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  1. Mar

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Mar

    1. Swedish Concert at Bernadotte
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      A 40-member choir from the Vettern College of Music in Jonkoping, Sweden will perform at Bernadotte Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30pm. The church is located at 34122 515th Avenue (Nicollet County Road 10), four and a half miles east and a mile north of Lafayette.

      The concert will consist of choral music from different times and traditions. The event is open to the public. A free will offering to help defrey the group’s travel expense will be accepted.

  11. Mar

    1. Brown County Public Health Vaccine Clinics
      12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Brown County Public Health in coordination with the schools in Brown County and the Minnesota Department of Health will be offering Adolescent Vaccine Clinics in schools throughout  the county through April 23. The Vaccines will be offered for FREE to 6th – 12th grade students.

      Springfield High School in Springfield, Thursday, March 27, 12:30-3pm

      New Ulm Public High School, New Ulm, Tuesday, April 1, 1:30-5:30pm

      Riverbend, New Ulm – to be determined

      Comfrey Public School, Comfrey, Thurdsay, April 3, 12:30-3pm

      Minnesota Valley Lutheran School, New Ulm, Friday, April 11, 12:30-3pm

      New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, New Ulm, Monday, April 14, 1:30-4pm

      Sleepy Eye Public School, Sleepy Eye, Wednesday, April 16, 1:30-4pm

      St. Mary’s Catholic School, Sleepy Eye, Wednesday, April 23, 11am-3pm

      For the immunization clinic dates and times or for more information and to complete the necessary forms, go to the Brown County Public Health website, or the individual school website, or call 507-233-6820.

    2. Food for Kidz Event, GFW
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Food for Kidz event at GFW High School will be held on Thursday, March 17, from 4-7pm at the GFW High School Cafeteria.

      A light meal will be served to the volunteers. Please join the Student Council for this worth while project.

    3. Freshman Information Night, Cathedral High School
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Freshman Information Night: Cathedral High School is hosting a Freshman Information Night on Thursday, March 27, at 6:30pm in Leifeld (lower level of Cathedral Parish).

      General information about CHS courses and registration will be presented. If you are interested in more information about attending Cathedral High School, call 507-354-4511.

  12. Mar

    1. Tim Orth Memorial Foundation, Fairfax
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Jam the Gym will be held on Friday, March 28, Fairfax School, doors open at 5pm.

      Come see Lil’ Bear; Utah Jazz Bear; Jazz Dunk Team; Team Acro Dunk; Alexandria Aces; Quick Change.

  13. Mar

    1. Brown County Swap and Sell Day
      7:00 am – 10:00 am

      Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association Small Animals, Bird Sway and Sell Day will be held Saturday, March 29 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm, from 7-10am.

      Gate fee/$3 for 16 and older. Buy, sell, trade, fancy pigeons and poultry, game birds, cage birds, rabbits, hatching eggs, equipment. Come early for the best selection. Information call 507-354-6448.

    2. Breaking the Ice 5K/10K, Sleepy Eye
      8:45 am – 1:00 pm

      3rd Annual Breaking the Ice Run With the Troops 5K/10K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 29, at Allison Park, Sleepy Eye.

      Race time/10am; packet pick-up/same day registration starts at 8:45am. Cost $15/military & students 18 and under; $25/adults 19 and older.

      All proceeds benefit the Brown County Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, INC.

    3. Benefit for Jessica Zanke
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Jessica Zanke Benefit will be held Saturday, March 29, from 11am-3pm at the Courtland Rec Center, Courtland. 

      On November 13, Jessica was involved in a car accident on her way to work. She is expected to return to work in July 2014. To date, she has undergone eight surgeries from a broken hip, thigh, shattered ankle, broken nose and eye socket. Her expenses include: air lift transport to North Memorial where she spent four weeks. Three weeks in Oak Hills Living Center, purchase of a handicap accessible van to transport Jessica and they have had to remodel their home to accommodate her needs.

      The benefit includes a free will offering for a spaghetti dinner, a silent auction and bake sale. All funds raised will be used to help with these expenses. 

      To make a donation, cash or check donations can be mailed to: Frandsen Bank and Trust, c/o Jessica Zanke Account, PO Box 189, New Ulm, MN  56073. Please include the account information 8986 when you send your donation.

      Tim Reinke and the New Ulm Chapter of Thrivent Financial will be helping sponsor this event.