−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 email@example.com+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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
−Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo on Sunday, October 28, 3:30pm at the Fairfax Auditorium.
BBQ lunch available; all ages welcome; $6/card or $11/2 cards.+3:30 pmFairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo
−Turkey Supper, Lamberton4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Luther League’s Annual Turkey Supper on Sunday, October 28, serving 4:30-6:30pm.
Menu: turkey; mashed potatoes; gravy; dressing; corn; cranberry relish; rolls; beverage; dessert. Cost adults/$7; children/$5; immediate family/$22; all take out orders/$7. Take out and deliveries available calling 752-7334.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 805 Birch Street, Lamberton+4:30 pmTurkey Supper, Lamberton
−Halloween Community Treat Night in New Ulm5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Ulm Sons of the American Legion is again holding their annual Halloween Community Treat Night at the American Legion Club Room at 13 South Minnesota in New Ulm on Wednesday, October 31, from 5-8pm.
Children will receive a chance for a door prize, free candy bag with a nice assortment of candy, glass of juice and a place to sit, rest or warm up for a couple minutes. Parking attendants will also be outside to assist with traffic. The event is for kids ages 15 and under, with a special emphasis on 11 and under.+5:00 pmHalloween Community Treat Night in New Ulm
−American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)Nov 1 – Nov 2
The American Red Cross is making stops throughout the area and will be:
Thursday, November 1, Cross Roads West in Plato from 1-7pm
Friday, November 2, Sibley Medical Center in Arlington 8am-1pm
For more information on giving blood, log onto redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross .+American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)
−CCW Rummage Sale, Springfield4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CCW Rummage Sale, Friday, November 2, 4-7pm and Saturday, November 3, 8am-12pm at St. Raphael School Auditorium in Springfield.+4:00 pmCCW Rummage Sale, Springfield
−MN Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, New Ulm5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame presents the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Friday, November 2, Turner Hall, New Ulm. This gala dress up evening includes an elegant white linen dinner, entertainment and Induction Ceremony.
2012 Inductees include: Leonard “Skeets” Langley, World Champion Accordionist; Chord-Ayres, Male Chorus; LeRoy Glaser, Country Music; Koener, Ray & Glover, Blues; Canoise, Rock Music and special award to Jerry Minar, Concertina Maker, Teacher and Musician.
Social Hour/5pm; Banquet Dinner/6pm; Dinner music by Donna Donahue; Induction Ceremony/7:30pm; Entertainment from 9-11pm.
Reserve your seating now. Tickets are $40/per person; members $35/per person. Mail your check or money order to: MMHF, PO Box 1, New Ulm, MN 56073; phone 507-354-7305 or 507-359-9014; email email@example.com; website: www.mnmusichalloffame.org.+5:00 pmMN Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, New Ulm
−9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by New Ulm Early Childhood Family Education 9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm, Jefferson Elementary School, 318 South Payne, New Ulm.
There will be crafters; health and wellness; home businesses; retail; kids play area; lunch on site. Free admission. Questions, 507-359-8417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+9:00 am9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair
−Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saturday, November 3, 9am-12pm.
They will be serving coffee cakes and coffee at 8:30am. Sponsored by Women of the ELCA. Holiday & other treasures; craft items; baked goods; frozen apple pies/crisps/lefse, etc.+9:00 amWelca Bazaar & Bake Sale
−Lutefisk & Meatball Supper, Norseland11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lutefisk & Meatball Supper on Saturday, November 3, at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland, located 10 miles west of St. Peter on Hwy 22, then 1/2 mile north on Co Rd 52
Serving 11am-1pm and 4-8pm. Adults/$15; ages 6-12/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, melted butter, white sauce, meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, lefse, breads, cranberry sauce, apple & pumpkin desserts, milk, coffee. Take outs available.+11:00 amLutefisk & Meatball Supper, Norseland
−New Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library are having their annual book sale in the level of the library on Thursday, November 3, 3-7:30pm; Friday, November 9, 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturday, November 10, 9:30am-1pm.
Fiction, children’s, nonfiction, cookbooks, westerns, cds and tapes may be donated to the library. This sale helps support many programs at the library.+3:00 pmNew Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale