−Blood Drives1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making several stops around the area this week.
Monday, June 9 – Our Savior’s Church, Bird Island, 1-7pm
Assembly of God Worship Center, Sherburn, 1-7pm
Truman Community Center, 1-7pm
St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Tomlinson Hall, 8am-1pm
Tuesday, June 10 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 12-6pm
Wednesday, June 11 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 1-7pm
Buffalo Lake Community Center, 1-7pm
Thursday, June 12 – Fairmont Holiday Inn, 9am-2pm
Cedar Mountain School, Franklin, 1-7pm
American Red Cross Headquarters, Mankato, 12:30-5:30pm
Friday, June 13 – American Red Cross Headquarters, Mankato, 9am-1pm+1:00 pmBlood Drives
−Mankato Area Community Band7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mankato Area Community Band, free outdoor concerts in Mankato are Tuesdays at 7:30pm at Sibley Park on June 10, 17, 24 and July 8, 15 and 22 – Leas Schwickert Bandshell by the red barn. July 1 will be at Lincoln Park.
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy happy music for the whole family. Sibley Park is shaded after 7pm. Rain cancels.+7:30 pmMankato Area Community Band
−New Ulm Municipal Band Schedule7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Ulm Municipal Band has been in existence for over 65 years and plays marches, old standards, Broadway melodies, patriotic songs, German music and much more, all in beautiful German Park. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the New Ulm Civic Center. People should listen to KNUJ AM 860 for the announcement.
June 11; June 18; June 25; July 16; July 23; July 30 – all at German Park, New Ulm from 7-8pm+7:00 pmNew Ulm Municipal Band Schedule
−Ice Cream Social, Bird Island4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The public is invited to an Ice Cream Social at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Bird Island on Thursday, June 12, 4:30-7pm.
Menu: bbq’s; turkey sandwiches; potato salad; homemade baked beans; ice cream; pie; cake; lemonade; coffee.
Sponsored by Our Savior’s WELCA. Proceeds this year are going to Renville County Heartland Express. Free will offering. Ecumenical worship service in the park at 7pm.+4:30 pmIce Cream Social, Bird Island
−Hot Topics Breakfast, New Ulm7:30 am – 8:30 am
Join us on Friday, June 13, 7:30am at the New Ulm Country Club for Coalition for Active, Safe and Healthy Streets (CASHS), presentation by Cindy Walters, Heart of New Ulm Project Manager
The mission statement for the CASHS group is promoting health by improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Walkable and Livable Communities report highlights six areas for improvement in New Ulm: create a school arrival and departure process; redesign Garden Street behind the school; build a mid-block crossing on Garden Street ; revitalize downtown; build trail connection; transform the intersection of Center and Garden Street.
Sponsored by New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $7/Chamber members or $9/general admission.+7:30 amHot Topics Breakfast, New Ulm
−80th Anniversary Pow Wow, Mountain Lake10:00 am – 7:00 pm
80th Anniversary Pow Wow in Mountain Lake Friday, June 13, through Tuesday, June 17.
The Pow Wow kicks off on Friday night with the Miss Mountain Lake Pageant. Lots of tournaments throughout the weekend. Enjoy the 41st Annual Mountain Lake Road Race, basketball tournaments, antique cars and tractor parade and show. The Kiddie Parade is Sunday and the Mountain Lake Teen Ministerial Association event will be held at 7pm Sunday night at the band shelter.
Grand Parade featuring the Wendinger Band is on Monday at 7pm. Bob and the Beachcombers free concert in the city park at 9pm.+10:00 am80th Anniversary Pow Wow, Mountain Lake
−Lake Crystal City Celebration10:00 am – 11:30 pm
The Lake Crystal City Celebration will be June 13-14.
There will be many activities taking place, including Battle of the Bands; fireworks; beer garden; food vendors; track and field day; bean bag tournament; turtle races; pedal pull; kids crafts; J & K Amusements; carnival; concessions; canoe/kayak rides and much more. Kids Bean Bag Tourney will be held in Marston Park.+10:00 amLake Crystal City Celebration
−Pie and Ice Cream Social, Lafayette5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Lafayette is hosting a Pie and Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 13, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Lafayette Community Center in Lafayette.
Menu: pulled pork sandwiches; hot dogs; baked beans; coleslaw; pies; desserts; ice cream; coffee; lemonade. A community band concert starts at 7:30pm.+5:30 pmPie and Ice Cream Social, Lafayette
−Solstice, Mankato9:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Solstice, outdoor music festival will be held June 14 & 15 at Riverfront Park, Mankato. Gates open at 11am both days.
