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  1. Aug
    26
    Fri

    1. CUF Matching Grant Rummage Sale and Lunch
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      CUF Matching Grant Rummage Sale and Lunch

      St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan

      Friday, August 26, 9 am  - 6 pm
      Saturday, August 27, 8 am – 1 pm, bag sale starts at 10 am

      Lunch and Fresh Baked Rolls served both days – Most items $0.25
      Handicap accessible

      St. Michael’s Catholic Church Social, Morgan 

  2. Aug
    27
    Sat

    1. Annual End of Summer Potluck Picnic – New Ulm
      3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Annual End of Summer Potluck Picnic

      Saturday August 27, 2016
      1220 S Minnesota St
      New Ulm 

      FREE

      Music starts at 3:00 pm

      Bring your own table service, a dish to pass,
      and chairs

      Bring your friends!

      Come listen to the
      Schell’s Hobo Band, enjoy a
      Schell’s Beer or 1919 Root Beer

      Questions?
      Call Duane or Karen Bergemann
      417.459.5007 or 417.766.1436 

    2. Lafayette Lions Hog/Corn Roast
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Lafayette Lions Hog/Corn Roast Saturday, August 27

       

                    The Lafayette Area Lions Club will host its annual Hog/Corn Roast Saturday, August 27. Proceeds from the event go towards community projects.

                    The event includes a pork chop/sweet corn meal, served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., along with musical entertainment by local musicians. The Lafayette Band will present its final concert of the season at 6:30 p.m.

                    The evening will conclude with the Lafayette Fire Department Relief Association’s Street Dance with music by the Cold Blooded Whiskey, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

                    The hog/corn roast and entertainment will be held at the Lafayette Fire Station, the street dance a block to the west, in front of Dave’s Place.

  3. Aug
    28
    Sun

    1. St. John’s Church Fall Festival
      10:15 am – 4:30 pm

      St. John’s Church Fall Festival
      Searles, MN

      Sunday, August 28th
      Rain or Shine – Everyone Welcome

      Family Style Ham & Chicken Dinner (with dressing)
      10:15am-1:30pm

      Mass – Saturday, August 27th, @ 7pm (there will be no Mass on Sunday morning)

      Adults: 12.00
      12 & Under: $4.00
      Preschool: $1.50

      Bingo-Country Store- Crafts – Horse Drawn Trolley rides – Games – Music Refreshments

      Lunch Stand on grounds

      Big Ticket Drawing – 4pm

      Over $10,000 worth of prizes
      Winner need to be present to win. 

    2. Bernadotte Lutheran Church – Music with a Message
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Summer Outdoor ‘Music with a Message’ Schedule 2016

      * Join us at out beautiful park, with new band shell. Light beverage provided with each ‘music based’ service.

      Sunday, August 28th : Come and be surprised.  - 11am 

      Services will move indoors if inclement weather: Bernadotte Lutheran Church – 5 miles east of Lafayette

  4. Aug
    29
    Mon

    1. RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITY – Lake Crystal
      12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Lake Crystal

      8/29/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Recreation Center, 621 W. Nathan St.

       

      Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and double red cells can be donated every 112 days. In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.

      Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visitingredcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire atredcrossblood.org/rapidpass

    2. Tip night at Happy Joes
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      The Clothing Depot will be having a Tip night at Happy Joe’s Pizza on Monday, August 29, 5 – 7:30 pm.  A portion of the sales and all tips will go to operating the Clothing Depot.

      For more information call Lori at 276-6302

    3. CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES 2016 – GERMAN PARK NEW ULM
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      August 29- Cletus Goblirsch and special guest, German Singer Angie

      Listen to KNUJ and look on Facebook for weather related updates. Call New Ulm Park and Rec Weather Line for cancellations @ 354.9041.

      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  5. Aug
    30
    Tue

    1. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunity – Sleepy Eye
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Sleepy Eye

      8/30/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Orchid Inn, 500 Burnside St. SE

       

       

      Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and double red cells can be donated every 112 days. In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.

      Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass

  6. Aug
    31
    Wed

    1. Red Cross Blood Donation Opportunities – New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      New Ulm

      8/31/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Vogel Fieldhouse, 122 S. Garden St.

       

      Donors of all blood types are urgently needed to give now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and double red cells can be donated every 112 days. In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.

       

      Schedule an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass

    2. FREE YOUTH FISHING CONTEST
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Get Hooked on Fishing

      FREE YOUTH FISHING CONTEST

      19th Annual ~ Sponsored by:
      The New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen

      FISHING ~ FOOD ~ FUN ~ PRIZES

      Wed. August 31, 4 – 7 pm
      Riverside Park
      (Rain-out date, Thurs., Aug. 18)

      For Children up to 18 years old

       

  7. Sep
    2
    Fri

    1. 27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest – Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds
      2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest

      2098 Lincoln Ave
      Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds

      Sept 2-4
      Starting at 2:00 pm Fri. with the TopNotchmen and Karl until 10 pm. Wendinger Band , Leon Olsen, Barefoot Becky, Karl, and TopNotchmen play until 10:00 pm. Polka mass with Becky at 10:00 am Sunday, Maleks Fishermen, Leon Olsen, TopNotchmen play until 8 pm.

