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  1. Nov

    1. GnomeMade Shows, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      GnomeMade Shows is an annual art and folk art market exhibited in private homes and in historic New Ulm locations. 

      GnomeMade Artisan Markets will be held on November 8-10. Visit www.gnomemadeshows.com for a map of locations.

    2. The Legend of Sleeping Beauty, Cathedral High School
      7:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Cathedral High School presents The Legend of Sleeping Beauty on November 8 & 9 at 7pm and November 10 at 2pm at Historic Holy Trinity Auditorium, 515 North State, New Ulm.

      Adults/$7; K-12/$5. Advanced reserved tickets may be purchased at CHS and will be available at the door.

  2. Nov

    1. Craft & Bake Sale, St. John’s Catholic Church, Hector
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The women of St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector are having their Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, November 9, 8am-1pm, at the BLHS High School, Hector Campus, small gym.

      Cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, coffee and juice will be served throughout the sale. Both seasonal and general, hand-made craft items will be sold, as well as a variety of homemade baked goods. Craft items from the San Lucas mission in Guatemala will also be available, with proceeds from the sale of those items going to the people at the mission.

    2. 10th Annual Women’s Expo & Craft Fair, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      10th Annual New Ulm Women’s Expo and Craft Fair, Saturday, November 9, 9am-2pm, Jefferson Elementary School, 318 South Payne, New Ulm.

      Crafters; Health and Wellness; Home Businesses; Retail; Kids Play Area; Lunch on site; free admission.

      Sponsored by New Ulm Early Childhood Family Education.

    3. Fall Bazaar, Gibbon
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Willibrord’s CCW Fall Bazaar in Gibbon will be Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9am-1pm.

      Join in the raffle, bake sale, quilt raffle, Grandma’s Attic or luncheon serving cinnamon and caramel rolls, coffee, juice and milk from 9-10:30am and potato soup, chicken wild rice soup, roast beef sandwiches, ham sandwiches, German potato salad, American potato salad, various desserts, coffee, milk and pop from 10:30am-1pm. Take outs available.

    4. History of Beer, Part II
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The History of Beer, Part II opens Saturday, November 9, at Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm.

      Doors open at 6pm and the dinner and show begins at 6:30pm. Reserved tickets are $25/per person and available at New Ulm Chamber, Turner Hall or online at www.newulmact.com. Tickets include the performance and a three course dinner with beer pairings throughout the evening. 

  3. Nov

    1. Church of St. George CCW Brunch & Bake Sale
      10:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Church of St. George CCW Brunch and Bake Sale on Sunday, November 10, 10am-12:30pm at the St. George Parish Center, West Newton Township.

      Menu: ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, German potato salad, sauerkraut, hamburger spaetzle soup, desserts and more.

    2. St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo, Madelia
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Fall Festival Bingo, Sunday, November 10, 1:30pm; 12:30pm will be Early Bird Bingo at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Madelia.

      $2,000 total payout; cost is $20 on or before November 8 or $22/at door. Lunch available starting at 11am. Proceeds go to St. Mary’s CCW.

    3. Turkey Bingo, Fairfax
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo, Sunday, November 10, 3pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 406 1st St SE, Fairfax.

      BBQ lunch available; $6.50 a card for 20 games.

  4. Nov

    1. St. John’s the Baptist Church Cookie Sale
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      St. John’s the Baptist Church in Searles 24th Annual Cookie Sale.

      The cookie and bake sale will be held on December 7 & 8 at the Church of St. John’s the Baptist in Searles, but orders must be placed by Sunday, December 1.

      You may google ‘St. John’s Searles’ to get an order sheet online or call Carol 359-4339; Sherry at 354-8029 or Lester and Linda at 354-4234.

      19 varieties available including Peanut Blossoms; triple chocolate caramel; cherry shortbread and new this year, Sugar Crunches and much more. All cookies are just $4 a dozen with gift packs available.

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

      Senior Dance, Tuesday, November 12, 1-4pm, American Legion, 229 W Nassau, St. Peter. Music provided by Lyndon Peterson.

      There will be an admission charge for this event. Questions, call Sylvia 507-934-0484.

    3. Cancer Support Group, New Ulm
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Virginia Piper Cancer Institute – New Ulm is sponsoring a monthly cancer support group to help cancer patients and their family members. There is no cost to attend.

      The next support group is Tuesday, November 12, 7-8:30pm at VPCI Conference Room (lower level of New Ulm Medical Center clinic. Enter through the clinic doors). Questions, call 507-217-5562

  5. Nov

    1. Turkey Supper, Bird Island
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The public is invited to a Turkey Supper at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island on Wednesday, November 13, 5pm.

      Menu: served family style turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, corn, coleslaw, rolls, pumpkin pie. Tickets: adults 13 & over/$9; children 5-12/$5.50; children under 5/free. All take out males are $1 extra; children’s take out is $2. 

      Advance tickets can be purchased at the Broaster, Home Town Bank in Olivia and Pete’s Grill in Hector. You may specify time you wish to eat, please state time when buying tickets.

  6. Nov

    1. Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

      Prairie Piecemakers will be meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located at 201 North State Street, New Ulm, on Thursday, November 14, at 7pm. They will have a business meeting, show and tell and a speaker, Susan Tuma, who teaches and works at Quilting by the Hearth in Lonsdale, MN.

  7. Nov

    1. Nicollet County Public Health Flu Clinics
      9:00 am – 1:15 pm

      Nicollet County Public Health will be having Flu Shot Clinics on Friday, November 15, at :

      –Lafayette Community Center from 9-10am

      –Church of St. Paul in Nicollet from 10:45-11:45am

      –Courtland Rec Hall from 12:15-1:15pm

      Bring your insurance or Medicare cards. Shots are $25 if you don’t have insurance.

      Questions, call 507-934-0495.

    2. Springfield Theatre Presents “Beauty and the Beast”
      7:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      Springfield Public School Community Education and Springfield Community Theatre Present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The production will take place in the Springfield Public School Auditorium on Friday, November 15, at 7pm; Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm and Sunday, November 17, 2pm.

      Tickets available in advance at Springfield Advance-Press at 723-4225 and also available at the door. Advance adults/$10; adults at door/$12; students/$6.

  8. Nov

    1. Second Chances Fundraiser
      7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      Second Chances Fundraiser, non-profit group home for boys in Martin County – Come to the Kato Ballroom in Mankato on Saturday, November 16. Enjoy an evening of dancing with Sandra Lee & the Velvets from 7:30-10pm and Powerhouse from 10pm-midnight.

      Help troubled young boys ages 12-18 from our area have a second chance through individual programs, including dog training. The purpose of Second Chances is to provide young residents the opportunity to learn responsibility, kindness and insight into others’ needs, education and a good work ethic in a safe and caring environment resulting in positive self-esteem and necessary skills to have a successful future. 

      Tickets $10. Proceeds will benefit the Second Chances group home and dog rescue center. Sponsors include: KNUJ Radio; Westman Freightliner; Sandra Lee & the Velvets; Powerhouse and the Kato Ballroom.

  9. Nov

    1. Soup and Salad Luncheon, Winthrop
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Soup and Sandwich Luncheon and Bake Sale at Peace Lutheran Church, 413 West 5th Street, Winthrop, on Sunday, November 17, 10am-1pm.

      There will be crafts and baked goods.

    2. Food for Kidz, Sleepy Eye
      11:15 am – 3:00 pm

      Food for Kidz – 10th Annual will be held Sunday, November 17. The community is invited to package food for the hungry. It will be held at the Eagles Orchid Inn in Sleepy Eye with two choices of shifts to help.

      Come as a family and encourage the kids to being a ‘buddy’ along to help. The 1st shift is from 11:15am-1:15pm and the 2nd shift is 1-3pm. Help us package a nutritious meal of rice, soy, vitamins and vegetables that is fed to hungry children around the world. 

      In the past nine years, our community has packaged 639,350 meals and fundraised nearly $75,000

      Questions, call Rick at 320-583-7442 or Deb at 507-240-0546.

