Harvest House will meet on Wednesday, March 20, in the basement of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Mass will be at 1 p.m. The business meeting will follow mass. Our guest speaker will be Bernie Merchlewitz, discussing the topic “Age Well at Home.” Please bring a food item for a needy family. New members are always welcome.
The April 3 trip to the Wisconsin Dells to see “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will leave the East End Rec. at 8:30 a.m. If you would like to join, call Judy at 454-3448. Cost is $75.
The annual meeting of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association will be on Sunday, March 24, at 5 p.m. at Green Mill in Winona (third dining room).
The Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The board of directors conducts the public board meeting in the Board of Directors Conference Room, located at Hiawatha Valley Education District office, 1410 Bundy Boulevard in Winona. The 2019 board of directors public meeting dates are March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, and September 25. The October, November, and December board of directors meetings will meet the following dates due to conflicting dates: Wednesday, October 30; Monday, November 25; and Wednesday, December 18.
The Minnesota City Community Readers will meet on Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 149 Mill Street in Minnesota City. The book being discussed is “Pope Joan” by Donna Woolfolk Cross. All readers are invited whether or not you have read the book. The next book selection is “A Hero of our Time” by Mikhail Lermontov and this book will be discussed at the meeting on April 25.
A trauma survivors support group will meet at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month to discuss how to move forward and grow out of post-traumatic stress. This group will use trauma-informed techniques to help individuals in their recovery. Due to the nature topics, anyone under 18 should bring a caregiver with them to the group. Meet at the old Bridal Boutique building at 1052 West Broadway. Trauma survivors support group is part of Client Centered Counseling Services, a new nonprofit corporation in Winona. Meetings are 75-minutes long, and attendees are requested to pay a $20 fee — or whatever you can afford. For additional information call Amy Holubar at 612-280-8106 or Cindy Peterson at 507-450-3236.
Parents Assisting Parents (PAP) meets on every Friday at 11 a.m. to discuss situations in which “the system” (the school district, the county, etc.) failed their families, and is not currently working for them. Parents who have found avenues for relief in their struggles assist others in the group looking for answers. PAP meets at the old Bridal Boutique building at 1052 West Broadway, and is part of Client Centered Counseling Services, a new nonprofit corporation in Winona. Meetings are 75-minutes long, and attendees are requested to pay a $20 fee — or whatever you can afford. For additional information call Amy Holubar at 612-280-8106 or Cindy Peterson at 507-450-3236.
Meetings for the Bluff Country chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association are held at the Witoka Tavern at 7:30 on every third Thursday of the month, except June and July. Newcomers are welcome.
The Widowed Persons Social Group has cancelled their dinner meetings indefinitely, but will still be meeting every Tuesday morning for breakfast at 7:30 at Hy-Vee. The group has also joined in the meetings of the Before Noon Widows Group, which meets on every Monday at 10:45 a.m. for breakfast. During the month of March, it will be meeting at Culvers. All widows, widowers and guests are welcome. For more information on events, carpooling, or directions please call Gen at 507-452-8334 and leave a message or call 507-454-2765.
Hope for Hurting Parents is for parents of children who struggle with chemical addiction. Here you can find encouragement, strength and hope through a Christ-centered fellowship. This is a safe place to find support for parents. Meetings are on every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Radiant Church, 850 Highway 14, Winona. For more information, call Keith or Deanne at 507-450-0472.
Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, Humboldt Lodge #24, meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5 p.m. It is located at 959 West Fifth Street. All are welcome. This organization focuses on benevolence and charity.
Coloring for adults is a form of stress relief. It relaxes the brain and helps take your worries away. That is why the Winona Public Library offers Color Me Calm, a group that meets twice a month to color, relax, and socialize.
Color Me Calm meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. in the library’s Bell Art Room.
Supplies and coloring sheets are provided.
Need help breaking free from behavior that can cause strained, broken, or abusive relationships? Organizers teach individuals the reasons for behaviors without placing guilt or blame, showing each individual dignity and respect as they go through the healing process.
Whether you are in an abusive relationship, experiencing marriage problems, trying to break patterns of the past, are a troubled teen, or you just want to be a better person, family member, employee, and/or business manager by growing your character, Life Skills can help. Call 507-205-7104 for more information.
The Al-Anon Family Group has temporarily changed its meeting place from the St. Augustine Room of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart to the library of Central Lutheran Church, 259 West Seventh Street, in Winona. The group will continue meeting on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Al-Anon is a 12-step fellowship for families of problem drinkers. Call 452-4445 for more information.
The Winona Clown Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 961 West Fifth Street, Winona. You are welcome to attend any meeting with no obligation to join. For more information call 507-896-3486 or visit Winonaclownclub.org or the club’s Facebook page.
The Winona Kiwanis Sunrisers Club meets every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. at the Winona Family Restaurant.
TOPS Minn. #263 Winona — New members are welcome! Learn how to lose weight and keep it off. The group meets on Wednesdays. Weigh-in is between 8-8:50 a.m. and the meeting runs from 9-9:50 a.m. at Callista Court, 1455 West Broadway.
Addicted? Set Free! is a 12-week program to help members achieve victory over addicting behaviors. New members are welcome anytime. This group meets weekly at Calvary Baptist Church, 676 West Sarnia Street, Winona, at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings. For more information call 452-6850.