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Community Calendar Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2
FOREST CITY - Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women invite women and men to their meeting on Monday, February 2 in the Fellowship Room of First Baptist Church, in Forest City. You may make reservations by January 30 by calling Carol at 641-585-3203.


Dysart Family Concert

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
TITONKA - Titonka United Methodist Church will present the Dysart Family, in concert, on Friday, January 30 at 7PM. Doors will open at 6:00. The church is located at 348 Main Street in Titonka.  You can find out more about this family by visiting their website dysartfamilymusic.com.


Soup Supper

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
KANAWHA - Kanawha Christian School will hold a Soup Supper on Saturday, January 31 from 5 to 7PM at the Kanawha Fire Station.


Dell's Scandinavian Smorgasbord

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
FROST - Dell Lutheran Church, of rural Frost, will have their Scandinavian Smorgasbord, formerly known as Lutefisk Supper, on Sunday, February 1 from 1 to 5PM.  There will also be a Bake Sale, sponsored by the Dell Women.  All smorgasbord proceeds go to support mission projects.


Armouraires Quartet

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1
MAPLETON - The Armouraires Quartet will be performing at Faith Bible Church, in Mapleton, on Sunday, February 1 at 10:30AM.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry will be returning to the Assembly of God Church, located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea, on Saturday, February 7 from 10AM to 12Noon.


VBS Fundraiser

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
MANLY - There will be a fundraiser to help with expenses of the ecumenical VBS, to be held in Bolan this summer.  The all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 8 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, in Manly. 


Valentine Carnival

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
WELLS - St. Casimir's Valentine Carnival will be held on Sunday, February 8 from 11:30 to 5PM at St. Casimir's Church, in Wells.  All proceeds will go to the general fund.


Special Speaker, Paula Ellefson

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8
SHERBURN - Sherburn Regional Worship Center, located at 2 Crossroads Drive, in Sherburn, will have a special guest speaker, Paula Ellefson, of "40 Days for Life" and "Rich in Mercy" on Sunday, February 8 during their Sunday school at 9AM and Worship time at 10:00.


Blood Drive

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9
BLUE EARTH - There will be a Blood Drive at the Hope United Methodist Church, in Blue Earth, on Monday, February 9 from 12:30 to 6:30PM.  For appointments you can call 1800-733-2767.


"A Night of Fun and Laughter"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
NORTH MANKATO - Gentle Shepherd Ministries is sponsoring "A Night of Fun and Laughter" with comedian, Daren Streblow, on Sunday, February 15 at 6:30PM at Crossview Covenant Church, in North Mankato.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lighthouse Bookstore, in Mankato, or by calling 507-327-1480 or at the door.


A Home Town Love Letter

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
FAIRMONT - The Red Rock Center, in Fairmont, will offer an afternoon of music with "A Home Town Love Letter",  featuring local artists from the Blue Earth area, on Sunday, February 15 at 3PM.  Tickets will be available at the door or you can obtain advance tickets at Hy-Vee, in Fairmont, or online at redrockcenter.ticketleap.com.


Valentines Waffle Brunch

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
BLUE EARTH - Interfaith Caregivers will be holding their Annual Valentine's Waffle Brunch on Sunday, February 15 at the Ag Center, in Blue Earth.  All you can eat brunch will be served from 9AM to 1PM.


Music on the Hill

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15
MANKATO - The Mankato Symphony will perform the third in a series, Music on the Hill, on Sunday, February 15 at 2PM at the Good Counsel Chapel, in Mankato.


Poet and Author Presentation

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
MANKATO - On Thursday, February 19, poet, Natalie Dianz, and fiction writer, Danielle Sosin, will be speaking at Minnesota State University, in Mankato.  They will present a talk from 3 to 4PM in the Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium, and they will give a reading and sign books at 7:30PM in Centennial Student Union, room 245.


the Blakstad Brothers and The ForEverly Brothers Tribute Band

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
FAIRMONT - The Blackstad Brothers and The ForEverly Brothers Tribute Band will perform at Fairmont Opera House on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30PM.  You may purchase tickets at the website fairmontoperahouse.com or by phone 507-238-4900.


Project Community Connect

TUESDAY, MARCH 17
MANKATO - The Blue Earth County Homeless Response Team is sponsoring "Project Community Connect", to help low income and homeless individuals, on Tuesday, March 17 at the Verizon Wireless Center, in Mankato. 


Ongoing Events

MANKATO - The Blue Earth County Homeless Response Team is seeking area agencies and buisnesses to host a donation box for about 1 month to assist in collecting items for "Project Community Connect", held on Tuesday, March 17 in Mankato.  For more information, or if you are interested in donating, please call Lindsay Stenger at 507-386-5752.

WINNEBAGO - A benefit account has been set up for Marg Mack, of Winnebago, who is in St. Mary's in Rochester. You can donate at First Financial Bank, in Winnebago, by calling 507-893-3155.

ALBERT LEA - Assembly of God Church, in Albert Lea, will host Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution the First Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12noon.  The church is located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea.

MANKATO - Volunteer Drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels Program to help deliver hot meals to seniors and persons with disabilities in the Mankato community.  You may contact Sally at 507-340-3162 or Vanessa at 866-974-0284.

BUFFALO CENTER - There will be a Blue Grass and Gospel Jam every 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6 to 9PM at the Heritage Town Center, located on Highway 9 west of the fire station in Buffalo Center.  A lunch will be served by the Buffalo Center Historical Society.

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

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.

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

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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