Calendar

August 2017

Thursday, August 24, 10am – 3pm

St. Peter Resource Fair

Location: St. Peter Community Center Gym

FREE event featuring many area resources from housing, food, employment, schools and much more! Ten minute topics on expungements, evictions and healthcare starting at noon.
Free giveaways and door prizes!

Saturday, August 26, 1pm – 4pm

Kingpins Classic Car Roll-In

Location: Kingpins
1671 S. Third St., St. Peter

Classic car roll-in. Full menu and bar available.
For more information, contact Kingpins at 507.934.5464

Sunday, August 27, 1pm – 4pm

Old Schools Day at Harkin Store

Location: Harkin Store

In 1870's, schools were one room buildings, come and look at the pictures we have of the schools that were in Nicollet County. There will be old pictures and old books and a picture of the private school, the Robinson school which was in the Robinson house, in the village of West Newton. If you have any pictures of any of the schools in Nicollet County please bring them to share. Information will be out from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, August 27th.

Come and learn about the village of West Newton and the 1870's Harkin Store that was prosperous and all that is left of that time. The store is open everyday except Mondays in August. Labor Day, we are open from 10 to 5 pm. In September, we
are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 5 pm with our program on Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 pm.

The gift shop is also open the same hours as the store and has many books, toys, unique and hand crafted items, also 10 cent candy.

The store is located nine miles northwest of New Ulm on Nicollet County Road 21, or the bottom road, or nine miles east of Fort Ridgely. For more information contact the store when open at 1-507-354-8666 or Nicollet County Historical Society which operates the store at 1-507-934-2160.

Thursday, August 31, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series: The Founder's Dilemma - Who Really Founded St. Peter?

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

Saturday, September 2, 1pm – 4pm

Kingpins Classic Car Roll-In

Location: Kingpins
1671 S. Third St., St. Peter

Last Classic car roll-in of the season!

Full menu and bar available.
For more information, contact Kingpins at 507.934.5464

Thursday, September 7, 7pm

Before the Flood

Location: Treaty Site History Center

Part of the Films on First Thursdays series. FREE admission.

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change--would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonard Di Caprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. the film presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

The film and a short discussion afterwards will highlight actions you can take whether you are near, far, or wherever you are to save our planet.

Presented by Nicollet County Historical Society and St. Peter Community and Family Education.

Sponsored by Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light.

Saturday, September 9, 12pm – Sunday, September 10, 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!

Music noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


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.

Thursday, September 21, 2pm – 5pm

Boomers & Beyond Senior Expo

Location: St. Peter Community Center
600 Washington Ave., St. Peter

FREE event for all attendees!

2-4 p.m.
Vendor Booths
Flu shots, health screenings, hearing
screenings
Free chair massages and paraffin dip
Refreshments and door prizes
2:30-3:30
Musical Entertainment - Pengra & Arsenault
4 p.m.
Gary Tyson Comedy Show
(comedy, magic & musical comedy)

Thursday, September 28, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series: Lost Post Offices

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

Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30

Oktoberfest

Location: Watch for details.

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

Friday, September 29, 4pm – 11pm

Oktoberfest

Location: Downtown St. Peter

Featuring live music by IV Play! Enjoy the beer garden and brats in downtown St. Peter.

Saturday, September 30, 1pm – 11pm

Oktoberfest

Location: Downtown St. Peter

Enjoy live music by Martin Zellar, beer garden, brats and fun!

October 2017

Thursday, October 5, 5pm – 8pm

Girls Night Out!

Location: St. Peter Businesses

St. Peter businesses welcome residents and visitors who are encouraged to stop in and see what they have to offer. Enjoy refreshments, discounts, give aways, demonstrations, samples, etc. St. Peter has a wide variety of unique specialty shops as well as the usual community businesses.

