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  1. Jan

    1. The Prairie Piecemakers – Monthly Meeting
      4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

      The Prairie Piecemakers will have their monthly meeting on Thursday January 14 at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Carl Christensen will be the speaker.

      Everyone is Welcome

  2. Jan

    1. Dairy Queen Blizzard Day ~ Pro Kinship For Kids
      4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Friday, January 15, 2016 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 Item                *Get your Face Painted                 *Play Ring Toss and Cup Toss

       *Decorate a Votive Candle Cup                    *Create a Wood Snowflake               *Play Tic Tac Toe Toss and Fish Bowl Toss



  3. Jan

    1. St. Paul’s Pre-Kindergarten
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      You are invited to

      St. Paul’s Pre-Kindergarten

      126 South Payne Street, New Ulm


      Monday, January 11, 2016

      2-6 PM

      Visit school, let your child “try out” the room and talk to Mrs. Meyer about our Pre-K program for 3 & 4 year olds!

      Questions – call Pre-K Director Heidi Meyer 612-578-2819

  4. Jan

    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.

    2. Senior Dance
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, January 12
      1:00 – 4:00 pm
      Music provided by
      “Lyndon Peterson”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      Cost:  $5.00

      Questions? Call Sylvia @ 934-7227 

  5. Jan

    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

  6. Jan

    1. 4th Annual High Island Lake Ice Fishing Contest
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Friend of High Island

      4th Annual High Island Lake

      Ice Fishing Contest

      New Auburn, MN
      January 16, 2016

      10:00- 2:00/Registration start 9:00 am
      Food Available on site/shelters allowed

      Cash Prizes awarded for fish categories

      1-Largest Walleye $100.00
      1-Second Largest Walleye $75.00
      1- Third Larges Walleye $50.00

      1- Largest Crappie $100.00
      1- Second Largest Crappie $75.00
      1- Third Larges Crappie $50.00

      1- Largest Sunfish $100.00
      1- Second Largest Sunfish $75.00
      1- Third Largest Sunfish $50.00

      Largest Bass  $50.00
      Largest Rough Fish $50.00 

      Youth contest – 12 and under FREE with paid adult
      1- Largest Fish $50.00
      1- Second Largest Fish $30.00
      1- Third Largest Fish $15.00

      A project of Friends of the Minnesota Valley 

  7. Jan

    1. Beef or Turkey Commercial Supper – Catholic United Financial
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Catholic United Financial

      St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s
      Catholic United Council

      invites all parishioners and friends to the annual

      Beef or Turkey
      Commercial Supper

      Beverages – desserts – salads – bread

      Adults – $8.50
      10 yrs. & under – $5.00
      Preschool – $3.00

      Wednesday, January 20
      4:30 – 7:00 pm 

      St. Andrew’s Social Center
      Fairfax MN

      Carry out available,please call: 426-7069

      Everyone is welcome!

      Earnings from the nights event will benefit St. Andrew’s Religious Education Program

      St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s will receive a matching grant
      up to $1000 from Catholic United Financial

      For more information about Catholic United Financial Fraternal Programs and Financial Products,
      please call your local Sales Representative, Curtis Wangen, at 866.942.7710 

  8. Jan

    1. New Ulm Junior Baseball Pitching Clinic
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      New Ulm Junior Baseball
      Pitching Clinic

      Saturday, January 23rd
      Batting Cage

      9, 10, 11 year old ~ 9:30 to 10:30 am
      12, 13, 14 year old ~ 11:00 to 12:30 pm

      Open to New Ulm Junior Baseball Families

  9. Jan

    1. Pancake Breakfast St. John Catholic Church, Hector
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Pancake Breakfast
      Sunday, January 24, 2016

      Served at St. John Catholic Church, Hector
      9:00 – 12:00

      French Toast
      Ham & Eggs

      Sponsored by:
      The Men of
      St. John Catholic Church
      matching grant funds provided by
      Catholic Order of Foresters

      Adults ~ $7.50
      Children 5-10 ~ $4.00
      Children 4 & under ~ Free 

  10. Jan

    1. KNUJ/SAM Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan
      7:45 am – 9:30 am

      Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan Breakfast Buffet

      Oak Hills Living Center
      New Ulm

      January 26

      $5.00 – Only 200 tickets will be sold – available at KNUJ, Nicklasson Athletic, New Ulm Chamber and Oak Hills

      Breakfast starts at 7:45 am, Twins Caravan arrives around 8:30 am
      There will be about a 40 minute program

      Door prizes prior to the beginning of the program

      The Twins Caravan will feature players Brian Dozier and Eduardo Escobar plus former
      Twins and broadcaster Jack Morris and Dan Gladden and of course TC Bear.

