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.

AUGUST

August 21 - Monthly Casual Bridge
The Center for Active Living will have their Casual Bridge Monday, Aug 21 at 1 p.m. All bridge players are welcome, and you do not need to be a member to play. Sign up by Aug 17.

August 26 - Michael Timm Benefit
There is a benefit for Michael Timm of Storden from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 26 in Storden. Mike suffered a stroke in March, and another in April, and has been unable to work since. He is a veteran, an active member of his community, and the current mayor of Storden. There will be a meal of pulled pork sandwiches for a free will offering, plus a silent auction. Donations can also be dropped off at the Storden American Legion, the Storden City Office or at Wells Fargo under the Michael Timm Benefit account. 

August 28 - Charter Bus Trip: MN State Fair Senior Day
Want a trip to the Minnesota State Fair without having to drive to the cities? Leave the driving to someone else! Senior Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together is planned for ages 65 and up, but all ages are welcome. Luverne Community Ed has organized a bus trip for Monday, August 28 that includes departures from Luverne at 6 a.m. and from the Worthington Shopko parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Enjoy a day at the fair, and arrive home at 10:30 p.m. in Worthington, 11 p.m. in Luverne. Bus ride and fair ticket is $70, all meals are your own expense. Call the office to register at 507-283-4724.

SEPTEMBER

September 2-4 - Celebration Days in Sheldon
Head to Sheldon for Labor Day weekend for Celebration Days! Saturday's events include a bike ride, mini rod tractor pulls, a fun glow walk and job and the Junk FM band starting at 9 p.m. On Sunday, there's a Community Worship Service, an ice cream social and a classic car cruise. Monday is filled with more fun, including a mini ferris wheel, inflatables, food booths, an arts and craft show in the park and the Vanguard Squadron Precision Air Show. To find out more, visit the City of Sheldon website.

September 9 - Inaugural Worthington Park Hop
The inaugural Worthington Park Hop will take place Saturday, September 9, organized by Johnson Builders & Realty. Take your family on a day of fun from park to park in Worthington. Hit up all 25 or just a few, but five of the parks will have fun activities and going to all five will get you registered for a gift basket. Lunch will be provided after your park hopping experience. Meet at Centennial Park between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. for instructions and the send-off. The Park Hop goes from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., with lunch at Centennial from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The raffle drawing will take place at 12:15 p.m. If you don't have kids to bring to the park hop and you would still like to be involved please contact Toni Brouillet directly via email at tonib@jbrhomes.com or phone at 507-329-2816.

September 9 - Brewster Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser
The Brewster Legion will host a Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on September 9. Boats, campers and gear, military items, large yard items. To consign items, call Keith Harberts at 507-376-6680 or talk to a Brewster Legion member.

September 12 - Advance Screening of The Vietnam War Documentary
An advance screening of the PBS documentary "The Vietnam War" by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be shown at the SMSU Conference Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. September 12. The event will feature small group discussions after the screening. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Justin Guggisberg, regional veterans service coordinator, at 507-537-7213 or email justin.guggisberg@my.smsu.edu. Pioneer Public Television is also in the process of collecting and recording stories from area Vietnam veterans who are interested in sharing their stories. Anyone interested should contact Timothy Bakken at 320-289-2622 or tbakken@pioneer.org.

September 16 - King Turkey Day 5K Race, 5K Walk and 10K Race
The Worthington YMCA will sponsor the KTD 5K Walk and 10K Race, and new this year, a 5K Race, all happening on Saturday, Sept 16 in downtown Worthington. For more information or to register, visit here

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 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 p.m. in Worthington.

September 20 - Minnesota West Blood Drive
Minnesota West - Worthingon Campus will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20 in the Annex at 1450 College Way.