Pick up a brochure at the first business you visit, have it stamped or punched at 10 different businesses, and leave it at your last stop. You will be entered in a drawing for a $200 grand prize of Girls Night Out Bucks that can be used at any of the participating businesses (provided by St. Peter financial institutions) and drawings for gift certificates from each of the participating businesses.

Shop, dine, and have a great time in St. Peter!

Thursday, October 5, 7pm

Most Likely to Succeed

Location: New St. Peter High School

Part of the Films on First Thursdays series. FREE admission.

This documentary examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to transform learning as we know it.

The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization.

Following the firm, Superintendent Paul Peterson will share how St. Peter Public School District is committed to meeting the needs of 21st century learners.



Saturday, October 7, 8am – 4pm

Roll'n for Royal Family Kids

Location: Sunrise Assembly of God Church
722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter

Car show, vendor fair, hog roast, door prizes, entertainment, food booths, indoor activities for children! RAIN OR SHINE

Vehicle registration $20 - 4 classes of vehicles (car, truck, motorcycle, other) and three awards per class (must be present to win). Registration includes one free t-shirt. Register online at rfkrolln.com

The event benefits Royal Family KIDS of St. Peter, a week-long camp designed for foster care children in the social service system in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, and Nicollet Counties.

For more information, contact Debra Kunst at 651-295-8297 or rfkrolln@gmailcom.

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.

Saturday, October 14, 9am – 5pm

Ewenique Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Location: Sunrise Assembly of God Church Hall
722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter

200+ quilts on display, vendors, demonstrations, guest speakers, door prizes, scissor sharpening available, boutique items for sale, silent auction

Admission is $5 /$4 with donation of a fat quarter of fabric for the Guild's Charity Quilts Program

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Trunk Show by Darlene Zimmerman — Darlene is known as the “feed sack lady” because of her dedication to collecting and creating with vintage feed sacks.
www.feedsacklady.com

Sunday, October 15, 12pm – 5pm

Ewenique Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Location: Sunrise Assembly of God Church Hall
722 Sunrise Dr., St. Peter

200+ quilts on display, vendors, demonstrations, guest speakers, door prizes, scissor sharpening available, boutique items for sale, silent auction.

2 p.m.
Trunk Show by Cindy Staub — Cindy designs fun, whimsical applique patterns for her company Quilt Doodle Designs. Many projects are quick and easy, use up our stashes and are perfect for both beginners and experienced quilters. www.quiltdoodledesigns.com

Admission $5 / $4 with donation of a fat quarter of fabric to the Guild's Charity Quilts Program.

Thursday, October 26, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series - Ghost Towns: History and Mysteries

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

November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 7pm

Stranded

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

FREE Admission

Rural Minnesota school teacher Miss Enter (Bette Davis) becomes a courageous survivor during an unexpected blizzard that leaves her stranded with several students in a one-room school house nin miles from the nearest shelter. With a snow plow plotting a course through a snow-packed dirt road that circles the school at less than one mile per hour, Miss Enter cleverly plans an escape route that could lead to their rescue.

Stranded is a suspenseful episode of the anthology TV series "Telephone Time" that was broadcast on May 9, 1957.

Thursday, November 30, 2pm

Forgotten History Lecture Series: Benjamin Franklin in Nicollet County

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

December 2017

Thursday, December 7, 7pm

Remember Pearl Harbor

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

FREE admission.

Thursday, December 7, 1941, was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. Sailors and soldiers were going about business as usual, but at 7:48 a.m. all that changed as the first Japanese planes dropped their bombs and started firing their guns at stunned American servicemen. The United States had been violently thrown into World War II.

Every sailor airman, soldier and civilian who was in or near Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, has their own individual story of courage, fear, heroics, or tragedy. No two stories from that day of infamy are the same.

From sailors on the USS Arizona and West Virginia on Battleship Row to pilots at Hickam and Wheeler Fields, to young children who were waved at by Japanese pilots flying over their homes, the memories remain vivid to this day. These are some of their stories; they will always remember Pearl Harbor.