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

Little Theatre

New London, today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Little Theatre; the Peer None Players present the musical "Bunnicula;" adults $12, students $7, at the door.

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Outdoor concert

Spicer, today, 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, Saturday, 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 online at www.dawsonboydarts.org or by calling the box office between 8 a.m. to noon weekdays at 320-769-2955. ext. 246.

WASO Quintet

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

Prairie Winds

Willmar, July 1, 7:30 p.m. Rice Park; Prairie Winds Concert Band outdoor concert.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, July 2, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features "Special Lit," a trio of former Doc Holiday members playing country favorites and '60s and '70s cover tunes.

Steve and Kris

Willmar, July 7, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring Steve and Kris on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, July 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; the musical "Annie"; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, July 9, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the "Ginn Sisters," a duo from Austin, Texas, playing Americana and roots music.

Pope Art

Terrace, July 11, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; Pope Art presents soprano Pat Dorn; $15 at the door.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, July 13, 7 p.m., The Barn Theatre; auditions for "Twentieth Century" directed by Tom Orth; production dates Aug. 19-22, 25-28.

Terry Shaw

Willmar, July 14, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring Terry Shaw on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, July 16, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the Riverside String Band.

Little Theatre

New London, July 16-18, 22-24, and July 30-Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 2, 3 p.m., Little Theatre; the Peer None Players present "Queen of Bingo;" adults $12, students $7, at the door.

Pope Art

Terrace, July 18, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art presents a double bill with visual artist Mitch McGuire creating a painting on site; authors Janet Martin and David Cook will also sign their book "Lemonade for the Lawnboy, along with music and samples; $15 at the door.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, July 20, 7 p.m., The Barn Theatre; auditions for "The Sisters Rosenzweig" directed by Doug Stewart; production dates Sept. 16-19, 23-26.

Sing-a-long

Willmar, July 21, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring Great Time Sing-A-Long on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, July 23, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Charlie Roth, the Bard of St. Cloud.

Bugle Boy and Heart String

Willmar, July 28, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., "If it's Tuesday, It must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring The Bugle Boy and Heart String on Becker Avenue downtown; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.

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.

Swift County Historical Society: Bus trip on July 27 to Veterans Museum in Perham with time to shop at the unique shops including a quilt shop before stopping at Carlos Creek Winery. Bus leaves museum at 8 a.m. and should arrive back in Benson at 6:30 p.m. $32 per person includes morning coffee, museum admittance, wing glass and samples. Noon lunch is extra. Purchase ticket at museum or mail to Swift County Historical Society, 2135 Minnesota Ave., Benson, 56215 before July 10.

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 signing

Dean Urdahl will sign copies of his book, "Retribution," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Book World in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. This is the second book in his trilogy about the Indian uprising of 1862.

Brian Stavig will sign copies of his book, "Ex-Left Hander," 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 6 at the Willmar Public Library. Stavig, of Willmar, suffered traumatic brain injury in a car crash.

Addresses

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

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

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Pope Art, Village Square Drive, Terrace

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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