−FALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
PARK & REC PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Open with programs such as flag football, youth volleyball, pottery, swim lessons, and much more. You can register online at www.ci.new-ulm.mn.us or stop in at the Recreation Center+4:30 pmFALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION
−FRIENDS OF FORT RIDGLEY MEETING6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Citizen’s Advisory Committee is currently meeting under the auspices of the DNR to consider future uses of Fort Ridgley State Park. That group will be meeting at the New Ulm Civic Center on September 13th and 29th. Both those meetings are at 6:00 and are open to the public.
For more information, please contact:
Mark Tjosaas – 507-227-5506
Loran Kardaal – 507-640-2600
Randy Krzmarzick – 507-220-8641
Dave Nelson – 507-828-6757+6:00 pmFRIENDS OF FORT RIDGLEY MEETING
−SELF – PACED TRIATHLON4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Runs September 14-October 23. Competitors will choose which category they would like to compete in with 40 days to reach their goal. Activity miles may be completed indoors or outdoors. We will rely completely on the honor system when recording mileage totals. All competitors that reach their goal by the end of the event will receive a water bottle. You do not need to be a member of the Recreation Center to take part in the triathlon. Register online or the Rec. Center.
Divisions include different distances of swimming, run/walk and bike ride.+4:45 pmSELF – PACED TRIATHLON
−JOELLEN PRESETON, SOLO EXHIBITION – MANKATO5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mankato artist, Joellen Preseton, has solo exhibition at Emy Frentz Arts Guild
Drawings and Mixed Media by Joellen Preseton will be on display at the Emy Frentz Art Gallery from September 15- October 19.
Joellen is an artist and arts educator from Mankato. She has run her own art mentorship program for 4 years and has taught classes since 1997.
The opening reception for “Beating all my Wings” is Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild (523 S Second St, Mankato) and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.+5:00 pmJOELLEN PRESETON, SOLO EXHIBITION – MANKATO
−RED CROSS NEEDS DONORS OF ALL BLOOD TYPES TO MAINTAIN A DIVERSE SUPPLY10:30 am – 11:30 am
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
(Sept. 7, 2016) — During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply for patients in need
Blood donors may be helping patients like 11-year-old Martin Mwita who has sickle cell disease. His body doesn’t produce enough healthy red cells to carry adequate oxygen through his body, so he relies on monthly transfusions to stabilize his health.
A diverse blood supply is important to ensure the needs of all patients are met. Red blood cells carry markers that determine one’s blood type, and some blood types are unique to certain racial and ethnic groups. Because blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply to meet these diverse patient needs.
Whether blood is needed for a chronic condition such as sickle cell disease, a surgical procedure or a large-scale emergency, it’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives. Donors of all blood types are needed.
To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to help reduce wait times.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
9/26/2016: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 222 Pfau St.
9/27/2016: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Bethany College Meyer Hall, 700 Luther Drive
9/28/2016: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Minnesota State University, 200 C Centennial Student Union
9/28/2016: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., National Guard Training & Community Center, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
9/30/2016: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St.
9/19/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Community Center, 120 Brown St.
9/22/2016: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 700 S. Broadway
9/27/2016: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 290 Lake Drive E.
9/21/2016: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., St John’s Lutheran Church, 300 Fourth St. E.+10:30 amRED CROSS NEEDS DONORS OF ALL BLOOD TYPES TO MAINTAIN A DIVERSE SUPPLY
−ABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23, 20168:00 am – 5:00 pm
Absentee Ballot Voting Begins September 23
BLUE EARTH COUNTY INFORMATION
Absentee Ballots for the General Election on Nov. 8, 2016, will be available starting Sept. 23. More information and ballots may be requested online at www.blueearthcountymn.gov/absenteevoting or www.mnvotes.org by clicking on “Other Ways to Vote.”
Absentee ballot voters may also visit the Blue Earth County Elections Office in the lower level of the Blue Earth County Government Center, located at 410 S. 5th Street, Mankato. Hours for absentee ballot voting are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The office will also be open on Sat., Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and until 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 7.
Minnesota State law allows any eligible voter to cast an absentee ballot. Voters no longer need an “excuse” to be allowed to vote absentee. Military and overseas voters may also visit www.mnvotes.org to learn about how they may be eligible to vote.+8:00 amABSENTEE BALLOT VOTING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
−24th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition (all-day)Sep 26 – Oct 30
Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition
Entry Date: September 26, 2016
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Arts Center of Saint Peter
315 S. Minnesota Avenue
Exhibit on Display: October 4 – 30, 2016
1.800.298.1254+24th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition (all-day)
−BROWN COUNTY LOCAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Now is a great time to bring awareness and understanding to mental health issues.
