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  1. Jun
    25
    Thu

    1. 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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  2. 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 

       

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 

  7. 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)

  8. Jul
    4
    Sat

    1. 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.

  9. Jul
    6
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– Sands Summertime Fun Show
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 6 – Sands Summertime Fun 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. Jul
    7
    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
    9
    Thu

    1. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  12. Jul
    10
    Fri

    1. Winthrop’s Farm City Fun Fest (all-day)
      Jul 10 – Jul 12
      Farm City Fun Fest 2015
      July 10-12, 2015!

      This year’s event is starting to take shape on tap this year:
      ALL WEEKEND IN THE PARK:
      Softball Tournament, Craft and Food Vendors, Kids Games.
      FRIDAY Night:
      5k run, BINGO under the big tent,
      SATURDAY:
      Kids Pedal Pull, Mini Tractor Pull, Street Dance downtown music by EAGLE RIVER
      SUNDAY:
      14th Annual Car Show, The Great Parade at 2:00 pm,
      Best BBQ Chicken meal,
      Exotic Animal Petting zoo 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Live Music
  13. Jul
    11
    Sat

    1. Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K at Park Days
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K at Park Days

       

      Madelia, Minn. – The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that they will again be collaborating with Anderson Race Management to host a 5K Run/Walk in conjunction with the Park Days activities. Race time is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11th.

      The Madelia Scrub/Run Walk 5K, formerly known as the Madelia River Run, starts at the Madelia Town Hall and winds through the beautiful Watonwan River valley. The name and theme were changed this year to draw attention to our health care focus and to help raise money for an important local cause, to purchase cardiac automated external defibrillators (AED) for the Madelia Police Department.

      The Scrub Run/Walk 5K is a fun family event with a twist…. racers are encouraged to wear scrubs or dress up like a favorite medical character from real life or television, like Dr. Grey, “Hot Lips” Houlihan, Doogie Howser, M.D., etc. Participants who choose to dress up will be entered into a Best Dressed Scrubs contest. While organizers are hoping entrants will dress in medial attire, it is certainly not mandatory to do so. Scrub tops will be given to entrants that sign up for the race by June 1st.

      Registration costs for the Scrub Run/Walk 5K are as follows:

      Preregistration (before 6/1): $20, Registration (after 6/1): $25, Race Day: $30

      Sign In and Onsite Registration will take place on July 11th from 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

      Everyone is invited – runners, walkers, families with strollers, and spectators. Entries may be individual or team. Business can sponsor a team, and some businesses even have team shirts (or maybe scrubs?) made for participants. In addition to the Best Dressed Scrubs Contest, race medals will also be awarded for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (by age group), Team with the Most Participants, Fastest Team.

      We are also looking for Race Sponsors for the Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K. Sponsorships offset the expense of having the race, and will help us raise funds for the AEDs that the Madelia Police Department is hoping to purchase. Donations of $200 or more will be recognized at the event. 

  14. Jul
    13
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – The Wendinger Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 13 – The Wendinger 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.

  15. Jul
    14
    Tue

    1. PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS – DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY (all-day)
      Jul 14

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Tuesday, July 14 2015 at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.  You will be able to enjoy a great treat and support Pro Kinship at the same time.  Bring your friends, family, or your whole neighborhood for fun!!!

      You can also bring your children or neighborhood children down to Dairy Queen this day for a real feel for what it is like to be part of Pro Kinship for Kids.  Staff and volunteers of Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions, and tell you about the program.  You can experience Pro Kinship activities from 4 – 7:30.  For donations to Pro Kinship for Kids children or any one who is a child at heart can make different craft items to take home with them and play games with us.  Here are just a few things you can do this day:

      *Decorate your own Foam Art Picture Frame                *Get your Face Painted                 *Play Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss & Fish Bowl To

        *Decorate with Fabric Markers your own Puppet or CD Case

       

      QUESTIONS CONTACT: PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS  507-359-2445 or  WWW.PROKINSHIP.ORG

    2. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  16. Jul
    17
    Fri

    1. BAVARIAN BLAST! – Brown County Fairgrounds New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Come See What’s Brewing at
      BAVARIAN BLAST!

      A New Ulm Festival

      July 17-19, 2015
      New Ulm, MN

      Brown County Fairgrounds

      507.359.2222
      www.bavarianblast.com 

      Entertainment:
      Alpensterne – Austrian Express – Alex Meixner – Concord Singers-
      Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen – Larry Olsen Band – Wendinger Band -
      Music Connection – Leon Olsen Show – Malek’s Fishermen – Danny Witucki and
      Mein Heimatland Musikanten – Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen

      Three Stages of Entertainment
      Fun for all ages!

      Craft Fair – Food & Beverage – Barrel Rolling – Stein Holding -
      Kraut Eating Contest – Weiner Dog Races & Family Entertainment!

      Camping Available onsite

      Germans Have More Fun! 

    2. Starry Night, Prairie Night Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey MN
      6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Explore the Jeffers Petroglyphs when the carvings are best seen in this special twilight tour. Gaze at the sky and learn about constellations from astronomers. Hear stories from cultures around the globe. Bring your own telescope or use one provided. For more information visithttp://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/jeffers-petroglyphs/starry-night-prairie-night.