      The event is sponsored by KNUJ radio, Oak Hills Living Center and New Ulm Baseball Association

      The hot breakfast buffet will include scramble eggs, potatoes, fruit
      and a pastry



  11. Jan

    1. Networking Meeting – NU CHAMBER
      7:00 am – 8:00 am

      Networking Meeting Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 AM

      New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
      1 N. Minnesota St., New Ulm, MN

      Learn more about your Chamber membership
      Catch up on local business news and upcoming events
      Network with other Chamber members

      Flying Buttress Media will be our Featured Business and Sponsor for this event, with owners John Guggisberg and Jack Beranek presenting.

      Lime Valley Advertising’s Director of Administrative Services, Marissa Geerdes, will do a short presentation on websites and social media. A light breakfast will be provided. Cost to attend is $1 and a business card. Please RSVP to chamber@newulm.com or 507-233-4300. Chamber members are invited to bring a guest! Mark your calendar for the next Chamber Connect on April 28.

    2. St. James Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      American Legion
      620 First Street, St. James

      Thursday, January 28
      1:00 – 7:00 PM

      For appointments call
      Or sign up on-line @ 
      enter sponsor code:

    3. Dinner on Us – Faith United Methodist Church Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye
      will host its monthly “Dinner on Us” 
      Thursday, January 28th
      Mashed Potatoes 
      Green Beans 
      Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00.  This is a free meal and open to all.
    4. “Available Resources” – StartSmart New Business Seminar Series – NU Public Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from January 28th through February 18th. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will begin at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library, 17 N Broadway St.  The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in New Ulm, and hopes that these seminars will be helpful.


      The first seminar, Available Resources, will be January 28th featuring guest speaker Mike Nolan from the U of M/Mankato Small Business Development Center. On February 4thFinancing will be covered with guest speaker LuAnn Vanderwerf from the Region Nine Development Commission. Writing and Presenting a Business Plan instruction will be provided by Wendy Anderson from the Region Nine Development Commission on February 11th. On February 18th, the series will conclude with Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, presented by Ashley Aukes from the Region Nine Development Commission.


      For additional information and to RSVP for any or all of the seminars, please contact the Chamber of Commerce by email at chamber@newulm.com or call 507-233-4300.

  12. Jan

    1. St. James Blood Drive
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      American Legion
      620 First Street, St. James

      Friday, January 29
      8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      For appointments call 
      Or sign up on-line @ 
      enter sponsor code:

    2. 2016 New Ulm Junior Baseball’s Registration for K-8th Grade
      4:00 pm – 12:00 pm


      New Ulm Junior Baseball’s

      Registration for K-8th Grade

      Listed below are the dates for registration for the 2016 Season:

       January 29th, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

       January 30th, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – Noon

      Registration will be held at the New Ulm Junior Baseball’s Batting Cage, the facility is located by the
      walk, bike trail. Go to 16th south on Broadway, make a left at the Kwik Trip and go until you see the


      Please visit our new website: newulmjuniorbaseball.org for more information.

      Pass the info on to those you know please.

  13. Jan

    1. Emmet County Ikes Gun Show
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Emmet County Ikes

      Gun Show

      Saturday, January 30: 9am-5pm
      Sunday, January 31: 9am-3pm

      Admission: $5.00 (under 12 FREE)

      Elks Club
      Estherville, IA

      For more information, contact:
      Rich Jordet 712-260-8011 or Cliff Roth 712-362-2897 

    2. Mt. Lake, Odin, Ormsby Area Sportsman Club Annual Ice Fishing Contest
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Mt. Lake, Odin, Ormsby Area 
      Sportsman Club
      Annual Ice Fishing Contest

      Chili feed & Annual meeting to follow
      After ice fishing contest prizes are handed out
      All new members eligable for
      $225.00 Gift Card drawing after meeting
      Must be present to win

      January 30th 2016
      10:00 am to 4:00 pm
      Horn will blow @ 3:45 pm
      All fish must be in line to be weighed in by
      4:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS

      Registration: At the Mt. Lake Golf Course Club House 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Located at Lakeshore Drive on the South Side of the Lake

      Fish Weigh-In At The Club House
      $10.00 Entry Fee       60% Payback     Four Categories
      Northern Pike    ~   Walley   ~   Bass   ~   Panfish

      For kids 12 & under largest fish category
      Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
      $5.00 Entry Fee         100% Payback


    3. Brown & Nicollet Counties Dairy Farmers Annual Meeting
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Reminder to Dairy Farmers in Brown and Nicollet Counties

      The Annual Meeting, Banquet and Princess Coronation will be:

      Saturday, January 30


      St. Paul’sLutheranChurch

      201 N. State Street, NewUlm

      Please RSVP for your meal to Michelle at the Midwest Dairy Assoc. (toll-free) Midwest Dairy at 1-877-577-0741. 


