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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. Fasching “A German Mardi Gras” (all-day)
      Feb 25

      Celebrate German Mardi Gras in New Ulm -
      Fasching “A German Mardi Gras”

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      Best Western Plus, 2101 S. Broadway, New Ulm

      Continuous “Festive” German Music, German & American Food, Dancing & Costume Contest and Parade

      Wendinger Band 1 pm – 3 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm

      The Concord Singers 3 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 7:15 pm

      Parade of Costumes 7:15 pm (prizes for best costume)

      Advance tickets available at the New Ulm Chamber Office for $8.00
      At the door: $10.00

      Contact Information: 507.354.7112

    2. Free Community Breakfast – First United Methodist Church
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      Free Community Breakfast

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      First United Methodist Church, New Ulm

      All are welcome. Please use the parking lot doors.

    3. Dance with the Narren at the Library
      10:00 am – 10:45 am

      Dance with the Narren at the Library

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

      Event Description:
      New Ulm’s famous Narren will entertain young and old. (They will NOT be wearing their masks!) Join them for dancing and delight!

      Location: Children’s Room, New Ulm Public Library
      Contact Information: Jan Keaveny
      Fees/Admission: Free

    4. High Island Lake Conservation Club – Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club – Fish Fry

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      11:00 am – 8:00 pm (or whenever fish runs out)

      New Auburn City Hall

      Menu includes fish, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, beverage & all the trimmings. Served Family Style

      All You Care to Eat: $12.00

      Children ages 6 – 10: $6.00

      5 & under: Free

      Takeout Orders available for $12.00 until 6:00 pm

    5. Snow Day in the Park
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Snow Day in the Park

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      Website: http://www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us/

      Event Description:
      Join us for winter fun in Harman Park! The whole family can enjoy ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, s’mores over a fire, cider, and more. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours. Optional Fee: $5 per person includes s’mores, cider, and horse drawn carriage/sleigh ride. In case of inclement weather, this event may be postponed or cancelled. Please call the cancellation line at 507.354.9041

      Location: Harman Park 101 North Garden Street

      Fees/Admission: Optional Fee (Cash or Check): $5 per person includes s’mores, cider, and horse drawn carriage/sleigh ride. Skate Rental (Cash or Check): $2.25