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  1. Jun
    21
    Sun

    1. FATHER’S DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

       FATHER’S DAY AT THE HARKIN STORE

      Men of all sorts will enjoy the program on Father’s Day, two very known men will be 
      having their interests on display and will answer any questions.  Dan Cochran from 
      Morgan, Minnesota, will have his leather craft work.  He will have a large display of 
      his work and will answer any questions, orders can be placed also.

      Pell Johnson has written several books about hunting on the Swan Lake by Nicollet.
      He will also answer questions and sign his books for visitors from 1 to 4 pm on 
      June 21.

      Any other men that would like to come and share their interest please come and 
      enjoy the afternoon.

      The 1870′s Harkin Store is open from 10 to 5 pm everyday except Mondays in June,
      July and August with a variety of programs on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.
      Come take a trip back in time and see 40% original merchandise on the shelves
      and learn about the store and the village of West Newton.

      The gift shop will be open the same hours as the store and has many books, toys,
      unique and hand crafted items, also 10 cent candy.

      The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21,
      or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information
      contact the store at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society  which
      operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

  2. Jun
    22
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – Molly & Sunny Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 22 – Molly & Sunny Band

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  3. Jun
    23
    Tue

    1. The 2015 Agronomy Field Day
      8:00 am – 11:30 am

      The 2015 Agronomy Field Day will be held Tuesday, June 23 at the Southern Research and Outreach Center in Waseca.

      Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the administration building with field tours departing at 8:30 a.m. A lunch (with time for Q&A) brings the event to a close at 11:30 a.m. The $35 registration fee includes handout materials, morning refreshments and lunch. CEUs for certified crop advisers have been applied for. The program will be held rain or shine, in the event of inclement weather, all topics and speakers will be held in the administration building at the Southern Research and Outreach Center. The Center is located at the west edge of Waseca, across from Loon Lake. For more information, visit the SROC Web site athttp://sroc.cfans.umn.edu or call 507-835-3620.

    2. Drew’s Crew Benefit – 5 K Colorfest Run Walk
      2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

      September 12, 2015
      Harman Park, New Ulm

      5K Colorfest
      10:30 am

      To Register: RaceEntry.com
      or 276.4428 for Paper Entry

      Info or to Donate: DrewsCrew.org
      Donations are tax deductible run through Christ the King Church 501c3

      Food – Bands – Silent Auction
      10:00 – Neon-Live
      12:15 Roxbury
      2:45 – VanGogh’s Ear

      Drew Aufderheide was diagnosed with a rare form  of
      Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
      Protion of Proceeds will go towards the creation of
      scholarship fund & New Ulm MedicareCenter Oncolgy Unit

      Don’t forget to stay for Hermann Fest & Firewoks
       

    3. 20th Anniversary for KNUJ FM
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      20th Anniversary for KNUJ FM Open House
      Tuesday, June 23rd
      3-6 pm
      Sleepy Eye Office and Studio 

      Lemonade, cookies, and more!
      We will have gifts and door prizes

      Short program at 4:30 pm—including the Sleepy Eye Chamber Ambassadors

    4. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch, Tuesday , June 230 5 – 8 PM to benefit the New Ulm Clothing Depot.  Come have a great meal for a great cause!!!

    5. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  4. Jun
    24
    Wed

    1. Benefit Dinner for Melissa Marx
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Benefit Dinner for Melissa Marx

      Wednesday, June 24
      4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

      Hahn’s Dining & Lounge
      Winthrop , MN

      Melissa received a kidney transplant from a living donor on March 31.  After several months of recovery, she is ready to return to her job with Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop.  Funds raised at this event will help Melissa with current and ongoing transplant expenses.

      FREE WILL OFFERING

      Menu:  Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, fruit, chips, dessert

      Hosted by the Winthrop Lions Club, with donations from area businesses and individuals

    2. Homemade Ice Cream Social
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Homemade Ice Cream Social

      Wednesday June 24th 
      Middle Creek Methodist Church
      8 miles north of Redwood Falls & 2 1/2 miles west

       Serving begins at 5:00 PM
      BBQ’s, Hot Dogs, Coneys, Pie, Cake & Sundaes!!! 

