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  1. Apr

    1. Easton True Benefit, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      There will be a benefit for Easton True on Saturday, April 13, New Ulm Country Club, 4-8pm; food served 5-7pm. There will be a bake sale; silent auction; free will donation.

      Parents of Easton are Jeff and April Schneider-True; Grandparents are Tim and Jean Schneider; Great-Grandparents are Joe and Audrey Schneider and Howard and Lois Hoffmann. Easton True was born 8 weeks premature on 11/16/12. He was taken to Rochester Mayo Clinic NICU for oxygen support and was making steady progress. On day 8 of Easton’s life, he had an unexplained Grade IV Intraventricular Hemorrhage which lead to nonstop seizures and hydrocephalus. He had an emergency operation on 11/25/12 which saved his life. He has beaten all odds of surviving and an EEG showed normal brain activity for a premature baby. Easton continues to show everyone his strength and sweet personality daily.

    2. Alive and Kickin, Sibley Medical Foundation
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Sibley Medical Foundation presents Alive and Kickin on Saturday, April 13, Arlington Community Center.

      5pm Social hour; 5:30pm Live Auction; 6pm Chicken Dinner; 7pm Show. Tickets are $20.

      You’re Never Too Old to Sing and Dance. This inspirational group of high spirited, charismatic seniors spread their musical message as they explore contemporary genres of music ranging from rock and roll to pop to gospel and Motown. Tickets available at SMD Clinic Locations and Hospital.

    3. Mustang Wheelchair Basketball Game, Sleepy Eye
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Mustang Wheelchair Basketball Team comes to Sleepy Eye. SMSU vs Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s and Indians sports teams along with Community Members and Alumni on Saturday, April 13, at the Sleepy Eye Area High School Gymnasium.

      5pm Food and Refreshments, serving turkey supreme or BBQ’s, chips, and cookie for $6; 7pm Wheelchair Basketball. Cost adults/$6; students/$3. Sponsored by Sleepy Eye Lion’s Club.

      Proceeds will be used for the Sleepy Eye Public School Band, St. Mary’s After Prom program and the SMSU Wheelchair Basketball Team expenses for equipment and travel.

      Tickets available at: Sleepy Eye Public School; St. Mary’s School; Americana Community Bank; First Security Bank; Southpoint Federal Credit Union; Lion’s Club Members

  2. Apr

    1. Trinity Lutheran Church Worship/Dinner, Gaylord
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Trinity Lutheran Church Country Western/Blue Grass Worship Service and Potato Pancake Dinner on Sunday, April 14. Come Celebrate at God’s Special Country Church.

      9am & 11am Worship Services and 10am-2pm Pancake Dinner. 30th Annual Potato Pancake Dinner sponsored by Men’s Fellowship, Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley Township, 32234 431st Avenue, rural Gaylord. Serving potato pancakes, pancakes, ham and more. Adults/$8; children 6-12/$3; children 0-5/free.


    2. Polka Worship & German Dinner, Stewart
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Polka Worship and German Dinner on Sunday, April 14, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Stewart.

      Worship: 10am, featuring the Wendinger Band. Dinner: 11am-1pm. Menu: German potato salad or scalloped potatoes, brats and meatballs, glazed carrots, German sauerkraut, bread bars, coffee, milk, water.

      Free will donation. Proceeds will be used to replace windowns and two exterior doors. Supplemental funds provided by Thrivent Chapter 30090.

    3. St. James Sertoma Presents ‘The Sound of Music
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      St. James Sertoma presents ‘The Sound of Music’ on Sunday, April 14, at 2pm, St. James Presbyterian Church Social Hall. Free will donation. Proceeds go to St. James Mayo Audiology.

    4. Perfect Pairings Fundraiser, New Ulm
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      United Way of the Brown County Area and Schell’s Brewery Co. Present ‘Perfect Pairings’, Dinner & Beer & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 14, Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm. 5:30pm social time with dinner beginning promptly at 6pm.

      $40 per guest. Reserve your tickets by calling 507-354-6512 or stop by the United Way office, 622 Center Street. Proceeds will benefit Brown County United Way’s Youth Activities Scholarship Program. Welcome beer will be served 5:30-6pm.

  3. Apr

    1. Bird and Animal Swap and Sell Day
      7:00 am – 8:00 am

      Sunday, April 21 – Bird and Animal Sway and Sell Day at the Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm. Buy, sell, trade poultry, fancy pigeons, ornamental game birds equipment, etc.

      Gate opens at 7am. 16 and over/$3. Sponsored by Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association. Come early for best selection. Information 507-354-6448.

    2. Comfrey Lions Coub Pancake Brunch
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      The Comfrey Lions Club will be having their Annual Pancake Brunch on Sunday, April 21, at the Comfrey Community Center from 10am-12:30pm.

      Serving pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, and beverage.

    3. Pork Chop Dinner, Courtland
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      There will be a Pork Chop Dinner on Sunday, April 21, serving 11am-1pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Courtland (located 3 miles east of Courtland on County Road 25).

      One chop/$9; two chops/$12; hot dog/$3. Menu: pork chops or hot dog; German potato salad; corn; buns; ice cream; beverages. Dine in or take out.

      Sponsored by the Immanuel Men’s Club and the Immanuel Lites.

  4. May

    1. American Red Cross (all-day)
      May 13 – May 16

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is again making stops around the local area this week. The need for blood is constant and all blood types are needed.


      Eligible donors can Give the Gift of Life at:


      May 13 – Mountain Lake Community Center from 2-7pm

      May 14 – Lafayette Charter School from 1-7pm

      May 14 – Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye from 1-7pm

      May 14 – All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake from 12:30-6:30pm

      May 14 – Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson from 12-6pm

      May 16 – Cologne City Hall from 1-7pm

  5. May

    1. May Play Reading at The Lind House
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The May play reading will be “The Skin of Our Teeth!” by Thornton Wilder on Tuesday, May 14, 7pm at The Lind House in New Ulm, 622 Center Street.

      This play begins at 7pm sharp and commemorates the one year anniversary of the Society.

  6. May

    1. The Tulip Tea and Plant Sale
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Tulip Tea and Plant Sale, hosted by the Floratennial Garden Club of Comfrey, will be held at the Selma Town Hall, South Court St. on Wednesday the 15th from 2-4pm

  7. May

    1. 2nd Annual Mental Health Fair, New Ulm
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Brown County Local Advisory Council presents 2nd Annual Mental Health Fair on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-9pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) Parish Hall, 201 North State Street, New Ulm.


      Speakers are:

      6pm – Lori Mathiowetz, Riverbend Spiritual Care

      6:30pm – Garold from Brown County Humane Society

      7-8pm – Maureen Main, Ombudsman Peer Sepcialist


      There will be door prizes and snacks and vendors.

    2. New Ulm Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Banqet
      6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

      The New Ulm Sertoma Club’s Annual Service to Mankind Banquet honoring Carl “Red” Wyczawski will be held Thursday, May 16, at the New Ulm Country Club. Social hour begins at 6pm with dinner and the banquet at 6:45pm. Tickets are available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, HyVee or Cash Wise.

  8. May

    1. Family Garage Sale (all-day)
      May 17 – Jun 1

      Huge 20-family Garage Sale starting May 17 through June 1. It is located at 35227 290th St., Henderson – West of Henderson from Hwy 19 onto County Rd. 62.

      Baby clothing, adult clothing, household items, furniture, shoes, household appliances, greenhouse bedding plants, hanging baskets.

    2. Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk 2013
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Gopher Road Trip Chalk Talk 2013 – Join your Director of Athletics Norwood Teague, select Gopher head coaches, staff and Goldy as they travel across the state of Minnesota. Proudly wear your maroon and gold to support the Gophers as they visit your community.

      The Gophers will be visiting the community on the following dates:

      Redwood Falls, May 16; Jackson, May 16; Mankato, June 17; New Ulm, May 17

      The Gophers will be arriving at Turner Hall, 102 South State, New Ulm at 10am. Social Time begins at 11am and will be over at 1pm.

  9. May

    1. Hanska Women of Today ‘UFF DA 5K Walk/Run”
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Join the Hanska Women of Today and the United Way of Brown County as they walk and run to help the Imagination Library and Youth Activities Scholarship Programs.

      The Hanska “UFF DA Just for Fun Walk and Run” will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Hanska City Park. Forms are available at the Hanska City Office or you can register the day of the race, starting at 8am.

      There will also be a kids walk and fun at 10:30am and the Hanska City Park.

    2. Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales, Saturday, May 18, 8am-2pm. Maps available at local businesses.

    3. Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Tri-County Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be at the City of St. Peter located at 400 West St. Julien Street on Saturday, May 18 from 9am-2pm. This is for residents in LeSueur, Sibley and Nicollet Counties only!

      No business waste or used motor oil will be accepted. Call Tri-County Solid Waste at 507-381-9196 for more information.

  10. May

    1. MMHF Fundraiser
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Come and have fun and dance at the MMHF Fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, 12-6pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm.


      Upper Level

      12pm – Adam Munsterman Band

      1:15pm – Smiley Wiltscheck and Friends

      2:30pm – Jake Bastyr Band

      3:45pm – Donnie Klossner “Music mit Herz”

      5pm – Wendinger Band


      Lower Level – Concertina Jamboree beginning at noon

      Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies

      Keith Eckstein, Leo Lentz and Friends on drums and tuba.


      Free admittance for concertina, button box, and accordion players performing at the Jamboree.


      All musicians have donated their time and talent to this event. Food and beverage are available. All proceeds used for the MMFH Museum.


      For more information: Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, 27 North Broadway or 507-359-9014

  11. May

    1. Braun & Borth Recycling Day
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Braun & Borth Electronics and Appliance Recycling Day will be held Wednesday, May 22, 12-6pm at the Sleepy Eye Baseball Parking Lot.


      Electronics $5/items – computer cpu; computer monitors; battery backups; printers; vcr; copiers; scanners; tv; stereo


      Free items – keyboards; speakers; mouse; cell phones; land line phones; ipods; air conditioners; dehumidifiers; humidifiers; freezers; refrigerators; dishwashers; microwaves; stoves; washers; dryers; hot water heaters; furnaces; water softeners; trash compactors; garbage disposals; water coolers; vending machines.


      Small appliances, such as blenders, toasters and irons will be accepted free.


      Fluorescent lamps 4″ and under/$1

      Fluorescent lamps over 4″/$1

      Ballast – PCB =$1/per pound

      PCB capacitors = $2/lb

      RV appliances/$50

      car batteries/free

    2. Retirement Party for Harold Remme
      3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      You are invited to a retirement party in honor of Harold Remme, Superintendent, on Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30pm-7:00pm at New Ulm High School. There will be a program at 5:30pm.

  12. May

    1. Sibley East Elementary School Carnival
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Sibley East Elementary School Carnival is Thursday, May 23, at the Gaylord Campus from 5-7pm. Admission to the carnival is free. There is a large variety of games and a number of delicious food items. A silent auction will be from 12-6:30pm. There is also a grand prize drawing for a IPad Mini.

      The funds raised will be used to purchase technology and recess equipment to be in classrooms in both Gaylord and Arlington.

  13. May

    1. New Ulm Chamber of Commerce hours
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Center will be open Friday, 5/24 from 8a-5p and on Saturday, 5/25 from 10a-3p. They will be closed Monday, 5/27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

  14. May

    1. NCHS Cox House plant sale
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Nicollet County Historical Society’s annual heritage plant sale to benefit the Cox House will be held on Saturday, 5/25 from 8:30a-2:00p. The event is at the Treaty Site History Center at 1851 N Minnesota Ave in St. Peter.

      Locally-grown perennials and bulbs available in the past have included mums, phlox, primrose, ferns, bleeding hearts, daisies, lilies, dahlias, lily of the valley, raspberry canes, rhubarb, coleus, and more.

      For more information, contact Susan Carlin at 507-382-5162 or Richard Tostenson at 507-934-1105

    2. Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby is Saturday, May 25, from 9am-1pm at the south landing on Lake Hanska.

      Pro walleye fisherman Tommy Skarlis will be the MC.

      To enter, or with questions, call: Tim Abraham at 507-382-6743.

  15. May

    1. Brown County Heartland Express – weekend (all-day)
      May 26 – May 27

      The Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Sunday, 5/26 and Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular transit service will resume on Tuesday, 5/28.

      The transit office will also be closed on Monday, 5/27. To schedule rides for Tuesday, 5/28, patrons need to call the office no later than 3pm on Friday, 5/24 at 359-2717 or 800-707-2717.

    2. Fort Ridgely program and tour
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      On Sunday, May 26, Historian John LaBatte will present a program at 1pm on the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War in 1862. Then at 2:30pm there will be a walking tour of Fort Ridgely. $4 admission, MHS and NCHS members free.

  16. May

    1. Brown County offices closed (all-day)
      May 27

      All Brown County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.