9/26 at 6-7 PM Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention:
To erase the stigma of mental illness and suicide, we need to understand the complexity of how suicide can become an option for a person who has lost hope. This presentation focuses on how to Ask-4-Help and Be-A-Link to help prevent suicide. Learn how to identify possible risk factors and warning signs while building a safety net for yourself and those you love. Presented by Emily Reding, Certified Yellow Ribbon Trainer.
9/29 at 6-7 PM Making it OK:
Each year, one in four Americans experiences a mental Illness. Most will wait an average of ten years before seeking treatment, largely due to stigma. September is Suicide Prevention Month, which makes it the perfect time to start talking about mental illness and what we can do to Make it OK. Presented by Bonnie Timm, PHN, Brown County Public Health.
Resources to Call:
South Central Crisis Center: 507.344.0621
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255+6:00 pmBROWN COUNTY LOCAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH
−Snowshoe Lacing Class – Ney Nature Center – Henderson6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Snowshoe Lacing Class
September 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Here is your chance to lace a pair of Ojibwa style snowshoes from a kit with guidance from an experienced instructor, Earl Gransee. The kit includes a frame, lacings, and your choice of bindings. Varnish is not included. A $20 additional fee will be applied if you want to use the Ney Nature Center’s varnishing supplies. Additional classes will be held on October 3 and October 10. A fourth class may be added if there is enough interest. This program is designed for those in high school and older.
RSVP by September 12!
Cost: $160 for members and $180 for non-members+6:30 pmSnowshoe Lacing Class – Ney Nature Center – Henderson
−ANNUAL NOBEL CONFERENCE – GUSTAVUS8:00 am – 9:00 am
Annual Nobel Conference at Gustavus to Explore the Search for Economic Balance
Gustavus Adolphus College will host the 52nd annual Nobel Conference on its Saint Peter, Minn. campus Sept. 27-28. This year’s conference will bring together economists and scholars to discuss the topic: “In Search of Economic Balance.”
The two-day conference will feature economics experts from Duke, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Vanderbilt, Princeton, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. The opening speaker is behavioral economist Dan Ariely. Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. The conference will be closed by Chris Farrell, economics editor for Marketplace Money from American Public Media.
Visit gustavus.edu/nobel for the full schedule and speaker biographies.
Tickets are still available for the Nobel Conference. Reserved and general admission seats are available for one or both days of the conference. Ticket prices range from $50 to $120. Tickets may also be purchased for Wednesday evening’s Nobel Conference Banquet for $30. A buffet lunch is available for $12.50 per person per day. Tickets for the conference and meals can be purchased online at gustavustickets.com or by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520.+8:00 amANNUAL NOBEL CONFERENCE – GUSTAVUS
−Nicollet County Flu Clinic9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nicollet County Flu Clinic
Tuesday, September 27
Lafayette Community Center
540 7th Street – Lafayette
Courtland Recreation Hall
300 Railroad Street – Courtland
St. Paul’s Catholic Church
411 5th Street – Nicollet
We accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana,
Health Partners, Medica & UCARE (We do not accept Unicare)
Private Cost: $35.00 (Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine)
Sponsored by: Nicollet County Public Health
507.934.7220+9:00 amNicollet County Flu Clinic
−NICOLLET COUNTY FLU CLINIC9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Nicollet County Flu Clinic Sponsored By: Nicollet County Public Health
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
9:00—9:45 am Lafayette Community Center 540 7th Street * Lafayette
10:45– 11:15 am Courtland Recreation Hall 300 Railroad Street * Courtland
12:30– 1:30 pm St. Paul’s Catholic Church 411 5th Street * Nicollet
We accept Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana, Health Partners, Medica & UCARE (We do not accept Unicare)
Private Cost: $35.00 (Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine)
Sponsored By: Nicollet County Public Health
507-934-7220+9:00 amNICOLLET COUNTY FLU CLINIC
−SCHOOL DAYS AT THE FORT9:15 am – 2:00 pm
The Friends of Fort Ridgely will be conducting their decades old tradition of School Days at the Fort
Tuesday, September 27th.
