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Fourth grade student artwork will be showcased in the Art Gallery of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This show, titled, “Off the Fridge”, allows for up to 80 student artworks to be displayed in frames in the gallery. Displaying art in a gallery is an exciting thing for students to experience! The opening for this show is from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturday, May 12th and will be up until June 2nd. If you are in the Sioux Falls area during the month of May, check it out!
Hearts and Hands of Murray County is now collecting gently used prom dresses for a “Cinderella’s Closet” project. These dresses will be used to help provide a special prom experience for young ladies from the MCC and Fulda school districts. Dresses can be dropped off at The Plaid Moose in Slayton weekdays from 2-4 p.m. or Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. They ask that dresses be modern styles from within the past 5 years that are in good repair and free of stains. They will also accept prom-appropriate shoes and jewelry. Donations will be accepted until Monday, February 19. All donations are tax deductible. Check out Hearts and Hands of Murray County on Facebook to find out more!
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.
April 25 - Administrative Professionals Luncheon
Celebrate the Administrative Professionals within your office by treating them to lunch at the Historic Dayton House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. To go lunches will also be available for pick-up. Menu includes grilled chicken feta walnut salad, fresh garden chicken salad, loaded baked potato bar, broccoli cheese soup, creamy tomato soup, cheesecake, truffles and cupcakes. Reservations available for $25 per person. Contact Gretchen Ennis, House Director, to purchase tickets.
April 27 - Arbor Day Ceremony
The Community Image Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, Nobles County and the City of Worthington will be holding an Arbor Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27. This year the City of Worthington and the committee have been working with Nobles County to plant trees on the Government Center lawn. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. A proclamation will be read by Worthington Mayor, Mike Kuhle.
April 28 - Mass in Time of War
The Sioux County Oratorio Chorus, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Holm, will perform Haydn’s Mass in Time of War on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30pm in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College. Also known as the Paukenmesse for its dramatic use of timpani, the piece is sung in Latin and features four professional soloists, choir, and orchestra. At times, the music reflects the fears and instability of war-torn Europe and makes references to battle, but the mass as a whole maintains the joyful, lyric quality and vitality for which Haydn is known. Make plans today to attend! Tickets for adults are $8 in advance/$10 at the door and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at Northwestern’s music office or the Dove Bookstore in Orange City, the Dordt music office in Sioux Center, and in Sheldon at Touch of Hope.
April 29 - Keagan's Cause 5K Run/Walk for Autism
Keagan's Cause will host a 5K Fun Run/Walk for Autism on Sunday, April 29 at the Prairie Elementary School Gym. Registration and family fun activities will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a short program at 1:30 p.m. The outdoor run/walk will follow. Entry fee is $25. Long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed for those who pre-register and pre-pay by April 11. You may also register the day of the event, but a limited number of t-shirts will be available in select sizes. Go to Keaganscause.org for more information.
April 29 - Augsburg Choir Tour
The Augsburg University department of music presents: The Augsburg Choir Tour, Sunday April 29th at the American Lutheran Church on Winifred in Worthington at 6 pm. This tour stop is sponsored by American Lutheran and First Lutheran churches of Worthington.
April 30 - Regional Autism Networking Group
The next Regional Autism Networking Group meeting will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30 at the Worthington High School Media Center. This event is open to all in the region and is free. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Call 507-727-1173 for more information or to register. A Spanish interpreter will be present and other language interpreters are available upon request. You can also contact Allison Eitreim, Autism Specialist for Worthington School at 507-920-6334 with any questions.
May 5 - Firearms Safety Range Day
There will be a Firearms Safety Range Day Saturday, May 5 at the Worthington Gun Club from noon to 5 p.m. This range day is required to be completed only after the 12 hour online huntercourse.com portion has been successfully completed. This is the only range day in Worthington this year. A firearms safety certificate is required for all youths age 13 and up in order to participate in any of the upcoming hunting seasons. If you have questions please call Scott Rall at 507 360 6027.
May 6 - "That's What He Said
The Arts of St. Joseph welcomes Dave Rowley and Ryan Sather in concert with St. Joseph's Holy Rockin' Rollers on Sunday, May 6 as they present "That's What He Said," when the message of the ing o Kings crosses musical paths with the disciples of Rock & Roll. The free concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Milford, Iowa, with a reception to follow. A free will donation will be accepted.
May 6 - Ice Cream Social
The Worthington Public Arts Commission Ice Cream Social was rescheduled for Sunday May 6th from 1-4 at the Memorial Auditorium. Join in the community celebration where the artmobile will be on site for fun arts activities, music and dance performers from 1-3 p.m. From 3-4 p.m. organizations will share info about various arts opportunities available in our community.
July 10 - Minnesota State Cattleman's Tour & Trade Show
The Cottonwood Cattle Producers are hosting the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Summer Tour & Trade Show on July 10th. The tour will feature cattle stops in Cottonwood and Jackson counties. The are expecting 750+ cattle industry people to attend the tour this year. Contact Jamey Hochstein at 507-822-0993 or Jana Piotter at 507-822-3188 for more information.