August 28

There will be a meeting of the Heritage Preservation Commission’s Certificate of Appropriateness Committee at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 515 West Seventh Street to consider the Certificate of Appropriateness application for exterior alterations to the Madison School property. This meeting is open to the public.

September 2

Cathedral’s Young at Heart
will meet on September 5 starting with 12:10 mass and followed by a lunch of baked chicken, potato salad, green beans, fresh fruit, roll, and lemon meringue pie. Entertainment will be singing by Joe Heer. Make reservations by calling Karen at 457-3671 no later than noon on September 2. Cost is $5; all are welcome.

September 3

The Winona Area Retired Educators Association will hold its annual School Bell Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, at Perkins in Winona. Members are asked to share a humorous classroom story that may have happened during their teaching career.

All newly retired teachers are invited to network and join the membership. Spouses, family and friends are also cordially invited to attend. Members will no longer be required to make a reservation and will not be called with a reminder. If there are any questions, call Gayle at 507-429-1889.

September 5

The Historic Church Foundation of Minnesota City (formerly known as the First Baptist Church Ladies Aid) will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, at the Winona Family Restaurant.

September 7

The Cotter Class of 1974
is holding a reunion on Saturday, September 7, at 6 p.m. at Wellington’s Pub & Grill, 1429 West Service Drive in Winona.

September 8

The Winona Area Coin Club
will meet on Sunday, September 8, at 12:30 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 210 East Fourth Street in Winona. New members are always welcomed. Free lunch is served.

September 11

The Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9 a.m. at Winona County USDA Service Center, 400 Wilson Street North in Lewiston.

The Rollingstone Luxembourg Museum
is open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

The Goodview Farmers Market
will be at the Elk’s Lodge parking lot, 4540 Service Drive, on Thursdays from now through October from 3-6:30.

Elder Network’s general caregiver support group
is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. at 51 West Fourth Street, inside the Legacies building. If you know a senior or a caregiver that needs support, please contact Barb at Elder Network at 507-452-0580 or by email at

Elder Network’s Partners of People Living with Memory Loss is held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 51 West Fourth Street, at the Elder Network office. If you know a senior or a caregiver that needs support, please contact Barb at Elder Network at 507-452-0580 or by email at

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.

A multi-year class reunion is in the works for the 1982-1986 class members of Winona Senior High School (WSHS). The event is set to be held at the Riverport Conference and Event Center on Saturday, August 10, from 6-11 p.m. with entertainment provided by The Fabulous Armadillos.

All classmates and guests must please register at

The Widows Person Social Group meets every Tuesday morning for breakfast at 7:30 at Hy-Vee, and has also joined in the meetings of the Before Noon Widows Group, which meets on every Monday at 10:45 a.m. During the month of September, it will be meeting at Perkins in Winona. All widows, widowers and guests are welcome. For more information on events, carpooling, or directions please 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
meets at the St. Augustine Room of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 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 or the club’s Facebook page.

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.

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.

Peer Support Network (PSN) is open seven days a week. The hours are Mondays, 9-8; Tuedays and Thursdays, 9-5; Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-7 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5. PSN is located at 420 East Sarnia Street in Winona.

Al-Anon and AA meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1717 Service Drive, Winona.

The Ribbon Warriors cancer support group meets at Callista Court, 1455 West Broadway, every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a group of women who celebrate that they have had cancer and are beating it. Ribbon Warriors is open to any woman who has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to join. If you have any questions you may call Diane Passehl at 507-452-2679.

Military Order of the Purple Heart meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Winona VFW Post, 208 East Third Street, Winona, at 7 p.m. Those who are or know a combat wounded veteran may join. Membership is free and the group will keep you informed and help you navigate the Veterans Administration.

The Winona Area Bariatric Support Group
meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1717 Service Drive, Winona.

Dual Recovery Anonymous, an open support group for adults with mental illness and substance abuse issues, meets every Saturday, from 1-2 p.m. at Peer Support Network, 122 West Second Street, Winona.

Winona International Dancers meets every Monday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Valencia Center, 1164 West 10th Street (entrance off Vila Street). This is a fun group of adults of all ages who gather weekly to share their love of ethnic dancing. No partner or experience is needed. Newcomers are welcomed. For more information contact Sue at 452-3164 or Barb at 452-8249.


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