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 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.

Luverne Community Education will offer four sessions of grades K-2 basketball beginning Jan. 8. Pickleball League will meet inside, mornings and evenings, during the months of January through April. Men's basketball meets on Wednesday night in January through Feb. 23. For more, call Luverne Community Education at (507) 283-4724.

AARP will be doing free income tax returns again this year starting Feb. 7 at the Center for Active Living, 211 11th St., Worthington. Appointments may be made by calling (507) 295-2330. There will be no walk-ins this year.

JANUARY

January 27 -- Author Kate Towle at Nobles County Library

Towle is the author of "Sweet Burden of Crossing," which details the story of two college students in the 1980s as they share a journey of father loss that binds them together and stretches their bond in deep and surprising ways. The presentation and discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.; reading the book is not required.  

January 28 -- Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB Extravaganza

With 5 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. meal, 7:30 p.m. awards and 8 p.m. entertainment featuring comedian Tim Harmston, Worthington Event Center. Entertainment sponsored by First State Bank Southwest and JBS.

January 31 -- Luverne Community Education Student Driver Education

Winter session includes 30 hours of classroom and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. Out-of-district students may register for open spots on Jan. 24. Session begins Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

FEBRUARY

February 2 -- St. Mary's School Soup & Pie Supper

4:30 to 6 p.m. with talent show starting at 6:30 p.m. Serving Krek’s wild rice soup, chili, green chili pueblo stew, broccoli cheese medley, pie, desserts and ham sandwiches. 1206 Eighth Ave., Worthington. Free-will donation.

February 3 -- Sanford Worthington Medical Center Blood Drive

8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, log onto www.cbblifeblood.org, click on "events," Thursday, February 3 and Sanford Worthington Medical Center or call (605) 331-3222.

February 3 -- Luverne Community Education First Aid/CPR/AED Certification Class

Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

February 3 -- Valentine’s Day Kids in the Kitchen

For students grades K-5.  Fee is $16, or come with a friend or sibling at $28 for the two of you. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information and to sign up.

February 4 -- Melodious Mallets class

Students ages 3-12 years old will learn to play the orff instruments (smaller version of xylophone). Class begins on Feb. 4 and culminates with the Luverne Street Music Spring Showcase in May. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

February 5 -- Second Annual Festival of Woodwinds

Day-long series of events for woodwind players, who will work with guest clarinetist Dr. Beverly Gibson, on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The day begins at 9 a.m. with warm-ups and includes a rehearsal, guest clinician recital, workshop session/masterclass, woodwind choir rehearsal and the 5 p.m. final concert. The event is open to woodwind players of all ages, abilities and experiences.

February 5 -- First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

6:30 to 8 p.m., Community Room 802, Luverne. Online portion must be completed before Feb. 5. Register and receive more information by calling (507) 283-4724.

February 5 -- Northwest Iowa Area Singles Dance

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Hap Kettleson Community Center in Everly, Iowa. Entertainment by the Cold Brew Band. There will be soup to enjoy. Singles and married couples are welcome. Attendees may bring snacks to share.

February 6 -- Elks Pancake Breakfast

9 a.m. to noon, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington. All welcome; serving pancakes, eggs and sausage. $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 years and under. All proceeds will go toward the building's roof repair.

February 7 -- 2022 Rock Nobles Cattlemen Annual Banquet

With humorist and entertainer Lyndy Phillips, Big Top Tents & Events, Luverne. Social hour at 6 p.m. and steak dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the entertainment. Tickets available at the door; $25 per plate.

February 8 -- Minnesota West Scrubs Camp

9 a.m. to noon at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College Luverne Center. The event is open to the public and will give prospective Juniors and seniors in high school a chance to discover what it's like to be part of the health care programs that are available at the Luverne Center. Programs included for students to explore are Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiologic Technology and Surgical Technology. Students will be able to experience each program with a tour and activities; they'll also receive general information about Minnesota West during a light lunch.  Space is limited; visit www.mnwest.edu/scrubs-camp to register.

