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.

Divorce Care
Anyone that is divorced, divorcing, separated, or ending a long term relationship is invited to Divorce Care for Adults and Divorce Care for Kids Sunday evenings from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer.  Participants must pre-register Monday through Thursday by calling 712-262-3016 anytime between 9AM and 3:30PM.

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 picking up the donations from Wal-Mart at least once a week. Someone with a pickup would be great! They are also in need of a few strong bodies to help with unloading their Second Harvest truck on the first & 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.

"Bands for Ben" Fundraiser
Mrs. Troe’s Business Economic class and BPA chapter will be "Raising Awareness for Premature Birth and Support for Ben" Raudenbush through an entrepreneurial and community service project starting January 3, 2017. Students will be selling bands and ribbons for Ben for $1 each in an effort to raise money to help the family with medical costs. For more information, please reply or contact Mrs. Troe during school hours 507-727-1173 ext. 3328 or after school hours 507-236-5761

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.

F E B R U A R Y 

February 19-March 26 - WAYBA Winter Baseball Clinics
WAYBA Winter Baseball Clinics will be held Sunday afternoons February 19, 26, March 5, 12 and 26 at the Worthington High School gym. Grades 2-4 go from 4 to 5 p.m., grades 5th and 6th from 5 to 6 p.m., and grades 7-8 from 6 to 7 p.m. Clinics will focus on pitching mechanics, proper batting technique and fielding fundamentals. No registration is required. Email Sauerbrei with questions to stacy.sauerbrei@isd518.net.

February 21 - PSEO Informational Session
Minnesota West Community & Technical College will host a Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) informational session on Tuesday, February 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Choose to attend the informational session at any of the Minnesota West locations including; Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Luverne, Pipestone and Worthington. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact 800-658-2330 or visit www.mnwest.edu.

February 21-April 1 - Worthington Regatta T-Shirt Contest
The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival will again run a t-shirt contest for this year’s Regatta t-shirt design. The design must include a Windsurfing & Music component. Winner will receive $50 in chamber checks, a Regatta t-shirt and recognition at the opening ceremony on state. All ages are welcome to submit designs. Entries must be submitted by April 1st to the Chamber of Commerce office, 1121 Third Avenue, or emailed to wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com.

February 23 - Single Spirits Meeting
Single Spirit's of Spirit Lake (IA) will hold their regular meeting, Feb 23rd, 7p.m., at the Spirit Lake Public Library community room (702 16th St/use door northwest corner of building). Open to anyone single, widowed, or divorced. For more information call Chris (712) 320-3797, Shirley (712) 832-3266 or Ann (712) 441-6036.

February 24 - Benefit for Ben Raudenbush
A benefit for Ben Raudenbush will be held Friday, February 24th at GreatLife in Worthington. Come for a pork chop dinner with food starting at 5 p.m., entertainment and more all for a free will donation. A silent auction runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations can be made at First State Bank SW. Questions or interested in volunteering or giving raffle donations? Contact Traci Feit at tracijo_73@hotmail.com

February 24-25 - The Art of Marriage Seminar
American Reformed Church is hosting their annual InfoGrace Community Church is again hosting The Art of Marriage, a video-led seminar to help couples or individuals prepare for marriage or to strengthen the foundation of a marriage. This event is Feb. 24 and 25. Deadline to register is Feb. 22. To register go to http://graceonline.net or for more information call the church at 343-7920.

M A R C H

March 1 - WHS Trap Shooting Meeting
A WHS trap shooting meeting will take place Wednesday, March 1st from 5 to 6 p.m. at the WHS cafeteria. Area boys and girls ages 9-12th grade are eligible. Contact Aaron Sieve at 507-360-2655 or Scott Oberloh at 507-360-9068.

