KEYC Community Calendar

KEYC Community Calendar
(Source: KEYC News 12)

June 14th

The city of Mountain Lake will kick off the Mountain Lake POW WOW. The POW WOW is an annual community gathering held the third weekend of June each year with events for the entire family to enjoy! This year's event will be held June 14-18 and will include the Mayor's Bike Trail Ride (June 15h at 9 a.m.), a Kiddie Parade and Antique Car Show (June 16th at 5:30 p.m.), a grand parade on 3rd Ave. (June 17th at 7 p.m.) and so much more!

June 13th

VINE Faith in Action will be hosting a memory support group from 10-11:30 A.M. This event is for people with early stage dementia or those who have concerns about their memory. Family members and friends are also welcome. This event is free and open to the public and facilitated by VINE staff.

June 14th

Parents and children of all ages are invited to Mankato’s 11th Annual Family Play Day: Adventure Playground at Rasmussen Woods (555 Stoltzman Rd, Mankato) from 10 a.m. - 12 noon, rain or shine. This is a free event. Students and faculty from the Department of Family Consumer Science from MSU-Mankato will provide the loose parts (boxes, fabric, tape, paint). Come prepared to play with children of differing ages and abilities and be introduced to opportunities for risk, nature & free play! For more information, contact Heather Von heather.von-bank@mnsu.edu or 507-389-5915.

June 14th

FunFest Supper presented by the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago will be held from 5-7 PM and include roast beef on a bun, potato salad, baked beans, chips, homemade pie and ice cream, coffee and lemonade. The full meal is $10 and includes pie and ice cream, children ages 12 and under cost $5 and includes pie and ice cream. The cost of pie and ice cream is $4. Take out is also available for $4 - call 507-893-3320 for takeout.

June 14th

Monarch Meadows is hosting a patio project fundraiser to help the community reach their goal of creating a wonderful outdoor space for their residents from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food, drinks and a silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For questions or to purchase tickets, call (507) 344-0059.

June 14th

The Mankato Elks Lodge #225 will be hosting the annual Flag Day Ceremony at Centennial Park (840 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato) at 6 P.M. The public is invited to attend. The public is also suggested to bring a chair.

June 15th

Nicollet Friendship Days Craft Vendor Fair from 10AM-4PM at the Nicollet American Legion.

June 15th

The Dedication of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument and Veterans Park Dedication will be held at Veteran’s Park (near the intersection of Highway 9 and 18th St.) in Estherville, Iowa, at 2 p.m. The dedication will include a speech from Herschel “Woody” Williams, a Congressional Medal of Honor Winner from World War II.

June 15th

Chicken and biscuits will be served at a benefit on June 15th from 4-7 pm at the Truman Community Building along with a silent auction. The proceeds of the benefit will go to help defer medical costs for Breck Remus, infant daughter of Ashley and Justin Remus of New Ulm. Breck has had a prolonged hospital stay.

June 15th

A benefit for Breck Remus will be held on Saturday, June 15 at the Truman Community Building from 4 to 7 PM. Chicken and biscuits will be served and there will be a silent auction. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses for Breck, the infant daughter of Ashley and Justin Remus.

June 15th

Nicollet American Legion Auxiliary Craft Fair, part of Nicollet Friendship Days will take place at the Nicollet American Legion Friendship Hall located at 715 Third Street in downtown Nicollet from 10 am - 4 pm.

June 15th

Lewisville is once again hosting its annual Fun Daze Celebration on June 15th. The parade takes place on June 15th starting at 12:30 pm.

June 15th

Albion Lutheran Church (10454 250th Ave, St James) in rural St. James is holding its Annual Bazaar at 12 noon. There will be beef sandwiches, BBQs, potato salad, pies, cakes and cookies. An auction of handmade items will follow at 1:30 P.M.

June 17th

As part of a two-part presentation on how to prevent a home invasion, VINE Faith in Action will plant a tree at 4 p.m. in memory of Evelyn Adams of South Bend Township who died Feb. 28 in an apparent home invasion. A reception at the VINE Adult Community Center will follow the planting. Sgt. Tiffany Blaschko from the Mankato Department of Public Safety will speak on how to protect yourself from a home invasion from 3-4 p.m. on June 17 and 24. The presentations are free to VINE members and $5 for non-members and will be held at the VINE Faith in Action Center (421 E Hickory St, Mankato). Call (507) 386-5586 by June 14 to register.

June 17th

Blethen Berens is hosting an “On the Move” Touch-A-Vehicle event from 5-6:30 p.m. in the WOW! Zone parking lot (2030 Adams St, Mankato). “On the Move” is a chance for youth of all ages to get up close and explore vehicles of many types and to interact with their operators including; a school bus, heavy construction equipment, police, fire, state or county vehicles, and all of this in a positive safe environment. The event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or storms.

