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  1. Nov

    1. Brown County Senior Meeting
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      This year, the annual meeting of the Brown County Senior Citizens will be held in conjunction with a special program sponsored by CAST featuring historian David Jones presenting on the topic of Apollo: Why We Went to the Moon.

      The event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, at the New Ulm Community/Senior Center, 600 North German, New Ulm, with doors opening at 10am. Pre-program music will welcome those attending.

      In addition, those attending are invited to enjoy a noontime meal of beef tips and gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cauliflower, plus dessert and beverage offered through the LSS Senior Nutrition Services, Inc. The meal will be served at 11:50am; anyone 60 or older is asked to contribute $3.85 or whatever your budget allows. Advance reservations are necessary and can be made by calling 359-2243 no later than November 5.

      All Brown County Senior Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend. No membership is required.

    2. Turkey Dinner, Springfield
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Turkey Dinner Wednesday, November 7, at Springfield United Methodist Church, 205 N Marshall Ave, Serving from 4:30-7pm.

      Serving turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, corn, coleslaw, relishes, rolls, pie and beverage. Adults/$10; children under 12/$5; preschool/$2. Tickets available at Thrifty White Drug or from Bob Brand at 723-8876 and at Tauer’s Super Valu in Springfield.

      Local deliveries to local shut-ins only; take out meals at front door only. Deliveries and take outs orders close at 6:30pm.

    3. St. Michael’s Annual Catholic United Financial Supper, Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Michael’s Annual Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Hot Dish Supper, Wednesday, November 7, serving 5-7pm, St. Michael’s Social Hall, Morgan. Take outs available.

  2. Nov

    1. Sunday Brunch, Morton Senior Center
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Sunday Brunch, Sunday, November 18, 9am-12pm, Morton Senior Center

      Menu: pancakes, French toast, eggs & sausage, applesauce, beverages. Adults/$7; kids 5-12/$3; preschool/free.

  3. Nov

    1. Cathedral High School Presents “The Sound of Plaid” (all-day)
      Nov 9 – Nov 11

      Cathedral High School presents ‘The Sound of Plaid’ on November 9-11 at the Historic Holy Trinity Auditorium, 515 North State, New Ulm.

      Friday and Saturday, November 9-10 at 7pm and Sunday, November 11 at 2pm. Adults/$7; K-12/$5. Advance reserved tickets may be purchased at Cathedral High School and tickets also available at the door.

    2. Sleepy Eye High School Theatre
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Sleepy Eye High School is association with NUACT proudly present “You Can’t Take It With You”, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

      Performances in Sleepy Eye High School Theatre will be November 9, 10, 11, & 12

  4. Nov

    1. Compost Site Closing
      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      The Municipal compost site’s last day of operation will be Saturday, November 10. The site is open from 10:30am-5pm. The site is closed Sundays.

  5. Nov

    1. Hope & Faith Floral Gifts (all-day)
      Nov 12 – Nov 17

      14th Annual Caring Rose Week, November 12-17, 2012. Donate two cans of food for the hungry and they will give you a dozen roses for only $10. Hope & Faith Floral, 209 North Minnesota, New Ulm; Madelia Store, 23 West Main St; Sleepy Eye, 232 Main Street East

      Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor Nationa Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The food you donate will go to a nearby food service center, which will distribute it to those in your community who need it most.

  6. Nov

    1. Senior Dance, St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance, Tuesday, November 13, 1-4pm at the St. Peter American Legion, 229 W Nassau, St. Peter.

      Music provided by ‘Don Sieberg & Betty Goettl’. There will be an admission charge for this event. Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center. Call Sylvia at 934-0484 with questions.

  7. Nov

    1. Plato Baseball Poultry Party
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Plato Baseball Poultry Party, Friday, November 16, 7:30pm, Plato Community Hall

      Bingo; raffle; paddle wheel; ham; turkey; pork chops; steaks. They will be serving hamburger, chips, candy and beverages.

