−Fort Ridgely Program1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 23, 1:30pm – Independent Historian Curtis Dahlin grew up on a farm near Sisseton, South Dakota, on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian Reservation. He graduated from South Dakota State in 1964 with a degree in history, spent two years in the army and worked for the Department of Transportation as a traffic analyst for 35 years. Since retiring in 2002, he has spent time researching and writing on US Dakota Uprising of 1862 in Minnesota. He has published two books and three shorter booklets on the US Dakota War. His talk will deal with various aspects of the Uprising.
Come to Fort Ridgely at 1:30pm for this fascinating program.+1:30 pmFort Ridgely Program
−End-of-Summer Potluck Picnic3:00 pm – 11:45 pm
End-of-Summer Potluck Picnic will be held Saturday, August 23, 3pm at 1220 S Minnesota, New Ulm
Bring your own table service, a dish to pass and chairs – this is a free event. Come listen to the Schell’s Hobo Band and enjoy a Schell’s Beer or 1919 Root Beer.
Call Duane or Karen Bergemann with questions at 417-459-5007 or 417-766-1436+3:00 pmEnd-of-Summer Potluck Picnic
−Sigel Ballpark LA Pig Races4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sigel Ballpark LA Pig Races, Saturday, August 23, 4pm
Beanbag tournament to follow pig races+4:00 pmSigel Ballpark LA Pig Races
−Breakfast/Vendor Fair Fundraiser, Sleepy Eye9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Supplemental Match by Thrivent, New Ulm Chapter – Breakfast/Vendor Fair Fundraiser will be held Sunday, August 24, Orchid Inn, Sleepy Eye, 9am-3pm; breakfast will be served until 1pm; serving pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk, juice
Vendor fair; silent auction; bake sale; kids activities; mini photo sessions by Amanda Petersen Photography; deluxe face painting 11am-2pm.
Proceeds will go to a Sleepy Eye Family, Tony and Lexi Alvarez and their three little boys.+9:00 amBreakfast/Vendor Fair Fundraiser, Sleepy Eye
−St. John’s Church Fall Festival, Searles10:15 am – 6:00 pm
St. John’s Church Fall Festival, Searles, Sunday, August 24; rain or shine; everyone welcome
Family Style Ham & Chicken Dinner, with dressing, served 10:15am-2pm; adults/$11; under 13 years/$4; preschool/$1.50; building is handicapped accessible.
Bingo; country store; crafts; horse drawn trolley rides; games; music; refreshments; lunch stand on grounds; big ticket drawing 4:30pm; over $10,000 worth of prizes.+10:15 amSt. John’s Church Fall Festival, Searles
−Old School Days, Harkin Store1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Harkin Store will be having a program on old schools in Nicollet County. There will be old pictures and old school books and a picture of the old private school, the Robinson school, in the town of West Newton. The program in Sunday, August 24, from 1-4pm.+1:00 pmOld School Days, Harkin Store
−Rich Ruch Benefit T-Shirts & Bracelet Sales5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fundraising t-shirts and bracelets for the Rich Ruch will be sold this Tuesday and Thursday, August 26 & 28 at the Bill and Cathy Koob residence, 110 5th Street South, New Ulm from 5-8pm.
They will also be sold Wednesday, August 27 and Friday, August 29, at Creative Hair Company, 1106 South Broadway, from 9am-5pm+5:00 pmRich Ruch Benefit T-Shirts & Bracelet Sales
−Heartland Express to Observe Labor Day Weekend8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Sunday, August 31, or Monday, September 1, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Regular service resumes on Tuesday, September 2.
To request and schedule rides for the Tuesday following Labor Day, passengers are requested to call the Brown County Heartland Express office no later than 3pm on Friday, August 29, at 359-2717 or 1-800-707-2717.+8:00 amHeartland Express to Observe Labor Day Weekend
−Riverblast, New Ulm5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Riverblast in New Ulm will be held on Friday & Saturday, August 29 & 30 at Riverside Park; Center Street and the Minnesota River.
