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  1. Jan

    1. AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule (all-day)
      Jan 10 – Feb 14

      AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule
      Women invited to expand farming expertise through six-week program

      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is again hosting Annie’s Project, a nationally-known workshop series dedicated to strengthening women’s role in the modern farm enterprise. Sessions will be offered in seven locations in AgStar’s Minnesota service area over the coming months. The first session starts in St. James on January 10.

      Annie’s Project connects women who are passionate for agriculture and helps them develop a strong and well-rounded understanding of their farm and the agriculture industry. The program curriculum examines five areas of risk, including production, financial, marketing, legal and human resources. The program is offered as part of the AgStar Edge, a resource for enhancing industry knowledge through online resources and in-person educational events.

      “AgStar offers Annie’s Project as an opportunity for women to learn about the common areas of risk in farming and prepare them to make business decisions,” said Amy Durand, AgStar Edge Project Manager.

      Launched in 2003, Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states. AgStar began offering the program in 2014.

      The 2017 Annie’s Project schedule is as follows:
      St. James – Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 14
      Rochester ­– Thursdays, from January 12 to February 16
      Worthington – Thursdays, from January 26 to March 2
      Mankato – Tuesdays, from February 28 to April 4
      St. Cloud – Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6
      New Ulm – Tuesdays, from March 7 to April 11
      Glencoe – Thursdays, from March 9 to April 13

      Annie’s Project Retreat also is available for those unable to attend over six weeks. The retreat will be held February 24-26 at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The retreat offers the same content as a regular Annie’s Project session, but in a condensed format. For more information and to sign up for one of the sessions or the retreat, visit AgStar.com/AnniesProject.

      About AgStar:
      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 550 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit AgStar.com for more information.

  2. Jan

    1. Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table

      Tuesday, January 17, 2017

      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm Public Library

  3. Jan

    1. Legion Baseball Meeting
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Legion Baseball Meeting

      Wednesday, January 18, 2017

      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm American Legion

  4. Jan

    1. Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd
      5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd

      Friday, January 20th

      5:30 pm Meat Raffle – Shooters Bar

      6:30 pm – 7th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Event – Gibbon community Center – Tickets $20.00

      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm QuarterMania Bowling

      7:00 pm – Meat Raffle – D’s Pit Stop

      9:00 pm – DJ – D’s Pit Stop (music provided by The Other DJ)

      Snow Sculpture – “G-Rated” construction can begin any time prior to the event. Judging will take place at NOON on Saturday.

  5. Jan

    1. St. Peter Toy Show
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      St. Peter Toy Show

      Saturday, January 21

      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Nicollet County Fairgrounds, 400 W. Union St , St. Peter

      Farm toys: cars, trucks and various collectibles.

      Concessions by Nancy

      Admission: $3.00

      For more information: Wendy 507.381.8234 or Jim 507.381.8235

    2. 5th Annual High Island Lake Ice Fishing Contest
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      5th Annual High Island Lake Ice Fishing Contest - New Auburn, MN

      Saturday, January 21, 2017

      10:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Registration starts at 9:00 am

      $5.00 Entry Fee

      Food available on site / Shelters allowed

      Door Prizes * First Prize – Power Auger – Must Be Present to Win

      Youth Contest – 12 and under Free with paid adult

      A Project of Friends of the Minnesota Valley

    3. Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd
      10:00 am – 11:00 pm

      Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd

      Saturday, January 21st

      Winter Medallion Hunt
      (Clues posted at Library on the hour), beginning at 10:00 am on Saturday. Call Emma at 766.1234 when found. Must be found by 9:00 pm Sunday evening to claim prize

      10:00 am – Winter Hammerschlagen (all ages) – Back lot of D’s Pit Stop and Shooters Bar

      10:00 am – Bloody Mary Bar – Shooters Bar

      10:00 am – Winterfest Cocktails – D’s Pit Stop

      11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Gibbon Fire Dept. Open House & Chili Feed, Gibbon Fire Barn

      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Kids Movie & Crafts – Gibbon Library

      1:30 pm – Bingo – D’s Pit Stop

      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Parent/Child Funky Bowling Tournament – CODE3 Bowling & Party, Gibbon – $15.00 entry – (guaranteed 3 games) Pirzes!

