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2018 summer fun Keep Cool & Have Fun This Summer with the Events and Festivals Listed Inside

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•• AUSTIN COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER 1 2 3 Many hours of community volunteer time and collaboration have led to the fast approaching ground breaking of the Austin Community Recreation Center! Keeping connected to share information with you about the center is a key priority. Visit www.vision2020austin.com to learn more about the Austin Community Recreation Center and how you can get involved and contribute to #poweringhealthyliving in our community! Follow Vision 2020 on facebook to keep up to date on the latest events and opportunities to join us in building authentic community!

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$3.2 million. That is the annual impact the facility will have on the Austin community.

Over 7,300 people will use the facility annually to meet, exercise and play. 9 partners helped bring this project to life: Austin Utilities, City of Austin, Riverland Community College, Austin Public Schools, Vision 2020, YMCA of Austin, Hormel Foods, The Hormel Foundation, and the Development Corporation of Austin.

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The facility will have 105,000 square feet of space for you to explore. The Youth Center, Indoor Play Area and Community Gathering spaces are all FREE to those in the community! A day pass or membership will allow you to use all parts of the facility.

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The aquatic center will include 2 pools. One pool for lap swimming, swimming lessons, and aquatics classes. The second pool will be a family aquatics center with water features and a zero-depth entry. There will be 2 gyms in the new rec center. The facility will employ 175 people. Groundbreaking will occur summer of 2018. The grand opening of the new rec center will occur in late 2019!

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Volunteers with Vison 2020 will be presenting three FREE Moonlight Movie Nights this summer! This year we are partnering with Austin Park and Rec to feature three of the many amazing community parks under the stars! Thank you to First Farmers & Merchants State Bank for making this exciting program possible through their generous donation!

Movie Night Schedule: June 30 - 9PM | Shirley Theel Memorial Park July 28 - 9PM | Todd Park August 24 - 9PM | Bandshell Community Park

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Featured titles will be announced on the Vision 2020 Facebook page soon! Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks to enjoy this unique way to connect as a community!

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WELCOME TO SUMMER FUN

Summer Is Here!

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The Mower County Shopper is excited to present our annual Summer Fun Guide for 2018. This guide provides valuable information throughout Mower County and surrounding areas for the months of June, July and August. A Calendar of Events is included for activities, sporting events, tours, fairs, festivals and other fun opportunities for all ages, families and interests.

Welcome....................................... 4 Calendar of Events.................. 5-18 Surrounding Areas Adams................................ 20-21 Brownsdale..............................21 Blooming Prairie............... 22-23 LeRoy.......................................23 Grand Meadow........................24 Lyle...........................................25 Rose Creek...............................26 Osage, IA..................................27

We encourage you and your family to support our communities by staying active and getting involved this summer. Support our local merchants and take advantage of what our communities have to offer.

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Keepsake Quilters Guild Meeting Monthly on the first Thursday • 7:00-8:30 pm St John’s Lutheran Church, Austin Monthly get-together of quilting fans young and old. The goal of Keepsake Quilters Guild is to encourage and inspire new and experienced quilters, and to share the love of our craft. Gatherings include opportunities to work on your own pieces as well as special programs with guest speakers presenting ideas, techniques and samples. For more information, call Chris Jensen at 507-433-7115. SPAM® Museum Monthly on the first Thursday Downtown, Austin Call or go online to www.spam.com/museum for more information on the First Thursday Event Series at the SPAM® Museum. Each month a different event! 507-437-5100. Masonic Pancake Feed Monthly on the first Saturday • 9:00 am-12:00 pm Austin Masonic Lodge, 315 A Main St. N, Austin The Austin Masons are hosting an all you can eat pancake feed for $5 per person. Come and enjoy Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee. 2018 Summer Reading Club The Austin Public Library invites readers of all ages to participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Club! There will be performers, storytimes, crafts, games and reading challenges for kids of all ages. All programs will be held at the Austin Public Library and all programs are FREE! Register at the library. Join us Thursdays for our weekly storytimes: 10:30 am Morning Stories and 6:30 pm Twilight Tales.

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Aerie 703 • 433-8675 • 107 11th St. NE, Austin, MN

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Saturday, June 30th Car Show - Registration at 12:00 pm Who Let The Momma's Out 4:00-7:00 pm followed by: Red Dirt Road 8:00-12:00 pm Patio Area Wednesday & Saturday: Meat Raffles Wednesday Nights: Burger Night 5:30-8:00 pm Open

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Thursday Nights: Grill Open 5:00-8:00 pm; Bingo 6:30 pm Friday Nights: Grill Open 5:00-9:00 pm Saturdays: Bar Bingo 2:00 pm, Grill Open Noon-9:00 pm Sundays: Fun Day - Drink Specials

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June-August Brownsdale Library Summer Reading Program 103 E Main St Brownsdale For more information contact the Brownsdale Library at 507-567-9951.

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June 2018 June 2nd • 9:00 am-5:00 pm June 3rd • 10:00 am-4:00 pm Three Rivers Flea Market Mower County Fairgrounds Annual event featuring vendors with antiques, collectibles, spices, jewelry, sports memorabilia, clothing, you name it! Free admission and free parking for the public. For more information, call 507-219-9826 or 507-219-9762.

• Full Service Meat Dep’t • Wine & Spirits • Hy-Vee Fuel Station • Garden Center • Market Grille • Made Fresh Food Court Cocina Mexicana, The Hibachi, Dia Pida, Long Island Deli, Asian Grill, Hickory House

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Come and visit Free tours will provide a look at innovative cancer research underway at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Meet scientists and learn the latest in cancer prevention.

SUMMER OPEN HOUSES Friday, June 29, 2-4 pm Saturday, June 30, 11 am-1 pm Friday, Aug. 24, 2-4 pm Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 am-1 pm

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Thursday: Taco Night Friday & Saturday: Chicken & Hamburger Steaks Rotating Saturdays: Fish • Prime Rib Steak & Shrimp • BBQ Ribs

507-889-DALE(3253)

Owner: Dale A. Miller Hrs: Mon-Sat 6 am-11 pm; Supper served until 9 pm

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Municipal Pool Opens Monday, June 11 • 1:00 pm Watch for the “Open” flag near the diving well that indicates the pool is open!

POOL HOURS:

Monday-Friday 1:00-4:30 pm Mon, Wed, Thurs 7:00-8:30 pm Saturday 1:00-6:00 pm Sunday 2:00-7:00 pm August 8-9: during the MC Fair no evening swim

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ADULT LAP SWIM Monday-Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm Family Fun Night: Friday, July 27 - FREE! Register Online for Adult Water Fitness Classes, Swimming Lessons, and Pool Membership Pool closing date is Thursday, August 16th

AUSTIN PARK & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 500 4th Ave NE, Austin • 507-433-1881 • www.ci.austin.mn.us

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“Where the Past Inspires the Present”

2018 Peace Garden Concerts are supported by the generosity of MarySue Hormel Harris. Enjoy FREE entertainment in our beautiful garden. Bring a chair or blanket. Beverages will be sold during the evening events.

Friday, June 15 Summer Music Kick Off Happy Hour with JCA

5-7 pm Local favorites with Jamie’s originals, SEEDS covers, and plenty of fresh material.

