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

Friday, Dec. 6

Old Fashioned Christmas 2013, with country store, entertainment in four venues, horse-drawn hay rides, Tour of Lights by Reading Bus Lines at 6:45 p.m., food served by Westminster youth group, visit with Santa, Christmas swags for sale and other events, 5 to 9 p.m., Pioneer Village, Worthington.

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Fulda Parade of Lights, with theme of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and an appearance by Santa, 6:30 p.m., followed by a community movie on the big screen at Fulda High School gym, Fulda.

Monroe Crossing, 7:30 p.m., Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne. Tickets available at the Carnegie Cultural Center, (507) 283-8294.

“The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Cookie Sale, also goodies and crafts, rolls and coffee served, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2105 King Ave., Slayton.

Traditions of Christmas, featuring Breakfast with Santa, Sibley-Ocheyedan Choir Boosters Tour of Homes, Otter Valley Railroad Display, traditions displays at the courthouse, Madrigal dinner and other events, Sibley, Iowa. Go to www.sibleyiowa.net.

Holiday Fest, with craft and vendor expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa’s Workshop, Festival of Trees, free movie matinee, Opry Christmas Jackson-Style at 2 and 7:30 p.m., lighted parade at 5:30 p.m., fireworks at 6 p.m. and other events, Jackson. Go to jacksonmn.com.

Winterfest, with arts and crafts show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., , make-and-take for children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., D-Light-Full 5K Run at 6 p.m., Sounds of Christmas concert and other events, Luverne. Go to www.luvernechamber.com.

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

Pork Chop Supper, serving baked and breaded chop, boiled potatoes and gravy, vegetable, applesauce, tea rolls and coffee, 5 p.m. until gone, Eagles Aerie 3282, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.

Steak & Shrimp Supper, serving 8-ounce sirloin, boiled or fried shrimp, baked potato, salad and roll, 5:30 p.m. until gone, Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

“The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Singles Dance, sponsored by Northwest Iowa Area Singles, theme of “We’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You,” music by Donnie (from The Senders), dance lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, Hartley Community Center, Hartley, Iowa.

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

Sunday, Dec. 8

Pancake Feed, fundraiser for the Arnold Memorial Healthcare Foundation, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Hall, Adrian.

Soup with Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reading Community Center, Reading.

Christmas in Lake Park, with meal, bake sale and pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center, and tour of homes and businesses from 1 to 4 p.m., Lake Park, Iowa.

Traditions of Christmas, viewing of traditions displays, noon to 5 p.m., Osceola County Courthouse, Sibley, Iowa. Go to www.sibleyiowa.net.

Holiday Show & Sale, featuring unique gifts made by area artists, 1 to 4 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Exhibit continues through Dec. 27; hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone 372-8254.

Old-Fashioned Christmas, 1:30 p.m. with church service at 4 p.m., Fort Belmont, Jackson.

Lutfisk & Meatball Dinner, also lefse, green beans, Giftas, potatoes, rice pudding and other Scandinavian specialties, seatings at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 12th Street and Fourth Avenue, Worthington. Tickets available at Ax Photo, HyVee, or by calling the church, 376-6148.

“The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 3 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Candy Cane Concert, presented by the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m., Mankato West High School Auditorium, Mankato. Phone (507) 387-1008.

ALBS and Friends Christmas, a fundraiser for the Nobles County Christmas Basket program, theme of “The God Who Comes at Christmas,”  featuring about 30 musicians plus the Worthington Middle School Orchestra, 3:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Center, Worthington.

“Celebrate the Wonder,” performed by the Harbor of Joy Choir, 3:30 p.m., 700 11th Ave. N.E., Sibley, Iowa.

Worldwide Candle Lighting, sponsored by The Compassionate Friends, doors open at 6 p.m. with ceremony at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments following, Cottonwood County Historical Society, 812 Fourth Ave., Windom.

Slayton Community Band Christmas Concert, free-will offering for food shelf, 6:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton.

Monday, Dec. 9

Worthington High School Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., main gymnasium, Worthington High School.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Christmas at the Historic Dayton House, an open house featuring desserts with coffee or cider, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington. Phone 727-1311.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Cookie Sale, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m., by the hospital cafeteria, Sanford Worthington Medical Center, Worthington.

Friday, Dec. 13

“Downton Abbey” Season 4 Preview Event, a special screening of the first hour sponsored by Pioneer Public TV and the Minnesota West Foundation, 7:30 p.m., Center for Performing and Fine Arts, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus. Reservations required; phone 372-3468.

“The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Gifts Galore, featuring more than 35 vendors, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Adrian Elementary School, Adrian.

Prime Rib Supper, 5:30 p.m. until gone, Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.

“A Christmas Gong Show,” a dinner theater presentation fundraiser for the Adrian High School one-act play production, with catered meal by Countryside Inn and multiple acts by community members, meal at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., Adrian Middle School gymnasium, Adrian. For tickets, phone (507) 483-2232, ext. 519, by Dec. 11.

 “The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 7:30 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

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

Karaoke with Virgil Reed, 8 p.m. to midnight, Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 1117 Second Ave., Worthington.

Sunday, Dec. 15

“The Colors of Christmas,” presented by the Opland Singers, 3 p.m., Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone. Phone 1-877-722-2787.

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