      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Chili Cook-Off, Shooters Bar

      4:30 pm – Rustic Barn Wood Sign Painting – D’s Pit Stop Banquet Room – $30 per person

      7:00 pm – Gibbon Royalty Coronation & Fire Department Recognition – Gibbon Elementary School – Free Will Donation

      8:00 pm – Adult Moonlight Bowling – CODE3 Bowling & Party, Gibbon – $15 entry

      9:00 pm – DJ – Shooter’s Bar – Music provided by “Over the Edge”

    4. Fairmont Opera House, Inc January Events
      2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Fairmont Opera House, Inc. January Events

       Saturday, January 21.

      Selections From Lost And Found Fairmont Histories: A Martin County Hornpipe returns to the Fairmont Opera House with performances on Saturday January 21, at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m

      In 1976, Fairmont native Warren Nelson got the idea to celebrate the United States Bi-centennial by composing and writing a multi-media show called Selections From Lost And Found Fairmont Histories: A Martin County Hornpipe. It was produced with a cast and crew of 17 on May 29, 30 & 31 at the Fairmont High School Performing Arts Center. The show included Nelson’s original songs, readings of Fairmont history and historic photos projected on a large screen. It was a smash hit with sell-out crowds.

      Songs in the show which have become Fairmont classics include “Take A Boat Ride On The Concord,” “Minnesota Summertime,” “A Home On Lilly Creek,” “Too Bad the City Never Bought Old Interlaken” and “The Day Farm.”
      Reserved-seating tickets for both these phenomenal events are available to the public now, online at fairmontoperahouse.org and through the Fairmont Opera House office at 507. 238.4900. The lobby opens for ticket door sales /merchandise sales and Social Hour begins one hour prior to each of the performances.

  6. Jan

    1. Pancake Breakfast – Hector
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Pancake Breakfast – Hector

      Pancake Breakfast

      Sunday, January 22, 2017

      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Jaohn Church, Hector

      Pancakes * French Toast * Ham & Eggs * Applesauce * Beverage

      Adults: $8.00

      Children 5 – 10: $4.00

      Children 4 and under: Free

      Sponsored by The men of St. John’s Catholic Church – matching grant funds provided by Catholic Order of Foresters

    2. St. Peter Toy Show
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Peter Toy Show

      Sunday, January 22

      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Nicollet County Fairgrounds, 400 W. Union St., St. Peter

      Farm toys: cars, trucks and various collectibles.

      Concessions by Nancy

      Admission: $3.00

      For more information: Wendy 507.381.8234 or Jim 507.381.8235

    3. Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd
      11:00 am – 5:15 pm

      Gibbon Winterfest 2017 – Jan 20th – 22nd

      Sunday, January 22nd

      Kids Craft Table – Gibbon Sportman’s Club

      11:00 am – 5:30 pm – Famous Sportsmans Burgers

      12:00 pm – Winter Trap Shooting – Gibbon Sportman’s Club

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Bingo – Gibbon Sportsman’s Club

      2:00 pm – Sheephead Tournament – Gibbon Sportman’s Club

      2:30 pm – Meat Raffle – Gibbon Sportmsman’s Club

      4:30 pm – Gibbon Winterfest Raffle Drawing – Gibbon Sportsman’s Club (need not be present to win)

    4. Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Feed! – Wabasso
      11:15 am – 1:00 pm

      Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Feed!

      The Wabasso KCs will host their annual spaghetti feed after the 10:00 Mass Sunday, January 22 at St. Anne’s.

      Leave the cooking to the Knights, and enjoy fellowship with family and friends!
      Free Will Donation

      In the past, your generosity has enabled the Wabasso KCs to support activities such as:
      Bibles and Rosaries for Confirmation candidates * Catholic Heart Workcamp * Pennies for Seminarians * Youth Free Throw Contest * And so much more!