Community calendar: Feb. 3 edition

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Friday, Feb. 4
Bulls, barrels and broncos rodeo at R&J Arena in Verndale starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available in advance and at the gate. Food and music will also be on site. For more information, call 218-445-5849 or visit .

Monday, Feb. 7

  • The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena from noon to 6 p.m. The church is located at 403 Second Street SE.
  • COVID-19 testing at the Wadena Armory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

  • COVID-19 testing at the Wadena Armory from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wadena Senior Center business meeting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 9
Join crop and soil health specialists for a virtual discussion on cover crops: termination timing and planting green from 9-10 a.m. Join the free discussion from a computer, phone or other mobile device at

Thursday, Feb. 10
Wadena Whirlaways Square dance at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St. NE from 7:30-10 p.m. The theme is red-white/graduation and the caller is Larry Johansen.


Tuesday, Feb. 11
Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a dance on Feb. 11, at the Century School, 501 Helton Ave. in Park Rapids from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Larry Johansen will be calling. Potluck after the dance. Spectators are welcome. For more information contact Karen at 218-252-3853.

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.
  • 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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