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  1. Sep

    1. Fall Fest, Gustavus Adolphus College
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Fall Fest, Saturday, September 15, located at the Linneaus Arboretum on the Gustavus Adolphus Campus. It is a free event for the public with lots of activities for everyone.

      It will be from 11am-5pm and will include a performance by Draeco, a K0; the opportunity to make leaf print t-shirts; alpacas; live music; a kite making workshop and more.

    2. Mussel Hike on Cottonwood River
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a mussel hike along the Cottonwood River on Saturday, September 15, at 1pm and could use some help surveying the mussel population in a two-mile stretch of the river. Participants should be prepared to get wet and muddy.

      There is no charge to participate in this event, but vehicles are required to have a permit which can be purchased at the Flandrau Park. To participate in the mussel hike, people should meet at the day-use area near the swimming pond at 12:45pm. They should wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking in and along the river and bring drinking water. The hike will last approximately two hours.

      Questions, call 507-359-6014

    3. Hy-Vee/Cathedral High School Cookout
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The 13th Annual Hy-Vee/Cathedral High School Cookout will be held at Johnson Field on Saturday, September 15, from 6pm through halftime of the Cathedral vs. Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s football game.

      Brat, baked beans, chips, cookie and pop for $5. Kids meal with hot dog for $4.

  2. Sep

    1. St. Raphael’s Fall Festival
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Sunday, September 16, St. Raphael’s Fall Festival in Springfield – Roast Beef Dinner 11am-1pm; Silent Auction 8am-1pm; Treasure Auction 1:30pm; raffle drawing to follow Treasure Auction

      There will also be live music, money boards and games for the children.

    2. St. Matthew’s Fall Festival and Polka Worship
      9:45 am – 1:00 pm

      Everyone is invited to the annual Fall Festival and Polka Worship at St. Matthew’s Church (Fernando) Sunday, September 16.

      The day begins with a Polka Worship Service at 9:45am, followed by a hog roast dinner – free will offering. At 1pm, St. Matthew’s fun auction featuring hand-made quilts, home canned salsa, spaghetti sauce, pickled beets and more. There will also be a large variety of baked goods. Additional items include fresh garden vegetables and craft items.

      St. Matthew’s is located 6 miles south of Stewart on Co. Rd. 7. Free coffee and bars served at the auction. Larry Mages, auctioneer.

    3. Taco Feed Benefit for Daryl Grams
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The Hanska Women of Today are hosting a Taco Feed Benefit for Daryl Grams on Sunday, September 16, from 11am-2pm at the Hanska Community Center. Free will donations accepted.

      Daryl has been battling myelodysplastic syndrome for the past four years. In July 2012, Daryl was diagnosed with acute myloid leukemia. This fundraiser will help defray expenses incurred throughout this disease.

      Silent Auction will be held upstairs. Supplemental funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans – Brown County Chapter 31183

    4. Outdoor Cowboy Church Service
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      New Ulm First United Methodist Church invites you to an Outdoor Cowboy Church Service “Come Celebrate God’s Creation in a Relaxing Country Atmosphere”

      Sunday, September 16, Doyle and Cassie Sandmann’s KaBoy Up Arena; bring your lawn chairs and umbrella for the sun/rain.

      Schedule: 9:30am Cowboy Church Service; 11am Chuck Wagon Dinner and Music/$7; 1pm Western Riding Performance in the Arena

      Free watermelon and lemonade; free kids games; handicapped parking and restroom on site; no pets please

      Directions from New Ulm: Go west on County Road 27, turn right on County Road #12 and go 1-1/4 miles, the arena is on the right. Coming from the west on Highway $14, turn right on County Road #12 and follow the road 1-1/2 miles, the arena is on the left.

  3. Sep

    1. Sleepy Eye Senior Living Campus Share the Dream Gala
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Sleepy Eye Senior Living Campus Share the Dream Gala will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 4:30-7pm at the Countryside Retirement Community, 1100 First Avenue South, Sleepy Eye.

      Enjoy a glass of wine with your Italian Dinner includes your choice of spaghetti with meat sauce or chicken alfredo, a salad bar and finish your meal with a piece of pie. Take part in the Silent Auction and the fun of the Wine Pull. Tickets available at the Sleepy Eye Care Center or Countryside Retirement Community Office. Tickets $12; $15/at door. There will be live entertainment.

    2. German Supper St. Paul Lutheran Church, Springfield
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      German Supper, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 303 North Cass Avenue, Springfield, will be held on Wednesday, September 19, from 5-7:30pm at the Fellowship Hall.

      Serving sauerkraut with pork; dumplings; brats; mashed potatoes; German potato salad; green beans; rolls; cake; beverage.

