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Arts calendar

West Central Singers

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

Willmar Middle School

Willmar, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., WEAC; sixth-grade band and choir concert.


Arts Association

Dawson, Jan. 16, 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; tickets go on sale today, call the box office at 320-769-2955 or online at

Marcoux Corner

Appleton, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Marcoux Corner presents a concert; adults $14, students $5.

Willmar 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.

Barn Theatre

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

Willmar 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

Book lecture

Bruce Lansky: Willmar, Jan. 8, 4 p.m., Willmar Public Library; the Minnesota author is known for his humorous poetry collections for children, baby name books and books on parenting.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

Glacial Ridge Winery, 15455 Old Mill Rd., Spicer

Jazz 'N Java, 913 Business 71 N, Willmar

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

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

Morton Senior Center, 230 Main St. N, Morton

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

Willmar Public Library, 410 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.