Pre-Solstice Party with Copperhead Creek will be held Friday, June 13, 9pm. $5/cover; presented by Buster’s Sports Bar and Grill.
Saturday: 11:30am-12pm/Hard Luck Revue; 12:30-2pm/Black River Revue; 2:30-4pm/Ian Hilmer; 4:30-6pm/Charlie Parr; 6:30-8pm/White Iron Band; 8:30-10pm/Useful Jenkins.
Sunday: 11:30am-12:30pm/Electric Sky; 1-2pm/DW3; 2:30-3:30pm/The Reckless; 4-5pm/Shakedown City; 5:30-6:30pm/Mayberry Riot; 7-8pm/Angry Waters.
Tickets: $5/kids 8-14; kids 7/under are free; $15/Saturday; $10/Sunday; $20/weeekend. Presale: Cub East and West; Park Lane Liquor; Busters
Visit mankatosolstice.com+9:00 pmSolstice, Mankato
−Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 Airplane Rides8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 is again sponsoring free airplane rides for youth ages 8-17 as part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program.
The airplane rides will take place at the Glencoe Municipal airport on Saturday, June 14, from 8:30am-12:30pm. The rain date would be the following Saturday, June 21, the same time.
Sign up and registration will begin at 8am and need to be accompanied by parent or guardian. For more information, call 320-238-2376 or 320-864-5257,+8:30 amGlencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 Airplane Rides
−122nd Annual Bazaar, St. James12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Albion Lutheran Church, rural St. James, will be holding their 122nd Annual Bazaar on Saturday, June 14.
Serving of food and craft table items begins at 12pm. The auction of quilts, homemade rugs and hand-crafted items begins at 1:30pm. Albion Lutheran Church is located 2 miles west of Godahl on Hwy 4 and then one-quarted mile north.+12:00 pm122nd Annual Bazaar, St. James
−Ceremony for the Dignified Disposal of American Flags7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The community is invited to join in a Ceremony for the Dignified Disposal of American Flags which will be held on Flag Day on Saturday, June 14, at 7:39pm at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds in St. Peter.
The William R. Witty American Legion Post #37 will conduct this solemn ceremony honoring the American Flag in front of the grandstand at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds located at 400 West Union Street in St. Peter. Members of the American Legion Post, American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion and the Last Man’s Club of the Viet Nam War Era of St. Peter will also be a participating in the ceremony.
This solemn ceremony will conclude with the dignified burning of unserviceable American flags. Flags can be dropped off at the American Legion during regular business hours. Flags that have been submitted to date have been properly folded and prepared for the disposal by members of Boy Scout Troop #58 of St. Peter.+7:30 pmCeremony for the Dignified Disposal of American Flags
−Church of St. Paul Parish Festival, Nicollet10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Church of St. Paul, Nicollet, Parish Festival on Sunday, June 15. Mass at 10am; Hog Roast and BBQ Chicken Dinner 10:30am-1:30pm.
Tickets: adults (age 12 and up)/$12; children (age 5-11)/$6; children 4 and under/free. There will be a silent auction, bucket raffle and plant sale. The big raffle drawing will be at 2pm.+10:00 amChurch of St. Paul Parish Festival, Nicollet
−Church of St. Paul, Nicollet, Parish Festival10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Church of St. Paul, Nicollet, Parish Festival on Sunday, June 15. Mass at 10am; Hog roast and BBQ chicken dinner 10:30am-1:30pm. Tickets: adults (age 12 and up)/$12; children age 50-11/$6 children 4 and under/free.
There will be a silent auction, bucket raffle and plant sale. The Big Raffle drawing will be at 2pm.+10:00 amChurch of St. Paul, Nicollet, Parish Festival
−St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, New Ulm9:00 am – 11:30 am
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, located at 201 North State, New Ulm, is hosting Vacation Bible School this summer, June 16-20. It starts at 9am and runs until 11:30am.
The theme is “Dive Into God’s Word”. Each day will include Bible lessons, crafts, snacks, music and more. Please call 507-354-3641 with any questions or to register. It is a free event and all children ages 3 and up are invited to attend.+9:00 amSt. Paul’s Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School, New Ulm
−Cancer Golf Tournament10:30 am – 6:00 pm
The 23rd Annual American Cancer Society Charity Golf Classic will be Monday, June 16, at the New Ulm Country Club. Registration is at 10:30am and shotgun start at 11:30am. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society.
Again this year, the tournament features major prizes on selected holes for a ‘Hole in One’. This is sponsored by Ground Zero and Chuck Spaeth Ford.
