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Daughters of Africa

Paynesville, Friday, 7 p.m. Paynesville High School Auditorium. The Great River Regional Library presents "Daughters of Africa" by the Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis. It's a musical encompassing three centuries in the lives of African American women, from slave woman to Oprah; suitable for all ages.

Mary Rowles

Dawson, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Winterfest weekend entertainment with comedian Mary Rowles; adults $10, students $5, general admission; 320-769-2955 or online at

C. Willi Myles

Willmar, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., WEAC. Comedian C. Willi Myles, former St. Cloud State University athlete and coach, presents his take on family and holidays combining everyday people with everyday humor with a non-offensive flavor. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for those under 18 and are available at WEAC, North American State Bank and Walt's Car Wash in Willmar or at

Barn Theatre

Willmar, Feb. 11-13, 18-20, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 14 and 21, 2:30 p.m., The Barn Theatre; "Run For Your Wife"; adults $15, students $8.

Music, love letters and lunch

New London, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; casual Valentine's Day afternoon of community sharing from the New London Writer's Club and artist musicians; everyone welcome; bring a paper item for the New London Food Shelf if you can.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Feb. 14, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; Lakeside Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of "Velvet Brass" in a special dress-up sweetheart dance; $20 per couple; no jeans or shorts;

Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

Appleton, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., '52 Wing Auditorium; Sheldon Theatre Brass Band concert; adults $14, students $5


College auditions

Willmar, March 2-3, 6 p.m., Ridgewater College; auditions for "Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durange. Scripts available in the Fine Arts office for check-out; production dates April 28-May 1. For more information call Colin Wasmund, director, at 320-222-5989 or e-mail


Middle School

Willmar, March 4-6 at 7 p.m., March 7 at 1 p.m. Willmar High School theatre; Willmar Middle School presents the musical "Seussical, Jr."; adults $8, students and children $4; tickets go on sale Feb. 16 at Willmar Community Ed and Rec.


'52 Wing Auditorium, East Ronning Avenue, Appleton

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

Edson Auditorium, University of Minnesota campus, Morris

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

Paynesville High School, Highway 23 on west edge of Paynesville

Prairie Renaissance Cultural Center, 630 Atlantic Ave., Morris

Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.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

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.