−American Red Cross Blood Drives1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making several stops around the area.
Tuesday, March 11 – Arlington Community Center, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – LeCenter American Legion, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, 12-6pm
Thursday, March 13 – American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm
Friday, March 14 - American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm
To learn more about giving blood, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross.+1:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−North American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North American Farm and Power Show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, Thursday thru Saturday, March 13-15; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; free admission; free parking.
Extensive farm, ranch, dairy equipment displays; the latest in technology and new product introduction; alternative energy displays; free ag seminars by the University of Minnesota
Register for the grand prize, courtesy of Ag Power, a John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor, valued at $1700.
For more information, visit trade-x-p-o-s.com+9:00 amNorth American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna
−Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting7:00 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 201 North State Street in New Ulm on Thursday, March 13. They will have a short business meeting and get ready for the Quilt Show.
Watch for more information to come on the Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Show at the New Ulm Event Center on March 21 & 22.+7:00 pmPrairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting
−New Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast7:30 am – 8:30 am
The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Hot Topics breakfast is Friday, March 14.
Presenting will be Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Paul Torkelson who will giving an update on the busy beginning of the 2014 Legislative Session. Topics sure to be covered will be the budget surplus, school funding, minimum wage and transportation funding.
Event is at 7:30am at the New Ulm Country Club and includes breakfast. To rsvp, please contact the Chamber at 233-4300. Cost is $7 for Chamber Members and $9 for general admission. Please rsvp by March 12.+7:30 amNew Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast
−Eagles Extravaganza, New Ulm5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Eagles Extravaganza, Friday, March 14, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm
5pm social hour; 6:30-7:30pm dinner with music by the Pops Choir; 8pm-midnight entertainment by the Concord Singers and the Blue Ringers.
Tickets are $30/meal and entertainment (tickets at HyVee, Cash Wise and Chamber of Commerce); $10/entertainment only. For 18 and older.+5:00 pmEagles Extravaganza, New Ulm
−Electronics Recycling, New Ulm10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Electronics Recycling will take place at the Brown County Fairgrounds coliseum this Saturday, March 15th, from 10am-2pm. No appliances will be accepted. Examples of items accepted include TV’s, VCR’s, computers, monitors, laptops, satellite receivers, iPods, iPads, DVD players.
Cost is 50 cents per pound with the proceeds going toward CHS prom.
Any questions please call the Cathedral High School office at 354-4511.+10:00 amElectronics Recycling, New Ulm
−Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and North Star Strings will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, March 15, at the New Ulm Public Schools Auditorium at 1st and Broadway at 3pm and also on Sunday, March 16, at Mankato East High School Auditorium at 3pm.
These concerts will feature 2014 Concerto Competition Winner, violist Mackenzie Lach, playing Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’. They are conducted by Dr. Joseph Rodgers, Aimon Dwan and Hunter Ellis.
Admission at door adults/$8; students/seniors/$6 and families/$22.
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and the younger string ensemble, North Star Strings, are regional ensembles with students participating from more than a dozen communities.+3:00 pmMankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools
−27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
27th Annual Banquet Brown County Pheasants Forever, Saturday, March 15, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye.
Cackling hour begins 5pm; smorgasbord dinner 7pm. Admission is $50/includes 1 year membership; $65 member and spouse/includes 1 year membership; $15/18 and under/includes 1 year youth membership; $250 sponsorship/includes 2 admissions, 1 year membership, plaque, medallion and choice of $65 gift certificate to PF catalouge or print of the year)
A lifetime MN Hunting and Fishing License will be awarded to one lucky youth aged 4-15 in attendance. Hunter’s Dream Raffle Winner Takes All only $25 per ticket.
For more info, contact Ralph at 920-0435; Dan at 227-2349; Jeremy 240-0096.+5:00 pm27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet
−Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sunday, March 16, 8am-1pm Eagles Orchid Inn.
All the pancakes you can eat. 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 Herald Dispatch; The Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member.
Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.+8:00 amLions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
−New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast8:30 am – 1:00 pm
New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, March 16, 8:30am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk.+8:30 amNew Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast
−Hanska Fire Department Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hanska Fire Department Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center, Hanska.
Hanska Sausages and all you can eat Dad’s Famous Belgian Waffles; different types of syrups; whipped toppings; butter. $8/per person; 5 years and under/free. Take outs and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6248.
All proceeds will go for training .+9:00 amHanska Fire Department Breakfast
−Lafayette Area Lions Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm, Lafayette Community Center.
Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1. Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk, coffee.
Proceeds go toward Lions’ community projects in the Lafayette area.+9:00 amLafayette Area Lions Breakfast
−St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet9:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a pre-Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast and bucket raffle on Sunday, March 16, from 9-11:30am, served by the men of the Church of St. Paul, Nicollet.
Menu: ham and sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and beverage. Tickets adults/$7; children 6-12/$3. Sunday Mass at 8am. This is a Catholic Order of Foresters Court 812 Matching Grant Fundraiser for Religious Education.+9:00 amSt. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet
−New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 10:30am-1:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Take outs available.
Adults/$10 at the door.+10:30 amNew Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner
−Bingo, Lafayette1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bingo, Sunday, March 16, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Social Hall, Lafayette
Grocery and assorted bingo prizes; lunch will be sold; drawings; all ages welcome.
Hosted by St. Gregory the Great CCW. Donations for Food Shelf welcome.+1:00 pmBingo, Lafayette
−RS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Efforts to bring high-speed internet and phone services to Renville and Sibley County communities continue and the RS Fiber Cooperative is holding a series of public meetings this week to update residents on the status of the project.
The hour long public meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 10am at Winthrop City Hall; at 2pm at Fairfax City Hall and at 4pm at Gaylord City Hall.
On Thursday, March 20, there are meetings at 10am at Fairfax City Hall; 2pm at Winthrop City Hall; 7pm at Gaylord City Hall.
Friday, March 21, 10am at Green Isle City Hall and 2pm at Stewart City Hall.
To learn more about the multi-million dollar proposed project, you can also go online at rsfiber.coop.+10:00 amRS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County
−American Red Cross Blood Drive12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the area this week.
Tuesday, March 18 – 12-6pm, Madelia High School, Madelia
Thursday, March 20 – 1:30-7:30pm, Gibbon Community Center
For more information on giving blood, go online to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.+12:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
−Skywarn Spotter Training, Mankato6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Skywarn Spotter Training scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 6pm at South Central College in North Mankato has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, at South Central College in North Mankato.
For additional information, please contact Nicollet County Emergency Management at 934-0410 or Blue Earth County Emergency Management at 304-4806.+6:00 pmSkywarn Spotter Training, Mankato
−CCW Hotdish Supper, Morgan4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
There is a CCW Hotdish Supper at St. Michael’s Social Hall in Morgan on Wednesday, March 19.
They are serving 4:30-7pm. Adults/$8; children 6-11/$4; preschool/$1. Takeouts will be available at $8.+4:30 pmCCW Hotdish Supper, Morgan
−Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Monthly Meeting2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 2pm in the Activity Room at the Fairfax Community Home.+2:00 pmFairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Monthly Meeting
−Wine and Beer Tasting, New Ulm6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2nd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, Fundraiser for New Ulm Dog Park will be held on Thursday, March 20, 6-8:30pm, New Ulm Country Club.
Tickets/$20 at door; $15/advance available at NU Chamber or Cash Wise Liquor.
All proceeds go the New Ulm Dog Park. There will be food, silent auction and music. Entertainment provided by The Ken and Ken Show.
Sponsored by Cash Wise Liquor and Bank Midwest.+6:00 pmWine and Beer Tasting, New Ulm
−Prairie Piecemakers Quild Guild, New Ulm9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild proudly presents Quilt Show 2014.
