Community calendar: Nov. 24 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Thursday, Nov. 24
Free Thanksgiving meal at St. Ann's Catholic Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 218-631-4042 ext. 4 to volunteer. Call 218-631-2617 to request a delivered meal.
Saturday, Nov. 26

  • 46th annual Wadena Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School. Event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa visits and horse drawn wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3 admission.
  • Shop all over Wadena for smalltown Saturday deals.

Monday, Nov. 28
Plan to make an appointment for the upcoming Bloodmobile at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena from noon to 6 p.m. Donors should go online and call the Red Cross at 1- 800-236-2767 to make an appointment to donate. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using Rapid Pass to complete their donation reading and health history questionnaire online.

Saturday, Dec. 3
First Congregational Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Goodies, gifts and lunch on the menu.

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.
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