Calendar

May 2018

Saturday, May 12 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - Bent But Not Broken: Our Story in Pictures

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

Saturday, May 12 – Saturday, December 15

EXHIBIT - State of Mind: A History of Minnesota's First State Hospital

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

September 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2pm – 5pm

Boomers and Beyond Senior Expo--It's a Tasty Life!

Location: St. Peter Community Center
601 S. Washington Ave., St. Peter

2-4 p.m. Vendor Booths
2:30-3:30 p.m. Entertainment - Betty and Ocho
4-5 p.m. Keynote Speaker - April Graff, HyVee
Registered Dietician

Also available: Flu shots and health screenings, hearing screenings, massages, refreshments and door prizes!

Thursday, September 20, 7pm

Night Hike with Scott Kudelka

Location: Traverse des Sioux prairie

Darkness presents a whole new world to most of us. Very few of us spend extended periods of time in the dark and some people may even become fearful of the night. On the other hand, animals adapt their lives and themselves to the conditions of both day and night.

On this hike we will learn how to use our five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) in the dark without using any artificial light.

Please meet in the lobby at the Treaty Site History Center at 6:55 PM and be ready to depart at 7:00 PM.

Admission is free.

Thursday, September 27, 2pm

Historical Markers, Monuments, and Memorials Placed by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution

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

Join Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Faye Leach for a presentation on "Historical Markers, Monuments, and Memorials Placed by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution." Her presentation is about markers that have been erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1916, including those in Nicollet County. Some markers are historical, some memorials, and some monuments. Discover who placed them and why and learn about markers that were removed, lost or stolen. Enjoy before and after photos of marker restorations from across the state.

Cost is FREE for NCHS members and $3 for non-members

Saturday, September 29, 9am – 5pm

Still We Rise

Location: Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W. College Ave., St. Peter

Still we rise is a one-day experiential arts immersion that seeks to engage participants in creative community problem solving. It envisions art as a tool for change, healing, hope and coalition building.

Participants will have the opportunity to sing, dance and dive into visual and performing arts and will leave with a renewed sense of optimism, empowered to utilize the arts to create a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive world.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register at Gustavustickets.com; for more information, email stillwerise@gustavus.edu or call 933-7351.

October 2018

Thursday, October 4, 5pm – 8pm

Girls Night Out

Location: Throughout St. Peter at participating businesses

Girls Night Out is a fun way to check out what St. Peter businesses have to offer. Many of the participating businesses have discounts, demonstrations, prizes, free gifts, and/or refreshments to welcome you. Gather your friends and make an evening of it...shop, dine, and have a great time!

For more information, check our Girls Night Out page on this website at
http://www.stpeterchamber.com/girls-night-out/

Thursday, October 4, 5pm – 8pm

Girls Night Out

Location: Throughout St. Peter at 44 businesses

For details, see the Girls Night Out page under Events in the Chamber website menu. A list of participating businesses is available there.

Thursday, October 4, 7pm

Alone in the Wilderness II

Location: St. Peter High School Theater
2121 W. Broadway Ave., St. Peter

Dick Proenneke continues documenting his life in the remote Alaska wilderness in this sequel to the original Alone in the Wilderness video. Watch as he builds his cache, enjoys the scenery and visits with his brother Ray.

FREE admission.

Friday, October 12, 7:30pm

An Evening with the Minnesota Opera

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College

Celebrating 55 years of music making, the Minnesota Opera is a leading American company, admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs, and new works.

Join us for an evening with a quartet of singers performing favorites from the operatic repertoire.

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

Saturday, October 13, 9am – 4pm

7th Annual Maker Fair Minnesota

Location: Nicollet County Fairgrounds
400 Union St., St. Peter

HANDCRAFTED BAZAAR
Food stands, goodie bags, make & takes, kids activities

Admission is $1 per adult/$3 per carload

Saturday, October 13, 11am – 4:30pm

Arboretum Fall Festival

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Enjoy a fun-filled day of outdoor activities in the Linnaeus Arboretum. Explore the arboretum grounds (with self-guided tour brochures available), participate in the treasure hunt, enjoy the entertainment provided by Gusties (Jazz combos, a capella groups) and a magic show. There will be games, hayrides, face painting, crafts, and vendors (photography, handmade pottery, jewelry, and more). Food concessions will be available. Also participating is MNIPL (Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light) with the World Climate Ribbon Project.

Sunday, October 14, 2pm – 3pm

Family Weekend Showcase Concert

Location: Christ Chapel
Gustavus Adolphus College

The 2018 Family Weekend Showcase Concert features the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Gustavus Choir, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Gustavus Jazz Ensemble. The performance is free and open to the public, no ticket is required. This event will also be available via livestream.

Friday, October 19, 5pm – 7:30pm

Knights of Columbus Fish Boil

Location: Church of St. Peter
1801 W. Broadway, St. Peter

Enjoy the "Famous" fish boil of Icelandic pollock, carrots, potatoes, and onions. Cherry or apple pie. Cold beer for sale, too!

Adults $125; youth 6=12 $5, and pre-schoolers free.

Thursday, October 25, 2pm – 3pm

Lecture Series | Thoreau’s 1861 MN Journey Revisited

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

In 1861 noted naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau spent a few months in Minnesota about one year before the end of his too short life. His visit included a steamboat trip from St. Paul up the Minnesota River to the Lower Sioux Agency, where he heard speeches by several of the principle participants in the 1862 U. S.-Dakota War. Since 2006 Dave Solheim, poet and retired English Professor, has been visiting the locales of Thoreau’s Minnesota travels and has prepared a book-length manuscript of his experiences including detailed material from Thoreau’s travel notes and his correspondence of that time. Solheim will make an illustrated presentation of parts of his study emphasizing nearby locations at the Treaty Site on Thursday 25 October.

Free for NCHS members; $3 for nonmembers.


Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tell Me a Story: All Hallows' Eve

Location: E. St. Julien Cox House
500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter

From spooky to mischievous, we want to hear your stories that will send a shiver up the spine. Throw your name into the hat if you would like to share a story (up to five minutes). No prior submission required.

The house will be styled in traditional Halloween themes from the Victorian era, setting the stage for your spine-tingling stories. The stories must be true or perceived to be true by the storyteller.

Mulled cider and other treats will be available at the cash bar. Costumes are encouraged...dress up if you dare! The storytelling event is free and for mature audiences.

Calling hour will begin at 6 p.m. with a tour of the Cox House by our very own Judge Eugene Cox. Admission for the tour is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors payable at the door. Doors open for storytelling at 7 p.m.; stories begin at 7:30. Come early for the best seating!

For more information, contact Lindsay Prunty at 320-469-0334 or pruntylindsay@gmail.com

Monday, October 29, 6pm

Nobel Concert - Living Soil: Seasons in the Earth

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College

Living Soil: Seasons in the Earth is a journey through the seasons featuring music by Boulanger, Beethoven, Brahms, Hirabayashi, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert. Performers include Taichi Chen, violinist with the Minnesota Orchestra; Esther Wang, pianist and music professor at Gustavus; David Carter, cellist and music professor at St. Olaf College; and soprano; Emi Chen.

Open to the public without charge; no ticket required. This event will be live streamed.

Wednesday, October 31, 4pm – 7pm

Trick or Treat at the Cox House

Location: E. St. Julien Cox House
500 N. Washington Ave., St. Peter

We're inviting kids and families to trick or treat for old-fashioned candy at the historic E. St. Julien Cox House on October 31st from 4-7 p.m. The Cox House will also be open to explore and styled to reflect the spirit of the holiday. Free-will donations are appreciated by visitors exploring the Cox House.

Halloween was a fashionable holiday to celebrate in the Victorian era, the time when the home was built. Magazines printed Halloween recipes, decorating ideas, and games. In the late 1800s, Halloween was about community and neighborly get-togethers in recognition of quaint customs of days gone by.

FREE event.

November 2018

Thursday, November 1, 7pm

Film Series | Korean War Stories

Location: St. Peter High School Theater
2121 Broadway Ave., St. Peter

The Korean conflict is often called "The Forgotten War," but never been by those who lived it. In this film hosted by Walter Cronkite, notable personalities and trench soldiers share their memories of a very difficult and brutal war. Hear from U.S. Senators John S. Warner and John Glenn, baseball great Ted Williams, astronaut Wally Schirra, former Secretary of State James Baker, singer Willie Nelson, correspondent Irving R. Levine, and Medal of Honor winners General Ray Davis and Colonel Carl Sitter.

Admission is FREE.

