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  1. Mar

    1. Eagles Extravaganza, New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Eagles Extravaganza, Friday, March 14, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm

      5pm social hour; 6:30-7:30pm dinner with music by the Pops Choir; 8pm-midnight entertainment by the Concord Singers and the Blue Ringers.

      Tickets are $30/meal and entertainment (tickets at HyVee, Cash Wise and Chamber of Commerce); $10/entertainment only. For 18 and older.

  2. Mar

    1. Electronics Recycling, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Electronics Recycling will take place at the Brown County Fairgrounds coliseum this Saturday, March 15th, from 10am-2pm.  No appliances will be accepted.  Examples of items accepted include TV’s, VCR’s, computers, monitors, laptops, satellite receivers, iPods, iPads, DVD players.  

      Cost is 50 cents per pound with the proceeds going toward CHS prom. 

      Any questions please call the Cathedral High School office at 354-4511. 

    2. Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and North Star Strings will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, March 15, at the New Ulm Public Schools Auditorium at 1st and Broadway at 3pm and also on Sunday, March 16, at Mankato East High School Auditorium at 3pm.

      These concerts will feature 2014 Concerto Competition Winner, violist Mackenzie Lach, playing Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’. They are conducted by Dr. Joseph Rodgers, Aimon Dwan and Hunter Ellis.

      Admission at door adults/$8; students/seniors/$6 and families/$22.

      The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and the younger string ensemble, North Star Strings, are regional ensembles with students participating from more than a dozen communities.

    3. 27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      27th Annual Banquet Brown County Pheasants Forever, Saturday, March 15, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye.

      Cackling hour begins 5pm; smorgasbord dinner 7pm. Admission is $50/includes 1 year membership; $65 member and spouse/includes 1 year membership; $15/18 and under/includes 1 year youth membership; $250 sponsorship/includes 2 admissions, 1 year membership, plaque, medallion and choice of $65 gift certificate to PF catalouge or print of the year)

      A lifetime MN Hunting and Fishing License will be awarded to one lucky youth aged 4-15 in attendance. Hunter’s Dream Raffle Winner Takes All only $25 per ticket.

      For more info, contact Ralph at 920-0435; Dan at 227-2349; Jeremy 240-0096.

  3. Mar

    1. Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sunday, March 16, 8am-1pm Eagles Orchid Inn.

      All the pancakes you can eat. Adults at door/$8; in advance/$7.50; children 6-12 at door/$3.50; in advance/$3; under 6/free. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch; The Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member. 

      Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.

    2. New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast
      8:30 am – 1:00 pm

      New Ulm Music  Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, March 16, 8:30am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm. 

      Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk.

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

      Hanska Fire Department Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center, Hanska.

      Hanska Sausages and all you can eat Dad’s Famous Belgian Waffles; different types of syrups; whipped toppings; butter. $8/per person; 5 years and under/free. Take outs and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6248.

      All proceeds will go for training .

    4. Lafayette Area Lions Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm, Lafayette Community Center. 

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

      Proceeds go toward Lions’ community projects in the Lafayette area.

    5. St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Enjoy a pre-Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast and bucket raffle on Sunday, March 16, from 9-11:30am, served by the men of the Church of St. Paul, Nicollet.

      Menu: ham and sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and beverage. Tickets adults/$7; children 6-12/$3. Sunday Mass at 8am. This is a Catholic Order of Foresters Court 812 Matching Grant Fundraiser for Religious Education.

    6. New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association 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 16, 10:30am-1:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Take outs available.

      Adults/$10 at the door.

    7. Bingo, Lafayette
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Bingo, Sunday, March 16, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Social Hall, Lafayette

      Grocery and assorted bingo prizes; lunch will be sold; drawings; all ages welcome.

      Hosted by St. Gregory the Great CCW. Donations for Food Shelf welcome.

  4. Mar

    1. RS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Efforts to bring high-speed internet and phone services to Renville and Sibley County communities continue and the RS Fiber Cooperative is holding a series of public meetings this week to update residents on the status of the project.

