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Around Our Region published Oct. 26, 2022 – West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The West Central Tribune will run a list of Halloween events in this column. To have your event included in the list, email it to or mail it to Donna Middleton, West Central Tribune, PO Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201.

Willmar Haunted House: October 28-29, 7 to 10 p.m., 800 Campbell Ave. NW, Willmar. Admission is $12. Theme of the house is “Wrong Turn: A Haunted House.”

Glenwood Haunted House: October 28-29 and 31, 7 to 10 pm, 105 Third Ave. NE, basement of Central Square, Glenwood. Admission is $20, Fright Night is back with the ghouls that haunt the labyrinth of the old high school.

Mask making contest voting: October 24-29. Vote on your favorite paper-mache mask at the Willmar Public Library.

Teen Halloween: October 28, 3 to 5:30 pm, ages 12-18 only, Willmar Public Library. Watch a scary movie followed by a few rounds of Trivia Murder Party. No registration required.

Holmstrom Haunt: October 28-31, New London Little Theatre; CarnEVIL Haunted House. “Full-scare” hours are 5 to 10 pm Oct. 28-29; and “low-scare” hours for youth are 3 to 6 pm Oct. 30-31. Adult admission is $12, 11 and under is $6.

Pumpkin Patch Party: October 29, 9 to 11 am, MACCRAY Elementary School for children birth to fifth grade and their parents.

Halloween Fun: October 29, 11 am to 1 pm, Cash Wise in Willmar. Kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat in each department while supplies last, guess the weight of the pumpkin and the candy in the candy jar and enjoy a hot dog, beverage and chips for $2 while supplies last.

Cub Kids Halloween: October 29, 11 am to 2 pm Trick-or-treat throughout the store. Kids encouraged to wear costumes and random costume prizes will be given. Paper pumpkin decorating for kids.

Trunk-N-Treat: October 29, 1 to 3 pm, downtown Granite Falls, with a best-in-show trunk award.

Trunk-or-Treat: October 29, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, Willmar.

Trunk-or-Treat: October 29, 2 to 4 pm, United Methodist Church, Willmar.

Trunk-&-Treat: October 29, 4 to 6 pm, Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool, Willmar.

Trick-or-Treat: October 30, 2 to 4 pm, Bethesda, Willmar.

Trick-or-Treat: October 31, Willmar Public Library. The library will be giving out treats to kids who stop in.

Trunk-&-Treat: October 31, 3 to 5 pm, Kandiyohi Power Cooperative, north of Willmar.

Drive-thru & Treats: October 31, 3:30 to 6 p.m., Willmar Community Center. Trick-or-treat in this drive-thru event. Costumes encouraged, and all ages (and pets) welcome.

Mall-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat: October 31, 4 to 6 pm, Uptown Willmar.

Trunk-&-Treat: October 31, 4 to 6 pm, First Reformed Church, Willmar.

Trick-or-Treat: October 31, 4 to 6 pm, CentraCare Willmar Care Center, next to Swanson Fields.

Trunk-&-Treat: October 31, 5 to 6:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Willmar.

Iverson Tree Farm: Final day from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Oct. 29, at 42652 County Rd. 7, Belview. Tickets are $10 for ages 2 and up. Pick-your-own pumpkin patch, corn/sorghum mazes and more.

Sam’s Pumpkin Patch: Final weekend from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and noon to 5 pm Sunday at 4425 186th St., Montevideo. Tickets are $5, ages 1 and under free. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn pit and more.

Kandi Land Farm: Final weekend from 10:30 am to 5 pm Saturday and 1 to 5 pm Sunday at 3843 15th Ave. SW, Willmar. Tickets are $7, ages 2 and under free. Pumpkin patch, corn maze and more.

Nelson Family Farm: Pumpkin Patch Festival final weekend from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday and noon to 5 pm Sunday at 23618 County Rd. 1, Litchfield. Tickets are $12, ages 2 and under free. Pumpkins for sale, corn maze and more.

Keep reading for more of this week’s calendar items below the related content.

Overcoming Racism Conference

MARSHALL — An Overcoming Racism Conference will be Nov. 11-12 at Southwest State University in Marshall. The MORE Network (Marshall and Mustangs Overcoming Racism through Education) has partnered with Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative to host the satellite location of the statewide conference.

The Nov. 11 keynote speaker is Kao Kalia Yang and the Nov. 12 keynote presentation is by David Scherer and Joe Davis, both via Zoom. The afternoon sessions will feature members of southwest Minnesota talking about issues relevant to the southwest area of ​​the state. The theme is “The Power of Truth Telling.”

