Willmar Community Education

Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at www.cewillmarmn.com or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.

Cookie art: Four Tuesday sessions, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Willmar Senior High School, cost of $20 per class with instructor Stacy Holwerda. Registration deadline is two weeks before each class. Hands-on class during which you will create your own edible masterpieces. All items provided and you will leave with six cookies. Bring a flat container, preferably 6 by 9 inches or larger as your frosting may still be wet. The themes for each class are as follows: fall for Sept. 21, Halloween for Oct. 26, Thanksgiving for Nov. 23 and holiday for Dec. 14.

Back to school essential oils: Sept. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School, cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. Learn about oils to help you get through the school year. Class will make and take some roller balls to bring home. First roller ball is included in the course fee, additional rollers are $5 each (no limit) and can be paid to the instructor during the class.

Essential oils for sensory support: Oct. 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School, cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. Class will discuss sensory disorders and learn how different oils interact with the body to provide support. Class will make and take some roller balls to bring home. First roller ball is included in the course fee, additional rollers are $5 each (no limit) and can be paid to the instructor during the class.

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Essential oil make-and-take: Oct. 18 or Dec. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School, cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. Class will discuss the 10 most popular oils and Brandt will share her personal tips and tricks. Class will make and take some roller balls to bring home. First roller ball is included in the course fee, additional rollers are $5 each (no limit) and can be paid to the instructor during the class.

Let’s make lefse: Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Willmar Senior High School, cost of $25 with instructor Samantha Johnson. Hands-on class will walk you through the entire lefse process from scratch and you will go home with 10-15 rounds of lefse.

Italian cookies bake-along: Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, online class for $30 with instructor Laura Scheck. Virtual presentation through Zoom making six-layer rainbow cookies and Italian lemon cookies. Tips on improving your cookie game, including proper measurement, egg separation and better understanding of methods like creaming and tempering.

Holiday essential oils: Dec. 2, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School, cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. Learn how to make homemade nontoxic gifts including bath salts, sugar scrubs, scented room sprays and roller balls. Your first product is included in the course fee, additional products are $5 each (no limit) and can be paid to the instructor during the class.

Farmers Markets

Litchfield: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Community Market on Fourth Street on the north side of Central Park.

Benson: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Railroad Park on Main Street.

Montevideo: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Smith Park, across from City Hall.

Willmar: 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Uptown Willmar parking lot, next to Aldi’s.

New London: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Holm Park.

Montevideo: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Smith Park, across from City Hall.

Glenwood: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, parking lot south of Pope County Museum on state Highway 104.

Willmar: 11 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Uptown Willmar parking lot, next to Aldi’s.