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Thursday, April 18

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet, 9 - 11 a.m., Wadena Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1428 Jefferson St. S

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.

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. Questions? Janet.J.Carlson@weightwatchers.com

Chess Club, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, Wadena City Library.

Tuesday, April 23

The Wadena Housing & Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Wadena HRA conference room. If you have items that you would like placed on the agenda, or if you have any questions, call Maria Marthaler, WHRA Director at 631-7723 prior to the meeting.

Wednesday, April 24

Spring Chicken Dinner, Motley United Methodist Church, 847 3rd Ave. S., serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5, ages 5 and under free.

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 10:30 a.m., Humphrey Manor Community Room.

Thursday, April 25

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadena VFW. Brian Freed is caller, Donna Stone is the cuer, and the theme is Flower Night.

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.

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. Questions? Janet.J.Carlson@weightwatchers.com

Chess Club, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, Wadena City Library.

Community dinner at Maslowski Wellness Center Gymnasium. On the menu is pulled pork sandwiches, beans, chips, fruit and a beverage. This is a free event and all are welcome. Serving from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Grace Connections. Free rides provided by Friendly Rider (218)631-5730.

Sunday, April 28

Wadena Area Churches Vocal & Instrumental Concert at 4 p.m. at Wadena Memorial Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Free will offering to benefit the Wadena Ministerial Association which helps families in need in our community.

Thursday, May 2

The Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 in the dining room at Edgewood Vista, 14211 Firewood Drive, Baxter. There will be an open sharing time for the whole group. The group will also split into 2 rooms for discussion, one for caregivers and

one for People with Parkinson's. Caregivers also welcome. Questions, call 218-829-4017.

Wadena County Humane Society Annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Wadena VFW. Serving from 4:30 - 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction plus other fundraising items. Posters from the "Be Kind to Animals" contest will be on display. Free will offering. Come to this community gathering in support of your local animal shelter.

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.

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