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  1. Oct

    1. Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary Annual Meeting
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      You are invited to the Annual Meeting of the Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, October 27. Registration and coffee begins at 8:30am in the Luther Student Center with the meeting at nine in the auditorium.

      You will learn about new programs at MLC, select new projects for the coming year and enjoy fellowship. Choose from special workshops including Mandarin Awareness, the new NIV translation, Daylight program, student sound-off panel and social media made easy. The day closes with a worship service in the Chapel of the Christ.

    2. Fairfax Home Based Business Expo
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Fairfax Home Based Business Expo, Saturday, October 27, 9am-1pm at St. Andrew’s School, State Highway 19 and Park Street, enter at north door.

      Refreshments by Fairfax Depot Association; check out the new fall and winter lines from all your favorite businesses and get your Christmas shopping done early!

      Shop local and support your home based businesses: Angie’s Attic; Arbonne; Avon; Barrettes by Bode; Greetings by Anna; Lefse Ladies; Lis Sophia; Maria’s Fashion Boutique; Mary Kay; Miche; Mom’s Great Crates; Norwex; Pampered Chef; P.S. Sweet Treats; Premier Designs; Rodan+Fields; Scentsy; Tastefully Simple; Thirty One; Tupperware; UsBorne Books and More; ViSalus; Whistling Cricket Design; Wood Crafts by George and more.

      For more information email: fairfaxhomebasedbusinessexpo@yahoo.com. Facebook: Fairfax Home-Based Business Expo

    3. 30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Springfield
      9:30 am – 3:00 pm

      30th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, October 27, at the Springfield Community Center, 9am-3pm.

      Lunch 10:30am-1:30pm; choice to two sandwiches, two homemade soups, beverages and dessert. Proceeds to benefit St. Raphael.

    4. Dog Park Fundraiser, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Dog Park Fundraiser, Saturday, October 27, 10am at the Glockenspiel parking lot.

      Approximately 2 mile doggy walk. $5/entrance fee per adult person; dogs and kids are free. All proceeds go towards purchase of a fence.

    5. Welca Fall Bazaar, Franklin
      10:30 am – 2:00 pm

      St. Luke’s – Franklin Welca Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27, 10:30am-2pm.

      There will be a bake sale; crafts; produce; holiday corner; lefse; silent auction; prize drawings. Lunch menu includes: BBQ, egg salad sandwiches, ham sandwiches, German potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, desserts, beverage

    6. Halloween Fun for Kids at Farmamerica
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Get into the Halloween spirit at Farmamerica’s “All Hallow’s Eve” party on October 27 from 12-4pm.

      Children and their parents are welcome to come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, games, magic shows and more. Families can take a tractor-drawn tram through the crisp autumn air to the haunted feed mill and enjoy Halloween fun at the country church and 1930′s farm.

      Admission is $4/ per person. Children under 2/free.

      Farmamerica is located off Hwy 14 near Waseca. For more info, visit www.farmamerica.org.

    7. Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Hanska
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Lutefisk & Meatball Family Style Dinner, Saturday, October 27, Zion Lutheran Church, Hanska, serving 4-8pm.

      Tickets sold at the door with seating by number. Adults/$15; students 12-17/$8; youth 6-11/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, meatballs, lefse, mashed potatoes, gravy, glazed carrots, cranberries, dessert and beverage.

    8. Concert at Gustavus Adolphus College
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Saturday, October 27, 7:30-9:30pm – Join the U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus as they present a free concert of classical, semi-classical, popular music selections, choral arrangements, novelty numbers, military marches and patriotic favorites. This performance is presented by Gustavus Adolphus University.

      Disclaimer ticket holders should be seated by 7:15pm; unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders at 7:30pm. Gustavus Adolphus College – Christ Chapel, 800 W College Avenue, Saint Peter.

  2. Oct

    1. Breakfast Fundraiser, New Ulm
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Breakfast Fundraiser for New Ulm Masons and New Ulm Medical Center, Sunday, October 28, 8am-12:30pm, Breakfast Fundraiser in lower level of Turner Hall.

      Tickets are $7/each; kids 10 & under/$3 available at the door, at the NUMC Coffee Shop and from New Ulm Masons.

