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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.

Sioux County Oratio Chorus
Do you enjoy singing fine choral music? Would you like to be part of a top-notch group of area musicians? Then join the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus for this year’s season, beginning Tuesday, January 13! This year we will be singing Mozart's Requiem at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Alton on Saturday, April 25. Rehearsals will be held every Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Dordt College band room. For more information, check us out on Facebook, or email Mike Ochsner at mkchsnr@gmail.com.

January

January 21 - Adrian Legion Bingo

Adrian Legion will be hosting Bingo on Wednesday, January 21st at 7 p.m. All who are 18+ are welcome to join the fun! Support your local Legion in Adrian.

January 22 - Whiskey Tasting
The Worthington Municipal Liquor Store and Beam Suntory will be sponsoring a Whiskey Tasting on Thursday, January 22nd from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, Worthington. You will have a chance to sample 9 different whiskeys. Please register at the Worthington Liquor Store.

January 22 - "Business Happy Hour"
The Worthington Events Center invites you "Business Happy Hour" on Thursday, January 22nd from 5 to 8 p.m., featuring Take 16 Company.

January 23 - Soup, BBQ, and Dessert Supper Fundraiser
The American Reformed Church in Worthington invites you to its Soup, BBQs, and Dessert supper on Friday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is a free will offering, with proceeds going towards Feed My Starving Children.

January 23 - WCOC Annual Meeting
Plan on attending the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Worthington Event Center. The evening will begin with a Social at 6:00 p.m., Meal at 7:00 p.m. and Program/Entertainment at 8:00 p.m. This year’s entertainment will be Stand-Up Comedian Matt Fugate!! Tickets are $28.00. Contact the Chamber of Commerce to reserve your spot today.

January 24 - Cross-Culture Training
Love INC, in partnership with the Worthington Area Christian Ministers Association and the SW MN ELCA is hosting an upcoming training on how to start conversations and build relationships cross-culturally. The training is free and open to everyone in the community. For more information contact Brian Frodermann at 727-7291. The training will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 8:30 a.m. – registration/refreshments, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Interactive Workshop and Training and 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Optional session on cross-cultural conversations of faith.

January 24 - Blue Bird House Workshop
Learn some facts about blue birds and construct a nest box to take home at the Blue Bird House Workshop on January 24th beginning at 10 a.m. at Willow Creek County Park. This is open to all ages, but young children are asked to be accompanied by an adult. Call the Osceola County Conservation Office (712) 758-3709 to sign up by January 21st. Cost is a free will donation for supplies.

January 24 - Farmland Viewing
The Murray County Corn and Soybean Growers are offering a free opportunity to check out the documentary movie Farmland on Saturday, January 24th at 7 p.m. at the Murray County Central Auditorium. Enjoy free popcorn and pop as well! Everyone is invited to attend.

January 26 - Fulda HS Band Fundraiser
The Fulda High School Band is hosting a Belgian Waffle Feed fundraiser on Monday, January 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fulda High School cafeteria. Cost for adults is $6, with students/seniors $4. Come for the waffles and stay for the Fulda High School Girls Basketball Game against Adrian!

January 26 - Red Cross Bloodmobile
The Red Cross Blood Mobile will be at the Round Lake American Legion on Monday, January 26th from 2 to 7 p.m. For an appointment or for more information, call Lynn at 507-945-8122. Walk-ins are always welcome!

January 28 - St. Mary's Supper, Talent and Art Show
The St. Mary's School Supper, Talent and Art Show is slated for Wednesday, January 28th beginning at 5 p.m. Come join the creative students of St. Mary's School as they celebrate Catholic Schools' Week! Student art will be on display and students will perform their talents on stage. Enjoy a delicious meal with great entertainment. Cost is a free will donation.

January 29 - Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will at the American Reformed Church in Worthington from 1 to 7 p.m. Consider giving the gift of life today and donate! Pre-register at www.redcrossblood.org, otherwise walk-ins are welcome.

January 29 - WREDC Annual Meeting
WREDC will host their Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at the Worthington Event Center. Social Hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a featured speaker – “Man with a plan” Beyond the Northland Mall, Brian Pellowski, PBK Investments, Inc. Please contact WREDC at 507-372-5515 to reserve your spot by January 19th!

January 30-31 - Winterfest
Worthington’s Winterfest will be held on January 30th & 31st. The event will kick off Friday evening at the Worthington Event Center for the 2nd Annual Red Hot Chili Cook-off! Entry fee is free with receipts of chili supply purchases from designated store OR $150.00 without receipts. Each registrant will be given Hy-Vee or Fareway to purchase their chili supplies from. Business, organizations & individuals teams are welcome! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Also, people’s choice and most creative booth voted by the public! Challenge last years’ winners: Heath Kruse, Andy Johnson & RadioWorks Radio Station! For cook-off details or to register contact the Worthington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 507-372-2919. Other events that are happening that weekend include, “Don’t Get Lost In the Frost” YMCA Walk, “Don’t Break the Ice” Pond Hockey Tournament, SW MN Ice Fishing Tournament, Deep Freeze Dip and much more

