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  1. Feb
    20
    Mon

    1. Eat & Earn Give-Back Event – Network New Ulm Youth (all-day)
      Feb 20

      Eat & Earn Give-Back Event – Network New Ulm Youth

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      New Ulm Green Mill

      Dine-In Only – All Day

      Present this voucher and 20% of your bill will go back to support the above organization.

    2. Winter Blast
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Winter Blast

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

      Website: http://www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us/

      Event Description:
      Recreation Center Day of Play #1: Monday, February 20 (Non-School Day) Ages 6 and up (or 5 and under with adult) 12:00 -5:00 pm Fee: FREE!!!!! (Inflatables, arts & and gym activities 12:30 – 3:30 pm) (Special Swim from 1 – 5 pm) There will be tons Activities and a healthy snack.

      Location: New Ulm Recreation Center
      Contact Information:
      Park and Rec 507.359.8347

    3. Brown County Farmers Union and NFO Joint Meeting
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Brown County Farmers Union and NFO Joint Meeting

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      7:00 pm

      Comfrey Bar & Grill, Comfrey

      Speaker: Newly elected MN Farmers Union President Gary Wertisch

  2. Feb
    21
    Tue

    1. Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers – New Ulm (all-day)
      Feb 21

      Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

      Call for an appointment at 507.217.3707

      Trained volunteer tax prepares will be in the lower level of the library. 17 N Broadway, New Ulm

      Tuesdays: Feb 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 23, 28 April 4, 11, 18
      Thursdays: Feb 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13

      Property Tax Only Thursday, April 20

      Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% Free.
      This Service provided by the New Ulm Public Library and the United Way of the Brown County Area
      www.myfreetaxes.com
      www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org

    2. Chili Challenge Competition – Martin Luther High School, Northrop
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Chili Challenge Competition – Martin Luther High School, Northrop

      Monday, February 20, 2017

      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      $5.00 per person

      Area chefs will serve their special recipes for sampling and compete for the winning trophy.

      www.martinlutherhs.com for more information

    3. Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table
      6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table

      Tuesday, February 21, 2017

      6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

      Website: http://www.newulmlibrary.org

      Event Description:
      The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Each meeting includes a presentation and discussion on a given topic. The meetings are free and open to all who are interested. For more information, please call the library at 507.359.8334.

      Contact Information: 507.359.8334
      Fees/Admission: Free

  3. Feb
    22
    Wed

    1. Bingo – New Ulm Senior Center
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Bingo – New Ulm Senior Center

      Every Wednesday

      1:30 pm

      Cards are $1.00 each – Cash prizes are awarded.

    2. Annual Family Style Turkey Supper – Buffalo Lake
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Annual Family Style Turkey Supper

      Wednesday, February 22, 2017

      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Zion United Methodist Church – 306 2nd St. NW, Buffalo Lake, MN

      Eat in & Take out meals

      Advance Tickets: $9.00
      At the Door: $10.00
      5 – 11 yr olds: $5.00
      Pre-School: Free

      Advanced tickets available @ CenBank, Main Street Market, & Buffalo Lake Insurance in Buffalo Lake, NewsMirror in Hector and Zion UMC members.

  4. Feb
    23
    Thu

    1. Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers – New Ulm (all-day)
      Feb 23

      Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

      Call for an appointment at 507.217.3707

      Trained volunteer tax prepares will be in the lower level of the library. 17 N Broadway, New Ulm

      Tuesdays: Feb 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18
      Thursdays: Feb 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13

      Property Tax Only Thursday, April 20

      Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% Free.
      This Service provided by the New Ulm Public Library and the United Way of the Brown County Area
      www.myfreetaxes.com
      www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org

    2. Plato Blood Drive
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Plato Blood Drive

      Sponsored by Plato Lions Club

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Lighthouse Church – Highway 212 W

      Call Ken or Myra @ 238.2370 for appointment and or information

    3. Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Ulm

      To schedule your appointment or for more information call 1.800.733.2767; online @ www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: Redeemer

      Eligibility Questions? Call 1.866.236.3276

    4. Wabasso Public Library – Hosting Wade Olsen
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      Wabasso Public Library – Hosting Wade Olsen

      Hosting Wade Olsen – member German-Bohemian Heritage Society of New Ulm, genealogist, historian and tour guide.

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      1:30 pm

      Wabasso Community Center

    5. Mingle With A Purpose: Heels and All
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Mingle With A Purpose : Heels and All – Networking and Development for Women

      Guest Speaker: Kathleen Crandall

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      4:30 pm Doors Open / 6:00 pm Speaker / 7:30 pm ‘Afterglow’

      Best Western Plus, New Ulm

      For Tickets call 507.233.4300 or visit newulm.com

      Sponsored by The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce

    6. Dinner On Us! – Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dinner On Us!

      at Faith United Methodist Church
      in Sleepy Eye
      321 1st Ave. South

      Doors open at 5:30 pm
      Serving at 6:00 pm

      Free Monthly Community Dinner
      Thursday, February 23

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal

      (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel
      after school activities due to weather)

      Menu:
      Spaghetti, Garlic Toast, Green Salad
      & Dessert 

    7. Dinner On Us! – Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Dinner On Us!

      At Faith United Methodist Church, 321 1st Ave S., Sleepy Eye

      Doors open at 5:30 pm with Serving at 6:00 pm

      Free Monthly Community Dinner

      Thursday, February 23, 2017

      Spaghetti, Garlic Toast, Green Salad & Dessert

      All are invited.

  5. Feb
    25
    Sat

    1. Fasching “A German Mardi Gras” (all-day)
      Feb 25

      Celebrate German Mardi Gras in New Ulm -
      Fasching “A German Mardi Gras”

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      Best Western Plus, 2101 S. Broadway, New Ulm

      Continuous “Festive” German Music, German & American Food, Dancing & Costume Contest and Parade

      Wendinger Band 1 pm – 3 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm

      The Concord Singers 3 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 7:15 pm

      Parade of Costumes 7:15 pm (prizes for best costume)

      Advance tickets available at the New Ulm Chamber Office for $8.00
      At the door: $10.00

      Contact Information: 507.354.7112

    2. Dance with the Narren at the Library
      10:00 am – 10:45 am

      Dance with the Narren at the Library

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

      Event Description:
      New Ulm’s famous Narren will entertain young and old. (They will NOT be wearing their masks!) Join them for dancing and delight!

      Location: Children’s Room, New Ulm Public Library
      Contact Information: Jan Keaveny
      Fees/Admission: Free

    3. High Island Lake Conservation Club – Fish Fry
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club – Fish Fry

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      11:00 am – 8:00 pm (or whenever fish runs out)

      New Auburn City Hall

      Menu includes fish, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, beverage & all the trimmings. Served Family Style

      All You Care to Eat: $12.00

      Children ages 6 – 10: $6.00

      5 & under: Free

      Takeout Orders available for $12.00 until 6:00 pm

    4. Snow Day in the Park
      12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Snow Day in the Park

      Saturday, February 25, 2017

      12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      Website: http://www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us/

      Event Description:
      Join us for winter fun in Harman Park! The whole family can enjoy ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, s’mores over a fire, cider, and more. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of ours. Optional Fee: $5 per person includes s’mores, cider, and horse drawn carriage/sleigh ride. In case of inclement weather, this event may be postponed or cancelled. Please call the cancellation line at 507.354.9041

      Location: Harman Park 101 North Garden Street

      Fees/Admission: Optional Fee (Cash or Check): $5 per person includes s’mores, cider, and horse drawn carriage/sleigh ride. Skate Rental (Cash or Check): $2.25

  6. Feb
    26
    Sun

    1. Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast – Sleepy Eye
      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast – Sleepy Eye

      Sunday, February 26, 2017

      8:00 am – 12:30 pm

      St. Mary’s Church Social Room, Sleepy Eye

      Pancakes, KC Donuts, Little Smokies, Scrambled Eggs

      Tickets: $7.00
      Child 5 – 12: $3.00
      Under 5: Free

      Proceeds will be used to assist Terry Heiderscheidt with past & future expenses related to cancer treatment.

  7. Feb
    28
    Tue

    1. 2017 AgStar’s Annie’s Project (all-day)
      Feb 28

      AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule
      Women invited to expand farming expertise through six-week program

      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is again hosting Annie’s Project, a nationally-known workshop series dedicated to strengthening women’s role in the modern farm enterprise. Sessions will be offered in seven locations in AgStar’s Minnesota service area over the coming months. The first session starts in St. James on January 10.

      Annie’s Project connects women who are passionate for agriculture and helps them develop a strong and well-rounded understanding of their farm and the agriculture industry. The program curriculum examines five areas of risk, including production, financial, marketing, legal and human resources. The program is offered as part of the AgStar Edge, a resource for enhancing industry knowledge through online resources and in-person educational events.

      “AgStar offers Annie’s Project as an opportunity for women to learn about the common areas of risk in farming and prepare them to make business decisions,” said Amy Durand, AgStar Edge Project Manager.

      Launched in 2003, Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states. AgStar began offering the program in 2014.

      The 2017 Annie’s Project schedule is as follows:
      St. James – Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 14
      Rochester ­– Thursdays, from January 12 to February 16
      Worthington – Thursdays, from January 26 to March 2
      Mankato – Tuesdays, from February 28 to April 4
      St. Cloud – Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6
      New Ulm – Tuesdays, from March 7 to April 11
      Glencoe – Thursdays, from March 9 to April 13

      Annie’s Project Retreat also is available for those unable to attend over six weeks. The retreat will be held February 24-26 at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The retreat offers the same content as a regular Annie’s Project session, but in a condensed format. For more information and to sign up for one of the sessions or the retreat, visit AgStar.com/AnniesProject.

      About AgStar: 
      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 550 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit AgStar.com for more information.

    2. AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule (all-day)
      Feb 28 – Apr 4

      AgStar Announces 2017 Annie’s Project Schedule
      Women invited to expand farming expertise through six-week program

      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, is again hosting Annie’s Project, a nationally-known workshop series dedicated to strengthening women’s role in the modern farm enterprise. Sessions will be offered in seven locations in AgStar’s Minnesota service area over the coming months. The first session starts in St. James on January 10.

      Annie’s Project connects women who are passionate for agriculture and helps them develop a strong and well-rounded understanding of their farm and the agriculture industry. The program curriculum examines five areas of risk, including production, financial, marketing, legal and human resources. The program is offered as part of the AgStar Edge, a resource for enhancing industry knowledge through online resources and in-person educational events.

      “AgStar offers Annie’s Project as an opportunity for women to learn about the common areas of risk in farming and prepare them to make business decisions,” said Amy Durand, AgStar Edge Project Manager.

      Launched in 2003, Annie’s Project has successfully reached more than 8,000 farmers and ranchers in 30 states. AgStar began offering the program in 2014.

      The 2017 Annie’s Project schedule is as follows:
      St. James – Tuesdays, from January 10 to February 14
      Rochester ­– Thursdays, from January 12 to February 16
      Worthington – Thursdays, from January 26 to March 2
      Mankato – Tuesdays, from February 28 to April 4
      St. Cloud – Thursdays, from March 2 to April 6
      New Ulm – Tuesdays, from March 7 to April 11
      Glencoe – Thursdays, from March 9 to April 13

      Annie’s Project Retreat also is available for those unable to attend over six weeks. The retreat will be held February 24-26 at the JW Marriott Mall of America. The retreat offers the same content as a regular Annie’s Project session, but in a condensed format. For more information and to sign up for one of the sessions or the retreat, visit AgStar.com/AnniesProject.

      About AgStar: 
      AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 550 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial services cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural residents, organizations and communities through AgStar’s Fund for Rural America. Visit AgStar.com for more information.

    3. Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers – New Ulm (all-day)
      Feb 28

      Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

      Call for an appointment at 507.217.3707

      Trained volunteer tax prepares will be in the lower level of the library. 17 N Broadway, New Ulm

      Tuesdays: Feb 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18
      Thursdays: Feb 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13

      Property Tax Only Thursday, April 20

      Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% Free.
      This Service provided by the New Ulm Public Library and the United Way of the Brown County Area
      www.myfreetaxes.com
      www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org

  8. Mar
    1
    Wed

    1. Blood Donation Opportunities Springfield & St. Peter
      8:15 am – 2:15 pm

      Blood Donation Opportunities

      During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
      Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
      The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.
      Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Brown County

      Springfield
      3/1/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Springfield High School, 12 Burns Ave.

      _______________

      Nicollet County

      St. Peter
      3/1/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Ave.
      3/2/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Ave.
      _______________

       

      How to help
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1.800.RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
      Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

    2. Volunteer with Little Dresses for Africa
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Volunteer with Little Dresses for Africa – March 1, 2017

      Every first and third Wednesday

      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Help make dresses for children in third world countries by meeting at Washington Learning Center Door #1, 14th St N & Franklin.

      Volunteer coordinators have many ways for you to help, from sorting and packing dresses and supplies to actually picking up materials to create dresses at home.

      Everyone is welcome.

    3. Bingo – New Ulm Senior Center
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Bingo – New Ulm Senior Center

      Every Wednesday

      1:30 pm

      Cards are $1.00 each – Cash prizes are awarded.

    4. BCHS History Book Group Meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      BCHS History Book Group Meeting

      Wednesday, March 1, 2017

      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Brown County Museum Annex, New Ulm

  9. Mar
    2
    Thu

    1. Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers – New Ulm (all-day)
      Mar 2

      Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Preparers

      Call for an appointment at 507.217.3707

      Trained volunteer tax prepares will be in the lower level of the library. 17 N Broadway, New Ulm

      Tuesdays: Feb 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 18
      Thursdays: Feb 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13

      Property Tax Only Thursday, April 20

      Easy, Safe, Secure and 100% Free.
      This Service provided by the New Ulm Public Library and the United Way of the Brown County Area
      www.myfreetaxes.com
      www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org

    2. Blood Donation Opportunities – St. Peter
      11:30 am – 5:30 pm

      Blood Donation Opportunities

      During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
      Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
      The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.
      Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Nicollet County

      St. Peter

      3/1/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Ave.
      3/2/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Ave.
      _______________

       

      How to help
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
      Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

    3. Blood Donation Opportunities – North Mankato
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Blood Donation Opportunities

      During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.
      Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
      The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those rely on blood products.
      Make an appointment to become a hero to patients in need by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Nicollet County

      North Mankato
      3/2/2017: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Belgrade Ave United Methodist Church, 325 Sherman Ave.

      How to help
      Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1.800.733.2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
      Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.