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  1. Mar

    1. Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye on Sunday, March 10, 8am-1pm.

      All the pancakes you can eat, with applesauce and sugar free syrups available. Adults at door/$8; in advance/$7.50. Children 6-12 at door/$3.50; in advance/$3. Under 6/free. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Harold Dispatch, the Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member. Sponsored by Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.

    2. New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale, Sunday, March 10, 8am-12:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm.

      Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausages, applesauce, milk, coffee. For tickets or information, call Mimi at 359-4766.

    3. Plato Lions Club Spring Brunch
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Plato Lions Club 30th Annual Spring Brunch, Sunday, March 10, serving 9am-12:30pm at the Plato Hall.

      All you can eat pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast and beverage. Free will donations accepted.

      Bring items for the Food Shelf to the Lions Brunch and Plato Lions will donate $1 for every pound of food collected at the brunch and it will be brought to Plato Home Center for March Drive.

  2. Mar

    1. 19th Annual RV Camping Show, New Ulm (all-day)
      Mar 13 – Mar 17

      19th Annual RV Camping Show, New Ulm Civic Center, 12 North and Franklin, New Ulm, Joe’s Camper Sales, Wednesday through Sunday, March 13-17.

      Register for door prizes; free admission. Hours Wednesday 5-9pm; Thursday 12-9pm; Friday 12-9pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm. Southern Minnesota’s Largest Indoor Camper Show.

      Factory reps; specials on all camping accessories; framed and matted prints for sale; over 70 units on display.

      Joe’s Camper Sales, Inc., New Ulm, MN;  www.joescampers.com; 507-354-8106 or 1-800-607-7887

  3. Mar

    1. North American Farm & Power Show (all-day)
      Mar 14 – Mar 16

      North American Farm & Power Show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 14, 15 & 16; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Free admission and free parking.

      Extensive farm, ranch and dairy equipment displays; see the latest technology and new product introduction; alternative energy displays; free ag seminars; register for the grand prize, courtesy of Ag Power, a $1,700 John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor

    2. Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, Pro Kinship for Kids
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, plus a real feel for what Pro Kinship for Kids is all about – Thursday, March 14, all day Blizzard sales and crafts and games from 4-7:30pm.

      Come buy a blizzard anytime on Thursday, March 14, at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.

  4. Mar

    1. American Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm, on Friday, March 15, 11am-8pm or until gone.

      $10/adults; $5/children.

  5. Mar

    1. Scouting for Food Drive (all-day)
      Mar 16 – Mar 23

      The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in New Ulm will have their annual Scouting for Food Drive to help fill shelves at the New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf.

      The house-to-house pickup of food will take place Saturday, March 23, starting at 8:30am. Between March 16 and 20, the Scouts will deliver plastic bags to all houses in New Ulm as a reminder for residents to remember the food shelf drive.

      Residents who will not be home on March 23, may leave their food donation at local churches or in the food shelf boxes at HyVee or Cash Wise. Also, the local Curves for Women business will collect donations.

      These are items most in need of: peas, canned carrots, mixed vegetables, chicken noodle soup, bathroom tissue, boxes potatoes, instant oatmeal, chicken helper, tuna helper and macaroni and cheese.

    2. 2013 Irish Ladies Luncheon, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      2013 Irish Ladies Luncheon on Saturday, March 16 at Rhine-Elbe Room at the Holiday Inn, New Ulm from 11am-?

      The menu will be grilled chicken croissant deluxe w/soup and coffee. $12.60 including tax and tip; cash or checks only. Bar service available; 11am social; 11:30 lunch served. Call Mary at 359-9622 or Mary at 354-2427.

    3. New Ulm Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Saturday, March 16 – New Ulm Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day, Brown County Fairgrounds Youth Coliseum, New Ulm.

      16 and over/$3. Buy, sell, trade – Fancy Poultry and Pigeons, Gamebirds, Rabbits, Cage Birds, Equipment. Come early for best selection.

      Sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association. For more information, call 507-354-6448.

    4. Women’s History Luncheon, New Ulm
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The Women’s History Luncheon will be held Saturday, March 16 at Turner Hall in New Ulm at 12pm. Tickets are $12 available at BCHS

      Honoring Brown County women who have provided medical services to impoverished areas. The speaker will be Dr. Laurel Gamm and the topic is: ‘Serving with Doctors without Borders’.

  6. Mar

    1. Lafayette Area Lions Fundraiser
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 17, 9am-1pm at the Lafayette Community Center.

      Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk and coffee. Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1.

      Proceeds go toward scholarships for post-secondary students from the Lafayette area.

    2. Hanska Fire Department Waffle Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Hanska Fire Department will be having a Waffle Breakfast with Hanska’s special sausages on Sunday, March 17, from 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center.

      All you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles is just &8 per person and children 5 and under are free. Take outs and in town delivery is available.

      All proceeds will go to the Hanska Fire Department Relief Association and fire department training.

    3. Darfur Fireman’s Relief Association Brunch
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Darfur Fireman’s Relief Association will hold a brunch on Sunday, March 17, from 10am-1pm at the Darfur Hall in Darfur.

      Meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and a beverage. $7/adults; $3/children 3-12; children under 3/free.

    4. New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:30 pm

      The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 17, at Turner Hall in New Ulm, from 10:30am-1:30pm.

      Tickets are $10/adults; kids 10 and under/$5. Take out orders available.

      Enjoy a great meal and help support the New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association.

