−Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm10:30 am – 11:30 am
Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, Sunday, September 23
Mass at 10am. Bone-In Ham and Meatball Dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm, served family style; adults/$9; children 3-10/$4.50; under 3/free.
Games; Bingo; Refreshments; Theme Baskets; Bake Sale; Live Beef Raffle; Outdoor Food Crafts; Televised Vikings Game; Bingo at 12pm; Live Entertainment; Big Ticket Raffle Drawing at 4pm+10:30 amChurch of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
−New Ulm FFA Corn Drive9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The New Ulm FFA is holding their annual Corn Drive on Wednesday, September 26.
FFA members will be going out to area townships and businesses in town asking for corn or cash donations. They will be out from 9am-5pm. All proceeds will go to Camp Courage, a disabled children’s camp.+9:00 amNew Ulm FFA Corn Drive
−Renville County Senior Expo9:00 am – 2:15 pm
Renville County Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 9am-2:15pm at the Bird Island Ballroom (east of Bird Island on Hwy 212).
Free blood pressure checks; free diabetic screening; door prizes; vendors; great fun!+9:00 amRenville County Senior Expo
−American Red Cross Blood Drives2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives this week.
September 25 – Walnut Grove Community Center, 2-7pm
September 26 – Truman High School, 12-5pm
September 27 – Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Ulm, 1-7pm
September 27 – St. Ann’s Parish Center, Janesville, 1-6pm
September 28 – St. Peter Regional Treatment Center’s Tomlinson Hall, 9am-1pm
September 28 – Grace Lutheran Church, Waseca, 10am-4pm+2:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−Flu Shot Clinics2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Sleepy Eye Medical Center and Nicollet County Public Health are offering flu shot clinics beginning this week with this season’s influenza vaccine now available for area residents.
Flu shot clinics at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center this week take place from 2:30-5pm on Tuesday and 6:30-10am on Thursday. Additional clinics in Sleepy Eye will be held on October as well.
Nicollet County Public Health is sponsoring three flu shot clinics around the county on Wednesday. Those clinics take place from 9-10am Wednesday at the Lafayette Community Center; 11:30am-12:30pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet and from 2-3pm Wednesday at the Courtland Rec Hall.
You must be 18 years of age to receive a flu shot and should bring your Medicare of other insurance information.+2:30 pmFlu Shot Clinics
−Dairy Queen Blizzard Day4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, plus a real feel for what Pro Kinship for Kids is all about.
Tuesday, September 25, all day Blizzard sales; crafts; games from 4-7:30pm. Activities include: create your own foam art item; play bean bag, ring and peanut toss games; make a small fall arrangement; enter coloring contest for prizes; get your face painted; make a wood pumpkin magnet.
Come buy a Blizzard any time on Tuesday at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for the Blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.+4:00 pmDairy Queen Blizzard Day
−Library Hosts Bluegrass Family Music Program5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Calling all music lovers. The New Ulm Public Library will be hosting Creepin’ Critters, a family music program, on Tuesday, September 25, at 5pm.
Don’t miss out on the chance to hear famed bluegrass fiddler Becky Buller of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mid-America Music Hall of Fame Inductees Dick Kimmel and Jerilyn Kjellberg of New Ulm.
Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336 , All are welcome to join in an evening of music learning and fun.+5:00 pmLibrary Hosts Bluegrass Family Music Program
−Free Household Hazardous Waste2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
There will be a Free Household Hazardous Waste will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at the Brown County Highway Garage, New Ulm, from 2-6pm.+2:00 pmFree Household Hazardous Waste
−Fall Sandwich Supper, Morgan5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All are welcome to attend the annual Fall Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carleton Avenue, Morgan on Wednesday, September 26. Serving 5-7pm.
Serving BBQ’s, pulled pork and hot turkey sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee and milk. Free will offering. A Country Store-Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the sandwich supper.+5:00 pmFall Sandwich Supper, Morgan
−Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Meeting11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s support group will meet at Peichel’s Hall on Thursday, September 27, at 11am. Peichel’s Hall is at 70725 on the Fort Road.
Please call 507-426-7559 by Tuesday to make a reservation. In case of bad/rainy weather, they will meet at the usual place at the Fairfax Community Home.+11:00 amFairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Meeting
−Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper, Thursday, September 27, serving 4-7pm at Turner Hall, New Ulm
Serving sauerkraut, landjaegers, mashed potatoes, rye bread, dessert and beverage. Adults/$9; children under 12/$5; take out express line. Deliveries available by calling 507-276-5798 before September 24.
Proceeds benefit Turner Hall renovations.+4:00 pmTurner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper
−Becky Buller with Dick Kimmel & Co.5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
St. James Native, Becky Buller, returns from Nashville for a special show with Dick Kimmel & Co. at the Grand on Friday, September 28.
Tickets are $12; discounted to $8 for members of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture. Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Kabaret and the Kiesling House.
Doors open at 5pm in adjacent restaurant. Seating in Kabaret begins at 7pm and the concert begins at 8pm.+5:00 pmBecky Buller with Dick Kimmel & Co.
−14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The 14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour will be on Saturday, September 29. The tour will be open from 11am-4pm. This is a drive-it-yourself tour hosted by University of Minnesota Extension – Scott County.
The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the importance of agriculture and the rural character of Scott County. The cost of the tour will be $10/per car for the entire day. Car passes will be available at the tour sites. Pick up your pass at your first stop and then use it as your passport for the remaining sites.
For more information, call Scott County Extension at 952-492-5410 ; email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.+11:00 am14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour
−New Ulm Area Day of Play12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Martin Luther College in partnership with the Heart of New Ulm and the New Ulm Medical Center are hosting a Day of Play event on Saturday, September 29, at the MLC Campus.
The event will feature a variety of fun activities for children of all ages to participate in, learn new skills and try out new activities. There are over 20 different events planned for the day with all activities occurring outside. Some activities include: geocaching; bounce house; scavenger hunt; make and take play equipment; orienteering; dance; kid’s playzone; spped stacking; double dutch; beanbag toss.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help man the activities and help direct children while they participate, please call Cindy at 217-5548 or Shawn at 217-5549.+12:30 pmNew Ulm Area Day of Play
−New Ulm DAV Pheasant Hunt12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Disabled Military Veterans are invited to participate in the second annual pheasant hunt, sponsored by the New Ulm Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 on Saturday, September 29.
This year’s event will once again be held at the River Ridge Gun Club between New Ulm and Courtland. Transportation, shooting equipment, dogs, food and beverages will be provided free for all disabled veteran hunters.
Applications for the hunt and additional information can be obtained by contacting:
Brown County Veterans Service Office, 14 South State, New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone 507-233-6636 or email email@example.com+12:30 pmNew Ulm DAV Pheasant Hunt
−Save the Princess Benefit Concert7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Save the Princess Benefit Concert, Princess Theater Stage will be held Saturday, September 29, 7:30pm – Limited Seating.
Becky Buller, Dick Kimmel Band; tickets/$15 per person. Available at Princess Theater, Community Building, Stray Cat and Chamber of Commerce or call Linda at 507-375-4370 .
Find them on Facebook at princesstheater.stjamesmn+7:30 pmSave the Princess Benefit Concert
−Plato Lions Pork Chop Dinner10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Plato Lions Pork Chop Dinner will be Sunday, September 30, serving 10:30am-12:30pm in the Plato Hall.
Serving pork chop, cheese hashbrowns, green beans, bread, milk, coffee, applesauce, cookie. $8.50/adults.+10:30 amPlato Lions Pork Chop Dinner
−Tony DeBlois Concert7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tony DeBlois will be returning to New Ulm for his third annual concert performance on Sunday, September 30. Concert will be held at the MLC Auditorium at 7:30pm.
Tony is blind, autistic and is a musical savant. DeBlois has been performing for more than 30 years. He plays 22 instruments and has a repertoire of close to 10,000 songs. He has appeared on the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight. He was subject for the 1997 Movie of the Week, “Journey of the Heart”. Born at just over a pound, his mother, Janice DeBlois, never gave up on her ‘gift from God”.
Come listen and experience this extraordinary musician and his life story. Free will donations will be accepted at the concert.+7:30 pmTony DeBlois Concert
−UCare for Seniors Meetings6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UCAre will offer the following informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage Health plan. UCare sales representatives will discuss the 2012 UCare for Seniors Classic, Value Plus, Standard D and Value plans.
To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 .
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm
Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Wednesday, October 3
9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001
2pm – New Ulm Community Center, lower level, 600 N German, New Ulm, MN 56073
Thursday, October 4
9am – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
1:30pm – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
5:30pm – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
Friday, October 19
9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, 56001
Thursday, October 25
10am – Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave NE, Austin, 55912+6:00 pmUCare for Seniors Meetings
−Candidate Forum7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nicollet County Commissioner Candidate Forum on October 2 from 7-8pm at Saint Peter Community Center, Governors Room, 600 S Fifth Street, Saint Peter (hosted by Greater Mankato Growth, Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce and League of Women of Voters Saint Peter)
Blue Earth County Commissioner Candidate Forum on October 17, 7-8pm, AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato (hosted by Greater Mankato Growth and League of Women of Voters Saint Peter)+7:00 pmCandidate Forum
−NU American Legion Auxiliary Card Party3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party on Wednesday, October 3, 7pm. Door prizes and lunch for $3. Located at 13 South Minnesota Street in New Ulm.+3:00 pmNU American Legion Auxiliary Card Party
−The City Dark Film Screening7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Treaty Site History Center on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm to watch the documentary film The City Dark. This screening is free and all are welcome.
