Events

Jingle Bell Ticket Contest- Wednesday, November 14 thru Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Location: Springfield

Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Price: 

Collect a Jingle Bell Ticket with every purchase and one ticket from every $25 spent, up to $400 for a chance to win up to $2,000 in Chamber Bucks. Double tickets will be given Thanksgiving weekend, November 23-25 at participating businesses.


MCHC Home Care Open House- Thursday, November 15, 2018

Location: Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic Home Health Care, Amberfield Place dining hall

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Price: Free

Join the MCHC Home Care staff for bars, cookies, and coffee. This is an opportunity for our staff, clients and community to acknowledge and celebrate the benefits of home care.


New Ulm Public School Canvas Election Results Meeting- Thursday, November 15, 2018

Location: New Ulm High School Media Center

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Resolution canvassing returns of votes of school district election & resolution authorizing issuance of certificates of elections and directing the school district clerk to perform other election-related duties.


New Ulm Public School Meeting- Thursday, November 15, 2018

Location: New Ulm High School Media Center

Time: 5:10 p.m.

Price: Free

High School program updates & review innovation grants.


Tell Me a Story: Chance Event- Thursday, November 15, 2018

Location: Arts Center of St. Peter

Time: 7-7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Those who wish to participate as storytellers are asked to arrive between 7-7:30 p.m., put their name in a hat, and be ready to tell an approximately five-minute story when called in random order. Donations are encouraged. Cash refreshments by Patrick’s on Third and Morgan Creek Vineyards. Hours and information are at www.artscentersp.org.


Social Media Breakfast- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Best Western Plus in New Ulm

Time: 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Price:

“Best Kept Video Production Secrets” with Jack Beranek, owner of Flying Buttress Media. Please RVSP at https://smbnewulm.com/video-production/


To The Falls Village in Branson, MO Resort Vacation Raffle- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Tickets can be purchased at the front desk at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield

Time: Noon

Price: $10 each or 5 for $20

Getaway Basket includes 6-night stay (Feb. 12-17, 2019) in a 2 bedroom villa. Includes Full kitchen, 1 full bed, 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 1 sofa bed, 2 full baths, laundry, balcony/patio, Jacuzzi tub (Sleeps 8). Other prizes are $25 Visa gift card, candies & snacks, 2 bottles of wine & 2 wine glasses, & puzzles & games books. Proceeds go to purchase a 32″ flat screen T.V.’s & mounts for resident rooms. Any questions, please call 507-723-3200.


MnDOT Hot Topics Lunch- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: New Ulm Country Club

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Price: $10

The presenter is Todd Kjolstad, MnDOT, Construction Project Supervisor. We are in year two of a three-year plan of significant construction. Is the project on time? What should we anticipate for 2019? RSVP to the Chamber at chamber@newulm.com or 507-233-4300.


Santa Claus is coming to town!- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Fairmont Municipal Airport

Time: 4 p.m.

Price: Free

Come to see Santa and Mrs. Claus direct from the North Pole! Everyone is invited to greet this special arrival. Gather the kids, grab those Christmas wish-lists, and head over to the airport!


Chili and Oyster Stew Supper- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont

Time: 5-8 p.m.

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Join us along Downtown Plaza to kick off the Holiday season with this pre-parade activity!


Youth Fun Night at the Martin County Youth for Christ Lighthouse- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Christ Lighthouse in Fairmont

Time: 5-10 p.m.

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All Martin County YoCo students and friends are invited to join them during and after the parade for pizza, hot chocolate, snacks, games, and music. Call Steph Johnson (507-236-4118) or the Lighthouse (507-235-6016) for details.


Tree of Lights Shines in Memory of Loved Ones: Tree Lighting Ceremony- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Redwood Alliance Church

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Free

During the Tree of Lights season, many people remember their loved ones by making a donation to hospice. A donation form is available online by visiting redwoodareahospital.org or at Redwood Area Hospital’s registration desk. Donations can be also be mailed to Redwood Area Hospital Foundation, Attn: Tree of Lights, 100 Fallwood Road, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.


29th Annual Glows Parade- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Downtown Plaza in Fairmont

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Come experience this brilliant display of holiday cheer, the wonderful floats, thousands of lights. Have a question or a last-minute parade entry? Contact the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-235-5547 or visit our website at www.fairmontchamber.org. This event is a community-wide local tradition for all ages! The Blazer Bar & Grill will host live music by Lance Allen as well as food and drink specials following the parade.


Annual American Legion Fun Night & Raffle- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Brownton Community Center

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Drawings for hams, turkeys, a duck other meat items, and cash prizes. 1st prize is $100 in cash!


Poultry Party- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Plato Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price:

Games, paddle wheel, door prizes, bingo & cash bar. Hamburgers and pop proceeds go to St. Paul’s UCC mission. Sponsored by Plato Baseball team.


Tree of Lights Shines in Memory of Loved Ones: Tree Lighting Ceremony- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Morton City Hall

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Free

During the Tree of Lights season, many people remember their loved ones by making a donation to hospice. A donation form is available online by visiting redwoodareahospital.org or at Redwood Area Hospital’s registration desk. Donations can be also be mailed to Redwood Area Hospital Foundation, Attn: Tree of Lights, 100 Fallwood Road, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.


Bad Liquor Management w/ Steve Vonderharr!- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: The Grand Kabert

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Playing American roots music and blues with special guests.


“Sleepy Beauty” performed by the Continental Ballet Co.- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Fairmont Opera House

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price:

Contact the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-235-5547 or visit our website at www.fairmontchamber.org.


Sleepy Eye Fire Dept. Annual Fall Benefit Dance- Friday, November 16, 2018

Location: Sleepy Eye Event Center

Time: 8:00 p.m. to midnight

Price: $5.00 at the door

Music by Dain’s Dutchmen & The Heiderscheidt Band. Proceeds used to purchase rescue equipment to serve our community. Big silent auction and door prizes throughout the night.


The Sons of Norway Meeting- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: Cottonwood Co. Historical Society in Windom

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Price: Free

Stavanger Lodge will hold a Memorial Service to honor the memory of eight Lodge members who passed away in the past year. Following the meeting a program, “Genealogy: Passenger Lists“, will be presented by Tom Wicke. For more information, please contact Harvey Pedersen, Sons of Norway President, at 507-445-3188.


RCHS Bake Sale- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: Step Saver Building 285 Centennial Drive in Morton

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Treats, and crafts for sale as part of the Beneath the Village Wreath sponsored by the Morton Area Chamber 20+ other vendors.


RCHS Book Sale- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: Renville County Historical Society Heritage Building in Morton

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price: $3.00 a bag of books or 50 cents each! Free Admission to Museum

Make & Take Craft in the Research Library


Minnesota Valley Chorale 40th Anniversary Concert Series- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: Trinity Chapel, Bethany College in Mankato

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Tickets are available online on minnesotavalleychorale.org, from any chorale member, or at the door. Save by purchasing in advance!

Features the world premiere of “In Glory Everlasting” by David Von Kampen. Other favorite pieces from the 40-year history will also be performed.


Turkey Bingo- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: Lafayette Community Center

Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Lafayette American Legion Post 300 presents turkey bingo! 40 chances to win and fun for the whole family.


Hootenanny Annies!- Saturday, November 17, 2018

Location: The Grand Kabaret in New Ulm

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

A 3-piece acoustic group covering an eclectic array of songs from the 1930’s to the present day.