March 2-3 - Red Cross Blood Mobile
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be in your area! Find a time that works for you and make an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org
• March 2 – 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Tracy United Methodist Church in Tracy
• March 3 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lyon County Government Center in Marshall

March 2-4 - Grassroots Community Theatre
The Grassroots Community Theatre proudly presents an interactive performance of CAPIESCE on March 2-4 at the Elks in downtown Worthington. There is audience participation, along with parenting tips, food contests, and help for the detective, Thursday Jones. Enjoy great good and good laughs! Dinner starts at 6 p.m., play at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Hy-Vee and the Elks. NOTE: Seating only 80 people per night
• March 2 – Chicken Cordon Blue for $20
• March 3 – Shrimp Scampi for $25
• March 4 – Prime Rib for $30

March 3 - "Retain Good Employees" Workshop
Hear from Mike Henke on how to retain good employees on Friday, March 3rd from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Hickory Lodge in Worthington. Learn how to motivate employees, build a strong team and attract and retain the best talent. Lunch is included in the cost, which is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. RSVP to the Chamber by March 1st.

March 3 & 5 - Memorial Auditorium Movie: Manchester by the Sea
The Memorial Auditorium will be showing Manchester by the Sea on March 3rd and 5th. Showtime are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Doors open a half hour before showtime. Cost is $5.

March 4 - Legislative Breakfast
Mark your calendars for a Legislative Breakfast that will take place in Worthington on Saturday, March 4th at the Worthington Fire Hall. Confirmed to come are Senator Bill Weber and Representative Rod Hamilton. Coffee, water & rolls will be served. This is free to all Chamber members. RSVP to the Worthington Chamber at 507-372-2919.

March 4 - Music of John Denver
One night only! Don’t miss the music of John Denver, starring Dennis Curley, at the Worthington Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, March 4th at 7 p.m. For tickets and info go to www.friendsoftheauditorium.com or call 507-376-9101.

March 7 - Lunch & Learn
Come enjoy lunch and learn how to save your business time and money by streamlining your paper-intensive processes. The Lunch & Learn will take place on March 7 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. Please RSVP online at www.lunchlearnworthington.eventbrite.com. This event is brought to you by A&B Business Solutions and Square9 Softworks.

March 7 - MN DNR License Informational Meeting
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host an informational meeting and question and answer session to discuss Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed increases to hunting and fishing license fees. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Elks Lodge, Worthington from the original date of Thursday, February 23rd. DNR officials will discuss the need for fee changes and how license money is used. Area hunters, trappers, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to attend.

March 8 - Minnesota Business Day
It’s Minnesota Business Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 8th. Join in for an informative luncheon program and hear from key business leaders on health care form. Request a registration form or brochure from the Worthington Chamber of Commerce and get registered by March 3rd. Cost is $75 per person.

March 9 - Kindergarten Round-Up
St. Mary's School in Worthington will be hosting their annual Kindergarten Round-up on Thursday, March 9th. For your convenience there will be two sessions offered. The first session will be from 1:00 to 2:00 and the second session will be from 6:00 to 7:00. Please bring your child, a copy of their birth certificate, and immunizations records. If you have any questions call 507-376-5236.

March 10 - CHS Harvest for Hunger
Make plans to attend the CHS Harvest for Hunger at the Eagles Club in Luverne! Enjoy fish and beef tacos from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is a free will donation with proceeds going to the Rock County Food Shelf and Backpack Program.

March 10-12 - Memorial Auditorium Movie: Doctor Strange
The Memorial Auditorium will be showing Doctor Strange March 10th through the 12th Showtime are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Doors open a half hour before showtime. Cost is $5.

March 11 - Windom Farm & Home Show
The Windom Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 34th annual Farm and Home Show March 11th from 9AM to 2:30PM at the Windom Area Middle High School. With over 70 exhibitors, door prizes and delicious pork and beef sandwich and hot dog meals, you will find everything you need for the coming spring & planting season. With seminars, a legislative update, a fit desk challenge, petting zoo, entertainment and the zoo man....what more could you want from the 34th Annual Farm and Home Show in Windom. March 11th from 9AM to 2:30PM. Come out and enjoy all that Windom has to offer.

March 12 - "Together Again" concert
The ‘Arts of St. Joseph’ presents Together Again concert on Sunday, March 12th at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford, Iowa. Doors open at 4 p.m. The free concert will feature Okobojians John Moore, Jessica Schable, Heath Huberg, Drew Duncan and Andrew Ryker. A reception will follow. A free will offering will be accepted.

