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  1. Sep

    1. Lions Club of New Ulm Fly-In Breakfast
      7:00 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.

    2. Minnesota Driffters Cycle Club
      12:00 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

    3. Benefit for Rich Rush
      12:30 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.

  2. Sep

    1. Senior Dance, St. Peter
      1:00 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.

  3. Sep

    1. SouthPoint’s Kickin’ it for Kids 5K
      5:30 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.

  4. Sep

    1. Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt
      8:00 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.

    2. Fall Blast Shooting Match, New Ulm
      10:00 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.

    3. 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!!

    4. Riding for the Love of Kristin Ann Gluth
      10:30 am – 5:00 pm

      Riding for the Love of Kristin Ann Gluth, 6th Annual Car and Bike Memorial Ride will be held Saturday, September 13; registration 10:30-11:45am; ride begins at 12pm.

      Entry fee is $15/driver; $10/additional passenger/s; meal and raffle ticket included. Ride begin and ends at Ridin’ High Saloon in Cobden.

      Donations can be sent to: T. Bertrand, 24293 Co. Rd. 29, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for individuals pursuing a cosmetology career.

    5. 12th Annual Duncanfest
      12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      12th Annual Duncanfest will be held at the Community Ballroom in Duncan, Iowa on Saturday, September 13, and Sunday, September 14. Located on Highway 18 between Garner and Britt, IA.

      Saturday , September 13
      12-2pm & 4-5:30pm ~ Malek’s Fishermen Band
      2-4pm & 5:30-7pm ~ Leo Lonnie Orchestra
      7-10pm ~ Gary Brueggen’s Ridgeland Dutchmen

      Sunday, September 14

      8am ~ Polka Mass by Malek’s Fishermen Band, St. Wenceslaus Church in Duncan IA

      9am ~ Breakfast Buffet at the Ballroom

      12-1:30pm & 3-4:30pm ~ Gary Brueggen’s Ridgeland Dutchmen
      1:30-3pm & 4:30-6pm ~ Barefoot Becky’s Ivanhoe Dutchmen

      Air conditioned ballroom; 50 x 75 ft hardwood dance floor; free booths; free car parking; full bar; full meals; camping; electricity available

      For more info call: Eric @ 641-923-9903; Bob @ 641-923-3316; Ballroom @ 641-923-3379; email: hornman77@hotmail.com; website: www.duncanballroom.com

      Admission: (18 and under free with adult admission); Saturday/$12; Sunday/$10; 2 day pass/$20. 

      Camping fees: (charging Fri/Sat nights only); electric/$15/night; non-electric/$10/night

    6. Tranquility Garden Dedication/Pie in the Park, Madelia
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Tranquility Garden Dedication and Pie in the Park will be held Saturday, September 13, 1pm at Tranquility Garden at Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic.

      Join the Madelia Community Hospital and Clinic Garden Committee for pie and ice cream to celebrate the dedication of the Tranquility Garden. Artist Greg Mueller will be visiting to give a brief summary of his work on the Prairie Cross sculpture. 

  5. Sep

    1. St. George Catholic Church Harvest Festival
      8:45 am – 6:00 pm

      The St. George Catholic Church of West Newton Township Harvest Festival, Sunday, September 14. Heritage Mass at 8:45am, with music provided by the Wendinger Band. St. George Bratwurst and Roast Beef Dinner served from 10:30am-2pm.

      Also part of the festival is a bake sale, country store, raffle items, bingo, children’s games, refreshments, short order stand and live entertainment. Winners of the Big Ticket Raffle 4pm. All events take place in the Parish Center or under tens and will be held rain or shine.

    2. Steeple Fest, Winthrop
      9:30 am – 5:30 pm

      2014 Steeple Fest St. John’s Lutheran Church, 24481 561 Avenue, Bismarck Township, Winthrop will be held Sunday, September 14.

      9:30am Polka Worship Service with the Nite Owls Band; all you can eat Ham and Meatball Dinner served 11am-1:30pm; mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, rolls, cake, coffee and milk. Adults/$10; children 4-10/$5; children 3 and under/free. Kids games.

      Women of the ELCA Bake and Garden Sale; Pie and Ice Cream Social by St. John’s Historical Society.

  6. Sep

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

      The monthly meeting of TRIAD will be held at the New Ulm Senior Center, 600 N German, on September 16, at 10am. 

      The speaker is from Heartland Express. Come and learn how you too can use this transportation service. 

