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  1. Dec
    3
    Sat

    1. Gift Wrapping @ Herbergers – Benefit Brown County Humane Society (all-day)
      Dec 3

      Gift Wrapping @ Herberger’s – Benefit for Brown County Humane Society

      Saturday, December 3, 2016

      Sunday, December 4, 2016

    2. Santa & Craft Day – Nicollet
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Santa & Craft Day – Nicollet

      Sponsored by Nicollet American Legion Auxiliary

      Nicollet Legion Friendship Hall

      Saturday, December 3rd

      Santa: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Crafters of all kinds: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Girl Scout’s Bake Sale: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm or until gone

      Lunch Available

      Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies all Day!

    3. 14th Annual GSR Fine Art Festival – Mankato
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      14th Annual GSR Fine Art Festival

      Friday Dec. 2nd & Saturday Dec. 3rd

      Mankato’s Verizon Wireless Center

      More than 40 visual artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 14th annual GSR Fine Art Festival. Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, glass, leather, wood and fiber artists will be available in a wide range of prices. A detailed list of artists can be found on our website. 100% of sales go directly to the artist.

      Hours: 
      Saturday Dec. 3rd: 10 am – 6 pm

      Admission is free and the GSR Fine Art Festival is open to the public. Many free parking options are available.

      Beer / Wine and Food will be available for purchase daily from noon until close.

      GSR’s Up & Coming Artist: We’re pleased to introduce painter Amber Rahe. Rahe will be painting near the entrance and welcomes questions about her creative process as she demonstrates.

      A schedule of Live Music Performances is also available on our website.

      For more information, visit our website www.GSRFineArtFestival.com or call Patty Conlin at:  507.934.5655

    4. 14th Annual GSR Fine Arts Festival
      10:00 am – 6:00 pm

      14th Annual GSR Fine Arts Festival

      Friday December 2nd – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
      Saturday December 3rd – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Verizon Wireless Center…Mankato

      If you are passionate about Arts in southern Minnesota area, don’t miss the 14th Annual GSR Fine Arts Festival

      Featuring the work of over 45 local artists and musicians including sculptures, jewelry, pottery, and painting, sculptors, leather, glass, wood and fiber arts.

      Free Parking…Free Admission…Live Music…Shopping is open to the Public…Wine Beer and Food is available for purchase

    5. Holiday Open House & Sleigh Rides
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Holiday Open House and Sleigh Rides

      Morgan Creek Vineyards

      Friday, December 3, 2016

      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

    6. Holiday Tour of Homes – Winthrop
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Holiday Tour of Homes – Winthrop Community Historical Society

      Traditional Holiday Tour of Homes – Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      $10.00 per person

      Highlight of all tours is HO Scale train & village

      Tickets available at Perenial Bank, MidCountry Bank or Wintrhop City Hall

      Homes on the tour are:
      LaRay & Cheri Sandquist – 810 Oak Lane
      Tome & Sue Johnson – 603 E. 11th Street
      David & Donna Schiro – 1001 Oak Lane

    7. Concord Singer’s 85th Anniversary Concert
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      Concord Singer’s 85th Anniversary Concert

      With special guest performers the “Cold Spring Mennerchor”

      Saturday December 3rd at 7:00 PM

      New Ulm High School auditorium on North Highland Ave.

      The show is free, but the concord singers will accept Free Will donations,
      And they ask that you bring an appropriate donation for the Food Shelf

    8. MLC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS – “BORN IS A CHILD”
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      MLC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS – “BORN IS A CHILD”

      Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm

      Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm

      Chapel of the Christ
      Martin Luther College

      Light refreshments will be served in the Chapel Fellowship Room after each concert.

      www.mlc-wels.edu 1.877.MLC.1995

  2. Dec
    4
    Sun

    1. “PUT SOME SKIN IN THE GAME AND HELP BOBBI FIGHT CANCER” (all-day)
      Dec 4

      “Put Some Skin in the Game and Help Bobbi Fight Cancer” Benefit for Bobbi Love, daughter of Kevin and Rhonda Ludewig of Springfield.

      Sunday, December 4, 2016

      Springfield Area Community Center

      Benefit will include a luncheon and a silent auction.

      Monetary donations may be sent to: SouthPoint Financial Credit Union in Springfield, attention “Bobbi Love Benefit Account”.

      Questions? call 507.723.7754

    2. Gift Wrapping @ Herberger’s – Benefit the Brown County Humane Society (all-day)
      Dec 4

      Gift Wrapping @ Herberger’s – Benefit for Brown County Humane Society

      Saturday, December 3, 2016

      Sunday, December 4, 2016

    3. Pancake Breakfast – The Church of the Japanese Martyrs Leavenworth
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Church of the Japanese Martyrs Leavenworth
      Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast

      Sunday, December 4th, 2016

      Serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the church hall.

      Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Applesauce, Coffee, Chocolate Milk and Juice.

      $7.00 for adults
      $5.00 ages 6-12
      $1.50 Preschool

      Everyone is welcome.

    4. Holiday Open House & Sleigh Rides
      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Holiday Open House and Sleigh Rides

      Morgan Creek Vineyards

      Saturday, December 4, 2016

      1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    5. Cow Collector’s Mooseum Holiday Open House
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Cow Collector’s Mooseum Holiday Open House

      Sunday December 4, 2016

      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      34085 – 515th Ave
      Lafayette

    6. MLC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS – “BORN IS A CHILD”
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      MLC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERTS – “BORN IS A CHILD”

      Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm

      Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm

      Chapel of the Christ
      Martin Luther College

      Light refreshments will be served in the Chapel Fellowship Room after each concert.

      www.mlc-wels.edu 1.877.MLC.1995

  3. Dec
    5
    Mon

    1. Medicare Open Enrollment (all-day)
      Dec 5

      The Annual Medicare Open Period is from October 15th to December 7th each year.  During this time, you can join a plan or change to a different plan.  “If you have Medicare and want to save the most money on your medications you need to compare options each year”, says Robin Thompson, Information and Assistance Director for the Senior LinkAge Line®

      Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to review their 2017 plan information carefully.  Look to see if the medications you are taking are covered in 2017.  Also look to see if your co-pay level has changed or if new restrictions have been added.  

      If you have questions, need help in researching your plan options or enrolling in a Medicare Prescription Drug plan please call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433.  The Senior LinkAge Line® is a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc. 

      Visit our website at: www.mnraaa.org

    2. Business of the Year Banquet
      5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

      Business of the Year Banquet

      Monday, December 5, 2016

      5:15 pm – 8:00 pm

      Best Western / New Ulm Conference Center

  4. Dec
    7
    Wed

    1. Mitten Trees – New Ulm Women’s Literary Club (all-day)
      Dec 7

      New Ulm Women’s Literary Club is sponsoring 2 Mitten Trees

      One will be located at the New Ulm Chamber and the other in Alliance Bank

      Donors may bring mittens, gloves, scarves or head gear starting on Friday, November 4, 2016. Sertoma Club members will pick up the items on December 9, 2016. Please leave items by December 7, 2016 at one of the locations.

    2. Mitten Trees – New Ulm Women’s Literary Club (all-day)
      Dec 7

      New Ulm Women’s Literary Club is sponsoring 2 Mitten Trees

      One will be located at the New Ulm Chamber and the other in Alliance Bank

      Donors may bring mittens, gloves, scarves or head gear starting on Friday, November 4, 2016. Sertoma Club members will pick up the items on December 9, 2016. Please leave items by December 7, 2016 at one of the locations.

    3. Santa Claus @ McDonald’s – Pro Kinship for Kids New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Santa Claus will make an appearance at McDonald’s in New Ulm!

      Wednesday, December 7, 2016

      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Enjoy a Christams Themed Family Fun Night at McDonald’s. Pro Kinship for Kids Volunteers will be running some games for prizes, fun Christmas activities to enjoy, drawings will be held for adults and kids. Bring your camera for a picture taken with the jolly guy himself from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

      15% of all business goes to support Pro Kinship for Kids.                                                                                      

      www.prokinship.org

    4. 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Seifert Bianchi American Legion Post 132

      Seifert Bianchi American Legion Post 132 is observing the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 2016 by holding two events.

      The first is a ceremony dedicating a POW/MIA table display in the Club Room entrance area at 6:30 pm.

      The second The Legion is hosting a Roast Beef dinner from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm with meat raffles to help fund the purchase or repair of the Legion’s kitchen equipment and for building maintenance projects.

      We hope to see you at the New Ulm American Legion, 13 South Minnesota Street on December 7, 2016!
      The events are open to the public. For information on Legion meetings and activities, check out www.nuamericanlegion.com and click on Calendar!

      Contact info:
      507.304.2760

  5. Dec
    8
    Thu

    1. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Blue Earth County:

      12/8/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 105 Homestead Drive

    2. W.A.F.E.R FOOD SHELF FUNDRAISER
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      W.A.F.E.R. food shelf fundraiser

      Thursday, December 8, 2016

      5:00 to 7:00p.m. 

      St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wabasso. 

      The menu includes sauerkraut and dumplings, sausage, hamburger hotdish, salads and desserts.  There will be a free will offering and take outs will be available. All proceeds go to the W.A.F.E.R. food shelf.

  6. Dec
    9
    Fri

    1. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Blue Earth County:

      Mankato

      12/9/2016: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 105 Homestead Drive

    2. LSS SPONSORED CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      A Caregiver Discussion Group meets the 2nd Friday of each month in Room 111 at 10:00 a.m.

      DECEMBER 9, 2016

      It’s free to join and no reservations are needed. Help is not a “four-letter word”. If you are helping a loved one to live at home, you don’t need to go it alone. You’re doing a great job, so let us help you keep it up. For more information about this LSS Caregiver Support group, phone Sarah Anderson at 1.866.974.0283.

  7. Dec
    10
    Sat

    1. St. Lucia Day – Augustana Lutheran Church, St. James
      6:30 am – 9:00 am

      St. Lucia Day

      Augustana Lutheran Chruch St. James, MN

      Saturday, December 10, 2016

      6:30 am to 9:00 am – Breakfast

      Free Will Offering

      Christmas Shoppe

      Come Celebrate with us!

  8. Dec
    12
    Mon

    1. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunies
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Nicollet County:
      Nicollet
      12/12/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., American Legion, 715 3rd St.

  9. Dec
    13
    Tue

    1. NEW ULM LIBRARY FILM SERIES
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The New Ulm Library is holding a film series beginning this fall and into the winter months.

      It’s on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.

      Tuesday, December 13: Harold and Maude

      Tuesday, January 10: Taxi Driver

      At the last meeting in January, the group will have the chance to vote on the next theme

  10. Dec
    14
    Wed

    1. FARM BUSINESS UPDATE
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      FARM BUSINESS UPDATE

      Wednesday, December 14, 2016
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      New Ulm Civic Center
      1212 N Franklin St.
      New Ulm, MN 56073

      This seminar will discuss important considerations regarding farm management such as succession planning & impact, and farm leasing & impact, as well as options and considerations for financing, the impact on contracts, and tax considerations.

      Presenters: The Legal Professionals, University of Minnesota Extension, CliftonLarsonAllen, and US Bank

      Register: Call 507.354.2161 or email recept@thelegalprofessionals.com or register online at www.thelegalprofesionals.com

      This is a free event

  11. Dec
    15
    Thu

    1. Mid-Year Commencement Service – MLC
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Mid-Year Commencement Service

      Thursday, December 15, 2016

      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Martin Luther college – Chapel of the Christ

    2. NEW ULM H.Y.P.E. – DECEMBER MEETING
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      NEW ULM H.Y.P.E. – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING

      Thursday, December 15th, 2016

      New Ulm Country Club

      12 pm – 3:00 pm

      Speaker: Dr. Cindra Kamphoff

      http://www.cindrakamphoff.com