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.

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. 

YMCA Preseason Camp for Swimming

Looking to get your swimmer back in the water before the season begins on Oct. 4? Sign them up for the Preseason Camp to tune up their strokes, and work on starts and turns. Registration is open at https://bit.ly/3zLiKsV, or sign up at the Y front desk.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Youth Group Hoagie Sale

Half-dozen is $15; full dozen is $30. A regular hoagie has ham, turkey, salami and cheese, or just regular turkey/smoked turkey and cheese. Orders due by Oct. 6 with money. Pick-up is from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Worthington Hy-Vee.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves. Participants will learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, improve their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. The class will be each Monday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. though Oct. 18 at the Center for Active Living, 211 11th St.  Cost is a voluntary contribution. Contact Joanne Bartosh at (507) 295-5262.

Yoga Instruction with Janele Untiedt

Weekly yoga will take place consecutive Mondays through Oct. 4. Participants will be guided through a series of gentle moves designed to increase flexibility and calm the mind, promoting mental and physical well-being. Event will be at Living Waters Covenant Church, 1645 South Shore Drive, Worthington. Phone 376-5109 to reserve a spot.

Minnesota West 2021 Wrestling Fundamentals & Skills Clinic

For students in fourth through 12th grade. Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting Sept. 15 at Center of Health and Wellness at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus. Contact  head camp instructor Randy Baker at the college for more information.

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!

September 18 -- King Turkey Day Run/Walk

The 5K and 10K races, as well as the walk, begin at 9 a.m. in downtown Worthington. Packet pickup will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Worthington Area YMCA (recommended) or 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Trends Salon. The event fee also includes a T-Shirt and post-event refreshments for all registered participants. There will be awards for top finishers in the 5K and 10K race. Cost for the: 5K and 10K Race is $25 before 9/2 or $35 up to 9/17; the 5K Walk is $25 before 9/2. or $30 up to 9/17. Cost on the day of registration is $40 for any event. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations after 9/2. A registration link may be found online at www.raceroster.com; search King Turkey Day. For more, contact Kris Hohensee from the Worthington Area YMCA at 376-6197 or kris.hohensee@ymcaworthington.org. Event information may also be found at www.ymcaworthington.org

September 18 - King Turkey Day Vendor Fair

Calling all vendors -- be a part of this year's fair, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Worthington (on Third Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets). Vendors will be responsible for their own tables, chairs and canopy. Registration fee is $30; deadline is Sept. 1. To fill out an application or receive more information, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919 or Susanne Murphy at 360-699 or zanner75@gmail.com.

September 17-18 -- King Turkey Day Cornhole Tournament 

Must be registered by Sept. 9. The singles event is September 17; there is a $10 entry fee with registration at 6 p.m. and the tournament starting at 6:30 p.m. The doubles event is September 18; there is a $40 entry fee with registration at 8 a.m. and the tournament starting at 9 a.m. Double-elimination format. Trophies for first and second place. Payouts determined by number of entries. To register, call the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919. Tournaments run by Tom and Jake Mischke.

September 18 -- Historic Worthington Armory Tours

Nobles County Historical Society will offer tours of the 100-year-old Worthington Armory building being renovated into a new Nobles County History Center. Tours will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.; a Friday, Sept. 17 tour may also be offered if there is enough interest. Advance reservations are required for all tours. To reserve a spot, call the NCHS  office at 376-4431.

September 18 -- 1-mile Family Warrior Run/Walk and 5K Warrior Trail Run

The fifth annual event is being hosted by Inspiration Hills in Inwood, Iowa. The 1-mile, which begins at 9 a.m., includes seven obstacles courses. The 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes 15 obstacle courses through the hills and valleys at Inspiration Hills. For more information or to register, visit https://inspirationhills.org/warrior-5k.html.

September 18 -- Awakening Grace Fundraiser

Event begins with a bag tournament at 3 p.m. at Brady's Pub, Sheldon, Iowa. A silent auction and raffle will also be held. For more information or to donate, visit Awakening Grace on Facebook or call Vanessa at (712) 344-2149.

September 18 -- Preseason Basketball Camp

Hosted by Off the Bounce Basketball. 7th-12th grade boys and girls: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Greater Round Lake Community Center, 445 Harrison St., Round Lake.

September 19 -- Prime Time Trio

The Worthington Concert Association's first event of the 2021-2022 season. 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Season memberships are available by calling Brett Lehman at 372-5864 or Sylvia Anderson at (507) 208-8597.

