Calendar

April 2017

Saturday, April 29, 3pm

Mystery at the Mansion

Location: Crossview Covenant Church
2000 Howard Drive, North Mankato

Advance Tickets $13
Available at Nutter Clothing in St. Peter
Cub Foods and HyVee in Mankato

At the door $15/ $5 students

Featuring Underground with special appearance by women's quartet Blest.

For more information: www.singmankato.com

Saturday, April 29, 5:30pm

Mystery at the Mansion Dinner Performance

Location: Marriott Courtyard
902 Raintree Road, Mankato

Dinner with an extra helping of barbershop!

5:30 p.m. - Social hour and dinner
7:30 p.m. - Riverblender Show

Dinner performance tickets - $40

May 2017

Thursday, May 4, 5:30pm – 7pm

Easrly Childhood & Family Education Vehicle Fair

Location: First Lutheran Church (Parking Lot)
1114 W. Traverse Rd., St. Peter

All kids and their families are invited to attend this unique opportunity to view and explore a variety of vehicles. Look at, climb on and sit in a fire truck, police car, school bus and more!

Food available for purchase at the concession stand.

Rain date is May 11.

Sunday, May 7, 1pm – 4pm

Egg Coffee and Newtons - Opening Day at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21
New Ulm, MN 56073

Our visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of "Egg Coffee and Newtons" on Sunday, May 7th from 1 to 4 pm. While enjoying a cup of egg coffee made on the original stove in the store. Visitors will see and learn about items from the 1870's, 40% of the merchandise is from when the store first opened by Alexander Harkin in the village of West Newton. The Harkin Store is all that is left of the once thriving riverboat village. The village is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgley.

The admission to the program is included with the admission to the store. The gift shop is again
restocked with lots of wonderfully different and unique items such as hand crafted items, toys,
books and 10 cent candy. The store is open in May on Saturdays and Sundays with programs on
Sunday afternoons.

Thursday, May 11, 7pm

Films on Thursdays: Women Serving in War

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

From the war zone to life back home: Three generations of Minnesota's military women share their stories of service from World War II to Vietnam to Afghanistan. Produced by TPT with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Following the film is a program celebrating women service members.

Doors open at 6:40 p.m. No admission is charged.

Sunday, May 14, 1pm – 4pm

Mother's Day - Apron Display at HarkinStore

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

The Mother's Day program has become one of the ladies favorite. See a display of a collection of aprons which were important to the women of the prairie. Ladies did many chores and the need of an apron was important to keep the clothes undamaged. They also used the apron for many jobs. Come see the large collection hanging in the store. We, also, will have aprons made by Janet Massopust, Alexander Harkin's grand-daughter, who ran the store as a private museum from 1928 to 1973.

Come see the 1870's general store with 40% original merchandise on the shelves and hear
about the riverboat town on West Newton and what is left of the area. The store will bring
you back to the "Old Days" as it looked then. Admission to the program is included with the
admission to the store.

Friday, May 19 – Saturday, May 20

St. Peter Citywide Garage Sale

Location: Throughout St. Peter

Check out the garage sales throughout the city for treasure hunting and bargains!

Sunday, May 21, 1pm – 4pm

Minnesota Riverboats

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

Friday, May 26, 8am – Sunday, May 28, 4pm

Key City Kennel Club Dog Show

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

Friday - Obedience and Rally, Viszla Club and Collie Club

Saturday - Obedience, Rally, and all-breed confirmation shows

No admission, but there is a $3 parking fee.

Sunday, May 28, 1pm – 4pm

Music by Bob Bovee at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

June 2017

Sunday, June 4, 1pm – 4pm

Dairy Day with Samples at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

Saturday, June 10, 12pm – 10pm

Ambassador Blues

Location: Minnesota Square Park
Highway 169 South
St. Peter

FREE blues festival in the park. All are welcome, so come and enjoy the music!

Sunday, June 11, 1pm – 4pm

Flag Day Display

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

Sunday, June 18, 1pm – 4pm

Father's Day - Hand Crafts

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

Sunday, June 25, 1pm – 4pm

Music by Carver Creek

Location: Harkin Store
66250 County Road 21, New Ulm

July 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 10am – 10:30pm

Old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Location: South Washington Ave. and Minnesota Square Park

Parade (S. Washington Ave route), picnic in Minnesota Square Park, kids' activities, music, food fireworks, fun for the whole family!

PARADE 10 a.m. (S. Washington Ave.)
PICNIC 12 Noon - 4 p.m. (MN Square Park)
FIREWORKS 10 p.m. (Nicollet County Fairgrounds)

August 2017

Wednesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 13

Nicollet County Fair

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

September 2017

Saturday, September 2 – Sunday, September 3

Key City Kennel Club Dog Agility

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

Sunday, September 10, 12pm – 6pm

Rock Bend Folk Festival

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

Celebrates southern Minnesota's folk arts and artists. Original arts and crafts, music (blues, bluegrass, jazz), food, fun! Music begins at noon each day. Admission is free--donations are welcome!

www.rockbend.org

Sunday, September 17, 6am – 3pm

Auto Restorers Car Show & Swap Meet

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

41st annual show rain or shine. Admission $5 per person/under 12 free with an adult.
Show cars admission $15
(includes driver & 1 passenger)

Registration and awards in Johnson Hall
Awards at 3 p.m.

More information at: clubs.hemmings.com/autorestorers.

Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30

Oktoberfest

Location: Watch for details.

Enjoy a beer garden, live music, and more in downtown St. Peter.

October 2017

Saturday, October 14, 9am – 3pm

6th Anunal Maker Fair Minnesota

Location: Nicollet County Fairgrounds
40-0 W. Union St., St. Peter

Handcrafted Bazaar
Food stands, goodie bags, make-and-take crafts, kids activities and a great selection of hand crafted items.