Friday, March 21, 9am-6pm; Saturday, March 22, 9am-4pm, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm.
Judy Martin Book Signing and Lecture will be Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 10am and 2pm
Vendors; opportunity quilt; demonstrations; door prizes; lots of quilts. $6 admission; 13+/$3+9:00 amPrairie Piecemakers Quild Guild, New Ulm
−American Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm11:00 am – 8:00 pm
American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, Friday, March 21, 11am-8pm or until gone, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$10; kids 12 and under/$5. Tickets available at the door; take outs available.+11:00 amAmerican Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm
−34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Over 200 booths on display; drawing held every day; daily free seminars
Special Guest Chris Freytag, Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Presentation on Saturday, March 22, 11am & 1pm
Back by Popular Demand, Gary Curtis, Brainerd International Raceway all the show all 3 days
2014 Home Show Seminars
Friday, March 21
4 pm – Card Making the Easy Way by Stampin’ Up – Amy Rich
5pm – Fresh Floral Arrangements/Herb Gardening by Heather Hacker & Lynn Hacker
6pm – Financial Fitness: Understanding Credit Reports by SouthPoint Federal Credit
7pm – Ideal Protein, Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
Saturday, March 22
11am – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
12pm – Revolutionary Parenting by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1pm – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
2pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
3pm – Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
4pm – Social Security: Age Makes a Difference by Thrivent Financial
5pm – High Performance Net Zero Ready Homes by Extreme Panel Tech
Sunday, March 23
11:30am – Ideal Protein: Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
12:30pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
1:30pm - Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
2:30pm – The MN Radon Awareness Act: Radon in Real Estate Transactions by Ameradon Services
Click here to view poster.+3:00 pm34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show
−Knights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Famous ‘Door Country Style’ Fish Boil will be held Friday, March 212, 5-7:30pm, Church of St. Peter, just off the Old Fort Road, 1801 West Broadway, St. Peter
Pollock, with potatoes, carrots, onions and butter. Served with your choice of beverage and homemade cherry or apple pie.+5:00 pmKnights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter
−St. Paul’s Raider Choir, New Ulm7:00 pm – 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s Raider Choir ‘Best of Both Worlds’ will be presented Friday, March 21, 7pm; Saturday, March 22, 7pm; Sunday, March 23, 2pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm.+7:00 pmSt. Paul’s Raider Choir, New Ulm
−Snowmobile Safety Class, St. James8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the following Snowmobile Safety Class will be taking place on March 22, 8am-4pm, at Watonwan 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 obtaining a study cd before March 22 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited so register early.
For more info, contact Sgt. Berry Gulden at 507-375-2579 or email@example.com+8:00 amSnowmobile Safety Class, St. James
−Lake Crystal Fire Department BBQ Rib Feed Fundraiser4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lake Crystal Fire Department Relief Association invites you to their famous BBQ Rib Fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, starts at 4:30pm.
Enjoy ribs, potatoes, dinner roll and salad. Proceeds are used for training the fire department members and for maintaining and upgrading fire department equipment.+4:30 pmLake Crystal Fire Department BBQ Rib Feed Fundraiser
−Hotdish Supper, Gibbon5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 22, from 5-6:30pm, there will be a Hotdish Supper at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church social hall in Gibbon, serving all you can eat of hotdishes, salads, bread, desserts and beverage.
The benefit is for parish youth, who are fundraising for Youth Conferences.+5:00 pmHotdish Supper, Gibbon
−Spring Fever, St. George Parish Center5:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Annual Spring Fever will be held at the St. George Parish Center on March 22 & 29.
Social hour at 5pm; windsor chop dinner at 6pm; entertainment to follow. The comedy play, “Pistols and Posies” will be performed when the Roaring 20′s and Prohibition days come alive.
Reserved seating tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling 354-2428. A matinee of the play will also be given on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm on March 30. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.+5:00 pmSpring Fever, St. George Parish Center