September 19 -- Swiss Steak Supper

Drive-thru only; 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lake Wilson. Tickets available in advance at Minnwest Bank in Lake Wilson, State Bank of Chandler in Chandler and MaplePath Financial in Slayton. Tickets will also be available at the door.

September 19 -- Bethel Reformed Church of Little Rock, Iowa 125th Anniversary Celebration

There will be a noon meal served. Tickets are available; phone (712) 479-2244 or (712) 475-3694.

September 19 -- Scout Fun Day

12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Worthington Scout Barn on former Prairie View Golf Links property.

September 20 -- Worthington Early Risers Kiwanis Club Sixth Annual Kiwanis Grocery Dash

8 p.m., Worthington Fareway. Tickets available from Early Kiwanis members or at Fareway Stores Inc. on Sept. 2-4, Sept. 6 and Sept. 9-11 starting at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit youth and community programs sponsored by Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Worthington.

September 20 -- Worthington Stingrays Swim Team Fun Meet

7 p.m. at Worthington Area YMCA. Free for participants.
 

September 20 -- Tween Club

Nobles County 4-H club open to all youths in grades 3-6. Meeting in the lower level of the Nobles County Government Center, 315 10th St., Worthington. RSVP by Sept. 15 at  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSer5pa8marmFDM2n6lr2_9d6Hi9UGhpMunXCnBViuGqSyS1Zg/viewform

September 24-25  -- Women Seeking God "Bloom '' Multi-Denominational Weekend

Event is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington. Ticket includes evening treats, a light breakfast and a catered lunch. Register through Love INC of Worthington at 727-7290.

September 24 -- Sheldon FFA Homecoming BBQ Meal

The O’Brien County Cattlemen will be cooking, and ribeye sandwich and hot dog meals will be served. Meal tickets are being  pre-sold; a limited number of tickets will also be available the day of the meal. Meals will also be offered curbside to-go if anyone would like to support the FFA members but are unable to stay for the game. For a ticket for the BBQ, call the high school office at  (712-324-2501), email jacob.fox@sheldonschools,com or contact a FFA member. Tickets will be available for pre-sale until Sept. 15. All proceeds will go toward purchasing FFA jackets for new members.

September 25 -- Run, Walk and Roll

The event consists of a 10k, 5k and one-mile walk/wheelchair roll. All three routes are wheelchair accessible, and the event is open to all ages and abilities. All funds raises are used to provide residential, therapeutic and vocational services for the 180 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury or autism spectrum disorder at Village Northwest Limited in Sheldon, Iowa. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at 330 Village Circle, Sheldon. For more information, visit https://www.villagenorthwest.org/events/run-walk-roll.

September 25 -- Fifth annual Oktoberfest

Event  will take place at North City Park in Lakefield. Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a celebration including live polka music, German foods, beer, games for kids, contests for adults, a raffle drawing and a craft and vendor fair. For additional details, contact Larry Oelke at (507) 329-6916.

September 25 -- Free-will Donation Burger Feed

Hosted by the Murray County Central football boosters along with the Cattlemen's Association. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the MCC football game. All proceeds will go to offset medical expenses for Jaden Deacon (#11).

September 25 -- Barn Dance

5 to 11 p.m. at the Pioneer Village barn. Entertainment by PM Music of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as a meal with snacks throughout the evening. Beer garden available with pop and water for those who prefer something besides beer. All proceeds will go directly to St. Mary's School. Tickets include the meal and entertainment; beverages available for purchase. They may be purchased in advance through the school office, online or at the gate on the night of the event. Phone 376-5236 for more information.

September 26 -- Ned De Boer Memorial Shoot

Will take place at Moundview Gun Club, 1636 Tyler Ave., Ocheyedan, Iowa. Cash donations may be sent to: Iowa State Bank, P.O. Box 188, Melvin, Iowa 51350; or Rob Travaille, 5855 200th St., Sibley, Iowa 51249.

September 26 -- RunB4Wine 5K - Round Lake Vineyard & Winery

Search "RunB4Wine" on AllSportCentral.com and register today. Free T-shirt and glass of wine included. All proceeds go to the Big Brave Benjamin Bruce pediatric ICU fund helping families with long term stays at the U of M Masonic Children's Hospital.

September 29 -- Radical Self-Love

Encouraging the healing of wounds that have been inflicted by violent systems. Based upon the book "The Body is Not An Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor. Hosted each Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 29 at Southwest Minnesota Crisis Center. Contact Maria at (507) 831-2244 or Maria@mnswcc.org.