      TRIAD, law enforcement and seniors working together, is also a good opportunity to learn how to protect yourself from scans and identity theft and what to do if these things happen to you. Everyone welcome.

      For more information, call Bert at 359-2351.

    2. Author Jacqueline West at New Ulm Public Library
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota author Jacqueline West will share a family program at the New Ulm Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. West will talk about her popular junior fiction series, “The Books of Elsewhere.” The series follows the adventures of 11-year-old Olive Dunwoody as she travels to Elsewhere, the world inside the antique paintings on the walls of the old stone house on Linden Street. Copies of “The Shadows,” the first book in the series, are available at the Children’s Desk upon request while supplies last. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336.

      This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  7. Sep

    1. Hector United Methodist Chicken Pie Supper
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Hector United Methodist Church Chicken Pie Supper – Family Style will be Wednesday, September 17, starting at 4:30pm.

      Menu: chicken and biscuits; real mashed potatoes and gravy; homemade baked beans; coleslaw; tomatoes; bread; desserts. Adults/$9; children 5-12/$5 and children 4 and under/free. Take outs start at 4:30pm. Free will offering for Renville Food Shelf.

    2. Fall Sandwich Supper, Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      All are welcome to attend the annual Fall Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carelton Avenue in Morgan on Wednesday, September 17 from 5-7pm.

      The menu will include hot turkey, pulled pork and bbq sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee and milk. Free will offering. A country store/bake sale will be held in connection with the supper.

    3. Fall Sandwich Supper, Morgan
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Fall Sandwich Supper at St. John Lutheran Church, 403 Carelton Avenue, Morgan, on Wednesday, September 17. Serving will be from 5-7pm.

      The menu will include hot turkey, pulled pork and bbq sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee and milk. Free will offering. A country store/bake sale will be held in connection with the supper.

  8. Sep

    1. Woodworker’s Fair
      9:00 am – 11:30 am

      Woodworker’s Fair, Thursday, September 18, 9-11:30am, Community and Seniors Together will host a Woodworker’s Fair at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German, New Ulm, Room 111. 

      Area woodworkers can phone 507-354-3212 to reserve a space to display their handmade wood items. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend and stop by to see all the beautiful work these individuals have created.

    2. Tri-County Solid Waste
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Tri-County Solid Waste will be at the Nicollet County Highway Garage is Klossner off Highway 5 and the Old Fort Road on Thursday, September 18, from 10am-4pm. Drop off your old paints, stains, light bulbs, batteries, household, garden or agriculture pesticide chemicals. This collection is for residents in LeSueur, Sibley and Nicollet Counties ONLY.

      Tri-County Solid Waste will also be having a Nicollet & Sibley County Tire, Appliance and Electronic collection on Saturday, September 20, from 9am-2pm at the Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Plant and Compost Site off Highway 15 and County Road 38 in Lafayette. This is for residents in Nicollet and Sibley Counties ONLY. 

      For more information or details, call Tri-County Solid Waste at 507-381-9196.

    3. Fall Into Fashion Review, New Ulm
      6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

      Fall Into Fashion Review will be held at the New Ulm Event Center on Thursday, September 18 – 6:15pm/appetizers and strolling models; 7:15pm/runway show. Stay for desserts at the ‘afterglow.

      Featuring: Gallery 512; Lambrecht’s and Semblance. Get your tickets now; by September 15/$20; at the door/$30.

      Sponsored by New Ulm Business and Retail. Go to newulm.com or call the Chamber at 507-233-4300 for more information.

    4. 2nd Annual ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ Variety Show
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Community and Seniors Together presents the 2nd Annual ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ Variety Show on Thursday, September 18, at 7pm at the New Ulm Community Center, 600 N German, New Ulm. 

      Come for informal, intergenerational singing, dancing, acting and comedy acts. This event is free and open to the public and donations to senior programming will be gladly accepted. Call the CAST office at 507-354-3212 with any questions.

  9. Sep

    1. 22nd Annual Harvest Feast, Arlington
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Support your Arlington Area Ambulance Association, LLC for their 22nd Harvest Festival on Friday, September 19, 4-8pm at the Arlington Community Center.

      The Harvest Feast will consist of a hog roast dinner with all of the trimmings. Refreshments will be available. Music will be furnished by the Henry and the Trailblazers Band for you dancing and/or listening enjoyment.

      The Arlington and Green Isle Lions Clubs will be sponsoring a free diabetes screening in conjunction with our Arlington Ambulance Harvest Event. Arlington Cub Scout Pack 140 will again help with the tables and will be selling desserts during the Harvest Event.

