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  1. Mar
    17
    Tue

    1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. Patrick’s Day Parade

      5 pm 

      3rd South & MN

      Downtown New Ulm

    2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 50th Anniversary! – Gathering of the Clans Banquet
      5:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 50th Anniversary!
      Tuesday March 17 Step off at 5 pm
      Downtown 3rd South Minnesota to the Glockenspiel

      Everyone is welcome to join in the parade
      Get your green on! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

      Gathering of the Clans Banquet
      Tuesday March 17 after the parade
      Don’s Pub aka Veigel’s Kaiserfhoff – Call to reserve seating 359.2071

      Come celebrate with Irish Music and food
      MaCalester Bagpipe Band
      O’Concord Singers
      Jerry Chamberlain Folk Music 

    3. Concord Singers Show
      6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

      Concord Singers Show

      After the St. Patricks Day Parade

      about 6:15 Kaiserhoff

    4. Spring Potluck – Lafayette American Legion
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Lafayette American Legion Post 300 and American Legion Auxiliary will have their Spring Potluck on March 17.  Social hour will begin at 6:30 pm followed by dinner at 7. All members and  their guests are welcome.

  2. Mar
    18
    Wed

    1. ANNUAL MEETING – dinner – Springfield Chamber
      10:15 am – 11:15 am

      ANNUAL MEETING    If you haven’t made your reservation yet -   I would love to here from you today.    The General Board has a great meeting planned.   Beside the business meeting there will be a silent auction and a wine pull.  We have a nice array of donations but there is still room for more.   We get to honor Ben Luense who will receive the Spirit of Springfield award.   Tommy’s is serving our dinner – cost is $12.  Social hour is at 5p.m. and dinner 6 p.m. So please come – just e-mail me today by 3 p.m. if you wish to attend.  spfdchamber@newulmtel.net  33 S Cass Ave

  3. Mar
    19
    Thu

    1. DINNER ON US! At Faith United Methodist Church
      5:30 pm – 10:45 pm

      DINNER ON US!

      At Faith United Methodist Church
      in Sleepy Eye

      Doors open at 5:30 pm
      Serving at 6:00 pm

      Free Monthly Community Dinner
      Thursday March 19

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal 

      (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel
      after school activities due to weather) 

      Menu: Meatloaf
      Baked Potato, Garden Salad
      Rolls & Dessert 

  4. Mar
    20
    Fri

    1. CUF Matching Grant Rummage Sale and Lunch -St. Michael’s Church in Morgan
      8:00 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Michael’s Church in Morgan

      CUF Matching Grant Rummage Sale and Lunch

      Friday March 20, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
      Saturday March 21 8:00 am- 1:00 am
      Bag sale starts at 10:00 am 

      Lunch and Fresh Baked Rolls served both days
      Most items .25 Handicap accessible

      St. Michael’s Catholic church Social, Morgan 

    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

  5. Mar
    21
    Sat

    1. Hotdish Supper at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church Gibbon
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      On Saturday evening, March 21st, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., there will be a Hotdish Supper at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church social hall in Gibbon, serving all you can eat, of a wide variety of hotdishes, salads, bread, desserts and beverage.  The benefit is for parish youth, who are fundraising for Youth Conferences.

  6. Mar
    23
    Mon

    1. Morton Sr. Citizens’ Casino Night at Jackpot Junction Fund Raiser
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Morton Sr. Citizens’
      Casino Night at
      Jackpot Junction
      Fund Raiser

      Monday, March 23, 2105
      4:30-7:30 pm

      Package includes: $5 Cash, Free Buffet, $3 off any
      beverage, $5 Blackjack Match play, 15% Gift shop
      Discount, $5 Cash Be-back
      Over $30 Value 

      Tickets:
      $15 each
      Available at Morton City
      Hall, or at the Casino’s Classic
      Lounge the evening of
      the event

      Must have a valid photo ID

      Proceeds will go toward activities for our seniors!

