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The RCW Booster Club will have a pulled pork sandwich fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 23rd from 5-7 prior to the football game at the RCW football field in Danube. In case of inclement weather, it will be held at the Danube Community Center. Pulled pork sandwich, chips, bar and water for $7.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Willmar American Legion on Friday, Sept. 23rd from noon to six; at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Sept. 27th from 1-7; and at CashWise Foods on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28th and 29th from 1-6 each day. They will be at the Kandi Mall on Friday, Sept. 30thfrom 9-3.
An Assisted Living Workshop on ‘what seniors and their families need to know’ will be presented at the Willmar Community Center, Saturday morning, September 24th from 9:30-11. The workshop is free and is open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Participants will learn about assisted living in Minnesota including an overview of how services are licensed. A checklist on how to select an assisted living that best meets an individual’s needs will be provided. Common problems in assisted living will also be discussed.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society will have a Genealogy workshop by Lin Cornelius Strong on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 9-3. The workshop will cover using online databases, maps and mapping, problem solving and using DNA researching your European and Scandinavian ancestors online. Call 235-1881 for more info.
The Color Walk/Run returns to the Granite Falls Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 24th with registration at 8 and the walk/run starting at 9. The run is to raise awareness of diabetes, along with drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. The event will start and end with the traditional toss of colored corn starch. This event is sponsored by the Upper Sioux Community.
You’re invited to join the Kandiyohi County Historical Society for a day long journey into family research on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 9-3:30. The workshop will cover using online databases, maps and mapping, problem solving and using DNA and researching your European and Scandinavian ancestors online. The cost of $30 includes lunch. For more information call 235-1881.
A chocolatey world awaits you in Sunburg at Hope Lutheran’s annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 10-1. Luncheon consists of soup, ham sandwiches, salad, rommegrot, pies and bars. Check out the bakery shoppe for a variety of Scandinavian goodies and lefse bites; there’s a general store, grandma’s attic, apron booth, cards and napkins, book sale, garden market and quilt raffle. Trivia and a chocolate treat at your table.
The Danube Historical Society will have its fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 11-2 at the Danube Depot Museum. Serving brats, sauerkraut, hot dogs, chips, bars, lemonade and coffee. Freewill donation. Door prizes every half an hour. Entertainment by Greg Lippert. All are welcome.
A meatball dinner will be served from 11 to 1 on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake, west of New London. The menu includes meatballs with gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, bread, assorted desserts, coffee and milk. Adults $9, ages 6-12 $4, ages 5 and under eat free. Grandma’s attic, baked goods, crafts and garden produce will also be for sale. For more information call the church at 354-4222.
The annual fall turkey dinner at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock is on Sunday, Sept. 25th from 4-7:30. Adults $10; ages 5-10 $5; ages 4 and under free; and take-out meals $10. There will be a silent auction featuring theme baskets and other items and Juan Ana Coffee from mission families in San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala.
There will be an immunization clinic in the public health office at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar on Monday afternoon, Sept. 26th from 3-6. Bring along an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Call 231-7800 for more information.
The Resource Center Program’s (TRCP) next parent support group meeting is on Monday night, Sept. 26th from 6-7:30 at WCI (formerly West Central Industries) in Willmar. The speaker is Marilyn Hukriede, Kandiyohi County’s networking coordinator. Join her for a discussion on “Routines and Transitions.” She will be discussing the importance of routines and transitions plans to make them work for you and your busy family. New parents and caregivers are welcome to attend anytime. It's free! Call 320-444-5403 for more info.
The American Red Cross has four blood drives going on in Willmar this month. The first is on Tuesday, Sept. 27th from 1-7 at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church. There are two blood drives at Cash Wise Foods, one on Wednesday, Sept. 28th and one on Thursday, Sept. 29th, both from 1-6. There is also a drive on Friday, Sept. 30th from 9-3 at the Kandi Mall.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church of Willmar on Tuesday, Sept. 27th from 1-7; at CashWise Foods in Willmar on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 28th and 29th from 1-6; at the Belgrade High School on the 28th from nine to 2; and the Kandi Mall on Friday, Sept. 30th from nine to 3.
