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  1. Sep
    9
    Wed

    1. 17th Annual Turkey Supper – St. John’s Catholic Church – Hector, Minnesota
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church
      Hector, Minnesota

      17th Annual
      Turkey Supper

      Wednesday, September 9th

      Buffet Meal – 4:00 to 7:00 PM
      Take outs – 4:00 to 7:00 PM

      Serving in the Parish Hall
      (Elevator Entrance on East Side)

      Menu:
      Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cole Slaw,
      Corn, Bread, Cranberries, Pickles, Beverage and Ice Cream

      Tickets:  Adults/Youth $9.50 Children 4-10 years $4.00
      Immediate Family maximum $40

      Don’t Miss the Delicious Food
      and Friendly Service!! 

  2. Sep
    10
    Thu

    1. Florescent Bulb Collection – New Ulm – Springfield
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Florescent Bulb Collection

      Tauer’s Supervalu, 101 W Central St
      Springfield

      10 am -12 pm

      New Ulm Steel & Recycling
      218 19th Street
      New Ulm

      2 pm -4:30 pm 

    2. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

    3. The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have their 1st meeting of the year on Thursday, September 10th at 7 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.  

      The membership fee is $20.00

      Everyone is welcome

  3. Sep
    11
    Fri

    1. Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry
      5:00 pm – 7:00 am

      Pitchfork Fondue Steak Fry
      Friday, Sept. 11
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Hermann Heights Park

      $20 per person
      $5 child’s hot dog meal, ages 12 & under

      Sponsored by the Lind House Association

      Tickets may be purchased at:
      NU Chamber, Hy-Vee or from a Board Member

       

  4. Sep
    12
    Sat

    1. Drew’s Crew Benefit (all-day)
      Sep 12

      Drew’s Crew Benefit

      5K Colorfest Run/Walk

      September 12th, 2015
      Harman Park, New Ulm
      5K Colorfest Starts at 10:30 am
      To Register: RaceEntry.com
      or 276-4428 for Paper Entry

      Information of to Donate:  DrewsCrew.org
      Donations are tax deductible through Christ the King Church 501c3

      Food ~ Fun ~ Music ~ Silent Auction

      Bands
      Neon Live ~ 10:00
      Roxbury ~ 12:15
      VanGogh’s Ear ~ 2:45

      Drew Aufderheide was diagnosed with a rare form Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
      Portion of Proceeds will go towards the creation of a
      scholarship fund & New Ulm Medical Center Oncology Unit 

      Top 10 Auction Items

      1 ~ Cruises on Lake Minnetonka 
      2 ~ Prairie Dog Hunt (2 Day/3 Night all-inclusive)
      3 ~ Bachelor Party Package Paint Ball War ~ Tommygun’s Paint Wars
      4 ~ 6 Hour DJ Service ~ DK DJ and  Good Vibrations DJ
      5 ~ Sailing Weekend in the Apostle Islands
      6 ~ Caribou Gun Club Year Membership
      7 ~ $500 Room & Rest Gift Certificate
      8 ~ Events by T & K Rental of Facility also Ceiling or Backdrop Decoration
      9 ~ Turner Hall Banquet Hall Rental
      10 HP ProOne 400 G1 Computer (Computer Technology Solutions) 

    2. Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Brown County Pheasants Forever
      Mentored Youth Hunt

      September 12th, 2015 at 8:00 am

      Any youth age 11-15.  Youth need to have a Firearms Safety Certificate, blaze orange clothing and gun.  (We can help with clothing and gun if needed)

      Youth will get to hunt pheasants and shoot on the Sporting Clay Course.  Each youth will be paired with a mentor and dog.  Only youth will carry a gun during the hunt.  There will be instructors on hand to help and give shooting tips.  Parents are encouraged but not required to participate.

