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Autumn Art Stroll begins today

Autumn Art Stroll

New London, today, 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kaleidoscope; pick up a guide at Kaleidoscope, meet the artists, watch demonstrations, roast a marshmallow over the fire and visit Dancing Goat Studio, Flying Goose quilt shop, Pottery Workshop, Bead Jam, Quilted4You, Three Sisters Furnishings and Kaleidoscope; live music today at Kaleidoscope.

Jazz 'n Java

Willmar, today, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java; music by Community Christian School stage band.

Jazz 'n Java

Willmar, Saturday, 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. concert, Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java; Butch Morgan performing songs from his new album "Talk About;" concert and meal $15, concert only $10.

Little Theatre

New London, Sunday, 2 p.m., Little Theatre; "Minnesota Heritage in Song," a concert by Curtis and Loretta; adults $6, age 18 and under $2, to reserve tickets e-mail

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents the vintage sounds of Duffy Morton's "Velvet Brass"; $20 per couple, season tickets $75 per couple; no jeans or shorts.

The Barn Theatre

Willmar, Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Barn Theatre; the Willmar Community Theatre, Inc., known as The Barn Theatre, annual meeting; all season tickets holders encouraged to attend; the monthly board of directors meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Jazz 'n Java

Willmar, Oct. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java; music by Otoniel and Gabe.

Triple Espresso

Willmar, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Willmar Holiday Inn and Conference Center; Willmar Lakes Area Chamber event open to the public featuring Triple Espresso, a "highly caffeinated comedy." social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner at 7 p.m. and entertainment at 8 p.m.; $75, contact the Chamber at 320- 235-0300.

SMAHC dinner

Hutchinson, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., Crow River Golf Club; annual Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council dinner and fundraiser; honored for their contributions to the arts in the SMAHC region will be the 2010 Prairie Star Bill Gossman of New London and the 2010 Prairie Disciple, the late Ruth McKinney; dinner tickets are $30 and are available by calling 800-622-5284 or by e-mail at

Jazz 'n Java

Willmar, Oct. 30, 6 to 9 p.m., Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java; Halloween party with a special performance of the Edgar Allen Poe poem "The Raven" and music by area musicians; cost for meal and performance is $15, performance only is $10.

American English

Dawson, Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents "American English, the complete Beatles tribute"; adults $25, students $10, reserved seating.

Jazz 'n Java

Willmar, Nov. 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java; music by The Mis-Fits.

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, Nov. 7, 3 p.m., WEAC; fall concert featuring pieces by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Mozart and John Williams; season tickets available at the door, adults $22, students $10, family pack of two adults and unlimited children $65.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Nov. 11-13 at 7 p.m., Nov. 13-14 at 1 p.m., Willmar High School; fall musical "Wizard of Oz"; adults $10, students and children $5; tickets on sale beginning Monday at the Willmar Community Education and Recreation office in Jefferson Learning Center.

Prairie Winds Concert Band

Willmar, Nov. 14, 3 p.m., WEAC; Prairie Winds Concert Band fall concert; French horn soloist Susann Karnowski will perform the movement I of Mozart's Concerto No. 3 in E-flat; the flute section will play "Meditation" from Thais by Massenet; adults $6, students $3, preschoolers free; tickets available at the door.


Willmar, Nov. 17-20, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewater College in Willmar; "The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee" stage production.

Prudence Johnson

and Dan Chouinard

Dawson, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents "The Golden Age of Radio" with jazz vocalist Prudence Johnson and pianist Dan Chouinard; open seating; free admission.

Little Theatre

New London, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Little Theatre; "Skilly and Duff Irish Quartet" concert; all seats $10, call 320-859-3536 or e-mail

White Rose

Glenwood, Nov. 20, 7 to 11 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Winter Dance Club presents Julie Lee's "White Rose" band playing a mix of old-time and country music; $20 per couple, season tickets $75 per couple; no jeans or shorts.

West Central Connection

Willmar, Nov. 21, 4 p.m., Vinje Lutheran Church; West Central Connection Chorus annual holiday concert for charity; seven area performers featured; $10.


ARTmeyerson, 104 Fourth St. N., Atwater

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

Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2100 Highway 12 E., Willmar

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

Three Sisters Furnishings, 2550 State Highway 9 N.E., New London

Whitney Music Center and Jazz 'n Java, 913 Business 71 N, Willmar

Vinje Lutheran Church, 1101 Willmar Ave. S.W., Willmar

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 events 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.