−Candidate Forum for Redwood Falls7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the City of Redwood Falls will host a candidate forum on October 16. The forum will focus on issues important to rural communities, including property taxes, the state budget and economic development. Redwood Falls Mayor Gary Revier will serve as moderator.
Senate District 16/House District 16B Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 16, 7pm at the Redwood Falls City Hall, 333 South Washington Street. Senate District 16 candidates Sen. Gary Dahms and Ted Suss; House District 16B candidates Rep. Paul Torkelson and James Kanne+7:00 pmCandidate Forum for Redwood Falls
−American Red Cross Blood Drives1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The American Red Cross Blood Drives schedule:
Mountain Lake Community Center from 2-7pm on Wednesday, October 17 and Montgomery American Legion from 1-7pm on Thursday, October 19.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk ins are welcome. For more information, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org.+1:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−Swan Lake Lutheran Church Fall Harvest Supper5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The community is invited to the Swan Lake Lutheran Church Fall Harvest Supper on Wednesday, October 17, from 5-7pm.
Menu includes hot beef and hot turkey sandwiches, cole slaw, dessert and beverage. $7.50/adults. Half plate or children/$4.
Swan Lake Lutheran Church is located just east of Nicollet Co. Rd 10 on the Fort Road, (Nicollet Co. Rd. 5). This meal is prepared by the woman of Swan Lake Lutheran Church.+5:00 pmSwan Lake Lutheran Church Fall Harvest Supper
−DAV Mobile Service Officer9:00 am – 4:00 pm
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they’ve earned. There’s so much to know and so many changes from one year to the next. That’s why the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at the following locations to personally provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available.
October 18, 9am-4pm, Renville County Veterans Service Office, 105 South 5th Street, Olivia and October 19, 9am-4pm, McLeod County Veterans Service Office, 2381 Hennepin Avenue North, Glencoe.
For further information regarding these events, contact NSO Jon N. Retzer at 612-970-5665.+9:00 amDAV Mobile Service Officer
−Oakwood United Methodist Church Supper and Bake Sale4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Avenue, New Ulm invites you to their Annual Fall Supper and Bake Sale on Thursday, October 18, 4-6:30pm.
Serving BBQ’s or hot turkey sandwiches, German and American potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, pie and dessert. Adults/$8; children ages 3-12/$3. Take home some baked goods.+4:00 pmOakwood United Methodist Church Supper and Bake Sale
−Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, Cambria11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, Bake Sale and Fundraiser at the Cambria Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 20, 11am-1pm.
Drawing for prizes at 1:30pm.+11:00 amSoup and Sandwich Luncheon, Cambria
−Turner Hall Gala 20124:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Turner Hall Gala 2012 – A Diamond Affair on Saturday, October 20. Pre-party at Turner Hall at 4pm; all cocktails included.
Gala to follow featuring 5 course meal; Neil Diamond tribute band and a live auction. Serving: beet and feta cheese salad; pumpkin bisque w/smoked gouda; bacon wrapped pineapple shrimp; smoked chops w/spiced apple compote; apple ice cream with brandy caramel.
$75 tickets. Get your tickets from Virginia or Dan. Only 300 tickets available.+4:00 pmTurner Hall Gala 2012
−Hanska Women of Today Taco Feed4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Hanska Women of Today will be having a Taco Feed on Saturday, October 20, 4:30-7:30pm in the basement of the Hanska Community Center.
All proceeds from taco feed will be used for Christmas in Hanska and the Easter Egg Hunt.
There will also be a raffle with great prizes!+4:30 pmHanska Women of Today Taco Feed
−St. Mary’s Church Spaghetti Supper, New Ulm5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join them for Dinner and Entertainment on Saturday, October 20, St. Mary’s Church in New Ulm.
Spaghetti Supper served 5:30-7:30pm. Adults/$7; youth 5-10/$4. Tickets can be purchased at the parish offices of St. Mary’s Church or Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, from the youth who will be attending WYD, Cash Wise or HyVee.
Free Columbian Music and Dance Program at 7:30pm. Desserts and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds will help to send youth to World Youth Day 2013.+5:30 pmSt. Mary’s Church Spaghetti Supper, New Ulm
−Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast, sponsored by Sts. Joseph & Elizabeth Council on Sunday, October 21, from 8:30am-12:30pm at Leifeld Hall, Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.
Serving eggs, smokies, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, coffee, juice, milk. Crafts, baked items and garden produce will also be on sale.
Proceeds will be matched by Catholic United Financial up to $1,000 to help support New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.+8:30 amCatholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast
−Mission Brunch and Bake Sale, Sleepy Eye10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Mission Brunch and Bake Sale, St. Mary’s CCW, Sleepy Eye School Cafeteria on Sunday, October 21, 10:30am-12:30pm. Smearkuchen and rolls bake sale 8am.
