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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 www.mnhs.org.
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.
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.
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.