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Weekend activities



Table fair "Angels Among Us" viewing, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Kerkhoven Lutheran Church; $7 admission.


Holiday brunch and bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Faith United Methodist Church; baked goods, country store, crafts, ornaments and French toast bake and egg bake brunch.


Dad's Belgian waffles, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Spicer.


Active Christian Teens scalloped potato and ham dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton; freewill donation; takeouts available.


St. Cloud Singles Club, speed dating, Sunday, Moose Family Center, 1300 3rd St. N., Waite Park; open to all singles; $15; registration 12:30 to 2 p.m.; speed dating starting at 2 p.m. followed by social hour. For details call LuAnn at 320-248-6111 or visit

Community celebrations


The 2009 Holidaze celebration is set for 3 p.m. Saturday in downtown Willmar; coffee, cookies and hot cocoa with Santa, Rudolph and the elves at The Barn Theatre; cookie decorating for the kids; live animals, vendors, fire pits and more along Becker Avenue; chili supper 4 to 6 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, with live music by Terry Shaw starting at 3:50 p.m.; 5 p.m. lighting of the luminaries decorated by school children at Selvig Park, Chief Kandiyohi and the county building; tree lighting ceremony and sing-along at 6 p.m. in Selvig Park; Holidaze parade at 6:30 p.m. with a route from WEAC down Fourth Street to Litchfield Avenue and on Fifth Street back to WEAC; "Holy Bells," 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; and Holidazed ... the After Party, 7:30 p.m., 414 Becker Ave. S.W., with live music and the announcement of the prize winners.


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.

Physical activities

Willmar Civic Center

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

Open skating: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday

Leisure time hockey, adults only: 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. Sunday.

Youth open hockey, grades 4 through 9: times will vary on Monday evenings.

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

Grind Central Skate Park

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

Events must be open to the public. The deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday.