Thanksgiving Dinner On Us ~ Thursday, November 21, 2019

Location: Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye

Time: Doors open at 5:30, Dinner served at 6:00

The menu includes all the traditional favorites: Turkey & Dressing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls, Cranberries, Pumpkin Dessert. Everyone Welcome!

13th Minnesota River Congress ~ Thursday, November 21, 2019

Location: Kato Ballroom  200 Chestnut Street  Mankato

Time: 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Scott Sparlin, 507-276-2280,

Sleepy Eye Firemen’s Annual Fall Benefit/Dance ~ Friday, November 22, 2019

Location: Sleepy Eye Event Center

Time: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 Midnight

Price: $5.00 at the door

Music by Dain’s Dutchmen & The Heiderscheidt Band. Silent Auction & Door Prizes with all proceeds going to purchase rescue equipment to serve the Sleepy Eye Community.

RAZZLE DAZZLE in MADELIA ~ Friday, November 22 – 24, 2019

The Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce presents RAZZLE DAZZLE ~ a Holiday tradition that gets bigger, brighter, & better every year! Main Street events include Santa & his reindeer, Kid’s Holiday Passport, Parade of Lights on Friday @ 6:30 p.m. and much more!! Shop local open houses, get pictures with Santa, & attend the Holiday Expo at the Elementary School Cafeteria from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday hosted by the Madelia Women of Today.

60th Anniversary Celebration ~ Sunday, November 24, 2019

FOR: Honoring Sal & Bev Windschitl

TIME: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Cathedral of the Holy Trinity ~ Leifeld Hall ~ New Ulm

KNUJ POLKA DANCE ~ Featuring the LEON OLSEN BAND ~ Sunday, November 24

Location: Turner Hall  New Ulm

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Price: $10.00

*Door Prizes *Live Broadcasts *Food & Drinks Available

St. James Thanksgiving Day Blood Drive ~ Thursday, November 28, 2019

Location: National Guard Armory  521 Armstrong Blvd. St. James

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Visit and enter sponsor code: STJAMESMN or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule your appointment.

Mankato Opry Christmas Show~ Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1, 2019

Location: Mankato Ballroom  507-625-7553

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:00 p.m.  Sunday 2:00 p.m.

True Traditional Country Music along with your favorite Christmas songs…. featuring the Mankato Opry All-Star Band and 16 guest singers!! Tickets are available at NAPA in New Ulm & Rhapsody Music in Mankato or contact the Kato Ballroom.

SAUSAGE FEED ~ Sunday, December 1, 2019

Location: Clements Legion Hall

Time: 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Nicollet Blood Drive ~ Monday, December 9, 2019

Location: American Legion 715 3rd Street in Nicollet

Time: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit and enter: Nicollet to schedule an appointment.

29th Annual Cookie Walk ~ Saturday, December 14, 2019 

Location: St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette – Social Hall

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of Christmas cookies for sale at $4.50 per dozen. A BBQ lunch will be served along with coffee, hot cider, and samplings of cookies to be sold.