Thursday, Aug. 8

  • Tri-County Health Care and the National Alzheimer’s Association will host the next Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room in the lower level of Tri-County Hospital in Wadena.
  • Blood Pressure checks from 1-1:30 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center. Cards 1-4 p.m.
  • Weight Watchers - weigh in at 5 p.m.; meeting at 5:30 p.m., every Thursday at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center – 17 5th St. SW, Wadena. Please contact Janet online at Janet.J.Carlson@weightwatchers.com
  • Chess Club, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, Wadena City Library.
  • Wood carvers invited to carve personal projects from 1-3 p.m. every Thursday at the Wadena Senior Center. Call (218) 631-4077 for more information.
  • Y Weight? Support Group--Meetings for CHI St. Joseph’s Health weight-loss patients, as well as all community members interested in extra support for healthy lifestyle encouragement. Held at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in Lower Level Conference Rooms B & C at CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Park Rapids.

Friday, Aug. 9

  • Farmers Market will be open, located on the Wesley Lawn on Hwy 71 across from Tri-County Healthcare from 2-5:30 p.m. SNAP/EBT and Debit accepted.
  • Wadena County Relay for Life event with activities going on from 5 p.m. to midnight at Sunnybrook Park.

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • Casino Trip to Mahnomen. Leave at 9 a.m. from Wadena Senior Center.
  • Pig N Wing Challenge 1-6 p.m. at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. Come on out and pick your favorite.

Sunday, Aug. 11

  • Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 Cherry St., Bertha, invite everyone to their parish festival and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church basement.
  • Meatballs are back on the menu along with ham, potatoes, salads, buns, homemade pie a la mode and beverages. Discounted prices for large families and people 65 and older, free meals for children less than 5 years old, and takeout is available. Bingo starts at noon, along with a country store, cake walk, children’s activities, a silent auction and a 2 p.m. cash raffle.

Monday, Aug. 12

  • Parents Who Have Lost A Child support group meets the second Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The confidential support group provides a safe place for those who have experienced this type of loss to find support, share their story and learn ways to cope. This support group is open to all parents who have lost a child of any age, at any time in their lives. For more information, call (218) 631-5228.
  • Cards 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

  • Wadena City Commission will meet at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the administration building.
  • Senior Meeting at 1 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center, cards from 1-4 p.m.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 12:15-1:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 23 Dayton Avenue SE. For more information contact Beverley Richard at (218)544-0029.

Wednesday, Aug. 4

  • Come to the Wadena City Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and watch a mini steamroller help you create a unique piece of art, which you will take home with you. This Legacy Program is free for everyone, and is dedicated to preserving Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage. For any questions please email wadena@krls.org.
  • A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held at the Wadena Senior Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Health screening including blood pressure, foot care, health information and referrals are provided. There is a $15.50 fee for foot care. Bring your MN Health Plan card if you have one. Services are by appointment only. To make an appointment call Wadena County Public Health at (218)631-7629.
  • Whist Tourney from 1-4 p.m. and Farkel from 2-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.
  • TOPS MN 9087 - weigh-in 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., lower level of the Wadena VFW.
  • Wadena City Library story time, 10 a.m., stories and fun for toddlers, preschoolers and parents, too.
  • TOPS MN 1808, weigh-in 10 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m., Humphrey Manor Community Room.

Thursday, Aug. 15

  • Wood carvers invited to carve personal projects from 1-3 p.m. every Thursday at the Wadena Senior Center. Call (218) 631-4077 for more information.
  • Cards from 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.
  • Weight Watchers - weigh in, 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30 p.m., every Thursday at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center – 17 5th St. SW, Wadena. Please contact Janet online at Janet.J.Carlson@weightwatchers.com
  • Chess Club, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, Wadena City Library.
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet, 9-11 a.m., first and third Thursdays of the month, Wadena Alliance Church.

Upcoming Events

St. John Lutheran Church, Wadena is holding their Vacation Bible School titled “Miraculous Mission” on August 18-22 for ages 3 to 12 years old. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., with activities from 6 - 8 p.m. Each evening will begin with the “Miraculous Mission” opening followed by storytelling, snacks, games, crafts and music. For more information, call the church at (218)631-3000.



Standing dates

Alcoholics Anonymous open meetings - Sunday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.; Friday, noon; every night at 8 p.m., all at 421 NW Fourth St., Wadena. For more information, call (218) 631-3828.



Narcotics anonymous meetings - 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 421 NW Fourth St., Wadena. For more information, call (218) 631-3828.



Al-Anon - 9:30 a.m. Saturday; noon Wednesday, 421 NW Fourth St., Wadena. For more information, call (218) 631-3828.



Alcoholics Anonymous, closed meetings - Fridays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Verndale, 106 Thompson St. SW.



Dual Recovery Anonymous meetings - Fridays, 4 p.m., Northern Pines Mental Health Center, Inc., Wadena. For more information, call (218) 631-1714.



Wellness in the Woods Peer Connection meetings, Fridays at 1 p.m. at 318 Jefferson St S, Suite 3.



The Sebeka Food Shelf is open Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sebeka. Contact Kay Oehlenschlager at 218-472-3288 if you have any questions.