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  1. Apr

    1. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      April 7
      5-8 pm

      to benefit the Clothing Depot

      Come enjoy a great meal
      for a great cause

  2. Apr

    1. Skywarn Spotter Training to be Held
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Skywarn Spotter Training to be Held


      Blue Earth County, Nicollet County and the National Weather Service will host Skywarn Spotter Training onThurs., April 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. The training will take place at South Central College in North Mankato and is open to all interested parties.  There is no charge for the training and d pre-registration is not required. 


      This course will teach the basic skills necessary to become a weather spotter.  Storm spotters help their communities by participating in an organized effort to watch for approaching storms and warn of the formation of tornadoes or other threatening severe weather.  Even with the use of Doppler radar equipment, there is a need for spotters in the field.  Radar can only detect the parent circulation that spawns tornadoes and information is needed about whether tornadoes are actually being produced and to detect their precise location.


      For additional information, please contact either Blue Earth County Emergency Management at (507) 304-4806 or Nicollet County Emergency Management at (507) 934-7872.

    2. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

    3. Documentary Film Series – St. Peter
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Documentary Film Series –
      Cox House Short Film Series Treaty Site History Center
      Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
      Free admission.

      PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE! Please join us for the 2014-15 documentary film series. A partnership between St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society, films are screened every month at the Treaty Site History Center, September through May. Cox House Short Film Series

      The Cox House Short Film Series shines a light on the life in the Victorian Midwest during the late 1800s. Using archival photos and documents from around the region, as well as the “living archive” of the E. St. Julien Cox House museum, these short films share the experiences of local people in the context of pressing issues of the day, including the roles of women, life as a child, disease and death, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and really wide streets! The Cox House Short Films are student films created in a collaboration between the Department of Communication Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Nicollet County Historical Society.

      Gustavus students and Martin Lang, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, will be on hand to discuss the experience of producing these short films.

      The Treaty Site History Center features a national award-winning exhibit on the Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and its consequences, as well as local history, and a full-service research archive. Please contact the Society at 507-934-2160 or museum@nchsmn.org for more details.

      Admission to the film series is free for all. The Treaty Site History Center is located one mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic.

  3. Apr

    1. Plato City Wide Garage Sales -April 10th & 11th
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Plato City Wide Garage Sales

      Friday & Saturday, April 10th & 11th
      Starting at 8:00 am

      Great Quality, Many Locations

      Watch for Balloons!! 

  4. Apr

    1. Maid Rites – NU Am Legion Club
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The American Legion Club in New Ulm
      is having

      Maid Rites
      Saturday April 11

      10 am – 1 pm or until gone 

    2. Fairfax Public Library Gala
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Fairfax Public Library Gala

      An interactive “WHODUNNIT” Dinner featuring characters from favorite fairy tales.

      This Saturday, April 11, at Squirrels in downtown Fairfax
      Doors open at 5:30; the Gala begins at 6:00.

      Tickets are $25.00 per person (adults only).
      Includes a full meal (including cranberry chicken and meatballs) with dessert and wine.

      Tickets are being sold through Thursday, April 9.

      Tickets can be purchased at the Fairfax Public Library or any Fairfax business with the big, bold flower in the window.

      Call the Fairfax Public Library for further information: 507-426-7269.

    3. Ditties & Desserts – Musical Variety Show – NU Event Center
      6:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Ditties & Desserts
      Musical Variety Show

      New Ulm Event Center

      Three Different Shows!
      Saturday April 11 – 6 pm
      Saturday April 11 – 9 pm
      Sunday April 12 – 3 pm 

      Adults – $10
      Students – $5

      Dessert and beverage served – Silent auction

      Ticket sales : Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, 6-7 pm at the Event Center and at the door 60 minutes before each performance

      Doors open one hour prior to show – No advance seating

      Sponsored by the New Ulm Music Booster – 2015 

  5. Apr

    1. Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Winthrop Lions Club
      Omelet Breakfast

      Sunday, April 12, 2015

      St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
      5th & Brown Street, Winthrop

      Serving 9:00 am -1:00 pm
      Cost – $7

      ($6.50 with Grackle Days button) 

      Proceeds used to support Lions projects

    2. Men’s Dinner – Church of St. Raphael School Auditorium – Springfield MN
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Men’s Dinner
      Sunday, April 12, 2015
      10:00 – 1:00 pm

      Sausage, Homemade Sauerkraut,
      Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Ice-Cream & Beverage

      Adults $10.00
      Ages 5 12 $4.00
      Preschool $2.00

      Delivery inside city limits
      Call 723-4139 by 12 pm to place your order 

      Drive-up Take-Outs
      Available behind the North East corner of school

      Spknsored by Catholic Order of Forester
      Up to $1500 in matching grant funds

