−Bock Fest, New Ulm11:00 am – 4:30 pm
August Schell Brewing Company, the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the country, will be hosting its 28th Annual Bock Fest to celebrate this frigid winter away! This will be held on Saturday, March 1, from 11am-4:30pm at Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm.
The Great Bock Hunt will take place shortly after the festival begins and clues are given out at the loading dock at 11am.+11:00 amBock Fest, New Ulm
−Fasching & MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser, New Ulm12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come for a fun filled weekend in New Ulm!
Fasching will be held on Saturday, March 1, noon – 10pm at Turner Hall. Entertainment includes: 12pm Concord Singers; 1-3pm Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats; 3-4pm Concord Singers; 4-5:30pm Wendinger Band; 5:30-7pm Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats; Parade of Costumes at 7pm; 7:30-8:30am Concord Singers; 8:30-10pm Wendinger Band. Food and beverage available.
Fasching advance tickets available at HyVee; Cash Wise; New Ulm Chamber 507-354-8850 or check out www.newulm.com.
MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 2, noon-6pm at Turner Hall. 12pm Dain’s Dutchmen; 1:35pm Wally Pikal featuring Harvey Becker; 3:10pm Leon Helget; 4:40pm Bockfest Boys. Lower Level is the Concertina Jamboree. For more info, call 507-354-7305. Food and beverage available.+12:00 pmFasching & MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser, New Ulm
−Luxembourg Movie, Sleepy Eye1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
On Saturday, March 1, at 1:30pm at the Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye, the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Southern Minnesota will premiere a new movie about Luxembourg.
The movie is free and lasts 60 minutes. Membership information will be available, but come enjoy an hour learning about a fascinating part of our region’s heritage, whether you have Luxembourgish heritage or not. The public is welcome to attend.
For details, call Terry at 507-354-1123 or email@example.com+1:30 pmLuxembourg Movie, Sleepy Eye
−Pre-School/Kindergarten Round-Up, Lafayette Charter School4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Lafayette Charter School Pre-School and Kindergarten Round-up will be held on Thursday, March 6, from 4-7pm.
It is a come-and-go. Pre-School classes are available morning or afternoons or full days on each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Kindergarten is all day Monday though Friday. You may enroll your child at Open House/Round-Up or phone 507-228-2894.+4:00 pmPre-School/Kindergarten Round-Up, Lafayette Charter School
−33rd Annual New Ulm Farm City Hub Club Farm Show1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
33rd Annual New Ulm Farm City Hub Club Farm Show will be held March 7 & 8, New Ulm Civic Center, Fairgrounds on Friday from 1-8pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm.
Handouts; door prizes; farm show market emergency flashers; SMV Emblems at reduced prices. Free admission!
Farm Show Seminars:
Friday, March 7
4 pm – Estate Planning 101
6:30pm – Early Season Gardening
Saturday, March 8
11am – SBA Livestock Facility Loans
1pm – Estate Planning 101+1:00 pm33rd Annual New Ulm Farm City Hub Club Farm Show
−Carrie Rocha Coming to New Ulm8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Carrie Rocha, published author and creator of the Pocket Your Dollers website, is coming to New Ulm on Saturday, March 8, for a ladies only event hosted by Grace Community Church. This event is from 8:30am-12pm at the New Ulm Community Center.
Carrie will be presenting the principles she and her family applied to eliminate $50,000 of debt in 2.5 years and will have copies of her book, “Pocket Your Dollars” available for purchase. The $10 ticket include breakfast and the presentation and are available at Jacobs and Meidl, HyVee and Cash Wise. Tickets are required for this event.
For more information or to order tickets over the phone, contact Christine at 507-276-8897.+8:30 amCarrie Rocha Coming to New Ulm
−Brown County Humane Society Caged 4 Critters9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Brown County Humane Society will be holding their annual “Caged 4 Critters” fundraising event on Saturday, March 8, from 9am-4pm.
Supporters and friends of the Brown County Humane Society are invited to come to the Humane Society at 1301 South Valley Street in New Ulm and be a ‘Jail Bird’ to help raise funds for the shelter. Volunteers will make telephone calls to family and friends to raise money to ‘get out of jail’. 100% of dollars raised during the event will go directly to assist the pets at the shelter.
Please bring a cell phone to make your telephone calls. Pizza will be available over the lunch hour.
For further information, call 359-2312 or Gerald at 507-276-5888.+9:00 amBrown County Humane Society Caged 4 Critters
−Courtland Rec Center’s 63rd Annual Fish Fry, Courtland11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Courtland Rec Center 63rd Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, March 8, 11am-8pm.
Featuring beer battered fish, German or American potato salad, cole slaw, coffee, milk. Tickets $12/adults; $6/children under 12. Take out window is et up.+11:00 amCourtland Rec Center’s 63rd Annual Fish Fry, Courtland
−Celebrate Wanda Gag’s Birthday Party1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate Wanda Gag’s Snippy and Snappy Birthday Party
Snippy and Snappy are celebrating Wanda’s 121st birthday with games, singing, crafts and treats. Come join us for a little ‘mouse’ fun on Saturday, March 9, 1-3pm at the Brown County Historical Museum Annex, 2 North Broadway, New Ulm.+1:00 pmCelebrate Wanda Gag’s Birthday Party
−Wabasso Lions Club Spring Breakfast9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wabasso Lions Club Spring Breakfast, Sunday, March 9, 9:30am-12:30pm at the Wabasso Community Center.
Menu: eggs, sausage, rolls, toast, coffee, milk and juice. Adults/$7; students/$4; preschool/free.
Proceeds are used for community projects.+9:30 amWabasso Lions Club Spring Breakfast
−26th Annual Men’s Ham Dinner, New Ulm10:30 am – 1:00 pm
26th Annual Men’s Ham Dinner, Sunday, March 9, 10:30am-1pm at the Church of St. Mary
Prepared by the men of St. Mary’s Parish. Menu: ham, potatoes, corn, cole slaw, ice cream, beverages. Hams prepared at The Backerei with special rye dough.
Adults/$10; children ages 12 and under/$5. Take outs available. Don’t forget to check out the bake sale and raffle.+10:30 am26th Annual Men’s Ham Dinner, New Ulm
−Gibbon Fire and Rescue Grilled Chicken Dinner11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gibbon Fire and Rescue is holding their annual Grilled Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 9, from 11am-6pm at the Gibbon Community Ceneter.
Enjoy grilled chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, dinner roll and beverage for $10/adult and $4/kids 4-12.+11:00 amGibbon Fire and Rescue Grilled Chicken Dinner
−Pasta with the Padres, Mankato4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Pasta with the Padres”, a dinner and silent auction to benefit ECHO Food Shelf and sponsored by the four Mankato Catholic Churches, will be held on Sunday, March 9, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church; Blue Earth and Hubbell Streets, Mankato.
Serving will be from 4-7pm. Priests from the Mankato/North Mankato parishes will be there to help. Singers/guitarists Brian Kvebak and Tracy Buckle will provide entertainment. The event is open to the public. A free will offering will be taken.+4:00 pmPasta with the Padres, Mankato
−American Red Cross Blood Drives1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making several stops around the area.
Tuesday, March 11 – Arlington Community Center, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – LeCenter American Legion, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, 12-6pm
Thursday, March 13 – American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm
Friday, March 14 - American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm
To learn more about giving blood, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross.+1:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−North American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North American Farm and Power Show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, Thursday thru Saturday, March 13-15; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; free admission; free parking.
Extensive farm, ranch, dairy equipment displays; the latest in technology and new product introduction; alternative energy displays; free ag seminars by the University of Minnesota
Register for the grand prize, courtesy of Ag Power, a John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor, valued at $1700.
For more information, visit trade-x-p-o-s.com+9:00 amNorth American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna
−Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild is an organization of quilt lovers, novices and experts alike who share their love of fabric, design, color and the finished product.
Prairie Piecemakers will be meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located 201 North State Street in New Ulm on Thursday, March 13. They will have a short business meeting and get ready for the Quilt Show.
Watch for more information to come on the Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Show at the New Ulm Event Center on March 21 & 22.+7:00 pmPrairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting
−New Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast7:30 am – 8:30 am
The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Hot Topics breakfast is Friday, March 14.
Presenting will be Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Paul Torkelson who will giving an update on the busy beginning of the 2014 Legislative Session. Topics sure to be covered will be the budget surplus, school funding, minimum wage and transportation funding.
Event is at 7:30am at the New Ulm Country Club and includes breakfast. To rsvp, please contact the Chamber at 233-4300. Cost is $7 for Chamber Members and $9 for general admission. Please rsvp by March 12.+7:30 amNew Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast
−Eagles Extravaganza, New Ulm5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Eagles Extravaganza, Friday, March 14, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm
5pm social hour; 6:30-7:30pm dinner with music by the Pops Choir; 8pm-midnight entertainment by the Concord Singers and the Blue Ringers.
