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Weekend activities


Lake Lillian

Smelt fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, United Lutheran Church; adults $8, ages 6 to 12 $4, under 6 eat free.


Jose Cole circus, 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, Willmar Civic Center; adults $10, ages 3 to 12 $7, at the door.


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; permits are available at the park office; 320-354-2002.

Maple syruping demonstration: 2 p.m. Saturday; explore the history of maple syruping, the tools of the trade, sap collection, processing and, best of all, tasting; limit 40; reservations required; call 320-354-2002 or 354-2055.

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 or check the Web site at or call.

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.