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  1. Dec
    1
    Sat

    1. NUACT Presents ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      NUACT Presents ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’, written and directed by Paul Warshauer

      Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, December 1, 6:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Tickets are $30 and includes a stuffed pork chop dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber or by calling Jeff at 507-276-2003 .

      ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’ is sponsored by the New Ulm Rotary Club and features local actors from NUACT. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Foundation for Saving Sight for their work in San Lucas Guatemala.

  2. Dec
    2
    Sun

    1. Drive By Living Nativity, Arlington
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Drive By Lighting Nativity on Sunday, December 2, 5:30-7:30pm at the Arlington Fairgrounds. Actors and live animals portray events leading to Christ’s birth. This is the 23rd year.

      Cash or food shelf donation at gate.

  3. Dec
    6
    Thu

    1. Free Online Marketing Seminar
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      How to Compete Online as a Small Market Business

      Everybody knows the importance of advertising online but do you know how?

      Spark Logix Studios is a Minneapolis based web design and online marketing company that understands how hard it is to create an online marketing strategyKNUJ and SAM FM Radio has invited Spark Logix Studios to host a free seminar to share their experience and expertise in an effort to help local business owners understand the benefits and proven techniques of marketing online. Whether your business has been marketing online for years, or you’ve never sat at a computer, this open format seminar will help you learn how to save money on advertising and take your business to the next level.

      A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 am and the seminar will run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Holiday Inn in New Ulm!

      For more information or to register click here.

    2. Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 6:30 pm

      Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club Chili/Soup Fundraiser on Thursday, December 6, from 11am-6:30pm at the Servicemen’s Club.

      $7.50/all you can eat including chili, chicken soup, egg salad & ham sandwiches and beverages. Take outs available. Call day of at 794-7391.

    3. Crechefest and HymnFest
      1:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Creche Fest will take place Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, 1:30-7:30pm at Centennial Lutheran Church, 701 Locust Street, Henderson. View over 200 Creche and Angel Displays.

      Hymn Fest will be 7:30pm Thursday; hymns, carols and stories about the Christ Child. 8:30pm – view Creche’s with fellowship and refreshments.

    4. South Central Collegiate DECA Chapter Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The South Central Collegiate DECA Chapter, in collaboration with the U.S. Marine Corps League, is hosting the 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7:30pm on Thursday, December 6 at South Central College Heritage Hall.

      All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Toys for Tots Campaign. Cost for the dinner is $5/per plate; children 5 and under/$3.

  4. Dec
    7
    Fri

    1. Sleepy Eye Pride Silent Auction (all-day)
      Dec 7

      Sleepy Eye Pride (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports Team) will be hosting a silent auction on Friday, December 7, at Sleepy Eye Public School.

      This program, it its second year of implementation, fosters safe, responsible and respectful behavior in students. The money raised through the auction will be used to help promote positive behavior in both the school and within the community. Sleepy Eye Pride invites the community to attend the silent auction beginning at 6pm in the high school.

      The auction features items from Minnesota Zoo, Chanhassen Theatre, the Ordway, Minnesota Swarm, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Wild, Minnesota Timberwolves and many local and area businesses. This event is being held in conjunction with a doubleheader basketball game featuring Sleepy Eye Public girls and boys versus Nicollet, the bidding will conclude during the second half of the second game.

    2. Annual Cookie Sale & Bazaar, New Ulm
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Annual Cookie Sale and Bazaar on Friday, December 7, from 10:30am-1pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 South Broadway, New Ulm.

      There will be lunch, cookies, crafts, baked goods and candies.

    3. Fairmont Opera House
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Fairmont Opera House is pleased to announce an upcoming performance. DALA will be appearing on Friday, December 7, at 7:30pm, with the Bar/Box Office opening at 6:30pm.

      DALA features vocal harmonies guaranteed to give you chills. Duo members Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther also make use of their considerable talents on guitar and grand piano to create a unique brand of acoustic pop. Their fun and energetic stage presence has made DALA a fan favorite as festivals across the country. They will also be playing traditional Christmas music as well as songs they have written.

    4. MLC Presents ‘A Tale of Two Cities’
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Martin Luther College Forum Presents ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, a Radio Play by Orson Wells, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

      December 7 and 7:30pm and December 8 at 2pm. WCC Auditorium; $2/general admission. For more info, please call 507-233-9114.

  5. Dec
    8
    Sat

    1. Calvary Lutheran Church Cookie Sale (all-day)
      Dec 8 – Dec 9

      The Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapidan will be having a Cookie Sale on December 8 & 9. Walk around to choose your cookies for $10/box. They will be having live, holiday music while you are picking your cookies.

    2. Brown County Humane Society Bake & Craft Sale
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      The Brown County Humane Society will hold their annual Christmas Bake and Craft Sale on Saturday, December 8, from 9:30am-12pm at Oak Hills Living Center, located at 1314 8th North Street, New Ulm.

