COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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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.

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.

Tuesday's Worthington Farmer's Market is now taking place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the downtown pavilion. The Saturday market will be from 7 a.m. to noon in the Ace Hardware parking lot. The Worthington Farmer's Markets continues through October.

A local church group is in need of used blankets, mattress pads, fleece blankets or any other type of filler for quilts. They use what is available to them. People who have any clean blankets that have seen better days but still would keep someone warm -- or clean quilt batting or fleece that is sitting in a corner that hasn’t been used -- are encouraged to make donations. Please contact Joanne at A.C.E., (507) 295-5262.

Support Worthington Trojan athletes and join the Worthington Trojan Sports Boosters Club. Join the club for $30 per individual/family or $60 per business. Participation does not require being a board member. Make checks payable to Trojan Booster Club; Attention Jessica Nixon, Treasurer; 723 W. Lake Ave., Worthington 56187.

The Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce is inviting anyone that has a love of photography to submit a picture that represents all the wonderful aspects of Mountain Lake for the “Love Where You Live” Photo Contest for the 2023 Community Calendar. Picture must be in landscape form not portrait. Deadline to submit is Oct. 15. Submissions should be e-mailed to tgarloff@mountainlakemn.com, or you can submit to the Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. 

The St. Matthew Lutheran youth are selling hoagies through Oct. 2. They will be made on Oct. 19; pick-up is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Hy-Vee Conference Room. Prices are $15 for a half-dozen and $30 for a dozen. Proceeds will go toward the 2023 summer mission trip to Winchester, Kentucky.

The Sheldon Ministerial Association is again organizing Coats-For-Kids. People may drop off new or gently used coats for children and teens from Oct. 17-Nov. 14 at Top Notch Stitching in Sheldon, Iowa. Coats will then be taken to Campus Cleaners for dry cleaning. Distribution will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Nov. 19 in the lower level of the Sheldon Community Services Center.

A Community Art Show, sponsored by the Nobles County Arts Center, will take place in January and February at the center. The show features scene from Nobles County created by Nobles County artists. For more information, call Kimberly at (507) 372-8245 or visit the Nobles County Arts Center on Facebook.

Multiple donations are being sought at American Lutheran Church, including: shampoo/conditioner, soap/body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, shaving items, feminine products, first aid items, brushes/combs, Kleenex and more, They may be brought to the church office at 915 Winifred St. in Worthington or Love INC at 515 S. Shore Drive in Worthington.

SEPTEMBER  

Sept. 28 -- American Red Cross Blood Drive
1 to 6 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, Sheldon, Iowa.

Sept. 29 -- Good Samaritan Society 100-year Celebration

Mountain Lake Good Samaritan Village and The Lodge will mark 100 years of service from 3 to 7 p.m. at 745 Basinger Memorial Drive, Mountain Lake. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy food trucks (starting at 11 a.m.), live entertainment, smores and lawn games.

Sept. 29 -- American Red Cross Blood Drive
1 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn, Iowa Community Center.

Sept. 29 -- Prairie Jam

A concert kicking off Southwest Minnesota State University Homecoming and featuring country music performer Tyler Farr and South Dakota duo Whiskey Rich, show begins at 6:15 p.m. at Schwan Regional Event Center.

Sept. 29 -- Chuck Foreman

The Windom Community Center will host event featuring Foreman, the former Minnesota Vikings running back. The night will include a presentation by Foreman as well as an autograph session and door prizes.  Admission is just $5 at the door. The night is a fundraising event for the community center.

Sept. 30 -- Putts for Pups

Four-person best ball charity golf tournament. Noon to 6 p.m. at Emerald Hills. Register with Randy at (712) 332-7100.

Sept. 30 -- Sibley-Ocheyedan Tailgate

Hosted by Osceola Regional Health Center, 5:30 p.m. at the football field. Enjoy walking tacos with choice of toppings and a cookie. Free-will donations; proceeds go to the Sibley-Ocheyedan Athletic Boosters. 

Sept. 30 -- “Overcomer”

This 2019 American Christian drama film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church, 500 N. Highway, Jackson. There is no charge. 

OCTOBER

Oct. 1-2 -- Fifth Annual Marshall Gun Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, 1651 Victory Drive, Marshall. For more information and to register, contact Ron.Prorock@outlook.com or (507) 401-6227.

Oct. 1 -- Pink Pumpkin Family Run (5K), Walk, Bike for Breast Cancer Awareness

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Osceola Regional Health Center, Sibley, Iowa. Save $5 if registering before Aug. 10. Visit

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/Pinkpumpkin5K.

Oct. 1 -- Murray County Republicans meeting

8 a.m. at the Grain Exchange in Slayton. Open to all.

