Community Calendar

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O N G O I N G   E V E N T S

Weekly "Bingo Night" 
It's "Bingo Night" every Tuesday evening at the Reading Community Center! Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. with a payout of over $900 each week! Play 26 games each night! The Reading Community Center uses profits from Bingo to help keep the doors open for community groups to utilize, such as the Elk Tip Toppers 4-H club, Reading First Responders, Reading Booster Club, and other groups.The Reading community center is a 501c3 organization.

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.

Senior Dining Volunteers
Lutheran Social Service Senior Dining is currently looking for volunteers. They are in need of individuals to deliver meals to home bound seniors, or pack up and get them ready for delivery. We have three routes with approximately 15 meals per route. The time commitment would be anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on the task. We can work with any schedule, whether it is once a week or once a month the help is needed. If you could help in this capacity call Kris at the Center for Active Living at 376-6457.

Manna Food Pantry
The Manna Food Pantry is in desperate need of a few volunteers. They are looking for one or two people to help with unloading the truck (takes about an hour) on the first and third Thursdays of each month. If you are willing or interested in assisting please contact Linda at 507-329-1951.

Love, Inc. Scholarship Donations
Some of you loved going to school and some rejoiced greatly when the mandatory schooling years were over. All of the people being helped through Love INC fall in those two categories too. So to encourage the latter group to start and finish classes intended to set them on a new, healthy path, Love INC would like your help. Students are being told that their time doing homework and attending class is worth money. The money they receive are actually inventive credits that can be used to redeem for goods and services. Love INC needs businesses, organizations, and individuals to donate their businesses’ services or products. If your business or group doesn’t have a service or product to donate, gas and grocery cards are always welcome. The smaller the increment on the cards, the more we can give to different students. Make your donation by dropping it off at the Love INC Office or mailing it to PO Box 952. For more information call 507-372-7291.

CAL Volunteers
The Center for Active Living (CAL) would like to build a network of volunteers who have a talent or skill, and have the time to share it with us. If you have an interest and would like to help or plan an activity, we’d love to hear from you! If you have a skill that would be fun to use for the benefit of seniors, who participate in programs at the Center for Active Living, we would like to hear about that, too. Examples include: very basic computer maintenance or computer software skills, gardening, carpentry, party hosting/planning, quilting, racquetball, shuffleboard, whisperball, wallyball, or knowledge of health, wellness, financial, or insurance topics. Please call 507-376-6457.

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.

June 26-29 - First Covenant Church VBS
You may have heard of Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Batman, but have you heard of the Great Heroes in the Bible? God has used people in many different ways to advance his kingdom. This summer at Day Camp we will explore four of these great heroes at the First Covenant Church June 26-29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each day includes stories, crafts, games, snacks, camp songs, lunch and much more. This is open to anyone age four years through 6th grade. Bring your friends! Registration is open May 21-June 18th. Call 507-376-5109 or email firstcovworthington@gmail.com.

June 30 - County Commissioners at Your Cafe
Join the Nobles County Commissioners for coffee and conversation during County Commissioners at Your Cafe at 9 a.m. Friday, June 30 at the Wilmont Community Center, 316 Fourth Avenue.

JULY

July 1 - Freedom Veteran's 10th Anniversary Party
Freedom Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary Party will be Saturday, July 1st at Freedom Park on South Shore Drive in Worthington. Burgers, chips & drink will be provided to the first 300 people, beginning at 5:30 p.m. At 6:45, presentation of Colors by the VFW and Legion Honor Guard will take place, followed by a Patriotic Concert by the group SugarLoom. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the free fun. Event is sponsored by Freedom Veterans Memorial. Bussing will be available - Park at First Covenant Church on 1645 South Shore Drive. 

July 3 - Radio Works Beach Bash
The Radio Works Beach Bash for the Lake Okabena Improvement Association returns for its third year on July 3rd, 2017! A free community event, free concert, and free fun for the whole family; make plans to attend July 3rd - your pre-Fourth of July celebration, right here in Worthington, Minnesota. Enjoy music with Chris Hawkey plus fireworks to follow. Proceeds return to the Lake Okabena Improvement Association. Get more details at the official Beach Bash Facebook event page.

July 4 - Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
The Nobles County Historical Society and Prairie Reapers Power Reunion invite you to attend Old-Fashioned Fourth of July 2017 at Pioneer Village in Worthington. Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run through 4:30 p.m. There will be the 30th annual melodrama at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., jam sessions, kids games and train rides, various demonstrations and vendors on the grounds, food and much more! For a complete schedule of events visit the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce webpage

July 4 - 4th of July lighted/Decorated Boat Parade
Do you have a boat? Plan on joining us in the 1st Annual 4th of July Lighted/Decorated Boat Parade on Lake Okabena. The plan is to gather by the grade on Lake Okabena at 8 p.m. and have a parade of boats along the shores of Lake Okabena immediately following the City Band Concert. If you have the ability to display an American flag please do so! For more information or questions contact the Chamber Office at 507-372-2919. Sponsored by the Lake Okabena Improvement Association.

July 4 - 4th of July Celebration in Luverne
Fourth at the Lake is sure to be a bang-up celebration! Come for a day full of fun events in Luverne this Independence Day -  including a triathlon, dock dog contest, 64 team bean bag tournament, food court and beer garden, log roll tournament, kayak raffle, the Everett Smithson Band starting at 7 pm  and bingo under the tent! Plus other great kids activities like inflatables, face painting and a sand castle contest!  End  the day with the  fireworks show at 10:30! For more information check here.

