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.
•’Friends’ Helke Funeral Home Support Group- After the loss of someone special, friendship can be very important. Join us for a time to visit followed by unique tours around Wausau. We meet generally the second Tuesday, 9 a.m., at Hardee’s on Stewart Ave. Check our website, Facebook page or call Lisa at Helke’s for more information, 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
[h6]In-Kind Donated Items Needed[/h6]
Sack Lunch Supplies. Help The Wausau Warming Center provide a good breakfast snack and/or a brown bag lunch to those who head off to jobs in the morning. Good food gives energy and health to those getting on their feet again! Donations of breakfast items, lunch meats, cheese and miracle whip suggested! Contact Barbara at 715-849-3311 ext. 1729 or [email protected].
Are You a Turkey or a Ham? Whatever your personality trait, you can make a family happy by donating a turkey or ham to The Salvation Army as they distribute to 400 families in need this holiday season. Contact Colleen at 715 845-4272 or [email protected].
Got a New Laptops, Tablets or Cellphones? If you were gifted a new device this holiday, donate your old one to The Women’s Community to support those who are working through issues of abuse and assault. Contact Kimberly at 715-842-5663 or [email protected].
[h6]United Way Volunteer Opportunities[/h6]
Read to Me! Reading scores improve and positive mentoring occurs over the lunch hour on Tue. and/or Thurs. at Mosinee Elementary and Marathon Elementary schools! Join the Reading Buddy Program and impact children in your community! Contact Pahua at 715-298-5722 or [email protected].
Join Habitat for Humanity! For 26 years, homes have been built for over sixty families in the Wausau area. If you have a background in Fundraising, Marketing/PR or would like to Volunteer at our Recycled Building Materials facility, contact Jackie at 715-848-5042 or [email protected].
What to Wear to the Interview/First Day?? The Emerging Leaders Career Closet provides work clothes to those in need. If you can help sort clothes or want to help those utilizing the Career Closet, contact Tara at 715-298-5707 or [email protected].
2017 Hurricane Clean-Up Trip. Good News Project is planning a service trip to Lumberton, NC. Choose from either a one-week or two-week trip where you will be mucking out or rebuilding homes that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Participation fees apply. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.goodnewswi.com/nationally/u-s-service-trips/ or call 715-843-5985.
Marketing/Branding Assistance. Join Randlin Homes in creating flyers & contacting media on their behalf. Contact Tammy at 715-298-3700 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.