    4. Blood Donation Opportunity – Nicollet County
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February. 

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Nicollet

      Saint Peter

      2/20/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S. Fifth St.

      St Peter

      2/27/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tomlinson Hall, 100 Freeman

    5. Blood Donation Opportunity – Rice County
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Rice

      Faribault

      2/22/2015: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 43, 112 5th St. NE

       

      Northfield

      2/20/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Senior Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway

      2/23/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Olaf, Buntrock Commons – Lion’s Pause Mane Stage, 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

      2/24/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Olaf, Buntrock Commons – Lion’s Pause Mane Stage, 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

      2/25/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., St. Olaf, Buntrock Commons – Lion’s Pause Mane Stage, 1520 St. Olaf Ave.

  11. Feb
    24
    Tue

    1. Happy Joe’s – Clothing Depo Tip Night
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      New Ulm Clothing Depo
      will have a Tip Night

      Happy Joe’s Pizza
      February 24
      5:00-7:00 pm 

      President Lori Hoffmann
      276.6302 

  12. Feb
    26
    Thu

    1. Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive

      Location: 700 South Broadway New Ulm

      Thursday February 26
      1:00-7:00 pm

      To schedule you appointment cal
      1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
      or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code: Redeemer

      Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236

    2. St. Peter Job Fair
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. Peter Job Fair

      2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

      Johnson Hall at Nicollet County Fairgrounds

      Free refreshments! Visit with many businesses and organizations who are hiring

      If you are a business or organization, and you are hiring employees, it’s free to exhibit at the Job Fair. Space is limited. Call 507-934-3400 to reserve a table or if you have questions

  13. Feb
    28
    Sat

    1. Tree Pruning Basics at the Arb
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Tree Pruning Basics at the Arb

      Saturday, February 28th, 2015

      9:00 am, Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center

      FREE, but preregistration is required at 933-6184

       

      Now is the perfect time for important late winter tree pruning. The Linnaeus Arboretum is hosting an educational program on the basic “rules of thumb” of effective tree pruning.  Learn the basic tools and strategies, and techniques.  Program will begin at the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center.  Program is FREE, but preregistration is required by calling 933-6184.

    2. Fish Fry – High Island Lake Conservation Club 53rd Annual
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club 53rd Annual
      Fish Fry

      Saturday February 28th
      New Auburn City Hall

      Menu includes Fish, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Beans,
      Beverage & All the Trimmings

      11:00 am to 8:00 pm or whenever fish runs out
      Served family style – All you can eat for $11.00
      Children ages 6-10 $5.00, 5 and under FREE

      Take out orders available for $11.00 until 6:00 pm

      Not the biggest but the best!
      See you in New Auburn

      Raffle for a Pheasants Forever print
      (Memory Lane) 

  14. Mar
    1
    Sun

    1. Theater for the Thirsty – Winthrop Area Foundation
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Cubicle

      A clever comedy that pokes fun at the maddening monotony of life in the box. Two corporate stool pigeons, Bob and Jim, are stuck in cubicles on wheels. We see theircubicles morph into their various environments as they roll through their daily routine and their daily struggle to truly connect with well, anyone.

      Sunday, March 1, 2015
      3:00 pm Show

      GFW High School Auditorium, Wintrhop
      $12 in advance – $15 at the door

      Tickets available from the following Winthrop locations:
      Kevin’s Market, Wintrhop State Bank, MidCountry Ban, GuidePoint Pharmacy, and any Winthrop Area Foundation board member

      For more information call 320.583.6755 

  15. Mar
    4
    Wed

    1. St Anne’s CCW Annual Hot Dish Supper – Morgan MN
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      St Anne’s CCW Annual Hot Dish Supper
      At St. Michaels Catholic Church in Morgan, MN
      Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 
      4:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
       
      New this year,  two new “Kid Friendly” hot dishes
      Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce 
      and Macaroni Cheese 
       
      If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Meyer
      Thank you in advance for your assistance!
      Tammy Meyer
       
      Phone: Cell 507-430-3753
      or          Work: 507-637-4331

  16. Mar
    5
    Thu

    1. Low Vision Resource Group
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      PLEASE JOIN US

      Thursday March 5th, 2015
      1:30 PM

      Ridgeway on 23rd
      720 23rd Street North
      New Ulm, MN

      LOW VISION RESOURCE GROUP
      EVERYONE WELCOMED

      Refreshments and snacks
      If questions contact Monica 354.5680