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  1. Apr

    1. Spring Festival – Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia, MN
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Spring Festival

      Tuesday April 14
      11 – 1 pm 

      Trinity Lutheran Church, Madelia, MN
      Adults $6
      Salad Luncheon 

      Drawing for a variety of prizes
      drawing held at 12:30

      Everyone is Weclome! 

    2. Senior Dance – American Legion St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, April 14th
      1:00 – 4:00 pm

      Music provided by
      “Luverne Wanous”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call Sylvia @ 934.7227
      Co-sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center
      and First National Bank 

    3. Tip Night at Happy Joe’s Pizza – New Ulm Clothing Depot
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tip Night at Happy Joe’s Pizza

      Tuesday April 14
      5 – 7 pm

      to benefit the New Ulm Clothing Depot

      Enjoy a great meal for a great cause!


    4. Hy-Vee Come See What’s Cooking
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join Chef Todd and registered dietitian, Lindsay Dalluge for a fun and informative cooking class. Class will include chef-inspired menu, cooking demonstrations, samples and recips, and dietitians health hints.

      Tuesday April 14
      6:30-7:30 pm 

      Cost is $10 per adult and will meet in the New Ulm Hy-Vee dining area

      Please pre-register:
      Call 507.354.8255
      email LDalluge@hy-vee.com
      or stop by Customer Service
      to reserve a spot 

  2. Apr

    1. St. Paul Lutheran Church German Supper – Springfield
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      St. Paul Lutheran Church

      German Supper

      Wed. April 15th
      5-7:30 pm

      Sauerkraut with Pork, Dumplings,
      Brats, Mashed Potatoes,
      German Potato Salad, Green Beans,
      Cake and Beverage

      Take outs available

      Call 723.5880 Springfield
      Advance ticket available at church
      office and Springfield
      Advance Press

      Adults – $9 in advance; $10 at the door
      Students (K-8) $6 in advance; $7 at the door 

  3. Apr

    1. Spring Boutique Week
      9:30 am – 9:00 pm

      New Ulm to Hold Spring Boutique Week


      The New Ulm Business & Retail Association is excited to announce they will be hosting Spring Boutique Week in New Ulm, April 16-18, 2015.  This is the second annual Boutique Week, and was created to celebrate the many specialty shops and boutiques in New Ulm.  Many tours, classes, and demonstrations will be held over the three days, with two main events: the Fashion Show on Fridayevening and the Jewelry & Accessories Brunch on Saturday morning.


      A sampling of the days’ events include:


      Thursday, April 16th begins with New Ulm’s 1950’s Retail Scene, a presentation at the Brown County History Museum at 1:00 pm.  At 3:00 pm,Patterson’s Diamond Center will present a rare, behind-the-scenes manufacturing tour.  Then A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts will hold a Make it and Take it Succulent Garden class.


      Friday, April 17th starts off with a Mediterranean Cooking Class with Chef Topher at The Pantry at 10:30 am.  Next check out tours and tastings at Minnesota’s oldest brewery, Schell’s Brewery, at 1 pm and 3 pm.  Then enjoy some appetizers & a cash bar at the Best Western Plus (formerly the Holiday Inn) before the Fashion Show, which begins at 7:15 pm, featuring spring looks from Gallery 512, Semblance, and Lambrechts.


      Begin Saturday, April 18th, with the Jewelry & Accessories Brunch at 9:30 am at The Grand & Pepperboy.  Enjoy a scrumptious brunch while live models showcase the latest jewelry and accessories from Gallery 512, Semblance, Lambrechts, and Patterson’s Diamond Center.  Morgan Creek Vineyards will offer pre-season tastings from 11am-5pm, with a Pop Your Cork and Nosh!event at 11:30 am.  At 1 pm, No. 213 will hold a Milk Paint Demo to show how to get beautiful results on reclaimed furniture.


      For a full list of events and locations, or to purchase tickets, visit newulm.comor contact the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce atchamber@newulm.com507-233-4300.  Please join us to celebrate Spring Boutique Week in New Ulm, April 16-18!

  4. Apr

    1. Rush Rivers Maple Syrup-Pancake and Sausage Feed
      7:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Rush Rivers Maple Syrup

      Pancake and Sausage Feed
      April 18
      7 am – 1 pm

      3 miles north of Gibbon – 1 mile west
      on the Wallace and Joann Vorwerk Farm

      Music provided by Charlie Braunreiter, Smiley Wiltcheck, Ron Vorwerk, Dennis Domeier and more

      Ice cream machine

      Tour the maple syrup

      Free will offering

    2. Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Turner Ladies Annual Bake Sale

      Featuring German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut and Schmierkuchen


      Saturday April 18th

      9:30 am Until Sold Out

      Enter From The Parking Lot 

      Turner Hall
      New Ulm, MN 

    3. Turner Ladies Annual BAKE SALE
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      Turner Ladies Annual

      Saturday April 18 –  9:30 am

      Schmierkuchen, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Bread,
      Cakes, Cookies, Bars and more…..

