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O N G O I N G E V E N T S
Grassroots Community Theatre Needs your Help! – We need more people involved in general, but more particularly, we need replacement for our director, Mary Jane, who is retiring. Producing plays requires active involvement. That involvement gives a great amount of satisfaction that comes from working with a group, developing passionate characters, watching an actor grow in their confidence, and giving the audience a satisfying performance. Our community theatre needs people who want to experience things, who don’t fear challenges, and who see the value of keeping this theatre alive. We hope this plea for help motivates you to become involved. The position of director is vital. Mary Jane is willing to help anyone get started beginning with the summer production. Please contact Jay 605-695-0724 if you have interest.
ECFE in Luverne
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes in Luverne for children birth to age 5 and their parents has openings in the Tuesday morning Babies class and the Thursday morning 8:30 class for all ages. Classes are held in the preschool rooms, giving children an opportunity for activities and parents time to explore topics relevant to child development for all ages. Call 283-4724 for more details.
Driver's Ed in Luverne
Luverne School students in grades 8 and older may begin registering for the upcoming Student Driver Education class that begins on February 4 with the payment of $335. Register for after school class in February/March now. On January 28, out of district students may register.
Workforce Development Scholarships
Minnesota West will be awarding ten $2,500 workforce development scholarships for the Fall 2019 term. These scholarships are targeted for Minnesota residents who are majoring in high-demand occupations in the areas of advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, and information technology programs. For additional information, scholarship application and a complete list of eligible programs visit www.mnwest.edu/workforce-development-scholarship. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
Worthington City Council Honorary Member
The Worthington City Council is seeking people interested in the inner-workings of city government for their Honorary Member program. The Honorary Member serves for three months, attending regular council meetings and participating in discussions. They do not make motions or vote. They attend as able various advisory board and commission meetings, and attend a staff briefing and tour the facilities. They also receive all correspondence directed to City Council, including staff reports and League of Minnesota City publications. There is no monetary compensation, and applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident voter of the city for at least 30 days prior to appointment. Visit the City of Worthington web page here to apply!
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.
You are invited to become a member of the Lake Okabena Improvement Association! The projects would not be made possible without your generous donations and commitment. Find the details on membership dues or renewals here. .
January 21 - Freedom Veterans Memorial park Annual Meeting
The Freedom Veterans Memorial will hold an annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 21 at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. All members are urged to attend.
January 22 - Red Cross Bloodmobile in Round Lake
An America Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Round Lake American Legion Tuesday, January 22 from 2 to 7 p.m. Power Red donation will be available. For more information or to make an appointment to donate call 945-8122 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org.
January 24 - Track Those Creatures
Track Those Creatures on January 24 is for children ages 5 through grade 3 who want to learn how to identify animal tracks around their yards. Fee is $5. For more information, contact Luverne Community Education at 283-4724
January 24 - Soup, Toast & Cheesecake Supper
The Fulda High School will host a Band Fundraiser, a Soup, Toast & Cheesecake Supper, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 24. Included in the menu is vegetable beef and chicken soup, garlic toast and build-you-own cheesecake. Cost is $7 for adults $5 for children. After the supper, stay to watch the FHS versus MCC girls basketball game.
January 25 - Soup, BBQ & Dessert Supper
The American Reformed Church will host a Soup, BBQ & Dessert Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 25 at the church on North Burlington in Worthington. A free will offering will go to Love INC and Project Morning Star.
January 25 - Chamber/CVB Extravaganza
The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host an annual Extravaganza on Friday, January 25 at the Worthington Event Center. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with a meal at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $35 per person. Please RSVP by January 23 to the Chamber at 507-372-2919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26 - Legislative Breakfast
The Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Legislative Coffee at 8 a.m. Saturday, January 26 at the Worthington Fire Hall, 830 Second Avenue. Invited to attend are Senator Bill Weber, District 22, Representative Rod Hamilton, District 22B, and Representative Joe Schomacker, District 22A. Rolls, coffee & water will be served. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce by calling (507) 372-2919 or e-mail email@example.com
January 27 - Soup & Dessert Dinner
The First Presbyterian Church in Fulda will host a Soup & Dessert Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, January 27 at the church. Menu includes chili, bean and ham soup, chcken noodle and tortilla soup, vegetable beef soup, BBQs, desserts and more. Cost is $9 for adults, children 6-12 $5 and children under 6 are free.
