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  1. Jan
    28
    Thu

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

      St. James Blood Drive

      American Legion
      620 First Street, St. James

      Thursday, January 28
      1:00 – 7:00 PM

      For appointments call
      1-800-733-2767
      Or sign up on-line @ 
      www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code:
      STJAMESMN 

    2. Dinner on Us – Faith United Methodist Church Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye
      will host its monthly “Dinner on Us” 
       
      Thursday, January 28th
       
       
      Menu:
      Ham 
      Mashed Potatoes 
      Green Beans 
      Rolls 
      Dessert 
       
      Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00.  This is a free meal and open to all.
       
       
       
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    3. “Available Resources” – StartSmart New Business Seminar Series – NU Public Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from January 28th through February 18th. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will begin at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library, 17 N Broadway St.  The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in New Ulm, and hopes that these seminars will be helpful.

       

      The first seminar, Available Resources, will be January 28th featuring guest speaker Mike Nolan from the U of M/Mankato Small Business Development Center. On February 4thFinancing will be covered with guest speaker LuAnn Vanderwerf from the Region Nine Development Commission. Writing and Presenting a Business Plan instruction will be provided by Wendy Anderson from the Region Nine Development Commission on February 11th. On February 18th, the series will conclude with Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, presented by Ashley Aukes from the Region Nine Development Commission.

       

      For additional information and to RSVP for any or all of the seminars, please contact the Chamber of Commerce by email at chamber@newulm.com or call 507-233-4300.

  2. Jan
    29
    Fri

    1. St. James Blood Drive
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      American Legion
      620 First Street, St. James

      Friday, January 29
      8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      For appointments call 
      1-800-733-2767
      Or sign up on-line @ 
      www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code:
      STJAMESMN 

    2. 2016 New Ulm Junior Baseball’s Registration for K-8th Grade
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      2016

      New Ulm Junior Baseball’s

      Registration for K-8th Grade

      Listed below are the dates for registration for the 2016 Season:

       January 29th, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

       January 30th, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – Noon

      Registration will be held at the New Ulm Junior Baseball’s Batting Cage, the facility is located by the
      walk, bike trail. Go to 16th south on Broadway, make a left at the Kwik Trip and go until you see the

      WE HOPE TO HAVE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ON LINE LATER NEXT WEEK. THEY
      ARE BUILDING THE REGISTRATION PAGE AS WE SPEAK.

      Please visit our new website: newulmjuniorbaseball.org for more information.

      Pass the info on to those you know please.

  3. Jan
    30
    Sat

    1. Emmet County Ikes Gun Show
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Emmet County Ikes

      Gun Show

      Saturday, January 30: 9am-5pm
      Sunday, January 31: 9am-3pm

      Admission: $5.00 (under 12 FREE)

      Elks Club
      Estherville, IA

      For more information, contact:
      Rich Jordet 712-260-8011 or Cliff Roth 712-362-2897 

    2. Mt. Lake, Odin, Ormsby Area Sportsman Club Annual Ice Fishing Contest
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Mt. Lake, Odin, Ormsby Area 
      Sportsman Club
      Annual Ice Fishing Contest

      Chili feed & Annual meeting to follow
      After ice fishing contest prizes are handed out
      All new members eligable for
      $225.00 Gift Card drawing after meeting
      Must be present to win

      January 30th 2016
      10:00 am to 4:00 pm
      Horn will blow @ 3:45 pm
      All fish must be in line to be weighed in by
      4:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS

      Registration: At the Mt. Lake Golf Course Club House 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Located at Lakeshore Drive on the South Side of the Lake

      Fish Weigh-In At The Club House
      ALTERNATE DATE:  FEBRUARY 6th 2016
      $10.00 Entry Fee       60% Payback     Four Categories
      Northern Pike    ~   Walley   ~   Bass   ~   Panfish

      For kids 12 & under largest fish category
      Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
      $5.00 Entry Fee         100% Payback

      DOOR PRIZES DONATED BY LOCAL AREA BUSINESSES
      FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL GEORGE GOHR 507-822-0668 

    3. Brown & Nicollet Counties Dairy Farmers Annual Meeting
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Reminder to Dairy Farmers in Brown and Nicollet Counties

      The Annual Meeting, Banquet and Princess Coronation will be:

      Saturday, January 30

      Noon

      St. Paul’sLutheranChurch

      201 N. State Street, NewUlm

      Please RSVP for your meal to Michelle at the Midwest Dairy Assoc. (toll-free) Midwest Dairy at 1-877-577-0741. 

       

      Please RSVP by Monday, Jan 25.

