Community calendar: Aug. 4 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Thursday, Aug. 4

  • Crazy Days in Wadena from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Minnesota Trappers Convention at the Wadena Fairgrounds goes from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Aug. 7.

Friday, Aug. 5
Madhatters Camp showcase at 7 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.

Brunch, Lunch, Root Beer at Bertha Festival, Aug. 7
Come for brunch or lunch and stay for the fun at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Festival in Bertha on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and ham and fruit at 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. brunch (freewill offering). Or, choose a $6 grilled hot dog or brat meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cool off with an ice cream float made with locally brewed Thousand Lakes Brewing root beer.
Shop at the silent auction and country store. Play Bingo, children’s games and walk the cake walk. Tickets available for the all-cash raffle at 1 p.m.
The church is located at 201 Cherry St., Bertha.

Tuesday, Aug. 9
Tri-County Health Care FREE Aquatics Moms Course at the Maslowski Wellness & Research Center. Online registration available. Call Tri-County Heathcare for more information.

Wednesday Aug. 10
Backyard Birds Day Camp at South Sunnybrook Park in Wadena from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages. RSVP to 218-631-7623.


Thursday, Aug. 11
Wadena Rotary Annual Corn & Chicken Feed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at BN Park. Advanced tickets – adults $10.50, children 10 and under $6.50. At the park adults $11.50, children 10 and under $7.50.

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.
  • 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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