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There is a free grocery give away every Saturday morning from 9-10:30 at the Harvest Community Church at 905 Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar. This is a collaborative effort with the Willmar Area Food Shelf and Hope for the City. Its free to all, just bring your own box, bag or tote.
If you’re part of a non-profit organization and have an upcoming event, we’d like to hear about it. And so would our listeners. As a free public service to our local nonprofits, we can help spread the word on your event with on-air mentions and through our websites with all three of our stations: AM 1590 KDJS; 97.3 The River; and Hot Country K95.3, along with social media. This way we can help you reach people who maybe wouldn’t have known of your event otherwise. Get us all the info on your event today. Email us through the website k-musicradio.com, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or call the newsline at 235-2900.
To end the summer theme, ‘Paws at Your Library,’ the library will be showing the movie ‘See Spot Run’ on Friday afternoon, Aug. 29th from 3:30-5. Popcorn and beverages will be served or you can bring your own snack. According to the library catalog, Gordon, an offbeat mailman, never met a dog he couldn’t handle. That is until he offers to watch a neighbor’s young son, James.
GPS units will be provided in the Geocaching 101 – High Tech Treasure Hunt at Sibley State Park on Saturday morning, August 30th from 10-11. There is a limit of 20 people. Children must be 8 years old and accompanied by an adult. From 2-3, its Digital Nature Photography for Kids. Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.
Learn about Animal Track Making for Kids in Sibley State Park’s program on Sunday morning, August 31 from 11-11:30. From 2-2:30, the program is on the Loon, Minnesota’s State Bird. On Monday, Sept. 1 from ten to noon take part in the ‘Kids – I Can Fish’ event. From 2-2:30 its ‘Fish Printing for Kids.’
The Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill will be closed Monday, Sept. 1st in observance of Labor Day. The landfill can be reached at 354-2707. Regular hours are from 8-4 Monday through Saturday.
If you enjoy classic movies, come to Coffee and a Classic at the Willmar Public Library. Held the first Wednesday of each month, the library will provide coffee, a light afternoon snack and a classic movie for all to enjoy. The first of these programs will be held Wednesday afternoon, September 3rd at 2. Contact the library at 235-3162 to find out which movie will be shown in September.
On Thursday morning, Sept. 4th from 10-10:30 come to Sibley State Park for the Loon program. In the afternoon, from 2-3, it’s ‘Geocaching 101 – High Tech Treasure Hunt.’ On Friday morning, Sept. 5th from 10-10:30 the program is ‘Hairy Critters’, and in the afternoon from 2-3 it’s “Digital Nature Photography for Kids.” Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.
Programs at Sibley State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6th include ‘Waterfowl Woodcarving’ by Gary Bullemer, the park’s assistant manager. It runs from ten to 11 in the morning. In the afternoon, from 2-3:30, its Paddle in the Park. On Sunday morning, Sept. 7th from 11-11:30 the program is on the Loon, Minnesota’s State Bird. Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.
There will be an Outreach Day at Sibley State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 9-5:30. Anyone is welcome to visit the park for this day only without purchasing a park sticker. Come check out the park on this special day. Also, there is Prairie Pothole Day just down the road from Sibley. Call the park at 354-2055 for more information.
Atwater Threshing Days in Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6th and 7th from 8-5 each day. Tractor parade both days at one; Sunday morning worship at eight. Something for everyone – threshing, corn shedding, saw mill, hot air engines,= childrens’ barnyard, rope making, quilting, wood spinning, lefse
There will be a ‘Healin & Wheelin’ event for Nancy Ruekert on Sunday, Sept. 7th from 11 in the morning to six at night at the Civic Arena in Litchfield. Last fall, Ruekert suffered a severe injury at work that left her paralyzed from the waist down. This fundraiser will help the family purchase a handicapped accessible van for her.
The Little Crow Photography Club will have an exhibit at= Terrace Mill’s Wheeler Gallery in Terrace through Sept. 8th. The exhibit is Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to three. The theme of the exhibit is ‘Rural.’
