Thursday, Oct. 1

  • Pick up handmade lefse at Motley United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Drive-up style; $5 for 4.
  • Celebrate Oktoberfest with Drastic Measures Brewing, 5K or no K at 6 p.m. with registration at There will also be taproom specials and prizes on Friday and a festival at Burlington Northern Park on Saturday with face painting, lawn bowling and other festive activities.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Ruby's Food Pantry from 4:30-6 p.m. at Central Lakes College Staples. The food share of groceries is $20 and there are no income restrictions.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

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Otter Tail County Public Health flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 118 N Main Ave., New York Mills. Visit or call 218-998-8320 to make your appointment.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Pillow cleaning at the Wadena VFW from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Use the side door to drop off and pick up same day.

Friday, Oct. 9

  • Curbside chili fundraiser for Someplace Safe Wadena at the Wadena VFW from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with hot or mild chili and a cinnamon roll. Freewill donations will be accepted.
  • Staples Chamber Comedy Night with Chad Filley and Emily Carlson at 6 p.m. in Northern Pacific Park, Staples. $20 per person, advance tickets can be purchased at Timberlake Hotel or by contacting the Staples Chamber at 218-894-3974 or

Saturday, Oct. 10

Multi-state permit to carry and safety class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Knobhill Sportsmans Club, 13334 Knob Hill Rd, Wadena. $80 for proof of training certificate with classroom and live-fire range training. Pre-registration at is encouraged. Walk-ins also welcome.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Stop by to hear from evangelist Tom Scarrella as he shares on revival and ministers in healing, the power of the Holy Spirit and much more at the Staples Assembly of God Church, 914 3rd Ave., Staples. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday to Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • Tune in to the Wadena County Historical Society annual meeting and mandolin music from Fred Keller to follow at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Email for an invitation.
  • Sebeka flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tri-County Sebeka clinic, 106 Minnesota Ave., Sebeka.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

  • Region Five Development Commission is hosting a Regional Military & Veteran Exchange event with a physical fitness focus. The virtual event will be held online from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Learn more and register for the event at: At the time of the event, you may join the webinar portion at Audio portion of the event must be joined by calling (425) 436-6200 ext 727-017.
  • Henning flu shot clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tri-County Sebeka clinic, 401 Douglas Ave., Henning.

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.
  • Walk through poems of hope and reassurance at Green Island, 850 Scheer Drive, Wadena from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Enjoy online storytime with the Wadena City Library on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on Facebook.
  • Local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at 421 NW 4th St, Wadena. Meeting follows COVID requirements.

  • 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.