Area Events

Below is a listing of all upcoming events in the southwest Minnesota/northwest Iowa area. Please click an item title to view more information about the event.

Westbrook Thanksgiving 5k

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 8:00am - 11:00am

The Westbrook Thanksgiving 5K will return again on November 26th! Start time is at 8:00 a.m. from Sanford Westbrook Medical Center (weather-permitting) with the high school as a back-up. Cost to participate is a donation for Mary and Martha's Pantry!
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Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

The 2015 Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, November 26th at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington. All area residents are invited to attend! Serving goes from noon until 1:15 p.m. with take-out meals available upon request by calling 507-227-1539.
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Round Lake's Annual Winterfest

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm

It's Round Lake's 7th Annual Winterfest on Saturday, November 28th. "Show off your shack" tailgating starts at 4 p.m. with houses on display around the Legion. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches as well. A silent auction and raffle will run from 4 to 7 p.m. with the JJRu Band at 7 to 11 p.m.
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Holiday Festival

Mon, 11/30/2015 - Sat, 12/05/2015

It's the Holiday Festival in Jackson! Monday, November 30th kicks off the week long event with Creative Spirits Painting. Thursday, enjoy the Many Voices concert at the Good Shepherd Church and the Jingle Mingle on Friday at the Jackson National Guard Armory. Saturday is full of events with Santa's Workshop, a craft and vendor expo, horse-drawn wag...
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Community Virtual Dementia Tour

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Join in for a Community Virtual Dementia Tour on Tuesday, December 1st from 9 to 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Ridge Apartments. This valuable tour provides community based awareness and education to the general public, business owners, city planners and other members of the community. Please call 507-350-8944 to reserve your 30 – minute experience.
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Annual Christmas Tree Forest

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 3:30pm - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:30pm

The 5th Annual Christmas Tree Forest by Love INC of Worthington, will be available for viewing Tuesday, December 1st through Thursday, December 3rd from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day at the First United Methodist Church. A closing ceremony will be held Thursday from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
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ICPD Workshop

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 9:00am - 10:30am

The Individuals and Communities Acting Now to Prevent Diabetes (I CAN PD or ICPD) program teaches adults the steps for reducing their risk of diabetes through lifestyle changes. An informational workshop about ICPD will take place December 2nd from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Worthington YMCA. Questions, call 507-295-5318.
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Lutefisk & Meatball Supper

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakefield is hosting a lutefisk and meatball supper on Wednesday, December 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults are $14 with children under 12 $7. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Jim at 507-841-0325, Larry at 507-830-1344 or Andy at 507-370-1745.
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Traditions of Christmas

Thu, 12/03/2015 - Sat, 12/05/2015

Join in with the Traditions of Christmas in Sibley Iowa. The Christmas Ornament Hunt runs Thursday through Saturday, with the main event going on Saturday; Gift and Bake Sale, breakfast with Santa, a matinee, vocal music and a madrigal dinner and more.
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Worthington ALC Presentations

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Worthington ALC presents: Paper Tigers – One high school’s unlikely success story on Thursday, December 3rd at MN West Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Worthington ALC MAAP STARS Presentation – “We are the ALC” from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. and the showing of “Paper Tigers” from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Freewill donations accepted at the door.
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