Winona Area Retired Educators Association (WAREA) will hold their annual School Bell Breakfast on Tuesday, September 4, at 8:30 a.m. at Perkins in Winona. Members and friends are cordially invited. If not called contact Jane Habeck at 454-1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The next meeting of the Hiawatha Valley Marines will be held at the Winona Area Veterans Center on Thursday September 6, at 7:00 p.m. All Marines and Corpsmen who served with the USMC are encouraged to attend. Agenda items will include: finalization of the September 9 fund raiser, review of of the Toys for Tots campaign status, participation in the Dakota Gathering, and discussion of the election of officers.
Cathedral’s Young At Heart group will meet on September 6, starting with a 12:10 p.m. Mass for those who wish to attend. It will be followed by a lunch at 12:45 p.m. of pork loin, mashed potatoes with pork gravy, strawberry fluff salad, squash, roll, apple bars with crust, and a beverage. The cost of the meal is $3.00. After lunch we will be entertained by John Bernadot and his marvelous guitar. RESERVATIONS are a MUST and NONE WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. The DEADLINE for reservations is Monday September 3. Please call Marge at 454-3433 no later than September 3, for reservations and if you need a ride. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!
The monthly meeting for the Stockton, Rollingstone, Minnesota City Watershed District is September 10, at 8 p.m. at Stockton Community Center, 600 D Street, Stockton.
The next meeting for the Whitewater Joint Power Board is scheduled for September 13, in the St. Charles City Hall Community Room, 830 Whitewater Avenue, St. Charles. Please note that the meeting continues to be held there due to construction at Whitewater State Park.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Dakota Conflict the Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table with the co-sponsorship of the Winona County Historical Society, will present Tom Hosier in his discussion of “The Battle of Wood Lake.” The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street, Winona. All are invited and refreshments will be served.
Harvest House will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Stanislaus hall. Celebration of Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. with Father Paul Breza as celebrant. There will be a business meeting followed by bingo. Bring an unwrapped prize for bingo and a non-perishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served. Sign up sheet for Chanhassen “Bye Bye Birdie” Oct 24. Non-members are welcome on trips. For more information, call Mary Jane at 454-8488 or Mary Ann at 452-5587.
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 & Eat meets at 11 a.m. every Monday in September at Culvers. Please call 452-1555, for information.
The Widowed Persons Social Group (Sept.) meets for breakfast every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Dinners every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Perkins. Last special supper on Thursday, September 20, at 5:30 p.m. at Ginny’s Supper Club in Rollingstone. Carpooling from the old Econo Foods lot at 4:40 p.m. Special noon lunch Wednesday, September 26, at noon at Golden Harvest Restaurant in Utica. Carpool from Econo Foods parking lot at 11:10 a.m. All widowed people welcome. For information or if a ride is needed call 507-452-8334, 12 to 24 hours before the event.
Do you have a loved one living with a mental illness? If so, we provide a place for you that offers information, respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. Meetings are the second Monday of the month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Winona Health – Parkview Conference Room. 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. (Next to the snack room.) For more information call facilitators Helen Newell at (507) 494-0905 or Cindy Peterson at (507) 452-6335. Cosponsored by (NAMI) National Alliance on Mental Illness-Winona affiliate and Project COMPASS.
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 507-474-1917.
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.
Caregiver Support Group for Adults Age 55 & Better 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 the 1st Wednesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Elder Network office, 1756 Kraemer Drive, Suite 110, Winona. The next Caregiver Support Group meeting will be held on September 5. Contact Renee Kreter at 452-0580 for more information.