      The hour long public meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 10am at Winthrop City Hall; at 2pm at Fairfax City Hall and at 4pm at Gaylord City Hall.

      On Thursday, March 20, there are meetings at 10am at Fairfax City Hall; 2pm at Winthrop City Hall; 7pm at Gaylord City Hall.

      Friday, March 21, 10am at Green Isle City Hall and 2pm at Stewart City Hall.

      To learn more about the multi-million dollar proposed project, you can also go online at rsfiber.coop.


    2. American Red Cross Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the area this week.

      Tuesday, March 18 – 12-6pm, Madelia High School, Madelia

      Thursday, March 20 – 1:30-7:30pm, Gibbon Community Center

      For more information on giving blood, go online to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    3. Skywarn Spotter Training, Mankato
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Skywarn Spotter Training scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 6pm at South Central College in North Mankato has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, at South Central College in North Mankato.

      For additional information, please contact Nicollet County Emergency Management at 934-0410 or Blue Earth County Emergency Management at 304-4806.

  5. Mar

    1. CCW Hotdish Supper, Morgan
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      There is a CCW Hotdish Supper at St. Michael’s Social Hall in Morgan on Wednesday, March 19.

      They are serving 4:30-7pm. Adults/$8; children 6-11/$4; preschool/$1. Takeouts will be available at $8.

  6. Mar

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Monthly Meeting
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 2pm in the Activity Room at the Fairfax Community Home.

    2. Wine and Beer Tasting, New Ulm
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      2nd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, Fundraiser for New Ulm Dog Park will be held on Thursday, March 20, 6-8:30pm, New Ulm Country Club.

      Tickets/$20 at door; $15/advance available at NU Chamber or Cash Wise Liquor.

      All proceeds go the New Ulm Dog Park. There will be food, silent auction and music. Entertainment provided by The Ken and Ken Show. 

      Sponsored by Cash Wise Liquor and Bank Midwest.

  7. Mar

    1. Prairie Piecemakers Quild Guild, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild proudly presents Quilt Show 2014.

      Friday, March 21, 9am-6pm; Saturday, March 22, 9am-4pm, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm.

      Judy Martin Book Signing and Lecture will be Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 10am and 2pm

      Vendors; opportunity quilt; demonstrations; door prizes; lots of quilts. $6 admission; 13+/$3

    2. American Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, Friday, March 21, 11am-8pm or until gone, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.

      Adults/$10; kids 12 and under/$5. Tickets available at the door; take outs available.

    3. 34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show
      Friday, March 21, 3-8pm; Saturday, March 22, 10am-6pm; Sunday, March 23, 11am-4pm
      New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin, New Ulm

      Over 200 booths on display; drawing held every day; daily free seminars

      Special Guest Chris Freytag, Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Presentation on Saturday, March 22, 11am & 1pm

      Back by Popular Demand, Gary Curtis, Brainerd International Raceway all the show all 3 days


      2014 Home Show Seminars

      Friday, March 21

      4 pm – Card Making the Easy Way by Stampin’ Up – Amy Rich

      5pm – Fresh Floral Arrangements/Herb Gardening by Heather Hacker & Lynn Hacker

      6pm – Financial Fitness: Understanding Credit Reports by SouthPoint Federal Credit

      7pm – Ideal Protein, Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic 

      Saturday, March 22

      11am – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag

      12pm – Revolutionary Parenting by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

      1pm –  Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag

      2pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions

      3pm – Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes

      4pm – Social Security: Age Makes a Difference by Thrivent Financial

      5pm – High Performance Net Zero Ready Homes by Extreme Panel Tech

      Sunday, March 23

      11:30am – Ideal Protein: Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic

      12:30pm –  Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions

      1:30pm - Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes

      2:30pm – The MN Radon Awareness Act: Radon in Real Estate Transactions by Ameradon Services 


      Click here to view poster.