      Tickets available at the church office. $8/advance; $9/at door; $5/students K-8; no charge for preschool. Take outs available 507-723-5880 ; delivery to shut-ins only.

  4. Sep

    1. Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales (all-day)
      Sep 21 – Sep 22

      Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales, Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Many sales throughout town and country. Full listing of sales and maps will be in the Fairfax Standard-Gazette newspaper. Lots of variety and something of interest for everyone.

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

    2. One-Act Comedies
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The public is invited to to two one-act comedies, Blame it on the Pony Express and The Loathsome Lady on Friday, September 21, at 7pm; Saturday, September 22 at 7pm and Sunday, September 23 at 2pm, to support senior programming at the Community Center, 600 North German, New Ulm.

      A $5 tickets donation at the door is for general admission seating. The production is presented by Community & Seniors Together, a United Way agency, with an intergenerational cast and coordinated by Isla Hoffman and Carolyn Todd. Come and enjoy a few laughs with friends and cheer on the local actors.

      Questions, call 507-354-3212 or www.newulmseniors.org.

  5. Sep

    1. Eagles 5000 5K Run/Walk & KidsK (all-day)
      Sep 22

      Eagles 5000 5K Run/Walk and KidsK – Run with the Eagles on September 22, NUHS Homecoming Weekend, New Ulm.

      Visit FriendsofISD88.org for more information and you may register online at  Eagles5000.ZapEvent.com

    2. September 22 Pillow Cleaning Service at Hutchinson American Legion
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Hutchinson American Legion Post 96 (35 3rd Avenue SE) will host Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service on Saturday, September 22nd, from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

    3. Free Children’s Theatre Workshops, New Ulm
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The New Ulm Retail Development Corporation, through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Center, will be holding Free Children’s Theatre Workshops on Saturday, September 22, for theatre performances of “Hansel and Gretel”.

      Four kid-friendly workshops will be available for children grades K-6th on Saturday, September 22 at the United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota Street, New Ulm, at no cost to participants. To pre-register for any of the workshops, call 507-233-4300 or stop in the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce by Friday. Some walk-ins are welcome to the workshops, as space allows.

      The workshops will be led by Paul Warshauer and Judy Sellner.

  6. Sep

    1. Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
      10:30 am – 11:30 am

      Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, Sunday, September 23

      Mass at 10am. Bone-In Ham and Meatball Dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm, served family style; adults/$9; children 3-10/$4.50; under 3/free.

      Games; Bingo; Refreshments; Theme Baskets; Bake Sale; Live Beef Raffle; Outdoor Food Crafts; Televised Vikings Game; Bingo at 12pm; Live Entertainment; Big Ticket Raffle Drawing at 4pm

  7. Sep

    1. New Ulm FFA Corn Drive
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The New Ulm FFA is holding their annual Corn Drive on Wednesday, September 26.

      FFA members will be going out to area townships and businesses in town asking for corn or cash donations. They will be out from 9am-5pm. All proceeds will go to Camp Courage, a disabled children’s camp.

    2. Renville County Senior Expo
      9:00 am – 2:15 pm

      Renville County Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 9am-2:15pm at the Bird Island Ballroom (east of Bird Island on Hwy 212).

      Free blood pressure checks; free diabetic screening; door prizes; vendors; great fun!

    3. American Red Cross Blood Drives
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The American Red Cross is holding several blood drives this week.


      September 25 – Walnut Grove Community Center, 2-7pm

      September 26 – Truman High School, 12-5pm

      September 27 – Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Ulm, 1-7pm

      September 27 – St. Ann’s Parish Center, Janesville, 1-6pm

      September 28 – St. Peter Regional Treatment Center’s Tomlinson Hall, 9am-1pm

      September 28 – Grace Lutheran Church, Waseca, 10am-4pm

    4. Flu Shot Clinics
      2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Sleepy Eye Medical Center and Nicollet County Public Health are offering flu shot clinics beginning this week with this season’s influenza vaccine now available for area residents.

      Flu shot clinics at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center this week take place from 2:30-5pm on Tuesday and 6:30-10am on Thursday. Additional clinics in Sleepy Eye will be held on October as well.

      Nicollet County Public Health is sponsoring three flu shot clinics around the county on Wednesday. Those clinics take place from 9-10am Wednesday at the Lafayette Community Center; 11:30am-12:30pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet and from 2-3pm Wednesday at the Courtland Rec Hall.

      You must be 18 years of age to receive a flu shot and should bring your Medicare of other insurance information.

    5. Dairy Queen Blizzard Day
      4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Dairy Queen Blizzard Day, plus a real feel for what Pro Kinship for Kids is all about.

