Thursday, June 17

  • Free frozen meals for seniors 60+ from 2-4 p.m. at Lakewood Health System (main campus by the farmer's market), 49725 County 83, Staples.

  • Stop by the Staples Area Farmers' Market from 2-5:30 p.m. at the Lakewood main campus for vendors fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs, baked goods and more. You can also help create artwork for the Dino Park crosswalk project and receive $2 in farmers market bucks on June 17 and 24.

Friday, June 18

  • Wadena Farmers Market from 2-5:30 p.m. on Wesley Lawn across from Tri-County Health Care.
  • Staples Lamp Camp public performance of "Order Up!" at 7 p.m. at Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are free with a free will offering.

Saturday, June 19

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Wadena County Humane Society open house fundraiser and tour from 4-6:30 p.m. at 910 Ash Ave. NE. Meals are $8 per adult, $5 for kids 13 and under or $25 for a family of two adults and kids under age 13.

Sunday, June 20

Father's Day Motorshow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Verndale's mainstreet. Anything with a motor is welcome to the show. The event helps raise money for local charities.

Tuesday, June 22

Wadena-Deer Creek produce stand from 9 a.m. to noon at the school greenhouse.

Thursday, June 24

Free car seat clinic with Todd-Wadena Healthy Connections and Tri-County Health Care from 3-7 p.m. at the New York Mills Sculpture Barn. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 218-631-7538 or emailing

Saturday, June 26

Henning Fire and Rescue benefit for firefighter and EMR Garrett Greenwood, who was in a car accident on his way home from work and broke his shoulder, ribs and back. The fundraiser will support his family including medical bills. The benefit includes a spaghetti feed and silent auction at the Henning Festival Grounds from 3-7 p.m. Donations can be made to the First National Bank of Henning.

Sunday, June 27

2021 Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Advanced tickets of $5 are available from the contestants or from Thrifty White Drug. Tickets at the door are $6. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Standing dates

  • Cards and Farkel 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 story time with the Wadena City Library on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library. A recording will also be shared on the library's Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • Wadena Area Food Shelf open by appointment on Mondays and Thursdays. Call 218-631-7605. Located at 205 Aldrich Ave SE, Wadena.
  • Verndale Area Food Shelf is open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday; and 5-7 p.m. every first Thursday at 402 NE Clark Dr. Contact the director Tillman Phagan at 218-445-5568.