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  1. Apr

    1. Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Blood Drive 

      Nicollet Community 
      American Legion
      715 3rd Street

      Wednesday, April 26
      1 – 7 pm

      Please call 1-800-REDCROSS
      (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter:
      Nicollet to schedule an appointment 

  2. Apr

    1. Spring into Arlington
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Thursday, April 27, 5-8 p.m., Arlington Chamber of Commerce businesses

      Join us for an evening to explore Arlington while visiting with friends and participating local establishments at their places of business.  Enjoy special offers, refreshments, giveaways and demonstrations all while welcoming warmer weather.

      Visit 15 or more participating businesses to be entered to win $600 in Arlington Dollars! (stamp card provided at any participating business the day of the event for entry into the drawing)

    2. DINNER ON US!
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm


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

      Free Monthly Community Dinner

      Thursday, April 27th

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

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal.
      (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel
      after school activities due to weather)

      Turkey Tetrazzini, Green Salad,
      Rolls, Dessert

  3. Apr

    1. Free Community Breakfast
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      Free Community Breakfast

      Saturday, April 29th
      First United Methodist Church
      On the corner of Center and Broadway

      8:00-10:00 a.m.

      Pancakes, eggs, sausage.

      All are welcome!

    2. Open House Bridal Shower
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Please Join Us for an
      Open House Bridal Shower

      Bride-to-Be Of

      Saturday, April 29
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church
      627 South Washington Street • New Ulm

      Registered at:
      Kohl’s, Target & Menards

      Parents of the Couple 
      Alan & Janet Holm
      Jeff & Ann Franta

    3. Open House Bridal Shower for Amanda Odegard
      11:00 am – 11:00 am

      Please Join Us for an
      Open House Bridal Shower

      Amanda Odegard
      Bride-to-Be Of
      Troy Huiras

      Saturday, April 29
      11:00 am luncheon

      Kegal Klub
      416 9th St.  •  New Ulm

      Registered at:

      ~Dan Odegard and the late Dorothy Odegard 
      ~Lynette Huiras and the late Bob Huiras 

  4. Apr

    1. 16th Annual Polka Worship & German Dinner
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      16th Annual 
      Polka Worship & German Dinner

      Sunday, April 30, 2017
      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Stewart

      Worship ~ 10:30 am featuring the Wendinger Band
      Dinner ~ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
      Cost ~ Adults (Advance) – $10
                            At the Door  - $12
                     Children 6 -11 yr – $5
                     5 yrs and younger Free

      Menu ~ German Potato Salad or Scalloped Potatoes ~ Brats & Meatballs ~ Glazed Carrots ~ German Sauerkaraut ~ Bread ~ Bars ~ Coffee/Milk/Water

      Advance Tickets abailable April 1 – 28
      From any Church Council Member or Before/After church service

      This is a Thrivent Action Team Project 

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

      Pork Chop Dinner 

      Sunday, April 30, 2017

      Immanuel Luther Church, Rural Courtland
      (3 miles east of Courtland on Co. Rd. 25)

      Serving 11 am – 1 pm

      Meal Includes:
      Pork Chop(s) or Hot Dog, German Potato Salad,
      Corn, Apple Sauce, Dinner Roll,
      Ice Cream and Beverage

      1 Chop Dinner ~ $9
      2 Chop Dinner ~ $12
      Hot Dog Meal ~ $3

      (You may dine in or use the take-out window on the north side of the church)

      Sponsored by the Immanuel Men’s Club & Immanuel-Lites

    3. Celebrating Wally Pikal’s Incredible Life
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Wallace R Pikal
      1927- 2017

      We will be celebrating Wally’s incredible life on April 30th at the McLeod County Rairground.  Doors will open at 1:00 followed by a memorial sevice at 2:00.  Wally’s friends will then provide old time music while we share good talk, laughter and smiles.  These Wally held very dear.

      In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred at the service of sent to:
      Wally Pikal Memorial Fund
      PO Box 3
      Litchfield, MN 55355 


  5. May

    1. Kraft retirees & spouses meeting
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm
      The Kraft retirees & spouses will meet Monday May 1st, at 11 am at Happy Joes  Pizza for food & conversation.

      Question: call Ruth at 354 5832.

    2. Brain Injury survivor Fund Raiser
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      May is National Stroke Awareness Month!

      Monday, May 1st, 2017
      Happy Joe’s in New Ulm 

      Brain Bash starts at 3 pm !
      Area SURVIVORS receive prizes donated by the community

      5 – 7 pm Fund raiser to help area survivors!

      Visit us at our website mnbif.org  

  6. May

    1. $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm


      $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale

      Thursday, May 4th
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium

      *Proceeds benefit Heart Beatback; The Heart of New Ulm Project 

    2. Spring Luncheon
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ 

      Spring Luncheon
      301 S. Minnesota
      New Ulm

      Thursday, May 4
      10:45 am – 1 pm

      Seving Turkey Salad or Ham Broccoli Casserole
      Includes your choice of Salad, Dessert and Beverage


      Express Line and Take-outs abailable

      For Take-out Orders of 7 or larger, please call 354-3542 prior to 10 am 

  7. May

    1. Open House Come and Go Bridal Shower
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Open House Come and Go Bridal Shower

      Honoring Beth Vait bride to be of Adam Kosel
      Saturday, May 6th,
      10:AM – 1:PM
      Divine Providence, Marion Hall
      Sleepy Eye

      Parents of the Couple are:
      Gary & Marilyn Vait and James & Nancy Kosel

  8. May

    1. Courtland Lions Annual Pancake, Egg, Sausage Brunch
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Sunday, May 7, 2017 – Courtland Community Center

      Serving 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      Adults: $8     Children 5-12: $5     Under 5: FREE

      Bring a food item for the Food Shelf – Bring old eye glasses & hearing aids for recycling

      Part of proceeds will go toward the local Food Shelf and part will go toward American flags to use during special holidays

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

      St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church
      15470 County Road 31, Hamburg
      Men’s Brotherhood

      Pork Chop Dinner

      Sunday, May 7th

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

      Everyone’s Welcome

      $10 per adult ~ $5 for child hot dog meal
      Take Outs Available


    3. Plato Lions Club Celebrating 34 Years of Community Service
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017

      Plato Lions Club Celebrating 34 Years of Community Service
      and 100 years of Lionism 

      Please join the Plato Lions in the 
      Plato Park for our
      “Centennial Legacy of Service”
      To you, the Plato Community

      Dedication ceremony at 1 pm
      Refreshments will be served
      Door prizes will be awarded 

  9. May

    1. New Ulm FFA Chapter Annual Spring Ag Show
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The New Ulm FFA Chapter invites you to attend
      the annual Spring Ag Show!

      Thursday, May 11th
      (rain date Friday the 12th)

      9 am – 2 pm

      New Ulm Public Middle School Parking Lot

      Join us for a day of agricultural education!

      If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact
      Jeff Nelson ~ jrnelson@newulm.k12.mn.us
      Kelsey Brandt ~ kbrandt@newulm.k12.mn.us

      We look forward to seeing you on May 11th!!!!

    2. FREE Safety Class
      1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

      The New Ulm PD is hosting this free informational safety class which will be taught by Candian Pacific Railroad.  Those in attendance will learn about operating their vehicle safely around railroad crossing.


      The public is invited to attend this free class on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the New Ulm Community Center 600 North German St.

    3. Car Hop & Shop Cruise-In
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Thursday, May 11 from 5-8pm

      Minnesota St. in downtown New Ulm
      All makes and models welcome!
      No pre-registration needed
      Hourly door prizes!
      Check out the classic cars on display
      New cars from local dealerships will be on display, as well.

      Shop our unique stores and grab a bite to eat at one of our great restaurants.
      Guest businesses and non-profit organizations, vendor and food booths, too. Free, fun, family-friendly event!

      Sponsored by the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce.
      For more information, contact the Chamber at 507-233-4300 or chamber@newulm.com.

    4. WWI Speaker Series – New Ulm Public Library
      7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

      WWI Speaker Series
      Greg Gaut – “The Minnesota Home Guard in WWI”

      Thursday, May 11, 2017

      7:00 pm

      New Ulm Public Library, 17 N Broadway, New Ulm MN

  10. Jun

    1. WWI Speaker Series: Doug Bekke – “The Military Uniforms of WWI”
      12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

      WWI Speaker Series
      Doug Bekke – “The Military Uniforms of WWI”

      Thursday, June 15, 2017

      12:00 pm – BCHS Annex, 2 N Broadway, New Ulm MN

      7:00 pm – Springfield Area Historical Society – 11 W Central Ave, Springfield, MN

  11. Jun

    1. Northland Lumber Run
      4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Northland Lumber Run
      Friday, June 23, 2017
      Depot Park – Fairfax

      5K Information
      Friday, June 23, 2017
      Registration 4:30-6:30pm

      Race Starts 7:00pm

      Awards & door prize drawing held after completion of
      5K race (approx 8:00pm). LOTS of door prizes!

      Medals awarded to top 3 male and female
      winners in each age group:

      14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49,
      50-59, 60 & over

      Prizes awarded for best dressed
      male & female


      Get your plaids, suspenders, hardhats and
      whatever else you can think of,
      out and come have fun!


      Kids 1K Information

      Registration 4:30-5:30pm
      Race Starts 6:00pm
      Awards & door prize drawing held after completion of
      5K race (approx 8:00pm). LOTS of door prizes!

      Trophies awarded to top male and female
      winners in each age group:
      0-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14
      (All kids will receive a small medal when
      crossing finish line)

      Prizes awarded for best dressed
      male & female


      Get your plaids, suspenders, hardhats and
      whatever else you can think of,
      out and come have fun!


  12. Jul

    1. WWI Speaker Series – BCHS Annex
      12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

      WWI Speaker Series
      Kathryn Goetz – “Women on the Homefront in Minnesota During WWI”

      Thursday, July 13, 2017

      12:00 pm – BCHS Annex, 2 N Broadway, New Ulm MN

  13. Jul

    1. Bavarian Blast 5-10K Run/Walk
      8:00 am – 11:00 am

      Bavarian Blast 5-10K Run/Walk

      July 15, 2017

      8:00 am Start

      Register at isyourrace.com

      Earlybird by June 1st: $20.00; by July 4th: $25.00; Day of Race: $30.00

      Registration includes FREE one day admission to Bavarian Blast!!