    5. Grocery Bingo, Lafayette
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      St. Gregory the Great Church CCW is hosting Grocery Bingo on Sunday, March 17, at 1pm at St. Gregory the Great Church Social Hall, Lafayette.

      Donations will be accepted for the local food shelf.

    6. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The smell of corned beef and soda bread is in the air and that can only mean one. It’s time to gear up for New Ulm’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, and will step off at 5pm. This is the 48th year of the parade, making it the longest consecutive Irish parade event in the state.

      The parade route will begin at 3rd South and Minnesota Streets and proceed the wrong way up Minnesota to its conclusion at the Glockenspiel. The parade will immediately be followed by teh Gathering of the Clans Banquet at Don’s Pub (knows the rest of the year at the Kaiserhoff Restaurant) with entertainment by New Ulm’s Good Will Ambassadors, the O’Concord Singers, performing traditional Irish tunes.

  7. Mar

    1. Habitat for Humanity Open House
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Habitat of Humanity South Central Minnesota cordially invites you to the Home Dedication for the Aguilar Family on Thursday, March 21, 507 10th Avenue North, St. James.

      The Open House will be 5-7pm; Dedication Ceremony at 5:30pm; refreshments served.

  8. Mar

    1. Tim Orth Memorial Foundation
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tim Orth Memorial Foundation featuring The All-Jamboree Basketball Teams will be Friday, March 22, in Fairfax. Girls game starts at 6pm; boys game follows. Doors open at 5pm in the Fairfax School.

      Check out www.TimOrthFoundation.org and like them on Facebook.

    2. Knights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Knights of Columbus Famous “Door Country Style” Fish Boil will be Friday, March 22, at 7:30pm at Church of St. Peter, just off the Old Fort Road, 1801 West Broadway, St. Peter.

      Serving boiled Polluck, potatoes, carrots, onions and butter, served with your choice of beverage and homemade cherry or apple pie.

  9. Mar

    1. Snowmobilie Youth Safety Class, St. James
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a Snowmobile Youth Safety Class on Saturday, March 23, 8am-5pm, at the St. James Library, 125 5th Street 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 obtaining a study cd before March 23 by calling 507-375-2579.

      For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Guldan at 507-375-2579.

    2. Oak Hills Auxiliary Spring Bazaar, New Ulm
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Oak Hills Auxiliary Spring Bazaar, Bake Sale and Easter Egg Hunt will take Saturday, March 23, from 9-11am at Oak Hills Living Center.

      Bring your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. Monetary donations, baked goods and craft items are welcome by 8am Saturday. Proceeds will be for the benefit of the residents of Oak Hills.

  10. Mar

    1. Palm Sunday Brunch
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Palm Sunday Brunch at St. Mary’s in New Ulm will be Sunday, March 24, serving 8:30am-12pm.

      Serving ham, smokies, eggs, and German potato salad along with pudding, rolls, cheesecakes, cake and morning beverages of coffee, juice and milk. Adults/$8; children ages 4-12/$4; under 4/free.

  11. Apr

    1. Springfield High School YES Team Collection Jeans (all-day)
      Apr 1 – Apr 19

      The Springfield High School YES Team is sponsoring a collection of used blue jeans from April 1 to April 19. The blue jeans will be made into insulation that helps save energy in homes.

      Drop boxes are location in the High School, Elementary School and District offices, as well as Tauer’s.

  12. Apr

    1. Spring Festival, Madelia
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Luther Memorial Home Auxiliary Presents; Spring Festival on Tuesday, April 9, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Madelia.

      11am-1pm Salad Luncheon. Adults/$6; drawing for prizes at 12:30pm.


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

      Senior Dance on Tuesday, April 9, 1-4pm at the American Legion, 229 W Nassau, St. Peter. Music provided by ‘LuVerne Wannous’.

      There will be an admission charge for this event. Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center.

    3. Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser, St. James
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Jake’s Pizza is holding a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of South Central MN with an all-you-can-eat pizza event. The event will take place at Jake’s Pizza at 408 1st Avenue in St. James from 5-7:30pm on Tuesday, April 9. Tickets $9.

      Silent auction ends at 7pm. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Build in St. James.

    4. Putting Green Community Garden
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Putting Green, along with the Heart of New Ulm Project, is excited to announce a new addition to the landscape, New Ulm’s Community Garden at Putting Green EcoCenter, corner of 20th S and Valley. Information and sign up meeting will be held Tuesday, April 9, at 7pm in the basement of the library.

      A community garden is a place where neighbors and families gather to grow healthy delicious food. Each person will have their own plot to grow their own herbs, flowers, fruit or vegetables. Sign up to be a community gardener on Tuesday, April 9, at the library. If you can’t make it to the meeting, call Tracie at 507-276-1958 to sign up or for more details. There will be a limited number of plots available for the season and are $35 per plot per season.

  13. Apr

    1. Lafayette Area Lions Jackpot Night
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Lafayette Area Lions Jackpot Night will be Wednesday, April 10, 4:30-7:30pm. Please bring your ticket you purchased for the March 18 date.

      Fundraiser pack includes: $5 cash; free buffet; $3 off any beverage; $5 Blackjack Match Play; $5 cash be-back; $15% gift shop disc.

      Fundraiser for Area Youth Scholarships.

  14. Apr

    1. United Church of Christ Luncheon, New Ulm
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ, 3rd South & Minnesota, New Ulm will be having a Spring Luncheon on Thursday, April 11, 10:45am-1pm.

      Serving ham/broccoli casserole or turkey salad with side salad, roll, dessert and beverage. $8/per person. Express line and take outs.