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  1. Mar

    1. North American Farm & Power Show (all-day)
      Mar 14 – Mar 16

      North American Farm & Power Show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14, 15 & 16; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Free admission and free parking.

      Extensive farm, ranch and dairy equipment displays; see the latest technology and new product introduction; alternative energy displays; free ag seminars; register for the grand prize, courtesy of Ag Power, a $1,700 John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor

    2. Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, Pro Kinship for Kids
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, plus a real feel for what Pro Kinship for Kids is all about – Thursday, March 14, all day Blizzard sales and crafts and games from 4-7:30pm.

      Come buy a blizzard anytime on Thursday, March 14, at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.

  2. Mar

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

      American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm, on Friday, March 15, 11am-8pm or until gone.

      $10/adults; $5/children.

  3. Mar

    1. Scouting for Food Drive (all-day)
      Mar 16 – Mar 23

      The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in New Ulm will have their annual Scouting for Food Drive to help fill shelves at the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf.

      The house-to-house pickup of food will take place Saturday, March 23, starting at 8:30am. Between March 16 and 20, the Scouts will deliver plastic bags to all houses in New Ulm as a reminder for residents to remember the food shelf drive.

      Residents who will not be home on March 23, may leave their food donation at local churches or in the food shelf boxes at HyVee or Cash Wise. Also, the local Curves for Women business will collect donations.

      These are items most in need of: peas, canned carrots, mixed vegetables, chicken noodle soup, bathroom tissue, boxes potatoes, instant oatmeal, chicken helper, tuna helper and macaroni and cheese.

    2. 2013 Irish Ladies Luncheon, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      2013 Irish Ladies Luncheon on Saturday, March 16 at Rhine-Elbe Room at the Holiday Inn, New Ulm from 11am-?

      The menu will be grilled chicken croissant deluxe w/soup and coffee. $12.60 including tax and tip; cash or checks only. Bar service available; 11am social; 11:30 lunch served. Call Mary at 359-9622 or Mary at 354-2427.

    3. New Ulm Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Saturday, March 16 – New Ulm Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day, Brown County Fairgrounds Youth Coliseum, New Ulm.

      16 and over/$3. Buy, sell, trade – Fancy Poultry and Pigeons, Gamebirds, Rabbits, Cage Birds, Equipment. Come early for best selection.

      Sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association. For more information, call 507-354-6448.

    4. Women’s History Luncheon, New Ulm
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The Women’s History Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 16 at Turner Hall in New Ulm at 12pm. Tickets are $12 available at BCHS

      Honoring Brown County women who have provided medical services to impoverished areas. The speaker will be Dr. Laurel Gamm and the topic is: ‘Serving with Doctors without Borders’.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.