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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. New Ulm Municipal Band Schedule
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Ulm Municipal Band has been in existence for over 65 years and plays marches, old standards, Broadway melodies, patriotic songs, German music and much more, all in beautiful German Park. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the New Ulm Civic Center. People should listen to KNUJ AM 860 for the announcement.

      June 11; June 18; June 25; July 16; July 23; July 30 – all at German Park, New Ulm from 7-8pm

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. Jul

    1. Puppet Wagon Schedule, New Ulm
      6:15 pm – 1:00 pm

      Puppet Wagon, sponsored by New Ulm Park and Recreation and Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth

      2014 Schedule:

      Mondays, German Park, 6:15pm – July 7, 14, 21 and 28

      Tuesdays, Harmon Park, 9:30am – July 8, 15, 23 and 30

      Tuesdays, Lincoln Park, 11am – July 8, 15, 23 and 30

      Thursdays, Washington Park, 9:30am – July 10, 17, 24 and 31

      Thursdays, Hermann Heights Park, 11am – July 10, 17, 24 and 31

      In case of inclement weather, Puppet Wagon may be canceled. Cancellation line: 507-354-9041; New Ulm Park and Recreation: 507-359-8344

  7. Jul

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson Group Monthly Meeting
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Fairfax Area Parkinson’s Support Group will be meeting on Thursday, July 24, at 2pm at the Fairfax Community Home in the Activity Room. 

      Reverend Vicki Tautges of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax will be there to provide helpful hints and information on mobility.

    2. Ag Water Quality Meeting, Sleepy Eye
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      All area farmers and residents with a vested interest in agriculture and water quality are invited to an important presentation on Thursday, July 24, from 4-5:30pm at the Sleepy Eye Community Center, 115 2nd Avenue NE, Sleepy Eye.

      Dr. Satish Gupta, professor of soil, water and climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and Steve Commerford, independent agriculture and environmental consultant, New Ulm, will join forces in addressing proposed regulations from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that will impact farming, fertilizer and manure management practices.

      The meeting is sponsored by Brown County Farm Bureau and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend.

    3. Fiddler on the Roof, NUACT Production
      6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Under its new roof, the New Ulm Actors Community Theater (NUACT) will open its annual summer musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Thursday, July 24, for four shows in the State Street Theater located at 15 North State Street, New Ulm.

      Shows are July 24, 25, 25, 26 at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee on July 27 at 2pm. All seats are reserved and are available online at www.newulmact.com or by calling 507-359-9990,

      The new box office located inside Door 7 of the theater (on the Washington Street side) is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:30am-1:30pm. Tickets are also available at the door prior to the performance. Tickets prices are $15/main floor center section, which have the only blue padded seats. Side sections on the main floor and first balcony are $12.50. Side sections in the balcony are $10 and upper balcony seats are $7.50.

  8. Jul

    1. Mission of Mercy, Minnesota Dental Foundation
      5:30 am – 8:00 pm

      July 25-26 – The Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato – the Minnesota Mission of Mercy is a community service project that will provide free dental care for the many people in Minnesota facing barriers to dental care. The event is hosted by the Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation.

      Doors open at 5:30am; first come-first served. Dental services provided: cleanings; fillings; root canals on select teeth; a limited number of temporary partial dental appliances; extractions; oral hygiene instructions. Dental services NOT provided: full dentures; root canals on molars; crowns on molars; extractions of unexposed wisdom teeth; dental implants.

      Visit mnmom.org. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

    2. Social Media Breakfast, New Ulm
      7:30 am – 8:30 am

      Social Media Breakfast will be held Friday, July 25, 7:30-8:30am at the New Ulm Country Club

      How to Use Video to Enhance Your Website & Social Media Outlets – why video is important and how it can be utilized creatively will be discussed. They will also outline methods on how to create your own video content as well as how to find and work with a professional production company. Presented by Jack Beranek & John Guggisberg, Flying Buttress Media.

      Free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Register at www.smbnewulm.com.

    3. Frontier Fun Kids Activities at the Mayo House
      11:00 am – 6:00 pm

      Bring the kids for some frontier fun at the W.W. Mayo House on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 25, 26 and 27. Through games and activities, family will be introduced first-hand to daily life 150 years ago. 

      Tour the Mayo House for an interactive experience that has special emphasis on the life of frontier children – their chores, toys and games. In the parlor, challenge a family member to a game of Ninepins or various other 1800′s period games and make a whizzing whirlgig to take home; in the kitchen, try your hand at household chores; in the family room, practice your letters and numbers assigned as schoolwork.

      The W.W. Mayo House is located at 118 N. Main Street in LeSueur. Questions, contact 507-665-3250.

    4. Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown
      7:15 pm – 10:00 pm

      The Gibbon Area Uncommon Band of Renown concludes its 2014 summer season with a farewell community concert in Gibbon City Park on Friday, July 25, beginning at 7:15pm.

      Young and old alike are invited to listen to an eclectic mix of music from big band and old-time to marches to rock and movie themes. Members of the Gibbon Book Buddies will be serving hot food, beverages and their delicious pies.

  9. Jul

    1. 11th Annual Lafayette Tractor Pull
      8:30 am – 9:00 pm

      11th Annual Lafayette Tractor Pull will be Saturday, July 26; weigh-in 8:30-10:30am; start 11am sharp at Main Street Lafayette by UFC Co-op

      Entry is $20 per class day of event; entry is $15 per class pre-registration by July 23.

      To pre-register or other questions, call Mike Haas at 507-228-8375 or 507-317-2487.

    2. Forest Lawn Holsteins’ Open House
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Forest Lawn Holsteins’ Open House, owned by Paul, Cindy and Ashley Swenson, will be held Saturday, July 26, 10am-2pm. Address: 45672 380th Street, Nicollet, MN. Watch for signs.

      Take a robotics tour and see how it all works; say hello to a Nicollet County Dairy Princess and enjoy an ice cream bar.

  10. Jul

    1. Church of the Japanese Martyrs Dinner & Festival
      9:30 am – 6:00 pm

      The Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth is holding their annual Parish and Harvest Festival on Sunday, July 27. They are located 10 miles southwest of Sleepy Eye on County Highway 24.

      The day will begin with a 9:30am mass, followed by a buffet style chicken and ham dinner. Dinner is served 11am-1:30pm. Take out orders available.  Menu: chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, beverage, ice cream. Tickets prices: adults/$9; ages 6-12/$5; ages 5 & under/$1.

      There will be live music, raffles, games for all ages, bingo, a country store, kids pedal pull at 2:30pm and food stand and refreshments. A softball tournament  takes place the entire weekend.

    2. Shopping with Laura Ingalls at the Harkin Store
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      On your way to the Little House on the Prairie reunion at Walnut Grove on Sunday, July 27, stop in at the Harkin Store and see what Laura and her family would have purchased at the Oleson Mercantile. This will be taking place from 1-4pm on Sunday.

      The Harkin Store, which was open during the 1870′s when Laura lived in Walnut Grove, has 40% original merchandise still on the shelves. A costumed tour of the store and story of the unique bit of history told. Enjoy old-fashioned homemade egg coffee, lemonade and samples of store goods. Extra checker boards will be available for you to challenge your friends and family.

      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, call the Harkin Store at 507-354-8666 or Nicollet County at 507-934-2160.