Wadena | WKND 10

OpenMic @ Whiskey Creek Saloon
March 7th @ 8 pm - 12 am


Write songs? Sing? Play Covers? Come down to Whiskey creek every Thursday and let everyone else hear. PA provided. Bring your Guitar, Bass, Keys whatever and show em what you got! 8 to 12  

Where: 21 Aldrich Ave SE, Wadena, MN 56482-1539

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Tate McLane Music and Whiskey Corner Saloon

WDC Music Dept. Food Drive
March 7th - 15th


The WDC Music Department is organizing a Food Drive for the Wadena Food Shelf next week. Please bring your non-perishable items at the concerts on Monday, March 4 to the Commons. Or bring your items to the office in the collection box until Friday, March 15. Thank you for your support!  

Where: Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools

600 Colfax Ave SW, Wadena, Minnesota 56482

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools

Wadena Public Event | Art Bar 39 Paint & Sip | Purple Mystic Lake
March 9th @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Art Bar 39 Paint & Sip Event

Join us at the Firehouse Bar & Grille in Wadena for a fun time to Create, Sip & Socialize!

PAINTING: Purple Mystic Lake

DATE: Saturday, March 9th, 2019

TIME: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

WHERE: Firehouse Bar & Grille 63131 U.S. 10 Wadena MN 56482

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. We will be creating your piece on a 11x14 inch canvas

Tickets include all art supplies & aprons are provided. Food & Beverage additional.

Come early for dinner! Try some of the Firehouse's amazing drinks!

By purchasing a your Art Bar 39 ticket, you agree to Art Bar 39 terms & Conditions agreement.

If we do not meet our minimum, this event is subject to cancellation.

If Art Bar 39 cancels the event, refunds or transfers will be made.

Please check our Facebook page for weather related event cancellations

In the event where Art Bar 39 needs to cancels a public event, refunds or transfers will be made.

No refunds for no shows

Create | Sip | Fun!


Where: Firehouse Bar & Grille

63131 Highway 10, Wadena, Minnesota 56482

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: ART BAR 39

Mary Krugerud ~ Book Ends
March 9th @ 11 am - 1 pm


An independent researcher and historian, Mary Krugerud is the author of Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium. In October 1943, sixteen-year-old Marilyn Barnes was told that her recent bout of pneumonia was in fact tuberculosis. She entered Ah-gwah-ching State Sanatorium at Walker, Minnesota, for what she thought would be a short stay. In January, her tuberculosis spread, and she nearly died. Her recovery required many months of bed rest and medical care.

Marilyn loved to write, and the story of her three-year residency at the sanatorium is preserved in hundreds of letters that she mailed back home to her parents, who could visit her only occasionally and whom she missed terribly. The letters functioned as a diary in which Marilyn articulately and candidly recorded her reactions to roommates, medical treatments, Native American nurses, and boredom. She also offers readers the singular perspective of a bed-bound teenager, gossiping about boys, requesting pretty new pajamas, and enjoying Friday evening popcorn parties with other patients.

Selections from this cache of letters are woven into an informative narrative that explores the practices and culture of a mid-century tuberculosis sanatorium and fills in long-forgotten details gleaned from recent conversations with Marilyn, who "graduated" from the sanatorium and went on to lead a full, productive life.

Krugerud discovered Marilyn Barnes' letters during a project funded by an MNHS Legacy Research Fellowship.

Book Ends is a monthly program connecting writers with readers. On second Saturdays, we invite an author to be interviewed, read a short portion of his/her book, answer questions from the floor, and autograph/sell books.

This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  

Where: The Uptown

224 Jefferson St S, Wadena, Minnesota 56482

Source, image, credits, more information & hosted by: Wadena County Historical Society and Minnesota Historical Society Press