COMMUNITY CALENDAR

It's the Radio Works Community Calendar!

Do you have events that you'd like to see posted on here? We'd love to see it here too! Email us  with "Community Calendar" as the subject line and we will take priority in posting your content right here!

ONGOING EVENTS:

The Nobles County Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help out at its Pioneer Village Historic Site. Duties include: greeting visitors, taking admission fees and  providing general information on the Village and local community. Hours are Noon to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Sunday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least a 2-hour shift. Families are welcomed to volunteer! for more information: noblescountyhistory.org, follow them on facebook or call 376-4431. 

Volunteers needed at Manna Food Pantry
Manna Food Pantry is in 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. 

Love INC of Worthington's Coat Closet is accepting new and gently used winter clothing in all sizes. Coats, snow pants and snow boots are being requested. Children's sizes are the most needed. Cash donations in any amount are also welcome. Donations may be dropped off at First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave., Worthington, or Love INC, 515 S. Shore Drive, Worthington.

Are you a fan of the '50s and '60s Cruise'n Culture? Perhaps you have items you can loan or donate to The History Center in Luverne. The exhibit will open in late May 2022 and remain up through September 2023. Die casts, photos, collectables, signs and more are needed for the exhibit. Locked cabinets will be used for the items on display. Call The History Center at (507) 283-2122.

The Windom Sharing Center located at 1156 Fourth Ave. is looking for help in getting more plastic bags. The Sharing Center, which is the local food pantry, is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m . Please drop off your plastic bags at the Center. For more information, call (507) 832-8267.

BARC (Business, Arts, and Recreation Center) is seeking donations for Utilities for a Day. No amount is too small and according to staff, donors will receive a charitable donation receipt. BARC is encouraging donors to dedicate donations of $100 or more in honor of a person or group for an anniversary, birthday, personal milestone or special event, occasion or community support. When you provide the date of your choice -- or the Center can pick a date -- they will put it up on the LED sign outside the building on the corner. If you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine as well. The staff encourages people to state how you would like your donation to appear on the LED sign. Donations can be mailed to BARC, P.O. Box 123, Windom 56101 or dropped off at the Center at1012 Fifth Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (507) 831-2375.

A Central Lyon-George/Little Rock summer wrestling camp featuring Iowa wrestlers Nelson Brands and Cobe Siebrecht will be July 13 and 14 in the Central Lyon wrestling room. The camp will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 13 and 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 14 for students entering first through fifth grades. The camp will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. July 13 and 10 a.m. to noon July 14 for students entering sixth through 12th grades. Register on the Lyon's Den Facebook page; T-shirts provided to those who register by June 3.  

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association is hosting its 2022 Iowa Rocks Talent Contest. All qualifying bands/finalists will compete in the final round on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 3 at the Roof Garden Ballroom in Arnolds Park during the 25th Anniversary Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame weekend. The winners get the opportunity to perform on stage Sunday, Sept. 4 to kick off the Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular. Applicants should go to www.iowarocknroll.com and look for “Iowa Rocks Talent” on the home page. Within that link is an application form and a place to upload two YouTube video links. The deadline for all applications is 11:59 p.m. July 30. There are two divisions of competition -- individual artist or band (two or more). 

The Windom Area Health Wellness Center is inviting everyone to participate in a Lazy Man Triathlon this summer. The event is an at-your-own-pace Ironman that consists of a 2.4-mile (3,860 meters) swim or 4.97-mile (8,000 meters) row, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2 mile walk/run over 6 weeks, from July 18 through Aug. 26. People interested in registering may send email to Lindsey.Englar@windomareahealth.org.

JULY

July 6 -- Early Risers Kiwanis Fundraising Meal

5 to 6:30 p.m. in Chautauqua Park, Worthington. Proceeds will go toward the purchase an all-inclusive fishing dock in the park. The group will serve pulled pork sandwiches, chips, a cookie and water with donation to the fishing dock. At 6:45 p.m., the Kiwanians will celebrate the completion of the all-inclusive playground in Chautauqua Park. As part of the program, all who contributed in ways to the playground will be recognized. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the playground will be officially turned over to the city of Worthington. 

July 6 -- "Amazing" Worthington City Band Concert

With emcee Tara Thompson and intermission entertainment by Eric Parrish, 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Park. 

July 7-9 -- Worthington International Festival

Featuring performers, food vendors, children's activities and much more lined up. Set for Friday (July 8): 5:30 p.m., opening ceremony; 6 to 7 p.m., Innocent Reggae performance; 7:05 to 7:10 p.m., Arianna and Zoe Gilles (youth artists); 7:10 to 8 p.m., Native Fashion Show; 8:05 to 9 p.m., Innocent Reggae Performance. Children's activities include The Zoo Man from 6 to 7 p.m. and games and crafts with the Nobles County Integration Collaborative from 6 to 8 p.m. Set for Saturday (July 9): 11 to 11:05 a.m., Grace Holmbeck (youth artist); 11:05 to 11:35 a.m., Norsk Duo; 11:40 a.m. to 12:35 p.m., Gabriel Fueston and Friends (rock); 12:35 to 1:35 p.m., Pan Dimensions (Caribbean steel drums); 1:30 to 1:35 p.m., Emma Holmbeck (youth artist); 1:40 to 2 p.m., Lion Dance group (Chinese ceremonial dance); 2:05 to 3 p.m., Los Rebeldes (Latino Ranchero music); 3:05 to 4 p.m., Rince Na Chroi (Irish dance group); 4:05 to 4:35 p.m., Norsk Duo; 4:40 to 5:10 p.m., Zumba with the YMCA; 5:15 to 5:55 p.m., Cristo Rey (local Mariachi group); 6 to 6:15 p.m., Lao dance; 6:20 to 7:15 p.m., Genet Abate (East African music and dance); 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Ecuador Manta (Latin American pan pipes). Children's activities include The Baron of Bubbles from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Artmobile from noon to 3 p.m., Worthington Police Department from 2 to 4 p.m., Mr. Twister from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Creative Healing Space from 5 to 8 p.m. 

July 7-10 -- Rendezvous in Rushmore

Rummage sale from 4 to 7 p.m. July 7-8 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9. Hot dogs will be at the school park starting at 6 p.m. July 8, which will then be followed by bingo and ice cream. There will be the Community Reunion Potluck starting at 9 a.m. July 9 for all past and present members of the Rushmore area. Bring lawn chair, beverage and any lawn game to share. There will also be a 9 a.m. service July 10 at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church with coffee and fellowship to follow. From noon to 2 p.m. July 10, the rummage sale will be coming to an end with a $2 per bag deal. The Little League Softball Tournament will be playing from noon on at both of the fields, with the concessions open all day at the ballpark.

July 7-9 -- "Pippin"

Presented by Sheldon High School Summer Theatre. Shows begin at 8 p.m. at the high school. A banquet dinner will be on the evening of the 9th; doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. For dinner reservations or ticket information, call (712) 324-2501 or email eric.maassen@sheldonschools.com

July 7 -- "Five Years North"

6:30 to 9 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. There will be ethnic food samples at 6:30 p.m. ($1 per sample) followed by the free, award-winning film "Five Years North" at 7 p.m. The film tells the coming-of-age story of Luis, an undocumented Guatemalan boy who just arrived alone in New York City. He struggles to work, study and evade Judy, the Cuban-American ICE officer patrolling his neighborhood. A panel discussion and dialogue follows the film at 8:30 p.m.

July 7 -- George-Little Rock School Conference Affiliation Public Forum

6:30 p.m. at the elementary school in Little Rock, Iowa,

July 8-9 -- Rhythm of the River Music Festival

Including workshops, children's activities, camping and food, art and beverage vendors, Tickets on sale at https://rhythm-of-the-river.ticketbud.com/rhythm-of-the-river-2022 . More information at www.rhythmoftheriver.org.

July 8 -- Free Garage Sale 

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at First Reformed Church, 1101 Seventh St., Sheldon, Iowa. Lots of free items of every kind. Cookies will also be served. No holds on items or early pickup; first come, first serve on Friday.

July 9 -- Alaina Jans Benefit

10 a.m. at Brewster Legion Hall. Alaina, the 6-year-old daughter of Kyle and Jenna Jans, was diagnosed in May with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She will need to undergo chemotherapy treatments once a week for two years in Sioux Falls. A free-will donation meal will be provided by the Brewster Legion, and there will be a cornhole tournament with registration at 10 a.m. and play beginning at 11 a.m. ($60 entry fee and a 50% payout). There will be a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To donate, contact Carrie Mischke at carrie_johanna@hotmail.com.

July 9 -- Antique Tractor Pull

Hosted by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 608 of Okabena; event starts at noon. Food will be served at the site, which will be on the old railroad bed on the south edge of town.  

July 9 -- Terry Crouch Benefit/Bike Ride

11 a.m. at Johnny's Pub, Lake Park, Iowa. Motorcycles/all vehicles welcome. Crouch was injured in a motorcycle accident on May 7. Free-will donation potluck feast at 5 p.m.

July 11 -- Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Songwriters Showcase

Featuring Surf Zombies, Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10; season pass punch cards will be accepted.

July 12 -- George-Little Rock School Conference Affiliation Public Forum

6:30 p.m. at the middle school/high school in George, Iowa.

