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  1. May
    14
    Thu

    1. ICE CREAM SOCIAL -Redeemer Lutheran Church
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      ICE CREAM SOCIAL

      Thursday, May 14, 2015
      4:30- 6:30 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church
      700 South Broadway Street
      New Ulm

      Menu includes:
      Pulled pork sandwiches, beans, potato chips,
      egg salad sandwiches, pickles, pie & ice cream,
      desserts, and beverage 

    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

  2. May
    15
    Fri

    1. Property Tax Due for Real Estate & Personal Property
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The first half of property taxes for real estate and personal property will be due on Friday, May 15th.  Payments postmarked after the due date are subject to penalty.

      Payments may be made in person at the Auditor-Treasurer’s office or the Brown County License Bureau.  A drop box is available in the Law Enforcement Center parking lot to accommodate taxpayers as well. 

  3. May
    16
    Sat

    1. Buddy Poppy Day – VFW
      8:30 am – 7:15 pm

      VFW Buddy Poppy Day

      Saturday, May 16
      6:00 am – 6:00 pm 

      Service Stations, Cashwise,
      Menards, Runnings- New Ulm

      Support our Veterans! 

      All proceeds to Local Relief Funds,
      Veterans in need and Veteran Programs 

    2. The Singing Cowgirl- New Ulm Event Center
      8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

      Lisa Murphy

      The Singing Cowgirl

      New Ulm Event Center

      Saturday, May 16, 8 pm

       

      Amazing, Interactive Entertainment

      $5 Admission

      Refreshments available at the bar

  4. May
    18
    Mon

    1. Poppy Day! – American Legion Auxiliary
      8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      American Legion Poppy Day

      Monday, May 18

      Downtown New Ulm, Hy-Vee
      and Kwik Trip

      Support our Veterans! 

  5. May
    19
    Tue

    1. Brown County TRIAD Meeting – Springfiled, Cottonwood Ridge Apartments
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Brown County TRIAD MEETING
      Tuesday May 19
      10:00 am 

      Cottonwood Ridge Apartments
      712 E Cottonwood St.
      Springfield MN 

      The speaker this month is Josh Jensen, CEO for St John’s Home in Sprinfield.
      Come and learn about nursing homes, assisted living and senior apartments.
      This is also a good opportunity to meet your local law enforcement and learn about the
      latest scams and how to protect yourself.

      For more information contact Opal Dewanz
      507.359.9808 

    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.

      May 19, 2015All Day Blizzard Sales
       Crafts, Games, & Silent Auction
      4:00 to 7:30 pm

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on May 19, 2015 at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinships for Kids activities. You will be able to enjoy a great and support Pro Kinship at the same time.

       

      Staff and volunteers for Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions, and tell you about the program. From 4:00 – 7:30 pm:

      *Decorate a pot and plant bulbs       *Tic Tac Toe Toss              *Design your own Chinese Lantern

      *Face Painting                                           *Fish Bowl Toss                *Bean Bag, Ring and Peanut Toss Games

      PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS – 1400 S. STATE STREET – P.O. BOX – NEW ULM, MN 56073 – 359-2445

      www.prokinship.org

    3. Clothing Depot Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Ulm Clothing Depot will be having a Tip Night
      at the Pizza Ranch

      May 19
      5-8 pm

      Come enjoy a great meal for a great cause 

  6. May
    20
    Wed

    1. Support Brain Injured Survivors! – Perkins
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Support
      Brain Injured Survivors!

      Perkins
      New Ulm Location

      Wednesday, May 20
      4-10 pm

      Perkins is donating a portion of the evenings sales to MNBIF

      Visit www.mnbif.org
      for more information about
      events and activities 

       

    2. ECFE Vehicle Fair
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      ECFE Vehicle Fair!

      Jefferson School Parking Lot
      Wednesday May 20
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Enjoy a parking lot full of vehicles for children and their parents to look at and sometimes even sit in!
      Fun, Family event! 

