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Weekly "Bingo Night"
It's "Bingo Night" every Tuesday evening at the Reading Community Center! Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. with a payout of over $900 each week! Play 26 games each night! The Reading Community Center uses profits from Bingo to help keep the doors open for community groups to utilize, such as the Elk Tip Toppers 4-H club, Reading First Responders, Reading Booster Club, and other groups.The Reading community center is a 501c3 organization.
Anyone that is divorced, divorcing, separated, or ending a long term relationship is invited to Divorce Care for Adults and Divorce Care for Kids Sunday evenings from 5:30PM until 7:30PM at the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Participants must pre-register Monday through Thursday by calling 712-262-3016 anytime between 9AM and 3:30PM.
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.
Pipestone County Museum
Free Admission Saturdays, continuing through Memorial Day of 2013, features exhibits on the Pipestone Fire Department, Pipestone National Monument and Pipestone County Country Schools. Open hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pipestone County Museum.
Pioneer Village Volunteers
The Nobles County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers to help staff the office at Worthington's Pioneer Village this summer. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 507-295-5262
Worthington Farmer's Markets
The Worthington Farmers Market in downtown Worthington has begun! People are invited to shop the market and enjoy a wide variety of locally produced products including fruits, veggies, eggs, homemade baked goods, plants and more. The Tuesday market will be every Tuesday during the growing season from 4 to 7 p.m. in the former Campbell’s soup parking lot at the end of 10th Street in Worthington. The Saturday market runs every Saturday during the season from 6:30 a.m. to Noon. There is still space for more producers to sell local goods. Producers who would like to sell fresh produce and/or baked goods at the Worthington Farmers Markets can call the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919 to register.
July - American Red Cross Blood Mobile
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood this summer, helping to ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need and allowing them to create their summer of stories. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be in your local area. Consider donating today. Visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
- July 8 from 2-7 p.m. at American Legion, 825 Third Ave. in Brewster, Minn.
- July 9 from 2-7 p.m. at VFW, Seventh Street in Wilmont, Minn.
- July 9 from 1-7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Activity Center, 620 Bush St. in Lakefield, Minn.
- July 10 from 1-7 p.m. at American Legion, 116 S. Minnesota Ave. in Okabena, Minn.
- July 10 from 1-7 p.m. at Adrian High School, 415 Kentucky in Adrian, Minn.
- July 11 from 1-7 p.m. at American Reformed Church, 1720 Burlington Ave. in Worthington, Minn.
- July 16 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive in Windom, Minn.
- July 17 from 2-7 p.m. at Community Center, 1027 Second Ave. in Mountain Lake, Minn.
- July 22 from 1-7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 900 E. Flynn in Redwood Falls, Minn.
- July 23 from 1-6 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, 510 Third St. West in Morgan, Minn.
- July 23 from 1-7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 900 E. Flynn in Redwood Falls, Minn.
- July 24 from 1-6 p.m. at Community Center, 510 Fifth St. in Westbrook, Minn.
- July 25 from 1-7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 614 Logan Ave. in Jackson, Minn.
- July 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 614 Logan Ave. in Jackson, Minn.
- July 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at YMCA, 200 S. A St. in Marshall, Minn.
- July 29 from 2-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 500 N. Kniss Ave. in Luverne, Minn.
- July 30 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at First Reformed Church, 230 W. Maple St. in Edgerton, Minn.
- July 31 from 1-7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 401 Seventh Ave. SW in Pipestone, Minn.
July 8 - All Retailers Planning Session
You are invited to the All Retailers Planning Session on Monday, July 8, 2013 at BenLee’s Cafe, starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a great meeting to share ideas! We will be discussing Crazy Days, Cruisin’ Downtown Worthington, Sassy Saturday and Holiday Open House. And other ideas to encourage retail shopping in our community! Don’t delay R.S.V.P. today! There will be food available for $5.00. Call 372-2919 or email email@example.com.
July 9 - 4-H Day Camp
The Nobles County 4-H program will offer a Wildlife Academy 4-H Day Camp from 8 a.m. to noon July 9 at Chautauqua Park, Worthington. Participants do not need to be 4-Hs member to attend. They will learn about animal habitats, trees, bison, nocturnal animals and how to track them. Cost is $5 to cover the cost of materials. For more information or to register, contact the Extension office at (507) 295-5315 by July 2.
