Community Calendar

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O N G O I N G   E V E N T S

U.S. Citizenship Classes Offered
Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers classes to prepare immigrant adults to obtain their U.S. Citizenship. Daytime and evening classes are available. ABE also offers classes for English language learning, GED preparation, employment readiness, digital literacy skills and more. All ABE classes are available free of charge. If people have specific questions regarding citizenship or the application process, they can stop by the West Learning Center, Room 129, on Wednesday afternoons between the hours of 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. to talk to a citizenship teacher. Orientation dates for classes for ESL, Citizenship, and GED classes are as follows: July 10 and 12; July 24 and 26; August 21 and 23; September 4 and 6; September 18 and 20; October 9 and 11; October 23 and 25.

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.
 

Fit Night at Brown Shoe Fit
Fit Night is a FREE event open to the public for anyone interested in walking, running or jogging. We will have a laid back, no stress run/walk (1-5 miles) starting and ending at our store front. Run/walk registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with the event beginning 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 each month

Family Fun Night at Pioneer Village

Join us the third Friday of each month from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Pioneer Village for Family Fun Night! Special fee of $15 per family. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Family Fun Night will be the third Friday of each month during their regular operating season.

JULY

July 19 - Front Porch Music Series
The Murray County Historical Society kicks off its 4th season of the Front Porch Music Series on Thursday July 19th at 7 PM on the front lawn of the Dinehart Holt House in Slayton Minnesota. This summer’s line-up starts out with local favorite MapleStreet. MapleStreet started as a father-son duo and developed into a full 6-member band that plays a fusion of folk, bluegrass, and rock. For a taste of their unique sound, find their music on https://SoundCloud.com/greg-wasberg. The Murray County Historical Society will serve popcorn and cold water during the concerts and a free will donation basket will be passed to help defray the cost of the concerts. 

July 20 - Music in the Park
Sing, move, play instruments, and more with Molly Bishop of Navigation Music Therapy Services! This hands-on music making class is geared toward kids ages 0-5 with an adult caregiver. Meet from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at Slater Park. Cost is $5 per child or $13 per family.

July 21- Back the Badge
There will a Back the Badge Bike Run Saturday, July 21, starting at the Prairie Justice Center in Worthington and ending at Dawg Days of Summer Celebration in Adrian, with stops in between. All proceeds raised will stay in Nobles County and be used to support the Shop With a Cap program and the Manna Food Pantry. There will be food, prize drawings, a Most Bugs contest and a chance to met Nobles County K-9 Boriz. Find more information on Facebook at Back the Badge Bike Run, email backthebadgebikerun@gmail.com or call Deputy Brian Steffen at 507-407-0075. Pre-registration costs are $20, with $10 for a passenger, with day of ride costs at $25 per bike and $15 for a passenger.

July 21 - Indian Lake Progressives' 5K Run/Walk
The Indian Lake Progressives 4-H will host a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 21 at Brewster City Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Entry fee is $15 before July 13, or $20 the day of the event. Registration and payment can be submitted to Stacie Hennigs, Race Director, at PO Box 231, Brewster, MN, 56119.All funds will be used to benefit the Brewster community.

July 21 - Dream Makers Ride
The 6th annual Dream Makers Ride will take place Saturday, July 21, starting and ending at Mickie's in Ellsworth. Registration is from 11 to 11:45 a.m., with the ride starting at noon. All types of vehicles are welcome on the ride, which will benefit Make-A-Wish Minnesota to make a dream come truw for Addysen, age 10, of Round Lake, who has a respiratory disorder. Her wish is to go to the Walt Disney World Resort. Tickets for the ride are $25 for the all day event, or $10 for the hog roast and $10 for the dance, which features Pirate Taxi. The hog roast begins at 6 p.m., there is a silent auction from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a live auction following. The dance begins at 8 p.m. For more information, call 507-220-0250.

