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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    3. Fall Festival, St. Canice Kilkenny
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Fall Festival will be Sunday, September 20, at St. Canice Kilkenny.

      Games; refreshments; live music. Chicken and ham dinner served cafeteria style – serving only at 11am; 11:45am; 12:30pm; 1:15pm; 2pm. Adults/$10; children 5-12/$5; preschool/free; take outs/$10.

      Located: 8 miles north of Waterville; 9 miles south of Montgomery; 1-1/2 miles off Highway 13 East

  6. Sep

    1. Pie & Ice Cream Social, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 4-6:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 South Broadway, New Ulm.

      Menu includes: pulled pork sandwiches; egg salad sandwiches; beans; potato chips; pie; cookies; ice cream and beverage.

    2. Sauerkraut Supper, New Ulm Legion
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm will be serving Sauerkraut, landjaegers, or pork and dumpling or mashed potatoes on Wednesday, September 24, 5-7pm.

      Please come and join them at the New Ulm American Legion Club Room located at 13 South Minnesota Street. The price of the meal is $7, which includes coffee and water.

  7. Sep

    1. Nicollet County Flu Clinic
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Nicollet County Flu Clinic

      Thursday, September 25

      ~9-10am at the Lafayette Community Center, 540 7th Street in Lafayette

      ~10:45-11:30am at Courtland Recreation Hall, 300 Railroad Street, Courtland

      ~12-1pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 411 5th Street, Nicollet

      They accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Humana and UCare. They do not accept Health Partners or Unicare. Private cost $35 (Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine). Sponsored by Nicollet County Public Health; 507-934-7220

  8. Sep

    1. Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales – Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27

      Many sales throughout town and country. Some sales start on Wednesday and Thursday and some are open all day on Saturday. Full listing of sales and map will be in the Standard-Gazette and Messenger newspaper. Lots of variety and something of interest for everyone.

      This event is sponsored by the Fairfax Civic and Commerce Association.

  9. Sep

    1. Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s Women’s Expo
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s 2014 Women’s Expo on Saturday, September 27, from 9am-1pm. Come for a morning of shopping, education, socializing and healthy snacking – just for women.

      This expo will be held in the lower level community room in the Medical Center in Sleepy Eye. There will be a silent auction for gift baskets, door prizes and complimentary snacks and it’s all free. There will be over 20 vendors with a wide variety of gifts, food items and clothing on sale. Presentations will be made by Dr. Karlyn Armbruster, Dr. John Pelzel and Nurse Practitioner Sue Ahlness, who will be on hand to answer questions you may have about women’s health issues.

  10. Sep

    1. Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, will be taking place Sunday, September 28; Mass at 10am; bone-in ham and meatball dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm family style. Adults/$10; children 3-10/$4.50 and under 3/free.

      Games; crafts; refreshments; silent auction/theme baskets; bake sale; televised Vikings game; live beef raffle; outdoor food; IPad raffle; 1919 Root Beer; bingo at 12pm.

      Live entertainment provided by Jeff Wesselmann; Benny Seifert and Nick Stadick.

      Big ticket raffle drawing at 4pm; top 3 prizes are $500 cash; over 100 other prizes; total value over $6,000

    2. St. Anne’s Catholic Church Fall Festival, Wabasso
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Wabasso will have their Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 28, beginning with Country Western Mass at 10am; turkey dinner served 11am-1:30pm. 

      Games; activities; country store and refreshments will be available on the church grounds beginning at 11am. Raffle drawing 1:30pm.

    3. Great Grassroots Gathering, Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Great Grassroots Gathering will be held on September 28, Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, 11am-5pm; rain or shine. 

      A celebration of our Pioneer Heritage, with crafts and food booths, flea market, displays and an afternoon of entertainment. Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society.

      The Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society will be serving hamburgers, tacos in a bag, bars and cookies, chips, water and pop.

      Featured entertainment includes: The Black Diamonds Band with Donna, Deb and Leon. Starting performance at 12pm. 

      If you wish to participate by exhibiting, selling crafts or entertaining, please call 507-794-5053.

      This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated  by the Minnesota State Legislature.

    4. Sheep Wool Quilts, Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sheep Wool Quilts – Sunday, September 28, 1-4pm at the Harkin Store, New Ulm

      Alexander Harkin came to Minnesota and West Newton to raise sheep on the hillside. He did that and was noted as having very good quality wool. We have a program to honor the wool industry. Come and see the displays of the wool and information about wool. There will be a display of spinning wheels, carders and wool items and quilts, new and old. 

      The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has a discount sale on items. The store is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am-5pm, with programs on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. We are open MEA week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 19th.

      The 1870′s 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. It is operated by Nicollet County Historical Society. For more information, contact 507-354-8666 or Nicollet at 507-934-2160.

    5. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A night your family will never forget. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes competing to benefit your community on Sunday, September 28, 6pm at the New Ulm Public High School Gym. All proceeds benefit Brown County Habitat for Humanity.

      Watch the Habitat for Humanity Hoopsters challenge the Harlem Ambassadors in a game of comedy basketball. Family fun for everyone! 

      Advance tickets: Adults/$10; K-12/$5 and at the door tickets: adults/$12; K-12/$8. Pre-K and under admitted free.

      Tickets available at: Brown Co. Habitat office at 1106 S Broadway or call 354-4287; United Prairie Bank, New Ulm location; Online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/695859

  11. Sep

    1. Bingo, Winthrop
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hahn’s Dining and Lounge in Winthrop will be having Bingo each Monday beginning September 29 at 6:30pm.

      16 games per night will be played. Games sponsored by the Winthrop Honor Guard on behalf of the Winthrop Area Foundation.

  12. Oct

    1. The New Ulm Tattler
      2:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      NUACT presents:

      Hermann the German: The Scandal that Rocked New Ulm! A Comedy!

      State Street Theater 15 N. State 

      Saturday, October 11th 2:00PM & 7:30PM

      Tickets $10.00 gerneral admission

      On sale now at New Ulm Chamber and at the door!

      Come join the fun during Oktoberfest!


      Call 359-9990 for a season Brochure!


    2. Fish Fry- Courtland Fire Department
      3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry- Courtland Fire Department

      Saturday, October 11th from 3PM to 8PM or till gone! located at the Courtland Community Center

      Adults $11,  Kids 5-12 $5, under 5 Free!

      Meal includes:
      Beer Battered fish
      German Potato Salad
      Milk, Coffee

       Sponsored by Courtland Relief Assocaition

    3. Haunted Corn Maze
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Saturday, October 11th from 7-9 PM 

      Come for Scares! Come for Food! Come for Fun! Remember to bring your flashlight!

      Ron and Karen Domeier Farm 3 milkees west of New Ulm on Cty Rd. 27

      Proceeds to benefit NUACS Technology

      Thanks to Happy Joe’s Pizza