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. 


November 22 - Ecumen Meadows Bake Sale
Ecumen Meadows will host their second annual Employee Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until gone on Friday, November 22. Proceeds will go toward the Meadows Memory Care Music Program.

November 22 - Tinsel & Tidings on Tenth Parade
The Tinsel & Tidings on Tenth Parade will take place along Tenth Street in downtown Worthington at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 22. The parade will feature the Spirit of Worthington Trojan Marching Band and Santa Claus.

November 22-23 - JCC presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
The Jackson County Central Drama Department presents "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" November 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic. Cost is $6 for adult and $4 for students. Activity passes will be honored.

November 22-23 - Hospice Cottage Christmas House Walk
The Hospice Cottage Christmas House Walk is November 22 and 23 in Worthington. On Friday, November 22, hours are 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 23, hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Hosts this year include Kim and Allen Drost at 1520 North Crailsheim Road, Sally Darling at 641 West Shore Drive, The Johnson Home at 1905 1st Avenue SW and Rhonda and Brian Larsen at 729 Moon Circle.  American Lutheran Church Youth encourage participants to stop by and enjoy a warm free refreshment and fellowship in their new welcoming space anytime during the Christmas House Walk. Tickets can be purchased for $10 each at Adorn 1024, Chamber of Commerce, Hy-Vee, Sterling Pharmacy and Sanford Worthington Medical Center Gift Shop.  Tickets must be purchased in advanced and will not be available at the house walk homes. For more information please contact Karen Wasmund at (507)-360-5549.

November 22-23 - Festival of Trees
Ireton Christian School is hosting a Festival of Trees Friday, November 22 from 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday November 23 from 9 am to noon. Come and see over 30 theme decorated trees, over 20 wreaths for bid on silent auction, kids games and prizes, photo booth and other silent auction items. A craft and bake sale is also happening both days. The Friday night supper served from 5 pm until 8 pm includes pork loin, pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, green beans and dinner rolls. A Saturday morning breakfast served from 9 am to 11 am includes cinnamon rolls and egg bake. Admission for the event is $15 for families and $5 for individuals. Advanced family tickets are on sale at school for $10.  

November 23 - Fulda Community Club Holiday Craft Bazaar
The Fulda Community Club will host the 46th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday, November 23 at the Fulda High School Gym. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be over 50 vendors exhibiting handcrafted and commercial items, with free admission. Lunch will be available.

November 23-24 - Worthington Area Orchestra Holiday Concert
The annual WASO Holiday Concert this year featured Brule in Silent Star Night at the Memorial Auditorium. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 23, and 3 p.m. Sunday, November 24. Ticket are sold at the Memorial Auditorium Box Office. Call 507-376-9101. There will be a meet and greet in the lobby following the concert.


December 3-5 - Christmas Tree Forest
A community tradition continues as Love INC once again creates a Christmas tree forest with help from area businesses and organizations. Enter your business or group's tree for the community to enjoy. When patrons vote for your tree, their donations go to help Love INC serve neighbors in need. The event is December 3, 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

December 4 - Bethlehem Lutheran Lutefisk & Meatball Supper
Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Lakefield will host a Lutefisk & Meatball Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, sponsored by the Bethlehem Lutheran Men in Mission. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling Jim Nesseth at 507-841-0325.

December 6  - Community Christmas Baskets
Community Christmas Baskets is continuing its nearly 100 year tradition of gathering gifts of food, new items of warm clothing and new toys to distribute to the neediest families in Nobles County. If you would like to contribute items such as non-perishable food, new hats, mittens, scarves ad warm socks for boys, girls, men and women, or new toys for children, please deliver item to the American Reformed Church, 1720 North Burlington, Worthington, between 8 a.m. and noon on Thursday, December 6. If you need someone to pick up your items, contact Janelle Johnson at 507-376-5479. Cash donations to help purchase needed items can be mailed to Community Christmas Baskets at PO Box 552 in Worthington, 56187.

December 7 - Worthington Christian School Donation Auction
The Worthington Christian School will host a Donation Auction Saturday, December 7 with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. and bidding beginning at 10 a.m. There will be both a silent auction and a live auction, and a lunch counter service cinnamon rolls, smoked pork dinners and homemade pies and bars. Check out their Facebook event page! For more information, call 507-376-4861.

December 8 - Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner
First Lutheran Church of Worthington will host their annual Lutfisk and Meatball Dinner at both 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8. The meal includes lefse, giftas, white sauce rice pudding with lingonberries and more. Tickets are available at the church or Hy-Vee, or by calling 507-376-6148. They will also be available at the door. 

December 8 - Boyenga Family Fundraiser
There will be a fundraiser for the Boyenga family from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Tony Boyenga died suddenly in June, leaving behind his wife and five children. Bidding for an online auction will begin at 8 a.m. November 25 HERE! During the event on Dec 8, there will be a free will donation meal, a football viewing area with a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and kids activities, including a chance to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

December 8 - Arts at St. Joseph presents "A Browns Classic Christmas"
The Arts of St. Joseph present "A Browns Classic Christmas" at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Milford, Iowa. The Browns bring the joy of the Christmas season with their singing and instrumental songs and carols performed in their "Branson style" concert. A reception will follow the free Advent concert in the Parish Center.

December 8 - Worthington Chamber Singers Christmas Concert
A Worthington Chamber Singers Christmas Concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December to 7:or Your Light Has Come" at the First United Methodist Church by the Chamber Singers, with special guests the Worthington Brass, Jane Moore on piano and directed by Eric Parrish.