January 26-27 - Rushmore Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament
The Rushmore Booster Club will sponsor the 6th annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament at the Rushmore School January 26 - 27. Saturday’s divisions include a Youth Division for kids 3rd-8th grades along with a Youth/Adult division for a youth 8th grade or younger teamed up with an adult of any age for a $25 entry fee. Sunday’s competition is open to all ages! $30 for a 2-person team and $50 for a 4-person team. Competition starts at 1 p.m. both days. Entry form and rules available at CD’s Café, City Hall, First State Bank SW all in Rushmore or on the Rushmore Booster Club Facebook page. Entry form and fees due January 10th! Sponsored by the Rushmore Booster Club with support from First State Bank Southwest! Questions – call Joyce at 478-4242 or Charlotte at 478-4304.
January 30 - Soup and Pie Supper
St. Mary's School in Worthington is holding its annual Soup and Pie Supper on Wednesday, January 30th from 4:30 to 6:30. Please join us for a bowl of Krek's Chicken and Wild Rice, Chili, or Pueblo Green Chili Stew, a ham sandwich, and a piece of pie or other delicious dessert. There will be a free will donation and proceeds benefit the children of St. Mary's School.
February 2 - School of Fish
Luverne Community Ed presents School of Fish on Saturday, February 2. Every child grade 3 and older that attends will leave ready to fish with a new rod and reel with tackle. Each child is welcome to invite 1 adult to attend with them at no extra cost. Fee is $30. For more information, contact Luverne Community Education at 283-4724.
February 9 - Daddy/Daughter Night at the YMCA
The Worthington Area YMCA will host a Daddy/Daughter Night at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 9 at the YMCA. This is a night to celebrate healthy relationships with positive male role models and the little ladies in their lives. Walk the red carpet and dance along with a live DJ. Design and take home your own crown or tiara, and have Dad practice his fingernail painting skills. Cost is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Add additional children for $10 each. Register by February 2 at ymcaworthington.org/registration.
February 9 - Think Off
Put on your thinking caps and join the Murray County Historical Society for a friendly trivia competition! The Think Off will take place Saturday, February 9 at the Hadley Community Center (150 S Main St., Hadley) starting at 7 pm. Registration for teams is $25 for 3-5 people per team. Advanced registration is required. A BBQ Sandwich Supper open to everyone will be served from 5-7 pm for a free will offering to go toward preservation efforts of the MCHS. Deadline to sign up a team is February 1 by contacting the Murray County Museum at 507-836-6533 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 15 - WHS Career Fair
The Worthington High School Career Fair is from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 15 at Worthington High School. 10th, 11th & 12th grades from WHS and ALC will be in attendance. Employers are encouraged to come with interactive exhibits for students. Employers interested in participating can contact Ethan Mattson at EMattson@swmnpic.org or 507-706-1600.
February 23 - Worthington Warriors Special Olympics Meal & Silent Auction
Worthington Warriors Special Olympics will host the 4th Annual Worthington Warriors Special Olympic Meal & Silent Auction February 23rd at Max493. Gifts or monetary donations are being sought for the silent auction. If you would like to make a donation please contact Amy Roesner at 507-329-6983 or email email@example.com Special Olympics Minnesota provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Donations help keep all events free for our athletes.
March 16 - 34th Annual Wild Turkey Shoot Out
The 34th annual Boys Basketball Tournament Wild Turkey Shoot Out will be Saturday, March 16, at various locations in Worthington. There are 3rd-9th grade boys divisions, with minimum three game guarantee. Early registration deadline is February 1. Cost is $125, and $150 after February 1. For more information or to register, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 29 - YMCA Cruise Dinner
The YMCA Cruise Dinner will be Friday, March 29, 2019 with entertainment by The Johnny Holm Band. Sponsorships now available. Ticket and Table info will be available soon by emailing email@example.com. This benefit event is the help support the Youth & Family Financial Assistance needs for memberships, programs and the many subsidy needs at the YMCA.