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  1. Mar
    23
    Mon

    1. Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program at LCS – Sept. 2015
      12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

      Lafayette Charter School has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Educaiton to provide a tuition-based Pre-Kindergarten Readiness program for 4 year old students beginning in September 2015.

      The Pre-K program will include an instructional curriculum that prepares students to attend Kindergarten the following year. The authorized program will also allow LCS to apply for a Parent Aware rating which should result in scholarship opportunites for some students.

      Lafayette Charter School has provided an early childhood education program since 2006 under the direction of Mary Schroeder. The Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program beginning in September of 2015 is already almost at capacity. Parents who may be interested in the program for their four year old should call the school at 507.228.8943 with any questions or for an application.

  2. Mar
    24
    Tue

    1. Hours for Hillstrom Museum of Art during Upcoming Spring Break
      8:15 am – 11:00 pm

      During the upcoming spring break of Gustavus Adolphus College, the Hillstrom Museum of Art will be open as follows: open regular hours this week through Friday, March 27, 2015; open regular hours next week from Monday, March 30 through Thursday, April 2, 2015; open regular hours the following Monday, April 6, 2015 through the end of the current exhibitions (please see below) on Sunday, April 19, 2015.  The Museum will be closed Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, and will also be closed Friday,Saturday, and Sunday, April 3, 4, and 5, 2015.

      Exhibitions on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art through April 19, 2015 (after which the Museum will be closed until Saturday, May 2, 2015, which is the opening of the annual juried exhibition of works by graduating studio art majors, on view through Sunday, May 31, 2015):
      Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix features photography of created environments, each artist working on a different scale.  Lori Nix works in miniature, constructing detailed dioramas that are photographed and then disassembled.  Sarah Hobbs creates life-size, site-specific installations and then photographs them.  Both artists create images devoid of human figures that rely on the viewer’s engagement to complete the work.  Hobbs’s photographs place the viewer in the position of the unseen individual whose neurotic tendencies are explored in the image.  Her works are culled from several series, titled Small Problems in LivingDoes This Sound Like You?, Emotional Management, and Overpacked.  Nix’s apocalyptic works from her series The City invite the viewer to be a member of the unseen humanity and to contemplate what has led to its absence.  Both artists’ works explore and blur boundaries between the real, the unreal, and the surreal, through staged interiors that serve as metaphors for our emotions, fears, and imaginings.
       
      Hobbs lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and her works are found in prominent collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  Nix lives in Brooklyn, New York, and her works are in important collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

      Imagined Worlds, Large and Small was organized by the Hillstrom Museum of Art in collaboration with Priscilla Briggs, associate professor, Department of Art and Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College, who teaches photography and video classes at the College.  Hobbs will visit campus to work with students in Briggs’s Digital Photography II class to create an installation and then photograph it, an activity supported with funds from the College’s Ethel and Edgar Johnson Fund for the Arts.  The gallery talks in the exhibition by both Hobbs and Nix are presented with support from The Gustavus Artist Series.

      In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014 is a focused exhibit presented as a memorial to the Reverend Richard L. Hillstrom, namesake of the Hillstrom Museum of Art and a 1938 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.  A paragon of generosity, support, and friendship, Hillstrom died December 16, 2014 at the age of 99 years.  The two oil paintings on view, Dunes (1894), by Homer Dodge Martin (1836-1897), and Breaker (c. 1930s or 1940s), by Harry D. Froot (1892-1952), are the final artworks to come to the Museum from Hillstrom’s collection.  The total number of works given by Hillstrom to the Museum is around 250, and these were the last two artworks he had in his apartment, favorites kept until his final day.

      FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears is another of the Museum’s FOCUS IN/ON projects, in which a single work from the Hillstrom Collection is analyzed in depth, in collaboration with a colleague from across the Gustavus Adolphus College curriculum.  An oil painting titled Magician with Shears by American Ashcan painter Everett Shinn (1876-1953) is the subject of an exhibition and essay co-written by Micah J. Maatman, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Hillstrom Museum of Art Director Donald Myers, which considers the artist, his career, and his strong interest in theatre, in particular vaudeville, through the painting, and will also reconsider the painting’s likely date and suggest the identity of the particular magician depicted by Shinn.
       
      The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents Imagined Worlds, Large and Small: the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix, on view February 16 through April 19, 2015, concurrently with two additional exhibitions, In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom, 1915-2014, and a continuation of FOCUS IN/ON: Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears.

      As with all programs of the Hillstrom Museum of Art, these exhibitions are free of charge and are open to the public.  All three of the exhibits are accompanied by an illustrated brochure that is available free of charge.  Regular hours for the Museum are weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit www.gustavus.edu/hillstrom.

