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. 

Christian Motorcycle Association – Spirit Ride Chapters:
Dinner ride the 1st and 3rd Tuesday every month through September.  Meet at Cenex in Milford at 6pm.  Call 712-260-5794 for more info.

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.

The Sunset Hospice Cottage is having a fundraiser for their banquet that will be taking place on November 13th. You can now purchase raffle tickets for a handcrafted walnut dining room table for $20 per ticket, and a coach purse at $5 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased at the Stag Clotheirs in downtown  Worthington, or by calling Deb Scheidt at 507-360-6657 or Susanne Murphy at 507-360-6699.

 

YMCA Meal-To-Go Program
The Worthington Area YMCA is offering a Meal To-Go Program thanks to support from the Anonymous Donor Hunger Relief Grant.  The program provides healthy evening meals to kids who may otherwise be at risk of hunger when the school day ends.

Through this program, the Y will serve more children during the week and during school vacations. Through August 2021, the Y will offer the Meal To-Go Program, allowing children 18 and younger to stop and pick up a To-Go pack that will include 5 healthy food packs designed for their evening meal.  To learn more, contact the Worthington Area YMCA at 507-376-6197 or visit www.ymcaworthington.org.

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. 

JULY

July 22 - Nobles County Republicans Meeting

The Nobles County Republicans will meet in Brewster at the TC Lounge on Thursday July 22. Social will be at 6pm. The meeting will start at 7pm. The main focus of this meeting will be preparation for the Nobles County Fair (Aug 4-8). Everyone is welcome!

 

July 22 - Burger Night Drive In

It's the 2nd Annual Burger Night Drive-In – serving fresh grilled burgers, chips and pop or water from 6-7:30 at Living Waters Covenant Church located at 1645 S. Shore Dr. Free will donation for LWCC youth!

July 27 - Prairie Winds Republican Women's Club Founders Meeting

The New Republican Women's Club will meet at the Hickory Lodge in Worthington on Tuesday July 27th from 5-7. This meeting will discus local issues and activities for this new group and bylaws approval. If you are interested in attending, contact JoAnne Smith at jmsmith@swwnet.com or 5073600755

July 28 - All Day Fore Africa

Come join us for the 12th Annual All Day FORE Africa Summer Event. Our goal is to come together to help empower kids to FEED, TEACH and GIVE HOPE to people in Rwanda! All money raised will directly impact The Abana Foundation's programs in Kibeho, Rwanda. It's going to be a fun day celebrating this awesome KIDS FOR KIDS movement! At registration at (10am) you'll receive a FREE awesome Abana shirt and your very own Abana Passport that allows you to "travel around" Worthington to all the fun activities. Collect passport stamps at each location then bring your passport back to Memorial Auditorium to win some fun prizes at the evening ICE CREAM PARTY and CELEBRATION! Do you like to swim, golf, play tennis or ride bike?  Maybe you enjoy reading or a good walk/run?  We've got these activities and more!  Gosh, we even have a Puppy Party!  Dogs can get in on the fun, too!

Please come join us for a fun-filled day!

Register here: https://givebutter.com/2021ADFAEvent 

There is a full list of activities on our website:  www.theabanafoundation.org

Questions?  Call Kathy 507.360.0223 or Brenda 507.329.0779

July 28-31 - Salute to Veterans

"Hunting with Heroes", a 501C3 charity, in conjunction with the Clay County Fair Speedway, Kossuth County Speedway, and Boone Speedway are pleased to celebrate 5 years of Salute of Veterans Races with the introduction of the Salute to Veterans Dirt Track Tour. In addition to large race purses and an extremely patriotic event, this three race tour will provide over $75,000 in Food, Gifts and Prizes to Veterans and Widows of Veterans during 3 Veteran Focused race events. July 28 - Clay County Fair Speedway; July 29 - Kossuth County Speedway; July 31 - Boone Speedway Contact: lokotahuntingwithheroes@gmail.com More details and event updates can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/huntingwithheroes/

July 31 - Round Lake Fire Department Car and Motorcycle Ride The Round Lake Fire Department will host their annual Car and Motorcycle Ride on July 31st  with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the fire hall. The ride starts at 10 a.m., with various stops throughout the day. There will be a meal at the end of the ride back at the Round Lake fire hall. Proceeds will benefit Round Lake Fire and EMR training and equipment purchases.

July 31 - Dundee Nothing Days

Dundee Nothing Days brings Halloween to July on July 31st! There will be a parade at 2pm with a float and costume contest, a pork burger or brat meal, beer garden, a Show & Shine car show from 10-2, cornhole tournament, and entertainment from Dakota Opry from 5-7 and Neon Knights from 8p-12a! There will be raffle tickets sold for some great prizes, too! To find out more, check out Dundee Nothing Days on Facebook.

AUGUST
August 4 - MK5K Run & Family Fun Walk

It's back! Come out and support our 12th annual MK5K Run & Family Fun Walk on August 4th! Race will begin at 6:30 pm at the Nobles County Fairgrounds in Worthington! Registration forms can be found at our website, follow the link below. https://www.mnswcc.org/mk5k

August 4 - Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood across the entire country and also here in Jackson County. Community Blood Bank and Sanford Jackson Medical Center will host a community blood drive on Wednesday August 4th from 10 am to 1pm and 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Sanford Jackson. Donors are encouraged to give blood to support the needs for local patients. To schedule an appointment to donate you can go to cbblifeblood.org or call 877-877-3030. Community Blood Bank is not affiliated with other blood bank organizations and takes pride in being a self-sufficient organization."
https://www.kkoj.com/news/local-news/urgent-need-for-blood/#:~:text=There%20is%20an,self-sufficient%20organization

 

August 6 - .223/5.56 palmetto AR Benefit Gun Raffle

With all proceeds being given to Bless You Inc. for the home that is being built for Randy and Rosie Van Engen, there will be a fun raffle with the winner being drawn August 6. The winner will win a gun, case, and 50 rounds of ammo. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Winner will be announced at Rapid Speedway and you need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at Northwest Iowa Firearms in Hull, AWS in Hull, Burns Grill in Doon, o rRapid Speedway on race nights.

 

August 7 – Cousins for a Cure Volleyball & Beanbag Tournament
The Cousins for a Cure Volleyball & Beanbag Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7 at the Rock Rapids Westside Campground. Proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. All teams must be registered by July 31, by calling Trysten at 507-329-0187 or email cousins4acureCF@gmail.com.

August 7 - Sibley Adult/Youth Golf Tournament

It is time to sign up for the Sibley Adult/Youth Golf Tournament held at the Sibley Golf Course for girls and boys ages 7 through 16. Tee off time is 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Registration fee is $10.00. You may register at the Sibley Golf Course or call 712-754-2729.

SEPTEMBER

September 17 - Class of 2001 High School Reunion at Forbidden Barrel

Save the date!  We have the Brewery booked to reunite and celebrate 20 years of adulting! More details to come but I wanted to get this out there as soon as possible. The Brewery has a room reserved for us and a band booked. We will have a catered meal and a few other fun things. Stay tuned for RSVP info-in the mean time spread the word and get as many people to come as possible!

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