The film follows filmmaker Ian Cheney, who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. Posing a deceptively simple question – “What do we lost, when we lose the night?” – the film leads viewers on a quest to understand how light pollution effects people and the planet. The City Dark shines new light on the meaning of the dark.
Admission to the film series is free for all. The Treaty Site History Center is located one mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from Mankato Clinic.+7:00 pmThe City Dark Film Screening
−Breakfast at George’s8:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast at George’s on Saturday, October 6, 8-10:30am at George’s Fine Steaks and Spirits, 301 North Minnesota, New Ulm
Please show your support for your family and friends with a brain injury. All proceeds from each $5 tickets will benefit Minnesota Brain Injury Force. Tickets available at SSL Service Center, South Point Federal Credit Union and United Prairie Bank, New Ulm; Dave’s Place in Lafayette; Schutz Family Foods in Sleepy Eye and at the door.
Menu includes: George’s famous biscuits, sausage and gravy, homemade applesauce, cheesy omelet, juice and coffee. Door prizes+8:00 amBreakfast at George’s
−ATV Youth Safety Class8:00 am – 4:00 pm
ATV Youth Safety Class will be held October 6 from 8am-4pm at the Watonwan County 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 stopping by the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office at 715 3td Avenue South, St. James and obtaining a study cd or by calling Sgt. Gulden at 507-375-2579 .
For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Gulden, 507-375-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+8:00 amATV Youth Safety Class
−Aluminum Can Collection, New Ulm8:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday, October 6, Aluminum Can Collection and SCRIP Sales, 8:30-10:30am at St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot – all proceeds go towards New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Technology Fund.+8:30 amAluminum Can Collection, New Ulm
−German-American Day Parade, New Ulm11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teh Prinzenpaar of the German-American Mardi Gras Association will serve as Grand Marshals of New Ulm’s German-American Day Parade, a feature of Oktoberfest 2012. Prinz Darrel I and Prinzessin Patricia I, national GAMGA royalty, will lead the parade.
The parade will form at New Ulm’s Glockenspiel at 10:30am on Saturday, October 6, and march off at 11am. It will proceed south along Minnesota Street to Center Street. The parade is sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society. The public is invited to participate on foot, on horseback or on wheels. Families and urged to make a sign with family name, add the year in which the family arrived in America and/or New Ulm and join the parade. Participants are encouraged to wear their German costume is possible and carry American and German flags. Musical units and floats are invited to add to the festivities.
No pre-registration is necessary. For additional information, contact Pat at 507-359-2333 or George at 507-354-2097 .+11:00 amGerman-American Day Parade, New Ulm
−Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet 27th Annual Sioux Trails Chapter – Saturday, October 6, at the National Guard Armory, New Ulm. 5:30pm/social hour; 7pm/dinner; 8pm/program. There will be door prizes, raffle and auction.
For advance tickets only, call Mike at 359-9349; Hoffman Construction 359-4444; Gary 359-9358 or Scott 276-2717+12:15 pmMinnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet
−Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Cathoic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 7, serving 9am-12pm in the church hall.
Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, coffee, chocolate milk and juice. Cost adults/$6; ages 6-12/$5; preshool/$1.50.+9:00 amPancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
−Norwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Nora Unitarian Universalist Church, Hanska, Norwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store on Sunday, October 7, serving 11am-1:30pm. Coffee at 10am; Church Service at 10:30am; Country Store 10am. Adults/$14; children 10 and under/$4; 6 and under/free.
Appetizers: tongue, deviled eggs, herring. Menu includes: meatballs, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, sot supe, rommegrot, rice pudding, lefse, flatbread, Norwegian cookies including rosettes, krum kake, sandbakkels and more.
Drive-up take-outs available. Nora Church is handicapped accessible and is located one mile east of Hanska, just off Highway 257.+11:00 amNorwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store
−Becky Keute Benefit11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Becky Kuete Benefit (life long partner of Dave Epper) will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 11am-4pm at the Courtland Community Center, 300 Railroad Street, Courtland. Adults/$7; kids 4-12/$4; 3 and under/free. Silent auction ends at 3pm.
Becky Keute fought a long, hard battle with lung and brain cancer for over a year. A benefit was in the works when Becky left us for heaven on September 10, 2012. With the help of her family and friends, there will be a benefit for Becky to help the family with expenses occurred during Becky’s long, hard fight with cancer.+11:00 amBecky Keute Benefit