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  1. Sep

    1. Fluff n Puff Pillow Cleaning
      7:30 am – 4:00 pm

      Fluff n Puff Pillow Cleaning, now through September 7, from 7:30am-4pm at the New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium. Any questions, call Jan at 507-720-9657 & leave message.

  2. Sep

    1. Fall Fair at Farmamerica
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      This year’s Fall Fair at Farmamerica in Waseca promises to be a great family event, with more activities for kids than ever before.

      The Fall Fair will take place on September 8 & 9, 10am-4pm on both days. Tickets are $8/per adult; $5/children 13 and under. For more information, go to www.farmamerica.org.

    2. Aluminum Can Collection & SCRIP Sales
      8:30 am – 9:30 am

      Saturday, September 8, 8:30-10:30am, Aluminum Can Collection and SCRIP Sales at St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot in New Ulm. All proceeds go towards NUACS Technology.

    3. Grand Opening Fairfax Public Library
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The new Fairfax Public Library will be celebrating its Grand Opening on September 8 from 9am to 1pm. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am with the raising of the flag for the first time.

      There will be face painting for the children, snack and you can sign up for your own library card. Please come and celebrate the new library in Fairfax on the corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue.

    4. Hanska Fire Dept. Pork Chop Feed
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Hanska Fire Department will be having a Pork Chop Feed on Saturday, September 8, from 4-8pm at the Hanska City Park.

      They will be serving pork chops, baked potato, beans, coleslaw, milk, coffee and a hot dog or burger plate is available. There will also be live music. This is a fundraiser for the Hanska Fire Relief Association.

      Call 439-6276 for free delivery in Hanska area.

    5. New Ulm Firefighter’s Dance
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The New Ulm Firefighters Dance will be held Saturday, September 8, at the New Ulm Civic Center. Door open at 6pm and the coronation of Miss New Ulm will take place around 8pm. Tickets are available at the New Ulm Fire Department or at the door.

      Entertainment will be the Bockfest Boys from 6-8pm; Coronation from 8-9pm; from 9pm-midnight the Blue Ringers will be playing.

  3. Sep

    1. 2012 Steeple Fest, Winthrop
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      2012 Steeple Fest, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 24481 561 Avenue, Bismarck Township, Winthrop on Sunday, September 9

      9:30am Polka Worship Service with the Nite Owls Band

      All you can eat Ham & Meatball Dinner, 11am-1:30pm, with scalloped potatoes, corn, fruit cup, rolls, cake, coffee and milk. Adults/$9.50; children 4-10/$4; children 3 and under/free.

      Raffle $1/each at 1:30pm for great prizes. Need not be present to win. Also a Silent Auction; Women of the ELCA Bake and Garden Sale

    2. Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Free Concert
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Minnesota Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra with Maria Jette will present a FREE concert at the Redwood Falls Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 9, at 2pm. Families are welcome.

  4. Sep

    1. Early Childhood Screening, New Ulm (all-day)
      Sep 10

      State law requires that every child entering kindergarten in a public school must have had a developmental screening. Early Childhood Screening is scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 10-12. Screening will be held on the second floor of the District Administrative Building (former Middle School), 15 North State Street.

      Information has been sent to all children on the preschool census who are 3 years old or older and do not have screening records in their files. This screening is free of charge and will take under 2 hours to complete. This is the last Early Childhood Screening for the school year.

      Contact the Early Childhood Family Education Office at 359-8417 if you have questions or to make an appointment.

    2. Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Porgram
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      On September 10, Emily Kelley of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program will be offering a suicide prevention presentation to the community at 7pm. This non-profit organization is dedicated to saving lives through awareness, education and collaboration.

      Suicide is a serious problem in America. Without the skill and knowledge to perform simple prevention, intervention and postvention strategies, the trauma of a suicide, or a threat of suicide can become overwhelming. People have expressed that, as a community, they are at a loss as to where to begin. This initiative shows communities where to begin.

      Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention is partnering with Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth of Brown County to provide this free training to youth, parents, educators and all community members. Please join them at the DAC Auditorium on Monday, September 10, at 7pm.

  5. Sep

    1. UCare Informational Meetings
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      UCAre will offer the following informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare Advantage Health plan next month. UCare sales representatives will discuss the 2012 UCare for Seniors Classic, Value Plus, Standard D and Value plans.


      To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call toll free 1-877-523-1518 .


      UCare for Seniors health plan informational meetings:


      Wednesday, September 12

      –9:30am, Mankato Summit Center, 518 South Fifth Street, Mankato, MN 56001

      –1:30pm, New Ulm Community Center, lower level, 600 N. German, New Ulm 56073

  6. Sep

    1. Salad Luncheon & Bake Sale, Winthrop
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Salad Luncheon and Bake Sale at First Lutheran Church, Winthrop, on Friday, September 14

      Serving 11am-1pm; bake sale 10:45am. Tickets/$6; preschool/free.

      Everyone welcome!

    2. Treaty Site Center, St. Peter
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Please come to the Treaty Site History Center on Friday, September 14, at 7pm to hear archaeologist Steven Brando discuss the US Dakota War of 1862. The event is free and all are welcome. It is held in conjunction with Minnesota Archaeology Week.

      Blondo will discuss recent archaeological investigations at a number of 1862 sites including Fort Ridgely, Birch Coulee and New Ulm. A question and answer period will follow.

      The Treaty Site History Center is location one mile north of downtown St. Peter at Highways 169 and 22, across from the Mankato Clinic. Please contact 507-934-2160 or  museum@nchsmn.org for more details.

  7. Sep

    1. Green Isle Lions Oktoberfest (all-day)
      Sep 15

      Green Isle Lions Oktoberfest, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – September 15, 16 and 17

      Friday – Go Green Garage Sales; family bingo; face painting and crazy hair at Green Isle Fire Hall starts at 7:30pm

      Saturday – Go Green Garage Sales; Tractor Pull at Industrial Park 11am, weigh in starts 8am; Kickball Tourney; kids activities; food stand takes place at Irish Yard at 8am

      Sunday – Green Isle Lions Roast Beef dinner, Green Isle Fire Hall, 10am-1pm

      Get more information at  www.cityofgreenislemn.org.

    2. Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales (all-day)
      Sep 15

      Winthrop City Wide Garage Sales will be Saturday, September 15. Maps can be picked up at area businesses.

    3. City-Wide Garage Sales, New Ulm
      8:00 am – 2:00 pm

      City-Wide Garage Sales, sponsored by New Ulm Park and Rec on Saturday, September 15, 8am-2pm, at the New Ulm Civic Center

      Rain or shine, browse through over 40 sales booths all under one roof….Shop and Save!

    4. Brown County Pheasants Forever Hunt
      8:15 am – 9:15 am

      Brown County Pheasants Forever is offering a mentored youth for kids between the ages of 11 and 15. The hunt will take place September 15, starting at 8am and wrap up sometime early afternoon.

      It will be held at River Ridge Gun Club near Courtland. The kids will need a Firearms Safety Certificate to participate. They will get to hunt pheasants and shoot on the Sporting Clay Course. There will be instructors on hand to help and give shooting tips. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for this hunt.

      Participants will need: 1. Firearms Safety Certificate; 2. Blaze orange clothing; 3. Gun and ammo (guns will be provided if needed).

      The hunt is being assisted and sponsored by: Sioux Trails Deer Hunters; Isaac Walton League and Der Deutsche Long Beards (NWTF)

      Anyone interested should call Scott Zeig at 507-276-2717 .

    5. Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School Spaghetti Lunch
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, New Ulm, will hold its annual Spaghetti Lunch on Sunday, September 15, in the Commons of the high school. The hours of serving 10:30am to 1pm. There is a free will offering for the meal and the community is invited to attend. The annual meeting of the MVLHS Booster Club follows the luncheon at 1pm.

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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