June 18th

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at the Waldorf Community Center from 1-7 p.m. Please call (507) 239-2461 to schedule an appointment.

June 18th

Blue Skye Mercantile is celebrating their 1 year anniversary by showcasing different local vendors each day of the week, hosting a tasting party, handing out birthday gifts to shoppers, and giving away door prizes, including free olive oil for a year to one lucky recipient. Visit their Facebook page or website for more information.

June 19th

Rev. Adam Carnehl will be giving a presentation entitled “What is Education? Why we must teach Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in a secular world?" at 7 p.m. at the St. James Lutheran Church and School (108 S James St., Northrop). The public is invited to attend. Childcare will be provided. Come and be educated, strengthened and inspired.

June 19th

The Fairmont Municipal Airport is hosting a family friendly event from 5-7 p.m. Visitors can interact with planes, pilots, and learn about Martin County’s flight history.

June 19th

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (632 S Broad St, Mankato) is hosting a salad luncheon from 11 AM - 1 PM. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12. Salads, casseroles, desserts, dinner rolls, coffee and lemonade will be served. Proceeds will go to the Backpack Food Program.

June 20th

S.S. Boutique Store and Homeless Resource Center are hosting a Bowlathon at the WOW ZONE from 4:30 to 6:30 or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bowling teams will consist of 4-6 people, each raising $50.00. To register, call or email Pat Thompson at (507) 381-1165 or patfirstucc@gmail.com. Deadline to register is June 13.

June 20th

Two local artists, Heather Hamilton and Patti Ruskey, have received grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council and The City Center Partnership to produce a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance will begin at 4 P.M. at Sibley Park.

June 21st

The Friends of Minneopa is celebrating the longest day of the year with a gathering at Seppmann Mill. Bring a picnic lunch and join them for a bonfire and live music. Dick Kimmel and Kelly Coyle will play a variety of traditional bluegrass, old-time stringband and folk music on acoustic instruments. Seppmann Mill is located on the campground side of Minneopa by driving through the bison range. Bring a camp or lawn chair for your comfort.

June 21st

Relay for Life of Nicollet County will be hosting their annual event at Gorman Park and the St. Peter Community Center on June 21st. The night will start with a silent auction from 4-8:30 pm, coinciding with a Cancer education seminar, music, food and games that will run from 4-9 pm. The ceremonies will begin at 6 pm with the Survivor Ceremony that will include the story of Hannah Neils, followed by the Luminaria Lighting Ceremony at 9 pm, with the closing ceremonies beginning at 12:30 am Saturday.

June 21st

Two local artists, Heather Hamilton and Patti Ruskey, have received grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council and The City Center Partnership to produce a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance will begin at 4 P.M. at the Good Counsel Gardens.

June 22nd

Open House at the Cow Collector’s Mooseum at 2:00 to 4:00 pm, prior to Bernadotte Lutheran’s Swedefest festival, just across the road. Located at 34085 515th Avenue, Lafayette. The Mooseum is home to more than 18,600 cow items and includes everything from salt & pepper shakers, creamers and sugars, pillows, clothing, toys, wall hangings, and yard items to a cow tractor. (And everything in between) The Mooseum is a Guinness World Record holder for the largest collection of cow related items. Refreshments will be served.

June 22nd

Bernadotte Lutheran Church is hosting their 25th annual family fun festival, Swedefest, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. At Bernadotte Lutheran’s Church Park. Entertainment by DD & Rosco, silent auction, Swedish smorgasbord, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, and kids’ activities. In case of bad weather, events will be held in the church. For more information, go to fieldsofgracemn.com or Facebook, or email communications@fieldsofgrace.com.

June 22nd

Two local artists, Heather Hamilton and Patti Ruskey, have received grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council and The City Center Partnership to produce a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance will begin at 4 P.M. at the Washington Park.

June 22nd

The St. Peter Farmers Market will open for the season in the Food Co-op parking lot at the intersections of Mulberry Street and Highway 169. The Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon and on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. until October.

June 24th

The Mankato Builders Exchange, which has been serving the Mankato Building Industry since 1916, is having their 17th Annual Golf Outing for members. The Annual Meeting & Construction Industry Award Banquet is a 4-person Best Ball Tournament. A banquet will follow at North Links Golf Course. For team sign up and sponsor information, call the Builders Exchange at (507) 387-2002 or contact Eric Haefner at (507) 380-4280.

June 24th

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering five on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests. These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.

This event will take place in Rochester from, 1–3 p.m. Lunch served prior to the plot tour at noon.

