−Snowmobile Safety Class12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a snowmobile safety class on December 20th from 8am-4pm at the Watonwan Human Services Building at 715 2nd Avenue South in St. James. You must be 11 years of age before the class start date in order to be eligible to take the class. Pre-registration is required by obtaining a study CD before 12-20-14 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited so register early. For more information contact Sgt. Barry Gulden (507-375-2579) or firstname.lastname@example.org.+12:00 pmSnowmobile Safety Class
−Family Fun Night at McDonald’s4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come one come all to McDonald’s to support pro kinship for kids with a Christmas themed family fun night at McDonald’s in New Ulm on Wednesday, December 3rd from 4-7pm.
We need everyone to come dine-in or take-out food on this night for 10 percent of all the business of all the business from 4-7pm that night will go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming. There will be a special appearance by Santa Claus this night, so bring your cameras for a chance to get your picture taken with the jolly guy himself. 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 Christmas activities to enjoy as well with face painting available. McDonald’s will be running a movie for families to enjoy. Drawing will be held for adults and kids as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for Kids.+4:00 pmFamily Fun Night at McDonald’s
−Masquerade!10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale
Thursday Dec. 4th
10AM to 5PM
New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium
Proceeds benefit Virginia Piper Institute
Sponsored by New Ulm Medical Center Auxiliary
Cash & Credit/Debit Cards Accepted+10:00 amMasquerade!
−Annual Cookie Sale and Bazaar10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Cookie Sale and Bazaar is Friday, December 5th from 10:30am-1pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 700 South Broadway St. They will have lunch, cookies, crafts, baked goods, candies and much more.+10:30 amAnnual Cookie Sale and Bazaar
−Campfire Stories7:30 pm – 2:00 pm
MLC presents Campfire Stories on December 5th at 7:30pm and December 6th at 2pm at MLC. Tickets are $2.00 at the door. It is based on the classic tales “The Boarded Window” by Ambrose Bierce; “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs; and “The Telltale Heart” by Edger Allan Poe. For more information call the box office at (507)-233-9114.+7:30 pmCampfire Stories
−Jingle Bell Jam7:45 am – 10:00 am
The Jingle Bell Jam (5K Run/Walk) is Saturday December 6th. Pre-registration is still available until December 5th at 5pm for $25. Same day registration is $30. Race time is 10am at the New Ulm Recreation Center (122 South Garden). Check in and same day registration begins at 7:45am. Register at http://jinglebelljam.zapevent.com or visit our website for mail in form www.browncomnyellowribbon.co. Holiday themed costumes encouraged and prizes awarded. Proceeds benefit Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide prevention Program.+7:45 amJingle Bell Jam
−A Morning with Santa9:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a donut or roll, hot chocolate, or milk with SANTA! Tell Santa your Christmas wishes! Receive a goodies bags (some will have peanuts). Register for prizes. Purchase come baked goods.
Saturday, Dec. 6th from 9am -11am at the Courtland Community Center
They will have baked goods for sale. You can also register for a prize and don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with Santa.
Share the spirit of giving! Bring a nonperishable item for the local food shelf.
Sponsored by The Courtland Lions+9:00 amA Morning with Santa
−Arli-Dazzle Parade5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The 6th Annual Arli-Dazzle is December 6th in Arlington. The day starts with Breakfast with the Claus’ from 9-10am followed by Santa Day from 10am-1pm. They also have the Dash Through The Snow 5K starting at 12:30pm.
The AFD Blacktop Fishing Derby and the Horse Drawn Sleigh starts at 1pm.
Snowball Baseball Game 2:30pm
Santa’s Reindeer 3:30pm
Bethlehem Express at St. Paul’s Lutheran 12-3:30pm
The Amazing Hoopsters 4pm
Parade down Main St. 5:30pm
They will also have Interactive Sled Dogs at 2pm, Music on Main Street with the Schell’s Hobo Christmas Quartet and the Sibley East Carolers. A Quilt Show starting at 9am.+5:30 pmArli-Dazzle Parade
−The Church of Japanese Martyrs Pancake Breakfast9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, December 7th from 9am-12pm in the church hall. On the menu will be Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Applesauce, Coffee, Chocolate Milk and Juice. Cost is $6.00 for adults; $5.00 ages 6-12; $1.50 Preschool. Everyone is welcome.+9:00 amThe Church of Japanese Martyrs Pancake Breakfast
−Santa’s Helpers Workshop for Christmas 20148:00 am – 4:30 pm
We are looking for donations of new toys, games, mittens, quilts, money,and wrapping paper to meet our goal to make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate. Donations will joyfully be accepted until Monday Dec. 8th
Donations may be dropped off at Sibley County Public Health & Human Services, 111 8th St. in Gaylord bewtween 8AM to 4:30PM
We also need volunteers to sort, wrap gifts, and chaperone and clean up. Any donations or assistance your company can give will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (507)-237-4000.
