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  1. Jun

    1. Monthly Community Dinner, New Ulm
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Monthly Community Dinner, United Church of Christ, 301 South Minnesota Street – 4th Wednesday of the month, 5:30-6:30pm

      June 25; July 23; August 27; September 24; October 22; November 19 (3rd Wed. of month); December 17 (3rd Wed. of month).

  2. Sep

    1. Pie & Ice Cream Social, New Ulm
      4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Pie and Ice Cream Social will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 4-6:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 South Broadway, New Ulm.

      Menu includes: pulled pork sandwiches; egg salad sandwiches; beans; potato chips; pie; cookies; ice cream and beverage.

    2. Sauerkraut Supper, New Ulm Legion
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Legion and the Lions Club of New Ulm will be serving Sauerkraut, landjaegers, or pork and dumpling or mashed potatoes on Wednesday, September 24, 5-7pm.

      Please come and join them at the New Ulm American Legion Club Room located at 13 South Minnesota Street. The price of the meal is $7, which includes coffee and water.

  3. Sep

    1. Nicollet County Flu Clinic
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Nicollet County Flu Clinic

      Thursday, September 25

      ~9-10am at the Lafayette Community Center, 540 7th Street in Lafayette

      ~10:45-11:30am at Courtland Recreation Hall, 300 Railroad Street, Courtland

      ~12-1pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 411 5th Street, Nicollet

      They accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Humana and UCare. They do not accept Health Partners or Unicare. Private cost $35 (Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine). Sponsored by Nicollet County Public Health; 507-934-7220

  4. Sep

    1. Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales
      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Fairfax City-Wide Garage Sales – Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27

      Many sales throughout town and country. Some sales start on Wednesday and Thursday and some are open all day on Saturday. Full listing of sales and map will be in the Standard-Gazette and Messenger newspaper. Lots of variety and something of interest for everyone.

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

  5. Sep

    1. Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s Women’s Expo
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Join Sleepy Eye Medical Center’s 2014 Women’s Expo on Saturday, September 27, from 9am-1pm. Come for a morning of shopping, education, socializing and healthy snacking – just for women.

      This expo will be held in the lower level community room in the Medical Center in Sleepy Eye. There will be a silent auction for gift baskets, door prizes and complimentary snacks and it’s all free. There will be over 20 vendors with a wide variety of gifts, food items and clothing on sale. Presentations will be made by Dr. Karlyn Armbruster, Dr. John Pelzel and Nurse Practitioner Sue Ahlness, who will be on hand to answer questions you may have about women’s health issues.

  6. Sep

    1. Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Church of St. Mary Fall Festival, New Ulm, will be taking place Sunday, September 28; Mass at 10am; bone-in ham and meatball dinner served 10:30am-1:30pm family style. Adults/$10; children 3-10/$4.50 and under 3/free.

      Games; crafts; refreshments; silent auction/theme baskets; bake sale; televised Vikings game; live beef raffle; outdoor food; IPad raffle; 1919 Root Beer; bingo at 12pm.

      Live entertainment provided by Jeff Wesselmann; Benny Seifert and Nick Stadick.

      Big ticket raffle drawing at 4pm; top 3 prizes are $500 cash; over 100 other prizes; total value over $6,000

    2. St. Anne’s Catholic Church Fall Festival, Wabasso
      10:00 am – 3:00 pm

      St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Wabasso will have their Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 28, beginning with Country Western Mass at 10am; turkey dinner served 11am-1:30pm. 

      Games; activities; country store and refreshments will be available on the church grounds beginning at 11am. Raffle drawing 1:30pm.

    3. Great Grassroots Gathering, Sleepy Eye
      11:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Great Grassroots Gathering will be held on September 28, Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, 11am-5pm; rain or shine. 

      A celebration of our Pioneer Heritage, with crafts and food booths, flea market, displays and an afternoon of entertainment. Sponsored by the Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society.

      The Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society will be serving hamburgers, tacos in a bag, bars and cookies, chips, water and pop.

      Featured entertainment includes: The Black Diamonds Band with Donna, Deb and Leon. Starting performance at 12pm. 

      If you wish to participate by exhibiting, selling crafts or entertaining, please call 507-794-5053.

      This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds appropriated  by the Minnesota State Legislature.

    4. Sheep Wool Quilts, Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sheep Wool Quilts – Sunday, September 28, 1-4pm at the Harkin Store, New Ulm

      Alexander Harkin came to Minnesota and West Newton to raise sheep on the hillside. He did that and was noted as having very good quality wool. We have a program to honor the wool industry. Come and see the displays of the wool and information about wool. There will be a display of spinning wheels, carders and wool items and quilts, new and old. 

      The gift shop is open the same hours as the store and has a discount sale on items. The store is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am-5pm, with programs on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm. We are open MEA week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 19th.

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

    5. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A night your family will never forget. The Harlem Ambassadors vs Your Hometown Heroes competing to benefit your community on Sunday, September 28, 6pm at the New Ulm Public High School Gym. All proceeds benefit Brown County Habitat for Humanity.

      Watch the Habitat for Humanity Hoopsters challenge the Harlem Ambassadors in a game of comedy basketball. Family fun for everyone! 

      Advance tickets: Adults/$10; K-12/$5 and at the door tickets: adults/$12; K-12/$8. Pre-K and under admitted free.

      Tickets available at: Brown Co. Habitat office at 1106 S Broadway or call 354-4287; United Prairie Bank, New Ulm location; Online: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/695859

  7. Sep

    1. Bingo, Winthrop
      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Hahn’s Dining and Lounge in Winthrop will be having Bingo each Monday beginning September 29 at 6:30pm.

      16 games per night will be played. Games sponsored by the Winthrop Honor Guard on behalf of the Winthrop Area Foundation.