Lawler Farms (GPS: 44.023382, -92.341649)

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Jared Goplen (320-589-1711 x2128 or gople007@umn.edu) or Jochum Wiersma (218-281-8629 or wiers002@umn.edu).

June 25th

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering five on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests. These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.

This event will take place in Le Center from 1–3 p.m. Lunch served prior to the plot tour at noon.

Morning crops program begins at 11:00 AM.

Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomije Farm (GPS: 44.457669, -93.676844)

20676 340th St., Le Center, MN

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Jared Goplen (320-589-1711 x2128 or gople007@umn.edu) or Jochum Wiersma (218-281-8629 or wiers002@umn.edu).

June 25th

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering five on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests. These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.

This event will take place in New Ulm from 5–7 p.m. Meal served following the tour.

Gieseke Farms (GPS: 44.376409, -94.443211)

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Jared Goplen (320-589-1711 x2128 or gople007@umn.edu) or Jochum Wiersma (218-281-8629 or wiers002@umn.edu).

June 25th

The Mankato 77 Lancers will be performing at their annual “Pie in the Park” event at 8:00 p.m. at Sibley Park in Mankato. The Lancers will be performing after the Municipal Band and the Cadets for an evening of musical entertainment. The Lancers Parent Association will be serving food before the entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, pop, and the best pie and ice cream! For more information on this and other Mankato 77 Lancers events, visit 77lancers.com.

June 26th

The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive at the Morson-Ario Stand VFW #950 (1900 N. Riverfront Dr., Mankato) from 12-6 P.M. To schedule your appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code: VFWKATO or call Pat at (507) 388-1936.

June 26th

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering five on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests. These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.

This event will take place in Marty/Kimball from 1–3 p.m. Lunch at Pearl Lake Lodge prior to plot tour

Dave Lochen Farm (GPS: 45.390100, -94.309243)

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Jared Goplen (320-589-1711 x2128 or gople007@umn.edu) or Jochum Wiersma (218-281-8629 or wiers002@umn.edu).

June 26th

The University of Minnesota Extension is offering five on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests. These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in their operation. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.

This event will take place in Benson from 5–7 p.m. Lunch served following the tour.

Lee’s Seed Farm (GPS: 45.398088, -95.521917)

For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Jared Goplen (320-589-1711 x2128 or gople007@umn.edu) or Jochum Wiersma (218-281-8629 or wiers002@umn.edu).

June 26th

Youth who want to learn more about farm and tractor safety or would like to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farms, have an opportunity to participate in U of M Extension’s Tractor and Farm Safety Certification program in Owatonna this June. This hybrid program combines online learning with handson activities and is designed for students 14 years and older. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of training from the U.S. Department of Labor. The cost to take this course is $25. An in-person session is scheduled for June 26 & 27 in Owatonna at Kibble Equipment. Click here for more information.

June 27th

A Psychic Development Class presented by Adrian Lee will be held at 7 PM at the Renville County Historical Society (441 N Park Dr, Morton, MN) in the Heritage Building! Admission is $5. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Renville County Food Shelf! Seating is limited to this event and reservations are required. RSVP today by calling (507) 697-6147 or email director@renvillecountyhistory.com.

June 28th

New Creation World Outreach Church is hosting their 2nd Community Movie Night in the parking lot of New Creation World Outreach Church (1124 N Riverfront Dr., Mankato) from 7-10 P.M. Bring a char, blanket, and your family for a fun and relaxing night. The church will be screening “Inside Out” and will have a food truck, bounce house, popcorn, and children’s games.

June 28th

The Lutheran Social Services Meals on Wheels of Mankato (413 N. 4th St. Suite C) will be hosting their 2nd annual fundraiser garage sale. This event will take place from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, and Saturday, June 29th, from 8 - 2 p.m. Donations of gently used items are encouraged and can be dropped off at 413 N. 4th St. Suite C until June 26th.

June 28th

Take your family on a magical carpet ride as scores of local young people present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of the exotic tale “Alladin and His Magic Lamp.” Performances will take place at 7 p.m. at the Saint Peter High School Performing Arts Center (2121 W. Broadway, Saint Peter). Admission is $3 for senior citizens and youth ages 5-18; adult general admission is $6; children preschool and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased thirty minutes prior to each performance at the theatre box office.

June 29th

The Hanska Community Library is celebrating its 35th year of serving the community of Hanska and the townships of Albion and Linden from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the Hanska Community Center (201 Broadway). The event will feature a cash bar, dinner, and Recognition Program of Founders, Directors, Board Members and Contributors. Tickets are $35 per person and seating is limited. To RSVP, call 507-276-9853 before June 19th.

