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.

All Day Fore Africa Magic Show Fundraiser

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to a magic show featuring Matt Dunn at the Worthington St. Mary's School at 6 p.m., with food and concessions also available. Cost is just $5 and funds go towards All Day Fore Africa. Tickets are available at Ax Photo, St. Mary's, and at the door.
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Regional Weather Spotter Training

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

A Nobles County Regional Weather Spotter Training will be held Wednesday, April 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Minnesota West (Worthington) campus Fine Arts Theatre. Training is intended for potential storm spotters or anyone interested in learning more about severe weather and how to prepare for it. This training course is open to the public and free of ch...
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Neil Lindscheid Presentation

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Rural communities are not all about agriculture. Statistics suggest that fewer than 10% of rural Minnesotans are engaged in agriculture. Communities need to understand this statistic when making decisions about their future. The main reasons people move to rural Minnesota are not jobs. Its slower pace of life, safety and security, and the low cost...
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Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be in the Worthington area at the American Reformed Church on Thursday, April 24th from 1 to 7 p.m. The need is constant and the gratification is instant! Consider donating today. For an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to Walk-ins are also welcome.
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"Hymn for the Christian Life"

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty will present "Hymn for the Christian Life" at 7 p.m. at the Luverne American Reformed Church. Tickets are available online at, at the Southwest Minnesota Christian High School office, or at the church office.
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Arbor Day Ceremony

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:30am - 10:30am

The Community Improvement Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Worthington will be holding an Arbor Day Ceremony on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. Each year the Community Improvement Committee works with the City of Worthington to select a location where a tree will be planted during the program.
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Pack 143 Recruitment Night

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pack 143 is having a recruitment night at the Worthington YMCA on Friday, April 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. All children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring your swimsuit and sign up with Pack 143 at no cost! For more information, call Ladonna at 507-329-5205
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Spring Star Party

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Come enjoy a Spring Star Party on Friday, April 25th at 9 p.m. at the softball diamonds (on the southwest side of the Worthington Minnesota West campus). Telescopes will be set up to view the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and other wonders in the spring sky. No equipment or knowledge is needed, and there is no cost to attend! For questions, call 507-372-343...
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Lakefield Fire Department Annual Open House

Sat, 04/26/2014

The Lakefield Fire Department’s annual open house, dance and raffle will take place Saturday, April 26.The open house will start at 11 a.m. that day in the fire hall and go to 1 p.m., with firefighters serving a meal of pork burgers, chips, beans and all the fixings. Bring the kids, as the fire department will offer rides on the fire engines. All f...
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Annual Worthington Gun Show

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 8:30am - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 3:00pm

The 9th Annual Worthington Gun Show is coming up April 26th and 27th at the Worthington Arena on the Nobles County Fairgrounds. Saturday, hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Sunday hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come look, buy, sell, and trade! Cost is $5 per person with children under 18 not admitted unless accompanied by an adult.
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