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Out & About: Sept. 13-25

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Friday, Sept. 13

Turkey Day Flower Show, sponsored by the Worthington Garden Club, open to any exhibitor, all specimens, arrangements or potted plants welcome (entry by 4 p.m. Sept. 12), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank, Worthington.

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King Turkey Day, with vendor expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m., beer garden from 4 to 11 p.m., scavenger hunt, Zumba at 5 p.m., pig race at 6 p.m., bean bag tournament  at 7 p.m. and other events, Nobles County Fairgrounds, Worthington.

Suds on Second Beer Garden, sponsored by the Elks Lodge and VFW Club, 6 to 10 p.m., Second Avenue, downtown Worthington.

DJ Tony Winter, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 117 Second Ave., Worthington.

Saturday, Sept. 14

Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to noon, Northland Mall parking lot, Worthington.

Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Schwalbach Ace Hardware parking lot, 1131 Oxford St., Worthington.

King Turkey Day, with Smokin’ Gobbler Cookoff, 5K Family Fun Walk at 9 a.m., free pancake breakfast, 10K race at 10:30 a.m., featured speaker at 1 p.m., Great Gobbler Gallop at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. parade, vendor expo, beer garden, Giant Sandbox Treasure Hunt, Hairball at 8 p.m. and other events,  Worthington.

King Turkey Day Exhibit, featuring photos and memorabilia, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nobles County Historical Society Museum, lower level, War Memorial Building, 407 12th St., Worthington.

Suds on Second Beer Garden, sponsored by the Elks Lodge and VFW Club, with DJ Tony Winter from 2 to 10 p.m. and concession stand, noon to 11 p.m., Second Avenue, downtown Worthington.

Highway 75 Market Day, featuring antiques and collectibles in communities along U.S. 75, including Kennedy, Hallock, Stephen, Argyle, Crookston, Breckenridge, Ortonville, Canby and Pipestone.

Utschtallung Heritage Day, featuring Old Time Spelling Bee, knowledge contest, children’s parade and horseshoe, free-throw shooting and jump rope contests as well as authentic foods, 10 a.m., Heritage Village, located off Cottonwood County 1, Mountain Lake.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, “Wine, Chocolate and Romance” theme, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., festival grounds, Shakopee. Go to www.renaissancefest.com.

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.

Bora York, the “Dreaming Free” Tour, 7:30 p.m., Historic Palace Theatre, 104 E. Main St., Luverne. For ticket information, phone (507) 283-8294.

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

Clay County Fair, featuring Scott McCreery with special guests Craig Campbell and Casey Muessigmann at 7:30 p.m., and the J&M Fireworks Spectacular, Spencer, Iowa. Go to www.claycountyfair.com.

Sunday, Sept. 15

St. Adrian Fall Dinner, serving roast beef and gravy, real mashed potatoes, corn, cole slaw, buns, beverages, pies and desserts, also Big Ticket, Fish Pond, County Store and raffle, St. Adrian Catholic Church, 512 Maine Ave., Adrian.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, “Wine, Chocolate and Romance” theme, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., festival grounds, Shakopee. Go to www.renaissancefest.com.

Clay County Fair, featuring Theory of a Deadman with special guest Hinder at 6:30 p.m., and the J&M Fireworks Spectacular, Spencer, Iowa. Go to www.claycountyfair.com.

Monday, Sept. 16

Educational Tour to Italy and Croatia, informational meeting on June 2015 trip to be led by Paula Wolyniec, 6:30 p.m., Room 110, Worthington Middle School.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Downtown Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m., former Campbell Soup parking lot, 10th Street and Second Avenue, Worthington.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Center for Active Living Open House and Member Appreciation, featuring music by Shirley Brandt, refreshments, activities and tours, 2 to 5 p.m., Center for Active Living, 211 11th St., Worthington. Phone 376-6457 for more information.

Community Coffee, 2 to 4 p.m., Golden Horizons, 1790 College Way, Worthington.

“Hands Upon the Rock” book-signing event, featuring author Paula Paplow, an interpreter at the Jeffers Petroglyphs Historic Site, 5 to 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Mankato. For more information, phone (507) 628-5591.

Wine Tasting, including instruction and sampling of five or six wines along with food pairings for appetizers, main course and dessert, 7 p.m., Historic Dayton House, 1311 Fourth Ave., Worthington. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Worthington Liquor Store.

Brown Bag Lunch, featuring Cynthia Sheppard of Egan, S.D., and her collection of aprons, noon, Pipestone County Museum, 113 S. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone. Phone (507) 825-2563.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Farmers Market, 5:30 a.m. to noon, Northland Mall parking lot, Worthington.

Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Schwalbach Ace Hardware parking lot, 1131 Oxford St., Worthington.

Wilmont Oktoberfest, featuring a vendor fair, the Larry Olsen Band playing from 2 to 6 p.m., Hicktown Mafia from 8 p.m. to midnight, Wilmont.

“When the Men are Away, the Women Do Plays,” five one-act plays featuring female actresses presented by Grassroots Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Village Hall, Pioneer Village, Worthington. Tickets available at AX Photo, Hy-Vee Food Store, The Stag and at the door.

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 8 p.m., Grand Falls Casino Resort, 1415 Grand Falls Blvd., Larchwood, Iowa. Phone (712) 777-7777; www.grandfallscasinoresort.com.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, “Oktoberfest” theme, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., festival grounds, Shakopee. Go to www.renaissancefest.com.

Sunday, Sept. 22

“When the Men are Away, the Women Do Plays,” five one-act plays featuring female actresses presented by Grassroots Community Theatre, 2 p.m., Village Hall, Pioneer Village, Worthington. Tickets available at AX Photo, Hy-Vee Food Store, The Stag and at the door.

Minnesota Renaissance Festival, “Oktoberfest” theme, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., festival grounds, Shakopee. Go to www.renaissancefest.com.

Turkey Dinner, sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Auxiliary, serving roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, cole slaw, cranberries, dinner rolls, pie or dessert and beverage, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Activity Center, 620 Bush St., Lakefield.

Monday, Sept. 23

Educational Tour to Italy and Croatia, informational meeting on June 2015 trip to be led by Paula Wolyniec, 5 p.m., Room 110, Worthington Middle School.

Author William Kent Krueger, best-selling author of “Ordinary Grace” and “Tamarack County,” program with book signing following hosted by Dickinson County Libraries and Hill Avenue Book Co., 7 p.m., Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts, Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Downtown Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m., former Campbell Soup parking lot, 10th Street and Second Avenue, Worthington.

Pickleball Clinic, presented by 2012 Minnesota Senior Games Gold Medalist Randy Hall, 10 a.m. for beginners, 11 a.m. for advanced players, Center for Active Living, 211 11th St., Worthington. Registration required by Sept. 20; call 376-6457.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Computer Class for Seniors, featuring information on letter-writing, bookkeeping, tax preparation, social media and emails, 1 p.m., Center for Active Living, 211 11th St., Worthington. Phone 376-6457 for more information.

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