Tickets are $30/meal and entertainment (tickets at HyVee, Cash Wise and Chamber of Commerce); $10/entertainment only. For 18 and older.+5:00 pmEagles Extravaganza, New Ulm
−Electronics Recycling, New Ulm10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Electronics Recycling will take place at the Brown County Fairgrounds coliseum this Saturday, March 15th, from 10am-2pm. No appliances will be accepted. Examples of items accepted include TV’s, VCR’s, computers, monitors, laptops, satellite receivers, iPods, iPads, DVD players.
Cost is 50 cents per pound with the proceeds going toward CHS prom.
Any questions please call the Cathedral High School office at 354-4511.+10:00 amElectronics Recycling, New Ulm
−Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and North Star Strings will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, March 15, at the New Ulm Public Schools Auditorium at 1st and Broadway at 3pm and also on Sunday, March 16, at Mankato East High School Auditorium at 3pm.
These concerts will feature 2014 Concerto Competition Winner, violist Mackenzie Lach, playing Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’. They are conducted by Dr. Joseph Rodgers, Aimon Dwan and Hunter Ellis.
Admission at door adults/$8; students/seniors/$6 and families/$22.
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and the younger string ensemble, North Star Strings, are regional ensembles with students participating from more than a dozen communities.+3:00 pmMankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools
−27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
27th Annual Banquet Brown County Pheasants Forever, Saturday, March 15, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye.
Cackling hour begins 5pm; smorgasbord dinner 7pm. Admission is $50/includes 1 year membership; $65 member and spouse/includes 1 year membership; $15/18 and under/includes 1 year youth membership; $250 sponsorship/includes 2 admissions, 1 year membership, plaque, medallion and choice of $65 gift certificate to PF catalouge or print of the year)
A lifetime MN Hunting and Fishing License will be awarded to one lucky youth aged 4-15 in attendance. Hunter’s Dream Raffle Winner Takes All only $25 per ticket.
For more info, contact Ralph at 920-0435; Dan at 227-2349; Jeremy 240-0096.+5:00 pm27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet
−Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sunday, March 16, 8am-1pm Eagles Orchid Inn.
All the pancakes you can eat. Adults at door/$8; in advance/$7.50; children 6-12 at door/$3.50; in advance/$3; under 6/free. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch; The Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member.
Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.+8:00 amLions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
−New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast8:30 am – 1:00 pm
New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, March 16, 8:30am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk.+8:30 amNew Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast
−Hanska Fire Department Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hanska Fire Department Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center, Hanska.
Hanska Sausages and all you can eat Dad’s Famous Belgian Waffles; different types of syrups; whipped toppings; butter. $8/per person; 5 years and under/free. Take outs and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6248.
All proceeds will go for training .+9:00 amHanska Fire Department Breakfast
−Lafayette Area Lions Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm, Lafayette Community Center.
Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1. Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk, coffee.
Proceeds go toward Lions’ community projects in the Lafayette area.+9:00 amLafayette Area Lions Breakfast
−St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet9:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a pre-Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast and bucket raffle on Sunday, March 16, from 9-11:30am, served by the men of the Church of St. Paul, Nicollet.
Menu: ham and sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and beverage. Tickets adults/$7; children 6-12/$3. Sunday Mass at 8am. This is a Catholic Order of Foresters Court 812 Matching Grant Fundraiser for Religious Education.+9:00 amSt. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet
−New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 10:30am-1:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Take outs available.
Adults/$10 at the door.+10:30 amNew Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner
−Bingo, Lafayette1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bingo, Sunday, March 16, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Social Hall, Lafayette
Grocery and assorted bingo prizes; lunch will be sold; drawings; all ages welcome.
Hosted by St. Gregory the Great CCW. Donations for Food Shelf welcome.+1:00 pmBingo, Lafayette
−RS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Efforts to bring high-speed internet and phone services to Renville and Sibley County communities continue and the RS Fiber Cooperative is holding a series of public meetings this week to update residents on the status of the project.
The hour long public meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 10am at Winthrop City Hall; at 2pm at Fairfax City Hall and at 4pm at Gaylord City Hall.
On Thursday, March 20, there are meetings at 10am at Fairfax City Hall; 2pm at Winthrop City Hall; 7pm at Gaylord City Hall.
Friday, March 21, 10am at Green Isle City Hall and 2pm at Stewart City Hall.
To learn more about the multi-million dollar proposed project, you can also go online at rsfiber.coop.+10:00 amRS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County
−American Red Cross Blood Drive12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the area this week.
Tuesday, March 18 – 12-6pm, Madelia High School, Madelia
Thursday, March 20 – 1:30-7:30pm, Gibbon Community Center
For more information on giving blood, go online to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.+12:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive