Today's Word of the Lord"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly." Proverbs 15:1, 2
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P.O. Box 72
12089 380th Ave.
Blue Earth, MN 56013
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TUESDAY, MAY 24
BLUE EARTH - Interfaith Caregivers is sponsoring a Caregiver Class to be held at the Blue Earth Senior Center, located at 118 West 7th Street in Blue Earth on Tuesday, May 24 at 3PM. You can call Interfaith Caregivers with any questions at 507-526-4684.
Red Cross Blood Drive
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
ELMORE - The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore from 1 to 7PM on Wednesday, May 25.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
ALGONA - The Kossuth County Agency on Aging will have a 'Friend'raiser Walk" on Thursday, May 26 at the Algona Senior Center, located at 1306 North Main in Algona. Check-in begins at 10AM followed by a short program and the walk will start at 11:00. Registration and release forms are required and available by contacting Sharon or Jan at the Senior Center in Algona or you can call Dawn at 515-295-8522.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
FREEBORN - The Freeborn American Legion, in Freeborn, will have an All You Can Eat Fish Fry on Saturday, May 28 from 5 to 7:30 or until gone.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will have a food distribution in East chain on Saturday, May 28 from 10 to 11:30AM at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church, located at 507 280th Avenue. For more information you can see their website at RubysPantry.org.
Memorial Day Program
MONDAY, MAY 30
TITONKA - The Titonka Memorial Day Program, sponsored by the Titonka American Legion Auxiliary, will be held at 9:30AM on Monday, May 30 in the Good Hope Lutheran Church, in Titonka. Special Speaker will be Gary Honsey, of Lake Mills. A lunch will be served after the program.
Memorial Day Community Picnic
MONDAY, MAY 30
FAIRMONT - Red Rock Center in Fairmont will have their Memorial Day Community Picnic on Monday, May 30 from 11AM to 1PM. Veterans and military personnel eat free of charge.
Memorial Day Program
MONDAY, MAY 30
JANESVILLE - There will be a Memorial Day Program at Janesville Waldorf Pemberton High School, in Janesville, on Monday, May 30 at 9AM. Special speaker will be Dr. Stephanie Putzier, a US Navy Veteran.
Annual Golf Outing
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
MADELIA - The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation will hold their 12th Annual Golf Outing on Wednesday, June 8 at the Madelia Golf course. The 'Golf Ball Roll" contest kicks off the event at 5:25PM and golfers tee-off at 5:30. Registrations can be downloaded at mchospital.org/events and returned to the Madelia Communty Hospital Foundation by June 1.
Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women
MONDAY, JUNE 6
FOREST CITY - The Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women will meet on Monday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at the First Baptist Church in Forest City. Please enter through the east entrance of the church. Men and women are invited to make dinner reservations by Friday noon, June 3 by calling Elsie at 641-585-2257.
Martin County Youth For Christ
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
FAIRMONT - Martin County Youth For Christ in Fairmont will have their annual "Golf Fore the Kids" on Monday, July 11 at the Interlaken Golf Course in Fairmont. Registration is due Friday, June 3. To find out more or request a registration form you can call 507-235-6016.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
ALBERT LEA - The next Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution in Albert Lea will be held at Assembly of God, located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea. Doors open at 9:30AM and distribution is from 10:00-11:30.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
EXCELSIOR - The Million Dollar Quartet, which recreates a 1956 historical concert, will begin on Friday, June 10 and run through January 21, 2017 with performances running Wednesdays at 1:30PM, Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sunday afternoons at 2PM at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior. Tickets can be purchased online at the theatre's website: oldlog.com or you can call 866-653-5641.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
BLUE EARTH - New Horizons, a Christian non-profit adoption agency in Blue Earth, will hold their first Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 11 at 10:30AM at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth. Registration forms can be found on the website: nhadoptionagency.org or you can call 507-526-3518.
5K Fun Run & Walk
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
ST. PETER - Scandian Grove Lutheran Church of St. Peter will hold their 3rd annual '5K FLYTTE' Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, June 11 with registration beginning at 7:45AM and the race at 9AM. All proceeds will support Everly Hewitt, daughter of Ray Hewitt and Katie Hobson of Cleveland. You can download a registration form at scandiangrovelutheranchurch.org.
Noon Lunch with the Arts
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
FAIRMONT - The Red Rock Center for the Arts in Fairmont will feature Bill Busse and Joyce Schultz singing 50s and 60s music during 'Noon Lunch with the Arts' on Tuesday, June 14 at 12 o'clock.
TUESDAY - THURSDAY, JUNE 14 - 16
PALMER - Faith Community Church in Palmer will have a Preschool Vacation Bible School, 'Ocean Commotion', Tuesday through Thursday, June 14 through 16. This VBS is for children ages 3 through Kindergarten. To find out more you can go to faithccpalmer.org.
Minnesota Family Council Presentation
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
OWATONNA - The third in a series of PowerPoint presentations, which includes a question and answer time, will take place at the Owatonna Public Library located at 105 North Elm Avenue. John Helmberger, a representative of Minnesota Family Council, will be the special guest on Thursday, June 16 from 7 to 8:30PM on the subject "Gender Identity". If you have questions you may go to mfc.org or email John@mfc.org
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
FAIRMONT - 'Crochet 101', classes to teach the basics of crochet to teens and adults, will be at the Red Rock Center for the Arts, in Fairmont on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30PM. You can call 507-235-3141 to register or for more information.
Historic Home Tour
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
MANKATO - There will be a Historical Home and Gardens Tour, of the Lincoln Park Neighborhood, in Mankato, on Saturday, June 18 from 11AM to 4PM. Along with the home tour, there will be horse and wagon rides and entertainment at Lincoln Triangle Park. For ticket and general information you can call 507-301-9907.
Red Rock Revival and Bluegrass Concert!
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JUNE 24 - 26
BROWNSDALE - First Baptist Church in Brownsdale will hold the Red Rock Revival and Bluegrass Concert June 24 through 26 on the grounds of the Brownsdale Elementary School on Highway 56 in Brownsdale. The free event will be begin at 5PM on Friday, 12noon on Saturday and 10AM on Sunday. The weekend will include tent meetings, music and a blessing of the bikes, which is scheduled for 2PM on Saturday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
SPRING VALLEY - Good Earth Village, in Spring Valley, will have their annual Women's Day on Saturday, June 25 from 9AM to 4PM. Good Earth Village is located at 25303 Old Town Drive, in Spring Valley. You can register by going to goodearthvillage.org/womensday.
Gospel Music Bash #3
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
STEWARTVILLE - Stewartville's Gospel Music Bash #3 will be held at the Performing Arts Center, located at 400 6th Avenue SW in Stewartville, on Thursday, June 30 at 5:30PM. For tickets you can call Gloria at 507-533-4131.
Evening of Remembrance
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
MANKATO - Wings of Hope, Mankato, will hold an Ecumenical service, "Evening of Remembrance", for families who have lost children in miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death, at the Wings of Hope Memorial Site, in Calvary Cemetery of Mankato, on Thursday, June 30 at 6:30PM. For more information about this organization and event you can go to wingsofhopemankato.weebly.com or call Chris at 507-519-0158.
HeartSong Outdoor Concert
SATURDAY, JULY 2
VERNON CENTER - River's Edge Christian Church in Vernon Center will have an outdoor concert featuring HeartSong on Saturday, July 2 at 7PM. The church is located at 201 East Street South in Vernon Center.
Pie & Ice Cream Social
FRIDAY, JULY 8
BLUE EARTH - Faribault County Historical Society will have a Pie & Ice Cream Social during Giant Days in Blue Earth on Friday, July 8.
Aiming For A Better Life
SUNDAY, JULY 10
PINE ISLAND - There will be a Trap Shooting Fundraising Event for MN Adult & Teen Challenge on Sunday, July 10 from 11AM to 5:30PM at White Pines Sportsman's Club in Pine Island. You may register online at mntc.org/Rochester by July 1.
TUESDAY, JULY 16
FAIRMONT - 'Crochet 101', classes to teach the basics of crochet to teens and adults, will be held at the Red Rock Center for the Arts, in Fairmont on Saturday, July 16 at 6:30PM. You can call 507-235-3141 to register or for more information.
Southern Raised in Concert
SATURDAY, JULY 16
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents the bluegrass gospel group, Southern Raised, at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, July 16 at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more by going to MinnesotaGospelOpry.com
Miracles Happen Event
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 29 - 31
STEWARTVILLE - Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch of Stewartville will have their Miracles Happen Event Friday through Sunday, July 29 through 31 featuring Tenth Avenue North, Family Fun Day and Sunday morning worship. For tickets and complete schedule you can go to mhfest.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents the Canadian gospel group, Double Portion, at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, August 13 at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com.
Dallas & Linda Holm in Concert
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents Dallas & Linda Holm at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, September 17at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents the Freedom Quartet at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, October 15 at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com
Should Christians Vote?