Saturday, November 3, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall - Gustavus Adolphus College

Thursday, November 8, 8pm – 10pm

Measure for Measure

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Seham

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Friday, November 9, 8pm – 10pm

Measure for Measure

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Seham

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Saturday, November 10

Measure for Measure

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Seham

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Sunday, November 11, 2pm – 4pm

Measure for Measure

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Measure for Measure
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Amy Seham

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Tell Me a Story: Chance

Location: Arts Center of Saint Peter
315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter


An unexpected encounter, a missed opportunity or a near death experience...we want to hear your stories about when a chance happening (good or bad) affected your life.

Doors open at 7 pm, cash refreshments by Patrick's. Storytelling begins at 7:30. Throw your name into the hat if you would like to share a story (up to five minutes). No prior submission required.

FREE with tips encouraged to support the Arts Center.

For more information, contact Lindsay Prunty at 320-469-0334 or pruntylindsay@gmail.com

Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm

Sarah Leuwerke, Mezzo-Soprano

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall
Gustavus Adolphus College

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Leuwerke has performed with symphony orchestras and operas around the country and brings her critically acclaimed "fresh-voiced and broadly comic" performance style to Gustavus Artist Series this fall.

She will be joined by pianist Yana Avedyan and violinist Laura Burns, presenting works by Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, and the Gustavus premiere of a new song cycle by Veronika Krausas, "Hopscotch Tarot".

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

December 2018

Thursday, December 6, 7pm

Film Series | American Experience: Space Men

Location: St. Peter High School Theater
2121 Broadway Ave., St. Peter

On a perfectly still August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger lifted off in a helium balloon from an abandoned airstrip in New Mexico, floating upwards into the clouds. When his open gondola reached 100,000 feet, nearly 20 miles above the earth, Kittinger disconnected his onboard oxygen supply, said a prayer, and stepped off into the unknown. Within seconds, he was hurtling at over four hundred miles per hour through temperatures nearing one hundred degrees below zero. Kittinger's daring feat was part of a research program that began testing the limits of human endurance at the very edge of space nearly a decade before President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon. Space Men tells the little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments in the stratosphere laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, helping to make the very idea of space travel a reality.

FREE admission.

February 2019

Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 10

Winterfest 2019

Location: Throughout St. Peter

Celebrate winter in St. Peter!

Medallion Hunt, Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, WinterSlam demo derby, and more. Watch for details as the event draws closer.

Saturday, February 16, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Gustavus Choir Home Concert

Location: Christ Chapel - Gustavus Adolphus College

Thursday, February 21, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company


Friday, February 22, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Saturday, February 23, 8pm – 10pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

Sunday, February 24, 4pm

Telemachy

Location: Anderson Theatre
Gustavus Adolphus College

Telemachy
Adapted from The Odyssey of Homer
Directed by Matt Trucano
Created by Julia Kugler '19, Nicole Meyer '20, Matt Trucano, Terena M. Wilkens, and The Company

Tickets available two weeks prior to the event at https://gustavustickets.universitytickets.com or by calling 507-933-7590.

April 2019

Tuesday, April 9 2019, 7:30pm

David Briggs, Organ

Location: Christ Chapel
Gustavus Adolphus College

David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach. Fascinated by the art of improvisation since a child, David also frequently performs improvisations to silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d'Arc, Metropolis, as well as a variety of Charlie Chaplin films.

Briggs is currently working to transcribe and perform all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies on organ. His performance will include one of these transcriptions as well as some improvisation and a pre-concert lecture.

Tickets available at www.gustavustickets.com

$12 adults general admission, $9 for senior citizens, students and Gustavus staff, one free ticket to Gustavus student with ID

Saturday, April 27 2019, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall-Gustavus Adolphus College

May 2019

Thursday, May 16 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Thursday, May 16 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum-Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Friday, May 17 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum-Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Saturday, May 18 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Directed by Henry MacCarthy

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.

Sunday, May 19 2019, 7pm – 9pm

Lysistrata By Aristophanes

Location: Linnaeus Arboretum - Gustavus Adolphus College

Aristophanes’ comic account of how sex was used to end the Peloponnesian war.

Set in the beautiful Linnaeus Arboretum, our production of Lysistrata explores this timeless comedy’s bawdy humor and double entendres, along with its insightful and sharp commentary on gender roles and power structures.