Community Calendar

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O N G O I N G   E V E N T S

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.

Living Well with Diabetes
If you live with diabetes and would like to improve your health and sense of well-being, plan to attend the Living Well with Diabetes series at the BARC Library in Windom. Classes are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through May 28. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems as they carry out their self-management program. Family, friends and partners are welcome. For information or to register, contact Brenda Skrove at ace.cottonwood@co.cottonwood.mn.us or call 507-831-1803. You can register online at yourjuniper.org.

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. 
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JUNE

June 14 - Fireman Street Dance

The Fulda Fire Department will host a street dance fundraiser Friday, June 14, with the band Judd Hoos. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the dance starting at 9 p.m

June 15 - Breakfast on the Farm
To celebrate June Dairy Month, there will be a Breakfast on the Farm from 8 to 11 a.m. June 15 at Jones Dairy, 2508 270th Street, Spencer. Come enjoy breakfast, tours, food, fun and learning.

June 15 - Benefit for the Kamms
There will be a benefit on Saturday, June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eagles Club in Worthington for the Kamms, to help repair their home damaged by arson in December 2018. There will be a silent auction, craft and bake sale and coin rive, with food available.

June 15 - Murray County Pheasants Forever Membership Drive & Sponsor Shoot
The Murray County Pheasants Forever Membership Drive & Sponsor Shoot will be on June 15 at 1 pm, located at Peaceful Acres Sporting Clays - 1925 130th Ave, Slayton. The event will kick off with shooting clays, picnic and raffle. Any questions call Corey Johnson at 507-220- 8175.

June 15 - Pork Loin Fundraiser in Adrian
A Pork Loin fundraiser will be held at the Adrian American Legion on Main Ave in Adrian on Saturday, June 15 from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  The event is sponsored by the Buffalo Ridge Leathernecks Detachment #1463 Marine Corps League.  The event is open to the public.  Enjoy 2 pork loin sandwiches, side, dessert and drink for 10 dollars.  Kids 12 and under eat for free with a free will donation. All proceeds will stay local to assist Marines, Sailors, Veterans and the community.  For more info, contact Dan Harrington at 507-360-7472 or email buffaloridgeleathernecks@gmail.com

June 17 - Senior Surf Day
The Senior LinkAge Line® through the Minnesota River Area on Aging®, Inc. will be offering a class for beginning internet users. Class will be held in Slayton on Monday, June 17th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. This free class is for adults who would like to learn the basics of operating a computer, learn how to use the internet to find answers to questions, and how to use email to stay connected with friends and family. Information is also provided on how to use www.medicare.gov to compare health plans and check your Medicare Summary Notice for accuracy; all which helps to prevent health care fraud. Class size is limited, so call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 to register.

June 17-20 - Day Camp Transformed VBS
American Lutheran Church will host a vacation Bible school "Day Camp Transformed" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17-20 for children entering grades 1 through 6. To register, return health form to child's classroom or office or email alcfamilyka@gmail.com.

June 19 - Worthington Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament
The Worthington Dollars for Scholars Golf Tournament is Wednesday, June 19th at Great Life Golf and Fitness in Worthington.  It's a 18-hole, 4-person scramble golf tournament with a 3:00pm shotgun start.  Registration begins at 2:00pm.  The cost is $75 dollars per person/$300 dollars for the 4-person team.  Your entry free includes golf, cart, range balls, complimentary water and a gift card to be used for food and beverage.  To register for the tournament, contact Dick Schlichte at 507-360-4177 or John Standafer at 507-329-5499.  

June 19 - Market Smarter

Market Smarter will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19 at the Worthington Event Center. Cost is $69 per person for the full day, $89 after June 1. Featuring keynote speaker Nancy Lyons. Nancy is a commanding candid and entertaining speaker. She has been locally and nationally recognized for her role as owner and CEO of Clockwork. To register contact Community Education at 507-376-6105.

June 20 - Fit Night
Brown's Show Fit will host the next Fit Night on Thursday, June 20, with registration at 5:30 p.m. and the walk/run at 6:00 p.m. Free refreshments afterwards with a few door prizes as well! Bring a friend, and bring the family. Fit night is the third Thursday of every month through October.

June 22 - The Pipestone Cruizers Car Show
The Pipestone Cruizers will be hosting a Car Show next to the Courthouse on Saturday, June 22, from 10 AM - 3 PM.

June 21-22-23 - Family Fun Days in Ellsworth
Family Fun Days returns to Ellsworth with 3 days full of activities
Friday
10-6pm        Kanaranzi Creek and Empty Pockets open
5-7pm          Baked Potato Supper at Zion Presbyterian Church
5:00pm        Carnival rides open
6:00pm        Little Miss Ellsworth Contest
6:30pm        Registration for Little Kids Pedal Pull
7:00pm        Little Kids Pedal Pull
9:00pm        DJ/Karaoke at "MICKIES

Saturday
10-8pm         Kanaranzi Creek and Empty Pockets open
10:30am       Pie and Ice Cream Social (PVM VOL) at Empty Pockets
12:00pm       Bean Bag Tournament  (sign up at 11:30)
1-5pm           Craft Fair downtown
2:00pm         Carnival rides open
5-6:30pm     Great Smoke Out (supper under the tent)
6:30pm         Parade
7:30pm         Cow Pie Bingo
8:00pm         Scavenger Hunt
9:00 pm        DJ/Karaoke at "MICKIES"

