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


Redwood Falls

Redwood County Fair, through Sunday.


Yellow Medicine County Fair through Sunday.



Becker Market, 3 to 6:30 p.m. today, Becker Ave between Fourth and Fifth streets downtown.


Zion/Irving Lutheran ice cream social, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Zion Lutheran Church.

New London

Little Crow Water Ski Team, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Neer Park; adults $5, students $ 2, 6 and under admitted free.


Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Westside Liquor parking lot, along East U.S. Hwy. 12.

New London

Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Holm Park on the Mill Pond.


Ice cream social, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Wang Lutheran Church, rural Maynard; program: "A Musical Treat" by the David Chrisianson family at 7 p.m.

Community celebrations

Through Sunday, Glenwood

WATERAMA: Kiddie parade, water shows, running races, car show, fireworks, dances, sports tournaments, art and craft show, community worship service, lighted pontoon parade at dusk Saturday; 100-unit parade 1 p.m. Sunday; 866-634-3636.

Through Sunday, Olivia

CORN CAPITAL DAYS: Arts and crafts, corn feed, corn toss, corn-lympics, art show, men's softball, co-ed volleyball, golf tournaments, mini hot rods, 5-mile run, mini-triathlon for grades 1-12, fly-in breakfast Sunday with an aerobatics performance of Mike Niccum at 10:20 a.m.; grande parade 3 p.m. Saturday; 888-265-2676

Today through Sunday, New London

WATER DAYS: Little Crow Water ski show on Thursday; Family fun night at Neer Park on Friday with canoe races, kayak races and water games; kids activities, grande parade at 11 a.m., street dance and fireworks on Saturday; community church service and concert by Jeff James on Sunday.

Friday-Sunday, Kerkhoven

TOWN AND COUNTRY DAY: Junior coronation, kiddie parade, antique car show, fireman's water fight and watermelon feed on Friday evening; on Saturday there will be a kids' tractor pull, kid games, fun run, teen event at pool, flea market with special booths for student sales, parade, evening meal, family entertainment; non-denominational worship service Sunday.


Prairie Woods ELC

At Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, hikers are welcome on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets must be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by

e-mail at For more information check the Web site at or call.

Sibley State Park

Interpretive Center open during the week; call 320-354-2002 for hours.

Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002.

Geocaching for Beginners: 10 a.m. today.

Bald Eagle: 2 p.m. Friday.

Wet and wild bugs: 2 p.m. Friday.

Prairie wildflowers: 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hairy critters: 2 p.m. Saturday.

Monarch's miracle: 7 p.m. Saturday.

Dragons in the air: 11 a.m. Sunday.

Lower Sioux Agency

The Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site is nine miles east of Redwood Falls on Redwood County 2. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and holidays and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and $4 for ages 6-12. For more information call 507-697-6321 or check the Minnesota Historical Society Web site at

Footprints of History: Join a guided tour which will offer insights into traditional Dakota culture; how the lives of the Dakota changed because of government policies and treaties; the role and purpose of the Lower Sioux Agency; how the Agency would have looked 150 years ago; and the events that led up to the U.S.-Dakota War. Tours begin at 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Clay pot creations children's program: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; make traditional American Indian coil or pinch pots.

Physical activities

Robbins Island Beach

Life guards on duty, 1 to 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting; North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Rice Park wading pool

Open daily, 1 to 6 p.m., weather permitting; Kandiyohi Avenue and Second Street Southwest, Willmar.

Dorothy Olson

Aquatic Center

Open daily, noon to 7 p.m.; $3, non-swimmer $2, group rate $2.50; 1601 22nd St. S.W., Willmar; Lucky Duck Thursdays, every Thursday in July, admission is $1 plus a non-perishable food item

Disc Golf course

Open during park hours, park in main lot, 9-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Grind Central Skate Park

Open during daylight hours, Washington Learning Center; 325 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

Weekend events must be open to the public. The deadline for Thursday's paper is 3 p.m. Tuesday.