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  1. Feb
    2
    Sun

    1. Winter Brunch, Gibbon
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Sunday, February 2, from 9am-12pm, a Winter Brunch will be held at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon.

      The menu will include cheesy eggs, sausages, fresh fruit, homebaked muffins, rolls and beverages.

      Proceeds will go to St. Willibrord’s Parish Youth who are fundraising for youth trips.

    2. Gibbon Sportsmen’s Club Pollock Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Gibbon Sportsmen’s Club Pollock Fish Fry will be held Saturday, February 2, 11am-4pm at Clear Lake Club Grounds, 5 miles south of Gibbon.

      Serving Pollock, baked potato, beans, cole slaw. Adults/$10; children 5-12/$3; under 5/free.

  2. Feb
    5
    Wed

    1. New Ulm Legon Auxiliary Card Party
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party will be held February 5 from 1:30-3:30pm at the Legion, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.

      Door prizes; lunch is $3

  3. Feb
    11
    Tue

    1. Blood Drives
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The constant need for blood continues and the American Red Cross is holding multiple blood drives in the area this week. 

      Tuesday, February 11 – Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, 12-6pm

      Tuesday, February 11 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 12-6pm

      Wednesday, February 12 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 1-7pm

      Thursday, February 13 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 9am-2pm

      Thursday, February 13 – Mankato Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm

      Friday, February 14 – Mankato Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm

      For more information on giving blood or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to redcrossblood.org.

    2. Welcome to Medicare Meeting, Springfield
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. will be teaching an introductory class on Medicare. If you are getting ready to turn 65, new to Medicare or just want information about your benefits, this class if for you.

      The class will be held at Springfield Elementary School, Elem. Computer Lab on Tuesday, March 11, from 4-6pm. You must pre-register to attend by calling 507-723-4283. Class size is limited and registration deadline is Tuesday, March 4.

  4. Feb
    12
    Wed

    1. 65th Annual Chow Mein Supper, Springfield
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      65th Annual Chow Mein Supper will be held Wednesday, February 12, 4:30-7pm at the Springfield United Methodist Church.

      Serving chicken chow mein, noodles, rice, orange rolls, beverages, dessert. Adults/$9; children 12 and under/$5. Advance tickets at Springfield 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 and take-out orders close at 6:30pm.

  5. Feb
    13
    Thu

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson Group Monthly Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 13, at 2pm to celebrate Valentin’s Day. They will meet in the Activity Room at the Fairfax Community Home. Keep moving and laughing!

  6. Feb
    14
    Fri

    1. NUACT Presents Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Theatre
      5:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      NUACT Presents Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Theatre, features Broadway Theme.

      The great songs from Broadway will be presented for “A Broadway Valentine to New Ulm’ on Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15. Bar opens 5:30pm; doors open at 6pm; dinner at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn, 2101 South Broadway, New Ulm.

      Tickets are $39 per person and includes three course meal, show, tax and tip. Tickets available online at www.newulmact.com or at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.

    2. Dyn-O-Myte Valentine Comedy Show, New Ulm Country Club
      6:30 pm – 11:45 pm

      Dyn-O-Myte Valentine Comedy Show will be held Friday, February 14, at the New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Drive, New Ulm. 

      Tickets are $39.95 in advance; $44.95 day of show. Dinner at 6:30pm; show at 8pm; tickets 507-354-8896.

      Jimmie “JJ” Walker – the award winning stand-up comedian and Golden Globe nominated actor as seen on the hit CBS Series “Good Times”; ” The Tonight Show”; “David Letterman”; ” The George Lopez Show”; “Everybody Loves Raymond” and more.  He appeared in movies ‘Airplane’ and ‘Home Alone II’.

  7. Feb
    15
    Sat

    1. Henderson Area Arts Group
      11:00 am – 11:45 pm

      There will be an Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, February 15, in the Roadhouse dining area in Henderson from 11am-5pm, in conjunction with the Henderson Area Arts Group.

      Come experience local fine art on display all day. Then, local live music starts at 7pm to 12am at the Roadhouse Bar and Grill. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

    2. Truman Fun Time Dance
      8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Truman Fun Time Dance will be held February 15, at the Truman Community Center, Truman. Entertainment provided by Jerry Buse Band.

  8. Feb
    16
    Sun

    1. Nicollet FFA Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Nicollet FFA Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, February 16, Nicollet American Legion, 8am-12:30pm. 