       

      ECFE
      400 South Payne
      New Ulm MN 56073 

  7. May
    21
    Thu

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group
      11:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Fairfax Area
      Parkinson’s Support Group

      Carl’s Corner
      Essig MN

      May 21
      11:30 am 

  8. May
    24
    Sun

    1. Little Farm in the Woods Ecumenical Church Service
      9:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Little Farm in the Woods Ecumenical Church Service

      Sunday May 24, 2015

      Details Sunday May 24-
      9:30-10:30 am Coffee, Conversations, and Calories
      10:00-11:15 am  Service will be songs, sermon, scripture, offering, and more songs
      11:15 am Potluck, bring food to share, your own tableware, blankets and /or tables and non-alcoholic beverages

      Saturday, May 23 Barn Prep
      10:15-10:30 am Coffee and donuts
      10:30-11:30 am Volunteers to help clean the barn for service and potluck 

      Directions:
      Mankato to farm Highways 169 and 60 to MN 68 – 8.8 miles on left Lake Crystal to farm. North on Blue Earth county 20 to MN 68, turn right .4 mile on right
      New Ulm to farm 15 to MN 68 east toward Mankato .4 of a mile past BE County 20 

  9. May
    25
    Mon

    1. AREA MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES 2015 (all-day)
      May 25

      AREA MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES 2015 

      ARLINGTON - The Memorial Day Program will be held at the Memorial Park in Arlington, at8:30 a.m., on Monday, May 25.

      BELVIEW- Memorial Day program will be held at Odeon Hall at 9:30 a.m.

      BROWNTON- Memorial Day service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m.

      FAIRFAX- Memorial Day service will be held at the Fairfax Auditorium at 9 a.m. Public is welcome.

      FRANKLIN- Memorial Day service will be held at the Cedar Mountain Elementary gymnasium at 9:30 a.m. Public is welcome.

      GAYLORD- Memorial Day program will be held at the Veterans memorial in the City Park at 10 a.m. Before the program, ceremonies will be held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at 9 a.m. and Norwegian Grove Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. After the Memorial Day program ceremonies will be held at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, Norseland, at 11:30 a.m. Public is welcome. 

      GIBBON- Memorial Day service will be held at GFW Elementary School gymnasium at 9 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in the annual Children’s March at the close of the service. There will be no potluck this year.

      GLENCOE- Memorial Day Program will be held at Glencoe-Silver-Lake High School gymnasium at 10 a.m. 

      HANSKA- Memorial Day service will be held at the Hanska Community Center at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner. The public who attend the dinner are asked to bring a dish to pass. 

      JEFFERS- Memorial Day service will be held at the RRC Jeffers Gym at 10:30 a.m. Potluck dinner will be served at the Senior Center at noon.

      KASOTA- Memorial Day program will be held at the Kasota Community Center at 9 a.m. Memorial Service following the program at the Kasota Hill Cemetery. Public is welcome to attend luncheon at Community Center after service. 

      LAFAYETTE- Memorial Day program will be held in the Lafayette Mini-Park at 10 a.m. In case of rain, program will be held in the Community Center. 

      LAKE CRYSTAL-Memorial Day service will be held at LCWM High School at 9:30 a.m. Public is Welcome.

      LAMBERTON- Memorial Day service will be held at the Lamberton American Legion Hall at 10:30 a.m. Potluck meal will be after the program at the Lamberton Hall. Public is welcome.

      MADELIA- A brief Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the site of the Veterans Memorial at 9 a.m. following with the annual Memorial Day parade at 9:30 a.m. at the Madelia Elementary School with a Memorial Day program after the parade in the Madelia Elementary Auditorium. In case of rain, parade will not be held and the program at the elementary school will begin at 9:45 a.m

      MILROY- Memorial Day program will be held in the Milroy school gym at 10 a.m

      MORGAN- Memorial Day service will be held at Gil-Mor Manor at 10:30 a.m. Public is welcome.

      NEW AUBURN- Memorial Day program will be held at the High Island Cemetery at 11 a.m. 

      NEW ULM-A Memorial Day Parade will be held beginning at 9 a.m. The parade forms between 5th and 7th South by St. Mary’s Church and proceeds north on Minnesota Street. Following the parade an observance will be held at the New Ulm City Cemetery. In case of rain, the service will be held at the Civic Center at 1212 N. Franklin. 

      NICOLLET- Memorial Day program will be held at the Nicollet City Park at 11 a.m and Color Guard will participate in a 2 p.m. service at Hebron Cemetery. In case of rain, both will be held at Legion Friendship Hall. 

      PLATO- Memorial Day service will be held in the Plato Hall at 9 a.m.

