WHAT'S HAPPENING... Support our shelter by shopping with these partners... HELP US WITH OUR SCHWANS CAMPAIGN!Order Online:1. Visit Schwans-Cares.com2. Enter Campaign ID: 16031 into the search box located in the upperright hand corner then click to open campaign.3. Click the "Buy Now" button to purchase an eCertificate or "Shop Now"to place a product order.Order by Phone:Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide Campaign ID: 16031 If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars®available to direct, please keep us in mind.
To direct Thrivent Choice Dollars,call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or click here for more info!For questions, please also feel free to contact Jon Thoma at 320-221-4324. Help SupportOur Shelter! We appreciate all you do! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESWe are looking for adults who would be interested in making Pet Therapy visits to an area nursing home and an adult treatment facility.
Please talk to Bobbie if you are interested. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOWAll trainings are held at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. You do not need to pre-register. Pick up and fill out a volunteer waiver or fill it out at the training. Persons under 17 years of age & under must have a parent or guardian sign the form. Children 12 & under need to be accompanied by an adult.Please contact Michele B.
if you have any questions - email@example.comALL CURRENT VOLUNTEERS SHOULD SIGN AND INITIAL THE PAPERWORK WEHAVE ON FILE FOR YOU EACH YEAR. CANCELLATIONSFOLLOW US ON OUR HAWK CREEK ANIMAL SHELTER FACEBOOK PAGE.WE WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE CANCELLATIONS ON KWLM, Q102 OR KLFD.REMINDER...THE SHELTER IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS!See Also: Pinal County Animal Control
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Do you have a community event you would like posted on this web site? If you’re part of a non-profit organization and have an upcoming event, we’d like to hear about it. And so would our listeners. As a free public service to our local nonprofits, we can help spread the word on your event with on-air mentions and through our websites with all three of our stations: AM 1590 KDJS; 97.3 The River; and Hot Country K95.
3, along with social media. This way we can help you reach people who maybe wouldn’t have known of your event otherwise. Get us all the info on your event today. Email us through the website k-musicradio.com, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, or call the newsline at 235-2900 General PSA's -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 -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. -Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more.
All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to the ReStore between 11-14:30 Wednesday through Friday and 11 and 3 on Saturdays. For more information call 235-9000. December The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in several areas. There is a drive at Rice Hospital in Willmar on Wednesday, Dec. 6th from 10-4; at the Willmar VFW Post on Thursday, Dec.
7thfrom noon to six; and at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar on Monday, Dec. 11th from 12:30-5:30. Your blood is needed and the Red Cross asks that you give at one of these drives. The Holiday Express 18-Wheeler, presented by the Kandiyohi Men’s Club and the Atwater Chamber will make four stops on Thursday, Dec. 7th. They will be a the Lake Lillian Fire Hall at 5:30; the Blomkest Fire Hall at 6:15; the Raymond Community Center at 7:15; and the Pennock Community Center at 8:15.
All are invited to attend this event. Bring the kids. There will be a free community supper for all residents of Glenwood on Thursday, Dec. 7th from 4-7 at the Senior Center in Glenwood. Clueless the Christmas Elf and friends will be doing balloon twisting, there will be horse and wagon rides in the Senior Center parking lot, and a coloring contest for kids ages 0-12. The coloring contest will begin at the community supper.
Drop off pictures at the chamber office or before Dec. 18th. Winners will be announced Dec. 21st. On Friday, Dec. 8th the Holiday Express 18-Wheeler will make four stops. They will be in the Cosmos Legion Parking lot at 5:30; in front of Kinsella Chiropractic in Litchfield at seven; the Grove City Fire Hall at 7:45 and the Atwater Community Center at 8:15. You’re invited to attend and to bring the family to this event.
The Willmar Nordic ski boosters’ spaghetti dinner and cross country ski gear expo will be from 5-7 on Friday night, Dec. 8th at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Tickets at the door for the all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner are $10-adult, $7-student, and $22 family. Advance sale tickets are available from ski team and ski club members. The expo will feature cross country ski equipment and local ski trail information.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used for public cross country ski trails in Willmar, & support the high school Nordic ski team. Teen Hangout at the Willmar Public Library is Friday afternoons, Dec. 8th and 15th from 3:30-5:30. Come to the library for a place to just hang out and do whatever. The library has board games, iPads and a Wii. On Saturday, Dec. 9th from 9-4, there is a Teen TV Marathon.
Follow the absurd antics of an Indiana town’s public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. The Holiday Express 18 wheeler and Santa will be coming to Sunburg on Saturday night, December 9th at 5:15 on the street near the Lake Region Bank. There will be music and dancing in the street. Once the Holiday Express semi leaves Sunburg, Santa will stay to visit the kids in the Kultur Hus starting around 5:30.
There will also be drawings that evening for adults and kids so be sure to sign up for the drawings in the Kultur Hus before Santa arrives. Pat Berg with the Sunburg Area Commercial Club says with Santa coming to town it’s a reason to celebrate. A Charles Dickens Christmas in New London is happening Saturday, Dec. 9. Net funds will go to the Link’s New London-Spicer backpack project. There will be a style show following by a Victorian High Tea; a free movie ‘Scrooge’ at the Little Theatre; open house at the Marty and Shelly Holmquist home; community singers will be on the streets; family activities at Peace Church; Mother Goose reading stories; a cookie walk with the Santa Semi arriving in the early evening.
The Sno-Skippers Snowmobile Club in Kandiyohi County will have a snowmobile safety field day on Saturday, Dec. 9th from nine to noon at the Willmar Middle School. This is for youth ages 11-15. They need to take the online portion of the state Department of Natural Resources website before they can bring the completion certificate along to the field day. For more information call Joe Shimota at 320-979-4953.
