Winona County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold their regular monthly board meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, at the Ag Service Center, 400 Wilson Street, Lewiston.
The Hiawatha Valley Civil War Round Table will meet on Thursday, January 9, at 7:00 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street, Winona. Walter Steiner’s presentation on “The Civil War and Higher Education in Winona” should appeal to all those interested in our local history. All are invited, and refreshments will be served.
Next monthly meeting of the Friends of the Winona Public Library: Saturday, January 11, 9 a.m. in the library Art Room. All are welcome. Our organization promotes and fundraises to support the programs and collections offered by the library.
Ruskin will meet on January 13, at Central Lutheran Church with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. Beth Moe will serve as hostess and Margaret Shaw Johnson will co-host. The paper will be given by Nancy Nelson.
The January 13, monthly board meeting of the Stockton, Rollingstone. Minnesota City Watershed District will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Stockton Community Center.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will meet on January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. We will say the rosary and have the regular meeting. We will then play bingo.
Harvest House, a non-profit, non-denominational organization for 50 and getting better, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday, January 15, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Stanislaus hall. Mass will be celebrated 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 a member of the Winona Police Department to speak on the “Granny Scam”. Bring a non-perishable food item for a needy family. Lunch will be served. Sign up sheets for Day Trippers Theater “Always a Bridesmaid” April 3, and Old Log Theater “Steel Magnolias” May 8. Non-members are welcome on our trips. For more information, call Mary Jane at 454-8488 or Jane at 454-1430.
The Whitewater Joint Powers Board will meet on Thursday, January 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Whitewater State Park Visitor’s Center, 19041 Highway 74, Altura.
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
Alcoholics Anonymous- we can help. 507-452-2348.
Overeater’s Anonymous meets 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 p.m. 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 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.
The Widowed Persons Social Group (January) meets for breakfast every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Family Restaurant (formerly Country Kitchen), 1611 Service Drive, Winona. Dinners every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Family Restaurant. All widows and widowers and/or guests are invited. For information or carpooling call Gen at 507-452-8334, or 507-458-4258.
Widowed Meet and Eat Socialization is the greatest need of widowed people. Come and join us every Monday in January at 11 a. m. at Family Restaurant. Please call Gladys 452-1555 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 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. Please note: The January 2014 support group meeting will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month due to the January 1st holiday.