This is a free cultural event and festival at the river. Friday gala celebration starts at 5pm. Cold Blooded Whiskey from 5-8pm; Barefoot Winos 8:30pm-close. Camping in Riverside Park; one camping unit and one support vehicle, dogs must be on leash/$25 per site.
Saturday event begins at 11am; Watershed information; afternoon horse drawn trolley rides along the river; free face painting; “Pirate Ship” playground for kids on the premises; obstacle course for canoes Saturday; get free rides in a Mankato Padding & Outings Club 28 ft canoe; Dick Kimmel and Company 12-3pm; Schell’s Hobo Band, 3:30-4:30pm; Jumbo Ya Ya 5-8pm; The Arcades from 8:30pm-12:30am.
Food and beverages available; coffee; pop; beer; wine coolers. For more details, visit www.riverblast.net.+5:00 pmRiverblast, New Ulm
−Sand Volleyball Tournament, New Ulm9:30 am – 11:45 pm
Sand Volleyball Tournament with the Goosetown Roller Girls will be held on Saturday, August 30; sign in at 9:30am; play to start at 10am at Kegel Kourts, New Ulm.
Cost is $60/team or $10/per person (no team); must be 18+ in order to play. Proceeds support the Goosetown Roller Girls.
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-351-6047.+9:30 amSand Volleyball Tournament, New Ulm
−Children’s Games & Craft Day, Fort Ridgely12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On Saturday, August 30, families are invited to Fort Ridgely from 12-4pm for games on the parade grounds as well as create crafts inside the Commissary building. There will be games such as field ball, stilts, and grades for the children to play. They will also show you how to make a hanky doll or your own catapult.+12:00 pmChildren’s Games & Craft Day, Fort Ridgely
−Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service, Fairfax7:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service will be in Fairfax on Thursday, September 4, from 7am-3pm at the Lions Park Shelter.
Pillows cleaned, deodorizes and fluffed. Custom-made new pillows and comforters for sale. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Fairfax.+7:00 amCarlson Pillow Cleaning Service, Fairfax
−Low Vision Resource Group1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday, September 4, 1:30pm, Orchard Hills, 1223 Karl Drive, New Ulm – Low Vision Resource Group. Everyone welcome. Refreshment and snack served.
Questions, contact Monica at 354-5680.+1:30 pmLow Vision Resource Group
−Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning, New Ulm7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning will be in New Ulm on Friday, September 5, from 7:30am-3:30pm at the New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium.
Questions, call Jan at 507-720-9657 and leave message.+7:30 amFluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning, New Ulm
−Nicollet/Sibley County Plot Day10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nicollet/Sibley County’s Varietal Trials Plot Day will be held Friday, September 5. The event will be held at the Pat and Don Bentz variety plots located at 24686 621st Avenue, Gibbon, beginning at 10am.
Speakers for the day will include U or M Extension Crops Educator David Nocolai dicussing weed control and U of M IPM Specialist Bruce Potter sharing information on insect control. Seed representatives will be on hand for discussion and to answer questions.
A lunch of burgers, beans, chips and cookies will be provided by the Nicollet and Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers.+10:00 amNicollet/Sibley County Plot Day
−Aluminum Can Collection/Scrip Sales, NUACS8:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday, September 6, Aluminum Can Collection and Scrip Sales from 8:30-10:30am at St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot. All proceeds go towards NUACS Technology.+8:30 amAluminum Can Collection/Scrip Sales, NUACS
−Eagles 5000 5K and KidsK Run8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The 3rd Annual Eagles 5000 5K and Kids K Run will be held on Saturday, September 6, at 8:30am and 9:30am. You can register online at http://www.active.com.