Tuesday, June 19 Tricia & The Toonies The Happy Days Show

2:30 pm Koncert for Kids From the Shimmey to the Twist, no one can keep still! Tuesday, July 24 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert Music that bring all ages together through fun and dance. History of Blue with Joey Leone Optional-Dress up in 50’s and 60’s style! 6:30 pm Joey plays many different assortments of blues music. Sunday, July 1

Austin Community Jazz Band

6:30 pm Directed by Brian Koser, this local favorite is making their annual appearance at the HHH.

Tuesday, July 10 Todd Menton

6:30 pm Edgy Celtic/eclectic folk and original music. Joined by John Wright of Galactic Cowboy Orchestra on guitar.

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10:30 a.m. Instrument Building for preschool

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through elementary aged kids (limit 30). Must pre-register through the Hormel Historic Home. $3 per child for HHH members, $5 for non-members 2:30 Sounds So Sweet! The History of American Jug Band Music of the ‘30s 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert - Jack and Kitty, Emmy Award winning duo who specialize in Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk will perform.

Friday, August 3 Dang ‘Ol Tri’ole

6:30 pm This group features their own sound that borrows from an array of styles that you won’t want to miss!

Tuesday, August 14 Driven by Rhythm

6:30 pm A Rochester- based band that features a folk/rock style music with many 60’s-80’s favorites.

June 8th-9th 20 miles of Garage Sales LeRoy, MN For more information call 507-324-5707. June 8th, 9th & 10th Adams Dairy Days Check us out on the Adams Booster Club Facebook for events and times. June 8th-10th Atlantis Swim Federation Swim Meet Austin City Pool For more information, call 507-433-1881. June 8th-10th All Stars U14 AA Baseball Tournament Riverland Baseball Complex June 9th-10th Austin All Stars Baseball Tournament Riverland Baseball Complex For more information, go to www.austinallstarbaseball.com. June 11th • 1:00 pm Austin Municipal Pool Opening Day Pool Hrs: Mon - Fri 1:00-4:30 pm; Mon, Wed, Thur 7:00-8:30 pm; Saturday 1:00-6:00 pm; Sunday 2:00-7:00 pm. Adult Lap Swim 12:00-1:00 pm Monday - Saturday. Watch for the “OPEN” flag near the diving well that indicates the pool is open. June 11th-July 30th • 1:00-2:00 pm Open Art Hour every Monday at the Austin Public Library. June 12th-July 31st Austin Public Library Tuesday Summer Events 10:30 am Wake up & Wiggle; 1:00-2:00 pm Games & LEGO; 2:00 pm Family matinee series. June 12th • 5:00 pm Austin Chamber Business After Hours For location and more information, call 507-437-4561. June 13th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Magician Jim Jayes Austin Public Library June 13th & 20th • 7:00 pm Austin Community Band Concert Band Shell Community Park Free concert! Bring your blanket or lawn chair, kick back and enjoy the music! June 14th-August 2nd • 2:00 pm Austin Public Library Throwback Thursday movie series every Thursday afternoon at the Austin Public Library. For information call 507-433-2391. June 15th-August 3rd • 10:30 am-12:30 pm Austin Public Library Junk Drawer Technology: Cardboard Creations. Held every Friday. Registration required. To register call the Austin Public Library at 507-433-2391.

Events are held rain or shine - will move indoors in case of inclement weather

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June 15th • 5:00-7:00 pm June 19th • 2:30-3:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm 2018 Hormel Historic Home Peace Garden Concert Series Enjoy a summer full of free concerts in the beautiful Hormel Historic Homes peace garden. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Water provided. Other beverages, wine, beer and soda, available for purchase during the evening events. Concerts possible through the generosity of MarySue Hormel Harris. For more information, go to www.hormelhistorichome.org or call 507-433-4243. June 13th-16th • 7:00 pm June 17th • 2:00 pm Musical of Musicals, The Musical Riverland Theatre A Summerset Theatre production. This is a musical structured into five acts, each of which is a short musical parodying (and paying homage to) the style of an American or British musical theatre composer or composer/lyricist team, all dealing with roughly the same classic melodrama plot: “I can’t pay the rent!”. For more information or for tickets, go to www.summersettheatre.org. June 14th • 6:00-8:00 pm Brownsdale Ice Cream Social Brownsdale City Park June 16th & 17th Girls Fast Pitch Softball Twister Tournament North Todd Complex June 18th • 10:00 am-4:00 pm Sandy’s Pop Up Shop Austin Artworks Center Back by popular demand - this pop-up shop offers fun, different clothing in most sizes. Future pop-up shop on Monday, Oct 8. For more information, call 507-343-0934.

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June 19th • 6:00 pm Austin Public Library Jewelry Roadshow. Registration required. To register call the Austin Public Library at 507-433-2391.

June 19th • 2:30-3:30 pm & 6:30-7:30 pm Peace Garden Concert Tricia and the Toonies Happy Days 50’s Fun Show Hormel Historic Home Free Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful peace garden. June 20th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm RAD Zoo Austin Public Library

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June 19th • 1:00 & 3:00 pm Fairy Dwelling Workshop Austin Public Library Free program, sign-up required. Children under 12 need to register with an adult. To sign up call 507-433-2391.

June 19th-21st Gifted and Talented Conference Austin High School Providing opportunity for educators, counselors, administrators & parents to gain greater understanding of the unique needs of gifted & high potential learners. www.gtsymposium.org.

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All classes are held on Monday, June 11&18, July 9&23 2 yrs Dance With Me: 5-5:30

Offering Summer dance camps and classes for all ages.

3,4,5 yrs PreK Summer Camp: 5:30-6:15

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4th-5th Jazz Skills: 4-5:00

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K-1st Wee Petite Summer Camp: 6:15-7 2nd-3rd Jazz Skills: 3:15-4

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Oakwoods Trails Campground A True Getaway!

• Volleyball • Horseshoes • Walking Trails Located 1 mi. N of Oakland off Co. Rd. 34 (890th Ave.) 23614 890th Ave, Austin • 507-437-6165 www.oakwoodstrails.com

PIANO • GUITAR • BASS • DRUMS LESSONS • QUALIFIED TEACHING STAFF

• Rentals & Repairs • Ludwig Drums • Korq Keyboards & Digital Pianos

• AMPS • LTD & ESP Guitars • Band & Orchestra Accessories

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June 20th • 5:30-7:00 pm Izaak Walton League Steak Cookout Todd Park - Izaak Walton Cabin Enjoy a delicious grilled steak and more for only $12, with proceeds benefiting the programs of the Austin Chapter of the Walton League. Open to the public. For more information, call 507-433-2735. Next Cookout - September 12th (Hog Roast). June 20th • 7:00-8:00 pm Austin Community Jazz Band Concert Bandshell Community Park Free concert! Bring your blanket or lawn chair, kick back and enjoy the music! June 21st • 10:00-11:00 am & 1:00-2:00 pm David Stokes - Nature Presentation Jay C hormel Nature Center Free program, open to the public. For more information, call 507-437-7519. June 21st-24th SPAM®Town Challenge Marcusen Park & Riverland Baseball Complex Annual event bringing in teams from multiple states for some outstanding baseball.

