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Weekend activities


Lake Lillian

Fall festival, 4 to 7 p.m. today, United Lutheran Church; baked goods, crafts and produce sale, Swedish meatball supper served 5 to 7 p.m.; adults $7.50, ages 6 to 12 $3, 5 and under eat free.


Farmers Market, 6:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Westside Liquor parking lot, along East U.S. Highway 12 in Willmar.


Church boutique, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Cross Roads Community Church; baked goods, crafts, the Backyard, coffee and rolls and homemade soups.


Celebrate Autumn bazaar, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Hope Presbyterian Church; denim booth, homespun creations, holiday crafts, garden, woodcrafts, granny's attic, cookie walk, baked goods and more; morning coffee and noon lunch available.

New London

Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Holm Park on the Mill Pond.


Quilts, crafts and bake sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Eagle Lake Lutheran Church; morning coffee available.

Sacred Heart

Hawk Creek Lutheran Church fall bazaar, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Community Center; baked goods, country store, craft items, cards, lunch available.


Fall festival, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Hope Lutheran Church; baked goods, crafts, grandma's attic, produce, grab bags, greeting cards; noon lunch available.


Living Word Lutheran Church Mexican fiesta dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Prairie Meadows Learning Center; adults $7, ages 3 to 11 $4, under 3 eat free.


Chicken dinner and bazaar, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Pilgrim Congregational U.C.C.; dinner served at 11 a.m.; adults $8, 10 and under $5.


Swedish meatball dinner, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church; adults $10, ages 5 to 12 $5, under 5 eat free.


October feast of German foods, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, St. John Lutheran Church; adults $10, ages 5 to 12 $5.


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.

Mt. Tom story: 10 a.m. Saturday; northern Kandiyohi County is a beautiful area of rolling wooded hills, wetlands and lakes, meet atop Mount Tom, one of the highest landmarks in 50 miles, and explore the processes that shaped the land.

Fall colors walk: 2 p.m. Saturday; walk with a naturalist along a wooded trail and learn how sunlight, temperature, soil and leaves work together to produce fall colors.

Winter bird feeding: 10 a.m. Sunday; learn about foods, feeders, bird identification and behavior of winter birds; free bird feeder designs and information available.

Fall colors walk: 2 p.m. Sunday; walk with a naturalist along a wooded trail and learn how sunlight, temperature, soil and leaves work together to produce fall colors.

Physical activities

Disc Golf course

Open during park hours, park in main lot, 9-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Grind Central Skate Park

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

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Events must be open to the public. Arts events are listed in today's arts calendar. Benefits for individuals and fundraisers for non-profit organizations are listed in Friday's Good Neighbors. The deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday.