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West Central Singers

Willmar, today, 7 p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church; West Central Singers begin rehearsals for the winter season; new singers are welcome, contact John Jahr at 320-235-1441.


Middle School

Willmar, today, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; sixth-grade band and choirs concert.

Marcoux Corner

Appleton, Saturday, 7 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Marcoux Corner concert; adults $14, students $5.

Symphonic orchestra

Willmar, Sunday, 3 p.m., WEAC; Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra winter concert featuring music from "Pirates of the Caribbean, at World's End" and guest soloist Phil Holzman playing Handel Organ Concerto; adults $10, seniors $9, children under 12 $5; family of two adults, unlimited kids $25, available at the door.

Prairie Winds Concert Band

Willmar, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., WEAC; the Prairie Winds Concert Band begins rehearsals for the winter season, preparing for the March 14 concert; members from all sections are invited to join.


Middle School

Willmar, Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; seventh-grade band and choir concert.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Jan. 23, all day, high school theater; choir festival.

Skilly and Duff

Irish Quartet

New London, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre; Skilly and Duff Irish Quartet concert of traditional Celtic pub music; $10 at the door.


Arts Association

Dawson, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association winter fundraiser concert with local performers, live band and ballroom dancing exhibition of DBHS alumnus Krystal Paige and her dance partner Bryan Gastonguay of Appleton, Wis.; adults $10, students $5, general admission; 320-769-2955 or online at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Jan. 25-26, 7 p.m. Barn Theatre; auditions for "Always ... Patsy Cline."


Middle School

Willmar, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; eighth-grade band and choir concert.

Mary Rowles

Dawson, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Winterfest weekend entertainment with comedian Mary Rowles; adults $10, students $5, general admission; tickets go on sale Jan. 28; 320-769-2955 or online at

C. Willi Myles

Willmar, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; comedian C. Willi Myles, former St. Cloud State University athlete and coach, presents his take on family and holidays combining everyday people with everyday humor with a non-offensive flavor; adults $20, under 18 $10; tickets available at WEAC, North American State Bank and Walt's Car Wash in Willmar or at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Feb., Feb. 11-13, 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m., Barn Theatre; "Run For Your Wife"; adults $15, students $8.

Music and

love letters

New London, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; casual Valentine's Day afternoon of community sharing from the New London Writer's Club and artist musicians; everyone welcome; bring a paper item for the New London Food Shelf if you can.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Feb. 14, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass"; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

Gallery of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

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

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Morton Senior Center, 230 Main St. N, Morton

North American Financial Center, 1516 First St. S., Willmar

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

Roosevelt Elementary School, 1800 19th Ave. S.W., Willmar

Vinje Lutheran Church, 1101 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

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

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, 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.