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Out & About: Aug. 2-12

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lifestyles Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

Friday, Aug. 2 13th annual Swampy Days, with horseshoe tournament at 6:30 p.m., supper in the park from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and bingo at 7:45 p.m., Bigelow.

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29th annual Farmers Appreciation Days, with photography exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at library and Golf Fun Night at Silver Lake Country Club, Lake Park, Iowa.

Hartley Summer Celebration, with tractor ride at 2 p.m., sand volleyball tournament at 5 p.m., beer garden, Little Miss/Mr. Muscle contest at 6 p.m. and music by Sound Choice from 7 p.m. to midnight, Hartley, Iowa.

Primghar Quasquicentennial Celebration, with flea market, opening ceremonies at 3 p.m., veterans memorial dedication at 3:30 p.m., talent show, quilt show, 6:30 p.m. Power Parade, bonfire, drive-in movie, street dance and other events, Primghar, Iowa.

Osceola County Relay for Life, opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. with survivor lap to follow, luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. and closing ceremony at 1 a.m., Sibley-Ocheyedan High School track, Sibley, Iowa.

“The 39 Steps,” a farce, 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Saturday, Aug. 3 Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to noon, Northland Mall parking lot, Worthington.

Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Schwalbach Ace Hardware parking lot, 1131 Oxford St., Worthington.

Model Plane Air Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  21316 300th St., Rushmore.

13th annual Swampy Days, with Goofy Golf and bean bag toss at 10 a.m., food and games for all ages, truck pull contest at 2 p.m., dance from 8 p.m. to midnight featuring Sideline, Bigelow.

29th annual Farmers Appreciation Days, 5K run-walk at 8 a.m., slow-pitch softball tournament, bake sale, free watermelon feed at 10 a.m., parade at 10:30 a.m., inflatables for kids, bean bag tournament, water fights at 1 p.m., beer garden, street dance featuring IV Play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and other events, Lake Park, Iowa.

Hartley Summer Celebration, with 1.5K and 5K run-walk, pancake feed, bake sale, 10 a.m. parade, pingpong drop, bed races, trike races, helicopter rides, games, dunk tank, kids pedal pull at 12:30 p.m., poker run, beer garden, Civil War presentation from 2 to 4 p.m., car show, street dance and other events, Hartley, Iowa.

Primghar Quasquicentennial Celebration, with Fun Run-Walk, entertainment in Heritage Park, flea market, quilt show, car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 11 a.m. parade, bingo, inflatables, mini train rides, lumberjack show at 1, 3 and 5 p.m., beard contest at 2 p.m.,  all-school reunion, street dance, fireworks and other events, Primghar, Iowa.

Art in the Park, featuring works by about 90 artists, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

“Oliver!” 2 and 7:30 p.m, Lake Benton Opera House, Lake Benton. For tickets, phone (507) 368-4620 or email lakebentonoperahouse@gmail.com.

Steak & Shrimp Supper, 5:30 p.m. until gone, Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

Silver Bullet Band, 7:30 p.m., Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

“The 39 Steps,” a farce, 4:30 and 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Singles Dance, sponsored by Beginning Experience of Southwest Minnesota as a fundraiser, music by Gerry Buse, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the Center Post (formerly American Legion), Center Street, Lake Benton.

Sunday, Aug. 4 29th annual Farmers Appreciation Days, with annual bicycle Ride Around Lake Park-Harris at 8:30 a.m., tractor ride at 1 p.m., Fireman’s Cruise-In and supper, raffle drawing and other events, Lake Park, Iowa.

Hartley Summer Celebration, with omelet feed and other events, Hartley, Iowa.

Model Plane Air Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  21316 300th St., Rushmore.

Primghar Quasquicentennial Celebration, with pancake breakfast and 10 a.m. community worship service, Primghar, Iowa.

Osceola County Military Exhibit, featuring uniforms, photos and other military items from World War II to Iraq, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., McCallum Museum, Fifth Street and Eighth Avenue, Sibley, Iowa. For more information, contact Jan Stofferan, (712) 754-3882.