July 9 - Scott Thoma Presentation
The Nobles County Library and the Nobles County Historical Society are hosting two presentations by author Scott Thoma on Tuesday, July 9. The first will be a brown bag luncheon presentation in the Nobles County Historical Museum (lower level of the library) at noon. The second presentation is at the Adrian Elementary School at 6:30pm.
July 10 - Ice Cream Social
The Lake Sarah Lutheran Church is offering an ice cream social on Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Serving includes BBQ, hot dogs, potato chips, ice cream and a beverage for a free will offering.
July 12 - Annual Fundraiser Family Night Out
Come to the Holiday Fest's Annual Fundraiser Family Night Out on July 12th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ashley Park. Serving includes pork burgers, chips, and beverages for $5 with a free-will donation offering as well (proceeds go towards the Holiday Fest Fireworks and celebration). Come for the food and stay for the music, as Rhythm of the River kicks off at 7 p.m.!
July 12-13 - Worthington International Festival
The 20th Annual International Festival in Worthington is kicking off Friday, July 12th with an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Don't miss performances by the Pachanga Society, a Native Costume Showcase, music from multiple cultures, and delicious unique food available for purchase. For the full schedule, visit http://www.worthingtoninternationalfestival.org/.
July 12-13 - Annual Edgerton Dutch Festival
The 64th Annual Edgerton Dutch Festival is slated for July 12-13th with Friday night to feature the Andy Gibson band followed by Saturday's Great Frontier Bull Riding! Saturday also features an early morning pancake breakfast, a Dutch 5K fun Run, softball tournament, fishing contests and pedal tractor pull, beer garden, inflatables, and arts and crafts! A parade kicks off at 7 p.m. with fireworks following the bull riding event, around 10:30 p.m.
July 12-13 - Thunder in the Valley
Get ready for Thunder in the Valley in Rock Valley, Iowa. Friday kicks off at 7 p.m. with a 6 p.m. start slated for Saturday. Pulling classes include mods, pro, super stock, diesel 4x4 and more! Cost is $18 for adults, children 8-15 $10 and children 7 or younger are free. Get more information and the full breakdown for classes at www.rockvalleypull.com
July 12-13 - Jackson's Rhythm of the River
Jackson is once more hosting Rhythm of the River at the Jackson Ashley Park all weekend! Features include Friday's Family Night Out, cornhole tournament, music, craft and home-based vendors, delicious food like Brady's Wings, Squat & Gobble and more, as well as hoops for all ages. You won't want to miss out on Rhythm of the River July 12-13th! For a full list of events, go to jacksonmn.com
July 12-14 - Rushmore's Pride & Heritage Days
Rushmore's Pride & Heritage Days are back again with a pork chop feed kicking off Friday, July 12th from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday features kids activities, a car/motorcycle show, a tractor pedal pull, food stands, parade and a street dance. Don't forget about the Sunday worship service or Little League ball tournament! Join in on the fun - for questions or a full schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 13-14 - Murray County Draft Horse Show
The Murray County Draft Horse Show is July 13-14th, featuring the cart, team, unicorn, 4- and 6-horse competitions, all at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. For more information, call Joe Biren at 507-227-7825
July 14 - 9th Annual Cycle Sunday Motorcycle Gathering
The Lamberton Church of Christ's 9th Annual Cycle Sunday Motorcycle Gathering will be held at Kuhar Park on July 14th. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with coffee, cookies and bars and a worship service following at 10 a.m. Riders of all faiths are welcome to attend - don't miss it! Four-wheelers, cars, and pick-ups are also allowed. A great lunch will follow the service, with a cycle tour as well. For more information, contact Homer at 507-829-9310.
July 18 - Luverne's Annual Hot Dog Night
If you're looking for a great family-friendly event, your search is over! Come to the 51st Annual Luverne Hot Dog Night July 18th featuring free hot dogs from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Other events include the 3rd annual Wienerman Triathlon, 6th Annual Wiener Dog Beauty Pageant, Wiener dog races, and more! For more information, visit www.luvernechamber.com
July 19-20 - Christmas in July
Adrian is bringing you Christmas in July! Ribs and rims and a cruise in car show will start on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, don't miss the run/walk at 8 a.m., athletic tournaments throughout the day (disc golf, volleyball, kickball), food and vendor shows, the kiddie tractor pull, or the parade. There's fun for the whole family at Adrian's Christmas in July, July 19th and the 20th.
