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

Outdoors

Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes hikers, snowshoers and skiers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. The seven miles of ski trails are open from 9 a.m. to sunset. No dogs on ski trails, and pets should be on a leash. Ski and snowshoe rental is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and other times by appointment. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by e-mail at pwelc@co.kandiyohi.mn.us. For more information check the Web site at www.prairiewoodselc.org or call.

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Sibley State Park

The Interpretive Center's hours vary. 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. For current information on trail conditions visit the DNR Web site at www.dnr.state.mn.us.

Snowshoeing for Kids: 2 p.m. Jan. 2-3, weather permitting. Kids 10 years of age and older are invited for a little winter fun. Snowshoes will be provided to the first 10 kids who call to reserve a pair. Kids must be accompanied by one adult. For reservations, call 320-354-2055. Refreshments and a nature DVD will follow the hike.

Physical activities

Willmar Civic Center

Skating and curling will be either in the Civic Center or the Blue Line Arena; $2 for all ages; $1.50 skate rental, unless otherwise stated.

Open skating: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays

Leisure time hockey, adults only: 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Sunday

Youth open hockey, grades 4 through 9: times will vary on Monday evenings.

Outdoor skating rinks

Warming houses: Garfield, Lincoln and Hilltop, open and staffed, at 4 p.m. school days, 1 p.m. weekends and school holidays; close at 9 p.m. nightly; close at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve.

If you would like your Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday event listed in Weekend, submit it online at www.wctrib.com. Click on "submit event" under the calendar on the home page and fill out the form.

Or write the information briefly and mail it to: Weekend, West Central Tribune, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mail dmiddleton@wctrib.com with Weekend in the subject line.

Events must be open to the public. Arts events are listed in today's arts calendar. Benefits for individuals and fundraisers for non-profit organizations are listed in Friday's Good Neighbors. The deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday.

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