Friendship Center events, classes, and more


Open building hours are on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Tuesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

2019 Friendship Center membership

For those members who have memberships you will receive a renewal letter a month before you need to renew your membership. The membership cost is $30 for an individual or $50 for a couple (two people in a household). Memberships are yearly from the date of purchase. Stop in to get your membership set up or renewed.

2019 Active Wellness Center membership

Winona State University (WSU) exercise science students are available for monitoring and training. Older-adult-friendly exercise equipment and workout programs designed specifically for each individual are also available. Release forms must be filled out prior to your workout on the first day; forms will be faxed to your doctor to avoid charges for an office visit.

The Friendship Center accepts Silver & Fit or Silver Sneakers. (If you have either of these programs there is no cost to you, and the center takes care of the billing!) 


Payment is required upon registering. The cost for members is $78 yearly.

Events and classes

Myths and Unsolved Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

Tuesday, February 12, from 1-2 p.m.

What were the events the led to the Texas Revolution? There are some mysteries to the story that may never be solved. Participants may sort through the fact and fiction of this epic moment in Texas history through an artifact adventure. Bullock State History Museum offers this free teleconference to help you discover why the Texas Revolution is crucial to understanding American history.

Acting class

Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 to March 28

This class is for those who have previously taken the course, as well as newcomers — all levels of experience are welcomed from beginners to seasoned performers. Learn the fun of performing on stage with the instruction of Winona Arts and Culture Coordinator Lee Gundersheimer using a series of exercises and scene work from plays chosen by participants. The course is free for members ($16 to purchase a book).

The Winona Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, feel free to stop in or call 507-454-5212.

The Senior Advocacy Program provides information and assistance to people over age 60. If you need assistance, please call 507-454-7369.


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