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Updated Tuesday November 20th, 2018.

November 21st

Teen Ice Skating on Wednesday, November 21st from 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us for pizza and ice skating at the All Seasons Arena before you leave for the Thanksgiving holiday. Open to ages 11-18. Registration required. Registration opens November 14th. 

November 21st

American Legion Riders Post 89 will be serving an all you can eat soup and salad supper starting at 5pm till gone or 7:30pm. At the American Legion Post 89, Blue Earth, MN. They will also be having a Bake Sale. 

November 24th

Fundraiser, Bake Sale, Raffle & Walking Tacos meal. Saturday Nov. 24, 2018 8am-2pm at Algona Senior Center (1306 N. St. Algona.) Algona resident Abbie Buscher is donating part of her liver to Algona resident Charlie Murphy (infant son of Alyssa & Jarod Murphy). This is to help with expenses for both Abbie and Charlie. Surgery will take place in Omaha. Independent vendors will be set up with all proceeds of sales going to these two families.  

November 29th

Drummers Garden Center and Floral is having a fall open house from 3-7pm on Thursday November 9th. They are having a holiday decor sale, cider and other goodies and crafts! Make a small wreath and/or succulent pine cone!

November 29th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

November 29th

The Communication Studies Department invites you to attend "Memetic Appropriation: Memes, Trolls, and the Contestation of Vernacular Authority on Social Media" presented by Dr. Andrew Peck, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication from the University of Miami-Ohio. This event is free and open to the public and was made possible by the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment Program.

November 30th

Mustache Bash @ Pub 500 7pm Celebrate the end of “No Shave November” and #growMANkato’s men's cancer awareness and fundraising initiative with mustache/beard competition, special beer, live music, mustache/beard trimming by Y Barbers, caricatures, and more.

November 30th

Scotties Holiday Fair takes place November 30th from 11am-1pm at the First Presbyterian Church in St. James. There will be a bake sale, lunch, crafts, Christmas corner and drawing.

November 30th

Friday, November 30th 6:30-8pm at the North Mankato Taylor Library, Come check out our monthly Free Food Friday event. Along with free food there will also be a Fortnite Battle Royale Nerf Gun battle! You won’t want to miss it! If you own a nerf gun(s) please bring them along with the darts. Registration is required and opens Friday, November 24th. Open to ages 11-18. Contact Hallie with any questions.

November 30th

Jillian Jones, recording artist of Mankato will be the featured speaker/entertainer at the 22nd annual Women’s Christmas Candlelight Dinner, “Celebrate the Gift”, November 30th  and December 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 6:00pm for table viewing with meal beginning at 6:30pm.  The event is hosted by Christ Community Church of Waseca.  For more information visit the church’s website www.cccwaseca.org.   All area ladies are invited to join us as we usher in the Christmas Season.

December 1st

2018 Annual Holiday Craft and Bake sale on Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 9am-1pm. Our Savior's Lutheran Church Winnebago, MN. Unique Vendors Coffee, Juice and Rolls 9am to 11am. Hot Creamy Turkey Sandwich Lunch $5 from 11am - 1pm.

December 1st

December 1st opening day. Elves Christmas Village see all Santa's elves come to life in Sleepy Eye. On December 1st at 6:00 there will be an opening ceremony with the lighting of the tree at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hear the Trinity choir, Mayor, Miss Sleepy Eye all speak, Honor Guard while Nichole Krenz M.C.'s event. A great family event. While in Sleepy Eye view the beautiful light display at the lake "Lights in Motion" Event is from 1-8pm the 2 Saturdays. For more information contact Krenz Real Estate 507-74-2161.

December 1st

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

December 3rd

Peter Kjeer Engineering Scholarship Fundraiser - Dec 3rd, 7:00-9:00pm - Bethany Lutheran College, Old Main, Viking Village. Come help raise money for the Peter Kjeer Engineering Scholarship! Peter Kjeer was a physics and engineering professor at Bethany Lutheran College who passed away due to a heart attack in 2016. A scholarship to support engineering students was established in his name. Come to Bethany on December 3rd to enjoy games, raffle prizes, and some of Peter's favorite foods. Donations and pledges are encouraged!