  10. Sep

    1. Family Funfetti Color Run/Walk, Lafayette
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Lafayette Charter School 15th Anniversary 1K and 5K Color Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 20, Lafayette Charter School in Lafayette. Registration/packet pickup at 8am; run/walk starts at 9am.

      Don’t forget to stay and celebrate the 15th anniversary kick off with free family activities and games. Food available for purchase on the grounds.

      You can fill out a form on the website at www.lafayettecharterschool.com or call the school 507-228-8943 to request a form be mailed to you or stop by the school, 351 6th Street in Lafayette.

    2. Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales are Saturday, September 20, 8am-2pm

      Many multi-family garage sales are going on throughout the town. Whether you’re looking for something in particular or just want to browse, Winthrop is the place to be. 

    3. Tire, Appliance & Electronics Collection
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Tire, Appliance and Electronics Collection for Nicollet & Sibley County residents in Lafayette, off State Highway 15 & Cty Rd 38 by Wastewater Treatment Plant and compost site on Saturday, September 20, 9am-2pm. This collection is for Nicollet and Sibley County residents only. Proof of county residency may be requested.

      Kids car seats will be free disposal; mattress and box springs will be $10/per item; mattresses and box springs will not be accepted if wet from being outside or deemed infested.

      Disposal cost for each appliance is $8 and will accept: clothes washers and dryers; dishwashers; hot water heaters; furnaces; garbage disposals; trash compactors; microwave ovens; ranges and stoves; dehumidifiers; freezers; refrigerators; air conditioners. The contractor has the right to reject any and all appliances that do not conform to their state permit requirements. Extra fees will be charged for appliances that are not empty.

      Car/light truck tires/$1 each; semi/small implement tires/$5 each; large implement tires/$10 each.

      Electronics accepted: tv; computer equipment; stereo; vcr/cd/dvd player; copier; cell phone; boombox; fax machine, etc. Electronics and tvs 19″ and larger/$10; items smaller than a 19″ tv/$5; computer hard drives/$4.

      For more information, call the Tri-County Solid Waste Office at 507-381-9196. www.co.sibley.mn.us.

    4. Plant in the Park Concert, Lake Crystal
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Plant in the Park Concert, Saturday, September 20, at Robinson Park, Lake Crystal.

      Schedule of Events:
      1-2pm ~ Captain Gravitone & String Theory Orchestra
      2-2:30pm ~ Lake Crystal Community Band
      3-4pm ~ Canoe Races
      4-5pm ~ Son Rise Band
      5-6pm ~ Prairie Pickers Band
      6-7pm ~ All American Garage Junkies Band
      7pm ~ Announce Raffle Winners
      1-5pm ~ Kids Activities; vendor fair; silent auction; church bake sale
      1:30-3:30pm ~ Lake Shore Restoration Planting Demo
      2-3pm ~ Kids Fishing Clinic
      3:30-4pm ~ Satori Violet Belly Dancers
      5-7pm ~ Captain Jack 

    5. St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Pork Chop Dinner
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will be having its Annual Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, September 20, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop from 5-7pm. 

      The menu: boneless pork chop dinner for $10 or McRib sandwich dinner for $7. There is also a limited raffle. Prizes worth $2,500.

  11. Sep

    1. Hector Flight Breakfast 2014
      7:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Hector Flight Breakfast 2014 – 72nd Annual Fly-In will be held Sunday, September 21. All you can eat; free will donation; P.I.C. eat free.

      Breakfast served 7:30am-12:30pm of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and milk. 11:30am Ping Pong Ball Drop for kids 12 and under; lots of prizes; sponsored by Newberg Sky Spray. Aviation ‘Fly’ Market; bring your aircraft part or aviation items to sell; limited tables available; call 320-848-2745 for more info. Benefit for Jordan Olinger; Belkis Rhodes and Darla Neubarth.

      See Aircraft: Warbirds; Classics; Antiques; Ultralights; Helicopters; Homebuilts; Ag Sprayers; Commercial; New Production Models and other Unique Aircraft.

    2. St. Matthew’s 21st Annual Fall Festival
      9:45 am – 5:00 pm

      St. Matthew’s, Fernando, 21st Annual Fall Festival Sunday, September 21.

      Polka Worship 9:45am; followed by hog roast meal with all the trimmings; free will offering.

      Unique fun auction starting at 1pm. Something for everyone. Free coffee/bars served at auction. Take outs available.