February 8 and 10 -- Homebuyer Education Workshop

Two-day class presented by Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership; attendance is required at both classes. Workshop is virtual/Zoom. Register online at www.swmhp.org, call (507) 836-1604 or email maryb@swmhp.org.

February 9 -- Bingo

Hosted at 6 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., with Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase; $1 per card. Games 7 and 13 are $2 per card and are progressive jackpots.

February 10 -- Softball Camp

Girls interested in being catchers and pitchers (experienced or inexperienced) in grades K-8 are invited to learn and practice their skills in this six-session camp. Sign up by Feb. 1 for the lower fee. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information. 

February 10 -- Valentine Painting

For students in grades 1-4; also includes snacks. Class meets at Coffey Contemporary Arts in Luverne; fee is $33. 

On February 10 students in grades 1 – 4 will create a Valentine Painting and enjoy yummy snacks.  Class meets at Coffey Contemporary Arts.  Fee is $33. Phone Luverne Community Education at (507) 283-4724 for more information. 

February 11-13 -- "Check Please, Take 2"

Dinner theatre production presented by JD Productions. Dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 12 along with 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 13, Round Lake Community Center. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $25 and must be purchased in advance; $15 on Sunday with complimentary pop and popcorn. Tickets may be purchased in Worthington at Hair Gallery on Diagonal Road; BTU Heating & Cooling on Oxford Street; Schaap Sanitation on U.S. 59; or by calling Dave Janssen at (507) 350-8182.

February 12 -- 14th annual Heron Lake Young Men's Club Ice Fishing Tournament

Noon to 4 p.m. at West Graham Lake. Winners in each category (walleye, northern and panfish). Door prizes will be given away; raffle tickets may be sold. $10 entry fee per person; $5 for youths ages 10 younger. Blizzard date is Feb. 19.

February 12 -- 17th annual Fulda Ambulance Fundraiser

With social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 6 p.m., Fulda American Legion. Steak dinner will include grilled steak, cheesy hashbrowns, corn and a bun. Meal will be prepared by the ambulance members, and steaks will be grilled by Rock/Nobles Cattleman's Association. Tickets will be available at local businesses, City Hall, and through all ambulance crew members.

Tickets are $15 each. Bingo will follow the meal as well as $1.00 raffle tickets for numerous prizes.

February 12 -- Give Spinning a Try

Participants will try their hand on a pottery wheel; for grades 5 through adult. Fee is $15. Phone Luverne Community Education at (507) 283-4724 for more information and to sign up.

February 14 -- Worthington High School Contest Concert

5:30 p.m.; featuring the WHS band, choir and orchestra ensembles. WHS gymnasium.

February 15 -- Pretty Princess Gala

For girls ages 4 and grade 3; sponsored by Luverne FCCLA club. Fundraiser event features a tea party, manicures, crafts, photo shoot and more. Fee is $20; register by Feb. 1 by calling Luverne Community Education Phone at (507) 283-4724. 

February 17 -- Defensive Driving Class

Hosted by Luverne Community Education; allows adults 55 years of age and older to save on insurance premiums. This is a four-hour refresher class. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

February 18 -- Career Fair

8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Worthington High School. With 11th- and 12th-graders from the high school and ALC. Complimentary rolls, juice and coffee will be provided for employers. Employers are encouraged to come with interactive exhibits for the students. Contact Krista Nelson at knelson@swmnpic.org or (507) 829-1213 for more information.

February 23 -- Lunch & Learn

Topic is "Boy Scouts of America." Bring lunch to the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer, Iowa at noon. RSVP required; space limited to 25 learners. Phone (712) 262-3304 or email director@claycountyheritage.org. Free admission.

February 23 -- Bingo

Hosted at 6 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., with Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase; $1 per card. Games 7 and 13 are $2 per card and are progressive jackpots. (Event also scheduled for March 9 and 23rd and April 6 and 20)

February 24 -- Luverne Community Education ACT Prep Class

Register by Feb. 9. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

MARCH

March 30 -- Lunch & Learn

Topic is "Irish in Iowa." Bring lunch to the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer, Iowa at noon. RSVP required; space limited to 25 learners. Phone (712) 262-3304 or email director@claycountyheritage.org. Free admission.

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