Thursday, May 16

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


Friends of the Wadena Library Spring Used Book Sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. This will be held in the new location-the former First National Building.


Headwaters Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers. Meets the third Thursday of the month, 1:30 to 3 p.m., CHI St. Joseph's Health HR Conference Room, 600 Pleasant Ave. S., Park Rapids.. Please call 218-616-3377 for more information.


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?


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

Monday, May 20

Wadena County DFL meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Hub 71 in Sebeka. Anyone interested in joining the Wadena County Democratic Party Committee is encouraged to attend. There are no fees or dues required. For more information, email

Tuesday, May 21

Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at 218-631-5228 or visit


Tri-County Health Care will host the Change Your Weighs Support Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. The class is free to attend, and the topic is Healthy Weighs with Food Labels. For more information, call 218-632-7113 or visit

Wednesday, May 22

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, May 23

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadena VFW. Tom Allen is caller, Donna Stone is the cuer, and this dance will have a patriotic theme.


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.