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


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Used books and bake sale, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church.


Rummage and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Hope Presbyterian Church; morning coffee and noon lunch available.



University of Minnesota telescope available for public use, 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday, fourth floor of the science building; last-minute cancellations due to weather at


Spring brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Big Grove Lutheran Church; freewill donation.


Pancake and sausage supper, 2 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church; adults $7, children under 12 $3, under 4 eat free.


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.

Waterfowl watching field trip: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; field trip to look for early season migrating waterfowl; binoculars, spotting scopes and bird books furnished; vehicles needed.

If you would like your Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday event listed in Weekend, submit it online at 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 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.