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  1. Mar

    1. Lafayette Area Lions Fundraiser
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 17, 9am-1pm at the Lafayette Community Center.

      Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk and coffee. Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1.

      Proceeds go toward scholarships for post-secondary students from the Lafayette area.

    2. Hanska Fire Department Waffle Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hanska Fire Department will be having a Waffle Breakfast with Hanska’s special sausages on Sunday, March 17, from 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center.

      All you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles is just &8 per person and children 5 and under are free. Take outs and in town delivery is available.

      All proceeds will go to the Hanska Fire Department Relief Association and fire department training.

    3. Darfur Fireman’s Relief Association Brunch
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Darfur Fireman’s Relief Association will hold a brunch on Sunday, March 17, from 10am-1pm at the Darfur Hall in Darfur.

      Meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a beverage. $7/adults; $3/children 3-12; children under 3/free.

    4. New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 17, at Turner Hall in New Ulm, from 10:30am-1:30pm.

      Tickets are $10/adults; kids 10 and under/$5. Take out orders available.

      Enjoy a great meal and help support the New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association.

    5. Grocery Bingo, Lafayette
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      St. Gregory the Great Church CCW is hosting Grocery Bingo on Sunday, March 17, at 1pm at St. Gregory the Great Church Social Hall, Lafayette.

      Donations will be accepted for the local food shelf.

    6. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The smell of corned beef and soda bread is in the air and that can only mean one. It’s time to gear up for New Ulm’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, and will step off at 5pm. This is the 48th year of the parade, making it the longest consecutive Irish parade event in the state.

      The parade route will begin at 3rd South and Minnesota Streets and proceed the wrong way up Minnesota to its conclusion at the Glockenspiel. The parade will immediately be followed by teh Gathering of the Clans Banquet at Don’s Pub (knows the rest of the year at the Kaiserhoff Restaurant) with entertainment by New Ulm’s Good Will Ambassadors, the O’Concord Singers, performing traditional Irish tunes.

  2. Mar

    1. Habitat for Humanity Open House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Habitat of Humanity South Central Minnesota cordially invites you to the Home Dedication for the Aguilar Family on Thursday, March 21, 507 10th Avenue North, St. James.

      The Open House will be 5-7pm; Dedication Ceremony at 5:30pm; refreshments served.

  3. Mar

    1. Tim Orth Memorial Foundation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tim Orth Memorial Foundation featuring The All-Jamboree Basketball Teams will be Friday, March 22, in Fairfax. Girls game starts at 6pm; boys game follows. Doors open at 5pm in the Fairfax School.

      Check out www.TimOrthFoundation.org and like them on Facebook.

    2. Knights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Knights of Columbus Famous “Door Country Style” Fish Boil will be Friday, March 22, at 7:30pm at Church of St. Peter, just off the Old Fort Road, 1801 West Broadway, St. Peter.

      Serving boiled Polluck, potatoes, carrots, onions and butter, served with your choice of beverage and homemade cherry or apple pie.

  4. Mar

    1. Snowmobilie Youth Safety Class, St. James
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a Snowmobile Youth Safety Class on Saturday, March 23, 8am-5pm, at the St. James Library, 125 5th Street 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 March 23 by calling 507-375-2579.

      For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Guldan at 507-375-2579.

    2. Oak Hills Auxiliary Spring Bazaar, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Oak Hills Auxiliary Spring Bazaar, Bake Sale and Easter Egg Hunt will take Saturday, March 23, from 9-11am at Oak Hills Living Center.

      Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Monetary donations, baked goods and craft items are welcome by 8am Saturday. Proceeds will be for the benefit of the residents of Oak Hills.

  5. Mar

    1. Palm Sunday Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Palm Sunday Brunch at St. Mary’s in New Ulm will be Sunday, March 24, serving 8:30am-12pm.

      Serving ham, smokies, eggs, and German potato salad along with pudding, rolls, cheesecakes, cake and morning beverages of coffee, juice and milk. Adults/$8; children ages 4-12/$4; under 4/free.

  6. Apr

    1. Springfield High School YES Team Collection Jeans (all-day)
      Apr 1 – Apr 19

      The Springfield High School YES Team is sponsoring a collection of used blue jeans from April 1 to April 19. The blue jeans will be made into insulation that helps save energy in homes.

