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General PSA's

-Prescribed an opioid? Take charge of your health and ask your doctor or dentist exactly why you are being prescribed an opioid when an over-the-counter pain reliever may be enough, or, physical therapy or chiropractic care could give the same results. Extended opioid use can increase the risk of dependence and addiction. Opioids can be deadly when mixed with other drugs, especially those taken for the treatment of anxiety, sleeping disorders and seizures. To learn more go to: infoaboutopioids.com. This has been a public service message from United Health Group, and this station.

-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

-NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Willmar at 6:30 on the 3rd Thursday night, at the Lakeland Health Center, Seminar room 2 on the lower level. For more information, call 320-444-4860.

-Kandiyohi County Public Health has a car safety seat initiative called TIKE (Toddler Info Kept for Emergencies). Emergency info can be placed on a free sticker and attached to the back of the car seat - emergency personnel can then access info about the child in the event an adult is unable to after a car crash. Free stickers are available at Kandiyohi County Public Health.

-Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to the ReStore between 11-14:30 Wednesday through Friday and 11 and 3 on Saturdays. For more information call 235-9000.

-The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should be on a leash. Call the center at 354-5894 for more information.

-Sibley State Park’s Interpretive Center hours vary and a vehicle permit is required to enter the park. They are available at the park office. Call 354-2002 for more information.

-The Kandiyohi County Historical Society of Willmar is open weekdays from 9-4. There is a $2 admission charge for adults, with ages 12 and under admitted free. The historical society is located at the train engine on North Business Highway 71 across from Robbins Island. There are a number of featured exhibits in the museum. For more information call 235-1881.

-New London’s Raptor Ridge is open by appointment by calling 354-8820. Larry and Barb Levin’s natural history museum is located on County Road 40, 2.8 miles east of Highway 23 on the north side of the road. Admission is free.

-The Fagen Fighers WWII Museum of Granite Falls is open from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday at the Lenzen-Roe Memorial Airport south of Granite Falls on Highway 23. Free admission; a suggested donation of $10 for adults.

-The Blue Star Mothers Chapter 1 meets the third Thursday of each month at the Willmar Armory. The parents of military meet for support and to pack boxes to send to deployed troops. They are collecting snacks, hygiene products, paperback novels and notes to be included in the packages. Donation boxes are available at Heritage Bank and the Willmar Armory. If you want them to include someone you know who is deployed, send the name and address to Blue Star Mothers, Box 206, Pennock, along with your phone number.

If you have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis come to the Willmar Support Group which meets the first Monday night of every month from 6:30-7:30 at the Willmar Public Library. For more information contact Bridget, support group facilitator, at bmreiver@gmail.com.  

~On Thursdays, the Kandiyohi County Historical Society will offer guided tours of the Sperry House and Guri Endreson Cabin. The tours at the Sperry House are from 10-3. This will be in effect from April through September. The tours of the Endreson cabin are at one and are in effect from June through the end of August. Pre-registration is required for both tours. Call Jim at 235-1881 for more information.


An all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast Saturday, May 26 at the Willmar Community Center, sponsored by Willmar Nordic Ski Club and High School Nordic ski team. Those in the Memorial Day 5k walk/run and 2-mile walk at Robbins Island Park May 26 will receive a ticket for the waffle breakfast. The waffles and a variety of toppings, sausages & beverages, will be served from 8:30 to 11:30. Tickets are $7 advance and $8 at the door. Children under five eat free. All proceeds will be used to develop & maintain local cross country ski trails, and support the high school Nordic Ski team. For more information call 441-9772, or 444-2301.  

The Chippewa County Historical Society says that Historic Chippewa City and the Swensson Farm Museum will open for the season on Saturday afternoon, May 26th at one. The Lac Qui Parle Mission opened April 29th. Hours for Historic Chippewa City are Monday-Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 1-5. New this year, the hours for the Swensson Farm Museum will be Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 with private tours available by appointment. These hours will continue through Labor Day Weekend. The Lac Qui Parle Mission is open from 8-8 daily through Labor Day.