July 20 - Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Walk/Run
The Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Run/Walk is coming up Saturday, July 20th at the Brewster City Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K run/walk slated to start at 9 a.m. All ages and fitness levels are welcome! Cost is $10 if pre-registered by July 10 (only pre-registered are guaranteed a t-shirt) or $15 the day of the race. All funds will be used to benefit the Brewster Park play equipment - join them for a good cause and for good health! Register today by submitting your registration form found here.
July 20 - Brewster Fun Days (Cornhole Tournament)
Brewster Fun Days is back with the Inaugural Cornhole Tournament! It all kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Brewster City Park. Cost is $30 per team (two person) but is limited to 64 teams. There will be cash prizes for top teams. Register today! Questions? Call Joe at 507-360-4885.
July 21 - 34th Annual Horned Trout Tourney
The 34th Annual Horned Trout Tournament is slated for July 21st at Eastside Acres of Round Lake. Registration goes from 10 a.m. until noon with the tournament kicking off right at noon. Anything that swims can win! Prizes are available for up to 20th place with a grand prize raffle drawing for a $300 Cabella's gift card at 3 p.m. All ties will be determined by order of registration. There will also be a special Kids' Class with 1-5th place trophies and prizes available.
July 21 - 3-D Archery Tournament
The Des Moines Valley Sportsman Club in Jackson will be holding a 3D archery Tournaments on July 21st from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Archery course starts just south of the clubhouse at one of the two recently constructed shooting platforms. More information about the Des Moines Valley Sportsman Club can be found at: http://desmoinesvalleysportsmanclub.com/?page_id=68
July 27 - Sean Benz in Concert
Sean Benz will be performing on Saturday, July 27th at the Windom BARC Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. offering an "old-time country show". Cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Windom's Hy-Vee or else by calling 507-822-1120
July 29 - Worthington Boys Hockey Recruiting Night
Attention hockey players and enthusiasts! Come to the Worthington Boys Hockey Recruiting night at the Arena on July 29th from 7 to 9 p.m. Play some floor hockey, recruit new players, and enjoy free pizza and pop. This is open to boys of all ages! Whether you've never even been to a hockey arena or if you're an all-state pro, this is a great opportunity to join the Worthington Hockey Association and get involved!
July 29-August 1 - Kids College Program
Minnesota West Community & Technical College will be hosting the Kids College Program Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1. The Kids College Program is open to kids entering grades 5th- 8th in the fall of 2013 and will be from 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. each day. The cost to attend is $50 for the week and lunch is provided for all students. Transportation is also provided for all students in Adrian, Ellsworth, Fulda, Round Lake/Brewster and Worthington School Districts. Registration forms can be found at http://www.mnwest.edu/images/events/kids_college_2013.pdf Registration is due by July 5. Contact Marie Johnson (Minnesota West) at 507-372-3472 or email@example.com for more information
August 3 - Historic Arnolds Park Fundraiser
The Historic Arnolds Park Party in the Fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. on August 3rd in the Majestic Pavilion. The party kicks off with cocktails, dinner, entertainment, and auctions. Curious how to sponsor or donate? Find more information at arnoldspark.com.
August 10 - Bluejay Scramble
You're invited to the Minnesota West Bluejay Scramble on Saturday, August 10th with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Worthington Country Club. This is a five-person team, scramble format (handicapped and Giants SKins Game). Cost is $50 and includes golf, lunch, prizes and beverages. To sign up, contact Mike Fury at 507-372-3407
August 16 - Endorf Fundraiser
Ray Endorf Fundraiser will be on Friday August 16th at the Hartley Community Center. Freewill lunch starting at 4:30 PM until gone. Silent auction items bidding from 4:30 PM until 7:30 pm; Live auction items at 8:00pm. Music provided by Wavelength For more information call Sherryl at 712-729-3537 or 712-348-3184 or if you want to provide any items for the lunch or auction. Cash donations can be sent to Sanborn Savings Bank for the Ray Endorf Benefit
August 18 - 3-D Archery Tournament
Thee Des Moines Valley Sportsman Club in Jackson will be holding a 3D archery Tournaments on August 18th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Archery course starts just south of the clubhouse at one of the two recently constructed shooting platforms. More information about the Des Moines Valley Sportsman Club can be found at: http://desmoinesvalleysportsmanclub.com/?page_id=6