  5. Jun
    25
    Thu

    1. Free Household Hazardous Waste – Springfield – Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Free Household Hazardous Waste

      Brown County Highway Garage
      507 Burns Ave
      Springfield
      11 am – 1 pm 

       

      Brown County REA  Building
      24386 State Hwy 4
      Sleepy Eye 
      3 pm – 6 pm 

    2. KNUJ Farmers Market
      2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      KNUJ Farmers Market
      Thursday, June 25th
      Target Parking Lot
      1914 S. Broadway in New Ulm

       
      Thursdays
      2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
       
      Saturdays
      9 am – noon
       
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    3. 2015 FAIRFAX DAYZ OF Thunder
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      2015

      FAIRFAX
      DAYZ OF Thunder

      Raffles, Cash Prizes, Softball & Volleyball Tournaments, Kids Water Fights, T-ball Tournament,
      Vehicle Fair (bring yours!), Vendors, Food, Bean Bag Tournament,
      Kickball Tournament, Open Swimming at the Pool and much, much more!

      THURSDAY – June 25
      5:00pm – 8:00pm Jaycees Pork Chop Dinner – Frontier Bar
      7:00pm Fairfax Royalty Coronation & Silent Auction -
      Squirrels’s Bar & Grill FREE EVENT

       

      FRIDAY – June 26
      3:00pm Leo & Kathy Lara – Musica, Lengua, y Cultura -
      Latin American Music Concert – Fairfax Library
      4:15pm Frandsen Bank Bike Rodeo – Bank Parking Lot
      6:00pm Frontier Bar Bean Bag Tournament -
      1st Street SE – Sign up before June 25th
      6:30pm CAPS Kids 1-Mile Fun Run – Memorial Park
      7:30pm CAPS 5K Fun Run/Walk – Memorial Park
      7:30pm Fairfax Cardinals vs. Victoria – Memorial Park
      FREE ADMISSION
      9:00pm – 1am Street Dance – 1st Street SE
      Rain location – Squirrels Bar & Grill

      SATURDAY – June 27
      9:00am Softball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am Volleyball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am – Noon Show Your Ride Show – Lion’s Park
      All Vehicles Welcome PRIZES TO BE GIVEN AWAY
      9:00am – 1:00pm Craft and Home-based Business Fair – Lion’s Park Shelter
      9:00am – 1:00pm Books Are Fun Warehouse Sale – Fairfax Public Library
      Proceeds go to the Fairfax Library
      10:00am GFW Summer Rec T-ball Tourny – Lion’s Park Football Field
      10:00am – Noon Torah Creek Farm Petting Zoo – Lion’s Park
      10:00am – 4:00pm Kid’s Bouncy Houses – Lion’s Park
      $5 Wristbands – Socks required
      1:00pm – 3:00pm Fairfax Fire Department Kid’s Water Fight – Lion’s Park
      Bring swimming suit & towel
      1:30pm – 2:30pm Kids Bingo – Lion’s Park Shelter
      2:00pm – 5:00pm Fairfax Depot Open House -
      Music Provided by Albrecht Band & Ice Cream Floats
      2:30pm – 3:30pm BINGO for all ages – Lion’s Park Shelter
      6:00pm D&S Kid’s Pedal Pull (Ages 4-11) – 1st Street SE
      Rain location – Lion’s Park Shelter
      9:00pm – 1:00am Street Dance – 1st Street SE (Sponsored by Frontier Bar)
      Rain location – Frontier Bar

      SUNDAY – June 28
      9:00am Softball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      9:00am – Noon Fairfax Royalty Breakfast – Squirrel’s Bar
      (Take-outs available at Lion’s Park)
      10:00am Kickball Tournament – Lion’s Park
      10:00am Non-Denominational Church Service – Lion’s Park Shelter
      All are welcome
      12:30pm – 2:00pm Bean Bag Tournament Registration – Lion’s Park
      1:00pm – 5:00pm Open Swimming – Fairfax Pool
      FREE ADMISSION!
      2:00pm – 4:00pm Depot Open House
      3:00pm Bean Bag Tournament – Lion’s Park
      4:00pm Fairfax Cardinals vs. Gaylord – Memorial Park

      Click here for full brochure

       

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  6. Jun
    26
    Fri

    1. FRIENDSHIP DAYS
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      FRIENDSHIP DAYS
      2015 – Nicollet, MN

      Friday – Saturday – Sunday
      JUNE 26, 27,28
      MIDWAY RIDES

      Friday:  
      5:00  PM Park Opens
      8:00 PM Miss Nicollet Talent Show in Nicollet High School Theater

