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New London Roaming Cinema:
"Minnesota Stories in a
Changing Climate "
Sat. August 26th
Climate change is affecting our state’s varied regions and residents in different ways, but all Minnesotans have a story to tell. The Twin Cities PBS production “Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate” showcases these stories, along with narration from some of the state’s leading climate experts. Join us for a screening of the film and a facilitated discussion.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. This is an Indoor Roam event, where participants are asked to bring an open mind during this more structured format. All movies on the summer schedule are free and family-friendly. Bring your kids, grandparents or friends.
New London Roaming Cinema was made possible by funding through the New London Riverspace Project and ArtPlace America. Extra gratitude to Climate Generation for screening of film and facilitating the discussion.
New London Roaming Cinema is presenting Climate Generation’s ‘Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate’. It will be at the Little Theatre in New London on Friday night, August 26th at seven. The film and discussion is free and open to the public. Climate change is affecting our state’s varied regions and residents in different ways, but all Minnesotans have a story to tell. Join us for a screening of the film and a facilitated discussion.
There will be a children’s matinee at the Willmar Public Library on Friday afternoon, August 26th from 3:30-5. Movie snacks are provided. You need to call the library for the title of the movie that will be shown. On Monday morning, August 29th, it’s Baby Lap Sit. This is a story time for children up to two and a half years old. Stories, music, activities related to the story and more.
A Run From the Cops 5K family fun run/walk, sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, is happening Saturday
morning, August 27th
with registration at ten and the race at 11, rain or shine. It starts at 1400 County Road 82 Northwest in Alexandria. You can register online at active.com
. There will also be a K9 demo and other exhibits. Hot dog lunch, prizes and fun.
Pick up a Library Passport at the Willmar Public Library. Then get your passport stamped at as many of the 31 Pioneerland Library System member libraries as you can. Turn your passport in to the library by August 29th. Each stamp equals one entry into the grand prize drawing. This program is for ages 18 and up.
The Willmar Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing is giving cancer awareness cruises on Green Lake in Spicer. The chapter wants to make it possible for those who are cancer survivors or who are currently undergoing cancer treatment to have the experience of a fall cruise on Green Lake. Seats are available on a first-call, first-served basis, so call 796-5555 to reserve your seat.
Sibley State Park has a number of events planned: Fitness Frolic Fridays from 8-9 on Sept. 2nd, Geocaching 101 from 1-3, ‘From breakfast to dinner campfire cooking’ from 7-8:30 that night. On Sept. 3rd its Pedal into the past from ten to noon, and ‘Voyaguer Canoe Rides’ from 1-4; and on Sept. 4, it’s the Great Selfie Challenge from noon to two. Call the park at 354-2055 for more info.
The Lower Sioux Agency Historic Sit is hosting the Raptor Program presented by the University, on Saturday, Sept. 3rd from noon to two at the Interpretive Center in Morton. This program explores the different raptors found in Minnesota and their roll in the environment. You’ll get a close up and personal view of the raptors. Admission is $5 with ages 5 and under free. Call 507-697-6321 for more info.
The 8th annual Trolls Classic Car Show is Monday, Sept. 5th (Labor Day) at the Sunburg Community Center. Registration is from 9-11, with trophies and awards at two. Plaques to the top 25 cars. Food on the grounds, arts and crafts throughout the day, Jorgenson’s Auto Memorabilia open for viewing, something for everyone. No bikes or dogs. Call 366-3507 for more info.
St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector will have its 18th annual turkey supper on Wednesday, Sept. 7th with a buffet meal from 4-7, and take outs from 4-7. Serving is in the parish hall. Adults and Youth pay $10; children ages 4-10 pay $5. There s an immediate family maximum of $45. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, corn, bread, cranberries, ice cream.
There is still time to sign up for the day trip sponsored by the Kerkhoven Public Library to visit the Wabasha caves in the Twin Cities. The bus will leave the library on Wednesday morning, September 7, at 8:15. You'll tour the caves, stop at Harriet Island for lunch and go on a gangster tour. Supper will be at the Delano McDonald's. Legacy funds will be used to pay for this trip. You need to bring a sack lunch for dinner and money for the supper stop on the way home. Stop in at the Kerkhoven Public Library to sign up. You need to be a Swift County resident to take advantage of this trip.
The second annual Patriotic Pancake Breakfast will be Saturday morning, Sept. 10th from 9-11 at the Heritage Building on the Renville County Historical Society Museum ground. Free will donations, with the proceeds to go towards the historical society and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Renville County. Bring family and friends. The Museum open house is from 10-4.
Come to the River Valley Arms & Ammo anniversary celebration Thursday andFriday, Sept. 10th. There will be a demo shoot on Sep. 10th from noon to four at the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club in Redwood Falls. The anniversary sale runs through Sept. 25th at the River Valley Arms and Ammo in Morton. Hours are 11-4 orWednesday, 10-8 on Thursday and Friday; 10-5 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. Call 507-829-2439 for more info.
There will be a Lunch and Learn event on Saturday, Sept. 10th from 11-1 at the Minnesota Valley History Learning Center in Morton. Vanessa Goodthunder with Dakota Wicohan will be the presenter, the event taking place at the Charles Eastment Canoe Landing in Morton. She is a student at the University of Minnesota working to become a social studies and Dakota educator.
The second annual golf tournament and fundraiser for Safe Avenues is Sunday, Sept. 11th beginning at noon with registration and lunch on the patio. The shotgun start is at one. The event is being held at the Benson Golf Club. To sponsor an event or to register call 235-0475. Proceeds go to support the Swift County Outreach Office.
The Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Department will have an immunization clinic on Monday morning, Sept. 12th from ten to noon in the public health office at the Health and Human Services building in Willmar. Bring 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.
‘Celebrate Art and Artists’ at the annual Southwest Minnesota Arts Council celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24th from 4:30-9 at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum. Socialize with artists and arts supporters across the Southwest Minnesota region and learn about the grants and activities SMAC has funded in the past year. Advance ticket purchase is required by Sept. 12th.
There is a free fall clothing exchange Friday, Sept. 16th from noon to five at the Harvest Community Church in Willmar. The clothing exchange is for everyone, everything is free, take what you can use to meet the needs of your family. Items needed are men’s, women’s, children’s and baby clothing, shoes, winter coats, jackets, etc. Drop of dates are from ten to five on Sept. 12th, 13th and 14th. Volunteers are needed for all areas of set-up and sorting. Call Renee Lindblad at 995-6475.
The 11th annual pork loin dinner at the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi is on Wednesday, Sept. 14th from 4:30-7:30. Handicap accessible and air conditioned. Menu is pork loin, real potatoes, homemade gravy, buttered corn, creamy coleslaw, finger rolls, homemade desserts and pies. $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6-11; and free for ages five and under. Music by Terry Nelson and Myron Bengtson.