The Wausau Buyers’ Guide accepts info. for non-profit organizations to be printed free in our “Community Services.” Listings edited at the discretion of the Publisher. Please check with event coordinators for possible date, time or location changes. Send to: Wausau Buyers’ Guide, Attn.: Community Needs & Services, 807 E. First St., Merrill, WI 54452. Or email to [email protected]
•DivorceCare Group- Monday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., Highland Community Church, 1005 N. 28th Ave., Wausau. For more information, call 715-297-4012.
•Wool Inspirations- Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Good Will Community Room, Rib Mountain. Anyone interested in the hobby/craft of hooking rugs with wool, is invited to attend, free, casual, no protocol. Come and join our craft. Info: 715-675-7732 or email [email protected].
•MS Support Group- Second Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., NTC Center for Business and Industry, Room CBI 103, 1000 Campus Dr., Wausau. For more information, call 715-359-2022.
•AARP Chapter 272 meeting- Third Mondays of the month, 1:30 p.m., Wausau Downtown Airport, 725 Woods Place, Wausau. Meetings will run 10 months from March to December 2016. The Dec. 12 meeting will be a Christmas Party at Schofield City Hall. Guest are welcome. There will be no meetings in January or February 2017. Meetings last about an hour with a quick social afterwards. For more information, call Steve Chow at 715-355-4918.
•Fibromyalgia Support Group- Wednesday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First St., Wausau, 2nd Floor Meeting Room. Speaker will be Brenda Budnik, director of Northcentral Health Care Aquatic Therapy Center, presenting “Feeling Better withy Aquatic Therapy.” For more information, call Donna at 715-302-3851. The Fibromyalgia Support Group provides support and education for those afflicted with fibromyalgia.
•Overeaters Anonymous- Sundays 6 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 504 Grant St., Wausau. Info 715-842-3697 or www.OA.org.
•Gamblers Anonymous- Open meeting Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.; closed meetings Fridays and Sundays 7-8 p.m. in the Terrace Room at Mount View Care Center, 2400 Marshall St., Wausau. For more information call 715-297-5317.
•Alcoholics Anonymous- Mondays, 7:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. For more information contact the church office at 715-693-2125.
•Journeys of Hope Grief Group- 2nd & 4th Tues. of month, 1-2 p.m., Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau. 715-842-3993
•Givers Gain Team Wausau BNI (Business Networking International)- Every Wed. 7:30-9am, 2510 Restaurant, Wausau. Businesses looking to grow are encouraged & welcome to attend. 715-212-6305
•Free chair exercise classes- Every Tues. & Thurs., 9-9:45am, Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. Classes focus on stretching & flexibility, open to all adults at no cost. Info: contact the church office at 715-693-2125
•Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee- Every Wed. from 10-11:30 a.m., Denny’s, 1500 Hwy. XX, Rothschild. No agenda. No questions. No affiliations. Just veterans, any age or era. Just grab a cup of Joe, a steady chair and say hello. For more information, call 715-359-6145
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Keep it Organized! Stable Hands can use some office supplies, such as page protectors, binder divider tabs, thank you notes and pens. Contact Faith Gokey at 715-297-5502 or [email protected].
Let’s Play in the Snow. Women in Action’s Rebecca’s Closet is accepting all children’s sizes of snow pants, winter boots and waterproof mittens to go to children in our community this winter. Contact Tara at 715-298-5707 or [email protected].
Make a Pet Happy. Animals at New Life Pet Adoption Center will be happy this holiday season with a new Kong Toy or any donation of dry food (Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Purina One, or Pro Plan brands only). Contact Lynn at 715-443-6699 or [email protected].
[h6]United Way Volunteer Opportunities[/h6]
Prevention Specialist Assistant. The AIDS Resource Center of WI is seeking an afternoon volunteer to assist with needle exchange, clerical work, stocking shelves and making copies. Come one afternoon or many depending on your availability. Contact Carley at 715 355 6867 ext. 3704 or [email protected].
Walk MS: Wausau Planning Team. Join the team that plans logistics, marketing, sponsorships and volunteer coordination for the May 13, 2017 MS Walk. A two or more hour a week involvement anticipated. Help the National MS Society’s mission of creating a world free of MS. Contact Kristin at 1-262-369-4400 or [email protected].
Warming Center Volunteers. Stay with guests at the Wausau Warming Center. Be put on a team, or sign up with others to work shifts during the 6pm – 8am hours. Most needed shifts are the 9pm-2am & 2am-8am shifts. Training provided! Contact Barbara Sugden at 715-849-3311 ext. 1729 or [email protected].
Dec. 21: Elves in the Toy Shop Assistant. Help prepare the “store” earlier in the week, or come Wednesday to The Salvation Army to accompany a family through the process of selecting gifts for their children. Shopping is from 9am-9pm. Volunteers may help for one or several two hour shifts. Contact Colleen at 715-845-4272.
Got Muscles? Help move furniture & unload/load deliveries for Randlin Homes. Call Tammy at 715-212-1868 or [email protected].
Volunteer Connection and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) are services that United Way uses to match volunteers or in-kind donated items with agencies in need. Visit www.UnitedWayMC.org or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.