      Drop boxes are location in the High School, Elementary School and District offices, as well as Tauer’s.

  7. Apr

    1. Spring Festival, Madelia
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Luther Memorial Home Auxiliary Presents; Spring Festival on Tuesday, April 9, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Madelia.

      11am-1pm Salad Luncheon. Adults/$6; drawing for prizes at 12:30pm.


    2. Senior Dance, St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance on Tuesday, April 9, 1-4pm at the American Legion, 229 W Nassau, St. Peter. Music provided by ‘LuVerne Wannous’.

      There will be an admission charge for this event. Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center.

    3. Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser, St. James
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Jake’s Pizza is holding a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN with an all-you-can-eat pizza event. The event will take place at Jake’s Pizza at 408 1st Avenue in St. James from 5-7:30pm on Tuesday, April 9. Tickets $9.

      Silent auction ends at 7pm. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Build in St. James.

    4. Putting Green Community Garden
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Putting Green, along with the Heart of New Ulm Project, is excited to announce a new addition to the landscape, New Ulm’s Community Garden at Putting Green EcoCenter, corner of 20th S and Valley. Information and sign up meeting will be held Tuesday, April 9, at 7pm in the basement of the library.

      A community garden is a place where neighbors and families gather to grow healthy delicious food. Each person will have their own plot to grow their own herbs, flowers, fruit or vegetables. Sign up to be a community gardener on Tuesday, April 9, at the library. If you can’t make it to the meeting, call Tracie at 507-276-1958 to sign up or for more details. There will be a limited number of plots available for the season and are $35 per plot per season.

  8. Apr

    1. Lafayette Area Lions Jackpot Night
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Lafayette Area Lions Jackpot Night will be Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-7:30pm. Please bring your ticket you purchased for the March 18 date.

      Fundraiser pack includes: $5 cash; free buffet; $3 off any beverage; $5 Blackjack Match Play; $5 cash be-back; $15% gift shop disc.

      Fundraiser for Area Youth Scholarships.

  9. Apr

    1. United Church of Christ Luncheon, New Ulm
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ, 3rd South & Minnesota, New Ulm will be having a Spring Luncheon on Thursday, April 11, 10:45am-1pm.

      Serving ham/broccoli casserole or turkey salad with side salad, roll, dessert and beverage. $8/per person. Express line and take outs.

  10. Apr

    1. BCHS Annual Book Sale
      9:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Brown County Historical Society Annual Book Sale will be Friday, April 12, from 9am-6pm and Saturday, April 13 from 9am-2pm. Brown County Historical Society Museum Annex, 12 North Broadway, New Ulm. 233-2616.

      Books, audio, video and puzzles may be dropped off at Museum and drop boxes at Cash Wise and HyVee prior to sa

    2. Fundraiser for Hannah’s Gamble Family, Mankato
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Mankato Marine Corps League and Auxiliary will be hosting a Burger Basket Buffet on Friday, April 12, at the Morson-Ario VFW, 1900 N Riverfront Dr, Mankato, MN from 5-8pm. This fundraiser is for the family of Hannah Gamble.

      Hannah was killed in a car accident on January 16. They will be raising funds to help her family pay for funeral and travel expenses they incured. Hannah’s father Richard is an Iraqi Veteran serving with the Army Reserve. There will also be a silent auction. Price will be $6 per plates includes burgers, fixin’s and fries.

    3. Beer & Wine Tasting, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Ulm Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Beer and Wine Tasting will be at the New Ulm Armory on Friday, April 12, 6-8:30pm.

      Enjoy a night of: palate-pleasing wines, flavorful beers, delicious appetizers and silent auction. Tickets are $20 at the door. $15 in advance from Cash Wise Liquor, New Ulm Chamber and Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Committee. Sponsored by Cash Wise Liquor.

  11. Apr

    1. The Mankato Riverblenders Gospel Show
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Mankato Riverblenders Gospel Show ‘Everybody Wants to go to Heaven’, featuring ‘Lunch Break’, also featuring ‘Grand Design’ on Saturday, April 13, 2pm & 7pm at Crossview Covenant Church, 2000 Howard Drive, North Mankato.

