−Winter Blast, New Ulm1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday, January 24, from 1-4pm at the New Ulm Vogel Arena. $10/fee admits participants for all activities: inflatable action, swimming and gym games. Punch cards and memberships do not apply.
Co-sponsored by Optimist Club, Jaycees, RS Electric, Inc. and United Prairie Bank.+1:00 pmWinter Blast, New Ulm
−Snowmobile Safety Class, St. James8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the following Snowmobile Safety Class on January 25, from 8am-4pm at the Watonwan Public 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 1-25-14 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited, so register early.
For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Gulden at 507-375-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+8:00 amSnowmobile Safety Class, St. James
−Community Family Fun Night, New Ulm4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Family Fun Night – Escape the Winter Blues on Saturday, January 25, at Holy Trinity Gym, 515 North State, New Ulm for Food, Games and Talent Show. Food served 4:30-6:45pm; Games from 5-6:45pm; Talent Show 6:30pm. Admission for the talent show is $5/adults; $3/students with a family cap of $15.
There will be a Carnival of Games including Kid’s Raffle; Surprise Door Game; Plunk-It; Fish Pond; Bean Bag Toss; Cherry Tree; Face Painting; Bingo; Food featuring tacos in a bag, chicken strips, bbq pork, Happy Joe’s pizza and more.
Call 233-0751 for more information on Family Fun Night. This event is sponsored by New Ulm Area Catholic Schools; all proceeds to assist with educational expenses.+4:30 pmCommunity Family Fun Night, New Ulm
−Ducks Unlimited Banquet, Winthrop5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Ducks Unlimited 9th Annual Arhart’s Mallards Banquet will be held Saturday, January 25, at Tanker Bay Sports Bar in Winthrop.
Bring your spouse or significant other for an evening of fun and entertainment. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner to follow at 7pm.
Questions, call Isaac 320-583-9839+5:30 pmDucks Unlimited Banquet, Winthrop
−Knights of Columbus Breakfast, New Ulm8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Knights of Columbus are having Annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary’s Church Basement in New Ulm on Sunday, January 26, from 8:30am-12:30pm.
Take outs available. Serving pancakes, eggs, applesauce, sausage, coffee and milk.+8:30 amKnights of Columbus Breakfast, New Ulm
−Pancake & Bratwurst Dinner, Gibbon11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pancake and Bratwurst Dinner will be served on Sunday, January 26, 11am-5pm, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Moltke Township, 63924 240th Street, County Road 10, Gibbon.
Supplemental funds provided by the Sibley County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. There will be all you can eat pancake, bratwurst, cookies, bars, cheese and applesauce. Free will offering. Sven and Ole Book Fair. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran School, PTL.+11:00 amPancake & Bratwurst Dinner, Gibbon
−Barn Dance, New Ulm1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Barn Dance, January 26, 1-5pm at the Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club Clubhouse. Entertainment provided by Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen.
From the south edge of New Ulm, at the junctions of Hwys 15 & 68, go east 2 miles, then left on 110th Avenue for 1/2 mile. Watch for signs. Sponsored by Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club, New Ulm.+1:00 pmBarn Dance, New Ulm
−Formal Wear Extravaganza, Redwood Falls9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Formal Wear Extravaganza – Prom Dress Sale will be held Saturday, February 1, 9am-2pm at the Redwood Valley High School.
Find a great deal on a gently used or almost new prom dress.+9:00 amFormal Wear Extravaganza, Redwood Falls
−American Red Cross Blood Drives1:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, January 28 – Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville, 1-7pm
Tuesday, January 28 – Amboy Presbyterian Church, 1:30-6:30pm
Wednesday, January 29 – South Central College, North Mankato, 10am-3pm
Thursday, January 30 – St. James American Legion, 1-7pm
Friday, January 31 – St. James American Legion, 8am-12pm
Friday, January 31 – Bethany College in Mankato, 12-6pm+1:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−New Ulm Swim Club’s Chili Supper4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
New Ulm Swim Club’s Chili Supper and Silent Auction will be held Friday, January 31, from 4:30-7:30pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1400 South State in New Ulm.
Adults/$7; take out orders available+4:30 pmNew Ulm Swim Club’s Chili Supper
−New Ulm Classic Pigeon Show7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 1, New Ulm Classic Program Show Youth Coliseum Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. Doors open at 7am and will last until 2pm.
See breeds of pigeons as a few ounces to breeds of several pounds. Or as small as a few inches to 20 inches tall.
