Community calendar: April 14 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Friday, April 15
Easter bunny photos at Culligan Water, 320 Ash Avenue NW, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

  • Hoppin' Out of Hibernation Arts & Crafts Fair with art, pottery, unique crafts, jewelry, live entertainment and food vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bertha-Hewitt School in the 2000 gym.
  • New York Mills Community Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. in Smith Park.
  • Bluffton Easter egg hunt at 10:30 a.m. in Bluffton City Park. Open to kids 0-10 years old.
  • Ottertail Easter egg hunt at noon in Ottertail City Park. Four age groups will be available from 0-10+ years old. You can also take a picture with the Easter bunny from 12:15-1:15 p.m.
  • Wadena Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. at the softball field complex.

Easter Sunday, April 17
Happy Easter!

Monday, April 18
COVID-19 testing at the Wadena Armory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19


  • Wadena County board of commissioners meeting starting at 9 a.m. in the Wadena City Council chambers and on Zoom.
  • COVID-19 testing at the Wadena Armory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20
Wadena Senior Center birthday party at 2:30 p.m.

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
  • Wadena City Library preschool storytimes on Wednesdays are on Facebook at 9 a.m. and in-person at the library at 10 a.m. You can listen to a few stories and make a craft or eat a snack.
  • 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.
  • 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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