September 29-30: "Traveling Down Freedom's Main Lines: A Visit with Two Civil Rights Veterans"

Presentation by Dion Diamond and Joan Browning. 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the lower level conference center at Southwest Minnesota State University and 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Fine Arts Theatre at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus. For more information, contact Dr. Anita Gaul at 372-3475 or anita.gaul@mnwest.edu.  

September 30 -- Red Cross Blood Drive

1 to 7 p.m. at Sanborn, Iowa Community Center. Appointments necessary. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment, or call Deb at (712) 348-2484.

OCTOBER

October 1 -- Trojan Field Dedication/0Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Event begins at 6:30 p.m.; please arrive by 6:15 p.m.

October 1-3 -- Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota Weekend Retreat

For individuals who are widowed, divorced or separated. Event will be at Shetek Lutheran Ministries. Email swmnbe@gmail.com or call/text MaryAnn at (507) 828-2866 or Tim at (507) 530-6379 for more information.

October 2 -- Tombstone Tour

6 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Christian High School, Hull, Iowa. Learn about seven citizens from Hull's past. Donations will be accepted for the Hull Historical Society. Reserve a spot by emailing historicalsocietyhull@gmail.com or calling (712) 439-6993.

October 3 -- Nobles County 4-H Family Night at the Fairgrounds

Open to all youths in K-12 and their families. There will be games, activities and food. RSVP by Sept. 28 at https://forms.gle/k9HTtuFZQaBg1EGB6. Contact the Extension office at (507) 295-5315 or email Mackenzie Wolf at mwolf@umn.edu.

October 6 -- Community Blood Drive

7:30 to 11 a.m.  and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Central Lyon High School. To schedule an appointment, log into www.cbblifeblood.org, click on "events" and select Oct. 6, Central Lyon High School; or call (605) 331-3222.

October 7 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

October 7 -- Domestic Violence Summit

Event begins at 7 p.m.; hosted by Seasons Center for Behavior Health at Crossroads Pavilion Event Center, Sheldon, Iowa. Free and open to the public. Visit seasonscenter.org for more information.  

October 14 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

October 19 -- NCC Permit to Carry Training

6 to 10 p.m. This course was formerly known as "Firearm Safety." Handgun owners must take this course and pass the written exam to be eligible to carry a concealed weapon permit in Iowa. Participants must contact their County Sheriff’s department after taking the course in order to receive the permit. The class will be taught by a certified Instructor from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Please do not bring your firearm to the college for the class. Register at https://nwicc.edu/events/non-professional-permit-to-carry-10/.

October 23 -- Chili Cook-Off

Adrian Community United is hosting the event. Chili will be served until it's gone. Awards will be given to best booth decorations, judge's choice and people's choice. Event begins at 11 a.m.

October 24 & 31 (and November 7, 14 and 21) -- Minnesota West Fundamental Basketball Skills Camp 2021

Third- through sixth-graders meet from 6 to 7 p.m. and seventh- through 12th-graders from 7 to 8 p.m. at Center for Health and Wellness at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington campus. Registration due by Oct. 17. Contact Moz Hayenga at Rosalie.hayenga@mnwest.edu for more information.

October 27 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

October 28 -- Nobles County Library Presents: Dennis Warner

Warner has released 11 CDs in his career, authored "Beads On One String" (now in its sixth printing) and performed in concert at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Warner will be conducting an adult program for the community at the Senior Center in Adrian, 310 N. Maine Ave. The event will begin at 1 p.m.

NOVEMBER

November 10 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

November 12-13 -- Cultivate Women's Conference: "Rhythms of Rest, Renewal and Reflection"

Event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Find more information at https://lakesideworthington.org/women-s-conference. Register at https://lakesideworthington.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/991715.

November 16 -- Helping Hand Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet

Dinner to be served ay 6:25 p.m.; Worthington Event Center. RSVP appreciated by Nov. 1 or ASAP to Svoehl@frontier.com or 372-2111.

November 17 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

November 18 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

5:30 to 9:30 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

November 27 -- Sibley, Iowa Christmas Parade

Use lights on your float in some way. Businesses and organizations are welcome to participate. Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue down Ninth Street in Sibley. Sign up for the parade by emailing the Sibley Chamber at chamber2@premieronline.net.

DECEMBER

December 1 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

Noon to 4 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

December 9 -- American Association of Retired Persons Smart Driver Program - Refresher Course

5:30 to 9:30 p.m., West Learning Center, Room 101, 117 11th Ave., Worthington. Phone 376-6105 or visit www.isd518.net/enrichment to register.

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