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  1. Nov

    1. Craft/Vendor Fair at Oak Hills Living Center
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Craft/Vendor Fair at Oak Hills Living Center on Nov. 1st from 9Am – 2PM. Over 30 vendors, shop all your favorite vendors & crafts. Walking tacos available for purchase with proceeds going to Relay for Life.

    2. WELCA Bazzar & Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      WELCA Bazzar & Bake Sale

      Saturday, Nov. 1st from 9AM till Noon at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church sponsored by Women of the ELCA

      Bazaar begins at 9 AM 

      Coffee and coffee cake served

      Holiday and other treasures, craft items, baked goods, frozen apple pies/crisps, lefse, etc.

      All proceeds from the bake sale will go to support mission projects.

    3. Lutefisk & Meatball Supper
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Saturday, Nov. 1st from 11AM-1Pm and 4PM-7PM

      Adults $16, Ages 6-12 $6, 5&under Free


      Lutefisk, melted butter, white sauce, meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas & carrots, lefse, buns, cranberry sauce, apple & pumpkin desserts, milk and coffee —- take outs available!


      Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, Norseland, MN

      42869 Co. Rd. 52, St. Peter, MN 56082


    4. Zion Lutheran Church in Alrington- Marktplatz Bazaar
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Saturday Nov. 1st from 11AM-1PM

      Bake Sale and luncheon featuring brats, pulled pork with German potato salad.

      German music while dining

    5. Open House 80th Birthday- Marilyn Windschitl
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Saturday Nov. 1st from 1-4PM Springfield Community Center


      Let your presence be your gift

      Hosted by her Family

    6. Fall Harvest Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Swan Lake Lutheran Church- 6 miles west of Klossner on the Fort Road

      Saturday, Nov. 1st from 4-7 PM

      Beef Commercials, Turkey Commercials, Cole Slaw, Dessert, Beverage $8.00

  2. Nov

    1. Divine Providence Community Home Annual Fall Bazaar
      7:30 am – 2:00 pm

      Divine Providence Community Home Annual Fall Bazaar in Sleepy Eye, MN

      Sunday Nov. 2nd, 2014 from 8:30AM to 2PM

      Coffee, Donuts and Rolls 7:30 AM to 10 AM

      Roast beef or Chicken Sandwich w/salads serving from 10:30 AM to 1 PM – $9

       Dessert $1.00 extra


      Christmas cards-Raffles-Door Prizes-Crafts-Grab Bags-Silent Auction- Bake Sale- Quilts-Rugs-Fancy Work,etc.

      And don’t forget the Gift Shop and time for visiting!


      Something for Everyone!

    2. Christian Mothers Bazaar
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Christian Mothers Bazaar sponsored by Cathedral & St. Mary’s will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2nd in Liefield Hall in the Cathedral from 10 AM until 12:30 PM

      Menu will include German Potato Salad, Landjaggers, Beans, and Dessert.

      There will also be a bake sale, raffle and “slightly used treasures” table.

    3. Curtis Olson Benefit
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Curtis Olson Benefit Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 10 AM till 1 PM at the Gibbon Community Center

      Dad’s Belgian Waffles- Free Will Donation

      Silent Auction and Bake Sale

      Donation items for the Silent Auction contact Brain & Diane Fredin at 507-647-2322

    4. Wabasso Public Library Annual Holiday Craft Show
      10:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Wabasso Public Library is having its annual Holiday Craft Fair, luncheon, book sale and silent auction on Sunday, November 2 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Wabasso Community Center.  A lunch of hot turkey and BBQ sandwiches with homemade desserts will be served from 11:00-1:00. There will be a variety of vendors this year for your early Christmas shopping needs. This is a fundraiser for the Wabasso Public Library.

  3. Nov

    1. Zion Lutheran Church Fundraiser Supper
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield is having a free will donation fundraiser supper.