Thank you for your generosity and have a Joyous Holiday Season.+8:00 amSanta’s Helpers Workshop for Christmas 2014
−Bloodmobile in Nicollet1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Bloodmobile will be in Nicollet at the Legion Hall on Monday, December 15th from 1-7pm. The Red Cross is in great need for blood donations. To make an appointment, please call: Darlene at 507-359-2816.+1:00 pmBloodmobile in Nicollet
−Christmas Tree Disposal12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Christmas tree pick-up and disposal service is once again to be provided to residents of New Ulm by the city street department.
Crews will be picking up and disposing natural Christmas trees through January. Residents are requested to remove all ribbon, wire, ornaments, tinsel, and plastic bags and then place the trees on the boulevard area of the intersection nearest to their home or business.+12:00 amChristmas Tree Disposal
−The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting7:00 pm – 9:30 pmThe Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting in scheduled for thisThursday, January 8th at 7 pmat St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New UlmWe will have a short business meeting, show and tell and end the evening with three wonderful mini classes.We invite all with the love of quilts to attend. All classes and speakers cost $5 for non-members, it is $15 to join the guild.The classes will be taught by quilt guild members…Kathy Lotito on making her award winning rugs
Toni Laffrenzen on miniature quilts
Theresa Westrup on 3 different kinds of flangesIn case of inclement weather, please listen to KNUJ for cancellation announcement.+7:00 pmThe Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting
−Forever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Forever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon
Saturday January 10
11:00 am-1:00 pm
$15 Membership fee per person
Free lunch for members
425 Sibley Ave
For more information call Judy at (507)317-5519+11:00 amForever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon
−Parade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Parade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam
Sunday, January 11,2015
Noon – 6 PM
Park Ballroom, New Prague, MN
12-1:00 Czech Area Concertina Club
1:10-2:40 Eddie Shimota Jr. Band
2:50-4:20 Dale Pexa Band
4:30-6:00 Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen
Food and Beverages Available
Thank you to all the musicians, as they have donated their time for this event.
Bands are subject to change
Concertina Jamboree 1:00 pm
in the Ballroom Meeting Room
Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies &
Nancy Brooks – registrations
Featuring Bob Pexa and Steve Moran & friends
on drums and tuba
For more information contact:
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
27 N Broadway, PO Box 1
New Ulm, MN
Dodie Wendinger 507.359.9014+12:00 pmParade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam
−Organ Concert3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
January 11th – Sunday – 3:00pm
Salem Lutheran Church
109 3rd St SE – Madelia MN 56062
Free and open to public!
Come hear Salem’s new Rodgers Digital Church organ!
Organist Kraig Windschitl, principal organist of
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, will present
classical organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor, as well
as other favorites including great Hymns of Faith!!!!
Coffee and Cookies to follow.+3:00 pmOrgan Concert
−Senior Dance1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Happy New Year Senior Dance
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Music provided by
American Legion”229 Nassau
There will be an admission charge for this event
Questions? Call Sylvia at (507)934-7227
Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center+1:00 pmSenior Dance
−St. John’s Hector Annual Pancake Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector is having their annual Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, January 18, 2015
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Pancakes, French toast, ham, eggs, applesauce and beverage
$6.00 for adults – $3.00 for children ages 5-10, Kids 4 and under eat free
All are invited!+9:00 amSt. John’s Hector Annual Pancake Breakfast
−Youth Free Throw Championship – Knights of Columbus12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship
All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
New Ulm Cathedral High School Gym
Registration starts at 12:00 noon and the contest gegins at 12:30 pm
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competitions. All boys and girls will shoot 15 free throws and competer in theri repective age and gender divisions.
For further information or questions contact : Mary at (507)359-1272 or (507)380-9454+12:00 pmYouth Free Throw Championship – Knights of Columbus
−Essig Baseball Association Annual Meeting7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Essig Baseball Association Annual Meeting
Monday, January 19, 2015
7:00 pm – Carl’s Corner, Essig
A light lunch will be served
Election of New Board Members
Agenda: Review of 2014 Season
All are welcome:
Members, Parents, New Members
Youth Registration Saturday, March 7
For more information call Ron Domeier (507)354-8424+7:00 pmEssig Baseball Association Annual Meeting
−Twins Caravan Tour at SESM1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
The Twins Caravan will have a program at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s School January 20 from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm.
