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  1. Sep

    1. Pie & Ice Cream Social, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 4-6:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 South Broadway, New Ulm.

      Menu includes: pulled pork sandwiches; egg salad sandwiches; beans; potato chips; pie; cookies; ice cream and beverage.

    2. Sauerkraut Supper, New Ulm Legion
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm will be serving Sauerkraut, landjaegers, or pork and dumpling or mashed potatoes on Wednesday, September 24, 5-7pm.

      Please come and join them at the New Ulm American Legion Club Room located at 13 South Minnesota Street. The price of the meal is $7, which includes coffee and water.

  2. Sep

    1. Nicollet County Flu Clinic
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Nicollet County Flu Clinic

      Thursday, September 25

      ~9-10am at the Lafayette Community Center, 540 7th Street in Lafayette

      ~10:45-11:30am at Courtland Recreation Hall, 300 Railroad Street, Courtland

      ~12-1pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 411 5th Street, Nicollet

      They accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Humana and UCare. They do not accept Health Partners or Unicare. Private cost $35 (Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine). Sponsored by Nicollet County Public Health; 507-934-7220

  3. Sep

    1. Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales – Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27

      Many sales throughout town and country. Some sales start on Wednesday and Thursday and some are open all day on Saturday. Full listing of sales and map will be in the Standard-Gazette and Messenger newspaper. Lots of variety and something of interest for everyone.

      This event is sponsored by the Fairfax Civic and Commerce Association.

  4. Sep

    1. Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s Women’s Expo
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s 2014 Women’s Expo on Saturday, September 27, from 9am-1pm. Come for a morning of shopping, education, socializing and healthy snacking – just for women.

      This expo will be held in the lower level community room in the Medical Center in Sleepy Eye. There will be a silent auction for gift baskets, door prizes and complimentary snacks and it’s all free. There will be over 20 vendors with a wide variety of gifts, food items and clothing on sale. Presentations will be made by Dr. Karlyn Armbruster, Dr. John Pelzel and Nurse Practitioner Sue Ahlness, who will be on hand to answer questions you may have about women’s health issues.

  5. Sep

    1. Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, will be taking place Sunday, September 28; Mass at 10am; bone-in ham and meatball dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm family style. Adults/$10; children 3-10/$4.50 and under 3/free.

      Games; crafts; refreshments; silent auction/theme baskets; bake sale; televised Vikings game; live beef raffle; outdoor food; IPad raffle; 1919 Root Beer; bingo at 12pm.

      Live entertainment provided by Jeff Wesselmann; Benny Seifert and Nick Stadick.

      Big ticket raffle drawing at 4pm; top 3 prizes are $500 cash; over 100 other prizes; total value over $6,000

    2. St. Anne’s Catholic Church Fall Festival, Wabasso
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Wabasso will have their Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 28, beginning with Country Western Mass at 10am; turkey dinner served 11am-1:30pm. 

      Games; activities; country store and refreshments will be available on the church grounds beginning at 11am. Raffle drawing 1:30pm.

    3. Great Grassroots Gathering, Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Great Grassroots Gathering will be held on September 28, Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, 11am-5pm; rain or shine. 

      A celebration of our Pioneer Heritage, with crafts and food booths, flea market, displays and an afternoon of entertainment. Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society.

      The Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society will be serving hamburgers, tacos in a bag, bars and cookies, chips, water and pop.

      Featured entertainment includes: The Black Diamonds Band with Donna, Deb and Leon. Starting performance at 12pm. 

      If you wish to participate by exhibiting, selling crafts or entertaining, please call 507-794-5053.

      This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated  by the Minnesota State Legislature.

    4. Sheep Wool Quilts, Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sheep Wool Quilts – Sunday, September 28, 1-4pm at the Harkin Store, New Ulm

      Alexander Harkin came to Minnesota and West Newton to raise sheep on the hillside. He did that and was noted as having very good quality wool. We have a program to honor the wool industry. Come and see the displays of the wool and information about wool. There will be a display of spinning wheels, carders and wool items and quilts, new and old. 

      The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has a discount sale on items. The store is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am-5pm, with programs on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. We are open MEA week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 19th.

      The 1870′s store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. It is operated by Nicollet County Historical Society. For more information, contact 507-354-8666 or Nicollet at 507-934-2160.

    5. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A night your family will never forget. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes competing to benefit your community on Sunday, September 28, 6pm at the New Ulm Public High School Gym. All proceeds benefit Brown County Habitat for Humanity.

      Watch the Habitat for Humanity Hoopsters challenge the Harlem Ambassadors in a game of comedy basketball. Family fun for everyone! 