  7. Mar
    24
    Tue

    1. Pro Kinship for Kids Fundraiser at Happy Joe’s in New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Come one come all to Happy Joe’s
      to support Pro Kinship for Kids

      Tuesday, March 24,2015
      5-7:30 pm
      New Ulm Happy Joe’s

      A portion of the sales will support Pro Kinship for Kids programming and all tips collected that night as Prod Kinship for Kids Mentors and Mentees serve and clear table for you will also go to support our activities

      Questions: contact Pro Kinship for Kids
      1400 S State
      New Ulm
      359.2445 or 1.800.642.5779 

  8. Mar
    25
    Wed

    1. Soup and Salad Luncheon and Boutique – Hector United Methodist Church
      11:00 am – 10:00 pm

      Hector United Methodist Church
      300 2nd St W

      Soup and Salad Luncheon
      and Boutique

      Wed. March 25th
      starting at 11:00 

      Adults – $9.00
      Preschool – Free 

      Questions – call 320.848.2597

  9. Mar
    26
    Thu

    1. 23rd Annual Roast Pork Loin Supper – First United Methodist Church Sleepy Eye MN
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      First United Methodist Church
      Sleepy Eye MN 

      23rd Annual
      Roast Pork Loin Supper

      Thursday, March 26, 2015
      4:30- 7:00 pm

      Adults: $10 in advance $10.50 at the door
      Children: 5-10 $5 in advance $5.50 at the door

      Menu Includes:
      Roast Pork, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn, Apple Sauce, Buns & Pickles
      Assorted Pies & Desserts, Beverage

      Handicap Accessible
      Take-outs Available
      For Adults 

  10. Mar
    27
    Fri

    1. 35th Annual Home & Health Show
      3:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      35th Annual Home & Health Show

      New Ulm Civic Center
      1212 N Franklin

      March 27-29

      Friday 3-8 pm
      Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
      Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

      Daily Drawings!
      Free Seminars!
      200 Booths!

      Free Admission! 

  11. Mar
    28
    Sat

    1. Gladiolus Flower Bulb Auction
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Gladiolus Flower Bulb Auction

      Saturday March 28

      Minnesota Gladiolus Society annual bulb/corm  auction, free and open to the public, will be held in the Community Room of the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway, Cologne MN 55322

      The Auction starts at 1 pm ending about 3 pm

      If you want to know more about how to grow and show Gladiolus flowers a short program will be offered at 12:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to purchase varieties of gladiolus flowers you will not find at garden centers and you set the price. 

      Questions or directions call Roger Storms 612.618.8365

  12. Mar
    29
    Sun

    1. Annual Smoked Ham & Pancake Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Annual
      Smoked Ham
      & Pancake Breakfast

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
      Green Isle 

      Sunday March 29, 20-15
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Menu: Pancaked, scrambled eggs, ham, cheese,
      applesauce, bars and beverage 

      Free will offering

      Please feel free to join us for worship
      service at 9:00 am 

    2. Nicollet Firemen’s Pancake, Egg, Sausage Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Nicollet Firemen’s Pancake, Egg, Sausage Breakfast

      Nicollet Fire Hall
      400 3rd Street
      Nicollet MN 56074

      Sunday March 29, 2015
      9:00 am to 1:00 pm

      FREE WILL DONATION
      All proceeds go to Nicollet Firemen’s Relief Association 

    3. Palm Sunday Brunch – St. Mary’s Church NU
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Palm Sunday Brunch
      St. Mary’s Church in New Ulm

      March 29
      9:00 am to noon

      Adults – $9
      Children 4-12 – $5
      Under 4 – free

      Menu: Ham, smokies, eggs, german potato salad, rolls,
      cheesecake, cake and beverage 

      Buy a few chances on the raffle of Spring & Easter items

      Take home goodies from the Bake Sale

    4. Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up

      Sign up times:

      March 15: at the Lions Pancake breakfast at the Community Center in Lafayette 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

      March 29: at the Fire Departments ham dinner from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Fire Department

      Registration forms are also available at the C-Store in Lafayette

  13. Apr
    1
    Wed

    1. Pro Kinship for Kids – at McDonald’s in New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come one come all to McDonald’s
      to support Pro Kinship for Kids

      Wednesday, April 1, 2015
      New Ulm McDonald’s

      Come to enjoy an Easter Day Themed Family Fun Night

      Dine-in or tack-out food on this night for 10 percent of all the business from 4-7 pm that night to go to support Pro Kinship for Kids programming. There will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny this night, so bring your cameras for a chance to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

      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 Easter activities to enjoy as well with face paining available. McDonald’s will be running a movie for families to enjoy. Drawing will be held for adults and kids as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for Kids. Hope to see you there!!