Come learn Beginning Ukulele on Tuesday nights, Sept. 27th through Oct. 25thfrom 7-8:30 in the DMS art room in Alexandria. Start at the absolute beginning and grow from there. Holiday, strumming, fingering, reading the music, basic chord sets, and more. You will need a Ukulele, a three ring notebook and a tuner if available. Call320-762-3310 for more info.
The American Red Cross will urges you to give blood and platelets at the blood drives in the area. There is a drive at the Belgrade High School on Wednesday, Sept. 28th from 9-2; and one at the Our Lady of the Angels in Sauk Center on Thursday, Oct. 6th from 1-7.
The annual ag tour will be Wednesday, September 28th. They’ll will depart from the Chamber at 1 that afternoon to tour the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative plant in Renville and the Revier Cattle Company in Olivia, followed by supper at Max's Grill in Olivia. The cost for the annual Ag Tour is $15. The reservation deadline is September 23rd. Register by contacting Deb at 231-0270.
A rock climbing gym at the Prairie Woods Learning Center is available for all ages to use on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29th from 4-5:30. Climbing offers a chance to challenge yourself both physically and mentally at your own pace. Meet at the main building.
The Hawk Creek Animal Shelter will have two fall pet vaccination clinics. The first is at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar on Thursday night, Sept. 29th from 5:30-7. The second is on Thursday night, Oct. 6th from 5:30-7 at the Meeker County Fairgrounds in Litchfield. For more information call the shelter at 235-7612.
A pilot after-school program called GAP is offered in Willmar for school age children who need a more supportive environment and do not thrive in a traditional setting. Students work on behavior management strategies and homework in a positive, interactive and welcoming environment. Highly trained staff work with parents to develop a Community Inclusion Plan so children can be successful in other settings and activities. GAP will be located at WCI, near Roosevelt Elementary and across from Bill Taunton Baseball Stadium-Home of the Stingers.
Story Hour at the Willmar Public Library run Sept. 30th through November 4th from10-10:45 in the mornings. This is for parents and their children ages 2-1/2 to six. TheFriday morning, Sept. 30th event is called ‘Back to School.’ Story time programs introduce young children to books, rhymes, music and other fun activities. Call the library for more information.
The Gay Nineties, a barbershop quartet, will perform ‘When It’s Lamp-Lightin Time in the Valley,’ at the Willmar Community Center on Friday night, Sept. 30th at seven. All are welcome. No admission fee. Freewill donations encouraged for the entertainers. Current members are Gary Erickson of Montevideo, Dan Tiede of Avon, Jim Tiede of Spicer and Doug Miller of Prior Lake.
The Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church fall festival is Saturday, Oct. 1st from8:30-noon, with sales beginning at nine. Cookie Walk, Christmas crafts, grandma’s attic, baked good and breads, creative Home and Garden, garden produce, homemade pie shop, family spirit room sweepstakes drawing, silent auction, bucket raffle. Rolls and coffee served at 8:30, lunch served from 10:30 to noon.
There will be a Big Vehicle Day special event at the Woodland Elementary School playground in Alexandria on Saturday morning, Oct. 1st from 9-11. All families are welcome. $5 for a family. Cancelled if pouring rain. If you have questions call the Early Childhood Family Education advisory board at 320-762-3305.
The First Lutheran Church of Kensington will have a hog roast with roasted pork, baked potato, squash, corn and dessert on Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 11-1. Freewill donation. Trash to Treasure sale, musical entertainment, games, face painting, popcorn. Bring your grandchildren. Freewill donations towards the children’s activities will go toward the 2017 Vacation Bible School.
Game Day at the Pioneer Cabin at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for grades 1-4 is Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4th from 4-5:30. After dressing as a pioneer, unplug for an afternoon of blind man’s bluff, a three legged race, a game of graces, and many more pioneer games. Call 354-5894 for more info.
Try for a chance to win an elegant dinner for two at the Sperry House, with a walleye and bison catered meal. Tickets are on sale at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society at $5 a ticket. The proceeds will be used to restore the Victorian Sperry House. The dinner is on Friday, Oct. 21st, with the drawing to take place at the historical society’s annual meeting on Oct. 13th. Tickets are available through the 13th.
If you wish to be included in the 2017 West Central Baseball Hall of Fame you need to submit your nominations to the Historical Society by October 14th. Nominees must fall within a 45 mile radius of Willmar and be either a professional, amateur or involved in the community. To obtain a nomination form and more information call Jill at 235-1881.
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.