−UCare for Seniors Meetings6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UCAre will offer the following informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage Health plan. UCare sales representatives will discuss the 2012 UCare for Seniors Classic, Value Plus, Standard D and Value plans.
To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 .
Tuesday, October 2, 6pm
Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001
Wednesday, October 3
9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001
2pm – New Ulm Community Center, lower level, 600 N German, New Ulm, MN 56073
Thursday, October 4
9am – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
1:30pm – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
5:30pm – Holiday Inn, 1201 Torgerson Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031
Friday, October 19
9am – Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, 56001
Thursday, October 25
10am – Mower County Senior Center, 400 Third Ave NE, Austin, 55912+6:00 pmUCare for Seniors Meetings
−Candidate Forum7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nicollet County Commissioner Candidate Forum on October 2 from 7-8pm at Saint Peter Community Center, Governors Room, 600 S Fifth Street, Saint Peter (hosted by Greater Mankato Growth, Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce and League of Women of Voters Saint Peter)
Blue Earth County Commissioner Candidate Forum on October 17, 7-8pm, AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center, 240 Stadium Road, Mankato (hosted by Greater Mankato Growth and League of Women of Voters Saint Peter)+7:00 pmCandidate Forum
−NU American Legion Auxiliary Card Party3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party on Wednesday, October 3, 7pm. Door prizes and lunch for $3. Located at 13 South Minnesota Street in New Ulm.+3:00 pmNU American Legion Auxiliary Card Party
−The City Dark Film Screening7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the Treaty Site History Center on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm to watch the documentary film The City Dark. This screening is free and all are welcome.
The film follows filmmaker Ian Cheney, who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. Posing a deceptively simple question – “What do we lost, when we lose the night?” – the film leads viewers on a quest to understand how light pollution effects people and the planet. The City Dark shines new light on the meaning of the dark.
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 Mankato Clinic.+7:00 pmThe City Dark Film Screening
−Breakfast at George’s8:00 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast at George’s on Saturday, October 6, 8-10:30am at George’s Fine Steaks and Spirits, 301 North Minnesota, New Ulm
Please show your support for your family and friends with a brain injury. All proceeds from each $5 tickets will benefit Minnesota Brain Injury Force. Tickets available at SSL Service Center, South Point Federal Credit Union and United Prairie Bank, New Ulm; Dave’s Place in Lafayette; Schutz Family Foods in Sleepy Eye and at the door.
Menu includes: George’s famous biscuits, sausage and gravy, homemade applesauce, cheesy omelet, juice and coffee. Door prizes+8:00 amBreakfast at George’s
−ATV Youth Safety Class8:00 am – 4:00 pm
ATV Youth Safety Class will be held October 6 from 8am-4pm at the Watonwan County Human Services Building, 715 2nd Avenue South, St. James.
Youth must be 11 years of age before the class start date in order to be eligible to take the class.
Pre-registration is required by stopping by the Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office at 715 3td Avenue South, St. James and obtaining a study cd or by calling Sgt. Gulden at 507-375-2579 .
For more information, contact Sgt. Barry Gulden, 507-375-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.+8:00 amATV Youth Safety Class
−Aluminum Can Collection, New Ulm8:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday, October 6, Aluminum Can Collection and SCRIP Sales, 8:30-10:30am at St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot – all proceeds go towards New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Technology Fund.+8:30 amAluminum Can Collection, New Ulm
−German-American Day Parade, New Ulm11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teh Prinzenpaar of the German-American Mardi Gras Association will serve as Grand Marshals of New Ulm’s German-American Day Parade, a feature of Oktoberfest 2012. Prinz Darrel I and Prinzessin Patricia I, national GAMGA royalty, will lead the parade.
The parade will form at New Ulm’s Glockenspiel at 10:30am on Saturday, October 6, and march off at 11am. It will proceed south along Minnesota Street to Center Street. The parade is sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society. The public is invited to participate on foot, on horseback or on wheels. Families and urged to make a sign with family name, add the year in which the family arrived in America and/or New Ulm and join the parade. Participants are encouraged to wear their German costume is possible and carry American and German flags. Musical units and floats are invited to add to the festivities.
No pre-registration is necessary. For additional information, contact Pat at 507-359-2333 or George at 507-354-2097 .+11:00 amGerman-American Day Parade, New Ulm
−Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Minnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet 27th Annual Sioux Trails Chapter – Saturday, October 6, at the National Guard Armory, New Ulm. 5:30pm/social hour; 7pm/dinner; 8pm/program. There will be door prizes, raffle and auction.
For advance tickets only, call Mike at 359-9349; Hoffman Construction 359-4444; Gary 359-9358 or Scott 276-2717+12:15 pmMinnesota Deer Hunters Association Annual Banquet
−Pancake Breakfast, Leavenworth9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is having a Cathoic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, October 7, serving 9am-12pm in the church hall.
Serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, coffee, chocolate milk and juice. Cost adults/$6; ages 6-12/$5; preshool/$1.50.+9:00 amPancake Breakfast, Leavenworth
−Norwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Nora Unitarian Universalist Church, Hanska, Norwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store on Sunday, October 7, serving 11am-1:30pm. Coffee at 10am; Church Service at 10:30am; Country Store 10am. Adults/$14; children 10 and under/$4; 6 and under/free.
Appetizers: tongue, deviled eggs, herring. Menu includes: meatballs, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, sot supe, rommegrot, rice pudding, lefse, flatbread, Norwegian cookies including rosettes, krum kake, sandbakkels and more.
Drive-up take-outs available. Nora Church is handicapped accessible and is located one mile east of Hanska, just off Highway 257.+11:00 amNorwegian Smorgasbord and Country Store
−Becky Keute Benefit11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Becky Kuete Benefit (life long partner of Dave Epper) will be held on Sunday, October 7, from 11am-4pm at the Courtland Community Center, 300 Railroad Street, Courtland. Adults/$7; kids 4-12/$4; 3 and under/free. Silent auction ends at 3pm.
Becky Keute fought a long, hard battle with lung and brain cancer for over a year. A benefit was in the works when Becky left us for heaven on September 10, 2012. With the help of her family and friends, there will be a benefit for Becky to help the family with expenses occurred during Becky’s long, hard fight with cancer.+11:00 amBecky Keute Benefit
−Pumpkinfest, New Ulm11:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools Pumpkinfest will be Sunday, October 7 from 11am-4pm at the Ron and Karen Domeier Farm, 3 miles west of New Ulm on County Road 27.
There will be pumpkins, gourds, corn maze, petting zoo, haunted hair, live music, food stand, Happy Joe’s Pizza, country store, rolling pumpkin contest and Culver’s build your own sundae.+11:00 amPumpkinfest, New Ulm
−Sertoma Club – Santa’s Closet11:30 am – 12:30 pm
For the past 26 years, the New Ulm Sertoma Club has sponsored Santa’s Closet. This is a program designed to provide Christmas gifts for children in the New Ulm and Sleepy Eye area who, because of financial difficulties, may not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.
They expect the project to serve approximately 500 children this year. In addition, the New Ulm Sertoma Club provides contributions for other community needs, e.g. services for the hearing impaired, camp scholarships, etc. To continue to meet these needs, they need your help. Your tax-deductible cash contribution will help the New Ulm Sertoma Club continue Santa’s Closet and provide financial support for other community needs.
You may send contributions to: Sertoma Club – Santa’s Closet, PO Box 692, New Ulm, MN 56073.+11:30 amSertoma Club – Santa’s Closet
−Veteran’s Day Program, New Ulm7:30 am – 8:30 am
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School is pleased to invite you to the celebration of Veterans’ Day on Friday, November 9.
