−27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest – Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest
2098 Lincoln Ave
Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds
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.+2:00 pm27th Annual Midwest Polka Fest – Humboldt, IA Fairgrounds
−Historic W.W. Mayo House – LeSueur10:00 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+10:00 amHistoric W.W. Mayo House – LeSueur
−Harkin Store Program-September 4, 20161:00 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.+1:00 pmHarkin Store Program-September 4, 2016
−61st Annual Godahl Day9:30 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+9:30 am61st Annual Godahl Day
−Science of Water6:30 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.+6:30 pmScience of Water
−18th Annual Turkey Supper – St. John’s Catholic Church Hector MN4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. John’s Catholic Church
18th Annual Turkey Supper
Buffet meal – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Take outs – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Serving in the Parish Hall
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!+4:00 pm18th Annual Turkey Supper – St. John’s Catholic Church Hector MN
−St. John’s Catholic Church ~ 18th Annual Turkey Supper4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
18th Annual Turkey Supper
September 7, 2016
St. John’s Catholic Church
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+4:00 pmSt. John’s Catholic Church ~ 18th Annual Turkey Supper
−Ice Cream Social4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, September 7
4:30 – 7:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
located 3 miles East of Courtland on Cty Rd 25 (478th St)
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!+4:30 pmIce Cream Social
−Twenty Somethings Book Club – Ney Nature Center6:00 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; $12/session for non-members
Let us know you’re coming here!+6:00 pmTwenty Somethings Book Club – Ney Nature Center
−Pillow Cleaning7:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Carlson pillow cleaning service will be at the Fairfax Lions Park Shelter, Thursday, Sept. 8, from 7 am – 3 pm. Fairfax American Legion Aux is sponsoring this event.+7:00 amPillow Cleaning
−Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Riverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind is now meeting on the 2nd Thurs of every month at the American Legion Club #11 – 223 East Walnut Street – Mankato MN from 6:30-8:30 pm in the basement meeting room.
For more information call Jack Rupert President 507.276.4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org+6:30 pmRiverbend Chapter of Minnesota Federation of the Blind – Mankato
−Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s first meeting7:00 pm – 8:00 pmPrairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s first meeting will be held on September 8th at 7pm. Meetings will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Annual Dues are 20$. All meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month from September 2016 – May 2017. Everyone is welcome!+7:00 pmPrairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild’s first meeting
−FLUFF N PUFF PILLOW CLEANING – Turner Hall, New Ulm7:30 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+7:30 amFLUFF N PUFF PILLOW CLEANING – Turner Hall, New Ulm
−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
A 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!+Drew’s Crew 5K Colorfest Run/Walk (all-day)
−Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt – River Ridge Gun Club – Courtland8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Brown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt
8:00 am until early afternoon
River Ridge Gun Club
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+8:00 amBrown County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt – River Ridge Gun Club – Courtland
−17th Annual Walk of Hope – Allison Park10:00 am – 2:00 pm
17th Annual Walk of Hope
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Allison Park, Sleepy Eye, MN
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 email@example.com+10:00 am17th Annual Walk of Hope – Allison Park
−Lions Club of New Ulm 43rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast7:00 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.
At the Door: $8.00
Children 4 – 12: $3.00
Children and under: Free
Free Breakfast for All Fly-In Pilots!+7:00 amLions Club of New Ulm 43rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast
−Harvest Festival8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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+8:00 amHarvest Festival
−Team Heather Benefit – Nicollet Public School8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Team Heather Benefit
Sunday, September 11
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Nicollet Public School
1 Pine Street
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.+8:00 amTeam Heather Benefit – Nicollet Public School
−Harkin Store Program-September 11, 20161:00 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
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.+1:00 pmHarkin Store Program-September 11, 2016
−Kraft Retirees and Spouses Chicken Dinner11:15 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+11:15 amKraft Retirees and Spouses Chicken Dinner
−Stroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center10:00 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.+10:00 amStroke Support Group – New Ulm Medical Center
−Senior Dance – St Peter American Legion1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, September 13
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Music provided by
229 W. Nassau
Cost – $5.00
Questions? Call Sylvia 934.7227
Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center+1:00 pmSenior Dance – St Peter American Legion
−Science of Water1:30 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+1:30 pmScience of Water
−Brown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author12:00 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+12:00 pmBrown County Historical Society – Lunch and a Bite of History w/ author
−‘Aging Well’ Senior/Pre Senior Fair – Best Western Plus in New Ulm12:30 pm – 4:45 pm
‘Aging Well’ Senior/Pre – Senior Fair
Thursday, September 15, 2016
New Ulm Best Western Plus
Free Seminars, Free Refreshments, Vendor Displays, Door Prizes
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-+12:30 pm‘Aging Well’ Senior/Pre Senior Fair – Best Western Plus in New Ulm
−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 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.+1:30 pmNew Ulm’s Landmark Architecture
−6th Annual St. Peter Senior Expo – Boomers & Beyond – St. Peter Community Center2:00 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+2:00 pm6th Annual St. Peter Senior Expo – Boomers & Beyond – St. Peter Community Center
−BOWL-A-RAMA11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, September 17th 2016
11 am – 4 pm
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+11:00 amBOWL-A-RAMA
−Brown County Historical Society – Gala fundraiser3:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Brown County Historical Society – Gala fundraiser – “A Night at the Museum”
Saturday, September 17th+3:30 pmBrown County Historical Society – Gala fundraiser