  8. Nov

    1. FLC Holiday Craft and Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The First Lutheran Church of Lafayette Annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale will be held at the church on Saturday, November 17, from 9am-12:30pm. There will also be Scandanavian Food Tasting, Country Store items and a drawing for a beautiful handmade quilt will take place at noon.

      Enjoy a cup of freshly made ‘egg’ coffee and coffee cake from 9-10:30am. A soup and sandwich lunch will be served from 10:30am-12:30pm.

    2. Morton Lions Turkey Bingo
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Morton Lions Turkey Bingo on Saturday, November 17, starting at 6:30pm at Morton City Hall.

      Play 20 games for $5; plus 2 bonus games. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

  9. Nov

    1. 25th Annual Men’s Ham Dinner, New Ulm
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      25th Annual Men’s Ham Dinner at St. Mary’s Church, New Ulm, Sunday, November 18, 10:30am-1pm.

      Serving ham, potatoes, corn, coleslaw, ice cream, beverages, buffet style. Prepared by the Men of St. Mary’s Parish. Adults/$9; children ages 12 and under/$4.50. Take out available. There will be a bake sale and raffle. Hams prepared by The Backerei.

  10. Nov

    1. Pose Your Pet With Santa
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      KNUJ morning radio personality Brian Filzen will serve as the special guest cashier at the Brown County Humane Society’s Annual “Pose Your Pet With Santa” event on Tuesday, November 20. The event will take place at Shayds of Color at 2 South Minnesota in New Ulm and will run from 6-7pm.

      Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments are appreciated. Appointments can be made by calling Shayds of Color 507-354-1120. The cost of each photo is $20, with proceeds going to the Brown County Humane Society. Please have your pet on a leash and restrained before and after the photo sitting. Come and meet Brian Filzen and make a Christmas memory of your pet.

      For more info, call Shayds of Color.

  11. Nov

    1. Brown County Heartland Express (all-day)
      Nov 22

      The Brown County Heartland Express transit service will NOT be operating on Thanksgiving Day.

      However, the Brown County Heartland Express will be operating and the transit office will be open as usual the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 25.

      To arrange for a ride this coming Friday, you’re asked to call the Heartland Express office no later than 3pm on Wednesday, November 21 at 359-2717 or 1-800-707-2717 .

    2. Brown County Offices Closed Thanksgiving & Friday (all-day)
      Nov 22 – Nov 23

      All Brown County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 for the observance of the Thanksgiving weekend.

  12. Nov

    1. Life on the River Presentation at New Ulm Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join photographer and lecturer Ron Bouldan for a pictorial trip through Minnesota River Valley on Tuesday, November 27, at 6pm at New Ulm Public Library. Prairies, wetlands, hardwood stands and wildlife – boating, hunting, fishing and festivals – all are part of life on the river and all are captured by the camera lens.

      Ron is a board member of the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway Alliance, curator of the Regional River History Center of New Ulm and director of the River Ranger Program. He has spent 20 years photographing the Minnesota River basin and he is eager to share his adventure.

      The program is free to the public and suitable for all ages. For more information, please call the library at 507-359-8336 .

  13. Nov

    1. Christmas in Christ Chapel, Gustavus (all-day)
      Nov 30 – Dec 2

      Christmas in Christ Chapel, the annual holiday tradition at Gustavus Adolphus College, will be held November 30-December 2, and is themed “Jubilee: Proclaiming the Year of the Lord’s Favor”. The college will be celebrating two anniversaries during this year’s celebration as it is the 40th year of Christmas in Christ Chapel and the 50th Year – the Jubliee Year – of Christ Chapel.

      Dates and times of services for Christmas in Christ Chapel are:

      Friday, November 30 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 1 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 2 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm

      A limited number of tickets remain for this year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel services. Tickets are $25 apiece and can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 .

    2. Holiday Bake Sale and Luncheon, Springfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield is having a Holiday Bake Sale and a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon on Friday, November 30 from 11am-1pm. Take outs are available.