  14. Apr
    3
    Fri

    1. N.U.S.E. Hockey Assn Pasta Meal
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      N.U.S.E.
      Hockey Assn
      Pasta Meal

      Orchid Inn
      500 Burnside St. SE – Sleepy Eye

      Friday
      April 3rd
      4 pm – 8 pm

      Tickets – $10
      Take Outs Available

      Meat Choices: Chicken pieces, Sausage
      Seafood Choice: Shrimp
      Pasta: Fettuccini, Penne

      Vegetables: Onions, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Tomatoes

      Sauces: Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto, Rose Sauce

      Breadstick 

  15. Apr
    4
    Sat

    1. Saturday Mornings at the Grand for Kids
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      March 14 -
      Its almost Spring, time to do some house painting, birdhouse that is!! We have the houses, you do the painting

      March 21st-
      We will paint a picture together and when you take it home, it will be ready to hang. Show your family what an artist you are!

      March 28th-
      Well, Easter is a week away, so let’s get together and paint some wooden eggs. They can decorate your home for years! 

      All classes will be 9:30-11:30 am
      Classes are held on the second floor in our community education room
      Ages 6-12 (Class size limited to 15) 
      Each class is $20.00, everything included
      Call 507.359.9222 to save your spot! 

  16. Apr
    6
    Mon

    1. Open House Bridal Shower
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Open House Bridal Shower
      for

      Ann Rempfer
      & Robert Compart (son of Jim and Diana Compart)

      Saturday April 11
      9:30 am – 11:00 am

      Trinity Lutheran Church
      in Nicollet 

  17. Apr
    7
    Tue

    1. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      April 7
      5-8 pm

      to benefit the Clothing Depot

      Come enjoy a great meal
      for a great cause

  18. Apr
    9
    Thu

    1. Skywarn Spotter Training to be Held
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Skywarn Spotter Training to be Held

       

      Blue Earth County, Nicollet County and the National Weather Service will host Skywarn Spotter Training onThurs., April 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. The training will take place at South Central College in North Mankato and is open to all interested parties.  There is no charge for the training and d pre-registration is not required. 

       

      This course will teach the basic skills necessary to become a weather spotter.  Storm spotters help their communities by participating in an organized effort to watch for approaching storms and warn of the formation of tornadoes or other threatening severe weather.  Even with the use of Doppler radar equipment, there is a need for spotters in the field.  Radar can only detect the parent circulation that spawns tornadoes and information is needed about whether tornadoes are actually being produced and to detect their precise location.

       

      For additional information, please contact either Blue Earth County Emergency Management at (507) 304-4806 or Nicollet County Emergency Management at (507) 934-7872.

    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. Documentary Film Series – St. Peter
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Documentary Film Series –
      Cox House Short Film Series Treaty Site History Center
      Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.
      Free admission.

      PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE! Please join us for the 2014-15 documentary film series. A partnership between St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society, films are screened every month at the Treaty Site History Center, September through May. Cox House Short Film Series

      The Cox House Short Film Series shines a light on the life in the Victorian Midwest during the late 1800s. Using archival photos and documents from around the region, as well as the “living archive” of the E. St. Julien Cox House museum, these short films share the experiences of local people in the context of pressing issues of the day, including the roles of women, life as a child, disease and death, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and really wide streets! The Cox House Short Films are student films created in a collaboration between the Department of Communication Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and the Nicollet County Historical Society.

      Gustavus students and Martin Lang, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, will be on hand to discuss the experience of producing these short films.

      The Treaty Site History Center features a national award-winning exhibit on the Traverse des Sioux Treaty of 1851 and its consequences, as well as local history, and a full-service research archive. Please contact the Society at 507-934-2160 or museum@nchsmn.org for more details.

      Admission to the film series is free for all. The Treaty Site History Center is located one mile north of downtown Saint Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic.

  19. Apr
    10
    Fri

    1. Plato City Wide Garage Sales -April 10th & 11th
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Plato City Wide Garage Sales

      Friday & Saturday, April 10th & 11th
      Starting at 8:00 am

      Great Quality, Many Locations

      Watch for Balloons!! 

  20. Apr
    11
    Sat

    1. Maid Rites – NU Am Legion Club
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The American Legion Club in New Ulm
      is having

      Maid Rites
      Saturday April 11

      10 am – 1 pm or until gone 

    2. Fairfax Public Library Gala
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Fairfax Public Library Gala

      An interactive “WHODUNNIT” Dinner featuring characters from favorite fairy tales.

      This Saturday, April 11, at Squirrels in downtown Fairfax
      Doors open at 5:30; the Gala begins at 6:00.

      Tickets are $25.00 per person (adults only).
      Includes a full meal (including cranberry chicken and meatballs) with dessert and wine.

      Tickets are being sold through Thursday, April 9.

      Tickets can be purchased at the Fairfax Public Library or any Fairfax business with the big, bold flower in the window.

      Call the Fairfax Public Library for further information: 507-426-7269.