−Perfect Pairings Fundraiser, New Ulm5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
United Way of the Brown County Area and Schell’s Brewery Co. Present ‘Perfect Pairings’, Dinner & Beer & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 14, Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm. 5:30pm social time with dinner beginning promptly at 6pm.
$40 per guest. Reserve your tickets by calling 507-354-6512 or stop by the United Way office, 622 Center Street. Proceeds will benefit Brown County United Way’s Youth Activities Scholarship Program. Welcome beer will be served 5:30-6pm.+5:30 pmPerfect Pairings Fundraiser, New Ulm
−Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day7:00 am – 8:00 am
Sunday, April 21 – Bird and Animal Sway and Sell Day at the Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. Buy, sell, trade poultry, fancy pigeons, ornamental game birds equipment, etc.
Gate opens at 7am. 16 and over/$3. Sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association. Come early for best selection. Information 507-354-6448.+7:00 amBird and Animal Swap and Sell Day
−Comfrey Lions Coub Pancake Brunch10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Comfrey Lions Club will be having their Annual Pancake Brunch on Sunday, April 21, at the Comfrey Community Center from 10am-12:30pm.
Serving pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, and beverage.+10:00 amComfrey Lions Coub Pancake Brunch
−Pork Chop Dinner, Courtland11:00 am – 1:00 pm
There will be a Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 21, serving 11am-1pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Courtland (located 3 miles east of Courtland on County Road 25).
One chop/$9; two chops/$12; hot dog/$3. Menu: pork chops or hot dog; German potato salad; corn; buns; ice cream; beverages. Dine in or take out.
Sponsored by the Immanuel Men’s Club and the Immanuel Lites.+11:00 amPork Chop Dinner, Courtland
−American Red Cross (all-day)May 13 – May 16
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is again making stops around the local area this week. The need for blood is constant and all blood types are needed.
Eligible donors can Give the Gift of Life at:
May 13 – Mountain Lake Community Center from 2-7pm
May 14 – Lafayette Charter School from 1-7pm
May 14 – Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye from 1-7pm
May 14 – All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake from 12:30-6:30pm
May 14 – Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson from 12-6pm
May 16 – Cologne City Hall from 1-7pm+American Red Cross (all-day)
−May Play Reading at The Lind House7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The May play reading will be “The Skin of Our Teeth!” by Thornton Wilder on Tuesday, May 14, 7pm at The Lind House in New Ulm, 622 Center Street.
This play begins at 7pm sharp and commemorates the one year anniversary of the Society.+7:00 pmMay Play Reading at The Lind House
−The Tulip Tea and Plant Sale2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Tulip Tea and Plant Sale, hosted by the Floratennial Garden Club of Comfrey, will be held at the Selma Town Hall, South Court St. on Wednesday the 15th from 2-4pm+2:00 pmThe Tulip Tea and Plant Sale
−2nd Annual Mental Health Fair, New Ulm5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Brown County Local Advisory Council presents 2nd Annual Mental Health Fair on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-9pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) Parish Hall, 201 North State Street, New Ulm.
6pm – Lori Mathiowetz, Riverbend Spiritual Care
6:30pm – Garold from Brown County Humane Society
7-8pm – Maureen Main, Ombudsman Peer Sepcialist
There will be door prizes and snacks and vendors.+5:30 pm2nd Annual Mental Health Fair, New Ulm
−New Ulm Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Banqet6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
The New Ulm Sertoma Club’s Annual Service to Mankind Banquet honoring Carl “Red” Wyczawski will be held Thursday, May 16, at the New Ulm Country Club. Social hour begins at 6pm with dinner and the banquet at 6:45pm. Tickets are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, HyVee or Cash Wise.+6:45 pmNew Ulm Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Banqet
−Family Garage Sale (all-day)May 17 – Jun 1
Huge 20-family Garage Sale starting May 17 through June 1. It is located at 35227 290th St., Henderson – West of Henderson from Hwy 19 onto County Rd. 62.
Baby clothing, adult clothing, household items, furniture, shoes, household appliances, greenhouse bedding plants, hanging baskets.+Family Garage Sale (all-day)
−Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk 201310:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk 2013 – Join your Director of Athletics Norwood Teague, select Gopher head coaches, staff and Goldy as they travel across the state of Minnesota. Proudly wear your maroon and gold to support the Gophers as they visit your community.