       

      Click the Events below for more information

      Winter Exhibition – Everett Shinn’s Magician with Shears

      Imagined Worlds Large and Small – the Photographs of Sarah Hobbs and Lori Nix

      In Memory of Richard L. Hillstrom 1915-2014

  3. Apr
    22
    Wed

    1. Salad Luncheon – Church of St. Peter
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon

      When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      Where: Church of St. Peter
      1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter

      Crafts – Salads, hotdish, deviled eggs, bread, bars, beverage

      All you can eat!

      Adults – $8
      Take outs available 

    2. Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church – Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All are welcome to attend the annual Spring Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carleton Ave., Morgan, MN on Wednesday, April 22.
      Serving will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      The menu will include; Hot Turkey, Pulled Pork, and Bar-B-Q sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, spring salad, beans, dessert, coffee and milk.
      FREE WILL OFFERING
      A country store/ bake sale will be held in connection with the supper.

  4. Apr
    23
    Thu

    1. Annual Spring Luncheon – United Church of Christ New Ulm
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 S Minnesota St New Ulm

      Please us 3rd Street entrance

      Annual Spring Luncheon

      “The one you’ve been waiting for!!”
      Thursday April 23rd
      10:45 am to 1:00 pm

      Enjoy your choice of turkey salad with shoestring potatoes
      or ham and broccoli casserole
      PLUS: your choice of salad AND dessert, dinner roll
      and beverage

      Just $9 per person….

      Take-outs and Express Line for those with limited time!

      Delicious!! Come and Enjoy!

       

    2. United Church of Christ Spring Luncheon
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      United Church of Christ
      301 South Minnesota Street
      (Use the 3rd Street Entrance)

      Spring Luncheon
      Thursday April 23, 2015
      10:45 am – 1:00 pm

      Serving Turkey Salad or Ham-Broccoli Casserole

      Including your choice of: Salad, Dessert, and Beverage

      $9.00

      Express Line – Take outs available 

    3. Choirs – Ridgewater’s Hutchinson and Willmar Campuses- Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson
      7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

      On Thursday, April 23, Ridgewater’s combined choir of students from both Hutchinson and Willmar campuses will perform at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, 335 Main St. S. The 7:00 p.m. performance is free and open to the public.

      The same concert will also hit the stage in Willmar on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 312 SW Sixth St.

      This year’s theme is “All in the Family,” and will feature songs from childhood and family relationships.

      The choir is directed by Gayle Marcus and accompanied by Judith Zylstra.

      For more information about any of the performances, contact Sally at 320-222-7605 or 800-722-1151 ext 7605, or sally.borgos@ridgewater.edu.

  5. Apr
    25
    Sat

    1. Grand Opening Ceremony and Bike Ride for the Bike Circle Route
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Grand Opening ceremony and bike ride for the Bike Circle Route

      Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 9 a.m. at German Park, 200 North German Street, lower parking lot (easy access from 3rd North Street).

       

      This event, sponsored by the Heart of New Ulm Project, the City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department and the New Ulm Bicycle Group, is to celebrate the completion of the designated circle bike route’s linkage and signing. 

       

      After the short opening celebration, members of the bike group will lead a ride of the Bike Circle Route.  If you can, bring your bike and join in all or part of the ride on New Ulm’s Bike Circle Route.

    2. 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! 

    3. Open House for GORDON RUSCH 90TH BIRTHDAY
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open House for GORDON RUSCH  90TH BIRTHDAY

      Saturday April 25, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM

      Fireside Room St. Paul’s Church

  6. Apr
    26
    Sun

    1. Open House 50th Birthday Party – Rita Hoffmann
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Open House 50th Birthday Party
      for Rita Hoffmann 

      Sunday April 26
      1-4 pm

      at Mary Hoffmann’s home
      204 Adams St
      Morgan MN 

    2. New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Annual Spring Gala
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      New Ulm Suzuki School of Music Annual Spring Gala

      Wine and pasta tasting

      Music performed by NUSSM pianists and Allegro Strings

      April 26, 6-9 pm at the New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th St. S.

      Tickets: $30 in advance at www.newulmsuzuki.org or 507-276-3928

  7. Apr
    27
    Mon

    1. MN Brain Injury Force Fundraiser
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc

      Monday Night Fundraiser Fiesta

      Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc. is in need of your support! Minnesota Brain Injur Force, Inc. in conjunction with Taco John’s is working to reach their goal of generating funds to provide brain health / brain injury educational material. Also provide BIG (Brain Injury Grants), to help those injured for  various needs. Please help support Minnesota Brain Injury Force, Inc. and stop  in at

      Taco John’s New Ulm on

      Monday Night April 27, 2015.