      Serving pancakes, sausages, fresh fruit, coffee, milk and juice. Cost of breakfast is free with donation. All proceeds will benefit the Nicollet FFA Chapter.

    2. Central Lutheran Men’s Annual Pancake Brunch, Fairfax
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Central Lutheran Men’s Annual Pancake Brunch will be held February 16 from 9am-1pm at the Fairfax Auditorium.

      There will be a Pancake Brunch, serving pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee, applesauce and milk, and Central Ladies Bake Sale. 

      Free will offering.

    3. St. George Catholic United Brunch & Bake Sale
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      St. George Catholic United Brunch and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, February 16, 9:30am-12:30pm, St. George Parish Center.

      Serving ham, landjaggers, sauerkraut, German potato salad, scrambled eggs, hamburger, spatezel soup, desserts, fruit cup, toast, beverages. Proceeds go toward education.

    4. St. John’s Catholic Aid Men’s Bingo and Lunch
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Aid Men’s Bingo and Lunch, Sunday, February 16, 1:30pm, at St. John’s Parish

  9. Feb
    17
    Mon

    1. Hillstrom Museum of Art
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents two concurrent, complimentary exhibitions: Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction and Peggy Bacon, Keeping the Realist Course, on view February 17 through April 17, with an opening reception Monday, February 17, 7-9pm. There will be a Gallery Talk at 7:30pm by Christiane H. Citron, granddaughter and scholar of Minna Citron.

  10. Feb
    19
    Wed

    1. Farm City Hub Club/NUHS FFA Breakfast
      6:30 am – 8:30 am

      The Farm City Hub Club, together with the  New Ulm High School FFA, is helping celebrate FFA Week with the annual Farm City Hub Club Pancake Breakfast. This takes place at the Ag Department at the New Ulm High School from 6:30-8:30am on Wednesday, February 19.

  11. Feb
    21
    Fri

    1. New Ulm Chamber to host Gary Dahms & Paul Torkelson
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce will host Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Paul Torkelson at a Hot Topics Breakfast on Friday, February 21. 

      The local legislators will be giving a preview of the 2014 Legislative Session and their thoughts on what should be the session’s priorities. 

      To RSVP for this event, please call the Chamber at 507-233-4300. Cost is $7 for Chamber members and $9/general admission. Breakfast starts at 7:30am.

    2. 62nd Annual Fish Fry, Plato
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      62nd Annual Fish Fry at Plato Community Hall on Friday, February 21, serving begins at 3pm

      Menu: fish, potato salad, potato chips, baked beans, bread, pickles, bars, coffee, milk. Adults/$10; children/$4; Pre-school/free.

      Sponsored by Plato Fire Department Relief Association. 

  12. Feb
    22
    Sat

    1. 52nd Annual High Island Lake Conservation Club Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club 52nd Annual Fish Fry, Saturday, February 22, New Auburn City Hall.

      Menu includes fish, cole slaw, potato salad, beans, beverage and all the trimmings. Serving 11am-8pm or whenever fish runs out. Served family style – all you care to eat for $11; children ages 6-10/$5 and 5 and under/free. Take out orders available for $11 until 6pm.

  13. Feb
    23
    Sun

    1. Lafayette Charter School PROS Auctions & Barbeque Dinner
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Lafayette Charter School PROS Live and Silent Auctions and Barbeque Dinner Fundraiser will be held Sunday, February 23, Lafayette Charter School Gym. Silent Auction 11am until end of Live Auction; Live Auction starts at 1pm; dinner served from 11am-1pm.

      Menu: barbeque, hot dog or vegetarian option; potato chips or German potato salad; baked beans; fresh veggies; beverage and homemade dessert. Tickets $6/payable at the door.

      Auctioneering donated by Mages Land and Auction Service. Fundraiser to update LCS Technology.

  14. Feb
    25
    Tue

    1. Library Hosts Gallimaufry Concert, New Ulm
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Gallimaufry will share a kids’ music extravaganza on Tuesday, February 25, at 6pm at the New Ulm Public Libary.

      Gallimaufry is an interactive children-focused concert performed by Mankato musicians Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra. All are welcome to join in an evening of music, education and fun. Registration is not required. For more info, call  507-359-8336.

      The event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  15. Feb
    26
    Wed

    1. Family Style Turkey Supper, Buffalo Lake
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      THIS SUPPER HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, AT 4:30PM INSTEAD OF TONIGHT AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED!

      Family Style Turkey Supper will be held on Thursday, February 27, 4:30-7:30pm at Zion United Methodist Church, 306 2nd St SW, Buffalo Lake.

