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  1. Jul
    28
    Tue

    1. 4th Annual Courtland Fire Dept & Courtland Rec Association Community Night Out
      5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

      4th Annual Courtland Fire Dept & Courtland Rec Association Community Night Out

      Tuesday July 28
      5:30 – 8:00 pm
      Courtland Ball Park

      See and tour Firetrucks, Free Blood Pressure checks, live grease fire simulator with two demonstrations (6:00 pm and 7:00 pm), Rollover Simulator, NU Medical Center Allina Ambulance, Rock Climbing Wall, Courtland 4H Kids Activities, Texting and Driving Simulator, Safety Hopper Bouncy House – Emphasis on Farm Safety & Lawn Mower Safety

      Lunch will be available by the Courtland Rec Association

      Ice Cream sandwiches are donated by the American Dairy Association

  2. 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. 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      

  3. Jul
    30
    Thu

    1. University of Minnesota Extension Summer Field Day – Bode Dairy and Feedlot
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      University of Minnesota Extension will be holding a summer field day at Bode Dairy and Feedlot,
      66546 240th St, Gibbon, MN on July 30

      Registration begins at 10:00 am with the program starting at 10:30 and concluding with lunch.

      Bode Dairy and Feedlot is an innovative three generation farm that is milking 600 cows. The
      have grown slowly since 1994 with the latest expansion in 2012. In 2011 they installed a
      separator and have been using the solids for bedding in the stalls. They also have been
      successfully raising calves for several years with automated calf feeders. Some of most recent
      updates have focused on improving energy efficiency. These include installing LED lighting in
      the dairy barn, and variable speed vacuum, well and milk pumps.

      Family members will discuss how to achieve high production through success employee
      management and keys making multi-genertation farms work. University of Minnesota
      Extension personnel will discuss considerations when signing up for MPP for 2016.

      This program is supported by Minnesota Dairy Initiative. Lunch will be provided and is
      sponsored by Form-A-Feed. There is no charge for attending. For more information contact Jim
      Salfer at (320) 203-6093 or salfe001@umn.edu.

    2. Free Monthly Community Dinner
      5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      DINNER ON US!

      At Faith United Methodist Church
      in Sleepy Eye
      321 1st Ave. South 

      Doors open at 5:30pm

      Serving at 6:00pm

      Free Monthly Community Dinner

      Thursday, July 30

      All are invited to have a nutritious meal.

      (Doors always open unless Sleepy Eye Schools cancel

      after school activities due to weather)

      Menu:

      Spaghetti Bake

      Garden Salad, Garlic Bread,

      Fruit Salad & Dessert

       

       

  4. Aug
    1
    Sat

    1. Fairfax Public Library SATURDAY MATINEE MOVIE
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      SATURDAY MATINEE MOVIE
      Fairfax Public Library
      August 1
      10:30 am
      Disney’s “ENCHANTED” (PG)

  5. Aug
    2
    Sun

    1. 36TH ANNUAL WEST NEWTON DAY – Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          36TH ANNUAL WEST NEWTON DAY

      This 36th annual event celebrates the heritage of the Minnesota settlement of West Newton
      that existed halfway between New Ulm and Fort Ridgely from 1856 to 1901.  Historical photo-
      graphs will be on display, as well as the history of the Alexander Harkin family.  He was the
      founder of the 1870′s general store with 40% original merchandise still on the shelves.

      We invite any descendants of West Newton’s earliest settlers to share their stories and any
      photographs for the special event, on Sunday, August 2nd from 1 to 4 pm.  We will be able
      to copy any information and photos for you.

      The Harkin Store is open from 10 to 5 everyday except Mondays in August.  The gift shop is
      open the same hours as the store.  Admission to this event is included with the store
      admission.

      The 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.  The store is operated by Nicollet County
      Historical Society, for more information and large group scheduling contact the store at
      1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

  6. Aug
    3
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      August 3 – Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club

       

      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.

  7. Aug
    4
    Tue

    1. Fairfax Public Library – MORNING STORY TIME
      10:30 am – 12:30 pm

      MORNING STORY TIME
      Fairfax Public Library
      August 4 and 11
      10:30 am

  8. Aug
    5
    Wed

    1. Wednesdays HANGTIME for Kids and Teens Ages 10-18 -HANGTIME for Kids and Teens Ages 10-18
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      DOUBLE DIGIT HANGTIME – Fairfax Library
      for Kids and Teens Ages 10-18


      HANGTIME
      for Kids and Teens Ages 10-18 
      Wednesdays
      3pm – 5pm

      Hang out, hang loose, and have fun!

      AUGUST 5 - OUTDOOR GAMES!
      AUGUST 12 - MAKEY MAKEY!
      AUGUST 19 - SQUIRT GUN PAINTING!
      AUGUST 26 - MOVIE: NATIONAL TREASURE 2 (PG)

  9. Aug
    6
    Thu

    1. Rib Fest – Mankato – Summer Concert Series
      5:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Mankato’s 18th Annual Rib Fest – Aug 6-9
      Vetterstone Amphitheater 

      Thursday July 6
      5 – 11:30 pm
      $5 until 7 pm
      $10 after 7 pm 

      Friday July 7
      5-11:30 pm
      $10 

      Saturday July 8th
      11 am – 11:30 pm
      $5 until 7 pm
      $10 after 7 pm

      Sunday July 9th
      Noon – 5 pm
      FREE 

      Thursday – Clay Walker
      Friday – Cheap Trick with The Suburbs
      Saturday – Smash Mouth with Fastball
      Sunday – Chris Hawkey

      Free parking in downtown ramps

      For more information, call 507.389.3000.

      Entertainment subject to change. Rain or shine. No outside food/beverage, recording devices, pets or grills. 

  10. Aug
    8
    Sat

    1. Bass Fishing Contest – First Annual Squadron 108 SAL (Sons of the American Legion)
      7:00 am – 2:00 pm

      First Annual Squadron 108 SAL (Sons of the American Legion) Bass Fishing Contest

      August 8th, 2015
      7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
      German/Jefferson Lakes Chain

      Banquet/Social will start at 5:00 P.M.
      LeCenter Legion Hall
      Maximum 50 boats
      $150.00 per boat- two person max Price includes two steak or Shrimp dinners at the banquet
      Additional Banquet Tickets -$25.00

      Fishing Contest Cash Payout 1 st Place -$1000.00 **Guaranteed** (Donated by the SAL/LeCenter Sportsman’s Club)
      2 nd Place – $1000.00 (Based on 50 boat entry)
      3 rd Place- $650 (Based on 50 boat entry)
      4 th Place- $200 **Guaranteed** (Donated by Beaver Dam Resort)
      5 th Place- $200 **Guaranteed** (Donated by the Lexington Sportsman’s Club)
      6 th Place- $150 **Guaranteed ** (Donated by BoonDocks Liquor on West Jefferson)
      Big Bass Fish- $300 **Guaranteed** (Donated by Lake German/Jefferson Sportsman’s Club)

      Buy your tickets at the LeCenter Legion Club Bar or Contact Mike Thelemann at 952-201-9382 or Dan Tousley at 507-317-4377

      Proceeds Go toward Post 108 American Legion, SAL and the LeCenter Sportsman’s Club

    2. Geology Discovery Day Jeffers Petroglyphs – Comfrey
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Geology Discovery Day Jeffers Petroglyphs, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey Discover the unique geological features of the Jeffers Petroglyphs. At 2 pm, a tour highlighting the interesting features of the rock will take place with American Indian and geological perspectives. Throughout the day explore displays about the geology of Southern Minnesota. Phone: 507-628-5591 Time: 1 pm to 5 pm; tour at 2 pm Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

    3. Vince Botz, Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862 Fort Ridgely – Fairfax
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Vince Botz, Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862 Fort Ridgely, 72404 County Road 30, Fairfax Author Vince Botz will discuss the collection of information he has compiled for his book “Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862.” The Minnesota River Valley communities suffered the most devastation, but Stearns County was also touched by events during this dangerous time in our history. Phone: 507-934-2160 Time: 1 pm Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members. State Park vehicle permit required.

  11. Aug
    9
    Sun

    1. Corn Fiesta – Madelia – St. Mary’s School Grounds (all-day)
      Aug 9

      Corn Fiesta

      Madelia – St. Mary’s School Grounds

      38th Annual Corn Fiesta
      Sunday August 9, 2015
      Mass 8:00

      Corn on the Cob – Mexican Stand – Cherry Tree

      Raffle Drawing  2:00 pm
      Tickets turned in by 1:00 pm

      Silent Auction – 1:00 closes

      Turtle Races
      New Games for the whole family

      Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pie,
      Pop Snow cones & Prizes

      Fun for the Whole Family! 

    2. Best of the Wurst Old Time Music Harkin Store – Hwy 21 New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Best of the Wurst Old Time Music Harkin Store, Nicollet County Highway 21, New Ulm Listen to old time music by the “Best of the Wurst” band featuring Marv, Vern and friends. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, or take a seat on the porch for the afternoon. Visit the 1870s general store and chat with costumed staff as you learn how the town of West Newton was built around river trade and what happened when railroads took over. Phone: 507-354-8666 Time: 1 pm to 4 pm Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

  12. Aug
    10
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK – Clete Goblirsch
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      August 10 – Clete Goblirsch

      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.

  13. Aug
    11
    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.

    2. Senior Dance – American Legion St. Peter
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday August 11
      1-4 pm

      Music provided by
      Luverne Wanous

      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 

  14. Aug
    12
    Wed

    1. Brown County Free Fair
      10:00 am – 11:45 pm

      The 2015 Brown County Free Fair is set for August 12-16 at the fairgrounds in New Ulm

      Grandstand events include Demo Derbies on Wednesday and Saturday nights, Minn-e-Rods and Truck/Tractor Pull on Sunday afternoon, a free concert by Unspoken, a contemporary Christian band, on Thursday evening, and Gwen Sebastian will provide country music in the grandstand on Friday evening.  Sebastian has toured with country star Blake Shelton and competed during the second season of The Voice

      There will be free entertainment every afternoon and evening throughout the fair, including Sandra Lee and the Velvets on Saturday afternoon.  Senior Citizens Day is Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. with many activities in the climate controlled Civic Center.  Kids Day will feature various special activities on Friday afternoon.  Dock Dogs will be a highlight again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

      Local participation is encouraged for all open class livestock shows, horticulture, clothing construction, handicrafts, canning, culinary arts, and fine arts, as well as the MN State Gladiolus Society Show.  Premium books are available at most banks and grocery stores in Brown County as well as on the fair’s website:  www.browncountyfreefair.com

      Amusement Attractions will be returning with all the great carnival rides you enjoyed at last year’s fair.  Watch for more information regarding discount ride coupons closer to fair time.

      Make plans now to visit all the 4-H and FFA exhibits, machinery exhibits, and livestock shows, along with lots of great food and beverages at the 2015 Brown County Free Fair.  As always, admission and parking are free.

    2. Red Cross Bloodmobile – Nicollet Legion Hall
      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in

      Nicollet on Wednesday, August 12th
      1:00 to 7:00 pm
      Nicollet Legion Hall  

      Root Beer Floats will be served to all donors. 

      The need for blood is always needed so please come and donate a pint.  All blood types are needed.

      To make an appointment – please call:  Darlene @ 507-359-2816.