      Church of St. Raphael
      School Auditorium – Springfield MN 

    3. Spring Fling Luncheon
      10:30 am – 12:15 pm

      Spring Fling Luncheon

      Salem Lutheran Church
      109 3rd St SE

      Sunday April 12
      10:30 am -12:30 pm

      Menu: Hot Turkey or BarBQ Sandwiches,
      salads, desserts

      Free will offering

      Question? Call 597.642.8720 

    4. Pork Chop Dinner – Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rural Courtland
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Pork Chop Dinner

      Sunday April 12, 2015
      Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rural Courtland
      (3 miles east of Courtland on Co. Rd. 25) 

      Serving 11 am – 1 pm

      Meal Includes:
      Pork Chop(s) or Hot Dog, German Potato Salad,
      Corn, Dinner Roll,
      Ice Cream and Beverage

      1 Chop Dinner – $9
      2 Chop Dinner – $12
      Hot Dog Meal – $3 

      Take outs available

    5. Reds-Fest 2015 – Clear Lake Gibbon
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Reds-Fest 2015

      Sunday April 12
      11 am – 5 pm

      Gibbon Sportsman’s Club
      Clear Lake, 5 miles south of Gibbon

      Winter got you down?
      Come out for Reds Baseball’s infamous
      Hamburgers & Brat-Burgers
      plus Corndogs, French Fries,
      and beverages to wash ‘em down!

      Come for the food, stay for the Reds Raffle
      socializing and more

      Sheephead Tournament
      $5 Entry Fee
      “Jack of Diamonds”

      It’s like “Spring -Training” for the fans! 

    6. BINGO – Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary

      Sunday April 12, 2015
      1:30 pm

      Fairfax Auditorium

      Lunch available
      20 Games — $6.00

      All Ages Welcome 

  6. Apr

      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Parkinson’s Awareness Event

      April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

      In recognition, Mayor Bob Beussman will issue a proclamation for the week of April 12 for the New Ulm area


      Monday April 13

      Ceremony – 1:30 pm
      Glockenspiel Park

      Tulips for sale and a balloon release 

      We would encourage all area person with Parkinson’s
      caregivers and interested parties to attend.

      Thank you! We need your support. 

  7. Apr

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

    2. Spring Festival – Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia, MN
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Spring Festival

      Tuesday April 14
      11 – 1 pm 

      Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia, MN
      Adults $6
      Salad Luncheon 

      Drawing for a variety of prizes
      drawing held at 12:30

      Everyone is Weclome! 

    3. Senior Dance – American Legion St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, April 14th
      1:00 – 4:00 pm

      Music provided by
      “Luverne Wanous”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call Sylvia @ 934.7227
      Co-sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center
      and First National Bank 

    4. Tip Night at Happy Joe’s Pizza – New Ulm Clothing Depot
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tip Night at Happy Joe’s Pizza

      Tuesday April 14
      5 – 7 pm

      to benefit the New Ulm Clothing Depot

      Enjoy a great meal for a great cause!


    5. Hy-Vee Come See What’s Cooking
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join Chef Todd and registered dietitian, Lindsay Dalluge for a fun and informative cooking class. Class will include chef-inspired menu, cooking demonstrations, samples and recips, and dietitians health hints.

      Tuesday April 14
      6:30-7:30 pm 

      Cost is $10 per adult and will meet in the New Ulm Hy-Vee dining area

      Please pre-register:
      Call 507.354.8255
      email LDalluge@hy-vee.com
      or stop by Customer Service
      to reserve a spot 

  8. Apr

    1. St. Paul Lutheran Church German Supper – Springfield
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      St. Paul Lutheran Church

      German Supper

      Wed. April 15th
      5-7:30 pm

      Sauerkraut with Pork, Dumplings,
      Brats, Mashed Potatoes,
      German Potato Salad, Green Beans,
      Cake and Beverage

      Take outs available

      Call 723.5880 Springfield
      Advance ticket available at church
      office and Springfield
      Advance Press

      Adults – $9 in advance; $10 at the door
      Students (K-8) $6 in advance; $7 at the door 

  9. Apr

    1. Spring Boutique Week
      9:30 am – 9:00 pm

      New Ulm to Hold Spring Boutique Week


      The New Ulm Business & Retail Association is excited to announce they will be hosting Spring Boutique Week in New Ulm, April 16-18, 2015.  This is the second annual Boutique Week, and was created to celebrate the many specialty shops and boutiques in New Ulm.  Many tours, classes, and demonstrations will be held over the three days, with two main events: the Fashion Show on Fridayevening and the Jewelry & Accessories Brunch on Saturday morning.


