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Community Calendar Fall Bazaar

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
ELMORE - Elmore United Methodist Women will have their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30 to 1PM.  Lunch will begin at 11o'clock.  The church is located on East Mondale Street in Elmore.


Breakfast Fundraiser

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
NEW ULM - C.A.S.T., Community And Seniors Together, will have a Breakfast Fundraiser at George's Fine Steaks, 301 North Minnesota Street in New Ulm, on Saturday, October 25 from 8 to 11AM.


Creamed Chicken Dinner and Bazaar

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
BROWNSDALE - Brownsdale United Methodist Church, located east of intersection Highway 56 and Pleasant Street in Brownsdale, is hosting their Annual Creamed Chicken Dinner and Bazaar on Saturday, October 25 from 4:30 to 7PM.


Hunters Breakfast

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
FOREST CITY - Pilot Knob Lutheran Church, of rural Forest City, is sponsoring a free Hunters Breakfast on opening day of pheasant season, Saturday, October 25 from 6 to 10AM.  The church is located at 2391 330th Street in Forest City.


Heart 'n Soul Women's Coffee

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
FAIRMONT - Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding a "Heart 'n Soul" Women's Coffee on Saturday, October 25 at 9AM.  The special speaker will be Gwen Good of Lakota and Sacred Steps Liturgical Dance Ministry will also be sharing.  The church is located at 901 Woodland Avenue in Fairmont.


Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
HANSKA - Zion Lutheran Church, in Hanska, will hold their Lutefisk & Meatball Family Style Dinner on Saturday, October 25 from 4 to 7:30PM


Heroes for Life Banquet

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
NEW ULM - First Choice Pregnancy Services, of New Ulm, will hold their "Heroes for Life" Banquet and Fundraiser beginning at 5PM on Saturday, October 25 at the New Ulm Country Club.  You may RSVP by calling 507-359-9800.


Harvest Festival Luncheon

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
JEFFERS - Trinity Lutheran Church, in Jeffers, will celebrate their Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 11AM to 1:30PM, as they serve turkey commercials and have a bake sale and raffle.


Saturday Praise

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
OWATONNA - There will be a corporate worship service on Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 at Owatonna United Methodist Church.  For more details you can go to the Facebook Event page called "Saturday Praise".


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will have a food distribution in East Chain on Saturday, October 25 from 10 to 11:30AM at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church, which is located at 507 280th Avenue, East Chain.


Spuds and Splits

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
NORTH MANKATO - Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's 'Spuds and Splits' will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 5 to 7PM.  Good Shepherd Lutheran is located at 2101 Lor Drive in North Mankato.


Hot Beef Commercial Dinner

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
TRUMAN - St. Katherine's Church, in Truman, will hold a Hot Beef Commercial Dinner on Sunday, October 26 from 4:30 to 6:30PM in the Dining Hall of the church.


"A Time to Speak"

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27
HOLLANDALE - "A Time To Speak", a documentary film focused on the threat to religious freedom in the U.S., will be shown at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church on Monday, October 27 at 7PM. 


Autism Conference

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
NORTH MANKATO - There will be an Autism Conference on Tuesday, October 28 featuring speaker, Jennifer O'Toole, at the South Central Service Cooperative, located at 2075 Lookout Drive in North Mankato.  The two sessions will be at 1 and 6PM.  You may register at mnscsc.org.


Turkey Supper

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
BRICELYN - Bricelyn Women of the ELCA will have their Turkey Supper on Wednesday, October 29 from 5 to 7PM at Bricelyn Lutheran Church.  Take out meals will be available, as well as delivery in Bricelyn, by calling 507-653-4565


Mission Trip Presentation

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
SWEA CITY - Tim and Beverly Nappe, Pastors from Milford, will share the mission trip they took to Ghana Africa on Saturday, October 29 at 7PM.


Irish Music & Song Concert

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
NEW ULM - There will be an free concert of Irish music, featuring Paddy O'Brien and Erin Hart, on Wednesday, October 29 at 4:30PM at the Grand Center for Arts & Culture, located at 210 North Minnesota Street in New Ulm.