Also, the Friends of ISD88 are looking for any volunteers to help direct runners and/or form a cheer group along the course. If interested, contact Chris or Erin at email@example.com.+8:30 amEagles 5000 5K and KidsK Run
−HermannFest 201410:00 am – 11:45 pm
HermannFest 2014 will be taking place on Saturday, September 6 in New Ulm – Schell’s Beer and 1919 Root Beer on tap; German and American Foods available all day.
Hermann Heights Park: 14 Monument Street, New Ulm
10am – welcome
10am-5pm – Hermann Monument open/self-directed tours
12-1:30pm – Wendinger Band
1:30-1:45pm – Program
1:45-3pm – Concord Singers
3:15-4:30pm – SE Concertina Band
5pm – close Hermann Monument
Harmon Park: 101 North Garden, New Ulm
12-5:30pm – Tournament Options: co-rec kickball; co-rec sand volleyball; baggo (bean bags)
607:30pm – Thunder in the Valley; New Ulm Battery and New Ulm Municipal Band; cannon shoot with 11 guns; bring lawn chairs
8:30pm – Fireworks over Hermann Monument
8:45-9:30pm – Time Machine – ‘Pop Starz’ – music of the 80′s
9:30-10:30am – Time Machine – “Hair Force” – rock of the 80′s
10:30-11:30pm – Time Machine – ‘Whiskey River’ – country music+10:00 amHermannFest 2014
−Windom Wetland Management District Hunting Rendezvous10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Windom Wetland Management District will be hosting a Youth Hunting Rendezvous from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 6. The event will include several activities that will be fun for the whole family including a Duck Calling Seminar and Youth Calling Contest with Pay Doyscher, where each child will receive a free duck call and prizes will be awarded.
There will also be demonstrations of both pointing and retrieving dogs at work with local dog handlers Chad Klassen, Wendy Krueger and Jim Sehl. Leif Hanson will be doing a demonstration on the field dressing and cooking techniques of game birds.
A free lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Windom Wetland Management District.
For more information, visit http://midwest.fws.gov/windom; 507-831-2220 or 1-800-577-2875.+10:00 amWindom Wetland Management District Hunting Rendezvous
−German-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The German-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic will be Saturday, September 6, at Hermann Heights Park, shelter number one. Social begins at 11am, with potluck at 12pm.
Enjoy delicious American and German food. Coffee and juice will be provided. Bring a dish to pass, your own eating utensils and lawn chairs.+11:00 amGerman-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic
−Hanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper will be held Saturday, September 6, from 4-8pm at the Hanska City Park.
They will be serving pork chops, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and hamburgers and hot dogs from children. Take out and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6276.
All proceeds will go for training and equipment.+4:00 pmHanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper
−Pro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Pro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event on Saturday, September 6, at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington; benefiting Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors.
Live auction items benefiting the charity include: autographed Jared Allen’s helmet; jersey; custom belt buckle; custom laser cut Jared Allen fire pit and more. $2 from every adult ticket goes towards charity. Adults/$15; kids/$5; kids 3 and under are free. No advance ticket discounts.+6:00 pmPro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event
−Lions Club of New Ulm Fly-In Breakfast7:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lions Club of New Ulm 41st Annual Fly-In Breakfast will be held Sunday, September 7, 7am-12:3pm at the New Ulm Municipal Airport in New Ulm.
Tickets available at New Ulm Chamber; Cash Wise Foods; HyVee Food Store and any Lion member. Ticket prices: adult advance/$7; at the door/$7.50; children 4-12/$3; children 3 and under/free. Free breakfast for all fly-in pilots.
Helicopter rides available. New this year….visit the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile for free vision screening, presented by Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health.
The Lions Club of New Ulm supports the Sight/Hearing/Diabetes impaired and other local humanitarian needs.+7:00 amLions Club of New Ulm Fly-In Breakfast
−Minnesota Driffters Cycle Club12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Minnesota Driffters Cycle Club presents a Bike and Car Road Run on Sunday, September 7, at 12:30pm; registration 12-1:30pm; back by 5pm. Run starts at Cobden at the park and ends in Cobden.