      Sponsored by the New Ulm Masons, Knights Templar, the Shrine and New Ulm Medical Center. Proceeds to benefit the Birth Center Renovation Project at New Ulm Medical Center and many Masonic community projects. Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, applesauce, juice and coffee.

    2. St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar, New Ulm
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Catholic United Financial Annual Bazaar on Sunday, October 28, St. Mary’s Church Basement, New Ulm.

      8am-12pm; rolls and coffee at 8am; luncheon starts 9:30am. Bake sale; smearkuchen, dish towels; rugs; raffles; white elephant sale.

      All proceeds from this event will be donated for religious education, plus the Catholic United Financial will provide matching funds up to $1,000.

    3. Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Winthrop Lions Club Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, October 28, GFW High School, serving 9am-1pm, cost/$6.

      Come in costume and you could win a prize. All proceeds will be used to support Lions projects.

    4. Sausage Dinner, Comfrey
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Sausage Dinner, St. Paul Catholic Church, Comfrey, on Sunday, October 28. 10am Mass with special music; serving family style from 11am-1:30pm.

      Menu: sausage, sauerkraut, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, pickles, bread and butter, ice cream, coffee, milk. Adults/$10; children ages 6-12/$5; preschool 5 and under/$3. Take outs available.

      Homemade candy and baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, fresh produce, canned items, silent auction, theme baskets. 50/50 drawing: 1500 tickets printed; if all tickets are sold, winner could win $1500. General raffle and individual raffles for quilt and other items. Drawing will be Sunday, October 28, at 2pm.

    5. Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Lester Prairie
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner on Sunday, October 28, 12-5pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 77 Lincoln Avenue, Lester Prairie.

      Tickets: adults/$15; children 12 & under/$8. Served family style: lutefisk, meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, cranberries, pickles, dinner rolls, lefse, cookies, sherbet, coffee, milk. For info call: 320-395-2125

    6. Youth Halloween Party, Franklin
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Youth Halloween Party at The Rognlie Manor on October 28.

      The Halloween Party with outdoor activities begins at 1pm. Admission/$4. Free for newly registered (after October 1) Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts – registration available day of event for free admission as well.

      For more info, call 507-430-4046. Located 4 miles east of Franklin and/or 4 miles west of Fairfax on Highway 19, then 1 mile south on 430th St. The Rognlie Manor is located to the west of the second church on the road. 63839 430th Street, Franklin. All youth welcome.

    7. Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo
      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

      Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo on Sunday, October 28, 3:30pm at the Fairfax Auditorium.

      BBQ lunch available; all ages welcome; $6/card or $11/2 cards.

    8. Turkey Supper, Lamberton
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Luther League’s Annual Turkey Supper on Sunday, October 28, serving 4:30-6:30pm.

      Menu: turkey; mashed potatoes; gravy; dressing; corn; cranberry relish; rolls; beverage; dessert. Cost adults/$7; children/$5; immediate family/$22; all take out orders/$7. Take out and deliveries available calling 752-7334.

      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 805 Birch Street, Lamberton

  3. Oct

    1. Halloween Community Treat Night in New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Ulm Sons of the American Legion is again holding their annual Halloween Community Treat Night at the American Legion Club Room at 13 South Minnesota in New Ulm on Wednesday, October 31, from 5-8pm.

      Children will receive a chance for a door prize, free candy bag with a nice assortment of candy, glass of juice and a place to sit, rest or warm up for a couple minutes. Parking attendants will also be outside to assist with traffic. The event is for kids ages 15 and under, with a special emphasis on 11 and under.

  4. Nov

    1. American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)
      Nov 1 – Nov 2

      The American Red Cross is making stops throughout the area and will be:

      Thursday, November 1, Cross Roads West in Plato from 1-7pm
      Friday, November 2, Sibley Medical Center in Arlington 8am-1pm

      For more information on giving blood, log onto redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross .

  5. Nov

    1. CCW Rummage Sale, Springfield
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      CCW Rummage Sale, Friday, November 2, 4-7pm and Saturday, November 3, 8am-12pm at St. Raphael School Auditorium in Springfield.

    2. MN Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame presents the 24th Annual Induction Ceremony and Banquet on Friday, November 2, Turner Hall, New Ulm. This gala dress up evening includes an elegant white linen dinner, entertainment and Induction Ceremony.

