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  1. Dec

    1. Annual Cookie Sale and Bazaar
      10:30 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.

    2. Campfire Stories
      7:30 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.

  2. Dec

    1. Jingle Bell Jam
      7:45 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.

    2. A Morning with Santa
      9:00 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 

    3. Arli-Dazzle Parade
      5:30 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. 

  3. Dec

    1. The Church of Japanese Martyrs Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 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. 

  4. Dec

    1. Santa’s Helpers Workshop for Christmas 2014
      8:00 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.

  5. Dec

    1. Bloodmobile in Nicollet
      1:00 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. 

  6. Jan

    1. Christmas Tree Disposal
      12:00 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.

  7. Jan

    1. The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting in scheduled for this 
      Thursday, January 8th at 7 pm 
      at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm  
      We 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 flanges
      In case of inclement weather, please listen to KNUJ for cancellation announcement.
  8. Jan

    1. Forever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon
      11:00 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 

  9. Jan

    1. Parade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam
      12:00 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 

    2. Organ Concert
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Organ Concert
      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.

  10. Jan

    1. Senior Dance
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Happy New Year Senior Dance

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015
      1:00-4:00 pm

      Music provided by

      American Legion”229 Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call Sylvia at (507)934-7227
      Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center 

  11. Jan

    1. St. John’s Hector Annual Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 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

      Menu includes:
      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!

    2. Youth Free Throw Championship – Knights of Columbus
      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

      Contest Announcement
      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. Jan

    1. Essig Baseball Association Annual Meeting
      7:00 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 

  13. Jan

    1. Twins Caravan Tour at SESM
      1:15 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!!

    2. Hermann Monument Society Annual Meeting
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Annual Meeting
      of the
      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 

  14. Jan

    1. Chili Supper & Silent Auction – NU Swim Club
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Chili Supper
      Silent Auction

      Friday, January 23, 2015
      4:30-7:30 PM
      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
      1400 South State Street, New Ulm

      To benefit the
      New Ulm Swim Club

      Adults $7
      Children under 11 $4 at the door


      For tickets or more information call: 359-4149 

    2. Celebration for Life Benefit Concert
      7:30 pm – 10:45 pm


      Friday, Jan. 23 7:30 PM

      Hosanna Lutheran Church
      105 Hosanna Avenue,
      Mankato, MN 56001


      Free Will Offering
      Refreshments Served

      The concert is a benefit for Options for Women a TLC Pregnancy Resource Center

  15. Jan

    1. Ice Fishing Extravaganza! On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal
      12:00 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 

    2. 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
      HT Gym
      Plunk-it, face painting, kids raffle, fish pond, cherry tree, surprise door game and more!

      Talent Show
      7:30 pm
      HT Auditorium

      $5 – Adults
      $3- Students
      $15- Family Cap

      visit www.nuacs.com for more information or call 507.233.0751 

  16. Jan

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

      The New Ulm Clothing Depot will have a tip night at the

      Pizza Ranch
      on Tuesday January 27th
      from 5-8 pm.

      Proceeds will go operating costs for the Clothing Depo

  17. Feb

    1. 33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club
      12:00 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

  18. Feb

    1. Free Dental Clinic for Kids under 18
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Free Dental Clinic for Kids under 18 on Feb. 5-6 at

      Minnesota State Mankato

      Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Dental Hygiene and area dental professionals are joining a statewide effort to provide free dental care on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5-6 to children under age 18 who are unable to access needed dental care.

      Minnesota State Mankato’s dental hygiene department will provide area children under 18 free dental care on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the dental clinic on campus in the lower level of Morris Hall.

      Appointments are available for children under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for cleanings, x-rays, exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Those interested in scheduling an appointment should call the dental clinic at 507-389-2147.

      Minnesota State Mankato will also be offering free dental exams and x-rays for adults on Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments are available by calling 507-389-2147.

      Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Dental Hygiene is part of the College of Allied Health & Nursing at the University.

      Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

  19. Feb

    1. Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry!
      German and American Potato Salad
      Cole Slaw – Coffee – Milk 

      Adults – $12 Children Under 12 $6

      Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!

      Saturday Feb 7

      Serving 11:00 am to 8:00 pm or until gone
      at American Legion Friendship Hall in Nicollet MN


      Annual Post 510

    2. Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!

      Saturday, February 7th
      Nicollet Legion Friendship Hall

      Serving 11:00 am until gone…. usually around 7 pm

      All the fish you care to eat, German and American
      potato salad, cole slaw, bread, milk & coffee


      Adults $12          Children 12 and under $6 

    3. St. Peter’s Winterfest
      5:00 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

  20. Feb

    1. American Legion Riders Omelet in a Bag Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      American Legion Riders
      Omelet in a Bag Breakfast

      Sunday Feb 8, 2015
      New Ulm American Legion Clubrooms
      13 South Minnesota St. New Ulm, MN

      $8 at the door
      $7 in advance
      Advance ticket sales at the Legion Bar or Legion Rider members

      Choose your ingredients, cheese, meat, veggies, etc.
      Omelet is cooked in a bag and served on a plate with a muffin, applesauce & a beverage

      New Ulm Post #132 Legion Riders Fund Raiser
      We suport all our US ARmed Forces and Veterans