Community Calendar

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Volunteers needed at Manna Food Pantry
Manna Food Pantry is in desperate need of a volunteer to help hand out meat during the harvest truck that delivers to the pantry approximately at 11 am on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  If you are able to help, please contact Linda Sanchez at 507-329-1951.

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.

LOIA Membership
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 14 - Public ISD 518 Referendum Information Meeting
There will be a public meeting in the Worthington High School band room beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14. This meeting will provide information on the upcoming three question ISD 518 referendum ballot.

October 15-22 - Discover Thailand
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Chamber Explorations to present: Discover Thailand on October 15th - 22nd, 2019.  Highlights of the trip will include Bangkok City Tour, Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple, Thai Dinner & Dance Experience, Silom Village, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bridge over the River Kwai and more.  For more information or to register for the trip contact the Chamber office by calling 507-372-2919 or email

October 17 - Soup & Pie Supper
The Worthington Christian School will host a Soup & Pie Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at the school. There will a delicious variety of soups and pies, along with sandwiches, all for a free will offering.

October 19 - Sassy Saturday
Ladies---Make plans to be in Worthington, MN, for the eighth annual Sassy Saturday Oct. 19. Visit the 23 participating businesses and enjoy a fun, retail shopping experience. Doors open at 8 Memorial Auditorium and the style show begins at 9 a.m. The first 150 shoppers attending the style show receive a free gift and a reusable Sassy Saturday bag loaded with goodies from participating businesses. Once the style show is over, hit the town and shop the great deals at local businesses! Be sure to take part in the scavenger hunt where you could win some huge prizes!

October 19 - World Singing Day in Jackson
Forty cities in 11 countries around the world will be uniting on World Singing Day October 19, 2019 and Jackson, Minnesota will be one of them.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., anyone who wants to be part of World Singing Day can come to the Jackson Center for the Arts, located at 309 Second Street in Jackson, ready to take part in the joy of song. The event is free and open to the public. No rehearsals are necessary, and lyrics will be provided. Go to the Facebook event World Singing Day Jackson 2019 and register, which will assist the hosts in planning the event.

October 20 - Heroes for Hunger Food Drive
The First Presbyterian Church in Fulda will sponsor a Heroes for Hunger Food Drive from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 20. The Heroes will be out collecting non-perishable food items door to door, or items can be dropped off at the church, Fulda City Hall or at Antonio's. Items needed include boxed potatoes, canned vegetables, gravy mix, boxed dressing and dessert mixes, turkey certificates and monetary gifts.

October 20 - Tall Grass Guitar Class Benefit Concert
There will be a Tall Grass Guitar Class Benefit Concert  at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 20 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne.  Proceeds from the concert support children's mental health programs in Cottonwood, Jackson, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock Counties. Performing will be Pat Donohue, Verlon Thompson and Lee Roy Parnell. Tickets are available through the Palace ticket office at 507-283-4339.

October 21 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Worthington Area YMCA will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, October 21 in the kids gym.

October 22 - Brahms Requiem rehearsals
Have you always wanted to sing the Brahms Requiem? The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus begins this year’s season with a special, fall session of rehearsals to get ready for a collaborative performance of the Brahms Requiem, in English, with the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra on April 7, 2020! Fall rehearsals will be Tuesday nights 7:30-9:30 from October 22 – November 20 in the choir room at Northwestern College. Regular spring rehearsals will begin again on January 14, 2020. Join us for this masterpiece of choral literature and see what SCOC is all about! 

October 25 - 35th Annual Pheasants Forever Banquet
The Rock County Pheasants Forever will have their 35th annual banquet on Friday, October 25 at Take 16 Brewing on Main Street in Luverne. Crowing time begins at 5:30 pm., with the meal at 7 p.m., followed by live music from 9 to 11 p.m. by the Fattenin' Frogs. There will be drawings, raffles, and both a live and silent auction. More than 15 guns will be given away. Call Darin Kindt at 507-920-7544 or Rick Peterson at 507-283-2333 for tickets, which are also available at the Rock County Star Herald office. The banquet is the kickoff to the Ringneck Reunion weekend.

October 25-26 - Trojan Cross Country Teams Haunted House
The second annual Worthington Trojan Cross Country Teams Haunted House will take place on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly. Admission for the haunted house is $5, and children 10 years of age and under must be occupied by an adult. The haunted house is located at 628 10th Ave in Worthington - look  for the signs!

October 26 - Project Morning Star 5th Anniversary
Join Project Morning star residential recovery at the American Reformed Church in Worthington on October 26th to help celebrate their 5th anniversary. Pancakes, eggs, sausage patties, coffee and juice will be served from 9-10 a.m. with comedy! Testimonies from 10-11:30 a.m. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite, The Daily Apple, Phileos, or by calling Beth at 372-2770. 

October 27 - Adrian Sons of the American Legion Breakfast
The Adrian Sons of the American Legion will host a breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, October 27 at the Adrian Legion Hall. They will be serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, and biscuits and gravy. This is a free, all-you-can-eat event.


November 2 - Doe's Day Out
Head to Reading for a Doe's Day Out from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2 at the Reading Community Center. Local retailers and vendors will be there with all sorts of fun stuff. For more information, call 507-360-7379. The Worthington High School BPA Chapter will have a concession stand open selling donuts coffee, fresh fruit, barbecues, hot dogs, chips, and Pepsi products. To-go meals will also be available for purchase for local farmers or others that would like to stop in to pick up lunch for the day. This is a fundraiser for the Community Center. Admission is free.

November 5 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. November 5 at the Lismore American Legion

November 7 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. November 7 at the American Reformed Church

November 7 - Historic Dayton House 2019 Holiday Extravaganza
The Historic Dayton House 2019 Holiday Extravaganza will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7. Vendor registration starts Tuesday, October 1 at 8 a.m. Call 507-727-1311 or email

November 9 - Unites States Marine Corps 244th Birthday Ball
The Buffalo Ridge Leathernecks Detachment #1463 will host a Unites States Marine Corps 244th Birthday Ball from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 9 at the Adrian American Legion. Guest speaker will be Vietnam War Vet Corporal Thomas Childs. Tickets can be ordered online through Eventbrite HERE or call Dan Harrington at 507-360-7472.

November 10 - Soup & Pie Supper
The Zion Presbyterian Church will host a Soup & Pie Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 10 in Ellsworth. There will be soups, sandwiches, assorted desserts and pies, all for a free will offering. Raffle items are available for adults and kids at $1 per chance.

November 15-16 - Women Seeking God Conference
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Women Seeking God Conference. This community wide weekend of encouragement, teaching and fellowship will feature Dr. Tara Rye as she encourages women to multiply grace, growth, gifts, generosity in their lives.
The "Multiply" conference will be et at American Lutheran church the weekend of November 15 and 16. sign up on Facebook under "Women seeking God: Multiply"

November 16 - Buffalo Ridge Young Marines informational meeting
There will be an informational meeting regarding the formation of the Buffalo Ridge Young Marines at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 16 at Living Waters Covenant Church, 1645 S Shore Drive in Worthington. The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through the completion of high school. The program focuses on character building, leadership, self-discipline and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The informational meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call 507-360-7472.

November 19 - Helping Hand Pregnancy Fundraising Banquet
The Helping Hand Pregnancy Center will hold a Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, November 19 at the Worthington Event Center. A silent auction begins at 5:45 p.m., and a Thanksgiving dinner starts at 6:15. RSVP is appreciated by October 29. Email or call 372-2111.