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June 22nd-24th All Stars U10, U11, U12, & U13 Baseball Tournament Todd Park - North Complex June 23rd 2018 Shooting Star Bike Ride Todd Park Annual bike ride along the Shooting Star Bike Trail. June 25th-29th Circle of Friends Day Camp Hormel Historic Home An educational and fun experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD). Register at www.hormelhistorichome.org. For more information, call 507-433-4243. June 26th and July 26th Austin Noon Kiwanis Track Meet The Austin Noon Kiwanis will be sponsoring two track meets for anyone ages 3 and up at Westcott field. Field events begin promptly at 6:00 pm and running events begin at 6:30 pm. Both meets are free of charge and all participants will receive ribbons. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun! June 27th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Minnesota Zoomobile Austin Public Library June 27th • 7:00-8:00 pm Austin Community Band Concert Bandshell Community Park Free concert! Bring your blanket or lawn chair, kick back and enjoy the music!

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WINNEBAGO & WORTH COUNTIES, IOWA All events subject to change, look for current info on our website or Facebook page!

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APRIL-OCTOBER TOURS OF WINNEBAGO INDUSTRIES Tours 9 am & 1 pm weekdays Reservations needed for 6+ 641-585-6936 www.winnebagoind.com APRIL-OCTOBER LEIBRAND-WHITEIS GENEOLOGY & HISTORY RESEARCH CENTER Forest City Mansion Museum Tues & Thurs 11 am-3 pm www.mansionmuseumforestcityiowa.org MAY 5 - JULY 28 GO-KART RACES, SOUTHTOWN SPEEDWAY Races Saturdays • Hot Laps 6:30 pm 641-581-5858 www.southtownspeedway.com JUNE 13-17 WORTH COUNTY FAIR NORTHWOOD www.worthcountyfair.com JUNE 21 HAGBRAT (Hanlontown Annual Great Bike Ride Around Town) HANLONTOWN www.hanlontown.org. JUNE 22-23 ANNUAL HIGHWAY 65 SALE MANLY TO GLENVILLE, MN 641-903-3462 or 641-390-0663 JUNE 23 TOP OF IOWA 20TH ANNIVESARY TOP OF IOWA WELCOME CENTER www.topofiowa.com JUNE 23 SUNDOWN DAYS HANLONTOWN www.hanlontown.org

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JUNE - AUGUST WORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROPERTY TOURS Historical properties throughout county Sundays 2-4 pm or by appointment www.worthhistory.org JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31 TOURS OF HERITAGE PARK Tours at 1 pm, Tuesdays & Fridays or by appointment Contact Dawn Arispe at 641-596-0527 www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com JULY 23-28 WINNEBAGO ITASCA TRAVELERS (WIT) GRAND NATIONAL RALLY WINNEBAGO RALLY GROUNDS, FOREST CITY www.witclub.com AUGUST 4 MEAT & MUSIC SPECTACULAR BUFFALO CENTER www.northiowabetterment.com AUGUST 11 ANNUAL HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA TRACTOR RIDE HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA, FOREST CITY www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com AUGUST 11 TOWN & COUNTRY FESTIVAL KENSETT www.kensettia.com

AUGUST 11-12 FERTILE DAYS FERTILE JUNE 23 ANNUAL BORDERLINE TRACTOR RIDE www.fertileiowa.us RAKE 641-590-0501 AUGUST 18 “ALL VETERANS - ALL ERAS” FAMILY PICNIC JUNE 23 RELAY FOR LIFE OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY NORTHWOOD FOREST CITY 641-909-4579 641-251-1082. JUNE 29 - JULY 4 HOMETOWN 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION NORTHWOOD www.northwoodchamber.org

AUGUST 25 TRI STATE TRACTOR PULL WORTH COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS, NORTHWOOD www.worthcountyfair.com

AUGUST 25 RAILROAD AG DAYS JUNE 30 - JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION MANLY BUFFALO CENTER www.northiowabetterment.com AUGUST 25-26 HORSE/MULE EVENT WITH CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT JULY 4 ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA, FOREST CITY SCARVILLE www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com Parade 10:30 am, dinner, music. JULY 13-15 JULY JUBILEE LAKE MILLS www.LakeMillsJulyJubilee.com JULY 18-22 WINNEBAGO COUNTY FAIR THOMPSON www.winnebagocoiowafair.com JULY 19-22 PUCKERBRUSH DAYS FOREST CITY www.forestcityia.com

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JUNE-AUGUST MANSION MUSEUM TOURS Sundays 1-4 pm or by appointment 641-585-2308 www.mansionmuseumforestcityiowa.org

JULY 20-22 TURKEY DAYS GRAFTON www.graftoniowa.com

June 30th-July 1st, 3rd & 4th Freedom Fest Bandshell Community Park, Austin Annual multi-day celebration of Independence day, with parades, sports, games, vendors, music and entertainment, food and fireworks. For more information, call 507-437-4561. June 30th • 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert Austin Community Jazz Band Hormel Historic Home Free Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful peace garden. June 30th • 11:00 am-2:00 pm Hormel Institute Open House The Hormel Institute Free and open to the public - tour of this amazing world-class cancer research facility. For more information, call 507-433-8804.

July 2018 July 1st, 10th, 17th & 24th • 6:30-7:30 pm July 17th • 2:30-3:30 pm 2018 Hormel Historic Home Peace Garden Concert Series Enjoy a summer full of free concerts in the beautiful Hormel Historic Homes peace garden. Bring your own blankets or chairs. Water provided. Other beverages, wine, beer and soda, available for purchase during the evening events. Concerts possible through the generosity of MarySue Hormel Harris. For more information, go to www.hormelhistorichome.org or call 507-433-4243. July 1st • 12:00 pm Dan Ulwelling 25 Mile Bike Ride Jay C. Hormel Nature Center $12 entry fee if paid by June 12; $15 day of race. Fee includes “Freedom Fest” T-shirt. Registration and start at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Registration forms online. Helmets required, trophies to the first overall male and female winners. For more information, call 507-433-7184 or 507-437-4561.

SEPTEMBER 8 FOUNDERS DAY NORTHWOOD www.northwoodchamber.org.

SEPTEMBER 14-16 STEAM THRESHING FESTIVAL HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA, FOREST CITY www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com SEPTEMBER 22 BOLAN FALL FESTIVAL BOLAN www.bolaniowa.com SEPTEMBER 29 OKTOBERFEST NORTHWOOD www.worthbrewing.com

JULY 22 HERITAGE FESTIVAL HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA, FOREST CITY SEPTEMBER 29-30 JUNKAPALOOZA www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com HERITAGE PARK OF NORTH IOWA, FOREST CITY www.heritageparkofnorthiowa.com JULY 22 TOP OF IOWA CAR SHOW JOICE 641-588-3129 or 641-588-3483

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June 28th • 10:00-11:00 am Senior Special: Will Bjorndal - Life in Chile Jay C. Hormel Nature Center For more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519.