7:30am Veterans’ Breakfast; 9am Recognition Program; Welcome and Allegiance; Armed Forces Salute; Keynote Address: David Koester; Musical Selections; “The Price of Courage” video presentation; TAPS; Retiring of the Colors; Recession of Honor and Thanks.
To participate in the Veterans’ breakfast, please RSVP by November 7, to Mae at email@example.com or 507-233-8662 .+7:30 amVeteran’s Day Program, New Ulm
−Five Guys Burgers and Fries Benefit Night4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five Guys Benefit Night will be Tuesday, October 9, 4-8pm (dine in or carry out). 10% of all sales go to the Brown County Humane Society.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 1920 Adams Street, Mankato, 507-385-1848.+4:00 pmFive Guys Burgers and Fries Benefit Night
−Domino’s Pizza and NPFA Partner with NU Fire Dept.5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Domino’s Pizza, the National Fire Protection Association and the New Ulm Fire Department are joining forces to promote fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week.
On Tuesday, October 9, from 5-7pm, anyone who orders a Domino’s Pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives aboard a fire engine. If all the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is FREE. If the smoke alarm is not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries or install a fully functioning alarm.+5:00 pmDomino’s Pizza and NPFA Partner with NU Fire Dept.
−New Ulm Fire Department Open House10:00 am – 8:00 pm
New Ulm Fire Department Open House on Wednesday, October 10, 10am-2pm and 4-8pm+10:00 amNew Ulm Fire Department Open House
−The Odin Craft Mill Fall Shows (all-day)Oct 11 – Oct 14
The Odin Craft Mill Fall Shows in Odin on October 11-14; 18-21; 25-28. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 12-5pm.
Come visit and walk through the old grinding and mixing rooms with the original equipment. See the old drive through with the overhead hoist and old warehouse. Then see the original 1917 Montgomery Ward Home and Gordon Van Tine Barn with original floors, wallpaper and woodwork. All spaces top to bottom are full of handcrafted gifts and one of a kind items from over 150 artisans form 5 states. Stop and have lunch at the dining warehouse.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; find them on Facebook. All Roads Lead to Odin.+The Odin Craft Mill Fall Shows (all-day)
−Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Gaylord11:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville and Gaylord – Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Country Store and Usbourne Books Fundraiser on Sunday, October 7, at the Gaylord American Legion Club, 11am-1pm. Price Adults/$9.50; children 5-10/$5.50 and 4 and under/free. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Take outs available.
Menu: Windsor pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, applesauce, bread, bars and beverages+11:00 amFall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Gaylord
−The Prairie Peacemakers7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Prairie Peacemakers is an organization of quilt lovers, novices and experts alike who share their love of fabric, design, color and the finished product.
Thursday, October 11, Bonnie Lundorff from Willowwood Quilt Designs, Bemidji, will do an afternoon workshop and an evening trunk show. The workshop will be a wool applique kit “Holiday Wishes” – with a choice of either a Christmas or a Fall theme.
They meet monthly September through May on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 North State Street, New Ulm.+7:00 pmThe Prairie Peacemakers
−Second Annual First Choice Pregnancy Services Banquet5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The Second Annual First Choice Pregnancy Services Banquet and Fundraiser will be held at the Eagles Club in Sleepy Eye on Friday, October 12. Social hour/5:30pm; banquet/6:30pm.
First Choice Pregnancy Services exists to offer life affirming choices and resources to women and families who seek help before, during and after pregnancy. Please help this great cause.
Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased at HyVee and Cash Wise in New Ulm and Randy’s Drug in Sleepy Eye. Please call 359-9800 with questions.+5:30 pmSecond Annual First Choice Pregnancy Services Banquet
−Haunted Corn Maze7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Haunted Corn Maze on Friday, October 12, 7-9pm at the Ron and Karen Domeier Farm, 3 miles west of New Ulm on County Road 27.
Come for scares! Come for food! Come for fun! Remember your flashlight. Proceeds to benefit NUACS Technology. Thanks to Happy Joe’s Pizza.+7:00 pmHaunted Corn Maze
−1st Annual Angel Walk8:45 am – 9:45 am
1st Annual Angel Walk on Saturday, October 13, at Benson Park in North Mankato.
