Friday, Jan. 17
Winterfest, opening ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. including crowning of the Snow Queen, Deep Freeze Dip pledge turn-in and chili cook-off, Hickory Lodge, Worthington. For more information, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, 372-2919.
Saturday, Jan. 18
Winterfest, with Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club Ice Fishing Tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (registration at 7:30 a.m.), Winterfest Two-Mile Walk at 9:30 a.m., Deep Freeze Dip at 3 p.m., pond hockey tournament and other events, Lake Okabena, Worthington. For more information, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, 372-2919.
10th annual Youth in Harmony Festival, sponsored by the Windom Area Chordhustlers and featuring S.A.S.S. and Sound Image quartets, with clinic and rehearsal for high school students at 9 a.m. and concert open to the public at 4 p.m., Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center, Jackson.
Pork Chop Supper, serving grilled butterfly chop, baked potato, vegetable, salad and rolls, 5 to 8 p.m. or until gone, American Legion Post 461, Round Lake.
Pork Chop Supper, served with baked potato, corn, applesauce and roll, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.
Nicholas David in concert, featuring singer from 2012 season of NBC’s “The Voice,” 8 p.m., Grand Falls Casino Resort, 1415 Grand Falls Blvd., Larchwood, Iowa. Phone (712) 777-7777; or go to www.grandfallscasinoresort.com.
Sunday, Jan. 19
Chili Cookoff and Beer and Wine Expo, 1 to 4 p.m., Wild Rose Casino, Emmetsburg, Iowa. For information about being a contestant or vendor, contact Heather Kron, (712) 852-3400, ext. 458; or email Heather.Kron@wildroseresorts.com.
Monday, Jan. 20
“How Do Photos Form Us?” presented by Minnesota artist Wing Young Huie, sponsored by the Nobles County Integration Collaborative, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Worthington Event Center, 1447 Prairie Drive, Worthington.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Burger Night, serving ½-pound burger baskets, 5 to 8 p.m., Eagles Aerie 3282, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.
“Iowa’s Hidden Treasures,” presented by Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and host of “Iowa’s Simple Pleasures” and other travel-related programs on Iowa Public Television, 7 p.m., Spirit Lake Public Library, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Friday, Jan. 24
University of Okoboji Winter Games, with indoor golf tournaments, quilting retreat, bridge tournament, chili cook-off, boot hockey tournament, concert by Johnny Holm and other events, various locations, Okoboji, Iowa. Go to www.uofowintergames.com for a complete schedule of events.
Soup, Barbecue & Dessert Supper, free-will offering, 5 to 7 p.m., American Reformed Church, 1720 N. Burlington Ave., Worthington.
Spaghetti Supper, serving all-you-can-eat pasta, garlic bread and coffee, 5 to 8 p.m. or until gone, Eagles Aerie 3282, 205 Oxford St., Worthington.
Dick Kimmel, the “Ambassador of Bluegrass” from New Ulm in concert, 7:30 p.m., Nobles County Art Center, 407 12th St., Worthington. Phone 372-7254; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Jan. 25
University of Okoboji Winter Games, with indoor golf, co-ed indoor volleyball, pancake breakfast, Tiki Tent events, Boats on Ice boat show and other events, Okoboji, Iowa. Go to www.uofowintergames.com for a complete schedule of events.
Sirloin Steak Supper, 12-ounce steak served with baked potato, salad and roll, last member early bird night for the Elk year, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1105 Second Ave., Worthington.
Chili Feed, sponsored by ABATE of Minnesota Southwest Chapter, free-will donation, 5:30 p.m. until gone, PD’s Bar, Rushmore.
DJ Coop, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, 1117 Second Ave., Worthington.
Sunday, Jan. 26
University of Okoboji Winter Games, with scavenger hunt, softball, broomball, flag football, cribbage, pinochle, 500 and chess tournaments, Freeze Your Fanny Bike Ride, youth hockey, trap shoot, seventh annual People Project, entertainment, free kids’ carnival, bingo, Polar Plunge and other events, Okoboji, Iowa. Go to www.uofowintergames.com for a complete schedule of events.
Senior Dance, featuring music by Shirley’s Big Band Sound, 2 to 5 p.m., Spirit Lake Senior Center, under the water tower, Spirit Lake, Iowa.