Thursday, Aug. 22

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Inc. group will be at the Wadena VFW. Dancing starts at 7:30 and will end at 10 p.m. The caller will be Charlie Hutala, and the theme is Harvest Time. Come out for some toe-tappin’ dancing fun!

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

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

Friday, Aug. 23

Farmers Market will be at the Wesley Lawn located across Hwy 71 from Tri-County Healthcare from 2-5:30 p.m. They accept SNAP/EBT and Debit.

Monday, Aug. 26

WDC will hold a 5th-grade orientation for parents and students at 6 p.m. in the Commons at the middle/high school. This orientation answers questions, provides guided tours, a chance to practice locker combinations, meet teachers and more.

Cards from 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

The WHRA Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the Commercial Apartments, 218 Jefferson St. S. If you have items that you would like placed on the agenda, or if you have any questions, call 218-631-7723 prior to the meeting.

Cards from 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

WDC School Open House for PK - 12, 4 - 7 p.m.

Whist Tourney 1-4 p.m., and Farkel 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.

Senior Health Clinic will be held at Wadena County Public Health 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.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Community Dinner will be held at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Wadena. On the menu will be deli sandwiches, veggie pasta salad, balsamic green bean salad, watermelon, dessert and a beverage. Serving from 4:30-6 p.m. No cost, all are welcome.

Cards from 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Upcoming Events

August 31 and September 1 First Missionary Baptist Church of Wadena will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary! Special speakers will be visiting. Services Saturday will be at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday a continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., with services/events to begin at 9:45 a.m., and lunch to follow. For more information call Ed at 218-639-9019.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 is the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Monthly Meeting *NOTE NEW TIME AND LOCATION*

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Rd N., Baxter. There will be a speaker from Boston Scientific presenting on Deep Brain Stimulation. This group has met for 15 years sharing information, support and concerns. Caregivers also welcome. Questions, call 218-829-4017.

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.