The Whitewater Joint Powers Board will meet on Thursday, January 12, at 8:30 a.m. in the Whitewater State Park Visitor’s Center, 19041 Hwy 74, Altura.
The Hiawatha Civil War Round Table will meet on Thursday, January 12, at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street, Winona. This will be a two-part meeting. Allan Aldinger will give a presentation on Civil War veterans- the John Ball Post of Winona and the Frank Videto Post of Witoka. This will be followed by a DVD lecture by a noted Civil War scholar on “The River War and Confederate Commerce Raiders.” All are invited and refreshments will be served. Any questions, phone (507) 452-0568.
The Minnesota City Historical Association will meet on Saturday, January 14, at Riverway Learning Community, 115 Iowa Street, Minnesota City. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes an update on Walt Kelly’s presentation on the “Oaks” which is scheduled for Sunday, February 26, at Riverway. The presentation will begin at 2:00 p.m. The web page is being regularly updated. Check it out at www.minnesotacity.org.
Winona Shrine Auxiliary will meet at Westfield Golf Club on Monday, January 16, at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be pork chops with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, and apple cake dessert. For reservations call Connie Wood at 454-1781. Winter weather policy: there will be no meeting or lunch if Winona public schools are closed or two hours late.
Harvest House, a nonprofit, non-denominational organization for 50 and getting better, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, January 18, 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. Bring a nonperishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served. Sign up sheets for Easter Play “All Things New” Mar. 31 and Fanny Hill “Fox on the Fairway” Apr. 19. Nonmembers are welcome on our trips. For more information, call Mary Jane at 454-8488 or Mary Ann at 452-5587.
Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold their regular monthly board meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at the Ag Service Center in Lewiston.
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 Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at 1717 Service Drive ( Faith Lutheran Church).
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.
Addicted? Set Free! is a twelve week program to help you achieve victory over your addicting behaviors. New members are welcome any time. We meet weekly at Calvary Baptist Church, 676 W. Sarnia St., Winona, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. For more information call 452-6850.
NAMI Connection: A Mental Illness Support Group meets every Monday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the PSN Building, 122 W. 2nd St., (next to Sammy’s Pizza). There is no fee, just walk in and join us. For more information call facilitators Richard Iverson (507) 454-5472, Judy McCormick (507) 459-3475 or Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905. Cosponsored by (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness, Winona Affiliate and Project COMPASS.
Celebrate Recovery meets Friday nights at Pleasant Valley Church, 1363 Homer Road, Winona. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program. If you are looking for encouragement, strength and hope in your life please join us. Our evenings begin at 6:00 with dinner followed by worship, large group and small group discussions. Child care is provided, please call Joyce 429-3046. For further information please call Mary Jo 608-863-3143.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Winona at 7:00 p.m., on the second Monday of the month, at Winona Health, in the Parkview conference room, 855 Mankato Ave. For information, call Helen at 507-494-0905.
Widowed Meet and Eat meets on Mondays at 11 a.m., at Perkins. Please call 452-1555, for information and reservations.
The Winona Area Widowed Persons Service will no longer exist as of January 31, 2012. We will continue our breakfast and dinner groups. We will be known as the Widowed Persons Social Group. Breakfast every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Country Kitchen. Dinners on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. - January at Country Kitchen; February at Culvers; March at Timbers; April at Perkins; (subject to changes if needed). All widowed persons and/or guests are welcome. Please call Gen at 507-452-8334 for more information or if a ride is needed.