July 13 -- Ecumen Meadows Open House

2 to 5 p.m. at 1801 Collegeway, Worthington. The open house will show off the Ecumen Meadows community and newly remodeled lobby. People may check out the Meadows' variety of floor plans on personal or self-guided tours. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

July 13 -- "Amazing" Worthington City Band Concert

With emcee Gretchen O'Donnell and intermission entertainment by Kay Williams Prunty's The Dance Academy, 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Park.

July 15-16 -- King Turkey Day Smokin' Gobbler Barbeque Cook-Off

Contestants must cook all four KCBS meats and turkey (pork ribs, pork/shoulder/butt, chicken, brisket).​ Turkey category will be Friday night (turkey will be provided). One meat rib category will be Friday night. ​Every team will receive one free Tshirt with paid entry. Additional shirts will be $20 each. ​Entry Fees are $275; registration one Meat Rib Contest: $100 and registration turkey smoke contest is free. Checks can be made to KTD Smokin' Gobbler Cook-Off. Forms and checks need to be returned to 1121 Third Ave., Worthington 56187. ​ For more information, contact John Roberts at (605) 360-9811 or Ryan Loomans at at (507) 370-2809

July 15 -- Food Truck Friday

5 to 9 p.m. at Gathering Church, 820 Minnesota 60, Bingham Lake. Includes cornhole tournament (two people per team, $20 per team), with proceeds to go to the church's kids' ministry, Prizes for first, second and third place.

July 17 -- Sibley Cruise Night

6:30 to 8 p.m.; Route is Ninth Street from First Avenue to Ninth Avenue. 

July 18-24 -- Osceola County Fair

At the fairgrounds in Sibley, Iowa. Check the fair's Facebook page for a complete schedule and updates.

July 18 -- Paint Party with SJ Miller Arts

5 to 7 p.m. at Nobles County Library, Worthington. With instruction, artist canvas, paint, brushes and palette, Call (507) 295-5340 to reserve a spot.

July 19-24 -- Purely Patsy Cline

Okoboji Summer Theatre; written by and featuring Okoboji Summer Theatre alum and former Boji Bantam director Kelley Zinge.

Curtain times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 4:30 pm, Sunday evening at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $24 and reservations can be made through the box office (712-332-7773), 2001 US Hwy 71-Okoboji, online at eventbrite.com or boxoffice@okobojisummertheatre.org.

July 19 -- Worthington Farm to Table Dinner

With 5:30 p.m. social and 6:30 p.m. meal on Ninth Street in Worthington. Tickets are $50 per person. This year's meal will be ribeye steak prepared by the Rock/Nobles Cattlemen, potatoes and corn prepared by the Nobles County Corn & Soybean Growers, salad donated by Farmer's Market vendors and prepared by Hickory Lodge, and dairy products donated by Nobles County Dairy Association. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office or from any Agribusiness Committee Member. Ticket holders will also receive $10 in Farmer’s Market vouchers redeemable at participating vendors. This annual event helps support the Ag Scholarship that is awarded each year to high school seniors that will be entering an ag-related field of study.

July 19 -- Osceola County Fair Queen and Little Miss Contest

7 p.m. at the Osceola County Fair Grandstands in Sibley, Iowa. Register by July 12 at  https://tinyurl.com/2022QueenLittleMiss.

July 20 -- Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Songwriters Showcase

Featuring Ione (Anna Taylor and Evan Kaler), Okoboji Barn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10; season pass punch cards will be accepted.

July 20 -- "Amazing" Worthington City Band Concert

With emcee Tammy Makram and intermission entertainment by Hector Avilas, 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Park. 

July 21 -- Murray County Historical Society Front Porch Music Concert

7 p.m. at End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum , 440 N. Mill St., Currie. Featuring The Double Down Daredevils, a Minnesota-based bluegrass and Americana band.

July 22-24 -- Brewster Fun Days (celebrating 150 years)

Among the events is a first-ever craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the 23rd. Cost is $25. Bring your own tables; set-up begins at 8 a.m. and everything should be removed by 4 p.m. Make payments to Brewster Community Club, PO Box 372, Brewster 56119. Also scheduled is a six-on-six sand volleyball tournament at 8:30 a.m. There's a $30 entry fee; call or text Brittney McNab at (507) 360-1419 to register.

July 23 -- Elliot Batcheller Memorial Golf Tournament

GreatLIFE Worthington. $400/team; four-person scramble. To reserve your team's tee time, call the prop shop at (507) 376-5142. The EB Foundation is to grant every child the opportunity to learn, develop and enhance life skills through the game of golf. 

July 23 -- Adrian Wrestling Club 9-hole Best Ball Golf Tournament

Registration from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and tee-off at 11 a.m. Four-person teams; $50 per golfer. To register for the tournament call, text or leave a message for Kevin at (507) 360-7127. To sponsor a hole, contact Kevin Wieneke, Traci Gyberg, Jill Wolf, Ann Bullerman or Brian Penning. Money should be turned in no later than June 30 so signs can be printed. 