      Tuesday, Nov. 4th, 2014 serving from 5-7:30 PM

      We will be serving Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, salads, buns, desserts and beverages. 

      Hope to see you there. 

  4. Nov

    1. Move MN Presentation
      10:30 am – 11:00 am

      Community and Seniors Together will sponsor a presentation from MOVE MN on November 5th at 10:30AM at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N. German, New Ulm. Move MN is a growing coalition of more than 200 elected officials, communities, organizations, associations, and businesses dedicated to fixing Minnesota’s transportation problems.

    2. Winthrop Area Coat Drive, Nov. 5th
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Winthrop Area Coat Drive, Nov. 5th from 4-8 PM at First Lutheran Church (213 Hennepin) in Winthrop hosted by Winthrop Volunteer Fire Department and the Women’s Auxiliary 

      Please bring your clean, gently used coats and outerwear to one of our convient drop-off locations. In Winthrop you may bring your donations to : the Winthrop News Office, First Lutheran Church, Peace Lutheran Church, St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, St. John’s Lutheran Church (Bismarck), Zion Lutheran Church or GFW High School. Donations may also be dropped off at the GFW Elementary and Middle school sites. 

      Donations will be collected from Oct. 11th- Nov. 1st

      Open to all individuals or families in need!

    3. 27th Annual Turkey Dinner at Springfield United Methodist Church
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      27th Annual Turkey Dinner at Springfield United Methodist Church on wed. Nov. 5th, 2014

      Location- 205 N. Marshall Ave., Springfield

      Serving from 4:30-7:00 PM

      Meal- Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, corn, cole slaw, relishes, rolls, dessert, beverage

      Adults $10, Children under 12 $5, Preschool $2, Tickets available at Thrifty White Drug and at Tauer’s Super Value courtesy counter


      Local Deliveries to shut-ins only. Take out meals at front door only. (Deliveries and take-out orders close at 6:30pm)

  5. Nov

    1. Wine, Beer & Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Gala
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Wine, Beer & Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Gala

      New Ulm Country Club

      Thursday November 6th, 2014 @ 6-8:30 PM 

      Silent Auction 6-8 PM

      Engraved Wine Glass with Purchase of Ticket

      Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door

      Entertainment by Ken & Ken Show

      Must be 21 or older to attend


      Tickets available at the following businesses:

      Pampered Pets (NU) & Tauer’s Supervalu (Springfield)

      New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center

      Hy-Vee Foods & Hy-Vee Wine and Spirits

      Brown County Humane Society

      New Ulm Chamber & Pups Playland

      Gislason and Hunter 

      Riverside Animal Clinic (Sleepy Eye)

  6. Nov

    1. New Ulm Holiday Shopping Opener
      9:00 am – 6:30 pm

      The Christmas season will be soon upon us! Join us in New Ulm, MN for the annual Holiday Shopping Opener! Planned to coincide with deer hunting opener, we’re kicking off the holiday shopping season with events and programs planned over two weekends: Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16. 

      Many of the specialty shops in downtown New Ulm and around the area are also hosting holiday open houses, and will offer free gifts and food samples for shoppers. Stop by the New Ulm Visitors Center for a list of Participating stores. 

    2. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet
      5:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      26th Annual Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet

       Friday Nov. 7,2014  at Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN

      This gala dress-up evening includes an elegant white linen dinner, entertainment and induction Ceremony.

      2014 Inductees- 
      Gene Eiden- Conductor, Teacher & Musician
      Tony Jambor- Musician & Ballroom Operator
      Whitesidewalls -Rock
      Irv Williams- Jazz Musician
      Rochester Symphony Orchestra
      Steve Murphy- Rock

      Social Hour- 5PM
      Banquet Dinner -6PM
      Dinner music by Donna Donahue
      Induction Ceremony-7:30PM

      Tickets $45 per person
      Members $40 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 mmhf@newulmtel.net
      Website www.mnmusichalloffame.org 


      2014 Inductee Showcase
      Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 from 10AM-2PM

      27 North Broadway, New Ulm (next to the library)

      Free Admission to the Inductee Showcase

  7. Nov

    1. St.John’s Catholic United Financial Fundraiser
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St.John’s Catholic United Financial Fundraiser

      St.John’s Auditorium, Searles

      Sunday, November 9th, 2014

      The event will begin with a breakfast along with a bake sale and raffle after 9 AM Mass. 

