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. 

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Southwest Crisis Center is showing support of victims and survivors by displaying purple ribbons throughout the community. To learn more or follow Southwest Crisis Center's campaign, follow SCC on social media or call 1-800-376-4311.

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.

"Living Well with Chronic Conditions" classes will be hosted from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and Dec. 6 at the Center for Active Living, 211 11th St., Worthington. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems as they carry out their plans. Topics include nutrition, exercise, medication use, pain management, emotions and communicating with medical providers. For information or to register, contact Joanne Bartosh, A.C.E. of SW Minnesota, at (507) 295-5262.

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 is coordinating men's basketball on Wednesday nights from November through February. Register by Oct. 27. Phone (507) 283-4724 for more information.

"Juniper: A Matter of Balance," which helps build practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels, will be hosted in eight total classes on Wednesdays and Fridays -- Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and Dec. 1 -- at the Brewster Senior Citizens Center, 1019 Third Ave. For information or to register, contact Joanne Bartosh, A.C.E. of SW Minnesota, at (507) 295-5262.

The Windom Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau are taking registrations for their Holiday Lighting Contest, which will take place in December. Windom residents are encouraged to show off their holiday lights and decorations for a chance to win prizes, including Chamber Bucks. The contest is open to individual homes and businesses. Register with the Windom Chamber through Nov. 19 by email at office@windomchamber.com or visit the office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Members of the public will vote for their favorite holiday lighting displays from Dec. 6-16.

The Fulda Junior Class is selling butter braids to raise money for Prom. Butter braid orders are due 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Visit https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/SelectProducts/fa8893d9-c691-4e0c-9e24-0da61335b0f8/1321493 or contact any junior.

 

Worthington Youth Wrestling will take place for kindergarten through second-grade youths from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday nights; and 7 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursday for students in grades three through six. An information night will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, and practice begins Nov. 18. Pre-registration is expected (cost is free). Call District 518 Community Education at 376-6105 or go online at https://isd518.net.revtrak.net.

OCTOBER

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.; a children's event will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Worthington.

October 28 -- Halloween Candy Dash

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with dash starting at 6; Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary Gym. Intended for children ages 3-10. The event will consist of a .75-mile dash with goodies along the route at stations sponsored by Sibley businesses. Register at the Sibley Parks & Rec Department or the city of Sibley office.

October 28 -- Paint & Snack Class

For students in grades 1-4;  they will paint a Halloween-themed painting. Contact Luverne Community Education at (507) 283-4724 for more information.

October 28 -- Pipestone Area Chamber’s 7th Annual Trunk or Treat & Downtown Candy Walk

4:30 to 6 p.m. Three blocks of decorated trunks and free candy are planned. There are more than 20 confirmed decorated trunks, and at least four participating businesses.

October 28 -- Trunk or Treat

Hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College; 5:30-7 p.m. The event will take place in the west parking lot of the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, located across from the Regional Wellness Center. For more information, contact Katie King, Student Senate Advisor, at (712) 362-8367 or kmking@iowalakes.edu.

October 28-31 -- "Pinkalicious The Musical"

Presented by Southwest Minnesota State University Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are available at www.SMSUtickets.com and at the door.

October 29 -- Ellsworth Public School Trick-or-Treating

Kindergarten through sixth-graders will be trick-or-treating outside of the businesses on Broadway Street at 1 p.m. All are invited to watch the kids parade in their costumes tp each of the businesses.

October 29 -- YMCA Halloween Event: Trick or Treat at Pioneer Village

4 to 6 p.m.  Cost is non-perishable food item or cash. Donations go to Manna Food Pantry.

October 29 -- Sibley Trick or Treating

4 to 5 p.m. for businesses; business still wishing to participate should contact the Sibley Area Chamber of Commerce. City-wide residential trick-or-treating will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Please only go to homes with porch lights on. 

October 29 -- Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Welcome Sisters Closet to the Sibley, Iowa business community -- noon at Sisters Closet, 350 Ninth St., Sibley. All Chamber member businesses, employees and their spouses are invited to attend.

October 29-30 -- Pipestone Jaycees Haunted House

6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $5 with a canned food item or $7 without. The haunted house will be located in its usual spot, on the south end of the Pipestone County Fairgrounds.

October 29-30 -- Sioux Center FFA's Second Annual Haunted Hollow

7 to 10 p.m.; Sandy Hollow Recreation Area.

