−Fairfax Home Based Business Expo9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fairfax Home Based Business Expo, Saturday, October 27, 9am-1pm at St. Andrew’s School, State Highway 19 and Park Street, enter at north door.
Refreshments by Fairfax Depot Association; check out the new fall and winter lines from all your favorite businesses and get your Christmas shopping done early!
Shop local and support your home based businesses: Angie’s Attic; Arbonne; Avon; Barrettes by Bode; Greetings by Anna; Lefse Ladies; Lis Sophia; Maria’s Fashion Boutique; Mary Kay; Miche; Mom’s Great Crates; Norwex; Pampered Chef; P.S. Sweet Treats; Premier Designs; Rodan+Fields; Scentsy; Tastefully Simple; Thirty One; Tupperware; UsBorne Books and More; ViSalus; Whistling Cricket Design; Wood Crafts by George and more.
For more information email: email@example.com. Facebook: Fairfax Home-Based Business Expo+9:00 amFairfax Home Based Business Expo
−30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield9:30 am – 3:00 pm
30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, October 27, at the Springfield Community Center, 9am-3pm.
Lunch 10:30am-1:30pm; choice to two sandwiches, two homemade soups, beverages and dessert. Proceeds to benefit St. Raphael.+9:30 am30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield
−Dog Park Fundraiser, New Ulm10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dog Park Fundraiser, Saturday, October 27, 10am at the Glockenspiel parking lot.
Approximately 2 mile doggy walk. $5/entrance fee per adult person; dogs and kids are free. All proceeds go towards purchase of a fence.+10:00 amDog Park Fundraiser, New Ulm
−Welca Fall Bazaar, Franklin10:30 am – 2:00 pm
St. Luke’s – Franklin Welca Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27, 10:30am-2pm.
There will be a bake sale; crafts; produce; holiday corner; lefse; silent auction; prize drawings. Lunch menu includes: BBQ, egg salad sandwiches, ham sandwiches, German potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, desserts, beverage+10:30 amWelca Fall Bazaar, Franklin
−Halloween Fun for Kids at Farmamerica12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get into the Halloween spirit at Farmamerica’s “All Hallow’s Eve” party on October 27 from 12-4pm.
Children and their parents are welcome to come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, games, magic shows and more. Families can take a tractor-drawn tram through the crisp autumn air to the haunted feed mill and enjoy Halloween fun at the country church and 1930′s farm.
Admission is $4/ per person. Children under 2/free.
Farmamerica is located off Hwy 14 near Waseca. For more info, visit www.farmamerica.org.+12:00 pmHalloween Fun for Kids at Farmamerica
−Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Hanska4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Family Style Dinner, Saturday, October 27, Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, serving 4-8pm.
Tickets sold at the door with seating by number. Adults/$15; students 12-17/$8; youth 6-11/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, meatballs, lefse, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, cranberries, dessert and beverage.+4:00 pmLutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Hanska
−Concert at Gustavus Adolphus College7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 27, 7:30-9:30pm – Join the U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus as they present a free concert of classical, semi-classical, popular music selections, choral arrangements, novelty numbers, military marches and patriotic favorites. This performance is presented by Gustavus Adolphus University.
Disclaimer ticket holders should be seated by 7:15pm; unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 7:30pm. Gustavus Adolphus College – Christ Chapel, 800 W College Avenue, Saint Peter.+7:30 pmConcert at Gustavus Adolphus College
−Breakfast Fundraiser, New Ulm8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Breakfast Fundraiser for New Ulm Masons and New Ulm Medical Center, Sunday, October 28, 8am-12:30pm, Breakfast Fundraiser in lower level of Turner Hall.
Tickets are $7/each; kids 10 & under/$3 available at the door, at the NUMC Coffee Shop and from New Ulm Masons.
Sponsored by the New Ulm Masons, Knights Templar, the Shrine and New Ulm Medical Center. Proceeds to benefit the Birth Center Renovation Project at New Ulm Medical Center and many Masonic community projects. Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice and coffee.+8:00 amBreakfast Fundraiser, New Ulm
−St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar, New Ulm8:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar on Sunday, October 28, St. Mary’s Church Basement, New Ulm.
8am-12pm; rolls and coffee at 8am; luncheon starts 9:30am. Bake sale; smearkuchen, dish towels; rugs; raffles; white elephant sale.
All proceeds from this event will be donated for religious education, plus the Catholic United Financial will provide matching funds up to $1,000.+8:00 amSt. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar, New Ulm
−Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, October 28, GFW High School, serving 9am-1pm, cost/$6.
