Around our region published on September 22, 2021

Registration of Cubs: The 2021-2022 Scouting Program is recruiting new members in the K-5 grades for Cubs. Due to COVID-19, this will be done online. Go to Find groups by school names, zip codes and / or pack numbers to register online, as well as view information about the local membership event and contact details for local leaders.

Sam’s Pumpkin Patch: Weekends until October 31. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (also MEA from October 21 to 22). Tickets are $ 5, 1 year old and under free; 4425 186th St., Montevideo. Pumpkin patch, hay walks, straw bale maze and more.

Kandi Land Farm: Weekends until November 6. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays (also MEA from October 21 to 22). Tickets are $ 7, 2 and under free; 3843 15th avenue SW, Willmar. Pumpkin patch, corn maze and more.

Iverson Tree Farm: Fall Festival weekends until October 30. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $ 5 per person, immediate family limit of $ 20; 42652 County Road 7, Belview. U-pick pumpkin patch, corn and cover crop maze and more.

Nelson Family Farm: The weekends of the Pumpkin Patch Festival, from September 25 to October 31. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (also MEA October 21-22). Tickets cost $ 11, 2 years and under free; 23618 County Road 1, Litchfield. Pumpkins for sale, corn maze and more.

WILLMAR – The Willmar Community Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. The patio is furnished and everyone is welcome to enjoy it at any time of the day. You can meet a friend for a coffee or maybe a lemonade served at Britta’s Brew Station. The phone number is 320-262-5288. To book, call or go online at

Willmar Area Seniors Club: September 22, 2 p.m., voluntary donation, animation by Jason & Danny.

Friday afternoon dance: Sep 24, 1 p.m., $ 2 non-dancers, $ 7 dancers; light lunch served; music by Jerry’s Band.

Let’s make sushi: Sep 25, 2 p.m., $ 20. Learn how to make your own sushi roll, prior registration required.

Everything about board games: Sep 26, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., all ages. Come and play new classic games. Prior registration required by calling the community center.

The man from the zoo: October 12, 3 p.m. Zoo Man has been traveling with his living animal friends for over 30 years to educate and entertain young and old.

Exercise courses: Gently Yoga, Bone Builders, SAIL (Stay active and independent for life). Contact the Community Center for details and prices.

Yahoo for Yahtzee: Every Monday at 12:30 p.m.

Hand and foot cards: Every Tuesday and Thursday, at 12:30 p.m., free and popular variation of canasta, easy to learn.

Farkle Fridays: Every Friday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A classic dice game to try to reach 10,000 points first. Each player will have their own cup and dice.

Community puzzle exchange: Every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., drop off, collect or exchange a puzzle in our exchange program.

Carpentry workshop : Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday evening. Prior registration required by calling 320-262-5288. The cost is $ 5 for a daily pass, $ 25 for a three-month membership, and $ 60 per year.

WILLMAR – The Willmar Library is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Full services are available with the exception of the meeting room. The website is Call 320-235-3162. Curbside pickup remains available during normal hours. Face masks are strongly encouraged. The programs are in person at the library. WiFi is accessible 24/7 from a car parked in the parking lot behind the library or in front of the building using your library card or via Overdrive.

Help me now: Free online tutoring service for K-12 grades. Live homework help from online tutors between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily, in English or Spanish. Help with math, science, English / language arts, social studies, and reading help. Application available for mobile.

Library card Registration month: From September 1 to 30, anyone who signs up for a new library card in September can enter the draw to win a $ 25 gift card. Already have a library card? Complete a bingo (sheets available at or at the library) and come back before September 30 to participate.

Button creation contest: September 1-30, online or in person, calling all artists, scribblers and visual creators. We need your help to design button art. Winning entries will be used to create 1.25 inch pin buttons that anyone interested in picking up at the Willmar Public Library. Maximum of five entries per person. Visit for full rules.

Interactive film kit: Interactive movie kits include a script as well as props for up to six participants. Limit of one per week per household. Book on the library website.

Book box: Sign up for a bookbox on the library website, view a copy of the book, open items when you reach specific chapters in the book, all ages.

Teen Lit Booty: Sign up and you’ll receive a library book based on your interests and a bag of goodies to go with it. One per month and will have to re-register each month.

Story time for preschoolers: Every Tuesday at 10 am for 3-6 year olds; stories, songs, nursery rhymes and lots of fun; no registration required.

Little People’s Story Time: Every Wednesday, 10 a.m., 0-3 years old; stories, songs and playtime for toddlers; no registration required.

Crafts and coloring: Sept. 22, 2 p.m., upstairs in the library. Bring any crafts or coloring you are working on or use the supplies provided to color and more.

Escape game, The Oregon Trail: Sep 23, 4 p.m., 8-12 years old. In this escape room style game, unlock the codes and decode the clues to find out if you have what it takes to cross the Oregon Trail. Register in advance online or at the library.

Book club for teens: Sep 24, 4 p.m., discussion of the September book, no registration required.

Nerve night: September 24, 5:30 pm Bring your friends for a fun night of Nerf games; bring your own unmodified Rival blaster or reserve a library blaster from the website. Blaster bullets provided by the library. This is an after hours event and the doors will lock at 5:30 pm For ages 16 and over. The deadline has passed for signed authorization forms for 16-17 year olds. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water if you wish.

Bookworm Book Club: September 28, 4 p.m., 3rd to 5th. The September Book is the first book in the “Amulet” series of graphic novels.

Bounce Back Project Book Club: September 28, 6:30 p.m. The Bounce Back Project focuses on promoting health through happiness. Join this new book club to discuss Don Miguel Ruiz’s “four chords”. Request a book using a library card at or call 320-235-3162. The dates of the next meetings and the choice of books will be discussed at this meeting. No registration required.

First Fridays at the Bloc: October 1, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join us at Bloc, 601 Industrial Dr. SW, every first Friday for a fun art project. The October project will be bad art. For ages 16 and over. Free, but registration required on the library website.

Dark Adult Craftsman: October 5, 6.30 p.m., frankentoys and grimoires. Prior registration required on the site.

Robbins Island: Destination play area; The 18-hole disc golf course begins north of the playing field; North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

Grind Central Skate Park: Open during daylight hours, Swansson Fields; southwest of Willmar.

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