      Eat in and take out’s; advance tickets available at CenBank; Main Street Market; Buffalo Lake Insurance in Buffalo Lake; News Mirror in Hector; Zion UMC Members. Advance tickets/$8.50; at the door/$10; 5-11 years old/$4; preschool/free.

  16. Feb
    28
    Fri

    1. Sleepy Eye Area Fastpitch Pork Chop Dinner
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Sleepy Eye Area Fastpitch Association Annual Pork Chop Dinner will be held Friday, February 28, at the Serviceman’s Club from 4-8pm. Tickets available from any ASA player. Tickets/$10 in advance; $11/at the door.

    2. Murder, To Kill for Dandelion Beer!
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      A tradition of ‘WhoDunit’ dinner theatre returns to The Grand Kabaret during New Ulm’s Bock Fest Festival on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1. NUACT proudly presents “Murder at BockFest II: To Kill for Dandelion Beer”, a humorous murder mystery written and hosted by Paul Warshauer.

      Audience members listen for clues and are allowed upstairs to watch some scenes in the newly remodeled Grand Center for the Arts. At the end of the evening, they vote for their ‘WhoDunit”! The ending is revealed and a prize is given to the winning table.

      Doors open at 5:30pm; dinner/show at 6:30pm. The Kabaret is located at 210 North Minnesota Street, New Ulm.

      Seating is extremely limited. Tickets sold online at www.newulmact.com or by calling NUACT’s office at 507-359-9990. For special needs to groups, call Keara at 507-995-6589. A three course meal will be served during the murder mystery.

    3. New Ulm Figure Skating Presents ‘Back to the 80′s’
      7:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      New Ulm Figure Skating Club presents ‘Back to the 80′s’ at the New Ulm Civic Center on Friday, February 28, 7pm; Saturday, March 1 at 1 & 7pm; Sunday, March 2, 1pm.

      Come enjoy the featured skaters Katrina Bjorkstrand from New Ulm; Emily Vogel of Springfield and McKayla Stumm of Arlington. Tickets available at Cash Wise, HyVee;  Tauer’s in Springfield at the the door.

  17. Mar
    1
    Sat

    1. Bock Fest, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 4:30 pm

      August Schell Brewing Company, the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the country, will be hosting its 28th Annual Bock Fest to celebrate this frigid winter away! This will be held on Saturday, March 1, from 11am-4:30pm at Schell’s Brewery in New Ulm.

      The Great Bock Hunt will take place shortly after the festival begins and clues are given out at the loading dock at 11am.

    2. Fasching & MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser, New Ulm
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Come for a fun filled weekend in New Ulm!

      Fasching will be held on Saturday, March 1, noon – 10pm at Turner Hall. Entertainment includes: 12pm Concord Singers; 1-3pm Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats; 3-4pm Concord Singers; 4-5:30pm Wendinger Band; 5:30-7pm Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats; Parade of Costumes at 7pm; 7:30-8:30am Concord Singers; 8:30-10pm Wendinger Band. Food and beverage available.

      Fasching advance tickets available at HyVee; Cash Wise; New Ulm Chamber 507-354-8850 or check out www.newulm.com.

      MN Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 2, noon-6pm at Turner Hall. 12pm Dain’s Dutchmen; 1:35pm Wally Pikal featuring Harvey Becker; 3:10pm Leon Helget; 4:40pm Bockfest Boys. Lower Level is the Concertina Jamboree. For more info, call 507-354-7305. Food and beverage available.

    3. Luxembourg Movie, Sleepy Eye
      1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

      On Saturday, March 1, at 1:30pm at the Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye, the Luxembourg Heritage Society of Southern Minnesota will premiere a new movie about Luxembourg.

      The movie is free and lasts 60 minutes. Membership information will be available, but come enjoy an hour learning about a fascinating part of our region’s heritage, whether you have Luxembourgish heritage or not. The public is welcome to attend.

      For details, call Terry at 507-354-1123 or tesss@newulmtel.net

  18. Mar
    6
    Thu

    1. Pre-School/Kindergarten Round-Up, Lafayette Charter School
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Lafayette Charter School Pre-School and Kindergarten Round-up will be held on Thursday, March 6, from 4-7pm.

      It is a come-and-go. Pre-School classes are available morning or afternoons or full days on each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Kindergarten is all day Monday though Friday.  You may enroll your child at Open House/Round-Up or phone 507-228-2894.