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  1. Jul
    6
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– Sands Summertime Fun Show
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 6 – Sands Summertime Fun Show

       

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  2. Jul
    7
    Tue

    1. Music in the Park – Lester Prairie
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Lester Prairie Lion and American Legion and Auxiliary, are hosting “Music in the Park.” It will be held on June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and July 7. This event will be held at the Park on 2nd Ave South near the swimming pool and ball fields. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun. The evening activities being at 6 pm with a light lunch, which is being put on by different local businesses or group each week for a small charge per person. Music begins at 7 pm and goes until 8:30 pm

      June 2 – Georges’ Concertina Band
      June 9 – Lowell Schubert and Nancy Buckentine
      June 16- Phyllis Hummel and Swinging Country Band
      June 23 – Cindy concertina Band
      June 30- Blake Klaustermier
      July 7- One More Time Band 

  3. Jul
    8
    Wed

    1. Music In The Park – Glencoe Lions Club
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Music In The Park

       

      Presented by the Glencoe Lions Club

      Oak Leaf Park, Glencoe, Shelter #2

      Featuring FREE Live Music

      Food Available from 6 to 7 p.m.

      Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

       

      Entertainment Schedule

       

      July 8 – Carver Creek sponsored by Larry Anderson/State Farm Ins.

      July 15 – Jim and Mike Wendolek sponsored by First Minnesota Bank

      July 22 – Allen and Matt Carlson sponsored by Security Bank & Trust

      July 29 – Chuck and Jason Thiel sponsored by McLeod Publishing Inc.

      Thanks for your support of the Glencoe Lions Club

      WE SERVE – Proceeds go to local Community Projects

      Bring a chair and bring a friend!

      Questions???? Call 320 864-5237          

  4. Jul
    9
    Thu

    1. Nominations Sought for Brown County Outstanding Seniors
      8:00 am – 10:00 am

      Nominations Sought forBrownCountyOutstanding Seniors

       

      Nominations are now being accepted until July 10th for the Brown County Outstanding Senior Citizen Recognition for 2015.

       

      Seniors who have reached the age of 70 by June 1st of this year can be nominated.  Recognition will be based largely and how the nominee has touched the lives of other people in their community, the scope of volunteer involvement in various community organizations, as well as the variety, quality and quantity of community service performed after age 65.  Nominees must currently do a volunteer activity that is unpaid and demonstrates commitment to their local community.

       

      Nominees will be recognized for their community service at the Brown County Fair in August.  Both a man and a woman can be selected to represent Brown County on Senior Day at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair in late August.

       

      Those wishing to make nominations can obtain official nomination forms by contacting their local Senior Citizen group or Bob Apitz at Brown County Family Service, PO Box 788, New Ulm, MN  56073 or call 507-354-8246.

    2. St. James Blood Drive
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      First Presbyterian Church
      706 3rd Avenue
      St. James

      Thursday, July 9, 1-7 pm
      Friday, July 10, 8 am – 12 pm

      For appointments call 1-800-733-2767
      Or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code: STJAMESMN

      Blood is especially needed this time of year. Please schedule your donation today. 

    3. Car Hop & Shop Classic Car Cruise-In – NU Chamber
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The “Car Hop & Shop” Classic Car Cruise-In

      will be Thursday, July 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

      Our next Car Hop & Shops will be August 6th and September 10th.

       East side of North Minnesota Street beginning at Center and Minnesota (by Ashlee’s Bridal, across from the Chamber), to 4th North and Minnesota

       

      please contact the Chamber at 507-233-4300 or chamber@newulm.com
      with any questions

    4. 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

  5. Jul
    10
    Fri

    1. Winthrop’s Farm City Fun Fest (all-day)
      Jul 10 – Jul 12
      Farm City Fun Fest 2015
      July 10-12, 2015!

      This year’s event is starting to take shape on tap this year:
      ALL WEEKEND IN THE PARK:
      Softball Tournament, Craft and Food Vendors, Kids Games.
      FRIDAY Night:
      5k run, BINGO under the big tent,
      SATURDAY:
      Kids Pedal Pull, Mini Tractor Pull, Street Dance downtown music by EAGLE RIVER
      SUNDAY:
      14th Annual Car Show, The Great Parade at 2:00 pm,
      Best BBQ Chicken meal,
      Exotic Animal Petting zoo 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Live Music
    2. St. James Blood Drive
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      St. James Blood Drive

      First Presbyterian Church
      706 3rd Avenue
      St. James

      Thursday, July 9, 1-7 pm
      Friday, July 10, 8 am – 12 pm

      For appointments call 1-800-733-2767
      Or sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org
      enter sponsor code: STJAMESMN

      Blood is especially needed this time of year. Please schedule your donation today. 

    3. Community Concert in Gibbon City Park
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Come for the Pie…Stay for the Music…And Visit with Old Friends!

      The Greater Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown continues its 2015 Summer Season with a Community Concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 10th, beginning at 7:15 pm. 
      A picturesque park, timeless music, and a playground for the kids—what a great way to spend a Friday evening. Members of Augustana WELCA begin serving old-fashioned fare at 6pm, including BBQ’s, root beer floats, and their delicious pies and brownie sundaes! Come rain or shine and enjoy great music, friendly folk, and tasty food in beautiful downtown Gibbon!

  6. Jul
    11
    Sat

    1. Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K at Park Days
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K at Park Days

       

      Madelia, Minn. – The Madelia Community Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that they will again be collaborating with Anderson Race Management to host a 5K Run/Walk in conjunction with the Park Days activities. Race time is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 11th.

      The Madelia Scrub/Run Walk 5K, formerly known as the Madelia River Run, starts at the Madelia Town Hall and winds through the beautiful Watonwan River valley. The name and theme were changed this year to draw attention to our health care focus and to help raise money for an important local cause, to purchase cardiac automated external defibrillators (AED) for the Madelia Police Department.

      The Scrub Run/Walk 5K is a fun family event with a twist…. racers are encouraged to wear scrubs or dress up like a favorite medical character from real life or television, like Dr. Grey, “Hot Lips” Houlihan, Doogie Howser, M.D., etc. Participants who choose to dress up will be entered into a Best Dressed Scrubs contest. While organizers are hoping entrants will dress in medial attire, it is certainly not mandatory to do so. Scrub tops will be given to entrants that sign up for the race by June 1st.

      Registration costs for the Scrub Run/Walk 5K are as follows:

      Preregistration (before 6/1): $20, Registration (after 6/1): $25, Race Day: $30

      Sign In and Onsite Registration will take place on July 11th from 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

      Everyone is invited – runners, walkers, families with strollers, and spectators. Entries may be individual or team. Business can sponsor a team, and some businesses even have team shirts (or maybe scrubs?) made for participants. In addition to the Best Dressed Scrubs Contest, race medals will also be awarded for: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (by age group), Team with the Most Participants, Fastest Team.

      We are also looking for Race Sponsors for the Madelia Scrub Run/Walk 5K. Sponsorships offset the expense of having the race, and will help us raise funds for the AEDs that the Madelia Police Department is hoping to purchase. Donations of $200 or more will be recognized at the event. 

  7. Jul
    12
    Sun

    1. George Olson Benefit – St James American Legion
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      George Olson Benefit

      Sunday July 12, 2015
      9 am – 1 pm

      American Legion
      620 1st Ave
      St James MN

       

      On September 8, 2014, George was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a very aggressive type of cancer. After many rounds of chemo, he received a bone marrow transplant in February 2015. Not only does cancer attack your health, it attacks you financially.

      Please join us for a tasty brunch and a great silent auction to raise funds for medical and living expenses.

      If you would like to make a donation to the auction or in any other way please drop off or mail to: 
      George Olson
      115 2nd Ave. S.
      St. James MN 56081 

    2. Cycle Sunday – Lamberton MN
      9:30 am – 3:30 pm

      The Church of Christ in Lamberton, MN is holding it’s annual Cycle Sunday July 12

       

      9:30 is Coffee & Bars
      10:00 Lake Sarah Worship team w/other special guest singers.
      11:00 Message from God’s Word
      11:30 ”FREE” Lunch & Fellowship
      1:00 Fun Run

    3. Salad Luncheon – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Green Isle MN
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Summer Fun Time Get Together
      Salad Luncheon

      Sunday, July 12, 2015
      10:30 am – 1:00 pm

      St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
      Green Isle MN

      Menu:
      A variety of salads, BBQ’s, Desserts,
      Lemonade & Coffee

      Free Will Offering
      Sponsored by LWML

      Please join us for some summer fun!

      Proceeds for Mission Projects 

    4. 50th Anniversary – Vernon & Carol Beran
      2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      50th Anniversary for Vernon & Carol Beran

      Please join Vernon and Carol Beran to celebrate their “50 years” of marriage at an
      Open House
      Sunday, July 12
      2-7 pm

      Fairfax United Methodist Church Basement

      Your presence is your gift!
       

  8. Jul
    13
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – The Wendinger Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 13 – The Wendinger Band

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  9. Jul
    14
    Tue

    1. PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS – DAIRY QUEEN BLIZZARD DAY (all-day)
      Jul 14

      Come buy a Blizzard any time on Tuesday, July 14 2015 at the New Ulm Dairy Queen and a portion of the amount you pay for your blizzard will go to fund Pro Kinship for Kids activities.  You will be able to enjoy a great treat and support Pro Kinship at the same time.  Bring your friends, family, or your whole neighborhood for fun!!!

      You can also bring your children or neighborhood children down to Dairy Queen this day for a real feel for what it is like to be part of Pro Kinship for Kids.  Staff and volunteers of Pro Kinship will be available to answer questions, and tell you about the program.  You can experience Pro Kinship activities from 4 – 7:30.  For donations to Pro Kinship for Kids children or any one who is a child at heart can make different craft items to take home with them and play games with us.  Here are just a few things you can do this day:

      *Decorate your own Foam Art Picture Frame                *Get your Face Painted                 *Play Ring Toss, Bean Bag Toss & Fish Bowl To

        *Decorate with Fabric Markers your own Puppet or CD Case

       

      QUESTIONS CONTACT: PRO KINSHIP FOR KIDS  507-359-2445 or  WWW.PROKINSHIP.ORG

    2. 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.

    3. Senior Dance – St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, July 14
      1 – 4 pm

      Music provided by
      “Lydon Peterson”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call Sylvia @ 934.7227
      Sponsored by the St. Peter Senior Center 

  10. Jul
    15
    Wed

    1. V-Esta Days – Vesta MN
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Come and Enjoy Vesta’s
      FAMOUS BARBECUE CHICKEN

      Served in Air-conditioned Hall
      5 – 8 pm
      Wednesday Evening, July 15, 2015

      MEAL cost: $10 per Half and $8 per Quarter
      Includes chicken, potato salad, beans, bun,
      pickles and beverage

      ROOT BEER FLOATS $2

      All proceeds from dinner go to the
      Vesta Commercial Club for projects

      BEER GARDEN
      5 – 9 pm
      Picnic tables available in the area

      LIVE MUSIC
      By Larry Donner & Allan Panitzke
      5:30-8:30 pm 

    2. Music In The Park – Music In The Park
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Music In The Park

       

      Presented by the Music In The Park

      Oak Leaf Park, Glencoe, Shelter #2

      Featuring FREE Live Music

      Food Available from 6 to 7 p.m.

      Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

       

      Entertainment Schedule

       

      July 15 – Jim and Mike Wendolek sponsored by First Minnesota Bank

      July 22 – Allen and Matt Carlson sponsored by Security Bank & Trust

      July 29 – Chuck and Jason Thiel sponsored by McLeod Publishing Inc.

      Thanks for your support of the Glencoe Lions Club

      WE SERVE – Proceeds go to local Community Projects

      Bring a chair and bring a friend! Questions???? Call 320 864-5237          

  11. Jul
    17
    Fri

    1. BAVARIAN BLAST! – Brown County Fairgrounds New Ulm
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Come See What’s Brewing at
      BAVARIAN BLAST!

      A New Ulm Festival

      July 17-19, 2015
      New Ulm, MN

      Brown County Fairgrounds

      507.359.2222
      www.bavarianblast.com 

      Entertainment:
      Alpensterne – Austrian Express – Alex Meixner – Concord Singers-
      Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen – Larry Olsen Band – Wendinger Band -
      Music Connection – Leon Olsen Show – Malek’s Fishermen – Danny Witucki and
      Mein Heimatland Musikanten – Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen

      Three Stages of Entertainment
      Fun for all ages!

      Craft Fair – Food & Beverage – Barrel Rolling – Stein Holding -
      Kraut Eating Contest – Weiner Dog Races & Family Entertainment!

      Camping Available onsite

      Germans Have More Fun! 

    2. Starry Night, Prairie Night Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, Comfrey MN
      6:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Explore the Jeffers Petroglyphs when the carvings are best seen in this special twilight tour. Gaze at the sky and learn about constellations from astronomers. Hear stories from cultures around the globe. Bring your own telescope or use one provided. For more information visithttp://sites.mnhs.org/historic-sites/jeffers-petroglyphs/starry-night-prairie-night.

  12. Jul
    18
    Sat

    1. Bavarian Blast 5K-10K Run/Walk – NU Civic Center
      8:00 am – 9:00 am

      Bavarian Blast 5K-10K Run/Walk 

      The New Ulm American Legion and KNUJ/SAM are the primary sponsors for this years Bavarian Blast 5K – 10K run/walk, to be held Saturday, July 18th.   The race will begin at 9 am from the New Ulm Civic Center.