December 3rd

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD (PWYF) DINNER THEATRE'S last performance of Season 3 is Monday, Dec 3, 6-8pm, at Mankato Makerspace...kickoff the holiday season with a great meal catered by On Every Corner Mexican Cuisine, the beautiful jazz of the Snaps Jazz Sextet, a holiday sing-a-long, and lots of laughs from our plays/skits....and we want you to share the stage with us too - 4 audience volunteer roles waiting for you.

December 3rd

The Minnesota State University Senior Art Show takes place on December 3rd at 7pm in the Conkling Gallery in Nelson Hall. Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating seniors. 

December 4th

Come to decorate wreaths with Kris from Drummers for the holiday season on Tuesday, December 4th starting at 6:30pm at the Police Annex.  Materials provided. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverage. Registration required - $40 per person. Registration opens November 27th. Max 15 people. Open to ages 18+

December 6th

Compete to win prizes in our Christmas Gingerbread House competition on Thursday, December 6th at 6pm in the North Mankato Taylor Library. Compete in by yourself or in a group! Open to ages 11-18. Registration Required. Registration opens November 29th.

December 6th

Centenary United Methodist Church will present It’s a Wonderful Life, a stage adaptation of the classic Frank Capra movie. Performances will be held December 6, 7, and 8 at 7:00 p.m. and December 8 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and seating is limited to the first 200 per performance, so early arrival is encouraged.

December 6th

Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) is hosting an Ugly Sweater Karaoke Party on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7-10pm. at the Mankato Event Center downtown. Tickets are available at the door and the cost is $5 for LEEP members and $10 for community members. Wear your favorite ugly sweater, sing karaoke, and enjoy a fun evening with chances to win prizes! For more information call 507-387-5122

December 6th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

December 7th

You are invited to the 25th Annual Live Nativity on Friday and Saturday December 7th & 8th from 7-9pm at the New Life Christian Church in Albert Lea. As you drive through the Live Nativity the scenes, characters, animals and scriptures will transport you back in time. For more information call 507-373-0814 or 507-373-1533.

December 8th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

December 8th

Santa is coming to Dundee, MN on December 8th from 1-3pm at the Dundee Community Center on Main Street. There will be gifts from Santa, kids crafts, and a bake sale. 

December 9th

The Mankato Children's Chorus Winter Concert takes place on Sunday, December 9th at 3pm at the Gustavus Adophus College in St. Peter. 

December 10th

Join us in decorating some holiday cookie plates that can be used as gifts or for yourself just in time for Christmas on Monday, December 10th from 6-8pm at the North Mankato Taylor Library in the Conference Room! ARTIFACT will be there to supply the plates and other necessary supplies. They will also take your creations back to be glazed so they are ready to pick up at the library on December 17th. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. Registration required - $10 per person. Registration opens December 3rd.  Open to ages 16+

December 13th

Allen Eskens Author Visit
Thursday, December 13th 6-7:30pm
Police Annex
Join us as we bring back author, Allen Eskens, who will talk about his new book that just released mid-November on Thursday, December 13 from 6-7:30pm at the Police Annex! Cookies and refreshments provided. Open to all ages. No registration required.

December 13th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

December 15th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

December 16th

Join us for Hosanna Lutheran Church's annual Christmas Celebration: Come. See. Adore. Kids, youth and adult voices, alongside resounding instruments all joined together adoring the newborn King! The dates and times of the performances are Dec. 14th at 7pm, Dec 15th at 2:30pm & 5pm and Dec. 16th at 9 and 11 am. We hope you'll enjoy the celebration and bring a friend along. For more information visit www.hosannamankato.com or call 507-388-1766.

December 17th

Come to the Mankato Makerspace to learn how to make ornaments from willow trees just in time for Christmas on Monday, December 17th from 6-8pm at the Mankato Makerspace! Registration required. Registration opens November 20th and closes December 10th. Ages 18+

December 18th

Bring out your creative side by joining the North Mankato Taylor Library in collaboration with Bonnie Frisk to learn how to make flow art on canvases on Tuesday December 18th from 6-8pm at the Police Annex. Materials provided with no charge! Registration required. Registration opens November 19th and closes December 11th. Space is limited! Open to ages 11-18.

December 20th

The annual Roundhouse Model Railroad Christmas Holiday Open House is planned for four Thursdays in 2018; November 29th, December 6th, 13th, 20th and three Saturdays in December 2018; 1st, 8th, and 15th at the Roundhouse club building. The event will be held from 7-9pm on Thursdays  and 1-5pm on Saturdays. The admission for the open house is free. 

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