Show sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association. For more info, call 507-375-4716+7:00 amNew Ulm Classic Pigeon Show
−Emmet County Ikes Gun Show, Estherville, IA9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Emmet County Ikes Gun Show will be held February 1, 9am-5pm and February 2, 9am-3pm at Elks Club, Estherville, IA.
Admission is $5; under 12/free. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Cliff at 712-362-2897 or Rick at 712-380-5360+9:00 amEmmet County Ikes Gun Show, Estherville, IA
−GBHS Library Open House, New Ulm10:00 am – 4:00 pm
GBHS Library Open will be Saturday, February 1, 10am-4pm at 1200 South Broadway, New Ulm, rear entrance only.
This is a great opportunity to stop in and find out more about the resources we have to offer in our library. Get started on your family history or meet others who may be able to help you overcome any research roadblocks.
11am – Wade Olsen will present a slide show on the historic Kladbury Monastery.
1:30pm – Wade will present a review of the 2013 June tour and outline the plan for the Fall Tour.
There will be coffee and cookies served.+10:00 amGBHS Library Open House, New Ulm
−Am. Legion Fish Fry, Nicollet11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Annual Post 510 American Legion, Nicollet, Fish Fry will be held Saturday, February 1, 11am-7pm at the American Legion Friendship Hall in Nicollet.
Serving German and American potato salad; cole slaw; coffee; milk. Adults/$12; children under 12/$6+11:00 amAm. Legion Fish Fry, Nicollet
−Annual Post 510 American Legion Fish Fry, Nicollet11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Annual Post 510 American Legion Fish Fry in Nicollet will be taking place Saturday, February 1, 11am-7pm, at American Legion Friendship Hall in Nicollet.
Serving German and American potato salad; cole slaw; coffee; milk. Adults/$12; children under 12/$6.+11:00 amAnnual Post 510 American Legion Fish Fry, Nicollet
−Hamburge Hunting and Fishing Club11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Hamburg Hunting and Fishing Club is having their 35th Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, February 1, at the Hamburg Community Hall. It’s all you can eat from 11am-7pm.
Adults/$10; kids 5-12/$6; and 5 and under/free. Take out orders available and they’re selling their sportsman’s calendars.+11:00 amHamburge Hunting and Fishing Club
−Fasching and MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser, New Ulm12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Come for a fun filled weekend in New Ulm!
Fasching will be held on Saturday, March 1, noon – 10pm at Turner Hall. Entertainment includes: 12pm Concord Singers; 1-3pm Dain’s Dutchmen; 3-4pm Concord Singers; 4-5:30pm Wendinger Band; 5:30-7pm Dain’s Dutchmen; Parade of Costumes at 7pm; 7:30-8:30am Concord Singers; 8:30-10pm Wendinger Band. Food and beverage available.
Fasching advance tickets available at HyVee; Cash Wise; New Ulm Chamber 507-354-8850 or check out www.newulm.com.
MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 2, noon-6pm at Turner Hall. 12pm Dain’s Dutchmen; 1:35pm Wally Pikal featuring Harvey Becker; 3:10pm Leon Helget; 4:40pm Bockfest Boys. Lower Level is the Concertina Jamboree. For more info, call 507-354-7305. Food and beverage available.+12:00 pmFasching and MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser, New Ulm
−Snow Day in the Park, New Ulm12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Snow Day in the Park will be held Saturday, February 1, 12-4pm at Harmon Park, 101 North Garden Street, New Ulm.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides; S’mores over a fire and hot cocoa; 3 skating rinks and warming house; sliding hill (bring your own sled).
Winter fun for the whole family!
Questions, contact New Ulm Park and Recreation at 359-8347.+12:00 pmSnow Day in the Park, New Ulm
−Snowfest, New Ulm5:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Snowfest 2014 will be a night to remember! Come to Snowfest on Saturday, February 1, at New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.
Come to Snowfest and have the opportunity to bid on one of the largest silent auctions in the area; try your luck on games of chance; dine on delicious food and socialize with friends. All proceeds from the event benefit NUACS.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-7pm in the Holy Trinity Cafeteria. Bingo will be held from 7-8:30pm. There will also be multiple raffles, pull-tabs, a bake sale, games of chance and both a Live and Silent Auction. The Live Auction begins around 9pm, with the Big Ticket drawing following.
This event is open to the public.+5:30 pmSnowfest, New Ulm
−Super Sunday Benefit Brunch5:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Super Sunday Benefit Brunch will be held Sunday, February 2, from 8:15am-12:30pm at St. Mary’s School Cafeteria, Sleepy Eye.
Adults/$6; ages 5-12/$3; under 5/free. Serving scrambled eggs with smoked ham; golden potatoes; famous KC donuts; milk; coffee; juice sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #3134.
Proceeds benefit Divine Providence Auxiliary.
There will also be a CCW Scholarship Bake Sale Saturday after 5:30pm Mass and Sunday 7:30am-12:30pm at St. Mary’s School Cafeteria. Serving Schmierkuchen; caramel rolls; cinnamon rolls.+5:30 pmSuper Sunday Benefit Brunch
−Church of Japanese Martyrs Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, February 2, serving 9am-12pm in the church hall.
Serving pancakes; scrambled eggs; sausage; applesauce; coffee; chocolate milk and juice. Cost $6/adults; $5/ages 6-12; $1.50/preschool.+9:00 amChurch of Japanese Martyrs Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
−Winter Brunch, Gibbon9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, February 2, from 9am-12pm, a Winter Brunch will be held at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon.
The menu will include cheesy eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, homebaked muffins, rolls and beverages.
Proceeds will go to St. Willibrord’s Parish Youth who are fundraising for youth trips.+9:00 amWinter Brunch, Gibbon
−Gibbon Sportsmen’s Club Pollock Fish Fry11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gibbon Sportsmen’s Club Pollock Fish Fry will be held Saturday, February 2, 11am-4pm at Clear Lake Club Grounds, 5 miles south of Gibbon.
Serving Pollock, baked potato, beans, cole slaw. Adults/$10; children 5-12/$3; under 5/free.+11:00 amGibbon Sportsmen’s Club Pollock Fish Fry
−New Ulm Legon Auxiliary Card Party1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party will be held February 5 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Legion, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Door prizes; lunch is $3+1:30 pmNew Ulm Legon Auxiliary Card Party
−Blood Drives12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The constant need for blood continues and the American Red Cross is holding multiple blood drives in the area this week.
Tuesday, February 11 – Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, 12-6pm
Tuesday, February 11 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 12-6pm
Wednesday, February 12 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 1-7pm
Thursday, February 13 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 9am-2pm
Thursday, February 13 – Mankato Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm
Friday, February 14 – Mankato Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm
For more information on giving blood or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org.+12:00 pmBlood Drives
−Welcome to Medicare Meeting, Springfield4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. If you are getting ready to turn 65, new to Medicare or just want information about your benefits, this class if for you.
The class will be held at Springfield Elementary School, Elem. Computer Lab on Tuesday, March 11, from 4-6pm. You must pre-register to attend by calling 507-723-4283. Class size is limited and registration deadline is Tuesday, March 4.+4:00 pmWelcome to Medicare Meeting, Springfield
−65th Annual Chow Mein Supper, Springfield4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
65th Annual Chow Mein Supper will be held Wednesday, February 12, 4:30-7pm at the Springfield United Methodist Church.
Serving chicken chow mein, noodles, rice, orange rolls, beverages, dessert. Adults/$9; children 12 and under/$5. Advance tickets at Springfield Thrifty White Drug or Tauer’s Super Valu.
Delivered meals to shut-ins only; take-out meals at front door only. Call 723-6698. Deliveries and take-out orders close at 6:30pm.+4:30 pm65th Annual Chow Mein Supper, Springfield
−Fairfax Area Parkinson Group Monthly Meeting2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 13, at 2pm to celebrate Valentin’s Day. They will meet in the Activity Room at the Fairfax Community Home. Keep moving and laughing!+2:00 pmFairfax Area Parkinson Group Monthly Meeting
−NUACT Presents Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Theatre5:30 pm – 11:45 pm
NUACT Presents Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Theatre, features Broadway Theme.
The great songs from Broadway will be presented for “A Broadway Valentine to New Ulm’ on Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15. Bar opens 5:30pm; doors open at 6pm; dinner at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn, 2101 South Broadway, New Ulm.
Tickets are $39 per person and includes three course meal, show, tax and tip. Tickets available online at www.newulmact.com or at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.+5:30 pmNUACT Presents Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Theatre
−Dyn-O-Myte Valentine Comedy Show, New Ulm Country Club6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dyn-O-Myte Valentine Comedy Show will be held Friday, February 14, at the New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Drive, New Ulm.
Tickets are $39.95 in advance; $44.95 day of show. Dinner at 6:30pm; show at 8pm; tickets 507-354-8896.
Jimmie “JJ” Walker – the award winning stand-up comedian and Golden Globe nominated actor as seen on the hit CBS Series “Good Times”; ” The Tonight Show”; “David Letterman”; ” The George Lopez Show”; “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more. He appeared in movies ‘Airplane’ and ‘Home Alone II’.+6:30 pmDyn-O-Myte Valentine Comedy Show, New Ulm Country Club