The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar is looking for a driver for the shelter van to bring animals to Menards in Willmar for an event Sunday afternoon, May 27th from 1-4. They also need volunteers to help walk the dogs around to meet customers going in and out of the store. This will be outside under the eave towards their Exit Door. Sign up if you are able to come. Be specific if you are coming the entire event or just a partial time frame. Call the animal shelter at 235-7612 for more information.

The Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours are from 8-4 Monday through Saturday. For more information call the landfill at 320-354-2707.

At nine the night of Monday, May 28th, Ron Mackedanz of rural Kandiyohi, will be one of eight Vietnam Veterans that will be featured during the show Perspectives. The program will air on Channel 2 on Twin Cities Public Television.

During May is Mental Health Month, NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and dozens of other organizations are involved in community education about mental illnesses, including creating awareness that effective treatments are available and that people can and do recover. NAMI Minnesota offers over 500 free educational classes and presentations statewide each year, along with help in navigating the mental health system. NAMI also has more than 70 free support groups for people living with a mental illness and their families. To reach NAMI Minnesota, call 651-645-2948 or go to namihelps.org.



There will be a benefit for Alex and Becky Asche on Friday, June 1st from noon to six and Saturday, June 2nd from 8-3 at the Clara City Community Center. Alex is the son of Dale and Janet Asche and a graduate of MACCRAY High School. This is to help with medical expenses incurred by Alex in his fight against cancer. Anything you want to donate is appreciated. Call Joyce Asche at 320-894-2401 if you have items to donate.

Friday, June 1st from noon to six, and Saturday, June 2nd from eight to two, the Living Hope Church of Willmar will host Willmar MOMS (Making Our Motherhood Significant) for their second annual Munchkin Market. Stop by the activity center through the south entrance of the Living Hope Church and shop through gently-used household items, toys, shoes, books, clothes, sporting goods, home decor, electronics and many other items. Find something you like? It’s yours for a free-will donation. All money raised supports Willmar MOMS. For more information, search for Willmar MOMS on Facebook.

There will be an opening exhibit and young artist reception on Friday night, June 1st from 5-6:30 at the WEAC Building in Willmar. There will be a short presentation one June 1st. SWAT and the Kandiyohi County’s Drug Free Communities Coalition is presenting ‘Staying Safe, Healthy, and Drug-Free in Willmar. This is a photo-voice project with Willmar Youth. Celebrate our young photographers: Alejandra, Bethany, Gavyn, Jeanette and Odaris.

All ages can participate in the Paddle The Crow event with the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District on Saturday, June 2nd from 9-noon. In this three hour river trip you’ll be in 17 foot canoes as well as a 34 foot Voyageur Canoe. The trip starts at the boat access/fishing pier parking lot on the New London Mill Pond. From there you’ll be shuttled to Dilley Bridge north of New London and paddle back to the Mill Pond. All equipment provided. Call 354-5894 for more info.

Dairy Days will be the week of June 4th with lots of activities scheduled. The week includes Build-A-Burger at CashWise June 7th and 8th from 10:30 to seven; a dairy farm open house June 16th from 10 to one; Prairie Winds Community Band Concert at Robbin’s Island; ice cream social; the Rice Hospital Foot Lake 4 Run; and the dairy cattle show at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.

Kandiyohi County Public Health will have an immunization clinic in the office at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar on Monday morning, June 4th from 3-6. Bring an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have the proper written consent. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Call 231-7800 for more info.

Take the Summer Weight Loss Challenge and discover what combination of eating and exercise works best for your weight loss. You will discover what motivates you and keeps you fired up to get results that you deserve! The class includes easy to follow menu plan & grocery list, recipe samples and recipe exchange. If available, please bring a smart phone or laptop to every meeting. Class Size will be limited to 20 people. The class meets in the Discovery Middle School media center on Monday nights, June 4 through August 20 from 7-8. Call 320-762-3310, #2 for more info.

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Willmar in June. The bloodmobile will be at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 5th from 1-7; and at the Assembly of God Church on Monday, June 11th from 12:30 to 5:30. Come give of this life-saving commodity. Call the American Red Cross for more information.