      Saturday:
      9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Crafts at Nicollet Legion
      8:45 AM 5K Run-Walk
      10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tractor Pull
      12:00 PM Kiddie Tractor Pull in the Park
      1:00 PM Bean Bag (Corn-Hole) Tournament
      2:00 PM Fire Department Water Fight
      8:00 PM Nicollet Queen Coronation in the City Park
      9:00 PM to Closing Live Band in the park – Relentless

      Sunday:
      9:00 AM Out Door Church Service @ Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church
      1:00 PM Parade

      Live Bands and Entertainment all afternoon 

       

  7. Jun
    27
    Sat

    1. Quiltistry – various historic places in New Ulm
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Quiltistry

      Enjoy the outdoor display of quilts located at various historic sites

      Attend a bed turning at the Wanda Gag House.

      Special demonstrations at the Grand Center for the Arts.

      Visit 3 unique quilt shops:  Sewing Seeds Quilt Co. ~ The Thimble Box ~ Spinning Spools Quilt Shop

      For more information contact the NU Chamber 507-359-2333

  8. Jun
    28
    Sun

    1. Midsummer Worship – Dinner – Gibbon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Augustana Lutheran Church of Gibbon will hold its annual Midsummer Worship Service Sunday, June 28th at the Clear Lake Lutheran Church, located on Sibley County Rd. 8 between Lafayette and Gibbon.

      Following the service at Clear Lake Church, a Dinner will be served from 11 am to 1 pm at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon.

      Menu: McRib sandwiches, hot dogs, potato salad, beans and assorted desserts. A free-will offering to the Augustana Endowment Fund will be received.

      All are welcome.

  9. Jun
    29
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – The Ken and Ken Show
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      June 29 – The Ken and Ken Show

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  10. Jun
    30
    Tue

    1. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  11. Jul
    2
    Thu

    1. 36th West Newton Day Harkin Store – New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      36th West Newton Day Harkin Store, Nicollet County Highway 21, New Ulm This 36th-annual event celebrates the heritage of the Minnesota settlement of West Newton, which was located halfway between New Ulm and Fort Ridgely from 1856 to 1901. View historical photos from Bob and Agnes Gleisner and read about the history of Alexander Harkin and his family, the founders of the 1870s Harkin Store. Descendants of West Newton’s earliest settlers are invited to share their stories and any old photographs. Historic site staff will copy information and photos. Phone: 507-354-8666 Time: 1 pm to 4 pm Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

    2. Redeemer Lutheran Church Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Redeemer Lutheran Church
      BLOOD DRIVE

      Location: 700 South Broadway – New Ulm

      Thursday, July 2, 1 -7 pm

      To schedule your appointment or for more information:
      Call 1-800-REDCROSS (800-733-2767)
      Online @ www.redcrssblood.org,
      enter sponsor code: Redeemer
      Or text BLOODAPP to 90999 to download
      the Red Cross Blood Donor App and schedule your appointment
      using sponsor code:  Redeemer

      Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276

      ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Donate blood 2 times during the school
      year & 1 time in the summer to earn your red cord!
      (This drive meets summer donation requirement)

  12. Jul
    3
    Fri

    1. Fireworks July 3rd – Celebration/events July 4 – Cambria (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 4

      Cambria, MN – Members of the Cambria Community Township will celebrate the Fourth of July with a variety of programs and special events on Saturday, July 4th.

      Fireworks are scheduled for dusk – Friday, July 3 at the Cambria Town Hall.

      On Saturday, July 4th, a variety of outdoor games for young and old will kick-off the day at 11:00 am in the Cambria Park. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share at the community pot luck picnic at the Park shelter at noon; followed by the unorganized and impromptu Annual Parade beginning on the west end of town at 1:00 pm. The Annual Patriotic Program, held in the Cambria Town Hall, will begin at 2:00 pm. Music in the Park will conclude the day’s activities at 4:00 pm. This year’s Fourth of July Program entitled, “Take Me ‘Back’ to the Ball Game,” is a one of several historic themes developed as a part of the new Cambria History Project that will highlight community activities bridging the years between elders and youngsters. This year the program will look back at the roots and historic moments of Cambria Softball. The Program will also include pre-program music, readings, performances, and will conclude with the traditional roofraising community sing-a-long, and annual Fancy Cake Auction. Funds from the program free-will-donation and Fancy Cake Auction each year support the Cambria 4th of July Program Committee Activities that continue to support the annual event and various projects that preserve the history of Cambria.

    2. NEW AUBURN (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 4

      NEW AUBURN – On Friday (July 3rd) at the City Hall in New Auburn the Fire Department Relief Association will host a smoked pork chop dinner. Also on Friday the High Island Lake conservation Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church will host Bingo from 7 until 9 at the High Island Lake conservation building. Hamburgers and pop will be available.

      Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday a car/truck/bike show will be held with judging at 3 p.m. A dinner serving chicken or fish will be served from 11 until 2 and 4 to 7. Games for kids and bingo will also take place. This will all be held at the New Auburn City Hall. Fireworks will take place at dusk. 

    3. NEW ULM Patriotic Concerts (all-day)
      Jul 3 – Jul 4

      NEW ULM – The Legion Post 132 presents a 3rd of July at New Ulm’s Riverside Park from 5 to 8:15. Patriotic Concerts, Abraham Lincoln Speech, Cannon Firing and white doves release. Bryce Stenzel will deliver the memorable and shortest inaugural address at 6:30 p.m. Patrotic music will play during the dove release and Cannon echoes will follow from the valley.

      On Saturday Turner Hall will be open for live music and a beer garden from 11 until 6:30. Entertainment will begin at 11 with the Concord Singers. The Tuner Ladies pie social will take place from 11:30 until 7. The festivities will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. 

  13. Jul
    4
    Sat

    1. VERNON CENTER (all-day)
      Jul 4

      VERNON CENTER – Vernon Center will be celebrating the 4th of July the old fashioned way. There will be live music, bingo, a kids’ petting zoo, fireworks, a parade and more.

    2. MORTON
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      MORTON – The city of Morton will be having the 9th Annual Morton Firecracker fun/run walk on the 4th of July at Morton City Park. The run/walk will being at 8 a.m. at the Brent Koch Memorial Shelter. 

    3. HANSKA
      10:00 am – 11:00 pm

      HANSKA – On Saturday The 5th annual Uff-Da 5K starts at 10 a.m. in the ball park. Tournaments and games throughout the day. Fireworks will begin at dusk at the ball park. 

    4. ST. PETER
      10:00 am – 10:00 pm

      ST. PETER – The 45th Old-Fashioned 4th of July celebration includes an 8K and 5K walk event, 90-unit parade on Washington Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. Food vendors, music, art fair, children’s activities will take place in Minnesota Square Park. Fireworks will take place at Nicollet County Fairgrounds at 10 p.m. 

    5. CAMBRIA
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      CAMBRIA – Saturday Outdoor games start at 11 a.m. A community potluck will be held at noon at the park shelter. A parade will take place at 1 p.m. followed by a patriotic program at 2 p.m. Music in the park will begin at 4. 

    6. Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      SLEEPY EYE – A fourth of July celebration will be held at Allison Park Saturday. Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles this festival features burgers, music, kids activities and fireworks at dusk. The event at Allison Park takes place from 11 until 7. 

    7. Turner Hall – New Ulm
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Come to Turner Hall
      for live music & beer garden
      102 South State St – New Ulm 

      Sat., July 4th •
      11:00 am-7:00 pm
      Burgers & Good Ole German Food Turner Ladies Pie Social 11:30-7:00
      Bean Bags & Volleyball available

      Entertainment from 11 am – 6:15 pm
      featuring
      11:00 am – Concord Singers – Stage 1
      12:20 pm – Dain’s Dutchemen – Stage 2 
      1:40 pm  - Schell’s Hobo Band – Stage 1
      2:50 pm – Adam’s Jammers – Stage 2
      4:00 pm – Schell’s Hobo Band – Stage 1
      5:00 pm – Wendinger Band – Stage 2

      Will move inside for inclement weather – No coolers please 

    8. American Indian Survival Skills Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey MN
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Explore some of the survival skills used by early American Indians. Throughout the afternoon visitors can try to start a fire using primitive methods and view a display of atlatls (spear thrower); from 1 to 3 pm they can make an atlatl and then learn how to throw a spear at a bison target; and from 3 to 5 pm they can observe a flintknapper demonstrate how to create stone projectile points (arrowheads) and then try making one themselves. For more information visit http://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/jeffers-petroglyphs/american-indian-survival-skills.