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July 4th • 8:30 pm Community Band Concert Band Shell Community Park Happy Fourth of July - free concert! Bring your blanket or lawn chair, kick back and enjoy the music! July 7th-8th Atlantis Swim Federation Swim Meet Austin City Pool For more information, call 507-433-1881. July 7th • 9:00 am SPAM®town Disc Golf Tournament Todd Park Singles will play two rounds at Todd Park with a 9 am sign up at the #1 pavilion in Todd Park. For more information, call Deb or Greg Huckaby at 507-433-1611. July 9th-13th Austin Eco-Blitz J.C. Hormel Nature Center Celebrate nature in all its glory. Enjoy educational presentations, activities, games and fun throughout the festival. For a complete schedule of events and activities, go online at www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519 for more information. July 10th • 5:00 pm Austin Chamber Business After Hours For location and more info, call 507-437-4561. July 10th • 11:30 am-12:30 pm Eagles Tribute Concert Hormel Institute University-MN July 10th • 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert Todd Menton Hormel Historic Home Free Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful peace garden. July 11th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm Mad Science of Minnesota Austin Public Library

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Root River Antique Historical Power Show

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July 20, 21, 22, 2018 ~ Spring Valley, MN Featuring John Deere Tractors, Equipment & Gas Engines

Fun Filled Weekend!

Lots of Tractors of All Brands Events for the Entire Family www.rootrivershow.org Contact Les at 507-254-0622 Members Dedicated to Teaching and Preserving the Past

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July 11th-14th • 7:00 pm July 15th • 2:00 pm Leaving Iowa Riverland Theatre

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Bike Cruise... July 14th Rock & Roll the Lakes Albert Lea Bust up those “Summertime Blues” & come down to cruise around our beautiful lakes in Albert Lea, MN As the hometown of rock-n-roll icon, Eddie Cochran, & Mrs. C from Happy Day’s, Marian Ross, we know how to rock! Riders can choose from one of three different routes that are 10, 25, or 50 miles of a supported, fun “rolling” around our lakes & community. All three rides hug our lake shores and offer a variety of beautiful scenery. There’s always a chance to spot one of our many eagles, the pelicans that seem to love our lakes, and countless other birds & wildlife that live in our area. We’ve got food stops along the route & great music lined up for all ages to enjoy. So come along with us for a fun, family-friendly ride, great tunes, and a rockin’ good time!

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We Buy or Loan Money On: Guns - Gold TVs - VCRs/DVDs Stereos - US Tools Digital Cameras - Coins

Hamilton Auction Co. Call for all your Auction needs! 507-584-0133 130 State Hwy 16 Dexter, MN

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July 11th-15th Waseca County Fair Waseca, MN www.wasecacountyfair.org July 11th-15th Winona County Fair St Charles, MN www.winonacountyfair.com July 13th, 14th & 15th Rose Creek Fun Days 151st Celebration Check us out on our Facebook page for events and times. City of Rose Creek Facebook page; Rose Creek Fun Days Facebook page; Rose Creek Sesquicentennial Facebook page. July 14th • 9:00 am-3:00 pm Cedar River Archery Club 3D “Super Shoot” For more information, 507-438-7619. July 14th Austin Park and Rec Men’s D/E Softball Tournament North Todd Park July 16th • 5:30-7:30 pm Ag Appreciation Summer Cookout Mower County Fairgrounds - Plager Bldg Sponsored by Austin Area Chamber of Commerce - Agri-Business Committee. Tickets cost $10 in advanced, $12 at the door. July 16th-22nd Fillmore County Fair Preston, MN www.fillmorecountyfair.com July 17th • 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 1:00 pm STARLAB Portable Planetarium IJ Holton Gymnasium Free program, sign up required. Call 507-433-2391 to sign up. July 17th • 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert Jack & Kitty Hormel Historic Home Free Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful peace garden. July 17th-22nd Rice County Fair Faribault, MN www.ricecountyfair.net

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1100 10th Dr SE, Austin

July 18th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm A Touch of Magic: Mixed Nuts Austin Public Library July 18th • 2:00 pm Vaudeville Jug Band Folk Concert Hormel Historic Home Three events - Instrument building workshop for kids, private concert for seniors and peace garden concert for all ages. Presented by Jack and Kitty, high school sweethearts who play Organic Vaudeville and Jug

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Band Folk for all ages. For more information about this day’s events, call 507-433-4243.

Preserving Today for Tomorrow’s History - EST 1947 “The mission of the Mower County Historical Society is to discover, collect, preserve, and share the history of Mower County and relate it to the history of Minnesota.

July 18th-21st Wabasha County Fair Wabasha, MN www.wabashacountyfair.org

MOWER COUNTY FAIR FREE 2018 LUNCHBOX August 7-12, 2018 HISTORY SERIES DATES FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION April 26 • May 24 • June 28 September 22, 2018 July 26 • August 23 VINTAGE & ANTIQUE SALE September 27 • October 25 October 12-13, 2018 PIONEER BUILDING CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTY 12:00 NOON December 7-8, 2018 Bring your lunch & bring a friend!

July 18th-22nd Dodge County Fair Kasson, MN www.dodgecountyfreefair.com

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July 20th-22nd MSF U14 AA Baseball State Tournament Riverland Baseball Complex July 20th-22nd Atlantis Swim Federation Swim Meet Austin City Pool For more information, call 507-433-1881. July 24th • 6:00 pm YogaQuest -- Star Wars Yoga Austin Public Library Free program, sign up required. Call 507-433-2391 to sign up. July 24th • 6:30 pm Peace Garden Concert History of Blues with Joey Leone Hormel Historic Home Free Concert! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the beautiful peace garden. July 24th-29th Olmsted County Fair Rochester, MN www.olmstedcountyfair.com July 25th • 11:00 am & 2:00 pm The Raptor Center Austin Public Library July 26th GENE RODEN MEMORIAL TRACK MEETS Austin Noon Kiwanis will be sponsoring its second meet for anyone age 3 and up at Wescott Field. Field events begin promptly at 6:00 pm and running events begin at 6:30 pm. Meets are free of charge and all participants will receive ribbons. Bring your family and friends for an evening of fun! July 26th • 10:00 am Senior Special: Karla Bloem, International Owl Center A Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera Jay C. Hormel Nature Center For more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519. July 28th • 6:00 pm-July 29th • 6:00 am 2018 Mower County Relay for Life Mower County Fairgrounds Annual event to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. July 31st-August 4th • 7:00 pm August 5th • 2:00 pm Chicago

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Riverland Theatre A Summerset Theatre production. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal". For more information or tickets, go to www.summersettheatre.org.

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August 7th Brownsdale National Night Out Kiddie Parade 6:00 pm; Free Supper & Activities 6:00-8:00 pm; More Information TBA.

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August 7th-11th Goodhue County Fair Zumbrota, MN www.goodhuecountyfair.com

• Soil Sampling

August 7th-12th Mower County Free Fair Mower County Fairgrounds, Austin, MN www.mowercountyfair.com Free admission to all the fun you can stand! Fair food, grandstand shows and events, midway, animals, horticultural displays, art and photos, games, entertainment and more! Don’t forget the free admission to Mower County Historical Society buildings and exhibits. For more information, call 507-433-1868. August 7th • 5:00 pm Austin Chamber Business After Hours For location and more info, call 507-437-4561. August 14th-19th Steele County Free Fair Owatonna, MN www.scff.org

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Second Tuesday of every Month • 5:15 pm

Book Share Club - open to all to talk about favorite books

Third Tuesday of every Month • 6:30 pm

Poet’s Open Mic - all ages & styles inspire or be inspired!

