Editor’s Mailbag

Library to host program on spiders

NEW ULM — DNR Naturalist Scott Kudelka will present “Spiders: Friend or Foe?” on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library.

Many people find spiders scary or creepy, usually because of spiders’ eight legs, big eyes and how easily they adapted to being in your house.

Spiders play an important role in the environment — mainly to prevent the world from becoming overcrowded with insects. There are many different types of spiders and surprisingly not all make webs to catch their prey.

Kudelka will talk about some of the different spiders found in Minnesota and their amazing characteristics. This free program is geared toward adults, but all ages are welcome.

Prairie Piecemakers meeting Jan. 9

NEW ULM — Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Club will hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. in St. Paul’s Luthern Church, 201 N. State St. New Ulm. Special guest speaker will be Darlene Sellner.

Community Ed trip to “Frozen”

NEW ULM — New Ulm Community Education is sponsoring a trip to the 6:30 p.m. show of the musical “Frozen” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Sunday, May 17.

The registration deadline is Feb. 3.

The fee for the charter bus and ticket $75. The bus will leave at 4 p.m. from the New Ulm Middle School Parking Lot on South Garden Street.

Children must be accompanied by parents.

‘What is Christianity?’ seminar

SLEEPY EYE – A “What is Christianity?” seminar is being held at the Sleepy Eye Event Center on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Presenters Joe Naumann and Nathanael Mayhew will discuss the decline in religious practice and commitment in our country and the dangers that this movement presents to our society and how only Christianity fills the greatest need we have as human beings.