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  1. Sep
    2
    Fri

    1. 27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest – Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds
      2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest

      2098 Lincoln Ave
      Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds

      Sept 2-4
      Starting at 2:00 pm Fri. with the TopNotchmen and Karl until 10 pm. Wendinger Band , Leon Olsen, Barefoot Becky, Karl, and TopNotchmen play until 10:00 pm. Polka mass with Becky at 10:00 am Sunday, Maleks Fishermen, Leon Olsen, TopNotchmen play until 8 pm.

      Camping & Food stands open all 3 days.

  2. Sep
    3
    Sat

    1. Historic W.W. Mayo House – LeSueur
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The Historic W.W. Mayo House will be open for tours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a special interpretation of the artwork on display relating to the W.W. Mayo House.  This collection includes portraits of Dr. Mayo and Louisa Mayo, Green Giant Marketing Art, the Mothers Statue, and folk art from the mid-1800s. 

      Dates: September 3 and 10, 2016

      Time: 10 am to 1 pm

  3. Sep
    4
    Sun

    1. Harkin Store Program-September 4, 2016
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

         THE WEST ARRIVES IN WEST NEWTON

      The village of West Newton is expecting the arrival of the west with the cowboy ballads 
      and yodels of Lonesome Ron, the King of the Valley Yodelers.  Lonesome Ron will be 
      presenting western music in story and song.  The program is from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, 
      September 4th.  The village of West Newton is at the end of the line for the riverboats
      which was so important to the area.  Pioneers got off in West Newton got their supplies 
      and headed west to new land.

      The admission to the program is included with the admission to the store.  The gift shop 
      is open and has a great discount sale and is open the same hours as the store.

      The store is open Labor Day, September 5th from 10 to 5 pm.  After Labor Day the store 
      is open on Saturdays and Sundays with programs on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.
      For more information contact the store at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical
      Society which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.  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.

  4. Sep
    5
    Mon

    1. 61st Annual Godahl Day
      9:30 am – 5:00 pm

      61st Annual Godahl Day

      Labor Day Celebration

      Monday September 5th 2016

       

      Bingo, Dancing Messy Bessy a Bounce Castle

       

      12:30 pm -Parade and Queen Coronation

       

      Lunch available all day!

       

      9:30 am-Live Entertainment -Andrew Springer and the Nate Frederickson Band 

       Wally Pikal, Mike Lang and Tank

       

      Enjoy the biggest, small town parade, in Minnesota

       

  5. Sep
    6
    Tue

    1. Science of Water
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Science of Water

      Sept 6 at John Knisley Farm at 6:30 pm
      Sept 14 at NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German at 1:30 pm
      Sept 19 at Community Center, Rm 112, 600 N German at 1:30 pm

      Come to learn about WATER science. Brown County Water Planner John Knisley will host us at his organic farm, near Madelia on Sept. 6 at 6:30 pm. Meet at the Community Center parking lot at 6 pm to carpool to 11197 130th Street, Madelia.

      Joel Johnson with the NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German Street, will give us a tour of this facility at 1:30 pm on Sept. 14. Use the door off the 3rd N Street parking lot.

      Dan Schwartz will share his work bringing water to people in Indonesia last summer. We’ll meet at the Community Center, 600 N German, Room 112 at 1:30 pm on Sept 19.

  6. Sep
    7
    Wed

    1. 18th Annual Turkey Supper – St. John’s Catholic Church Hector MN
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church
      Hector MN

      18th Annual Turkey Supper

      Buffet meal – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
      Take outs – 4:00 – 7:00 pm

      Serving in the Parish Hall

      Menu:
      Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw,
      corn, bread, cranberries, pickles, beverage and ice cream

      $10.00 – Adults
      $5.00 – Children 4-10
      Immediate family maximum $45.00

      Don’t miss the delicious food and friendly service! 

    2. St. John’s Catholic Church ~ 18th Annual Turkey Supper
      4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      18th Annual Turkey Supper
      September 7, 2016 

      St. John’s Catholic Church
      Hector

       Menu:
      Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn, coleslaw,
      cranberries, bread, pickles, beverage and ice cream

      Adults ~ $10
      Children 4-10 ~ $5

      * $45 maximum for an immediate family

      ALL ARE INVITED

    3. Ice Cream Social
      4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Ice Cream Social

      Wednesday, September 7
      4:30 – 7:00 pm

      Immanuel Lutheran Church
      Rural Courtland
      located 3 miles East of Courtland on Cty Rd 25 (478th St)

      Menu:
      Barbeques, hot dogs, egg salad sandwiches, ham sandwiches, baked beans,
      potato chips, pie, cake, ice cream, coffee, lemonade 

      Come and join us!

      Free will offering – Everyone is Welcome!

    4. Twenty Somethings Book Club – Ney Nature Center
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Twenty Somethings Book Club

      September 7, 6 to 7 pm

      Young adults will have an opportunity to experience literature centered on the environment and the various topics it encompasses while participating in in-depth discussions and creating new relationships. The group brings ideas for the next month’s book, and the choices are voted on at the meeting. Each month’s meeting will have snacks and beverages that participants trade off bringing. Club members are in charge of obtaining their own copy of the book.  The first session runs August-December.

