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  1. Sep

    1. Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper
      4:00 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.

  2. Sep

    1. 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.

  3. Sep

    1. 14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour
      11:00 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 torb0011@umn.edu.

    2. New Ulm Area Day of Play
      12:30 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.

    3. New Ulm DAV Pheasant Hunt
      12:30 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 vsosec@co.brown.mn.us

    4. Save the Princess Benefit Concert
      7:30 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

  4. Sep

    1. Plato Lions Pork Chop Dinner
      10:30 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.

    2. Tony DeBlois Concert
      7:30 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.

  5. Oct

    1. UCare for Seniors Meetings
      6:00 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

    2. Candidate Forum
      7:00 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)

  6. Oct

    1. NU American Legion Auxiliary Card Party
      3:00 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.

  7. Oct

    1. The City Dark Film Screening
      7:00 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.

  8. Oct

    1. Breakfast at George’s
      8:00 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

    2. ATV Youth Safety Class
      8:00 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 barry.gulden@co.watonwan.mn.us.

    3. Aluminum Can Collection, New Ulm
      8:30 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.

    4. German-American Day Parade, New Ulm
      11:00 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 .

    5. Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet
      12:15 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


  9. Oct

    1. Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
      9:00 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.

    2. Norwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store
      11:00 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.


    3. Becky Keute Benefit
      11:00 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.

    4. Pumpkinfest, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Pumpkinfest will be Sunday, October 7 from 11am-4pm at the Ron and Karen Domeier Farm, 3 miles west of New Ulm on County Road 27.

      There will be pumpkins, gourds, corn maze, petting zoo, haunted hair, live music, food stand, Happy Joe’s Pizza, country store, rolling pumpkin contest and Culver’s build your own sundae.

  10. Oct

    1. Sertoma Club – Santa’s Closet
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      For the past 26 years, the New Ulm Sertoma Club has sponsored Santa’s Closet. This is a program designed to provide Christmas gifts for children in the New Ulm and Sleepy Eye area who, because of financial difficulties, may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.

      They expect the project to serve approximately 500 children this year. In addition, the New Ulm Sertoma Club provides contributions for other community needs, e.g. services for the hearing impaired, camp scholarships, etc. To continue to meet these needs, they need your help. Your tax-deductible cash contribution will help the New Ulm Sertoma Club continue Santa’s Closet and provide financial support for other community needs.

      You may send contributions to: Sertoma Club – Santa’s Closet, PO Box 692, New Ulm, MN 56073.

  11. Oct

    1. Veteran’s Day Program, New Ulm
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is pleased to invite you to the celebration of Veterans’ Day on Friday, November 9.

      7:30am Veterans’ Breakfast; 9am Recognition Program; Welcome and Allegiance; Armed Forces Salute; Keynote Address: David Koester; Musical Selections; “The Price of Courage” video presentation; TAPS; Retiring of the Colors; Recession of Honor and Thanks.

      To participate in the Veterans’ breakfast, please RSVP by November 7, to Mae at mtacke@mvlhs.org or 507-233-8662 .

    2. Five Guys Burgers and Fries Benefit Night
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Five Guys Benefit Night will be Tuesday, October 9, 4-8pm (dine in or carry out). 10% of all sales go to the Brown County Humane Society.

      Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 1920 Adams Street, Mankato, 507-385-1848.

    3. Domino’s Pizza and NPFA Partner with NU Fire Dept.
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Domino’s Pizza, the National Fire Protection Association and the New Ulm Fire Department are joining forces to promote fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week.

      On Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, anyone who orders a Domino’s Pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is FREE. If the smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install a fully functioning alarm.

  12. Oct

    1. New Ulm Fire Department Open House
      10:00 am – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm Fire Department Open House on Wednesday, October 10, 10am-2pm and 4-8pm

  13. Oct

    1. The Odin Craft Mill Fall Shows (all-day)
      Oct 11 – Oct 14

      The Odin Craft Mill Fall Shows in Odin on October 11-14; 18-21; 25-28. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 12-5pm.

      Come visit and walk through the old grinding and mixing rooms with the original equipment. See the old drive through with the overhead hoist and old warehouse. Then see the original 1917 Montgomery Ward Home and Gordon Van Tine Barn with original floors, wallpaper and woodwork. All spaces top to bottom are full of handcrafted gifts and one of a kind items from over 150 artisans form 5 states. Stop and have lunch at the dining warehouse.

      Email: odincraftmill@fontier.com; find them on Facebook. All Roads Lead to Odin.

    2. Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Gaylord
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville and Gaylord – Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Country Store and Usbourne Books Fundraiser on Sunday, October 7, at the Gaylord American Legion Club, 11am-1pm. Price Adults/$9.50; children 5-10/$5.50 and 4 and under/free. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Take outs available.

      Menu: Windsor pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, applesauce, bread, bars and beverages

    3. The Prairie Peacemakers
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Prairie Peacemakers is an organization of quilt lovers, novices and experts alike who share their love of fabric, design, color and the finished product.

      Thursday, October 11, Bonnie Lundorff from Willowwood Quilt Designs, Bemidji, will do an afternoon workshop and an evening trunk show. The workshop will be a wool applique kit “Holiday Wishes” – with a choice of either a Christmas or a Fall theme.

      They meet monthly September through May on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 North State Street, New Ulm.

  14. Oct

    1. Second Annual First Choice Pregnancy Services Banquet
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Second Annual First Choice Pregnancy Services Banquet and Fundraiser will be held at the Eagles Club in Sleepy Eye on Friday, October 12. Social hour/5:30pm; banquet/6:30pm.

      First Choice Pregnancy Services exists to offer life affirming choices and resources to women and families who seek help before, during and after pregnancy. Please help this great cause.

      Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased at HyVee and Cash Wise in New Ulm and Randy’s Drug in Sleepy Eye. Please call 359-9800 with questions.