Pizza Ranch Fund Raiser

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
MANKATO - The Southern Minnesota Science and Engineering Fair, consisting of 3rd through 12th graders, will have a Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 29 from 4:30 to 8PM at Pizza Ranch, located at 1551 Tullamore Street in Mankato. 


Poet, Robert Hass

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
 MANKATO - The Good Thunder Reading Series will host Poet, Robert Hass, on Thursday, October 30 in room 202 at the Centennial Student Union, in Mankato, for a Question and answer time and Craft Talk at 3PM.  There will be a Reading and Book Signing at 7:30 in room 245.


iLearn Meeting

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30 & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
WELLS - USC, in Wells, will hold iLearn Meetings for High School students and parents at 6:30PM on Thursday, October 30 and Monday, November 3 in the USC Commons, in Wells.  The meetings will provide information on the iPad/MacBook Air program to be launched later this fall.


Hallelujah Harvest Festival

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
AUSTIN - St. John's Lutheran Church, located at 1200 13th Avenue NW in Austin, will have their ""Hallelujah Harvest Festival" on Friday, October 31 from 5:30 to 8PM. This is a family fun event that will include a light supper from 5:45 to 7:30.  If you bring a non-perishable food item you will receive 10 free game tickets.


The Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
MANKATO - Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts will host "The Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle", a traveling memorial to honor Minnesota Law Enforecement officers who have lost their life in the line of duty, on Saturday, November 1 from 9 to 11AM at 810 Madison Avenue in Mankato.


Twelve Days fo Christmas Bazaar

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
SHEFFIELD - Zion Reformed Church will hold their "Twelve Days Of Christmas" Bazaar on Saturday, November 1 from 11AM to 6:30PM with a live auction to follow.  Food will be served throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Franklin County Food Pantry.


Lutefisk Supper

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
ST. PETER - Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, located at 42869 County Road, in St. Peter, will have a Lutefisk Supper on Saturday, November 1 from 11AM to 1PM and from 4 to 7PM.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, November 1 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Ladies Day Out

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
FOREST CITY - There will be a "Ladies Day Out" - Homebased Business and Craft Expo, at two locations in Forest City on Saturday, November 1 from 9AM to 2PM at the Forest City Civic Auditorium and the Forest City Senior Community Center.


Women's Expo

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
BLUE EARTH - The Women of Worth, of Faribault County, present, the 10th annual "Women's Expo" on Saturday, November 1 from 9AM to 3PM at the Blue Earth Area High School, in Blue Earth. 


Fall Harvest Festival

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
LONE ROCK - Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will have their 15th annual Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, November 2 from 10:30 to 1PM.  Net proceeds will go to local charities.


Love a Child Benefit Concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
NORTH MANKATO - New Creation World Outreach Church, in North Mankato, will have "Love a Child Concert", to benefit the New Creation House of Hope Orphanage in Ghana, West Africa, on Sunday, November 2 at 6:00PM.


Swiss Steak Dinner

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
WINNEBAGO - First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago, will have their Swiss Steak Dinner, family style, on Sunday, November 2 from 11AM to 1PM. Deliveries and take-outs will be available by calling 507-893-3197.


Harvest Festival Concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
OWATONNA - Christ Community Covenant Church, in Owatonna, will have their annual Harvest Festival Concert, featuring the Kingery Family, on Sunday, November 2 at 6PM.


Soup and Sweets Concert

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
ALBERT LEA - Our Father's House, in Albert Lea, will have a Soup and Sweets Concert and dinner with Beth Crosby on Sunday, November 2 starting at 5:00PM.  For more information you can go to bethcrosby.com/thereisasong.


Rachel's Hope Fundraiser

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
AUSTIN - There will be a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch, located at 18th Avenue NW in Austin, on Monday, November 3 from 4:30 to 8PM. All proceeds and tips will go to Rachel's Hope, a caring pregnancy center in Austin.


Election Day Turkey Dinner

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
VERNON CENTER - Grace United Methodist Chuch, in Vernon Center, will serve their Election Day Turkey Dinner on Tuesday, November 4 from 4 to 8PM.  Take-outs are available by calling 507-549-3162.


Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
CLEAR LAKE - Clear Lake Area Christian Women's Connection will meet on Tuesday, November 4 at 12:15PM in the Parish Hall of St. Patrick's Caltholic church, which is located at 1001 9th Avenue South in Clear Lake.  Reservations and cancellations are essential and can be made by calling 641-357-5755 no later than November 2.


The Giving Tree

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 - DECEMBER 3
BLUE EARTH - The Holiday "Giving Tree" will be available beginning Wednesday, November 5 through December 3 at the Mini Mall and The WalMart in Blue Earth.  Residents are encouraged to choose an angel from a tree and purchase a gift to share with area children and families in need to make their Christmas a little brighter.


iLearn Meeting

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10
WELLS - USC, in Wells, will hold iLearn Meetings for students in grades 4 through 8 and parents at 8PM, after the concert on Thursday, November 6 and Monday, November 10 at 6:30 in the USC Commons, in Wells. The meetings will provide information on the iPad/MacBook Air program to be launched later this fall.


Fall Supper

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
HOLLANDALE - Hollandale Christian School will be holding its annual Fall Supper on Friday, November 7 from 4 to 7PM.


Hearts at Home Conference,

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 & 8
ROCHESTER - The 2014 Hearts at Home, North Central Conference, will be held Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, at the Mayo Civic Center, in Rochester.  You can find out more by going to HeartsatHome.org or by calling 309-828-MOMS.


Survival to Revival 2014 (Live Simulcast)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 & 8
CLARKS GROVE - "Women of Faith: Survival to Revival 2014" will be Live Simulcast at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove, Friday, November 7 from 6 to 8PM and Saturday, November 8 from 8AM to 3PM.  You can pre-register by October 31 for a reduced cost by calling the church at 507-256-4252.  Tickets will also be available at the door.


Switchfoot Concert

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
MINNEAPOLIS - Switchfoot will be appearing with Gungor at First Avenue in Minneapolis on November 7 beginning at 6:45PM.  Tickets are available at www.echoconcerts.com


Gallery of Gratitude

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
MANKATO - Gallery of Gratitude, a Youth Art Exhibit and Silent Auction that will benefit 'Royal Family Kids' of Mankato, will be held on Saturday, November 8 at Madison East Center in Mankato from 4 to 6PM.  You can find out more by going to RFKmankato.com.


Hunter's Lunch & Bake Sale

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
MOSCOW - Moscow Lutheran Church will their annual Hunter's Lunch & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 8 from 9AM to 2PM at the Moscow Town Hall.  For more information you can contact Kris at 507-373-3775.


Holiday Bazaar & Brunch

SATURDAY, NOVEBMER 8
NORTH MANKATO - Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church, in North Mankato, will have their Holiday Bazaar & Brunch on Saturday, November 8 from 9AM to 12noon.


Fabulous Quilt Show

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 & 9
COMFREY - The Prairie Samplers Quilt Guild will hold their "Fabulous Quilt Show" on Saturday, November 8 from 10AM to 4PM and on Sunday, November 9 from 1 to 4PM at the Comfrey Public School in Comfrey.


Annual Soup Supper

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
LAKOTA - The Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 9 from 10AM to 1PM at the Lakota Eagle Center, in Lakota.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry, a food distribution program for everyone, will be held at Albert Lea Assembly of God Church on Saturday, December 6 from 10AM - 12 Noon. The church is located at 1540 S Shore Drive, Albert Lea. There is a small fee for the groceries. For more information, please call 507-373-7989.


Ongoing Events

EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will distribute food in East Chain on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10AM to 12noon at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church which is located at 507 280th Avenue, in East Chain.

FAIRMONT / BLUE EARTH - Grief Support Groups will meet on eight consecutive Tuesdays, starting September 23 at two different locations.  First, from 1 to 3PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center "Corral Room", in Blue Earth and in Fairmont in the Sunroom of Lakeview Health Services from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

MANKATO - A discussion group for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers, who are raising the next generation of children, will meet from 6 to 7:30PM on the 2nd Thursday of each month at New Creation World Outreach Church, on highway 169 in Mankato.  Childcare and a meal will be provided and you are asked to RSVP, for childcare and meal, by calling 507-380-7210.

MANKATO - Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 6:30PM at Hillside Church, which is located at 502 South Victory Drive in Mankato.

