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Updated Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

May 22nd

Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m. Bag-It, a film about the environmental, health and social costs of plastic bag use, will be showing at The Red Barn at the Community Gardens of the Living Earth Center, 170 Good Counsel Drive, Mankato. Join us to see this most informative film and afterward participate in the discussion of how to reduce plastic bag use in our community. Parking is available at Loyola High School across from The Red Barn. It is free to the public and sponsored by The Blue Earth Project and Mankato Zero Waste. If you have questions, call Jane Dow at 469-5537 or email Paul Ebbenga at paul@blueearthproject.org

May 23rd

Hear stories of courage and resiliency from John Kriesel and Jack Zimmerman.  They'll be sharing their stories of courage on the battlefield and in civilian life.  The presentation starts at 6:30 in the Ostrander Auditorium of the MSU Centennial Student Union.  There is free parking in the CSU pay lot.

May 27th

Join Minnesota Heritage Publishing for a Memorial Day ceremony at the site of the Blue Earth County Civil War "Boy in Blue" Memorial in Mankato’s historic Lincoln Park. The annual ceremony will be held at 2 pm, rain or shine!

May 28th

Tweens and teens ages 9-18 are invited to join the North Mankato Taylor Library for DIY t-shirt rugs at 4:00 pm. Call or visit the North Mankato Taylor Library to make your reservations.

May 29th

Medicare can be confusing. If you know little to nothing about Medicare and want a brief overview before digging deeper, then reserve your spot at North Mankato Taylor Library's Medicare Presentation at 10 am. During this class, you will learn the basics of Medicare Part A, B, C and Part D. This class will also give you information about when and how to enroll for Medicare. Class size is limited, so registration is required. Call the Senior LinkAge Line to reserve your spot for this event at 1-800-333-2433.

May 29th

The North Mankato Taylor Library will be hosting a baby play date at 10 am for children aged 0-2 years. A board book will be read and toys will be available to play with. No registration required.

May 29th

The North Mankato will be hosting a Mother-Daughter Book Club at 6 pm. Girls in grades 3-6 and their mothers are invited to talk, laugh, and eat as they discuss the book, "The War That Saved My Life." No registration required.

May 29th

North Mankato Taylor Library's "Battle of the Books" registration closes at 12 noon. Join a team and battle it out with trivia questions about four pre-selected books. Compete against teams from other area libraries for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card for each person on your team. Each participant will receive all four books to read over the summer in preparation. Call or stop into the North Mankato Taylor Library with any questions and to register!

June 3rd

The Greater Nicollet Area Community Foundation is planning a 5th Year Anniversary Celebration for June 3 at the Nicollet Conservation Club. The event starts at 5:30 pm with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Program at 6:30 features speaker Paul Mayer from New Richmond, WI Foundation. Tickets are $10 and available until May 20 at ProGrowth Bank, Nicollet Mart or website at www.investinnicollet.org. Join us for an Evening of Thanks!

June 3rd

Join the North Mankato Taylor Library at 5:30 pm for an Edward Jones Presentation entitled "Retirement: Making Your Money Last." This event is hosted by Kaylee Phelps, a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Pizza and refreshments will be served. To register, call Kaylee Phelps at (507) 625-5695 or email her at kaylee.phelps@edwardjones.com by May 31st. You can also sign up with the North Mankato Taylor Library in person or over the phone at (507) 345-5120.

June 7th

The Fairmont's Interlaken Heritage Days enters its 31st year in 2019. The annual summer festival will be held on the second weekend in June! We kick off the weekend with a community meal and entertainment from the Steve Lang Country Show on Friday, June 7th at 4:30 at Heritage Acres, a picturesque village from days gone by situated along Lake Sisseton. 

June 7th

North Mankato Taylor Library will be hosting a Teen Free Food Friday at the library from 6:30-8pm. Join the North Mankato Taylor Library for their Star Wars themed Free Food Friday to mark the beginning of The Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program! There will be food, games, and fun! Feel free to dress up as your favorite Star Wars character. Registration is requested. This event is open to teens between 13-18 years old.

June 8th

The North Mankato Taylor Library will be hosting their Summer Reading Kick-Off from 10am-12pm at Storybook Park. Help them kick off their summer reading programs by joining them for astronaut training and other space-themed activities including a planetarium. This event is open to all ages. No registration required.

June 9th

Trinity Lutheran Church of Nicollet will be celebrating 150 years of God's Grace on Sunday, June 9th beginning at 9 am with a Worship Service with a guest Pastor and former member of Trinity, Jon Enter. Trinity will sponsor a dinner following the program. Tell those that have been members & former members at Trinity to joins us for the day. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to office@trinitynicollet.org or by phone at 507-232-3938 by May 31st. 

June 9th

Church of St. Paul, Nicollet, Parish Festival - Mass is at 10 a.m., Hot Roast and BBQ Chicken Buffet Dinner with pie served 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, bucket raffle, kids' games, bingo, beer garden, and plant sale. 

June 11th

Taste of the Farm is being held at Farmamerica from 5-8 pm. Join the Waseca County Farm Bureau to celebrate agriculture in Waseca county! Join us for this family-friendly event! A free meal will be served until gone. There will be farm animals, farm equipment and other fun activities. 

June 13th

Third annual Beer, Brats, and Bourbon presented by U.S. Bank will be hosted at BackPack Central's Warehouse with an extended outdoor area with pub seating and games. The evening will feature bourbon tastings, special brews, live music, grilled fare and much more! Tickets are very limited for this popular event, so get yours today! 21+ Only For tickets visit http://feedingourcommunitiespartners.org/bbb.html  100% of proceeds benefit Feeding Our Communities Partners.

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 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

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 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 4-9pm. 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. 

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.

--KEYC NEWS 12