Walk to Honor the Memory of Loved Ones. Registration accepted up to day of event, cash only $20. Proceeds from walk go to: OurGATE (Our Grief and Tears Released) to provide resources, support and scholarships for those struggling in grief.
8:45-9:30am – registration t-shirt pick up; 9:30am – walk starts; 11am-11:45am – beverages, photo opportunities, visiting. For info call, 507-382-4554 or RememberingOurLovedOnes.org.+8:45 am1st Annual Angel Walk
−Bike Donations for Free Bikes 4 Kidz9:00 am – 2:00 pm
New Ulm Medical Center, part of Allina Health, and Free Bikes 4 Kidz are teaming up to collect donated bicycles for kids in need throughout the region. Kids will also receive free bicycle helmets and concussion prevention information.
People can bring new or gently used bikes to New Ulm Medical Center or Winthrop Area Clinic on October 13 from 9am-2pm. The first 50 people to donate a bike at each location will receive a free, long sleeved t-shirt. For more information, go to www.newulmmedicalcenter.com.+9:00 amBike Donations for Free Bikes 4 Kidz
−Silent Auction & Bake Sale Benefiting the STILL Project1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Silent Auction and Bake Sale Benefiting the STILL Project at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 North State, New Ulm on Saturday, October 13, 1:30-5pm. Crafts and other fabulous items up for auction. Cash and carry bake sale.
Show your support for families who have experiences infant/child loss. The STILL Project in memory of Kora Ruth Shrum and Avery Joy Wolff, two loved daughters who left his world for Heaven.+1:30 pmSilent Auction & Bake Sale Benefiting the STILL Project
−Fish Fry – Courtland3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fish Fry served by Courtland Fire Department will take place Saturday, October 13, 3-8pm or until gone at the Courtland Community Center.
Serving: beer battered fish; German potato salad; coleslaw; milk; coffee; bread; pickle. Adults/$10; kids 5-12/$5; under 5/free. Sponsored by Courtland Relief Association.+3:00 pmFish Fry – Courtland
−‘Reconciling Samuel’ Play7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
People First of New Ulm and the United We Stand Players Present ‘Reconciling Samuel’ on Saturday, October 13, 7pm and Sunday, October 14, 2pm at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 North German Street, New Ulm.
Suggested Donation: Adults/$8; students and senior citizens/$4; children under 6/free. Tickets available at the door.
This musical drama follows the life of Samuel from escaping the restrictions of an institution to the community that worked to welcome all people to live there including Samuel. The play celebrates the Minnesota State Apology to People who lived and died in Minnesota’s State Institutions.+7:00 pm‘Reconciling Samuel’ Play
−Knights of Columbus Breakfast, Green Isle8:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Arthur’s Council 10172 Knights of Columbus Annual Ham and French Toast Breakfast on Sunday, October 14, serving 8am-12pm at St Brendan’s Church Hall, Green Isle.
Menu: ham, French toast, applesauce, coffee, milk and orange juice. Free Will offering.+8:00 amKnights of Columbus Breakfast, Green Isle
−Benefit for Brittany Carlson for Hearing10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Benefit for Brittany Carlson for Hearing on Sunday, October 14, 10am-1pm, St. James American Legion
Serving hot chicken sandwiches, potatoes, beans, bars and beverages. Free will donation.
Brittany is the daughter of Darwin and Sabrina (Oliver) Carlson. She is a sixth grader here in St. James. She is hearing impaired and will not be able to continue hearing without replacing her cochlear implants and hearing aids. Sponsored by St. James Sertoma Club, supported by family and friends, with supplemental funds provided by Watonwan County Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chapter 31214.
Donations or items for silent auction, contact Shirley at 507-375-7697 or any Sertoma Club Member.+10:00 amBenefit for Brittany Carlson for Hearing