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Editor’s Mailbag

Deutscher Sprachklub meeting moved

NEW ULM — The Deutscher Sprachklub will meet this month at a different time and place. Instead of the 3rd Sunday it will meet on the 4th Sunday due to Easter. It will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 28 at Ridgeway on 23rd, 720 23rd St. N.

From Minnesota Hwy 14 on the west edge of New Ulm take Brown County 29. This is the intersection where the Holiday Station Store and the Cemetery are. Go down Brown County 29 until you see Boundary Street and go right. From there you will already see Ridgeway on 23rd. Cross the railroad tracks and turn right. Parking is near the building.

Musical Storytime to celebrate Earth Day

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with a musical storytime featuring the music of Andrea Gehrke. The event is 10 a.m. Monday, April 22 in the Children’s Room of the librar, and includes songs, stories and fun. Visit www.newulmlibrary.org or call 507-359-8331 for more information.

Family Movie Night at SSTC

NEW ULM — State Street Theater Co., the Optimist Club, and the New Ulm Film Society are holding a special family friendly movie night featuring the 1989 classic, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the State Street Theater, 1 North State Street. The movie runs 93 minutes and is rated PG.

When kids sneak into inventor Wayne Szalinski’s (Rick Moranis) upstairs lab to retrieve an errant baseball, his experimental shrink ray miniaturizes them. When Szalinski returns home, he destroys the device, which he thinks is a failure, and dumps it in the trash, throwing out the kids with it. The four children, now one-fourth inch tall, must survive the journey back to the house through a yard where sprinklers bring treacherous storms and garden-variety ants stampede like elephants!

SSTC Family Movie Night is made possible in part by sponsorship of the Optimist Club. Admission is $2. Handicapped-accessibility is available at Door #7 in the rear parking lot.

Kevin Hoffmann to present at library

NEW ULM — New Ulm native Kevin Hoffmann will discuss his English translation of the book “Trial and Triumph” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the New Ulm Public Library.

Hoffmann had an interest in translating the book from the original German version, titled “Neu Ulm,” since his youth. He will discuss the translation process, the story of the book, and share a few passages from the translation. Books will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

Library to host program on the applique art

of Cairo, Egypt tentmakers

NEW ULM — Sue Happel, of Village Arts and Pottery in Searles, will discuss the artistry of Cairo tentmakers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the New Ulm Public Library.

Happel, an avid quilter and artist, visits Egypt annually to observe the applique techniques of tentmakers in Cairo. Happel will discuss the background of the technique and share photos and her observations on the tentmakers’ art. This program is free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8331 for more information.

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