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. 

The Community Image Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the “Flower Power Yard of the Week” program starting the week of June 7th  and running through the summer months.  Anyone is eligible to nominate a residence as a candidate for the yard of the week!  Nominations can be made by calling the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce office at (507) 372-2919 or by emailing wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com .  If you know of a landscape or garden project that has enhanced physical attractiveness of your neighbors, friends, relatives, etc., property we encourage you to nominate them.

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. 

Visit the Adrian Library every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. to noon from Oct. 9 to May 21 for Screen Free Saturdays. Get out of the house, play some board games and make new friends at the Adrian library. Available for kindergarteners through eighth-graders. Call the Adrian Branch Library a call for more information.

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.

Worthington's Holiday Lighting Contest, co-sponsored by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Committee, Worthington Public Utilities and RE/MAX Premier Realty, will get underway with committee members driving around Worthington and looking at lights Nov. 29 through Dec. 10. First- through third-place prizes will be awarded. Contact the Chamber at 372-2919 for more information.

Rehearsals for the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus performance of Mendelssohn's "Elijah" will begin in January. Rehearsals will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Northwestern College beginning Jan. 11. Singers are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or masked to minimize risk to all participants. The performance will be Saturday, April 30, 2022 in Christ Chapel at Northwestern College. Contact Mike Ochsner mkchsnr@gmail.com with any questions. 

DECEMBER

December 1-4 -- Love INC Drive Thru Light Display

5 to 9 p.m. each evening at Olson Park, Worthington. The theme is "Celebrate God's Works." Businesses and individuals are invited to be a part of the display; no registration fee is required. The event is free for the public, with free-will donations encouraged. Registration deadline is Nov. 25.

December 3 -- Tinsel and Tidings on Tenth

Worthington's annual holiday parade (rescheduled) 6 p.m., 10th Street, downtown Worthington. Presented by the Community Improvement Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce.

December 3 -- Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies

Following Tinsel and Tidings on Tenth, 6:30 to 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 408 11th St., Worthington.

December 3 -- "Ends of the Earth"

7 p.m., 212 10th St., Worthington. Journey Ministries will present a movie meant to challenge and inspire. The film is intended to show the unexpected ways God can use people’s passions to transform lives. This documentary explores stories of faith, calling and adventure by weaving together the true stories of MAF pilots — past and present — who strive with other missionaries, churches and organizations to take the gospel to the most isolated and inaccessible places on earth. Get tickets at https://faithcontentnetwork.brushfire.com/endsofth.../520354/

December 3-4 -- Winterfest, Luverne

Festivities on Saturday begin with an abundance of vendors at the Arts and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Luverne Public Schools. Santa’s Workshop for the kids will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get pictures With Santa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  At 7 p.m., the Community Christmas Cantata will be presented at the Luverne School Performing Arts Center.  For a list of all Winterfest activities, go to luvernechamber.com.

December 4 -- Worthington Wonderland

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; participating businesses and organizations around Worthington. Phone the Chamber at 372-2919 for more information.

December 4 -- Santa in Worthington

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Stag Clothiers, downtown Worthington.

December 4 -- Rock 'n Roll Garage Sale

Hosted by the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Iowa Rock Association’s Museum and Hall of Fame. Rock ‘n roll memorabilia and collectables, including records, will be for sale as well as discounted in-line merchandise. Proceeds benefit the Association and their many programs and events. The museum is located at 243 W. Broadway, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

This event is being held with the Maritime Museum’s sale, and the doors will be open to the connected museums from 10 am until 4 pm. Spirit Lake High School’s “Tuba Christmas” will be performing at 11:30 am, under the direction of Tyler Pedersen.

December 4 -- Sibley Christmas Tour of Homes

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; hosted by the Sibley Chamber of Commerce SIP Committee. A portion of proceeds going to Bright Beginnings of Osceola County. There will be five homes on the tour this year, as well as a free-will donation lunch at Drink Me Brewery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Parents of Bright Beginnings are sponsoring the lunch to assist with their fundraising efforts. 

December 4 -- Fulda Parade of Lights

Parade begins at 6 p.m.; route begins at St. Paul's church, circles the Maple Lawn campus and heads down Main Street. Also scheduled for the day are: 10 a.m., Flurries of Fun Run; noon, Cornhole Tourney; 3 to 4 p.m., Biren Belgians, Main Street; 3 p.m., kiddie train rides, Main Street; 3:45 to 5:45 p.m., Santa at Antonio's; 4 to 5:45 p.m., The Grinch at SheBrews Coffee House; 7 to 9 p.m., open swim at the pool sponsored by Solid Rock Assembly. The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas in Whoville." 

December 4 -- Adult Co-ed Volleyball Tournament 

6-on-6; proceeds go to Alta-Aurelia Youth Volleyball. 1009 S. Main St., Alta, Iowa. Contact Rafa Montano at (712) 299-2667 or Amy Koth at (712) 540-2506 for more information.