      Advance tickets: Adults/$10; K-12/$5 and at the door tickets: adults/$12; K-12/$8. Pre-K and under admitted free.

      Tickets available at: Brown Co. Habitat office at 1106 S Broadway or call 354-4287; United Prairie Bank, New Ulm location; Online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/695859

  6. Sep

    1. Bingo, Winthrop
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hahn’s Dining and Lounge in Winthrop will be having Bingo each Monday beginning September 29 at 6:30pm.

      16 games per night will be played. Games sponsored by the Winthrop Honor Guard on behalf of the Winthrop Area Foundation.

  7. Oct

    1. The New Ulm Tattler
      2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      NUACT presents:

      Hermann the German: The Scandal that Rocked New Ulm! A Comedy!

      State Street Theater 15 N. State 

      Saturday, October 11th 2:00PM & 7:30PM

      Tickets $10.00 gerneral admission

      On sale now at New Ulm Chamber and at the door!

      Come join the fun during Oktoberfest!


      Call 359-9990 for a season Brochure!


    2. Fish Fry- Courtland Fire Department
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry- Courtland Fire Department

      Saturday, October 11th from 3PM to 8PM or till gone! located at the Courtland Community Center

      Adults $11,  Kids 5-12 $5, under 5 Free!

      Meal includes:
      Beer Battered fish
      German Potato Salad
      Milk, Coffee

       Sponsored by Courtland Relief Assocaition

    3. Haunted Corn Maze
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Saturday, October 11th from 7-9 PM 

      Come for Scares! Come for Food! Come for Fun! Remember to bring your flashlight!

      Ron and Karen Domeier Farm 3 milkees west of New Ulm on Cty Rd. 27

      Proceeds to benefit NUACS Technology

      Thanks to Happy Joe’s Pizza

  8. Oct

    1. Annual Roast Beef Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Annual Roast Beef Dinner

      Church of St. Michael, Morgan 

      Sunday, October 12, 2014

      10:30 AM-1 PM

      Adults $10, Under 12 $5, Preschool $3, Takeouts $10

  9. Oct

    1. Support Brain Injured Survivors!
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Support Brain Injured Survivors!

      “Lonesome Ron” visits New Ulm on Monday, Oct. 13th form 5-8 PM

      Show True Colors! Wear Red, White, and Blue and you win a prize too!

      Dine in Buffet customers only.

      Visit us at www.mnbif.org for more information.

  10. Oct

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

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 from 1-4PM 

      Music Provided by “Bud Berhow”

      American Legion

      229 W. Nassau 

      St. Peter


      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call sylvia @ 934-7227

      Sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center

  11. Oct

    1. Honor Randy Rieke
      6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

       In honor of Randy Rieke

      Join the Farmers Co-op of Hanska on Friday, Oct. 17th at the Hanska Community Center to help celebrate the 30 years Randy has dedicated to the Farmers Co-op of Hanska and all their members. 

      Help the Farmers Co-op of Hanska thank Mr. Rieke with refreshments, finger food and cake. 

      It’s at the Hanska Community Center, Friday Oct. 17th from 6:30 PM till 10:00 PM

  12. Oct

    1. Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast 

      October 19th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM located at Leifel Hall – Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

      Adults $7, Ages 6 and under $5

      Breakfast includes:
      Scrambled eggs
      Hash Brown
      Cinnamon Rolls
      Juice & Milk 

      Crafts, Baked Items & Garden Produce will also be on sale along with a raffle. 



      Hope to see you there!

      Sponsored by: Sts. Joseph & Elizabeth Council

  13. Oct

    1. Fall Supper and Bake Sale
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Fall Supper and Bake Sale at oakwood United Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Ave., New Ulm, MN

      Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4-6:30 PM

      Adults $9, Children $3 (ages 3-12)

      Meal includes:
      BBQ’s or Hot Turkey Sandwich (choice of one sandwich)
      German and American Potato Salad
      Baked Beans
      Pie and Dessert
      (Take outs available)

      Take home some baked goods!

    2. Glencoe Lions Club Annual Sausage/Ham Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Glencoe Lions Club invites you to their annual “All You Care to Eat” Sausage/Ham Supper on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Glencoe, serving from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with take outs available (take out parking near the door).


      Menu includes: Lions original recipe sausage, ham scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce. bars, coffee and milk. Advance adult tickets are only $8.00 and are available at Hite Hardware, Franklin Printing and from Lions Club members. 


      Prices at the door are Adults -$9.00  Children (age 4-10) – $4.00 and children age 3 and under are free.


      Proceeds will be used toward community projects and please bring a non perishable food item for the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf. Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids. Thank you for your support!

