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O'Brien County Relay for Life Daffodil Days
The O'Brien County Relay for Life Daffodil Days continues through February 24. Place your daffodil order for $10 a bunch, or $15 for the flowers and a vase. Also available is a 4-inch potted flower for $10. Call 712-541-7122 or stop at Sheldon Library to place order. All will be available for pick-up from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 16.
Agribusiness Scholarship Opportunity
The Agribusiness Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is offering $1,000 scholarship(s) for soon-to-be Nobles County graduates. To apply, you must currently reside in Nobles County, plan to graduate in 2021 and plan to attend a two- or four-year college for an agriculture or bioscience related field of study. The application can be found at worthingtonmnchamber.com/agribusiness-scholarship-application-now-available. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 15, 2021.
MN West Scholarship Opportunities
Minnesota West Community & Technical College will be awarding 50 - $2,500 scholarships for the Fall 2021 term. These Scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology programs, transportation and early childhood.
For additional information, scholarship application and a complete list of eligible programs visit http://www.mnwest.edu/workforce-development-scholarship. The Workforce Development Scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2021.
Help write 9/11 history
The Minnesota Military Museum is seeking stories for a statewide initiative to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The goal of the project is to look at the impact of the horrific events of that day through a Minnesota lens, and researchers are inviting stories from Rock County. For example: How did your county respond to the attacks immediately afterward? Have local residents served in the resulting Global War on Terror? What are their stories? Have there been events to remember 9-11 over the years since? Stories can be shared directly at www.mnmilitarymuseum.org. Click on “exhibits, test-gallery and share-your-story.
The Worthington International Festival Committee is looking for ideas for their 2021 event and is planning an opportunity for conversations and celebrations that unite the community. Anyone interesting in being part of the discussion should email email@example.com. Current work teams involve Folk and Traditional Artists, Children’s Activities, Food Venders, Ethnic Artisan Booth, Fashion Show, Immigrant Conversations, Publicity, Fundraising and Logistics.
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.
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.
January 4 - March 31 - Winter Reading Program
The Nobles County library winter Reading Program is January 4 through March 31, 2021. The Winter Reading Program is for those age 16 and older. Come into either library branch in Worthington or Adrian and get a punch card to track how many books you read. After you have read 12 books, turn the card into the Library to receive a prize! You may read either paper or e-books. There is also a grand prize drawing at the end of program. Read more at nclibrary.org
February 26 - Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry
The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the Elks Lodge in Worthington, serving, fish, baked potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw and buns. COVID guidelines will be followed.
February 27 - Little Rock Fish Fry
The Little Rock Town and Country Club will host a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 27. It will be take-out only from the Little Rock Community Building.
February 27 – WinterFest 2021 at Key Largo
Key Largo’s WinterFest 2021 will be Saturday, February 27, with games on the ice from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., a kids fishing tournament from 1 to 3 p.m., bingo in the ballroom at 2 p.m., a pool tournament starting at 5:30 p.m. and music by DJ Cody starting at 6 p.m. Find out more on the Key Largo Facebook page!
February 28 – Slayton Legion Breakfast Fundraiser
he Slayton Legion will host a fundraiser breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28 at the 4-H Building on the Murray County Fairgrounds. Current COVID guidelines will be followed, and carry-out and to-go orders will be available. Call 605-366-3025 to order.
March 3 – Christian Reformed Church Soup & Pie Supper
The Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa, will host a Soup & Pie Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 at the Forester Community Center, Rock Rapids, for a free will donation. All food is to-go or pick-up, with some limited seating available. For deliveries and pre-orders, call 712-739-0315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Menu includes chicken, chili or broccoli cheese soup, creamed chicken or BBQ sandwiches and several varieties of pie.
March 6 – Radio Works Virtual Home & Lifestyle Show
Radio Works is bringing you the 8th annual Home & Lifestyle Show using a virtual format this year! On Saturday, March 6, watch videos from each of our vendors to learn more about their products and services. Beginning at 10 a.m., we will host a Home & Lifestyle Big Deals Auction, giving you a chance to bid on great items and certificates from our vendors. Find out more at myradioworks.net.
March 7 - Heron Lake Fire Department Relief Association Pancake Breakfast
The Heron Lake Fire Department Relief Association will host a drive-thru Pancake Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 7 at the HL Fire and EMD Building. Menu includes pancakes, sausage and apple sauce for a free will donation.
March 7 – Melvin Fire Department Annual Brunch
The Melvin Fire Department will host their annual brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 7 at the Melvin American Legion, with proceeds to go toward new gear. Menu is pancakes, sausage, omelets and a beverage. Dine-in and carry-out are available. Call 712-348-4334 to make arrangements for curbside pick-up.
March 9 & 11 – Homebuyer Education Workshop
A virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop will be March 9 & 11, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. both nights. Find out if home ownership is right for you, and learn about credit, budgeting, mortgage loans, and shopping for a home. Register online at swmhp.org or call 507-836-1604. Class size is limited to 25, so sign up early.
March 16 - AFA Virtual Alzheimer's Educational Conference
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Minnesotans on Tuesday, March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of its 2021 national Educating America Tour. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, will allow participants to learn from, and ask questions of, health, caregiving and legal experts. To register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour. Those who can’t participate in the virtual conference or have immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can connect with licensed social workers seven days a week through AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline by calling 866-232-8484 or web chatting at www.alzfdn.org by clicking the blue and white chat icon in the right-hand corner of the page.
March 17-18 – Emerald Ash Borer Field Workshops in Worthington
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff will be leading a free Emerald Ash Borer Field Workshop in Worthington on March 17 at 9 a.m. and March 18 at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Village. These hour-long outdoor workshops will provide an opportunity to get a firsthand look at EAB-infested trees and will assist the community in becoming familiar with early detection. General EAB biology, distribution, management, regulation and treatment will also be covered. Workshops are provided free of charge through support from the US Forest Service. Attendance will be limited to 25 people or less for each session. Workshops are outside, with no restroom facilities outside, so plan accordingly. Continuing Education Units provided. Bring a pair of binoculars. For more information, go to mda.state.mn.us/emerald-ash-borer-field-workshops-worthington-mn
April 13 & 15 – Homebuyer Education Workshop
A virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop will be April 13 & 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. both nights. Find out if home ownership is right for you, and learn about credit, budgeting, mortgage loans, and shopping for a home. Register online at swmhp.org or call 507-836-1604. Class size is limited to 25, so sign up early.
May 11 & 13 – Homebuyer Education Workshop
A virtual Homebuyer Education Workshop will be May 11 & 13, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. both nights. Find out if home ownership is right for you, and learn about credit, budgeting, mortgage loans, and shopping for a home. Register online at swmhp.org or call 507-836-1604. Class size is limited to 25, so sign up early.