Trophies for the winners; they will hand out trophies approximately 5:30pm along with other door prizes; plenty of burgers, chili and nachos and cheese before and after the run; free beverages at the end of the run+12:00 pmMinnesota Driffters Cycle Club
−Benefit for Rich Rush12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Benefit for Rich Rush will be held Sunday, September 7, at Searles Community Center and Searles Bar and Grill from 12:30-6:30pm.
There will be a Bike/Car Run, register 11:30am-12:30pm); food; entertainment; silent auction; t-shirts and bracelets. Pork sandwich meal and refreshments available.
A portion of proceeds will go to Rich’s medical treatment and also to the New Ulm Medical Oncology Department.
Donations to: Bank Midwest or website: ruchfamilybenefit.com.+12:30 pmBenefit for Rich Rush
−Senior Dance, St. Peter1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Senior Dance, Tuesday, September 9, 1-4pm at the American Legion, 229 W Nassau, St. Peter.
Music provided by Don Klossner. There will be an admission charge for this event. Questions, call Sylvia at 934-7227. Sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center.+1:00 pmSenior Dance, St. Peter
−SouthPoint’s Kickin’ it for Kids 5K5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sign up today for SouthPoint’s Kickin’ it for Kids 5K on Thursday, September 11; race begins at 6:30pm at Allison Park, Sleepy Eye; bike trail 3.1 miles.
Proceeds from this event with help benefit CU for Kids – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Participants will be timed; prizes to top two male and female runners; both runners and walkers are welcome; children under the age of 12 may ride their bikes if their parents are walking; race day registration begins at 5:30pm.
Entry fee 5K Run/Walk = $25; 2+ family member = $20 each
5K Bike (for children 12 and under) = $10/each
Register online at www.southpointfed.com or stop into any of our 3 locations, Sleepy Eye, Springfield or New Ulm or call 877-794-6712.+5:30 pmSouthPoint’s Kickin’ it for Kids 5K
−Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt will be September 13 at 8am and will wrap up sometime early afternoon.
Any youth age 11-15. Youth need to have a Firearm’s Safety Certificate, blaze orange clothing and gun (guns will be provided if needed). Each youth have one mentor with dog. Two birds will be planted per youth. Only youth will carry a gun.
They will be to hunt pheasants and shoot on the sporting clay course. There will be instructors on hand to help and give shooting tips. Parents are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for this event.
Hunting will be at River Ridge Gun Club in Courtland. The hunt is being assisted and sponsored by Sioux Trails Deer Hunters; Izaak Walton League and Der Deutsche Long Beards (NWTF).
To sign up, contact Scott Zeig at 507-276-2717 or contact a committee member.+8:00 amBrown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt
−Fall Blast Shooting Match, New Ulm10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fall Blast Shooting Match, open to the public, Saturday, September 13, 10am-4pm; sponsored by New Ulm Izaak Walton League. Shoot will be held at the Isaak Walton League Shooting Range.
Events for men; women and youth. Refreshments and lunch available. Poker Shoot; Deer Target Shoot; Shooting Gallery; Vaporizing Varmint Shoot. Izaak Walton Gun Raffle Drawing at 4pm. 50/50 Split Cash Prizes; bring your own guns; $5/entry fee, per event.
Directions to Range: south our of New Ulm on County Road 13 (Center Street); turn right on County Road 25; after 2 miles, turn right onto 180th Avenue; then left on 215th Street.+10:00 amFall Blast Shooting Match, New Ulm
−New Ulm Area “Day of Play”10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Martin Luther College, in partnership with Hearts Beat Back, Heart of New Ulm, New Ulm Medical Center and New Ulm Park and Rec…..present the 2014 New Ulm Area Day of Play on Saturday, September 13, from 10am-2pm at the New Ulm Civic Center.
This is a FREE event! Bring the whole family! There will be a variety of play experiences; games for all ages; open ice skating. This is a day you won’t want to miss!!+10:00 amNew Ulm Area “Day of Play”