      Bingo will begin at 1:30 followed by the raffle drawing.

    2. New Ulm Area Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      New Ulm Area Girl Scout Spaghetti Dinner

      Nov. 9th, 2014 at 11AM to 1 PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church , 1400 South State

      $8 for Adults, $5 for Children 10 and under

      take out available

      Fundraiser to support local Girl Scout Activity.

    3. St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo

      Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014

      Regular Bingo starts at 1:30 PM

      Early Bird Bingo at 12:30PM

      St.Mary’s Church Hall Madelia, MN

      $2,00 total pay out

      cost $20.00 on or before Nov. 7th or $22.00 at the door Lunch available starting at 11:00 AM

      Proceeds going to the St. Mary’s CCW

  8. Nov

    1. Veteran’s Day Program
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Veteran’s Day Program

      Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the New Ulm High School Gymnasium


      10 AM- Musical selections by the New Ulm High School Band under the Directions of Patricia Nelson

      10:10 AM- Welcome- Nina Hendel, Student Coucil President, Introduction of Program Master of ceremonies, Linda Sherry, Commander New Ulm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1648

      10:13 AM- Advancement of the colors (please rise) by the New Ulm Area Veterans Color Guard, under the command of Les Wiltscheck

      10:16 AM- National Anthem by the Concord Singers, band and audience

      10:20 AM- Moment of Silence followed by taps played by Sam Asers

      10:23 AM- Choral Selections by the Concord Singers, New Ulm’s Ambassadors of Good Will under the direction of Patrick Sonnek

      10:28 AM- Introduction of guest speakers, John Jenniges and Brian Krosch, Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1648

      10:43 AM- Announcements by Linda Sherry

                              I wish to express a warm and sincere appreaciation to all the Program participants, to the listening audience and to the New Ulm Public High                               School for making this facility available for our Program, which is dedicated to the living veterans. Noon lunch for all veterans and participants                           at the Legion Club. 

      10:45 AM- Retirement of the Colors (Please rise)

  9. Nov

    1. KNUJ 860 AM/ Hy-Vee Homemade Pie Contest, New Ulm
      6:00 am – 9:00 am

      KNUJ 860 AM/ Hy-Vee Homemade Pie Contest on November 14th at 6am-9am

      Apple pies…Cherry pies…Lemon or Pecan… Who makes the best Homemade Pie???? Enter your homemade pie in the KNUJ 860 AM/ Hy-Vee contest. 

      Deliver your pie before 8:00 AM on November 14th to the booth at the Farm City Day Breakfast, at the Youth Coliseum, Brown County Fairgrounds in  New Ulm.

  10. Nov

    1. First Lutheran Church of Lafayette Annual Fall Festival
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      First Lutheran Church of Lafayette Annual Fall Festival —Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      Coffee Hour from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free Samples of Lefse and Krumkaka

      Kids Activities & Meal Bingo, craft, movie, popcorn, hot dog, chips, pop! $2.50

      Dinner 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bone-in Ham and Swedish Meatballs Real Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Cole Slaw, Buns and Desserts, $10.00 pre-sale, $11.00 at the door

      Drawing for Quilt and Various other prizes!

      • Bake Sale • Crafts

      • Next to New Items

      • Cards • Napkins

      • Egg Coffee

      1020 Lafayette Street • Lafayette, MN 56054 * Phone 507-228-8906

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 

  14. 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 

  15. 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.