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Updated Tuesday March 26th, 2019.

March 28th

The Martin County Veterans is hosting a Beef or Turkey Commercial and Cookie Walk on Thursday March 28th from 5-7pm at the Fairmont Eagles Club. Prices for full is $8 and for a half $5 with take out available. All proceeds go to the Martin County Veteran's Memorial Wall. 

March 29th

The Annual Lenten Fish Feed takes place each Friday during lent. On Friday March 29th, Newman Center at MSU is serving dinner from 4pm-7pm.

March 29th

The North Mankato Horseshoe Club will be starting the 2019 season. If anyone is interested in joining or bringing in a team contact us by e-mail at nmhorseshoe@gmail.com by March 29th 2019

March 29th

The Fillin' Station in Mankato is having a music night on march 29th from 7-9pm. Musical performers include 4 MSU voice students guaranteeing a fun night of jazz, opera, and contemporary hits. No fee at the door, just music and coffee for the average music lover. 

March 29th

SPRING CONCERT SERIES at the Waseca Art Center tickets available at the Waseca Art Center $12/ concert $10/ concert for members. On March 29th The Lost Walleye Orchestra will be performing from 7-9pm.

March 31st

The Truman's Firemen's Breakfast takes place on Saturday March 31st at the Truman Fire Hall from 9am-1pm. 

March 31st

The Gaylord United Church of Christ is hosting a Soup & Chili Cook-Off to raise money for the Sibley County Food Shelf. The event is planned for Sunday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gaylord UCC, 318 4th St., Gaylord. The fundraiser will correspond with Minnesota Food Share’s March drive, which runs Feb. 25th – April 7th. All money raised will be donated to the Sibley County Food Shelf, and tasting & judging are open to all.

April 3rd

The Madelia Area Chamber is excited to present “Local Growers Expo” on Wednesday, April 3rd, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Madelia American Legion. This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about what is happening in our area.This is a FREE event, open to the public. Refreshments will be served and hourly door prizes given. 

April 4th

Centenary Church will present On Golden Pond, Thursday, April 4th, Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, on the corner of Second and Cherry in downtown Mankato. Admission is free.

April 5th

The Annual Lenten Fish Feed takes place each Friday during lent. On Friday April 5th, St. Peter and Paul  is serving dinner from 4:30pm-7pm.

April 5th

Knights of Columbus "Famous" Fish Boil is on Friday April 5th from 5-7pm at Church of Saint Peter. Adults is $15, youth 6-12 is $5 and pre-schoolers are free. For more information contact Doug Faust at 5070-382-2739 or email dafaust@hickorytech.net

April 5th

Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Rummage Sale is on Friday, April 5, 2019 4-7 pm and Saturday, April 6, 2019 8 am-12 noon in the St Raphael School Auditorium, Springfield MN. All proceeds benefit St. Raphael School & Faith Formation Program. 

April 6th

SPRING CONCERT SERIES at the Waseca Art Center tickets available at the Waseca Art Center $12/ concert $10/ concert for members. On April 6th Andrea Een, Norwegian-American Hardanger fiddler, will be performing from 7-9pm.

April 6th

The Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc is hosting a free event on Saturday, April 6th from 9am-11am. Come explore our fun therapy space where you can experience sensory activities and crafts, learn about different forms of cause and effect, test your skill on the obstacle course and play with our giant felt potato head. Enjoy music performed by a local music therapist. 

April 7th

A fundraiser pancake breakfast will take place on Sunday April 7 from 9am until noon at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Fairmont MN. The proceeds to the breakfast will go to Jim Bittenbinder who fell after cleaning up from the severe storms in September and is now paralyzed from the chest down.

