Learning Club events, programs, classes


Unless otherwise indicated, Learning Club meetings will take place at the Winona County History Center.

Storytelling Group

Second Wednesday of the month, September through May, at 10 a.m.

Winona State University (WSU) Retiree Center, WSU Alumni House, 227 West Wabasha Street

Mystery Readers Book Club

Fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at 10 a.m.

Callista Court, 1455 West Broadway

Members read any work by the author chosen for the month. September’s author is either Ann or Toni Hillerman. October’s will be Walter Mosley.

Lee-Ann Estate Sales

Monday, October 14, at 1 p.m.

Lee-Ann Estate Sales has provided professionally conducted household and estate sales services since 1986, in Winona; La Crosse, Wis.; Rochester, Minn.; and surrounding areas. Lee-Ann Estate Sales handles contemporary and antique merchandise, and offer appraisals and free evaluations for potential estate clients.

Snags and Sawyers: 2,000 Miles Down the Arkansas River

Monday, October 21, at 10 a.m.

Terri Karsten will share the story of her father’s 2,000-mile canoe trip and how she came to write his memoir. In 1949, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and frustrated with college life, he and two friends paddled from Pueblo, Colo., to New Orleans on the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. The telling of this remarkable adventure is based on newspaper articles, letters, diary entries, and interviews. Using vintage photos and brief excerpts from her book, Karsten will give highlights from their trip. She will also show how the river has changed in the 70 years since her father’s journey, and how the river changed the three young men who tackled it.

Winona County DAC

Wednesday, October 30, at 10 a.m.

The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) is a day-training and habilitation facility that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The mission of the Winona DAC is to foster the interdependence of individuals with the community. Staff members will explain how they started, what they offer, and how important the DAC is to individuals with disabilities.


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