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Two Rivers Community Orchestra to perform at State Street Theater

NEW ULM — The Two Rivers Community Orchestra will hold its inaugural concert on Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at State Street Theater Co., 1 North State Street, New Ulm.

The orchestra features some of the region’s best musicians from Southern Minnesota including Madelia, Mankato, New Ulm, and St. Peter. Classic favorites to be featured at the concert are Procession of the Nobles, St. Paul Suite, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, and Jupiter.

Two Rivers Community Orchestra is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door the day of the event. Students ages 18 and under are free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance and handicap seating is available. Handicap entrance is through the backstage door in the parking lot off of Washington Street. For more information, please email statestreettheater@gmail.com, or call 507-359-9990.

Made Rights at Legion Saturday

NEW ULM — The New Ulm American Legion will be serving Maid Rights and sauerkraut soup from 3 to 7 p.m., or until gone. Music will start at 4:30 p.m.

Prairie Piecemakers to meet March 12

NEW ULM — The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 201 N. State St. Sue Happle will be guest speaker.

Deutscher Sprachklub to meet March 15

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Deutscher Sprachklub will meet Sunday, March 15, at the Cathedral Parish Center. Entrance is at state street door. Time is at 1 to 3 p.m. Any and all are welcome to join in. Any level of German is welcome. No fee is charged. The goal is to have fun.

Cottage food producer food safety training to be held in Marshall

MARSHALL — Do you make the best homemade bread, home canned pickles or cookies? Consider selling your product as a Minnesota Cottage Food producer.

Join University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educator, Kathy Brandt at the “Keep it Legal! Keep it Safe” Cottage Food Producer class in Marshall on Monday, March 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at SWWC Service Cooperative. The class meets the Minnesota Department of Agriculture food safety training requirements to register as a Minnesota Cottage Food Producer to sell homemade baked goods, candy, home-canned peaches, pickles, salsa, jam and jellies and more.

The course focuses on food safety practices for all processes covered under the Cottage Food Law including drying, baking, confections, jams and jellies, acid and acidified fruit and vegetables, and fermentation.

Registration and $50/person class fee is required. To register go to https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/cottage-food-producer-food-safety-training. For more information contact, Karla at (507) 337-2808 or engel114@umn.edu.

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