Wednesday, February 12
Fruit and Vegetable Grower Gathering
Come and connect with fellow fruit and vegetable growers to build relationships, reflect on the 2019 growing season, share insights and new ideas, learn about ongoing research in fruit and vegetables, and build future collaborations.
When: Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Nicollet County Human Services Blvd., 622 S. Front St., St. Peter
Cost: Free, lunch included
More Info: 651-395-1492, http://bit.ly/2ui0Ilj
Thursday, February 13
Historic Stans House Tours
Tour the historic 1908 Stans House and learn what it took to manage a household in Scott County at the turn of the century, how work was divided, and what tools people used every day. Tours are drop-in and last about 40 minutes.
When: Jan. 13, 1 – 3 p.m., 5 – 7 p.m. Second Thursdays through March
Where: Scott County Historical Society, Historic Stans House, 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee
Cost: All tours $3
More Info: http://scottcountyhistory.org
Saturday, February 15
Mill Pond Masters Ice Golf
Hosted by the Jordan Commercial Club, the 8th annual Mill Pond Masters Ice Gold Tournament is an event not to miss. Put together your four-person team and get your golf on with a tennis ball on ice and snow. Food and drinks will be available, along with bonfires for warming. All pre-registered players get entered into a door prize drawing. Must be present to win.
When: Feb. 15, 11 a.m. sign-up/registration, noon shotgun start. Awards banquet at 3 p.m. at Clancy’s Bar and Grill in Jordan
Where: Mill Pond in Lagoon Park in Jordan
Cost: $20 for 9-hole of golf (includes 2 drink tickets for the awards ceremony at Clancy’s), $10 for golfers under 21 (no drink tickets). Ages 12 and under golf for free.
More Info: https://jordancommercialclub.org/ice-golf
Henderson All Craft Fair
Come shop for beautiful handmade merchandise at this unique event offering products from all handmade crafters, upcyclers, repurposers, artists, including upscale, wood working, signs, tie dye shirts, caramels, fudge, soaps, knits, paintings, jewelry, and much more. Bring a donation item for Food Share and you will be entered into a separate drawing.
When: Feb. 15, 10 a.m. –
Where: Henderson RoadHaus Event Center, 514 Main St., Henderson
More Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-200-5684
Le Sueur County Fair Gala
Put on your semi-formal attire and support the Le Sueur County Fair at their fundraising gala. Raffle tickets are now available for $10 per ticket, with the winners receiving cash prizes of $500, $400 or $300.
When: Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m. happy hour with hors d’oeuvres and beginning of silent auction, 6:30 p.m. dinner and dessert, 8:30 p.m. entertainment provided by comedian and then raffle ticket drawing takes place (need not be present to win.)
Where: Le Center American Legion, 97 S. Park Ave., Le Center
Cost: $30 for the hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, and entertainment
More Info: Call or text Deb Meyer for raffle tickets and information at 612-203-4553.
Luminaires will light your way as you snowshoe, hike, or cross-country ski on the trails. All ages welcome. Ski rentals for ages 10+. Snowshoe rentals for ages 7+. Pre-registration is not required for this event.
When: Feb. 15, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ney Nature Center, 28238 Nature Center Lane, Henderson
Cost: Free. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available for $3 per member or $5 per non-member; $9 per member family of 3+ or $15 per non-member family of 3+.
More Info: http://neycenter.org
Prior Lake Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge is back in Prior Lake for the 12th year in a row. Are you ready to do something wild and crazy for a good cause? The Prior Lake Plunge has raised over $1,439,000 during its 11-year history and in 2019, 616 Plungers raised $177,768. Every dollar raised supports Special Olympics Minnesota.
When: Feb. 15, plunge begins at 12 p.m.
Where: Sand Point Beach, Prior Lake
Cost: Each plunger must raise a minimum of $75 in order to plunge.
More Info: www.plungemn.org/events/prior-lake
Fat Bike Fun Race at Cleary Lake Regional Park
Join in for a “Fat Bike Fun Race.” Grab your fat bike for a circuit-style race on a 12-foot-wide packed trail. Food concessions are available. This event is open to all ages and helmets are required. Rental bikes are available onsite from Michael’s Cycles for an additional fee; call 952-447-2453 to reserve a bike.
When: Feb. 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The 10K action starts at 10 a.m. and the 5K beginner race starts at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Cleary Lake Regional Park, 18106 Texas Ave., Prior Lake
Cost: $15 for those who pre-register and $20 for day-of registration
More Info: Call 763-559-6700 to pre-register and save.
Paisley Park ‘Musicology’ Music Series
Paisley Park has announced the “Musicology: Real Music by Real Musicians” concert series featuring vocalist, songwriter, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello in “Prince Reimagined”. A multiple Grammy nominee, her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae, and rock, and she has been credited for helping to spark the neo-soul movement.
When: Feb. 15, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and music at 8 p.m.
Where: Paisley Park, 7801 Audubon Rd., Chanhassen
Cost: Ticket prices are $60 for General Admission.
More Info: Tickets are on sale at www.PaisleyPark.com.
Three Rivers Park Beginner Snowshoeing
Enjoy this Minnesota winter sport with a scenic, guided hike. Equipment provided. If no snow, it will be a hike. This program is for ages 8+ and children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.
When: Feb. 15, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, 2187 County Rd. 101, Shakopee
Cost: $5 and reservations are required. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more.
More Info: Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation.
Sunday, February 16
High School Fishing Informational Meeting
If you are interested in fishing in high school tournaments, be sure to attend this informational meeting. To join you must currently be a student in 9th-12th grade from either Belle Plaine or Jordan. Teams are two students and one adult driver. A 16-foot boat with a working live well is needed.
When: Feb. 16, 6 – 7 p.m. in Belle Plaine and from 7 – 8 p.m. in Jordan
Where: Belle Plaine High School Commons
More Info: Text 612-600-4037 or Carter Fairbanks at 952-999-0995.
Monday, February 17
Carver County Dairy Expo
The U of M Extension Carver County and Carver County Dairy Core Team will host the 2020 Carver County/U of MN Dairy Expo.
The program features a trade show with exhibitors, educators and industry professionals.
When: Feb. 17, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Where: Central High School, 531 Morse St. N., Norwood Young America
Cost: $10 per person and includes a meal at noon
More Info: Visit https://local.extension.umn.edu/local/scott/county-agriculture-educator/article/carver-county-dairy-expo-save-the-date or contact U of M Extension - Carver County at 952-466-5300.
Tuesday, February 18
Small Grain Workshops
University of Minnesota Extension is offering a small grain workshop to offer the latest recommendations for production and pest management.
The workshop will focus on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification and fungicide, soil fertility, grain quality, and more. Register at least 5 days prior to the event you plan to attend to help with meal and program planning.
When: Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Le Sueur County Fairgrounds, 4-H Family Center, 320 S. Plut Ave., Le Center
See page 10 of the Herald for more Community Events and Classes.
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