Jessica Holinka Exhibit, featuring artwork and photographs, opening reception, 2 to 4 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Exhibit continues through August; hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone 372-8245.

“Oliver!” 2 p.m, Lake Benton Opera House, Lake Benton. For tickets, phone (507) 368-4620 or email lakebentonoperahouse@gmail.com.

Bingo, doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., American Legion, Okabena.

“The 39 Steps,” a farce, 6 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Monday, Aug. 5 Sixth annual Prairie Steak Fry, hosted by the Prairie Ecology Bus Center and Jackson-Cottonwood County Cattleman’s Association, with steak supper, entertainment by the Windom Area Chordhustlers and silent auction, Heron Lake Community Center, 312 10th St., Heron Lake.  Phone (507) 662-5064 or 662-5577.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 Downtown Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m., former Campbell Soup parking lot, 10th Street and Second Avenue, Worthington.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Wednesday, Aug. 7 17th annual Newspapers in Education Links Fore Literacy Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Daily Globe, a four-person scramble with prizes, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Worthington Country Club. Phone 376-9711 for more information or to register.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Nobles County Fair, with National Truck Pullers Association truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m. in the grandstand, Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

Thursday, Aug. 8 Nobles County Fair, with fourth annual MK 5K Run and Family Fun Walk, 7 p.m., Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

Community Coffee, 2 to 4 p.m., Golden Horizons, 1790 College Way, Worthington.

Rock The Roof,  a concert series sponsored by the Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Association, featuring Down South and Elvis Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Roof Garden, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

Grassroots Community Theatre auditions, for September production of Neil Simon’s “Prisoner of Second Avenue,” roles for four women and two men plus extra jobs available, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Village Hall, Pioneer Village. Contact Mary Jane Mardesen, (507) 478-4474.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Friday, Aug. 9 Nobles County Fair, featuring McDermott Shows carnival, commercial exhibits, 4H exhibits, beer garden and other events, Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

DJ Tony Winter, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 1117 Second Ave., Worthington.

Ocheyedan Days of Olde, with kids’ fishing event from 1 to 3 p.m., Great Plains Truck Pullers at 7 p.m., popcorn and movie night at dusk in City Park and other events, Ocheyedan, Iowa.

Saturday, Aug. 10 Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to noon, Northland Mall parking lot, Worthington.

Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Schwalbach Ace Hardware parking lot, 1131 Oxford St., Worthington.

Nobles County Fair, featuring free pancakes, McDermott Shows carnival, Zoo Express program freom 4 to 6 p.m., ribeye meal, free tractor rides, beer garden, Endurance Race at 7 p.m. and other events, Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

Ocheyedan Days of Olde, with 5K run-walk at 8 a.m., all-school reunion, parade at 10 a.m., Home of the Mound Wine & Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., antique tractor pull at 10:30 a.m., kids pedal tractor pull at 11:15 a.m., inflatables, amateur wine competition, tractor and truck pull, street dance and other events, Ocheyedan, Iowa.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 4:30 and 8 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Ladies of the ’80s, 7:30 p.m., Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park, Iowa.

Sunday, Aug. 11 Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

Nobles County Fair, with racing in conjunction with Rapid Speedway at 5:30 p.m., Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

Osceola County Military Exhibit, featuring uniforms, photos and other military items from World War II to Iraq, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., McCallum Museum, Fifth Street and Eighth Avenue, Sibley, Iowa. For more information, contact Jan Stofferan, (712) 754-3882.

Ocheyedan Days of Olde, with bean bag tournament at 2 p.m., Ocheyedan, Iowa.

“The Drowsy Chaperone,” a musical comedy and final production of the summer season, 6 p.m., Okoboji Summer Theatre, U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7773.

Bingo, doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., American Legion, Okabena.

Monday, Aug. 12 Historic Marker Dedication & Picnic, serving grilled pork loin, potato salad, beans, sweet treats and cold beverages, 5 to 7 p.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington. For ticket information, phone 727-1311.

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