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  1. Apr

    1. Earth Day, Blue Earth County Library
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Earth Day, Saturday, April 12, Blue Earth County Library, 10am-12pm; kids storytime at 10:30am

      Make crafts from recycled materials: bug bands; create a bug; cd insects; butterflies; rock buddies; rain sticks; plant a seed; face painting; tube trees; environmental games; airbrushed tattoo artist; meet Stomper

    2. Ditties and Desserts, New Ulm (all-day)
      Apr 12 – Apr 13

      Ditties and Desserts Musical Variety Show will be held on Saturday, April 12, 6pm; Saturday, April 12, 9pm; Sunday, April 13, 3pm at the New Ulm Event Center.

      Adults/$10; students/$5. Tickets available at the door 60 minutes before each performance. Dessert and beverage served; Silent Auction.

      Sponsored by the New Ulm Music Boosters.

  2. Apr

    1. Palm Sunday Brunch, Springfield
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Catholic United Matching Grant Palm Sunday Brunch, Sunday, April 13, 8am-12pm, St. Raphael Auditorium, Springfield.

      Serving egg bake, cinnamon and caramel rolls, assorted muffins, fruit, beverage. Adults/$8; 6-10/$4; preschool/$1.

      Sponsored by St. Boniface Catholic United Council #035. Proceeds benefit St. Raphael School and Faith Formation Program.

    2. Glencoe Lions Club Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Glencoe Lions Club Annual Spring Brunch will be held Sunday, April 13, at the Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, from 9am-12:30pm, with take outs available.

      Menu: pancakes, Lions sausage, ham, eggs, fruit, juice, toast, coffee and milk. Advance adult tickets/$9 and available at Hite Hardware & Paint; Franklin Printing and from Lions Club members. Prices at door adults/$10; children 4-10/$5 and children age three and under/free. Proceeds will be used toward community projects.

      Collection boxes will also be available for your used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids. 

  3. Apr

    1. Pro Kinship for Kids Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come to enjoy an Easter Day themed Family Fun Night at McDonald’s in New Ulm on Wednesday, April 16, from 4-7pm.

      Everyone who dines in or takes out food on this night – 10% of the business from 4-7pm will go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming.  There will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny, so bring your camera.

      Pro Kinship for Kids Volunteers will also be running games, such as Hole in One; Ring Toss; Peanut Toss for prizes. There will be some Easter activities to enjoy as well as face painting. Drawing will be held for adults and kids, as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for kids.

  4. Apr

    1. Brown County Heartland Express
      6:30 am – 3:00 pm

      The Brown County Heartland Express buses will not be running in New Ulm this coming Easter Sunday, April 20. Services resume on Monday, April 21. 

      For your upcoming transportation needs, call Brown County Heartland Express at 359-2717 or countywide at 1-800-707-2717. One day advance reservation is needed. Same day requests for medical appointments will be considered on a space available basis. Monday ride requests need to be made by 3pm the previous Friday. Calls are taken from 8am-3pm, Monday through Friday.

    2. Tourism Roundtable, New Ulm
      11:30 am – 2:00 pm

      On Friday, April 18, respected tourism expert, Kent Gustafson, will be in New Ulm to participate in the next “Tourism Roundtable”, sponsored by the New Ulm Convention and Visitors Bureau.

      He will analyze some websites to show how they work well and how they might be improved. He will offer pointers on what you can do to make your website more user-friendly and to effectively draw people to your festival or event, as well as telling you what many users expect and need to see on your site. It promises to be fascinating!

      This will take place at the New Ulm Country Club, with a sandwich buffet at 11:30am and Mr. Gustafson beginning his presentation at 12pm, ending at 1pm. Kent will stay around for questions. It is open to the public.

      The fee, including the meal, is $10 and you need to pre-register in advance by calling Chamber of Commerce/CVB 888-463-9856 or 507-2333-4304 or by email tsveine@newulmtel.net

  5. Apr

    1. Easter Egg Hunt, Hanska
      9:45 am – 11:30 am

      The Hanska Women of Today invite you to the Hanska Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, 10am at the Hanska Community Center; 9:45am registration.

      Open to children 10 years and under; come see the Easter Bunny; prizes for all participants. There will also be a coloring contest and sheets can be picked up at Ampride, Alliance Bank and the Hanska City Hall. Prizes for top 3 in each age group. Bring completed sheets to the egg hung during registration.

    2. Easter Egg Hung, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The New Ulm Park and Rec Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by New Ulm Real Estate, has been moved indoors this Saturday, April 19, at 10am. It will take place at New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin, New Ulm. 

