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Weekend activities



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


Meatball supper, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Rock Valle Lutheran Church, north of Echo; adults $8, students $4, under 5 eat free.


University of Minnesota telescope available for public use 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, new moon, Uranus and Neptune and deep sky viewing; weather cancellations can be found at


Knights of Columbus omelet breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, St. Mary's Catholic Church; adults $7.50, ages 6 to 12 $5, under 6 eat free.


Ham dinner, 11 a.m. Sunday, West Lake Lutheran Church; adults $8, ages 6 to 12 $5, 5 and under eat free.

Shepherd of the Hills

Soup and pie dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church; bake sale and take outs available; adults $7, ages 5 to 12 $4, under five eat free.


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

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

If you would like your Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday event listed in Weekend, submit it online at Click on "submit event" under the calendar on the home page and fill out the form.

Or write the information briefly and mail it to: Weekend, West Central Tribune, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201 or e-mail with Weekend in the subject line.

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