Elementary students will see a number of presenters starting at 9:15 AM, with the highlight of the day being the cannon shoot at around 1:45. All are welcome to attend.+9:15 amSCHOOL DAYS AT THE FORT
−New Ulm’s Landmark Architecture1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Learning for the joy of learning
September 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm
At Cathedral, Kiesling House and MLC Chapel
Landmark Architecture with retired educator Prof. Arnold Koelpin, from Martin Luther College ~ meet at each location, on for each date. On the 29th meet for a tour at the new Chapel on MLC Campus.+1:30 pmNew Ulm’s Landmark Architecture
−60th Annual Sauerkraut Supper – Turner Ladies – New Ulm4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
60th Annual Sauerkraut Supper
Thursday, Septmeber 29, 2016
102 S State St
Sauerkraut, landjaegers, potatoes,
Rye bread, dessert, beverage
Dine In or Take Outs available
(Washington St Entrance)
Please call 507.276.5798 Before Sept 26
to place your order
$10.00 – Adults
$5.00 – Children 12 and under+4:00 pm60th Annual Sauerkraut Supper – Turner Ladies – New Ulm
−TURNER LADIES 60th ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
60th ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER
Thursday, September 29, 2016
102 S State St.
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sauerkraut, Landjaegers, Potatoes,
Rye Bread, Dessert, Beverage
Dine In or
Take outs available (Washington St. Entrance)
Please call 507-276-5798 before Sept 26th
to place your order
Adults $10 Children 12 and under $5+4:00 pmTURNER LADIES 60th ANNUAL SAUERKRAUT SUPPER
−Turner Ladies Annual Sauerkraut Supper – New Ulm4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turner Ladies Annual Sauerkraut Supper
Tuner Hall – New Ulm
Thursday, September 29
Serving 4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sauerkraut, landjaegers, potatoes, rye bread,
dessert and beverage
$10 – Adults
$5 – Children
Take outs available+4:00 pmTurner Ladies Annual Sauerkraut Supper – New Ulm
−BINGO – NU AMERICAN LEGION7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Ulm American Legion
Thursday, September 29, 2016
7 pm+7:00 pmBINGO – NU AMERICAN LEGION
−FALL BAZAAR and BAKE SALE – GIBBON9:00 am – 1:00 pm
AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH – GIBBON, MN
FALL BAZAAR & BAKE SALE
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Morning Coffee 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Cinnamon Rolls, Muffins & Coffee Cakes
Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hot Turkey & Beef Sandwiches American & German Potato Salad & Desserts
Raffle – Quilt/Rug/Fall Wreath,
Crafts, Rugs, Produce, Lefse, Pecans, Greeting Cards,
Featuring a display of pin cushions
Join us for food and fun!+9:00 amFALL BAZAAR and BAKE SALE – GIBBON
−HENDERSON HERITAGE DAYS9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Henderson Heritage Days,
9 & 10 a.m. and 1 & 2 pm - Oct. 1: demonstrations of handmade items used in the late 1880s to early 1900s and music by Charlie More and Depot Creek, at the Community Square on Main St.
11:15 am - Oct 2: Church Service with entrance of actors portraying Bishop Whipple and his wife at 11:15 a.m. at Bender Park.
507. 248. 3818.+9:00 amHENDERSON HERITAGE DAYS
−FALL FESTIVAL AND TRAIL RUN10:30 am – 5:00 pm
October 1, 2016
10:30 AM – 5 PM
Come celebrate the Fall season at the Ney Nature Center with trail runs, a pancake lunch featuring maple syrup produced on site, and activities for the whole family.
Schedule of Events
10:30 am—6k Trail Run/Walk
11:45 am—1k Kids Dash
12:00 pm—Pancake Lunch (featuring NNC Maple Syrup)
1:30 pm—Bee Keeping presentation by Pete Hamlin
Activities include butter churning, tours of the Ney homestead, cider press demonstrations, pumpkin painting, family scavenger hunt, people mover rides, and more! As an added treat, children can enjoy the animals found in the petting zoo.
Register for Trail Runs and Lunch by September 23 www.neycenter.org/events-programs/fall-festival
The Fall Festival gives members an opportunity to renew their membership and non-members an opportunity to become a member for the coming year. New memberships begin immediately and go through December of the following year.
More information and registration available at http://neycenter.org/events-programs/fall-festival/
NEY NATURE CENTER – A LE SUEUR COUNTY PARK+10:30 amFALL FESTIVAL AND TRAIL RUN
−DAD’S BELGIAN WAFFLES – MVL9:00 am – 12:30 pm
DAD’S BELGIAN WAFFLES
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tickets available at the MVL office
Serving: Waffles, sausages, flavored syrup, beverages
Adults: $7.00 advance / $8.00 @ door
Kids 6-12 : %5.00 advance / %6.00 @ door
5 & Younger – Free+9:00 amDAD’S BELGIAN WAFFLES – MVL
−FALL HARVEST WINDSOR PORK CHOP DINNER – GAYLORD, MN9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fall Harvest Windsor Pork Chop Dinner, Country Store and USBORNE Books Fundraiser
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Gaylord American Legion
Church Service at 9:00 am
Dinner served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Menu: Windsor Pork Chops, Mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, apple sauce, bread, bars and beverages
Children 5 – 10: $5.00
4 and under Free
Tickets available at the door
Take outs are available+9:00 amFALL HARVEST WINDSOR PORK CHOP DINNER – GAYLORD, MN
−MATCHING GRANT PANCAKE BREAKFAST – JAPANESE MARTYRS, LEAVENWORTH9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth
A Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016,
Serving from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the church hall.