      REDWOOD FALLS- Memorial Day program has changed its location to the Redwood Falls National Guard Armory at 6:30 p.m.

      SANBORN- Memorial Day service will be held at Sanborn Veterans Memorial at 10 a.m. or the American Legion Hall in case of rain. Public is welcome.

      ST. PETER- Memorial Day program will be held at Minnesota Square Park at 10:30 a.m. Following the program there will be honors for the people lost or buried at sea at the Highway 99 Broadway Bridge. 

      SLEEPY EYE- The Memorial Day program begins with the raising of the flag at Servicemen’s Club at 9 a.m. The Honor Guard will then march from St. Mary’s School to the St. Mary’s Cemetery following the flag-raising. The Honor Guard will march to the Home Cemetery where a program will be held after the St. Mary’s Cemetery program. The Honor Guard will head down to the Leavenworth Cemetery for the final program after Home Cemetery program. In case of bad weather, exercises will be held in St. Mary’s auditorium at 9:30 a.m. 

      SPRINGFIELD- Memorial Day service will be held in the fine arts auditorium at Springfield Public School at 5 p.m. Public is welcome. 

      STEWART- Memorial Day service will be held at either the Stewart Fire Barn or the Community Center, depending on size of crowd, at 11:30 a.m.

      STORDEN- Memorial Day service will be held at the Storden Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Public is welcome.

      TRUMAN- Memorial Day Program will be held at Truman Elementary Auditorium at 10 a.m. Public is welcome. 

      WANDA- Memorial Day service will be held at the Wanda Legion Hall at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service. 

      WINTHROP- Winthrop Honor Guard will be honoring deceased veterans at area cemeteries this Memorial Day. The South Group will be at Clear Lake Methodist at 7:40 a.m., Clear Lake Lutheran at 7:50 a.m., Clear Lake Baptist at 8:05 a.m., and Augustana Lutheran at 8:15 a.m.. The North Group will be at Bismark Lutheran at 7:40 a.m., Tabor at 7:45 a.m., St. Peter (Moltke) at 8:00 a.m., Gibbon Catholic at 8:15 a.m., and the city of Gibbon at 8:25 a.m.. Both groups will be at Immanuel Lutheran in Gibbon at 8:30 a.m. Times for these salutes are approximate.

    2. WINTHROP HONOR GUARD – Salute Honoring Deceased Veterans – Gibbon
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      WINTHROP HONOR GUARD

      Salute Honoring Deceased Veterans

      At Area Cemeteries
       Gibbon

      (times are approximate)

       

       

      South Group:

      Clear Lake Methodist  7:40 am

      Clear Lake Lutheran  7:50 am

      Clear Lake Baptist  8:05 am

      Augustana Lutheran  8:15 am

       


      North Group:

      Bismark Lutheran  7:40 am

      Tabor  7:45 am

      St. Peter (Moltke)  8:00 am

      Gibbon, Catholic  8:15 am

      Gibbon, City  8:25

       

      ** Both groups at Immanuel Lutheran (Gibbon) at 8:30 am **

       

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    3. Gibbon Memorial Day Service
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Gibbon Memorial Day Service

       

      A Memorial Day Service will be held in Gibbon on Monday, May 25, at the GFW Elementary School gym beginning at 9:00 am. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the war poem “In Flanders Fields” which was the inspiration to make the poppy a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Please join us in commemorating the National Memorial Poppy program while we honor those who have served our country and who fought to keep us a free nation.

       

      Children of all ages will be given American flags and are invited to participate in the annual Children’s March at the close of the service. Note: there is no potluck this year.

  10. May
    26
    Tue

    1. Author Presentation and Book Signing – Fairfax
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Author Presentation and Book Signing
      Threads of the Past: Stories of Pioneer Women and Their Quilts written by Fairfax native, Lanie Tiffenbach 


      Tuesday, May 26th
      2:00 pm

      Fairfax Public Library

  11. May
    27
    Wed

    1. American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm – Sauerkraut
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm will be serving Sauerkraut, your choice of Dumplings or Mashed Potatoes and choice of Pork or Sausage on Wednesday, May 27th, 5-7:30 pm Coffee and Water will be included. Please come and join us at the New Ulm American Legion Club Rooms located at 13 South Minnesota St. in New Ulm. Everyone is welcome.

