−Hillstrom Museum of Art11:15 am – 12:15 pm
The Hillstrom Museum of Art presents two concurrent, complimentary exhibitions: Minna Citron: The Uncharted Course from Realism to Abstraction and Peggy Bacon, Keeping the Realist Course, on view February 17 through April 17, with an opening reception Monday, February 17, 7-9pm. There will be a Gallery Talk at 7:30pm by Christiane H. Citron, granddaughter and scholar of Minna Citron.+11:15 amHillstrom Museum of Art
−American Red Cross Blood Drives1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is making several stops around the area.
Tuesday, March 11 – Arlington Community Center, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – LeCenter American Legion, 1-7pm
Tuesday, March 11 – Peace Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, 12-6pm
Thursday, March 13 – American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm
Friday, March 14 - American Red Cross Headquarters on Homestead Drive, Mankato, 9am-1pm
To learn more about giving blood, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross.+1:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drives
−North American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North American Farm and Power Show at the Steele County Fairgrounds in Owatonna, Thursday thru Saturday, March 13-15; Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 9am-4pm; free admission; free parking.
Extensive farm, ranch, dairy equipment displays; the latest in technology and new product introduction; alternative energy displays; free ag seminars by the University of Minnesota
Register for the grand prize, courtesy of Ag Power, a John Deere D110 Lawn Tractor, valued at $1700.
For more information, visit trade-x-p-o-s.com+9:00 amNorth American Farm & Power Show, Owatonna
−Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild is an organization of quilt lovers, novices and experts alike who share their love of fabric, design, color and the finished product.
Prairie Piecemakers will be meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church located 201 North State Street in New Ulm on Thursday, March 13. They will have a short business meeting and get ready for the Quilt Show.
Watch for more information to come on the Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Show at the New Ulm Event Center on March 21 & 22.+7:00 pmPrairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting
−New Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast7:30 am – 8:30 am
The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Hot Topics breakfast is Friday, March 14.
Presenting will be Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Paul Torkelson who will giving an update on the busy beginning of the 2014 Legislative Session. Topics sure to be covered will be the budget surplus, school funding, minimum wage and transportation funding.
Event is at 7:30am at the New Ulm Country Club and includes breakfast. To rsvp, please contact the Chamber at 233-4300. Cost is $7 for Chamber Members and $9 for general admission. Please rsvp by March 12.+7:30 amNew Ulm Area Chamber Hot Topics Breakfast
−Eagles Extravaganza, New Ulm5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Eagles Extravaganza, Friday, March 14, New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th Street South, New Ulm
5pm social hour; 6:30-7:30pm dinner with music by the Pops Choir; 8pm-midnight entertainment by the Concord Singers and the Blue Ringers.
Tickets are $30/meal and entertainment (tickets at HyVee, Cash Wise and Chamber of Commerce); $10/entertainment only. For 18 and older.+5:00 pmEagles Extravaganza, New Ulm
−Electronics Recycling, New Ulm10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Electronics Recycling will take place at the Brown County Fairgrounds coliseum this Saturday, March 15th, from 10am-2pm. No appliances will be accepted. Examples of items accepted include TV’s, VCR’s, computers, monitors, laptops, satellite receivers, iPods, iPads, DVD players.
Cost is 50 cents per pound with the proceeds going toward CHS prom.
Any questions please call the Cathedral High School office at 354-4511.+10:00 amElectronics Recycling, New Ulm
−Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and North Star Strings will present their Spring Concert on Saturday, March 15, at the New Ulm Public Schools Auditorium at 1st and Broadway at 3pm and also on Sunday, March 16, at Mankato East High School Auditorium at 3pm.
These concerts will feature 2014 Concerto Competition Winner, violist Mackenzie Lach, playing Hindemith’s ‘Trauermusik’. They are conducted by Dr. Joseph Rodgers, Aimon Dwan and Hunter Ellis.
Admission at door adults/$8; students/seniors/$6 and families/$22.
The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra and the younger string ensemble, North Star Strings, are regional ensembles with students participating from more than a dozen communities.+3:00 pmMankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra/North Star Strings Concert at New Ulm Public Schools
−27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
27th Annual Banquet Brown County Pheasants Forever, Saturday, March 15, Eagles Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye.
Cackling hour begins 5pm; smorgasbord dinner 7pm. Admission is $50/includes 1 year membership; $65 member and spouse/includes 1 year membership; $15/18 and under/includes 1 year youth membership; $250 sponsorship/includes 2 admissions, 1 year membership, plaque, medallion and choice of $65 gift certificate to PF catalouge or print of the year)
A lifetime MN Hunting and Fishing License will be awarded to one lucky youth aged 4-15 in attendance. Hunter’s Dream Raffle Winner Takes All only $25 per ticket.