On the menu will be Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Applesauce, Coffee, Chocolate Milk and Juice.
Cost is $7.00 for adults; $5.00 ages 6-12; $1.50 Preschool.
Everyone is welcome.+9:00 amMATCHING GRANT PANCAKE BREAKFAST – JAPANESE MARTYRS, LEAVENWORTH
−NORWEGIAN SMORGASBORD – HANSKA10:30 am – 1:45 pm
NORA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Church Service : 10:30 am – All are Welcome!
Serving: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Featuring: Meatballs, Ham, Turkey, Deviled Eggs, Herring, Tongue, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Sot Suppe, Romme Grot, Rice Pudding, Lefse, Flatbread, Norwegian Cookies – Rosettes, Krumkake, Sandbakkels & more
Country Store : 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
(Meatballs, Lefse, Baked Goods & Handicrafts for sale)
Children (6 – 12 years: $7.00
5 and Under : Free
Drive – up take outs available
One mile East of Hanska, off Highway 257+10:30 amNORWEGIAN SMORGASBORD – HANSKA
−2016 Pumpkinfest11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11 am – 3 pm
Church of St. George
63105 Fort Road
Family Fun ~ Caramel Apples ~ Bingo ~ Games ~ Country Store ~ Culver’s Ice Cream ~ Bake Sale ~ Bounce House ~ 50/50 Raffle ~ Pumpkins!+11:00 am2016 Pumpkinfest
−FALL DINNER – WINTHROP, MN11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
413 W. 5th Street, Winthrop, MN
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Dinner: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Bake Sale & Silent Auction: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Quilt Raffle Drawing: 1:00 pm
Menu: Chicken & Meatballs, Potatoes, Carrots, Coleslaw, Buns, Dessert & Beverages
Children (3 to 10): $5.00
Children (2 & under): Free
Call 647-5374 for Take-Out Orders+11:00 amFALL DINNER – WINTHROP, MN
−HORSES-HORSESHOES-LEATHER-ROPES – HARKIN STORE1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 1-4 PM
The 1870′s Harkin Store was a busy place with different kinds of transportation coming
to the store for supplies. The program will be information and a picture display of the
different types of transportation.
Leather worker, Dan Cochran, will have a display of his wares and talk about his work.
You can make a purchase or do ordering for special items. Rope maker, Thane French,
will be making rope with you, and you are able to take it along. The program will be
from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 2nd. Come and see the store and hear about the
riverboat town of West Newton.
The admission to the program is included with the admission to the store. We are open
MEA week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 23rd.
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. For more information contact the store
when open at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the
store at 1-507-934-2160.+1:00 pmHORSES-HORSESHOES-LEATHER-ROPES – HARKIN STORE
−“TOP THE POTATO” BENEFIT FOR JAINE FIRSTBROOK, ST. JAMES4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“TOP THE POTATO”
A Thrivent Action Team Event
Ms. Firstbrook, along with her husband pastor Clint Firstbrook of United Methodist Church in St. James are survivors of several health setbacks.
Sunday, October 2nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM
At the American Legion in St. James.
Menu will consist of Potatoes with many choices of toppings, Dessert Bars and Beverage.
The Silent Auction will conclude at 6:30 PM
Contact Thrivent Financial at 507-375 3370 about Silent Auction donations, or drop them off at Thrivent Financial Office 520 1st South in St. James+4:00 pm“TOP THE POTATO” BENEFIT FOR JAINE FIRSTBROOK, ST. JAMES
−PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AT MONUMENT (all-day)Oct 4 – Oct 9
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announces that starting October 4th, 2016, the Pipestone National Monument’s Visitor Center access road will undergo the final stages of the pavement preservation project. This phase of the project should be completed within 2-3 days, weather permitting.
The public will still be able to access the visitor center and parking areas, but will need to expect potential delays. There will be signs posted to assist with visitor safety.
Preservation work of the road will involve additional chip seal, fog seal, and striping. The public’s patience with any delays and inconvenience will be greatly appreciated. Visitors are advised to use caution when entering the park during this period of construction..
To learn more about visiting Pipestone National Monument or the Monument’s road preservation work, visit one of the following: Web site at https://www.nps.gov/pipe or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PipestoneNPS. Visitors may also contact a Park Ranger at 507-825-5464 ext. 214 or Email at PIPE_interpretation@nps.gov.+PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AT MONUMENT (all-day)