June Authors:

Joan Jacobson “Secrets in a Small Town” June 12th • 6:30 pm Paul Arneson “I Closed Too Many Eyes - World War II Medic” June 21st 6:30 pm Jacqueline West “The Shadow Series” June 22nd • 1:00 pm Kiersten Hall “Corner Confessions” June 30 • 1:00 pm

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August 25-26 Hourly Author Visits - Watch for Schedule

New and Used Books, Special Local Authors of Many Genres, Nostalgic & Fun Candy, Gift Certificates, Berenstain Bears Museum, MN/Local Gifts, Artistic Cards, Jewelry, Carmelites, Jams & Soaps Painted Rocks, Signs & more!

August 15th-19th Houston County Fair Caledonia, MN www.houstoncountyfair.com

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August 16th Austin Municipal Pool Closing Date August 17th • 6:30-7:30 pm Municipal Pool Annual Doggy Dip $3 per dog/2 people, $1/each additional person, no memberships accepted. Call 507-433-1881 for more information.

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August 18th • 10:00 am-4:00 pm Nature Art Show Open House Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

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August 18th • 7:00-8:00 pm Natural Community Talent Show Jay C. Hormel Nature Center August 18th River Rats Car Show Lafayette Park Sponsored by the River Rats Car Club. Program will include awards for top 60 cars, top motorcycles and rat rods, specialty trophies, best of show, silent auction, dogtags to the first 150 registered cars, children’s games, bounce house, bean bag tournament, craft sale, flea market/swap meet, beer garden, food, music by DJ and more. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Austin Veterans Memorial. August 23rd • 10:00-10:45 am & 1:00-1:45 pm Amber Dolphin & the Pecatonica String Quartet Senior Special Concert Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Amber Dolphin & the Pecatonica String Quartet will deliver the soothing sounds of strings in a variety of styles, from Bach to classic rock. For more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519. August 25th • 10:00 am-5:00 pm Honey Harvest & Processing Open House Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Pop by to witness the unique process of the honey harvest - from the Nature Center’s own beehives! Free to the public. For more information, go to www.hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519. August 25th & 26th MN Statewide High School Mountain Bike Ride SPAM® Bike Trail Race course is open Saturday to allow racers to become familiar with the course. Kids in grades 7 to 12 across the state will be invited to participate. For more information, contact Spencer Salmon 701-412-1505 or Gareth Hataye 507-219-1886, Austin mountain bike team coaches. August 25th & 26th Austin ArtWorks Festival Downtown Austin Power Plant Annual celebration of the arts that features visual, performing, media and literary artists with ties to the Austin region. Includes displays and exhibits, hands-on audience participation, seminars, and the opportunity to purchase unique items - jewelry, pottery, watercolor and oil paints, photographs, furniture, clothing, and more! Join us for this fabulous celebration of the arts, because art works! New this year - the festival will be held in a variety of locations, including the green space across from the TenderMaid, the Austin ArtWorks Center, Sweet Reads Book and Candy Store and more. August 30th • 10:00-11:00 am MN Zoomobile Senior Special Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Senior Citizen Special: Discover a diversity of tropical rainforest animals with the Minnesota Zoomobile! For more information, go to www. hormelnaturecenter.org or call 507-437-7519. August 30th • 1:00-2:00 pm MN Zoomobile Nature Play Program Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Come learn about fascinating tropical rainforest critters from the Minnesota Zoomobile. Due to popular demand and limited seating,

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JUNE: Thursdays on Fountain - June 7, 14, 21, 28 Eddie Cochran Weekend - June 8-9 Mainly Marathons - June 9 Wind Down Wednesday - June 20 Cory Goodnature Memorial Golf Tournament - June 23 Just Play Festival/Bike Rodeo - June 23 Independence Run - June 30 JULY: Thursdays on Fountain - July 5, 12, 19, 26 4th of July Parade - July 3 4th of July Car Show on Broadway - July 4 Community Band in Fountain Lake Park - July 4 Bayside Ski Show - July 4 Summer Carnival - July 11 ACT: Beauty & Beast - July 12-15 Art & Garden Tour - July 13-14 Rock ‘n Roll the Lakes - July 14 Wind Down Wednesday - July 18 ACT: Beauty & the Beast - July 18-21 Movies in the Park “3 Stooges” - July 20 Shinefest Tractor Ride - July 21 Chapel Con - July 21-22 Freeborn County Fair - July 31-August 5

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September 9th-12th National Barrow Show Mower County Fairgrounds Visitors come from around the world for this show. Starts out with delicious Windsor Pork Chop dinner on Sunday. Call fairgrounds office at (507) 433-1868 for more information. September 11th • 5:00 pm Austin Chamber Business After Hours For location and more info, call 507-437-4561. September 15th • 10:00 am-2:00 pm Harvest Fest Downtown Austin Interactive events and activities for all ages throughout downtown Austin. For more information, go to www.mowerrefreshed.org. September 22nd Annual Fall Harvest Celebration Mower County Historical Society Annual celebration featuring arts and crafts, wagon rides, demonstrations, pioneer activities for the whole family, Thresher’s dinner, bake sale, live music, gunny sack races, candy blast and much more. Outdoor exhibits open, including railroad car, log cabin and blacksmith’s shop. Free and open to all ages. Call 507-437-6082 for more information. September 22nd • 11:00 am-3:00 pm 2017 Highland Cattle Regional Show Mower County Fairgrounds See the most unique and majestic breed of beef cattle around. This is a family event for both exhibitors and the public. Please check www. mowercountyfair.com for updates. Call Mark Schulz, organizer, at 507- 582-1073 or go to mark@flatlandfarms.com for more information. September 28th • 7:00-9:00 pm Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert - Generations of Music Knowlton Auditorium AHS Join Ethan Bortnick, recognized by Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour,” as he performs some of the most favorite songs for all generations to enjoy together! Tickets available through KSMQ - go to https://www.ethanbortnick.com/home for more information or to request tickets.

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Ride begins and ends at Todd Park in Austin, MN Check-In/Registration begins at 6:30 am Start time 7:00-8:30 am Register online at: www.signmeup.com/ShootingStarTrailBikeRide

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4 MILE FUN RIDE (No entry fee) For ages 12 & younger (Parents encouraged to participate)

REGISTRATION: Ride Only: Until 6.1.18 $10.00 Ride Only: After 6.1.18 $15.00 Ride & T-shirt Until 6.1.18 $20.00 Ride & T-shirt: After 6.1.18 $25.00 Group/Family Discount: Register as a group of 4 or more and each receive $5.00 off. (All forms must be submitted together for Family/Group Discount.)

For more information call 507-433-7571 (Rydjor Bike Shop), 507-324-5119 (Sharon Jacobson) or 507-437-4563.

Make checks payable to: Shooting Star Trail Bike Ride. Mail entries to: Wendell Sprung, PO Box 63, Rose Creek, MN 55970. A great opportunity to ride with your family and friends through Prairie Visions country. The communities of LeRoy, Taopi, Adams, Rose Creek and Austin are working together to host this event. This ride covers flat terrain, wild flowers, oak savannah, tall grass prairie, corn and soybean fields, small towns, and country life. Checkpoints and the rural towns of Rose Creek, Dexter, Taopi, and Adams are a part of the routes. The 20 and 40-mile rides are on bike trail only. Organizers have chosen rural blacktop roads for you to enjoy. Excellent rest stops with food and water are provided. All routes are fully-supported, some are patrolled with motorcycles and are fully-supported with sag wagon.