For more info, contact Ralph at 920-0435; Dan at 227-2349; Jeremy 240-0096.+5:00 pm27th Annual Brown County Pheasants Forever Banquet
−Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lions Pancake and Sausage Brunch, Sunday, March 16, 8am-1pm Eagles Orchid Inn.
All the pancakes you can eat. Adults at door/$8; in advance/$7.50; children 6-12 at door/$3.50; in advance/$3; under 6/free. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch; The Eagles Orchid Inn or from any Lions Member.
Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Lions Club. Proceeds go to Lions Community Projects.+8:00 amLions Pancake & Sausage Brunch, Sleepy Eye
−New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast8:30 am – 1:00 pm
New Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be held Sunday, March 16, 8:30am-1pm at St. Mary’s Church Basement, 417 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$6; children under 9/$3. Serving pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk.+8:30 amNew Ulm Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast
−Hanska Fire Department Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hanska Fire Department Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm at the Hanska Community Center, Hanska.
Hanska Sausages and all you can eat Dad’s Famous Belgian Waffles; different types of syrups; whipped toppings; butter. $8/per person; 5 years and under/free. Take outs and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6248.
All proceeds will go for training .+9:00 amHanska Fire Department Breakfast
−Lafayette Area Lions Breakfast9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Lafayette Area Lions Pancake and Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 16, 9am-1pm, Lafayette Community Center.
Adults/$7; ages 6-12/$4; under 6/$1. Serving pancakes, waffles with toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, juice, milk, coffee.
Proceeds go toward Lions’ community projects in the Lafayette area.+9:00 amLafayette Area Lions Breakfast
−St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet9:00 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy a pre-Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast and bucket raffle on Sunday, March 16, from 9-11:30am, served by the men of the Church of St. Paul, Nicollet.
Menu: ham and sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes and beverage. Tickets adults/$7; children 6-12/$3. Sunday Mass at 8am. This is a Catholic Order of Foresters Court 812 Matching Grant Fundraiser for Religious Education.+9:00 amSt. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, Nicollet
−New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner10:30 am – 1:30 pm
The New Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association will be hosting their annual Sauerkraut and Landjaeger Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 10:30am-1:30pm at Turner Hall in New Ulm. Take outs available.
Adults/$10 at the door.+10:30 amNew Ulm/Sleepy Eye Hockey Association Dinner
−Bingo, Lafayette1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bingo, Sunday, March 16, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Social Hall, Lafayette
Grocery and assorted bingo prizes; lunch will be sold; drawings; all ages welcome.
Hosted by St. Gregory the Great CCW. Donations for Food Shelf welcome.+1:00 pmBingo, Lafayette
−American Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm11:00 am – 8:00 pm
American Legion Seifert-Bianchi Post 132 Fish Fry, Friday, March 21, 11am-8pm or until gone, 13 South Minnesota, New Ulm.
Adults/$10; kids 12 and under/$5. Tickets available at the door; take outs available.+11:00 amAmerican Legion Fish Fry, New Ulm
−34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Over 200 booths on display; drawing held every day; daily free seminars
Special Guest Chris Freytag, Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Presentation on Saturday, March 22, 11am & 1pm
Back by Popular Demand, Gary Curtis, Brainerd International Raceway all the show all 3 days
2014 Home Show Seminars
Friday, March 21
4 pm – Card Making the Easy Way by Stampin’ Up – Amy Rich
5pm – Fresh Floral Arrangements/Herb Gardening by Heather Hacker & Lynn Hacker
6pm – Financial Fitness: Understanding Credit Reports by SouthPoint Federal Credit
7pm – Ideal Protein, Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
Saturday, March 22
11am – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
12pm – Revolutionary Parenting by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1pm – Fitness Expert & Media Personality, Chris Freytag
2pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
3pm – Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
4pm – Social Security: Age Makes a Difference by Thrivent Financial
5pm – High Performance Net Zero Ready Homes by Extreme Panel Tech
Sunday, March 23
11:30am – Ideal Protein: Your Last Diet by New Ulm Chiropractic
12:30pm – Radon Gads, Hidden Dangers in Your Home by Radon Solutions
1:30pm - Building a New Ulm: Getting Started by Nordaas American Homes
2:30pm – The MN Radon Awareness Act: Radon in Real Estate Transactions by Ameradon Services
Click here to view poster.+3:00 pm34th Annual New Ulm’s Home & Health Show
−Powerful Tools for Caregivers Course, Springfield6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Course will be held Thursday evenings April 3 – May 15 (no class on Thursday, April 17), 6-7:30pm at The Maples of St. John, Springfield.
This six-week course offers you, the Caregiver, ideas and actions you can take to reduce stress; communicate your concerns to physicians and family members; ways to deal with anger, guilt and depression; relaxation and positive self-talk and more.
Register by calling Claire at 507-723-3244. Must register by March 28. This is free.+6:00 pmPowerful Tools for Caregivers Course, Springfield