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Out & About: Dec. 2-13

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Out and About Worthington, 56187

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

Friday, Dec. 2

Christmas at Pioneer Village, with entertainment, wagon rides, hot cider, Santa and Mrs. Claus, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Village, Worthington.

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Festival of Trees, featuring 17 trees decorated by organizations, businesses and individuals, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 23, Cottonwood County Historical Society Museum, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom. Phone (507 ) 831-1134..

Winterfest, D-Light Full 5K Run, cribbage tournament and other events, Luverne. Go to www.luvernechamber.com for a complete schedule.

Holiday Fantasy, with Festival of Trees and other events, Milford, Iowa. Phone (712) 221-1998.

"Almost Home," a holiday show featuring Doug Spartz and Friends, 7:30 p.m., Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne.

Mosaics by Nancy Losacker, opening reception for exhibit, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Cookie Sale, also serving homemade rolls and coffee, grab bags available, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2105 King Ave., Slayton.

Holiday Fest, featuring Santa's Workshop, craft and vendor expo, visit with Santa, carolers, free movie matinee, Christmas bingo, 5:30 p.m. parade, 6 p.m. fireworks and other events, Jackson. Go to www.jacksonmn.com for full schedule of events.

Winterfest, with arts & crafts show, gingerbread house contest, pictures with Santa, children's holiday show, festival of trees, wine tasting, 7 p.m. parade of lights and other events, Luverne. Go to www.luvernechamber.com for a complete schedule.

Traditions of Christmas, featuring gift and bake sale, a Christmas Story with Mrs. Claus, Breakfast with Santa, Otter Valley Railroad display, viewing of Traditions displays, movie matinee and other events, Sibley, Iowa.

Tour of Homes, a fundraiser for the Sibley-Ocheyedan Choir Boosters, featuring five homes decorated for the holiday season, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sibley, Iowa. Tickets available at Sibley banks and Porch on Main.

Holiday Jul Kaffe, hosted by the Sons of Norway Stavanger Lodge, featuring Scandinavian delicacies and entertainment by harpist Nancy Eichen, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Cottonwood County Historical Society Museum, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom.

Holiday Fantasy, with Festival of Trees, children's activities, soup and chili feed, raffle and other events, Milford, Iowa. Phone (712) 221-1998.

Tour of Trees and Nativity Sets, also soup and sandwich lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and bake sale from 8 a.m. until gone, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 704 Poplar Drive, Sibley, Iowa.

Third annual Opry Christmas -- Jackson Style, featuring Greg Amundson and eight other entertainers, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center, Jackson. Tickets available at Cornbelt Insurance in Jackson or by calling (507) 847-3891 or 847-2009.

Open Skate with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and cookies served, 3 to 5 p.m. Worthington Hockey Arena.

Pork Chop Supper, serving baked and breaded chop, boiled potatoes and gravy, vegetable, applesauce, tea rolls and coffee, 5 p.m. until gone, Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

"A Tropical Christmas," presented by the Bellamy Brothers, 7 p.m., Wild Rose Casino & Resort, Emmetsburg, Iowa. Phone 1-877-720-7663 or go to www.wildroseresorts.com.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Pancake Breakfast, serving all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, coffee and juice, 8 a.m. to noon, American Legion Post 461, Round Lake.

Holiday Show & Sale, opening reception 1 to 4 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; phone 372-8245.

Holiday Fest, with free movie matinee at 1 p.m., Many Voice Choir concert at 2 p.m. and Jackson Christmas Tea at noon and 6 p.m., Jackson. Go to www.jacksonmn.com for full schedule of events.

Lutfisk & Meatball Dinner, also serving lefse, giftas, potatoes, rice pudding and Scandinavian cookies, with visits from Santa Lucia and the Star Boys, seatings at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave., Worthington. Advance tickets available at the church, Ax Photo and Hy-Vee.

Albs & Friends Community Christmas Basket Concert, 3:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington.

Christmas Concert, presented by the Southwest Minnesota Men's Chorus and Slayton Community band, free-will offering for Murray County Food Shelf and Slayton Community Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 2959 Queen Ave., Slayton.

"Journey to Bethlehem," a opportunity to meditate on the meaning of the Christmas season with soft background music, refreshments served in fellowship hall, 4 to 6 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lakefield.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Bingo, all proceeds going to various non-profit organizations and community center upkeep, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Brown Bag Lunch Program, featuring "Mitochondrial Disease," presented by Lindsay Chapman and Andy Nesseth, noon, Jackson County Library, Jackson. Phone (507) 847-4748.

Ham and meatball supper, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. or until gone, American Legion Hall, Okabena.

Thursday, Dec. 8

Burger Night, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Friday, Dec. 9

Celebrations Around the World, featuring ethnic displays, foods and beverages, sponsored by Culture Corner with proceeds going to scholarships for diverse students, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

Music by Tom Binford, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 117 Second Ave., Worthington.

Saturday, Dec. 10

Old Fashioned Christmas, hosted by the Brewster Community Club, with chili and chicken noodle soup dinner from 11 a.m. to noon, visit from Santa, singing and prizes from noon to 1 p.m., also drawing for prizes for children and adults, American Legion Hall, Brewster.

Tour of Homes, a fundraiser for the Orab Music Boosters, featuring five homes decorated for the holidays, 3 to 7 p.m., Sheldon, Iowa. Tickets available at Sheldon banks and businesses. Phone (712) 324-2501.

Chili Supper Fundraiser, for Diane Zandstra to help with medical expenses incurred through several surgeries, free-will offering with supplemental funds from Thrivent, 5 to 7 p.m., Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas Ave., Worthington.

Steak Fry, serving 16-ounce T-bone or 12-ounce ribeye, 5 p.m. until gone, Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Good Times Singles Dance, no line dancing, music by Steve Lange, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Hall, Brewster.

Tommy Gunn Band, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 117 Second Ave., Worthington.

Christmas Cash Karaoke Contest, registration and warmup at 9 p.m., contest at 10 p.m., C&N Saloon, Lamberton. Phone (507) 752-7252.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Soup with Santa, sponsored by the Reading Booster Club, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also caroling, candy, door prizes, gifts for all in attendance and pictures with Santa, serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading.

Monday, Dec. 12

"Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas," 2 and 7 p.m., Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center, Jackson. For tickets, phone (507) 847-6626; or email pam_grussing@jccschools.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Historic Dayton House Coffee, serving homemade treats, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington.

Bingo, all proceeds going to various non-profit organizations and community center upkeep, doors open at 6 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading.

Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra, featuring conductor Christopher Stanichar, guest artists Clara Osowski and Eric Parish, the Worthington Chamber Singers and Celebration Chorus, Worthington Brass and a pre-concert lecture with Stanley Schmidt and Stanichar, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Phone 376-9101.

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