Legacy Destination Weekend events Friday-Sunday in Willmar, Minn., Lakes Area
The Barn Theatre's live performance of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced": through Friday, The Barn Theatre, Willmar. Live theater performance of Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced" directed by Barn Theatre veteran and UCLA coach Tom Orth. www.thebarntheatre.com
Legacy Project Exhibits at The Barn Theatre: through Friday. Wood carving and Legacy project exhibit by Fred Cogelow and Art Gallery Exhibit and Legacy mural project by Ron Adams. Additional legacy artists, musical groups and ensembles will also be featured and on display. www.thebarntheatre.com
Kaleidoscope Gallery: 2nd Anniversary Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, Kaleidoscope Gallery, New London. The gallery was started with help from legacy funding and features the works from several area artists. www.kaleidoscopeanartistsgallery.com
Little Crow Ski Team Show: Friday. The award-winning Little Crow Ski Team will put on their spectacular ski show on the Crow River at Neer Park in New London. www.littlecrow.com
2012 New London Fine Art Festival: Friday and Saturday, Holm Park, New London. A juried fine art and craft festival showcasing approximately 25 artists and food vendors from southwestern Minnesota. Holm Park is adjacent to New London's picturesque Mill Pond and within walking distance to downtown. Horse-drawn wagon transports visitors from the Arts Festival to the Music Festival on Saturday afternoon. www.newlondonfineart.com
New London Music Festival: Saturday, Neer Park in New London. Fresh, funky and all-natural, the New London Music Festival is "Minnesota nice" with a twist. Join us for a family-friendly day of eclectic live music in Neer Park, a shady peninsula surrounded by the scenic Crow River. Our garden-grown and homemade meals and refreshments are the summers best, and the kid-zone is full of wholesome fun. Bring a chair and a friend. While you're in town, take a stroll through New London to enjoy the charming village atmosphere, gift shops, art studios and more. www.newlondonmusicfestival.com
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 Historic Sites Bus Trip: Saturday. Join the Kandiyohi County Historical Society for a tour of the Historic Sites of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 in Kandiyohi County. Tour stops include the Vikor Lutheran Church, the Guri Endreson State Monument, Monson Lake State Park, Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association's Old Log Church, Monongalia Historical Society, and West Lake State Monument. Tour will start in Willmar at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and will take place at various sites throughout the Northern part of Kandiyohi County. www.kandimuseum.com
Old Log Church Celebration: Anniversary Weekend Celebration for Norway Lake Lutheran Historical Association's completion of the Old Log Church. www.nllha.org
Saturday, 1:15 pm, Kandiyohi Historical Society Bus Tour will stop at the Norway Lake Log Church site and will tour the Log Church and Interpretive Center. Discussions and comments will be provided by Association representatives. Join a Vesper Services at the Log Church at 7:15 pm.
Sunday, Church Services at 10:30 (portions in Norwegian) Rev. Paul Lundborg officiating, followed by Noon dinner at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. An afternoon program at the Log Church and a locally developed Reader's Theatre will describe some of the events occurring at the Knutson Cabin (adjacent to the Church) and the Isle of Refuge (in Norway Lake) during the beginning of the Dakota Wars.
Sibley State Park Naturalist Legacy Programs: Saturday, beautiful, fun and interactive series of exhibits were funded with Legacy Funds. www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/sibley
Family Fun Bike Ride: Sunday, Glacial Lakes Trail primarily in Spicer, travels along the Glacial Lakes Trail and around scenic Green Lake. The bike trail will follow a route to feature the "Poles Gone Wild" legacy funded project in Spicer. A community picnic following the bike ride.