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  1. Aug

    1. Triad Meeting at Searles Bar & Grill
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Triad Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 19, 10am at Searles Bar and Grill; coffee and rolls

      Guest speaker will be Gary Johnson from Better Business Bureau to talk about scam alerts and better business reviews.

    2. Clothing Depot Tip Night at Pizza Ranch
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Tuesday, August 19, Clothing Depot Tip Night at Pizza Ranch from 5-8pm

    3. New Ulm Women of Today Kids’ Week
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      New Ulm Women of Today celebrated Kids’ Week on Tuesday, August 19, from 6-7:30pm in Washington Park. Join them for games in the park.

  2. Aug

    1. Pro Kinship for Kids Fundraiser
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Come to enjoy a Back to School themed Family Fun Night at McDonald’s in New Ulm on Wednesday, August 20, 4-7pm.

      We need everyone to come dine-in or take-out food on this night for 10 percent of all the business from 4-7pm will go to Pro Kinship for Kids programming. McDonald’s will be holding a coloring contest that night and running a movie for families to enjoy.

      Pro Kinship for Kids volunteers will also be running games like Hole in One; Ring Toss; and Peanut Toss for prizes. There will be fun back to school activities to enjoy as well as face painting. Drawing will be held for adults and kids as well as materials available on Pro Kinship for Kids.

  3. Aug

    1. 10th Annual ‘Treasure Trek’
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      10th Annual ‘Treasure Trek’ along Highway 212 West, August 21, 22, 23, 8am-5pm

      Chaska; Carver; Norwood/Young America; Bongards; New Germany; Hamburg; Green Isle; Plato; Glencoe – follow the yellow (signs) brick road and get your kicks on Route 22 where you will find: occasional sales; garage sales; antique/vintage shop sales; flea market/craft sale; garden center sales; church sales; coffee shop/ice cream/restaurant specials; 152nd Stiftungsfest in NYA.

      Do not miss the fun – maps available at stops along the way; interested in participating in this event; need a map, call Saundra at 320-238-2579.

    2. New Ulm Sertoma’s Santa in the Summer
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      New Ulm Sertoma Club’s Santa in the Summer will be Thursday, August 21, 4-7pm at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. 

      Rain or shine. Choice of hamburger, hot dog, chicken or bratwurst, chips, beverage and all the sweet corn you can eat (if available). All this for only $8. Pre-sale discount for $7 available at the Chamber or from New Ulm Sertoma Member; Kid’s hot dog meal only $3 for 6 and under.

      Bring in your unused hearing aids and receive a free meal. 1919 Rootbeer floats available. Proceeds help support Santa’s Closet and local education hearing equipment. Live entertainment and special appearance by Santa Claus.  Free will donations will be accepted.

  4. Aug

    1. 2nd Annual Immanuel Lutheran School’s ‘Strides for Souls’ 5K
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Register for the 2nd Annual Immanuel Lutheran School’s ‘Strides for Souls’ Family Fun 5K Walk/Run by August 1 and receive a t-shirt. You can register by stopping at Immanuel Lutheran School or call Sue at 507-359-4575.

      All proceeds will go to the ‘Strides for Souls’ fund that will help with tuition assistance and other students needs at Immanuel Lutheran School. The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, August 23, at the school. Registration starts at 8am and the race starts at 8:45am.

    2. Glencoe’s Annual Sweet Corn and Brat Fly/In-Drive/In
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Glencoe’s Annual Sweet Corn and Brat Fly/In-Drive/In at Glencoe Municipal Airport on Saturday, August 23, from 10am-2pm

    3. Fort Ridgely Program
      1:30 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. 

    4. End-of-Summer Potluck Picnic
      3:00 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

    5. Sigel Ballpark LA Pig Races
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Sigel Ballpark LA Pig Races, Saturday, August 23, 4pm

      Beanbag tournament to follow pig races

  5. Aug

    1. Breakfast/Vendor Fair Fundraiser, Sleepy Eye
      9:00 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. 

    2. St. John’s Church Fall Festival, Searles
      10:15 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.

    3. Old School Days, Harkin Store
      1:00 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.

  6. Aug

    1. Rich Ruch Benefit T-Shirts & Bracelet Sales
      5:00 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

  7. Aug

    1. Heartland Express to Observe Labor Day Weekend
      8:00 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.

    2. Riverblast, New Ulm
      5:00 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.

  8. Aug

    1. Sand Volleyball Tournament, New Ulm
      9:30 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: goosetownfun@gmail.com or call 507-351-6047.

    2. Children’s Games & Craft Day, Fort Ridgely
      12:00 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.

  9. Sep

    1. Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service, Fairfax
      7:00 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.

    2. Low Vision Resource Group
      1:30 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.

  10. Sep

    1. Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning, New Ulm
      7:30 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.

    2. Nicollet/Sibley County Plot Day
      10:00 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.

  11. Sep

    1. Aluminum Can Collection/Scrip Sales, NUACS
      8:30 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.

    2. Eagles 5000 5K and KidsK Run
      8:30 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 friendsofdistrict88@gmail.com.

    3. HermannFest 2014
      10:00 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 

    4. Windom Wetland Management District Hunting Rendezvous
      10:00 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.

    5. German-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic
      11:00 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.

    6. Hanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper
      4:00 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.

    7. Pro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event
      6:00 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.