Fall Festival- Sunday, November 18, 2018

Location: First Lutheran Church of Lafayette

Time: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Price:

Following a joint service at 9:30 am. Bake Sale ~ Crafts ~ Cards ~ Napkins ~ Quilt Raffle ~ Silent Auction. Dinner: Bone-in Ham and Swedish Meatballs, real Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Coleslaw, and Desserts. Free Bingo for Kids upstairs


Mollie B. at the Silver Lake Auditorium- Sunday, November 18, 2018

Location: Silver Lake Auditorium

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price: $12 in advance/$15 at the door & Lunch for $7.50

Jim’s Brewers at noon Featuring Mollie B & Squeeze Box from noon – 5 pm. Serving bologna, sauerkraut, chips, and bars. Beer also available for purchase. For tickets call Betty 320-445-7459 or Tammy 320-282-8393


Fall Festival- Sunday, November 18, 2018

Location: First Lutheran Church of Lafayette

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Price: Adults: $11 ~ Children (4-12): $5.50 ~ Children (0-3): Free

Following a joint service. “Cedar Creek Gospel Band” of Willmar will lead the service with Pastor Heidi assisting. Bake sale, crafts, cards, napkins, raffle/quilt, silent auction, and more. Dinner: Bone-in ham, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, corn, coleslaw, buns, desserts, egg coffee, and milk. Free bingo upstairs for the kids.


Minnesota Valley Chorale 40th Anniversary Concert Series- Sunday, November 18, 2018

Location: Trinity Chapel, Bethany College in Mankato

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Price: Tickets are available online on minnesotavalleychorale.org, from any chorale member, or at the door. Save by purchasing in advance!

Features the world premiere of “In Glory Everlasting” by David Von Kampen. Other favorite pieces from the 40-year history will also be performed.


Renville County Historical Society’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser- Monday, November 19, 2018

Location: Morton Senior Center

Time: 9:00- 11:30 a.m.

Price: Ages 13 & Older $8 * Ages 3-12 $5 * Ages 2 & Under FREE

Proceeds benefit the Renville County Historical Society


“Pook’s Turtles: Mississippi Squadron”- Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Location: New Ulm Public Library

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: Free & open to the public

George Romano, a local historian, will be presenting at the Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table. Please call 507-359-8331 for more information.


American Cross Blood Drive- Thursday, November 22, 2018

Location: St. James Community National Guard Armory, Drill Floor

Time: 7:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Price: Free

All presenting donors will receive a complimentary pumpkin pie courtesy of SuperFair Foods. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: STJAMESMN to schedule an appointment. Free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt when you come to donate Nov. 21-24, while supplies last!


31st New Ulm Community Friends Thanksgiving Dinner- Thursday, November 22, 2018

Location: St. Mary’s Church in New Ulm

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Volunteers are needed Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Thanksgiving Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Table servers and dishwashers are really needed this year! If you would like to volunteer for this event, need a ride or if you want a meal delivered, please call Mary Ellen on or before 11/19/18 or e-mail us at newulmcommunityfriends@yahoo.com. Cash donations are needed to help offset costs for this event. Everyone is welcome, no reservations needed.


Black Friday Lunch- Thursday, November 22, 2018

Location: Citizen’s Bank Minnesota in New Ulm

Time: Noon

Price: Free

Citizens Bank Minnesota knows how busy Black Friday can be for your business. We’d like to help by providing a complimentary Brown Bag lunch for you and your employees! If you would like us to deliver, please e-mail a lunch count to Brooke Wilfahrt @ bwilfahrt@citizensmn.com or call 507-354-3165 and ask for Brooke. Please contact Brooke by Monday, November 12th.


Museum Open House- Friday, November 23, 2018

Location: New Ulm Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Enjoy live music and holiday treats from 4-8 p.m. The museum will feature a special holiday display with Christmas trees with traditional German, Irish, Mexican, and Scandinavian decorations.


Kiwanis Holiday Lights Parade- Friday, November 23, 2018

Location: Sibley Park in Mankato

Time: 6 p.m.

Price: Free

The parade begins at the intersection of Rogers Street and Owens Street and continues through Sibley Park concluding near the Sibley Park Pavilion. A parade route map, including designated parking areas, can be found online at kiwanisholidaylights.com/calendar/parade.


