−Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and North Star Strings will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, March 15, at the New Ulm Public Schools Auditorium at 1st and Broadway at 3pm and also on Sunday, March 16, at Mankato East High School Auditorium at 3pm.
These concerts will feature 2014 Concerto Competition Winner, violist Mackenzie Lach, playing Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’. They are conducted by Dr. Joseph Rodgers, Aimon Dwan and Hunter Ellis.
Admission at door adults/$8; students/seniors/$6 and families/$22.
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and the younger string ensemble, North Star Strings, are regional ensembles with students participating from more than a dozen communities.+3:00 pmMankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools
−27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
27th Annual Banquet Brown County Pheasants Forever, Saturday, March 15, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye.
Cackling hour begins 5pm; smorgasbord dinner 7pm. Admission is $50/includes 1 year membership; $65 member and spouse/includes 1 year membership; $15/18 and under/includes 1 year youth membership; $250 sponsorship/includes 2 admissions, 1 year membership, plaque, medallion and choice of $65 gift certificate to PF catalouge or print of the year)
A lifetime MN Hunting and Fishing License will be awarded to one lucky youth aged 4-15 in attendance. Hunter’s Dream Raffle Winner Takes All only $25 per ticket.
For more info, contact Ralph at 920-0435; Dan at 227-2349; Jeremy 240-0096.+5:00 pm27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet
−Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sunday, March 16, 8am-1pm Eagles Orchid Inn.
All the pancakes you can eat. Adults at door/$8; in advance/$7.50; children 6-12 at door/$3.50; in advance/$3; under 6/free. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch; The Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member.
Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.+8:00 amLions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
−New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast8:30 am – 1:00 pm
New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, March 16, 8:30am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk.+8:30 amNew Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast
−Hanska Fire Department Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hanska Fire Department Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center, Hanska.
Hanska Sausages and all you can eat Dad’s Famous Belgian Waffles; different types of syrups; whipped toppings; butter. $8/per person; 5 years and under/free. Take outs and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6248.
All proceeds will go for training .+9:00 amHanska Fire Department Breakfast
−Lafayette Area Lions Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm, Lafayette Community Center.
Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1. Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk, coffee.
Proceeds go toward Lions’ community projects in the Lafayette area.+9:00 amLafayette Area Lions Breakfast
−St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet9:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a pre-Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast and bucket raffle on Sunday, March 16, from 9-11:30am, served by the men of the Church of St. Paul, Nicollet.
Menu: ham and sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and beverage. Tickets adults/$7; children 6-12/$3. Sunday Mass at 8am. This is a Catholic Order of Foresters Court 812 Matching Grant Fundraiser for Religious Education.+9:00 amSt. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet
−New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 10:30am-1:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Take outs available.
Adults/$10 at the door.+10:30 amNew Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner
−Bingo, Lafayette1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bingo, Sunday, March 16, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Social Hall, Lafayette
Grocery and assorted bingo prizes; lunch will be sold; drawings; all ages welcome.
Hosted by St. Gregory the Great CCW. Donations for Food Shelf welcome.+1:00 pmBingo, Lafayette
−RS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Efforts to bring high-speed internet and phone services to Renville and Sibley County communities continue and the RS Fiber Cooperative is holding a series of public meetings this week to update residents on the status of the project.
The hour long public meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 18, beginning at 10am at Winthrop City Hall; at 2pm at Fairfax City Hall and at 4pm at Gaylord City Hall.
On Thursday, March 20, there are meetings at 10am at Fairfax City Hall; 2pm at Winthrop City Hall; 7pm at Gaylord City Hall.
Friday, March 21, 10am at Green Isle City Hall and 2pm at Stewart City Hall.
To learn more about the multi-million dollar proposed project, you can also go online at rsfiber.coop.+10:00 amRS Fiber Meetings, Renville & Sibley County
−American Red Cross Blood Drive12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives around the area this week.
Tuesday, March 18 – 12-6pm, Madelia High School, Madelia
Thursday, March 20 – 1:30-7:30pm, Gibbon Community Center
For more information on giving blood, go online to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.+12:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
−Skywarn Spotter Training, Mankato6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Skywarn Spotter Training scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at 6pm at South Central College in North Mankato has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, at South Central College in North Mankato.
For additional information, please contact Nicollet County Emergency Management at 934-0410 or Blue Earth County Emergency Management at 304-4806.+6:00 pmSkywarn Spotter Training, Mankato
−CCW Hotdish Supper, Morgan4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
There is a CCW Hotdish Supper at St. Michael’s Social Hall in Morgan on Wednesday, March 19.
They are serving 4:30-7pm. Adults/$8; children 6-11/$4; preschool/$1. Takeouts will be available at $8.+4:30 pmCCW Hotdish Supper, Morgan
−Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Monthly Meeting2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 2pm in the Activity Room at the Fairfax Community Home.+2:00 pmFairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Monthly Meeting
−Wine and Beer Tasting, New Ulm6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2nd Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, Fundraiser for New Ulm Dog Park will be held on Thursday, March 20, 6-8:30pm, New Ulm Country Club.
Tickets/$20 at door; $15/advance available at NU Chamber or Cash Wise Liquor.
All proceeds go the New Ulm Dog Park. There will be food, silent auction and music. Entertainment provided by The Ken and Ken Show.
Sponsored by Cash Wise Liquor and Bank Midwest.+6:00 pmWine and Beer Tasting, New Ulm
−Prairie Piecemakers Quild Guild, New Ulm9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild proudly presents Quilt Show 2014.
Friday, March 21, 9am-6pm; Saturday, March 22, 9am-4pm, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm.
Judy Martin Book Signing and Lecture will be Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 10am and 2pm
Vendors; opportunity quilt; demonstrations; door prizes; lots of quilts. $6 admission; 13+/$3+9:00 amPrairie Piecemakers Quild Guild, New Ulm
−American Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm11:00 am – 8:00 pm
American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, Friday, March 21, 11am-8pm or until gone, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$10; kids 12 and under/$5. Tickets available at the door; take outs available.+11:00 amAmerican Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm
−34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Over 200 booths on display; drawing held every day; daily free seminars
Special Guest Chris Freytag, Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Presentation on Saturday, March 22, 11am & 1pm
Back by Popular Demand, Gary Curtis, Brainerd International Raceway all the show all 3 days
2014 Home Show Seminars
Friday, March 21
4 pm – Card Making the Easy Way by Stampin’ Up – Amy Rich
5pm – Fresh Floral Arrangements/Herb Gardening by Heather Hacker & Lynn Hacker
6pm – Financial Fitness: Understanding Credit Reports by SouthPoint Federal Credit
7pm – Ideal Protein, Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
Saturday, March 22
11am – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
12pm – Revolutionary Parenting by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1pm – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
2pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
3pm – Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
4pm – Social Security: Age Makes a Difference by Thrivent Financial
5pm – High Performance Net Zero Ready Homes by Extreme Panel Tech
Sunday, March 23
11:30am – Ideal Protein: Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
12:30pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
1:30pm - Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
2:30pm – The MN Radon Awareness Act: Radon in Real Estate Transactions by Ameradon Services
Click here to view poster.+3:00 pm34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show
−Knights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Knights of Columbus Famous ‘Door Country Style’ Fish Boil will be held Friday, March 212, 5-7:30pm, Church of St. Peter, just off the Old Fort Road, 1801 West Broadway, St. Peter
Pollock, with potatoes, carrots, onions and butter. Served with your choice of beverage and homemade cherry or apple pie.+5:00 pmKnights of Columbus Fish Boil, St. Peter
−St. Paul’s Raider Choir, New Ulm7:00 pm – 4:00 pm
St. Paul’s Raider Choir ‘Best of Both Worlds’ will be presented Friday, March 21, 7pm; Saturday, March 22, 7pm; Sunday, March 23, 2pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm.+7:00 pmSt. Paul’s Raider Choir, New Ulm
−Snowmobile Safety Class, St. James8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Watonwan County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the following Snowmobile Safety Class will be taking place on March 22, 8am-4pm, at Watonwan 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 obtaining a study cd before March 22 by calling 507-375-2579. Class size is limited so register early.
For more info, contact Sgt. Berry Gulden at 507-375-2579 or email@example.com+8:00 amSnowmobile Safety Class, St. James
−Lake Crystal Fire Department BBQ Rib Feed Fundraiser4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Lake Crystal Fire Department Relief Association invites you to their famous BBQ Rib Fundraiser on Saturday, March 22, starts at 4:30pm.
Enjoy ribs, potatoes, dinner roll and salad. Proceeds are used for training the fire department members and for maintaining and upgrading fire department equipment.+4:30 pmLake Crystal Fire Department BBQ Rib Feed Fundraiser
−Hotdish Supper, Gibbon5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 22, from 5-6:30pm, there will be a Hotdish Supper at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church social hall in Gibbon, serving all you can eat of hotdishes, salads, bread, desserts and beverage.
The benefit is for parish youth, who are fundraising for Youth Conferences.+5:00 pmHotdish Supper, Gibbon
−Spring Fever, St. George Parish Center5:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Annual Spring Fever will be held at the St. George Parish Center on March 22 & 29.
Social hour at 5pm; windsor chop dinner at 6pm; entertainment to follow. The comedy play, “Pistols and Posies” will be performed when the Roaring 20′s and Prohibition days come alive.
Reserved seating tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling 354-2428. A matinee of the play will also be given on Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm on March 30. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $8.+5:00 pmSpring Fever, St. George Parish Center
−Lafayette Firefighters’ Relief Association Ham Dinner10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lafayette Firefighters’ Relief Association Ham Dinner will take place Sunday, March 23, 10:30am-2pm.
Adults/$9 advanced; $10/at door; age 6-12/$5; 5 and under/free.+10:30 amLafayette Firefighters’ Relief Association Ham Dinner
−Service to Mankind Award Nominations10:15 am – 5:00 pm
The Sertoma Club of New Ulm is seeking nominations for its Service to Mankind Award. Nominees should be deserving individuals who give generously of his or her time and talent to those in need in the New Ulm area without seeking recognition in return.
Names, along with a description of their dedicated activities and work, should be sent to: Denise Fischer, 317 North Minnesota, New Ulm, MN 56073. Nominations need to be submitted on or before April 11.+10:15 amService to Mankind Award Nominations
−Morton Senior Citizens’ Casino Night, Jackpot Junction4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Morton Senior Citizens’ Casino Night at Jackpot Junction Fund Raiser will be held on Monday, March 24, 4:30-7:30pm
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 are $15 each and available at City Hall or at Casino’s Classic Lounge the evening of the event. Must have picture ID; must be members of Casino Express Club; participants must be 18 years of age or older.+4:30 pmMorton Senior Citizens’ Casino Night, Jackpot Junction
−Nazi Germany Presentation7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Nazi Germany, 1938 will be presented on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30pm at MCL Auditorium, Prof. Em. Theodore Hartwig
What would it have been like for an American youth to visit Nazi Germany, just one year before the invasion of Poland and the start of World War 2? Theodore Hartwig was just 16 going on 17 when he had the opportunity to travel to Germany and see what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party were doing to unite the Germans and instill national pride. You won’t want to miss this eye-opening look at history in the making. The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army.+7:30 pmNazi Germany Presentation
−Swedish Concert at Bernadotte7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A 40-member choir from the Vettern College of Music in Jonkoping, Sweden will perform at Bernadotte Lutheran Church on Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30pm. The church is located at 34122 515th Avenue (Nicollet County Road 10), four and a half miles east and a mile north of Lafayette.
The concert will consist of choral music from different times and traditions. The event is open to the public. A free will offering to help defrey the group’s travel expense will be accepted.+7:30 pmSwedish Concert at Bernadotte
−Brown County Public Health Vaccine Clinics12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Brown County Public Health in coordination with the schools in Brown County and the Minnesota Department of Health will be offering Adolescent Vaccine Clinics in schools throughout the county through April 23. The Vaccines will be offered for FREE to 6th – 12th grade students.
Springfield High School in Springfield, Thursday, March 27, 12:30-3pm
New Ulm Public High School, New Ulm, Tuesday, April 1, 1:30-5:30pm
Riverbend, New Ulm – to be determined
Comfrey Public School, Comfrey, Thurdsay, April 3, 12:30-3pm
Minnesota Valley Lutheran School, New Ulm, Friday, April 11, 12:30-3pm
New Ulm Area Catholic Schools, New Ulm, Monday, April 14, 1:30-4pm
Sleepy Eye Public School, Sleepy Eye, Wednesday, April 16, 1:30-4pm
St. Mary’s Catholic School, Sleepy Eye, Wednesday, April 23, 11am-3pm
For the immunization clinic dates and times or for more information and to complete the necessary forms, go to the Brown County Public Health website, or the individual school website, or call 507-233-6820.+12:30 pmBrown County Public Health Vaccine Clinics