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Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is seeking individuals and couples who can serve as foster parents to children and youth. Ideal foster parents have compassion for kids and are open to caring for children from different backgrounds. Professional training and ongoing support is provided. A monthly, non-taxable reimbursement is also provided to foster parents. Call Lutheran Social Services at 320-424-3859.
Al with New London native Dave Johnson......The man who came out of the Ryder cup crowd recently to sink a put the European pros couldn't make! Dave, born and raised in New London---went to NL-S. Graduated in 2005. Talented high school athelete!
Al Visits Alana Ziehl of the Willmar Area Food Shelf. Donate!
Al and Alana Ziehl. 10.20.16.wmv and Al and Alana Ziehl. Halloween 2016.wmv
If you’re looking for something to do during MEA, attend the Art Camp with Art Bar 39on Thursday morning, Oct. 20th from eight to noon at the Discovery Middle School’s art room. This is for grades 2-5. Learn basic step by step painting techniques and rustic art. There will be two projects at the end of the session to bring home. Bring a water bottle and snack. Call 762-3310 for more info.
Kids in Grades 2-5 will love this hands on clay camp, held at the Discovery Middle School’s art room on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20th from 1-5. You’ll make and paint clay sculptures and bowls following step-by-step instructions. You’ll take home two to three completed hand-made pieces. Bring a snack and water bottle. Call 762-3310 for more info.
The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive for Thursday, Oct. 20th at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Freeport from 2-7; and a blood drive at the American Legion in Paynesville for Thursday, Oct. 27th from noon to six. Donors of all blood types are needed.
Come to the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural New Loondon, onFriday, Oct. 20th from 8-4. This is for grades first and up. Come experience what the center has to offer. Visit the Pioneer cabin to see who people lived back in the day; do the flying squirrel, climbing wall, track some animals, and learn outdoor survival skills. Bring a sack lunch and meet at the main building.
Create your own custom plaster mask with Art with a Purpose. Come to the class with an idea of what kind of mask you want to make – animal, superhero, fantasy. From there you will form to your face. The second day you will paint and decorate your mask. It’s at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria Thursday and Friday morning, Oct. 20 and 21 from9-11:30. This is for grades 6-12.
Take your babysitting skills to the next level in a Super Sitter workshop for grades 5 and up. It’s at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21from noon to five. Learn fun and simple strategies to keep children entertained and engaged in activities. You’ll work with some area children to practice and will be able to pass out resumes to parents for potential jobs. Bring a healthy snack and a water bottle.
Enroll your child, grades 3-7 in a ‘When I’m In Charge’ class at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. It’s an ideal class for students to learn responsibility, basic first aid and how to respond in certain situations. Discussion items include phones, weather, intruders, internet activity, sibling relationships and more. Bring a snack and a water bottle. The class isThursday and Friday, Oct. 20 and 21 from 8:30-11:30.
There will be a Minnesota Starwatch party Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21st and 22ndfrom 7-9 at the Woodland Elementary School in Alexandria. Get to know the constellations and stories behind The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse and more. You’ll get a handout package with user-friendly star maps and constellations charts, websites, a telescope-buying guide and more. Call 762-3310 for more info.
There will be a youth fundraiser at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville on Friday, Oct 21st from 7-3. Carlson’s Fluff and Puff Pillow Cleaning service will be there so bring those pillows to be cleaned.
‘A Taste of Broadway,’ the annual fundraiser for The Barn Theatre in Willmar is scheduled for Saturday night, Oct. 22nd at 6:30 in the theatre. This will be a formal night of entertainment, free food, drinks, and a silent auction. Tickets are $15. For more information call 235-9500. Raffle tickets available from board members.
New London Community Conversation 2016: Let’s Talk Library will be on Sundaynight, Oct. 23rd from 6-7:45 at the Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Hear about plans getting underway to make a new library possible, including a sales tax measure on New London’s ballot; discuss your ideas and dreams for a library and how to make them possible. Kids are welcome.
New London Community Conversation 2016: Let’s Talk Library will meet on Sundaynight, Oct. 23rd from 6-7:45 in Peace Lutheran Church at New London. The city is beginning work toward a new library and all community members are invited to the meeting. You’ll hear about plans getting underway to make a new library possible, including a sales tax measure on New London's ballot; and discuss your ideas and dreams for a library, and how to make them possible.
Join Mr. Munsch in bringing fun and physical activity to the end of the school day by playing kickball and having fun with friends at the Voyager Elementary gym in Alexandria. Bring a water bottle, snack and have a ride available to pick you up at 3:30. There are six sessions that run on Tuesdays and Thursdays October 25-Nov. 20 from 2:30-3:30.
A ham supper will be served from 4:30-7 on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at the First Reformed Church of Willmar. A menu of baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, bread, dessert and beverage will be served. Adults $10; children 6-10 $5; kids five and under free. Carry-outs available.
The Resource Center Program at West Central Industries in Willmar is hosting a Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 27th. This event gives families and children, teens and young adults an opportunity to experience Halloween in a comfortable environment. The evening consists of a light dinner, bingo, craft project, costume contest and prizes. A sensory room will be available. Call 235-5310 for more info.
There will be a town hall meeting Thursday night, Oct. 27th from 7-9 at the Minnewaska House in Glenwood. This is put on by the Minnewaska Area Schools Safe and Welcoming Committee, the HELP (Helping Everyone Live in Peace) council, and ASAP (Against Substance Abuse in Pope County) coalition. This meeting is for parents and community members to educate themselves on issues that impact our youth.