  15. Aug
    13
    Thu

    1. 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

  16. Aug
    15
    Sat

    1. Causes of the U.S.- Dakota War of 1862 and Battlefield Tour Fort Ridgely – Fairfax
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Causes of the U.S.- Dakota War of 1862 and Battlefield Tour Fort Ridgely, 72404 County Road 30, Fairfax At 1 pm, independent historian John LaBatte will examine the causes of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, drawing on personal stories from his Dakota and settler ancestors. At 2:30 pm, LaBatte will lead a tour of the parade grounds. For the August program, the New Ulm Battery will demonstrate cannon fire and discuss what life was like for soldiers during the war, and Dan Cochran will demonstrate and sell his handmade leather work. Phone: 507-934-2160 Time: 1 pm program, 2:30 pm tour Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members. State Park vehicle permit required.

    2. Garden Harvest Family Day Jeffers Petroglyphs – Comfrey
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Celebrate the Garden Harvest Family Day Jeffers Petroglyphs, 27160 County Road 2, Comfrey One thousand years ago the people of Minnesota, Iowa and the Northern Plains were farmers as well as hunters, growing crops such as sweet corn. The ripening of the first sweet corn was a time of plenty that was celebrated with the Green Corn festival. Taste fire roasted sweet corn, bean soup and other seasonal foods while learning about the people of the Great Plains Village period. Guests will also learn how New World farmers developed crops that changed the world. Phone: 507-628-5591 Time: 1 pm to 5 pm Fee: $7 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

  17. Aug
    16
    Sun

    1. St. Andrew’s Fun Fest
      9:30 am – 4:00 pm

      St. Andrew’s Fun Fest
      St. Andrew’s Church ground
      Fairfax MN

      Everyone Welcome!

      Sunday August 16
      10:30-4:00 pm Lunch Stand, Music & Entertainment
      9:30 am Polka Mass featuring Harry Wojahn & Deb Nelson
      10:30-1:00 Deep Fried Chicken Dinner

      Deep fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans,
      salads and dessert

      Adults – $11
      Children 5 to 10- $5
      Children under 5 – FREE

      Takeouts and buckets available 

      Afternoon music by Juice Belly, BIG CASH raffle ticket, Big Wheel raffle ticket, Games for all ages, Quilt raffle,
      Country Store, Bingo, Good stand featuring Authentic Mexican Taco’s, plus much more 

    2. Bees and Honey Harkin Store – Hwy 21 New Ulm
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      Bees and Honey Harkin Store, Nicollet County Highway 21, New Ulm Honey was found on the prairie and was also harvested by pioneers. View a display created by Crystal Bock and listen as she talks about the equipment used for making honey. Phone: 507-354-8666 Time: 1 pm to 4 pm Fee: $6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 ages 6-17; free for age 5 and under and MNHS members

    3. U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: Paul Kietzmann Party – Fort Ridgely – Fairfax
      1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

      U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: Paul Kietzmann Party Fort Ridgely, 72404 County Road 30, Fairfax Join Curtis Dahlin for a talk based on his new book “Friends, Betrayal and Murders: The Massacre of the Paul Kietzmann Party.” Dahlin will retell the events surrounding one of the deadliest attacks of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The Paul Kietzmann Party was in Flora Township in Renville County in August 1862, when the attack happened resulting in 27 killed and 27 taken captive. Phone: 507-934-2160 Time: 1 pm to  2:30 pm

      Fee: Free

  18. Aug
    17
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– Larry Mages and the Mages Family Band
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      August 17 – Larry Mages and the Mages Family 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.

  19. Aug
    20
    Thu

    1. Electronic Waste Collection – New Ulm Public High School Parking Lot
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Electronic Waste Collection

      New Ulm Public High School Parking Lot
      414 South Payne
      New Ulm

      3 pm – 6 pm 

  20. Aug
    24
    Mon

    1. GERMAN PARK CONCERT IN THE PARK– TBA
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      August 24 – TBA

      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.