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.

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!

July

July 22 - Support Our Schools

The Support Our Schools meeting will be held Tuesday, July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Worthington High School cafeteria. This organization is working to promote the upcoming referendum in the November general election, which is vital to the continued growth of student educational experiences but also in the growth of the communities in District 518.

July 22-24 - Lyon County Fair
It's the Lyon County Fair featuring fun for the whole family, with livestock shows, exhibits, carnival games and rides, and more. Don't miss out on the Heritage Days Figure 8's held on Saturday evening. For more information and specific scheduling, go to www.lyoncountyfair.org.

July 26 - DIsc Golf Fundraiser
The Worthington Area Foundation will host a Disc Golf Fundraiser Event and Tournament on Saturday, July 26, at the Sunset Bay Disc Golf Course in Worthington. There are three ways to participate. First, you can sign up for the morning event which is open to all ages and ability levels. No equipment is needed to participate at this level. Participants will play a 9-hole round of disc golf, plus have the opportunity to play games specially set up for the event. The cost of the morning event is $20/person. Or you can sign up for the 18-hole Random Doubles Disc Golf Tournament which will take place in the afternoon. Participants must be at least 13 years of age, have some experience, and provide their own discs. The cost for the afternoon tournament is $20/person. Or finally you may sign up to participate in both events at a cost of $35/person. A discraft disc is included with each paid registration. Please register online at www.isd518.net/enrichment (then click on health & safety category) or call 376-6305. Area residents are welcome to come out and watch the festivities as well!

July 26-27 - Worthington Crazy Days
Worthington’s City Wide Crazy Days is being held on Friday, July 25th & Saturday, July 26th. Downtown Worthington Businesses will be open on Friday, July 25th from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. New this year vendors and home based businesses will set up on Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check your favorite stores for their Crazy Days hours!

July 27 - Little Rock EMS Fundraiser
The Annual Little Rock EMS Fundraiser will be held Sunday, July 27th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Little Rock Town and Country building. Serving includes pork sandwiches, potato salad, beans, potato chips, ice cream pop or coffee.

July 27-July 31 - WCC VBS
The Worthington Christian Church invites you to attend "Weird Animals" Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 27th through Thursday, July 31st from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is for students who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Please pre-register by calling 507-376-3418. Join us for supper starting at 5:30 p.m. each night.

July 28 - Club Scout Awards Ceremony (Pack 14)

Worthington has a brand new Scouting group, Pack 14! The pack’s charter will be presented to First Evangelical Lutheran Church on July 28 at 7pm. Members of the community are invited to attend the pack’s first awards ceremony and learn more about what the pack will be doing this summer and fall. Cub Scouts is an exciting, family-oriented, and fun program for boys age 7-11 years old that promotes character development, leadership, and physical fitness. All boys in the Worthington area are welcome to join Pack 14 and can get started with Cub Scouts at any time. For more information, please call local Scout leader Steve Schempp at 507-295-9023.

July 30 - ABATE Burger Night
It's another A.B.A.T.E Burger Night at Rushmore PD's beginning at 6 p.m. Serving includes grilled pork or beef burgers, chips, and beans.

August

August 2 - OLGCS Fund Tractor Cruise
The 2014 Our Lady of Good Council School Fund Tractor Cruise is coming up Saturday, August 2nd. To participate, apply with the required $200 fundraising fee, and have a tractor within the requirements of the ride (available upon request). A preview display period runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with the route starting at Pioneer Village. Enjoy a pork loin meal after the ride. Not a driver but want the experience? Wagon riders can apply to ride in a hay wagon along the cruise route for $30 per person, or $60 per family (includes coffee break and pork loin meal). For more information, call 507-360-4793.

August 3 - Fulda Fish & Game Club Fundraiser
The Fulda Fish & Game Club is hosting a fundraising breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, August 3 at the Fulda Community Center to fund the new aerators for the Fulda lake. Menu will be pancakes, French toast, sausage, juice and coffee. Suggested donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under.

August 6-7 - Joe Williams Wrestling Camp
Joe Williams is hosting a camp on Wednesday, August 6th at the West Lyon High School in Inwood, Iowa. Registration goes from 9 to 10 a.m. with pre-registrations due July 30th. This camp will emphasize skills such as chain wrestling, various scoring holds, and the nonstop offense that many competitors fear. Joe will break down each step in the wrestling techniques and explain the WHY’s and the HOW’s, so you the athletes will be better educated and hit the right moves when it counts. This camp is open to all grades but space is limited, so register today. For more information, call 712-470-6483

August 6-10 - Nobles County Fair
The Nobles County Fair returns to the Noble County Fairgrounds. Bring the family to enjoy a full carnival from Thursday through Sunday, (pre-purchase carnival tickets available at W-2s, Hy-Vee, Dairy Queen, Radio Works, and Bob & Steve's) with grandstand events Friday through Sunday. Check out the 4-H and open class entries throughout the days. Be sure to mark it down for the Annual MK 5K Run/Walk on Thursday evening. More details and the schedule breakdown at www.noblescountyfair.com

August 7 - MK 5K Run/Walk
The MK 5K Run and Family Fun Walk returns for another year on Thursday, August 7th to the Nobles County Fairgrounds. Cost is $12 if pre-registered by August 1st, with late registration $15. Registration/check-in the night-of begins at 6 p.m. with the race time slated to start at 7 p.m. Proceeds go towards the Mary Kay Foundation. More details and the registration form here

August 11 - Historic Dayton House Anniversary Picnic
Join in for a good old-fashioned summer picnic celebrating the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the Historic Dayton House. Enjoy bbq pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, sweet treats and ice cold beverages. Cost is $15 per person. For tickets, call the Dayton House at 507-727-1311. Tickets are also available at The Daily Apple.

August 13 - Area-Wide Block Party
Worthington's American Reformed Church will host the Area-Wide Block Party on Wed., August 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The event features a kiddie tractor pull, an inflatable bounce house, kiddie train rides, tractor hay rides, motorcycle rides, BINGO, free food, music and devotions. Come out for a fun night to connect with the community!

August 24 - Worship by the Water
American Reformed Church invites you to "Worship by the Water" on Sun., August 24 at 10:00 AM at the Chautauqua Park band shell. Come for an informal worship experience with an inspiring message and contemporary music. A free meal will be served following the worship service. Everyone is welcome!

September

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 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 wgtnymca@frontiernet.net

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