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Friday, September 27, 2019
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Big Red Barn, Living Earth Community Garden, 170 Good Counsel Dr. Mankato, MN 56001
Big Red Barn's Fall Open Mic Night

What?: Come out to join and celebrate with friends and your community at the Big Red Barn's Open Mic as a salute to the Fall Equinox. Sit under the fall colors, enjoy sipping on hot cider and listen to our brilliant acts. We have some fun surprises in store including raffles and seasonal treats!

Who? All are welcome here! Anyone is able to sign up for a slot in our open mic night with 10 minute time slots. We want to represent the Mankato community as a whole, young and old, newbie and advanced artist are encourage to attend.

You can sign up for a time slot beginning 30 minutes before the event starts (6:30).

Where?: Living Earth Center's Big Red Barn
170 Good Counsel Dr
Mankato, MN 56001

Please park in the Loyola parking lot across the street.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 am12:00 pm
Big Red Barn, Living Earth Community Garden, 170 Good Counsel Dr. Mankato, MN 56001
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event

Monarchs are the one butterfly that everyone knows and can identify with just one glance. This amazing creature over a number of generations will migrate from here in Minnesota all the way down to Mexico. Some scientists call it “one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.” Monarch butterflies have been hit hard over the last decade and there is an effort to provide more habitat and a better chance for survival.
Join Scott Kudelka, Naturalist at Minneopa State Park, at the Big Red Barn on Good Counsel Campus to learn about these beautiful creatures. We will be catching the Monarchs, putting a small tag on their wing and releasing them. This is done to help track the Monarch as it flies south back to its winter home. All ages are welcome!
Saturday, September 28th
10:00 PM- 12:00 PM
Big Red Barn, Living Earth Center Community Gardens, 170 Good Counsel Dr.

Online Registration: $5.00 (+ processing fee)

At the Door: $7.00 (Cash, check or credit card payment)

Pre-registration is appreciated. Online registration is available here, otherwise please email