      Lunch will be served
      Ammunition will be provided
      There is no charge for this event
      Location:  River Ridge Gun Club ~ Courtland, MN
      Event starts at 8:00 am and ends around 1:00-2:00 in the afternoon

      The event is being assisted and sponsored by:
      Brown County Pheasants Forever
      Sioux Trails Deer Hunters
      Izaak Walton League
      Der Deutsche Long Beards (NWTF)

      To sign up contact Scott Zeig at 507-276-2717 or Dan Braulick at 507-227-2349 

  5. Sep
    13
    Sun

    1. 2015 Steeple Fest (all-day)
      Sep 13

      2015 Steeple Fest
      St. John’s Lutheran Church
      24481 561 Ave., Bismarck Township, Winthrop, MN

      Sunday, September, 13th

      9:30 Polka Worship Service
      with Nite Owls Band

      All you can eat (11 – 1:30) Ham & Meatball Dinner with
      Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Rolls, Cake, Coffee & Milk

      Adults:  $10.00; Children:  4-10 yrs. $5.00
      Children 3 & under:  Free

      Raffle ($1 ea.) @ 1:30 pm for Great Prizes
      (Need not be present to win)

      Silent Auction
      Women of the ELCA Bake & Garden Sale
      Pie  & Ice Cream Social
      By St. John’s Historical Society 

  6. Sep
    17
    Thu

    1. St. James Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 12:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      First Presbyterian Church
      706 Third Ave, St. James

      Thursday, Sept. 17
      1:00 – 7:00 pm

      Friday, Sept. 18
      8:00 am – 12:00pm

      For appointments call 1-800-733-2767
      or sign up on-line at www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code: STJAMESMN 

  7. Sep
    18
    Fri

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

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Friday, September 18, 2015 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.  You will be able to enjoy a great treat and support Pro Kinship at the same time.  Bring your friends, family, or your whole neighborhood for fun!!!

      You can also bring your children or neighborhood children down to Dairy Queen this day for a real feel for what it is like to be part of Pro Kinship for Kids.  Staff and volunteers of Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions, and tell you about the program.  You can experience Pro Kinship activities from 4 – 7:30.  For donations to Pro Kinship for Kids children or any one who is a child at heart can make different craft items to take home with them and play games with us.  Here are just a few things you can do this day:

      *Decorate your own Foam Art Picture Frame                *Get your Face Painted                 *Play Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss & Fish Bowl To

        *Decorate a Chinese Lantern

       

      QUESTIONS CONTACT: PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS  507-359-2445 or  WWW.PROKINSHIP.ORG

  8. Sep
    21
    Mon

    1. The Harkin Store – PREPARING FOR WINTER
      10:45 am – 11:45 am

      PREPARING FOR WINTER

      SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015  1-4 PM

      Preparing for the long hard winter took the pioneers a long time.  Canning, drying,
      candle-making, soap making, cutting and getting foods stocked for themselves and
      their animals, are just a few of the things that they did.  There will be a display of 
      the equipment that the settlers used.  There will also be pictures of life on the farm 
      and their chores.  The Harkin Store carried many of the supplies and tools that they 
      used during the 1870′s.

      The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, 
      or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information contact
      the store when open at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which
      operates the site at 1-507-934-2160.

  9. Sep
    23
    Wed

    1. Annual Fall Festival St. Annes’ Catholic Church – Wabasso MN
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Annual Fall Festival

      St. Annes’ Catholic Church
      Wabasso MN

      Sunday September 27
      Mass at 10 am

      Turkey Dinner 11 am – 1:30 pm

      Games, activities, country store and refreshments will be
      available on the church grounds beginning at 11 am.
      Raffle drawing at 1:30 pm.

      Everyone invited. Fun for all 

  10. Sep
    24
    Thu

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

      Free Household Hazardous Waste

      Brown County Fairgrounds
      1201 North State St
      New Ulm

      2 pm- 6:00 pm 

    2. TURNER LADIES’ SAUERKRAUT SUPPER
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      TURNER LADIES’
      SAUERKRAUT SUPPER

      Thursday, September 24, 2015
      4:00 – 7:00 pm

      Sauerkraut, landjaegers, mashed potatoes,
      rye bread, dessert and beverages

      Adults $10  Children under 12 $6

      Express Line Take-outs or Dine-in

      Delivery Available
      Call 354-6727
      Before Sept. 21

      Turner Hall
      102 South State St.
      “Benefits Turner Hall Renovation” 

  11. Sep
    26
    Sat

    1. Community Awareness & Prevention of Suicide (CAPS) Bike Ride
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Community Awareness & Prevention of Suicide (CAPS) Bike Ride

      Saturday, September, 26
      2:00 pm

      $10 for adults
      $5 for children under 18

      This is a 10 mile bike ride. The route starts at Lions Park in Fairfax and goes to Fort Ridgely and returns to Lions Park.

