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  1. Apr

    1. “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.

  2. 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

  3. May

    1. Pork Chop Dinner – Hamburg
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
      Men’s Brotherhood

      Pork Chop

      15470 County Road 31, Hamburg

      Sunday May 3

      Serving from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Worship 9:30 am

      Everyone’s Welcom

      $10 per Adult, $5 for child hot dog meal

      Take Outs Available


  4. May

    1. New Ulm Clothing Depot Tip Night – Pizza Ranch NU
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Ulm Clothing Depot will have  a tip night at the
      Pizza Ranch in New Ulm

      May 5

      Come enjoy a great meal for a great cause. 

  5. May

    1. American Legion Auxiliary Post 314 Pillow Cleaning Service – Winthrop
      7:30 am – 3:00 pm

      Pillow Cleaning Service

      hosted by the
      American Legion Auxiliary Post 314

      May 6
      7:30 am – 3 pm

      114 N Main
      Winthrop MN

      Pillows may be dropped off night before
      from 6-8pm 

    2. Open House Farewell- First Baptist Church
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Open House Farewell
      for Pastor Robert and Jacque Fuller
      of the First Baptist Church – NU

      Wednesday May 6
      6:30- 8:30 pm
      3rd South and Payne St. 

  6. May

    1. Salad Luncheon for World Hunger – Winthrop
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon for World Hunger
      at Peace Lutheran Church
      in Winthrop on 
      May 7
      11: A.M. to 1 P.M.  

      Cost is $7.00. 

      Take outs available.

  7. May

    1. American Legion Nicollet MN – Carlson’s Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service
      6:30 pm – 1:00 pm

      Carlson’s Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning Service

      Friday May 8 – 6 pm – 8 pm

      Saturday May 9 – 7 am – 1 pm

      American Legion  Nicollet MN
      Sponsored by American Leion Auxiliary Unit 510

  8. May

    1. 1st Annual Spring into Summer Women’s Expo! – NU Event Center
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      1st Annual Spring into Summer Women’s Expo! 
      at the New Ulm Event Center
      9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th


      Featuring many at home, commercial and non-profit vendors

      SEMINARS! for the ladies through out the day !
      Door Prizes!  Fun!

      Featured Vendors:

      Arbonne – Citizens Bank – 31 – Scentsy – ViVi- ItWorks – New Ulm Medical Center – Northern Sun Kissed Unique Gifte- Jamberry Nails – Custom Remodelers Inc – Mary Kay – Young Living Essential Oils – Living Well Energy Healing – Hy Tek Wireless – Velata – Usborne Books – Younique – Discover Chiropractic – Bellaforma by Marveles – DoTerra – Origami Owl – Goosetown Roller Girls – Visiting Angels – New Ulm Event Center/MN Wedding Shop – Kathy’s Upcycled Treasures – Daisy Blue – Carlson Tillisch Eye Clinic – A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts/ Hacker – Kohls Weelborg Chevrolet – Wild Tree – NYC Chik – Tupperware – Overeater Anonymous – Natural Baby Bums – Maria’s Fashion Boutique – Dawn’s Permanent Cosmetics – Premier Designs – Amway – Dani Bohm Studios – Country Hollow Crafts


      If you would like to reserve a booth contact keith@knuj.net or call 359-2921

  9. May

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

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

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday May 12
      1:00- 4:00 pm

      Music provided by
      “Bud Berhow”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau, St. Peter 

    3. Minnesota Brain Injury Force
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Minnesota Brain Injury Force

      Support Brain Injured Veterans / Survivors

      Tuesday, May 12
      5-7 pm
      Happy Joe’s New Ulm

      Buffet Sales Only 

    4. Summer Grilling Sides w/ Chef Todd & Dietitian Lindsay Dalluge
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Summer Grilling Sides
      w/ Chef Todd & Dietitian Lindsay Dalluge 

      Tues. May 12
      6:30-7:30 pm
      in the Hy-Vee Dining Area
      New Ulm

      Sign up @ customer service
      or call 354.8255


    5. Greater Gibbon Area Community Band Practice
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Greater Gibbon Area Community Band Practice

      When: Practice for our 2015 Season begins Tuesday, May 12 • 7:30-9 p.m.

      Where: Gibbon Community Center

      Details: All former members and those who wish to become new members of the band are invited. No auditions required, and all levels of talent are welcome to join us. Practices areTuesday evenings through the end of July.

      Questions: Call Nancy Spaude at 507-834-6331

      Organizations wishing to serve for concerts call Vickie Dreier at 507-834-6873

  10. May

    1. Wurst-O-Rama -American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The American Legion and the Lions Club of  New Ulm will be serving Wurst-O-Rama on
      Wednesday, May 13th, 5:00- 7:30 pm.

      There will be a choice of 5 different German Sausages and 2 side dishes.

      Please come and join us at the New Ulm American Legion Club Rooms
      located at 13 South Minnesota St. New Ulm.

      Everyone is welcome!

  11. May

    1. Florescent Bulb Collection – New Ulm – Springfield
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Florescent Bulb Collection

      Tauer’s Supervalu, 101 W Central St

      10 am -12 pm

      New Ulm Steel & Recycling
      218 19th Street
      New Ulm

      2 pm -4:30 pm 


      *There are fees associated with the flourescent bulb collections and e-waste events*
    2. ICE CREAM SOCIAL -Redeemer Lutheran Church
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


      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 

    3. 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

  12. May

    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. 

  13. May

    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

  14. May

    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! 

  15. May

    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

    2. DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY – Pro Kinship for Kids
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm


      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


    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 

  16. May

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

      Brain Injured Survivors!

      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! 


      400 South Payne
      New Ulm MN 56073 

  17. May

    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 

  18. May

    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 

      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