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Bonanza Valley Community Calendar


May 31, 2018


Bonanza Valley Days in Brooten will be July 13, 14, 15 (Friday - Sunday) with the grand parade at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday! Events kick off Thursday night, July 12, with Worship in the Park (city park by the Brooten Pavilion) at 7 p.m.

June 1, 2018

Not your average book fair! At Redhead Creamery

Come visit Redhead Creamery on Friday, June 1 (12 to 4 p.m.) as they host a "Not Your Average Book Fair" featuring Usborne Books. Activities include a petting farm and story time while you shop for books and ridiculously good cheese! Located at 31535 463rd Ave, Brooten, MN 56316. (320-346-2246). Find us online at

June 2, 2018

Belgrade V.F.W. steak fry/pork chop feed

The Belgrade V.F.W. will host a steak fry and pork chop feed fundraiser on Saturday, June 2 at the V.F.W. Club from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Menu: steak or 2 pork chops or 1 smoked pork chop, baked potato, coleslaw, roll & beverage. Everyone welcome!

June 4, 2018

Belgrade City Council meeting

The Belgrade city council will meet in regular session on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the city hall meeting room. Members of the public are always welcome. Their second monthly meeting will be held on Monday, June 18.

June 5, 2018

Elrosa Senior Citizens

The Elrosa Senior Citizens group will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Elrosa Senior Center in the south wing of the Parish Center building. The meeting will begin with a light meal before getting down to business!

June 4-7, 2018

Trinity Lutheran - Grove Lake, Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School: welcome for youths ages 4 to 12 at Trinity Lutheran of Grove Lake; June 4 - 7 from 5:30 - 8 p.m. each day. Closing Service will be held June 10th during regular 9:00am Worship Service. Mission Project: Donated can goods to benefit local Food Shelves. Register by phone, call Karen Barchenger- 320-268-3202; or Kip Kovarik- 320-283-3210 or

June 9, 2018

Sunburg Fire Department street dance

The Sunburg Fire Department invites everyone to their annual summer street dance, on Saturday, June 9 from 8 p.m. to midnight. It will be held in front of the Sunburg Fire Hall / Community Center. For ages 21 and over, $10 at the gate. All proceeds will go towards purchasing fire equipment. Thank you for your support!

June 11, 2018

Brooten Commercial Club meeting

The Brooten Commercial Club will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 11 at Prairie View Golf Course. Members are encouraged to bring new members! And also to grab lunch at the Chuckwagon and bring to the meeting..

June 11, 2018

Brooten City Council meeting

The Brooten city council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, June 11 at the city hall meeting chambers at 7 p.m.

June 12, 2018

Rural Dairy Discussion

On Tuesday, June 12, Minnesota Farmers Union will host a special Rural Dairy Discussions event in Stearns County, the heart of our state's dairy country. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Osendorf dairy farm at 22879 County Road 10, Paynesville, 56362. This event is free and open to the public! Family dairy farms are threatened by the persistent low prices in the marketplace, with an oversupply of milk. What can we do about it? We want to hear from you. Like at our Rural Voices Discussions, we are opening up the Rural Dairy Discussions to you. Bring any suggestions you have for addressing the crisis. Our listening panel will consist of the invited guests of MFU President Gary Wertish, Minnesota Department of Agriculture's assistant commissioner Andrea Vaubel and National Farmers Union vice-president Patty Edelburg. We will serve milk and snacks and have lunch following the discussion.

June 13, 2018

B-B-E Area Ecumenical Gathering

Big Grove Lutheran church will host the annual Ecumenical gathering on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. with featured speaker Becki Jordan - including all area churches, with refreshments to follow served by St. Francis de Sales Catholic church. Becki Jordan's presentation is titled "It's happening here, sexual exploitation and trafficking in rural Minnesota" - Jordan is a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator with the Minnesota Department of Health and Someplace Safe. She will share and explore the vulnerabilities of youth in our communities and also what we can do to help get them connected with services to help. Everyone is welcome to come.

June 14, 2018

Celebrate Dairy Month at North American State Bank!

North American State Bank in Belgrade and Elrosa will celebrate June Dairy Month on Thursday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stearns County dairy princesses will be on hand to serve dilly bars. Everyone welcome! Thank you, dairy farmers!

June 15, 2018

Celebrate Dairy Month at Bonanza Valley State Bank!

Bonanza Valley State Bank in Brooten is celebrating June Dairy Month with a special day of recognition to area dairy farmers on Friday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The friendly staff of BVSB will be serving ice cream and milk during that time. Come on over, everyone welcome!

June 17, 2018

Father's Day specials at the Padua Pub

Join the Rooney family as they host delicious Fathers' Day specials on Sunday, June 17 at the Padua Pub. The daytime buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be served in the reception hall with breakfast and dinner items including chicken, sausage, bacon, ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes, hash browns, eggs, pancakes, fruit, vegetables, rolls and more. The evening buffet from 4 to 8 p.m. will be served in the pub (no basket orders) and will feature pork chops, chicken, roast beef, shrimp, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes, salad bar, dessert and rolls.

June 18, 2018

B-B-E school board meeting

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school board will meet in regular session on Monday, June 18 at the high school library at 7:30 p.m.

June 20, 2018

Belgrade EDA presents FREE Concert in the Park

The Belgrade Economic Development Authority (EDA) is excited to announce the upcoming FREE Concert in the Park with music by "Harbor Drive Hookup" on Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belgrade City Park (south side of town off of Highway 71). Bring your lawn chair! Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome! This Concert in the Park will be sponsored by Belgrade Cenex Coop. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Municipal Building in downtown Belgrade.

June 23, 2018

Gary Breitbach Memorial Golf tournament

The 12th annual Gary Breitbach Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 23 at Prairie View Golf Course in Brooten. The golf tournament supports the Gary Breitbach Memorial scholarship program for Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa school graduates. The 2018 recipients were Jaden Gossen and Adam Jaeger. Gary Breitbach passed away in 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. A wonderful family man and community man who did great things in his life, Breitbach had a gigantic heart for Elrosa, for B-B-E, for his church, for his Breitbach family and for life in general. He was a humble servant of God who is missed greatly by anyone who knew and loved him.

Registration for this year's 18-hole six-person scramble in honor of Breitbach will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with an entry fee of $55 for golf course members and $75 for non-members. The fee includes green fees, skins, cart and a meal to follow the golf. Between rounds you can grab $5 brat lunches. Also going on through the tournament are pin prizes and skin games, a $1,000 hole-in-one contest and payouts to first, second, third, eighth and 12th place. A silent and live auction will follow the meal. For more information or to register, call 320-424-1270 (Micky) or 320-346-2677 (clubhouse).

June 26, 2018

Elrosa Senior Citizens Bologna Daze

The Elrosa Senior Citizens group invites everyone to the fifth Bologna Daze fundraiser event of 2018. The fifth one of the year will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at Bucky's Bar in Elrosa from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See you there!

Thank you for your interest in the events taking place across the Bonanza Valley of central Minnesota!


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