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Win 2 tickets & a limo ride (Night Life Limo) from Willmar to the concert and back by siging up at:
Trav's Dino Mart - Willmar
Horseshoe Bar - Lake Lillian
Olivia Chrysler - Olivia
Wildhare Floral - Clara City
Mills Ford Chrysler - Willmar
Keaveny Corner Drug - Clara City
Sacred Heart Municipal Liquor
Pizza Ranch - Willmar
Sound Image - Willmar
Cenex Store - Montivideo
Fatty's Kandi Quick Stop - Kandiyohi
Kandi Entertainment Center - Willmar
2 Winners will be drawn Jun 25th!
A class on ‘Basic Photoshop’ is planned for Tuesday night, May 21st from 6;30-8:30 at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. This class will provide a basic overview of the Photoshop format. They'll discuss the task bar and tool box. Color, contrast, cropping, image repair, saving and other basic functions will be highlighted. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310 for more information.
Peer Connect, a social group for people with Asperger’s, Autism and other life challenges, will meet at West Central Industries on Tuesday night, May 21st from 6:30-8 for Wii Sports, Foosball, socializing and treats. This is for peers ages 14-40. Parents will meet next door with Dee Alleckson for tips on the transition years. If you have questions email Becky Sook at email@example.com.
There will be a benefit for Jack Berghuis on Wednesday, May 22nd from 5-8 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Jack was recently diagnosed with Standard B-All Leukemia. He is the five year old son of Jake and Sarah Berghuis of Willmar. There is a silent auction & bake sale.
EMS Week is May 19th-25th, with the Willmar Ambulance hosting an open house at the ambulance garage Wednesday, May 22nd from 4-7. There will be hot dogs, pop and chips served. Freewill donation. Come to the open house on the 22nd of May.
Several blood drives are being put on by the American Red Cross During May. There will be a blood drive on Thursday, May 23rd from 1-7 at St. Phillip’s Church in Litchfield. Another on Friday, May 24th from 8-1 at St. Phillip’s Church in Litchfield, and a third on Saturday, May 25th from 9-1 at the Paynesville Elementary School.
Book 2 Movie Night on Thursday night, May 23rd at six at the Willmar Public Library is ‘Gangster Squad.’ It’s the true story of a 1949 Los Angeles police crew and their efforts to take down mob king, Mickey Cohen. Call the library at 235-3162 for more information.
Carnival Film Festival
Thursday, May 23rd
2 Hour Ticket Price: $6.00
Event Pass Price: $16.00
at Jack's coffee shop in New London,
Whitney Music in Willmar
or at the door the day
Coffee House Players: May 23-concert 6-6:45 at Jazz N Java in Willmar. Music concert followed by singalong with house band.
A red, white and blue square dance is planned by the Koronis Nite Owls of Paynesville for Saturday night, May 25th with Brian Freed calling. The Mainstream workshop starts at 7:30, and the Mainstream Dancing is from 8-10 at the Paynesville Elementary School. There is a potluck lunch following the dance.
The Willmar Nordic Ski Club is sponsoring an all you can eat Belgian waffle breakfast Saturday, May 25th from 8:30-12:30 at the Willmar Community Center. It’s Dad’s Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings, sausages and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Children under five eat free. All registered participants in the Memorial Day 5K walk/run and 2-mile walk will receive a complimentary ticket for the breakfast.
The Historic Chippewa City will open for the season on Saturday afternoon, May 25th at one. The Swensson Farm Museum will open for the season on Sunday afternoon, May 26th at one. The exhibit, ‘U.S./Dakota Conflict of 1862, remains on display in the Gateway Building. For more information call 320-269-7636.
The Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. The landfill, which is open from 8 to 4 Monday through Saturday, can be reached at 354-2707.
promote reading. The philosophy is to share books with your neighbors by offering them in a little library on a post near your curb. Take a book, return a book is the strategy. There is a class on this at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria on Wednesday, May 29th from 5:30-9. Call community ed at 320-762-3310 for more information.
A class at the Woodland Elementary School Oaks Conference Room in Alexandria on Wednesday afternoon, May 29th from 1:30-3:30 is about iPhone Basics. Learn to make phone calls and send text messages/photo text messages, check notifications, set up, receive and send emails and customize your phone and home screen. Call community ed at 320-762-3310.
The Friends of the Willmar Public Library raffle will take place June 1-30, and this year’s first prize is a quilted centerpiece by Mary Chalmers. There are many other prizes from local merchants that can be viewed at the library. Raffle tickets are available at the library. Its $2 per ticket or six tickets for $10. All proceeds are used to improve the library’s collection.
On Monday night, June 3rd at seven, there will be a class on container gardening at the Willmar Public library. It’s put on by the University of Minnesota Master Gardeners. You’ll learn there is always space for that special place.
Assistant Varsity Coach, Legion Coach and former college player Jake Munsch will be teaching baseball fundamentals in a unique clinic called ‘Baseball Hitters’ and Fielders.’ Learn from one of the best baseball coaches in the area. The clinic is at the Discovery Middle School East Baseball Field in Alexandria, Mon-Wed, June 3rd-June 12th from 9-10:30 for students entering grades 5-7 and 11-1:30 PM for youth entering grades 8-10. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310 for more info.
Get ready for those campfires by enrolling in “Ukulele Crash Course” which is Tuesday nights, June 4-25 from 6:30-7:45 at Grand Arbor. Bring a ukulele to class and learn to chord some familiar songs. Lessons will be simple and useful, concentrating on two and three chord songs. Music will be provided in class, with additional on-line references to get your repertoire started as well. Call Alexandria Community Education at 320-762-3310 for more info.
