Editors Mailbag

Single Mom support group

NEW ULM – New Ulm Single Mom’s Support Group is meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will be held at First Choice Pregnancy Services, 1223 S. Broadway, in New Ulm.

December meeting times include the 3rd and the 17th from 10-11:30 am. This group meets twice a month to help the single mother’s community form relationships and learn various skills. The group asks that those who attend have at least one child preschool age or younger; however, all are welcome to join.

Stargazing program with Mike Lynch postponed

The stargazing and astronomy class with WCCO Radio meteorologist Mike Lynch, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 1 because of a forecast of clouds. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Harman Park.

Soup and sandwich lunch at Peach Lutheran

WINTHROP – Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop will be having their Soup and Sandwich Luncheon with a Bake Sale on Sunday from 10:30 to l:00. Proceeds will be divided between families in need during the Christmas Season and GFW Generations for Warmth Quilting Group.

MAYSO concerts this weekend

MANKATO – The Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra is holding its 2016 Fall concerts 1to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Madelia Elementary School in Madelia, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Trinity Chapel on the Bethany Lutheran College campus in Mankato at 2 pm.

Tickets are $10/person or 4 tickets for $30.

Chili supper

LAKE CRYSTAL – A Community Chili Supper will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center (Community Room). Fee will donations will be accepted with proceeds benefitting local women’s shelters.

Where: Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center (Community Room) in Lake Crystal, MN

The supper is intended to raise awareness for domestic violence and femicide; in memory of Ashley Sullivan and Chet Gronewold, who were murdered in January 2010 by Ashley’s former partner. Two movie producers will be coming from California to interview the family of Ashley and Chet and include footage in their upcoming documentary called “Daughters of Femicide.”

Gem and Mineral Club meeting

MORGAN – The New Ulm Gem & Mineral Club will meet Sunday, at the Morgan Public Library at 1 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. An educational DVD, Cale’s “The Wonderful Word of Agates,” will be shown. Everyone welcome. Questions, call Diane Rose 760-468-8028.


NEW ULM – CASTLE, Community And Seniors Together Learning Environment wrapped up it’s Fall Term with a class taught by Lowell Liedman on ‘The Real Mexico’. Each of the four sessions were held at the Community Center with over 40 CASTLE members attending, having fun each time.

CASTLE, Community And Seniors Together Learning Environment, offers the opportunity for an adult to become a member of a community that learns for the joy of learning, without grades, tests, papers or long-term classes. This program serves people without regard to previous levels of education and provides the perfect way to expand knowledge while meeting others. It’s college-level classes with no pre-requisites, at the membership rate of $95.00 per year. Potential new members are always welcome! To join our 125 members, phone CASTLE at 507-354-3212, email at castleLLI@newulmtel.net or connect on the web at newulmseniors.org/castle.html .

Turkey Bingo

Lafayette – The Lafayette American Legion Post 300 will host a Turkey Bingo party on Saturday, starting at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the Lafayette Community Center.

Children are welcome. Join us and take home a turkey.

SE Community Ed

Sleepy Eye – Sleepy Eye Community Education is planning a motor coach trip to the Mankato Opry at the Mankato Ballroom on Sunday, November 27 for the 2 p.m. matinee. Pick-up time in New Ulm would be at 12:45 p.m. and return time approximately 5:15 p.m.

The Mankato Opry is based on true Classic Country music with songs from the 50’s to the 90’s. Favorite hits from George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and others are performed by an amazing cast of singers and the Opry band. It is also a “Christmas Show” with many favorite Christmas songs and costumes. A local group, Sandra Lee and the Velvets, are part of the cast. Proceeds are donated to various local charities.

Another outing has been planned for Thursday, December 8 to the Plymouth Playhouse to see the Church Basement Ladies in “Away in the Basement.”

It is 1959 and the day of the Sunday School Christmas Program. The ladies of the kitchen are finishing up the goodie bags and putting final touches on the nativity pieces. Little do they know what surprises are in store for them as they are called upon to step in and save the day! Depart from Sleepy Eye at 9 a.m. and New Ulm at 9:15 a.m.

Make a reservation for either outing this Thursday. For more information and complete details, call Sleepy Eye Community Education at 507-794-7873. If the office is unattended, please leave a message and you will be called back.

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