December 4 -- Northwest Iowa Area Singles Dance

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m., Hap Kettleson Community Center, Everly, Iowa. Entertainment by the Riata Band. Singles and married couples welcome. People may bring snacks to share.

December 4 -- "A Very Prairie Christmas" concert

Presented by Southwest Minnesota State University's Fine Arts Department. 3 p.m., Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School. The concert will feature the SMSU Jazz Ensemble, Alta Voce, Glee Club, SMSU Chorale and the SMSU/Community Concert Band.

December 4 -- Frosty Riders Annual Meeting

Social begins at 5:30 p.m. with meeting at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse in Worthington; door prizes will follow. Snowmobile raffle drawing will be at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at local businesses that include Henderson Financial, New Vision Coop's Brewster office, Wilmont Hardware, Adrian Insurance Agency, Adrian State Bank and Jaycox Powersports. A total of 500 tickets will be sold. First prize is a 2022 Ameripro enclosed snowmobile trailer 29x7x7 (tall enough to accommodate side by sides). Second prize is a 2021 Arctic Cat Blast 4000 snowmobile. A snowmobile safety driving course is scheduled for 9 a.m.; anyone who will turn 12 during snowmobile season is eligible to take the course. A written course is online on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.

December 4-5 -- 22nd annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste

Presented by the Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department. 5 and 6:30 on both evenings at the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center in Estherville, Iowa. Ticket sales begin Nov. 8, with reservations required by Nov. 29.

December 5 -- Zach Williams with special guest Anne Wilson and speaker Blake Neesmith

7:30 p.m. in Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer, Iowa. Williams is stopping in Spencer on his “I Don’t Want Christmas to End” tour. Tickets are available online at www.midwestix.com, by phone at (515) 244-2771, or in person at the Events Center Box Office.

December 7 -- Worthington Trojan Sports Boosters Club meal event

A smoked, pulled pork sandwich meal will be served throughout the doubleheader basketball games against Windom at Worthington Senior High School. Serving will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or until gone. Cost is $5 for a sandwich, chips, cookie and water.

December 7 -- A Night with Scott Neil, An Everyday Hero

Stories of leadership, pursuing your dreams and the importance of surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people. 6:30 p.m., Fairmont High School Auditorium. RSVP to www.scottneilrsvp.com or call (507) 235-5587. The first 100 veterans to RSVP will receive priority seating for the event. Presented by Sweet Financial Partners.

December 8 -- Winter Music Recital

Featuring Iowa Lakes Community College student soloists; 2 p.m. in the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center, Estherville, Iowa. Free of charge, the recital will include selections from students who are currently receiving lessons in piano, voice, tuba and trombone.

December 9-10 -- "A Christmas Carol"

Worthington High School presents a one-act adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel. Directed by Eric E. Parrish, the production features more than 30 WHS students. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. both evenings at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets during box office hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the auditorium, 714 13th St., Worthington, or visit friendsoftheauditorium.com. A Friends of the Nobles County Library drawing for kids under 18 will take place at each performance for a copy of the complete Dickens novel.

December 10 -- Worthington Christian School Drive Thru Nativity

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 1501 N. Douglas, Worthington. Free admission.

December 11 -- Santa in Worthington

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Stag Clothiers, downtown Worthington.

December 11 -- Snowmobile Safety Class

Open to those ages 12 and older by Dec. 31, 2021; offered by Luverne Community Education. Phone (507) 283-4724 or visit https://comed.isd2184.net for more information. Register before Dec. 1 to complete online portion prior to Dec. 11.

December 11 -- Brewster Fun Time Dance

7:30 to 11 p.m., American Legion in Brewster. Music by Prairie Thunder. Singles and couples welcome.

December 11, 18, 19 and 24 -- "Star of Wonder" Planetarium Show

7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 18; 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 19 and Dec. 24. Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium, located in Room 108 of the Science and Math building. Visit ken.murphy@smsu.edu for more information.

December 12 -- Ring in the Season Holiday Concert

2 p.m., Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center at Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, Iowa. Contact Carol Ayres at (712) 362-7962 or cayres@iowalakes.edu.

December 14 -- "Tuba Christmas" concert

2 p.m., Southwest Minnesota State University Student Center (upper level). There will be a 9 a.m. rehearsal in the SMSU band room, FA 135. Participation for this band is open to all low brass players regardless of age or experience. Phone (507) 537-7103 for more information.

December 18 -- Santa in Worthington

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Stag Clothiers, downtown Worthington.

December 18 -- The Nutcracker

Performed by Kay Williams Prunty's The Dance Academy, performances at 2 and 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Purchase tickets during box office hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the auditorium, 714 13th St., Worthington, or visit friendsoftheauditorium.com.

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