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2009 Meander

Upper Minnesota River valley, Friday 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; three-day art crawl of 45 studios in the Upper Minnesota River valley area; special events 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Old Milan School Building; concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Auditorium, Dawson.

Chuck Suchy

Dawson, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Meander weekend concert by Chuck Suchy, a working farmer from south of Mandan, N.D.; adults $10, students $5, general admission; 320-769-2955 or online at

Tonic Sol-fa

Grove City, Sunday, 3 p.m., ACGC High School; Tonic Sol-fa concert to benefit Grove City C.A.R.E., a Living at Home Block Nurse Program and the Grove City Lions; $20, tickets available at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City and Grove City Area C.A.R.E. office.

abUSed: The Postville Raid

Willmar, Monday, 6 p.m., WEAC rehearsal hall; Luis Argueta presents his work in progress "abUSed: The Postville Raid" with an introductory talk, screening of half-hour rough cut segment of the film and questions and answer session.

Andrew Wilkowske

Willmar, Oct.10, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; Willmar Music Matters presents Andrew Wilkowske performing Broadway favorites, art and cabaret songs and opera arias; $30 in advance, tickets available at Willmar Community Education and Recreation, Cash Wise, St. Mary's church or by phone at 320-231-8490.

Taiko Drumming

Willmar, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., WEAC; Iris Shiraishi and Mu Daiko drumming concert following the recital by drumming students; recital is free, tickets for concert are $3 in advance and $5 at the door; tickets available at Deidra's in Willmar.

Bus trips

Bus trips by community education and other non-profit groups to art related events are listed below according to the date of the event. Price must be included.

Swift County Historical Society: Bus trip on Oct. 14 to the Minnesota History Center to see the "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" exhibit, the Minnesota State Capitol, Como Park Conservatory and Ridgedale shopping center. Bus leaves museum at 7 a.m.; $40 per person, meals are extra; purchase ticket at museum by Oct. 9.

Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Bus trip to St. Paul Oct. 8 to Minnesota History Center to see the "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" exhibit; $35 per person for admission and bus ride, lunch will be on your own; bus leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:45 a.m. Registration and payment required by Oct. 1, call 320-235-1881.


Three Sisters Furnishings, 2550 Highway 9 N.E., New London

ARThouse, 117 First Ave. N.E., New London

Kandiyohi County Historical Society, North Business 71 (by the train engine), Willmar

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

ACGC High School, southwest edge of Grove City on State Highway 4

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., 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.