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
Winona Shrine Auxiliary will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 20, at Westfield Golf Club. The menu will be stir fry, fried rice, egg roll, salad, roll, and dessert. For reservations call Jane Haugan at 454-4253. Winter weather rule - if schools are called off for snow, Shrine will not meet. We do not meet in February.
The Winona Area Coin Club will be meeting on Sunday, February 2, at 11:30 a.m. at the Winona Athletic Club meeting hall, 773 East Fifth Street, Winona.
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.
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.
The Ribbon Warriors cancer support group meets at Callista Court, 1455 W. Broadway, every third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. We are all women who celebrate that we have had cancer and we are beating it. Ribbon Warriors is open to any woman who has been diagnosed with cancer and would like to come join us. If you have any questions you may call Diane Passehl at 507-452-2679.
Military Order of the Purple Heart meets the first Wednesday of the month at the American Legion, 302 E Sarnia St. Winona, at 7:00 p.m. If you are, or know a combat wounded veteran, come join us. Membership is free and we will keep you informed and help you navigate the Veterans Administration.
Alzheimer’s Disease and other Related Dementia’s Support Group, meets the second Wednesday of every month 6:00-7:00 p.m. Parkview Conference room, Winona Health. Open discussion and tips for getting through the holidays will be discussed. If questions, call Diane Hanke 454-5419 or Cheryl Krage 494-7496. In the event of bad weather, please listen to any Winona Radio station for cancellation updates. 24 hour helpline number is 1-800-272-3900.