Calendar

April 2019

Thursday, April 25, 7:30pm

Tell Me a Story: Lost

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

Have you ever been lost, figuratively or literally? Lost your passport on vacation? Lost a promotion tot hat coworker you never really liked? Lost the big game? Tell us a story of something you lost. Throw your name into the hat if you'd like to share a story (up to five minutes). No prior submission required. Storytellers get free admission to a future Tell Me a Story event.

Cash refreshments by Patrick's. General admission - $10; students - $5. Doors open at 7 p.m. and storytelling begins at 7:30.

Friday, April 26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

St. Peter Fiesta and Celebration of Culture

Location: St. Peter Community Center
600 S. 5th St., St. Peter

FREE multicultural event for the whole family. The focus will be on Spanish speaking countries and Somali speaking countries. Activities, music, games, crafts, food and more!

Saturday, April 27, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Location: Bjorling Recital Hall-Gustavus Adolphus College

Sunday, April 28, 8:30am – 12:30pm

Lions Pancake Breakfast

Location: American Legion
229 W. Nassau, St. Peter

Sunday, April 28, 1pm – 4pm

Discover the Outdoors at Linnaeus Arboretum

Location: Linnaeus Arborteum at Gustavus Adolphus College

Activities will be provided throughout the event to encourage kids and families to get outside together to play and learn. Organizations will teach topics on and not limited to: conservation, sustainability, outdoor recreation, natural systems, and how YOU can become more connected to the outdoors. Live music from 1:30-3 p.m. FREE event!

May 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 10am

Mayday! Peace Conference - Featuring Thomas Friedman

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

The Mayday! Peace Conference will focus on the role of journalism in peacebuilding. Award-winning New York Times journalist and author, Thomas Friedman, will share his thoughts on the importance of the free press, the responsibility of journalists, and the role the media can play in agitating for peace. WCCO Radio host Roshini Rajkumar will interview Mr. Friedman at 10 a.m. in Christ Chapel followed by lunch and Q & A sponsored by the Gustavus Library Associates and an afternoon journalism and peacebuilding forum.

To learn more about the event and to request your free ticket to the morning lecture and order your $25 luncheon ticket, visit gustavus.edu/events/mayday.

Thursday, May 2, 4pm – 7pm

Spring Art and Clothing Swap

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

The public is invited to bring the following items: Men's and women's clothing (clean, no stains, no repairs needed), accessories, shoes, bags and art (pottery, framed and unframed prints and posters, etc.). The swap is on the honor system. participants are encouraged to be generous with what they bring and take items that speak to them.

No children's clothing, undergarments, and non-wearable items will be accepted. Items may be delivered prior to the swap by appointment only. Any items remaining after the swap will be donated to a local nonprofit or used for Arts Center outreach projects.

Thursday, May 2, 7pm

Films on Thursdays: The Great Math Mystery

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

NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour -- a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio trans-missions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. But where does math get its power? Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follows math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond, all leading to the ultimate riddle: Is math an invention or a discovery? Humankind's clever trick or the language of the universe? Rated PG, Runtime 54 min.

Wednesday, May 8, 6pm

Addressing Challenges Together - St. Peter Community Engagement Series

Location: St. Peter Middle School
100 Lincoln Dr., St. Peter

Session #3 of the series:: "Moving forward together"

Supported by St. Peter Public Schools, St. Peter Recreation & Leisure Dept. and Greater Mankato Diversity Council.

Thursday, May 9, 5:30pm – 7pm

ECFE Vehicle Fair

Location: First Lutheran Church parking lot
1114 W. Traverse Rd., St. Peter

FREE - no registration required.

Fun for the whole family...look, climb on and even sit in a fire truck, a police car, a school bus, an ambulance, and more!

Pizza, fruit and pop will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

Thursday, May 16, 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, 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, 10am – 1pm

Paper Shredding Event

Location: Nicollet County government Center
501 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter

Nicollet County is hosting a FREE document shredding event for Nicollet County residents and small businesses. Veteran Shredding will provide the services; they are a local, veteran- and family-owned and operated mobile document shredding company.

For more information, contact Nicollet County Property Services at 934.7070.

Friday, May 17, 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, 8:30am – 1pm

Annual Heritage Plant Sale

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

Stop by the Cox House Friday afternoon, May 17 from 2-6 p.m. for a preview sale. Get potted hearty old-fashioned perennials such as phlox, hostas, mums, dahlias, cannas, sedum, iris, columbine, herbs, rhubarb, and many other plant varieties.
Proceeds support the Cox House and the gardens.

If you have plants to donate, they may be dropped off at the Cox House anytime Thursday, May 26 or Friday, May 17 (please plant in containers). If no one is there, leave your plants just inside the Skaro Street garden gate. Be sure they are identified and leave your name and phone number.

Saturday, May 18, 9am – 1pm

Hllett's Pond Shoreline Planting

Location: Hallett's Pond Nature Area, St. Peter

Great River Greening is looking for volunteers to build floating islands that will be installed in Hallett's Pond to improve water quality. Volunteers will also plant native grasses and shrubs on the shoreline of the pond.

Light breakfast, snack and lunch provided. Recommended for ages 8+; children must be supervised. 40 restoration volunteers and 8 volunteer supervisors are needed.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED at greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/ or contact Katie Brom, Volunteer Events Manager at volunteer@greatrivergreening.org or (651) 272-3989. The

Saturday, May 18, 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, 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.

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26

2019 All Breed Key City Kennel Club Dog Show

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

Friday, May 24 - Obedience and Rally Trials
Saturday, May 25 - Conformation, Obedience and Rally
Sunday, May 26 - Conformation, Obedience and Rally

June 2019

Saturday, June 1, 1pm

Spring of Destruction

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

Demo Derby
Gates open at 8 a.m. for inspection
Grandstands open at 11 a.m.
Kids Powerwheels Derby begins at noon
Show begins at 1 p.m.
Food vendors and beer garden

Classes:
Limited Weld Cars - $2,000
Limited Weld Trucks - $2,000
'80s - $2,000
Compacts (106 & under) - $2,000
Hardest Hitter gets $400
Trophy for each class

For questions, call Brandon Thomas
(507) 317-9066

Thursday, June 6, 6pm

D-Day! A 75th Anniversary Commemoration of Operation Overlord

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

Arn Kind, a historical reenactor, will give a program commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, or D-Day. Watch history come alive with a realistic and colorful portrayal of the people who participated in these events.

FREE event. A collaboration of the St. Peter Senior Center, St. Peter Public Library, St. Peter Community & Family Education, Nicollet County Historical Society and American Legion Post 37.

August 2019

Thursday, August 8, 4:30pm

Zoom! From the Earth to the Edge of the Universe

Location: St. Peter Community Center Gym
600 S. 5th St.,St. Peter

Travel space by stepping into the Bell Museum's ExploreaDome. The Dome is a traveling planetarium with live programs inside. Journey through the solar system, galaxy and universe, and explore the vast differences of space.

It is recommended that yo bring towels, blankets, or mats, as you will be lying on the gym floor. A limited amount of space is available for those requiring chairs. The tent is ADA accessible.

The event is FREE, but space is limited. You MUST register for this event at St Peter Public Library or online at www.saintpetermn.gov/summer_reading.

There is a maximum of 28 people at each of 3 sessions (84 total). Sessions are 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

This program is made possible with support from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2

Key City Kennel Club Dog Show

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

September 2019

Sunday, September 15, 6am – 3pm

43rd Annual Car Show & Swap Meet

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

Admission $5 per person
Show cars - $15 (includes driver and one passenger)