    4. Morgan Fire Dept. Dance – City & Country Tavern
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Morgan Fire Department Dance
      With the Larry Olson Band

      January 30
      2 – 6 pm

      City and Country Tavern
      in Morgan

       

       

       

       

  4. Jan
    31
    Sun

    1. 62nd ANNUAL MEN’S SAUSAGE DINNER
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of St. Michael of Morgan
      Invites you to our

      62nd ANNUAL MEN’S
      SAUSAGE DINNER

      Sunday, January 31, 2016

      Mass at 9:30 am

      Serving Family Style 10:30 – 1:00

      Adults and Takeouts – $10.00
      Children ages 5 – 10 – $5.00
      Ages 4 and under – $1.00
      ****Extra sausage rings will be available for sale for $6.00/ea
      in St. Michael’s school cafeteria*****

      BINGO for your enjoyment in a warm waiting area

      (ALL HANDICAP ACCESIBLE)
       

    2. Pancake & Bratwurst Dinner
      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      All you can eat

      Pancake & Bratwurst
      Dinner

      Cookies, Bars, Cheese & Applesauce
      Sunday
      January 31st, 2016
      10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

      Moltke Township
      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
      63924 240th St. County Rd. 10
      Gibbon, MN  

    3. Bingo Blitz – St. Mary’s Catholic School – Madelia
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      St. Mary’s Catholic School

      Bingo Blitz

      St. Mary’s School Hall
      Madelia

      Sunday January 31, 2016
      12:30 – Early Bird
      1:30   – Bingo

      $2,000 Pay Out

      Tickets available at 507.642.3324

      Lunch & snacks start at 11:30 am
      An adult must accompany all children 

    4. Tracks for Aaron
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Tracks for Aaron

      Benefit for:

      AARON SERBUS

      Burger Bar ~ Silent Auction ~ Live Auction ~ Games

      January 31st, 2016
      Turner Hall
      New Ulm, MN 
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Donations are being accepted for Aaron 
      Please make checks Payable to:
      Tracks For Aaron
      c/o Bob Webb
      PO Box 427
      New Ulm, MN 56073

       Contact Bob at 507-354-3151 or TRACKSFORAARON@NUTELECOM.NET for more info

       

  5. Feb
    3
    Wed

    1. New Ulm American Legion Auziliary Card Party
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion 

      Auziliary Card Party

      13 South Minnesota St.
      February 3, 2016
      1:30 – 3:30

      Door Prizes

      Lunch ~ $3.00 

    2. Family Fun Night for Pro Kinship
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come One Come All to McDonald’s to Support Pro Kinship for Kids

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016
      4 – 7 pm
      New Ulm McDonald’s

      Come to enjoy a Valentine’s Day Themed Family Fun Night 
      at McDonald’s in New Ulm
      Wednesday,  February 3, 2016 from 4 – 7 pm

      We need everyone to come dine-in or take-out food on this night for 15% of all the
      business from 4 – 7 pm that night will go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming.
      McDonald’s will be running a movie for families to enjoy.  Pro Kinship for Kids Volunteers will also be
      running some games like Hole in One, Ring Toss, and Peanut Toss for prizes.  There will be some
      fun Valentine’s Day activities to enjoy as well with face painting available.  Drawing will be
      held for adults and kids as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for Kids. 

      Hope to see you there!!!!

    3. 67th Annual CHOW MEIN SUPPER
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      67th Annual 
      CHOW MEIN SUPPER

      Springfield United Methodist Church
      Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2015
      4:30 – 7:00 pm

      Chicken Chow Mein, noodles
      rice, orange rolls
      beverages, dessert

      Adults $9.00, Children 12 and under $5.00

      Advance tickets:  Available in Springfield at Thrifty White Drug or Tauer’s Super Valu

      Delivered meals to shut-ins only
      Take-out meals at front door only
      Call 723-6698 ~ Deliveries & Take-out orders close at 6:30 pm 

    4. Annual Family Style Turkey Supper Zion United Methodist Church
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Annual Family Style 
      Turkey Supper
      Zion United Methodist Church
      306 – 2nd St. NW
      Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016
      Eat in & Take out meals served from

      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Advance tickets available at:
      CenBank, Main Street Market, & Buffalo Lake Insurance
      in Buffalo Lake NewsMirror in Hector and Zion UMC members

      Advance tickets $9.00
      At the door $10.00
      5 – 11 yr. old $5.00 Preschool Free 

  6. Feb
    4
    Thu

    1. Low Vision Resource Group
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Please Join Us

      Thursday February 4th 2016
      1:30 pm
      Ridgeway on 23rd
      720 23rd Street North
      New Ulm, MN

      Low Vision Resource Group
      Everyone is Welcome

      Guest Speaker

      Refreshment & snack provided 

    2. “Financing – StartSmart New Business Seminar Series – NU Public Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from January 28th through February 18th. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will begin at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library, 17 N Broadway St.  The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in New Ulm, and hopes that these seminars will be helpful.

