Updated Monday, May 14, 2018
American Red Cross- This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations. Some of the locations include: Amboy, Good Thunder, Mankato, North Mankato, Comfrey, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Le Sueur, Montgomery, Fairmont, Austin, Faribault, Morristown, Northfield and so many more. Please visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 651-291-3290 for more details, times and locations.
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota is holding a support group session for parents of children with epilepsy and adults living with seizure disorders. This is a free session and will be held on May 15th at the Mankato Family YMCA from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Norseland Lutheran Church is hosting a Syttende Mai Smorgasbord on May 19th from 4-7:30 p.m. Meatballs, potato, herring, rommegrot, rice pudding, yiftas, and Norwegian cookies will be served. Adults $13, $3 for 6-12 and 5 and under are free. Norseland Lutheran Church is 8 miles NW of St. Peter on Hwy 22.
2918 MACV Motorcycle & Classic Car Ride, Saturday May 19th starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Mankato location: 724 Madison Avenue, Mankato, MN. Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to helping MN Veterans since 1990. MACV does this by providing many unique programs that serve veterans and their families throughout the state. For more information go to www.mac-v.org or call 507-345-8258.
Minnesota Brain Injury Force is having a fundraiser on Monday, May 21st at the New Ulm Pizza Ranch from 5-8 p.m. A portion of the sales and all tips during this time will help fund MNBIF programs. Lonesome Ron, King of the Valley Yodelers will be performing live. For additional information call 507-228-8161.
MN River Valley Extension Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 26, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Caledonia Curling Club, Mankato (600 Hope St.). You can purchase plants, ask master gardener your gardening questions. (cash or check only)
The Odin Firemen’s Relief Association will hold their annual Burger Fry & Ice Cream Sundae Benefit on Sunday, June 10th, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Odin Community Center. Hamburgers, chips, potato salad, beans, beverage and an ice cream sundae are on the menu. Free will donations will be accepted. Funds raised will help to upgrade equipment.
June 2nd (Rain Date set for: June 3rd 11am-2pm)
Twilight Garden Club is holding a Plant Sale on June 2nd from 10:00-2:00 p.m. at the Hubbard House Gardens, 606 S Broad St., Mankato. Come and celebrate spring and blossoming of the Hubbard Gardens. They will have decorated garden items for sale that will have been made by members. They will also be offering a $1 coupon off of an entrance ticket for the public to take a tour of the historic Hubbard House with the sale of a plant or garden item.
Come Celebrate Agriculture – Enjoy an evening at Farmamerica celebrating agriculture on June 12 from 5-8 p.m. This is a family friendly event. We will have activities for the whole family as well as a free meal. Location: 7367 360th Ave., Waseca, Mn. 56093
Garden City Annual Banquet, Saturday, July 28th from 3-9 p.m. Silent auction will be 3-6p.m. Banquet starts at 5p.m. There will also be live music throughout the evening. This event is sponsored by GC/WMHS Alumni Association. (Golf Tournament at Madelia Golf Course 8:30-12:30 p.m.) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.