Oct. 1 -- CARES Carnival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dickinson County Expo Building. The free event is a fundraiser by Community Advocates Ready to Empower Survivors. Included will be clowns, face painting, games, puppets, Inflatables, carnival foods and raffle. CARES is comprised of Volunteers working to raise domestic violence and sexual abuse awareness and funds for CAASA & FCC.

Oct. 1 -- Tombstone Tour

Tours start at Trinity Christian High School in Hull, Iowa at 3 p.m. For reservations, call (712) 439-6993 or email historicalsocietyhull@gmail.com. $10 donation suggested; $25 donation includes one-year membership to Hull Historical Society.

Oct. 1-- Glenn Miller Orchestra

2 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Visit friendsoftheauditorium.com for ticket information.

Oct. 1 -- Broken Strings Benefit & World Record Guitar Attempt -- Featuring The Black Donnellys

3 to 8 p.m. and featuring a fun day of music, workshops, special presentations and a world record attempt -- All to celebrate music and education in Iowa. Free-will donations are welcomed for all activities. Free registration and no purchase required for any event. See Facebook or www.iowarocknroll.com for more information.

Oct. 1 -- Steak and Burger Feed

Hosted by Okabena Sons of the American Legion. 4:30 to 7:30p.m. at the Okabena Legion Hall. Menu is 8 oz. steak, green beans, baked potato, salad, garlic toast and cookie for $17; burger and chips $9.00, add cheese or baked potato for $1 more. 

Oct. 2 -- Worthington Annual Fire Prevention Kickoff Pancake Feed

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Worthington Fire Department. Free-will donation event, with all money raised going toward youth education on fire safety, department training and equipment. WFD firefighters serve you breakfast. Sponsors include JBS, Hy-Vee and Krafty's Meat Market.

Oct. 2 -- St. Ann's 125th Anniversary Celebration

With 10 a.m. mass and meal from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. along with games and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2747 29th St., Slayton. There are also 90 raffle prizes for the celebration. Raffle tickets are $1 each (purchase that day) and you can put them in the bucket by the prizes you are interested in.  

Oct. 2 -- Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

4 p.m. in the Spencer, Iowa hospital park; registration and walkers start at 3:30 p.m.  As people gather between 3:30 and 4 p.m., they’ll have an opportunity to visit with supporters. There will also be a photo booth area and kids area.

Oct. 2 -- Windom Concert Series: "Brothers"

This duo performs all your favorites like Elton John, Billy Joel and Barry Manilow. For more information and to get your membership, call Mike Foley at (507) 822-0756.

Oct. 3 -- Round Lake Sportsman Club Burger Night Bash

At the Worthington Elks Lodge; with burgers topped with bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese plus cowboy beans and watermelon. One hundred percent of proceeds from the raffle go to an all-expense paid three-day upland pheasant hunt for 20 combat wounded for foreign deployed veterans. Drawing and hunt on Oct. 22.

Oct. 3 -- Seventh Annual Kiwanis Grocery Dash

8 p.m. at the Worthington Fareway. 

Oct. 5-8 -- Nobles County Library Fall Book Sale

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Oct. 5 -- Presentation by Beekeeper Toni Hanzen

Hanzen will speak about the process of keeping bees, harvesting their honey and making of bee products. Hanzen lives near Estherville, Iowa and has hives there as well. The free program will be at noon at the Jackson Library, 2 p.m. at the Lakefield Library and 5:30 p.m. and the Heron Lake Library.

Oct. 6 -- "Do It Yourself" class

Presented by the Southwestern Center for Independent Living, which serves people with disabilities in southwest Minnesota. 4 p.m. via Zoom. Call (507) 532-2221 ext. 203, email sharlett@swcil.com or send a message on Facebook at SWCIL. Participants will learn how to make simple household repairs.

Oct. 7-8 -- Junior High Fall Retreat

Participants will enjoy adventures and learn how Jesus Christ is a "cornerstone." This sixth– through eighth-grade retreat is includes activities like axe throwing, chapels, hiking and bonfires. Register by visiting https://www.inspirationhills.org/junior-high-retreat/"

 

Oct. 8 -- Milford CIty-wide Cleanup

Items will need to be at the curb by no later than 6 a.m. that morning. The cleanup is for residents within the city limits of Milford. Purchase clean-up tags at the Milford City Clerk's drive-up window between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct 3-7.

Oct. 8 -- Southwest Minnesota History Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nobles County Historical Museum, 225 Ninth St., Worthington. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about how Wikipedia works and how to add your community’s history to Wikipedia articles.

