Editor’s Mailbag

Easter Egg Hunt moving indoors

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Park & Rec has decided to move its Annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 1-7 years old indoors to the New Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin St.). The free event is Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt in Hanska

HANSKA — The Hanska Women of Today will host the Annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, Match 31, upper level of the Hanska Community Center, 201 Broadway. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. There will be prizes and the Easter Bunny will be there. For ages 10 and under.

PACER workshop to address Supplemental

Security Income for youth with disabilities

NEW ULM — PACER Center will offer “Supplemental Security Income (SSI): First Steps,” a free workshop for parents of youth with disabilities. The workshop will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 at the Best Western Plus and New Ulm Conference Center, 2101 S. Broadway St., New Ulm.

This workshop will provide basic information on applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). How SSI can help a youth meet his or her postsecondary education, training, employment, and independent living goals will be explained, including examples of receiving benefits while working or going to school.

Joani Werner, Social Security representative, will provide information at the workshop.

To register for this free workshop, contact PACER Center at (952) 838-9000 or (800) 537-2237 (toll free), or visit PACER.org/workshops.

Daddy-Daughter Dance April 29

NEW ULM — The Optimist Club and ECFE are hosting a Daddy-Daughter Dance from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at the New Ulm Country Club. The afternoon will include dancing, refreshments, pictures of each couple, and lots of quality time with your daughter dressed like a princess! Admission is $15 per couple, with a $7 charge for each additional daughter.

This event is for girls ages 3 years to third grade. Grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers, big brothers, and other special men are invited to be escorts. Dads are encouraged to wear shirt/tie, sweater, sport coat, or suit. Each girl will receive a silk wrist corsage Each couple will receive a 5×7 photo… photography courtesy of Susan Loose

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the New Ulm ECFE Office. Space is limited. Tickets are currently on sale.

Mom and Son Hoedown May 6

NEW ULM — The Optimist Club and ECFE are hosting a Mom & Son Hoedown from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the New Ulm Country Club. The afternoon will include dancing, refreshments, pictures of each couple, and lots of quality time with your son! Admission is $15 per couple, with a $7 charge for each additional son.

This event is for boys ages 3 years to third grade. Grandmothers, aunts, stepmothers, big sisters, and other special women are invited to be escorts. Dress is western wear (jeans, boots, hats, etc.) Each boy will receive a cowboy hat and bandana. Each couple will receive a 5×7 photo… photography courtesy of Susan Loose

Tickets must be purchased in advance from the New Ulm ECFE Office. Space is limited. Tickets are currently on sale. For more information, please call the New Ulm ECFE Office at 507-233-8311.

ECFE Pound, Hammer and Build class

NEW ULM — Join ECFE on Friday, April 6 from 6 TO 7 P.M. for ECFE’s Pound, Hammer, and Build class. With parents’ help, children will build and paint their very own birdhouse to take home.

This class is $20 per child, and each child will be provided a birdhouse kit. Everything needed to build and paint is provided, just come ready to have fun. This class is geared towards children ages 2 ½ – 5 years of age. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register your child online at www.nupeseagleshop.com or by calling our ECFE Office at 233-8311.

Lions screen children’s eyes

NEW ULM — The Lions Club of New Ulm did free eye screenings for children at the New Ulm Home and Health Show. The Lions screened 124 children and found 10 children that needed to be referred to an eye doctor for further evaluation. The target age for these screenings is age 6 months thought age 6 years, although, the Lions will screen older children as well.

It is important to have children’s eyes checked during these pre-school years to catch eye problems as early as possible before they start school. If a day care or school would like to offer this free service for your children, contact Lion Brad Kirk at 507-766-4082. For more information go to “KidSight-USA.org.

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