Bring the family for a fun day of riding on the trail and/or county roads with minimum traffic. If you have never ridden an organized bike ride, this is a great starter ride for beginners and intermediate riders. For accommodations in Prairie Visions Country, go to www.rosepedaler.com or www.sweetshotel.com. There are also many lodging options in Austin, MN. Mower County Shopper

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• Food Trucks & ADA Malt Stand 7:00 am-6:00 pm 20 Mile Garage Sale along Shooting Star Trail (LeRoy, Taopi, Adams & Rose Creek) 7:00 am Changing Seasons Garden Club Plant Sale 10:00 am-5:00 pm Adams Sesquicentennial Quilt Show at Little Cedar Lutheran Church 3:00-4:00 pm Southland High School Tour (Meet at East Doors) 4:00 pm All School Reunion at Adams American Legion 4:00 pm Legion Alumni Baseball 4:00-8:00 pm Dodge Ball Tournament

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4:30 pm Announcing of Dairy Days Cow Naming Contest Winner on Commerce Stage 5:30 pm Cow Calling Contest for all ages on Commerce Stage 7:00-11:00 pm LIVE MUSIC featuring “Jeff James All Live Looper” on Commerce Stage • Sundown Outdoor Movie at Denny’s Car Wash with concessions by 4H Lucky Clovers

Saturday, June 9th

• Food Trucks & ADA Malt Stand 7:00 am-6:00 pm 20 Mile Garage Sale along Shooting Star Trail (LeRoy, Taopi, Adams & Rose Creek) 7:00 am Changing Seasons Garden Club Plant Sale 8:00 am 4-H Country Aces Poker Walk starting at Adams Fire Station 8:00-11:00 am Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction at Adams Fire Station 8:15 am Registration for 5K Run/Walk at Sacred Heart Catholic School 9:00 am Big-Cup Golf Tournament at Cedar River Golf Course 9:15 am Kids Mile Fun Run begins 9:00-11:00 am Car & Tractor Show Registration behind Sacred Heart Catholic Church 10:00 am-5:00 pm Adams Sesquicentennial Quilt Show at Little Cedar Lutheran Church 10:30 am Duathon (2mi run/10mi bike/2mi run) 11:00 am-2:00 pm Car & Tractor Show 12:15-12:45 pm Youth Bean Bag Tournament behind Adams American Legion 12:30-1:30 pm Whipped Cream Pie Eating Contest on Commerce Stage 2:00 pm Sanctioned Kiddie Pedal Pull behind Adams American Legion 2:00-4:00 pm Canvas & Cookies Session 1 at SMEC Building across from Corky’s Corner 3:30-4:30 pm Hula Hoop Contest on Commerce Stage Come to our Pie & Ice Cream Social to kick off Adams Sesquicentennial!

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Adams Dairy Days continued

Saturday, June 9th (con't)

4:00-6:00 pm Canvas & Cookies Session 2 5:00 pm Steak Fry at Adams American Legion, Military Museum open 5:00-5:45 pm Adult Bean Bag Tournament Registration behind Adams American Legion 6:30-7:30 pm Sesquicentennial Beard & Mustache Growing Contest Judging on Commerce Stage 8:00 pm-Midnight STREET DANCE featuring “Fabulous Armadillos” in front of Golden Rule Lumberyard

Sunday, June 10th

• Food Trucks & ADA Malt Stand 11:00 am-3:00 pm Lady Auxiliary Luncheon at Adams American Legion 11:00 am Pickup, Semi and Tractor Pull at Adams City Park • Coronation of Dairy Days Prince & Princess on Commerce Stage 1:00 pm Look to the skies for a surprise brought to you by Terry Hamilton 1:00 pm GRAND PARADE • After the parade in the Adams City Park: Food, carnival games, bouncy houses & bungy jumper, pony rides, Highland cow & calf, PBS Mascot, Goldy Golpher Mascot, Adams Fire Dept. Kid’s Water Fights 4:00-8:00 pm Chicken & Pork Fry at Adams American Legion 4:00-7:00 pm LIVE MUSIC featuring “Jeremy Jewell Acoustic” on Commerce Stage 7:00-8:00 pm Ice Cream Eating Contest on Commerce Stage 8:00 pm Cow Milking Contest • Time Capsule in vault at the Adams History Center Events and times are subject to change. Please check out the Adams Booster Club Facebook page for updates and details for purchasing memorabilia!

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TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN & BARN • 2-4PM • ADMISSION IS A 4TH OF JULY BUTTON Antique Tractor Show (Contact Ron Janning @ 213-6548) ........................ High School...............................................................................9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Beer Garden — Alcohol in permitted areas ONLY – 21 & Over.................. City Park... $.50 off with a 4th of July button .............4 P.M. to 9 P.M. Pedal Tractor Pull ........................................................................................................ City Park ............................................................................Sign-Up @ 4:30 P.M. Hammer Nailed It ....................................................................................................... Beer Garden ................................................................................................ 5 P.M. Concessions-Variety of food and drink............................................................... City Park ...............................................................................................4 to 9 P.M. Music in the Pavilion ................................................................................................. Pavilion ......................................................................................................... 6 P.M. Hoola Hoop and Stick Horse Racing.................................................................... Judges’ Stand @ City Park ...................................................................... 6 P.M. Magic Show w/Golden Magic Productions....................................................... City Park ....................................................................................................... 7 P.M. Teen Dance ................................................................................................................... In front of Showmobile ..................................................................... 8:30 P.M. Street Dance Music by Red Dirt Road ................................................................. 21 & Over, ID Required, $5 Cover ........................................................... 8:00

Concessions-Variety of food and drink................................................City Park .......................................................................................................... Open all day Blooming Prairie Robotics Club Demonstration ..............................City Park .................................................................................................................Time TBA Awesome Blossom Run (Contact Becky Hoffman @ 475-0215) ....High School ...........................................................................................Sign up at 7 A.M. Trolley Rides between the City Park and Victory Field – FREE WITH CHAMBER BUTTON ..................................................................10 A.M. to 7 P.M. B.P. Lions Club Breakfast............................................................................Prairie Manor .............................................................................................7:30 to 11 A.M. Tractor Pull (Contact Denise Krell @ 438-3862) ................................West of Victory Field ................................................................................................9 A.M. Fire Department Open House ................................................................Fire Hall .............................................................................................................9 to 11 A.M. Sweet Rides Car Show (Contact Jerry Kaplan @ 456-2501) ..........Victory Field ...............................................................................................8 A.M. to Noon Antique Tractor Show ................................................................................High School .............................................................................................. 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Moonwalk ......................................................................................................City Park ..................................................................................................... 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Fine Arts Fair ..................................................................................................City Park ..................................................................................................... 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Water Wars (Closed during parade) ......................................................West of City Park ...................................................................................10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Beer Garden – Alcohol in permitted areas ONLY – 21 & Over .....City Park... $.50 off with a 4th of July button............................ 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Kids Races.......................................................................................................Victory Field South of Pavilion .......................................................................... 10 A.M. Bean Bag Tournament ...............................................................................City Park by Beer Gardens .................................................................................. 11 A.M. Pickle and Pie Judging contest...............................................................Judges Stand in City Park ...............................................................................12:30 P.M. Stix of Fury performance ..........................................................................Judges Stand City Park ...................................................................................... 1:30 P.M. Rolling Car Show.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1:30 P.M.

