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Community Calendar The Donkey

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
MANKATO - The Mankato Symphony Orchestra's string quartet presents a concert, "Haydn Go Seek - The Donkey", on Saturday, April 25 at 11AM at the YMCA in Mankato. Each child will take home a gift and a snack at the end of the show.  For more information you can call Sara at 507-625-8880.


Ruby's Pantry

SATURDAY, APRIL 25
EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will have a food distribution at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, April 25 from 10AM - 11:30AM. There is no income or residency guidelines, but there is a small fee. For more information, please call 651-674-0009


Come Rest Ministry

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 25 & 26
WHITTEMORE/WODEN/BURT -  Reverend Richard Speight, of "Come Rest Ministry", will speak at 1:30PM on Saturday, April 25 at the former Whittemore golf course clubhouse, in Whittemore, and on Sunday morning at the Woden Presbyterian Church at 8:30 and  Burt Presbyterian Church at 10:30.  Sunday evening he will be speaking at 6PM at the Burt Community Center, in Burt.


4 His Love

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
AUSTIN - Crane Community Chapel will host the Southern Gospel group, 4 His Love, on Sunday, April 26 at 6PM.  The church is located at 1111 9th Street NE in Austin.


Polka Service

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
ELMORE - Shiloh Lutheran Church, of Elmore, will have their Annual Polka Service on Sunday, April 26 at 2:45PM.


Brother's in Grace

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
FAIRMONT - Brother's in Grace & Grace Notes, from Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, will present a concert on Sunday, April 26 at 7PM at Red Rock Center for the Arts, in Fairmont. A free will offering will be received with proceeds going to Youth For Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Pave the Way project.


Newsboys in Concert

SUNDAY, APRIL 26
MARSHALL - The Newsboys will be in concert, with Audio Adrenaline, on Sunday, April 26 at 7PM at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  Doors open at 6:00. Tickets are available at Hy-Vee Grocery Store and Treasured Times in Marshall and on line at Attendstar.com


Bloodmobile

MONDAY, APRIL 27
NORTHROP - The National Honor Society will host the Red Cross Bloodmobile at Martin Luther High School, in Northrop on Monday, April 27 from 12:30 to 5:30PM.  You can call the office to make an appointment at 507-436-5249.


Caregiver Coffee

TUESDAY, APRIL 28
WINNEBAGO - Caregiver Coffee is a group that meets monthly to discuss challenges and blessings caring for a loved one.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:30PM at First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago. 


Wednesday Community Musicale

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
OWATONNA - The 5th Wednesday Community Musicale, featuring - The Gogs, a blue grass and rock pop group - will be held on April 29 at 6:30PM at the Owatonna United Methodist Church, located at 815 East University, in Owatonna.  A free-will offering will be received for the Lily Sparrow Hospitality House for homeless women and children.


Spring Salad Luncheon

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29
WELLS - There will be a Spring Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, Aprill 29 from 11AM to 12:30PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Wells.


Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service

THURSDAY, APRIL 30
FAIRMONT - The caregivers organization, CREST of Martin County, will host the Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service on Thursday, April 30 from 7:30AM to 3:30PM at the Evangelical Covenant Church, which is located at 901 woodland Avenue in Fairmont.


Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women

MONDAY, MAY 4
FOREST CITY - Forest City Area Fellowship of Christian Women will have their next meeting on Monday, May 4 from 6:30 to 8:30PM at the First Baptist Church in Forest City.  You are asked to make your reservations by Friday noon, May 1 by calling 641-585-3203.


Variety Show!

SATURDAY, MAY 2
KENSETT - Bolan Schoolhouse Variety Show will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00PM in the restored Barton  No. 2 schoolhouse building, which is located at 4206 Tulip Lane in Kensett.  Seating is limited to 80 and tickets can be held by calling Linda at 641-748-2385.


