Community Calendar

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O N G O I N G   E V E N T S

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed
Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers  in classrooms at Prairie Elementary for kindergarten, first, second and third grade. Junior Achievement is taught by community volunteers, fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. The elementary program is an economics and business curriculum specially made for students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. The program is broken down into five 30 minute sessions. Volunteers will work out a schedule with their assigned classroom. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com.

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. 
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JANUARY

January 29 - St. Mary's School Soup & Pie Supper

St. Mary's School of Worthington will host a Soup & Pie Supper with a talent show on Wednesday, January 29. For a free will donation, guests can enjoy Krek's wild rice soup, chili, green chili pueblo stew, pie, desserts and ham sandwiches. The supper is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the talent show beginning at 6:30 p.m.

January 31 - Psychic Medium Donna O'Dea
The Worthington Elks Lodge will host Psychic Medium Donna O'Dea on Friday, January 31, with limited tickets available. Cost is $40, which includes 6 p.m. food/beverage samplings, and a 7 p.m. group reading. Call 507-372-2735 for reservations or email Worthingtonelks@frontiernet.net.

January 31 - Andy's Retirement Party
Andy Johnson is retiring from the YMCA after 20 years at the Worthington location and 40 years total! Come celebrate with him from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, January 31 at the Worthington Event Center. There will be live music beginning at 7:30 p.m. from The Wontons, a Minneapolis band that includes former high school friends and band mates of Andy!

FEBRUARY

February 1 - Fulda Ambulance Fundraiser
The Fulda Ambulance will host their 16th annual fundraiser on Saturday, February 1, at the Fulda Community Center, beginning with a social hour at 5 p.m. and a dinner at 6 p.m. Ambulance personnel will be selling tickets door-to-door the evening of January 22, or tickets are available at Ramerth Hardware, City Hall or Country Pride. The meal will be followed by BINGO, and there will be a $1 raffle with great prizes. Proceeds will go toward training and equipment.

February 1 - May City Fire Department Soup Supper
The May City Fire Department will host a Soup Supper on Saturday, February 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., serving chili, soup and dessert for a free will donation.

February 1 - Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic
Lyon County Iowa Conservation will host its annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic to Saturday, Feb. 1, at Lake Pahoja Recreation Area northwest of Inwood.  Participation is free but youth must register at the event to win prizes. Registration starts at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will include ones for largest fish and most fish caught. A clinic on basics for ice fishing will be provided at 3 p.m. at the West Shelter. Bait will be provided. Fishing licenses are required for participants 16 and older. For more information, contact naturalist Emily Ostrander at 712-472-2217 or lccbnaturalist@lyoncountyiowa.com

February 2 - Round Lake Legion Pancake Breakfast
The Round Lake Legion will host a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, February 2, with pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage.

February 3 - 2020 Rock Nobles Cattlemen Annual Banquet
The Rock Nobles Cattlemen will hold their annual banquet on Monday, February 3 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.  The social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with a ribeye dinner at 6:30, followed by speaker Jolene Brown. Tickets are available at the door for $25.

February 13 – Valentine’s Bake Sale
Worthington Elks will be having a Valentine Bake Sale Thursday, February 13 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Please stop in for sweet treats before BINGO at 7 p.m.

February 14 - Career Fair
CareerForce and the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council will sponsor a Career Fair from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 14 at the Worthington High School. Employers, find your next great employees! You'll have the opportunity to meet with high school students. Bring an interactive display to get students excited about a career with your organization. For more information, contact Andre Adame at aadame@swmnpic.org or call 507-706-1600.

February 14-15 - Valentine's Dinner at the Historic Dayton House
The Historic Dayton House will host their annual Valentine's Dinner on both Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. The dinner has sold out for years, so get your reservation as soon as possible by contacting House Manager Tina Johnson at 507-727-1311 or emailing historicdaytonhousemn@gmail.com. The dinner will be prepared by 1015 Steak Company, along with dessert by Dundee Love Cakes. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., with the dinner at 7 p.m.

February 14-15 - Valentine's Dinner Theater
The Grassroots Community Theater presents Valentine's Dinner Theater at the Round Lake Community Center. At 6 p.m. February 14 and 15, there will be a spaghetti dinner, along with the show "Check, Please," a light-hearted comedy that follows a series of blind dinner sates that couldn't get any worse. Only 50 seats are available per night. Call 507-360-0733 or purchase at Hy-Vee.

February 15 - Home & Lifestyle Show
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2020 Home and Lifestyle show! Radio Works/Media Works will bring you everything from contractors to landscapers, banks to insurance agencies for a show made to fit any lifestyle. The Home & Lifestyle Show is free to attend and will include a Kids Zone again this year. Bring the whole family out to the Worthington Event Center for a day of fun! For booth information, please call Radio Works at 507-376-6165 or email sales@myradioworks.net.

February 15 - Heron Lake Young Men's Club Fishing Tournament
The Heron Lake Young Men's Club will have their annual fishing tournament on Saturday, February 15 on West Graham Lake, and will be raffling off exciting prizes, including an ATV. Contact a member if you want a ticket. Only 2,500 tickets will be sold.

February 19 - I Love Reading Event
February is “I Love to Read” month, and the Nobles county Library is having a special event to celebrate! On Wednesday, February 19, the library will host an event from 1 to 3 p.m. with refreshments, a chance to meet new Library Director David Bradford and a chance to sign up for the Winter Reading Program.

February 19 - Learn About Recruitment Marketing
Do you need to pump up recruiting? Learn about Recruitment Marketing on Wednesday, February 19 at the Biotechnology Advancement Center. Presenter Lori Creighton will speak from 8 to 9 a.m. about a proactive strategy for better recruiting results. To reserve a seat, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-382-2919 or email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com.

February 20 – Zuzu-African Acrobats
There will be two free performance sof the Zuzu-African Acrobats on Thursday, February 20 at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College – Worthington Capus in the Fine Arts Theater. The show features high-energy pyramid building, chair balancing, hat juggling, comedy, hoop diving and more. After the show, the performers will speak to the audience about growing up in Kenya. Limited seating is available, so please RSVP at 507-372-3423 or email le.lucht@mnwest.edu.

February 24 - Winter Workshop
Farm economics and soil health is the theme of the Winter Workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, February 24 at the Heron Lake Community Center. Rick Clark will be speaking about the economics of farming green, and Matt Alford will discuss converting from conventional tillage to strip and no-till CEU Credits are available and lunch will be provided. Admission is free. RSVP at hlwdonline.org or call Catherine at 376-9150 ext 111.

February 24 - CoderDojo meeting
CoderDojo will meet  at 5:45 p.m. Monday, February 24 at Minnesota West - Worthington Campus Room 606. Pizza will be served at 5:45 and activities will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CoderDojo is a free, open and inclusive programming club for youth between the ages of 7 and 17, where they can learn to make games, websites, apps and more. To register, call 507-376-3300.

MARCH

March 23 - CoderDojo meeting
CoderDojo will meet  at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Minnesota West - Worthington Campus Room 606. Pizza will be served at 5:45 and activities will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CoderDojo is a free, open and inclusive programming club for youth between the ages of 7 and 17, where they can learn to make games, websites, apps and more. To register, call 507-376-3300.

APRIL

April 27 - CoderDojo meeting
CoderDojo will meet  at 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 27 at Minnesota West - Worthington Campus Room 606. Pizza will be served at 5:45 and activities will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CoderDojo is a free, open and inclusive programming club for youth between the ages of 7 and 17, where they can learn to make games, websites, apps and more. To register, call 507-376-3300.