THURSDAY

Deep Valley Quilters Guild Meeting — 6:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 150 Stadium Court, Mankato.

MN Brain Injury Force brain boosting workshop — 6 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. State St., New Ulm, 507-228-8161.

Trivia — 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Pub 500, 500 S. Front St., free, 625-6500.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Wine Cafe — Karaoke

FRIDAY

Bird Banding — 5-8 p.m., group campground area, Minnepoa State Park, 507-384-8890.

Comedian Dwight York — 9 p.m., Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumors Lounge, 1247 Range St., Mankato, free, 507-387-3439.

Lunch and Learn: A Tale of a Teacher — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory St., free VACC members, $5 non-member, $9 lunch, 507-386-5586.

Merely Players presents “Guys and Dolls” — 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 youth, 388-5483.

Riverbend Promenaders Square Dance Club — 7:30 p.m., Assembly of God Church, 722 Sunrise Drive, St. Peter, $5, 507-388-3344.

September 11 documentary screening: Episode 5 The Twin Towers — 9:30 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, Mankato, free, 507-625-6904.

Splish Splash on Fiesta Fantasy Island Variety Show — 7 p.m., Best Western Hotel, 1111 Range St., North Mankato, $15 in advance, $5 single raffle ticket, 507-386-5571.

St. Peter Printmakers group show reception — 4-6 p.m., Arts and Heritage Center of Montgomery, 206 First St. N., Montgomery, 507-364-5933.

VFW Post 9713 Steak Fry — 58 p.m., Morson-Ario VFW, 1900 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, 507-625-6192.

Music

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — The Winos

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm — The Divers

Indian Island Winery, Janesville — Rain Kings

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

The Lucky Lure, Madison Lake — Karaoke

Midtown Tavern — Reece Junya: Why am I not famous?

NaKato — The Urban Pioneers

Wine Cafe — Bix and Sweet Grass; High Strung

SATURDAY

Anytime Fitness: Free Workout Saturday — 8:30 a.m., Sibley Park, Mankato, free, 507-388-7002.

Benefit for Mary Jo Gohla — 1-4 p.m., 5th Ave Club, 1430 Fifth Ave., Mankato, $10 per plate.

Bingo — 4 p.m., American Legion Post 294, Lake Crystal, $1 for three cards, $2 for two black out cards.

Bird Banding — 7 a.m., group campground area, Minneopa State Park, 507-384-8890.

Children’s Story Time at Barnes & Noble — 11 a.m., 1850 Adams St., ages 2-8, free, 345-3444.

Good Thunder Days fundraising Blues and BBQ — 5:30-10 p.m., Anderson Truck Stop, free will donation for food, $5 cover per person for music.

Le Sueur Garden Club plant sale — 10 a.m., Legion Park picnic shelter, Le Sueur, 507-665-3659.

Maud Hixon concert — 7:30 p.m., Waseca Art Center, 200 State St. N., Waseca, $15 donors, $17 public, 507-835-1701.

Merely Players presents “Guys and Dolls” — 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 youth, 388-5483.

Mushroom Hunt — 3 p.m., waterfall side, Minneopa State Park, 507-384-8890.

September 11 documentary screening: Episode 5 The Twin Towers — 10:30 a.m., Blue Earth County Library, Mankato, free, 507-625-6904.

The Singing Cowgirl Variety Show — 7:30 p.m., New Ulm Event Center, 301 20th St. S., New Ulm, $5 cover, 21+ event, 507-354-4673.

Spring Wildflower Hike — 1 p.m., picnic shelter at waterfall area, Minneopa State Park, 507-384-8890.

St. Peter Author Brunch — 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Jackson Campus Center, Gustavus Adolphus College, $22, www.stpetercommunityedonline.com.

Waseca Art Center open house — 4-6 p.m., Waseca Art Center, 200 State St. N., Waseca, 507-835-1701.

Music

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — Adrian Barnett and Erick Zimmerman Jazz Duo

Grand Kabaret, New Ulm — Captain Gravitone and The String Theory Orchestra

Indian Island Winery, Janesville — Betty and Ocho

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

Linda’s, Amboy — Jim Jam Band

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Karaoke

Morgan Creek Vineyards, New Ulm — Captain Gravitone and the String Theory Orchestra; Jim McGuire Jazz Trio

NaKato — Ross Kliener and The Thrill

Pub 500 — Blue Rooster

Spinners — Karaoke

Wine Cafe — Paul Durenberger; Turpentine Wine

SUNDAY

Alyssa Winters Memorial Dog Walk — 11 a.m., Mount Kato, Mankato, suggested donation $15 per person, $25 per family.

Cancer Benefit Square Dance — 1:30 p.m., Holy Rosary Church, 527 Grant St., North Mankato, $7.50, 507-388-3344.

Mankato Symphony Orchestra: “Kiss Me, Kate” — 3 p.m., Mankato West High School, 1351 S. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, $25 gold, $20 silver, $15 bronze, $5 youth, 507-625-8880.

Merely Players presents “Guys and Dolls” — 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Community Center, 110 Fulton St., Mankato, $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 youth, 388-5483.

Splish Splash on Fiesta Fantasy Island variety show — 7 p.m., Best Western Hotel, 1111 Range St., North Mankato, $15 in advance, $5 single raffle ticket, 507-386-5571.

Music

Hobbers HWY 99, St. Peter — Church of Cash Acoustic

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

MONDAY

Arts Education Concert: Adrian Barnett and the Real Easy Questet — 2 p.m., Butterfield-Odin School, free.

Bar Bingo — 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Duplicate Bridge players — 1 p.m., VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory St., Mankato.

MN Brain Injury Force brain boosting workshop — 6 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 2090 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, 507-228-8161.

Texas Hold’Em Poker — 7-10 p.m., Pub 500, free, 625-6500.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

TUESDAY

Arts Education Concert: Adrian Barnett and the Real Easy Questet — 2 p.m., Madelia High School, free.

Bar Bingo — 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mully’s, 1030 Madison Ave., no cover charge, 388-1441.

Blue Earth County Library renovations open house — 5-7:30 p.m., Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St., Mankato, www.beclibrary.org.

Trivia Night — 7 p.m., Patrick’s on Third, 125 S. Third St., St. Peter, 507-931-9051.

Knitting Collective Meeting — 6:30-7:30 p.m., North Mankato Taylor Library, 1001 Belgrade Ave., North Mankato, free, 507-345-5120.

Spring Author Series: Pamela Carter Joern — 6 p.m., Le Center Public Library, free, 507-835-2910.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

Pub 500 — Open Mic Night

WEDNESDAY

Blues class and dancing — 9 p.m., Savoy, 526 S. Front St., 385-0072.

CAST Little Dresses project open house — 9-11 a.m., State Street Theater, Center and N. Washington, New Ulm, free, 507-354-3212.

Duplicate Bridge players — 7 p.m., VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory St., Mankato.

Trivia with Stunt Monkey — 10 p.m., Bradley’s, free, 625-9264.

Music

Jerry Dutler’s Bowl/Rumor’s Lounge — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Patrick’s, St. Peter — Karaoke

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