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  1. Nov

    1. Duffle Bag Holiday Drive
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      3rd Annual Duffle Bag Holiday Drive


      Items needed for the Troops:

      Books, Magazines, Local Newspapers, Beef Jerky, Ground Coffee, Powdered Drink Mix, Herbal Teas, Sunflower/Pumpkin Seeds, Hot Chocolate, Trail Mix

      Gum/Hard Candy, Dried Fruit, Peanuts, Xbox games, Other games, Stationary/Envelopes.


      Drop off Points

      Schutz Family Foods Day Time Hours

      SE Servicemen’s Club Evening Hours

      Contact: Sandi Nydam 321-626-8687

      Items to be dropped off between Nov 27-Dec 4, 2014

  2. Nov

    1. NUACT Announces Auditions
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      NUACT Announces Auditions for the roles of 12 year old George Glotzbach and 23 year old Lorraine Oswald. 


      NUACT is looking for two performers to play local citizens when they were, “younger” in 1943. Age range for the parts would be for an 11-14 year old boy and a 19-25 year old woman. No memorization is needed as the reading will be during the NUACT’s productions on December 5, 6, & 7 of “A Christmas Story: 1943 in New Ulm.” Two rehearsals and the show are all the appearances necessary. NUACT will provide the costumes and training. George and Lorraine have great stories to tell of their lives in New Ulm during World War II. Please call NUACT’s office at (507)-359-9990 for an easy audition. 

    2. Snowmobile Safety Class
      12:00 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 barry.gulden@co.watonwan.mn.us.

  3. Dec

    1. Family Fun Night at McDonald’s
      4:00 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. Dec

    1. 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 

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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.
  12. 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 

  13. 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.

  14. 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 

  15. 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

  16. 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 

  17. 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 

  18. 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

  19. 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 

  20. 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

  21. 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