      Camping & Food stands open all 3 days.

  8. Sep
    3
    Sat

    1. Historic W.W. Mayo House – LeSueur
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Historic W.W. Mayo House will be open for tours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a special interpretation of the artwork on display relating to the W.W. Mayo House.  This collection includes portraits of Dr. Mayo and Louisa Mayo, Green Giant Marketing Art, the Mothers Statue, and folk art from the mid-1800s. 

      Dates: September 3 and 10, 2016

      Time: 10 am to 1 pm

  9. Sep
    5
    Mon

    1. 61st Annual Godahl Day
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      61st Annual Godahl Day

      Labor Day Celebration

      Monday September 5th 2016

       

      Bingo, Dancing Messy Bessy a Bounce Castle

       

      12:30 pm -Parade and Queen Coronation

       

      Lunch available all day!

       

      9:30 am-Live Entertainment -Andrew Springer and the Nate Frederickson Band 

       Wally Pikal, Mike Lang and Tank

       

      Enjoy the biggest, small town parade, in Minnesota

       

  10. Sep
    6
    Tue

    1. Science of Water
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Science of Water

      Sept 6 at John Knisley Farm at 6:30 pm
      Sept 14 at NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German at 1:30 pm
      Sept 19 at Community Center, Rm 112, 600 N German at 1:30 pm

      Come to learn about WATER science. Brown County Water Planner John Knisley will host us at his organic farm, near Madelia on Sept. 6 at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Community Center parking lot at 6 pm to carpool to 11197 130th Street, Madelia.

      Joel Johnson with the NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German Street, will give us a tour of this facility at 1:30 pm on Sept. 14. Use the door off the 3rd N Street parking lot.

      Dan Schwartz will share his work bringing water to people in Indonesia last summer. We’ll meet at the Community Center, 600 N German, Room 112 at 1:30 pm on Sept 19.

  11. Sep
    7
    Wed

    1. 18th Annual Turkey Supper – St. John’s Catholic Church Hector MN
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church
      Hector MN

      18th Annual Turkey Supper

      Buffet meal – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
      Take outs – 4:00 – 7:00 pm

      Serving in the Parish Hall

      Menu:
      Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw,
      corn, bread, cranberries, pickles, beverage and ice cream

      $10.00 – Adults
      $5.00 – Children 4-10
      Immediate family maximum $45.00

      Don’t miss the delicious food and friendly service! 

    2. St. John’s Catholic Church ~ 18th Annual Turkey Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      18th Annual Turkey Supper
      September 7, 2016 

      St. John’s Catholic Church
      Hector

       Menu:
      Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, coleslaw,
      cranberries, bread, pickles, beverage and ice cream

      Adults ~ $10
      Children 4-10 ~ $5

      * $45 maximum for an immediate family

      ALL ARE INVITED

    3. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Ice Cream Social

      Wednesday, September 7
      4:30 – 7:00 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church
      Rural Courtland
      located 3 miles East of Courtland on Cty Rd 25 (478th St)

      Menu:
      Barbeques, hot dogs, egg salad sandwiches, ham sandwiches, baked beans,
      potato chips, pie, cake, ice cream, coffee, lemonade 

      Come and join us!

      Free will offering – Everyone is Welcome!

    4. Twenty Somethings Book Club – Ney Nature Center
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Twenty Somethings Book Club

      September 7, 6 to 7 pm

      Young adults will have an opportunity to experience literature centered on the environment and the various topics it encompasses while participating in in-depth discussions and creating new relationships. The group brings ideas for the next month’s book, and the choices are voted on at the meeting. Each month’s meeting will have snacks and beverages that participants trade off bringing. Club members are in charge of obtaining their own copy of the book.  The first session runs August-December.

      Cost: $10/session for members; $12/session for non-members

      Let us know you’re coming here!

  12. Sep
    8
    Thu

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Carlson pillow cleaning service will be at the Fairfax Lions Park Shelter, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 am – 3 pm.  Fairfax American Legion Aux is sponsoring this event. 

    2. Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.

      For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email jerupert@outlook.com

  13. Sep
    10
    Sat

    1. Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest Run/Walk (all-day)
      Sep 10

       

      The Drew’s Crew Campaign is very excited to offer New Ulm’s Colorfest Run/Walk and more importantly your participation will positively impact the Drew’s Crew Benefit goal of giving it forward for someone in need!!