    2. Community Forum to Discuss Homelessness – Oakwood United Methodist Church – League of Women Voters
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A community forum to discuss homelessness in the Area will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at  6:30 PM  at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1630 Oakwood Ave.  New Ulm  

      The evening will begin with a panel discussion and include questions from the community members attending.

      Panel members include Representatives from:
         Minnesota Valley Action Council
         Brown County Social Services  
         City of New Ulm Housing Department
         New Ulm Police Department
         Faith Community of New Ulm

      The forum is hosted League of Women Voters of New Ulm 
      Coffee and cookies will be served

  12. May
    28
    Thu

    1. Cedar Mountain School Tour
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      School Tours

      Cedar Mountain will offer tours of the existing Morgan high school building and new construction on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.  Community members will have an opportunity to tour the existing building and the new construction.  A second opportunity to tour the high school will be on Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 until 11:00 in the morning.

    2. Free Monthly Community Dinner – Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      DINNER ON US!
      At Faith United Methodist Church
      in Sleepy Eye
      321 1st Ave. South
      Doors open at 5:30pm
      Serving at 6:00pm
      Free Monthly Community Dinner
      Thursday, May 28
      All are invited to have a nutritious meal.
      (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel
      after school activities due to weather)
      Menu:
      Spiral Ham
      Garden Salad, Rice & Beans,
      Pineapple & Dessert

  13. May
    30
    Sat

    1. Cedar Mountain School Tour
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      School Tours

      Cedar Mountain will offer tours of the existing Morgan high school building and new construction on Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm.  Community members will have an opportunity to tour the existing building and the new construction.  A second opportunity to tour the high school will be on Saturday, May 30 from 9:00 until 11:00 in the morning.

    2. Come and go bridal shower Honoring Brittany Black bride to be of Tyler Johnson
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Come and go bridal shower
      Honoring Brittany Black bride to be of Tyler Johnson
      On Saturday May 30th 2015 from 10:00 AM till Noon
      At Immanuel Lutheran Church Gibbon Mn
      Please bring your favorite recipe for the bride to be.
      The couple is registered at Target, Herbergers, JC Penneys, and Menards
    3. Come & Go Bridal Shower for Andy Guggisberg & Celeste Gorman – Searles MN
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Open House Come & Go Bridal Shower
      for Andy Guggisberg & Celeste Gorman

      Saturday, May 30
      10:30-12:30
      Searles Community Center
      in Searles MN

      Parents are Jerry & Suzy Guggisberg
      and Floyd & Barb Gorman

      Registered at Mecy’s & Target 

  14. Jun
    1
    Mon

    1. JACKPOT JUNCTION FUNDRAISER-Catholic United Financial St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Catholic United Council #39 Fairfax MN
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Catholic United Financial
      St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s
      Catholic United Council #39
      Fairfax MN

      JACKPOT JUNCTION FUNDRAISER

      At Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel

      Monday, June 1, 2015
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      $15.00 Donation

      Free Buffet All you can eat
      $5.00 Cash
      $3.00 off any beverage
      $5.00 Balckjack Match Play
      15% Gift Shop discoutn
      $5.00 Cash Be-Back
      (redeemable the following month)

      Tickets can be purchased from any
      Catholic United Financial Member
      or at Jackpot Junction.

      Must be or become an Express Club Member to redeem. 

    2. German Park Concert in the Park – The Concord Singers
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 1 – The Concord Singers 

       

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  15. Jun
    2
    Tue

    1. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  16. Jun
    4
    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. Open House Bridal Shower
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      Open House Bridal Shower
      Honoring Valerie Lux, Bride to be of Ben Forst,
      Thursday June 4th, 7:00-9:00 pm at the St. George Parish Center.
      Parents of the couple are, Denny and Kathy Jo Lux, and Glen and Jackie Forst.
      Val and Ben are registered at Kohl’s and Target.
  17. Jun
    5
    Fri

    1. Bob Nonnemacher Native American Iconic Portraits – The Grand Center for Arts & Culture
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bob Nonnemacher

      Native American Iconic Portraits

      Opening Reception
      June 5th
      7 – 9 pm
      The 4 Pillars Gallery

      The Grand Center for Arts & Culture
      210 N Minnesota St
      New Ulm MN

      Showing from June 5th – July 2nd
      Gallery Hours:
      Wednesday – Friday: 11 – 4 pm
      Saturday: 11 – 2 pm