      The sale includes a number of Christmas baked goods and craft items. Also, the Brown County Humane Society cookbooks are available for $10/each, plus tax, if you purchase three or more.

      All the funds are used to support the day-to-day operations of the Humane Society. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods or items for the event can drop them off at the shelter on Friday, December 7.

      For more info, call the Humane Society at 507-359-2312.

    3. 22nd Annual Cookie Walk, Lafayette
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      22nd Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 8, 10am-1pm at St. Gregory’s the Great Catholic Church, 440 6th St, Lafayette

      Cookies are $3.50/dozen. A lunch will be served of BBQ sandwiches, pickles, chips and apple cider.

       

    4. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Fair, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 8, at the New Ulm American Legion, 13 S Minnesota, New Ulm.

      There will be a bake sale and curiosity shop beginning at 10am. Lunch served from 10:30am-1pm.

    5. Christmas in Hanska
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Christmas in Hanska will be Saturday, December 8, at the Hanska Community Center from 10am-1pm.

      Upstairs, the City of Hanska will be hosting cash and carry vendors. Hanska Community Library will be having a book fair.

      Hanska Women of Today’s Santa Visit will be 10am-11:30am. Goodie bags for all children; visit with Santa from 10am-11:30am; enter a drawing for a turkey and cookie dough; cookies and refreshments will be served.

      There will be a drop off box for New Ulm Sertoma’s Club Santa’s Closet project and food for Brown County Food Shelf.

  6. Dec
    9
    Sun

    1. Dinner and Bake Sale, Sleepy Eye
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser, sponsored by St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Council in Sleepy Eye is having a Dinner and Bake Sale on Sunday, December 9.

      Bake Sale starting at 8am. Swiss steak dinner serving from 10:30am-12:30pm at St. Mary’s School Cafeteria. Meal includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, carrots, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Carry outs available.

      All proceeds donated to the Parish Education Program plus a Catholic Aid Matching Grant of up to $1,000.

    2. Sean Randel Benefit
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      There will be a Sean Randel Benefit held on Sunday, December 9, at the American Legion in New Ulm starting at 11am. There will be a donation meal, bake sale and silent auction. Meal will start at 12pm and the close of the silent auction being at 2:30pm.

      Sean is the son of Tonya Bonnifield (wife of Al Bonnifield) and Robert Randel. Early morning on November 2, Sean was involved in a car accident. The vehicle flipped, Sean was ejected and the vehicle landed on top of him. Sean has several fractures in his pelvis. The benefit will be used to help defer medical costs and any other type of costs that incur.

    3. Clements American Legion Sausage Feed
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Clements American Legion Robert Seikora Post 519, Clements, Annual Sausage Feed on Sunday, December 9, 4:30-7pm.

      Adults/$10; children 5 and under/$5. Meal includes sausage, beans, potato salad, coffee and juice.

  7. Dec
    15
    Sat

    1. Santa Visits the Cox House
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Mr. and Mrs. Cox and their children cordially invite you to call on Santa while he’s taking visitors at the Cox House on Saturday, December 15, from 1-3pm.

      Richard Tostenson and the Minnehaha Questers Chapter of St. Peter have transformed the house into a Victorian holiday celebration. Costumed interpreters will portray the Cox family. Santa will be on hand to hear from all the good boys and girls. Refreshments will be served.

      The Cox House is located at 500 North Washington Avenue in St. Peter.

  8. Jan
    14
    Mon

    1. Life Living Series 2013
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Erin Walsh
      Monday, January 14
      7pm, DAC Auditorium
      “Why Do Kids Act That Way”?

      Erin combines experience and examples to help parents understand the impact of technology on their kids. Her expertise is body image, video game violence and teenage brain development.

       

      Katy Smith
      Monday, January 21
      7pm, DAC Auditorium
      “2011 Teacher of the Year”
      Educator/Humorist Katy Smith will tell you how her job as an ECFE teacher demonstrates the fast pace of today’s children and how she counters that with calm and creativity.

      Maria Willits
      Monday, January 28
      7pm, DAC Auditorium
      “Shatter the Silence”
      Maria shares her personal story to help prevent suicide, access mental health resources and give hope to survivors.

      Sponsored by United Way of Brown County and Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Carol at 507-356-8561. CEU’s will be available for Dist. 88 and 84 staff and Brown County daycare and foster care.

  9. Jan
    15
    Tue

    1. Watonwan County Public Health Flu Clinic
      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Watonwan County Public Health in sponsoring a Free Flu Clinic for adults who qualify on Tuesday, January 15, at the Watonwan County Human Services building in St. James from 9am-12pm and 1-4:30pm. Qualifications include being over the age of 18 and do not have medical insurance or adults that receive medial assistance.

      No appointments are necessary, but if you need to schedule an appointment for another date, please contact 507-375-3294 and ask for Jane or a public health nurse.

