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  1. Jan

    1. Volunteer with Little Dresses for Africa
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Volunteer with Little Dresses for Africa – March 15, 2017

      Every first and third Wednesday

      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Help make dresses for children in third world countries by meeting at Washington Learning Center Door #1, 14th St N & Franklin.

      Volunteer coordinators have many ways for you to help, from sorting and packing dresses and supplies to actually picking up materials to create dresses at home.

      Everyone is welcome.

  2. Jan

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

      American Red Cross St. James Blood Drive

      Friday, January 27, 2017

      8:00 – 12:00 pm

      American Legion, St. James – 620 1st St., St. James, MN

      For appointments call 1.800.733.2767


      Sign up on-line @ www.redcrossblood.org
      Enter sponsor code: STJAMESMN

  3. Jan

    1. Bean Bag Tournament – New Ulm
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Bean Bag Tournament

      January 28, 2017

      11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

      New Ulm Event Center

      Come on out to the New Ulm Event Center and play some bags!! This is our first time here so lets pack the place!! – sign up from 11:00 – 11:45 am, bags fly at noon.

      Cost is $30/team with 100% payback – double elimination – race over 21 – best 2 out of 3 – if we get enough teams will will do pool play and have 2 divisions – we will have a 2nd chance tournament (depending on teams) – questions call Jason at 507.304.0054 or Perry at 507.381.2903 or email us at mankatoareacornhole@gmail.com – format may change due to number of teams

  4. Jan

    1. Breakfast Benefit and Silent Auction for Cole Hayden
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Breakfast Benefit and Silent Auction for Cole Hayden

      The breakfast will be a free will donation.
      Sunday, January 29, 2017
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Springfield Area Community Center – 33 Cass Ave., Springfield, MN 56087

      T-shirts and wristbands will also be available to purchase at the Community Center the day of the benefit. T-shirts are $20.00 and Wristbands are $3.00

      Cole Hayden, son of Jeff and Jenny Hayden, is a 7th grader at Springfield High School. Cole recently had surgery to remove a brain tumor and later found out the tumor was cancerous. Cole is recovering from his surgeries and will soon begin treatment in Rochester, Mn

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

      All You Can Eat Pancake & Bratwurst Dinner

      Sunday, January 29, 2017

      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Moltke Township – St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – 639240-0240th St. County Rd 10, Gibbon, Mn

      Cookies * Bars * Cheese * Rush River Maple Syrup * Applesauce

      Sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran School PTL

      “Books R Fun” Book Fair

      Take Outs Available

      Free Will Offering

      Bad Weather reschedule date will be Saturday, February 4, 2017

  5. Feb

    1. Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers – New Ulm (all-day)
      Feb 23

      Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

      Call for an appointment at 507.217.3707

      Trained volunteer tax prepares will be in the lower level of the library. 17 N Broadway, New Ulm

      Tuesdays: Feb 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18
      Thursdays: Feb 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13

      Property Tax Only Thursday, April 20

      Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% Free.
      This Service provided by the New Ulm Public Library and the United Way of the Brown County Area

    2. Winter Dairy Workshop – New Ulm
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Winter Dairy Workshop – New Ulm

      Minnesota Dairy Initiative is providing an educational Winter Dairy Workshop for dairy farmers and industry professionals on Thursday, February 23 in New Ulm, MN at Turner Hall. Attendees will be able to learn about “Preparing for the Next $12 Milk” and “Forage Planning for the Whole Year”.

      Pam Uhlenkamp, a Farm Business Management Instructor with South Central College will be presenting on “Forage Planning for the Whole Year”. Pam has been a FBM instructor for 7 years and is currently working with 50 farms including crops, beef, swine and dairy. Previous to FBM, Uhlenkamp worked as a swine and cattle nutritionist for Land O Lakes. She has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota.

      “Preparing for the Next $12 Milk” is the topic of discussion for Jason Vavra, Director of Milk Procurement and Membership at Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI). Vavra has been with AMPI for 16 years. During his career, Vavra has been focused on member services — working as a field representative, an area manager, with butter and cheese contracting, and for the past 10 years has been charged with the producer contracting program for the cooperative as Director of Milk Procurement & Membership. Vavra hold a bachelor’s degree in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

      Registration will begin at 9:30am with presentations starting at 10:00am. Cost is $10 per person. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with Heidi Sellner at 507.276.3595 by February 16 to reserve your spot.

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

      Plato Blood Drive

      Sponsored by Plato Lions Club

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Lighthouse Church – Highway 212 W

      Call Ken or Myra @ 238.2370 for appointment and or information

    4. Wabasso Public Library – Hosting Wade Olsen
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Wabasso Public Library – Hosting Wade Olsen

      Hosting Wade Olsen – member German-Bohemian Heritage Society of New Ulm, genealogist, historian and tour guide.

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      1:30 pm

      Wabasso Community Center

    5. Mingle With A Purpose: Heels and All
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Mingle With A Purpose : Heels and All – Networking and Development for Women

      Guest Speaker: Kathleen Crandall

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      4:30 pm Doors Open / 6:00 pm Speaker / 7:30 pm ‘Afterglow’

      Best Western Plus, New Ulm

      For Tickets call 507.233.4300 or visit newulm.com

      Sponsored by The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce

    6. Dinner On Us! – Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Dinner On Us!

      At Faith United Methodist Church, 321 1st Ave S., Sleepy Eye

      Doors open at 5:30 pm with Serving at 6:00 pm

      Free Monthly Community Dinner

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      Spaghetti, Garlic Toast, Green Salad & Dessert

      All are invited.