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Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Ridgewater College

Willmar, today, 6 p.m., Ridgewater College theatre; auditions for "The Head That Wouldn't Die," no experience necessary, contact Jayme McGhan at 320-222-5989 or e-mail jayme.mcghan@ridgewater.edu; production dates April 22-25.

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SJU Men's Chorus

Willmar, today, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church; St. John's University Men's Chorus begins its spring tour in Willmar; freewill donation.

Ridgewater theatre

Hutchinson, today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Hutchinson campus auditorium; the Ridgewater College theater presents "Full Circle: An Evening of Four One-Act Plays;" $5, call 800-722-1151.

Willmar Junior

High musical

Willmar, today-Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m., Willmar Senior High School; Willmar Junior High School presents "Cinderella"; adults $6, students $3, tickets on sale through Friday at Willmar Community Ed and Rec at the Washington Learning Center and for one hour before each performance at the high school.

Diamond Edge

Figure Skating

Willmar, Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m., Willmar Civic Center; the Diamond Edge Figure Skating club's annual show "Skating Around Town," featuring guest skaters Canadian Kurt Browning, who competed in three Olympics, and the first place pairs skaters in the U.S. National Intermediate level, Tyler Broderick and Olivia Oltmanns; adults $10 and students $5, in advance, tickets available at Cash Wise in Willmar; remaining tickets adults $12 and students $7 at the door.

Appleton

area showcase

Appleton, Sunday, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; area showcase of high school vocal groups; $5 at the door.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, Tuesday, 8:01 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High orchestra concert; adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.

Open mic/jam

New London, March 5, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; local musicians take the stage with their favorite tunes and original compositions.

Artaria String Quartet

Dawson, March 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents the Artaria String Quartet in concert; adults $10, students $5, open seating, tickets available beginning Friday; artist showcase in the lobby by Cat Abbott.

Pinocchio

Willmar, March 6, 7 p.m.; March 7, 1 p.m., WEAC; Prairie Fire Children's Theatre and 65 local youth present Pinocchio; tickets available at the door.

Just Desserts

Brooten, March 6-7, 13-14, 6:30 p.m.; March 8 and 15, 3:30 p.m. John O's Dinner Theatre; "Just Desserts," a murder mystery where the audience will determine the murderer; $30; for reservations call 320-346-4330.

Romanza

Morris, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus; "Romanza," Canada's own three tenors with original arrangements, folksongs, ballads and opera hits; adults $15, seniors and youth under 18 $10; 320-589-6080; www.morris.umn.edu/stuorgs/CAC/Arts.

Friends of the Arts

Renville, March 12, 4 p.m.; deadline to purchase tickets for the Friends of the Arts dinner theatre production of "Don't Hug Me" on March 20-21; dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by show; adults $25, seniors and students $20; matinee, show only, 2 p.m. March 22; adults $15, seniors and students $10; tickets available at Minnwest Bank in Danube, Thrifty White Drug in Renville, F&M State Bank in Sacred Heart or by calling Kris at 320-765-8856.

Katie McMahon

Dawson, March 14, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Katie McMahon, soprano, in concert with her band and troupe of Irish dancers; adults $14, students $5, reserved seating, tickets available March 3.

WCCS

Willmar, March 14, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; the West Central Concert Series presents the New Century Saxophone Quartet; for ticket information call Claudia Lenz at 320-235-3675 evenings.

Upper Mississippians

Glenwood, March 15, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom. The Winter Dance Club presents the Upper Mississippians band. Doors open at 2 p.m. $20 per couple. For more information see the club website at www.lakesideballroom.org or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, March 17, 6 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High band concert. Adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.

Willmar Senior High

Willmar, March 17, 8 p.m., high school; Willmar Senior High choir concert. Adults $6, students $3, passes and punch cards accepted.

West Central Singers

Willmar, March 21, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. The West Central Singers present "Great Hymns and Folksongs" Adults $5, students $3, available at the door.

Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra

Olivia, March 22, 4 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church. The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra and the Woodbury Singers of Renville County present "Reach the World" composed of choral and orchestral music. A free will offering will be taken for the Renville County Food Shelf.

Friends of the Arts

Renville, March 22, 2 p.m., RCW High School. Friends of the production of "Don't Hug Me." Adults $15, seniors and students $10. Tickets available at Minnwest Bank in Danube, Thrifty White Drug in Renville, F&M State Bank in Sacred Heart or by calling Kris at 320-765-8856.

Julie Lee and the White Rose Band

Glenwood, March 27, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents Julie Lee and the White Rose Band; doors open at 2 p.m.; $20 per couple; for more information see the club Web site at www.lakesideballroom.org or call Barbara Benson at 320-763-6432.

Bus trips

Bus trips by community education and other non-profit groups to art related events are listed below according to the date of the event. Price must be included.

Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Bus trip to Minneapolis on April 3 with a backstage tour of the Guthrie Theater, a tour of the Mill City Museum and a riverfront bus tour of historic downtown Minneapolis; $36 per person, lunch on your own, leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:30 a.m.; registration required by March 20, call 320-235-1881.

Addresses

'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

First Presbyterian Church, corner of 6th St. W. and Litchfield Ave., Willmar

John O's Dinner Theater, Highway 55, Brooten

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Renville County West High School, Renville

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 301 S. 10th St., Olivia

St. Mary's Catholic Church, corner of 11th St. and Kandiyohi Ave. S.W., Willmar

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Civic Center, 2707 Arena Dr. N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Community and high school art events such as concerts and stage productions will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.

Items may be submitted on the Tribune Web site at www.wctrib.com; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to

donnam@wctrib.com with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.

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