COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Stay up to date on what’s happening around the area.

*will be updated bi-weekly

Currie Town & Country Booster Bingo Schedule

 – TUESDAYS – 6:30 pm at Van Bullys (Now thru December 27th

–  FRIDAYS – 6:30 pm at Breezy Barn  (Now thru December 23rd

–  SUNDAYS – 1 pm at Grain Exchange (Now thru Jan 22nd)

Pipestone )  Hiawatha Pageant Park’s Lights at the Lodge – turn on at dusk every evening now thru January 1st

Pipestone ) Now thru February 28thPipestone National Monument Visitor Center’s normal winter hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm .. Tuesday thru Saturday.   Closed Sundays and MondaysThe Circle Trail is always open for anyone wishing to walk.  Be cautious, trail can become icy. ** Beginning January, the trail will not be cleared of snow. Visitors are welcome to bring snowshoes or check out a pair for free from the Visitor Center.

Edgerton )  Holiday Lights Parade in Edgerton .. Wednesday, December 7th                 – 6 pm.   Enjoy the parade and hot cocoa or apple cider, sing carols.  Parade route is same as the Dutch Festival Parade.

Slayton )  Murray County Historical Society presents the December Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture .. Thursday, December 8th – 12 noon in the 4-H building at Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton. $3 person.  Bring your lunch.  This month’s lecturer is historian Daniel Peterson to talk about his newest book “The Story of Walnut Grove, Minnesota 1873-2022.” The A-Z history of the small southwest MN town made famous by author Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Presentation is also live streamed on Murray County Historical Museum’s Facebook page.

Slayton )  Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) in the Slayton area, sponsored by Second Harvest Heartland .. Distribution is Thursday, December 8th .. 1:30 – 2:30 pm at the office of A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota at 2989 Maple Road in Slayton.   For information, call Joyce at 507-836-8705. 

Pipestone )  Pipestone County Christmas Care Distribution .. Saturday, December 10th.   Pipestone Kiwanis and Pipestone County Food Shelf distribute toys for children ages 12 and under and food for families in need.  Unwrapped toys can be donated until Thursday, December 8th and dropped off at:  A&S Drug,  Bomgaars,  Coborns,  Christensen Broadcasting,  First Bank & Trust,  First Farmers & Merchants Bank,  First State Bank Southwest,  Geyermans,  Hank’s Foods,  JBS,  Pipestone Helping Farmers,  PCMC,  Stonehouse Quarry,  Meulebroeck & Taubert,  First Presbyterian Church,  St. Leo Catholic Church, all Lutheran Churches in Pipestone,  Dollar General,  Family Dollar / Dollar Tree.  Recipients must register online at pipestoneminnesota.com and click on one of the links for the Christmas Care program.  

Pipestone )  First Lutheran Church’s Kaffi Ti .. Scandinavian Goodies for sale  .. Saturday, December 10th .. 9 – 11 am.   Rosettes, KrumKaka, Fruit Suppe, Sandbakkels, and Lefse .. along with American Christmas goodies.  Also for sale:  Quilts,  denim rugs,  and cookbooks.  Sit and enjoy coffee and treats. 

Lake Benton )  Visit with Santa Claus .. Saturday, December 10th – 10 am at the Lake Benton Elementary school.  Children have a chance to visit with:  the Zoo Man .. and with Santa .. and receive a toy.   Lake Benton Chamber welcomes donations of new toys or cash for this event.  Donations may be dropped off at First Security Bank of Lake Benton or at the Lake Benton City-Chamber offices.

