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Willmar MOMS (which is “Making Our Motherhood Significant”) is having a Munchkin Market on Friday, June 2nd from 12noon to 7pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1:30pm. Stop by the activity center in the back of the Living Hope Church on 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar and shop through gently-used household items, toys, shoes, books, clothes and many other items. Find something you like? It’s yours for a free-will donation. Want to donate something? Items are welcome beginning May 30th. All money raised supports Willmar MOMS so we hope to see you on June 2nd and 3rd. For more information, search for Willmar MOMS on Facebook.

Free Concerts at Robbins Island

Wednesday evenings – June 7 – July 5 at 7:30 pm

Bring a blanket or a chair to sit on and enjoy a free Prairie Winds Concert Band concert in the park – fun for all ages and free popcorn too!

http://www.prairiewindsconcertband.com/


The schedule for 2017 is June 26, August 21 and October 30th.  Please tell your family, friends, and co-workers about this low cost spay/neuter program. Register animals now as the calendar fills up. You can register online at MNSNAP.org or by calling 612-720-8236.


 
 
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Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota is seeking individuals and couples who can serve as foster parents to children and youth. Ideal foster parents have compassion for kids and are open to caring for children from different backgrounds. Professional training and ongoing support is provided. A monthly, non-taxable reimbursement is also provided to foster parents. Call Lutheran Social Services at 320-424-3859

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota is seeking  monetary donations and inventory for the ReStore in Willmar.  The ReStore accepts new and gently used furniture, home  accessories, building materials, and appliances, all of which  are sold to the public at a reduced price. The proceeds help  Habitat construct new homes in the community,  call Habitat for Humanity.

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Willmar at 6:30 on the 1st and 3rd Thursday nights, at the Lakeland Health Center, Seminar room 2 on the lower level. For more information, call 320-444-4860.

Kandiyohi County Public Health has started a new car safety seat initiative called TIKE (Toddler Info Kept for Emergencies). Emergency info can be placed on a free sticker and attached to the back of the car seat - emergency personnel can then access info about the child in the event an adult is unable to after a car crash. Free stickers are available at Kandiyohi County Public Health.

May    

Doug Schmoll will host his 20th annual herb walk on Saturday, May 27th with two identical sessions, one at 10:30 and the other at 3:30. The walk will be at the Timberlake Orchard near New London. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Call 235-5487 to register. Worksheets with information about plants will be provided. You’re encouraged to bring cameras, clipboards and questions.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles, all you care to eat, will be served Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th from eight to noon at the Spicer American Legion. This is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. Adults $8; children 6-12 $5; and children 5 and under, free. Carry-out plates available at $8. Stop at the Spicer Legion for this Belgian waffle feed. All you can eat.

The Stevens County Historical Society and Museum is honoring and thanking Stevens County Veterans and all Veterans for their military service. They’re offering a free set of three military books to veterans who stop at the historical society during May. The books tell stories of individual veterans from Stevens County. The books are ‘The 40s: a Time for War and a Time for Peace; Korean Veterans: The Forgotten War but not the Forgotten People; and Patriotism Propaganda and the Arts: Posters of World War I America.

The Chippewa County Historical Society says the Historic Chippewa City will open for the season on Saturday, May 27th at one that afternoon. The Swensson Farm Museum will open for the season Sunday afternoon at one. Summer hours for the Historic city area Monday through Friday from 8-5 and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays are 1-5, with summer hours for the Farm Museum to be Sundays from 1-5 with private tours available by appointment. These hours continue through Labor Day weekend. For more information call the Historical Society at 320-269-7636.

Everyone is invited to an all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast on Sunday, May 27th at the Willmar Community Center from 8:30 to 11:30. Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. Children under five eat free. Take-out serving is available. All registered participants in the Memorial Day 5K walk/run and two mile walk at Robbins Island Park May 27th will receive a complimentary ticket for the breakfast. For more information on the walk-run or the breakfast call the YMCA at 222-9622.

Several Off-Site Adoption Events: Hawk Creek Animal Shelter: LARGE NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS  Saturday May 27 th, We will be at the Willmar Menards from 1:00-4:00. If you would like to help. Give us a call.

There will be a Memorial Day dinner on Monday, May 29th from 11-1 at the Crow River Lutheran Church located on Highway 71 four miles south of Belgrade. Adults $9; ages 5-12 $5; with under 5 eating free. This is a Thrivent project with proceeds going toward the Bible Campers. Dinner is meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, vegetables, dinner roll, dessert and beverage.

The Kandiyohi County Sanitary Landfill will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Regular hours at the landfill are 8-4 Mondays through Saturdays. For more info call the landfill at 354-2707.



