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WinterFest 2017 in full swing this weekend in Spicer

SPICER -- The annual WinterFest celebration officially kicks off this weekend in Spicer, beginning four weeks of winter-themed activities in the community. Opening festivities Friday include live music at Glacial Ridge Winery from 6-8 p.m., and k...

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTOAmong the WinterFest favorites is the Green Lake Pond Hockey tournament which is set this year for Jan. 28-29 from dawn to dusk.
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO Among the WinterFest favorites is the Green Lake Pond Hockey tournament which is set this year for Jan. 28-29 from dawn to dusk.

SPICER - The annual WinterFest celebration officially kicks off this weekend in Spicer, beginning four weeks of winter-themed activities in the community.

Opening festivities Friday include live music at Glacial Ridge Winery from 6-8 p.m., and karaoke and dancing at Zorbaz, beginning at 10 p.m.

The annual art exhibit and wine tasting will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Glacial Ridge Winery.

A frozen 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Zorbaz. There will be music by the Byland Duo from 3 to 6 p.m. at O'Neil's.

The weekend's events will be highlighted by the lighting ceremony and fireworks display at 7 p.m. Saturday at Saulsbury Beach, with a DJ/dance scheduled at 10 p.m. at Zorbaz.

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Registration is now underway for the 13th annual Polar Plunge, scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 28 on the lake in front of Zorbaz. The plunge is among several dozen to be held statewide in the months ahead as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Last year's plunge featured 350 participants and raised more than $65,000, according to the official polar plunge website. That brings the total number of participants locally to 3,419 since the first plunge in 2005. A glance Tuesday at the website showed some 216 people had registered for this year's event, with $14,284 so far raised.

Other WinterFest events are scheduled through the end of February (please see the accompanying calendar). For more information on WinterFest 2017, visit www.spicermn.com . To register for the polar plunge, visit www.plungemn.org . Walk-up registrations will be taken the day of the plunge from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Spicer American Legion, 155 Lake Ave.

There is also the "Skate into Spicer" at the Prairie Meadows ice skating rink, open daily, weather permitting, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.

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