January 31 - Winterfest Snowmobile Show and Shine
The Frosty riders snowmobile club present the Winterfest Snowmobile Show and Shine and parade on Saturday, January 31. Bring out your Snowmobile New or Old and show it off! Head to Sunset Bay Lake Okabena, with set up beginning at 12 p.m., the show and shine starting at 1 p.m., and the parade will begin at 2:30pm. Prizes will be awarded! For more information contact Worthington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau @ 507-372-2919 or wcofc@frontiernet.net

January 31 - Bullhead Feed
The Heron Lake Youngman’s Club will be hosting a fundraiser bullhead feed on January 31st at the Okabena Legion Hall starting at 4:00 p.m.

January 31 - Fish Fry Fundraiser
The Little Rock Community Foods in Little Rock, IA will be having a fish fry on January 31st serving from 5-7. Free will donation! Meal includes Deep fried fish, coleslaw, baby red potatoes & beverage. All proceeds will be going towards the New produce cooler. The Town Country Club will be serving the event. This is also a kick-off to the Town & county raffle. $3500 in raffle prizes will be given away. Proceeds from the raffle will also be going to Little Rock Community Foods to go towards the purchase of the new produce cooler.

February

February 1 - Pancake Breakfast
The Luverne American Legion is having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 1st. Serving goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Legion building.

February 1 - Pancake Breakfast
The Round Lake Legion is hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, February 1st from 8 a.m. to noon. Serving includes pancake, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

February 2 - Rock/Nobles Cattlemen Annual Banquet
You are invited to the Annual Banquet of the Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s on Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at the Blue Mound Banquet Center, Luverne. Social Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. with steaks being served at 6:30 p.m. The Food Morality Movement will be presented by Kevin Murphy, founder of Food-Chain Communications.

February 2 - American Red Cross Bloodmobile
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne from 1 to 7 p.m. Consider giving the gift of life today and donate! Pre-register at www.redcrossblood.org, otherwise walk-ins are welcome.

February 2 - Annual All Retailers Meeting
Mark your calendars! The Retail Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual All Retailers Meeting on Monday, February 2nd at BenLee’s Café. Contact the Chamber for more information or if you are interested in attending.

February 4 - Social Media Breakfast
The Social Media Breakfast Rural Connection is hosting another educational breakfast on Wednesday, February 4th at BenLee's from 8 to 9 a.m. This session will feature Google tools. To sign up or register, call Community Education at 507.376.6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment

February 7 - Kids Ice Fishin Derby
It's an Ice Fishing Derby for Kids! On February 7th, head to Willow Creek County Park for a morning of ice fishing. The derby starts at 10 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m. with a provided lunch. Bait, poles, and some shacks will be provided but you may also bring you own equipment. This derby is open to youth up to 15-years-old. Please call the Osceola County Conservation Office to sign up, at 712-758-3709.

February 8 - Informal Worship Service
The American Reformed Church in Worthington invites the community to hear former "Survivor" contestant Holly Hoffman speak during their informal worship service on Sun., Feb. 8 at 10:00 AM in the multi-purpose room. A free meal will be served following the worship service. This should be a fun and inspiring event featuring contemporary praise music and an uplifting message. Please RSVP to the church by calling 507-376-6517 or emailing wgtnarc@gmail.com by Sun., Feb. 1.

February 9 & 23 - Fly Tying Basics
Learn the basics of fly tying on February 9th at the Willow Creek County Park beginning at 7 p.m. This opportunity is open to anyone 12 and up. Everything you need will be provided, with the first night of the 9th covering basic techniques, tools, and materials with the second night review and tying patterns. Please call the Osceola County Conservation office to sign up seating is limited. (712) 758-3709. Cost is $5 for materials.

February 17 - "Ready Rating" Program
The American Red Cross will be presenting "Ready Rating" at 8 a.m. at BenLee's. This is a program to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. The program is free and will assist you in making sure that your business is prepared to survive the impact of a disaster. Please call or email the Chamber to register by Tuesday, February 10th.

February 18 - Social Media Breakfast
The Social Media Breakfast Rural Connection is hosting a work session for Google tools at the MN West computer lab (Worthington campus). The session will go from 8 to 9 a.m. To sign up or register, call Community Education at 507.376.6105 or online at www.isd518.net/enrichment

February 21 - Heron Lake Young Men's Club Fishing Tournament
The Heron Lake Young Men's Club is hosting a Fishing Tournament with fishing at West Graham Lake from noon to 4 p.m. on February 21st. Entry fee is $10, or those 10 years and under, $5. Winners will be selected from the categories of Walleye, Northern and Panfish. Door prizes will be given away throughout the tournament, with raffle tickets available. Cost is $10 a ticket - contact a Youngmen's Club Member to purchase. Grand prize features a 2014 Arctic Cat 500cc Prowler, with winners all the way to 12th place. Need not be present to win. Proceeds benefit area youth activities.

April

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!!

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