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  1. Feb
    11
    Thu

    1. “Writing and Presenting a Business Plan” – StartSmart New Business Seminar Series – NU Public Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from January 28th through February 18th. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will begin at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library, 17 N Broadway St.  The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in New Ulm, and hopes that these seminars will be helpful.

      The first seminar, Available Resources, will be January 28th featuring guest speaker Mike Nolan from the U of M/Mankato Small Business Development Center. On February 4thFinancing will be covered with guest speaker LuAnn Vanderwerf from the Region Nine Development Commission. Writing and Presenting a Business Plan instruction will be provided by Wendy Anderson from the Region Nine Development Commission on February 11th. On February 18th, the series will conclude with Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, presented by Ashley Aukes from the Region Nine Development Commission.

       

      For additional information and to RSVP for any or all of the seminars, please contact the Chamber of Commerce by email at chamber@newulm.com or call 507-233-4300.

    2. 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

  2. Feb
    12
    Fri

    1. Caregiver Discussion Group
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      If you are helping a loved one to live at home, 

      You don’t need to go it alone

      Talk about it at Caregiver Discussion Group
      Next meeting February 12, 2016 
      10 am, 2nd Fridays of the month
      New Ulm Senior / Community Center
      600 N. German

      Free to join, No reservations needed
      Come when you can, leave when you must

      Call Sarah at 1-866-974-0283 for more information 

    2. FISH FRY – American Legion Post #294 – Lake Crystal
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      American Legion Post #294 – Lake Crystal
      FISH FRY

      Friday, February 12

      4 – 8 pm

      Menu: Fish, cole slaw, baked potatoes, baked beans

      $10 Adults
      $5 Children

      Proceeds go to American Legion Scholarship Fund 

  3. Feb
    13
    Sat

    1. New Ulm Pigeon Show
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      New Ulm Pigeon Show
      sponsored by the Brown County Poultry and Pigeon Association

      Brown County Fairgrounds Youth Coliseum

      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Free Admission to see over 700 Fancy Pigeons
      as small as a few ounces to 2 lbs, and as tall
      as 16 inches.

      For more information call Trevor Nau 507.375.4716 

    2. The Prairie Piecemakers
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Prairie Piecemakers will have their monthly meeting on Saturday, February, 13 at 9am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  This will be a sewing meeting as they will be working on projects for the March quilt show.  Members should bring 4 inch squares.

      Everyone is Welcome

      Questions contact Bonnie Rabe 228-8536

    3. Dear Lois: Our Adoption Journey Book Signing Event
      10:00 am – 3:30 pm

      Dear Lois: Our Adoption Journey Book Signing Event
      Karen Schlindwein
      &
      Amalie Bowling

      Saturday, February 13, 2016

      New Ulm Public Library
      17 North Broadway
      New Ulm , MN 56073
      10 am – 12 pm
      (Presentation at 11 am)

      Gallery 512 Boutique
      611 North Riverfront Dr.
      Mankato, MN 56007
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Books will be available and both authors will pe present to sign books and speak with readers.
      For more information go to www.dearlois.org 

    4. New Ulm Girl’s Fastpitch Softball Fish Fry Supper
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry Supper
      Sponsored by New Ulm Girl’s Fastpitch Softball Association

      Friday, February 12, 2016
      Serving 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

      American Legion Club Rooms
      New Ulm, MN

      Price $11.00
      Take-Outs Available 

  4. Feb
    14
    Sun

    1. America Legion Riders Omelet in a Bag Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      America Legion Riders

      Omelet in a Bag Breakfast

      Sunday Feb 14, 2016
      8 am – 1 pm

      NU America Legion Clubrooms
      13 South Minnesota St
      New Ulm

      $8 at the door, $7 in advance
      $7 National Guard Members

      Advance ticket sales at the Legion Bar
      or from Legion Riders Members

      Choose your own ingredients:
      cheese, meat, veggies, etc.

      Omelet is cooked an a bag and served
      on a plate with a muffin, applesauce
      and a beverage

      New Ulm Post #132 Legion Riders Fund Raiser
      We support all our US Armed Forces and Veterans 

    2. Hector Lion’s Club Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hector Lion’s Club

      All You Can Eat
      Annual
      Flapjack Festival

      Sunday, February 14, 2016
      8:00 am to 12:00 pm
      Hector Community Center

      Free~Will Donation

      Flapjacks with fresh fruit toppings
      French Toast, Sausage, Coffee, Milk or Juice

      Proceeds to support
      BLHS School Safety Patrol
      Reward Day 

    3. Benefit Breakfast & Silent Auction for Dan Fenske
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Benefit Breakfast & Silent Auction

      for Dan Fenske

      Dad’s Belgium Waffles
      Free Will Offering
      Take-Outs Available

      Sunday, Feb. 14
      9 am – 1 pm

      Berdan Center, UFC Bldg.
      Winthrop
      east edge of Winthrop on Hwy 19

      Show your Love and Support

      Dan suffered a severe hand injury in a corn cob picker
      accident in November and can use help with expenses

      Donations may also be sent to:
      Dan Fenske Benefit
      PO Box 3, Citizens Bank
      Lafayette, MN 56054

      or check Facebook
      Dan Fenske <3 Benefit 

    4. Grocery B-I-N-G-O
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      St. Thomas Court #1994 Catholic Order Of Foresters (C.O.F) is hosting a Grocery B-I-N-G-O on Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 pm at St. Gregory The Great Social Hall, Lafayette, MN

      Everyone is welcome and lunch will be sold at this event.

