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Lester Prairie drama presents comedy play April 23, 24

Lester Prairie Drama presents
the comedy “Let Him Sleep ’til its Time for His Funeral”
with performances at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24.

Pre-registration and payment for admission is required by 3:30  p.m. Friday, April 23.
To pre-register, email Taylor Bayerl ( or Ms. Wolff (
Tickets cost $5 each.
Lester Prairie students in grades 7 through 12 may attend one performance at no charge.

Lester Prairie Little Learners Preschool open house April 20

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The Lester Prairie Little Learners Preschool open house will take place Tuesday, April 20. There will be a short parent meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for families who are interested in learning more about class options, scholarships, need help filling out the paperwork, or have questions. Families who are interested in just filling out the paperwork may come between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The open house will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church (please park in parking lot) 124 Maple St. N Lester Prairie. Please RSVP to allow space for social distancing

Families who would like to fill the paperwork out ahead of time can find it on the school website using the following steps.


*Use the Elementary K-6 tab to drop down to teachers

*Choose Preschool- Helen Lester

*Under the Quick Links on the left hand side- Click on forms

All of the forms can be found under that category. Applicants can either email paperwork, mail it, or drop it off in the high school office.

Those who are unable to attend the open house but would like to register their child for the 2021-2022 school year may contact Lester Prairie Schools at 320-395-2521.


Kindergarten roundup events scheduled

HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN – Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District is hosting kindergarten roundup events for 2021-22 kindergarten registration.

• Winsted Elementary – Saturday, April 17 – 9 to 9:30 a.m., students with last names starting with A through E; 9:30 to 10 a.m., last names F to K; 10 to 10:30 a.m., last names L to P; and 10:30 to 11 a.m., last names Q to Z.

• Humphrey Elementary in Waverly – Tuesday, April 20 – 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., for students with last names starting with L to P; and 6:15 to 7 p.m., last names Q to Z.

This is in-person registration, COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Howard Lake Library offers macrame class

HOWARD LAKE – The Howard Lake Library is offering a lesson on basic knots and macrame. It is offering a macrame kit that features materials, instructions, and a step-by-step video from artist Jen Anifson.

Those interested are encouraged to call the Howard Lake Library ASAP to reserve a kit.  The Howard Lake Library phone number is 320-543-2020.

HLWW Community Ed offers Star Watch Party Saturday, April 17

HLWW Community Education is offering the chance to attend a Star Watch Party with Mike Lynch, Saturday, April 17 from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. at the Cokato Township Hall.

Attendees should bring a lawn chair, and be prepared to watch a celestial show in the skies over Cokato.  They will have the opportunity to use some of the largest mobile telescopes in Minnesota for close-up views of the moon, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other wonders in the early spring skies.

Participants will be required to sign a liability release form, wear a mask even while outdoors and maintain social distancing.

Please dress for the weather, as this entire program takes place outdoors.

Mike Lynch is a retired meteorologist from WCCO Radio, and has been hosting star watch parties and teaching astronomy for nearly 50 years. He also writes a weekly stargazing column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is the author of several books.

There is a $20 fee for adults, and and $8 fee for children.

Register here:




DNR offers virtual woodland owner workshop Tuesday, April 20

Growing a healthy and resilient woodland takes time and preparation. The condition and location of the woods determines which trees will grow and thrive. Goals for woods influence what trees to plant, remove, or protect. An upcoming Zoom session will provide advice from natural resource professionals to help foster success.

April’s Minnesota woodland owner workshop presentation will help people prepare for spring tree planting.

Join three natural resource speakers who will discuss:

* How to select seedlings for your site, how to plant your seedlings, and how to protect your seedlings.

* How to restore your woodland’s understory after removing buckthorn and other unwanted shrubs and trees.

* How and when to harvest to get natural oak regeneration, managing understory competition, and protecting seedlings from deer browse.


April 20

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

More Information
Contact Jennifer Teegarden at 651-259-5285 or by email at