October 29-31 -- Nightmare at the Fair: Haunted Asylum

Haunted house presented by Spencer Jaycees; Tower Gate Pavilion at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa. 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 29 and 30; 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31.

October 30 -- Free Halloween Costume Contest and Craft

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Threads and Decor, 316 10th St., Worthington.

October 30 -- Oktoberfest Craft & Vendor Fair

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., MMCRU Middle School, Highway 3, Remsen, Iowa. More than 60 vendors and crafters. Bake sale. Lunch served. 

October 30 -- Halloween Party

Event begins at 5 p.m. ; meal is at 5:30 and costume parade is at 6; Ellsworth High School gym. There will be candy and games for all ages, as well as a haunted house. Sponsored by Ellsworth Community Club.,

October 30 -- Trick-or-Treating in Sioux Center, Iowa

The Sioux Center Police Department is recommending that those wishing to trick-or-treat in Sioux Center do so between 4 and 7 p.m. on this day. There is also a Hallelujah Party from 4 to 6 p.m. this day at the Sioux Center Community Middle School Gym (the former high school gym).

October 31 -- Harvest Dinner

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church,1505 Dover St., Worthington. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings along with homemade pie will be served. Take-outs will be available, as well as deliveries within the city of Worthington. For those who attend in person, an elevator is located at the north entrance to the church. A “free-will offering” will be received for the meal, with proceeds given to Lutheran churches affected by Hurricane Ida. Boxed greeting cards will also be available for purchase from the LWML book store. Please call the church office, 376-6168 by noon Oct. 29 to sign up for a delivered mea. 

October 31 -- An Acoustic Evening with Billy Dean and Dan Mahar

Presented by Radio Works; show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center in Worthington. Phone 376-9101 for more information.

NOVEMBER

November 1-6 -- Nobles County Library Fall Book Sale

Hours are Monday–Thursday,  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

November 2 -- Soup, Sandwich and Dessert Supper

Serving starts at 5 p.m. at the Ocheyedan, Iowa Senior Center. A free-will donation will be accepted. 

November 5-7 -- "Pinkalicious The Musical"

Presented by Southwest Minnesota State University Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are available at www.SMSUtickets.com and at the door.

November 6 -- Chartered Bus Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Trip will be for a performance of "The Music Man." Pick-up times will be at 6:45 a.m. at Active Generations in Sioux Falls, S.D.; 7:15 a.m. at Luverne Community Education; 7:45 a.m. at Worthington Shopko parking lot.  Drop-off in Worthington at 7:30 p.m., Luverne at 8 and Sioux Falls at 8:30. Phone District 518 Community Education at (507) 376-6105 or register online at  https://isd518.revtrak.net/.

November 6 -- Sanborn, Iowa Christian School Harvest Sale

SCS Gymnasium, 405 W. Second St., Sanborn. Doors open at 2 p.m. Children's and silent auction at 3 p.m.; live auction at 3:30 p.m.

November 6 -- Northwest Iowa Area Singles Dance

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Hap Kettleson Community Center in Everly, Iowa. The dance will be from 7:30 to 11 p.m.; the band will be the Witty Bitty Boji Band. Singles and married couples are welcome. People may bring snacks to share.

November 6 and 7 -- A Night with Carol Burnett & Friends

Presented by JD Productions. Enjoy complementary pop and popcorn as original Carol Burnett skits are performed at the Greater Round Lake Community Center. Performance venue is all one level with no steps. Tickets are available in Worthington at BTU Heating & Cooling on Oxford Street and Hair Gallery on Diagonal Road. Tickets will also be available at the door; doors open one hour before showtime. Shows are at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 2 p.m. Nov. 7.

November 7 -- Soup and Pie Supper

4 to 7 p.m. at Zion Presbyterian Church, 420 Main St., Ellsworth. Free-will offering. Serving chili, potato and wild rice chicken soups; BBQs, hot dogs and ham sandwiches; and assorted pies and desserts.

November 8 -- Spaghetti Supper

5 to 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1425 Pleasant Court, Sheldon, Iowa. Free-will offering. Menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, lettuce salad, french bread, dessert and beverage.

November 9 -- United Way of Nobles County Fall Bazaar

With silent auction, food and entertainment. 5 to 8 p.m., Worthington High School.

November 9 and 11 -- Homebuyer Education Workshop

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on both evenings; attendance required for both. Presented by Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership. Register online at www.swmhp.org, call (507) 836-1604 or email maryb@swmhp.org

November 11 -- St. Mary's School Veterans Day Program

11 a.m.; all are invited.  The ceremony will begin with the presentation of the flags followed by a short program and a couple of patriotic songs from the students. Refreshments will follow.  

 

November 11 -- Rock for Vets

Presented by the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association; featuring Galaxy. 7 to 9 p.m., Roof Garden Ballroom. To order advance tickets and for more information, see www.iowarocknroll.com , Facebook and/or www.arnoldspark.com/.

November 11 & 18 -- Defensive Driving Classes

Allows adults 55 of age and older to save on insurance premiums. Call Luverne Community Education at (507) 283-4724 for more information.

November 12 -- Tinsel and Tidings on Tenth

Holiday parade coordinated by the Community Image Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Parade begins at 6 p.m. Contact the Chamber at 372-2919 for more information.

November 12-13 -- Worthington's Holiday Open House

Coordinated by the Retail Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Phone 372-2919 for more information.

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 13 -- Nobles County Toys for Tots Toy Drive

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Donate and unwrapped toy and register to win a Green Mountain Grill donated by Steve Henderscheidt Trucking. Cookies, hot cocoa and photos with Santa. All donations stay within Nobles County. Sponsored by Pulver Towing.

November 13 -- 6th annual Heron Lake Craft and Vendor Fair

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heron Lake Elementary School. The HL-O band and choir will have a bake sale; a meal will be available for purchase. The Heron Lake Fall Craft & Vendor Fair is also on Facebook.

November 13 and 14 -- A Night with Carol Burnett & Friends

Presented by JD Productions. Enjoy complementary pop and popcorn as original Carol Burnett skits are performed at the Greater Round Lake Community Center. Performance venue is all one level with no steps. Tickets are available in Worthington at BTU Heating & Cooling on Oxford Street and Hair Gallery on Diagonal Road. Tickets will also be available at the door; doors open one hour before showtime. Shows are at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14.

November 13 -- Buffalo Ridge Leathernecks Marine Corps League Detachment #1463 Marine Corps Ball

5:30 p.m. to midnight at Wilmont VFW. Catering by 1015 Steakhouse; entertainment by DJ Barry Roberts. Open to the public. Book tickets by Nov. 7. Call Commandant Gary Stewart at (507) 360-3171 for more information.

November 14 -- Brenna Schultz Fundraiser

Fundraiser for 6-year-old girl and her fight against aplastic anemia. A pulled pork meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ashton Legion Center; there will also be a silent auction. If unable to attend the meal but wishing to help, make checks out to Ashton Legion Post 290 and mail to: Ashton Legion Post 290, c/o John Boender, 4890 240th St., Ashton, Iowa 51232. To donate items for the silent auction, contact Karen Trei at (712) 461-1609 or Sandi Cox at (712) 330-3398.

November 16 -- Helping Hand Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet

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

November 18 -- Star Party

Bring your telescope, binoculars and a chair to watch the atmosphere and opening presentation by Paul Seifert at 5:30 p.m.. Then, at 7 p.m. Mike Lynch will present a program on the wonders of space. The event will be held in the northeast corner of the 

Minnesota West Community College, Worthington campus parking lot, next to the observatory.

November 20 -- Make and Take Holiday Arrangement

10 a.m. to noon and luncheon included, New Beginnings Gardens. LeeAnne Langseth will guide particpants through the process of creating a custom-made holiday centerpiece. Event sponsored by the membership committee. RSVP at the lodge by Nov. 5, as enrollment is only open up the first 30 members and guests to register.

November 21 -- Maddie Poppe's Acoustic Christmas -- Arnolds Park Roof Garden 

The 23-year-old Clarksville, Iowa native and Season 16 winner of ABC’s "American Idol" will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.iowarocknroll.com/events. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the show while they last.

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.

November 27 -- Sheldon's Second Annual Parade of Lights

Parade theme is "Winter Wonderland." Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Entry registration forms are due Nov. 12. 

November 28 -- Holiday Vendor Extravaganza

Event hosted in conjunction with Sibley's Traditions of Christmas and Christmas Parade. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m,. at Sibley Legion; hosted by Sibley Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact Ashley at the Chamber at (712) 754-3212 or chamber2@premieronline.net for more information.

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 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 -- 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 -- 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.

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