PARADE ............................................................................. 2:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Drum Line Performance ............................................................................City Park ...........................................................................................................After Parade Live Entertainment - piano band “Mischief and Mayhem”...........City Park ................................................................................................... 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Frozen T-Shirt Contest ...............................................................................Beer Garden................................................................................................................. 6 P.M. Live Entertainment .....................................................................................Victory Field ............................................................................................ 7:30 to 9:30 P.M.

***FIREWORKS – VICTORY FIELD – 10 P.M.*** Rain Date July 5th

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PLEASE SUPPORT THE JULY 4TH CELEBRATION BY PURCHASING A BUTTON! Buttons will get you a free trolley ride on the 4th of July and 50¢ off a beer at the beer garden. Lucky button # could win $50 or $100 BP Bucks! BUTTONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $3 AT BLOOMING PRAIRIE BUSINESSES AND ON THE 4TH AT THE BEER GARDENS IN THE CITY PARK.

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Blooming Prairie Calendar of Events 2018 Local grocers providing fresh meat, produce, and a variety of local products Hours: 7:30 am-8:30 pm

237 Hwy Ave South • Blooming Prairie • 583-6671 Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Invites you to Blooming Prairie’s 44th Annual

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration July 3rd & 4th 4th of July Parade 2:30-4:00 pm Fireworks 10:00 pm Victory Field Please support the July 4th Celebration by purchasing a Button!

J&H LIQUORS On/Off Sale

340 E Main | Blooming Prairie | 507-583-7557

June 23rd: Cruise for Cancer Ride (Cycle/Cars) (Benefits BP Cancer Group) July 3rd: Street Dance “Red Dirt Road” Band 8 pm-Midnight; 21 & over. ID required. $5 Cover July 4th: OPEN 9:00 am to close (Bar & Off Sale) July 21st: B.O.B Ride “Toys for Tots” (Ride Details Available at J&H)

Bar Bingo: Monday @ 6:30 pm June 4, 18 • July 2, 16, 30 • Aug. 13, 27

Golden Opportunity...

BUSINESS FOR SALE

J&H Liquor’s Bar/Off Sale Contact Harvey for details

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July 3-4 • Old Fashioned 4th of July July 19 • Golf Fun Day at the BPCC November 2 • 6:30 pm Wine Tasting November 15 • 7th Annual Banquet December 1 • Holiday Dazzle

leroy summerfest july 20, 21, 22 Friday, July 20

1:00 PM – LeRoy Public Library Program, at LeRoy Community Center 5:00-7:00 PM – Lion’s Club Supper, Walking Tacos Meal, at L-O School Commons 5:00-7:30 PM – Conclusion of Variety Show - Silent Auction, Benefit for LeRoy History Museum, at L-O School Commons 6:00 PM – Bean Bag Tournament, on South Broadway by Travel Lanes 7:00 PM – Variety Show by LeRoy Community Theater at L-O High School Gym

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9:00 AM – 13th Annual Cardinal Man 5K Run/Walk, LeRoy Swimming Pool Benefit, Registration from 8-9 am. Contact Lindsay at 507-272-5655 or at leroypool324@gmail.com 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon – LeRoy Farmers Market, located by LeRoy Art Center 10:00 AM – Kid Power Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull at South Park 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon – Container Gardening Contest at South Park, accepting entries from 9:00 to 10:00 AM 10:00 AM-1:00 PM – LeRoy Public Library Open House 10:30 AM-1:00 PM – Kid’s Carnival Games by Lutheran Social Services at South Park 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Lunch & Pie & Ice Cream Social by 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – Pony Rides at South Park 1st Presbyterian Church at Community Center 11:00 AM-2:00 PM – 16th Annual Kenny McRoberts Memorial Car & Motorcycle Show sponsored by Son’s of the American Legion at South Park. Registration begins at 10:00 AM 12:00-3:00 PM – Free Swimming at LeRoy Community Pool 1:00-3:00 PM – Kids Water Ball at Fire Hall 2:00 PM – Bingo at South Park 5:00-7:00 PM – Windsor Chop Supper at South Park, Musical Entertainment during supper by Tim’s Mobile Music. (L-O Commons in case of rain). 9:00 PM – Band, sponsored by Travel Lanes, on South Broadway by Travel Lanes

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10:00 AM – Joint Ecumenical Church Service at South Park 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Grilled Chicken Dinner, sponsored by LeRoy Fire Department, at Fire Hall 2:00 PM – Grand Parade, Contact Patty White at 507-324-5707 for the parade entry form. Following the Parade – Free Watermelon, Music by JJ’s Pickup Band, and Kiddy Train Rides at South Park. 10¢ Ice Cream Cones will be available at BP Food Shop and K & H Classic Stop, served by The Mower County Dairy Princess and Court Members.

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MEADOWFEST 2018 FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 23, 24 GRAND MEADOW, MN

TREASURE/SCAVENGER HUNT

THURSDAY • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Get clues at the GM Public Library. Contact Alicia 754-5859

SIDEWALK CHALK COLORING CONTECT & STORY TIME

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THURSDAY • 10:00 AM-3:30 PM In front of the GM Healthcare Center. Stories every hour on the half hour. FREE Lemonade for participants. GM Healthcare Center and GM Public Library.

SATURDAY • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM GM Business Center parking lot. Contact Brian Hanson 438-3492 or Dan Sween 251-9755

KIDS’/FAMILY FUN NIGHT

SATURDAY • 12:00-6:00 PM Closed for Parade. $10 armbands for rides. Veterans Memorial Park, City of GM

THURSDAY • 6:30-8:30 PM DRIVE-IN MOVIE - MAKE YOUR OWN CAR Bring your own cardboard box. FREE! GM School Dome Gym. GM Library and GM Community Ed

BINGO

FRIDAY • 6:30-8:00 PM 25¢ card - 100% payback at the Meadows Assisted Living, GM Lions

11TH ANNUAL 5 K RUN/WALK

FRIDAY • 7:00 PM Under 12 Kids’ 1/2 or 1/4 Mile Fun Run. Friday • 6:15 pm at GM School Track. Contact Cathy Paul 273-7762. www.GetMeRegistered.com

COFFEE & BAKE SALE

SATURDAY • 8:00-10:00 AM GM Community Center, GM Lutheran Church

BOOK SALE & QUILT RAFFLE

SATURDAY 9:00 AM-NOON GM Public Library, contact Alicia 754-5859

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL TOURNEY

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SATURDAY • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Firemen’s Beer Garden, $9.00. Proceeds go toward fireworks. Community volunteers serving. First Farmers & Merchants Bank.

SATURDAY GM City Park, $60 entry fee, registration deadline June 20. Contact Chrissy Graves 440-7868 or Amanda Kaster 273-5836.

KIDS’ INFLATABLE TOYS

ECUMENICAL SERVICE

SUNDAY • 10 AM GM School Cafeteria. Offering will benefit the Grand Meadow Community food shelf. Contact Bear Creek.

CHURCH DINNER

SUNDAY • 11 AM-1 PM GM United Church. BBQ sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, bars & beverage. Adults $7; Kids 4-12 $4; Under 4 FREE. Take out available. United Church.

KIDS’ WATER FIGHTS

MONEY SAND PILE

SUNDAY • 1 PM By the GM City Park. Prizes for winning teams. GM Fire Dept.

