Community calendar: Oct. 6 edition

Events in the Wadena area.

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Thursday, Oct. 6
Free BINGO at the Wadena Senior Center from 1:15 - 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7
The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is available at Wadena County Public Health to people 6 months and older. To make an appointment from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 7, call 218-631-7629 or register online (using Google Chrome) with the link below :

Saturday, Oct. 8
Annual Zombie Run starts at 11 a.m. Pub Crawl and Haunted House later in the day. To register for the Zombie Run go to the Wadena Chamber web page or call 218-632-7704 or email .

Monday, Oct. 10
The Wadena City Library and all branches of the Kitchigami region will be closed on October 10 for staff meetings in Pine River. Regular service returns on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Tuesday, Oct. 11


  • Coats for Kids distribution at 4 – 7 p.m. at the Maslowski Wellness & Research Center in Wadena.
  • The Wadena County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. at Oma's Restaurant in Wadena. There will be a social hour beginning at 5:30 prior to the meeting. A limited menu dinner will be available. Reservations for the dinner are required. Call 218 631-9079 or email .
  • Wadena Senior Center business meeting at 1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13
Wadena Whirlaways square dance from 7:30 - 10 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Motley. Theme is "Farm to Table."
Friday, Oct. 14

  • Copper Street Bass performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium.
  • Someplace Safe 8th Annual Chili Lunch fundraiser serving chili with fixings, desserts and beverages. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Wadena VFW. Free will donations.

Standing dates

  • Wadena Farmer's Market open Tuesdays in BN Park from 7 -11 a.m.; and Fridays on the Wesley Lawn from 2-5:30 p.m.
  • 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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