Community calendar: May 26 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Friday, May 27

  • W-DC graduation at 7 p.m. at the middle/high school gym.
  • Verndale graduation at 7 p.m. at Mahlen Field.
  • Sebeka graduation at 8 p.m. at high school gym.
  • New York Mills graduation at 7:30 p.m. in the Sports Center. Doors will be open at 7 p.m. for seating.

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day

  • Wadena's Memorial Day program starts at 9 a.m. in the Wadena Cemetery.
  • Deer Creek Memorial Day Program will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Park in Deer Creek. A free will donation breakfast of pancakes, French toast, egg bake, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and milk will be served at the Deer Creek Community Center, 106 Main Ave E., from 7:30 -10 a.m.
  • NYM Memorial Day Program at 10 a.m. in the auditorium.

Wednesday, June 1
Spring into Summer event at the New York Mills Sculpture Park/Barn from 4 - 7 p.m. This event is free to attend, open to all, and will include both free and pay-as-you-go art and cultural activities. Call 218-385-3339 or email for more information.

Thursday, June 2
TCHC Golf Classic at Whitetail Run Golf Course. 9:30 am check-in. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. Awards dinner will follow the event. To register: http.//

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  • 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.
  • 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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