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  1. Mar
    23
    Mon

    1. Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program at LCS – Sept. 2015
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      Lafayette Charter School has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Educaiton to provide a tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten Readiness program for 4 year old students beginning in September 2015.

      The Pre-K program will include an instructional curriculum that prepares students to attend Kindergarten the following year. The authorized program will also allow LCS to apply for a Parent Aware rating which should result in scholarship opportunites for some students.

      Lafayette Charter School has provided an early childhood education program since 2006 under the direction of Mary Schroeder. The Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program beginning in September of 2015 is already almost at capacity. Parents who may be interested in the program for their four year old should call the school at 507.228.8943 with any questions or for an application.

  2. Mar
    24
    Tue

    1. Hours for Hillstrom Museum of Art during Upcoming Spring Break
      8:15 am – 11:00 pm

      During the upcoming spring break of Gustavus Adolphus College, the Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open as follows: open regular hours this week through Friday, March 27, 2015; open regular hours next week from Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2, 2015; open regular hours the following Monday, April 6, 2015 through the end of the current exhibitions (please see below) on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  The Museum will be closed Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, and will also be closed Friday,Saturday, and Sunday, April 3, 4, and 5, 2015.

      Exhibitions on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through April 19, 2015 (after which the Museum will be closed until Saturday, May 2, 2015, which is the opening of the annual juried exhibition of works by graduating studio art majors, on view through Sunday, May 31, 2015):
      Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix features photography of created environments, each artist working on a different scale.  Lori Nix works in miniature, constructing detailed dioramas that are photographed and then disassembled.  Sarah Hobbs creates life-size, site-specific installations and then photographs them.  Both artists create images devoid of human figures that rely on the viewer’s engagement to complete the work.  Hobbs’s photographs place the viewer in the position of the unseen individual whose neurotic tendencies are explored in the image.  Her works are culled from several series, titled Small Problems in LivingDoes This Sound Like You?, Emotional Management, and Overpacked.  Nix’s apocalyptic works from her series The City invite the viewer to be a member of the unseen humanity and to contemplate what has led to its absence.  Both artists’ works explore and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal, through staged interiors that serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears, and imaginings.
       
      Hobbs lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and her works are found in prominent collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  Nix lives in Brooklyn, New York, and her works are in important collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

      Imagined Worlds, Large and Small was organized by the Hillstrom Museum of Art in collaboration with Priscilla Briggs, associate professor, Department of Art and Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College, who teaches photography and video classes at the College.  Hobbs will visit campus to work with students in Briggs’s Digital Photography II class to create an installation and then photograph it, an activity supported with funds from the College’s Ethel and Edgar Johnson Fund for the Arts.  The gallery talks in the exhibition by both Hobbs and Nix are presented with support from The Gustavus Artist Series.

      In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014 is a focused exhibit presented as a memorial to the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, namesake of the Hillstrom Museum of Art and a 1938 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.  A paragon of generosity, support, and friendship, Hillstrom died December 16, 2014 at the age of 99 years.  The two oil paintings on view, Dunes (1894), by Homer Dodge Martin (1836-1897), and Breaker (c. 1930s or 1940s), by Harry D. Froot (1892-1952), are the final artworks to come to the Museum from Hillstrom’s collection.  The total number of works given by Hillstrom to the Museum is around 250, and these were the last two artworks he had in his apartment, favorites kept until his final day.

      FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears is another of the Museum’s FOCUS IN/ON projects, in which a single work from the Hillstrom Collection is analyzed in depth, in collaboration with a colleague from across the Gustavus Adolphus College curriculum.  An oil painting titled Magician with Shears by American Ashcan painter Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is the subject of an exhibition and essay co-written by Micah J. Maatman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Hillstrom Museum of Art Director Donald Myers, which considers the artist, his career, and his strong interest in theatre, in particular vaudeville, through the painting, and will also reconsider the painting’s likely date and suggest the identity of the particular magician depicted by Shinn.
       
      The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, on view February 16 through April 19, 2015, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and a continuation of FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears.

      As with all programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, these exhibitions are free of charge and are open to the public.  All three of the exhibits are accompanied by an illustrated brochure that is available free of charge.  Regular hours for the Museum are weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.gustavus.edu/hillstrom.

       

      Click the Events below for more information

      Winter Exhibition – Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears

      Imagined Worlds Large and Small – the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix

      In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom 1915-2014

  3. May
    3
    Sun

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

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

      Pork Chop
      Dinner

      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

      www.stpaulsrcus.org 

  4. May
    5
    Tue

    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
      5-8pm

      Come enjoy a great meal for a great cause. 

  5. May
    6
    Wed

    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

      at
      LaCheveux
      114 N Main
      Winthrop MN

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

    2. Wellness Recovery Action Plan
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)®
      …is an evidence-based practice designed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. to help individuals set recovery and wellness goals and create a plan outlining tools and resources for achieving those goals.

      Who should use WRAP® ?
      Anyone who wants to increase understanding of their health, and
      create a process to achieve wellness.

      Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. says WRAP® will…
      “Help you stay as well as possible, keep track of difficult feelings and behaviors, and develop action plans to help you feel better.” WRAP will also, “Tell others what to do for you when you feel so badly you can’t make decisions to take care of yourself and keep yourself safe.”

      WEDNESDAYS
      MAY 6—JUNE 24, 2015
      TIME: 11:00AM-2:00PM
      LOCATION: 105 S. 5th St., Olivia, MN
      NO FEE TO ATTEND!

      All Participants are responsible for own travel, meals, and accommodations.
      All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

      Mental Health Association and Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
      475 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 222, St. Paul, MN 55104
      Contact: Jennifer at 651-402-2296 or e-mail: jenniferp@mentalhealthmn.org

    3. 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
    7
    Thu

    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
    8
    Fri

    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
      Nicollet 

  8. May
    9
    Sat

    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
    12
    Tue

    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 

  10. May
    14
    Thu

    1. 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

  11. May
    16
    Sat

    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 

  12. May
    18
    Mon

    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! 

  13. May
    19
    Tue

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

      DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY

      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

      www.prokinship.org

  14. May
    20
    Wed

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

      Support
      Brain Injured Survivors!

      Perkins
      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! 

       

      ECFE
      400 South Payne
      New Ulm MN 56073 

  15. Jun
    9
    Tue

    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.

  16. Jun
    11
    Thu

    1. 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

  17. Jul
    9
    Thu

    1. 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

  18. Jul
    14
    Tue

    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.

  19. Aug
    11
    Tue

    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.

  20. Aug
    13
    Thu

    1. 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

  21. Sep
    8
    Tue

    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.

  22. Sep
    10
    Thu

    1. 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

  23. Oct
    8
    Thu

    1. 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

  24. Oct
    13
    Tue

    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.

  25. Nov
    10
    Tue

    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.