The Gophers will be visiting the community on the following dates:
Redwood Falls, May 16; Jackson, May 16; Mankato, June 17; New Ulm, May 17
The Gophers will be arriving at Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm at 10am. Social Time begins at 11am and will be over at 1pm.+10:00 amGopher Road Trip Chalk Talk 2013
−Hanska Women of Today ‘UFF DA 5K Walk/Run”8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join the Hanska Women of Today and the United Way of Brown County as they walk and run to help the Imagination Library and Youth Activities Scholarship Programs.
The Hanska “UFF DA Just for Fun Walk and Run” will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Hanska City Park. Forms are available at the Hanska City Office or you can register the day of the race, starting at 8am.
There will also be a kids walk and fun at 10:30am and the Hanska City Park.+8:00 amHanska Women of Today ‘UFF DA 5K Walk/Run”
−Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales, Saturday, May 18, 8am-2pm. Maps available at local businesses.+8:00 amWinthrop City Wide Garage Sales
−Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be at the City of St. Peter located at 400 West St. Julien Street on Saturday, May 18 from 9am-2pm. This is for residents in LeSueur, Sibley and Nicollet Counties only!
No business waste or used motor oil will be accepted. Call Tri-County Solid Waste at 507-381-9196 for more information.+9:00 amTri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
−MMHF Fundraiser12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come and have fun and dance at the MMHF Fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, 12-6pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm.
12pm – Adam Munsterman Band
1:15pm – Smiley Wiltscheck and Friends
2:30pm – Jake Bastyr Band
3:45pm – Donnie Klossner “Music mit Herz”
5pm – Wendinger Band
Lower Level – Concertina Jamboree beginning at noon
Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies
Keith Eckstein, Leo Lentz and Friends on drums and tuba.
Free admittance for concertina, button box, and accordion players performing at the Jamboree.
All musicians have donated their time and talent to this event. Food and beverage are available. All proceeds used for the MMFH Museum.
For more information: Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, 27 North Broadway or 507-359-9014+12:00 pmMMHF Fundraiser
−Braun & Borth Recycling Day12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Braun & Borth Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day will be held Wednesday, May 22, 12-6pm at the Sleepy Eye Baseball Parking Lot.
Electronics $5/items – computer cpu; computer monitors; battery backups; printers; vcr; copiers; scanners; tv; stereo
Free items – keyboards; speakers; mouse; cell phones; land line phones; ipods; air conditioners; dehumidifiers; humidifiers; freezers; refrigerators; dishwashers; microwaves; stoves; washers; dryers; hot water heaters; furnaces; water softeners; trash compactors; garbage disposals; water coolers; vending machines.
Small appliances, such as blenders, toasters and irons will be accepted free.
Fluorescent lamps 4″ and under/$1
Fluorescent lamps over 4″/$1
Ballast – PCB =$1/per pound
PCB capacitors = $2/lb
car batteries/free+12:00 pmBraun & Borth Recycling Day
−Retirement Party for Harold Remme3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
You are invited to a retirement party in honor of Harold Remme, Superintendent, on Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30pm-7:00pm at New Ulm High School. There will be a program at 5:30pm.+3:30 pmRetirement Party for Harold Remme
−Sibley East Elementary School Carnival5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Sibley East Elementary School Carnival is Thursday, May 23, at the Gaylord Campus from 5-7pm. Admission to the carnival is free. There is a large variety of games and a number of delicious food items. A silent auction will be from 12-6:30pm. There is also a grand prize drawing for a IPad Mini.
The funds raised will be used to purchase technology and recess equipment to be in classrooms in both Gaylord and Arlington.+5:00 pmSibley East Elementary School Carnival
−New Ulm Chamber of Commerce hours8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Center will be open Friday, 5/24 from 8a-5p and on Saturday, 5/25 from 10a-3p. They will be closed Monday, 5/27 for the Memorial Day holiday.+8:00 amNew Ulm Chamber of Commerce hours
−NCHS Cox House plant sale8:30 am – 2:00 pm
The Nicollet County Historical Society’s annual heritage plant sale to benefit the Cox House will be held on Saturday, 5/25 from 8:30a-2:00p. The event is at the Treaty Site History Center at 1851 N Minnesota Ave in St. Peter.
Locally-grown perennials and bulbs available in the past have included mums, phlox, primrose, ferns, bleeding hearts, daisies, lilies, dahlias, lily of the valley, raspberry canes, rhubarb, coleus, and more.
