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Jazz n' Java

Willmar, today, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; bluegrass band "Fiddling Around."

Willmar Middle

School production

Willmar, today through Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. Willmar High School theater; Willmar Middle School presents the musical "Seussical, Jr."; adults $8, students and children $4, tickets available at Willmar Community Ed and Rec.

Costume style show

New London, Sunday, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; vintage fashion show featuring young women from New London-Spicer High School modeling the theatre's beautiful and expansive costume collection; everyone welcome.

High school choirs

Appleton, Sunday, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; concert by area high school choirs from Hancock, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, Ortonville, Chokio and Lac qui Parle; adults $7, students $4.


Morris, Sunday, 3 p.m., Recital Hall, UM-Morris; UMM Symphonic Winds a multi-media concert with several world premieres. Adults $5, children and seniors $3.


Dawson, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents "Cantus," a male vocal ensemble; adults $15, students $5, reserved seating; 320-769-2955 or online at

Willmar High School

Willmar, Tuesday, 8 p.m., high school theater; orchestra concert for grades 7-12.

Jazz n' Java

Willmar, March 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; The Sergeant and His Lady Civil War memorabilia and music.

Jazz n' Java

Willmar, March 12, 7 p.m., Jazz n' Java; singer and songwriter Jonathan Byrd in concert.


Willmar, March 12, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; West Central Concert series presents "Tribute to Heifetz"; for more information call 235-3675 evenings.

Prairie Winds Concert Band

Willmar, March 14, 3 p.m., WEAC; Prairie Winds Concert Band spring concert; adults $6, students $3, available at the door.


Glenwood, March 14, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents "Jazzdotcombo," a youth jazz band from St. Cloud along with the Minnewaska High School Jazz Band; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

Willmar High School

Willmar, March 16, 6 and 8 p.m., high school theater; band and choir concerts.

Jazz n' Java

Willmar, March 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; Don and Shelby play country and bluegrass favorites.

Swift County Band

Appleton, March 21, 3 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Swift County Concert Band spring concert.

Woodbury Chorus

and Orchestra

Willmar, March 21, 4 p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church; the Woodbury Chorus and Orchestra present "Celebration of Life" composed of choral and orchestral music including selections by Franz Schubert and Handel; freewill donation for the Willmar Area Food Shelf.

Andrew Wilkowske

New York City, March 22, 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall; Willmar native Andrew Wilkowske is part of the cast of the concert version of "The Grapes of Wrath" at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Jazz n' Java

Willmar, March 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jazz n' Java; Shannon and Jonathan perform '50s classics and more.


Morris, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, UM-Morris; final performance of the concert choir spring tour; freewill donation.

White Rose Band

Glenwood, March 26, 7 to 11 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents Julie Lee's "White Rose Band," playing old time, country and big band music; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

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.

Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Bus trip to St. Paul April 16 to the Science Museum of Minnesota to see "The Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit; $45 per person for admission and bus ride, lunch will be on your own. The bus leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:30 a.m. Registration and payment required by April 9, call 320-235-1881.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

Jazz n' Java, 913 Business 71 N, Willmar

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

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

Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic Ave., Morris

Recital Hall, Humanities Fine Arts, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

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