Community Calendar

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ONGOING EVENTS

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.

Divorce Care
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.

Senior Dances
Come dance to big band sound music at the Spirit Lake Senior Center from 2 to 5 p.m. every last Sunday of each month (weather permitting). Potluck snacks will be featured at intermission. Everyone is welcome!

Senior Dining Volunteers
Lutheran Social Service Senior Dining is currently looking for volunteers. They are in need of individuals to deliver meals to home bound seniors, or pack up and get them ready for delivery. We have three routes with approximately 15 meals per route. The time commitment would be anywhere from 30-60 minutes depending on the task. We can work with any schedule, whether it is once a week or once a month the help is needed. If you could help in this capacity call Kris at the Center for Active Living at 376-6457.

Free Dental Implants
Mission Outreach a division of Four Square Enterprises is offering free dental implants by a licensed dentist here in Minnesota for qualified applicants that are seeking employment but are lacking the confidence and self esteem needed. Donations for this unique and one of a kind service can be made at any Wells Fargo bank in the state of Minnesota. For more information please call 763-202-4700 thats 763-202-4700. Thanks for your help and donations.

Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed
The Business Education Committee is still seeking volunteers to teach Junior Achievement. They are in need of (5) kindergarten volunteers, (4) first grade volunteers, (1) third grade volunteer and (1) fourth grade volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about the program please contact the Chamber office by calling 372-2919 or email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com.

June

June 30 - Nobles County Golf Outing

Save the date for the Nobles County Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. at the Adrian Country Club. To reserve your spot please call the Adrian Country Club by June 29th at 507-483-2722.

July

July 1 - Young Professionals Outing
The Worthington Area Young Professionals Network is hosting a potluck and outdoor games on July 1st at Centennial Park starting around 5:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Start your 4th of July celebrations early at this event for Young Professionals and their families. Hotdogs, plates, utensils, water and lemonade

July 2 - Virtual Dementia Tour
On July 2, 2015 the Center for Active Living will again be hosting a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT). The VDT is a unique, interactive program proven to improve communication and care of individuals with dementia. The community Edition Kit was developed to provide a way for members of the community to experience in a unique hands on way to gain insight and empathy for those with dementia. There is a $5 fee to cover supplies and the resource booklet given to each participant. Two CEU’s are available for a $10.00 fee. A free will donation will also be collected to support the research efforts of Second Wind Dreams, the creator of the VDT program.

July 3 - Radio Works Beach Bash '15
The Radio Works Beach Bash '15 is coming up Friday July 3rd at the Worthington Centennial Park. This is a free event and open to the public, kicking off with kids' activities at 3 p.m. (includes ring toss and bouncy houses). For the adults, enjoy a beer garden from 5 to 11 p.m., plus concessions. Don't forgot to check out the free watermelon feed from 5:30 p.m. until gone. DJ Barry Roberts will be spinning tunes throughout the afternoon, leading right up to the free Chris Hawkey concert, which starts at 7 p.m. Be sure to stay for the fireworks display at dusk (approximately 10 p.m.!).

July 4 - Pioneer Village Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
The Pioneer Village Old-Fashioned Fourth of July will run Saturday, July 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Various demonstrations and vendors will be on the show grounds, with the 28th Annual Melodrama performances at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the large barn. There will also be kiddie train rides, a kiddie pedal pull, a tractor pull and parade, plus afternoon watermelon feed.

July 6 - Zumbathon Fundraiser
The International Festival will be holding a Zumbathon Fundraiser on Monday, July 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Active Living in Downtown Worthington. Cost is $5.00 per person and all proceeds go directly to the International Festival.

July 9- Taste of Worthington
In conjunction with the International Festival there will be a Taste of Worthington event at the Center for Active Living on Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. The event will feature ethnic desserts for $1.00 each. At 6:30 p.m. a presentation of Letters from German American Farmer, followed by a musical performance by local youth.

July 9-11 - Edgerton Dutch Festival
The Edgerton Dutch Festival is Thursday through Saturday, July 9th through the 11th. Enjoy the Midway, tournaments, cruise-in, talent show, bull riding, parade, sausage and pancake feed and more! Find additional details at www.edgertonmn.com/events or find the Edgerton Dutch Festival on Facebook!

July 11-12 - Murray County Classic Draft Show
The Murray County Classic Draft Show returns horsepower to the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton, featuring the workhorses of yesteryear and highlighting today's draft horses. Gates open both days at 9 a.m., with farm team demonstrations at 10 a.m. Saturday, and farm team competitions and the draft show on Sunday. There will also be a children's barn available. For the schedule breakdown and additional details, go to www.mcdrafthorseshow.com

July 15 - Community Blood Bank Blood Drive
Community Blood Bank will host an All American community blood drive on Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am and 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Sunshine Grocery Store in Rock Rapids, IA. All who donate will receive an All American blood donor t-shirt. To schedule an appointment or for more information call Gloria Rowe at 472-3666 or log onto cbblifeblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

July 18 - Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Run/Walk
The Indian Lake Progressives' Wild 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday, July 18th at the Brewster City Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the 5K beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 if registered before July 9th (only pre-registered are guaranteed a shirt) with the cost the day of the race $20. All funds will go to benefit the Brewster Park Play Equipment. Register today! Email questions to Stacie Hennings at staciecaroline24@gmail.com

July 20 - Annual Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Classic
Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Classic!! Monday, July 20th at the GreatLIFE Worthington Country Club. Sponsor a hole for $500.00 and receive a team of four (includes carts and range). Sponsor a half hole at $250.00 and receive entry for two (includes cart and range). New prizes and awards! More information to come. For additional details on the golf tournament go to upcoming events at wrhcf.com or email wrhcf@outlook.com.

July 21 - Employee Job Fair
Looking for employees? Consider participating in the SW MN Job Fair on July 21st. In addition to the ability to recruit from job seekers in southwestern Minnesota, the organizers of this job fair will also be busing in job seekers from Twin Cities, as well, as our area to recruit more people to live and work in our beautiful corner of the state. For more information or questions contact John Lafferty at 507-831-2758

July 24-25 - Lake Pahoja Youth Triathalon/Adult Triathalon/5K Fun Run/Walk
Register now for the Lake Pahoja Youth Triathalon, Adult Triathalon, and 3.5 mile fun run/walk. The Youth Triathalon will be held July 24th at 6 p.m., and the Adult Mini Triathlon and 5K on the 25th at 8 a.m. Register by Sunday, June 21st to get the early bird discount. For more information and to print off registrations, go to www.lyoncountyiowa.com/conservation_department.asp or call Emily at (712)470-1219.