Come in costume and you could win a prize. All proceeds will be used to support Lions projects.+9:00 amWinthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast
−Sausage Dinner, Comfrey10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sausage Dinner, St. Paul Catholic Church, Comfrey, on Sunday, October 28. 10am Mass with special music; serving family style from 11am-1:30pm.
Menu: sausage, sauerkraut, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, pickles, bread and butter, ice cream, coffee, milk. Adults/$10; children ages 6-12/$5; preschool 5 and under/$3. Take outs available.
Homemade candy and baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, fresh produce, canned items, silent auction, theme baskets. 50/50 drawing: 1500 tickets printed; if all tickets are sold, winner could win $1500. General raffle and individual raffles for quilt and other items. Drawing will be Sunday, October 28, at 2pm.+10:00 amSausage Dinner, Comfrey
−Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Lester Prairie12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner on Sunday, October 28, 12-5pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Avenue, Lester Prairie.
Tickets: adults/$15; children 12 & under/$8. Served family style: lutefisk, meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, cranberries, pickles, dinner rolls, lefse, cookies, sherbet, coffee, milk. For info call: 320-395-2125+12:00 pmLutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Lester Prairie
−Youth Halloween Party, Franklin1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Youth Halloween Party at The Rognlie Manor on October 28.
The Halloween Party with outdoor activities begins at 1pm. Admission/$4. Free for newly registered (after October 1) Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts – registration available day of event for free admission as well.
For more info, call 507-430-4046. Located 4 miles east of Franklin and/or 4 miles west of Fairfax on Highway 19, then 1 mile south on 430th St. The Rognlie Manor is located to the west of the second church on the road. 63839 430th Street, Franklin. All youth welcome.+1:00 pmYouth Halloween Party, Franklin
−Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo on Sunday, October 28, 3:30pm at the Fairfax Auditorium.
BBQ lunch available; all ages welcome; $6/card or $11/2 cards.+3:30 pmFairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo
−Turkey Supper, Lamberton4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Luther League’s Annual Turkey Supper on Sunday, October 28, serving 4:30-6:30pm.
Menu: turkey; mashed potatoes; gravy; dressing; corn; cranberry relish; rolls; beverage; dessert. Cost adults/$7; children/$5; immediate family/$22; all take out orders/$7. Take out and deliveries available calling 752-7334.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 805 Birch Street, Lamberton+4:30 pmTurkey Supper, Lamberton
−Halloween Community Treat Night in New Ulm5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Ulm Sons of the American Legion is again holding their annual Halloween Community Treat Night at the American Legion Club Room at 13 South Minnesota in New Ulm on Wednesday, October 31, from 5-8pm.
Children will receive a chance for a door prize, free candy bag with a nice assortment of candy, glass of juice and a place to sit, rest or warm up for a couple minutes. Parking attendants will also be outside to assist with traffic. The event is for kids ages 15 and under, with a special emphasis on 11 and under.+5:00 pmHalloween Community Treat Night in New Ulm
−American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)Nov 1 – Nov 2
The American Red Cross is making stops throughout the area and will be:
Thursday, November 1, Cross Roads West in Plato from 1-7pm
Friday, November 2, Sibley Medical Center in Arlington 8am-1pm
For more information on giving blood, log onto redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross .+American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)
−CCW Rummage Sale, Springfield4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CCW Rummage Sale, Friday, November 2, 4-7pm and Saturday, November 3, 8am-12pm at St. Raphael School Auditorium in Springfield.+4:00 pmCCW Rummage Sale, Springfield
−MN Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, New Ulm5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame presents the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Friday, November 2, Turner Hall, New Ulm. This gala dress up evening includes an elegant white linen dinner, entertainment and Induction Ceremony.
2012 Inductees include: Leonard “Skeets” Langley, World Champion Accordionist; Chord-Ayres, Male Chorus; LeRoy Glaser, Country Music; Koener, Ray & Glover, Blues; Canoise, Rock Music and special award to Jerry Minar, Concertina Maker, Teacher and Musician.
Social Hour/5pm; Banquet Dinner/6pm; Dinner music by Donna Donahue; Induction Ceremony/7:30pm; Entertainment from 9-11pm.
Reserve your seating now. Tickets are $40/per person; members $35/per person. Mail your check or money order to: MMHF, PO Box 1, New Ulm, MN 56073; phone 507-354-7305 or 507-359-9014; email firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.mnmusichalloffame.org.+5:00 pmMN Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, New Ulm
−9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by New Ulm Early Childhood Family Education 9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm, Jefferson Elementary School, 318 South Payne, New Ulm.
