Thursday, Sept. 12

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Inc. group will be at the Wadena VFW. Dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m. The caller will be Roger McNeil, and the theme is Mexican.

Blood Pressure checks 1 to 1:30 p.m. and cards 1 to 4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) will host a Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers meeting starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room, located on the lower level of TCHC. Support group members are not expected to attend every meeting to be part of the group. For more information call (218)631-5228.

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. in the Lower Level Conference Rooms B & C, CHI St. Joseph’s, 600 Pleasant Ave. S., Park Rapids.

CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health is hosting a foot care clinic from 8:15 - 11:30 a.m. at Summerfield Apartments in Park Rapids. Cost is $28, please bring your own basin and towel. Call (218)237-5478 for an appointment.

Saturday, Sept. 14

An Open House is planned at Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club, 13314 Knobhill Rd., starting at 9 a.m. A variety of shooting activities are planned (kids need firearm safety certificate), as well as archery and bean bag games. Lunch will be provided starting at 11 a.m. For more information please contact Bob (218)640-5814, Dave (218)639-6369 or Brad (218)639-4766.

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Wadena Whirlaways Inc. will be at Wadena VFW, serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Gluten-free pasta available on request. There will be demonstration dancing during the meal. This fundraiser helps fund free community square dance activities. Free-will offerings accepted. For more information call Kathy (218)352-9203, Linda (218)296-1641, or Jan (218)894-1821.

Casino trip to Mahnomen, leaving at 9 a.m. from Senior Center.

Monday, Sept. 16

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools will be hosting a community barbecue, ribbon-cutting and open house at the elementary from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 5:45 p.m. by the playground. Project manager, ICS Consulting, will be providing a free picnic-style meal. Open to the public.

Wadena-Deer Creek Community Education is offering a defensive driving “refresher” course for individuals 55 and older in the high school library. To pre-register or for more information, call (218)632-2323.

SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life) is offering classes to improve strength, balance and fitness for seniors. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., starting Sept. 16 at Verndale Fire Hall Mtg. Room, 101 S. Brown St., Verndale. For information and to register please contact Sheila Stave (218)632-3600.

Cards 1 to 4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Golf 1 - 4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

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 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Birthday Party at Wadena Senior Center at 2 p.m. There will also be cards from 1 - 4 p.m., and Farkel from 2 - 4 p.m.

Childbirth preparation classes, designed for the 7th, 8th and 9th months of pregnancy, will be held at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Lower Level Conference Room from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, please go to or call Janine at (218)616-3385.

Thursday, Sept. 19

Girl Scout registration will be held at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School and at Verndale Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. Open to all girls, K-12th grade. Cost is $25, scholarships are available.

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.

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.