There will be a Game Day at the Pioneer Cabin at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday morning, June 5th from 9:30-11:30. After dressing as a pioneer, unplug for a morning of blind man’s bluff, a three legged race, a game of graces (hoops and sticks), kubb and many more pioneer games. If it’s raining out, its jacks, pick up sticks and cards games. Meet at the Farm site. Call 354-5894 for more info.

When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patient care could be impacted. As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign June 11 to raise awareness of the need for blood donors. During the campaign, iconic corporate and civic brands, celebrities and influencers will remove the A, B and O – the main blood groups – from signage, websites and other public-facing platforms to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays.

Using artificial instead of natural lures can give fishers an advantage. Learn all of the specifics on what to use and when from local fishing legend LeRoy Ras on Tuesday night, June 5th from 6-7 at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum in Alexandria. Register on line at: www.alexandria.thatscommunityed.com or call 320-762-3310, #2.

Learn tips and techniques on how to create beautiful flower containers that will last all season long. This informational, lecture style class will not only cover basic flowers, but will also introduce new varieties to change up your container style. The class is Wednesday night, June 6th from 5-6 at the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Call 320-762-3310 for more information.

West Central Dairy Days will be held in Willmar in celebration of June Dairy Month. There will be Build-a-Burger at CashWise June 7th and 8th from 10:30 to seven; The dairy farm open house at the Handt Dairy of rural Pennock on June 16th; an ice cream social at the Willmar Community Center June 18th; the Dairy Cattle Show at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on June 14th; and much more.

Save the following dates for the 2018 New London CIA (Community In Action) meetings. Meetings are generally nights at 6:30 at the New London Senior Center, unless otherwise noted. CIA Committee Meetings are June 7August 2 (at six at Holm Park for a potluck); October 4, and Dec. 6 (at 6 for a Holiday potluck). Come to these meetings and give your input.

There will be a indoor rock climbing gym for all ages on Thursday afternoon, June 7th from 4-5:30 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The cost is $10 per climber/per session. Beginners can learn about the sport, exercise and have fun. Experienced climbers can come train and refine their skills. Instructors will be there to help every climber reach new heights. Equipment will be provided. Meet at the main building. Call 354-5894 to register.

Grades first and up can participate in the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Sampler Monday, June 11th from 8-4. Come experience what the learning center has to offer. Visit the Pioneer Cabin to see how people lived ‘back in the day,’ do the Flying Squirrel, climb the wall, track some animals, and learn some outdoor survival skills. Bring a sack lunch. Meet at the main building. Call 354-5894 for more information.

There will be a benefit for Jim Feldman of Murdock on Wednesday, June 13th from 5-8 at the KMS High School in Kerkhoven. Silent auction from 5-7 with a live auction at seven. Jim has not worked since October of last year. The Mayo Clinic diagnosed him with a rare sarcoma in the soft tissue of the back of his left thigh last August. He underwent three months of chemo and five weeks of radiation and this past March had major surgery on his thigh. Call 320-220-1224 for more info.

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is holding a Family DYI Sign workshop fundraiser on Thursday night, June 14th from 6:30-8:30 at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society. You’ll be able to create your own Family name sign.  All supplies are provided and you take home your sign that night. You will create a 12x17 framed sign with your family name on it. The funds raised will go to supporting the preservation of Kandiyohi County history! Call 235-1881 to sign up.

Western Fest’s 30th Stampede Rodeo is June 21-23 at the Lee Mar Ranch on Highway 212 near Granite Falls. Thursday night is Kids’ Night and the PRCA Pro Rodeo at 7:30; there will be Mutton Bustin’ all three days; Thursday and Friday there are free pony ride, Mutton Bustin’ and the Rodeo at 7:30Saturday is Mutton Bustin’ and the Rodeo at 7:30. For more information call 564-4070.

The sixth annual Tournament of Duty golf scramble and fundraising event is Saturday, June 23rd at the Island Pine Golf Club in Atwater. Shotgun start at 11. This is a fundraiser to support our veterans and the following programs: Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, The Eagle’s Healing Nest and the Wounded Warrior Project. $250 for a four member team; or $300 to sponsor a Wounded Warrior Project Alumni or Veteran to play on your team. Call 320-593-2846 for more information.