       

  10. Jan
    16
    Wed

    1. St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Catholic United Council Supper
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic United Council invites all parishioners and friends to the Annual Beef or Turkey Commercial Supper on Wednesday, January 16, at St. Andrew’s Social Center in Fairfax.

      They will have beverages, desserts, salads, breads. Adults/$8; 10 years and under/$5; preschool/$3. Carry out available by calling 507-426-7069.

      St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s will receive a matching grant up to $1,000 from Catholic United Financial.

  11. Jan
    18
    Fri

    1. Chili Supper & Silent Auction, New Ulm
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Chili Supper and Silent Auction on Friday, January 18, from 4:30-7:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1400 South State Street, New Ulm to benefit the New Ulm Swim Club Eagle Rays.

      Adults/$7; children under 11/$4 at the door. Take out orders available. For tickets or information, call 359-4149.

  12. Jan
    19
    Sat

    1. 1st Annual High Island Lake Fishing Contest, New Auburn
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Friends of High Island Sponsor 1st Annual High Island Lake Fishing Contest in New Auburn on Saturday, January 19, 11am-3pm. Food available on site/shelters allowed.

      $5/entry fee/cash payouts/door prizes (must be present to win). Advance tickets at High Island Hide Away and Dicky Bobs.

      The will also be a youth contest with prizes for ages 12 and under and they are free with paid adult.

  13. Jan
    20
    Sun

    1. Nicollet County Historical Society Annual Meeting
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Nicollet County Historical Society’s annual meeting will be Sunday, January 20, at Gustavus Adolphus’ Jackson Student Union banquet hall. The dinner service will begin at 1pm, business meeting at 2pm and program at 2:30pm.

      Independent historian Curt Kahlin will discuss the US Dakota War of 1862 and the roles played by Fort Ridgely and St. Peter.

      Cost for the dinner and program is $15/for members; $20/non members and $5 for those wishing to only attend the program. For details and registration, call Ben or Kris at 507-934-2160. Reservations with payment are due by January 14.

    2. COF Super Sausage Supper, Turner Hall
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Catholic Order of Foresters will be having their Super Sausage Supper at Turner Hall in New Ulm on Sunday, January 20. Serving from 4-7:30pm and take out orders available. Tickets are $8.50 in advance or $9 at the door.

      Proceeds going to First Choice Pregnancy.

  14. Jan
    25
    Fri

    1. Brown County Congress of Elected and Appointed Officials Meeting
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      The public is cordially invited to participate in the meeting of the Brown County Congress of Elected and Appointed Officials on Friday, January 25, from 7:30-9am at the Brown County REA Building in Sleepy Eye. Rolls, coffee and juice will be provided.

      This quarter forum will be Impacts and Issues of the upcoming Legislative Session. Representative Torkelson and Senator Dahms will be in attendance. Representatives from the Federal levels have been invited to join us.

      This event is sponsored by Bridging Brown County, an organization created to develop a greater awareness of community throughout the county. Please call Clarice at 507-794-4733 with any questions regarding this meeting.

  15. Jan
    26
    Sat

    1. Snowmobile Youth Safety Class
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Snowmobile Youth Safety Class will be Saturday, January 26, from 8am-5pm at Watonwan County Human Services, 715 2nd Avenue South, St. James.

      Youth must be 11 years of age before the class start date in order to be eligible to take the class. Pre-registration is required by obtaining a study cd before January 26 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited so register early.

      For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Gulden at 507-375-2579 or  barry.gulden@co.watonwan.mn.us.

    2. Youth Snowmobile Safety Training
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The Renville County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a Youth Snowmobile Training course on January 26, beginning at 9am at the Renville County Office Building, 105 5th Street South, room 117-lower level in Olivia. You can register by calling the Renville County Dispatcher Center at 320-523-1161.

      The registration fee will be provided by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office Driver Awareness Program, therefore the training will be no cost to the student.

      Pre-registration is required and students must meet the following requirements: Be at least 12 years of age; be accompanied by an parent or guardian; have your own snowmobile and proper safety gear; successful completion of the Minnesota DNR Safety CD and printout of the Certification of Completion. The safety cd can be obtained by calling 888-646-6367 or 651-296-6157.

    3. Third Annual Youth in Harmony Festival
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      The Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines in conjunction with the Mankato Riverblenders present their Third Annual Youth in Harmony Festival will be Saturday, January 26, at Crossview Covenant Church in North Mankato.

      Some of the high schools invited to the festival are: Madelia; Mankato West; Minnesota Valley Lutheran; Sibley East; Immanuel Lutheran; LCWM; Loyola; Mankato East; Nicollet; St. Peter. The students will start at 9am, learn two songs in their respective choruses and one song together, along with choreography. The day will culminate with a free concert at 4pm, featuring the Festival Choruses, as well as the Sweet Adelines, Riverblenders and their quartets.

      The public is invited to the free concert. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Grimmer at 507-947-3183.