June 29th

Take your family on a magical carpet ride as scores of local young people present Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical version of the exotic tale “Alladin and His Magic Lamp.” Performances will take place at 2 p.m. at the Saint Peter High School Performing Arts Center (2121 W. Broadway, Saint Peter). Admission is $3 for senior citizens and youth ages 5-18; adult general admission is $6; children preschool and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased thirty minutes prior to each performance at the theatre box office.

July 1st

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 12 noon - 6 p.m. at First Lutheran Church (116 Inner Dr.) in Le Sueur. To schedule an appointment, call Kay at (612) 298-3478.

July 1st

The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus will present a free concert featuring patriotic music as a salute to America and its veterans. A free will offering will also be taken during the event. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church (222 Pfau St.) in Mankato.

July 2nd

The Mankato Riverblenders Barbershop Chorus will present a free concert featuring patriotic music as a salute to America and its veterans. A free will offering will also be taken during the event. The concert will commence at 7 p.m. at The Church of St. Peter (1801 W. Broadway Ave.) in St. Peter.

July 4th

Heritage Acres (507 Lake Ave, Fairmont) is celebrating their 39th Annual 4th of July Music Festival and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music, a kids pedal pull, face painting, games for kids, a petting zoo, and so much more. Heritage Acres will be hosting one of the largest firework shows in Southern Minnesota over Lake Sisseton after dark. There is no gate fee for this event.

July 4th

New Ulm’s annual Fourth of July Music in the Park event will be held at Turner Hall (102 S. State St.). The event will be from 11 am - 6 pm. Musical acts include Alpensterne, Dain’s Dutchmen, Wendinger Band and the Schell’s Hobo Band. Admission is free and there will be food and beverages for purchase. More information can be found at www.newulmturnerhall.org.

July 4th

St. Peter will be hosting their annual 4th of July Parade. Thrivent Financial will be sponsoring a float where all non-perishable food items and monetary donations are collected and will be taken to the St. Peter Area Food Shelf to be distributed locally. Donations can also be dropped off at the Thrivent Financial Office (300 S. Minnesota Ave.) until July 4th.

July 6th

The Arts Center of Saint Peter (315 S Minnesota Ave, St. Peter) is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a Parking Lot Pottery and a Rural Singer-Songwriter Showcase. The events will be open to the public beginning at 6 p.m.

July 18th

New Ulm’s biggest summer festival, Bavarian Blast, runs July 18 to 21. There’s something for everyone with a variety of food, German-American music, uniquely German contests, and the famous Bavarian Blast Parade.

In an effort to be more welcoming to families and working people, VINE Faith in Action has planned two evening Volunteer Orientations during summer months. Orientation attendance is a mandatory first step to volunteering for the many opportunities at the VINE Adult Community Center and VINE Home Thrift Store. July’s orientation is from 10-11:30 a.m. at the VINE Faith in Action Office (421 E. Hickory St., Mankato). To register, call (507) 387-1666.

July 25th

The New Ulm Farm-City Hub Cub and Steve and Kerry Hoffman have teamed up for Family Night on the Dairy Farm. This event is family friendly and free for all ages. The event will take place at the Hoffman Farm (18868 140th Ave., New Ulm) from 5-8 p.m., rain or shine. This event will give visitors a chance to see a working dairy farm and also include farm tours, calf petting, dairy treats, giveaways, exhibits and displays, hayrides, kids activities, and much more. A picnic meal will be available for purchase (limited quantity of 400) for $3, which includes a choice between a cheeseburger and hot dog, chips, and milk.

August 9th

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest will be hosting their 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Mankato Golf Club. There is a $100 registration fee per person that covers the cost of a golf cart, access to the driving range, breakfast and lunch. Teams must pre-register to be considered for this event. Registration will begin at 8 am, with the Shotgun Tee-Off following at 9 am, rain or shine.

August 9th

Play4ACure Charity Softball Tournament at the Winnebago Diamonds Softball Complex in Fairmont begins at 6 p.m. There is a $175 registration fee per team. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

August 15th

New Creation World Outreach Church is hosting their 12th annual Prayer Summit Conference starting at 7 p.m. Sessions will also be held throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. To register and find out more information, visit this link.

August 20th

In an effort to be more welcoming to families and working people, VINE Faith in Action has planned two evening Volunteer Orientations during summer months. Orientation attendance is a mandatory first step to volunteering for the many opportunities at the VINE Adult Community Center and VINE Home Thrift Store. August’s orientation is from 5-6:30 p.m. at the VINE Faith in Action Office (421 E. Hickory St., Mankato). To register, call (507) 387-1666.

September 15th

The Auto Restorers Club of Southern Minnesota is hosting the 43rd annual Car Show & Swap Meet at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds (400 Union St, St Peter) from 6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Admission: $5 per person; Children 12 and under free with adult. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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