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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.

Free Health Screenings
Open Door Health Center is offering a FREE health screenings at our mobile site in Worthington every Thursday in February. The mobile site is located in the Shopko parking lot and is open from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dates are February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th. Screenings include: blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure testing, and skin, foot and vision checks. For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment call 507-388-2120, toll-free 844-388-2120 or visit www.OpenDoorMobile.org.

Girl Scout Cookies
The O’Brien County iowa Girl Scouts of the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Council will have 8 varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Pattie, Carmel Delites, Shortbread, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Cranberry Orange Crisp, and Thanks A lot at $4.00 per package for sale to our customers. Two of the troops will have the Trios Gluten Free Cookie for $5.00 per package until sold out. . Call Cindy Talsma at 712-324-2229 or 712-348-1969 to have a Girl Scout in your neighborhood bring cookies to neighborhood.

February

February-March 5 - Relay of Nobles County Fundraiser
The Relay for Life of Nobles County is holding a Papa Murphy's Pizza sales fundraiser. Sales will be held from February 9th – March 5th. Pizza toppings include: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, beef, all meat, supreme and chicken garlic. Pizza size is large/14 inches. Prices vary from $10 - $14. For more information and/or to place an order, talk with a Relay team member or call 507-376-9373.

February 26-March 1 - "Anything Goes"

The Worthington High School Performing Arts presents Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" on February 26-28th at 7:30 p.m. and on March 1st at 2:30 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium. All seats are reserved. Tickets can be purchased at the Auditorium Box Office. ISD 518 Activity passes will be honored at the March 1 performance only.

February 27 - Lenten Fish Fry
The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 27th. Serving goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Lodge, offering deep-fried fish, baked potato and beans, cole slaw, lettuce and assorted salads, and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under).

February 27 - Bullhead Feed
The Dundee Legion is offering a Bullhead Feed on Friday, February 27th at the Dundee Legion Hall. Serving goes from 4:30 p.m. until gone, featuring bullheads, potato salad, baked beans and a beverage. Adults are $8 with children under 12 $4.

February 27-28 - "Gypsy" Performance
River Valley Players will present the musical “Gypsy” on Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, at 7:30 in the evening; with a matinee on Sunday March 1, at 2:30 P.M. in the Forster Auditorium at Central Lyon High School, Rock Rapids. Advanced tickets go on sale for members Monday, February16, and to the general public on Wednesday, February 18. Reservations may be made by calling the Rock Rapids Chamber office at 712-472-3456.

March

March 1 - Pancake Breakfast
The Round Lake Legion invites you to its Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 1st from 8 a.m. to noon. Serving includes all-you-can-eat pancakes scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

March 1 - Pancake Breakfast
Melvin Fire Department is having a breakfast fundraiser serving pancakes, sausage, omelets, coffee, juice, milk on Sunday March 1, 2015 at the Melvin Legion Building from 9am to 12:30pm. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children under 12. Additional donations will be accepted. All proceeds go to equipment updates.

March 4 - Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast
The Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast will be held on March 4th at the First Baptist, with devotions by St. Andrews Catholic. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. and takes 15 to 20 minutes with devotions lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Generally, everything is completed by 7:15 a.m. There is a free will offering for the breakfast with $4.00 being suggested at each breakfast.

March 5 - WCOC Informational Trip: Shades of Ireland
The WCOC is offering an informational meeting on a "Shades of Ireland" trip. This meeting will be held Thursday, March 5th at the Chamber at 6:30 p.m. Receive information on the cost, lodging and the itinerary for the trip. Highlights on the Shades of Ireland trip include: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry Killarney, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay and more!!

March 5 & 7 - "Murder at the Pie Auction" Presentation
The Grassroots Community Theatre presents "Murder at the Pie Auction" at the Elks Lodge on March 5th and 7th! This is a fun, interactive dinner theatre with Thursday night featuring chicken cordon bleu ($19.50) and Saturday night offering prime rib ($25.00). Tickets are on sale now at Ax Photo, the Stag, Hy-Vee and the Elks Lodge. Questions, call MaryJane at 478-4474.

March 6 - "The Genuine One" Presentation
The Nobles County Library and Nobles County Historical Society present The Genuine One, an original story by Doug Wolter. Meet the author and have the opportunity for a book signing on Friday, March 6 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Nobles County Historical Society on the lower level. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

March 6 - Lenten Fish Fry
The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 6th. Serving goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Lodge, offering deep-fried fish, baked potato and beans, cole slaw, lettuce and assorted salads, and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under).

March 6-7 - Radio Works Farm & Home Show and Spring Break Conference at MN West
It's the Radio Works Farm & Home Show and Spring Break Conference at Minnesota West March 6th & 7th on the Worthington Campus. This event will feature over 40 Home and Farming Vendor Booths along with 2 featured speakers, Dough Bergven from POET and Art Barnaby from Kansas State in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts on Friday, March 6th with additional speakers and demonstrations throughout Friday and Saturday in the Center for Sports and Fitness. Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s Association will be grilling 500 free beef burgers at 3:00 p.m., Friday and the Nobles County Corn and Soybean Growers Association will be grilling 500 free pork burgers Saturday at noon. For a full listing of vendors and schedules of speakers and sessions visit KWOA.com.

March 8 - Worthington/Craisheim International Banquet
You are invited to the Worthington/Crailsheim International Banquet on Sunday, March 8th at the First Lutheran Church at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 per person, including a meal, and must be purchased by March 4th.

March 8 - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
The Heron Lake Fire Department Relief Association is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 8th at the HL-O Elementary School. Serving goes from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm. and includes pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee will donation. Proceeds to go HLFD for equipment and training.