      A sampling of the days’ events include:


      Thursday, April 16th begins with New Ulm’s 1950’s Retail Scene, a presentation at the Brown County History Museum at 1:00 pm.  At 3:00 pm,Patterson’s Diamond Center will present a rare, behind-the-scenes manufacturing tour.  Then A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts will hold a Make it and Take it Succulent Garden class.


      Friday, April 17th starts off with a Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chef Topher at The Pantry at 10:30 am.  Next check out tours and tastings at Minnesota’s oldest brewery, Schell’s Brewery, at 1 pm and 3 pm.  Then enjoy some appetizers & a cash bar at the Best Western Plus (formerly the Holiday Inn) before the Fashion Show, which begins at 7:15 pm, featuring spring looks from Gallery 512, Semblance, and Lambrechts.


      Begin Saturday, April 18th, with the Jewelry & Accessories Brunch at 9:30 am at The Grand & Pepperboy.  Enjoy a scrumptious brunch while live models showcase the latest jewelry and accessories from Gallery 512, Semblance, Lambrechts, and Patterson’s Diamond Center.  Morgan Creek Vineyards will offer pre-season tastings from 11am-5pm, with a Pop Your Cork and Nosh!event at 11:30 am.  At 1 pm, No. 213 will hold a Milk Paint Demo to show how to get beautiful results on reclaimed furniture.


      For a full list of events and locations, or to purchase tickets, visit newulm.comor contact the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce atchamber@newulm.com507-233-4300.  Please join us to celebrate Spring Boutique Week in New Ulm, April 16-18!

  10. Apr

    1. Rush Rivers Maple Syrup-Pancake and Sausage Feed
      7:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Rush Rivers Maple Syrup

      Pancake and Sausage Feed
      April 18
      7 am – 1 pm

      3 miles north of Gibbon – 1 mile west
      on the Wallace and Joann Vorwerk Farm

      Music provided by Charlie Braunreiter, Smiley Wiltcheck, Ron Vorwerk, Dennis Domeier and more

      Ice cream machine

      Tour the maple syrup

      Free will offering

    2. Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale

      Featuring German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and Schmierkuchen


      Saturday April 18th

      9:30 am Until Sold Out

      Enter From The Parking Lot 

      Turner Hall
      New Ulm, MN 

    3. Turner Ladies Annual BAKE SALE
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Turner Ladies Annual

      Saturday April 18 –  9:30 am

      Schmierkuchen, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Bread,
      Cakes, Cookies, Bars and more…..

      Turner Hall
      102 S State

      Please use back entrance only 

    4. Open House Bridal Shower honoring Maria Gilland
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An Open House Bridal Shower honoring Maria Gilland, Bride-to-be of Jeremy Labat will be held on Saturday, 
      April 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan United Methodist Church, Morgan, MN.
      Maria and Jeremy are registered at Target and J. C. Penny Home Store.
      Please bring a favorite recipe to share with Maria.
      Parents of the couple are Roger and Faye Gilland of Morgan and Gary and Nola Labat of Cottonwood 

  11. Apr

    1. Potato Pancake Dinner – New Auburn VFW
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      New Auburn V.F.W

      Potato Pancake Dinner

      Sunday April 19

      Serving from
      10:30 am – 1 pm
      *At the New Auburn Fire Hall*

      Menu: Potato and buttermilk pancakes, pork sausage, applesauce,
      cheese, bars, coffee and milk

      Adults- $9; Childre 6-11: $5
      5 and under Free

      All you can eat! 

    2. Oakwood UMW Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Oakwood UMW Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser

      Come to lunch at
      Oakwood United Methodist
      Sunday, April 19
      11 am – 1 pm

      Meat & Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwiches
      Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup
      Bars & Cookies

      Free will offering

      1630 Oakwood Avenue
      New Ulm

  12. Apr

    1. Fairfax Depot Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Fairfax Depot Fundraiser

      Jackpot Junction

      Monday, April 20
      4:30-7:30 pm

      $15 Ticket Buys:
      Buffet Meal, $5 Silver, $5 “Be Back” Coupon, and
      Coupons to use for drinks, gift shop, and blackjack

      Ask a Depot Member 

  13. Apr

    1. Brown County TRIAD monthly meeting
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      On Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00 am Brown County TRIAD will have it’s monthly meeting at Ross Park Apartments located at 313 4th Ave SE in Sleepy Eye. Speaker this month is Lisa Langer from Brown  County Family Services. Langer works with senior citizens and their families. This meeting is also a good opportunity to meet local law enforcement and learn about the latest scams. Coffee and rolls will be served. Everyone is welcome. 

      For more information contact Opal Dewanz at 507.359.9808