Bill Gossman

NEW LONDON — The Green Lake Bluegrass band “Cabin Fever” concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Little Theatre in New London will now be a benefit for band member Bill Gossman. He is undergoing treatment for squamous cell cancer. Tickets are $12, available online at or at Gossman Pottery on Main Street in New London. Additional donations will be accepted for the family.

Farmers Union

ATWATER — The Kandiyohi County Farmers Union will serve a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Atwater Community Center for its educational fund. Adult tickets are $8, ages 6-10 are $3, 5 and under eat free. Baked goods for sale and a silent auction.

Presidents Day pie and coffee

ATWATER — The Atwater Area Help for Seniors Presidents Day homemade pie and coffee will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Atwater Community Center. Freewill donation. Baked goods will be for sale. Everyone welcome.

Briar Lippert

OLIVIA — The rescheduled benefit for Briar Lippert, son of Jay and Heidi Lippert of Blomkest, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Max’s Grill in Olivia. Grandparents are Jeff and Kris Lippert of Spicer and Bruce and Kim Clement of Darfur. He was born July 1, 2019, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome — the left side of his heart was underdeveloped. He had his first eight-hour open heart surgery when he was six days old and has had many surgeries and procedures since and will need another major surgery around the age of 3. He will be on medication the rest of his life and currently takes nine per day. There will be a dinner and silent auction, Reed Nelson will perform and more. Donations may also be sent to Briar Lippert benefit, Home Town Bank, Olivia.

Humane Society

WILLMAR — The 14th annual Save Our Tails will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Willmar Conference Center to raise money for the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties. Buffet dinner, silent auction and live auction. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $10 for ages 12 and under. Advance tickets available at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter, Lulu Beans and or by phone at 320-235-7612.

New London Boy Scouts

NEW LONDON — New London Boy Scout Troop 228 will serve an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Spaghetti, bread stick, lettuce salad and beverage. Tickets are $10, take-outs available for $8, baked goods for sale.

Blue Star Mothers

WILLMAR — Blue Star Mothers Willmar Chapter 1 meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Willmar Army Reserve. The parents of military meet for support and to pack boxes to send to deployed troops. They are collecting snacks, hygiene products, paperback novels and notes to be included in the packages. Donation boxes are available at Heritage Bank and the Willmar Army Reserve. If you would like the group to include someone you know who is deployed, send the name and address to Blue Star Mothers, Box 206, Pennock, MN 56279, along with your contact phone number.

E-quip Africa

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 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