      Tuesday, September 25, all day Blizzard sales; crafts; games from 4-7:30pm. Activities include: create your own foam art item; play bean bag, ring and peanut toss games; make a small fall arrangement; enter coloring contest for prizes; get your face painted; make a wood pumpkin magnet.

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Tuesday at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for the Blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.

    6. Library Hosts Bluegrass Family Music Program
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Calling all music lovers. The New Ulm Public Library will be hosting Creepin’ Critters, a family music program, on Tuesday, September 25, at 5pm.

      Don’t miss out on the chance to hear famed bluegrass fiddler Becky Buller of Nashville, Tennessee, and Mid-America Music Hall of Fame Inductees Dick Kimmel and Jerilyn Kjellberg of New Ulm.

      Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336 , All are welcome to join in an evening of music learning and fun.

  8. Sep

    1. Free Household Hazardous Waste
      2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      There will be a Free Household Hazardous Waste will be held on Wednesday, September 26, at the Brown County Highway Garage, New Ulm, from 2-6pm.

    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 Carleton Avenue, Morgan on Wednesday, September 26. Serving 5-7pm.

      Serving BBQ’s, pulled pork and hot turkey sandwiches, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, dessert, coffee and milk. Free will offering. A Country Store-Bake Sale will be held in conjunction with the sandwich supper.

  9. Sep

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Group Meeting
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s support group will meet at Peichel’s Hall on Thursday, September 27, at 11am. Peichel’s Hall is at 70725 on the Fort Road.

      Please call 507-426-7559 by Tuesday to make a reservation. In case of bad/rainy weather, they will meet at the usual place at the Fairfax Community Home.

    2. Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Turner Ladies Sauerkraut Supper, Thursday, September 27, serving 4-7pm at Turner Hall, New Ulm

      Serving sauerkraut, landjaegers, mashed potatoes, rye bread, dessert and beverage. Adults/$9; children under 12/$5; take out express line. Deliveries available by calling 507-276-5798 before September 24.

      Proceeds benefit Turner Hall renovations.

  10. Sep

    1. Becky Buller with Dick Kimmel & Co.
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. James Native, Becky Buller, returns from Nashville for a special show with Dick Kimmel & Co. at the Grand on Friday, September 28.

      Tickets are $12; discounted to $8 for members of the Grand Center for Arts and Culture. Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Kabaret and the Kiesling House.

      Doors open at 5pm in adjacent restaurant. Seating in Kabaret begins at 7pm and the concert begins at 8pm.

  11. Sep

    1. 14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The 14th Annual Scott County City to Country Tour will be on Saturday, September 29. The tour will be open from 11am-4pm. This is a drive-it-yourself tour hosted by University of Minnesota Extension – Scott County.

      The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the importance of agriculture and the rural character of Scott County. The cost of the tour will be $10/per car for the entire day. Car passes will be available at the tour sites. Pick up your pass at your first stop and then use it as your passport for the remaining sites.

      For more information, call Scott County Extension at 952-492-5410 ; email Laura at torb0011@umn.edu.

    2. New Ulm Area Day of Play
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      Martin Luther College in partnership with the Heart of New Ulm and the New Ulm Medical Center are hosting a Day of Play event on Saturday, September 29, at the MLC Campus.

      The event will feature a variety of fun activities for children of all ages to participate in, learn new skills and try out new activities. There are over 20 different events planned for the day with all activities occurring outside. Some activities include: geocaching; bounce house; scavenger hunt; make and take play equipment; orienteering; dance; kid’s playzone; spped stacking; double dutch; beanbag toss.

      If you would like to volunteer your time to help man the activities and help direct children while they participate, please call Cindy at 217-5548 or Shawn at 217-5549.

    3. New Ulm DAV Pheasant Hunt
      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

      Disabled Military Veterans are invited to participate in the second annual pheasant hunt, sponsored by the New Ulm Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 on Saturday, September 29.

      This year’s event will once again be held at the River Ridge Gun Club between New Ulm and Courtland. Transportation, shooting equipment, dogs, food and beverages will be provided free for all disabled veteran hunters.

      Applications for the hunt and additional information can be obtained by contacting:

      Brown County Veterans Service Office, 14 South State, New Ulm, MN 56073

      Phone 507-233-6636 or email vsosec@co.brown.mn.us

    4. Save the Princess Benefit Concert
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Save the Princess Benefit Concert, Princess Theater Stage will be held Saturday, September 29, 7:30pm – Limited Seating.

      Becky Buller, Dick Kimmel Band; tickets/$15 per person. Available at Princess Theater, Community Building, Stray Cat and Chamber of Commerce or call Linda at 507-375-4370 .

      Find them on Facebook at princesstheater.stjamesmn