The Anti-Bullying Night featuring the Kelly Robbins pre-game program is open to all fans that have game ticket to the May 31 Stingers home game. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit willmarstingers.com or call 320-222-2010. The 2017 season is presented by Marcus Construction.

 

June

Books-n-Baseball 2017 is Thursday, June 1. Brought to you by the Willmar Early Childhood Initiative and the Willmar Stingers, this free baseball event is for children kindergarten age 5 and under, along with their parents, at the baseball field. Ticks are available at the Willmar Public Library. The gates open at six, redeemer your voucher at the concession stand for a free hotdog. At 6:30, children and parents head out to third base to have a story read by the Stinger player. The game starts at 7:05.  


Willmar MOMS (which is “Making Our Motherhood Significant”) is having a Munchkin Market on Friday, June 2nd from 12noon to 7pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 1:30pm. Stop by the activity center in the back of the Living Hope Church on 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar and shop through gently-used household items, toys, shoes, books, clothes and many other items. Find something you like? It’s yours for a free-will donation. Want to donate something? Items are welcome beginning May 30th. All money raised supports Willmar MOMS so we hope to see you on June 2nd and 3rd. For more information, search for Willmar MOMS on Facebook.

Willmar MOMS (Making Our Motherhood Significant) is having a Munchkin Market on Friday, June 2nd from noon to seven, and Saturday, June 3rd from 8-1:30. Stop by the activity center in the back of the Living Hope Church on 19th Avenue Southwest in Willmar and check out gently-used household items, toys, shoes, books, clothes and many other items. Freewill donation. All money raised supports Willmar MOMS.

Come with the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center and the Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District to ‘Paddle the Crow’ on Saturday, June 3rd from nine to noon. All ages welcome on this three hour river trip down the Middle Ford of the Crow River in 17 foot canoes, plus the center’s 34 foot Voyageur Canoe. You’ll start at the boat access/fishing pier parking lot on the New London Mill Pond, from there will be shuttled to ‘Dilly’ bridge north of New London and paddle back to the Mill Pond. All equipment provided. Call 354-5894 for more info.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church of Willmar is hosting a summer music academy June 5th through August 3rd. Free piano, organ, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, percussion and voice lessons for all ages and abilities. The 20 minute lessons are free. You may have to purchase lesson books. To sign up or for information on the summer music academy, go towillmarwels.net; email the pastor at willmarwels.net; or call 235-5996.

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Public Health will have an immunization clinic on Monday morning, June 5th from 10 to noon. This is a walk-in clinic, no appointment is needed. Bring an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. Children under 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have proper written consent. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Call 231-7800 for more info.

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island on Monday, June 5th from 1-7; at the Community Center in Sacred Heart onTuesday, June 6th from 1-7; and at the Community Center in Buffalo Lake on Wednesday, June 7th from 1-7. Donors of all blood types are needed to help crash and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving cancer treatment.

Children in grades 2-6 are invited to attend the Children’s Book Club on Tuesdayafternoon, June 6th from 4-5. The book this month is ‘The Inquisitor’s Tale,’ or ‘the three magical children and their holy dog.’ Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic pheasant girl with a loyal greyhound. The three join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution. You’ll discuss the book and do activities pertaining to the book.

Come to the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center for the ‘PWELC Sampler for grades first and up. You’ll visit the Pioneer Cabin to see how people lived ‘back in the day,’ do the Flying Squirrel, Climb the wall, track some animals and learn some outdoor survival skills. This is on Tuesday, June 6th from 8-4. Bring a sack lunch and meet at the main building. Come experience what Prairie Woods has to offer. For more information call 354-5894.

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Willmar in June. There will be a drive at the Eagle Lake Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 6th from 1-7; and at the Assembly of God Church on Monday, June 12th from 12:30 to 7. There is also a blood drive at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield on Wednesday, June 7th from 1-7. You’re urged to get out and give blood.

There will be Bible Academy at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar on Wednesdaynights, June 7th through August 3rd from 5:30-7:30 each night. Think Sunday School mixed with Vacation Bible School. A meal is provided. Children preschool through 6th grade will learn Bible lessons, sing songs and maybe do some crafts. To sign up or for more information on the Bible Academy email the pastor at willmarwels.net or call 235-5996.

The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Community Center in Franklin on Thursday, June 8th from 1-7; and at the Community Center in Danube on Friday, June 9thfrom eight to one. The Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Those who donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross visor while supplies last. Donors of all types are needed to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery an organ transplant patients, and those who are receiving cancer treatments. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 for more information.

The Renville County Genealogical Society will be meeting on Thursday afternoon, June 8th at one at the Renville City Library. There will be a presentation on a new microfilm reader/scanner. Also for those persons interested, members will be getting together at noonfor lunch at the Main Street Bar & Grill in downtown Renville prior to the meeting. All persons with an interest in family history from the Renville County area are encouraged to attend, and bring a friend.