  5. Feb
    15
    Mon

    1. HEARTLAND EXPRESS TO OPERATE MONDAY, FEB. 15th (all-day)
      Feb 15

      HEARTLAND EXPRESS TO OPERATE MONDAY, FEB. 15th

      PRESIDENTS’ DAY

       

      The Brown County Heartland Express will be operating and the Transit Office will be open as usual on Monday, February 15th, Presidents’ Day.

       

      If you need transportation on Monday, February 15th, please contact the Heartland Express office no later then 3:00 p.m. this coming Friday (February 12th) to make arrangements for your ride…call 359-2717 or 1-800-707-2717 countywide.

    2. Brown County Farmers Union meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      What:        Brown County Farmers Union meeting
       
      When:       Monday, February 15, 2016
                        Social hour, 7:00 p.m. with meeting to follow
       
      Where:      Carl’s Corner, Beautiful Downtown Essig
       
       
      Special guest will be Bret Johnson, the new Brown County agent for Farmer’s Union Insurance.
      Door Prizes will be given.
  6. Feb
    17
    Wed

    1. New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party
      1:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion 

      Auxiliary Card Party

      13 South Minnesota St.

      February 17, 2016
      (Rescheduled due to weather)

      1:30-3:30

      Door Prizes, Lunch ~ $3.00 

  7. Feb
    18
    Thu

    1. “Social Media, Marketing and Advertising” – StartSmart New Business Seminar Series – NU Public Library
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the New Ulm Public Library, will be holding the StartSmart New Business Seminar Series on Thursday evenings from January 28th through February 18th. These informational seminars are free and open to anyone interested in starting their own business.  All four seminars will begin at 6:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Library, 17 N Broadway St.  The Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting business in New Ulm, and hopes that these seminars will be helpful.

      The first seminar, Available Resources, will be January 28th featuring guest speaker Mike Nolan from the U of M/Mankato Small Business Development Center. On February 4thFinancing will be covered with guest speaker LuAnn Vanderwerf from the Region Nine Development Commission. Writing and Presenting a Business Plan instruction will be provided by Wendy Anderson from the Region Nine Development Commission on February 11th. On February 18th, the series will conclude with Social Media, Marketing and Advertising, presented by Ashley Aukes from the Region Nine Development Commission.

      For additional information and to RSVP for any or all of the seminars, please contact the Chamber of Commerce by email at chamber@newulm.com or call 507-233-4300.

    2. Informational evening about sleep apnea, sleep disorder
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      How healthy is your sleep?

      Find out on February 18!
      *A free meal will be provided

      Thursday, February 18 6 PM
      Lower Level, Sleepy Eye Medical Center

      Do you struggle falling asleep, staying asleep
      or waking up? This event is for you

      Join us as we partner with Dr. Courtney Whitney of Whitney Sleep Diagnostics
      and Consultants for an informational evening about sleep apnea, sleep disorder, and
      how the affect the body.  In addition, learn about the sleep study services
      available at Sleepy Eye Medical Center.

      Register for this free event by February 12
      Contact Mikayla Mages, Community Relations Coordinator,
      at mmages@semedicalcenter.org or 507-794-8475 by Friday, February 12
      A free meal will be provided 

  8. Feb
    19
    Fri

    1. Martin Luther College Forum
      7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

      Martin Luther College Forum Presents:

      You can’t take it with you
      by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

      Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium
      1995 Luther Court
      New Ulm, MN

      February 19 & 20 – 7:30 PM
      February 21 – 2:00 PM 

      Tickets sold at the door

      Adults $6 ~ Children $3

      507-233-9114 ~ mlc-wels.edu/forum ~ forum@mlc-wels.edu 

  9. Feb
    20
    Sat

    1. Martin Luther College Forum
      7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

      Martin Luther College Forum Presents:

      You can’t take it with you
      by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

      Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium
      1995 Luther Court
      New Ulm, MN

      February 19 & 20 – 7:30 PM
      February 21 – 2:00 PM 

      Tickets sold at the door

      Adults $6 ~ Children $3

      507-233-9114 ~ mlc-wels.edu/forum ~ forum@mlc-wels.edu 

  10. Feb
    21
    Sun

    1. Free Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides – Waseca
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Farmamerica is joining in the Festivities of Sleigh and Cutter, a Waseca community celebration, by offering FREE, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a bonfire and soup to keep you warm.  We’ll have fun things for the kids to play in the snow.  If old man winter cooperates, there’s always a game to be invented.  This is also an opportunity to learn more about the exciting program in store this summer.

       

      Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

       

    2. Sister Act – Chanhassen Dinner Theatres – KNUJ Tours
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Join KNUJ Tours
      at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

      Sunday February 21

      Reserve your seats soon!

      $80.00 per person

      Includes: Motor coach transportation, dinner, awesome show seats,
      refreshments and door prizes 

       

      1.800.444.5685    507.359.2921    janinie@knuj.net

       

    3. Martin Luther College Forum
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Martin Luther College Forum Presents:

      You can’t take it with you
      by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

      Wittenberg Collegiate Center Auditorium
      1995 Luther Court
      New Ulm, MN

      February 19 & 20 – 7:30 PM
      February 21 – 2:00 PM 

      Tickets sold at the door

      Adults $6 ~ Children $3

      507-233-9114 ~ mlc-wels.edu/forum ~ forum@mlc-wels.edu 

    4. Brown County Citizen’s Academy
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Brown County 
      Citizen’s Academy
      Feb 21st – March 27th
      7 pm – 10 pm

      This 6 week program includes topics……Crime Scene Processing,
      Registerd Offenders, Boat & Water Rescue, Criminal Justice System,
      DNR, Probation, Computer Crime, Drug Task Force

      Limited to 25 people, Age: 18+, or 16 with adult

      Hosted by Brown County Sheriff’s Office
      please call 507-233-6700 to register
      or stop by the sheriff’s office 

    5. Brown County Citizen’s Academy
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Brown County Citizen’s Academy

      Feb 21 – March 27
      7 – 10 pm

      This 6 week program includes topics: Crime Scene Processing, Registered Offenders, Boat & Water Rescue, Criminal Justice System, DNR, Probation, Computer Crime, Drug Task Force.

      Limited to 25 people, age: 18+, or 16 with adult

      Hosted by Brown County Sheriff’s Office
      please call 507.233.6700 to get form to
      register or stop by the sheriff’s office to
      fill out form

      Deadline Feb 9, 2016 

  11. Feb
    23
    Tue

    1. Wabasso Public Library – “Some Strange Stuff In That River! Fishing the Minnesota River – Past & Present”
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      “Some Strange Stuff In That River! Fishing the Minnesota River – Past & Present” will be the topic of a program at the Wabasso Public Library on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00p.m.  Photographer and Curator of Riverside History & Nature Learning Center of New Ulm, MN, Ron Bolduan, shares a photo journey through the MN River’s rich history of recreational and commercial fishing. This program is free and open to the public.

       

       

       

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  12. Feb
    25
    Thu

    1. Redeemer Lutheran Church BLOOD DRIVE
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church

      BLOOD DRIVE

      Location: 700 South Broadway – New Ulm

      Thursday, Feb. 25 1 – 7 pm

      To schedule your appointment of for more information:
      Call 1-800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767)
      Online @ www.redcrossblood.org 
      enter sponsor code: Redeemer
      Or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to download
      the Red Cross Blood Donor App and schedule your appointment using
      sponsor code: Redeemer
      Eligibility  Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276
       

       

    2. Free Monthly Community Dinner – Faith United Methodist Church
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      DINNER ON US!

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

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

      Free Monthly Community Dinner
      Thursday, February 25th

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal. (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel after school activities due to weather) Menu: Lasagna Mixed Green Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert

  13. Feb
    28
    Sun

    1. All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner – Plato MN
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Lutheran Church
      216 McLeod Ave North
      Plato MN

      All You Can Eat
      Pancake Dinner

      Sunday Feb 28
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Take Out Available
      $8 – Adults
      $5 – Ages 5-12
      4 & Under Free

      Sponsored by St. John’s Church Council
      Proceeds will be used to support:
      Heifer International & Parochial Education Fund
      www.christ-4-u.org
      320.235.2338 

       

       

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  14. Feb
    29
    Mon

    1. THE WINTER WALLEYE CONNECTION – BALLARDS RESORT ON LAKE OF THE WOODS (all-day)
      Feb 29 – Mar 3

      The Winter Walleye Connection

      KNUJ AM 860

      Monday, February 29 to Thursday, March 3, 2016

      Destination: Ballards Resort on Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods

      Per Person Package Includes:
      Round trip coach transportation, Three nights lodging, Two days guided ice fishing,
      Nine meals, Angling equipment, Fish cleaning, Sales & lodging tax

      Rate – $540 per person

      Call for details and reservations.

      800.444.5685           507.359.2921       janine@knuj.net 

  15. Mar
    3
    Thu

    1. Welcome to The Party!!
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      New to town?

      Welcome to The Party!!
      turning newcomers into neighbors

      Join us for our 2nd annual event!

      Thursday, March 3rd ~ 5:30 – 7:30 PM
      NU Conference Center (Best Western/Green Mill)

      $5.00 per person (Includes coupon book & appetizers)
      First 100 tickets sold receive free ‘swag bag’

      Purchase tickets online, at the NU Chamber office or at the event
      http://www.newulm.com/visitors-community/newcomers