March 10 - Kindergarten Open House
The annual Fulda Kindergarten Roundup is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Elementary School. Information will be sent to all children living in the Fulda district who are listed on the school census and eligible to attend Kindergarten next fall (children eligible MUST be 5-years-old before September 1, 2015). More information can be found at www.fps.mntm.org. If your plans differ, pleas call the office at 507-425-2581

March 11 - Kindergarten Open House
The Worthington Christian School is offering a Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, March 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. Prospective students and families are invited to explore the classroom from 5 to 7 p.m.

March 13 - Lenten Fish Fry
The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 13th. Serving goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Lodge, offering deep-fried fish, baked potato and beans, cole slaw, lettuce and assorted salads, and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under).

March 13 - Senior Linkage Line Educational Seminar
Join the Senior Linkage Line as they hold an educational seminar aimed at helping professionals, volunteers and family learn more about the challenges of working with older adults that may be struggling with anxiety and/or depression. This is a free event held Friday, March 13th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Minnesota West campus (room 302 - Health and Wellness Center).

March 14 - Annual Dundee Gun Club Raffle
The 64th Annual Dundee Rod and Gun Club Mulligan Stew Raffle drawing is taking place Saturday, March 14th at the Lutheran Church beginning at 4:30 p.m. Cost per raffle ticket is $1.00, with drawings for a Remington 870 12 gauge, a Remington 870 20 gauge, a Ruger 10/22 rifle, plus several miscellaneous prizes.

March 18 - Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast
The Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast will be held on March 18th at the Christian Reformed, with devotions by First Presbyterian. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. and takes 15 to 20 minutes with devotions lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Generally, everything is completed by 7:15 a.m. There is a free will offering for the breakfast with $4.00 being suggested at each breakfast.

March 19 - Active Living Plan Meeting
The City of Worthington is currently in the process of developing an Active Living Plan to help make the City more pedestrian friendly. Our first public meeting is at the Worthington Fire Hall on March 19th, 2015, at 5:15pm to 6:30pm (830 2nd Ave, Worthington). During this meeting we will discuss local issues and concerns regarding walking and biking. This information will be summarized and will help to create potential goals that will be discussed at the second public meeting. Public participation is a critical component of the plan. If you are unable to attend the meeting on March 19th, please provide feedback by going to the link: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Worthington-SRTS-Plan.html

March 20 - Lenten Fish Fry
The St. Mary's Knights of Columbus is hosting a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, March 20th. Serving goes from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elk Lodge, offering deep-fried fish, baked potato and beans, cole slaw, lettuce and assorted salads, and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under).

March 20-22 - "Godspell"
Come sing about love at "Godspell" at Minnesota West on March 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. or March 22nd at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $6 or $4.

March 27 - Annual Nobles County Pheasants Forever Banquet
Mark your calendars for the annual Nobles County Pheasants Forever Banquet on Friday, March 27th at the Worthington Events Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event.

March 28 - Women's Expo Health & Home show
The 2015 Women’s Expo Health & Home Show is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Minnesota West Community & Technical College from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

March 29 - Rushmore Fire & Rescue Fundraiser
The Rushmore Fire and Rescue is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, March 29th from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Rushmore School Gym. Serving includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and coffee for a free will offering.

April

April 1 - Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast
The Sibley Men's Lenten Breakfast will be held on April 1st at the United Congregational, with devotions by Christian Reformed. Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. and takes 15 to 20 minutes with devotions lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Generally, everything is completed by 7:15 a.m. There is a free will offering for the breakfast with $4.00 being suggested at each breakfast

April 9-10 - Worthington Bio Conference
The Worthington BiO Conference is scheduled for April 9th & 10th, 2015, at the Worthington Event Center. The event promises to offer business, research professionals, students, and industry leaders a unique opportunity to connect with colleagues and create new connections! For more information or to register visit the WREDC website at www.Worthington-Minnesota.com or call 507-372-5515.

April 10 - Annual Children's Fair
The 28th Annual Children's Fair is Friday, April 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Worthington High School Gym. There's no cost to attend! Bring the family out for a fun night of games, activities and crafts.

April 11 - "Wildfire on the Prairie" Concert
Michael Martin Murphy is offering a "Wildfire on the Prairie" concert on Saturday, April 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Worthington Memorial Auditorium. Come hear him sing his number one hits, including "Wildfire," "Carolina in the Pines," and more! All seats are reserved. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door for adults. Children and college students are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Reserve your seat by calling 507-376-9101.

April 11 - YMCA Cruise Dinner
Save the date for the 30th YMCA Cruise Dinner on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Worthington Event Center. “Cell Phone – Tech Friendly” Silent Auction, Dinner and Entertainment. Tickets for the event & raffle will be available soon. All proceeds go toward youth & family programming at the YMCA. Back by popular demand Deuces Wild – Dueling Piano’s!!

April 18-19 - Annual Gun Show
The 10th Annual Worthington Gun Show, Sponsored by the Agribusiness Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on April 18 & 19, 2015 at the Worthington Arena. Hours will run Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For more information or to register as a vendor contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919

May

May 9 - Color Run
The Lakefield Immanuel Lutheran School invites you to its Color Run on Saturday, May 9th at Lakefield's North City Park Shelter. The run begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with lunch.

May 29 - Stargazing
Go Stargazing with Mike Lynch! Lynch, a broadcast meteorologist at WCCO Radio will be hosting an astronomy and stargazing class, along with a half hour of orientation of the night sky with maps and constellation diagrams provided. Cost is $10 for individuals, $25 for families. It's happening on Friday, May 29th at 9 to 11 p.m. at the Chatauqua Park Shelter House.

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