DAV BINS

SATURDAY - MONDAY, MAY 2 - 4
FAIRMONT - DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Martin County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will have a Clothing Drive Fundraiser at the Five Lakes Centre Mall Parking Lot DAV BINS on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3 from 12noon to 5PM and on Monday, May 4 from 4 to 7PM.  If you have questions you can call Gary at 507-236-3714.


Cowboy Church

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 2 & 3
BLUE EARTH/JACKSON - The Minn-Iowa Cowboys for Christ will be holding 2 Cowboy Churches at local Sale Barns.  The first will be on Saturday, May 2 at 10AM at the Stockyards, in Blue Earth and on Sunday, May 3 at 8AM at the Sale Barn, in Jackson.  Both services will proceed horse sales and will include gospel/blue grass music and a Gospel message.


Higher Call

SATURDAY, MAY 2
FAIRMONT - Fairmont Christian Church will host "Higher Call", in concert, on Saturday, May 2 from 7 to 8:30PM.  The church is located at 625 Johnson Street in Fairmont.


An Evening with Point of Grace & Selah

SATURDAY, MAY 2
CLEAR LAKE - "An Evening with Point of Grace & Selah" in concert, will be held at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake on Saturday, May 2 at 7PM.  Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by going to surfballroom.com .


Spring Rummage and Bake Sale

SATURDAY, MAY 2
BROWNSDALE - The United Methodist Church, in Brownsdale, will hold a Rummage and Bake Sale with lunch and coffee on Saturday, May 2 from 9AM to 1PM during the Brownsdale City-Wide Rummage Sales.


Blessing of the Bikes

SUNDAY, MAY 3
OWATONNA - The 19th Annual "Blessing of the Bikes" will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 11AM at DayBreak Community Church, in Owatonna.  There will be live music and a free lunch will be served.


All You Can East Pancake Feed

MONDAY, MAY 4
FAIRMONT - The Kiwanis Early Risers is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Feed on Monday, May 4 at the Five Lakes Centre, in Fairmont.  Serving will be from 4:30 to 7PM.  Proceeds will go to area Lutheran Schools: St. Paul, in Fairmont; St. Paul's, in Truman and St. James; and Martin Luther High School in Northrop.


Salad Supper

MONDAY, MAY 4
MANKATO - The Word of Life WMF Spring Salad Supper will be held Monday, May 4 at 6:30PM. Special speaker will be Dr. Ruth Bolton. The church is located at 20013 Stoltzman Road, Mankato. A collection of baby items will be gathered as a donation to Birthright of Mankato.


Community Baccalaureate Service

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6
ALGONA - There will be a Community Baccalaureate Worship Service on Wednesday, May 6, sponsored by the Algona Area Clergy Association, beginning at 7:00PM, at the First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 101 North Main Street, in Algona.


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

THURSDAY, MAY 7

MANKATO - Hosanna Lutheran Church, in Mankato, will celebrate National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7 with the Worship Center open for prayer from 6AM to 6PM.  There will be a Walk to the Government Center for prayer and proclamation and a Worship and Prayer Service at 6PM.


FRIDAY - SUNDAY, MAY 8-10 & 15-17
MANKATO - Merely Players Community theatre presents "Guys and Dolls" Friday through Sunday, May 8 through 10 at the Lincoln Community Center, located at 110 Fulton Street in Mankato. Performances are at 7:30 each evening and a matinee at 2PM on Sunday.  You can go to merelyplayers.com for tickets or more information.


Journey Back to Medicine

FRIDAY, MAY 8
BLUE EARTH - Dr. Kevin Kimm's, speaking on his "Journey Back to Medicine", will be at the Senior Center, in Blue Earth, on Friday, May 8 at 11:30AM.


Benefit Auction

FRIDAY, MAY 8
STEWARTVILLE - Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, in Stewartville, will have their annual "Basket Case" benefit auction on Friday, May 8 beginning at 5:00PM. 


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. 


