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Out & About: Nov. 22-Dec. 13

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

Friday, Nov. 22

Nativity Experience, featuring more than 200 Nativity sets on display, coffee, cider and Christmas goodies served, admission at door, 1 to 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St., Worthington.

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Hospice Cottage Christmas House Walk, featuring four local homes decorated for the holidays, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Worthington. Tickets available at Hy-Vee, McCarthy’s Floral, Sterling Drug, Chamber of Commerce, Blooms-n-Baskets, or Sanford Worthington Medical Center gift shop.

“Leaving Iowa,” presented by the Green Earth Players, 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, Luverne. For ticket information, call (507) 283-8294.

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

Karaoke Contest, final sing-off, 9 p.m. to midnight, Dunigan’s Irish Pub, Wild Rose Casino and Resort, Emmetsburg, Iowa. Phone (712) 852-3400.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Holiday Cookie Walk, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 1157 Third Ave., Windom.

Hospice Cottage Christmas House Walk, featuring four local homes decorated for the holidays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Worthington. Tickets available at Hy-Vee, McCarthy’s Floral, Sterling Drug, Chamber of Commerce, Blooms-n-Baskets or Sanford Worthington Medical Center  gift shop.

Holiday Craft Bazaar, sponsored by the Fulda Community Club, featuring more than 60 vendors of handcrafted, home party and commercial items, also door prizes and lunch available, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Fulda High School, Fulda.

Nativity Experience, featuring more than 200 Nativity sets on display, coffee, cider and Christmas goodies served, admission at door, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St., Worthington.

Trains at Christmas, a model railroad and swap meet hosted by the Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Expo Building, W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D. Go to www.swmes.net.

Friends of the Auditorium open auditions, for upcoming “Gone Country” and other productions, come prepared to sing dance and/or play one selection, bring own accompanist or CD, 2 to 5 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Phone 376-9101.

Holiday Tour of Homes, a fundraiser for the Sheldon Orab Music Boosters featuring five homes, 3 to 7 p.m., Sheldon, Iowa. Phone (712) 348-1722.

“Leaving Iowa,” presented by the Green Earth Players, 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, Luverne. For ticket information, call (507) 283-8294.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser, for the annual Wood Duck Festival fireworks display, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fulda Community American Legion Hall, Fulda.

Trains at Christmas, a model railroad and swap meet hosted by the Sioux Valley Model Engineers Society, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Expo Building, W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds, Sioux Falls, S.D. Go to www.swmes.net.

 “Leaving Iowa,” presented by the Green Earth Players, 2 p.m., Palace Theatre, Luverne. For ticket information, call (507) 283-8294.

Friends of the Auditorium open auditions, for upcoming “Gone Country” and other productions, come prepared to sing dance and/or play one selection, bring own accompanist or CD, 2 to 5 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Phone 376-9101.

Senior Dance, music by Shirley’s Big Band Music, 2 to 5 p.m., Spirit Lake Senior Center, under the watertower, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

“A Christmas Carol,” a Nebraska Theatre Caravan production, 7 p.m., Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, 612 28th St., Spirit Lake, Iowa. Phone (712) 336-3707; or go to www.samicenter.org.

Chuck Suchy Concert, featuring a singer, songwriter, guitarist and rancher from Mandan, N.D., 7:30 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Phone 372-8254.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington. Phone 376-9101.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Fourth annual Thanksgiving Fun Run/Walk, no participation fee but participants are asked to donate items for Westbrook’s Mary and Martha’s Pantry, 8 a.m., Westbrook Medical Center, Westbrook. For more information, email krista.kopperud@yahoo.com.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, serving from noon to 1:15 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 1300 Fourth Ave., Worthington. For home delivery requests or transportation, call 372-7150 before 8 a.m. on Nov. 28.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Fifth annual Winterfest, with fish house parade at 3 p.m. followed by tailgating, silent auction and raffle from 4 to 6:30 p.m., pulled pork supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Starfire playing from 7 to 11 p.m., American Legion, Round Lake.

Sunday, Dec. 1

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.

Parade of Trees, featuring more than 20 trees decorated by local groups, 1 to 4 p.m., Murray County Historical Museum, Slayton.

Windom Area Chordhustlers Foodshelf Benefit Christmas Concert, also featuring the Original Blend Quartet and special guests the Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus, admission by donation of cash or a non-perishable food item, refreshments following, 4 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 548 17th St., Windom.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

10th annual FCCLA Cookie Walk, 4:30 p.m. until gone, Fulda High School cafeteria, Fulda.

Thursday, Dec. 5

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.

Wine Tasting, featuring holiday wines with food pairings, 7 p.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Worthington Liquor Store.

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.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 7

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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