Thursday, July 23

Free drive-thru community meal at St. Ann's from 4:30-6 p.m.

Friday, July 24

Household hazardous waste mobile collections at the Menahga Fire Hall and Sebeka County Garage. The free collection includes paint, stain, varnish, oil, oil filters, garden pesticides and herbicides, rechargeable and lithium batteries, aerosols, cleaners and Sharps (safely contained). No business waste or electronics. Menahga is from 9 a.m.-noon and Sebeka from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

Backpack giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon for K-12 students at the Wadena Verizon store. Students can receive a free backpack with a 20-piece school supply kit as supplies last. Students must be present and social distancing will be in effect.

Verndale Days with a firework show at dusk and a street dance from 9 p.m. to midnight.

On what would have been Deer Trail Days, some events will take place Saturday in Deer Creek starting off with the Deer Creek Fire Department's Smokin' Hot 5K/10K race at 8 a.m.; baseball game at 2 p.m.; bean bag tournament at 6 p.m. on main street.

Tuesday, July 28

Wadena Coffee Talk at noon takes a look at the Minnesota Legislature special session with a recap from Rep. John Poston. Join from phone at 1-312-626-6799, meeting ID: 886-1522-8894 or visit West Central Alliance on Facebook to find Zoom login instructions.

Standing dates

Cards 1-4 p.m., Monday - Thursday at the Wadena Senior Center. Call (218) 631-4077 for more information.

Celebrate Recovery program will be held at the Verndale Family Life Church, 402 Clark Dr. NE, from 6-8 p.m. every Sunday. For more information please call (218) 445-5568.

Wadena-Deer Creek Greenhouse Produce Stand, Tuesdays through August 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at high school green house.

Wadena Farmers Market, Tuesdays through October from 7 a.m. to noon at Burlington Northern Park.

Wadena Farmers Market, Fridays through Oct. 16 from 2-5:30 p.m. at Wesley Lawn.

New York Mills Farmers Market, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through mid-October and Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. at Central Park on Centennial Drive.

Staples Area Farmers Market, Thursdays through mid-October from 2-5:30 p.m. at 107 NE 5th St., Staples.