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Weekend activities


Clara City

Free market, a clothing and item giveaway, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Bethany Reformed Church.


Opera House open house, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.


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 six eat free.


Hotdish dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, West Lake Johanna Church; freewill donation.


Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should 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.

Bird watching walk: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday; naturalist-led walk to various habitats to observe birds; binoculars and a bird book are recommended and some will be available for use.

DNR fish hatchery tour: 10:30 a.m. Saturday; tour of the fish hatchery in New London leaves from the interpretive center by personal auto; a DNR fisheries employee will help you examine walleye egg stripping, incubation, hatching, fry rearing and stocking.

Geocaching for Beginners: 10 a.m. Sunday; learn the basics about the rapidly growing hobby of geocaching, learn how it started, as well as a brief history on navigation; GPS units provided; limit of 20, age 8 or older and children must be accompanied by an adult; reservations required, register at the interpretive center or park office.

Fish features and facts: 2 p.m. Sunday; using fish pillows and posters, examine fish parts, fish life and Minnesota fish facts.

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, behind the Washington Learning Center building; 325 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

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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. 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.