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Community Calendar Men's Soup supper

MONDAY, MARCH 2
TITONKA - Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Titonka, is having a Men's Soup Supper on Monday, March 2 from 4:30 to 7PM.  Proceeds will go to Krysilis, in Forest City and Exceptional Opportunities, in Burt.


Bluffton University Camerata Singers

MONDAY, MARCH 2
MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Bluffton University Camerata Singers Chamber Choir will present a concert at First Mennonite Church of Mountain Lake on Monday, March 2 at 8PM.  This is a free event and open to all. A free will offering will be received. The church is located at 305 North Seventh Street, in Mountain Lake.


"Love After Marriage" video seminar

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
NORTH MANKATO - A "Love After Marriage" video seminar, will be held on Sunday nights, starting March 8 and through May 16, at New Creation Church, in North Mankato.  The event is for married couples and is facilitated by Dave Andros and his wife, Dianne.  For more information you can contact Dianne or Dave at The Freedom Counseling Center by calling 507-934-4160.


MONDAY, MARCH 2
BLUE EARTH - Ten Thousand Things Theater Company is touring to Blue Earth, and will perform "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", free of charge, at 7PM on Monday, March 2 at Blue Earth Area High School.


"The Good Doctor"

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, MARCH 6-8 & 13-15
MANKATO - Merely Players Community Theatre presents "The Good Doctor" Friday through Sunday, March 6 through 8 and March 13 through 15 at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton Street in Mankato, Friday and Saturday evening performances will begin at 7:30PM and Sunday afternoons at 3 o'clock.  For ticket information you can call 507-388-5483 or visit the website: merelyplayers.com


Kindergarten Round Up

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
MANKATO - Grace Christian School, in Mankato, will have their Kindergarten Round Up on Friday, March 6 from 1 to 2:30PM.  You can register with the office at 507-388-9355.


Enrollment

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
NORTHROP - Martin Luther High School has opened their Enrollment and are accepting 'early-bird' discounts for the 2015 -2016school year, through Friday, March 6.  For more information you can go to martinlutherhs.com or call the office at 507-436-5249.


An Evening of Healing Prayer

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
ALBERT LEA - Our Father's House in Albert Lea, will offer an evening of Healing Prayer for anyone who has a need for physical healing on Friday, March 6 from 7 to 8PM.


World Day of Prayer

FRIDAY, MARCH 6
BRICELYN -  WELCA, of Bricelyn Lutheran Church, located at 404 North Secor Street in Bricelyn, will have a special service for World Day of Prayer, on Friday, March 6 at 1:30PM.


Benefit

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
CLEAR LAKE - The Clear Lake Evening Lions will hold an Omelet & Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7 from 7AM to 1PM at United Methodist Church, located at 508 2nd Avenue North, in Clear Lake.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, MARCH 7
ALBERT LEA - Ruby's Pantry will be held on Saturday, March 7 at Albert Lea Assembly of God, located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea, from 10AM to 12noon.


Festival of Music

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
FAIRMONT - The Festival of Music will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 2PM at the Fairmont United Methodist Church, located at 119 East 2nd Street in Fairmont.  An offering will be received to support the ministry of CREST in Martin County.


Bluegrass Concert - Becky Buller and Band

SUNDAY, MARCH 8
ST. JAMES - On Sunday, March 8 at 7PM there will be a Bluegrass Concert, featuring Becky Buller and her Band from Nashville, at the Princess Theater, in St. James.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to renovate the Princess Theater Lobby.  You can secure your tickets by calling 507-375-4370.


Dodgeball Tournament

FRIDAY, MARCH 13
MANKATO - Grace Christian School will be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament at the Evangelical Free Church, in Mankato, on Friday, March 13 at 6:30PM. You can register your 6-person team with the school office by Monday, March 9 by calling 507-388-9355.


Camp Fundraiser

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
FAIRMONT - Martin County Youth For Christ will have a Camp Fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch, in Fairmont, on Wednesday, March 11 from 4:30 to 9:30PM.


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

THURSDAY, MARCH 12
ALBERT LEA - There will be a Youth For Christ Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Thursday, March 12 from 4:30 to 7PM at The Rock, located at 116 West Clark Street in Albert Lea.


Christian Concert

FRIDAY, MARCH 13
EDEN PRAIRIE - Acquire the Fire presents the Christian concert, Resilient, at Grace Church, located at 9301 Eden Prairie Road, in Eden Prairie, on Friday, March 13 at 6PM.  You can go to acquirethefire.com for more information or to order tickets.


"WeCare" Weekend

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 13 & 14
KIESTER - Kiester for A Cure will hold their "WeCare" Weekend on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14.  Many events are planned including Kids Carnival, Chili and Soup Cook-Off, a Live Auction and more.  All events will take place at the Kiester Town and Country Center. You can learn more by going to kiesterforacure.org


Walk Thru the Old Testament

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 13 & 14
OWATONNA - Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, in Owatonna, are doing a "Walk thru The Old Testament" Friday, from 7 to 9:30PM and Saturday from 9AM to Noon, March 13 & 14.  Adults and children, grades 3 and up, can participate. You may call 507-446-5850 to register.


Minn-Kota Bake Sale and Supper

SATURDAY, MARCH 14
MOUNTAIN LAKE - First Mennonite Church, in Mountain Lake will have a Min-Kota Bake Sale and Supper on Saturday, March 14 from 5 to 7PM.  Donations will go to Ukraine or to Loaves and Fishes Food Shelves.


Lenten Soup Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 15
JEFFERS - Jeffers United Methodist church, of Jeffers, is hosting their Lenten Soup Dinner on Sunday, March 15 from 11AM to 1PM.  Donation funds will be designated to a mission or mission project.