July 22 - Brunch Fundraiser
The May City Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual Brunch on July 22nd from 9am to 1pm at the May City Fire Hall. They will be serving Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Cinnamon Rolls, and Breakfast Potatoes. Free Will Donation 

July 24 - Farm to Table
The Agribusiness Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce presents Farm to  Table on  July 24th on 10th Street in Worthington. 6:00 p.m. Social, 7:00 p.m. Meal prepared by local farmer’s market producers and Ag related organizations. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the Chamber office or from any Agribusiness Committee Member. Ticket holders will also receive $10 in Farmer’s Market vouchers redeemable at participating vendors. This annual event helps support the Ag Scholarship that is awarded each year to High School Seniors that will be entering an Ag related field of study.

July 26 - Arts in the Park
First Covenant Church and the Artmobile invite you to a free Community Arts-in-the-Park event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 26 at First Covenant Church, 1645 South Shore Drive, in Worthington. Everyone is welcome. Registration recommended by calling 376-5109. Free will donations will be accepted.

July 26 - Front Porch Music Series
The Murray County Historical Society continues its Front Porch Music Series on Thursday July 26th, at 7 PM. Regional favorite Kayla Daniels will grace the stage. Kayla is a Nashville recording artist and singer/songwriter from the area. If you love artists like Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride with a kick of Rock n Roll, you’ll love Kayla. The concerts are provided through free will donation and are open to the public. The Murray County Historical Society will serve popcorn and cold water during the concerts and a free will donation basket will be passed to help defray the cost of the concerts.

July 28 - Dundee Legion 100th Anniversary
The Dundee Legion Joseph Suding Post 386 is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday, July 28 with plenty of activities. Kids game and inflatables start at noon, with a parade at 2 p.m. After the parade, there will be a Veterans Program in the city park. At 5 p.m. there is a kids dance at Brenda's Gas & Grocery, and a grilled porkchop supper in the park. At 8 p.m., there is a street dance featuring Star Fire, with beer provided by the Fulda Lions. There will be conessions in the park throughout the day, the legion post will have a history display in the hall, and a Smash the Car event will be located south of the elevator. 

AUGUST

August 2 - Front Porch Music Series
The last concert of the Murray County  Historical Society Front Porch Music Series has proven to be a huge favorite in the past. Kordal Kombat, an award winning a cappella barbershop quartet will bring its high energy, fun loving performance to the porch on August 2nd at 7 PM. They sing a variety of music that is guaranteed to bring smiles to faces young and old. The concerts are provided through free will donation and are open to the public. The Murray County Historical Society will serve popcorn and cold water during the concerts and a free will donation basket will be passed to help defray the cost of the concerts.

August 3 - Music in the Park
Sing, move, play instruments, and more with Molly Bishop of Navigation Music Therapy Services! This hands-on music making class is geared toward kids ages 0-5 with an adult caregiver. Meet from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at Slater Park. Cost is $5 per child or $13 per family.

August 4 - MK10K Run and Family Fun Walk
The MK10K and Family Fun Walk is celebrating 10 years with the Nobles County Fair and a partnership between the Mary Kay Foundation and the Southwest Crisis Center. Proceeds from this race will benefit the Mary Kay Foundation which supports domestic violence shelters and cancers affecting women and the Southwest Crisis Center, a local non-profit that provides services and program for individuals experiencing domestic and sexual violence. Both the run and the walk begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 4 at the Nobles County Fairgrounds. Pre-register at www. runsignup.com/Race/MN/Worthington/MK10KandFamilyFunWalk

August 5 - Art & Music Fest
The Fulda Arts and Legacy Committee will host a second annual Art & Music Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 5 in the Fulda City Park. There will be arts, crafts, food and live music.

SEPTEMBER

September 25-26 - Southwest MN Career Expo
Over 1800 students from 30 high schools will take part in the 2018 Career Expo September 25th in Worthington and September 26th in Marshall. High School students spend 60 minutes in the career exhibit area visiting industry professionals and college instructors to learn about opportunities in the region. We are hoping to secure between 60-80 exhibitors at each site. Please contact Mary Mortier at mary.mortier@swsc.org if your business would like to register.