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Marine Corp League forming in the area
A Marine Corps League Detachment is forming in Southwest Minnesota! For more information, call Dan Harrington at 507-360-7472. The Marine Corps League is open to all Honorably Discharged or active Marines, FMF Corpsmen with 90 days or more of service or persons who are serving or have served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, regardless of national origin, race, or sex. Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Nobles County Fair Survey
An online survey has been posted regarding the 2018 Nobles County Fair. People are encouraged to complete the survey to provide useful feedback. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZCJB2K
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.
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.
September 18-22 - Hospice of Murray County Rummage Sale
Hospice of Murray County will have their annual Rummage Sale at the Murray County Fairgrounds from Tuesday, September 18 to Saturday, September 22, with Tuesday through Friday times 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. For more information, check their website at hospiceofmurraycounty.com.
September 21-22 - MN Extreme Bull Riding Tour
Back by popular demand, the MN Xtreme Bull Riding Tour will be in Worthington on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22nd at the Worthington Arena. There will be a kids' Muttin Bustin competition on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Hicktown Mafia will play Saturday night after the 2018 Champions are crowned. Tickets are $12 for adults or $20 for both nights, kids age 6-13 are $6 or both nights for $1-. Kids under 5 are free!
September 21-23 - Movies at the Memorial: I Can Only Imagine
Showing this weekend at the Memorial Auditorium: I Can Only Imagine. Show times Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Doors open half hour before show time. Tickets are $5 (cash only) and concessions are available. For more information on what’s showing call 376-9101 or check out their Facebook page or visit the website at www.friendsoftheauditorium.com
September 22 - Homebuyer Workshop
Find out if home ownership is right for you! Learn all about becoming a homeowner on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Worthington West Learning Center, 117 11th Avenue, Worthington. Register today by visiting www.swmhp.org, calling 507-836-1604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 22 - Benefit for John Van Ede Jr
There will be a benefit for John Va Ede Jr beginning at noon on Saturday, September 22 at the Wilmont VFW that includes a meal, free will donation and auction to follow.
September 24 - Look Good... Feel Better
The American Cancer Society will offer its Look Good…Feel BetterÒ program to residents in Southwest Minnesota and Northwest Iowa on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. The class runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and will be held in the Auxiliary Room at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, 1018 6th Avenue, Worthington. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. To register and/or for additional information, please call 1-888-535-4227.
September 25 - MN West Campus Forum
Join us September 25th at the Worthington Campus of Minnesota West from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. for a campus forum. Find out more information about college and campus data, partnerships and innovations, areas of investment opportunities, and provide feedback or express concerns. To RSVP contact Suzanne Iverson at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your business would like to register.
September 28 - Back to School BBQ Bash
Join the Young Professionals Network for a Back to School BBQ Bash on Friday, September 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 28048 Oliver Ave, Worthington. They will provide pork loins, please bring your favorite side to share! It can be a dessert, salad, fruit, dip, snack, drink or appetizer. If you have a favorite recipe, share it. There will be yard games and toys so bring the whole family! Call or text Toni for directions 507-329-2816 or email email@example.com.
September 29 - Fall Festival
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Park will host a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to noon on September 29 at 1220 South Market Street. Free will donation brunch, bake sale, crafts and silent auction.
October 3 - doTERRA Make & Take
doTERRA Make & Take at the Historic Dayton House - Join us at the Historic Dayton House on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 6:30-8 p.m. to learn about the various benefits of using essential oils in your day-to-day lives from doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Tasha Raymo. While learning you will also be making rollerballs, bath salts and cleaning wipes to take home. $50 class fee includes education and instruction as well as all necessary materials to make the take home items. For more information and/or to sign up for this event, contact House Director, Gretchen Scheidt, at (605) 400-1030 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 - Social Media Club
The Social Media Club meets from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Hy-Vee Club Room. This month’s topic: Ramping up your marketing with your webpage. The Social Media Club will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, October through April. Julie Foote will share information on social media/technology topic. Classes are designed for business professionals as well as interested individuals. Cost for the 7 months of information and light breakfast refreshments is $15. To sign up or register call Community Education at 507-376-6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment
October 5 - Walking Taco Feed
There will be a Walking Taco Feed from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 5 at the Fulda Football Field before the Heron Lake-Fulda versus RTR game, sponsored by the Junior Class Prom Committee. There will be waking tacos, fixings, bars and drinks.
October 6 - Steak and Burger Feed
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 608, Okabena, is have a steak/burger feed on October 6th at the Legion Hall in Okabena. Starting at 4:30-7:30 p.m. or until gone. Menu is 8 oz steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, & cookie for $12. Burger and chips for $6.
October 8 - Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Monday, October 8th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the MN West Commons, 1450 Collegeway, Worthington. The Latino Community of Worthington invites you to join them to celebrate their success stories, traditional music, and dance. This event is free and open to all community members. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 507-376-3300.
October 9 - Commissioners at Your Cafe
Meet with the Nobles County Commissioners from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Center for Active Living, 211 11th Street. Come to Worthington for coffee and conversation with your county commissioners.
October 11 - Pasta & Piano Dinner
This event was such a success last year that they are bringing it back again this fall! Head to the Historic Dayton house on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:30-8 p.m. for this incredible event featuring a family style pasta dinner prepared by The Beach House with musical entertainment and dessert provided by the multi-talented, Rebby Lee. To reserve your seat at the table for $35 per person, contact House Director, Gretchen Scheidt, at (605) 400-1030 or at email@example.com.
October 11 - Early Risers Kiwanis Club 50th Anniversary Celebration
On Thursday, October 11, at the Hickory Lodge there will be a 50th Anniversary Celebration! Social Hour at 5:30 p.m., Meal at 6:00 p.m. There will be a short program to follow. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP by October 1st to Clair Williams by calling 507-376-43-18, 507-360-5955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12-13 - Women Seeking God Conference
The second annual Women Seeking God conference will be held October 12-13, at Lakeside Church. This conference is for all women, from all faith backgrounds, and is planned and supported by a non-denominational board of women from Worthington churches. Event includes dessert bar on Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Ladies will enjoy a speaker and times of worship. Cost is $40 per person by October 1; $45 at the door. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-seeking-god-be-conference-registration-46949692795, call Love INC 507-727-7291 or inquire at your local church.
October 13 - I Am, He Said: A Celebration of Neil Diamond
Head to the Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 13 for I Am, He Said: A Celebration of Neil Diamond – Nephew of legendary 60’s pop-star Bobby Vee, along with Bobby’s sons Jeff and Tommy Vee, and a 12-piece band perform the songs of the iconic Neil Diamond. Come and sing along! Advance tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for child/student/college. At the door: $30 for adults, $20 for child/student/college.
November 8 - 2018 Holiday Extravaganza
The Holiday Extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. and will feature 21 vendors! Some of your favorite vendors from years past will be back but we have many new vendors this year too! Stay tuned for more information as to where and when you can purchase your advanced tickets to the event. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the House Director, Gretchen Scheidt, at (605) 400-1030 or at email@example.com.