 

Fulda )  Fulda’s Parade of Lights / Christmas With Elf .. Saturday, December 10th

Library events

 – 10 am Family Story Time

 – 11 am Lego Challenge

 – 12 pm Board Game Demo

 –  1 pm Family Story Time

 –  2 pm Board Game Demo

Fulda Vitality Fitness  –  1 pm One-mile Fun Run

The Studio2 pm – Movie

Outside –  3 to 4 pm Biren’s Belgian Sleigh Rides

–  3 to 6 pm Kiddie Train Rides

–  3:45 – 5:45 pm at Antonios .. Santa & Mrs. Claus

–  4 pm at SheBrews .. Buddy the Elf

 6 pm PARADE

Sunday – December 11th .. 9 am – 1 pm Firemen’s Breakfast at Legion

                                               2 pm Puzzle Tournament at Legion

Slayton )  Murray County 4-H was awarded aMonogram Foods Loves Kids” Foundation Grant to host multi-generational events.  One of the events is a Community Night .. Saturday, December 10th .. 3 – 5 pm at the Murray County 4-H Building in Slayton to celebrate the holidays with crafts, cookies, snacks, beverages, and take-home holiday goodies.  All ages are welcome.  Do not need to be a member of 4-H to come.

Pipestone ) Snowmobile Training .. Saturday, December 10th at Pipestone Municipal Airport’s meeting room (South Hwy 75).  Class registration – 8 am.  Class starts 8:30 am til 2 pm.  For youth ages 11 to 15 years old.  (11 year olds who will turn 12 by March 1st).  Learn how to operate a snowmobile safely and obtain a driver’s certificate.  Youth ages 16 years and older can take certification online.  Registration required – call Pipestone County Extension Office .. 825-1190.  

Slayton )  Bob Hope entertained military troops for over 50 years.  Slayton Area Chamber presents It’s A USO Christmas .. Sat & Sun, December 10th & 11th .. 7 pm on Saturday .. 1:30 pm Sunday .. at MCC Auditorium.  Tickets – $18 at the door.  In advance – $15 from:  Murray County News Office or Minnwest Bank in Slayton.   Janet Timmerman will share history of Murray Co. Veterans while Fulda Area Big Band and local vocalists capture the holiday spirit in song.  Show proceeds fund 2023 Lighting of Gullord Park.

Iona )  Winter Dance .. Saturday, December 10th .. 7 – 11 pm at St. Columba Church Hall in Iona.  For all students in grades 6 thru 12.  Admission: $4.  Music by DJ Cody Anderson.  For sale – pop .. water .. popcorn .. and nachos.  Sponsored by ACM Catholic Parishes Faith Formation Board.

Pipestone )  Sons of the American Legion’s Omelet Breakfast .. Sunday, December 11th .. 9 am – 12:30 pm at Pipestone American Legion.   Omelets made hot on the spot with toppings you choose.  Add to your plate:  hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, toast, juice, milk or coffee.  $12 – adults.  $5 – kids age 7 and under.  Indoor dining or carry out.  To place a carry out order – call 825-3211.

Pipestone ) Women’s Connection’s Luncheon .. Monday, December 12th ..             12 noon – 1:30 pm at Pipestone Christian Reformed Church.   $10 ticket.  “First time guest” tickets are complimentary.   FEATURE:  A ‘sneak peek’ at the next Arts & Mentoring Project led by Reggie Moffitt .. called “Scrooge, The Musical”, coming to the Performing Arts Center December 16-18.   SPEAKER: Cynthia Shepperd from Egan, SD.  Her topic  “A Christmas Heart”.  Reservations needed by THURSDAY, December 8th.   Call Rosie: 605-201-6484  *  Marian: 507-820-1272                 

Lake Wilson )  Legion Breakfast .. Sunday, December 11th .. 9 am – 12:30 pm at Lake Wilson American Legion.  Pancakes, French Toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, and beverage.  

RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE  To schedule an appointment,  call 800-733-2767.  Visit online at RedCrossBlood.org.                                                                                – Monday, Dec. 12th .. 2 – 7 pm at Ruthton Community Center. 

Edgerton )  A BURGER FEED .. Tuesday, December 13th at SW Christian School in Edgerton .. ahead of the SWC/Pipestone boys basketball game. Serving: 5 – 7:30 pm. Enjoy a great night of burgers and basketball. 