      Turner Hall
      102 S State

      Please use back entrance only 

    4. Open House Bridal Shower honoring Maria Gilland
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      An Open House Bridal Shower honoring Maria Gilland, Bride-to-be of Jeremy Labat will be held on Saturday, 
      April 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan United Methodist Church, Morgan, MN.
      Maria and Jeremy are registered at Target and J. C. Penny Home Store.
      Please bring a favorite recipe to share with Maria.
      Parents of the couple are Roger and Faye Gilland of Morgan and Gary and Nola Labat of Cottonwood 

  5. Apr

    1. Potato Pancake Dinner – New Auburn VFW
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      New Auburn V.F.W

      Potato Pancake Dinner

      Sunday April 19

      Serving from
      10:30 am – 1 pm
      *At the New Auburn Fire Hall*

      Menu: Potato and buttermilk pancakes, pork sausage, applesauce,
      cheese, bars, coffee and milk

      Adults- $9; Childre 6-11: $5
      5 and under Free

      All you can eat! 

    2. Oakwood UMW Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Oakwood UMW Soup & Sandwich Fundraiser

      Come to lunch at
      Oakwood United Methodist
      Sunday, April 19
      11 am – 1 pm

      Meat & Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwiches
      Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup
      Bars & Cookies

      Free will offering

      1630 Oakwood Avenue
      New Ulm

  6. Apr

    1. Fairfax Depot Fundraiser
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Fairfax Depot Fundraiser

      Jackpot Junction

      Monday, April 20
      4:30-7:30 pm

      $15 Ticket Buys:
      Buffet Meal, $5 Silver, $5 “Be Back” Coupon, and
      Coupons to use for drinks, gift shop, and blackjack

      Ask a Depot Member 

  7. Apr

    1. Brown County TRIAD monthly meeting
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      On Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00 am Brown County TRIAD will have it’s monthly meeting at Ross Park Apartments located at 313 4th Ave SE in Sleepy Eye. Speaker this month is Lisa Langer from Brown  County Family Services. Langer works with senior citizens and their families. This meeting is also a good opportunity to meet local law enforcement and learn about the latest scams. Coffee and rolls will be served. Everyone is welcome. 

      For more information contact Opal Dewanz at 507.359.9808

  8. Apr

    1. Salad Luncheon – Church of St. Peter
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon

      When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      Where: Church of St. Peter
      1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter

      Crafts – Salads, hotdish, deviled eggs, bread, bars, beverage

      All you can eat!

      Adults – $8
      Take outs available 

    2. Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church – Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All are welcome to attend the annual Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carleton Ave., Morgan, MN on Wednesday, April 22.
      Serving will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      The menu will include; Hot Turkey, Pulled Pork, and Bar-B-Q sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, spring salad, beans, dessert, coffee and milk.
      A country store/ bake sale will be held in connection with the supper.

  9. Apr

    1. Annual Spring Luncheon – United Church of Christ New Ulm
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 S Minnesota St New Ulm

      Please us 3rd Street entrance

      Annual Spring Luncheon

      “The one you’ve been waiting for!!”
      Thursday April 23rd
      10:45 am to 1:00 pm

      Enjoy your choice of turkey salad with shoestring potatoes
      or ham and broccoli casserole
      PLUS: your choice of salad AND dessert, dinner roll
      and beverage

      Just $9 per person….

      Take-outs and Express Line for those with limited time!

      Delicious!! Come and Enjoy!


    2. United Church of Christ Spring Luncheon
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 South Minnesota Street
      (Use the 3rd Street Entrance)

      Spring Luncheon
      Thursday April 23, 2015
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      Serving Turkey Salad or Ham-Broccoli Casserole

      Including your choice of: Salad, Dessert, and Beverage


      Express Line – Take outs available 

    3. Choirs – Ridgewater’s Hutchinson and Willmar Campuses- Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson
      7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

      On Thursday, April 23, Ridgewater’s combined choir of students from both Hutchinson and Willmar campuses will perform at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, 335 Main St. S. The 7:00 p.m. performance is free and open to the public.

      The same concert will also hit the stage in Willmar on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 312 SW Sixth St.

      This year’s theme is “All in the Family,” and will feature songs from childhood and family relationships.

      The choir is directed by Gayle Marcus and accompanied by Judith Zylstra.

      For more information about any of the performances, contact Sally at 320-222-7605 or 800-722-1151 ext 7605, or sally.borgos@ridgewater.edu.

  10. Apr

    1. Grand Opening Ceremony and Bike Ride for the Bike Circle Route
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Grand Opening ceremony and bike ride for the Bike Circle Route

      Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 9 a.m. at German Park, 200 North German Street, lower parking lot (easy access from 3rd North Street).


