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.

Halloween events

The Tribune will run a list of Halloween events in this column. Events may emailed to news@wctrib.com or mailed to Donna Middleton, West Central Tribune, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201.

Teen DIY costumes: Oct. 30, 4 p.m., Willmar Public Library. Teens are given a variety of supplies to create their own costume from scratch. Feel free to bring clothes and other supplies from home.

Highland Apartments: Oct. 31, trick-or-treating for children from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., use door on Litchfield Avenue Southeast in Willmar.

Haunted House: Oct. 31, 4 to 10 p.m., The Clear Water Collective presents “A Haunting on Campbell Avenue,” 800 Campbell Ave. N.W., Willmar. Adult tickets are $7, ages 12 and under are $5. Hot dogs, candy, chips, popcorn, soda and caramel apples available for purchase.

Spooky Space: Oct. 31, 4 and 7 p.m., Southwest Minnesota State University Planetarium, Marshall. “Spooky Space: Cosmic Connections to Halloween” is a new production at the planetarium. Space has its monsters in space — black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae and more, Laser light show “Fright Light” will follow. Admission is $5 at the door for all ages, except children sitting on a lap of a parent.

Fright Forest — Holmstrom Haunt: Holmstrom Haunt and movie: Oct. 31, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Little Theatre, New London. Small groups will tour the haunted house in the basement while the movie is playing. Kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Tickets, $10, sold at the door, age 12 and under $5.

Halloween party: Nov. 1, Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Fright Forest — Holmstrom Haunt, adults: Nov. 1-2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Little Theatre, New London. Small groups will tour the haunted house in the basement while a movie is playing. Ages 18 and over only. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Veterans Day

The Tribune will run a list of Veterans Day events in this column. Events may emailed to news@wctrib.com or mailed to Donna Middleton, West Central Tribune, P.O. Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201.



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.

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 or see website at www.willmarpubliclibrary.org.

Teen DIY Costumes: Oct. 30, 4 p.m. Teens are given a variety of supplies to create their own costume from scratch. Feel free to bring clothes and other supplies from home.

Interactive movie: Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., a new twist on movie night. Props and scripts will be provided for a fun movie experience. Featured film will be rated PG. No cost and no registration.

Fall Story Hour: Nov. 1, 10 to 10:45 a.m., for children and their parents, featuring stories, music, fingerplays and other activities. Theme is Explore Pupperty.

Teen Advisory Board: Nov. 1, 3:30 p.m. Help plan library programs and events, choose materials, and make the library a better place for teens.

Children’s Book Club: Nov. 5, 4 to 5 p.m. grades 2 to 6. November’s book is “Holes” by Louis Sachar. Book discussion and other activities and there will be pizza. New members always welcome.

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.

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.

Teen paint pouring: Nov. 12, 4 to 5 p.m. ages 13 and older. Make an awesome pour painting, all supplies provided.

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.