Free Community Breakfast- Saturday, November 24, 2018

Location: First United Methodist Church in New Ulm

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Price: Free

Menu: pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. All are welcome!


Spaghetti Dinner- Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Location: St. Raphael School Auditorium in Springfield

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Price: Adults: $6 ~ Children (5-10): $3.00 ~ Children (under 5): $1.00 ~ Household: $25 feeds your family

Menu: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread sticks, coleslaw, bars/cookies, coffee or milk. Sponsored by St. Boniface Catholic United Council #305. All proceeds benefit St. Raphael School.


“A Holly Jolly Christmas”- Saturday, December 1, 2018

Location: State Street Theater in New Ulm

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Advanced tickets: $10.00 w/ free contest entry to the “Ugly Sweater Contest” ticket. Children 12 and under are $5.00

Featuring the Concord Singers with guest musicians. Steve Odegard as Elvis, the Allegro Strings and Armstrong Boulevard Brass. The Mankato Ballet Company will Pre-view the Nutcracker, and enjoy a theatrical reading of “Twas the Night before Christmas“.


“A Holly Jolly Christmas”- Sunday, December 2, 2018

Location: State Street Theater in New Ulm

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: Advanced tickets: $10.00 w/ free contest entry to the “Ugly Sweater Contest” ticket. Children 12 and under are $5.00

Featuring the Concord Singers with guest musicians. Steve Odegard as Elvis, the Allegro Strings and Armstrong Boulevard Brass. The Mankato Ballet Company will Pre-view the Nutcracker, and enjoy a theatrical reading of “Twas the Night before Christmas“.


Holiday Bingo Party- Monday, December 3, 2018

Location: Community Center Cafetorium in New Ulm

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: $7 per ticket purchase required before November 28th.

Door prizes, light lunch, two Bingo Cards included. Phone Golden Age members to purchase your tickets: Myrtle 507-354-5688; Joleen 507-354-4528; Carol 507-354-8664; or Mary Lee 507-217-9668


Start Up Smart New Business Workshop- Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Location: Chamber of Commerce in New Ulm

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Price: Free

Have an idea for your own business? Is entrepreneurship right for you? In this workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of the essential steps to getting your business off the ground and the many local and online resources available to help you. Contact 507-389-8875 for more information.


“Home for Christmas, 1944”- Friday, December 7, 2018

Location: State Street Theater in New Ulm

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $5 for veterans & guests of veterans ~ $8 presale ~ $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at The Grand Center, Chamber of Commerce, Hy-Vee, Legion Club, or online at https://xmas1944.eventbrite.com

Featuring Patrick Dewane in a multi-media one-man show. For further information, please contact statestreettheater@gmail.com or 507-359-9990.


Jingle Bell Jam Fun Run 5k- Saturday, December 8, 2018

Location: New Ulm Middle School

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Price: $25 or $20 with 2 food shelf item donations brought to race or packet pickup.

Held SNOW or Shine! Deadline to receive a T-Shirt is November 30th. Packet pickup: 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, December 7 @ 15 S. Washington or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 8 @ New Ulm Middle School. Return registration form to nupd.sue.brandes@co.brown.mn.us OR mailed to NUPD 15 S. Washington St., New Ulm, MN 56073 (make checks payable to National Night Out). All proceeds benefit the New Ulm Food Shelf & National Night Out.


28th Annual Cookie Walk- Saturday, December 8, 2018

Location: St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church social hall in Lafayette

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price: $4.50 per dozen cookies

There will be a wide variety of Christmas cookies for sale. A bbq lunch will be served along with coffee, hot cider and samplings of cookies to be sold. Please come and join us. We enjoy helping with your holiday baking.


Jingle Bell Ticket Contest Winners Announcement- Thursday, December 13, 2018

Location: Springfield Community Center

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price:

Do not need to be present to win. Prize drawing for Chamber Bucks of 1-$500, 1- $250, 5-$100, & 15-$50