      Please RSVP by Monday, Jan 25.

    4. Morgan Fire Dept. Dance – City & Country Tavern
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Morgan Fire Department Dance
      With the Larry Olson Band

      January 30
      2 – 6 pm

      City and Country Tavern
      in Morgan





  14. Jan

      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      The Church of St. Michael of Morgan
      Invites you to our

      62nd ANNUAL MEN’S

      Sunday, January 31, 2016

      Mass at 9:30 am

      Serving Family Style 10:30 – 1:00

      Adults and Takeouts – $10.00
      Children ages 5 – 10 – $5.00
      Ages 4 and under – $1.00
      ****Extra sausage rings will be available for sale for $6.00/ea
      in St. Michael’s school cafeteria*****

      BINGO for your enjoyment in a warm waiting area


    2. Pancake & Bratwurst Dinner
      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      All you can eat

      Pancake & Bratwurst

      Cookies, Bars, Cheese & Applesauce
      January 31st, 2016
      10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

      Moltke Township
      St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
      63924 240th St. County Rd. 10
      Gibbon, MN  

    3. Bingo Blitz – St. Mary’s Catholic School – Madelia
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      St. Mary’s Catholic School

      Bingo Blitz

      St. Mary’s School Hall

      Sunday January 31, 2016
      12:30 – Early Bird
      1:30   – Bingo

      $2,000 Pay Out

      Tickets available at 507.642.3324

      Lunch & snacks start at 11:30 am
      An adult must accompany all children 

    4. Tracks for Aaron
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Tracks for Aaron

      Benefit for:


      Burger Bar ~ Silent Auction ~ Live Auction ~ Games

      January 31st, 2016
      Turner Hall
      New Ulm, MN 
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Donations are being accepted for Aaron 
      Please make checks Payable to:
      Tracks For Aaron
      c/o Bob Webb
      PO Box 427
      New Ulm, MN 56073

       Contact Bob at 507-354-3151 or TRACKSFORAARON@NUTELECOM.NET for more info


  15. Feb

    1. New Ulm American Legion Auziliary Card Party
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion 

      Auziliary Card Party

      13 South Minnesota St.
      February 3, 2016
      1:30 – 3:30

      Door Prizes

      Lunch ~ $3.00 

    2. Family Fun Night for Pro Kinship
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come One Come All to McDonald’s to Support Pro Kinship for Kids

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016
      4 – 7 pm
      New Ulm McDonald’s

      Come to enjoy a Valentine’s Day Themed Family Fun Night 
      at McDonald’s in New Ulm
      Wednesday,  February 3, 2016 from 4 – 7 pm

      We need everyone to come dine-in or take-out food on this night for 15% of all the
      business from 4 – 7 pm that night will go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming.
      McDonald’s will be running a movie for families to enjoy.  Pro Kinship for Kids Volunteers will also be
      running some games like Hole in One, Ring Toss, and Peanut Toss for prizes.  There will be some
      fun Valentine’s Day activities to enjoy as well with face painting available.  Drawing will be
      held for adults and kids as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for Kids. 

      Hope to see you there!!!!

    3. 67th Annual CHOW MEIN SUPPER
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      67th Annual 

      Springfield United Methodist Church
      Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2015
      4:30 – 7:00 pm

      Chicken Chow Mein, noodles
      rice, orange rolls
      beverages, dessert

      Adults $9.00, Children 12 and under $5.00

      Advance tickets:  Available in Springfield at Thrifty White Drug or Tauer’s Super Valu

      Delivered meals to shut-ins only
      Take-out meals at front door only
      Call 723-6698 ~ Deliveries & Take-out orders close at 6:30 pm 

    4. Annual Family Style Turkey Supper Zion United Methodist Church
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Annual Family Style 
      Turkey Supper
      Zion United Methodist Church
      306 – 2nd St. NW
      Buffalo Lake, MN 55314

      Wednesday, February 3, 2016
      Eat in & Take out meals served from

      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Advance tickets available at:
      CenBank, Main Street Market, & Buffalo Lake Insurance
      in Buffalo Lake NewsMirror in Hector and Zion UMC members

      Advance tickets $9.00
      At the door $10.00
      5 – 11 yr. old $5.00 Preschool Free 

  16. Feb

    1. Low Vision Resource Group
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      Please Join Us

      Thursday February 4th 2016
      1:30 pm
      Ridgeway on 23rd
      720 23rd Street North
      New Ulm, MN

      Low Vision Resource Group
      Everyone is Welcome

      Guest Speaker

      Refreshment & snack provided