Pet of the Week
Say Hi to Sasquatch

Small Adult Male Chihuahua & Papillon Mix
Long coat, Tricolor (Brown, Black & White)
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Other dogs, cats.
Find us on Facebook to be updated on events and shelter news!
All animals up for adoption at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter are spayed/neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested negative (unless noted). Are up to date on vaccinations (a booster may be needed) Given Flea preventative, dewormer and treated for anything necessary, such as dental cleanings, ear infections, ect. Please visit our website for prices and more information about our hours. WWW.THEHSKMC.COM. Animals fees are not waived unless noted in this description.

Volunteer Opportunities

.Pet Therapy Visits:

*** note the change Tuesday May 22nd-  1:00pm Brookdale, 2:15 pm at Copperleaf 

Wednesday May 23rd8:30 am CARES, 10:00am Bethesda Memory Care

If you are looking for something to do and like people and pets consider volunteering to help at one or all of these visits. 

View all adoptable pets (photo's & bio's) with the petfinder

room? Do you have some extra time to foster a momma cat with kittens or a litter of kittens? Do you love to bottle
feed? We are gearing up for kitten season and are looking for folks who are interested in helping. We provide food,
litter, milk replacer, a portable crate, and any medical care.

~Would you be looking for a way to honor the dog lover in your life? Know someone who is hard
to buy for? Donate a Kuranda Dog Bed in their honor. We are needing additional dog beds and are looking for folks who would
like to donate one. We are also shopping for replacement parts to repair some of the current dog beds we have. Go to
https://kuranda.com/donate If you have any questions, email Bobbie at bobbie@thehskmc.com.

Trainings are approximately 45 minutes long. If trainings are held before or after regular shelter house, we need to have volunteers leave at the end of the trainings. You only need to attend one training. Families are encouraged to participate. There is also a form that needs to be filled out. Kids that are 12 years of age and older can volunteer without an adult present, but their
time is limited to two hours per visit.

Through a grant from the ASPCA, we are looking for help with the Adoption Ambassador program. The Adoption Ambassadors program gives adoptable animals a better chance at finding homes by engaging folks as adoption counselors and foster parents at the same time. It lets adopters get more detailed information about an animal’s behavior in a home environment and improves quality of life while awaiting adoption. Of course, we will continue to have our more “traditional” foster parents and hope that more folks will join us in that so critical role. Fosters are needed badly to help save lives and we can find the perfect fit for anyone who is interested! Give Bobbie a call if you would like more information or would like to be a part of this program.

The 2018 dates have been planned. They are June 11, August 6, October 1, and November 12. Please tell your family, friends, and co-workers about this low cost spay/neuter program. Register animals now as the calendar fills up. You can register online at MNSNAP.org or by
calling 612-720- 8236.

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota is seeking  monetary donations and inventory for the ReStore in Willmar.  The ReStore accepts new and gently used furniture, home  accessories, building materials, and appliances, all of which  are sold to the public at a reduced price. The proceeds help  Habitat construct new homes in the community,  call Habitat for Humanity.


website: www.newlondonlittletheatre.com 
The Little Theatre will be undergoing many changes in the coming year. We will be installing new LED lights that will enhance your theatre experience while reducing our energy consumption.  We have also hired Laurel Iverson as our Operations Manager.  We are in the process of planning a full year of family friendly play production, concerts, movies from the New London Roaming Cinema, Story Show and some social awareness seminars. 
This is an exciting time for us and we hope to have your support as we expand our venue and offer our community a variety of entertainment options.

This 1960’s French farce features self-styled Parisian bachelor Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” 

Performances are June 21st-23rd & 28th-30th at 7:30pm and Sun. July 1st at 2:00pm

The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer"
Written by Peter Quilter.  Directed by Thom Rosengren.

Aug. 2nd-4th & 9th-11th
at 7:30pm
Sun. Aug. 12th at 2:00pm

Hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world in 1941.   

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