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  1. 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 .

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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 .