There will be crafters; health and wellness; home businesses; retail; kids play area; lunch on site. Free admission. Questions, 507-359-8417 or email@example.com.+9:00 am9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair
−Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saturday, November 3, 9am-12pm.
They will be serving coffee cakes and coffee at 8:30am. Sponsored by Women of the ELCA. Holiday & other treasures; craft items; baked goods; frozen apple pies/crisps/lefse, etc.+9:00 amWelca Bazaar & Bake Sale
−Lutefisk & Meatball Supper, Norseland11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Supper on Saturday, November 3, at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland, located 10 miles west of St. Peter on Hwy 22, then 1/2 mile north on Co Rd 52
Serving 11am-1pm and 4-8pm. Adults/$15; ages 6-12/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, melted butter, white sauce, meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, lefse, breads, cranberry sauce, apple & pumpkin desserts, milk, coffee. Take outs available.+11:00 amLutefisk & Meatball Supper, Norseland
−New Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library are having their annual book sale in the level of the library on Thursday, November 3, 3-7:30pm; Friday, November 9, 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturday, November 10, 9:30am-1pm.
Fiction, children’s, nonfiction, cookbooks, westerns, cds and tapes may be donated to the library. This sale helps support many programs at the library.+3:00 pmNew Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale
−Annual Fall Bazaar, Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Fall Bazaar, Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye on Sunday, November 4, 8:30am-2pm.
Serving coffee, donuts, rolls from 7:30-10am. Roast Beef or Chicken Sandwich with salads serving 10:30am-1pm for $7. Dessert $1 extra.
Events include: silent auction; door prizes; crafts; rugs; Christmas cards; grab bags; bake sale; quilts; raffles; fancywork.+8:30 amAnnual Fall Bazaar, Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye
−Church of Japanese Martyrs, Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 4, serving 9am-12pm in the church hall.
Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, coffee, chocolate milk and juice. Cost $6/adults; $5/ages 6-12; $1.50/preschool.+9:00 amChurch of Japanese Martyrs, Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
−Christian Mothers Bazaar, New Ulm10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Christian Mothers Bazaar, Sunday, November 4, 10am-12:30pm in Leifeld Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Menu: landjaegers, German potato salad, beans and dessert. There will also be a bake sale, raffle, and a table of slightly used treasures.+10:00 amChristian Mothers Bazaar, New Ulm
−St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo11:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo, Sunday, November 4, 1:30pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Madelia
12:30pm Early Bingo; $2,000 total pay out; Cost is $20/on or before November 3 or $22 at the door. Lunch available starting at 11am. Proceeds to St. Mary’s CCW.+11:00 amSt. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo
−Prairie Samplers Quilt Show, Comfrey1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Prairie Samplers Quilt Show will be held Saturday, November 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday, November 4, 1-4pm in the Comfrey Public School Auditorium.
There will be a live harp music both days by Nancy Eischen, along with vendors, demonstrations, refreshments and lunch on Saturday. Admission $3.+1:00 pmPrairie Samplers Quilt Show, Comfrey
−UCare Informational Meetings (all-day)Nov 7 – Nov 8
UCare will offer the following informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage health plan. UCare sales reps will discuss the 2012 UCare for Seniors Classic, Value Plus, Standard D and Value plans.
To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 .
UCare for Seniors health plan information meetings:
Wednesday, November 7
9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 Fifth St, Mankato
2pm – New Ulm Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm
Thursday, November 8
2pm – Mankato Summit Center, 518 Fifth St, Mankato+UCare Informational Meetings (all-day)
−Brown County Senior Meeting10:00 am – 11:00 am
This year, the annual meeting of the Brown County Senior Citizens will be held in conjunction with a special program sponsored by CAST featuring historian David Jones presenting on the topic of Apollo: Why We Went to the Moon.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, at the New Ulm Community/Senior Center, 600 North German, New Ulm, with doors opening at 10am. Pre-program music will welcome those attending.
In addition, those attending are invited to enjoy a noontime meal of beef tips and gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower, plus dessert and beverage offered through the LSS Senior Nutrition Services, Inc. The meal will be served at 11:50am; anyone 60 or older is asked to contribute $3.85 or whatever your budget allows. Advance reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 359-2243 no later than November 5.
All Brown County Senior Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. No membership is required.+10:00 amBrown County Senior Meeting