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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Winona Area Crime Stoppers Board of Directors monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at Timbers Restaurant in Winona. The meeting begins at 8:00 a.m. and is open to the public.
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.
Cathedral’s Young At Heart will meet November 1, starting with 12:10 p.m. Mass for those who wish to attend. It will be followed with a lunch at 12:45 p.m. of turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, carrots, cranberries, roll, pumpkin pie, and beverage. Cost is $3.00. After lunch we will have memorial speaker Father Berning. Reservations are a must and none will be accepted after October 29. For reservations call Marge at 454-3433; let her know if you need a ride. All are welcome; we look forward to seeing you there.
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 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.
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 October 3. Contact Renee Kreter at 452-0580 for more information.