      Sponsored by Divine Mercy Area Faith Communities in Sleepy Eye, Leavenworth, Comfrey and Morgan, plus all the Sleepy Eye Area Churches and Schools.

  10. Nov

    1. American Red Cross Blood Drives
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      American Red Cross Blood Drives

      Wednesday, November 20 – GFW High School in Winthrop, 8am-1pm

      Thursday, November 21 – Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville, 1-7pm

      Friday, November 22 – St. Peter Regional Treatment Center’s Tomlinson Hall, 8am-1pm

      Friday, November 22 – Hutchinson Mall from 1-6pm

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

  11. Nov

    1. New Ulm High School Presents ‘Footloose’
      6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      New Ulm High School Presents ‘Footloose The Musical’ on Friday, November 22, 7pm; Saturday, November 23, 7pm; Sunday, November 24, 3pm, at the District Administrative Center in New Ulm.

      Assigned seating tickets on sale now for $12, $10 and $8. Available at: Community Education Office, 359-8561. Also available at the door one hour before each show. Call 359-8561 for more information.

    2. Poultry Party, Plato
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Plato Baseball Club’s Annual Poultry Party will be held on Friday, November 22, 7pm at the Plato Hall in Plato.

      Sponsored by Plato Baseball Club.

  12. Nov

    1. Fall Classic Poultry Show, New Ulm
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Saturday, November 23 – New Fall Classic Poultry Show will be held at the Brown County Fairgrounds from 8am-5pm. Free admission to the public. 

      On display will be heritage breeds of poultry and miniature Bantams in many beautiful colors and breeds. Show sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association.

    2. Fine Arts Expo & Craft Fair, Howard Lake
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The 35th Annual Fine Arts Expo and 33rd Annual Creative Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, November 23, 9am-2pm at the Middle School in Howard Lake.

      There will be 100+ artists and craft persons exhibiting their works for sale. No admission fee. There will be food stand, bake sale and prizes.

    3. Bake Sale & Luncheon, Sleepy Eye
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      A Season of Giving – Bake Sale, Candy Shoppe and Sandwich Luncheon will be held at Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye on Saturday, November 23, 10am-1pm

      Proceeds will be shared by the Sleepy Eye Fire Department; The Sleepy Eye Ambulance and Faith United Methodist Church Projects.

    4. Hector United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Hector United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 23, starting at 2pm.

      There will be candy, country store, bake sale, layer cakes, coffee & cider and much more.

    5. Lafayette Turkey Bingo
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Lafayette American Legion Post 300 will host a Turkey Bingo on Saturday, November 23, starting at 7pm at the Lafayette Community Center. Children are welcome.

  13. Nov

    1. Grace Lutheran Church Closing Service, Ormsby
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Grace Lutheran Church of Ormsby closing Service will be Sunday, November 24, 2pm. All former members and others interested are invited to attend. Meal served following service.

  14. Nov

    1. Commissioner Charlie Zelle presents Minnesota Go, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Commissioner Charlie Zelle presents Minnesota Go at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German, New Ulm, on Monday, November 25, from 9-10am. Enjoy free continental breakfast.

      Join them for this important presentation and have an opportunity to take part in a Q & A session. Charles Zelle is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. He will talk about our 50-year vision to help us see how transportation will connect people, natural resources and businesses to each other and to the world beyond. It’s a great vision, but it will take a serious investment.

      This event is sponsored by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Questions, call the New Ulm Chamber 507-233-4300.

  15. Dec

    1. Breakfast with Santa, New Ulm
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Join Santa and help a deserving children – Breakfast with Santa will be held Sunday, December 1, St. Mary’s Church, New Ulm, from 7:30am-12:30pm. Proceeds to benefit Santa’s Closet.

      Bring your camera to take photos with Santa, bring an unwrapped gift to donate or start shopping early by participating in our silent auction. Silent auction ends at 12:30pm. Menu includes pancakes, sausages and applesauce.

      Ticket sales: New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Cash Wise, Sleepy Eye Chamber, HyVee, Alliance Bank, Bank Midwest, Citizens Bank, Southpoint Federal and United Prairie Bank. Cost is $6/presale; $7/at door; $3/children 10 and under presale and at the door.