      Pre-registration can be done on line at www.itsyourrace.com .   Pre-registration participating fee is $25, and if done prior to July 5th, a run/walk T-Shirt is guaranteed.   Registration can also be done beginning at 8 am the day of the event for a $30 fee.

      Teams of five or more are encouraged, and if registered by July 5th, they will get their own personal color team shirt. 

      Proceeds from the event will go towards New Ulm American Legion Community Youth projects.

      Other participating sponsors include:   Gag Sheet Metal,  Nicklasson Athletic, McDonalds, Anytime Fitness,  New Ulm Medical Center, DLC Manufacturing and Fabrication, Alliance Bank,  and New Ulm Park and Rec.  Other questions can be directed to 507-276-6212.

  13. Jul
    20
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 20 – Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines

       

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  14. Jul
    22
    Wed

    1. Music In The Park – Glencoe Lions Club
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

       

      Music In The Park

       

      Presented by the Glencoe Lions Club

      Oak Leaf Park, Glencoe, Shelter #2

      Featuring FREE Live Music

      Food Available from 6 to 7 p.m.

      Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

       

      Entertainment Schedule

      July 22 – Allen and Matt Carlson sponsored by Security Bank & Trust

      July 29 – Chuck and Jason Thiel sponsored by McLeod Publishing Inc.

      Thanks for your support of the Glencoe Lions Club

      WE SERVE – Proceeds go to local Community Projects

      Bring a chair and bring a friend!

      Questions???? Call 320 864-5237          

  15. Jul
    27
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – National Night Out– The Schell’s Hobo Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      July 27 – National Night Out– The Schell’s Hobo Band

       

      Monday Night Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. at German Park.
      In case of inclement weather, the performances will be held at the New
      Ulm Civic Center (1212 N. Franklin). Listen to KNUJ and look on
      Facebook for weather related updates. Call the New Ulm Park and Rec.
      Weather Line for cancellations @ 354-9041
      Relay for Life will be selling popcorn and soda.

  16. Jul
    29
    Wed

    1. 146th Annual Sibley County Fair (all-day)
      Jul 29 – Aug 2

      Welcome to the 146th Annual Sibley County Fair

      “Five Fabulous Days of Family Fun”

      JULY 29-AUG. 2 2015

      Be a part of a Sibley County Tradition and join us in Arlington for the Fair. Take a walk through the fair. See the barns full of all varieties of livestock, exhibited by 4-Hers and by area family farmers. We have shows going on everyday of the fair. See the wonderful handcrafted items and smell the beautiful flowers in our horticulture building. Enjoy the delicious food from a variety of venders. Listen to the entertainmentand visit with old friends in the refreshment stand. Feel the excitement and thunder of the cars on the track. Be a part of the Tradition and let your senses run wild while you enjoy the best that Sibley County has to offer. See you at the Fair!

      Sibley County Fair
      801 W Chandler St, Arlington, MN 55307
    2. 146th Annual Sibley County Fair (all-day)
      Jul 29 – Aug 2

      Welcome to the 146th Annual Sibley County Fair

      “Five Fabulous Days of Family Fun”

      Be a part of a Sibley County Tradition and join us in Arlington for the Fair. Take a walk through the fair. See the barns full of all varieties of livestock, exhibited by 4-Hers and by area family farmers. We have shows going on everyday of the fair. See the wonderful handcrafted items and smell the beautiful flowers in our horticulture building. Enjoy the delicious food from a variety of venders. Listen to the entertainmentand visit with old friends in the refreshment stand. Feel the excitement and thunder of the cars on the track. Be a part of the Tradition and let your senses run wild while you enjoy the best that Sibley County has to offer. See you at the Fair!

      Sibley County Fair
      801 W Chandler St, Arlington, MN 55307
    3. Music In The Park – Glencoe Lions Club
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

       

      Music In The Park

       

      Presented by the Glencoe Lions Club

      Oak Leaf Park, Glencoe, Shelter #2

      Featuring FREE Live Music

      Food Available from 6 to 7 p.m.

      Music begins at 6:30 p.m.

       

      Entertainment Schedule

      July 29 – Chuck and Jason Thiel sponsored by McLeod Publishing Inc.

      Thanks for your support of the Glencoe Lions Club

      WE SERVE – Proceeds go to local Community Projects

      Bring a chair and bring a friend!

      Questions???? Call 320 864-5237