PWELC Prairie Stars
SPICER — The 12th annual Music Under the Prairie Stars benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. Tickets are $50 each for the dinner of locally grown foods, live music, cocktails and a “green” silent auction. Call 320-354-5894. Proceeds will benefit environmental education for youth.
FOREST CITY — The Butch Weseman Memorial Tractor Pull will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 in Forest City. There will be classes from 3,000 pounds to 12,500 pounds, with no speed limit or tire rules. Fee of $20 a hook with proceeds donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
Kenzie Kelash and Brandon Ritt
NEW LONDON — A ham dinner benefit for Kenzie Kelash and Brandon Ritt who were in a motorcycle accident will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the American Legion in New London. A driver in the car didn’t see them, made a U-turn and hit them on their cycle. Kelash suffered multiple injuries including a broken leg and back injuries. Ritt had multiple injuries including his right leg being amputated. Ham dinner is $10, kids' chicken strips and fries meal is $5, baked goods for sale, silent auction, bucket raffle. Donations may also be sent to Kelash-Ritt Benefit at the Lake Region Bank in New London and Willmar.
Children of Destiny Home
WILLMAR — A pasta dinner to raise money for the Children of Destiny Home in Tanzania will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Community Christian School in Willmar. Ten percent of the proceeds will go the CCS scholarship fund. Silent auction, pie auction, speakers and project presentation. For more information and tickets, call 320-262-6689.
Friends of the Library
WILLMAR — The Friends of the Library used book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Willmar Public Library.
WILLMAR — The Willmar Noon Lions will serve Dad’s Belgian Waffles from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Willmar Community Center. Waffles with toppings, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. Adult tickets are $8, ages 5-12 are $5, under 5 eat free.
Dancing with the Atwater Area Stars
GROVE CITY — The Atwater Area Help for Seniors presents Dancing with the Atwater Area Stars at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School in Grove City. Six local couples will participate in the dancing. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show event. Advance tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students; both are $10 more at the door. Tickets available at the Atwater Area Help for Seniors office or by calling 320-974-8737.
WILLMAR — E-quip Africa in Willmar is accepting newer, smaller computers such as laptops and slim or compact desktops which are easier to ship. All computers need their original power supplies, cords, keyboards and mice and be in good working condition. They need to be Windows machines running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. Call 320-894-1680 for more information or how to donate equipment. A $25 cash donation is suggested which will help us ship the computers to West African schools.
Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or www.habitatwcm.org.
Charity events such as walkathons, runs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area are listed here, including event details, where it will be held, how to register and fundraising events associated with it.
Out of the Darkness: Sept. 14, 11 a.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More information and advance registration at yourwingsofhope.com.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 9 a.m., opening ceremony 10 a.m. Register in advance online at act.alz.org.