Bonanza Valley Area Community Calendar


Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days 2024!

BVD 2024: four nights/days of activities!

The annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is coming on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 in 2024! Spread the word and mark your calendars!

December 5, 2023

Brooten American Legion meeting

The Brooten American Legion has resumed meetings and holds one next on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Legion hall. Guests and new members are always welcome!

December 8, 2023

Santa Claus to visit Sunburg!

All youth from Sunburg and the Sunburg area are encouraged to come out and see Santa Claus as he makes a visit in town courtesy of the Sunburg Fire Department and many helpers. Starting at the Sunburg Fire Hall/Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, Santa Claus will hitch a ride on a fire truck and drive throughout town. Santa's helpers will deliver treat bags to all children standing outside their homes or who are gathered downtown by the Sunburg Post Office. Families from outside Sunburg are invited! You're asked to stand by the sidewalks of the Post Office, Lake Region Bank and the Kultur Hus as he makes his rounds. This event is sponsored by the Sunburg Area Commercial Club, the Sunburg Ambulance Service, the Sunburg Fire Department and the city of Sunburg.

December 9, 2023

Belgrade Commercial Club Santa Day

The Belgrade Commercial Club invites youth and families to meet Santa Claus for their Santa Day event on Saturday, December 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the municipal hall community room on Main Street. Register for door prizes for a drawing that will be held at 10:50 a.m. (need not be present to win). Gifts and treats will be available, and special B-B-E Just For Kix performances will take place at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m.

December 9, 2023

Art sale in Brooten

For the past four years, Vicki Weiss of Brooten has become an experienced painter in her retirement. After painting mostly for fun beginning late in 2019, extended time across 2020 with few social activities taking place due to the pandemic helped foster painting into more than just a hobby.

Since 2022, Weiss has sold paintings at the Belgrade Hardware Store alongside numerous other hand-crafted, locally-made items. This Saturday, December 9, Vicki Weiss and her husband, David, will be hosting an art sale of her original paintings in their garage at 501 Central Avenue South (intersection of Crow Lake Street) in Brooten. They will be selling her paintings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all priced at $25 each. (Think: unique and Christmas gifts!)

December 9, 2023

Fiddles n' Christmas in Sunburg

Sunburg Area Fiddlers will be performing Christmas and fiddle tunes on Saturday, December 9 at 4 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg. The event is free and open to the public, and coffee and treats will follow the performance.

December 9, 2023

Brooten Community Santa Day and lighted Christmas parade

The Brooten Activities Club, Brooten Fire Relief Association and numerous local businesses are excited to sponsor the Brooten Santa Day celebration on Saturday, December 9 on Main Street with the fun starting at 3:30 p.m. at Lucky Shots Bowling Alley. At that time, children can meet Santa Claus, who will be assisted by local helpers. Santa will be available there through 5 p.m. Guests in downtown Brooten can stop at the KaDe Shack starting at 5 p.m. for the B-B-E Cub Scouts Chili Feed and Bake Sale, with proceeds going to the B-B-E Area Food Shelf. The Cub Scouts will also host Children's Bingo at the KaDe Shack. This runs through 6 p.m., and at 6 p.m. the Brooten Lighted Christmas parade will conclude activities on main street.

December 11, 2023

Brooten City Council meeting

The Brooten City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting chambers in downtown Brooten. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting's agenda will be posted at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper editor's blog on the weekend prior to the meeting; you can see that by clicking here:

December 11, 2023

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board meeting

The B-B-E school board will meet in regular session on Monday, December 11 at 7 p.m. at the B-B-E high school media center in Belgrade.

December 12, 2023

Elrosa city council meeting

The Elrosa city council will meet on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Elrosa's city hall for their regular monthly meeting.

December 13, 2023

Sedan city council meeting

The Sedan city council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, December 13 at 6 p.m., open to the public at the Sedan City Hall.

December 14, 2023

B-B-E High School NHS Holiday Blood Drive

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa National Honor Society will hold a Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school auxiliary gymnasium. You can schedule an appointment at

December 14, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. Auxiliary meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW Auxiliary in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W. This will also be their Christmas pot luck dinner and party, and VFW members are invited. Auxiliary members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Glacial Ridge Ambulance toy drive.

December 14, 2023

Belgrade V.F.W. meeting

The Saboe-Leverson VFW in Belgrade will meet in regular monthly session on Thursday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Belgrade V.F.W.

December 18, 2023

Belgrade city council meeting

The Belgrade city council will meet in regular session on Monday, December 18 at 7 p.m. You can preview the council's meeting agenda at the Bonanza Valley Voice publisher's blog during the weekend prior to the meeting at

December 28, 2023

"Thoughts on Thursday" conservatives' meeting at Minnewaska House

The Pope County Republicans will meet at the Minnewaka House on State Highway 28 in rural Glenwood on Thursday, December 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. for their monthly "Thoughts on Thursdays" meeting. Attendees can meet with fellow conservatives, discuss local issues, support our elected officials, and assist with administrative duties for coming elections.

Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!


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