Fish Gone Wild
Spicer, today, 5 to 7 p.m., Downtown City Park; see the 22 completed fish, meet the local "fish" artists, have a hot dog and vote for the People's Choice Award.
Willmar, today, 7:30 p.m., middle school gym; seventh- and eighth-grade choirs.
Willmar, Tuesday, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., downtown on Becker Avenue; "If it's Tuesday, it must be Bethel" outdoor music concert featuring "Imported" by baritone Richard Yague; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Spicer, June 3, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; outdoor music concert featuring Julie Dale and Jim Dyer, singer/songwriters from New London; admission is free.
Willmar, June 3, 6 p.m., Whitney Music Center; Mikko Cowdery presents a unique variety of sing-along music including old standards as "Slow Boat to China," "Goodnight Irene," "Hey, Good Lookin'," "Five Foot Two," and more; admission is free.
Willmar, June 8, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., downtown on Becker Avenue; "If it's Tuesday, it must be Bethel" outdoor music concert as The Barn presents highlights from "The Music Man"; bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the church beginning at 11:45 a.m.
Prairie Winds band
Willmar, June 9, 7:30 p.m., Rice Park; free concert by the Prairie Winds Concert Band.
Willmar, June 9-12, 16-19, 23-26, 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "The Music Man," directed by Al Rohman and Phil Holzman; adults $15, ages 18 and under $8, tickets available at the box office.
Spicer, June 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; outdoor music concert featuring Jeff Cahill and Terry Foy, "torystellars" extraordinaire; admission is free.
New London, June 15-19, 23-26, 7:30 p.m., June 27, 3 p.m., Little Theatre; "I Do! I Do!" a musical about marriage; adults $14, students under 18 $7; available at www.newlondontheatre.com or call 320-354-2559 and leave name, number of tickets wanted and callback number.
Nat King Cole tribute
Dawson, June 27, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents "Straighten Up and Fly Right," a tribute to Nat King Cole during Riverfest weekend; adults $15, students $5, reserved seating; tickets go on sale June 10, call box office at 320-769-2955 or online at www.dawsonboydarts.org.
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.
Swift County Historical Society: Bus trip June 15 to New Ulm retracing the route taken by the Benson Automobile Club in 1912. New Ulm guide will board the bus for a two-hour tour of the city including German Park, Hermann Monument, the cathedral and other sites before the noon Glockenspiel performance. The afternoon will include a tour and tasting at the Schell Brewery, stops at Turner Hall's Ratskeller and Governor Lind's home. Bus leaves museum at 7:30 a.m. and returns around 7 p.m. Cost is $45 per person; noon lunch is on your own. Purchase ticket at museum by June 1; 320-843-4467.
Mike Lynch will speak at 1 p.m. June 5 at the Olivia Public Library. The WCCO meteorologist will sign his books.
Jim Johnson will speak at 7 p.m. June 17 at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society about his book "Dummy Hanson," the story of Esten Hanson, the prelingual deaf son of Norwegian immigrants who was born in 1877 in Swift County. He was called "Dummy" Hanson by local newspapers and known to baseball fans by that name. He was considered one of the best amateur pitchers in Minnesota in the early 1900s. He pitched for (and was paid by) teams in Eden Valley, Kerkhoven and Battle Lake and also caught for the New London team. There will be an ASL interpreter at the talk.
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
Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar
Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London
Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson
North American Financial Center, 1516 First St. S., Willmar
Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic Ave., Morris
Rice Park, Kandiyohi Ave. and Second St. S.W., Willmar
Whitney Music Center and Jazz n' Java, 913 Business 71 N, Willmar
Willmar Middle School, 201 Willmar Ave S.E., 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.
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