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  1. Jun

    1. German Park Concert in the Park Series
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      German Park Concert in the Park Series 2014

      June 2 – The Concord Singers

      June 9 – The Original German Band of New Ulm

      June 16 – Cletus Goblirsch

      June 23 – Molly and Sonny Boy

      June 30 – The Ken and Ken Show

      July 7 – The Afterwhile

      July 14 – Wendinger Band

      July 21 – The Little Prairie Pickers

      July 28 – No Concert, National Night Out

      August 4 – Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club

      August 11 – The Singing Cowgirl

      August 18 – Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band

      August 25 – The Concord Singers

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7pm at German Park. In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New Ulm Civic Center (1212 North Franklin). Listen to KNUJ for weather related updates. Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

      Concert Series Co-Sponsored by New Ulm Park and Recreation and KNUJ.

  2. 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).

  3. Jun

    1. Senior Surf Class
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      The Minnesota River Area on Aging, Inc. and the Senior LinkAge Line will be offering two classes for beginning internet users. The classes will be held in New Ulm at the Senior High School room 229 on June 30 or August 14 from 9am-11am.

      These are free classes for seniors who would like to learn the basics of operating a computer, learn how to use the internet to find answers to questions and how to use email to stay connected with friends and family. Information is also provided on how to use www.medicare.gov to compare health plans and check your Medicare Summary Notice for accuracy.

      For questions or to register, call Julie at 1-507-276-7376.

  4. Jul

    1. Bernadotte Lutheran Summer Outdoor Service Schedule
      9:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Bernadotte Lutheran Summer Outdoor Service Schedule – relaxed atmosphere…devotion…music with a message and more!

      Sunday, July 6, at 9:30am, music by Wendinger Band

      Wednesday, July 16, at 7pm, music by Monson Band

      Sunday, August 3, at 11am, music by Dick Kimmel

      Wednesday, August 14, at 7pm, music by Allen Carlson and Son

      Sunday, August 24, at 11am, music by Larry Mages

      Bernadotte Lutheran Church is located at 34122 515th Avenue, Lafayette (just 5 miles east of Lafayette on Cty Rd 1 and Cty Rd 4)

  5. Jul

    1. Music in the Park at Winthrop
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Music in the Park at Winthrop on Thursday, July 31, from 7-8:30pm. 

      Old time music with Concertina Jamboree featuring Dan Witeicki and other local musicians. Refreshments provided by the Winthop Senior Citizens. Bring your own lawn chair.

  6. Aug

    1. ‘Giant Story’ Mayo House Tour
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      ‘Giant Story’ Mayo House Tour will take place August 1, 2 3. Find out how the Green Giant Company and Cosgrove Family relate to the historic W.W. Mayo House through a ‘Giant Story’ Tour of the 1859 Mayo Home. The tour features a collection of Green Giant Memorabilia along with an interpretation display about the Cosgrove Family and the Green Giant Connection, which explores the link between the Mayo Home and Green Giant Company. 

      The W.W. Mayo House is located at 118 North Main Street in LeSueur. 

    2. New Pastoral Center Dedication and Open House
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      After nine years of planning and fundraising and a little over a year of construction, the Catholic Diocese of New Ulm’s new Pastoral Center has reached completion.

      The Bishop of New Ulm, the Most Reverend John M. LeVoir, and his staff will host an open house on Friday, August 1, from 1-4pm at the new Pastoral Center, located off the north corner of 5th Street North and Highland Avenue in New Ulm. The event will include group tours and refreshments. All are welcome to attend. 

  7. Aug

    1. Brown County Humane Society 23rd Annual Dog Walk
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Brown County Humane Society 23rd Annual Dog Walk will take place on Saturday, August 2. Registration is from 9-10am and walk begins immediately after registering at the Humane Society Shelter, 1301 South Valley Street, New Ulm. Walk with or without a pet for 1 or 2 miles.

      Hosted by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans New Ulm Chapter and Tim Reinke, Financial Representative. Free t-shirts for anyone who gets sponsored with $35 or more; pet portraits; face painting; Juneau (New Ulm Canine Cop) Demonstration at 11am; prizes and gifts.