Having trouble using your eReader/tablet? Have a question about Microsoft Office, a social network, or email? Want to learn how to use a computer? Drop by the Willmar Public Library on Tuesday, June 4th between ten and noon. Staff will be on hand to assist you. Call the library at 235-3162, extension 16 for more info.
The Minnesota Zoomobile will be at the Spicer Library on Tuesday morning, June 4th at 11. Zoomobile naturalists use live animals, biological artifacts, storytelling and audience participation to create a dynamic, personal and fun program for all ages.
The ninth annual Tea at the Sperry House will be Friday afternoon, June 7th with serving at one and again at three. A variety of tea and authentic treats made from century-old recipes will be served. This year they’ll be honoring the Sperry Family as the Sperry House turns 120 years old this year. The cost is $20 per person, adults only. Call 235-1881 to reserve your spot.
City Celebration! - June 6 - 8 : Sugar Beet Days, grand parade Saturday. in Renville
Get your family and friends to join you for a bike ride on the Central Lakes Trail! In ‘The Breakfast Ride’, Claudia and George Odio Jr. will lead an easy paced ride from Alexandria to Garfield where everyone will take a break and enjoy breakfast at the Garfield Diner, then back to Alexandria. Riders meet at the Bike and Fitness Company Parking Lot Saturday morning, June 8, at 8:30. Call Community Education at 320-762-3310 for more info.
City Celebration! - June 7 - 8 : Kandi is Dandy Days, grand parage Saturday in Kandiyohi
City Celebration! - June 8 - 13:Town and Country Days, grand parage Wednesday in Paynesville
There will be two blood drives in Willmar on June 10th and 11th. The Monday, June 10th drive is from 1-7 at the Epicenter Youth Center. The Tuesday, June 11th drive is from 1-7 at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Renville County has a number of blood drives going on during the month of June. The June 10th drive is from 1-7 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island. The June 11th drive is from 1-7 at the Community Center in Sacred Heart. The June 12th drive is from 1-7 at the Community Center in Buffalo Lake. The June 14th drive is from 8-1 at the Community Center in Danube.
City Celebration! - June 9 - 16: Fiesta Days, grand day parade Sunday in Montevideo
City Celebration! - June 13 - 16 : Island Days, regatta parade Sautrday in Bird Island
City Celebration! - June 13 - 16 : Festival Days, grand parade Saturday in Atwater
The 17th annual motorcycle ride called ‘Riding for a Cause,’ is taking place Saturday, June 15th at the city park on the shores of Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood. This is in support of Glacial Ridge Hospice. Lunch and registration is at 11, the hospice ride at 1, with a night ride around the lake at nine. Free will donations. Call 320-634-2221 for more information or to register.
City Celebration! - June 19 - 22: Willmar Fests, grand day parade Saturday in Willmar
City Celebration! - June 20 - 22 : Western Fest, grand parade Saturday in Granite Falls
A free community health education class on Kidney Health 101 will be presented by Rice Hospital on Monday afternoon, June 24th from 3:30-4:30 in the Lakeland Auditorium at the Lakeland Health Center. You do not need to pre-register, just come to the class.
City Celebration! - June 27 - 30 : Riverfest, grand parade Sunday in Dawson
City Celebration! - July 1 - 4: Fourth of July, parade at 2pm and fireworks at dusk on Thursday in Maynard
City Celebration! - July 1 - 4: Summerfest, parade Thursday with fireworks at dusk in Madison
City Celebration! - July 4: Fourth of July, Kiddie parade at 6pm followed by main parade in Prinsburg
City Celebration! - July 2 - 7: Independence Day Celebration, grand parade Thursday with fireworks at dusk in Spicer
City Celebration! - July 3: Family Fun Night, begins at 6pm with food, music and fireworks show at dusk at Prairie's Edge Casino.
City Celebration! - July 4-7: Heritage Days, grand parade Sunday in Starbuck.
City Celebration! - July 10-14:Fun Days, grand parade Saturday in Danube.
City Celebration! - July 11-14: Watercade, grand parade Saturday in Litchfield.
City Celebration! - July 11: Appreciation Day in Blomkest.
City Celebration! - July 12-13: Prairie Fest Days, grand parade Saturday in Clara City.
City Celebration! - July 18: Water Days, grand parade Saturday at 10am in New London.
City Celebration! - July 19-20: Summer Fest, parade Friday in Sacred Heart.
City Celebration! - July 19-21: 45th Space Festival, parade Sunday in Cosmos.
City Celebration! - July 20: Kid Day Celebration, parade Saturday in Benson.
City Celebration! - July 23-28: Waterama, lighted pontoon parade at dusk Saturday, parade Sunday in Glenwood.
City Celebration! - July 24-28: Corn Capital Days, grand parade Saturday in Olivia.
City Celebration! - July 26-28: Town and Country Days, parade Saturday in Kerkhoven.
City Celebration! - Aug. 2-3 : Pennock Fun Days, paarade Saturday in Pennock.
City Celebration! - Aug. 2-4: Fun Days, grand parade on Saturday in Lake Lillian.
City Celebration! - Aug. 7-10 : 27th Annual New London to New Birghton Antique Car Run Saturday features cars from 1915 and earlier; country tours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday leaving form New London Daily.
City Celebration! - Aug. 9-10 : Dragon Boat Racing, coed races on Lake Minnewaska; boats provided in Starbuck.
City Celebration! - Aug. 9-10 : Augustfest, grand parade Saturday in Belgrade.
City Celebration! - Aug. 15-18: AugustFest in Grove City.
City Celebration! - Aug. 17-18: Stockade Rendezvous, 10am to 5pm daily in Forest City.
City Celebration! - Aug. 23-25: Harvest Fest and 125th anniversary of city, parade on Saturday in Raymond.