      Come hunt for eggs and candy, meet your favorite characters, get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and walk away with a goodie bag.

      Don’t forget to bring your Easter basket and camera to take pictures.

    3. Easter Egg Hung, Sleepy Eye
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Easter Egg Hunt in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, April 19, at Allison Park starting at 1pm. Sponsored by the Eagle Club in Sleepy Eye.

  6. Apr

    1. 64th Annual Hanging Basket Celebration, St. James
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      64th Annual Hanging Basket Celebration Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 22, St. James Community Building, 11am-1pm.

      Soups, sandwiches and bars. Free Will donation. Dine in; take out; delivery available by calling 375-4370.

      St. James is well known for its beautiful baskets of flowers hanging up and down  Main Street. All proceeds from this luncheon will be used to purchase and maintain hanging baskets in 2014.

  7. Apr

    1. Pork and German Potato Salad Supper, Hector
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector will serve a Pulled Pork and German Potato Salad Supper in the church hall on Wednesday, April 23, from 4:30-6:30pm.

      Cost is $5/per person, with extra sandwiches $1 each. Mass will follow at 7pm. The meal is sponsored by Catholic United Financial, which will provide up to $500 in supplemental funds in support of the Religious Education and Youth Ministry program.

    2. Sauerkraut Meal, American Legion, New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Legion and Lions Club of New Ulm will be serving sauerkraut, landjaegers and dumpling or mashed potatoes on Wednesday, April 23, 5-7pm.

      Please come and join us at the New Ulm American Legion Club Room located at 13 South Minnesota Street, New Ulm. The price of the meal is $6.75, which includes coffee and water.

  8. Apr

    1. Spring Salad Supper, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Spring Salad Supper will be held Thursday, April 24, 4-6:30pm, at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Avenue, New Ulm.

      Serving barbeque sandwich, hot salad, meat salads, vegetable salads, fruit salads, cookies, coffee and milk. Adults/$9; children ages 3-12/$4. Bake sale also.

    2. Women’s Networking Event, New Ulm
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      A women’s networking event is coming Thursday, April 24, at the New Ulm Event Center. The event is sponsored by the New Ulm Chamber, Jensen Motors and River Valley Woman.

      Event includes appetizers by Lola’s, door prizes and program by Margi Simmons from the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis.

      Tickets are $22 and available online or by calling the Chamber at 233-4300. The event goes from 4:30-6:30pm.

  9. Apr

    1. Celebrate Sound Walk, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Celebrate Sound – Don’t Walk in Silence will take place Saturday, April 26, at 9am in New Ulm at the Don Wendel Agency/Horace Mann Insurance, 26 South Minnesota, New Ulm. 

      A walk and fundraiser for hearing health! Contact Denise at denise@knuj.net. Register or donate online: www.MyCelebrateSound.org/New Ulm

    2. Darfur Sportsmen’s Club Smelt and Pollock Supper
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Darfur Sportsmen’s Club 50th Annual Smelt and Pollock Supper will be held on Saturday, April 26, 4:30-8pm at the Darful Hall.

      Adults/$12; children 5-12/$4; children under 5/free. Handicap accessible.

    3. Hanska Community Library Spaghetti Supper
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hanska Community Library Spaghetti Supper will be held Saturday, April 26, 5-8pm at the Hanska Community Center. 

      Come enjoy spaghetti, salad, garlic sticks and build your own ice cream sundae station. Free will donation; take-outs/delivery available; plus a bake sale. Usborne Books, plus Hanska Community Library used book sale.

      Proceeds to benefit the Hanska Community Library. Supplemental funds provided by the Brown County Chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans. 

  10. Apr

    1. St. James Fire Department Annual Breakfast
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      St. James Fire Department Annual Breakfast will be held Sunday, April 27, at the Eagles Club, serving 9am-12:30pm. 

      Serving French toast, ham, muffins, applesauce. Free will donation. All proceeds will go towards rescue equipment upgrades and maintenance.

    2. Pork Chop Dinner, Courtland
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Pork Chop Dinner will be held Sunday, April 27, 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. Serving pork chop(s) 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.

    3. Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Bingo
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Bingo will be Sunday, April 27, 1:30pm, Fairfax Auditorium.

      Lunch available; 20 games $5; all ages welcome. 

    4. New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Spring Gala
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Spring Gala & Silent Auction will be held Sunday, April 27, 6pm, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm.

