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]
Food Pantry Items. The AIDS Resource Center of WI can use Ensure nutritional drinks, cereal, applesauce, soups and other items for those they serve who are in need. Contact Carley at 715 355 6867 ext. 3704 or [email protected].
Climb the Ladder! If you have a 16’ ladder or a step ladder to donate to the Marathon County Historical Society, contact Janet at 715-842-5750 or [email protected].
Paper Towels, TP and Napkins. The Women’s Community is happy to provide residents with needed paper products if they get donations. Paper plates, tissues and other products are appreciated! Contact Kimberly at 715-842-5663 or [email protected].
United Way Volunteer Opportunities[/h6]
Read the Mail, Pay the Bills & Balance the Checkbook. Individuals 60+ often need help taking care of paperwork. If you can help Faith In Action, contact Kelly Kaminski at 715-848-8783 or [email protected].
Elementary Science Assistant. The Wausau School District invites a science-minded volunteer to quietly help students during their K-5 science classes at Franklin Elementary. Morning or afternoon times available. Contact Roxane at 715-261-0584 or [email protected].
Love to Grocery Shop?? If you enjoy bargains as you stock your shelves, consider shopping for the Community Center of Hope Food Pantry in Mosinee when their shelves get empty. Hours and days are flexible on an “as needed” basis. Contact Amy at 715-693-7145 or [email protected].
Honoring Choices Assistant. Training will be provided for volunteers who want to talk to people interested in making informed healthcare decisions. Answer questions and help patients complete documentation and paperwork for advance care planning. Contact Shirley at 715-847-2835 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.