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Out & About: Nov. 30-Dec. 8
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

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.

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Holiday Gathering, featuring carols by The Cornbelt Chorus, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a tree-lighting ceremony and cider and cookies served, 5 to 7 p.m., Wild Rose Casino & Resort, 777 Main St., Emmetsburg, Iowa.

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.

Christmas Tree Forest, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist church, 408 11th Street, Worthington. Vote on favorite tree with free-will donation, proceeds to help local families through Love INC.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Holiday Open House, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nobles County Library, 407 12th Street, Worthington. Coffee, punch and homemade treats will be served.

Christmas Tree Forest, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist church, 408 11th Street, Worthington. Vote on favorite tree with free-will donation, proceeds to help local families through Love INC.

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.

Christmas Tree Forest, 3:30 to 7:45 p.m. with closing award ceremony at 7:45 p.m., First United Methodist church, 408 11th Street, Worthington. Vote on favorite tree with free-will donation, proceeds to help local families through Love INC.

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.

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

Winterfest Arts & Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Luverne Elementary School & Commons, Luverne.

Santa’s Shopping Center & Make & Take, for children in Kindergarten through fourth grade, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Luverne Elementary School.

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

D-Light-Full 5K Run, 6 p.m., Luverne Aquatic and Fitness Center, Luverne. For more information, contact Dave Duffy at (507) 920-3345.

 “The Sounds of Christmas,” performed by the students and staff of Luverne Street Music, free admission, 7 p.m., Historic Palace Theatre, Luverne.

 “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.

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

Sunday, Dec. 8

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.

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.

“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.

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

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