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Weekend activities



Cinco de Mayo Family Festival, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Willmar Middle School football field; entertainment, music, food, and events for all ages. In case of rain, it will be at Kennedy Elementary School.

New London

"Tea for You and Table Setting Too," 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Peace Lutheran Church; $8 at the door.

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


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 website 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; the naturalist leads a walk to various habitats to observe birds; binoculars and a bird book are recommended and some will be available for use.

Geocaching for Beginners: 2 p.m. Saturday and 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; reservation required, register at the interpretive center or park office.

Loon, Minnesota's state bird: 10 a.m. Sunday; have you heard the "wail" of the loon and wished you knew more about Minnesota's state bird? Discover the calls of the loon, its habitat, food requirements and family life.

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