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Community Calendar Defund Planned Parenthood Rally

TUESDAY, JULY 28
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Family Council is sponsoring a "Defund Planned Parenthood Rally" on Tuesday, July 28 from 12 to 1PM at St. Paul's Planned Parenthood, which is located at 671 Vandalia Street, in St. Paul.


Caregiver's Coffee

TUESDAY, JULY 28
WINNEBGO - There will be a Caregiver Coffee meeting on Tuesday, July 28 at 1:30PM at First Presbyterian Church, in Winnebago. For more information you can call Interfaith Caregivers at 507-526-4684.


Community Musicale

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
OWATONNA - DeKam & Johnson, guitar duo, will be featured at the 5th Wednesday Community Musicale at the Owatonna United Methodist Church, located on East University, in Owatonna, this Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30PM.  A free-will offering will be taken for the Steele County Food Shelf.


Auditions

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JULY 29 & 30
ALBERT LEA - Auditions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, July 29 & 30 at 7PM for "Dylan Kaercher's Lights, Camera, Christmas!" at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, in Albert Lea.


Awareness Conference

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 - 5
SAINT PETER - Calvary Baptist Church, in St. Peter, will hold an in-depth study, "Awareness Conference" Monday through Wednesday, August 3 through 5 at the church, located at 516 West Jefferson Street, in St. Peter. Space is limited and you can register by calling 507-995-2111 by July 29.


Summer Glory Conference

THURSDAY - SATURDAY, JULY 30 - AUGUST 1
WILMER - End-Time Glory Ministries, in Wilmar, will hold their Summer Glory Conference Thursday through Saturday, July 30 through August 1, at 916 Litchfield Avenue SW in Willmar.  You can register by calling 320-262-3959.


The Simple Gospel Seminar

THURSDAY - SATURDAY, JULY 30 - AUGUST 1
BISMARCK, ND - The Simple Gospel will present a 3-day training seminar event in Bismarck, ND Thursday through Saturday, July 30 through August 1.  For more information you can go to: JGLM.org


Encounter 2015 - WorshipMob

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 31 & AUGUST 1
BRICELYN - Encounter 2015 - "Celebrating the Goodness of God", featuring WorshipMob, will be on Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1 at Prairie River Camp of rural Bricelyn.  This event is hosted by Wilderness Prayer Center.  To register you can go to eventbrite.com and do a search for Worshipmob: Encounter 2015.


"Senior Day Out"

FRIDAY, JULY 31
BLUE EARTH - Blue Earth Senior Center will hold a "Senior Day Out" on Friday, July 31 at 12PM.  This is an indoor picnic, so you are asked to wear your picnic attire. Hot dogs and lemonade are provided and you can bring a dish to pass.


FarmAmerica's Bluegrass and Grain Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
WASECA - Farmamerica, in Waseca, presents, the "Bluegrass and Grain Festival", on Saturday, August 1 from 12noon to 6PM.  The Petersens, a family group who come from Branson MO with humor and bluegrass, will perform at 2 and 4PM.  Many events throughout the day. 


Song Fest

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
LEDYARD - Bethany Evangelical & Reformed Church, in Ledyard, will have their annual Song Fest on Sunday, August 2 at 6:30PM.


Pie-Ice Cream Social

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
DOLLIVER - Dolliver Methodist Church is having Pie-Ice Cream Social and Bake Sale on Sunday, August 2 from 4:30 to 6:30PM.


Bethany Sports Classic Golf Tournament

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
MANKATO - Bethany Lutheran College Sports Classic Golf Tournament, will be held on Monday, August 3 at the Mankato Golf Club.  You can find out more or register by going to the website blc.edu/sportsclassic


Walk-In Registration

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
BUFFALO CENTER - North Iowa Schools, in Buffalo Center, will hold a Walk-In Registration on Monday, August 3 from 2 to 6PM in the High School Media Center.  Forms can be found on the schools website: northiowa.org


Children's Hospital and Clinic Benefit

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
FAIRMONT - There will be a Benefit at Arby's, in Fairmont, on Tuesday, August 4 from 5 to 8PM.  Arby's will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, to go to a cure for Pleuropulmonary Blastoma (or PPB), an often fatal lung cancer of young children.


Vacation Bible School

MONDAY - THURSDAY, AUGUST 2-5
MANKATO - "Gangway to Galilee" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School at Word of Life Lutheran in Mankato. Dates for the event are Monday through Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 PM with a light meal served to the kids at 5PM. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome. The church is located at 20013 Stoltzman Road in Mankato. To register you may call the church at 507-387-3857 or register online at www.wordoflifemankato.com


Youth Blast!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
WELLS - FUSION, a Wells area ecumenical Christian Youth Group, will be sponsoring, "Youth Blast!" on Friday, August 7 at Half Moon Park, in Wells.  The event starts at 3PM with a Dodgeball Tournament and other outdoor activities for all ages. There will also be free food throughout the event. At 8PM, The Eyes Open Tour, featuring Hip-Hop artist, Tru-Serva, and bands, Loftland and Render, will be performing.


Youth Camp & Food Pack!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
AMBOY - Steven's Seed Farm, of Amboy, is hosting Youth Camp and city wide Jesus Food Pack on Saturday, August 8 at 1PM .


African BBQ - Celebrating Culture, Health and Wellness

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
BROOKLYN PARK - There will be a community barbeque on the theme: "African BBQ - Celebrating Culture, Health and Wellness, on Saturday, August 8 from 2 to 9PM at the Gardenview Room in the Brooklyn Park Activity Center, located at 5600 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park.


