Weekend published Feb. 20, 2020

If you would like your event listed in Weekend, email or mail it to: Weekend, West Central Tribune, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201. The deadline is noon Monday. Events must be open to the public.



49th annual Peanut Butter and Milk Festival potluck banquet and silent auction, Friday, St. Philip’s Catholic Church; social time 7 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m.; bring a dish to share and meet the visitors from Hartford, Alabama.

Willmar Civic Center

Skating and curling will be either in the Civic Center or the Blue Line Arena; $3 for all ages; $2 skate rental, unless otherwise stated.

Open skating: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday

Adaptive/open curling: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday

Outdoor ice rinks

The Garfield, Lincoln and Hilltop park ice rinks are open for the season. Garfield has two hockey rinks with boards, open skating ice and a warming house with children’s skates available for use for free. The warming house is open from 1 to 6 p.m. weekends and school holidays and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The warming house is closed when the wind chill is 10 below or colder.


Indoor rifle and pistol range

The range in the basement of the Willmar City Auditorium is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday for open shooting. A certified range master will be on duty. Fee is $8 per half hour, targets available for purchase.

Sibley State Park

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. For current information on naturalist programs and groomed trail conditions, visit the state Department of Natural Resources website at

Cross country skiing: Trails are in poor condition.

Snowmobiling: Trails are in poor condition.

Sledding hill: in poor condition.

Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes skiers, snowshoers and mountain bikers during daylight hours at no cost. The trailhead will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. No dogs on ski trails, pets should be on a leash. Snowshoe, skies and kicksled rental available, call 320-354-5894. For more information call or check the website at .

Cross-country skiing: Trails are icy and in poor condition.

Fat-tire biking: the Kandi Trail Riders Club Trail welcomes volunteers to assist with winter trail grooming.


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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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