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Arts calendar

Adair, Della & Friends

Morris, today, 7 p.m., Morris Area Concert Hall; Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance presents "Tours and Tunes of your Life" featuring Adair Horgen and Della Conroy; fifth annual concert benefits the PRCA; adults $6, children 12 and under admitted free, available at the door or in advance at PRCA.

Little Theatre

New London, Saturday, 7 p.m., Little Theatre; hypnotist Tom Dare will present a fast paced show with participants taken from the audience; $5 at the door.

West Central Singers

Willmar, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. Vinje Lutheran Church; West Central Singers begin 10 weeks of rehearsals for the fall season finishing with a concert Nov. 21 under the direction of John D. Jahr; 320-235-1441.

Barn auditions

Willmar, Sept. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Vinje Lutheran Church; auditions for the holiday musical "Plaid Tidings" by Stuart Ross; seeking men, age range 35 to 65, proficient and experienced singing four part harmony and ability to perform some physical humor; for more information call 320-235-9500 or e-mail info@thebarntheatre with your name and phone number.


Willmar, Sept. 13, 2 p.m. WEAC; the West Central Concert series presents "Cantus"; season tickets will be available for sale before the concert, adults $50, students $10; for more information call 235-3675 in the evenings.

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Sept. 16-19, 23-26, 7:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "The Sisters Rosenzweig"; adults $15, age 18 and younger $8; box office open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 320-235-9500.

'52 Wing

Appleton, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Johnny Butten and the New Grass Underground; adults $10.


Heritage Festival

Dawson, Sept.19, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents musicians, dancers and storytellers in the opening concert of a three-day regional festival; $5 per person, general admission; tickets go on sale Sept.10; Scandinavian meal available prior to the concert for $10; reserve meals by Sept. 14; call 320-769-2955 or visit online at


New London, Sept. 26, 6 to 9 p.m. ARThouse; Debora Miller presents new works in response to her recent research on the physical, geological history and environment of Kandiyohi County; exhibit includes both outdoor image projections and a site specific installation in the gallery; outdoor viewings from dusk through 9 p.m. Sept. 19-20 and Oct. 3-4.


Willmar, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. WEAC; West Central Concert series presents "Stringfever"; for more information call 320-235-3675 evenings.

2009 Meander

Upper Minnesota River Valley, Oct. 2, 2 to 6 p.m.; Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 4, 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. Oct. 2 at Old Milan School Building; concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 Memorial Auditorium, Dawson.

Chuck Suchy

Dawson, Oct. 3, 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.; $10 adults, $5 students, general admission; tickets go on sale Sept. 24; call 320-769-2955 or online at

Tonic Sol-fa

Grove City, Oct. 4, 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.

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 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; leaves Kandiyohi County Historical Society at 7:45 a.m.; registration and payment required by Oct. 1, call 320-235-1881.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

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

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Morris Area Concert Hall, 153 S. Columbia Ave., Morris

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

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.