March 15 - Worthington YPN Meet & Eat
The Worthington Young Professionals (YPN) will be hosting their March Meet & Eat at JBS beginning at 5:15 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15th. Len Bakken, Human Resource Director at JBS will be speaking and then a tour of JBS will be provided. This Meet & Eat is limited to the first 25 people. To secure a spot you must pick up a ticket from the Worthington Chamber, 1121 Third Avenue.

March 16 & 23 - Blue Ribbon Vegetables Workshops
Master Gardener Tim Olsen will offer information and best practices for growing Blue Ribbon Vegetables on March 16 & 23. Both youth and adult will learn the secrets to growing the best vegetables in your own garden. Fee is $20. For more information call Luverne Community Education at 507 283-4724.

March 17 - Luverne's St. Patrick Day Parade
It’s Luverne’s St. Patrick’s Celebration March 17th with a parade beginning at 4:30 p.m.! Enjoy Irish Specials on Friday and Saturday at the BlueStem, a Friday night Fish Fry at St. Catherine’s Church, dance a jig at the Eagles Club Pork Chop Supper, and put your “Irish” on at Sterling’s Café and Grille on Main!

March 17-19 - Memorial Auditorium Movie: Hacksaw Ridge
The Memorial Auditorium will be showing Hacksaw Ridge March 17th through the 19th. Showtime are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Doors open a half hour before showtime. Cost is $5.

March 18 - 66th Annual Dundee Rod & Gun Club Mulligan Stew Raffle
You’re invited to participate in the 66th Annual Dundee Rod and Gun Club Mulligan Stew Raffle! Cost is $1 per raffle ticket, with first place prize featuring a Remington 870 12 gauge rifle. There will be an additional bonus raffle for a Winchester 12 gauge SXP, plus several miscellaneous prizes including a $100 gift card to Runnings and Fareway, plus $50 gift cards. Drawing is Saturday, March 18th. Call Brad with any questions at 507-360-3251.

March 18 - Brewster Fire Department Dance
The Brewster Fire Department Relief Association is hosting its annual dance on Saturday, March 18th. Enjoy music by Starfire from 8 to midnight. Cost is a free will donation at the door.

March 21 - Nobles County Corn & Soybean Growers Annual Meeting
Nobles County Corn & Soybean Growers Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at the American Reformed Church, Worthington. Registration will begin at 5 p.m., Ribeye Steak Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and Speaker: Chip Flory of Pro Farmer will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are for sale at First State Bank Southwest for $15/person in advance or you can purchase a ticket at the door for $20/person. Brought to you by Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers and their check off dollars and First State Bank Southwest.

March 23 - Minnesota Wild Bus Trip
Register for the Minnesota Wild chartered bus trip on March 23. Fee is $118. For more information call Luverne Community Education at 507 283-4724.

A P R I L

April 22 - SWCC's Annual Faces of Hope Fundraiser
The Southwest Crisis Center’s Annual Faces of Hope Fundraiser and Banquet will take place Saturday evening, April 22nd, 2017 at the Round Lake Vineyards & Winery in Round Lake. The event will include a dinner, silent auction, and program/speaker as well as an awards ceremony honoring individuals from each of the five counties that the Southwest Crisis Center serves. Ticket go on sale February 1st from $35.00 each. For more information, contact Sara Wahl at 507-376-4311 or email sara@mnswcc.org.

April 22 - Chanhassen Dinner Theater Bus Trip
Reserve your seats now for the most popular, fun filled musical Grease at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater on April 22. Register for this chartered bus trip by March 31 by calling Luverne Community Education at 507-283-4724. Fee is $110.

April 28 - YMCA Cruise Dinner
Save the date for the Annual YMCA Cruise Dinner on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Worthington Event Center. 5 – 8 p.m. Social, Silent and Live Auction and Dinner. Entertainment immediately following “One More Time” Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos! Tables and tickets for the event and raffle will be available soon! All proceeds go toward youth and family programming at the YMCA.