Weekend published published Oct. 24, 2019

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.



Fall bazaar, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church; granny’s attic, Scandinavian room, arts and crafts room, book room, baked goods and garden produce; noon lunch of soups, hot turkey and hot beef sandwiches, bars, coffee and milk.


Sausage and pancake supper, 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church; adults $10, ages 5-12 $6, 4 and under eat free.


A “very Lutheran” hotdish supper, 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church; hotdish, scalloped potatoes, Jell-O, pickles, bread, dessert and beverage.

Prairie Woods ELC

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center welcomes mountain bikers and hikers on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets should be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or by email at For more information. visit .

Halloween Haunt: Oct. 25, 6 to 9 p.m., grades K-5, $8, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural Spicer, must be accompanied by an adult. Talk with the creatures on the enchanted trail to find out what they are doing to get ready for winter, carve a jack-o’-lantern, decorate a cookie, play games, and climb the indoor wall all in your costume.


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.

Grind Central Skate Park

Open during daylight hours, Swansson Fields; southwest Willmar.

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

Disc Golf courses

Willmar: Open during park hours, park in main lot, 18-hole starts where one-way road begins; Robbins Island, North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Ridgewater College, Willmar: 9-hole course starts by the tennis courts, park in the far east student lot since it is the closest to the course.

Atwater: Tadd Lake Disc Golf course, 12-hole course starts by softball field parking lot.

Cosmos: Cosmos County Park next to Thompson Lake, 9 holes starts with Hole No. 1 shooting downhill toward the lake.


Granite Falls: Rice Park, downtown, 9-hole course that runs along the east side of the Minnesota River.

Montevideo: Lagoon Park along the Chippewa River and Chinhinta Park near Sanford Elementary School

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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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