For more information, contact Susan Carlin at 507-382-5162 or Richard Tostenson at 507-934-1105+8:30 amNCHS Cox House plant sale
−Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby is Saturday, May 25, from 9am-1pm at the south landing on Lake Hanska.
Pro walleye fisherman Tommy Skarlis will be the MC.
To enter, or with questions, call: Tim Abraham at 507-382-6743.+9:00 amLake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby
−Brown County Heartland Express – weekend (all-day)May 26 – May 27
The Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Sunday, 5/26 and Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular transit service will resume on Tuesday, 5/28.
The transit office will also be closed on Monday, 5/27. To schedule rides for Tuesday, 5/28, patrons need to call the office no later than 3pm on Friday, 5/24 at 359-2717 or 800-707-2717.+Brown County Heartland Express – weekend (all-day)
−Fort Ridgely program and tour1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On Sunday, May 26, Historian John LaBatte will present a program at 1pm on the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War in 1862. Then at 2:30pm there will be a walking tour of Fort Ridgely. $4 admission, MHS and NCHS members free.+1:00 pmFort Ridgely program and tour
−Brown County offices closed (all-day)May 27
All Brown County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.+Brown County offices closed (all-day)
−New Ulm Memorial Day events9:00 am – 10:00 am
The New Ulm Memorial Day Parade on Monday, 5/27 starts at 9am. The parade forms between 5th and 7th South by St. Mary’s and proceeds north on German St. to 5th North and Minnesota.
The observance at the cemetery will begin at 10am. In case of rain, the services will be held at the Civic Center.+9:00 amNew Ulm Memorial Day events
−Plato Memorial Day service9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Plato American Legion will hold a Memorial Day service on Monday, 5/27 at 9am at the Plato Community Hall. The Memorial Day address will be given by Captain David Smith.+9:00 pmPlato Memorial Day service
−Brown County Outstanding Seniors (all-day)Jun 1
Nominations are now being accepted through the month of June for the Brown County Outstanding Senior Citizen recognition for 2013.
Seniors who have reached the age of 70 by June 1 of this year can be nominated. Recognition will be based largely on how the nominee has touched the lives of other people in their community, the scope of volunteer involvement in various community organizations, as well as the variety, quality and quantity of community service performed after age 65.
Those wishing to make nominations can obtain official forms by contacting their local Senior Citizen Group or Bob Apitz at Brown Co. Family Service, PO Box 788, New Ulm, MN 56073.+Brown County Outstanding Seniors (all-day)
−American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)Jun 3 – Jun 7
The American Red Cross has blood drives taking place around the area over the next few days.
June 3 – Minnesota Valley Health Center, LeSueur from 1-7pm
June 4 – Amboy Presbyterian Church from 1:30-6:30pm
June 4 – Waldorf Community Center from 1-7pm
June 5 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 1-7pm
June 6 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 1-7pm
June 7 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 8am-1pm
For more information on giving the gift of life, check out redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.+American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)
−Concerts in the Park7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Concerts in the Park will be held Mondays at 7pm at German Park in New Ulm.
June 3 – The Concord Singers
June 10 – The Little Prairie Pickers
June 17 – Barton’s Hollow
June 24 – Molly and Sonny Boy
July 1 – Ken and Ken Show
July 8 – Dick Kimmer and Co.
July 15 – The Wendinger Band
July 22 – The Original German Band
July 29 – National Night Out – No Concert
August 5 – Sleepy Area Concertina Club
August 12 – Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band
August 19 – Polka and Native American Dancers
Popcorn and soda for sale by Relay for Life. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm or the Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin in New Ulm. Please listen to KNUJ or call the cancellation line at 507-354-9041.
Co-sponsored by New Ulm Park and Rec and KNUJ.+7:00 pmConcerts in the Park
−Bernadotte Lutheran’s Annual WELCA Pie & Ice Cream Social5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bernadotte Lutheran’s Annual WELCA Pie and Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Fun will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 5:30-8pm at Bernadotte Lutheran Church.
Pie Social Menu: cold ham sandwiches; hot turkey sandwiches; homemade pie and cake; ice cream; coffee; lemonade; milk.
Featuring music from the Lafayette City Band. Homemade ‘Bake Sale’ specialties of the Bernadotte Ladies.+5:30 pmBernadotte Lutheran’s Annual WELCA Pie & Ice Cream Social