Around Our Region, published July 20, 2022 – West Central Tribune | Candle Made Easy

Olivia: Corn Capital Days July 25-31, for more information visit online or on Facebook at

Kerchoven: Town and Country Days, 29-31 July, go online to the Facebook page of the city of Kerkhoven for more information

Glenwood: Waterama, July 29-31, 65th Annual Event, Parade Sunday at 1pm; more information online at

Lilliansee: Fun Days, April 4-17 August, go online to the City of Lake Lillian Facebook page for more information

Pennock: Fun Days, 5.-7. August, go online for more information at

Little Crow Waterski Shows: July 22, 7:30 p.m., Neer Park, New London. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, preschoolers are admitted free; reserved seating $8.

Summer movies in the park: July 22, 8 p.m., Willmar Civic Center Turf Fields. Willmar Parks and Recreation presents a free movie night of American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story.

Green Lake Bible Camp: The 38th Annual Green Lake Quilt Auction will be held July 22-23 at Bible Camp east of Spicer. Quilt previews on July 22 from 3-8 p.m. and July 23 from 9-11 a.m. for $3 admission. Hotdish dinner, concert on the beach on July 22nd. Live auction on July 23 at noon of homemade quilts, online quilt auction closes at 5pm, pulled pork lunch and silent auction. Fresh donuts and concessions both days. Meals are $9 per person. Visit the website at for more information.

Farmer’s Festival: 2nd-4th August, Gilfillan Estate, southeast of Redwood Falls,

Wacipi: 5th-8th August, Upper Sioux Community Pezihutazizi Oyate, traditional Wacipi powwow

Hanley Falls: August 6-7 at the Minnesota Machinery Museum, The 47th annual The Good Old Days and Threshing Show, featuring all things JI Case and Fairbanks Morse engines. Admission is $10 for adults, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Summer vacation children’s films: 10:00 am Monday & Wednesday, Golden Ticket Cinemas, Uptown Willmar, $1 movie, $5 combo of movie, popcorn and drink. July 20 “The Minions”, July 25 and 27 “Sing 2”.

Yellow Medicine District: 21-23 July, Canby,

Chippewa County: 27-31 July, Montevideo,

Pope County: 3rd-6th August, Glenwood,

Meeker County: 3rd-7th August, Litchfield,

Kandiyohi County: 10th-13th August, Willmar,

County Renville: 10-12 August, Bird Island,

Swift County: 17-21 August, Appleton,

County of Lac qui Parle: 8th-11th September, Madison,

WILLMAR — The Willmar Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The website is Call 320-235-3162. Curbside pickup is still available during regular business hours. Programs are personally in the library. The WiFi can be accessed 24/7 from a parked car in the parking lot behind the library or in front of the building using your library card or via Overdrive.

summer reading: read: June 6-Aug 31. Join one of our summer reading programs for children, teens and adults.

Check your fines: 1 Jun-Aug 31, ages 0-18. received fines? Read them away – 15 minutes of reading equals $1 from your account. Read up to $20 from your account. Some restrictions apply.

Story of the Little People: Every Wednesday, 10 a.m., 0-3 years, no registration required.

Rec & Read at Rice Park: Every Thursday from 1pm to 4pm until July 21st.

Outdoor Skills & Stories: July 20 and July 27, 3:00 p.m. Along with a book, the children will do activities with Rachel from 4-H and learn skills they can use outdoors. Themes are water, hiking and fishing.

Teen Movie: July 20, 5:30pm, 12-18 years old, no registration required, popcorn and refreshments provided.

Adult Book Club: July 21, 12 p.m., “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah. Book review upstairs in the library. New members are always welcome.

Young Adult Book Club: July 22, 4 p.m., club discussion on the book of the month “The girl from the other side” by Adrienne Beck Nagabe in the multi-purpose room. No registration required, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Art program for adults: July 26, 2 p.m., artistic stained glass, advance registration required,

Pajama-rama Storytime: July 26, 6:30 pm Come in your pyjamas, bring a blanket and listen to stories. Milk and biscuits afterwards before you go home to bed.

Teen Take and Make: July 11th opens for Tiny Hat Clip and July 25th opens for Mason Jar Luminary. Children aged 12-18 are restricted per person due to limited supplies. Sign in to the library’s website.

Adult Make and Take: Crafts will be posted on the site as they become available. Tissue Paper Flowers open on July 11th and Art Deco Bottles open on July 25th. For children 18+, limited to one per person, limited supplies, register on library/

Teen lit booty: Sign up and you’ll receive a library book based on your interests and a bag of goodies. One per month and need to re-register every month. The theme of July is mystery.

Makerspace Equipment: Cricut, Dremel Stylo, button maker, jewelry punch and sewing machine, equipment must be used in the library and consumables are not provided. Makerspace users must agree to the Makerspace policy and complete training on safety and equipment use. Make a reservation on the library’s website under Adult Services. .

WILLMAR – The Willmar Community Center has scheduled several events. All events are free unless otherwise noted. The phone number is 320-262-5288. For reservations, call or go online at

Seniors Club District Willmar: July 20, 2 p.m., voluntary donation, music by Jason Christianson & Dan Burns.

Dance Friday afternoon: July 22, 1-4pm, music by Jerry’s Band; $7 dancers, $2 listeners.

Small Art Session: 22 July 1pm to 4pm, free. Create art to be displayed in the community art galleries. The theme is the state fair.

Community Book Club: July 25, 3:30 p.m., free; Join a discussion, a new book will be chosen each month.

Early Bird Car and Little Art Session: July 26, 4pm to 6pm, free to paint a square in Community Painting; Root beer floats $2.

Court Whist Tournament: July 28, 12:30 p.m., advance registration required, $2 admission fee.

Weekly events: Chess Club, Yahtzee, Farkle, Hand & Foot Cards, Puzzle Exchange, Practice Classes and Open Wood Shop, contact the Community Center for details and pricing.

Robbins Island: destination playground; 18-hole disc golf course begins north of playground; North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Rice Park: Wading pool and locker rooms, daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 805 Third St. SW Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center: Open daily from 12pm to 7pm at 1601 22nd St. SW, Willmar. The cost is $3 per person including an observer. Lucky Duck Thursdays in July is $1 admission with a nonperishable food donation to the grocery shelf. Season passes and 10-card passes available. Lap swimming is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 11am.

Grind Central Skate Park: Open during the day, Swansson Fields, southwest of Willmar.

Archery Park: Open during the day, located on 19th Avenue Southeast across from Walmart. Seven shooting lanes from 10 to 70 yards. For all ages, but children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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