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  1. May

    1. Retirement Party for Harold Remme
      3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      You are invited to a retirement party in honor of Harold Remme, Superintendent, on Wednesday, May 22 from 3:30pm-7:00pm at New Ulm High School. There will be a program at 5:30pm.

  2. May

    1. Sibley East Elementary School Carnival
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The Sibley East Elementary School Carnival is Thursday, May 23, at the Gaylord Campus from 5-7pm. Admission to the carnival is free. There is a large variety of games and a number of delicious food items. A silent auction will be from 12-6:30pm. There is also a grand prize drawing for a IPad Mini.

      The funds raised will be used to purchase technology and recess equipment to be in classrooms in both Gaylord and Arlington.

  3. May

    1. New Ulm Chamber of Commerce hours
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Center will be open Friday, 5/24 from 8a-5p and on Saturday, 5/25 from 10a-3p. They will be closed Monday, 5/27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

  4. May

    1. NCHS Cox House plant sale
      8:30 am – 2:00 pm

      The Nicollet County Historical Society’s annual heritage plant sale to benefit the Cox House will be held on Saturday, 5/25 from 8:30a-2:00p. The event is at the Treaty Site History Center at 1851 N Minnesota Ave in St. Peter.

      Locally-grown perennials and bulbs available in the past have included mums, phlox, primrose, ferns, bleeding hearts, daisies, lilies, dahlias, lily of the valley, raspberry canes, rhubarb, coleus, and more.

      For more information, contact Susan Carlin at 507-382-5162 or Richard Tostenson at 507-934-1105

    2. Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Lake Hanska Youth Fishing Derby is Saturday, May 25, from 9am-1pm at the south landing on Lake Hanska.

      Pro walleye fisherman Tommy Skarlis will be the MC.

      To enter, or with questions, call: Tim Abraham at 507-382-6743.

  5. May

    1. Brown County Heartland Express – weekend (all-day)
      May 26 – May 27

      The Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Sunday, 5/26 and Monday, 5/27 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular transit service will resume on Tuesday, 5/28.

      The transit office will also be closed on Monday, 5/27. To schedule rides for Tuesday, 5/28, patrons need to call the office no later than 3pm on Friday, 5/24 at 359-2717 or 800-707-2717.

    2. Fort Ridgely program and tour
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      On Sunday, May 26, Historian John LaBatte will present a program at 1pm on the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War in 1862. Then at 2:30pm there will be a walking tour of Fort Ridgely. $4 admission, MHS and NCHS members free.

  6. May

    1. Brown County offices closed (all-day)
      May 27

      All Brown County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

    2. New Ulm Memorial Day events
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      The New Ulm Memorial Day Parade on Monday, 5/27 starts at 9am. The parade forms between 5th and 7th South by St. Mary’s and proceeds north on German St. to 5th North and Minnesota.

      The observance at the cemetery will begin at 10am. In case of rain, the services will be held at the Civic Center.

    3. Plato Memorial Day service
      9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Plato American Legion will hold a Memorial Day service on Monday, 5/27 at 9am at the Plato Community Hall. The Memorial Day address will be given by Captain David Smith.


  7. Jun

    1. Brown County Outstanding Seniors (all-day)
      Jun 1

      Nominations are now being accepted through the month of June for the Brown County Outstanding Senior Citizen recognition for 2013.

      Seniors who have reached the age of 70 by June 1 of this year can be nominated. Recognition will be based largely on how the nominee has touched the lives of other people in their community, the scope of volunteer involvement in various community organizations, as well as the variety, quality and quantity of community service performed after age 65.

      Those wishing to make nominations can obtain official forms by contacting their local Senior Citizen Group or Bob Apitz at Brown Co. Family Service, PO Box 788, New Ulm, MN 56073.

  8. Jun

    1. American Red Cross Blood Drives (all-day)
      Jun 3 – Jun 7

      The American Red Cross has blood drives taking place around the area over the next few days.


      June 3 – Minnesota Valley Health Center, LeSueur from 1-7pm

      June 4 – Amboy Presbyterian Church from 1:30-6:30pm

      June 4 – Waldorf Community Center from 1-7pm

      June 5 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 1-7pm

      June 6 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 1-7pm

      June 7 – New Ulm Recreation Center Vogel Fieldhouse from 8am-1pm


      For more information on giving the gift of life, check out redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

    2. Concerts in the Park
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Concerts in the Park will be held Mondays at 7pm at German Park in New Ulm.


      June 3 – The Concord Singers

      June 10 – The Little Prairie Pickers

      June 17 – Barton’s Hollow

      June 24 – Molly and Sonny Boy

      July 1 – Ken and Ken Show

      July 8 – Dick Kimmer and Co.

