Community calendar for week of Oct. 14

Events in the area.

"Zombie" Adam Roth lunges for the flag of a runner at the "Zombie Run" Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Wadena's Blacks Grove Park. About 15 grabby zombies welcomed about 30 runners to the event. The goal is to finish the "almost 5K" with all your flags. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

Thursday, Oct. 14

  • Wadena Whirlaways Square dance at the Staples Community Center, 425 4th St. NE from 7:30-10 p.m. The theme is harvest celebration and the caller is Larry Fruetel.
  • Enjoy the Hewitt Holiday House Halloween light show from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturdays through Oct. 31 at 515 N Main St., Hewitt.

Friday, Oct. 15

  • Chad Lewis will give Kitchigami Regional Library patrons a virtual presentation at 6 p.m. that covers the entire spectrum of Minnesota’s supernatural activity. To register, sign up at or KRLS Legacy Programs Facebook page @KRLSLegacy, or call your local library.
  • Fear Factory Haunted House at the Wadena County Fairgrounds from 7-11 p.m.; recommended for ages 10 years and older. Tickets are $10.

  • Wadena County Public Health flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 22 SE Dayton Ave. Call 218-631-7629 to make an appointment, ask questions or see about another appointment time.

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Join Wadena County 4-H in completing four Galactic Quests, including the astro adventure board game, stellar optics (build a telescope), cosmic claw (engineer a mechanical arm) and cyber satellite (learn about cyber security and decoding). The camp is at the Wadena County Fairgrounds 4-H building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 with lunch included. You can sign up on the Wadena County 4-H Facebook page.
  • Fear Factory Haunted House at the Wadena County Fairgrounds from 7-11 p.m.; recommended for ages 10 years and older. Tickets are $10.

  • Tri-County Health Care flu shot clinic from 7 a.m. to noon at the Wadena clinic. Call 218-631-3510 for an appointment; walk-in appointments are available.

  • Sebeka United Methodist Church fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with vendors, crafts, jar bar, baked and canned goods and a soup and sandwich lunch at 100 S Jefferson Ave., Sebeka.

Monday, Oct. 18

Wadena School board meets at 5:30 p.m. at Robertson Theatre at Wadena Middle/High School.


Tuesday, Oct. 19

  • Wadena County Commision meets at 9 a.m. at the Wadena City Hall.
  • Community "Mental Health, End the Stigma" conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Aaron Kuhn, Wadena-Deer Creek Schools Superintendent Lee Westrum, Wadena Chief of Police Naomi Plautz and Wadena County Sheriff Michael Carr. Cost is $10; you can register for the event at or by calling 218-736-5147.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Tri-County Health Care flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Henning clinic. Call 218-583-2953 for an appointment; walk-in appointments are available.

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.
  • 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.
  • Find the Wadena Tuesday market starting mid-July in Burlington Northern Park from 7 a.m. to noon.
  • Stop by the Staples Area Farmers' Market from 2-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the Lakewood main campus for vendors fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, baked goods and more.
  • For the New York Mills market, head to Central Park on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wadena Farmers Market on Fridays from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wesley Lawn across from Tri-County Health Care.
  • 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.

Adam Roth (top) and Zack were ready for unsuspecting runners to race by on the Blacks Grove trail Saturday, Oct. 9, in Wadena. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal

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