      The first seminar, Available Resources, will be January 28th featuring guest speaker Mike Nolan from the U of M/Mankato Small Business Development Center. On February 4thFinancing will be covered with guest speaker LuAnn Vanderwerf from the Region Nine Development Commission. Writing and Presenting a Business Plan instruction will be provided by Wendy Anderson from the Region Nine Development Commission on February 11th. On February 18th, the series will conclude with Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, presented by Ashley Aukes from the Region Nine Development Commission.

       

      For additional information and to RSVP for any or all of the seminars, please contact the Chamber of Commerce by email at chamber@newulm.com or call 507-233-4300.

  7. Feb
    5
    Fri

    1. American Legion Gaylord Fish Fry
      9:45 am – 10:45 am

      American Legion Gaylord Fish Fry

      3:00 pm until gone

      Adults $11
      Children $6
      5 and under FREE

      menu: fish, potato salad, cole slaw, beverage

  8. Feb
    6
    Sat

    1. Open House Bridal Shower – Sarah Pankratz
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Please join us for a open house bridal shower

      Honoring

      Sarah Pankratz

      Fiancé of

      Torri All Runner

      Saturday February 6, 2016

      9 am – 11 am

      Springfield Area Community Center

      Parents

      Rosemary and the late Clifford Pankratz

      Craig and Jamie All Runner

      Marnie Brewer

    2. Annual Fish Fry – American Legion Nicollet MN
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Annual Fish Fry

      American Legion
      Nicollet MN

      Saturday February 6
      11:00 am – 8 pm
      or until gone

      German and American potato salad,
      cole slaw, coffee, milk

      $12.00 – Adults 
      $6.00 –   Children under 12

      Wonderful! don’t miss it! 

    3. Bock Fest 2016 – August Schell Brewing Co. Grounds – New Ulm
      11:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Saturday, February 6th 2016: 11:00am-4:30pm at the brewery.

      • Ticket cost $10

      • Limited number of tickets will be sold in advance – We will start selling advance tickets on Thursday, January 21st at 10:00 a.m.  Gift shop will open its doors at 10 a.m. on the day of advanced ticket sales and will sell tickets as long as they are available.  Online sales will begin at 10 a.m. and last as long as tickets are available.  There is a limit of 10 tickets per person the day of advance ticket sales.

      • Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day of the event for $10.

      • 21 plus event. ID’s required

      •No backpacks or pets are allowed on the fest grounds the day of Bock Fest.

      •Plan on taking a bus to Bock Fest?  Check out this link to ensure your bus meets all inspection requirements from the Minnesota State Patrol:  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/topics/?type=statute&id=S5512917&year=2013

      •Phone orders are not available at this time.

      •It is illegal to drink on the streets of New Ulm so we ask that if you are coming early to get in line, refrain from drinking on the streets.  Festers refusing to abide by this may be cited by local authorities.

      •No outside food or beverages will be allowed inside the gates.

      •Let’s have an awesome time this year! Bock Fest is a great event where people come from all over the United States (and even the world) to enjoy a joyous day out in the Minnesota elements!

      •Sorry no refunds on advanced tickets.

      Prost!

      Buy your tickets at the link below! (If link doesn’t work, copy and paste in your browser)

      https://www.xorbia.com/events/asbc/bock-fest-2016

    4. Fasching
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Celebrate German Mardi Gras in New Ulm!

      Fasching

      Saturday, February 6, 2016
      1:00 – 7:00 pm
      Featuring:
      The Wendinger Band
      &
      The Concord Singers
      Food and beverage available

      The Best Western Plus
      2101 S. Broadway
      New Ulm, MN

      Costume Parade at 6:50 pm
      prizes for best costumes
      Stay for “Special Bonus!”
      Shows by InsideOut starting at 8 pm

      $8.00 Advance
      $10.00 at the Door

      Tickets Available at:
      New Ulm Chamber
      Cashwise Foods
      HyVee Foods
      and Members

      Presented by New Ulm’s Ambassadors of Good Will

       

    5. Ride the Bock Fest Shuttle Bus for Free!
      2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Ride the Bock Fest Shuttle Bus for Free!

      The Bock Fest/Fasching events, held February 6th this year, is one of New Ulm’s biggest festival weekends.  Over 5,000 guests and visitors will arrive in New Ulm to enjoy music, food, drink and fun times.  With this large amount of guests coming to our town, moving them from place to place and finding parking becomes a concern.  In response to this concern and to enhance our guests’ experience, the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a mini coach bus that will transport people on a set route that includes events, establishments and lodging facilities from 2pm-10pm on Saturday, February 6th.  Area businesses that are contributing to this effort include the B&L Bar, McDonald’s, Schell’s Brewery, Turner Hall, and the New Ulm Event Center.

