Community calendar for week of Jan. 6

Events in the area.


Thursday, Jan. 6

Free online class "Finding Joy Amid Grief" with Hospice Red River Valley from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The class is designed to help individuals learn to embrace joy and practice self care while making your way through the grieving process. To register, contact 800-237-4629 or

Friday, Jan. 7

Join the Madhatters Community Theatre fun with auditions for "Into the Woods" on Jan. 7-8 at 6 p.m. at Wadena's Memorial Auditorium. A large cast and crew are needed for the performances on April 1-3 and 8-10. For questions, call Michelle Curtis at 218-640-3268 or Bronwynn Touchette at 218-820-8740.

Saturday, Jan. 8


  • BookEnds online edition at 11:30 a.m. with author and graphic designer Carolyn Porter about her book "Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate." T he Zoom Meeting ID is 867 0338 5655.
  • Snowmobile safety class at Knob Hill for students 11-15 years old at 9 a.m. Preregistration and an online class prior to the in-person class are required. To register, call or text Brad at 218-639-4766.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Wadena Senior Center board meeting at 1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 13

Wadena Whirlaways Square dance at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St. NE from 7:30-10 p.m. The theme is snow and the caller is Vic Diller.

Standing dates

  • Cards and Farkel 1-4 p.m., Monday - Thursday at the Wadena Senior Center. Closed Friday-Sunday. Call (218) 631-4077 for more information.
  • Celebrate Recovery program will be held at the Verndale Family Life Church, 402 Clark Dr. NE, from 6-8 p.m. every Sunday. For more information please call (218) 445-5568.
  • Wadena Open Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays (book meeting); 7 p.m., Wednesdays; and 10 a.m. Sundays, at 421 NW 4th St, Wadena.
  • Life After Loss group for parents dealing with the loss of a child on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom with Wellness in the Woods. Join by clicking the VSPN logo at .
  • Free community meal, drive-thru style, every last Thursday of the month from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena.
  • Motley United Methodist Church free community breakfast served from 8 - 10 a.m. the last Saturday of each month. The church is located at 847 3rd Ave South in Motley.
  • Wadena Area Food Shelf open 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Thursdays. Contact them at 218-631-7605. Located at 205 Aldrich Ave SE, Wadena.
  • Verndale Area Food Shelf is open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday; and 5-7 p.m. every first Thursday at 402 NE Clark Dr. Contact the director at 218-445-5568.
  • Wadena County Republicans meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Pizza Ranch in Wadena. Dinner and visiting at 6 p.m. with speakers and a business meeting at 7 p.m. Call (218) 894-1899 for more information.
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