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Marine Corp League forming in the area
A Marine Corps League Detachment is forming in Southwest Minnesota! For more information, call Dan Harrington at 507-360-7472. The Marine Corps League is open to all Honorably Discharged or active Marines, FMF Corpsmen with 90 days or more of service or persons who are serving or have served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, regardless of national origin, race, or sex. Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Worthington City Council Honorary Member
The Worthington City Council is seeking people interested in the inner-workings of city government for their Honorary Member program. The Honorary Member serves for three months, attending regular council meetings and participating in discussions. They do not make motions or vote. They attend as able various advisory board and commission meetings, and attend a staff briefing and tour the facilities. They also receive all correspondence directed to City Council, including staff reports and League of Minnesota City publications. There is no monetary compensation, and applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident voter of the city for at least 30 days prior to appointment. Visit the City of Worthington web page here to apply!
Nixle - Public Safety System
Nixle is a community information service via the Worthington Police Department dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you. You can receive alerts for closed roads, weather alerts, safety alerts, missing persons, general notifications, special events, canvassing witnesses for leads and other evidence. To sign up, visit the City of Worthington Public Safety webpage.
You are invited to become a member of the Lake Okabena Improvement Association! The projects would not be made possible without your generous donations and commitment. Find the details on membership dues or renewals here.
October 17-November 8 - FFA Fruit Sale
The Worthington FFA Fruit sale begins Wednesday, October 17 and ends Thursday, November 8. Apples, oranges, grapefruit, butterbraids, beef sticks, cheese sticks and spreadable cheese. The fruit can be purchased in a variety of sizes as well as mixed box options. Delivery will be the first week of December. Proceeds are used to fund chapter activities, leadership camps, state and national conventions for the 100 members in the Worthington FFA. Contact any one of them to place an order or call the Worthington High School Ag Office at 727-1151.
October 23 - Community Coffee at the Meadows
There will be a Community Coffee at the Meadows at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 23 in the South Dining Room. Guest speaker City Administrator Steve Robinson will discuss and answer questions about the proposed city sales tax. Coffee and snack will be served.
October 26 - King Turkey Day Annual Meeting
The King Turkey Day Annual Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Friday, October 26 at the Worthington Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Avenue. Membership, as defined by the by-laws, is such persons, natural or corporate, who contributes to and assists in the conduct of any of the promotional activities by this corporation. The meeting consists of reports on this year's celebration, election of new officers, new members of the Board of Directors, and comments from the 2018 President.
October 27 - Halloween at Pioneer Village
Pioneer Village will host a Halloween party from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Adults and kids are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume! Candy will be given out at various buildings - follow the trail of light pumpkins! Visitors to the Big Barn will enter the magical land of Frankenstein, receive candy, popcorn, and watch a Frankenstein movie. Barn activities, treats and decorations is provided by New Dawn Inc. Free apple cider and cookies in the Fire Hall. This event is free but donations are welcome.
October 26-27 - Worthington Cross Country Team Haunted House
Attend the Worthington Cross Country Team's 1st Annual Haunted House, "Building of Terror: You Can Run But You Can't Hide" October 26th and October 27th (Friday and Saturday) from 7 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. both evenings at 628 10th Avenue, in the building behind Hair & Beyond. All are welcome, if you dare! Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Cell phones are prohibited upon entering the Building of Terror. Cost is $5 per person, with all proceeds going to the Worthington Trojan Cross Country Team.
October 27 - Corn Off the Cob Goes Broadway
Tickets for the Memorials Auditorium's production Corn Off the Cob Goes Broadway are available now and can be purchased at the box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at friendsoftheauditorium.com. Show times are October 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
October 27 - Pillow Cleaning
The VFW Post 1117 in Worthington will host a pillow cleaning event from 7 a.m. to noon on October 27 at the post. All types of pillows will be cleaned, sanitized, deodorized and fluffed.
October 28 - Harvest Dinner
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington will host a Harvest Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, October 28 at the church. A free will offering will be received for a meal of a turkey dinner and all the trimmings. There will be a bake sale of homemade goodies and cards for purchase from the LWML bookstore. Take-outs will be available and deliveries will also be available within Worthington city limits. Call 376-6168 by 3 p.m. Friday, October 26 to sign up for delivery.
October 28 - Pancake Breakfast
First Lutheran of Worthington will host a Pancake Breakfast from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday, October 28. YOuth from First Lutheran will be serving pancakes, sausage and muffins to raise money for their yearly ministry and summer mission trips. Cost is a suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for children.
October 30 - Halloween Chamber Mixer
The Southwest Crisis Center will host a Halloween Chamber Mixer from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the Worthington office at 320 South Lake Street. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costume. They are invited to explore the Worthington office and hear updates about what the SWCC has been up to. There will be refreshments, and the best costume wins a prize. For more information, call 507-376-4311.
October 30 - Scouting Open House
Cub Scout Pack 14 is hosting an Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30th from at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington. Come out and see what Scouting has to offer! There will be games and activities as well as Scouts giving demonstrations and a light snack. This is a free event open to all youth (boys and girls) in grades K-4th and their parents
October 30 - Labor Trafficking:Intersections With Your Work
The Southwest Crisis Center will host a seminar on labor trafficking from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the Windom Community Center. Human trafficking is a complex issue that requires a high level of collaboration. Attendees with gain insight and knowledge about what labor trafficking looks like, definitions, dynamics and what to look for. Throughout the course of the day participants with be able to apply screening tools and protocol development in case studies as well as hear from experts in different fields. Continuing Education credits are available. For more information, go to mnswcc.org or call 507-376-4311.
November 3 - Doe's Day Out
The Reading Community Center is hosting a Doe's Day Out vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 3. While your 'deer' is out hunting, head to Reading for some hunting of your own with local retailers and vendors. For more information, call 507-360-7379.
November 5 - Southwest Crisis Center Annual Meeting
The Southwest Crisis Center will hold their annual meeting on Monday, November 5 at the Worthington office, 320 South Lake Street, with a catered meal at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting from 6-7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. There will be presentations by various staff about the past year, upcoming events, and service highlights including the new labor trafficking division of Safe Harbor, support group stories, and Project Stepping Stones. Please RWSVP to email@example.com or call 507-376-4311 by October 29.
November 8 - 2018 Holiday Extravaganza
The Holiday Extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. and will feature 21 vendors! Some of your favorite vendors from years past will be back but we have many new vendors this year too! Stay tuned for more information as to where and when you can purchase your advanced tickets to the event. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the House Director, Gretchen Scheidt, at (605) 400-1030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 11 - Soup & Pie Supper
Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth is hosting a Soup & Pie Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at the church. There will be a free will offering for a meal that includes soups, sandwiches, assorted desserts and pies. There will also be raffle items for adults and kids.
November 17 - United Way Radio Auction
The United Way Radio Auction will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 17. Tune into Radio Works for a chance to purchase discounted gift cards/gift certificates and bid on larger prize packages. All proceeds go toward the United Way of Nobles County 2019 Campaign, which will support 16 local non-profit agencies and fund the Imagination Library for another year.
December 2 - Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner
First Lutheran of Worthington will host a Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, December 2, with two different servings - one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Included with the meal is lefse, green beans, giftas, potatoes, rice pudding with lingonberries and Scandinavian cookies. Tickets are availabe in advance at the church or Hy-Vee at a cost of $15 for adults and $5 for children 6-16.