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Weekend activities



UM-Morris telescope available for public use, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday; located on the fourth floor of the science building; dome is unheated and open to the sky; kids are welcome; last-minute cancellations due to weather at


Turkey dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, South Lake Johanna Lutheran Church


Prairie Woods ELC

The cross country ski trails are open from 8 a.m. to sunset; rental skis available for $12 a day for non-members; 320-354-5894 for more information.

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.

Winter trails: Nordic skiing and snowmobile trails are groomed, weather permitting. The trail center in the lower level of the Interpretive Center is open 24 hours a day. There is a warming room, bathrooms and water fountain. A cross country ski pass is required for age 16 and older.

Physical activities

Willmar Junior High

Open swimming: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday; $2 per person; enter through east locker room doors.

Willmar Civic Center

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

Youth open hockey, grades 2 through 7: noon to 1 p.m. Saturday; parents welcome to skate along free.

Open curling, age 8 and older: 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday; stones and brooms provided.

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.