Thursday, May 27

  • Join the Wadena Utilities Department for the Ride and Drive Event from 4 to 6 p.m. in Burlington Northern Park. Test drive electric vehicles, learn about charging options, meet utility employees and enjoy a free meal.
  • Wadena County Public Health Moderna vaccine clinic appointments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 22 Dayton Ave. SE., Wadena. Register online at or call 218-631-7629 or 1-888-883-0351. Registration is required.

Friday, May 28

See both diesel and gassers in the Central Lakes College Diesel Program truck show from 5 to 7 p.m., at the CLC Staples Campus. You can also enter your trucks in the free show on the college's website.

Monday, May 31

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  • Memorial Day program at 9 a.m. at the Wadena cemetery.
  • Memorial Day program at 9 a.m. at the Staples All Veterans Park.

  • Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. at the Deer Creek Veterans Park.

  • Wadena County Ag Society horse fun show starting at 11 a.m. All riders are welcome; $20 entry fee per horse and rider combo.

Tuesday, June 1

  • First Tuesday dance at the Wadena VFW from 1 - 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Wednesday, June 2

Enjoy children's activities and crafts for adults along with music and a food truck at the New York Mills Barn Sculpture Park from 5-8 p.m.

Standing dates

  • Cards 1-4 p.m., Monday - Thursday at the Wadena Senior Center. Closed Friday-Sunday. 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.
  • Enjoy online story time with the Wadena City Library on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on Facebook.
  • Wadena Open Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 7 p.m., Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Sundays, at 421 NW 4th St, Wadena.
  • Life After Loss group for parents dealing with the loss of a child on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on Zoom with Wellness in the Woods. Join by clicking the VSPN logo at

  • Free community meal, drive-thru style, every last Thursday of the month from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at Saint Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena.