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  1. Feb
    2
    Mon

    1. Free Grief Support Group Begins Feb 2 – Redwood Area Hospital
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Free Grief Support Group Begins Feb 2

      The Redwood Are Hospital will be holding an Adult Grief Support Group on Monday, February 2- March 9 from 4:30-6:30 in the hospital’s west conference room.

      There is no cost to participate. It is important the participants attend all six sessions, if possible

      All adults from the area who are grieving the death of a love one are welcome and encouraged to attend these sessions. For more infomration or to register, call Lacey Bruns, LSW, at the Redwood Area Hospital at 507.637.4617 or visit our website at www.redwoodareahospital.org

  2. Feb
    20
    Fri

    1. Blood Donation Opportunities – Carver County
      11:45 am – 12:45 pm

      Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply

      (Jan. 30, 2015) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Carver

      Chanhassen

      2/27/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., HealthSource Chiropractric, 470 W. 78th St. Suite 100

       

      Chaska

      2/20/2015: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., HealthSource Chiropratic and Progressive Rehab, 122 Pioneer Trail

      2/23/2015: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Chaska VFW, 620 Creek Road

    2. Blood Donation Opportunity – Nicollet County
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February. 

      Since the beginning of the year, widespread flu and inclement winter weather in some parts of the country have prevented many regular donors from making or keeping their blood donation appointments. Healthy and diverse blood donors are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply.

      Diversity among blood donors is important because red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and certain blood types are unique to specific racial and ethnic groups. Blood must be matched very closely for those patients with rare blood types or for those who need repeated transfusions. Patients are less likely to have complications from blood donated by someone with a similar ethnicity.

      All blood types are needed, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

      Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

      Nicollet

      Saint Peter

      2/20/2015: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, 511 S. Fifth St.

      St Peter

      2/27/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tomlinson Hall, 100 Freeman

  3. Feb
    26
    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 February 26
      1:00-7:00 pm

      To schedule you appointment cal
      1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
      or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code: Redeemer

      Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236

    2. St. Peter Job Fair
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. Peter Job Fair

      2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26

      Johnson Hall at Nicollet County Fairgrounds

      Free refreshments! Visit with many businesses and organizations who are hiring

      If you are a business or organization, and you are hiring employees, it’s free to exhibit at the Job Fair. Space is limited. Call 507-934-3400 to reserve a table or if you have questions

    3. Free Monthly Community Dinner – Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dinner On Us!

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

      Free Monthly Community Dinner
      the last Thursday of every month

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal

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

      Menu:
      Jane’s Penne Pasta
      Bread, Garden Salad, Fruit Salad
      & Dessert Bars 

  4. Feb
    28
    Sat

    1. Tree Pruning Basics at the Arb
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Tree Pruning Basics at the Arb

      Saturday, February 28th, 2015

      9:00 am, Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center

      FREE, but preregistration is required at 933-6184

       

      Now is the perfect time for important late winter tree pruning. The Linnaeus Arboretum is hosting an educational program on the basic “rules of thumb” of effective tree pruning.  Learn the basic tools and strategies, and techniques.  Program will begin at the Linnaeus Arboretum Interpretive Center.  Program is FREE, but preregistration is required by calling 933-6184.

    2. Fish Fry – High Island Lake Conservation Club 53rd Annual
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      High Island Lake Conservation Club 53rd Annual
      Fish Fry

      Saturday February 28th
      New Auburn City Hall

      Menu includes Fish, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Beans,
      Beverage & All the Trimmings

      11:00 am to 8:00 pm or whenever fish runs out
      Served family style – All you can eat for $11.00
      Children ages 6-10 $5.00, 5 and under FREE

      Take out orders available for $11.00 until 6:00 pm

      Not the biggest but the best!
      See you in New Auburn

      Raffle for a Pheasants Forever print
      (Memory Lane) 

  5. Mar
    1
    Sun

    1. Theater for the Thirsty – Winthrop Area Foundation
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      The Cubicle

      A clever comedy that pokes fun at the maddening monotony of life in the box. Two corporate stool pigeons, Bob and Jim, are stuck in cubicles on wheels. We see theircubicles morph into their various environments as they roll through their daily routine and their daily struggle to truly connect with well, anyone.

      Sunday, March 1, 2015
      3:00 pm Show

      GFW High School Auditorium, Wintrhop
      $12 in advance – $15 at the door

      Tickets available from the following Winthrop locations:
      Kevin’s Market, Wintrhop State Bank, MidCountry Ban, GuidePoint Pharmacy, and any Winthrop Area Foundation board member

      For more information call 320.583.6755 

  6. Mar
    4
    Wed

    1. St Anne’s CCW Annual Hot Dish Supper – Morgan MN
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      St Anne’s CCW Annual Hot Dish Supper
      At St. Michaels Catholic Church in Morgan, MN
      Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 
      4:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
       
      New this year,  two new “Kid Friendly” hot dishes
      Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce 
      and Macaroni Cheese 
       
      If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Meyer
      Thank you in advance for your assistance!
      Tammy Meyer
       
      Phone: Cell 507-430-3753
      or          Work: 507-637-4331

  7. Mar
    5
    Thu

    1. Gallery Exhibit
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
      Southwest Minnesota Arts Council announces Gallery Exhibit and Reception featuring the work of JOHN GEORGE LARSON of Milan
      Exhibit runs March 5 – May 1, 2015
       
      The public is invited to visit the SMAC art gallery at their downtown Marshall location and meet artist JOHN LARSON at a reception for his exhibit from 5 – 7:00 PM on
       Thursday, March 5, 2015
       
      *Added bonus:  Enjoy the music of Brad Fernholz of Appleton (acoustic guitar and vocals) from 5:30 – 6:30 PM*

      SMAC GALLERY * 114 North 3rd Street * Marshall
      (Regular Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 8 am to 12 and 1:00 - 4:30 pm)
    2. “Putting on the Ridge” fine arts celebration
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      WILLMAR, MN – The third annual “Putting on the Ridge” fine arts celebration is set for Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Ridgewater College, Willmar Campus Fine Arts Building.

      This night of music, art and acting is free and open to the public and is sure to tickle and inspire your art-appreciation side.

      New this year will be a live, “improv in painting” activity where a group of about a dozen students will hit the stage with their paints and brushes to create a collaborative large painting.

      Also new this year, see some of your favorite Disney characters come to life in song during several Disney movie selections, including “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” and many more.

      As tradition has it, the student-driven night of entertainment will also include comedy acting sketches and improv, as well as art displays featuring paintings, drawings and more.

       

  8. Mar
    6
    Fri

    1. World Day of Prayer 2015 -First Lutheran Church in Lafayette
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Friday, March 6 is World Day of Prayer 2015. The service will be held Friday, March 6 at First Lutheran Church in Lafayette at 10:00 am. Coffee will begin at 9:00 am. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical celebration of informed prayer and prayerful action. Join in the prayer service written by the women of The Bahamas, which draws us unto a study of Jesus’ radical love as he washes the disciples’ feet.

    2. American Legion FISH FRY
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      American Legion
      Seifert-Bianchi Post 132
      13 So. Minn. St. New Ulm, MN

      FISH FRY

      Friday, March 6, 2015
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm
      or until gone

      $11.00 Adults
      $5.00 Children 

    3. New Ulm American Legion Fish Dinner
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm American Legion Fish Dinner

      11:00 am – 8:00 pm
      March 6, 2015

      $11.00 

      Proceeds go to the Seifert-Bianchi Post 132
      general operating fund 

  9. Mar
    8
    Sun

    1. Spring Breakfast – Wabasso Lions Club
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Wabasso Lion’s Club
      Annual Spring Breakfast

      Sunday March 8, 2015
      at the Wabasso Community Center
      9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

      Menu: Eggs, sausage, rolls, toast, juice and coffee 
      Adults – $7
      Students – $4
      Preschool – Free

      Proceeds go to Lions and Community Projects. 

    2. Gibbon Fire & Rescue – Grilled Chicken Dinner
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      All you can eat
      Grilled Chicken Dinner

      Sunday March 8, 2015
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm (or until gone)

      Cost- $10 Adults
      $4 Children age 4-12

      Menu- Special recipe grilled chicken, potato salad
      coleslaw, baked beans, dinner roll & beverages

      Take outs available!

      All proceeds benefit the Gibbon Fire Relief Association. 

  10. Mar
    10
    Tue

    1. Senior Dance – St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, March 10th
      1:00-4:00 pm

      Music provided by
      “Don Klossner”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Question? Call Sylvia @ 934.7227
      Co-sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center
      and First National Bank 

  11. Mar
    14
    Sat

    1. Saturday Mornings at the Grand for Kids
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      March 14 -
      Its almost Spring, time to do some house painting, birdhouse that is!! We have the houses, you do the painting

      March 21st-
      We will paint a picture together and when you take it home, it will be ready to hang. Show your family what an artist you are!

      March 28th-
      Well, Easter is a week away, so let’s get together and paint some wooden eggs. They can decorate your home for years! 

      All classes will be 9:30-11:30 am
      Classes are held on the second floor in our community education room
      Ages 6-12 (Class size limited to 15) 
      Each class is $20.00, everything included
      Call 507.359.9222 to save your spot! 

  12. Mar
    15
    Sun

    1. Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up

      Sign up times:

      March 15: at the Lions Pancake breakfast at the Community Center in Lafayette 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

      March 29: at the Fire Departments ham dinner from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Fire Department

      Registration forms are also available at the C-Store in Lafayette

    2. Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association Dance
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Minnesota Ballroom Operators Association
      presents it’s Srping Appreciation

      FREE DANCE
      Sunday. March 15, 2015

      Kato Ballroom
      200 Chestnut St. Mankato, MN

      doors open @ 1:00 pm
      Music 1:30-5:30 pm

      featuring
      Kris & the Riverbend
      Dutchment &
      The Wendinger Band

      Food and beverages available all day 

      Call Tania Cordes with questions 507.625.7553

  13. Mar
    29
    Sun

    1. Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Lafayette Girls Softball T-ball, Peanuts, Rookies Sign Up

      Sign up times:

      March 15: at the Lions Pancake breakfast at the Community Center in Lafayette 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

      March 29: at the Fire Departments ham dinner from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Fire Department

      Registration forms are also available at the C-Store in Lafayette

  14. Apr
    4
    Sat

    1. Saturday Mornings at the Grand for Kids
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      March 14 -
      Its almost Spring, time to do some house painting, birdhouse that is!! We have the houses, you do the painting

      March 21st-
      We will paint a picture together and when you take it home, it will be ready to hang. Show your family what an artist you are!

      March 28th-
      Well, Easter is a week away, so let’s get together and paint some wooden eggs. They can decorate your home for years! 

      All classes will be 9:30-11:30 am
      Classes are held on the second floor in our community education room
      Ages 6-12 (Class size limited to 15) 
      Each class is $20.00, everything included
      Call 507.359.9222 to save your spot! 

  15. Apr
    25
    Sat

    1. Saturday Mornings at the Grand for Kids
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      March 14 -
      Its almost Spring, time to do some house painting, birdhouse that is!! We have the houses, you do the painting

      March 21st-
      We will paint a picture together and when you take it home, it will be ready to hang. Show your family what an artist you are!

      March 28th-
      Well, Easter is a week away, so let’s get together and paint some wooden eggs. They can decorate your home for years! 

      All classes will be 9:30-11:30 am
      Classes are held on the second floor in our community education room
      Ages 6-12 (Class size limited to 15) 
      Each class is $20.00, everything included
      Call 507.359.9222 to save your spot!