KIDS’ PEDAL PULL

SUNDAY • SIGN UP AT 1 PM GM Fire Dept Beer Garden. Age 16 & over. $40 entry - 50% payout. 3 flight pooling. Double elimination tourney. GM Fire Dept.

SATURDAY • 3:30 PM After the Parade at Veterans Memorial Park. Grand Meadow Lions, First Farmers & Merchants Bank.

SATURDAY • 3:30 PM After the Parade at Veterans Memorial Park. Ages 4-11. MN Sanctioned Pull. CHS & GM Lions.

MEN’S SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNEY

COMMUNITY ART SHOW

SATURDAY & SUNDAY • 10 AM-4 PM Meadows Assisted Living. Contact Sonja Slater 507-696-8139.

G.A.R. HALL OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY • 10 AM-2 PM; SUNDAY 12-3 PM Come and see the new displays!! Located on South Main Street. Mower County Historical Society.

“Your One Stop Shop”

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BEAN BAG BASH

KIDS’ KICKBALL TOURNEY

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 16 team limit at the City Ball Fields. Contact Jason Boe 438-5051. Glynn’s Motor Mart. Skjenke Bom Lounge.

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SATURDAY • 2 PM Contact Fran Baudoin 259-7309

SUNDAY • 3 PM FREE!! At Memorial Park. Contact Shawn Sween 923-0026. GM FCCLA.

KIDS’ CANDY BAR BINGO & HORSE RACES

SUNDAY • 4 PM At the Beer Garden. GM Lions.

GM ALUMNI ASSN 50/50 DRAWING AT BEER GARDENS. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GM SCHOLARSHIP FUND

GRAND MEADOW FIREMEN’S BEER GARDEN MUSIC FOOD & FUN DOWNTOWN GRAND MEADOW FRIDAY 4-8 PM BOB SCHLIEF ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE; FRIDAY 8:30-12:30 PM LIVE MUSIC BY COUNTRY LINE DRIVE SATURDAY 4-8 PM BOB SCHLIEF ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE; SATURDAY 8:30-12:30 PM LIVE MUSIC BY TIME MACHINE SUNDAY 2:30-9:00 PM BOB SCHLIEF ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE; BLOODY MARY BAR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 11 AM PLEASE COME ENJOY OUR ANNUAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON JULY 4TH WWW.CITYOFGRANDMEADOW.COM

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Lyle Independence Days Celebration Friday, June 22nd

Food Specials - Lyle Liquor................................................. 5-9 PM Bean Bag Tourney - Lyle Liquor..............................................7 PM Music - Lyle Liquor...............................................8 PM-MIDNIGHT Movie in the Park...................................................................DUSK

Saturday, June 23rd

Truck, Tractor & Semi Pull - South End of Town...................10 AM Lyle Classic Car Show - City Park............................. 10 AM - 4 PM Carnival in the Park................................................... 11 AM - 2 PM Bean Bag Tourney & Food at Legion - Relay for Life..............3 PM Six Mile Grove Band, Street Dance at Lyle Legion............. 6-8 PM Street Dance - Lyle Legion - “Nick Braaten”............................8 PM

Sunday, June 24th

Church Services in the Park..................................................10 AM Food at the Legion - “Smokin Brothers BBQ”...................11 AM-?? Grand Parade - Lyle Girls Class A Basketball Champs......... Noon Flag Presentation & Speakers.................................................1 PM Bingo Stand - Lyle Area Willing Workers 4-H......................... 1 PM Stump Jumpers - Mud Bog Races - South End......................1 PM Kids Games in the Park...........................................................1 PM JJ's Pick-Up Band..............................................................1:30 pm Horse Shoe Tourney - Legion..................................................2 PM Water Fights - City Park..........................................................2 PM Pedal Pull - City Park.........................................................3:00 PM Little Miss Lyle....................................................................3:30 PM

Talent Show.............................................................................4 PM Raffle Drawing.........................................................................5 PM ** Fireworks **......................................................................DUSK FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS Lyle City Hall 507-325-2311 Visit us at www.lylemn.org email: cityoflyle@frontiernet.net Thank you to the Lions Club for helping to sponsor this great weekend!

Lyle Area Cancer is a non profit organization raising money for cancer research at The Hormel Institute, Ma yo Foundation and The University of Minnesota. Fundraising events are hel d throughout the year.

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$175,000 and was pledged to the

Fifth District Eagles Cancer Telethon . $2.8 million raised overall 1980-2017

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LYLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

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Lots 1-5 •$8,600 This includes all water, sewer and street assessments. Lots 6-15 •$7,000 plus an assessment for curb, gutter and pavements (assessed at a later date)

Buyer assumes all closing costs. Construction to include landscape must be completed within 1 year of the date of the purchase agreement.

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* Newly Remodeled Club Room * Pull Tabs Available * Hall Rental with Seating for 100

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Softball Tournament in the park 8:00 am Concession Stand in the Park Car Show 12:00-3:00 pm - Registration 9 am-noon. Contact Dave Nelson Beanbag Tournament 12:00-3:00 pm in the park Concessions available all weekend in the Park Watch Our Rose Creek Fun Days Facebook pages

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Wide Variety of Annuals, Hanging Baskets, Trees, Perennials & Shrubs Open Mon-Sat 8 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday 63118 200th St, Rose Creek 507.437.4751 or 507.460.0277 cell

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June 9th – Summer Treasures Fest & Downtown Farmers Market June 22nd – Friday Night Out with music from the Mockingbirds June 30th – BRAM (Bike Ride Around Mitchell County) July 4th – 4th of July Parade, Town & Country BBQ & Mitchell Co. Farm Bureau’s 100th Anniversary Celebration July 13-15 – Ridiculous Days

July 20th – Friday Night Out with music from Jesse Allen August 1-5th – Mitchell County Fair August 11-12 – Cedar Valley Memories Power Show August 26th – Main to Main Marathon, ½ Marathon & 10k First Saturday of Month, June - September 8 a.m. – Noon – Downtown Farmers Market

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Winona County Fair (St Charles) July 11-15 Fillmore County Fair (Preston) July 16-22 Wabasha County Fair (Wabasha) July 18-21 Dodge County Fair (Kasson) July 18-22 Olmsted County Fair (Rochester) July 23-29 Freeborn County Fair (Albert Lea) July 31-August 5 Goodhue County Fair (Zumbrota) August 7-11 Mower County Fair (Austin) August 7-12 Steele County Free Fair (Owatonna) August 14-19 Houston County Fair (Caledonia) August 15-19

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Mower County hosts 25 miles of the Cedar River State Water Trail in Minnesota. Officially launched in 2012, the Cedar River State Water Trail officially begins at the Mower Co. Road 2 bridge east of the village of Lansing and flows down through the city of Austin to the Minnesota-Iowa border. Cedar River Watershed District – which spearheaded the legislative effort in 2011 to designate the Cedar River as a State Water Trail – has free brochure maps for the Cedar River State Water Trail created by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR also has information on a website specifically for the Cedar River State Water Trail, including river-level data for paddlers to know how the water is flowing. Paddlers on the Cedar River will find moderately flowing waters cutting through a beautifully wooded

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A very useful guide to local summer events in Mower County and surrounding communities.

Summer Fun 2018  

A very useful guide to local summer events in Mower County and surrounding communities.

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