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

Sacred Heart Historical Society

Sacred Heart, 7 p.m. today, at the museum on U.S. Highway 212 in Sacred Heart. Photographer Ron Bolduan will give a presentation on the scenic Minnesota River valley. Everyone is welcome.


Barn Theatre

Willmar, April 8-10, 15-17, 7:30 p.m.; April 11 and 18, 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre. The Barn Theatre presents "Always ... Patsy Cline." Adults, $15; students, $8; call the box office at 320-235-9500.

3 Penny Acre

Willmar, April 9, 7 p.m., Jazz 'n Java and Whitney Music Center. 3 Penny Acre in concert. Tickets are $10; for reservations call 320-262-3999 or 320-214-9433.


High School

Dawson, April 9, 8 p.m.; April 10, 7:30 p.m., April 11, 3 p.m., Memorial Auditorium. Dawson-Boyd High School presents "Les Miserables" school edition. Tickets available by calling the box office at 320-769-2955, ext. 246.

West Central Connection Chorus

Willmar, April 10, 4 and 7 p.m., WEAC. The West Central Connection barbershop chorus presents "A Really Goodtime Spring Barbershop Show" with guest appearances by 2005 International Barbershop Quartet champion "Realtime," "Sound Image" quartet and the Youth Festival Chorus. Tickets are $12 in advance at Cash Wise, Cub Foods, Haug Implement Kubota, LuLu Beans, Spicer Dairy Queen and Walt's Car Wash. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Afternoon of music

New London, April 11, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; "Arcadian Reflections" and "Custom Made" bands performing music from the 1950s and '60s. Free.

Woodbury Chorus

and Orchestra

Bird Island, April 11, 3:30 p.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra and the Renville County Singers present "Celebration of Life" composed of choral and orchestral music including selections by Franz Schubert and Haendel. Freewill donation which will be given to the Renville County Food Shelf.


County Historical

Milan, April 12, 6 p.m., Milan School; annual meeting and banquet of the Chippewa County Historical Society. "Moving the Past Into the Future" by Thein Moving of Clara City. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased or reserved by today. Call 320-269-7636. Everyone is welcome.


New London, April 17, 6 to 9 p.m., ARThouse. "The Parlor Room," a site specific exhibit by Minneapolis artist Lauren Herzak Bauman. Free, everyone welcome.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, April 18, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass." $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

West Central Singers

Willlmar, April 18, 4 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church. The West Central Singers present "The Lord is my Shepherd, Music from the Psalms." Tickets available at the door.


Willmar, April 20, 7:30 p.m. WEAC. The West Central Concert series presents "Riders in the Sky." For more information call 320-235-3675 in the evenings.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 21, 11 a.m., Ridgewater College courtyard. Variety concert featuring the Ridgewater College concert choir and chamber singers.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 21, 7 p.m., Ridgewater College cafeteria. Variety concert featuring the Ridgewater College concert choir and chamber singers.

Afternoon of music

New London, April 25, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; music and humor from the "Monongaelics," some of New London's fine artists. Free.

Ridgewater College

Willmar, April 28-May 1, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College theatre. "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durange. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating, Ridgewater students free. For reservations call 320-222-7605.

Ku Klux Klan talk

Willmar, April 29, 7 p.m., Kandiyohi County Historical Society museum. "Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s Minnesota" by author Nancy Vaillancourt; free admission, all welcome.

Bus trips

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

Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Bus trip April 16 to the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul to see "The Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit. Cost is $45 per person for admission and bus ride; lunch will be on your own. Leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:30 a.m. Registration and payment required by April 9, call 320-235-1881.

Swift County and Big Stone County libraries: Bus trip on May 11 and May 15 for residents of the two counties to the Minnesota History Museum. Free bus ride and free admittance to see the Minnesota Greatest Generation exhibit. Make reservations by calling one of the following libraries where the bus will make stops: Appleton, 320-289-1681; Benson, 320-842-7981; Kerkhoven, 320-264-2141; Graceville, 320-748-7332; or Ortonville, 320-839-2494.

Book lecture

Jess Lourey will speak on "Writing and Publishing a Novel" at 6 p.m. April 13 at the Willmar Public Library. The Paynesville native is the author of the Murder by Month mystery series.


ARThouse, 117 First Ave. N.E., New London

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Bethel Lutheran Church, 411 Becker Ave. S.W., Willmar

Jazz 'n Java and Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

North American Financial Center, 1516 First St. S., Willmar

Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

St. Mary's Catholic Church, 220 10th St. S., Bird Island

Three Sisters Furnishings, 2550 State Highway 9 N.E., New London

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., 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; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.