      Bring your own bike and wear yellow.

      Memorial to those that have perished from suicide or suffer from mental illness.

      For further information call Dee Schaefer 507-276-5434

  12. Sep
    27
    Sun

    1. Polka Service – Redeemer Lutheran Church
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      Polka Service
      9:00 am
      Sunday, Sept. 27th

      Redeemer Lutheran Church
      700 South Broadway
      New Ulm, MN 56073
      507-233-3470

      Followed by a German Dinner
      Serving from 10:30 – 12:00

      Menu
      German Potato Salad
      Brats and/or Hot Dogs
      Sauerkraut
      Salads
      Dessert
      Beverage

      Free will offering
      Music provided by Duane and Karen Bergemann 

  13. Oct
    8
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

    2. The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild, monthly meeting
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 8th at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  The speaker will be Ruth Anne Cheney from Quilting on the Curve.  There will be a afternoon class.  If interested in the class please contact Lynn Rowley by Oct 5th, call 507-276-6104 to register.  Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

      Everyone is Welcome!!!!

  14. Oct
    10
    Sat

    1. Strides ~ Lions for Diabetes Awareness
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Strides
      Lions for Diabetes Awareness

      1st Annual
      New Ulm Diabetes Walk
      Raising Funds to Cure Diabetes
      Diabetes Education
      Saturday, October 10, 2015
      New Ulm Civic Center
      1212 North Franklin St.
      New Ulm MN

      Registration at 8:00 am, Walk 8:30 – 9:30 am
      (This is a 1 or 2 mile walk around the outside of the
      Brown County Fair Grounds on sidewalks)
      Diabetes Education Workshop, 9:45 – 11:15 am
      Raise Money as a Team or Indiviually
      Sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/dY8ML1i7Kk
      Or call 507-354-8940  or  507-404-5555
      All proceeds will be donated to the Minnesota Lions Diabetes
      Foundation to find a CURE.

      Please join us in this fun
      and educational event 

  15. Oct
    11
    Sun

    1. Holy Family’s Annual BOOYA
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Holy Family’s Annual 
      BOOYA

      Boo-ya: a wonderful, slow-cooked, harvest-style soup

      Sunday, October 11
      4 – 7 PM
      Holy Family Parish Hall
      Lake Crystal
      All you can eat!
      Dessert included.

      Adults: $6  ~  Children: $4  ~  Preschool: Free
      Takeout orders available. 

  16. Oct
    13
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  17. Oct
    22
    Thu

    1. OAKWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Fall Supper and Bake Sale
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      OAKWOOD UNITED 
      METHODIST CHURCH

      Invites you to our Annual:

      Fall Supper and Bake Sale
      Thursday, October 22, 2015
      4;00 pm to 6:30 pm

      BBQ’s or Hot Turkey Sandwich
      (Choice of One Sandwich)
      German and American Potato Salad,
      Baked Beans, Coleslaw,
      Pie and Dessert

      Adults: $10  ~  Children (ages 3-12) $3
      Take Outs Available

      Take Home Some Baked Goods!! 

  18. Oct
    25
    Sun

    1. Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast
      8:30 am – 11:30 am

      Catholic United Financial 
      Matching Grant Fundraiser Breakfast

      Sponsored by:
      Sts. Joseph & Elizabeth Council
      Sunday October 25th
      from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
      Leifeld Hall – Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
      Breakfast will be served including:
      Scrambled Eggs, Smokies, Hash Browns, Cinnamon Rolls, Coffee, Juice &
      Milk
      Cost:  $7.00 – Adults
                  $5.00 – Ages 6 & under

      Crafts, Baked Items &  Garden Produce will also be on sale along with a
      raffle

      PROCEEDS WILL BE MATCHED BY CATHOLIC UNITED
      FINANCIAL up to $1,000 TO HELP SUPPORT NEW ULM AREA
      CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

      EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
      We hope to see you there! 