OWATONNA -  Daybreak Community Church in Owatonna, hosts a Recovery Meeting for anyone who wants to work through habits, hurts, and hang-ups, on Mondays  from 6:30 to 7:30PM. The church is located at 2515 Harvest Lane in Owatonna.

ALBERT LEA - Single Moms Weekly Fellowship Group will be held each Wednesday from 4 to 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, located at 308 Water Street in Albert Lea.  This is a free event that includes child care with a nursery for young children and the KidZone Ministry for K-5th grade.  For more information you can contact Carol Cerney at 507-373-8423.

MANKATO - If you have a car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome, or boat taking up space, you can donate it to the vehicle donation program, Cars For Homes, to help Habitat For Humanity of South Central Minnesota build homes in Mankato, St. Peter and Le Sueur.  For more information you can contact them at 507-388-2081, extension 4 or visit the website at hfhsouthcentralmn.net

MAPLETON - Maple River Loaves and Fishes Food Shelf is a non-profit organization that provides food items to those in need.  Serving the Maple River communities of Good Thunder, Amboy, Mapleton, and Beauford.  Hours are Tuesdays 3 to 6PM and Saturdays 10AM to noon.  For more information you can call 507-524-3046 or email loavesandfishes@hickorytech.net

MAPLETON - The Community Closet, which is located above the Plaid Piper Floral in Mapleton, is open 9AM to 12Noon every Saturday.  Proceeds go to non-profit organizations in the Maple River Area.

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Area Food Shelf is now open weekly on Monday nights from 5 to 7PM and Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at Schwanke Engines, located at 804 East Rock Street in Springfield.  For more information you can contact Jan Schwanke at 507-723-4120.

WELLS -  Community Suppers will now be held in the Good Shepherd Social Hall in Wells, on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30PM.  If you are willing to provide, prepare, and serve a meal for a month please contact Ron Wegner at 507-456-3698 or Linda Hagen at 507-553-5057.

MOUNTAIN LAKE/ WINDOM - Through the Senior Nutrition Program, meals are served daily at 11:30AM at the Community Center in Mountain Lake and Windom.  To reserve or cancel a meal you may call Windom before 8AM at  1-866-985-8513.  You are asked to reserve a meal one day in advance at the Mountain Lake location by calling 507-427-2151.

WELLS - The Clothes Closet, a non-profit Thrift Shop in Wells, offers clothing  for everyone on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - each week -  from 11AM to 6PM.  All proceeds of The Clothes Closet go to local ministries.  Used items can be dropped off for donation during store hours. 

SHERBURN - MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, meets every other Tuesday at 10AM at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn.  All moms that are expecting or have children that are kindergarten and under are welcome to attend.  For more information you can contact Amber at 507-236-1328

NEW ULM - Compassionate Friends, a Grief Support Group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child, meet at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm on the last Monday of each month at 7PM.  Questions can be directed to Judy Kastman at 507-359-2737.

WASECA - Faith United Methodist Church of Waseca, is having 'Food at Faith', in which they give out a cartful of assorted food for only $20 on a first come, first served basis on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12noon.  The church is located at 801 Fourth Avenue NE in Waseca.  For information you can call 507-835-3167 or email at faithwaseca@gmail.com

GAYLORD - United Methodist Church of Gaylord is offering home-style suppers every Wednesday from 5 to 6:15PM followed by a brief worship time.  The church is located at 318 4th Street in Gaylord.

WELLS - The Wilderness Prayer Center located south of Wells, will host " Worship In The Wilderness" the last Friday night of each month at 7PM, as well as prayer and worship meetings every Tuesday night at 7o'clock.  More information, including directions, can be found at www.wildernessprc.org

WINDOM - The Evangelical Free Church in Windom has a Men's Breakfast at 7:30 on the last Saturday morning of each month. The church is located at 416 10th Street in Windom.

FAIRMONT - The "Grief Coffee Group" meets each Thursday at 3PM in the Fairmont Medical Center.  The women's group and the men's group will alternate every week.  For more information you can call the Fairmont Medical Center Hospice at 507-238-8600

ALBERT LEA - All mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten are invited to attend the Albert Lea MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, which meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30PM at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea. 


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