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Editor's Mailbag, 6-20

June 20, 2012
The Journal

Bible Art Camp offered

NEW ULM - St. John's and St. Paul's Lutheran Churches of New Ulm are teaming up to offer area youth a Bible Art Camp. It will be held at St. Paul's from 9-11 a.m., July 23-25. Students entering 1st though 9th grade are welcome. The cost to attend this three-day camp is $20.

Pastor Jeff Bovee of St. John's Lutheran Church will begin each day of camp with a "Master's Lesson." Using works by the great masters, he will discuss art composition, and well as the Biblical lesson on which each piece is based. The remainder of each day will be spent in age-appropriate art lessons, given by qualified local artists, using various media. Class sizes are limited, so sign up early.

Registration forms and more information can be found online at

Attorney General to speak at Brown County DFL Picnic

NEW ULM - This year's Brown County DFL picnic will take place on Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the park shelter at Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm. The keynote speaker for this year's picnic will be Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. DFLers attending this event will also get to meet and hear from local endorsed candidates for state legislature in the newly drawn district 16 - state senate candidate Ted Suss and state house candidate James Kanne.

This annual local event will kick of the start of a busy campaign season for the 2012 election and is open to all DFLers from the area. For more information or to rsvp please contact Lori Sellner at 507-227-4004.

Hot Topics focuses on Guard, Reserve employment

NEW ULM - Employers of National Guard or Reserve Service Members and those looking to hire Service Members or Veterans, are invited to a New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Hot Topics breakfast to connect with the local resources available to support current or future Service Member employee.

The event will take place at 7:30 a.m. at Turner Hall, lower level.

Join the Brown County Yellow Ribbon Network and its partner resources to explore the State, Federal and County resources available to you as an employer to help you employ or reemploy a Service Member in our area.

The program will also share with you information on resources for Higher Education and Veterans Affairs benefits along with information on growing your business and other topics for you to know and use.

There is no cost for the breakfast, but those planning to attend should RSVP so we have enough food. Call 233-4300 or email by noon on Thursday.

Organ recitals at MLC

NEW ULM - A series of midday organ recitals in the Chapel of the Christ on the Martin Luther College campus continues Thursday, June 21.

The recitals begin at 12:15pm and are about 30 minutes long. No admission is charged, and the public is welcome to attend. Remaining dates and performers are:

June 21 Jeneane Thiesfeldt

June 28 Ronald Shilling

July 5 Robert Potratz

July 12 Brent Nolte

July 19 Judith Kresnicka

July 26 Wayne Wagner

Winedown at Morgan Creek Vineyards

CAMBRIA Street opera and art song, the muses of romance and tragedy, are on the menu Friday June 22, at Morgan Creek Vineyards' "Winedown for the Weekend."

Mezzo-Soprano Eleda Krueger Morneau will join pianist Ben Marti in a monthly offering of musical selections from Carmen, La Traviata, Rossini, Marcello and more.

The season debut June 22, of Opera ala Carte will offer a short libretto explaining the main themes of the serious selections for the evening. The audience is given lyrics and encouraged to join the piano-vocal due in a finale from La Traviata by Verdi . . . .Libiamo! Libiamo ne'lieti calici. . .(Let's drink, let's drink from these joyous vessels, that beauty so truly enhances.)

Flying Dutchmen party on Saturday

NEW ULM - The Flying Dutchmen Motocycle Club is holding its first annual Summer Party on Saturday, June 23. The event starts at 5 pm. with burgers and brats off the grill and beverages. There will be live outdoor music at 7 p.m. by The Organic Cowboys. Admission is free. In case of bad weather, music will be held indoors.

55 Alive Safe Driving Course Offered

NEW ULM - ISD 88 Community Education and Community And Seniors Together will sponsor a refresher Safe Driving course for adults 55 years and older, on Wednesday, June 27, at 8:15 a.m. at the Community Center, 600 N. German Street. The next four-hour session is July 25, 8:15a.m. Call the CAST office to register.



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