Community Calendar

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O N G O I N G   E V E N T S

Director needed
Grassroots Community Theatre Needs your Help! – We need more people involved in general, but more particularly, we need replacement for our director, Mary Jane, who is retiring. Producing plays requires active involvement. That involvement gives a great amount of satisfaction that comes from working with a group, developing passionate characters, watching an actor grow in their confidence, and giving the audience a satisfying performance. Our community theatre needs people who want to experience things, who don’t fear challenges, and who see the value of keeping this theatre alive. We hope this plea for help motivates you to become involved. The position of director is vital. Mary Jane is willing to help anyone get started beginning with the summer production. Please contact Jay 605-695-0724 if you have interest.

U.S. Citizenship Classes
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, Tuesday afternoons between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00, or by appointment (376-6105), to talk to a citizenship teacher. This winter, orientation dates for classes for ESL, Citizenship, and GED classes are at 10:45 and 5:45 on the following dates: February 4 and 6; March 4 and 6; and March 18 and 20. Adult Basic Education also provides distance-learning opportunities and classes in nearby communities including Chandler, Fulda, Luverne, Pipestone and Windom. For more information, or to schedule an orientation session call 376-6105.

ECFE in Luverne
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
classes in Luverne for children birth to age 5 and their parents has openings in the Tuesday morning Babies class and the Thursday morning 8:30 class for all ages.  Classes are held in the preschool rooms, giving children an opportunity for activities and parents time to explore topics relevant to child development for all ages.  Call 283-4724 for more details.

Workforce Development Scholarships
Minnesota West will be awarding ten $2,500 workforce development scholarships for the Fall 2019 term. These scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, and information technology programs. For additional information, scholarship application and a complete list of eligible programs visit www.mnwest.edu/workforce-development-scholarship. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

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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FEBRUARY

February 19-21 - Book Fair at St. Mary's School
St. Mary's School in Worthington will host a Book Fair at the school from 3:00 to 7:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday February 19, 20, and 21st. There is a lot of winter left for cuddling up with a good book or two!

February 20 - Lunch & Learn at CAL
Join Tom Stys, MD, for a special Lunch and Learn presentation on heart disease, preventive screenings and how to keep your heart healthy, sponsored by Sanford Worthington. Dr. Stys will be at the Center for Active Living 11:30 to 12:30 on Wednesday, February 20. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Call (507) 376-9718 or visit sanfordworthington.org to register.

February 20 - Creation Speaker at American Reformed Church
American Reformed Church will host Helmut Welke, President of the Creation Summit, who will be speaking at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 regarding evidence for Ape to Human evolution, including Neanderthals and Lucy, along with other recent discoveries.

February 22 - Ecumen Giving Campaign Bake Sale
There will be a Giving Campaign Bake Sale in the Ecumen Meadows North Lobby from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday February 22. There will be delicious cakes, pies, cookies, barsand more, homemade by Meadows staff.

February 23 - Pork for Prom
The Worthington High School will host a fundraiser Burger Feed & Pork for Prom from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23, sponsored by W-2s Quality Meats, JBS, the Cattlemen's Association, Fareway and Hy-Vee. Cost is $4 for a burger or pork chop, or $5 for a meal.

February 23 - Carol Burnett Comedy Sketches
Phileo's Coffee & Eatery will host a dinner theatre on February 23, featuring Carol Burnett comedy sketches. Dinner is at 6:30p.m., with showtime at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person, with $5 of each being donated to Project Morning Star. 

February 23 - Worthington Warriors Special Olympics Meal & Silent Auction
Worthington Warriors Special Olympics  will host the 4th Annual Worthington Warriors Special Olympic Meal & Silent Auction February 23rd at Max493. Gifts or monetary donations are being sought for the silent auction. If you would like to make a donation please contact Amy Roesner at 507-329-6983 or email kidsinncare@yahoo.com Special Olympics Minnesota provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Donations help keep all events free for our athletes.

February 27 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. February 27 at the YMCA

MARCH

March 3 - Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey
American Reformed Church will host a viewing of "Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey," at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3. Popcorn and water will be provided.

March 16 - 34th Annual Wild Turkey Shoot Out
The 34th annual Boys Basketball Tournament Wild Turkey Shoot Out will be Saturday, March 16, at various locations in Worthington. There are 3rd-9th grade boys divisions, with minimum three game guarantee. Early registration deadline is February 1. Cost is $125, and $150 after February 1. For more information or to register, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com.

March 29 - YMCA Cruise Dinner
The YMCA Cruise Dinner will be Friday, March 29, 2019 with entertainment by The Johnny Holm Band. Sponsorships now available. Ticket and Table info will be available soon by emailing kris.hohensee@ymcaworthington.org. This benefit event is the help support the Youth & Family Financial Assistance needs for memberships, programs and the many subsidy needs at the YMCA.

March 30 - Women's Expo
The Globe will host its 12th Annual Women’s Expo Health and Home Show on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Worthington. This event features area vendors, local businesses, health care facilities and reps from all sorts of direct selling companies, as well as speakers & workshops. If you have questions or would like more information, contact The Globe at 507-376-7313. Expo day is a great day full of shopping, learning, eating and networking.

APRIL

April 4 - rescheduled Valentine's Day Wine Dinner
The Worthington Liquor Store is offering a fabulous Valentine’s Day wine dinner  at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Worthington Event Center. This wine dinner will feature a 5-course meal along with a wine to pair with each course. This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy delicious wine, great food & to treat your sweetheart. Doors open at 6 p.m., meal at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and are available at the Worthington Liquor Store – cash or check only.

April 18 - Red Cross Blood Drive
The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. April 18 at the American Reformed Church

MAY

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

May 25 - Raptor Center visits Pipestone National Monument

The University of Minnesota's Raptor Center will bring several raptors - including a bald eagle - for a 1 hour program on Saturday, May 25 at the Pipestone National Monument. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. behind the visitor center. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you like, but please keep dogs away from the vicinity during the program (these birds are hunters!). The program is interactive and very kid-friendly.

JUNE

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.

JULY

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 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 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 

OCTOBER

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