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  1. Sep

    1. Free Children’s Theatre Workshops, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The New Ulm Retail Development Corporation, through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Center, will be holding Free Children’s Theatre Workshops on Saturday, September 22, for theatre performances of “Hansel and Gretel”.

      Four kid-friendly workshops will be available for children grades K-6th on Saturday, September 22 at the United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota Street, New Ulm, at no cost to participants. To pre-register for any of the workshops, call 507-233-4300 or stop in the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce by Friday. Some walk-ins are welcome to the workshops, as space allows.

      The workshops will be led by Paul Warshauer and Judy Sellner.

  2. Sep

    1. Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, Sunday, September 23

      Mass at 10am. Bone-In Ham and Meatball Dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm, served family style; adults/$9; children 3-10/$4.50; under 3/free.

      Games; Bingo; Refreshments; Theme Baskets; Bake Sale; Live Beef Raffle; Outdoor Food Crafts; Televised Vikings Game; Bingo at 12pm; Live Entertainment; Big Ticket Raffle Drawing at 4pm

  3. Sep

    1. New Ulm FFA Corn Drive
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The New Ulm FFA is holding their annual Corn Drive on Wednesday, September 26.

      FFA members will be going out to area townships and businesses in town asking for corn or cash donations. They will be out from 9am-5pm. All proceeds will go to Camp Courage, a disabled children’s camp.

    2. Renville County Senior Expo
      9:00 am – 2:15 pm

      Renville County Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 9am-2:15pm at the Bird Island Ballroom (east of Bird Island on Hwy 212).

      Free blood pressure checks; free diabetic screening; door prizes; vendors; great fun!

    3. American Red Cross Blood Drives
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives this week.


      September 25 – Walnut Grove Community Center, 2-7pm

      September 26 – Truman High School, 12-5pm

      September 27 – Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Ulm, 1-7pm

      September 27 – St. Ann’s Parish Center, Janesville, 1-6pm

      September 28 – St. Peter Regional Treatment Center’s Tomlinson Hall, 9am-1pm

      September 28 – Grace Lutheran Church, Waseca, 10am-4pm

    4. Flu Shot Clinics
      2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Sleepy Eye Medical Center and Nicollet County Public Health are offering flu shot clinics beginning this week with this season’s influenza vaccine now available for area residents.

      Flu shot clinics at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center this week take place from 2:30-5pm on Tuesday and 6:30-10am on Thursday. Additional clinics in Sleepy Eye will be held on October as well.

      Nicollet County Public Health is sponsoring three flu shot clinics around the county on Wednesday. Those clinics take place from 9-10am Wednesday at the Lafayette Community Center; 11:30am-12:30pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet and from 2-3pm Wednesday at the Courtland Rec Hall.

      You must be 18 years of age to receive a flu shot and should bring your Medicare of other insurance information.

    5. Dairy Queen Blizzard Day
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, plus a real feel for what Pro Kinship for Kids is all about.

      Tuesday, September 25, all day Blizzard sales; crafts; games from 4-7:30pm. Activities include: create your own foam art item; play bean bag, ring and peanut toss games; make a small fall arrangement; enter coloring contest for prizes; get your face painted; make a wood pumpkin magnet.

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Tuesday at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for the Blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.

    6. Library Hosts Bluegrass Family Music Program
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Calling all music lovers. The New Ulm Public Library will be hosting Creepin’ Critters, a family music program, on Tuesday, September 25, at 5pm.

      Don’t miss out on the chance to hear famed bluegrass fiddler Becky Buller of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mid-America Music Hall of Fame Inductees Dick Kimmel and Jerilyn Kjellberg of New Ulm.

      Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336 , All are welcome to join in an evening of music learning and fun.

  4. Sep

    1. Free Household Hazardous Waste
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      There will be a Free Household Hazardous Waste will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at the Brown County Highway Garage, New Ulm, from 2-6pm.

    2. Fall Sandwich Supper, Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All are welcome to attend the annual Fall Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carleton Avenue, Morgan on Wednesday, September 26. Serving 5-7pm.

      Serving BBQ’s, pulled pork and hot turkey sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee and milk. Free will offering. A Country Store-Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the sandwich supper.

  5. Sep

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Meeting
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s support group will meet at Peichel’s Hall on Thursday, September 27, at 11am. Peichel’s Hall is at 70725 on the Fort Road.

      Please call 507-426-7559 by Tuesday to make a reservation. In case of bad/rainy weather, they will meet at the usual place at the Fairfax Community Home.

    2. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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


  13. 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.