SESM K-8 will be there, and SE public 4-5-6 grades are also coming over. It is open to the public also!!+1:15 pmTwins Caravan Tour at SESM
−Hermann Monument Society Annual Meeting5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hermann Monument Society
Tuesday January 20,2015
New Ulm Country Club
Social Hour 5:30 pm
(free hors d’eouvres, cash bar)
Meeting 6:30 pm+5:30 pmHermann Monument Society Annual Meeting
−Chili Supper & Silent Auction – NU Swim Club4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday, January 23, 2015
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1400 South State Street, New Ulm
To benefit the
New Ulm Swim Club
Children under 11 $4 at the door
TAKE OUT ORDERS ALSO AVAILABLE
For tickets or more information call: 359-4149+4:30 pmChili Supper & Silent Auction – NU Swim Club
−Celebration for Life Benefit Concert7:30 pm – 10:45 pm
Friday, Jan. 23 7:30 PM
Hosanna Lutheran Church
105 Hosanna Avenue,
Mankato, MN 56001
Free Will Offering
The concert is a benefit for Options for Women a TLC Pregnancy Resource Center+7:30 pmCelebration for Life Benefit Concert
−Ice Fishing Extravaganza! On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ice Fishing Extravaganza!
On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal
Saturday January 24th 2015
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Robinson Park Boat Landing, Lake Crystal
Up to $500.00 cash in prizes for the top fish caught!
Door Prizes… Raffles… Concessions on site
Just $10.00 a hole!
Proceeds and donations go toward water quality improvement efforts and projects in the Lake Crystal watersheld
Brought to you by the Crystal Waters Project and the Lake Crystal Loon Lake Recreation Association+12:00 pmIce Fishing Extravaganza! On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal
−NU Area Catholic Schools Community Family Fun!4:30 pm – 9:45 pm
NU Area Catholic Schools Community Family Fun!
Saturday January 24
Location: Former Holy Trinity Middle School Building
515 N State St – Enter at the HT Gym door on 6th N & State Streets
4:30-7:00 pm HT Cafeteria
Happy Joes pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken strips and more!
Kids’ Carnival & Bingo 4:30-7:00 pm
Plunk-it, face painting, kids raffle, fish pond, cherry tree, surprise door game and more!
$5 – Adults
$15- Family Cap
visit www.nuacs.com for more information or call 507.233.0751+4:30 pmNU Area Catholic Schools Community Family Fun!
−Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch – Clothing Depo5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Ulm Clothing Depot will have a tip night at the
on Tuesday January 27th
from 5-8 pm.
Proceeds will go operating costs for the Clothing Depo+5:00 pmTip Night at the Pizza Ranch – Clothing Depo
−5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dinner On Us!
Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye
321 1st Ave. South
Free Monthly Community Dinner
the last Thursday of every month
All are invited to have a nutritious meal
(Doors always open unles Sleepy Eye Schools cancel after school activities due to weather)
Jane’s Penne Pasta
Bread, Garden Salad, Fruit Salad
& Dessert Bars+5:30 pm
−St. Peter’s Winterfest5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. Peter’s Winterfest opening ceremony is 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday, January 30 on the St. Peter Community Center Patio, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter.
The event is free and open to all ages. There will be the reading of the first Winterfest Medallion Hunt clue,
a mini-medallion hunt, music, free hot chocolate, and other surprises.
Fri., January 30–Sons of the American Legion Fish Fry
5:30 to 8 p.m. at American Legion $9 adults
–Medallion Hunt Starts
Sat., January 31 –Youth Ice Fishing Contest, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Hallett’s Pond
–Poker Walk involving several downtown bars. Must be 21
–Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest, afternoon, Patrick’s
–Hairy Legs Contest, 10 p.m., Patrick’s
–Night at the Museum for families, 6:30 p.m. at Treaty Site History Center
Sun., February 1–St. Peter Lions Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast
Tue., February 3–Winterfest Trivia, 7 p.m., Patrick’s, and Atomic Egg Drop
Sat., February 7– Polar Bear Plunge
–Boy Scouts Turkey Dinner
–American Legion Auxiliary Steak Fry
–Ambassadors Dinner Dance/Casino Night
Sun., February 8–American Legion Omelet Breakfast
–History on Tap, 2 p.m., at Treaty Site History Center
–Super Snow Sunday
Ice skating at Veterans Park is free
Shoeshoes can be rented at the recreation office or at the Treaty Site History Center
for more info: http://www.stpeterchamber.com/-winterfest+5:00 pmSt. Peter’s Winterfest
−33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club
Sunday February 1st from 12-3 pm on Sleepy Eye Lake
4 cash prizes
Entry fee $5.00 per person
Ice Castle Fish House raffle valued at $9,000 plus EIGHT other cash prizes
Just by registering to fish your will be entered to win a $250 Scheels Gift certificate, Buddy Heater, and many other prizes
When kids register to fish in the Derby they will be given prizes until gone
Food and Refreshments available – Proceeds go to area projects and organizations+12:00 pm33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club