Harvest House, a non-profit, non-denominational organization for 50 and getting better, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Stanislaus hall. Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. with Father Paul Breza. as celebrant, for those wishing to attend. There will be a business meeting. Our guest speaker will be Chief of Police Paul Bostrack to discuss the crime in Winona. Bring a non-perishable food item for a needy family and your coupons for the military. Lunch will be served.
Minnesota City Community Readers will meet on January 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Riverway Learning Community, 115 Iowa Street, Minnesota City. This month’s discussion is of Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants. Gruen’s novel gives readers a detailed examination of a discontented nursing home resident, Jacob Jankowski, and of the circus animals, workers, and the experiences that comprise his memory bank.
Bundles of Love meeting, January 21, Senior Friendship Center, 251 Main Street, Winona, 12:00-3:30 p.m. Volunteers who can sew, cut out material, crochet or knit are needed. Recycle your used T-shirts to be made into diapers for babies in Haiti. Drop off anytime. Donations needed for supplies. Susan Moses 507-273-9365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winona Area Retired Educators Association (WAREA) will meet Monday, January 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Ron Galewski from the Polish Cultural Institute will speak on Bytow, our Polish Sister City. Members, spouses and guests are welcome. WAREA is holding the SEREAM Spring Conference on Wednesday, April 20, at the Elks Club in Winona. If not contacted call Jane Habeck at 454-4430 or jhabeck@wildbluenet.
The organizational meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District board of directors is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Hiawatha Valley Education District, 1410 Bundy Blvd, Winona.
Young At Heart will meet Thursday, February 3, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart for Mass at 12:10 p.m. followed by a catered meal of baked chicken, parsley baby potatoes, mixed vegetables, creamy fruit salad, roll, dessert and drink. Cost of the meal is only $3.00. After the meal there will be a presentation by humorist Vicki Snyder. Please call Marge at 454-3433 no latter than noon on February 1, for your reservation and if you need a ride. You do not need to be a parishioner to attend. All are welcome.
Narcotics Anonymous-Recovery from addiction is possible. For meeting times and locations, please contact us at 877-767-7676 or www.naminnesota.org
Alcoholics Anonymous- we can help. 507-452-2348.
Overeater’s Anonymous meets Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at 1717 Service Drive ( Faith Lutheran Church). Many have found a solution.
Al-Anon Family Group Thursdays, 7-8 p.m., St. Augustine Room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 360 Main Street. A 12-step fellowship for families of problem drinkers. 452-4445 for more information.
TOPS MN #263 Winona- New members welcome. Learn how to lose weight and keep it off. Wednesdays. Weigh-in between 8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Meeting/program 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Callista Court, 1455 W. Broadway.
If you’re hurting after a divorce, you need the Rebuilding Program, open to men and women, not affiliated with any church or religious group. The group meets the first and third Sunday of every month from 6-8 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 259 West Wabasha Street, Winona. Questions: Call Gary at 608-345-2990 or e-mail: email@example.com
Mental Illness: Family to Family Support Group meetings are the second Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Winona Health – Parkview Conference Room. The next meeting will be Monday, December 13. No fee just walk in and join us. Enter the hospital’s main door, turn right, at the hallway take another right. It’s the second door on the left. For more information call facilitator Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905. Cosponsored by (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness-Winona affiliate and Project COMPASS.
NAMI Connection Support Group for adults recovering from mental illness meets weekly in Winona. The group is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota. Trained facilitators who are also in recovery lead NAMI Connection groups. The group meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m., at Timbers Restaurant (back dining room), 3rd and Huff St. For information contact Richard at 507-454-5472. Find more about NAMI’s free classes and support groups at 1-888-NAMI-Helps.