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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 


  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

    2. Kid’s Fest
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Kid’s Fest

      Fun for the whole family!

      Free Pumpkin Patch Photo- Games- Candy-Prizes

      Venture through the MAze!

      Hot dogs-Nachos & Cheese-Fresh Apple Cider- All 25 cents each!

      Costumes welcome- No scary ones please! 

      Please bring non-perishable item for our Food Shelf!

      Thursday, October 31 from 6-8pm at the Assembly of God Church

      701 Northwood Drive & County Road 101

      Redwood Falls, MN

      Church office 507-627-2514

      Come join in the fun!

  10. Nov

    1. St. Andrew’s Church Fall Bazaar and Precious Beginnings Display
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Andrew’s Church Fall Bazaar and Precious Beginnings Display on Nov. 1st

      Come and join us at St. Andrew’s Church Fairfax for our annual Fall Bazaar and Baptism/ First Communion Display. 

      Our Famous apple dumplings, cinnamon and caramel rolls will be served starting at 8:30AM.

      Delicious potato/ham and vegetable beef soup, turkey supreme and BBQ sandwiches along with desserts will be served 10:30AM to 1 PM. Come to browse the display of Baptismal and First Communion attire as well as crafts, baked goods, country store items and raffles. 

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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


    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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!