    3. Zion Lutheran Church Luncheon, Springfield
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield is having a Holiday Bake Sale and Soup and Salad Luncheon on Friday, November 30, from 11am-1pm. Take outs are available.

  14. Dec

    1. Bake Sale & Country Store, Glencoe
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Bake Sale & Country Store, Fellowship Center, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 925 13th Street East, Glencoe on Saturday, December 1, 9am-1pm.

      Serving hot turkey sandwiches, homemade pies, coffee. 11am free entertainment by ‘Jack Noenning & the Community Strings’

    2. Santa is Coming to Courtland
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Santa is Coming to the Courtland Community Center on Saturday, December 1, 1-3pm. Kids visit with Santa and register to win 1 of 4 bikes.

      Sleigh rides with or without snow; decorate your own Christmas cookie; bring your camera for a photo with Santa Claus; bring a food item for the food shelf.

      This event is sponsored by the Courtland Lions.

    3. New Ulm American Legion Junior Auxiliary
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      New Ulm American Legion Unit 132 Junior Auxiliary is sponsoring Cozy Kids for Christmas Event and Visit with Santa on Saturday, December 1, 2-4pm.

      Bring a new hat, mitten or scarf and proceeds will be given to Santa’s Closet.

    4. Sleepy Eye Eagles Fish Fry
      4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Sleepy Eye Eagles Fish Fry on Saturday, December 1, 4:30-8pm at Eagles Orchid Inn.

      Serving all you can eat fish, American potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans; $10 per person; takeouts available

    5. NUACT Presents ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      NUACT Presents ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’, written and directed by Paul Warshauer

      Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, December 1, 6:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Tickets are $30 and includes a stuffed pork chop dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber or by calling Jeff at 507-276-2003 .

      ‘Murder at the Spoke & Wheel Club’ is sponsored by the New Ulm Rotary Club and features local actors from NUACT. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Foundation for Saving Sight for their work in San Lucas Guatemala.

  15. Dec

    1. Drive By Living Nativity, Arlington
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Drive By Lighting Nativity on Sunday, December 2, 5:30-7:30pm at the Arlington Fairgrounds. Actors and live animals portray events leading to Christ’s birth. This is the 23rd year.

      Cash or food shelf donation at gate.

  16. Dec

    1. Free Online Marketing Seminar
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      How to Compete Online as a Small Market Business

      Everybody knows the importance of advertising online but do you know how?

      Spark Logix Studios is a Minneapolis based web design and online marketing company that understands how hard it is to create an online marketing strategyKNUJ and SAM FM Radio has invited Spark Logix Studios to host a free seminar to share their experience and expertise in an effort to help local business owners understand the benefits and proven techniques of marketing online. Whether your business has been marketing online for years, or you’ve never sat at a computer, this open format seminar will help you learn how to save money on advertising and take your business to the next level.

      A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 am and the seminar will run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Holiday Inn in New Ulm!

      For more information or to register click here.

    2. Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 6:30 pm

      Sleepy Eye Sportsmen’s Club Chili/Soup Fundraiser on Thursday, December 6, from 11am-6:30pm at the Servicemen’s Club.

      $7.50/all you can eat including chili, chicken soup, egg salad & ham sandwiches and beverages. Take outs available. Call day of at 794-7391.

    3. Crechefest and HymnFest
      1:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Creche Fest will take place Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, 1:30-7:30pm at Centennial Lutheran Church, 701 Locust Street, Henderson. View over 200 Creche and Angel Displays.

      Hymn Fest will be 7:30pm Thursday; hymns, carols and stories about the Christ Child. 8:30pm – view Creche’s with fellowship and refreshments.

    4. South Central Collegiate DECA Chapter Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The South Central Collegiate DECA Chapter, in collaboration with the U.S. Marine Corps League, is hosting the 4th Annual Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7:30pm on Thursday, December 6 at South Central College Heritage Hall.

      All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Toys for Tots Campaign. Cost for the dinner is $5/per plate; children 5 and under/$3.