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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.


Come join the Indoor Rock Climbing Gym Thursday afternoon, Dec. 8th from 4-5:30 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. The equipment will be provided and there will be experienced climbers to help train and refine your skills. This is for all ages and is a true adventure sport. Challenge yourself both physically and mentally at your own pace.

The New London Roaming Cinema will have free classic movie screenings at the New London Senior Center. They’re open to the public and the next one is ‘Scrooge’ on Thursdaynight. Dec. 8 from 6:30-8:30. This is the first full-length sound version of ‘A Christmas Carol.’

Willmar Assembly of God will present its 52nd annual Night of Music – Shepherds and Kings on the nights of December 8th, 9th and tenth at seven and the afternoons of Dec. 10thand 11th at three. Tickets are free but required. Tickets available at the church or at Good News Bookstore, Walt’s, North American State Bank and Dun Bros. coffee shop. A freewill offering will benefit SALT (Somali Adult Literary Training).

New London Roaming Cinema will have free classic movie screenings at the New London Senior Center. These movies are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
New London Roaming Cinema: "Scrooge” (1935)
Starring: Sir Seymour Hicks, directed by Henry Edwards. Enjoy the first full-length sound version of “A Christmas Carol.” Sir Seymour Hicks co-wrote this adaptation of the Charles Dickens story. This program also includes a holiday cartoon short.
Where: New London Senior Center; 101 2nd Ave SW; New London, MN 56273
Cost: Free and open to the public.
New London Roaming Cinema is a cinematic odyssey for the audience to interact with other participants and the films through viewing movies and having discussions in different venues. Bring your kids, grandparents or friends.
New London Roaming Cinema is a cinematic odyssey for the audience to interact with other participants and the films through viewing movies and having discussions in different venues. Bring your kids, grandparents or friends.
For more info on “Pop-Up” events:  fb.me/NLRoamCinema
New London Roaming Cinema was made possible by funding through the New London Riverspace Project and ArtPlace America.
Films selected are movies that have fallen into the Public Domain.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Willmar on Thursday, Dec.8th. The first stop is at Rice Memorial Hospital from 10-4, and the second is at the Willmar VFW Post from noon to six. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season, a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. Roll up your sleeve to ensure patients continue to receive treatment throughout the holiday season.

There will be a fund raising party for Jeremy Lax of Olivia on Friday, Dec. 9th beginning at 5:30 at the Olivia Golf Club. In August Jeremy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 34. Treatment started right away, and found out the facility was out of network coverage by his insurance company. The fundraiser is to help cover growing medical expenses. The Dan Jammers band will be performing. Hog roast, silent auction, family party bid and more.

If you need to get the Christmas shopping done, or need a date night, Alexandria Community Education is there to help. You can bring your kids to the Lincoln Elementary School and go enjoy some free time for shopping, date night or me time. Drop your kids off Friday, Dec. 9th between 5:30-8:30. The class fee includes pizza dinner. Call 320-762-3310for more info.

Santa Claus is coming to Sunburg on Friday afternoon, Dec. 9th at 5:15 at the corner by the Lake Region Bank. You can visit with Santa from 5:30-6 at the Kultur Hus. On Sunday night, December 11th, Santa will be coming to Murdock on a train. Meet at the railroad tracks at the south end of Frederick Street to meet Santa, after which you’ll walk to the city hall for pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, craft making and refreshments.

The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter will have its annual bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 11-2 at the Kandi Mall. If you’re interested in helping call the shelter, and if you want to donate baked items, list the ingredients on the package and price your item. You can drop them off at the shelter until 6 Dec. 9th or at the mall Saturday at 10:30. There is also a gift wrapping booth at the Kandi Mall from 11-5. Volunteers are needed

There will be a Teen TV Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9-4 at the Willmar Public Library. A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. Snacks are providec. Call the library for more information.

The Koronis Nite Owls of Paynesville will have a 35th Christmas Square Dance on Saturday night, Dec. 10th with Larry Johansen calling. Mainstream dancing will be at the Paynesville Elementary School and will run from 7:30-10. There will be a potluck lunch following the dance.

The American Red Cross has scheduled two blood drives in Willmar. The first is on Monday, Dec. 12th from 1-7 at the Assembly of God Church. The second is Wednesday, Dec. 14th from nine to three at the Willmar Public Library. The need for blood doesn’t take a break for the holidays. You’re asked to make an appointment to give the gift of life through a blood or platelet donation.

Heartbeat will meet at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of New London and Spicer on Tuesday night, Dec. 13th from 7-8:30. Heartbeat is affiliated with the national organization of the American Association of Suicidology, and was created for mutual support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. It was organized to help survivors absorb the impact of the self-inflicted death, to offer the comfort of empathetic understanding and acceptance, and to support each other toward healthy resolution of the grief. Call 796-0168 for more info.

The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter has pet therapy visits to various nursing homes in Willmar on Wednesdays. The December dates are: Dec. 14th at one in the afternoon at Day Break; and at two at the Scandia House. On Dec. 21st they’re at Rice Care Center at one; and Bethesda Grand (Heritage) at 2. December 28th they’re at the Treatment Center at nine; at Bethesda Assisted Living at 10:15; and Bethesda Centennial Square at 11. 

Safe Avenues is accepting Christmas donations through Dec. 16th. They need women and teen bath robes; women’s sleep-wear and slippers, teen’s hoodies, t-shirts and sleep-wear; children’s pajamas, baby dolls, Play-Doh, kitchenware items, linens, pillows, twin sheets, car repair kits, gift cards for gas and groceries as well as cash donations. Call ahead to drop off items at 235-0962. Safe Avenues provides advocacy, parenting time services and safe shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

You’re invited to participate in the Holiday Cookies and Holiday Hearts event at the Willmar Public Library on Friday morning, Dec. 16th from 10-11. Families are invited to come and listen to some favorite holiday stories, fingerplays and music. You will also make some holiday crafts and eat cookies to celebrate the season. Come to the library with your family and make some Christmas memories and enjoy some Christmas cookies.

Kandiyohi County Public Health will have an immunization clinic in its office at the Health and Human Services Building in Willmar on Monday afternoon, Dec. 19th from 3-6. Bring along an up to date record of all past immunizations. Kids under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have proper written consent. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Call 231-7800 for more info.

There are a lot of new books arriving weekly at the Kerkhoven Public Library. There are also new science books with instruction to make activities using many common household items. ‘Science All Around Us’ is a new series for kids at the library. Christmas books are also on display at the library. Check these out for all your holiday needs from decorating to baking and cooking to crafting.  Kill Dec. 23 

United Way of West Central Minnesota is asking you to give the gift of reading to children around our community by sponsoring Imagination Library. This is a program of the United Way that sends children one book a month until their 5th birthday to build literacy skills, engage families in reading and to help prepare kids for kindergarten. The cost to sponsor one child to receive 12 books mailed to their home in their name is $30 per year. For more info call 235-2641 and ask for Denise.   Kill Dec. 29

There will be a children’s matinee on Friday afternoon, Dec. 30th from 3:30-5:30 at the Willmar Public Library. The movie is about a young boy who embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas. Call the library at 235-3162 for the title of the movie that is being shown.

Every eight minutes the American Red Cross responds to a disaster; providing emergency shelter, hot meals and financial support to families in need. But they depend on end-of-year donations to do this critical work. Donate to the Red Cross before midnight Dec. 31 to help bring hope to a family with nowhere else to turn.



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