Support groups

Community for Veterans House: 223 17th Ave., West, Menomonie (two blocks west of Williams Stadium), invites vets to “shoot the breeze” 7-8 p.m. on Thursday. Group facilitated by Iraqi and Vietnam vets. For info, call Steve Ashmore at 715-933-0103.

Menomonie Area Memory Café: 10-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Drive Menomonie). Individuals with memory loss or mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers can get together in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. (Not suitable for those with dementia to attend alone if they have specific care needs, high levels of anxiety, disorientation or wandering or a history of disruptive, aggressive behavior.) No cost to attend; refreshments provided. For info, call Lynne Shaffer, Caregiver Coordinator, at The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County at 715-232-2713.

GA (Gamblers Anonymous): Tuesdays 6-8 p.m., Alano Club, 105 21st St. N., Menomonie. For info, email menomoniega@mail.com.

Together We Can Narcotics Anonymous: Sundays, 7 p.m., Arbor Place, 320 21st St. NE, Menomonie. Closed meetings for addicts only. Coffee provided. For info about free group, call 1-888-543-0924.

Overeaters Anonymous: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie. Recovery group for persons struggling with compulsive eating has no dues, fees or weigh-ins. For info, call 715-308-7633 or 715-235-8588.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Chapter 1360 meets every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Chevrolet, Menomonie. Call 715-235-1207. Chapters 397 and 1420 have disbanded.

Alcoholics Anonymous: “Happy Hour Group,” 6 p.m. Monday; “Top of the Morning Group,” 6:30 a.m. Wednesday — both at First Congregational-UCC, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie.

Al-Anon: support group for family and friends of alcoholics, meets Monday, 6 p.m. — Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) — at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Call Don M. at 715-563-2134.

Support groups at The Bridge to Hope: Wednesdays at 6-7 p.m. —

Soul Survivors Support Group (childcare available); Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. — Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Kid’s Creative Connections (free family dinner at 5 p.m.). For directions or info, call The Bridge to Hope (1901 S. Broadway) at 715-235-9074, or visit www.thebridgetohope.org.

New Creations/Overcoming Addictions Bible Study: Thursday, 7 p.m., Blind Munchies Coffee House, 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Free. Call 715-235-9300.

Reformers Unanimous: Friday 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 2700 S. Broadway, Menomonie. For a ride or info, call 715-235-3561.

Caregiver coffee hour: 9:30-11 a.m., first Wednesday of each month at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar’s Physical Rehabilitation Cedar Conference Room, 2407 Stout Road, Menomonie. Free; hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. No registration required. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Taking Time to Care: 1-2:30 p.m., first Wednesday of each month at United Methodist Church (2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie). Group for those with early stage memory loss and their caregivers, hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Alano Club: meets at 105 21st St. North in Menomonie. Sundays, 6 p.m., Women’s AA: New Beginnings (closed), 7:15 p.m. NA: Attitude of Gratitude (closed); Mondays, noon AA “Living Sober” (open); 7:15 p.m. Healthy Relationships support group for men and women; Tuesdays — noon, As Bill Sees It-AA (open), and 6 p.m., The 164 Club Study Group-AA (closed); Wednesdays, noon “Keep It Simple AA (open), and 6 p.m., 24 Hrs. a Day (closed), 7:15 p.m. NA: Attitude of Gratitude (closed); Thursdays — noon, Into Recovery-AA(open), and 6 p.m. AA Open Steps & Traditions, 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon; Fridays, 6 p.m. Dr. Bob’s Candlelight (closed), 7:15 p.m. NA: Attitude of Gratitude (closed); and Saturdays, 10 a.m. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) — starting Sept. 20; 6 p.m. AA-Open Big Book. Saturdays after meeting open to public to “bring a friend” — 1st Saturday: pizza social; 2nd: potluck; 3rd: video of steps; last: guest speaker. For more info, visit www.MenomonieAlano.org or call 715-231-2384.

Caregiver coffee hour: 9:30-11 a.m., second Thursday of each month at Dunn County Community Services Building, Room 100 (3001 Hwy 12/19 East, Menomonie). Free; hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. No registration required. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m., third Wednesday of each month at Shirley Doane Senior Center (1412 Sixth St., Menomonie). Free; hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. No registration required. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Relatives raising children support group: 10:30 a.m.-noon, third Thursday of each month at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar north conference room (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Free; hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. No registration required. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Caregiver support group: 6:30-8 p.m., third Thursday of each month at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar north conference room (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Free; hosted by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dunn County. No registration required. Call 715-232-4006 for info.

Health and wellness

Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area: open Tuesday evenings at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar, 2321 Stout Road, Menomonie. Go to Level A through the southwest entrance. Registration is 5-7 p.m. Walk-ins only: first-come, first-served. Appointments not given. Services are provided to anyone who is uninsured or uninsurable and meets financial guidelines. Some services not available.

Blood pressure screening: Weekdays during regular clinic hours at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (2321 Stout Road, Menomonie). Free; call 715-233-7777 to schedule an appointment.

Congregate dining: 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, at Tantara Apartments (420 Heller Road, Menomonie). A hot, healthy, well-balanced meal for adults 60 and older. Need not live at Tantara to participate. Call the ADRC at 715-232-4006 for information.