  17. Jul
    18
    Sat

    1. Bavarian Blast 5K-10K Run/Walk – NU Civic Center
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Bavarian Blast 5K-10K Run/Walk 

      The New Ulm American Legion and KNUJ/SAM are the primary sponsors for this years Bavarian Blast 5K – 10K run/walk, to be held Saturday, July 18th.   The race will begin at 9 am from the New Ulm Civic Center.

      Pre-registration can be done on line at www.itsyourrace.com .   Pre-registration participating fee is $25, and if done prior to July 5th, a run/walk T-Shirt is guaranteed.   Registration can also be done beginning at 8 am the day of the event for a $30 fee.

      Teams of five or more are encouraged, and if registered by July 5th, they will get their own personal color team shirt. 

      Proceeds from the event will go towards New Ulm American Legion Community Youth projects.

      Other participating sponsors include:   Gag Sheet Metal,  Nicklasson Athletic, McDonalds, Anytime Fitness,  New Ulm Medical Center, DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, Alliance Bank,  and New Ulm Park and Rec.  Other questions can be directed to 507-276-6212.

  18. Jul
    20
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 20 – Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines

       

      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.

  19. Jul
    21
    Tue

    1. TRIAD – Monthly Meeting
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The monthly meeting of TRIAD will be held in Searles at the Searles Bar and Grill on July 21 at 10:00 a.m.  The speaker this month is Jay Vansicke from the Sturms Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.  This will be a good opportunity to learn about funeral arrangements and ask any questions you may have.  Local law enforcement will also be on hand about the latest scams.

      Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to come.

      For more information please contact Opal Dewanz at 507-359-9808

    2. Nicollet County Historical Society “Coffee on the Patio”
      10:15 am – 11:15 am
      Please join the Nicollet County Historical Society for its monthly “Coffee on the Patio” series on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:00am to drink coffee and talk about local history! 

      This month’s topic is the history of the State Hospital and we invite you to come by to share any memories or stories you might have about the institution.

      We’ll be gathering at the Treaty Site History Center, just north of St. Peter off of Highway 169.

      Coffee and a light snack will be provided.  There is no cost to participate.  We hope to see you there!

    3. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch, Tuesday , July 21 5 – 8 PM to benefit the New Ulm Clothing Depot.  Come have a great meal for a great cause!!!

  20. Jul
    23
    Thu

    1. Music in the Park – Winthrop
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Winthrop City Park Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 P.M.

      Larry Mages Band, performing

      Concessions available, drawing for prizes
      Sponsored by Winthrop Lions & Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.

      Bring your lawn chair and join us for a evening of music and fun!! 

  21. Jul
    24
    Fri

    1. Pork Chop Supper – Lafayette American Legion
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Lafayette American Legion Post 300 will host a pork chop supper on Friday, July 24 at the
      Lafayette Community Center.

      Food will be served from 5 – 7;30 p.m. 

      The menu will include:
      a pork chop, potato salad, beans, cupcake
      and a beverage. 
      There will also be a hotdog plate available for purchase. 

      The chops will be prepared
      by the Nicollet Pork Producers.

      Neal Hoffmann Post Commander
      507-276-1444

  22. Jul
    26
    Sun

    1. ANNUAL PARISH DINNER AND FESTIVAL (all-day)
      Jul 26

      The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth, MN is holding their ANNUAL PARISH
      DINNER AND FESTIVAL on Sunday, July 26, 2015. We are located 10 miles southwest of
      Sleepy Eye on County Highway 24.

      The day will begin with a 9:30 a.m. mass, followed by a buffet style chicken and ham dinner.
      Dinner is served in the air-conditioned church hall and is available from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30
      p.m. Take out orders are available. The menu includes chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes
      and gravy, corn, cole slaw, beverage and ice cream. Ticket prices are as follows:
      Adult – $10.00; ages 6-12 – $5.00; ages 5 & under – $1.00.

      The festival is held RAIN or SHINE and we have something for everyone. Live music, raffles,
      games for all ages, bingo, a country store, kids pedal pull at 2:30pm, and food stand and
      refreshments. A softball tournament takes place the entire weekend.

      Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the day with family and friends.

  23. Jul
    27
    Mon

    1. Red Cross Bloodmobile Nicollet MN
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Nicollet, MN

      Wednesday, August 19th
      at the Nicollet Legion Hall
      1:00 to 7:00 pm. 

      All blood types are needed.

      Root Beer Floats will be served to all donors.   
      To make an appointment:  call Darlene @ 507-359-2816.

    2. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – National Night Out– The Schell’s Hobo Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 27 – National Night Out– The Schell’s Hobo 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.

  24. Jul
    28
    Tue

    1. 4th Annual Courtland Fire Dept & Courtland Rec Association Community Night Out
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      4th Annual Courtland Fire Dept & Courtland Rec Association Community Night Out

      Tuesday July 28
      5:30 – 8:00 pm
      Courtland Ball Park

      See and tour Firetrucks, Free Blood Pressure checks, live grease fire simulator with two demonstrations (6:00 pm and 7:00 pm), Rollover Simulator, NU Medical Center Allina Ambulance, Rock Climbing Wall, Courtland 4H Kids Activities, Texting and Driving Simulator, Safety Hopper Bouncy House – Emphasis on Farm Safety & Lawn Mower Safety

      Lunch will be available by the Courtland Rec Association

      Ice Cream sandwiches are donated by the American Dairy Association