A number of events are taking place in New London on Saturday, Dec. 9th. One is a Charles Dickens Christmas with events beginning at 9:15 that morning. There is a free movie ‘Scrooge’ at The Little Theatre, followed by an open house at the Marty and Shelly Holmquist home. There will be community singers downtown New London and many family activities at Peace Church. Also, the Santa Semi will be in downtown about six that night in front of the eye center.
Bring the entire family for a night filled with fun characters, lights, music and Santa. Grades K-5 will be baking Christmas cookies in the Teacher’s Lounge at the Lincoln Elementary School in Alexandria on Monday afternoon, Dec. 11th from 3-4:30. There will be creative cookie ideas and lessons in the kitchen. All supplies are included and kids will bring home cookies to share. Call Alexandria Community Ed and Rec at 320-762-3310, extension 4272 for more information.
Heartbeat will meet at the Our Lady of Lakes Catholic Church, rural Spicer, Tuesday night, Dec. 12th from 7-8:30. Heartbeat is affiliated with the national organization of the American Association of Suicidology. The group was created for mutual support for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. For more information call 320-262-6162, 894-0182 or 796-0168. There will be a lighted Holiday Train show and food shelf fundraiser on Tuesday morning, Dec.
12th from 10-10:45 at the CP Railroad Glenwood Depot in Glenwood. This is a fundraiser for the local Pope County Food Shelf. Drop boxes will be available Dec. 1-11 for non-perishable food items. Those include Minnewaska Area Elementary School, Glacial Hills Elementary, Kingdom Kids, Glenwood State Bank, Eagle Bank, Central Square and the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber and Welcome Center. Parent Support Groups will meet in Willmar on Friday, December 1 from noon-1: at Deidra's Coffee; in New London on Tuesday, December 12 from noon-1:30 at McKale's Restaurant; in Benson: Thursday, December 14 from 11:45-1:00 p.
m. at Go Set Ready Coffee; and in Olivia on Thursday night, December 14 from 6-7:30 at the Olivia Public Library. The Assembly of God Church in Willmar will present its 53rd annual Night of Music – Two from Galilee, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights December 14, 15 and 16 at seven, and Friday and Saturdayafternoons Dec. 16 and 17 at three. Doors open one hour before each performance.
Tickets are free, but required. They are available online at www.willmarag.org or at the Church office Monday through Fridaybetween 8:30-4:30. A freewill offering will be received for the Kandiyohi County Area Food Shelf. Kids ages 3-5 can come help decorate Christmas Cookies on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14th from 5:15-5:45 in the EEC Classroom D101 in Alexandria. You’ll have fun getting messy while decorating those cookies.
Little People Storytime at the Willmar Public Library runs Thursday mornings from 10-10:30 through Dec. 14th. This is for infants through kindergarten. Ms Kathy and Ms LaRae have planned a morning of books, music and movement. And parents, if you have any parenting questions, LaRae will be available after class to visit with you. Call Willmar Community Ed and Rec at 231-8490 to register your children.
There will be a Glenwood Chamber and Welcome Center open house and family night on Thursday, Dec. 14th from 4-7 at the welcome center in Glenwood. There will be Santa’s sleigh and reindeer rides; an ECFE make and take activity, coloring contest, Christmas cookie decorating and photos with Santa. See real reindeer and take a ride on Santa’s sleigh. The annual Christmas program will be held at the historic Salem Community Church four miles north of Paynesville on Saturday, Dec.
16th. Sleigh rides with real reindeer will be given from 3-4:15, followed by a program at 4:30. Refreshments will be served following the program. Bring a non-perishable food items for the Paynesville Community Center. Freewill donation. There will be an immunization clinic on Monday afternoon, Dec. 18th from 3-6 in the public health office in the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building in Willmar.
Bring along an up-to-date record of all past immunizations. No one will be denied due to inability to pay. Children under 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have proper written consent. Call the public health office at 231-7800 for more information. The West Central Connection Chorus will present a free holiday concert on Monday night, Dec. 18th at 7:30. It’s a Christmas theme and all are welcome.
It is being held at the Willmar Community Center. For questions or comments call Willmar Community Ed and Rec at 231-8490. Early Childhood Family Education and the Willmar Public Library are working together to bring you and your two to five year old an evening of fun. Each night there will be a new story, which will be brought to life with the help of your child. There will be music, activities and more for you and your child.
Class if Tuesday night, Dec. 19th from 6-7. Call 231-8490 to register. The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Willmar Pubic Library on Wednesday, Dec. 20th from 9-3 and at the First Presbyterian Church in Willmar on Tuesday, Dec. 26th from 1-7. The bloodmobile will be at the American Legion in Paynesville on Thursday, Dec. 21 from noon to six. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood.
Come see the Living Nativity and take a moment to reflect on the reason for the season. See real camels, donkeys and other farm animals. Free cookies and cider. The event is on Thursday, Dec. 21st from 4-7 in Glenwood. Music will be by the Hope Community Church from 6-6:45. The live nativity scene will be on Minnesota Avenue by the Glenwood Area Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. Christmas in the Barn at the Dale and Debbie Tonsfeldt home, 13200 15th Street Southeast, Blomkest is on Monday, Dec.
25th. The Svea Lutheran Church Services is at 9:30 in the morning and includes singing and a live nativity. Everyone is welcome. There will be a New Year’s Eve celebration at the Willmar Community Cent4er on Sunday, Dec. 31st from 1:30 to 7. There will be holiday music at 1:30, a barn dance at 3:30 with Maggie Harp as the caller. A sloppy joe supper will be served at five, followed by games, crafts and more.
See you there.