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Arts calendar

Little Theatre

New London, through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Little Theatre; the Peer None Players present "Queen of Bingo"; adults $12, students $7 at the door.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, today, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music Specials Lit encore performance with special guest Laura Brown.

Pope Art

Terrace, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; Accende, a chamber and jazz ensemble; $15 at the door.

Willmar Music Matters

Willmar, Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., Northern Grounds; Dempsey Schroeder and Maggie Harp will be playing fiddle, acoustic guitar and piano mixed genres; tips donated to Willmar Music Matters.

Crime Wave

Willmar, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Willmar Conference Center; Minnesota Crime Wave featuring mystery authors William Kent Krueger, Carl Brookings and Ellen Hart; $5 at the door; book signing to follow.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Amy and Andrew, a St. Paul duo performing a blend of eclectic folk, rock, tin pan alley and bluegrass.

Teen art workshop

Appleton, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Appleton Public Library; Ilanai Prieve teaches teens how to express themselves through art using mediums such as painting, drawing and sculpture; lunch served; sponsored by Pioneerland-SAMMIE-Plum Creek Teen Cooperative.

Poster art unveiling

Willmar, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m., The Barn Theatre; Renville artist, Dona Larkin, will be honored at the unveiling of her artwork for "Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee!" at a public reception. Raffle tickets will be on sale to win this artwork. Additional raffle prizes to be unveiled include artworks from artists: Julia Iverson, Robert Mattson and Kim Wendlandt.

Bluegrass and

old-time music

Richmond, Aug. 6-9, El Rancho Manana Campground. The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival features concerts, dances, workshops, kids activities and jam sessions. Daily tickets range from $20 to $30 and are available at Cash Wise in Willmar, by calling 800-635-3037 or on the Web at; multiple day tickets also available.

Little Theatre

New London, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; Jeff Vetch in concert; $5 at the door.

Pope Art

Terrace, Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; soprano Joy Aalgaard; $15 at the door.

Willmar Blend

Willmar, Aug. 13, 3 to 10 p.m., downtown; dinner al fresco at Becker Market followed with a performance by "Rocket Club" at WEAC; dinner $50, Rocket Club $20, combo ticket $60.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the Coffee House Fiddlers performing blue grass and traditional music.

Little Theatre

New London, Aug. 13-15, 20-22, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, 3 p.m., Little Theatre; Peer None Players present "The Housekeeper"; adults $12, under 18 $7; available by phone at 320-354-2559, leave a message with name, number of tickets, date and a phone number; remaining tickets available at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Pope Art

Terrace, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; Skilly and Duff, Douglas County's Irish combo; $15 at the door.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Aug. 19-22, 25-28, 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "Twentieth Century"; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features the Mill Pond Jazz Combo performing a variety of jazz, rock and Latin.

Music festival

New London, Aug. 22, noon to 6 p.m., Neer Park; New London Music Festival featuring music and food all afternoon on the riverside; $7 in advance at Gilday's in Willmar, Diedre's in Spicer and Latte Da Espresso in New London; $10 at the gate; children under 15 admitted free.

Pope Art

Terrace, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., Pope Art; The Hot Dishes, a vocal quartet; $15 at the door.

Outdoor concert

Spicer, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m., Glacial Ridge Winery; free Thursday music features Jerry Ostensoe, performing a blend of blues, country and folk music.

Book signing

Willmar, Aug. 6, 3 to 6 p.m. at Becker Market; Aug. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Aug. 7 all day at Book World in the Kandi Mall. Carol Ford and Chuck Waibel will sign copies of their book, "The Northlands Winter Greenhouse Manuel."


Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Northern Grounds, 1001 First St. S., Willmar

Pope Art, Village Square Drive, Terrace

Potato Eaters Gallery, 330 Litchfield Ave. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Conference Center, 2100 U.S. Highway 12 E., Willmar

Community and high school art events such as concerts and stage productions will be printed each Thursday in this calendar up to a month in advance. The deadline is noon Monday.

Items may be submitted on the Tribune Web site at; faxed to 320-235-6769; mailed to Arts Calendar, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mailed to with "arts calendar item" in the subject line.