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Arts calendar published May 18, 2022

Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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Acoustic Vibe

Willmar, May 19, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Acoustic Vibe; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra

Willmar, May 21, 7 p.m., WEAC; The Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra presents its Young Artists Concert with the competition Caroline Becker, masks optional; $12 adults, free for those 18 and under, tickets available at Whitney Music, on website www.willmarorchestra.com or at the door.

Square Dancing

Willmar, May 21, 7 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; $5.

Great Times Band

Willmar, May 26, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Choral concert

Willmar, May 26, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School music department presents the Cardinal choir and choralaires commencement concert.

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Band, choral concert

Willmar, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School music department presents a band and choir concert.

Van Der Pol and Pearson

Willmar, June 2, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Gary Van Der Pol and Tim Pearson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 8, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

Wisdom and Wine

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Willmar Conference center; the Friends of the Willmar Public Library 2022 fundraising event featuring a conversation with Minnesota authors Faith Sullivan, Leif Enger, and Mindy Mejia. Tickets, $35, at the Willmar Public Library or online at willmarwisdomandwine.eventbrite.com . Tickets must be purchased in advance, deadline is today, May 18. Books by the authors will be available to purchase and the authors will sign them.

Great Times Band

Willmar, June 9, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Great Times Band and great American Sing-Along; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

‘Shrek’

Willmar, June 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., June 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents the musical “Shrek,” adults $20, ages 18 and younger $10; 320-235-9500, tickets available online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday.

Velvet Brass

Glenwood, June 12, 4 to 8 p.m., Lakeside Ballroom; the Lakeside Dance Club presents Velvet Brass; season membership available, lakesideballroom.org

Prairie Winds Band

Willmar, June 15, 7 p.m. Rice Park; the Prairie Winds Summer Band presents a free outdoor concert.

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Roger Kodet Quartet

Willmar, June 16, 6 p.m., Whitney Music; Roger Kodet Jazz Quartet with vocalist Jay Ellingson; free, pass-the-hat basket for the musicians.

Book signings

Heidi Haagenson: May 21, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, New London; short program at 10:30 a.m., the local author will sign her book, “Lessons Learned in Jamaica,” a collection of stories of Jamaican children and others she met during the 25 years that Peace Lutheran Church has been involved in short-term missions to Sunbeam Children's Home in Jamaica.

Addresses

Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Lakeside Ballroom, 180 Lake Shore Dr. S., Glenwood

Little Theatre, 24 Central Ave. E, New London

New London-Spicer High School, Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 40, New London

Peace Lutheran Church, 100 SW 4th Avenue, New London

Rice Park, Kandiyohi Ave. and Second St. S.W., Willmar

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Ridgewater College, 2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 114 Third St. N., Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Whitney Music Center, 913 Business 71 N., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar Conference Center, 250 23rd St. S.E., Willmar

Willmar High School Brau Performing Arts Center, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

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 dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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