    4. Knights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Knights of Columbus Famous ‘Door Country Style’ Fish Boil will be held Friday, March 212, 5-7:30pm, Church of St. Peter, just off the Old Fort Road, 1801 West Broadway, St. Peter

      Pollock, with potatoes, carrots, onions and butter. Served with your choice of beverage and homemade cherry or apple pie.

    5. St. Paul’s Raider Choir, New Ulm
      7:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Raider Choir ‘Best of Both Worlds’ will be presented Friday, March 21, 7pm; Saturday, March 22, 7pm; Sunday, March 23, 2pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm.

  8. Mar

    1. Snowmobile Safety Class, St. James
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the following Snowmobile Safety Class will be taking place on March 22, 8am-4pm, at Watonwan Human Services Building, 715 2nd Avenue 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 22 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited so register early.

      For more info, contact Sgt. Berry Gulden at 507-375-2579 or barry.gulden@co.watonwan.mn.us

    2. Lake Crystal Fire Department BBQ Rib Feed Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lake Crystal Fire Department Relief Association invites you to their famous BBQ Rib Fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, starts at 4:30pm.

      Enjoy ribs, potatoes, dinner roll and salad. Proceeds are used for training the fire department members and for maintaining and upgrading fire department equipment.

    3. Hotdish Supper, Gibbon
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Saturday, March 22, from 5-6:30pm, there will be a Hotdish Supper at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church social hall in Gibbon, serving all you can eat of hotdishes, salads, bread, desserts and beverage. 

      The benefit is for parish youth, who are fundraising for Youth Conferences.

    4. Spring Fever, St. George Parish Center
      5:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Annual Spring Fever will be held at the St. George Parish Center on March 22 & 29. 

      Social hour at 5pm; windsor chop dinner at 6pm; entertainment to follow. The comedy play, “Pistols and Posies” will be performed when the Roaring 20′s and Prohibition days come alive.

      Reserved seating tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling 354-2428. A matinee of the play will also be given on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm on March 30. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.

  9. Mar

    1. Lafayette Firefighters’ Relief Association Ham Dinner
      10:30 am – 2:00 pm

      Lafayette Firefighters’ Relief Association Ham Dinner will take place Sunday, March 23, 10:30am-2pm.

      Adults/$9 advanced; $10/at door; age 6-12/$5; 5 and under/free.

  10. Mar

    1. Service to Mankind Award Nominations
      10:15 am – 5:00 pm

      The Sertoma Club of New Ulm is seeking nominations for its Service to Mankind Award. Nominees should be deserving individuals who give generously of his or her time and talent to those in need in the New Ulm area without seeking recognition in return. 

      Names, along with a description of their dedicated activities and work, should be sent to: Denise Fischer, 317 North Minnesota, New Ulm, MN  56073. Nominations need to be submitted on or before April 11.

    2. Morton Senior Citizens’ Casino Night, Jackpot Junction
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Morton Senior Citizens’ Casino Night at Jackpot Junction Fund Raiser will be held on Monday, March 24, 4:30-7:30pm

      Package includes: $5 cash; free buffet; $3 off any beverage; $5 Blackjack Match play; 15% gift shop discount; $5 cash be-back. Over $30 value!

      Tickets are $15 each and available at City Hall or at Casino’s Classic Lounge the evening of the event. Must have picture ID; must be members of Casino Express Club; participants must be 18 years of age or older.

  11. Mar

    1. Nazi Germany Presentation
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Nazi Germany, 1938 will be presented on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30pm at MCL Auditorium, Prof. Em. Theodore Hartwig

      What would it have been like for an American youth to visit Nazi Germany, just one year before the invasion of Poland and the start of World War 2? Theodore Hartwig was just 16 going on 17 when he had the opportunity to travel to Germany and see what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were doing to unite the Germans and instill national pride. You won’t want to miss this eye-opening look at history in the making. The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army.