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Out & About: Dec. 7-17

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Friday, Dec. 7

Quilts in the Country, featuring items handmade by Dorothy Cummings, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dorothy's Quilting Boutique, 27676 260th St. (Fox Farm Road), rural Worthington. Phone 370-4343.

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Christmas at Pioneer Village, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, entertainment in four venues, country store, evergreen swags and baked goods for sale, and tour of lights via motorcoach at 6:45 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Village, adjacent to the Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

"Candy Canes and Christmas," the Opland Singers Christmas show, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Gifts Galore, featuring more than 40 vendors, home-baked goodies and hot lunch available, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Santa and Mrs. Claus present from 10 a.m. to noon, Adrian Elementary School, Adrian.

Quilts in the Country, featuring items handmade by Dorothy Cummings, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dorothy's Quilting Boutique, 27676 260th St. (Fox Farm Road), rural Worthington. Phone 370-4343.

Sparkling Bright Holiday Brunch, featuring a holiday buffet and entertainment by a children's bell choir, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Business, Arts & Recreation Center, 1012 Fifth Ave., Windom. Phone (507) 831-2375.

Visit with Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lit'l Wizards, 213 10th St., Worthington.

Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert, 3 p.m., BJ Haan Auditorium, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa.

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

"Candy Canes and Christmas," the Opland Singers Christmas show, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

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

Sunday, Dec. 9

Quilts in the Country, featuring items handmade by Dorothy Cummings, noon to 5 p.m., Dorothy's Quilting Boutique, 27676 260th St. (Fox Farm Road), rural Worthington. Phone 370-4343.

"Candy Canes and Christmas," the Opland Singers Christmas show, 3 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Bingo, with three jackpots, doors open at 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Okabena.

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Candy Cane Concert, featuring a mix of classical and traditional Christmas favorites, 3 p.m., Mankato West High School auditorium, Mankato. Phone (507) 387-1008; or go to mankatosymphony.com.

16th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, sponsored by the Windom Chapter of Compassionate Friends to commemorate children who have died at any age from any cause, 6:30 p.m., Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom.

Monday, Dec. 10

Tip Night, to help Shining Fame Performance Dance Studio families pay for dance expenses, 5 to 8 p.m., Pizza Ranch, Worthington.

Burger Nite, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Identity Theft Program, featuring Worthington Police Officer Erik Baumgart, 10 a.m., south dining room, The Meadows, 1801 College Way, Worthington.

Bingo, doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading. Proceeds go to support the center and Reading area organizations.

Thursday, Dec. 13

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

Burger Basket Night, serving ½-pound burgers, 5 to 8 p.m., Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Monroe Crossing, 7:30 p.m., Pearson Lakes Art Center, 2201 U.S. 71, Okoboji, Iowa. Phone (712) 332-7029.

Friday, Dec. 14

Chili Cook-Off, registrations being taken now, Eagles Club, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Holiday Dazzle Open House, featuring holiday foods and table decorations along with take-home recipes, admission by donation of non-perishable food item for local food shelves, 4 and 5 p.m., Sanford Worthington Medical Center, Worthington. Preregistration requested but not required; phone 372-3305.

Visit with Santa, 5 to 7 p.m., Northland Mall, Worthington.

Culture Corner Holiday Open House, featuring holiday traditions of many cultures, holiday foods and drinks, fellowship, music, dance, horse-drawn wagon rides and other activities, admission by donation to the Minnesota West Foundation to support scholarships for ethnically diverse students, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin, featuring the five-time Minnesota Music Award winner who learned to play the guitar left-handed after being diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, 714 13th St., Worthington. For tickets, phone 376-9101 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

"Nutcracker," performed by Ballet Nebraska, 7 p.m., Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Phone (712) 336-3707, ext. 6500; or go to www.samicenter.org.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Christmas Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Ellsworth.

"Nutcracker," performed by Ballet Nebraska, 2 p.m., Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, Spirit Lake, Iowa. Phone (712) 336-3707, ext. 6500; or go to www.samicenter.org.

Visit with Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., BenLee's, 212 10th St., Worthington.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Bingo, with three jackpots, doors open at 5:30 p.m., American Legion, Okabena.

Second annual Candlelight Processional, a fundraiser for ATLAS of Osceola County, featuring the Christmas story from the Book of Luke interwoven with Christmas carols arranged in a contemporary style performed by a mass choir, 2 p.m., Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Auditorium, Sibley, Iowa.

Monday, Dec. 17

Burger Nite, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

Worthington Middle School Festival of Music, 7 p.m., Worthington High School, Worthington.

Tonic Sol Fa, 7:30 p.m., Clay County Regional Events Center, Spencer, Iowa. Phone 1-800-745-3000; or go to www.ticketmaster.com.

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