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



County Quilters quilt show, 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Willmar Civic Center; $4.


New London

Meatball dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, East Norway Lake Lutheran Church; adults $7, ages 6 to 12 $4, 5 and under 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.

Bird watching walk: 8:30 a.m. Saturday; the naturalist will lead a walk to various habitats to observe birds; binoculars and a bird book are recommended, and some will be available for use.

DNR fish hatchery tour: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; a tour of the fish hatchery in New London will leave from the interpretive center by personal auto. A DNR fisheries employee will help you examine walleye egg stripping, incubation, hatching, fry rearing and stocking.

Fish features and facts: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz; this is a kids/parents program.

Physical activities

Grind Central Skate Park

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

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