      September 10, 2016 starting at 11am
      Harman Park, New Ulm, Minnesota

      Along the route, at 5 different color stations, you’ll be doused with color and end the run/walk looking like a rainbow. Don’t worry…all the dye is cornstarch-based and washes out with a few washings.

      Following the Run/Walk will be a celebration at Harman Park with food, beverages (including Schell’s Beer!), fun, and music

      Live Auction
      live auction will follow the run/walk beginning at 2pm

      The registration cost is $50.
      Student discount is $35.

      And 95% of your registration fee goes directly to the Drew’s Crew Benefit!

       

    2. Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt – River Ridge Gun Club – Courtland
      8:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

      September 10
      8:00 am until early afternoon

      River Ridge Gun Club
      Courtland MN

      Any youth age 11-15. Youth need to have a Firearms Safety Certificate,
      Blaze Orange clothing and Gun.

      They will get to hunt pheasants and shoot on the Sporting Clay Course. Instructors will be
      on hand to help and give shooting tips. Parents are encouraged to participate.

      Lunch will be served.

      There is no charge for this hunt.

      The hunt is being assisted and sponsored by: Sioux Trails Deer Hunters,
      Izaak Walton League and Der Dutsche Long Beards.

      To sign up contact Scott Zeig at 507.276.2717
      or contact a committee member 

    3. 17th Annual Walk of Hope – Allison Park
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      17th Annual Walk of Hope

      Saturday, September 10, 2016
      Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, MN
      10:00 am

      Come walk with us as we raise awareness of mental health and
      the prevention of suicide in our community.

      This event is free and open to the public.

      Light lunch served after the walk.

      “We walk to remember those lost, support those who have survived, and save those that we can.
      We can make a difference, one life at a time.” 

      Interested in sponsoring a Memory Marker for use at the walk?
      Check out our website for details. browncountyellowribbon.com

      Questions? email us a browncoyellowribbon@gmail.com 

  14. Sep
    11
    Sun

    1. Lions Club of New Ulm 43rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast
      7:00 am – 12:30 pm

      When: Sunday, September 11, 2016.

      Time: 7:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Where: New Ulm Municipal Airport

      Tickets Available at:

      New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Cash Wise Foods, Hy-Vee Food Store

      or any Lions Club of New Ulm Member.

      Advance: $7.50

      At the Door: $8.00

      Children 4 – 12: $3.00

      Children and under: Free

      Free Breakfast for All Fly-In Pilots!

    2. Harvest Festival
      8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Harvest Festival

      Sunday, September 11
      St. George Catholic Church
      West Newton Township 

      Heritage Mass at 8:30 am, with music provided by The Wendinger Band, followed by the famous St. George Bratwurst and Roast Beef Dinner served from 10:30 – 2:00 pm.  Carry out is available. 

      Bake sale ~ country store ~ raffle items ~ bingo ~ children’s games ~ refreshments ~ short order stand ~ live entertainment

    3. Team Heather Benefit – Nicollet Public School
      8:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Team Heather Benefit

      Sunday, September 11
      8:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Nicollet Public School
      1 Pine Street
      Nicollet MN

      8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dad’s Belgian Waffles

      8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Silent Auction & Bake Sale

      10:00 am – Ecumenical Worship Service – School Football Field

      1:00 pm – Live Auction
      Featuring… Airline tickets from Sun Country Airlines, Viking game tickets and memorabilia,
      Gustavus Youth Basketball Camp, AmaWaterways 7 night Mekong River Cruise

      Plus kids games, concessions,
      face painting and more!

      Heather Giefer, daughter of Tim and Lorie Giefer of rural New Ulm
      is an incoming freshman at Nicollet High School.
      She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in May of 2016. This benefit
      will help Heather and her family with ongoing medical expenses and support.

      Monetary donations can be sent to: Heather’s Fund, Progowth Bank – PO Box 77,
      Nicollet MN 56074

      Your support and generosity to help this beautiful girl are greatly appreciated. 

  15. Sep
    13
    Tue

    1. Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      The Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 am in the New Ulm Medical Center clinic lower level meeting room. Enter through the clinic and follow the signs. For more information, call 507.217.5173.

  16. Sep
    14
    Wed

    1. Science of Water
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Science of Water

      Sept 14 at NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German at 1:30 pm
      Sept 19 at Community Center, Rm 112, 600 N German at 1:30 pm

      Joel Johnson with the NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German Street, will give us a tour of this facility at 1:30 pm on Sept. 14. Use the door off the 3rd N Street parking lot.

      Dan Schwartz will share his work bringing water to people in Indonesia last summer. We’ll meet at the Community Center, 600 N German, Room 112 at 1:30 pm on Sept 19.

  17. Sep
    15
    Thu

    1. Brown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Brown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author Marvin Peterson

      Thursday, September 15th – noon in the annex