      This event, sponsored by the Heart of New Ulm Project, the City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department and the New Ulm Bicycle Group, is to celebrate the completion of the designated circle bike route’s linkage and signing. 


      After the short opening celebration, members of the bike group will lead a ride of the Bike Circle Route.  If you can, bring your bike and join in all or part of the ride on New Ulm’s Bike Circle Route.

    2. 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! 

    3. Open House for GORDON RUSCH 90TH BIRTHDAY
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open House for GORDON RUSCH  90TH BIRTHDAY

      Saturday April 25, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM

      Fireside Room St. Paul’s Church

  11. Apr

    1. Open House 50th Birthday Party – Rita Hoffmann
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open House 50th Birthday Party
      for Rita Hoffmann 

      Sunday April 26
      1-4 pm

      at Mary Hoffmann’s home
      204 Adams St
      Morgan MN 

    2. New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Annual Spring Gala
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Annual Spring Gala

      Wine and pasta tasting

      Music performed by NUSSM pianists and Allegro Strings

      April 26, 6-9 pm at the New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th St. S.

      Tickets: $30 in advance at www.newulmsuzuki.org or 507-276-3928

  12. Apr

    1. MN Brain Injury Force Fundraiser
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc

      Monday Night Fundraiser Fiesta

      Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc. is in need of your support! Minnesota Brain Injur Force, Inc. in conjunction with Taco John’s is working to reach their goal of generating funds to provide brain health / brain injury educational material. Also provide BIG (Brain Injury Grants), to help those injured for  various needs. Please help support Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc. and stop  in at

      Taco John’s New Ulm on

      Monday Night April 27, 2015.

      5 – 8 pm

      Please help spread the word, and come in to enjoy the Fresh Taste of West Mex at Taco John’s in New Ulm

  13. Apr

    1. Women’s Health Talk – Springfield Area Community Center
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Women’s Health Talk

      Join our providers for women’s health talk and free lunch

      Gather your girlfriends and join family medicine providers Kelsey Nylander, D.O., Jennifer White, M.D., Ashley Schmitt, Nurse Practitioner and Kristina Carlson, Nurse Practitioner for a presentation on women’s health screening and prevention. Lunch will be served free of charge.

      Wednesday April 29
      Noon to 1 pm

      Springfield Area Community Center
      33 S. Cass Avenue, Springfield

      For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Gluth at 507.723.7754 by April 17 

    2. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY – Best Western – New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      5 – 7:30 pm
      Best Western (former Holiday Inn)
      New Ulm

      -Shopping Therapy-
      A Free Wind Glass for the First 25 shoppers
      Door Prizes Every 10 minutes
      Wine Available

      Stampin’ Up – Origami Owl – Norwex – It Works
      Traveling Vineyard- Jamberry- Party Lite- Daisy Blue – 31 -
      Pure Romance- Pampered Chef- Wild Tree- Usborne Books
      Scentsy- Perfectly Posh- Mary Kay – Nerium – Tupperware
      Plantinum Leaf Portraits – Chole & Isabel – Younique – DoTerra
      Arbonne – ViVi – Initial – In a Pickle – Forever Gifts – Simply Said
      Fromm Me to You – Living Well Energy Healing – Legends & Lore
      Canvas Creations – Paparazzi – And More 

    3. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” – Ridgewater College Stage
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm


      “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is this year’s spring comedy on the Ridgewater College stage, running Wed., April 29 through Saturday, May 2. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

      This comedy by Steve Martin is set in Paris in 1904, where Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet in a bar. Both are nearing amazing ideas when they debate the value of talent and genius.

      General admission is $5; Ridgewater students are free. Reserve your tickets at 320-222-7605.

      This production is directed by Matt Hegdahl.

      For more information about any of the performances, contact Sally at 320-222-7605 or 800-722-1151 ext 7605, or sally.borgos@ridgewater.edu.

  14. May

    1. Brown County Habitat for Humanity Ground Breaking
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Brown County


      for Humanity

      Ground Breaking
      For Fawn Gendron and her daughter, Amber

      605 Pfanender Drive
      Milford Hieghts First Addition
      New Ulm, MN

      Saturday, May 2, 2015
      9 am

      Please joining us for this special event as we begin our
      2015 Home Build!

      RSVP by: Monday, May 27, 2015 by calling 354-4287 or
      emailing bchfh.vista@gmail.com 

    2. Free Family Fun! – State Street Theatre – New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Free Family Fun

      Free Movie: Big Hero 6

      Saturday, May 2nd
      10:00 am – Noon

      Doors open at 9:30 am
      State Street Theatre – 15 North State St – New Ulm 

      (Former Middle School)
      Concessions available from NUACT

      Compliments of:
      Century 21 Koeckertitz Realty
      Eric Jensen Agency
      American Family Insurance