Around Our Region published Nov. 6, 2019
The weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Around our Region” in the subject line.
Veterans Day events submitted to the Tribune include:
Raymond: All veterans and their spouses are invited to the potluck Veterans Day supper at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Raymond Community Center. It is sponsored by the Raymond American Legion Auxiliary. Raymond’s 2019 Girls Stater Annie Dykema will report on her experience at Girls State. A representative from the Eagles Healing Nest at Sauk Centre will speak and the Schuellers will talk about their trip to Washington, D.C. Bring a dish to share. Beverages and utensils will be provided.
Willmar: The 21st annual observance Nov. 10-12 at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Willmar will feature a military display of more than 6,000 items from the Civil War through the present open for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, there will be a special observance program. More information can be found at www.usmhc.org .
New London: The sixth-graders from New London-Spicer Middle School Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in high school auxiliary gym. All veterans and their families are welcome.
Willmar: For all veterans and active duty military and family, free coffee and rolls from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 11, at the Barn Theatre. Receive a free copy of “Journey … the Art of Arthur Norby” featuring the Minnesota Korean War Veterans Memorial.
Willmar: Veterans game feed, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the American Legion.
Lego train display
WILLMAR — Don Burke with have a display of his Lego trains from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Willmar Public Library. New this year is a Wild West Village.
Multicultural food festival
WILLMAR — Art Express, a Healthy Together Willmar Idea Project will have a multi-cultural food festival from 5 to 7 pm. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. There will Scandinavian, Chilean, Mexican, Persian, Peruvian, Indian and Somalian food along with family-fun art activities, a drum circle and Loteria (Mexican bingo). All ages welcome.
Income tax assistance volunteers
WILLMAR — Volunteers are needed for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program that provides free help with filing tax forms for low- and moderate-income taxpayers. Needed are facilitators to greet clients and help them fill out intake forms, tax preparers who prepare the income tax returns on computers and interpreters. Training and IRS certification provided. For more information about volunteering, call 1-888-687-2277 or online at aarpfoundation.org/taxaide.
Willmar Public Library
WILLMAR — The Willmar Public Library has the following events scheduled for the coming weeks. For more information, call the library at 320-235-3162. All are free, register in advance at the checkout desk or by phone if required. Some registrations available online at www.willmarpubliclibrary.org.
Study Center: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Meet in the conference room to receive basic homework help from one of the volunteer tutors.
Lego Club: Nov. 6, 4 to 5 p.m., kindergarten through sixth grade, no registration is necessary. You will create a new structure each time that will be put on display. Legos provided, donations of additional Legos welcome.
Explore Austria: Nov. 6, 6 p.m. Join us as we explore the country of Austria. Try a variety of snacks, listen to music, and test your trivia knowledge about the country. No cost and no registration. Everyone age 18 and older is welcome.
Little People Storytime: Nov. 7, 10 a.m., for parents and children infant to age 8. Designed with toddlers in mind, class might be called “kids on the move, books in the background.” There will be music, fingerplays and stories. There is no fee, but you must call Community Education at 320-231-8490 to register. Additional dates Nov. 14, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
NaNoWriMo: Nov. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Every November during National Novel Writing Month, budding authors promise to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This is one of three "Come Write In" events held in the multipurpose room. Additional days will be Nov. 14 and 26.
Music and Movement: Nov. 8, 10 a.m., all children welcome. Guest Libbie Anderson will lead the children to move their bodies while singing some old and new songs. Children will get to play preschool musical instruments.
Teen Gaming Club: Nov. 8, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Play games on the HTC Vive VR set and Xbox One or board and card games. Some games are rated 13+.
After Hours at the Library: Nov. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Every second Friday after Gaming Club, when the library's doors close at 5:30, we will reopen them for teens to continue to hang out and have some fun.
Lego train display: Nov. 9, during library hours. Train display by Don Burke with a new Wild West Village Addition.
Teen paint pouring: Nov. 12, 4 to 5 p.m. ages 13 and older. Make an awesome pour painting, all supplies provided.
Bringing stories to life: Nov. 12, 6 to 7 p.m., for parents and children 2 to 8 years old. Early Childhood Family Education and the Willmar Public Library will present a new story which will be brought to life with the help of the children. There will be music, activities and more. There is no fee, but you must call Community Education at 320-231-8490 to register.
Let’s Dish community potluck: Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Stuck in a recipe rut? Bring a dish to share and a copy of the recipe based on the theme. Come every month or just when the theme interests you. November theme is eggs. No registration required.
Little People Storytime: Nov. 14, 10 a.m., for parents and children infant to age 8. Designed with toddlers in mind, class might be called “kids on the move, books in the background.” There will be music, fingerplays and stories. There is no fee, but you must call Community Education at 320-231-8490 to register. Additional dates are Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
NaNoWriMo: Nov. 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Every November during National Novel Writing Month, budding authors promise to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This is the second of three "Come Write In" events held in the multipurpose room. An additional day will be Nov. 26.
Movie matinee: Nov. 15, 2 p.m., featured movie will be rated PG-13. No cost or reservation.
Teen Book Club: Nov. 15, 4 to 5 p.m. ages 13 and older. Meet at the library and discuss this month’s book, “Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass” by Mariko Tamaki.
Teen Capture the Flag: Nov. 16, 4 to 6 p.m. Play Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag in the library after dark. Advance registration and signed permission form required.
Teen bad movie: Nov. 19, 4 p.m. Join us for movies that are so bad, they’re good.
Prairie Woods ELC
SPICER — The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes mountain bikers and hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. The Kandi Trail Riders Club has completed 4.5 miles of mountain bike trail. Pets should be on a leash. Call 320-354-5894 to register for any events in advance or see more information at www.prairiewoodselc.org .
Sibley State Park
NEW LONDON — The Interpretive Center hours vary. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information, call 320-354-2002. Sibley State Park is west of New London just off U.S. Highway 71.