Harvest House will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Stanislaus hall. Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. for those wishing to attend. There will be a business meeting followed by our Valentine Party. Bring a valentine to exchange and an unwrapped prize for bingo. Also bring a nonperishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served. There will be sign up sheets for “Weekend Comedy” Fanny Hill March 14, and “Mahalia Jackson” Old Log Theater, April 25. All are welcome on our trips. For more information, call Dixie at 454-4829 or Mary Ann at 452-5587.
The next meeting for the Whitewater Joint Power Board will be held February 21, at 8:30 a.m. at the Whitewater State Park Visitor’s Center, 19041 Hwy 74, Altura. PLEASE NOTE: the meeting day was switched at the last meeting. Future meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Please call Sheila Harmes, at 507-457-6522, if you should have any questions.
Minnesota City Community Readers will meet on Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the former MInnesota City School, 115 Iowa Street in Minnesota City. The book being discussed in The State of Wonder by Anne Patchett. All readers are invited whether or not they have read the book.
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. 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 p.m. 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, 855 Mankato Avenue, in the Parkview conference room. For information, call Helen at 507-494-0905 or Cindy at 507-452-6335.
Widowed Meet and Eat --- Socialization is the greatest need of widowed people. Come and join us every Monday in February at Timbers at 11 a.m. Please call Gladys 452-1555 for information.
The Widowed Persons Social Group (Feb.) meets for breakfast every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Dinners every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Culvers, 1441 Service Drive. For information call Gen at 507-452-8334, or 507-458-4258 at least by 9 p.m. the night 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. Contact Renee Kreter at 452-0580 for more information.
Stepping Up is a support group for friends and relatives who again find themselves in the role of parent. The group meets twice a month to discuss a variety of topics such as: child-rearing within the context of current lifestyles, social media, socializing with peers, responsibility and authority roles. Please join us for support and discussion. When: 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Central Building Room 114 (317 Market Street) Please use Northwest entrance, off the playground. Discussions will be facilitated by Jen Whetstone, LICSW Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center, Angela McQuinn, LSW Winona Area Public Schools. In the event of school closing/cancellations, group will also be canceled.
Peer Support Network (PSN) is open 7 days per week. Hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m-2 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. PSN is located at 122 West Second St. in Winona.
DivorceCare is a free weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced at Pleasant Valley Church, 1363 Homer Road, Winona. If you or someone you know is going through a divorce, make sure he or she knows about DivorceCare. It might just be the best thing you could do to help. Call the church office 507-452-5518 for more information.