Montevideo Fiesta Days: June 13-20, Facebook page is www.facebook.com/montevideofiestadays.
Atwater Festival Days: June 15-20, website is www.atwaterfestivaldays.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atwater-Festival-Days-1726910184238510.
American Dairy Association: June 16, 4 to 7 p.m., annual Dairy Days farm open house at the Rod and Naomi Lindquist farm, 1780 90th St. SE, Kerkhoven. Cheese, milk and ice cream will be served. Facebook page is www.facebook.com/KandiADA.
Paynesville Town and Country Days: June 16-19, grand parade at 7 p.m. Thursday; website is paynesvillechamber.org.
Heritage Hill: June 18-19, Minnesota Valley Antique Farm Power and Machinery Association annual show. The tractor feature is a Farmall M owned by Sam Ashling. Show site is four miles east of Montevideo on the corner of Minnesota Highway 7 and Chippewa County Road 7. Website is www.heritagehill.us.
Curd Fest 2021: June 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jer-Lindy Farms, north of Brooten. Redhead Creamery’s third annual event celebrating all things cheese curd. Music, breweries, food trucks, wineries, self-guided dairy farm tours, $12 in advance at RedheadCreamery.com or $15 at the door. Children 11 and under are free.
Dawson Riverfest: June 23-27, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DawsonRiverfest
Madison Summerfest: June 25-27, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/City-of-Madison-MN-106941826001888.
Movies in the Parking lot
WILLMAR — Willmar Parks and Recreation presents the free movie “Onward” at 9 p.m. June 18 in the Willmar Civic Center parking lot.
Willmar Community Center
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The patio area is set up, and all are welcome to enjoy at any time of the day. You can meet a friend for coffee or maybe some lemonade served from Britta’s Brew Station. The phone number is 320-262-5288. For reservations, call or go online at willmarparks-rec.com.
Willmar Area Senior Citizens Club: June 16, 2 p.m., freewill donation, parking lot entertainment by Jay Struckrud
Seated yoga and meditation flow: June 19, 2 p.m., free, advance registration required. A seated yoga flow to stretch the whole body and meditation session to stretch the mind.
Kickoff to summer: June 21, 3 p.m. Come enjoy a root beer float on the first day of Summer and watch a performance by the KMS Marching Saints in the parking lot.
Willmar Fests Senior Ambassador Coronation: June 23, 2 p.m., parking lot concert and reception. Join us as we crown this year’s Willmar Fests Senior Royalty. 1920s attire is encouraged.
Court whist tournament: June 24, 12:30 p.m., sign up in advance.
Friday afternoon dancing: June 25, 1 p.m.; Jerry’s Band to mark the return of Friday afternoon dances.
Board game afternoon: June 27, 2 p.m., all ages. Come play some new, some classic games with us.
National Camera Day: June 29, 3 p.m. Jon Kellen will speak about his photo exhibit that is on display at the Community Center titled “A Picture is Worth 1000 words.”
Yahoo for Yahtzee: Every Monday, 12:30 p.m.
Hand & Foot Cards: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30 p.m., free, popular variation of canasta, easy to learn.
Farkle Fridays: Every Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. A classic dice game to try and reach 10,000 points first. Each player will have their own cup and dice.
Community puzzle exchange: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., drop off, pick up, or swap out a puzzle in our exchange program.
Woodshop: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 6 to 9 p.m. Monday evenings. Advance registration required by calling 320-262-5288. Cost is $5 for a daily pass, $25 for a three-month membership, and $60 yearly.
Willmar Public Library
WILLMAR — The Willmar Library is open to come inside from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Take 45 minutes to browse, check out, pick up holds, etc. No appointment is necessary, limited capacity, doors will be locked if max number is met. The website is www.willmarpubliclibrary.org. Call 320-235-3162. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Study rooms, the children’s play area, and seating are unavailable. Face masks are required and social distancing: Please maintain six feet between yourself and others when possible.
Summer reading: The summer reading program runs June 1 through Aug. 31.
Interactive movie kit: The interactive movie kits include a script along with props for up to six participants. Limit of one per week per household. Register on the library website. Staff will contact you by phone or email when it is ready for pick up.
Book Box: Register for a book box on the library website. Check out a copy of the book, open the items as you reach specific chapters in the book. For all ages.
Teen lit loot: Sign up and you will receive a library book based on your interests and a bag of goodies to go with it. One per month and will need to re-register each month.
Adult make-and-take: Various crafts will be posted on the website as they are available, usually around the first and 15th of the month. Use the form on the website to reserve supplies to make your very own featured project. Once you have registered, library staff will call you or email you when it is ready to be picked up. Ages 18 and over. June 21 is metal flower trio.
Children’s storytime in the park: 11 a.m. every Tuesday at Jaycees Park and Bria’s Playground, corner of Ella Avenue and Seventh Street Northwest.
Children Take & Make Crafts: June 14 opens for pom-pom creatures and June 21 for superhero puppets. For ages 12 and under, limit one per person, supplies limited, come in and pick up.
Adult Online Book Club: June 16, noon, “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama, at the library. July book is “The Life We Bury” by Allen Eskens.
Yard games: June 17, 7 p.m., Rice Park, for entire family.
Teen hangout: June 18, 6 p.m. Get together with other teens on Discord and talk about TV, movies, books, games, etc. Sign up on the website to be able to participate in teen Discord programs.
Craft & Coloring: June 23, 2 p.m., at the library. Meets the fourth Wednesday.
Adult trivia: June 24, 7 p.m., play live trivia solo or assemble a team, via a Facebook group, ages 18 and over.
Teen Book Club: June 25, 4 p.m., club discussion of “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo. In the multipurpose room, no registration necessary.
Robbins Island: Destination Playground; 18-hole disc golf course starts north of playground; swimming is allowed during daylight hours, no lifeguards; North Business Highway 71, Willmar.
Rice Park: Splash pad and changing rooms, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 805 Third St. S.W.
Grind Central Skate Park: Open during daylight hours, Swansson Fields; southwest Willmar.
Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center: Open daily, noon to 7 p.m.; $3 per person including observers; 1601 22nd St. S.W., Willmar.