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Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table to screen Gettysburg film

NEW ULM — The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table will screen “Gettysburg: The Last Full Measure” at its 6:30 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The film is a production of Lou Reda films and includes commentary from historian Bruce Catton.

The Minnesota Valley Civil War Round Table series is presented the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library and is free and open to the public. Please call 507-359-8331 for more information.

“Coppélia” at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — The Mankato Pre-Professional Performing Company will dance the full-length ballet “Coppélia” on Sunday, March 8 at State Street Theater in New Ulmf.

As George Balanchine put it, “Just as Giselle is ballet’s great tragedy, so ‘Coppélia’ is its great comedy.” The ballet is an obvious deviation from Romantic ballets, which featured ethereal figures like sylphs and wilis, long tulle dresses for costumes (later known as Romantic tutus), and tragic endings. In contrast, “Coppélia” features human characters (that is, apart from Dr. Coppélius’s dolls), vibrant costumes, and ends with a happily ever after.

Performance starts at 2 p.m. at State Street Theater, 1 North State Street, New Ulm, MN. Handicap parking and entrance are available on Washington Street, through our backstage entrance.

Tickets for the performance are $12 adults and $9 students for children ages 3-12 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Hy-Vee, and online at statestreetnewulm.org. Pre-sale tickets will be available through Friday, March 7.

Tickets will also be available on the day of the event for $15 adults and $10 students for children ages 3-12. For further information, please contact statestreettheater@gmail.com or 507-359-9990.

Fields of Grace Spaghetti Feed Feb. 16

LAFAYETTE — The Fields of Grace Lutheran Churches of the Lafayette area will host a Spaghetti Feed Sunday, February 16 at the Lafayette Community Center. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A free will donation will be accepted for the meal.

The spaghetti feed is one of several projects that Fields of Grace is doing to fund the purchase of two or more GoServ Global Safe T Homes for Haiti.

GoServ Global is a nondenominational, faith-based organization that has served Haiti since 2011, in the wake of a devastating earthquake.

GoServ Global partners with Sukup Manufacturing to make grain bins into homes for the most vulnerable families. Seventy percent of Haitians live in the countryside and most live below the poverty line on $2.00/day. They are vulnerable to continuing global natural disasters. Sukup Safe T Homes® modified grain bins provide secure and spacious shelter for rural families.

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