      July 15 – The Wendinger Band

      July 22 – The Original German Band

      July 29 – National Night Out – No Concert

      August 5 – Sleepy Area Concertina Club

      August 12 – Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band

      August 19 – Polka and Native American Dancers


      Popcorn and soda for sale by Relay for Life. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held at the Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm or the Civic Center, 1212 North Franklin in New Ulm. Please listen to KNUJ or call the cancellation line at 507-354-9041.


      Co-sponsored by New Ulm Park and Rec and KNUJ.

  9. Jun

    1. Bernadotte Lutheran’s Annual WELCA Pie & Ice Cream Social
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran’s Annual WELCA Pie and Ice Cream Social, Bake Sale and Fun will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 5:30-8pm at Bernadotte Lutheran Church.

      Pie Social Menu: cold ham sandwiches; hot turkey sandwiches; homemade pie and cake; ice cream; coffee; lemonade; milk.

      Featuring music from the Lafayette City Band. Homemade ‘Bake Sale’ specialties of the Bernadotte Ladies.

    2. ‘A Night of Christian Music for Missions IV’ at MLC
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      ‘A Night of Christian Music for Missions IV’ will be held on Wednesday, June 5, in the Martin Luther College Auditorium at 7pm, sponsored by MN Valley Chapter of Kingdom Workers.

      Performers include the Branches Band ( a Christian vocal group from Milwaukee), the Mankato Area Chorale and area youth instrumentalists.

      Light refreshments will follow and a free will offering will be gathered to be used toward Kingdom Worker projects. Supplemental funding provided through a partnership with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans New Ulm Chapter.

    3. New Ulm Municipal Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      New Ulm Municipal Band will play in German Park in New Ulm for an Outdoor Concert this summer. They play marches, old standards, Broadway melodies, patriotic songs, music from Germany and more.


      June 5 – 7-8pm

      June 12 – 7-8pm

      June 19 – 7-8pm

      June 26 – 7-8pm

      July 17 – 7-8pm

      July 24 – 7-8pm

      July 31 – 7-8pm


      In case of inclement weather for any of the concerts, the concert will be held in the New Ulm Civic Center. People should tune to KNUJ for the announcement.

  10. Jun

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson Group Meeting
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, June 6, at 2pm in the Activities Room located at the Fairfax Community Home.

    2. Documentary Film Series at Treaty Site Center
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Please join us for this month’s documentary film, Garbo the Spy, at 7pm Thursday, June 6, at the Treaty Site History Center in St. Peter.

      In this documentary thriller, director Edmon Roch artfully interweaves propaganda footage, interviews with intelligence experts and key players in Garbo’s life and clips from Hollywood films to conjure forgotten and living memories, heroes and spies, secrets and lies.

      Admission to the film series is free. The Treaty Site History Center is located one mile north of downtown St. Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic.

  11. Jun

    1. Stations and Mass at Way of the Cross
      5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

      There will be Stations and Mass at the Way of the Cross and Chapel on Friday, June 7, at 5:15pm. Intentions are for Religious vocations, end to abortions and for religious freedom. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Everyone is welcome.

    2. New Ulm Actors Community Theatre
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Ulm Actors Community Theatre Presents ‘The Front Page’ – a classic comedy set in 1928 Chicago. Fast paced, wise-talking newspaper reports do anything to get a story.

      Come enjoy this comedy at the newspaper business. Martin Luther College Auditorium, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 9 at 2pm.

      Tickets are just $7/adults; $5/students and children. Get your tickets from New Ulm Chamber or online at newulm-act.com.

  12. Jun

    1. New Ulm Actors Community Theatre
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Ulm Actors Community Theatre Presents ‘The Front Page’ – a classic comedy set in 1928 Chicago. Fast paced, wise-talking newspaper reports do anything to get a story.

      Come enjoy this comedy at the newspaper business. Martin Luther College Auditorium, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 9 at 2pm.

      Tickets are just $7/adults; $5/students and children. Get your tickets from New Ulm Chamber or online at newulm-act.com.

  13. Jun

    1. St. Paul’s Parish Festival, Nicollet
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Parish Festival, Nicollet, will be held on Sunday, June 9. Pass at 10am; Hog Roast and BBQ Chicken Dinner 10:30am-1pm. Adults/$11; children 5-12/$5; under 5/free.

      There will be a Curiosity Shpo, bingo, kids games, bucket raffle, perennial plant sale, hay wagon rides and much more. Grand raffle drawing at 2pm.

    2. Sigel Benefit
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Sigel Benefit Day is Sunday, June 9. Come watch girls softball and boys baseball throughout the day. Games start at 12pm.

      Enjoy great food: hot dogs, sauerkraut, hamburgers and a chance to win door prizes. All proceeds benefit Sigel Athletics. Come to the Original Field of Dreams on Sunday on Brown County Road 24.

