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

Senior recital

Willmar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Willmar High School theater; senior recital by Ryan Freitas of Willmar on alto and baritone saxophone.

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Marching band

Hanley Falls, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Minnesota Machinery Museum; the 212 Regiment Marching Band concert will follow the Hazel Run 4-H ice cream social at 6 p.m.; bring a lawn chair.

Little Theatre

New London, June 5, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; Jeff Cahill concert; $5 at the door.

Monongaelics

Willmar, June 9, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring Monongaelics on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Prairie Winds

Willmar, June 10, 7:30 p.m. Rice Park; Prairie Winds Concert Band outdoor concert.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Nikki Bettcher Erickson performing a blend of folk, Americana, rock and alternative with vocals and keyboard.

Little Theatre

New London, June 11-13, 17-20 and 24-26, 7:30 p.m., June 27, 3 p.m., Little Theatre; the Peer None Players present the musical "Bunnicula's"; adults $12, students $7, available at the door.

Chord Ayres

Milan, June 12, 6:30 p.m., Milan school; the Chord Ayres group will celebrate its 40th anniversary; social time 6 p.m., concert by Milan Area Community Band at 6:30 p.m., Chord Ayres concert at 7 p.m. followed by an afterglow.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, June 13, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; the musical "Deer Camp" will be presented as a fundraiser show; adults $19, seniors $17; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

Kandi is Dandy Days concert

Kandiyohi, June 13, 5 p.m. tent next to Civic Center; concert by Clint Hoover on the harmonica and "Papa" John Kolstad on the 12-string guitar of Old Time, Rags and some Jug Band music; free admission; part of Kandi is Dandy Days; bring a lawn chair.

Prairie Lakes String Quartet

Willmar, June 16, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert the Prairie Lakes String Quartet on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Prairie Winds

Willmar, June 17, 7:30 p.m. Rice Park; Prairie Winds Concert Band outdoor concert.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, June 18, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Julie Dale and Jim Dyer, acoustic singer and songwriters playing original music and cover songs.

Music concert

Willmar, June 23, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring Julie Dale and Jim Dyer on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Prairie Winds

Willmar, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Rice Park; Prairie Winds Concert Band outdoor concert.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, June 25, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Kris Nelson and Steve Mahlum performing a variety of country and country roots music.

Route 66

Dawson, June 27, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents Route 66, a musical revue; adults $12, students $6, reserved seating, tickets available June 16.

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 July 30 to "Step into the heart of Swedish America" with a tour of the American Swedish Institute's Turnblad Mansion and Museum including a "smorgasbord" buffet and the program "Immigrant trunk"; $55 per person; leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 8:45 a.m.; registration and payment required by July 24, call 320-235-1881.

Book signings and lectures

Julie Jurgens-Shimek will sign copies of her new book "Autism is a Four Letter Word-Love" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Lulu Beans coffee shop in Willmar.

Sacred Heart Area Historical Society will have a book signing of its new book "Sacred Heart Town and Country ... More Than a Lifetime" from 6 to 7 p.m. June 4 at the Sacred Heart Area Museum.

Vicki Myron will speak at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Willmar Public Library. She will speak about her book "Dewey, the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World." Myron, who was the head librarian at the Spencer, Iowa, town library for more than 20 years, chronicles the life of Dewey, the library's cat. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than six months and she recently signed a contract for the book to be made into a film. Books will be available for sale and signing; sponsored by the Willmar Friends of the Library.

Addresses

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

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

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Road, Spicer

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Rice Park, Kandiyohi Avenue and Second Street Southwest, Willmar

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

Willmar Public Library, 410 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 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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