Dysart Family Concert

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
MAPLETON - The Dysart Family will be in concert at Faith Bible Church in Mapleton, on Saturday, August 8 at 7PM.  For more information you can call 507-524-4101 or go to dysartfamilymusic.com.


Military Retiree Appreciation Day

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
ROSEMOUNT - A Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, August 14 at the National Guard Armory and Community Center, in Rosemount, from 8AM to 4PM. The deadline for pre-registration is August 8, and is limited.  For more information you can call 507-474-9297.


Free 4 All

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
FAIRMONT - The Fairmont Evangelical Covenant Church is holding their 4th annual "Free 4 All" Give Away, as a community outreach, on Saturday, August 8 from 8AM to 12noon. 


Worship Seminar

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
ALBERT LEA - Bridge Community Church, which is located at 2016 Bridge Avenue in Albert Lea, will host a Worship Seminar on Saturday, August 8.  The Semimar opens with registration at 8:30AM and ends at 12noon.  There is an additional smaller group session, for those directly involved in worship ministry, from 1 to 3:30PM.  You may pre-register at a reduced cost by July 29 by calling 507-373-4306 or register at the door.


Ordination Service

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
LEDYARD - On Sunday, August 9, Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church, of Ledyard, will have an Ordination Service for their new Pastor, Samuel Belz..  The Ordination will begin at 3PM, followed by refreshments.


Pork Chop Feed

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
LEWISVILLE - The 24th annual Pork Chop Feed will be on Sunday, August 9 from 5 to 7PM at Zion Lutheran Church, in Lewisville.  Proceeds will benefit Martin Luther High School and Seminary students.


Corn Fiesta!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
MADELIA - St. Mary's School, in Madelia, will hold their 38th annual "Corn Festival!" on Sunday, August 9 with Mass beginning at 9AM, followed by many family activities throughout the day.


Arts Program

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
FAIRMONT - Red Rock Center for the Arts, in Fairmont, will sponsor Lunch with the Arts on Tuesday, August 11 at 12noon, featuring Johanna Hocker, of Blue Earth.


Nicollet Blood Drive

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
NICOLLET - There will be a Blood Drive at the American Legion Hall, in Nicollet, on Wednesday, August 12 from 1 to 7PM.  You may call for an appointment at 507-359-2816.


Unspoken in Concert

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
NEW ULM - Grace Community Church in New Ulm, is bringing the musical group, Unspoken, for a free concert during the Brown County Fair on Thursday, August 13.


Unspoken in concert

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
NEW ULM - Grace Community Church, in New Ulm, will sponsor the Christian group, "UNSPOKEN", for a free concert, at the Grandstand of the Brown County Fairgrounds, in New Ulm, on Thursday, August 13 at 7PM. 


ReNEWed Life Women's Event

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
CRESCO - The ReNEWed Life Women's Event will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 9AM to 3PM at the Heritage Events Center, which is located at 229 3rd Ave W, Cresco. 


SoulFest - The Happy Cole Train

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 & 16
ALBERT LEA - There will be a SoulFest Gospel Music Festival, on Saturday and Sunday, August 15 and 16 at the former 'Buy N Save' lot, located at 822 South Broadway Avenue, in Albert Lea. There will be a free food distribution on Saturday from 2 to 4, a picnic from 5 to 6 and at 6:00, a concert featuring, The Happy Cole Train.  Sunday will bring a Worship Service at 10AM.


Bloodmobile

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
NICOLLET - The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Nicollet on Wednesday, August 19 at the Nicollet Legion Hall from 1 to 7PM. You may call for an appointment at 507-359-2816


Author/Speaker, William Kent Krueger

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
ST. PETER - William Kent Krueger, author of "Ordinary Grace", will be speaking at Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, of St. Peter, on Thursday, August 20 at 7PM.  The church is located at 42869 County Road 52 in St. Peter.


Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 - 30
FOREST CITY - 'Operation LZ', an event to welcome home all Vietnam Veterans, will be held beginning Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30.  There will be a number of events held at Heritage Park, in Forest City, including a Tribute, Vietnam Traveling Wall, Govenor Terry Branstad and much more. For more information you can go to OperationLZ.com.


Ongoing Events

ALBERT LEA - The Salvation Army, which is located at 302 Court Street in Albert Lea, is serving lunch for students and their families each Monday through Friday, through August 28, from 11:30 to 12:30PM. 

MANKATO - The city of Mankato will soon begin road contruction in the area of Bethel Baptist Church in Mankato, starting May 11. The only way to access the Bethel Baptist Church parking lot will be from the west end of Balcerzak, which is off Warren, through a temporary entrance. If you have questions you may call the church at 507-345-4011.

ALBERT LEA - Crossroads Church in Albert Lea, is in need of volunteers for their program, "Elevate", which is a ministry to 5th, 6th and 7th grade students. If you would like more information you can call Marc Castro at 507-377-3276.

ALBERT LEA - Assembly of God Church, in Albert Lea will host Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution the First Saturday of each month from 10AM to 12noon. The church is located at 1540 South Shore Drive in Albert Lea.

MANKATO - Volunteer Drivers are needed for the Meals on Wheels Program to help deliver hot meals to seniors and persons with disabilities in the Mankato community. You may contact Sally at 507-340-3162 or Vanessa at 866-974-0284.

BUFFALO CENTER - There will be a Blue Grass and Gospel Jam every 2nd Thursday of the month, from 6 to 9PM at the Heritage Town Center, located on Highway 9 west of the fire station in Buffalo Center. A lunch will be served by the Buffalo Center Historical Society.


EAST CHAIN - Ruby's Pantry will distribute food in East Chain on the 4th Saturday of every month from 10AM to 12noon at the East Chain Evangelical Free Church which is located at 507 280th Avenue in East Chain


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