April 7th

The Mankato Area International Festival is Minnesota State University, Mankato's largest international event. The festival provides attendees with a passport to discover a colorful flag parade, great singing, dancing, a fashion show, food vendors, cultural displays, children's area for making crafts, as well as a silent auction to raise funds for future international festivals. The festival celebrates diversity and culture from around the world and within the Mankato community. This event provides a common message of peace, harmony and friendship. It also gives an opportunity for attendees to experience many cultures under a single roof. Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030221573836654/ or https://www.mnsu.edu/international/festival

April 9th

Men's Health Forum, presented by Mankato Clinic, is at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Country Inn & Suites, Mankato. This FREE event includes a Wellness Expo with free health screenings and education and a complimentary light supper. The program begins at 6 p.m. with Mankato Clinic patient Jim Levandowski presenting "Not Done Living" followed by Bukata Hayes presenting "Connect to Thrive." Registration required at http://www.mankatoclinic.com/mens-health-forum-2019.

April 12th

The Annual Lenten Fish Feed takes place each Friday during lent. On Friday April 12th, the Holy Rosary is serving dinner from 4:30pm-7pm.

April 12th

A Bake Sale for Cystic Fibrosis will take place on Friday April 12th from 10am to 4pm in the First National Bank lobby in St. Peter. For questions contact Diana Miller at 507-327-7431 or by email drmmille@gmail.com

April 13th

The 4th Annual Crazy Bingo Fundraiser to Defeat ALS takes place on Saturday April 13th at the St. James American Legion. Doors open at 2pm with Kids Bingo at 3pm, Adult Bingo at 3:30pm, Silent Auction & Bake Sale at 3-8pm and Live music by "Attitude" from 7-11pm. There will also be Pull pork & cheesy chicken sandwiches. Cost is a free will donation.

April 13th

Papa Joe's Pals is hosting a silent auction, bake sale and taco bar on April 13 from 4-7pm at the Loose Moose in Mankato. The taco bar is $10 all you can eat. All proceeds from the event will go towards the ALS Association. 

April 13th

Eagle Lake, Madison Lake, St. Clair host their Annual Fireman's Dance on Saturday April 13th from 8:30pm to midnight at the Eagle Lake American Legion. Entertainment will be by the Blue Ringers. Cost is $7.50 at the door. Kids are welcome to attend until 10pm. All proceeds will go towards equipment and training for fire and rescue. 

April 14th

The Catholic United Financial Palm Sunday Brunch takes place on Sunday April 14th form 9-12:30am. The menu includes assorted egg bakes, cinnamon and caramel rolls, muffins, fruit and beverage. The brunch will be held at St. Raphael School Auditorium in Springfield, MN. 

April 20th

Mark your calendar! This year's Annual Saint Peter Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 10am on Saturday, April 20 at Gorman Park. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate. Areas for each age group will be sectioned off. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information call 507-931-0949

April 20th

The 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Basket Giveaway takes place on April 20, at 1 pm. Kids (up to age 12) bring your baskets and be a part of our 2nd Annual Egg Hunt! THIS YEAR THE EASTER BUNNY WILL STOP BY! There will be 3 lucky winners! Two will win a big chocolate bunny and one will win an Easter basket! No purchase necessary! Basket drawing to be held immediately following Easter Egg Hunt. Winner must be present or we will draw another name! This year they will be more than doubling our eggs! They will have 5,000 candy and toy filled eggs and 1 golden egg. The event takes place at Dave's River Valley Harley - Davidson located at 1200 N. River Drive, Mankato, MN 56001

April 27th

The Eagle Lake American Legion is hosting a Vendor/Craft Fair on Saturday April 27th from 11am to 3pm. The Doors will open at 9am for vendors to set up. There will be free coffee and lemonade all day and homemade sweet rolls for $1. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving lunch for a small fee from Noon until 2pm. There will also be random drawings from local businesses throughout the day. Any questions please contact Tamie at 507-327-7787

May 4th

Deep Valley Quilters Guild of Mankato Presents Quiltfest 2019 Quilt Show on Saturday, May 4th, 9-5 and Sunday, May 5th, 10-3 at the Mankato National Guard Armory. Admission: $6.00

May 18th

Spring is finally here! Area gardeners are invited to help the Nicollet County Historical Society celebrate spring’s arrival at the Annual Heritage Plant Sale. The heritage plant sale to benefit the Cox House will be held Friday, May 17 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go towards maintenance and programming at the historic Eugene St. Julien Cox House.

--KEYC NEWS 12