Winnebago Music Fest

SUNDAY, MARCH 15
WINNEBAGO - The Winnebago MusicFest, a fundraiser for Interfaith Caregivers of Faribault County, will be held on Sunday, March 15 at 2PM at First Baptist Church in Winnebago.  Musical selections will be performed by FourEver Young and 4Given,  followed by refreshments.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 15
MANKATO - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, which is located at 632 South Broad Street in Mankato, will have their St. Patrick's Day Dinner on Sunday, March 15 from 11AM to 2PM.


YFC Open House

TUESDAY, MARCH 17
FAIRMONT - Martin County Youth For Christ will have an Open House on Tuesday, March 17 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM at The Lighthouse Youth Center, in Fairmont. 


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. 


Reflections in Music: A Lenten Experience

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MARCH 20 & 21
OWATONNA - "Reflections in Music: A Lenten Experience", featuring Dan Schutte, will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21.  The concert held on Friday will start at 7PM and the Saturday workshop will be from 9AM to 1PM, both held at St. Joseph Parish, located at 512 South Elm Street in Owatonna.


Benefit Auction

FRIDAY MARCH 20
MOUNTAIN LAKE - Mountain Lake Christian School is hosting its eleventh annual benefit auction on Friday, March 20 at the school, located at 710 11th Street North in Mountain Lake.  Doors open at 5PM with the auction beginning at 6:30.


Building for Ministry Seminar

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
PLYMOUTH - There will be a Building For Ministry Seminar on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 to 11:15AM at the Comfort Inn, located at 3000 Harbor Lane in Plymouth.  You can find out more by calling 763-541-9552.


Burt Chili and Soup Cook-off

SATURDAY, MARCH 21
BURT - The Burt Chili and Soup Cook-off, sponsored by the Burt Presbyterian Church, will be held on Saturday, March 21 at the Burt Activity Complex from 11AM to 1PM, with proceeds going to the Kossuth Food Pantry.  You can find out more by going to burtforchrist.com.  Anyone in Kossuth County or surrounding counties is welcome to enter by calling 515-341-5467.


Crown College Kammerchoir

SUNDAY, MARCH 22
BRITT - The Crown College Kammerchoir, from Minneapolis, will be in concert on Sunday, March 22 at Britt Free Church, in Britt.  The concert begins at 9AM.


Craft Day at KJLY

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
At the KJLY Studio in Blue Earth - In preparation for the KJLY Women's Conference in May, we are having a Craft Day at the KJLY studio in Blue Earth on Saturday, March 28. We will start at 9AM and end around 3PM. If you would like to join us for the whole day or just a few hours, please call the station today at 507-526-3233.


SUNDAY, MARCH 29 AND THURSDAY, APRIL 2
MANKATO - "The Living Last Supper" is returning to Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 29 and Thursday, April 2 at 6PM.  Bethlehem Lutheran is located at 720 South Second Street in Mankato.  For more information you can call the church office at 507-388-2925.


Benefit for Rich Varnis

SUNDAY, MARCH 29
ELMORE - The communities of Elmore and Frost are putting on a Benefit for Rich Varnis, of Frost on Sunday, March 29 at Shiloh Lutheran Church, in Elmore.  A meal will be served from 10AM to 1PM as well as a bake sale.  Donations can also be sent to Wells-Fargo Bank, in Blue Earth, attention to Rich Varnis.


Be the Story

THURSDAY, APRIL 9
FAIRMONT - Fairmont Area Youth For Christ will have "Be the Story" Banquet on Thursday, April 9 at Bethel Evangelical Free church in Fairmont beginning at 6PM.


The Outdoorsman's MAIN Event

FRIDAY, APRIL 10
ALBERT LEA - The 5th Annual Outdoorsman's MAIN Event, featuring a Big Game Meal, and a fun night for the family, will be held on Friday, April 10 at Crossroads Church, in Albert Lea.  The program starts at 6PM, and doors open at 4:30.  For tickets you can go to placeofdecision.com or call Crossroads office at 507-377-3276.


Craft Day at KJLY

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
At the KJLY Studio in Blue Earth - In preparation for the KJLY Women's Conference in May, we are having a Craft Day at the KJLY studio in Blue Earth on Saturday, March 28. We will start at 9AM and end around 3PM. If you would like to join us for the whole day or just a few hours, please call the station today at 507-526-3233.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, APRIL 11
ALBERT LEA - Due to the Easter holiday falling on the first weekend of the month, Ruby's Pantry will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 10AM at Albert Lea Assembly of God, located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea.


Good Friday Community Service

FRIDAY, APRIL 18
BLUE EARTH - There will be a Community Good Friday Service at the West Delavan Church, located at the Faribault County Fairgrounds in Blue Earth, on Friday, April 18 at 3PM.


Gaither Vocal Band

SUNDAY, APRIL 19
ROCHESTER - Gaither Vocal Band will present a concert on Sunday, April 19 at 3PM at the Mayo Civic Center, located at 30 Civic Center Drive SE, in Rochester.  For more information or for tickets you can call 507-328-2222.


Steven Curtis Chapman Tour

SATURDAY, MAY 9
NORTH MANKATO - The Table Tour, featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, with Brandon Heath, Love & the Outcome and Ellie Holcomb, is coming to Crossview Covenant Church in North Mankato on Saturday, May 9 at 7PM.  Tickets can be purchased by going to crossviewcovenant.org. 


Ongoing Events

ALBERT LEA - The Albert Lea Salvation Army is participating in the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign.  Whatever food or monetary donations made from March 1 through March 31 will go toward a partial grant match.  Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, at 302 Court Street in Albert Lea. For information you can call 507-373-5710.

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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