Editor’s Mailbag

Deutcher Sprachklub to meet April 15

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet April 15 , 2018 at Orchard Hill, 1223 Karl Drive, New Ulm, from 1 to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to join in and try their luck at speaking or listening to New Ulm German. There is no fee. The goal is to have fun and facilitate the language and culture. The group will meet at the main lobby on the 2nd floor of Orchard Hills.

Perfect Pairings Fundraiser Planned for April 13th

NEW ULM — United Way of Brown County Area is sponsoring a fundraising event on Friday, April 13 at the New Ulm Country Club. The sixth annual Perfect Pairings will provide a 4-course gourmet meal paired with a specific beer or wine. The event will also include a raffle auction.

All proceeds of the fundraiser will benefit the Youth Activities Scholarship Program. This program enables every child in Brown County to have equal access to after-school activities. Participation fees are necessary to enable programs to exist. But those fees can prevent some kids from participating.

This “scholarship” pays 80 percent of the fees for families who qualify. By supporting this program, kids are involved in adult-supervised, character-building activities.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person and are available at the New Ulm Chamber office or can be reserved by calling the United Way office at 507-354-6512 or send an email to unitedway@newulmtel.net. A complete menu can be found on the website www.unitedwaybrowncountyarea.org.

Civil War Round Table: Fort Ridgely and the Dakota War

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table’s April 17 meeting will examine the role of Fort Ridgely in the Dakota War of 1862.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the New Ulm Public Library when local historian John LaBatte will discuss the history of Fort Ridgely prior to the war, the immediate causes of the war as well as the fighting that took place there. LaBatte will also discuss what happened to the fort afterwards.

As we interpret the history of Fort Ridgely, LaBatte says, we must do so with accuracy, balance, and respect. All round Table programs are free and open to the public.

Needlework group meets at New Ulm Public Library

NEW ULM — A self-directed needlework group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library through May 16. Needleworkers of all varieties (quilting, embroidery, crochet, knitting, etc.), levels and abilities are welcome to join this age 16 and older group. Each needleworker should bring his/her own materials and ideas. For more information, please contact the library at 507-359-8334.

Art Group meets at New Ulm Public Library

NEW ULM — A self-directed art group meets each Wednesday from 2-5:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library through May 16. Artists of all levels and abilities are welcome to join this adults-only group. Each artist should bring his/her own materials and ideas. All materials must be non-odorous. People are welcome to come and go as they see fit.

New Release Movie at Library

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released DVD on Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. This Academy Award-nominated movie is rated R and runs 130 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be served at this free event, which is sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8334.

Silent Book Group at Library

New Ulm Public Library’s Silent Book Group will meet Saturday, April 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants read whatever they want, and we’ll break at 11:15 to socialize. Call 507-359-8332 for more information.


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