Serving pork chops, sauerkraut, dumpling, dessert and beverage. Adult meal/$9; children 10 and under/$4. Takeouts available.+10:30 amMission Brunch and Bake Sale, Sleepy Eye
−Big Book Blitz II, New Ulm4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The 2nd Annual Fall Fundraiser, Big Book Blitz II, on Monday, October 22, 4-7:30pm.
There will be a silent auction, door prizes, a haunted house, a scholastic book fair, good eats and live music by ALC staff and students. Also, it is Clifford the Big Red Dog’s 50th Birthday, so he will be there to read to the kids and pose for photos.
Money raised will go toward development of their one year old library and for student activities. Sponsored by River Bend Education Building, 1315 South Broadway, New Ulm.+4:00 pmBig Book Blitz II, New Ulm
−55 Alive Safety Driving Course8:15 am – 9:15 am
Community and Seniors Together and ISD 88 Community Education sponsor a refresher 55 Alive Safety Driving Course each month.
The next 4 hour session is Wednesday, October 24 at 8:15am at the Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm. Call the CAST office and leave a message to register. The fee is $16.+8:15 am55 Alive Safety Driving Course
−Haunted House, Rognlie Manor, Franklin12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Scariest Haunted House in southern Minnesota – The Haunted Rognlie Manor.
Every fall the doors of the Rognlie Manor are opened for those daring enough to venture through its halls. Are you fearless enough to challenge the Rognlie?
Dates are October 26 or 27; doors open at 6pm; trails open at dark; admission $7/take $1 off if you bring food shelf donation.
For more info: 507-430-4046. Located 4 miles east of Franklin and/or 4 miles west of Fairfax on Highway 19, then one mile south on 430th St – the Rognlie Manor is located to the west of the second church on the road. 63839 430th Street, Franklin+12:15 pmHaunted House, Rognlie Manor, Franklin
−Haunted Halloween Village, Cleveland6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Haunted Halloween Village, October 26 & 27, 6-8pm in Cleveland.
Ghosts and Goblins of all ages! Bobbing for Apples; Brew, Treats and Food; Carve your own pumpkin contest; Little Monster Games; Spooktacular Maze. Admission/$2; Haunted Hayride/$2; food shelf donations optional.+6:00 pmHaunted Halloween Village, Cleveland
−Haunted House, New Ulm6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s Haunted House Time!! The 4th Annual Haunted House is being run by the Youth Council of New Ulm at 125 South Broadway, New Ulm.
It will be Friday, October 26, from 6:30-9pm for 1st – 5th graders and Saturday, October 27, 6:30-9pm for 6th – 12th graders. Admission is FREE, but please bring a canned goods for the food shelf if you can.
This event is sponsored by Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth of Brown County. For more information, call 507-354-8632 or firstname.lastname@example.org+6:30 pmHaunted House, New Ulm
−Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary Annual Meeting8:30 am – 9:30 am
You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, October 27. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30am in the Luther Student Center with the meeting at nine in the auditorium.
You will learn about new programs at MLC, select new projects for the coming year and enjoy fellowship. Choose from special workshops including Mandarin Awareness, the new NIV translation, Daylight program, student sound-off panel and social media made easy. The day closes with a worship service in the Chapel of the Christ.+8:30 amMartin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary Annual Meeting
−Fairfax Home Based Business Expo9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fairfax Home Based Business Expo, Saturday, October 27, 9am-1pm at St. Andrew’s School, State Highway 19 and Park Street, enter at north door.
Refreshments by Fairfax Depot Association; check out the new fall and winter lines from all your favorite businesses and get your Christmas shopping done early!
Shop local and support your home based businesses: Angie’s Attic; Arbonne; Avon; Barrettes by Bode; Greetings by Anna; Lefse Ladies; Lis Sophia; Maria’s Fashion Boutique; Mary Kay; Miche; Mom’s Great Crates; Norwex; Pampered Chef; P.S. Sweet Treats; Premier Designs; Rodan+Fields; Scentsy; Tastefully Simple; Thirty One; Tupperware; UsBorne Books and More; ViSalus; Whistling Cricket Design; Wood Crafts by George and more.
For more information email: email@example.com. Facebook: Fairfax Home-Based Business Expo+9:00 amFairfax Home Based Business Expo
−30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield9:30 am – 3:00 pm
30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, October 27, at the Springfield Community Center, 9am-3pm.
Lunch 10:30am-1:30pm; choice to two sandwiches, two homemade soups, beverages and dessert. Proceeds to benefit St. Raphael.+9:30 am30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield
−Dog Park Fundraiser, New Ulm10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dog Park Fundraiser, Saturday, October 27, 10am at the Glockenspiel parking lot.