Education

Brew U: 6-8 p.m. on Mondays at The Raw Deal (603 S. Broadway, Menomonie). Learn about beer and brewing. Different theme each week. Must be 21 or older to participate in tastings. For details, visit rawdeal.events@gmail.com.

Addiction and the Family seminar series: Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Arbor Place (4076 Kothlow Ave, Menomonie). Series of four seminars on rotating topics: Addiction and the Brain, Relapse and Recovery, Communication Skills, and Family Roles. Free and open to everyone, including teens. If child under age of 10 plans to attend, call Jennifer R. Coyne at 715-235-4537.

Books, games, music and dance

Crime book club: 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month (except December) at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road). Visit menomonielibrary.org for details.

Tuesdays: Beginner line dance class: 6-6:45 p.m., Menomonie Moose Lodge (720 19th Ave. East, Menomonie). Easy dance, no partners needed. Advanced dance from 6:45-8 pm. Cost is $5 for the night. For info, contact Carol Campbell at 715-834-9933.

The Red Cedar Sounds: (Sweet Adelines International — Colfax) will host guest nights on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 501 Cedar St., Colfax. For more info, contact Leah at leahbuerkle@yahoo.com or 715-556-3267.

Crossroads Community Center: Monday and Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon–10 p.m. at 710 Fourth St. East, Menomonie. Open for middle school students on Mondays and Tuesdays, including homework time, special events. Open to high school students Thursday through Saturday. Center provides free activities including foosball, air hockey, ping pong, karaoke, games, books, movies, and more for both age groups. For info, call 715-231-8336, or email director Allie Bennett at crossroadscoce@gmail.com

Bingo: Thursdays at smoke-free Moose Lodge, 720 19th Ave. East, Menomonie. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 715-309-1830 for info.

Senior dance: Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., Menomonie Moose Lodge, 720 19th Ave. All welcome. Call 715-235-3747 for info.

Barbershop Harmony Singers: All welcome. For info or ride, call Dave at 715-235-9377.

Euchre card party: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Menomonie Moose Lodge; call 715-235-5274 for info.

Senior Center

At Shirley Doane Senior Center: 1412 Sixth St., Menomonie. Mondays: Mah Jongg — 1 p.m., Ceramics — 1 p.m.; Tuesday: Crafts —8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bridge —1 p.m.; third Tuesday of each month: Free blood pressure/glucose screening — 9-10:30 a.m., ALH/AV sponsored; Tuesday and Thursday: Chair yoga — 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Wednesdays: Bridge instruction — 9:30 a.m.; Community Friendship meal — Sing-along 10:30-11:45 a.m., lunch —11:45 Bingo — 1 p.m.; Foot & Nail Clinic — 8:15-10:30 a.m. (call 715-235-0954 for appt.); third Wednesday of each month: Alzheimer’s Support Group — 10 a.m.; Thursdays: 500 Cards — Thurs., 12:45 p.m.; Fridays: Bingo — 1 p.m.

Clubs, organization meetings

The GFWC-Menomonie Woman’s Club: fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at The Oaks, 1320 12th Ave., Menomonie. The group conducts a program and business meeting and offers refreshments. Visitors are welcome.

Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association: second Tuesday of each month at 6-7:30 p.m. at Dunn County Government Center (Room 58, 800 Wilson Ave., Menomonie). No matter who you are, you live in a watershed and your voice matters. All are welcome.

The K&C (Knitters and Crochet) Club meets: 1-3 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month through May; and from 3-5 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month through April at Menomonie Public Library (600 Wolske Bay Road) through May. All levels welcome. Drop in to work on your own projects, learn from some experts, meet other fiber art enthusiasts.

Dunn County Genealogical Society: Meets every third Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rassbach Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park. Short meeting followed by a potluck lunch and time for sharing and individual research. For info, contact Sue Beety at SueBeety@Beety.net.

The Menomonie Toastmasters Club: first and third Thursday each month at Leisure Center, 1412 E. Sixth St., Menomonie, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Carol at 715-643-2141 or Kathleen at 715-426-4896.

Menomonie Area Business Builders: meet Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m., Pioneer Grill, Highway D, north of Menomonie. For info, call Jim Zons at 715-962-4660.

Masonic Lodge #164: meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Meal served at 6 p.m., Lodge opens at 7 p.m. Lodge is located at N5729 410th St., Menomonie. Call Jim Harmer, Secretary, at 715-505-0733 for info.

Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild: meets on the second Tuesday of every month (Sept.-May). Offers Christian fellowship, practical advice, networking, and training opportunities to writers and other artists. For info, visit www.wwcwg.com, call Sheila Wilkinson at 715-839-1207, or email wwcwg.info@gmail.com.

Food distribution

Tuesday’s Table: provides a free, home-cooked meal for those in need 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Thursday’s Table — 5-6 p.m. at First Congregational-UCC, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie. Both locations are handicapped-accessible.

Elk Mound Community Food Pantry: 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays at Shepherd of the Hill (207 University St., Elk Mound). For info, call 715-879-5115, or visit Facebook at 222.sothem.org.

Ruby’s Pantry: 4:30 p.m. on third Monday of each month at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church (207 University St., Elk Mound). Open to all; a $20 cash donation at the door is appreciated. Call 651-674-0009 with questions.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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