      Cost: $10/session for members; $12/session for non-members

      Let us know you’re coming here!

  7. Sep
    8
    Thu

    1. Pillow Cleaning
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Carlson pillow cleaning service will be at the Fairfax Lions Park Shelter, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 am – 3 pm.  Fairfax American Legion Aux is sponsoring this event. 

    2. 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

    3. Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s first meeting
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s first meeting will be held on September 8th at 7pm.  Meetings will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm.  Annual Dues are 20$.  All meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month from September 2016 – May 2017. Everyone is welcome!
       
  8. Sep
    9
    Fri

    1. FLUFF N PUFF PILLOW CLEANING – Turner Hall, New Ulm
      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      Fluff n Puff Pillow Cleaning,

      Friday, September 9, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM,

      Turner Hall, Washington Street parking lot, founder’s Room.

      Any questions, call Jan Dulka – 507-720-9657 and leave a message

  9. Sep
    10
    Sat

    1. Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest Run/Walk (all-day)
      Sep 10

       

      The Drew’s Crew Campaign is very excited to offer New Ulm’s Colorfest Run/Walk and more importantly your participation will positively impact the Drew’s Crew Benefit goal of giving it forward for someone in need!!

      September 10, 2016 starting at 11am
      Harman Park, New Ulm, Minnesota

      Along the route, at 5 different color stations, you’ll be doused with color and end the run/walk looking like a rainbow. Don’t worry…all the dye is cornstarch-based and washes out with a few washings.

      Following the Run/Walk will be a celebration at Harman Park with food, beverages (including Schell’s Beer!), fun, and music

      Live Auction
      live auction will follow the run/walk beginning at 2pm

      The registration cost is $50.
      Student discount is $35.

      And 95% of your registration fee goes directly to the Drew’s Crew Benefit!

       

    2. Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt – River Ridge Gun Club – Courtland
      8:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt

      September 10
      8:00 am until early afternoon

      River Ridge Gun Club
      Courtland MN

      Any youth age 11-15. Youth need to have a Firearms Safety Certificate,
      Blaze Orange clothing and Gun.

      They will get to hunt pheasants and shoot on the Sporting Clay Course. Instructors will be
      on hand to help and give shooting tips. Parents are encouraged to participate.

      Lunch will be served.

      There is no charge for this hunt.

      The hunt is being assisted and sponsored by: Sioux Trails Deer Hunters,
      Izaak Walton League and Der Dutsche Long Beards.

      To sign up contact Scott Zeig at 507.276.2717
      or contact a committee member 

    3. 17th Annual Walk of Hope – Allison Park
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      17th Annual Walk of Hope

      Saturday, September 10, 2016
      Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, MN
      10:00 am

      Come walk with us as we raise awareness of mental health and
      the prevention of suicide in our community.

      This event is free and open to the public.

      Light lunch served after the walk.

      “We walk to remember those lost, support those who have survived, and save those that we can.
      We can make a difference, one life at a time.” 

      Interested in sponsoring a Memory Marker for use at the walk?
      Check out our website for details. browncountyellowribbon.com

      Questions? email us a browncoyellowribbon@gmail.com 

  10. Sep
    11
    Sun

    1. Lions Club of New Ulm 43rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast
      7:00 am – 12:30 pm

      When: Sunday, September 11, 2016.

      Time: 7:00 am – 12:30 pm

      Where: New Ulm Municipal Airport

      Tickets Available at:

      New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Cash Wise Foods, Hy-Vee Food Store

      or any Lions Club of New Ulm Member.

      Advance: $7.50

      At the Door: $8.00

      Children 4 – 12: $3.00

      Children and under: Free

      Free Breakfast for All Fly-In Pilots!

    2. Harvest Festival
      8:00 am – 4:30 pm

      Harvest Festival

      Sunday, September 11
      St. George Catholic Church
      West Newton Township 

      Heritage Mass at 8:30 am, with music provided by The Wendinger Band, followed by the famous St. George Bratwurst and Roast Beef Dinner served from 10:30 – 2:00 pm.  Carry out is available. 

      Bake sale ~ country store ~ raffle items ~ bingo ~ children’s games ~ refreshments ~ short order stand ~ live entertainment

    3. Team Heather Benefit – Nicollet Public School
      8:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Team Heather Benefit

      Sunday, September 11
      8:00 am – 1:30 pm

      Nicollet Public School
      1 Pine Street
      Nicollet MN

      8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dad’s Belgian Waffles

      8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Silent Auction & Bake Sale

      10:00 am – Ecumenical Worship Service – School Football Field

      1:00 pm – Live Auction
      Featuring… Airline tickets from Sun Country Airlines, Viking game tickets and memorabilia,
      Gustavus Youth Basketball Camp, AmaWaterways 7 night Mekong River Cruise

      Plus kids games, concessions,
      face painting and more!