Approximately 2 mile doggy walk. $5/entrance fee per adult person; dogs and kids are free. All proceeds go towards purchase of a fence.+10:00 amDog Park Fundraiser, New Ulm
−Welca Fall Bazaar, Franklin10:30 am – 2:00 pm
St. Luke’s – Franklin Welca Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27, 10:30am-2pm.
There will be a bake sale; crafts; produce; holiday corner; lefse; silent auction; prize drawings. Lunch menu includes: BBQ, egg salad sandwiches, ham sandwiches, German potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, desserts, beverage+10:30 amWelca Fall Bazaar, Franklin
−Halloween Fun for Kids at Farmamerica12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Get into the Halloween spirit at Farmamerica’s “All Hallow’s Eve” party on October 27 from 12-4pm.
Children and their parents are welcome to come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, games, magic shows and more. Families can take a tractor-drawn tram through the crisp autumn air to the haunted feed mill and enjoy Halloween fun at the country church and 1930′s farm.
Admission is $4/ per person. Children under 2/free.
Farmamerica is located off Hwy 14 near Waseca. For more info, visit www.farmamerica.org.+12:00 pmHalloween Fun for Kids at Farmamerica
−Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Hanska4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Family Style Dinner, Saturday, October 27, Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, serving 4-8pm.
Tickets sold at the door with seating by number. Adults/$15; students 12-17/$8; youth 6-11/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, meatballs, lefse, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, cranberries, dessert and beverage.+4:00 pmLutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Hanska
−Concert at Gustavus Adolphus College7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, October 27, 7:30-9:30pm – Join the U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus as they present a free concert of classical, semi-classical, popular music selections, choral arrangements, novelty numbers, military marches and patriotic favorites. This performance is presented by Gustavus Adolphus University.
Disclaimer ticket holders should be seated by 7:15pm; unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 7:30pm. Gustavus Adolphus College – Christ Chapel, 800 W College Avenue, Saint Peter.+7:30 pmConcert at Gustavus Adolphus College
−Breakfast Fundraiser, New Ulm8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Breakfast Fundraiser for New Ulm Masons and New Ulm Medical Center, Sunday, October 28, 8am-12:30pm, Breakfast Fundraiser in lower level of Turner Hall.
Tickets are $7/each; kids 10 & under/$3 available at the door, at the NUMC Coffee Shop and from New Ulm Masons.
Sponsored by the New Ulm Masons, Knights Templar, the Shrine and New Ulm Medical Center. Proceeds to benefit the Birth Center Renovation Project at New Ulm Medical Center and many Masonic community projects. Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice and coffee.+8:00 amBreakfast Fundraiser, New Ulm
−St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar, New Ulm8:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar on Sunday, October 28, St. Mary’s Church Basement, New Ulm.
8am-12pm; rolls and coffee at 8am; luncheon starts 9:30am. Bake sale; smearkuchen, dish towels; rugs; raffles; white elephant sale.
All proceeds from this event will be donated for religious education, plus the Catholic United Financial will provide matching funds up to $1,000.+8:00 amSt. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar, New Ulm
−Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, October 28, GFW High School, serving 9am-1pm, cost/$6.
Come in costume and you could win a prize. All proceeds will be used to support Lions projects.+9:00 amWinthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast
−Sausage Dinner, Comfrey10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sausage Dinner, St. Paul Catholic Church, Comfrey, on Sunday, October 28. 10am Mass with special music; serving family style from 11am-1:30pm.
Menu: sausage, sauerkraut, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, pickles, bread and butter, ice cream, coffee, milk. Adults/$10; children ages 6-12/$5; preschool 5 and under/$3. Take outs available.
Homemade candy and baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, fresh produce, canned items, silent auction, theme baskets. 50/50 drawing: 1500 tickets printed; if all tickets are sold, winner could win $1500. General raffle and individual raffles for quilt and other items. Drawing will be Sunday, October 28, at 2pm.+10:00 amSausage Dinner, Comfrey
−Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Lester Prairie12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner on Sunday, October 28, 12-5pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Avenue, Lester Prairie.
Tickets: adults/$15; children 12 & under/$8. Served family style: lutefisk, meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, cranberries, pickles, dinner rolls, lefse, cookies, sherbet, coffee, milk. For info call: 320-395-2125+12:00 pmLutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Lester Prairie
−Youth Halloween Party, Franklin1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Youth Halloween Party at The Rognlie Manor on October 28.
The Halloween Party with outdoor activities begins at 1pm. Admission/$4. Free for newly registered (after October 1) Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts – registration available day of event for free admission as well.
For more info, call 507-430-4046. Located 4 miles east of Franklin and/or 4 miles west of Fairfax on Highway 19, then 1 mile south on 430th St. The Rognlie Manor is located to the west of the second church on the road. 63839 430th Street, Franklin. All youth welcome.+1:00 pmYouth Halloween Party, Franklin