The 13th annual Tea at the Sperry House in Willmar will be held Friday afternoon, June 9th1 and 3. The theme this year is ‘World War I.’ You’re invited to come enjoy delicious treats surrounded by the history of World War I. The cost is $20 person, adults only. Proceeds will benefit the Sperry House. Only 16 people will be served for each of the two teas and reservations are filling quickly. Stop at the museum to register or call 235-1881.

Overcomers International Fellowship will host a fundraiser at the Hawk Creek Country Club in Raymond on Friday afternoon, June 9th at two. The entry fee is $35 per person. Four person teams are requested. There will be cash prizes and a Hole in One contest. First prize is $55; second prize $45; and third prize $35. Call 320-282-3047 to sign up.

The Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center is having a Nature Days event for grades K-3 Tuesday through Thursday mornings, June 13, 14, 15, from 8:30-11:30. For three mornings you’ll explore the natural world in which we live. There will be hands-on activities and games to better understand the forest, prairie and the wetlands at Prairie Woods. Meet at the main building. Call 354-5894 for more info.

Heartbeat, a group created for mutual support for those who have lost a loved one throughout suicide, will meet at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of rural Spicer on Tuesday night, June 13th from 7-8:30. The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Heartbeat was organized to help survivors absorb the impact of the self-inflicted death, and to support each other towards healthy resolution of the grief. Call 894-0182 for more information.

Emmy Award winning ‘organic vaudeville folk’ duo Jack and Kitty will appear in a special concert for children and families on Wednesday morning, June 14th from 10-11 at the Willmar Public Library. The duo cites influences as far ranging as 1920s and 30s dixieland jazz and jug band ragtime to modern hip-hop and R&B. The rich musical stew forms the blend of Jack and Kitty’s Emmy award winning artistic approach. Children are encouraged to sing along at the June 14th big family dance party. Call 235-3162 for more info.

The West Central Connection Chorus Concert will be held Monday night, June 19th at 7:30 at the Willmar Community Center. The concert will feature show tunes. All ages are welcome. This is sponsored by Willmar Community Education and Recreation. Ice cream treats will be served by special guests as part of Dairy Days. Call 231-8490 for more information.


The schedule for 2017 is June 26, August 21 and October 30th.  Please tell your family, friends, and co-workers about this low cost spay/neuter program. Register animals now as the calendar fills up. You can register online at MNSNAP.org or by calling 612-720-8236.

The West Central Dairy Days Cattle Show is on Friday morning, June 30th at 10:30 on the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds. All children ages 5-19 are welcome to exhibit. All dairy breeds can be exhibited. Contact Wade Gustafson, Dairy Management Instructor at Ridgewater College at 320-222-5269 or at wade.gustafson@ridgewater.edu; or Brant Groen at 320-220-1342, or at brantgroen@formafeed.com for more information.

July

August

View all adoptable pets (photo's & bio's) with the petfinder

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Hawk Creek Animal Shelter 
Willmar MN

If you’re not a member of the Humane Society, consider becoming one. There are several membership levels. Memberships help provide care to the animal that comes into the Hawk Creek Animal shelter, and helps run programs that benefit people and animals. The shelter is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to six; and Saturdays and Sundays until four. Call 235-7612 for more info.

Through a grant from the ASPCA, we are looking for help with the Adoption Ambassador program. The Adoption Ambassadors program gives adoptable animals a better chance at finding homes by engaging folks as adoption counselors and foster parents at the same time. It lets adopters get more detailed information about an animal’s behavior in a home environment and improves quality of life while awaiting adoption. Of course, we will continue to have our more “traditional” foster parents and hope that more folks will join us in that so critical role. Fosters are needed badly to help save lives and we can find the perfect fit for anyone who is interested! Give Bobbie a call if you would like more information or would like to be a part of this program.

 

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota is seeking  monetary donations and inventory for the ReStore in Willmar.  The ReStore accepts new and gently used furniture, home  accessories, building materials, and appliances, all of which  are sold to the public at a reduced price. The proceeds help  Habitat construct new homes in the community,  call Habitat for Humanity.


website: www.newlondonlittletheatre.com  


The production "Three Murders and It's Only Monday" set for 
August 3-5th, 10-12th at 7:30pm and August 13th at 2:00pm.  We are thrilled to have Thom Rosengren back to direct this comedy. Auditions 
will be on June 5th-6th at 6pm at the New London Sr. Citizens Center. CAST MEMBERS consist of 5 men and 4 women portraying 14 characters.... we will also require one trombone player! Again, the list of characters is on our website.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your talent, whether it was in a past production or one of these.  Your dedication is what keeps community theatre alive in small town America! 


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