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  1. Feb
    21
    Sun

    1. Martin Luther College Forum
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Martin Luther College Forum Presents:

      You can’t take it with you
      by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

      Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium
      1995 Luther Court
      New Ulm, MN

      February 19 & 20 – 7:30 PM
      February 21 – 2:00 PM 

      Tickets sold at the door

      Adults $6 ~ Children $3

      507-233-9114 ~ mlc-wels.edu/forum ~ forum@mlc-wels.edu 

    2. Brown County Citizen’s Academy
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Brown County Citizen’s Academy

      Feb 21 – March 27
      7 – 10 pm

      This 6 week program includes topics: Crime Scene Processing, Registered Offenders, Boat & Water Rescue, Criminal Justice System, DNR, Probation, Computer Crime, Drug Task Force.

      Limited to 25 people, age: 18+, or 16 with adult

      Hosted by Brown County Sheriff’s Office
      please call 507.233.6700 to get form to
      register or stop by the sheriff’s office to
      fill out form

      Deadline Feb 9, 2016 

  2. Feb
    25
    Thu

    1. Plato Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      American Red Cross

      Plato Blood Drive

      Sponsored by:  Plato Lions Club
      Location:  Lighthouse Church
      Highway 212 W

      Thursday, February 25th
      12:00 – 6:00 pm

      Appt/Info:
      Call Ken or Myra @ 238-2370 

  3. Feb
    27
    Sat

    1. “Wanda: Her Work & Her Monument”
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      Jason Jaspersen & Wanda Gag

      “Wanda:  Her Work & Her Monument”

      Opening Reception 
      February 26th at 5:30 pm
      The 4 Pillars Gallery

      The Grand Center for Arts & Culture
      210 N Minnesota St, New Ulm, MN

      Showing February 26th to March 25th
      Gallery Hours:
      Monday-Friday: 10 – 4 PM
      Saturday: 11-3 PM 

  4. Feb
    28
    Sun

    1. Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Knights of Columbus 

      Pancake Breakfast

      Sunday, February 28, 2016
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm
      St. Mary’s Church Social Room
      Sleepy Eye

      Tickets: $6 ~ Children 5-12: $3 ~ Under 5: Free

      Pancakes ~ KC Donuts ~ Little Smokies ~ Scrambled Eggs 

  5. Mar
    8
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  6. Mar
    10
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  7. Apr
    10
    Sun

    1. Home Made Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      New Ulm/Sleepy Eye
      Hockey Association Benefit

      Home Made Sauerkraut
      and Landjaeger Dinner

      Home Made Sauerkraut, Landjaeger,
      Mashed Potatoes & Dessert

      Sunday, April 10th, 2016
      10:00 am to 1:00 pm
      Turner Hall
      (1st South and State)

      Tickets: $10.00

      Tickets are available from any hockey player
      Tickets also available at the door

      Take-out Orders Available 

  8. Apr
    12
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  9. Apr
    14
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  10. May
    10
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  11. May
    12
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

    2. Prairie Piecemakers
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Prairie Piecemakers will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 12th at 7 pm at St. Pauls Lutheran church.  Sewing Seeds quilt shop will be the presenters.  We will also have election of officers.

  12. Jun
    4
    Sat

    1. Kaylie & Tyler’s Faith Jam 2016
      10:00 am – 10:00 pm

      Kaylie & Tyler’s Faith Jam 2016

      June 4, 2016
      5K/1 Mile Colorful “Run/Walk”
      3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

      St. Mary’s School
      104 St. Mary’s St. NE
      Sleepy Eye, MN 

      Join us for a free will offering meal, silent auction, guest speakers,
      free music, 5K/1Mile run/walk, games in the park, face painting,
      fun and fellowship!

      Music by 2nd Notion

      To participate in the 5K, 1 mile or 3 on 3 tournament, volunteer
      or donate you can find us at:

      kthumbleheartsfoundation.org
      or
      507.227.4220

      Take advantage of early bird deadline May 20th

      Proceeds benefit
      Scholarships for Sleepy Eye Public, Martin County West,
      and Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High Schools
      Epilepsy Foundation of MN, Grieving families,
      Families with hardships, Community cohesion events 

       

       

  13. Jun
    6
    Mon

  14. Jun
    9
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  15. Jun
    14
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  16. Jun
    25
    Sat

    1. Open House 50th Wedding Aniversary – John and Stachia Schumacher
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Open House 50th Wedding Aniversary

      John and Stachia Schumacher

      Saturday June 25th
      2:00-5:00 pm
      Comfrey Community Center 

    2. Arlington Raceway – Jam the Stands and Jam the Trailer
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Arlington Raceway presents

      Jam the Stands and Jam the Trailer
      Salute to Agriculture

      Saturday, June 25th

      Arlington Raceway, Sibley County Fairgrounds, Arlington, MN

      $1 off grandstand admission for each item donated to the Sibley County Foodshare, up to $10

      Grandstand  & Pit Gates Open at 4pm
      Racing at 7pm

       

      More information at www.ARLINGTONRACEWAY.com

  17. Jul
    4
    Mon

    1. July 4th Celebration in Turner Hall Park (all-day)
      Jul 4

      July 4th Celebration in Turner Hall Park

      No need to leave town to have a Fantastic Fourth of July!  Come to Turner Hall for live music and beer garden.

      102 S. State St

      You are invited to bring lawn chairs & blankets.

      Burgers & Good Ole German Food
      Turner Ladies Pie Social, 11:30 – 7:00
      Bean Bags & Volleyball available

      Entertainment from 11 – 6:15 pm
      11 ~ Concord Singer (Stage 1)
      12:20 Dain’s Dutchmen (Stage 2)
      1:40 Schell’s Hobo Band (Stage 1)
      2:50 Adam’s Jammers (Stage 2)
      4:00  Schell’s Hobo Band (Stage 1)
      5:00 Wendinger Band (Stage 2)

      Will move inside for inclement weather.  No coolers please 

  18. Jul
    7
    Thu

    1. St. James Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      Location:  St. James Catholic Church – Marian Hall
      (707) 4th Street South, St. James)

      Thursday, July 7, 1 – 7 pm
      Friday, July 8, 8 am – 12 pm

      For appointments call
      1-800-733-2767
      or www.redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code:  STJAMESMN 

  19. Jul
    12
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  20. Jul
    14
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  21. Jul
    15
    Fri

    1. Bavarian Blast
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Bavarian Blast
      July 15-17th, 2016
      Brown County Fairgrounds
      New Ulm, MN

      Three stages of entertainment & Fun for all ages!

      Entertainment Includes:
      Alpensterne- Austrian Express- Squeezebox with Mollie B- Dale Dahmen and the Polka Dots- Larry Olsen Band- Wendinger Band- Music Connection – Leon Olsen Show – Matt Hodek & Dakota Dutchmen- Concord Singers- New Ulm Municipal Band- Danny Witucki & Mein Heimatland Musikanten- Bob & the Beachcombers – Flemming Fold

      Barrel Rolling – Weiner Dog Races- Stein Holding & Kraut Eating Contest – Food & Beverages- Sunday Parade & Family Entertainment! Camping Available onsite!

       

      More information call 507-359-2222 or www.bavarianblast.com

  22. Jul
    20
    Wed

    1. Glencoe Lions Club “Music In The Park”
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club “Music In The Park” series continues on Wednesday, July 20 at Oak Leaf Park, Shelter #2. 

      Free live music, sponsored by McBride Chapel, features Jim and Mike Wendolek with their Old-Time favorites.  They are returning for the fifth season.  

      The Glencoe Lions will be serving a meal with a shredded beef or a pulled pork sandwich, chips, pickles, dessert and beverage at a nominal fee from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the music beginning at 6:30 p.m.

      Bring your lawn chair and Bring a Friend!  Collection boxes for used eyeglasses and hearing aids will also be available.

  23. Jul
    21
    Thu

    1. Truman Days Celebration (all-day)
      Jul 21 – Jul 24

      Truman Days Celebration

      July 21st – 24th

       

      City wide garage sale with over 57 sales….there will be something for everyone!

       

      Truman Days vintage tractor ride

       

      Farmers Market! Softball and bean bag tournaments!

       

      Lots of Food and Craft venders

       

      Concord singers at noon and again at 2:00 pm

      The Schell’s Hobo band and

      Cash Owens will entertain you at the park

       

       

      5k run/walk! Engine Blow! Carriage Rides!

      Petting zoo, Inflatable’s, kids tractor pull! Face painting

       

      And the Grand parade with 130 units on Saturday night including Su FuDu drum line, and Groove SummerLine.

       

      Street dance Saturday night featuring Tub Boat Rampage.

       

       

      Truman Days Celebration

       

       

      July 21st – 24th

  24. Jul
    24
    Sun

    1. Celebrate Sanborn Days!
      8:15 am – 11:00 pm

      City of Sanborn 135 years
      Sanborn Fire Department 125 years
      Watermelon Days 85 years

      July 24,25,26, 2016

      Saturday, July 23rd:
      8:30pm – Fireman’s dance “Relentless” (Golf Course)

      Sunday, July 24th:
      8am – 5K Run/Walk
      10am-5pm Car Show
      11am- 5:30 – Food Trailer, beer stand, popcorn & kettle corn
      12pm – 3pm Slice of History
      12pm Bean Bag tournament
      2pm – 5pm Firemen Open house and Kid’s Water Games
      10pm fireworks

      Monday, July 25th:
      Flower Show Judging- Monday afternoon – Drop off flowers on Sunday: 5-6pm & Monday: 10-11am
      2-3pm & hour before the Pageant  the flowers can be viewed
      3:30pm Kiddie Tractor Pull
      6pm Kiddie Parade
      Following the Kiddie Parade: Methodist Church Lawn – Chordhustlers Singing Group
      6:30pm Fireman Water Fights
      8pm Watermelon Queen Pageant
      9pm Drawing for 20′ Girls & Boy’s Bikes. Sign up at the Kiddie Tractor Pull. Ages 12 and under. Must be present to win. 

      Tuesday, July 26th:
      1:30pm Sanborn Get Together
      6:30pm Grand Parade with free watermelon for all following the parade. Wendinger Band will perform after the parade. Midwest Rides will provides rides, games & food for all. Rides begin at 5pm Monday and 4:30pm on Tuesday. 

  25. Jul
    25
    Mon

    1. National Night Out
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      National Night Out – 2016

      Monday, July 25th, 2016
      German Park 5:30-8:30pm

      Music/Food/Entertainment/Games 

    2. Plato Lions
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Plato Lions

      Welcome Night
      Monday July 25

      Plato Hall

      Social – 5:30 pm
      Free Dinner – 6:30
      Meeting & Fun

      Guest Speaker Mayor Bob Becker

      Everyone Welcome!

      Bring a Guest 

    3. CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES 2016 – GERMAN PARK NEW ULM
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 25 -NNO – Schell’s Hobo Band

      August 1 -Sleepy Area Concertina Club

      August 8 -Larry Mages & the Mages Family Band

      August 15- The Lonny Carpenter Band

      August 22- DD & Rosco

      August 29- TBD

      Listen to KNUJ and look on Facebook for weather related updates. Call New Ulm Park and Rec Weather Line for cancellations @ 354.9041.

      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.