July 25-30 -- Rock County Fair

Visit the fair's page on Facebook for scheduling information and more.

July 25-26 -- Youth Football Camp

6 to 8 p.m. at the Worthington High School football field; for seventh- and eighth-grade boys and girls. Facilitated by WHS football coaches. Contact District 518 Community Education at (507) 376-6105 or register online at www.isd518.net/enrichment.

July 25 -- Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Songwriters Showcase

Featuring Jason Walsmith, Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10; season pass punch cards will be accepted.

July 26-28 -- Iowa Rock Music Camp

Camp will be in and around the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. The camp is targeted towards middle school and high school students. There will be morning and afternoon sessions depending upon age group and/or program interest. Presented by the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association, the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) will lead contemporary music education modules taught by seasoned local musicians. Cost is $35. Registration is available at the museum or online at iowarocknroll.com or on Facebook. Look for the Iowa Rock Camp at Okoboji signup link. 

July 27 -- Youth Football Camp

6 to 8 p.m. at the Worthington High School football field; for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls. Facilitated by WHS football coaches. Contact District 518 Community Education at (507) 376-6105 or register online at www.isd518.net/enrichment.

July 28 -- Murray County Historical Society Front Porch Music Concert

7 p.m. at Dinehart Holt House, 2812 Linden Ave., Slayton. Featuring The Fulda Area Big Band, a local musical group playing an ensemble of jazz music and classic tunes.

July 29 -- Gopher Rally Day

Meet and greet with members of the University of Minnesota wrestling team and Goldy the Gopher. 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, outside the show pavilion.

AUGUST

Aug. 3 -- Memories Fore Mitchell

Four-person golf scramble at GreatLIFE Worthington. Registration will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and tee off at 10 a.m. Text the name of your team and a list of team members to Amy Benson at (507) 360-3419 or Alyssa Benson at (507) 360-5480. The tournament honors the memory of Mitchell Benson, who died Aug, 3, 2012. 

Aug. 3 -- Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Songwriters Showcase

Featuring Alan Morphew, Okoboji Barn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10; season pass punch cards will be accepted.

Aug. 4  -- Sanford Worthington Heroes Behind the Badges Blood Drive

8 to 11:30 am and 1 to 5 p.m. at Sanford Worthington Medical Center. Please schedule appointments online at www.cbblifeblood.org, click on “events” Thursday, August 4 and Sanford Worthington; or call (605) 331-3222.

Aug. 4 -- Murray County Historical Society Front Porch Music Concert

7 p.m. at Dinehart Holt House, 2812 Linden Ave., Slayton. Featuring Starfire Rocks, a 1950s and 1960s rock and roll cover band.

Aug. 6 -- Turkey Day Fundraiser Cornhole Tourney

10:30 a.m., 930 Second Ave., Worthington. Event by Brian Shaw and Triple Crown Cornhole LLC.

Aug. 6 -- Poker/Fun Run

Registration begins at noon at Big Orv's in Adrian; run begins at 1 p.m. $10 per person to participate. Top hand gets a prize, and raffle prizes will be available to enter as well. The run starts at Big Orv's and then heads to Lismore Bar, Wilmont Bar, Rushmore Bar, Ellsworth Bar and then back to Adrian. Side by sides, motorcycles or any motor vehicle is welcome to participate. All ages are invited.

Aug. 11 -- Murray County Historical Society Front Porch Music Concert

7 p.m. at Dinehart Holt House, 2812 Linden Ave., Slayton. Featuring Kayla Daniels, a Minnesota native and Nashville solo recording artist.

Aug. 13 -- Bean Bag Tournament and Hawaiian Luau/Hog Roast

4 p.m. at Worthington Elks Lodge. Prizes will be awarded for best Hawaiian costume. 

Aug. 17 -- Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Songwriters Showcase

Featuring David G. Smith, Okoboji Barn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10; season pass punch cards will be accepted.

Aug. 21 -- Sibley Cruise Night

6:30 to 8 p.m.; Route is Ninth Street from First Avenue to Ninth Avenue (also scheduled for Sept. 18)

Aug. 28 -- Sibley-Ocheyedan Athletic Boosters 4-Person Best Ball Fundraiser Golf Tournament

1 p.m. shotgun start, noon meal available at Sibley Golf Course. Sign up at the course clubhouse. $50 per person. People may also send a check to S-O Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 23, Sibley, Iowa 51249 or Vemno payment to S-O Athletic Boosters.

Do you need an event listed on the Community Calendar?

Click on the button below and send us your info! We will share it on our page.  It's that easy!