The American Red Cross encourages edible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. There are two drives in Kandiyohi County, one at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar on Sept. 8 from 1-7 at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar, and one at the United Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian on Sept. 8th. There is a drive in Raymond on the 9th from 1-7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church and on Sept. 12th at Peace Lutheran in New London.
Get your ‘feet wet’ in theatre this fall in Alexandria Community Education’s ‘Theatre 101 Complete Series’ that will prepare you for the AAAA Theatre production of White Christmas. Class topics include “Introduction to Theatre”, ‘Introduction to Auditions’, “The Audition Package” and ‘Mock Auditions, and Acting Games’. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 9-18, 6:30-8:30 at AAAA Theatre, just in time for the September 22 and 23 auditions for the White Christmas production. Call 320-762-3310, ext. 4270 for more info.
There’s a new book club for mystery lovers. The Whodunit Book Club will meet the second Tuesday night of every month at 6 at the Willmar Public Library beginning in September. While all traditional components of book clubs will be present, they will also complete a hands on activity related to the book for that month. The first meeting will be September 9th at 6. The book is ‘Case Histories’ by Kate Atkinson.
The Jolly Twirlers Square Dance Club will have square dance lessons Monday nights from 6:30-9, November through March at the Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar. The instructor is a licensed square dance caller. For more information call 235-8321, 264-0341 or 894-9627.
The 9th annual pork loin dinner at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi Will be on Wednesday, September 10th from 4:30-7:30. The menu is Pork Loin, real potatoes, buttered corn, creamy coleslaw, finger rolls, home-made desserts, milk and coffee. Adults are $8; kids ages 6-11 $4; with kids five and under free.
Take a free trial session of ‘Zumba’ or ‘Pilates.’ There will be a one hour session of ‘Zumba’ Wednesday, September 10th from 5:15-6:15 at the Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. The Free ‘Pilates’ session is Wednesday, September 10, 6:30-7:30 PM at the Alexandria Area High School. To register call 320-762-3310, ext. 4270.
The Chippewa County Historical Society will host the tenth annual ‘Horse Power Event’ on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 10-4 at the historic Swensson Farm Mureum six miles east of Montevideo. Horse drawn events, a parade at noon, squaredancing, freshly made lefse, krumkake, and butter; numerous demonstrations; and more. Admission is $5 for adults; students 17 and under admitted free. More info, call 269-7636.
Harvest Community Church, located in downtown Willmar, is gearing up for the clothing exchange which is held annually at the church. They’re collecting clothes, gently used or new. They especially need winter wear for infants, toddlers and kids. This is an event where people can exchange clothing they no longer want or need. If you don’t have clothing to bring in, come in come and shop anyways. Clothing will be collected Sept 15-17. The clothing exchange is Friday, September 19th from noon to 7.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Throughout the course of September, the library will host a September Selfie contest to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month. Individuals are encouraged to take a selfie with their library card. Selfies will be displayed in the library throughout the month. The most creative selfies, as voted on by the staff, will receive prizes at the end of the month. The contest is open to individuals of all ages. Call the library for more info.
Our Savior’s will have its annual harvest festival Wednesday, Sept. 17th from 4:30-7 at 400 First Avenue in Sacred Heart. Bake/sweep shop; farmer’s market; meatball supper complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn coleslaw, homemade pies and desserts. Take-out available. Adults $10; Children 10 and under $5; preschoolers free. Proceeds go to various mission projects.
Central Minnesota Legal Services is offering free Legal Counseling at the Willmar Public Library, but you must call (320) 403-1051 to schedule an appointment. The next Legal Advice Clinic will be Friday morning, September 19th at 10 in the Willmar Public Library. Remember to call ahead and schedule an appointment. No Criminal Matters Accepted Through This Clinic.
The Willmar Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale in September to raise money for the library. The book sale will be held on Friday, September 19th from 9-5 and Saturday, September 20th from 9-4 at the library. Materials for sale include books, both hardcover and paperback, from all genres, VHS and DVDs, CDs, and more. All proceeds go directly to benefiting the library. Contact the library at 235-3162 for more information.