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
OWATONNA - The last in a series of PowerPoint presentations, which includes a question and answer time, will take place at the Owatonna Public Library, located at 105 North Elm Avenue. John Helmberger, a representative of Minnesota Family Council, will be the special guest on Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30PM on the subject "Should Christians Vote?". If you have questions you may go to mfc.org or email John@mfc.org
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents Heartsong Ministries at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, November 12 at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com
Gospel Opry Christmas Concert
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
LAKEVILLE - The Minnesota Gospel Opry Concert Series presents their annual Christmas Concert featuring The Benson Family singers and Unified, at Celebration Church, located at 16655 Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, on Saturday, December 10 at 7PM. A free will offering will be received. You can find out more at MinnesotaGospelOpry.com
WELLS - The Wells Area Food Shelf will begin a new program, 'Summer Food for Kids'. Beginning June 1, families will receive their usual monthly allotment of food plus a second set of vouchers for milk, bread and eggs, as well as additional food items. If you are interested in helping fund this program you can send your donation to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 291 First Street SW in Wells.
MANKATO - Mankato's nonprofit, LEEP (Leisure Education for Exceptional People), is looking for volunteer coaches for their Unified teams, which combines athletes with and without disabilities on the same team. LEEP currently offers unified teams in volleyball, basketball, aquatics, golf, and flag football. For more information you can call 507-387-5122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOUNTAINLAKE - Mountain Lake Christian School will offer their Pre-Kindergarten program free for the 2016-2017 school year for 3 and 4 year olds with no Pre-Kindergarten experience. To find out more you may contact Dr. James at 507-427-3900 or go the website: gomlc.org.
NEW ULM - Community and Seniors Together (CAST) will host a low-impact Chair Workout Class on Tuesdays from 10 to 11AM in room 112 of the Community Center, located at 600 North German Street in New Ulm.
FARIBAULT & MARTIN COUNTIES - Faribault and Martin Counties Human Services are searching for potential Foster Parents to work alongside them to provide a loving, caring and stable home for county children that are in need of a safe environment with dedicated caregivers. If interested, please contact Bethany at 507-238-4757 or email Bethany.Jobe@fmchs.com
OWATONNA - Little Theatre of Owatonna is accepting applications for the Sarah Foreman Scholarship. Details and forms for the application can be found on the website: littletheatreofowatonna.org/sarah-foreman-scholarship or from counselors and career centers. Deadline is June 4.
FARIBAULT COUNTY - Interfaith Caregivers of Faribault County will help you with your yard work this spring, beginning mid-April. Clients must be 60 years old and live in Faribault County. Volunteers are also needed. You may call to volunteer or to receive clean up help by calling 507-526-4684.
BRICELYN - Registration is now open for Summer Camp opportunities at Prairie River Camp in Bricelyn. Camps include: Paintball, Beginner and Advanced Horse Camp, Grade School, Middle School Camps and more! You can contact Jonathan at 507-653-4700 or you can email him at email@example.com for information or to get registered. Scholarships are also available for families in need.
BLUE EARTH - Driving volunteers are greatly needed at this time to tranport home-bound citizens to their medical appointments and other engagements. To volunteer your time to Interfaith Caregivers in Blue Earth, you can call 507-526-4684.
WASECA - Junior and Senior High students are invited to Club 180 at Christ Community Church in Waseca on Friday nights.
MANKATO - Celebrate Recovery meets each Tuesday evening, beginning with a meal served from 5 to 6PM at Hosanna Lutheran Church, which is located at 105 Hosanna Drive in Mankato.
HUNTLEY - The Huntley Community Cookbook, a collaborative effort between the Community Covenant Church and Huntley Cafe, is now available. The cookbook includes recipes, vintage photographs, faith stories, and a brief history of the Huntley Community. You may purchase yours at the Huntley Cafe or by contacting the church at 507-866-4646.
WELLS/BLUE EARTH - A Caregiver Coffee meets every 3rd Tuesday at 10AM at the United Methodist Church in Wells and at 3:15 at the Ag Center Conference Room in Blue Earth. For more information you can contact Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.
FAIRMONT/BLUE EARTH - Interfaith Caregivers offer two Parkinson's Support Groups each month. The Fairmont group meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran Church and the Blue Earth group gather at the Ag Center Conference Room every 3rd Wednesday at 1:30PM.
BLUE EARTH - Silver Sneakers, excercise for seniors, meets at 10AM each Monday and Wednesday at the Fitness Center in Blue Earth. For more information or to register you can call Michelle at 507-526-3376.
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution is held at the Assemblies of God Church located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea, on The 1st Saturday of each month. Doors open at 9:30 and distribution is from 10 to 11:30AM.
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Blue Earth, MN 56013
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