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  1. 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!! 

  2. 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 

  3. 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 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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 

  6. 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 

  7. 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!

  8. 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 

  9. 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

  10. 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 

  11. 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

  12. Apr

    1. Salad Luncheon – Church of St. Peter
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon

      When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      Where: Church of St. Peter
      1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter

      Crafts – Salads, hotdish, deviled eggs, bread, bars, beverage

      All you can eat!

      Adults – $8
      Take outs available 

    2. Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church – Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All are welcome to attend the annual Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carleton Ave., Morgan, MN on Wednesday, April 22.
      Serving will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      The menu will include; Hot Turkey, Pulled Pork, and Bar-B-Q sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, spring salad, beans, dessert, coffee and milk.
      A country store/ bake sale will be held in connection with the supper.

  13. Apr

    1. Annual Spring Luncheon – United Church of Christ New Ulm
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 S Minnesota St New Ulm

      Please us 3rd Street entrance

      Annual Spring Luncheon

      “The one you’ve been waiting for!!”
      Thursday April 23rd
      10:45 am to 1:00 pm

      Enjoy your choice of turkey salad with shoestring potatoes
      or ham and broccoli casserole
      PLUS: your choice of salad AND dessert, dinner roll
      and beverage

      Just $9 per person….

      Take-outs and Express Line for those with limited time!

      Delicious!! Come and Enjoy!


    2. United Church of Christ Spring Luncheon
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 South Minnesota Street
      (Use the 3rd Street Entrance)

      Spring Luncheon
      Thursday April 23, 2015
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      Serving Turkey Salad or Ham-Broccoli Casserole

      Including your choice of: Salad, Dessert, and Beverage


      Express Line – Take outs available