February 12

People of Faith will meet on Tuesdays, February 12 and March 12, at 7 o’clock at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1664 Kraemer Drive, Winona. People of Faith, a Christian faith-sharing opportunity for adults with disabilities, has enriched the spiritual lives of participants to complement their experiences within their own faith communities. Supported by Home and Community Options (HCO), People of Faith involves many people with disabilities in the Winona area. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please contact Suzanne Horstman at HCO at 452-1021.

February 13

Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Winona County USDA Service Center, 400 Wilson Street North, Lewiston.

River Arts Alliance will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Wanek Hall in the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street. Social time is from 5:30 to 6; the business meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn more about River Arts Alliance, including its 2018 accomplishments, 2019 goals, and election of board of director nominees by the members. Light refreshments will be served, and a cash bar available. This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Vicki Englich at

February 14

The Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table will meet on Thursday, February 14, at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street in Winona.

The presentation will be given by Winona residents Scott Fabian and Rick Betsinger on “Civil War Characters: Patriots or Villains?”

Everyone is invited to this presentation, and refreshments will be served.

February 15

There will be a meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission, Certificate of Appropriateness Committee, at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 15, at 327 West Sixth Street in Winona to review a proposal for exterior alterations to the southwest wall of the building. This meeting is open to the public.

February 16

A trauma survivors support group will meet for the first time on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m. and continue 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.

February 27

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 Blvd. in Winona. The 2019 board of directors public meeting dates are February 27, 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.

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 indefinitly, 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 February, it will be meeting at Perkin’s. 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.

Al-Anon Family Group meets on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the St. Augustine Room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street. This group 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 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. 

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Minn. #823 weight loss support group meets on Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at St. Casimir’s, 626 West Broadway. For information call 452-5535.

Alcoholics Anonymous This group can help. Call 507-452-2348.

Caregiver Support Group for Adults Age 55 and Better This group provides an opportunity to meet with other caregivers to exchange helpful tips, give and receive support, as well as learn about new resources. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Legacies Building in the conference room at 51 West Fourth Street. Please call 452-0580 if you have any questions.


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