The tournament is flighted by skill level and is open to both men and women. The tournament has raised over $220,000 since its inception. Since its start, the tournament has been sponsored by several local businesses,with KNUJ AM/FM also being the anchor sponsor.
For more information, visit knuj.net and click on Events or call Jim at 507-359-2921 or firstname.lastname@example.org+10:30 amCancer Golf Tournament
−Swedlanda Lutheran Midsummer Event4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Swedlanda Lutheran Midsummer Event, Wednesday, June 16, 73950 County Road 16, 9 miles SW of Hector on Co. Rd. 16 – all are invited to join for food, fun and entertaimnent.
4:30-7pm Ice Cream Social; supper menu includes pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, pie, cake, homemade ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Program at 7pm.
The Jorgensen Family from Howard Lake will be performing at 7pm.+4:30 pmSwedlanda Lutheran Midsummer Event
−Fairfax Days of Thunder8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fairfax Days of Thunder, June 19-22
Friday – Fairfax 5K and Kids 1 mile 6pm, register at fairfax5kfunrun.webs.com; 2nd Notion playing at Street Dance 9pm
Saturday – softball and volleyball tournaments; family fun day; polka music; kids pedal pull; street dance featuring the band ’4 Play’ at 9pm
Sunday – kickball and bean bag tournament+8:00 amFairfax Days of Thunder
−Minnesota River Congress, New Ulm1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 19, Turner Hall, 102 S State, New Ulm – the Minnesota River Congress
Everyone who cares about the future of a citizen led Minnesota River Improvement movement; a networking and group brainstorming meeting designed to develop a new platform for thinking and acting like a watershed where we can advance common goals shared by farmers, recreationalists, educators, conservationalists and quality of life.
Events: 1-3pm/Tour the Minnesota River History Center; 3-5pm/Networking Fair; 5pm/Social hour and music; 5:30pm/food is served; 6:15pm/presentation by Natalie Warren and students from Wild River Academy; 6:45pm/overview, lay of the land, whey we are here; 7pm/rotating small and large group discussion; 9pm/adjourn
To register: minnesotariverblueway.com/MNRiverCongress; cost $15 per person in advance; $20 at door. Young adults under 19 or with a college ID are free. For more information, Scott at 507-276-2282+1:00 pmMinnesota River Congress, New Ulm
−Burger Night & Dairy Days, Plato4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Burger Night and Dairy Days, Thursday, June 19, 4-7:30pm at the Plato Park.
Free ice cream, provided by Engelmann Dairy, along with the toppings and cheese. Door prizes provided by MN Diary Association.
Plato Lions use the proceeds for local projects.+4:00 pmBurger Night & Dairy Days, Plato
−North Star Boys’ Choir & Knabenchor Stuttgart7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Star Boys’ Choir proudly welcomes collegium iuvenum Knabenchor Sutttgart. Come and enjoy an evening of music with one of Germany’s leading Boys’ Choirs and International Award-Winning North Star Boys’ Choir on Thursday, June 19, 7pm at German Park in New Ulm and Saturday, June 21, at Church of St. Andrew in Elk River.
Tickets not required; free will offering.+7:00 pmNorth Star Boys’ Choir & Knabenchor Stuttgart
−Nicollet Friendship Days5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nicollet Friendship Days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 20-21-22 in Nicollet.
Friday: park opens 5pm; 7:30pm free bike drawing; 8pm Miss Nicollet Talent Show; 9pm-12am AM Karoake in the park
Saturday: 8-11am Dad’s Belgian Waffles in Nicollet High School; 9am-2pm Crafts; 8:30am-1pm Antique Tractor Pull; 1pm Kiddie Tractor Pull; 2-6pm Demolition Derby; 5-9pm Lions Pork Chop Fry; 8pm Nicollet Queen Coronation in the City Park
Sunday: 9am Outdoor Church Service at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church; 1pm Parade; live bands and entertainment all afternoon.+5:00 pmNicollet Friendship Days
−19th Annual Relay for Life of Sibley County6:00 pm – 8:00 am
The Sibley County Relay for Life for Friday has been moved to the Sibley East High School and the breakfast for tomorrow morning has been canceled. All other events are still as planned.
19th Annual Relay for Life of Sibley County, Friday, June 20 at Sibley East Track & Field/Baseball Field in Arlington.
