February 2018

Monday, February 19 – Sunday, April 22

Scharftopia: The Far-Out World of Kenny Scharf & Georges Rouault: Cirque de L'Etoile Filante

Location: Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College

Kenny Scharf Gallery Talk - April 22 3-6 p.m.

March 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 5:30pm

Women Celebrating Women

Location: Jackson Campus Center Banquet Rooms
Gustavus Adolphus College

Women Celebrating Women is an annual event honoring the contributions and leadership of women in the St. Peter community.

This year's theme is Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Social Hour is 5:30-6:30, with dinner being served at 6:30. Dinner music will b e provided by pianist Beth Winterfeldt. The guest speaker is Jennifer Melby-Kelley, owner of Coffee Hag and Mankato City Council member.

Individual tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for students. able for 6 are available for $160. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by March 12 and can be made by calling St. Peter Community & Family Education at 934.3048 or register online at

Thursday, March 22, 7pm – 9pm

Rising out of the Rubble:Tell us a story of survival, hope and life after the tornado.

Location: Treaty Site History Center
1851 N. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

Doors at 6:30, cash refreshments by Patrick's on Third, storytelling begins at 7:00. Prepare a story (up to five minutes) about your memories or experiences before, during, or after the March 29, 1998, tornado. No prior submission required. Admission is free.
Hosted by Ben Findley and Lindsay Prunty.

Saturday, March 24, 9am

Luck of the Irish 7K and Kids K

Location: John Ireland Catholic School/Church of St. Peter
1801 W. Broadway Ave., St. Peter

7K at 9 a.m.
Kids K at 10:30 a.m.
Technical tees for all

Benefits John Ireland Catholic School

Saturday, March 24, 9am – 1pm

Seven Mile Creek Buckthorn Bust & Willow Stem Planting

Location: Seven Mile Creek County Park
Hwy. 169 south of St. Peter

50 volunteers are needed to join Great River Greening for buckthorn removal and willow stem planting at Seven Mile Creek County Park. The 628-acre park is managed by Nicollet County and it transitions from the Minnesota River to grasslands in the valley, to deciduous forests on either side and up the bluffs of Seven Mile Creek. The restoration activities will enhance the efforts to sequester nutrient run off from agriculture and reduce soils movement into the Minnesota River.

Light breakfast, snack, and lunch provided. Recommended for ages 8 and up; children must be supervised.

50 volunteers are needed along with 10 volunteer supervisors. If you want to manage volunteers as a volunteer supervisor, free training is provided.

Register at or contact May Yang, Community Outreach Coordinator or (651)272-3993.

Saturday, March 24, 5pm

Luck of the Irish Dinner & Auctions

Location: Johnson Hall - Nicollet County Fairgrounds
400 Union St., St. Peter

Dinner 5-7 p.m.
Games and Bingo
Fund a Need
Cash Raffle Drawing
Live and Silent Auctions

Benefits John Ireland Catholic School

Sunday, March 25, 1:30pm

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra High School Concerto Concert

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College

Featuring 2018 high school concerto contest winner, Kirill Nazarov, piano

FREE admission

Sunday, March 25, 7:30pm

Vespers in the Anglican Tradition

Location: Christ Chapel, Gustavus Adolphus College

Featuring the Gustavus Choir.

FREE admission

Saturday, March 31, 10am

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Minnesota Square Park
Highway 169 South, St. Peter

Sponsored by The Good Samaritan Society - Home Care. FREE and open to the public.

Children ages 12 and under are welcome to participate. Areas for each age group will be cordoned off.

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the St. Peter Community Center.

April 2018

Thursday, April 5, 7pm

On Eagle's Wings: Minnesota's Sacred Music

Location: St. Peter High School

This one-hour documentary explores the dramatic shift in sacred music, beginning in the 1960s, when major Christian religions attempted to reach out to engage the congregation. Minnesota is home to a significant number of highly accomplished songwriters and musicians who have helped bring new music to many faiths. Featuring Father Michal Joncas, composer of "On Eagle's Wings."

KMSQ President and CEO Eric Olson will introduce the film..

FREE admission

Saturday, April 7, 7pm – 11:30pm

St. Peter Athletic Booster Bash

Location: Johnson Hall, Nicollet County Fairgrounds, St. Peter

7-9 p.m. Silent Auction

7:30-8:30 Beer and Wine Tasting

8:30-11:30 Dance

Featuring Holdout

Admission is $20 - guests must be 21+

Advance tickets (exact payment) are available at First National Bank Minnesota, HomeTown Bank, Nicollet County Bank, CCFBank, ISD 508 schools.
Or you may purchase tickets at the door

Hosted by the Fall sports of boys and girls soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball and football. All proceeds will be used to enhance the schools' athletic programs..

Wednesday, April 11, 2pm – 4pm

Irish Music and Words with Paddy O'Brien

Location: St. Peter Community Center Room 219 (Senior Center)

Enjoy storytelling and the culture of Ireland with traditional Irish music!

FREE and all are welcome!

Friday, April 13, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

St. Peter Fiesta

Location: St. Peter Community Center
600S. Fifth St., St. Peter

Cultural activities, music, games, craft, food and more!
Take the whole family! FREE and open to everyone!

Sponsored in part by Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter Recreation & Leisure Services Department, St. Peter Public Schools World Language Department, Community & Family Education, and St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Monday, April 16 – Saturday, May 19

New Work by Howard Quednau - Dioramas

Location: Schaefer Art Gallery, Gustavus Adolphus College

Opening Reception - April 19 5-6 p.m.

Friday, April 20, 8pm

The Marriage of Figaro

Location: St. Peter Yoga Studio
112 Grace St., St. Peter

Tickets available at

Saturday, April 21, 8pm

The Marriage of Figaro

Location: St. Peter Yoga Studio
112 Grace St., St. Peter

Tickets available at

Sunday, April 22, 2pm

The Marriage of Figaro

Location: St. Peter Yoga Studio
112 Grace St., St. Peter

Tickets available at

Monday, April 23, 7:30pm

Faculty Recital

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College

Featuring Gustavus Jazz Faculty

FREE admission

Saturday, April 28, 10am

Gustavus Woodwind Chamber Ensembles Spring Concert

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College

featuring Flute Choir, Woodwind Quintets, Saxophone Quartets and Clarinet Quartets

FREE Admission

Sunday, April 29, 1:30pm

Gustavus Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College

Adam Rappel, director

FREE admission

Sunday, April 29, 3:30pm


Location: Bjorling Recital Hall, Gustavus Adolphus Collegwe

Scott Moore, director

FREE Admission

May 2018

Thursday, May 3, 7pm

Country School: One Room - One Nation

Location: District 6 Schoolhouse
(Highway 22 near the junction of Hwy 111 near Norseland, MN).

From immigration issues in early schools to the controversial demise of their widespread use in the 1950s and 1960s, "Country School" combines visually stunning images of a myriad of restored and decaying buildings - including one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright- with surprising, humorous and heartwarming stories from former teachers and students. More than just nostalgia, "Country School" also delves into the dark side of the one-room school experieince and dispels the myths behind the revered institution that helped bind a young nation together.

Powerful commentary from one-room school historians and writers provides insight into lessons learned from the school days and school ways of yesteryear.

Following the film, Garfield Eckberg will present a brief overview of the District 6 School building and the restoration efforts of Friends of District 6.

FREE admission

October 2018

Saturday, October 13 2018, 9am – 4pm

Maker Fair Minnesota

Location: Nicollet County Fairgrounds
St. Peter

Watch for details!