      Heather Giefer, daughter of Tim and Lorie Giefer of rural New Ulm
      is an incoming freshman at Nicollet High School.
      She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in May of 2016. This benefit
      will help Heather and her family with ongoing medical expenses and support.

      Monetary donations can be sent to: Heather’s Fund, Progowth Bank – PO Box 77,
      Nicollet MN 56074

      Your support and generosity to help this beautiful girl are greatly appreciated. 

    4. Harkin Store Program-September 11, 2016
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

       RE-ELECT GRANT-ELECTION DAY

      The Harkin Store was the voting place when elections were held in 1873 for re-electing
      Grant.  The store will be having a voting area set up for election day from 1 to 4 pm.
      The 1870′s general store was a very busy place when pioneers were shopping for their 
      everyday supplies.

      The store is open on Saturdays and Sundays in September from 10 to 5 pm with programs
      on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.  The gift shop is open the same hours as the store 
      and has a discount sale on the items.

      The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or on
      the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely.  For more information contact the
      store on week ends at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which
      operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

  11. Sep
    12
    Mon

    1. Kraft Retirees and Spouses Chicken Dinner
      11:15 am – 12:15 pm

      The Kraft retirees & spouses will meet Monday September 12th
      in Winthrop at Jean Haines home for chicken dinner around 11:15 am
      28382 South Brown Street, Winthrop 

      Please remember your $8 for the meal

  12. Sep
    13
    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 – St Peter American Legion
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Senior Dance

      Tuesday, September 13
      1:00 – 4:00 pm

      Music provided by
      “Don Klossner”

      American Legion
      229 W. Nassau
      St. Peter

      Cost – $5.00

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

  13. Sep
    14
    Wed

    1. Science of Water
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Science of Water

      Sept 14 at NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German at 1:30 pm
      Sept 19 at Community Center, Rm 112, 600 N German at 1:30 pm

      Joel Johnson with the NU Water Treatment Plant, 3rd North and German Street, will give us a tour of this facility at 1:30 pm on Sept. 14. Use the door off the 3rd N Street parking lot.

      Dan Schwartz will share his work bringing water to people in Indonesia last summer. We’ll meet at the Community Center, 600 N German, Room 112 at 1:30 pm on Sept 19.

  14. Sep
    15
    Thu

    1. Brown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Brown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author Marvin Peterson

      Thursday, September 15th – noon in the annex

    2. ‘Aging Well’ Senior/Pre Senior Fair – Best Western Plus in New Ulm
      12:30 pm – 4:45 pm

      ‘Aging Well’ Senior/Pre – Senior Fair

      Thursday, September 15, 2016
      New Ulm Best Western Plus
      12:30-4:45pm                            

      Free Admission

      Free Seminars, Free Refreshments, Vendor Displays, Door Prizes

      Seminars include:
      12:45 pm ~ Warm Up Exercise
      1:15 pm ~  When is it time to move out of your home? -Gail Gilman Waldner-Family Life Consultant, and Professor Emeritus- U OF M
      2:30 pm ~ Humor in Advanced Planning – Lois Hurley and Dr. Ann Vogel–Senior Collaborative Group-New Ulm
      3:45 pm ~  Joint Replacement – Dr. Jean Eelma-New Ulm Medical Center-

    3. New Ulm’s Landmark Architecture
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Learning for the joy of learning
      Fall 2016

      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 Sept 15 we’ll learn about the windows, arches adn Baroque paintings at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 605 N State St.  On the 22nd we start at Kiesling House, 220 N Minnesota St. to discuss neighboring “rainbow block” architecture, (will require walking and use of stairs)  On the 29th meet for a tour at the new Chapel on MLC Campus.  

    4. 6th Annual St. Peter Senior Expo – Boomers & Beyond – St. Peter Community Center
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Boomers & Beyond

      6th Annual St. Peter Senior Expo

      St. Peter Community Center

      600 Washington Ave. St Peter

       

      Body, Brain and Being

      Thursday, September 15th
      2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

       

      Find out how healthful eating, regular exercise and positive thinking is key to healthy living

      Visit the vender booths, entertainment

      by Pengra & Arsenault
      Keynote Speaker: Doctor Robert Gazzola.

       

      Flu shots, Health Screening,

      Free chair massages and paraffin dips.

       

      Refreshments and Door Prizes 

  15. Sep
    17
    Sat

    1. BOWL-A-RAMA
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      BOWL-A-RAMA

      Saturday, September 17th 2016

      11 am – 4 pm
      Concordia Lanes
      New Ulm, MN

      Come and enjoy a fantastic family, friend fun day at Concordia Lanes! All you have to do is show up and bowl with your family and friends, and $2 from each game goes to Wild Bunch Special Olympics!  This is a fabulous event, sponsored by Concordia Lanes.  Come support the Wild Bunch and have a fabulous & fun time doing it!  We will see you there!

      SILENT AUCTION ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BID ON DONATED BY YOUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND BUSINESSES 

    2. Brown County Historical Society – Gala fundraiser
      3:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Brown County Historical Society – Gala fundraiser – “A Night at the Museum”

      Saturday, September 17th