    2. Gag House Plaque Dedication
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The unveiling of a plaque celebrating the history of the Gag House will occur at 9am on Saturday, August 2, on the lawn of the house located at 226 North Washington Street, New Ulm. 

      Following the unveiling, the house will be open for visitors until 4pm. A special exhibit “Celebrating 25 Years of Art, History and Restoration’ is currently on display. Entrance is free and all are welcome. For more information, call Sharon at 507-354-2097.

  8. Aug

    1. St. Mary’s Summer Festival, Sleepy Eye
      9:30 am – 6:00 pm

      St. Mary’s Summer Festival will be Sunday, August 3, in Sleepy Eye.

      Mass at 9:30am Sunday morning; festival follows from 10:30am-5pm. Roast beef dinner in the church social room served 10:30am-1:30pm; carry outs available; adults/$10; children 4-12/$5; under 4/free.

      Quilt and Variety Auction at 1:30pm in front of the church steps; big ticket raffle drawing at 4:30pm. Live music; theme basket/silent auction; treasure alley; crafts; baked goods; fresh produce; pie/ice cream; beer; 1919 Root Beer floats; Mexican foods; hamburgers and hot dogs; games including bean bags, bingo, face painting, buggy rides; cotton candy; cake walk and a Castle Bounce plus more.

    2. 35th Annual West Newton Day
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      On Sunday, August 3, from 1-4pm at the Harkin Store celebrates the heritage of the Minnesota settlement of West Newton that existed halfway between New Ulm and Fort Ridgely from 1856-1901. Historical photographs from Bob and Agnes Gleisner will be on display, as well as the history of the Alexander Harkin family. He was the founder of the 1870′s Harkin Store.

  9. Aug

    1. Grace Community Church Presents Mikeschair
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Grace Community Church presents a free live concert event featuring Mikeschair on Thursday, August 7 at the Brown County Free Fair in the Grandstand. All ages are welcome to attend.

      Mikeschair is an American contemporary Christian band nominated for multiple GMA Dove Music awards over the past few years including Christian song of the year. For more information, visit www.gracemn.org.

  10. Aug

    1. Buckthorn Removal, New Ulm
      8:00 am – 7:00 pm

      The Buckthorn Removal Challenge is a fun and easy way to volunteer, improve the environment, get some exercise and earn up to $200 each week for six weeks.

      Gather a team; select a captain; pick up an application packet at front desk of the Recreation Center, this will provide the information you need to register. All events will be held initially on the bike trail. Depending on the supply of berried-trees, other sites may be used. A team can hold their event any time that is convenient for the team during the 7-day periods. The dates include: Aug 16-22; Aug 23-29; Aug 30-Sept 5; Sept 6-12; Sept 13-19; Sept 20-26. Each event will last 2 hours or $100/hour. The team that removes the most berried trees in 2 hours will receive $200 for that week, winner take all.

      For more information or questions, contact Ellen Vancura at newulmbuckthorn@gmail.com or call 507-354-8744. Registration packets must be in by August 8.

  11. Aug

    1. New Ulm American Legion Omelet Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The New Ulm American Legion is having their Omelet Breakfast Sunday, August 10, from 8am-1pm.

      Breakfast includes a cooked to order in a bag omelet; muffin; applesauce or fruit cocktail; beverage. Advance tickets on sale now at the New Ulm American Legion or its members for $7.50 each or $8.25 at the door. Children 12 and under/$5.50 each. 

  12. Aug

    1. 2nd Annual Immanuel Lutheran School’s ‘Strides for Souls’ 5K
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Register for the 2nd Annual Immanuel Lutheran School’s ‘Strides for Souls’ Family Fun 5K Walk/Run by August 1 and receive a t-shirt. You can register by stopping at Immanuel Lutheran School or call Sue at 507-359-4575.

      All proceeds will go to the ‘Strides for Souls’ fund that will help with tuition assistance and other students needs at Immanuel Lutheran School. The Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, August 23, at the school. Registration starts at 8am and the race starts at 8:45am.