Harvest House, a nonprofit, non-denominational organization for 50 and getting better, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, October 17, 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, for those wishing to attend. There will be a business meeting. Our speaker will be Allison Ogren, demonstrating simple exercise. Bring a nonperishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served.
Minnesota City Community Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18, in the former Minnesota City School, 115 Iowa Street. The selection being discussed is Abraham Verghese’ Cutting for Stone. The public is invited, whether or not they have read the book. Verghese recently (October 7) was the featured guest of the Talking Volumes series of the Star and Tribune book club at the Fitzgerald Theater in Mpls. He is an advocate of doctor-patient conversation as the best approach to medical diagnosis.
Winona Area Retired Educators Association (WAREA) will hold a membership meeting on Monday, October 22, at 8:30 a.m. at Perkins in Winona. Representative Gene Pelowski is the guest speaker. Members, spouses, and the public are invited. If not called contact Jane Habeck at 454-1430 or email@example.com.
The October meeting of the NorWin Lodge of the Sons of Norway will be at 7:00 p.m. October 23, at Central Lutheran Church. The Misty Mountain Boys will present a concert of Bluegrass music. The public is invited to join with the lodge members to enjoy the music and light refreshments.
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance will meet for its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, October 29, at the Winona History Center, Wanek Hall, 2nd Floor, 160 Johnson Street, Winona. Social gathering is at 6:30 p.m.; membership business meeting with announcement of new board members and advisory board members at 7:00 p.m.; the Dakota 38 documentary at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.
The Lois Club will meet Tuesday, October 30, at 12:30 p.m. at the Country Kitchen.
Alcoholics Anonymous We can help. 507-452-2348.
Overeaters 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 October at Perkins. Please call 452-1555 for information.
The Widowed Persons Social Group (Oct.) 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. Call 507-452-8334 if you plan to attend. Last special noon lunch Wednesday, October 24, at noon at Ginny’s in Rollingstone. Carpool from Econo Foods parking lot at 11:00 a.m., leaving at 11:15 a.m. All widowed people and guests are welcome. For information or if a ride is needed call Gen at 507-452-8334, 12 to 24 hours before the event.
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 October 3. Contact Renee Kreter at 452-0580 for more information.