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  1. Apr

    1. Men’s Sausage Dinner, Springfield
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of St. Raphael in Springfield invite you to their ‘Annual Men’s Sausage Dinner’ on Sunday, April 6, from 9:30am-1pm in the school auditorium.

      Serving sausage, homemade sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, applesauce, ice cream, beverage. Adults/$10; students 5-12/$4; preschool/$2. Take outs available.

    2. Salad & Dessert Luncheon, Madelia
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Salad and Dessert Luncheon will be held Sunday, April 6, 11am-12:30pm at Salem Lutheran Church in Madelia.

      Menu includes sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages. Free will offering.

    3. Barn Dance, New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

       There will be a Barn Dance on Sunday, April 6, at the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Clubhouse in New Ulm. Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen will play from 1-5pm. Doors open at 12pm; music starts at 1pm. 

      This event is free and is open to the public. Lunch and refreshments available.

    4. Perfect Pairings, Turner Hall
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      United Way of Brown County Area & Schell’s Brewing Company present Perfect Pairings on Sunday, April 6, Turner Hall, 102 South State Street, New Ulm. 5:30pm social time with dinner beginning promptly at 6:15pm. This is a 4-course dinner with beer pairings and live auction.

      Serving Mini Brat Slider; Kale Citrus Salad; Coffee Crusted Pork Loin; Berry Fruit Tart. $40 per guest. Reserve your seat by calling 507-354-6512 or stop at the United Way Office at 622 Center Street. Tickets also available at New Ulm Chamber. Proceeds will benefit Imagination Library, a program of the United Way of the Brown County Area.

  2. Apr

    1. Annual Book Sale, New Ulm
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      The Annual Book Sale for the Brown County Historical Society will be Friday, April 11, from 9am-6pm and Saturday, April 12, from 9am-2pm at the Brown County Museum Annex in New Ulm; located behind the main Museum Building.

      Browse through hundreds of authors and thousands of books from historical, biographies and science books, to how to books and novels of every kind….you are sure to find a great read.

    2. Fairfax Cardinals Baseball Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Fairfax Cardinal’s Jackpot Junction Fundraiser will be held Monday, April 7, 4:30-7:30pm. 

      Tickets are $15 ($30 value) and includes: free buffet; $5 in silver; $3 off a beverage; $5 ‘Be Back’ and more!

  3. Apr

    1. New Ulm Food Shelf Surplus Distribution
      2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      New Ulm Food Shelf Surplus Distribution will be held April 8, 3-7pm at 1305 South Valley, New Ulm.

      Bring your own boxes or bags. Anyone in need is eligible. Spread the word. It doesn’t matter where you live; does not count as a monthly visit. Updates can be found on the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf Facebook page. 

      Registration starts at 2:30pm; no need to come before then; it is not a first-come first-serve basis.

  4. Apr

    1. Hector United Methodist Church Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Hector United Methodist Church, 300 2nd St W, Soup and Salad Luncheon and Boutique will be Wednesday, April 9, starting at 11am.

      Adults/$8; preschool/free.

    2. Salad Luncheon, St. Peter
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon will be held Wednesday, April 9, 11am-1pm, Church of St. Peter, 1801 W Broadway, St. Peter.

      Salads, hot dish, deviled eggs, sweet breads, bars, beverage – all you can eat. Adults/$8; ages 5-12/$5; carry outs available; craft items for salt.

      Sponsored by Catholic Daughters Court St. Peter #1601. More parking; more seating.

  5. Apr

    1. Home Stretch Workshop, New Ulm
      8:30 am – 5:30 pm

      Home Stretch Workshop is a One-Day Workshop that will be held on Thursday, April 10, 8:30am-5:30pm at District Administrative Center, 15 South State Street, New Ulm. Find our if home ownership is right for you!

      Register today at www.swmhp.org; 507-836-1605 or email alij@swmhp.org.

  6. Apr

    1. Plato Area Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Plato Area Garage Sales will be held Friday and Saturday, April 11 & 12, starting at 8am.

      Great quality locations; watch for balloons and signs.

    2. Rummage Sale, Springfield
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      Catholic United Financial Matching Grant  Rummage Sale will be held Friday, April 11, 4-7pm ($.50 cent per item unless otherwise marked) and Saturday, April 12, 8am-12pm ($2 bag sale) at the St. Raphael Auditorium, Springfield.

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

    3. Habitat for Humanity, Mankato
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Expansion Capital Campaign will be one of the beneficiaries of the Grand Old Opry Mankato show on April 11 & 12 at the Kato Ballroom.

      The doors will open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. The show will be about 2-1/2 hours with an intermission featuring cloggers and square dancers. The Opry Band will also do a post opry show performance for dancing. Ticket prices are $20. 

      Call Howard at 507-387-2562 for questions.

    4. Steak Fry Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Lafayette
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Come one, come all to the Annual Steak Fry Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Dave’s Place in Lafayette on Friday, April 11, 6-8:30pm.

      Serving rib eye steak, hamburger steak, chicken, windsor chops, butterfly shrimp; shrimp scampi and all you eat fish, salad and potato bar. 

      All tips and a portion of the meal will be donated to breast cancer research.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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