Bonanza Valley Community Calendar
Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days 2022!!!
BVD 2022: four nights/days of activities!
The annual Bonanza Valley Days celebration in Brooten is coming on July 7, 8, 9 and 10 next summer of 2022! Spread the word and mark your calendars!
Church on the radio
Brooten Community Church has twice-weekly radio show
Everyone is invited to listen to Brooten Community Church Pastor Rick Krasky's twice-weekly radio messages every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. on KMGK 107.1 FM radio of Glenwood.
September 25, 2021
Brooten Fire Department Bar Bingo season begins!
The Brooten Fire Department is excited to announce the start of the upcoming Bar Bingo season! The first bar bingo session at the KaDe Shack will be Saturday, September 25 at 2 p.m. in the KaDe Shack banquet hall.
September 27, 2021
33rd annual B-B-E Homecoming coronation
The 33rd annual Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Homecoming is next week. Activities begin with Homecoming coronation next Monday, September 27 at Olson Auditorium, B-B-E high school. The coronation program begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. This year’s coronation theme is “We Got the Beat”.
September 27, 2021
Brooten city council meeting
The Brooten city council will meet in regular session on Monday, September 27 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 https://lifeinbonanzavalley.blogspot.com.
September 28, 2021
Elrosa Senior Citizens Bologna Daze
The Elrosa Senior Citizens invite everyone to their sixth and final Bologna Daze fundraiser event of 2021! They will hold the event on Tuesday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bucky's Bar in Elrosa. Come join them for delicious food! Dine-in (restaurant style) at $8 a plate, or call ahead for take-out orders at 320-697-5616. Menu: bologna, sauerkraut, potato wedges, homemade bread, baked beans and delicious dessert cake!
October 2, 2021
Hope Lutheran Fall Bazaar in Sunburg
Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg invites everyone to their Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A quilt raffle drawing will be held at 1 p.m. to conclude this fundraising event. Bakery Shoppe: breads, bars, cookies and Scandinavian goodies with lefse baking demonstrations and lefse bites. Aprons and Crafts: including jewelry, kitchen items, fall and Christmas decorations. Cards and napkins for all occasions. Farmers Market: homegrown produce, jams and jellies. Luncheon menu: wild rice or vegetable soup, ham or turkey buns, salad, Rommegrot, plus a variety of pies! Please join us at Hope Lutheran in Sunburg as we deliver the blessings of autumn at our annual fall bazaar.
October 2, 2021
Braaten Barn Dance to host Wasted Time!
The Braaten Barn Dance is coming up on Saturday, October 2 in rural Terrace at the Braaten Farm with live music by the local band Wasted Time. The street address is 29389 240th Avenue, Glenwood, MN 56334; the Braaten Farm is located west of Gilchrist Lake about one mile off of Pope County Highway 19, west of the Highway 19 and Highway 10 intersection. The annual Braaten Barn Dance is open to the public, and Wasted Time will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight with a $10 cover charge plus a cash bar. Bring your friends and have a great time! The bar and food will be served by Lakes Catering of Lowry.
October 3, 2021
FREE SPIRITS SCAVENGER HUNT
Big Grove Crow River Grace Free Spirits Youth Group will be around Belgrade, Brooten and Elrosa collecting donations for Safe Avenues, The Fortress, Eagles Healing Nest and the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Area Food Shelf on Sunday, October 3. Items we are looking for: non perishable foods, cleaning supplies, vegetable seeds, paper products, wood shop tools, bedding (twin, full and queen sizes), pillows, new socks and underwear, infant and toddler clothing, children’s clothing, women’s clothing, deodorant, body wash, feminine hygiene items and laundry detergent. You can also drop off donations at the BGCRG Parish Office in Belgrade.
October 3, 2021
FREE Harp/Cello concert at Olson Auditorium, B-B-E high school, on October 3
The Centre Area Concert Association is excited to present Sarah Grudem (on the harp) and Eric Graff (cello) on Sunday, October 3 at 2 p.m. at the Olson Auditorium, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school in Belgrade. This FREE CONCERT is funded by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage fund.
October 5, 2021
Brooten American Legion meeting
The Brooten American Legion will meet on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall for their regular monthly meeting. New members are welcome!
October 6, 2021
B-B-E National Honor Society Blood Drive
The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa National Honor Society, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, October 6 at the auxiliary gymnasium at B-B-E high school in Belgrade. Walk-ins are welcome, but openings will be limited. The blood drive runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and you can register early on the Red Cross app or the Red Cross website, which is preferred.
October 9, 2021
Crow River Lutheran church fall dinner and auction
The Crow River Lutheran church WELCA invites everyone to their annual fall dinner and auction on Saturday, October 9, starting at 4 p.m. with auction to start at 7 p.m. More info in The Voice.
October 9, 2021
Elrosa Fire Department Steak Fry
The Elrosa fire department invites everyone to their annual fall steak fry fundraiser on Saturday, October 9 starting at 5 p.m. The streak fry will be hosted at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic church's basement that evening. More info in The Voice.
October 12, 2021
Elrosa city council meeting
The Elrosa city council will meet on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 p.m. at Elrosa's city hall for their regular monthly meeting.
October 13, 2021
Sedan city council meeting
The Sedan city council will meet in regular session on Wednesday, October 13 at 6 p.m. The meetings, which are held once per month, are open to the public at the Sedan City Hall.
October 18, 2021
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board meeting
The B-B-E school board will meet in regular session on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the B-B-E high school media center in Belgrade.
November 19-21, 2021
'Little Shop of Horrors' musical at B-B-E high school
Join the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa theatre program on November 19th, 20th or 21st to watch their performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” at Olson Auditorium in Belgrade. The story follows Seymour, a rundown flower shop employee, who allows his desires to seduce him into granting a plant's every wish. After finding Audrey ll, a strange and interesting plant, Seymour's life is turned upside down. The growing plant’s demand for more ends in tragedy. Based on a 1960 film by Roger Corman, book by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Ashman. Follow along the life of Seymour, his crush Audrey, and her boyfriend the dentist, as this strange and interesting plant takes on the city and the world!
Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!