      $20/per person in advance; $25/per person at the door. For tickets, contact Judy at 507-276-3928 or Paula at 507-276-5874 or visit www.newulmsuzuki.org.

      Featuring wines from Morgan Creek and food from Lola’s. Live music provided by Allegro Strings and Advanced Piano Students; Silent auction items from local businesses.

  11. Apr

    1. The Aging Population Shift Community Forum
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Aging Population Shift Community Forum Wednesday, April 30, 6-8pm at the New Ulm Public Library.

      Is New Ulm prepared for: Housing Options? Health Care? Mobility and Accessibility? Care Giver Support? Civic Engagement?

      Presented by The League of Women Voters, New Ulm

  12. May

    1. Salad Luncheon for World Hunger, Winthrop
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

       Salad Luncheon for World Hunger,  Thursday, May 1st,  11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.         

      Peace Lutheran Church, 413 West 5th St.  Winthrop

  13. May

    1. Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale
      9:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, 9:30am at Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm. Please use back entrance.

      There will be Schmierkuchen; sauerkraut; German potato salad; breads; cookies; bars; cakes and much more.

  14. May

    1. Red Cross Bloodmobile
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile is making several stops around the area this week. 

      Monday, May 5 – Tanker Bay in Winthrop, 1-7pm

      Monday, May 5 – Waseca American Legion, 12-6pm

      Tuesday, May 6 – Odeon Hall in Bellview, 2-7pm

      Wednesday, May 7 – GFW High School, 8am-1pm

      Wednesday, May 7 – Wabasso High School, 9am-2pm

      Thursday, May 8 – Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm

      Friday, May 9 - Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm

      Friday, May 9 – Valley Green Square in LeSueur, 9am-3pm

      Friday, May 9 – Renville County West High School from 9:30am-2:30pm

  15. May

    1. Mobile Apps for Business Seminar, New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      We have now received a total of 9 registrations with several of you sharing that you could not make it for the April 3rd date.  In an effort to give more of you an opportunity to register and attend, the seminar has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 6th from 1:00-3:00PM in the Riverview Room at the New Ulm Country Club.


      Mobile Apps for Business, Presented by WorkSmart Seminars will be held Thursday, April 3, 1-3pm, New Ulm Country Club, Riverview Room. This is a seminar for business professionals, small business owners, sales and service professionals.

      The Mobile Apps for Business offers in in-depth look into a variety of Mobile Apps available for business professionals. Mobile Apps offer a variety of ways to streamline day to day business processes while also offering new, cutting edge business tools. Attendees can expect to leave with new Mobile Apps that they can put to use that same day.

      Seating is limited to 40 attendees so register today.

  16. May

    1. Lafayette Charter School Activities
      7:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      This week is National Charter Schools Week and students, parents, teachers and communities across the state are celebrating the many successes of public charter schools.

      To celebrate National Charter Schools Week, the Lafayette Charter Schools will be hosting a couple events this week.

      On Thursday, May 8, at 7pm is their Spring Concert titled “Express Yourself” and on Saturday, May 10, from 8am-1pm is the Plant Sale, Book and Vendor Fair at the Lafayette Charter School.

  17. May

    1. Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning will be Friday, May 9,  7:30am-4pm; New Ulm Medical Center Hospital Auditorium.

      Sponsored by the Auxiliary. Any questions, call Jan at 507-720-9657

  18. May

    1. Benefit for Julie Schmitt
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Benefit for Julie Schmitt will be held on Saturday, May 10, at the Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye, from 4-7pm.

      Free will donation: pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, pickles and bars. Silent auction 4-6:30pm. Games and activities for kids to play throughout the night. 

      Julie sought medical attention at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center after she had noticed some changes in her ability to come up with words and communicate various thoughts and ideas. After blood work and a CT scan, it was determined that she had a mass on her brain. In June of 2013, she underwent surgery at Abbott and was diagnosed with Glioblastoma.  Over the last 9 months, Julie has undergone radiation and chemotherapy.

      Throughout her treatments, she continued to be the voice on SAM 107.3 FM Community Accent Program. In late March, some of the same symptoms she experienced in June of last year were happening again and a tumor that was originally seen on the previous MRI had now grown and needed to be removed. On Friday, April 11, 2014, she had a second surgery in Rochester to have the tumor on her brain removed. Surgery went well. Additional treatments and surgeries may be needed to continue to treat tumors that may grow.

      All proceeds will help with ongoing medical bills and chemotherapy/radiation treatments for Julie.