Community Events

Howard Lake Public Library

617 6th Avenue, Howard Lake, 320-543-2020

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
     Give your child the gift of literacy while enjoying reading and stories! Register at the library and receive a free book bag for your child and a guide with tracking sheets for parents. Children win prizes when meeting reading benchmarks. A graduation party will be held in August. All who participate are welcome to attend, and graduates receive special recognition and prize awards.
Library Knit Wits
     Have you ever wanted to learn to knit? Or need help with a particular technique? This may be the place for you! Get instruction and/or assistance from an experienced knitter, free-source some patterns, find out what’s hot and what’s not and enjoy the company of other knitters. Participants must bring their own yarn and needles. For adults and teens. Preregistration helpful but not required.
     10:30 am-12 noon

Winsted Public Library

180 Main Avenue West, Winsted, 320-485-3909


Winsted Arts Council

141 Main Ave W, downtown Winsted, 320-485-3330

Registration info at

Visit the Winsted Arts Council website for more information. Email us at with questions or contact us through Facebook

Mid-Minnesota Concert Band

     The Mid-Minnesota Concert Band performs several concerts throughout the year. New members are welcome to join the band at anytime. Band members range in age from high school to 70+. Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:45 pm in the band room of the High School, 8700 County Road 6 SW, Howard Lake. For more information, call Kendell Kubasch at 320-543-2678 or Marshall Carlsted at 320-543-2633.

Free Concussion Training For Parents, Volunteers And Coaches

The Minnesota State Legislature has enacted a law requiring concussion training for all coaches, paid or volunteer, who work with youth ages 18 and younger. We can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion and when it is safe for athletes to return to play. Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. This training takes less than 30 minutes. CDC Concussion Training Link: After you have completed the training, print a Certificate of Completion. If you are ever planning on coaching or volunteering to help with a Community Education activity our office must have a copy of that certificate before you can begin coaching. Please drop it off at the Community Education offi ce (Door A at the MS), mail it (HLWW Community Education, P.O.Box 708, Howard Lake, MN 55349), FAX it (320-543-4631) or scan and email it to: Please also keep a copy for your records. If you do not have access to a computer please call Stacy at 320-543-4670 and she will assist you.