The MORE Network is a collaborative effort to break down barriers through education and conversation in the Marshallese community. To register or for more information on the event or The MORE Network, visit

WILLMAR — The Willmar Community Center has several events set. All events are free unless noted. The phone number is 320-262-5288. For reservations, call or go online at

Weekly events: Chess club, Yahtzee, Farkle, Hand & Foot cards, cribbage, puzzle exchange, exercise classes and open woodshop, contact Community Center for details and prices.

Willmar Area Senior Citizens Club: October 26, 2 pm, free will donation, music by Wendel Nash.

Friday afternoon of dancing: October 28, 1 to 4 pm, music by Jerry’s band; $7 dancers, $2 listeners.

Youth in the Woodshop — robot man: October 25 or Oct. 27, 4 to 6 pm, grades 5 and up, $10. For children interested in working with his/her hands and building things, woodshop volunteers will go through basic safety and skills and help them create a robot man.

Court whist tournament: October 27, 12:30 pm, advance registration required, $2 entry fee.

Drive-Thru & Treats: October 31, 3:30 to 6 pm We want to see your best costumes come through our drive-up event under the Willmar Community Center Canopy. All ages (& pets) welcome.

Community Kids: Nov. 1, 3:30 to 5:15 pm, for grades K-5. Cost is $8 per class and advance registration is required by the Friday before the class. Activities will range from crafts to science and games with a different focus each month. November will focus on the importance of sharing, giving and being thankful. Class will create, play and make items around Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and autumn.

Community Thread Studio: Nov. 1 and 8, 1 to 3 pm or 4 to 6 pm, for grades 4 and up. Cost is $5 per class, and advance registration is required. Learn the basics of running a sewing machine to make your own clothing or home items.

Howlin’ Tunes: Nov. 1, 1:30 pm, MACCRAY Wolverine Junior High Band performance.

Aging Wisely: Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m., free. A representative from Peterson Brothers Funeral Home will talk about the value of planning for your end-of-life celebration. For more information and to make a reservation, call Britta at 320-262-5288 by 4 pm Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Theater boot camp: Nov. 4-6, $8. Learn and enjoy this fun theater camp as we put on a show in just three short days. Camp is from 4:30 to 7:30 pm Nov. Nov. 4, 1 to 5 p.m. 5, and 2 to 4 pm Nov. 6.

Santa’s Ornament: Nov. 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., $8. Decorate and paint on this homemade Kraft Koop clay ornament.

Doggy’s Day Out: Nov. 12, 2 p.m. $15. Enjoy a fun afternoon play date with you and your pup. We will make homemade treats, have the dogs do some painting, and end with a massage demonstration. Space is limited, register in advance.

WILLMAR — The Willmar Library is open from 9 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 5:30 pm Friday and 9 am to 4 pm Saturday. The website is Call 320-235-3162. Curbside pickup available during regular hours. Programs are in-person in the library. Advance registration required for some events. The WiFi can be accessed 24/7 from a parked car in the lot behind the library or in front of the building using your library card or through Overdrive.

Brainfuse HelpNow: Free online tutoring service, grades K-12, one-to-one live homework help from online tutors between 2 and 11 pm daily; English or Spanish; math, science, English/language arts, social studies and reading assistance; app available for mobile.

Little People storytime: Every Wednesday, 10 am, ages 0-3, no registration required.

Mask making contest: October 24-29, vote for your favorite mask, winner announced Oct. 31.

Teen Halloween party: October 28, 3 to 5:30 pm, ages 12-18 only. Watch a scary movie followed by a few rounds of Trivia Murder Party. No registration required.

Trick-or-Treat: October 31. The library will be giving out treats to kids who stop in.

Teen take-and-kill: October 17 opened for yarn scarecrow. For ages 12-18, limit one per person as supplies are limited. Sign up on the library website.

Adult make-and-take: Crafts are posted on the website as they are available. October 17 opened for spooky tissue paper painting and Oct. 31 opens for custom suitcase tags. For ages 18 and over, limit one per person, supplies limited, sign up on the library website.

Teen lit loot: Sign up and you will receive a library book based on your interests and a bag of goodies to go with it. One per month and will need to re-register each month. October’s theme is horror.

DIY Nail Art: Nov. 2, 6 p.m., ages 9-18. Learn how to do easy nail art. All supplies provided. Advance registration required on website.

Open skating: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sundays, Willmar Civic Center, $3 admission for all ages and $2 skate rental.

Robbins Island: Destination Playground; 18-hole disc golf course starts north of playground; North Business Highway 71, Willmar.

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

Archery Park: Open during daylight hours, located on 19th Avenue Southeast across from Walmart. Seven shooting lanes ranging from 10 to 70 yards. For all ages but children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.