    3. Flag Day at Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      On Sunday, June 9, is our Flag Day Program from 1-4pm at the Harkin Store. The Harkin Store will be having information about our nation’s flag. How did the flag start? How has the flag evolved? What does the design of the flag mean? What did the flag of the 1870′s look like? Our program will answer these questions.

      The gift shop will have flag items for sale. The Harkin Store hours are from 10am-5pm on Tuesdays to Sundays in June, July and August. The store is closed on Mondays. There is an admission to teh store, which includes the program.

      The 1870′s Harkin Store is nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21 or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. The store is operated by the Nicollet County Historical Society. For more information, call 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County 507-934-2160.

    4. New Ulm Actors Community Theatre
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Ulm Actors Community Theatre Presents ‘The Front Page’ – a classic comedy set in 1928 Chicago. Fast paced, wise-talking newspaper reports do anything to get a story.

      Come enjoy this comedy at the newspaper business. Martin Luther College Auditorium, Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 9 at 2pm.

      Tickets are just $7/adults; $5/students and children. Get your tickets from New Ulm Chamber or online at newulm-act.com.

  14. Jun

    1. Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and Potluck, St. James
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation event at 5:30pm at Memorial Park, north end shelter, in St. James on Monday, June 10. Join us in celebration of all the contributions in building a home and changing the lives of two new homeowners in 2013.

      Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. We encourage everyone to bring a dish to share. Anyone who is interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities at Habitat for Humanity is invited to attend.

    2. NUACT Auditions ‘South Pacific”
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      We are looking for young people 18-35 who want to play sailors and nurses on a South Pacific Island and who want to have fun!

      The New Ulm Actors Community Theatre, NUACT, continues the audition process. Three audition dates for 18 or more adults roles and 12 children’s roles (age 6-18) will be held Monday, June 10, at 7pm; Wednesday, June 12, at 7pm and June 15 at 1pm at the Martin Luther College. Callbacks, if necessary, will occur after regular auditions on June 15.

      Four performances are planned at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 25; Friday, July 26; and Saturday, July 28 and 2pm on Sunday, July 28. All shows will be in the 900 seat DAC (former Middle School) auditorium, which is air conditioned. Reserved seating will go on sale after June 15.

      People who audition will read material from the script, learn then sing musical numbers from the show and practice a simple dance routine. Nothing to prepare. Everyone who loves musical theatre is strongly encouraged to participate on stage as performers or off stage working with costumes, sets, properties, publicity. The show is still seeking a choreographer.

      Call Paul at 507-359-9990 or email execdir@newulmact.com or visit www.newulmact.com for more information.

  15. Jun

    1. Springfield Garden and Hobby Club Convention
      7:30 am – 9:00 am

      The Springfield Garden and Hobby Club and the Springfield Garden and Study Club are hosting The 58th Annual Convention of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society Fourth District “Prairie Gardeners” to be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 8am-3pm at the Springfield Community Center, 33 South Cass Ave, Springfield.

      The convention will feature a flower show and flower show entries are to be brought in from 7:30-9am – enter at the NE doors. Participation in the flower show is open to the public and is free. Judging of the entries is at 9am.

      Registration and coffee from 8-9am. The meeting will begin at 9am, with a welcome from Springfield’s Mayor, Mark Brown. The program will feature three speakers: Jan Dittbenner, Master Gardener, will speak on Companion Gardening; Lucy Hunt from St. Paul will speak on Gypsy Moths and Lynn Hacker from Hacker’s Nursery and Greenhouse will speak on Therapeutic Horticulture Healing Garden.

      A noon luncheon will be served and throughout the meeting, there will be drawings for many door prizes to guest attendees.

  16. Jun

    1. Classic Car & Bike Nights, Lafayette
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Classic Car and Bike Nights at Dave’s Place in Lafayette. Door prize drawings each night throughout evening. Free t-shirt when you come to 5 nights or more. Burgers, Specials and more! Co-sponsored by KNUJ AM 860 & SAM 107.3 FM.

      Bike Wednesdays: May 29; June 12; 26; July 10; 24; August 7; 21; September 4 and Finale September 13.

      Classic Car Fridays: June 7; 21; July 5; 19; August 2; 16; 30; Finale September 13

  17. Jun

    1. Flandrau Camping Class (all-day)
      Jun 15

      Families are invited to come to Flandrau State Park in New Ulm on Saturday, June 15, to learn all the skills they need to camp outdoors.

      The one-night ‘I Can Camp” program takes place Saturday. Experienced instructors from Conservation Corps Minnesota will teach participants basic camping and outdoor skills, including how to set up a tent, start a campfire and prepare simple and delicious meals.

      All camping equipment is provided. Participants just bring their own food and clothing. There is a $40 fee for a tent that accommodates up to six people. Advance registration is required by calling 866-857-2757.