Summer Elementary Camps

SUNDAY, MAY 10
NORTHROP - Martin Luther High School, in Northrop, will lead a variety of Summer Elementary Camps.  For more information you can call the school at 507-436-5249 or go to MartinLutherHS.com.  Registrations are due by May 10.


Flytte 5K Run and Walk

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
NORSELAND - The Scandian Grove Church Flytte 5K Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 8:30AM in Norseland. You can obtain a reduced fee before May 15, although registrations will be accepted after that date.  Proceeds will go to MSU Intervarsity Campus Ministry in Mankato.  For more information, or for a registration form, you can visit scandiangrovelutheranchurch.org


Steve Jensen Benefit

SATURDAY, MAY 16
HOPE - First Lutheran Church, of Hope, is sponsoring a house fire benefit for Steve Jensen on Saturday, May 16 from 3 to 7PM at the Steele county Snowmobile Trail Association Building in Hope. Tickets, at a reduced price, are being sold in advance at Krause Livestock and Feed, in Hope, or Whistle Stop Restaurant, in Medford.


Amber Leach Benefit

SATURDAY, MAY 16
FAIRMONT - There will be a Benefit for 11 year old Amber Leach, of Granada, on Saturday, May 16 from 11 to 2PM at the Grace Lutheran Church, in Fairmont. There will be a Silent Auction, Bingo, and other activities offered.  For more information you can call Lup'e at 507-848-4064.


Blue Grass Concert with Northern Drawl

SUNDAY, MAY 17
WASECA - Christian Assembly, in Waseca, is hosting a Blue Grass Concert, featuring Northern Drawl, on Sunday, May 17 at 6:00PM.  There will be a Pie Social, following the concert, to raise funds for 'Speed the Light' Youth Missions.  Christian Assembly is located at 900 14th Avenue SE, in Waseca.


Junior Sports Clinic

TUESDAY, JUNE 9
OWATONNA - Owatonna Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have a Junior Sports Clinic, for students in grades 4 through 8 on Tuesday, June 9 at Lincoln Elementary School, in Owatonna.  For more information you can call Stephanie at 507-837-2011.


Ongoing Events

VARIOUS LOCATIONS- DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Martin County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon are holding a Clothing Drive Fundraiser.  You can drop clothing, linens, and soft household items at the pre-collection DAV BIN sites, located at: Juba's in Blue Earth - Five Lakes Center Mall Parking Lot, in Fairmont - Next to City Hall in Sherburn - City Hall and Sunshine Foods, in Jackson and South West Broad Band Building in Lakefield.  If you have questions you can call Gary at 507-236-3714.

ALBERT LEA - Crossroads Church, in Albert Lea, is in need of volunteers for their program, "Elevate", which is a ministry to 5th, 6th and 7th grade students.  If you would like more information you can call Marc Castro at 507-377-3276.

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. 


Miracles Happen Festival

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, JULY 24 - 26
STEWARTVILLE - Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, of Stewartville, will hold their annual "Miracles Happen" Festival Friday through Sunday, July 24 through 26.  This will be a weekend of music, featuring Big Daddy Weave and others, as well as food and activities.  Proceeds support the Ranch and Operation Welcome Home.  Wristbands are required and can be purchased on line at MHFest.com or by calling 507-533-4315.


The Simple Gospel Seminar

THURSDAY - SATURDAY, JULY 30 - AUGUST 1
BISMARCH, ND - The Simple Gospel will present a 3-day training seminar event in Bismarck, ND Thursday through Saturday, July 30 through August 1.  For more information you can go to: JGLM.org


Encounter 2015 - WorshipMob

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 31 & AUGUST 1
BRICELYN - Encounter 2015 - "Celebrating the Goodness of God", featuring WorshipMob, will be on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1 at Prairie River Camp, of rural Bricelyn.  This event is hosted by Wilderness Prayer Center.  To register you can go to eventbrite.com and do a search for Worshipmob: Encounter 2015.


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