      The bus will run a continuous route between 2pm and 10pm.  The route for the bus is as follows:           

      • ·         Behind Target on 18th St S (until 6pm)
      • ·         Microtel Parking Lot, 424 20th St S
      • ·         Best Western Plus, 2101 S Broadway
      • ·         Downtown, 3rd North & Minnesota
      • ·         Downtown, Center & Minnesota (Chamber of Commerce Corner)
      • ·         New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th S.

      For more information about Bock Fest, Fasching, or the Bock Fest Shuttle Bus, check out the community calendar at www.newulm.com, or contact the New Ulm Area Chamber at 507-233-4300chamber@newulm.com

       

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    6. Treaty Site History Center – St. Peter
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A Special Evening of Urban Blues featuring The Butanes

      Treaty Site History Center

      Saturday, February 6, 2016

      7:30 p.m.

      Tickets are $15.00. Space is limited. Advanced ticket purchases encouraged. 

      As part of St. Peter Winterfest, the Nicollet County Historical Society presents a Special Evening of Urban Blues featuring The Butanes.

      Long a commanding presence on the Minneapolis blues/R&B scene, the Butanes began receiving numerous individual and group awards in the late 80’s. The early 90’s found the band holding down two house gigs that have since become a cherished part of local lore: the 10 strong Butanes Soul Revue brought southern soul to the Cabooze bar every Wednesday and the trio delivered Chicago blues to the 400 bar every Thursday. As the accolades piled up, local appearances became less frequent. The band could often be found playing behind luminaries around the world leading one New Orleans wag to dub them “the best band you’ve never heard of.”

      Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.stpetercommunityedonline.com or by calling (507) 934-3048.  Space is limited so purchase your tickets in advance!

       Volunteer support from SAMM Promotions.

      Please contact the Society at 507-934-2160 or museum@nchsmn.org for more details. The Treaty Site History Center is located one-mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic.

  9. Feb
    7
    Sun

    1. Pancake Breakfast – Church of the Japanese Martyrs Leavenworth
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast

      Sunday, February 7, 2016
      serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the church hall  

      Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Applesauce, Coffee, Chocolate Milk and Juice

      Cost is $7.00 for adults; $5.00 ages 6-12; $1.50 Preschool  

      Everyone is welcome.

    2. Church of the Japanese martyrs Leavenworth Pancake Breakfast
      9:15 am – 12:00 pm

      Church of the Japanese martyrs
      Leavenworth

      Catholic United Financial
      Matching Grant

      Pancake Breakfast
      Sunday, February 7, 2016
      9 am to noon in the church hall

       

      pancakes · scrambled eggs
      sausage · applesauce · coffee · juice

      $7.00 for adults
      $5.00 ages 6-12
      $1.50 Preschool

      Everyone is welcome!

    3. Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club 34th Annual Fishing Derby
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club
      34th Annual
      Fishing Derby

      Sunday, February 7, 2016
      12:00 – 3:00 pm
      Sleepy Eye Lake

      $5.00 Entry Fee Per Person

      General Raffle at 1:00 PM 
      Large Prize Raffle at end of contest (need not be present to win)
      34th Annual Raffle at 3:15 PM (need not be present to win)

      When KIDS register to fish they will be given a DOOR PRIZE while supplies last

      Raffle Tickets Sold At These Sleepy Eye Locations:
      Railway Bar & Grill, Miller Sellner Imp., Auto Value, McCabe’s Ace Hardware
      Overson Lumber, Servicemen’s Club, Casey’s General Store, Meyer’sBar & Lounge
      Springfield Creamery, Kibble Equipment
      or buy tickets from any club member

      EVERYONE WELCOME!
      Lunch & Refreshments Available ~ Not Responsible for Accidents

      Contact Persons:
      Dale Evers 507-220-5101
      Sam Domeier 507-276-3286
      Mike Hasse 507-276-4787 

    4. Dell’s Scandinavian Smorgasbord – Frost MN
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Dell’s Scandinavian Smorgasbord

      Sunday Feb 7
      1 pm – 5 pm

      Dell Lutheran Church
      Frost MN

      $16 Donation Adults
      $5 Donation under 10

      Menu:
      Lutefisk, poatatoes, klub corn,
      Norwegian meatballs, romgrot, lefsa, kringla,
      Norwegian rice, homemade bun, rosettes

      Valet parking

      Bake sale
      sponsored by Dell Women

      Bake Sale proceeds support Dell Women’s budget

      Dell Lutheran Church
      Frost, MN
      From I-90 Frost Exit, go 1 1/4 mile south and 1/2 mile east

      www.dellfreechurch.org