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  1. 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).

  2. Sep

    1. Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service, Fairfax
      7:00 am – 3:00 pm

      The Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service will be in Fairfax on Thursday, September 4, from 7am-3pm at the Lions Park Shelter. 

      Pillows cleaned, deodorizes and fluffed. Custom-made new pillows and comforters for sale. This event is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary of Fairfax.

    2. Low Vision Resource Group
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      Thursday, September 4, 1:30pm, Orchard Hills, 1223 Karl Drive, New Ulm – Low Vision Resource Group. Everyone welcome. Refreshment and snack served. 

      Questions, contact Monica at 354-5680.

  3. Sep

    1. Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning, New Ulm
      7:30 am – 3:30 pm

      Fluff N Puff Pillow Cleaning will be in New Ulm on Friday, September 5, from 7:30am-3:30pm at the New Ulm Medical Center Auditorium.

      Questions, call Jan at 507-720-9657 and leave message.

    2. Nicollet/Sibley County Plot Day
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Nicollet/Sibley County’s Varietal Trials Plot Day will be held Friday, September 5. The event will be held at the Pat and Don Bentz variety plots located at 24686 621st Avenue, Gibbon, beginning at 10am.

      Speakers for the day will include U or M Extension Crops Educator David Nocolai dicussing weed control and U of M IPM Specialist Bruce Potter sharing information on insect control. Seed representatives will be on hand for discussion and to answer questions.

      A lunch of burgers, beans, chips and cookies will be provided by the Nicollet and Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers.

  4. Sep

    1. Aluminum Can Collection/Scrip Sales, NUACS
      8:30 am – 10:30 am

      Saturday, September 6, Aluminum Can Collection and Scrip Sales from 8:30-10:30am at St. Anthony Elementary School parking lot. All proceeds go towards NUACS Technology.

    2. Eagles 5000 5K and KidsK Run
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      The 3rd Annual Eagles 5000 5K and Kids K Run will be held on Saturday, September 6, at 8:30am and 9:30am. You can register online at http://www.active.com.

      Also, the Friends of ISD88 are looking for any volunteers to help direct runners and/or form a cheer group along the course. If interested, contact Chris or Erin at friendsofdistrict88@gmail.com.

    3. HermannFest 2014
      10:00 am – 11:45 pm

      HermannFest 2014 will be taking place on Saturday, September 6 in New Ulm – Schell’s Beer and 1919 Root Beer on tap; German and American Foods available all day.

      Hermann Heights Park: 14 Monument Street, New Ulm
      10am – welcome

      10am-5pm – Hermann Monument open/self-directed tours

      12-1:30pm – Wendinger Band

      1:30-1:45pm – Program

      1:45-3pm – Concord Singers

      3:15-4:30pm – SE Concertina Band

      5pm – close Hermann Monument


      Harmon Park: 101 North Garden, New Ulm

      12-5:30pm – Tournament Options: co-rec kickball; co-rec sand volleyball; baggo (bean bags)

      607:30pm – Thunder in the Valley; New Ulm Battery and New Ulm Municipal Band; cannon shoot with 11 guns; bring lawn chairs

      8:30pm – Fireworks over Hermann Monument

      8:45-9:30pm – Time Machine – ‘Pop Starz’ – music of the 80′s

      9:30-10:30am – Time Machine – “Hair Force” – rock of the 80′s

      10:30-11:30pm – Time Machine – ‘Whiskey River’ – country music 

    4. Windom Wetland Management District Hunting Rendezvous
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Windom Wetland Management District will be hosting a Youth Hunting Rendezvous from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 6. The event will include several activities that will be fun for the whole family including a Duck Calling Seminar and Youth Calling Contest with Pay Doyscher, where each child will receive a free duck call and prizes will be awarded.

      There will also be demonstrations of both pointing and retrieving dogs at work with local dog handlers Chad Klassen, Wendy Krueger and Jim Sehl. Leif Hanson will be doing a demonstration on the field dressing and cooking techniques of game birds.

      A free lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Windom Wetland Management District. 

      For more information, visit http://midwest.fws.gov/windom; 507-831-2220 or 1-800-577-2875.

    5. German-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The German-Bohemian Heritage Society Picnic will be Saturday, September 6, at Hermann Heights Park, shelter number one. Social begins at 11am, with potluck at 12pm.

      Enjoy delicious American and German food. Coffee and juice will be provided. Bring a dish to pass, your own eating utensils and lawn chairs.

    6. Hanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Hanska Fire Department Pork Chop Supper will be held Saturday, September 6, from 4-8pm at the Hanska City Park. 

      They will be serving pork chops, baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and hamburgers and hot dogs from children. Take out and delivery available in town by calling 507-439-6276. 

      All proceeds will go for training and equipment.

    7. Pro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Pro Auto N.Y.A. Bull Riding Event on Saturday, September 6, at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington; benefiting Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors.

      Live auction items benefiting the charity include: autographed Jared Allen’s helmet; jersey; custom belt buckle; custom laser cut Jared Allen fire pit and more. $2 from every adult ticket goes towards charity. Adults/$15; kids/$5; kids 3 and under are free. No advance ticket discounts.

  5. Sep

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

      Lions Club of New Ulm 41st Annual Fly-In Breakfast will be held Sunday, September 7, 7am-12:3pm at the New Ulm Municipal Airport in New Ulm.

      Tickets available at New Ulm Chamber; Cash Wise Foods; HyVee Food Store and any Lion member. Ticket prices: adult advance/$7; at the door/$7.50; children 4-12/$3; children 3 and under/free. Free breakfast for all fly-in pilots.

      Helicopter rides available. New this year….visit the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile for free vision screening, presented by Phillips Eye Institute, part of Allina Health.

      The Lions Club of New Ulm supports the Sight/Hearing/Diabetes impaired and other local humanitarian needs.

    2. Minnesota Driffters Cycle Club
      12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

      Minnesota Driffters Cycle Club presents a Bike and Car Road Run on Sunday, September 7, at 12:30pm; registration 12-1:30pm; back by 5pm. Run starts at Cobden at the park and ends in Cobden.

      Trophies for the winners; they will hand out trophies approximately 5:30pm along with other door prizes; plenty of burgers, chili and nachos and cheese before and after the run; free beverages at the end of the run

    3. Benefit for Rich Rush
      12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Benefit for Rich Rush will be held Sunday, September 7, at Searles Community Center and Searles Bar and Grill from 12:30-6:30pm.

      There will be a Bike/Car Run, register 11:30am-12:30pm); food; entertainment; silent auction; t-shirts and bracelets. Pork sandwich meal and refreshments available.

      A portion of proceeds will go to Rich’s medical treatment and also to the New Ulm Medical Oncology Department. 

      Donations to: Bank Midwest or website: ruchfamilybenefit.com.

  6. Sep

    1. Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt
      8:00 am – 2:30 pm

      Brown County Pheasants Forever Mentored Youth Hunt will be September 13 at 8am and will wrap up sometime early afternoon.

      Any youth age 11-15. Youth need to have a Firearm’s Safety Certificate, blaze orange clothing and gun (guns will be provided if needed). Each youth have one mentor with dog. Two birds will be planted per youth. Only youth will carry a gun.

      They will be to hunt pheasants and shoot on the sporting clay course. There will be instructors on hand to help and give shooting tips. Parents are encouraged to participate. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for this event.

      Hunting will be at River Ridge Gun Club in Courtland. The hunt is being assisted and sponsored by Sioux Trails Deer Hunters; Izaak Walton League and Der Deutsche Long Beards (NWTF).

      To sign up, contact Scott Zeig at 507-276-2717 or contact a committee member.

  7. Sep

    1. Author Jacqueline West at New Ulm Public Library
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Minnesota author Jacqueline West will share a family program at the New Ulm Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. West will talk about her popular junior fiction series, “The Books of Elsewhere.” The series follows the adventures of 11-year-old Olive Dunwoody as she travels to Elsewhere, the world inside the antique paintings on the walls of the old stone house on Linden Street. Copies of “The Shadows,” the first book in the series, are available at the Children’s Desk upon request while supplies last. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8336.

      This event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

  8. Sep

    1. Hector Flight Breakfast 2014
      7:30 am – 1:30 pm

      Hector Flight Breakfast 2014 – 72nd Annual Fly-In will be held Saturday, September 21. All you can eat; free will donation; P.I.C. eat free.

      Breakfast served 7:30am-12:30pm of pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and milk. 11:30am Ping Pong Ball Drop for kids 12 and under; lots of prizes; sponsored by Newberg Sky Spray. Aviation ‘Fly’ Market; bring your aircraft part or aviation items to sell; limited tables available; call 320-848-2745 for more info. Benefit for Jordan Olinger; Belkis Rhodes and Darla Neubarth.

      See Aircraft: Warbirds; Classics; Antiques; Ultralights; Helicopters; Homebuilts; Ag Sprayers; Commercial; New Production Models and other Unique Aircraft.