In celebration of autumn, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center will host the annual Halloween Haunt on Friday night, October 28, from 6 to 9. A family event, the Haunt will include fun activities for all ages. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy pumpkin carving, games, climbing wall, cookie decorating, and the popular “Enchanted Creature Trail” where you will learn what animals are doing to get ready for the winter. Come in costume, expecting more “fun” than “frights!” Register in advance by calling Prairie Woods at 354-5894. Halloween Haunt is $8 per child, and includes a pumpkin to carve.
There’ll be a Halloween Haunt for grades K-5 on Friday night, Oct. 28th from 6-9 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural New London. Talk with the creatures on the enchanted trail to find out what they are doing to get ready for winter; carve a jack-o-lantern; and climb on the wall in costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the main building. Call 354-5894 for more info.
A new after school program called GAP is offered in Willmar for elementary and middle school students. This is a pilot after school program for school age children who need a more supportive environment and do not thrive in a traditional setting. GAP will be located at West Central Industries. Call 235-5310 for more info.
If you’re not a member of the Humane Society, consider becoming one. There are several membership levels. Memberships help provide care to the animal that comes into the shelter, and helps run programs that benefit people and animals. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to six; and Saturdays and Sundays until four. Call 235-7612 for more info.
The Galatic Cowboy Orchestra will perform at the Barn Theatre in Downtown Willmaron Friday night, Oct. 28th at 7:30. This is part of the Live it Up Downtown series. The orchestra aspires to have superior musicianship while combining their love of a good riff, hummable melody and groovy jam…over a jazz/jazz-rock musical bedrock. Call 235-9500 for more info.
There will be a cancer benefit for Jennifer Winzenburg Hahn on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 3-7 at the Willmar VFW. There will be silent auctions, bake sale, raffle items, costume photo booth, free will offering spaghetti feed and fellowship. Jennifer has grade 4 invasive ductal breast cancer. She and her husband, Mike have two sons: Collin who is 12 and Ethan who is 8.
The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Renville will have a turkey dinner on Sunday, Oct. 30th from 11-1 at the Renville Community Center. The cost for adults and take-outs are $11. Children ages 3-11 are $5. Those under thee will eat free. Take-outs are available at the east entrance. Turkey and stuffing, coleslaw, carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, and bars.
The Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Renville will have its fall dinner on Sunday, Oct. 30th from 11-1 at the Renville Community Center. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Use the front entrance. If you want take-outs use the east entrance. Adults $11; ages 3-11 $5; and take-outs $11.
The Little Crow Photography Club will have a water exhibit on display at the community room at the Kandiyohi County historical Society now until Dec. 31st. The exhibit highlights the items inventoried at the museum. Come find out what happens to the artifact after it’s donated and learn more about museum vocabulary. This exhibit will change monthly. The Photography Club meets in the community room every month.
The Hope Presbyterian Church of Spicer will have their annual turkey supper and bazaar onThursday, Nov. 3rd from 4-7 at the church. The cost for adults is $9, children ages 6-10 $5; and children five and under, free. There is also a bake sale, holiday cookie walk, crafts, garden produce and collectables.
Uffda Day will be held Saturday, Nov. 5th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Atwater from 9 to noon. A Scandinavian meal will be served from ten to noon. Crafts, gift boutique, baked goodies, Wayne’s peanut brittle, puzzles, quilts and more. Take-outs of meal available. Open face sandwich, chicken with wild rice soup, fruit soup, rommegrot, lefse and specialty cookies.
The Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services public health will have an immunization clinic on Monday morning, November 7th from 10 to noon at the Health and Human Services Building in Wilmar. Bring an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. No one will be denied due to inability to pay.
The Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill will be closed Friday, Nov. 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day. Landfill winter hours start November 1st. The hours are 8-4 Monday throughFriday and 8 to noon on Saturdays. Call 354-2707 for more information.
Rice Health Foundation’s Casino Royale 25th anniversary brunch and table setting review is Saturday, Nov. 12th from 9-2 at the Willmar Conference Center. Brunch and review tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Brunch served from 10-noon. Review only at the door is $6. Proceeds will benefit Rice Regional Dental Clinic. Festive tablescapes, musical entertainment and boutique shopping.
Rice Health Foundation’s 25th Annual Brunch and Table Setting Review will take place on Saturday, November 12th from 9-2 at the Willmar Conference Center. Festive tablescapes, musical entertainment, boutique shopping. Brunch & review tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Brunch is served from 10 to noon. Review only is $6 at the door. Proceeds will benefit Rice Regional Dental Clinic. For tickets and information, call 320-231-4141.
There will be a Tree of Life celebration on Tuesday night, Nov. 15th at seven at the Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood. The program includes performances by local talent with the candlelight vigil to be followed by the lighting of the ‘Tree of Life.’ Funds raised help provide services for hospice patients and their families. To donate you can contact Glacial Ridge Hospice.
The annual harvest festival of Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg will be held at the High School on Saturday, November 19 from 4:30-8:30. There will be an old fashioned ham supper as well as snack shack. Get your holiday baked goods at the International Bakery, or buy old-fashioned candy at the Sweet Shoppe. Kids are welcome to join the fun at the Kid's Carnival. The silent auction will begin at 4:30, and the live auction at 6.