  14. Oct

    1. Fourth Annual Vendor/Craft Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Fourth Annual Vendor/Craft Fair

      Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Sibley East High School, 202 NW Third Ave., Arlington, MN 55307

      SS. Michael, Mary, & Brendan Catholic Heart Work Camp

      -Lunch Available-
      Cheesy Turkey Sandwiches, Chips, Bars, and Beverages

      Many, Many 30 + Vendors and Craft Items! Check it Out! Something for everyone! 

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Sat, October 25, 10am – 12pm

      Where: 2 N Broadway St, New Ulm, MN 56073, USA (map)
      Halloween mischief makers have hidden pumpkins, witches cauldrons, scarecrows, and other Halloween decorations throughout the museum building and its exhibits. Children are invited to find these and learn more about the museum and local history on Saturday, October 25th; from 10:00am to 12:00 pm. Participants can enjoy treats and small prizes. Admission is free during this time, regular admission price will resume at noon. Parents and interested adults are also invited to provide suggestions for future museum programming for children and families at the BCHS Annex from 9:00am to 10:00 am. Coffee will be served until the Scavenger Hunt begins.
      The Brown County Historical Society Museum will provide free admission to children and adults on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Visitors can also view the award-winning third floor U.S.-Dakota War exhibit, selected works of author and illustrator Wanda Gag on the second floor and discover agriculture of the past with the first floor Century Farm exhibit. Regular admission prices will resume at noon. For further information, call Meghan at 233-2616.
    3. Halloween Party
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Halloween Party

      Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Courtland Community Center

      Come and Go from 2 PM to 4 PM, 0 to 9 years old. 

      Costumes are optional ( please no masks!)

      Games & sensory area, crafts, prizes, bag of goodies, snacks

      Courtland fire truck

      Photo area, bring your camera!


      Sponsored by The Courtland Lions

      Assisted by Immanuel Lutheran School 6th & 8th Graders

    4. The Blackstad Brothers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Band
      7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Blackstad Brothers and The Everly Brothers Tribute Band

      October 25th, 2014 at 7:30PM at the State Street Theater, 15 N State St., New Ulm, MN

      Doors open at 7PM

      $15 general admission or tickets available at Hy-Vee, NU Chamber of Commerce and at the door. 


  15. Oct

    1. 31st Annual German Dinner
      8:30 am – 11:00 am

      31st Annual German Dinner

      Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 10:30AM to 1:00PM at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brownton, MN

      Polka Worship Service with Chuck Thiel at 9 AM

      Dinner Menu:
      Brats, Meatballs, Glazed Carrots, Real Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Bread, Dessert, Coffee and Milk

      Adults $11, Children (6-10) $6, Preschool -Free

      Take out orders are available (no preschool take outs) 

      Tickets on sale Sunday, October 26 from 8:30-9 AM and after the worship service

      Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent

    2. Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner- 39th Annual

      Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 12-5 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church 77 Lincoln Ave., Lester Prairies, MN

      Tickets: Adults $15, Children 12 & under $8

      Served Family Style
      Lutefisk, Meatballs with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Coleslaw, Cranberries, Pickles, Dinner Rolls, Lefse, Cookies,Serbert,  Milk and Coffee

      For information call: # 320-395-2125 or email www.lpbethel.org

  16. Oct

    1. McDonald’s supports Pro Kinship For Kids!
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come to McDonald’s to support Pro Kinship for Kids on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the New Ulm McDonald’s

      Come to enjoy a Halloween themed family fun night 

      Dine in or take out that night for 10% of all the business from 4-7PM that night will go to Pro Kinship for Kids programming. 

      Come for the Coloring Contest, and watch a family friendly movie that night, games for prizes and face painting.

    2. Retirement of Terry Sveine at Turner Hall
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Announces Retirement of CVB Manager  Terry Sveine. Terry, who began at the Chamber in 1999, is retiring on Monday, October 27th. 

      The NU Chamber is holding a retirement party for Terry on Wednesday, October 29th at Turner Hall, from 4:30-6:30PM, with a short program at 5:30PM. The event is $10, which will include a glass of wine, beer, or soda, as well as appetizers. Please RSVP to chamber@newulm.com or 507-233-4300

  17. Oct

    1. Halloween Community Treat Night!
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Halloween Community Treat Night!

      New Ulm American Legion on October 31st from 5-8PM

      Free Treat bag for children 15 & under

      Plus: Juice, Coloring Books and Crayons, Door Prizes

      Great stop for Halloween night to warm up, and get your Halloween Treats. 

      *** Sponsored by New Ulm SAL, New Ulm Legion Family and Optimists Club