      5 – 8 pm

      Please help spread the word, and come in to enjoy the Fresh Taste of West Mex at Taco John’s in New Ulm

  8. Apr
    29
    Wed

    1. Women’s Health Talk – Springfield Area Community Center
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Women’s Health Talk

      Join our providers for women’s health talk and free lunch

      Gather your girlfriends and join family medicine providers Kelsey Nylander, D.O., Jennifer White, M.D., Ashley Schmitt, Nurse Practitioner and Kristina Carlson, Nurse Practitioner for a presentation on women’s health screening and prevention. Lunch will be served free of charge.

      Wednesday April 29
      Noon to 1 pm

      Springfield Area Community Center
      33 S. Cass Avenue, Springfield

      For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Gluth at 507.723.7754 by April 17 

    2. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” – Ridgewater College Stage
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Theatre

      “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is this year’s spring comedy on the Ridgewater College stage, running Wed., April 29 through Saturday, May 2. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

      This comedy by Steve Martin is set in Paris in 1904, where Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet in a bar. Both are nearing amazing ideas when they debate the value of talent and genius.

      General admission is $5; Ridgewater students are free. Reserve your tickets at 320-222-7605.

      This production is directed by Matt Hegdahl.

      For more information about any of the performances, contact Sally at 320-222-7605 or 800-722-1151 ext 7605, or sally.borgos@ridgewater.edu.

  9. May
    2
    Sat

    1. Free Family Fun! – State Street Theatre – New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Free Family Fun

      Free Movie: Big Hero 6

      Saturday, May 2nd
      10:00 am – Noon

      Doors open at 9:30 am
      State Street Theatre – 15 North State St – New Ulm 

      (Former Middle School)
      Concessions available from NUACT

      Compliments of:
      Century 21 Koeckertitz Realty
      and
      Eric Jensen Agency
      American Family Insurance
       

  10. May
    6
    Wed

    1. Wellness Recovery Action Plan
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)®
      …is an evidence-based practice designed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. to help individuals set recovery and wellness goals and create a plan outlining tools and resources for achieving those goals.

      Who should use WRAP® ?
      Anyone who wants to increase understanding of their health, and
      create a process to achieve wellness.

      Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D. says WRAP® will…
      “Help you stay as well as possible, keep track of difficult feelings and behaviors, and develop action plans to help you feel better.” WRAP will also, “Tell others what to do for you when you feel so badly you can’t make decisions to take care of yourself and keep yourself safe.”

      WEDNESDAYS
      MAY 6—JUNE 24, 2015
      TIME: 11:00AM-2:00PM
      LOCATION: 105 S. 5th St., Olivia, MN
      NO FEE TO ATTEND!

      All Participants are responsible for own travel, meals, and accommodations.
      All graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion.

      Mental Health Association and Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
      475 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 222, St. Paul, MN 55104
      Contact: Jennifer at 651-402-2296 or e-mail: jenniferp@mentalhealthmn.org

  11. May
    7
    Thu

    1. Salad Luncheon for World Hunger – Winthrop
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon for World Hunger
      at Peace Lutheran Church
      in Winthrop on 
      May 7
      11: A.M. to 1 P.M.  

      Cost is $7.00. 

      Take outs available.

  12. May
    12
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  13. May
    14
    Thu

    1. 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

  14. May
    19
    Tue

    1. DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY – Pro Kinship for Kids
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY

      Plus a Real Feel for What PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS is all about.

      May 19, 2015All Day Blizzard Sales
       Crafts, Games, & Silent Auction
      4:00 to 7:30 pm

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on May 19, 2015 at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinships for Kids activities. You will be able to enjoy a great and support Pro Kinship at the same time.

       

      Staff and volunteers for Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions, and tell you about the program. From 4:00 – 7:30 pm:

      *Decorate a pot and plant bulbs       *Tic Tac Toe Toss              *Design your own Chinese Lantern

      *Face Painting                                           *Fish Bowl Toss                *Bean Bag, Ring and Peanut Toss Games

      PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS – 1400 S. STATE STREET – P.O. BOX – NEW ULM, MN 56073 – 359-2445

      www.prokinship.org

  15. Jun
    9
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  16. Jun
    11
    Thu

    1. 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

  17. Jul
    9
    Thu

    1. 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

  18. Jul
    14
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  19. Aug
    11
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  20. Aug
    13
    Thu

    1. 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

  21. Sep
    8
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  22. Sep
    10
    Thu

    1. 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

  23. Oct
    8
    Thu

    1. 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