Community calendar: Aug. 25 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Thursday, Aug. 25
Highway 10 Improvement Open House. Maslowski Wellness & Research Center at 17 SW 5th St. from 4-6 pm.
Friday, Aug. 26
Ag & Energy Research Day at Central Lakes College in Staples from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 26505 County Road 2, Staples. All activities are free and open to the public.
Friday, Aug. 26-28
England Prairie Pioneer Days. Gates open at 4 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Full schedule of events inside this week's edition.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Championship Enduro Races at 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Fairgrounds.
Thursday, Sept. 8
Wadena Area Concert Association presents 'How Sweet It Is' at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium. Nashville-based Steve Leslie is an awarded singer/songwriter/guitarist.
Friday, Sept. 9-15
Whiskey Creek Film Festival screens six films at the Cozy Theater in Wadena over seven days. Check for full details.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Hewitt Historical Society’s Annual Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes dessert, movies and a “silent election” for HHS Board positions at the Hewitt Community Center (located next to the Museum).

Standing dates

  • Wadena Farmer's Market open Tuesdays in BN Park from 7 -11 a.m.; and Fridays on the Wesley Lawn from 2-5:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Narcotics Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, at 421 NW 4th St, Wadena.
  • 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.
  • 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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