Slayton ) Slayton American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party .. Tuesday, December 13th – 5:30 pm @ The Plaid Moose.  Please RSVP to Merry Hollis @ 507-626-5382.

Pipestone )  Fair Farm Rental Agreement Workshop .. Landlords, farmers, and agriculture business people are welcome to attend this in-person meeting provided by University of Minnesota Extension.   David Bau, Extension Educator provides several ways to accomplish the task.   No pre-registration necessary.  For more details, contact:  Melissa Runck – Extension Educator for Pipestone & Murray Counties at 825-1193. – Wednesday, Dec. 14th – 9:30 am at Pipestone County Emergency Management Building.  

Pipestone )  Pipestone County Historical Society’s COFFEE TALK .. Thursday, December 15th – 10 am at Pipestone County Museum.  Complimentary coffee and treats served at 9:45 am.  Presentation is with Museum Educator – Trava Olivier on “Pipestone County Agriculture History”.  Topics like:  Percheron horse farm located at Cazenovia .. and times when potatoes were grown as a cash crop.  Pipestone County Museum is at 113 South Hiawatha Avenue. 

Fulda )  Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) in Fulda area, sponsored by Second Harvest Heartland.  Distribution by A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota – Murray County and held at Fulda Food Shelf (305 S. Lafayette Ave.).   Distribution Day is Monday, December 19th,  1:15 – 1:45 pm. For info, call Joyce at 507-836-8705. 

Shetek Lutheran Ministries host a Winter Fun Day .. Tuesday, December 27th ..                9:30 am – 3:30 pm for any 3rd thru 6th grader.   Snowshoeing .. cross country skiing .. indoor camp activities .. bible study .. and more.  Visit website for information at  www.shetek.org

Pipestone )  Christmas Bird Count at Pipestone National Monument  .. Friday, December 30th.   Volunteers meet at Visitor Center – 7:30 am for complimentary coffee and donuts, break into groups, and head out to count birds!  If you haven’t been birding .. this is a perfect chance to learn and help collect data.   Experienced birders are always helpful with their knowledge.  Fun for the whole family and provides crucial data about wildlife.  

Slayton )  Murray County 4-H was awarded aMonogram Foods Loves Kids” Foundation Grant to host multi-generational events.  One of the events is a Murray County Community Night .. Sunday, January 8th .. 2 – 5 pm at Murray County Fairgrounds doing Winter Olympics with indoor and outdoor activities .. and serving soups and breads .  All ages welcome.  Need not be a member of 4-H to participate.  Any questions, call Kim 507-836-1144.

Marshall )  Beginning Experience of SW MN/Marshall, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people offers “Coping With Life Alone” Series for ten weeks beginning Monday, January 9th.  Designed to work through the grieving process following the loss of a loved one.   Monday night sessions begin 7 pm at the First Lutheran Church on Church and “A” Street in Marshall.  Registration at 6:30 pm on January 9th and 16th.   Open to all denominations.  $75 fee.  If you wish to pre-register or have questions, email swmnbe@gmail.com or call:  Tim 507-530-6379.  

Slayton )  Murray County 4-H was awarded aMonogram Foods Loves Kids” Foundation Grant to host multi-generational events.  One of the events is a Murray County Community Night .. Friday, February 10th .. 6 – 8 pm in the 4-H Building at Murray County Fairgrounds .. “Family Valentine’s Date Night” partnered with Slayton & Fulda Public Libraries.  Enjoy a meal of Spaghetti and Meatballs.  All ages welcome and do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.  Questions, call Kim 507-836-1144.

 

Slayton )  Murray County 4-H was awarded aMonogram Foods Loves Kids” Foundation Grant to host multi-generational events.  One of the events is a Murray County Community Night .. Friday, March 3rd .. 6 – 8 pm in the 4-H Building at Murray County Fairgrounds .. “Games & Trivia Night” partnered with walking tacos served.  All ages welcome and do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.  Questions, call Kim 507-836-1144.