Food & Drink published Jan. 13, 2022

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Willmar Community Center

WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, call 320-262-5288 .

Cooking with Riley — Dumplings: Jan. 29, 2 p.m., $20. Learn how to make this Asian favorite. Chef Riley will have two fillings available to try.

Milan Village Arts

MILAN — Milan Village Arts classes have been scheduled for the next year. To register or for more information, call 320-734-4807 or visit the website at ; email: .

Caraway rye bread: Feb. 26, 1 to 5 p.m., with instructor Maureen Hark. For beginner and above; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Baking bread in a Dutch oven creates a miniature version of a professional steam-injected oven. Class will make a wet rye bread recipe with caraway, perfect for sandwiches or eating with a slice of sharp cheese. Bring a bread bowl and a Dutch oven if you have one. An email will go out before class with more details. Tuition is $65, supplies included. Registration deadline is Feb. 12.

Willmar Community Education

WILLMAR — Advance registration is required for all the classes, register online at or in person at Jefferson Learning Center.


Essential oil make-and-take: Jan. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School. Cost is $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. Additional class May 5.

Cookie art: Three Tuesday sessions remain available, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12 at the Hive, 1025 19th Ave. SW, Suite 1, in Willmar. Cost is $27 for each class with instructor Stacy Holwerda. Hands-on class where 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 theme for the classes are Valentine’s Day on Feb. 8, St. Patrick’s Day on March 8, and Easter on April 12.

Oils and Chakras: Feb. 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Willmar Middle School. Cost of $7 with instructor Kayla Brandt. The class will look at the seven main chakras and how essential oils can be used to help balance and open them up. You will make roller balls or samples for each chakra. 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.

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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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