Harvest House will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, April 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. There will be a business meeting. Our guest speaker will be Alexandra Economy, a dietitian from HyVee to speak on Healthy Eating. Bring a nonperishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served. Sign up sheets for Tour Decorah, Iowa, May 24, and Mystery Trip, June 14. Nonmembers are welcome on our trips. For more information, call Mary Jane at 454-8488 or Mary Ann at 452-5587.
Minnesota City Community Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at Riverway Learning Community, 115 Iowa Street, Minnesota City. The book being discussed is Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage. The public is invited to participate in the discussion whether or not they have read the book.
Bundles of Love meeting, 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. Material, yarn or gently used baby clothing can be dropped anytime. Donations are needed for supplies. Susan Moses 507-273-9365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Winona Area Retired Education Association (WAREA) will meet Monday, April 23, at 8:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Winona. Officer Kevin Kearney will speak on scams and how to avoid them. All retired members, spouses, and interested public are welcome. If not contacted, call Jane Habeck at 507-454-1430.
Sons of Norway. Two Birkebeiners saved the life of infant Norwegian Prince Haakon in 1206. La Crosse Sons of Norway President, Eugene Johnson will present this and the American Birkebiener at the Sons of Norway meeting April 24.
The regular monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Education District Board of Directors is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Hiawatha Valley Education District, 1410 Bundy Boulevard, Winona. If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Haupt, Executive Director, at 507-452-1200, extension 102.
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.
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 in March and Timbers in April. Please call 452-1555, for information and reservations.
The Widowed Persons Social Group meets for breakfast every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Dinners every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ground Round (except 3rd Thursday). Special dinner Thursday, May 17, at Golden Harvest in Utica. Carpooling from old Econo Foods parking lot at 4:30 p.m., leaving at 4:40 p.m. Special noon lunch May 23, at Bonnie Rae’s Cafe in Rollingstone. Carpooling from old Econo Foods lot at 11 a.m., leaving at 11:15 a.m. All widowed people welcome. For information or if a ride is needed call Gen at 507-452-8334
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, Judy McCormick (507) 459-3475, Richard Iverson (507) 454-5472 or Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905. Cosponsored by (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness, Winona Affiliate and Project COMPASS.
Caregiver support group for adults age 55 and better first Wednesday of the month, 2-3 p.m. First meeting April 4, 1756 Kraemer Drive, Suite 110, Winona. Contact Renee Kreter 507-452-0580 for information.
TOPS MN #608 welcomes new members, come lose with us. Wednesdays weigh-in 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., doors lock at 6:00, meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. Valley View Towers, 165 E 4th St. 12th Floor Skyroom. For information call 454-3289
TOPS MN #823 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss support group meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m. at St. Casimir’s, 626 West Broadway. For information call 452-5535.