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OWATONNA — For those looking for a bit of romance during February, the month that gives us Valentine’s Day, they’re in luck as the Little Theatre of Owatonna will present “Prelude to a Kiss,” the critically-acclaimed play written by Craig Lucas, later this month.

An independent troupe of thespians will mount a unique production of The Rocky Horror Show to raise money for the Northfield Arts Guild.

Previewing Mankato's Ribfest which will return Aug. 4-7 to Riverfront Park

The Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will host a “Paint Out” on the grounds of the Historic R. D. Hubbard House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. 

Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history with our new program, History Bits and Bites. This series will take place the last Wednesday of the month over the noon hour. Join us at noon on June 29 when James Bowey presents on his exhibit, When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees, on…

The sheer amount of cultural and artistic events that happen in Northfield can come as a surprise to those who are not expecting it. The Vintage Band Festival, in its own way, serves to surprise and engage listeners with a variety of bands and instruments while simultaneously dishing up cult…

June 3 through Friday, Aug. 26, Mary Esther Hubbard will entertain children with story time, crafts, games and more. Join her every Friday at 10:30 a.m. on the Hubbard House lawn for Story Time.

Gather your friends and test your knowledge through 5 rounds of trivia in Old Main Village’s Dining Room at 7 p.m. on May 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and to peruse the prizes. Tickets are $25/person, $20 for BECHS Members and tables of 8 are $200. Tickets are on sale through…

Love history? Love to swap stories of the good old days? Looking for a place to connect with other history enthusiasts? Come to the Blue Earth County History Center the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. for the Remember When Coffee Club. May’s meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on May 3.

Teacher, fiber artist, author and poet Gwen Westerman will speak to the Friends group at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 in the basement of the North Mankato Municipal Building. This is located at the end of Belgrade Ave. in North Mankato by the library.

New Ulm, has been called “The City of Festivals”, a fitting name for the community which hosts many celebrations throughout the year! New Ulm has a population of 13,000+ and is known for its German heritage and historic sites. It is home to the Hermann Monument, August Schell Brewing Company…

Love history? Love to swap stories of the good old days? Looking for a place to connect with other history enthusiasts? Come to the Blue Earth County History Center the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. for the Remember When Coffee Club. April’s meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on April 5.

Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history with our new program, History Bits and Bites. This series will take place the last Wednesday of the month over the noon hour. Join us at noon on March 30 when Susan Hynes presents, “Potions, Powders and Patent Medicine: Women’s Health & Beauty …

From ABCs to PhDs, education plays an important role in the past, present and future of Blue Earth County and that is worth celebrating. Join the Blue Earth County Historical Society for the 5th Annual “Surrounded By History: Educated in Blue Earth County,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at C…

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Environmental Committee and Library Services along with Transition Mankato and the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry are sponsoring a Sustainability Expo that is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 in the…

The City Center Partnership seeks artisan fair vendors for Alive After 5 Summer Concert Series. Alive After 5 is a free summer concert series held on Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m. in August and early September. This fun after-hours event hosted by the City Center Partnership is a social gath…

CASTLE Lifelong Learning will offer a presentation on ‘Great American Harry Burleigh’ with Pastor Ric Jacobsen, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at the NU Library Lower Level.

The Blue Earth County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the Blue Earth County Historical Society’s History Center, 424 Warren Street. This year’s speaker is Garfield Eckberg, BENCO Board Member, who will present, “How Electricity Changed Agricul…