July 4 - End-O-Line Park Open House
Coming to Currie for the 4th of July Celebration? Join us at End-O-Line Park on Tuesday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for an Independence Day Open House Fundraiser. All buildings and cabooses will be open for self-tours on a donation basis. Take a ride on the turntable and watch the Model HO train run its course. All donations will go to help restore the track under the park's Georgia Northern Engine #102.

July 4 - Okabena Community 4th of July Celebration
Come and join us in Okabena for fun and games all day, starting with a kiddie tractor pull at noon, an open house at the school from noon to 2 p.m.,a kiddie parade at 2:15,the main parade at 2:30 p.m., an ice cream social after the parade, ball games all day, a bean bag tourney in the park and fireworks at sunset!

July 7-July 9 Murray County Classic Draft Horse Show
It's the 11th annual Murray County Classic Draft Horse Show at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton! There are evening classes on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday there are farm team demonstrations at 10 a.m. and show time is at 2 p.m. Sunday show time is at 12:30 p.m. For horse show information, contact Joe Biren at 507-227-7845 or email jr_biren@yahoo.com. For farm team information, contact Travis Spartz at 507-227-9336. Look us up online at www.mcdrafthorseshow.com

July 8 - Dawg Days of Summer Veteran's Summit
American Legion Argonne Post 32 of Adrian announces the 2nd annual Dawg Days of Summer Veteran's Summit from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at the Adrian Legion. The mission of Dawg Days of Summer is to bring together some of the people working hard to enhance the living conditions of veterans. This year's event includes demonstrations by the Nobles County K-9 Team, information from the Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project, photographs from Mike McDonald of A Warrior's Reintegration, various vet services providers, and more. There is no fee to attend, and Sons of the American Legion will by preparing BBQ, which will be served by area Scouts.

July 8 - LifeLight Okoboji Christian Music Fest
Boji Bay Fun House & Event Center in Milford, Iowa is hosting a one-day free Christian music festival, LifeLight Okoboji, on July 8. 

July 25 - Farm to Table Supper
A Farm to Table Supper will be hosted by the Agribusiness Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce on July 25 on 10th Street in Worthington, with a social hour at 6 p.m. and the meal at 7 p.m. The meal will be prepared by local farmer's market producers and ag related organizations. A $10 voucher for participating farmer's market producers will be given to each ticket holder.  Tickets are $50 each, with all funds raised sponsoring the Ag Scholarship.

July 25 - Better Together
American Reformed Church will host an event to provide nutritious food for local communities while also providing opportunities for cross-cultural relationship building.Sign up for shifts to package meals while learning about various cultures. You can learn more by contacting Pr. Jeanette McCormick at felcpastor@frontier.com or sign up electronicall here. You can also donate to the cause by sending funds to SW MN Synod, ELCA, Attn: Better Together Worthington, PO Box 499, Redwood Falls, MN 56283-0499. Dollars will be matched by an anonymous donor through Southwest MN Synod ELCA

July 30 - Anniversary Summer Music & Dinner Celebration
You’re invited to the 125th Anniversary Summer Music and Dinner Celebration at the First Presbyterian Church of Round Lake. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by a catered meal at the Greater Round Lake Community Center. Cost is $10 per person however children 10 and under are free. Tickets must be purchased by July 15th. RSVP and get more details at the First Presbyterian Church of Round Lake’s Facebook page.

AUGUST

August 10 - 9th Annual MK5K
The 9th Annual MK5K Run & Fun Walk supports individuals affected by domestic violence. Come run the race or enjoy the walk as a family as funds are raised for Youth Prevention Programs to empower survivors through every step of a healing journey. Children and strollers are welcome! Registration before Aug. 1 is $15, or register the day of the event for $20. the race starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Nobles County Fairgrounds, with packet pickup beginning at 6 p.m. Visit the Southwest Crisis Center Website to sign up today.

August 25 - Worthington Fire Department 125 Year Celebration
The Worthington Fire Department will be holding a celebration in recognition of their 125 year anniversary! The Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 in Downtown Worthington by the fire station. A beer garden will be open from 1 p.m. – 11:59 p.m., 2 p.m. there will be a fire truck and emergency vehicle parade, 3 – 5 p.m. there will be a firefighter challenge and children’s firefighter challenge, 7 p.m. raffle drawing and 8 p.m. there will be live music by the Rude Band. Food vendors will also be available all afternoon. Make plans to attend this celebratory event today! 

August 28 - Charter Bus Trip: MN State Fair Senior Day
Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair is specifically planned for those 65+ but all-ages are welcome! Enjoy a day full of exhibits, stage shows, parade, great food and lots of fun. Cost is $70 per person, which includes the bus ride and fair admission ticket (meals are on your own). Departing times include 6:00 a.m. from Luverne Community Education and 6:30 a.m. from Worthington’s Shopko. Return times include 10:30 p.m. in Worthington and 11:00 p.m. in Worthington. Call the office to register at 507-283-4724.

SEPTEMBER

September 17 - Kids Fishing Derby
Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair is specifically planned for those 65+ but all-ages are welcome! Enjoy a day full of exhibits, stage shows, parade, great food and lots of fun. Cost is $70 per person, which includes the bus ride and fair admission ticket (meals are on your own). Departing times include 6:00 a.m. from Luverne Community Education and 6:30 a.m. from Worthington’s Shopko. Return times include 10:30 p.m. in Worthington and 11:00 p.m. in Worthington.