    2. 2014 New Ulm Human Rights Commission Award – Pam Klossner and Alison Miller
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Please join us for a reception honoring

      Pam Klossner and Alison Miller

      Recipients of the
      2014 New Ulm Human Rights Commission Award

      This annual award recognizes people, community organizations,
      or businesses in New Ulm who have contributed significantly to
      the advancement of human rights.

      Sunday, October 25, 2015
      3:00-5:00 pm at the Lind House
      Corner of Center and State Streets in New Ulm, MN

      Please RSVP to Lisa Grathwohl at 507-359-8236 or email
      lisa.grathwohl@ci.new-ulm.mn.us by October 19, 2015 

  19. Oct
    31
    Sat

    1. WELCA BAZAAR & BAKE SALE
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm

      WELCA BAZAAR & BAKE SALE

      Date:  Saturday, October 31, 2015
      Time:  9:00 AM – Noon
      Place:  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
      Sponsored by:  Women of the ELCA

      Coffee & coffee cake served
      beginning at 8:30 AM
      Bazaar begins at 9:00 AM

      New craft items, baked goods, frozen apple pies,
      apple crisps, lefse, etc.

      All proceeds from this bake sale will go to support mission projects. 

  20. Nov
    5
    Thu

    1. Mitten Trees in New Ulm – Chamber & Frandsen Bank (all-day)
      Nov 5 – Dec 8

      Mitten Trees in New Ulm

      Locations: 
      New Ulm Chamber of Commerce
      Frandsen Bank

      Bring mittens, gloves, scarves or caps

      Nov. 5 – Dec. 8 

       

      Sponsored by the New Ulm Women’s Literacy Club – items will be
      picked up by Setoma on Dec. 10 

  21. Nov
    6
    Fri

    1. Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 2015 Inductees
      5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame 27th annual Induction Ceremony:  

      Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN
      Friday November 6, 2015
      Social Hour – 5 p.m.
      Banquet Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
      Dinner Music by Donna Donahue
      Entertainment following the Ceremony

      2015 Inductees are:

      The Blenders – Vocal Occapella Quartet

      Craig Ebel – Old-Tyme, Radio DJ, Composer & Arranger

      Mankato Symphony Orchestra 

      Mick Sterlin – Musician in R & B Music

      John “Jack” Volinkaty – Musician & Songwriter in Country/Rock

      Tickets $45.00 per person
      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Inc.
      P.O. Box 1
      New Ulm, MN 56073
      507-354-7305 or 507-359-9014
      http://mnmusichalloffame.org/

  22. Nov
    9
    Mon

    1. Show “TRUE COLORS” Support Brain Injured Veterans!
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Show “TRUE COLORS”
      Support Brain Injured Veterans!

      HAPPY JOE’S PIZZA & ICE CREAM

      Monday, November 9
      5 – 7 PM

      All tips collected this evening will to to help Richard Roth
      pay for medical needs.  Richard is a Navy veteran
      (1979-1981) and brain injury survivor. 

      Happy Joe’s is donating a portion of the buffet sales to
      MNBIF.  Donation applies to EAT IN ONLY.

      Visit us at www.mnbif.org for more information. 

  23. Nov
    10
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  24. Nov
    11
    Wed

    1. 26th ANNUAL COOKIE BAKE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, SEARLES (all-day)
      Nov 11

      26th ANNUAL COOKIE BAKE
      CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
      SEARLES
      DECEMBER 5th AND 6th 2015

      19 VARIETIES AVAILABLE 

      GIFT PAK OF 2 1/2 DOZEN ASSORTED & READY FOR GIFT GIVING

      ALL VARIETES $4.00 PER DOZEN GIFT PAKS $11 EACH

      Order may be placed by contacting any committee member:
      Carol 359-4339, Sherry 354-8029, or Lester and Linda 354-4234
      OR
      www.holycrossafc.org/cookie-bake.html 
      OR email
      llb@newulmtel.net

      ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NOVEMBER 29th.  
      ORDERS ARE TO BE PICKED UP AT THE CHURCH OF
      ST. JOHN’S BASEMENT ON DECEMBER 5th FROM 3 – 7 OR
      DECEMBER 6th 8 – NOON

      THIS IS A CATHOLIC UNITED FINANCIAL MATCHING GRANT FUNDRAISER