      2012 Inductees include: Leonard “Skeets” Langley, World Champion Accordionist; Chord-Ayres, Male Chorus; LeRoy Glaser, Country Music; Koener, Ray & Glover, Blues; Canoise, Rock Music and special award to Jerry Minar, Concertina Maker, Teacher and Musician.

      Social Hour/5pm; Banquet Dinner/6pm; Dinner music by Donna Donahue; Induction Ceremony/7:30pm; Entertainment from 9-11pm.

      Reserve your seating now. Tickets are $40/per person; members $35/per person. Mail your check or money order to: MMHF, PO Box 1, New Ulm, MN 56073; phone 507-354-7305 or 507-359-9014; email mmfh@newulmtel.net; website: www.mnmusichalloffame.org.

  6. Nov

    1. 9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Sponsored by New Ulm Early Childhood Family Education 9th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3, 9am-2pm, Jefferson Elementary School, 318 South Payne, New Ulm.

      There will be crafters; health and wellness; home businesses; retail; kids play area; lunch on site. Free admission. Questions, 507-359-8417 or buehling@newulm.k12.mn.us.

    2. Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Welca Bazaar & Bake Sale, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saturday, November 3, 9am-12pm.

      They will be serving coffee cakes and coffee at 8:30am. Sponsored by Women of the ELCA. Holiday & other treasures; craft items; baked goods; frozen apple pies/crisps/lefse, etc.

    3. Lutefisk & Meatball Supper, Norseland
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Lutefisk & Meatball Supper on Saturday, November 3, at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church in Norseland, located 10 miles west of St. Peter on Hwy 22, then 1/2 mile north on Co Rd 52

      Serving 11am-1pm and 4-8pm. Adults/$15; ages 6-12/$6; 5 and under/free. Menu: lutefisk, melted butter, white sauce, meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas and carrots, lefse, breads, cranberry sauce, apple & pumpkin desserts, milk, coffee. Take outs available.

    4. New Ulm Public Library Annual Book Sale
      3:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Friends of the New Ulm Public Library are having their annual book sale in the level of the library on Thursday, November 3, 3-7:30pm; Friday, November 9, 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturday, November 10, 9:30am-1pm.

      Fiction, children’s, nonfiction, cookbooks, westerns, cds and tapes may be donated to the library. This sale helps support many programs at the library.

  7. Nov

    1. Annual Fall Bazaar, Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      Annual Fall Bazaar, Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye on Sunday, November 4, 8:30am-2pm.

      Serving coffee, donuts, rolls from 7:30-10am. Roast Beef or Chicken Sandwich with salads serving 10:30am-1pm for $7. Dessert $1 extra.

      Events include: silent auction; door prizes; crafts; rugs; Christmas cards; grab bags; bake sale; quilts; raffles; fancywork.

    2. Church of Japanese Martyrs, Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 4, serving 9am-12pm in the church hall.

      Menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, coffee, chocolate milk and juice. Cost $6/adults; $5/ages 6-12; $1.50/preschool.

    3. Christian Mothers Bazaar, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Christian Mothers Bazaar, Sunday, November 4, 10am-12:30pm in Leifeld Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

      Menu: landjaegers, German potato salad, beans and dessert. There will also be a bake sale, raffle, and a table of slightly used treasures.

    4. St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo, Sunday, November 4, 1:30pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Madelia

      12:30pm Early Bingo; $2,000 total pay out; Cost is $20/on or before November 3 or $22 at the door. Lunch available starting at 11am. Proceeds to St. Mary’s CCW.

    5. Prairie Samplers Quilt Show, Comfrey
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Prairie Samplers Quilt Show will be held Saturday, November 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday, November 4, 1-4pm in the Comfrey Public School Auditorium.

      There will be a live harp music both days by Nancy Eischen, along with vendors, demonstrations, refreshments and lunch on Saturday. Admission $3.

  8. Nov

    1. UCare Informational Meetings (all-day)
      Nov 7 – Nov 8

      UCare will offer the following informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage health plan. UCare sales reps 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 .

      UCare for Seniors health plan information meetings:

      Wednesday, November 7

      9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 Fifth St, Mankato

      2pm – New Ulm Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm


      Thursday, November 8

      2pm – Mankato Summit Center, 518 Fifth St, Mankato