Sunday
9-12:30pm    Fireman's  Pancake Breakfast (at the Fire Hall)
10:30am       Church service at the school
12:00pm       Big Ticket Drawing at the Fire Hall
12:00pm       Rifle Ticket Drawing at the Fire Hall

June 25 - Rock-Nobles Cattlemen and Nobles County Corn and Soybena Growers Golf Outing
The Rock-Nobles Cattlemen's Association and Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers golf outing will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at the Adrian Country Club.  Golfing begins at 2:00pm with a Steak Dinner to be served at 5:30pm.  Golfing and the steak supper is free for members of the Cattlemen and Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers.  Sign up or renew your membership at the door.  A membership to the Rock-Nobles Cattleman is $80.  Call the Adrian Country Club at 507-483-2722 by June 23 to reserve your spot.

JULY

July 4 & 7- Okabena Community 4th of July Celebration
The Okabena Community 4th of July Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4th and begins with a  Kiddie Peddle Pull at 12:30pm.  Sign-ups begin at Noon.  The Kiddie Parade will be held at 2:15pm with the Independence Parade to begin at 2:30pm.  There are many activities to be held throughout the day including an Antique Tractor Display, a Cornhole tournament in the park and an Ice Cream social will be held at St. John's park after the parade.  At 5:00pm there will be a slowest tractor contest on Main Street in Okabena, 6:30pm a movie night in the old gym at the HL-O school, the band Nug will play at the OMLS beginning at 8:00pm and the fireworks will take place after sundown.  On July 7th, an Antique Tractor Pull will be held in Okabena beginning at Noon. 

July 11 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. July 11 at the American Reformed Church

July 11-13 - Nana's Naughty Knickers
The Grassroots Community Theater presents Nana's Naughty Knickers, July 11-13 at the Round Lake Community Center. The July 11 show includes cobbler and ice cream during intermission, the July 12 show includes popcorn and lemonade and the July 13 show includes a dinner prepared by On Cue BBQ. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., performance is at 7:30. All performances are at Round Lake Community Center.

July 14 - Glensheen: The Musical at the Minnesota History Society
Join the Murray County Historical Society for a trip to see “Glensheen: The Musical!” at the Minnesota History Theater in St. Paul, on Sunday July 14. The cost is $100 per person and includes bus ride, tickets, noon lunch, and snacks on the bus!  Sign up and pre-pay by Friday June 5 at the Murray County Museum. Call 507-836-6533 or e-mail jtimmerman@co.murray.mn.us for more information. The bus leaves Slayton at 8 a.m. and will return by approximately 7 p.m.

June 15 - Pork Loin Feed
The Buffalo Ridge Leathernecks Dethachment #1463 will sponsor a Pork Loin Feed Fundraiser from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Adrian American Legion. Proceeds stay local to assist Marines, Sailors, veterans and the community. For more information, contact Dan Harrington at 507-360-7472 or email buffaloridgeleathernecks@gmail.com.

July 23 - Edible Book Festival
The Fulda Memorial Library is hosting an Edible Book Festival on July 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm at Maple View Estates. It's free to enter and free to attend. Contact the library for more details  at fuldalibrary@gmail.com or call 507-425-3277. Edible books can look like books, be inspired by a book or author, be a pun of a book title, refer to a book character or have anything to do with books in general. Entries can be made out of anything edible, such as bread, cake, jello, fruit, vegetables or candy, as long as it can sit out for an hour or two without going bad. Prizes will be awarded for several categories, including people's choice, best business entry, best group or family entry, punny or funny, most bookish and even a child prodigy category for entries under 18.

July 26 - Give Kids the World Pancake Day
Perkins Restaurants will give away a free stack of pancakes to customers on Friday, July 26 in an effort to raise funds for GKTW, a non-profit resort that creates special memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. All money raised will go toward the facility operation.

July 27 - Back the Badge Bike Run
The Back the Badge Bike Run is back, and this time around, proceeds will go toward the Shop With a Cop program and the Historic Dayton House. The bike run is on Saturday, July 27, with 11 a.m. registration at the Historic Dayton House. There will be a blessing of the bikes at 11:45 a.m., with kickstands up at noon. The cost of registration includes a meal, and there will be prizes, a 50/50 drawing and a poker chip contest. For more information or to pre-register, contact Nobles County Deputy Brian Steffen or Tina Johnson at 507-329-7466 or email backthebadgebikerun@gmail.com.

July 30 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. July 30 at the Wilmont Community Center

AUGUST

August 1 - The Pipestone Chamber's Summer Car Cruizin' Nights
The Pipestone Chamber’s Summer Car Cruizin' Nights are back! The fun begins at 5 p.m., and we will Cruize The Square at 7:30 p.m.. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.

August 20 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. August 20 at the Christian Church

SEPTEMBER 

September 5 - The Pipestone Chamber's Summer Car Cruizin' Nights
The Pipestone Chamber’s Summer Car Cruizin' Nights are back! The fun begins at 5 p.m., and we will Cruize The Square at 7:30 p.m.. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.

OCTOBER

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 wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com

October 21 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. October 21 at the YMCA.

NOVEMBER

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