Community Calendar

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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.

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.

Worthington Farmers' Market
The Worthington Farmers Market is now in full swing. Shop for fresh, local produce and homemade goods on Tuesdays from 4 – 7 p.m. at the parking lot at Second Avenue and 10th Street in downtown Worthington and on Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Ace Hardware on Oxford Street. The market continues each week through the growing season. Stop by each week and see what is new!


September 5 - Tailgate Party
United Way of Nobles County will be hosting the Tailgate Party Friday, September 5th, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting prior to the Trojans Homecoming Football game vs. New Ulm at Trojan Field. You can buy a Whopper Jr., chips & a drink for $5.00 extra burgers are $4.00. (Special thanks to Burger King).

September 6 - Wilmont's Annual Oktoberfest
The City of Wilmont's Annual Oktoberfest is back for another year on Saturday, September 6th in Wilmont! Enjoy music from Lake Benton's Larry Olsen Polka Band from 2 to 6 p.m., with Hicktown Mafia wrapping up the night from 8 to midnight. Don't miss out on the old-fashioned fun carnival games and prizes from 2-5 p.m.! Vendors will be on site, so come hungry. For more information, check out the Wilmont Oktoberfest facebook page.

September 7 - 40th Annual Auto Show
The Lone Eagle Auto Club's 40th annual Auto Show, Swap Meet, and Flea Market is Sunday, September 7th, 2014 from 7AM to 4PM, rain or shine at the Morrison County Fair Grounds. Admission is $5.00, children 12 and under, senior citizens 65 and older are free. A Shuttle will be available to downtown Little Falls for Minnesota's largest outdoor craft show.

September 8 - SW MN American Red Cross Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The Southwest Minnesota American Red Cross will be holding its First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Monday, September 8th at the Prairie View Golf Course. Registration will start at 2:30 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. shotgun start and 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets will be $55.00 per person or $200.00 for a team of four. Tickets include 9 holes of golf, a cart and dinner. More information and ticket availability to come.

September 11 - KTD Mixer
Please plan to attend the King Turkey Day Mixer at the Long Branch on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Food will be served from 5:00 p.m. until gone. Everyone is welcome; your King Turkey Day Button is your admission.

September 12 - KTD Country Night
Country recording artist Drake White will take the stage at the Worthington Arena on Friday, September 12th. Special guest Chris Hawkey will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with Drake White following. Cost is $10.00. You can purchase your tickets at the Radio Works Radio Stations, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Apple. For questions or more information visit

September 12 - KTD Flower Show
The Worthington Garden Club will sponsor their annual Turkey Day Flower Show at the Worthington Wells Fargo Bank on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The show is open to the public and anyone may exhibit. A prize will be awarded to a non-garden club member. All specimens, arrangements or potted plants should be at the bank by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014 and picked up at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12th.

September 13 - KTD Rock Night
Come out to the Worthington arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 13th from 8 p.m. until midnight! Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. with the actual start; again, at 8 p.m. Cost is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can purchase your tickets at the Radio Works Radio Stations, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Apple. This is an all ages show and minors must be accompanied by an adult.

September 13 - KTD 5K Walk
The King Turkey Day 5K Walk is coming up Saturday, September 13th at 9 a.m. Pre-register by September 8th to guarantee your proper shirt and size at the event (featuring new for 2014 -- dri-fit long sleeve shirts!). Youth short sleeves will be avialable up until the pre-registration deadline. Cost is $15. The start time is at 9 a.m. sharp at 2nd Ave and 11th. Refreshments are available for all walkers at the end of the 5K. Questions, contact the YMCA at 507-376-6197 or email

September 13 - Gospel Night
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 221 Third Street SW, (block west of courthouse) Orange City invites everyone to a night of gospel singing Saturday, September 13 at 7:00. The Bontrager Family singers from eastern Iowa will be presenting their musical program. A free-will offering will be taken and following the musical program, refreshments will be served. For more information, call 712-737-8444

September 14 - Fall Festival 
The IHM Catholic Church of Currie invites you to its Fall Festival and Dinner on Sunday, September 14th from 11 to 1 p.m. Serving includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads and desserts. Cost for adults is $8, with K-6 $5, preschool $1. Takeouts are also available for an additional $.50.

September 15 - Voter Informational Gathering
Be an informed voter! Discuss and learn the needs of the school district 518 and have questions answered on Monday, September 15th at 7 p.m. at the Worthington High School Cafeteria.

September 21 - St. Adrian Fall Dinner
The St. Adrian Fall Dinner will be held Sunday, September 21st from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Adrian Church Parlor. Serving includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, buns, desserts and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, ages 6-12 $4, and ages 2-5 $2. Take-out meals are available in Adrian between 4 and 6 p.m. There are also big ticket drawings and raffle items given away! (need not be present to win).

September 23 - Harlem Ambassadors Basketball
Get ready for some dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks, and hilarious family comedy. Join the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Sioux Center High School Gym, as they take on the FGSCP All-Stars, starring local area “celebrities”. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Free-will donation meal with chicken sandwiches, chips, and drink will be served prior to the event from 5:00-6:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs serving 9 counties in Northwest Iowa. For more information or to order discounted advanced tickets, contact the Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Program office at 712-476-2628.


October 11 - Fall Splendor Dinner
Enjoy a Fall Splendor Lutefisk and Swedish Meatballs dinner on Saturday, October 11th. Seatings will be available at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. Tickets are available online and through the mail with completed form (found at and a SASE until September 28 and in the church office (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. – office, back door) through Friday, October 3. Pre-sale tickets are $16 adult, $8 age 6-12, until September 28, after adult tickets are $18. Tickets are free for five and under. It's all happening at Grace Lutheran Church of Mankato, MN – corner of 4th & Main in downtown Mankato. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door, walk-ins are welcome.

October 13 - Voter Informational Gathering
Be an informed voter! Discuss and learn the needs of the school district 518 and have questions answered on Monday, October 13th at 7 p.m. at the Worthington High School Cafeteria.