Variety of vendors will be out on the track that evening. A percentage of the sales will go back to the Relay. Opening Ceremony 6pm. 4pm Sloppy Joe Dinner will be served. Registered survivors receive dinner free. Family fun for all ages.+6:00 pm19th Annual Relay for Life of Sibley County
−Southern MN Youth Dairy Show9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, June 21, Southern MN Dairy Show at the Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm
Show begins at 9:30am. Anyone between the ages of 7 and 21 years old the day of the show is eligible to exhibit. Entry information is available by calling Paul at 507-276-6810 or by going the MN Holstein Assn website where you can find a link to download the show info and entry forms.+9:30 amSouthern MN Youth Dairy Show
−Summer Party Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club2:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Summer Party, Saturday, June 21, Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club, New Ulm – $5 admission; gates open at noon; ages 21+
Live outdoor music; great food and refreshments; arts and crafts vendors; fun games with prizes; classic car, motorcycle and Rat Rod cruise in; free camping.
Schedule of bands: 2-3:30pm Boardwalk Arcade; 4-7pm Lost Walleye Trio; 8pm-12am Refrigerager.
Free admission before 2pm for all Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Rat Rods! No coolers or outside beverages allowed on club grounds.
Location: from Highway 15 South of New Ulm, go East on Highway 68 for two miles, then left on 110th Avenue ~ Watch for signs!
Sponsored by: Mankato Harley Davidson; Schells’s; D & M Custom Cycle; Searles Bar and Grill.+2:00 pmSummer Party Flying Dutchmen Motorcycle Club
−Swedefest, Bernadotte Lutheran Church4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
20th Annual Swedefest Family Fun Festival, Bernadotte Lutheran Church Park, 6 miles east of Lafayette at 34122 515th Avenue, Co Rd 10 on Saturday, June 21, 4-8pm.
Great entertainment 4-5:30pm Little Prairie Pickers; 5:30-7:30pm The Ken and Ken Show; quilt raffle; silent auction; Swedish Smorgasbord; refreshments; horse-drawn wagon rides; kids activities.
Closing Devotions conclude the evening. In case of inclement weather, all events will be held in the church. Visit www.fields-of-grace.org for more information.+4:00 pmSwedefest, Bernadotte Lutheran Church
−Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Summer Festival (all-day)Jun 21 – Jun 22
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Summer Festival will be held Sunday, June 22, 9am-5pm, 605 N State, New Ulm.
Curiosity Shop opens at 9am; roast pork dinner 10:30am-1:30pm; live entertainment 10:30am-5pm. Food stand; book sale; crafts; games. Big ticket drawing Sunday at 5pm.
Saturday, June 21, 5pm Family Night; Mass & Corpus Christi Procession; scavenger hunt and refreshments; family-friendly movie+Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Summer Festival (all-day)
−Augustana Lutheran Church Midsummer Worship, Gibbon9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Augustana Lutheran Church of Gibbon will hold its annual Midsummer Worship Service on Sunday, June 22, at the Clear Lake Lutheran Church, located on Sibley County Road 8, between Lafayette and Gibbon.
Following the service at Clear Lake, there will be a dinner at the Augustana Church in Gibbon. Dinner includes: grilled chicken breasts, potato salad, beans, dinner rolls, beverage and assorted desserts. Dinner will be served from 11am-1pm, with a free will offering being taken.+9:00 amAugustana Lutheran Church Midsummer Worship, Gibbon
−Team-C FUNdraising Event12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Team-C FUNdraising Event will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church, Winthrop, on Sunday, June 22, from 12-5pm for Corrine (Sloot) Fierkens.
Food – roast hog and bison; free will offering; games and prizes for all ages; face painting; live music; matching grant by Thrivent Financial – Nicollet and Sibley Chapters.
Some of the auction items include: one week stay at cabin in NW Wisconsin on Trade Lake and signed book by cabinologist Dale Mulfinger; sports memorabilia; 3 hours of professional house cleaning; fur coat; gift baskets; 1 Drone flight of 100 acres with pictures; 3 hours of home design or remodel consulting by architect and much more.
Corrine (Sloot) Fierkens, daughter of John and Minnie Sloot is a Winthrop native. She is battling Stage 4 Breast Cancer.+12:00 pmTeam-C FUNdraising Event
−Brown County Heartland Express10:00 am – 9:00 pm
In observance of the July 4th holiday and holiday weekend, the Brown County Heartland Express will not be operating on Friday, July 4 or Sunday, July 6. The transit office will also be closed on Friday, July 4.
Regular transit services will resume on Monday, July 7. To schedule rides for Monday, July 7, patrons are requested to call the transit office no later than 3pm on Thursday, July 3 at 359-2717 or countywide at 1-800-707-2717.+10:00 amBrown County Heartland Express