Oct. 8 -- Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration

Hosted at Pipestone National Monument. At 3 p.m., traditional storyteller and oral historian Jerome Kills Small will give a presentation titled “Origin of Songs” in the visitor center theater. From 8 to 9 p.m., the ¾-mile Circle Trail will be lit with luminaries. At select locations around the trail, visitors can listen to traditional and contemporary Native American music and stories as the sounds and language of Indigenous culture that have filled this country for millennia are celebrated.  This will be a self-guided event; come anytime between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to enjoy the luminaries and music. Visitors are free to grab some hot cider and cocoa at the entrance of the trail to take with them as they begin their walk (while supplies last). Although luminaries will light the path, visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear layers.  The event is free and open to the public. Directions are available through this link: https://www.nps.gov/pipe/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Oct. 8 -- Minnesota West Alumni Basketball game 

4 p.m.; contact Rosalie "Moz" Hayenga for more information. 

Oct. 9 -- Scandinavian Specialties Food Sale

9 to 10:15 a.m. at American Lutheran Church, 915 Winifred St., Worthington. Two Scandinavian favorites -- meatballs ($8 per quart) and lefse ($8 per 18 pieces) -- will be sold as carry out. A bake sale will offer sandbakkels, rosettes and krumkake. A silent auction will feature rice pudding, rommegrot and peppernuts to the highest bidder. High bidders will be contacted at the end of October. Proceeds from the sale will support the ministries of the Lutheran Women’s organization.

Oct. 9 -- Blue Mound Figure Skating Open House

4 to 7 p.m. at the Blue Mound Ice Area in Luverne. A "Princess & Superhero Skate: will allow young people to skate with their favorite characters. No skating experience required to join in on the fun. More about the event and classes at bluemoundfigureskating.com.

Oct. 10 -- Coloring Club event

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Marshall, or people may participate via Zoom. Hosted by the Southwestern Center for Independent Living,  To RSVP or request reasonable accommodations, go to https://forms.office.com/r/WzTC3FQ5q6 and complete the registration form. For more information, call (507) 532-2221 ext.103. 

Oct. 11 -- Community Coffee

Featuring "Public Lands and Clean Waters Discussion" by Nobles County Pheasants Forever President Scott Rall. 9 to 10 a.m. (presentation begins at 9:30 a.m.) in the South Dining Room at Ecumen Meadows, 1801 Collegeway, Worthington.

Oct. 14 -- Food Truck Flocking

Enjoy food trucks, beverages for purchases and entertainment to mark the opening of pheasant hunting weekend. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown pavilion in downtown Worthington.

Oct. 15 -- Sassy Saturday

It's the 11th anniversary of Sassy Saturday, Worthington's annual ladies shopping day. This year, it will again be a drive-thru style show at the Nobles County Fairgrounds. The first 150 people who drive through will receive a goodie bag loaded with gifts from local businesses. After the style show, it's time to get out and shop at the 22 businesses participating in this year's event.

Oct. 16 -- Murray County Historical Society Annual Meeting

2 p.m. at the Hadley Community Center, 150 S. Main St. in Hadley. Pie and coffee will be provided. Following the annual business meeting, University of Minnesota Extension Educator and Professor Sara Croymans will present “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” For more information, contact the Murray County Historical Museum at museum@co.murray.mn.us or call (507) 836-6533.

Oct. 28-29 Building of Terror

7 to 11 p.m. in Worthington.

Oct. 28 -- King Turkey Day Annual Meeting

With 5:30 p.m. social, 6 p.m. meal and meeting following the meal, Worthington Elks Lodge. Anyone that has been involved with King Turkey Day is invited to attend.

Oct. 29 -- Kids Halloween Costume Party

1 p.m. at Worthington Elks Lodge 2287. 

Oct. 29 -- Trunk or Treat

3 to 5 p.m. at the George, Iowa campground; sponsored by the George Chamber of Commerce. There will be walking only through the campground for the safety of the children. In case of inclement weather, this will be moved to the George Community Room on Main Street. Businesses, non-profits and individuals are welcome to hand out treats. Regular town trick or treating will still take place on Oct. 31.

Oct. 31 -- Sibley Business Trick-or-Treating

4 to 5 p.m. at participating Sibley businesses. Sibley city-wide residential trick-or-treating will also be on this date. 

NOVEMBER

Nov. 3 -- Charcuterie Board Make & Take

6 p.m. at the 1015 Steak Company, Sibley, Iowa. Register at The Porch on Main or at the Sibley Area Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $60 and includes charcuterie board and all materials.

Nov. 17 -- WIndom Concert Series: David Osborne (pianist)

For more information and to get a membership, call Mike Foley at (507) 822-0756.

Nov. 18 -- Tinsel & Tidings on 10th Downtown Parade

6 p.m., downtown Worthington. More details to come.

Nov. 26 -- Holiday Extravaganza Vendor Show

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sibley American Legion.

 

DECEMBER

Dec. 10 -- Worthington Speedway 2022 Racing Banquet

The Barn in Worthington; more details to come.

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