Calendar of events – Wadena Pioneer Journal

Thursday, Aug. 15

53rd Annual Rotary Corn and Chicken Feed at BN Park from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Take out orders will be available. Advance tickets are available from any Wadena Rotary member, at Central MN Credit Union, Mid-Central Federal Savings, Thrifty White Drug and Wadena State Bank. Tickets will be available at the gate, but they are $1 more than advance tickets. Advance tickets: $8.50/Adult $5/ Child 10 and under.

Minnesota Voices – M.E. Fuller “Saving the Ghost” at noon at the Wadena Historical Society

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.

Cards from 1-4 p.m. at Wadena Senior Center.

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. Please contact Janet online at

Chess Club, 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, Wadena City Library.

Headwaters Stroke Support Group meets, 1:30 to 3 p.m., CHI St. Joseph’s Health HR Conference room, and is for stroke survivors or anyone with traumatic brain injury, family members, friends and caregivers. For more information please call (218)616-3377.

Friday, Aug. 16

Farmers Market will be at the Wesley Lawn located across Hwy 71 from Tri-County Healthcare from 2-5:30 p.m. They accept SNAP/EBT and Debit.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Learn the art of Square Dance. Wadena whirlaways and Ray’s Prominaders invite you to join them at the Pillager fairgrounds on August 17 for a FREE ABC dance from 1-4 p.m. Everyone ages 8 to 80 are welcome!

Sunday, Aug. 18

St. John Lutheran Church, Wadena is holding their Vacation Bible School titled “Miraculous Mission” on August 18-22 for ages 3 to 12 years old. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., with activities from 6-8 p.m. Each evening will begin with the “Miraculous Mission” opening followed by storytelling, snacks, games, crafts and music. For more information, call the church at (218)631-3000.

Monday, Aug. 19

Wadena County DFL meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Hub 71 in Sebeka. Anyone interested in joining the Wadena County Democratic Party Committee is encouraged to attend. There are no fees or dues required. For more information, email

Cards from 1-4 p.m. at the Wadena Senior Center.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Tri-County Health Care’s monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) in Wadena. This confidential group is intended to provide healing support for people coping with the shock, grief and emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.For more information, contact TCHC Medical Social Services at (218)631-5228 or visit

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

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Birthday party at 2 p.m. at the Wadena Senior Center. Cards will be from 1-4 p.m., and Farkel from 2-4 p.m.

A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held at the Sebeka Senior Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Health screening including blood pressure, foot care, health information and referrals are provided. There is a $15.50 fee for foot care. Bring your MN Health Plan card if you have one. Services are by appointment only. To make an appointment call Wadena County Public Health at (218)631-7629.

TOPS MN 9087 – weigh-in 6:30 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m., lower level of the Wadena VFW.

Wadena City Library story time, 10 a.m., stories and fun for toddlers, preschoolers and parents, too.

TOPS MN 1808, weigh-in 10 a.m., meeting at 10:30 a.m., Humphrey Manor Community Room.

Friday, Aug. 22

Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Inc. group will be at the Wadena VFW. Dances start at 7:30 and end at 10 p.m. The caller will be Charlie Hutala, and the theme is Harvest Time! Come out for some toe-tappin’ dancing fun.

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.