      Tickets available from Chorus Members, all Cub Foods & HyVee Food Stores in Mankato and Nutter Clothing in St. Peter or call Jon for group rates at 507-420-5847 or visit  www.singmankato.com.



    2. Easton True Benefit, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      There will be a benefit for Easton True on Saturday, April 13, New Ulm Country Club, 4-8pm; food served 5-7pm. There will be a bake sale; silent auction; free will donation.

      Parents of Easton are Jeff and April Schneider-True; Grandparents are Tim and Jean Schneider; Great-Grandparents are Joe and Audrey Schneider and Howard and Lois Hoffmann. Easton True was born 8 weeks premature on 11/16/12. He was taken to Rochester Mayo Clinic NICU for oxygen support and was making steady progress. On day 8 of Easton’s life, he had an unexplained Grade IV Intraventricular Hemorrhage which lead to nonstop seizures and hydrocephalus. He had an emergency operation on 11/25/12 which saved his life. He has beaten all odds of surviving and an EEG showed normal brain activity for a premature baby. Easton continues to show everyone his strength and sweet personality daily.

    3. Alive and Kickin, Sibley Medical Foundation
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Sibley Medical Foundation presents Alive and Kickin on Saturday, April 13, Arlington Community Center.

      5pm Social hour; 5:30pm Live Auction; 6pm Chicken Dinner; 7pm Show. Tickets are $20.

      You’re Never Too Old to Sing and Dance. This inspirational group of high spirited, charismatic seniors spread their musical message as they explore contemporary genres of music ranging from rock and roll to pop to gospel and Motown. Tickets available at SMD Clinic Locations and Hospital.

    4. Mustang Wheelchair Basketball Game, Sleepy Eye
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Mustang Wheelchair Basketball Team comes to Sleepy Eye. SMSU vs Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Indians sports teams along with Community Members and Alumni on Saturday, April 13, at the Sleepy Eye Area High School Gymnasium.

      5pm Food and Refreshments, serving turkey supreme or BBQ’s, chips, and cookie for $6; 7pm Wheelchair Basketball. Cost adults/$6; students/$3. Sponsored by Sleepy Eye Lion’s Club.

      Proceeds will be used for the Sleepy Eye Public School Band, St. Mary’s After Prom program and the SMSU Wheelchair Basketball Team expenses for equipment and travel.

      Tickets available at: Sleepy Eye Public School; St. Mary’s School; Americana Community Bank; First Security Bank; Southpoint Federal Credit Union; Lion’s Club Members

  12. Apr

    1. Trinity Lutheran Church Worship/Dinner, Gaylord
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Trinity Lutheran Church Country Western/Blue Grass Worship Service and Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, April 14. Come Celebrate at God’s Special Country Church.

      9am & 11am Worship Services and 10am-2pm Pancake Dinner. 30th Annual Potato Pancake Dinner sponsored by Men’s Fellowship, Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley Township, 32234 431st Avenue, rural Gaylord. Serving potato pancakes, pancakes, ham and more. Adults/$8; children 6-12/$3; children 0-5/free.


    2. Polka Worship & German Dinner, Stewart
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Polka Worship and German Dinner on Sunday, April 14, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Stewart.

      Worship: 10am, featuring the Wendinger Band. Dinner: 11am-1pm. Menu: German potato salad or scalloped potatoes, brats and meatballs, glazed carrots, German sauerkraut, bread bars, coffee, milk, water.

      Free will donation. Proceeds will be used to replace windowns and two exterior doors. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Chapter 30090.

    3. St. James Sertoma Presents ‘The Sound of Music
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      St. James Sertoma presents ‘The Sound of Music’ on Sunday, April 14, at 2pm, St. James Presbyterian Church Social Hall. Free will donation. Proceeds go to St. James Mayo Audiology.

    4. Perfect Pairings Fundraiser, New Ulm
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      United Way of the Brown County Area and Schell’s Brewery Co. Present ‘Perfect Pairings’, Dinner & Beer & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 14, Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm. 5:30pm social time with dinner beginning promptly at 6pm.

      $40 per guest. Reserve your tickets by calling 507-354-6512 or stop by the United Way office, 622 Center Street. Proceeds will benefit Brown County United Way’s Youth Activities Scholarship Program. Welcome beer will be served 5:30-6pm.