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Ballet Emmanuel is coming to Winona (02/12/2014)
Since it was established in 2006 Ballet Emmanuel has strived for one thing… to glorify God through the excellence in the art of dance and to share it with the people around the nation. Now, they are c ... 

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Gale star show at Old Main (02/12/2014)
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

“Love Letters” written by A. R. Gurney will be presented as a Gale Star Valentine special at Old Main February 14 and again F ... 

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Paulson-Price Jazz Quintet to perform Feb. 15 (02/12/2014)
John Paulson and Larry Price will bring a stellar jazz quintet to Ed’s NoName Bar in Winona to perform their own brand of contemporary original jazz Saturday, February 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. The group  ... 

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Poetry reading Feb. 13 (02/12/2014)
‘Heartsongs’ with Ken McCullough, February 13, 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Free and Open

to the public!

A poem of any kind can refresh the mind, but a love poem can have an especi ... 

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Salwey presents afternoon of storytelling at WOA (02/12/2014)
On Sunday, February 16, join Kenny Salwey for an afternoon of storytelling at the Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center in Alma, Wisconsin. The event starts at 1 p.m.

If you’ve heard Kenny talk before  ... 

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Foundation for WAPS Gala tickets (02/05/2014)
The Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools invites you to attend their gala, “An Evening in Tuscany for Education” on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 6:00-10:00 pm at the Visions Event Center.

Atte ... 

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Mid West Music Fest Fun*raiser (02/05/2014)
Valentine’s Day fish fry and polka at the Eagles Club, Friday, February 14, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m.

210 E 4th Street, Winona.

Live polka and fried fish couldn’t make for a better pair, except when the po ... 

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MMAM February storytelling (02/05/2014)
On Saturday, February 22, from 10:30–11:30 a.m., the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona will present a fun, one-of-a-kind session of the Museum’s popular Family Storytelling program. So, what makes ... 

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Only at-door tickets left for Ladysmith Black Mambazo concert (02/05/2014)
At this time there are no tickets available for the Page Series Ladysmith Black Mambazo performance Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. So ... 

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The Cuckoo and the Nightingale’ (02/05/2014)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Music will present “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale and other Baroque Spectaculars” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Central Lutheran Church, 259 W. Wabasha St.

 ... 

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WSHS evening of theatre (02/05/2014)
Members of Winona Senior High School, and Director Valerie Williams, invite the public to enjoy An Evening of Theater in the WSHS Auditorium on Friday, February 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults ... 

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Kandinsky program at MMAM (02/02/2014)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona is home to a growing number of American and European modern masterpieces. One of the recently acquired pieces is an enchanting, early painting by Wassily Kand ... 

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Valentine’s weekend concert at St. Mane Theatre (02/02/2014)
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet will perform a Valentine’s weekend concert with composer and performer Gao Hong at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

In an exciting coll ... 

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WCHC Museum Open House (02/02/2014)
On Sunday, February 9 Noon - 4 p.m. the Winona County History Center will be open with free admission for the annual Open House for the Winona County Historical Society. This family friendly aftern ... 

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Art exhibit at LAC (01/29/2014)
Acrylic paintings by Therese Masters Jacobson at Lanesboro Arts Center. The exhibit runs February 8 – April 6, 2014, with an artist reception on Saturday, February 8 from 6-8 p.m. The reception and  ... 

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Multi-media collage workshop (01/29/2014)
Explore transfer techniques, collage, and other mediums with Alessandra Sulpy for a Multi-media/Collage Workshop on Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Winona Arts Center. This worksho ... 

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Photography exhibit at SMU (01/29/2014)
The work of local photographer Kari Yearous is now on display at the Ben Miller lobby in the Page Theatre at Saint Mary’s University in Winona. The ten-image exhibit is titled “My Winona: Photographs, ... 

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The Great River Guys (01/29/2014)
Lee: Hello from the Great River Guys. This week I am flying a bit solo because Doug, our Artistic Director, is in Portland, Oregon, directing Lucia di Lammermoor for the Portland Opera Company, and th ... 

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The Great River Guys (01/22/2014)
Romantic news for Winona

Lee: Hey, Doug, this week we have some wonderfully romantic news for Winona.

Doug: You’re right, Lee. Two of your favorite arts organizations, the Great River Shakespeare  ... 

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‘Arctic’ art exhibit at WSU (01/19/2014)
The Winona State University Art Department will host the art exhibit “Arctic” through Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Paul Watkins Art Gallery.

The exhibit will showcase the work of artist Alina Jackiewicz-Ka ... 

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Benevolence & Blues (01/19/2014)
The Winona Health Foundation invites community members to a unique event, ‘Benevolence & Blues,’ Friday, January 31, at Visions Event Center at Signatures.

“This will be a special evening celebratin ... 

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National Geographic Explorer brings film to Winona (01/19/2014)
Each year, the Frozen River Film Festival searches for film which fits the WSU academic theme.

The film “Dear Governor Cuomo” met the criteria for this year’s Civic Engagement theme and will be shown ... 

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WAPS Jazz Bands Concert rescheduled (01/19/2014)
Don’t worry---you did not miss the toe-tapping great music of our WMS and WSHS Jazz Bands when their Thursday, January 16 concert was cancelled due to good old Minnesota weather.

You can enjoy the WM ... 

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‘The Singers’ February 1 (01/15/2014)
Lourdes Chapel, Assisi Heights, Rochester

Choral Arts Ensemble’s 2013-14 season, Partners in Performance, features a special collaboration at each concert. The next concert in the season is Midwint ... 

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Candlelight ski, chili cook-off (01/15/2014)
Let it snow - just in time for Preston’s annual Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-Off event! Bundle up and come on down to the Trailhead Inn office on Saturday evening, January 18th to ski on the trail and ... 

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DAC Annual Auction and Casino Night March 8 (01/15/2014)
The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) has announced plans for their seventh Annual Auction & Casino Night. The annual fundraiser will take place on March 8, 2014, at Signatures in W ... 

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Snowflake Ski Tournament (01/15/2014)
On Friday evening, January 31 and the following day there will be SKI JUMPING in Southwestern Wisconsin. Two weeks later, on Saturday February 15, one leg of the Great Northern Sno-X Series of SNOWMO ... 

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‘Hot Reads for Cold Nights’ reading program (01/08/2014)
The Winona Public Library invites you to snuggle up with a good book this winter and participate in “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” a winter reading program for adults. Read or listen to four books, audio ... 

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Fifth annual WACS GALA February 8 (01/08/2014)
The Winona Area Catholic Schools will host its fifth annual WACS GALA on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Elementary School. The party will benefit the school with funds goin ... 

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Free storytelling program at MMAM (01/08/2014)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is proud to announce that artist Julia Crozier will be a special guest for the Museum’s Family Storytelling program on Saturday, January 11th, 10:30 –  ... 

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Great River Guys (01/08/2014)
Lee: So since it is well below freezing outside and well below zero for what seems like the next few days or months or foreseeable future, Doug and I, the Great River Guys thought what better time to  ... 

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SMU Arts calendar of events Jan. 2014 (01/08/2014)
My Winona: Photographs, 2011-2013

Jan. 14 – Jan. 31

Ben Miller Lobby

Page Series presents:

DOKTOR KABOOM!

Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Page Theatre

$14 Adults, $6 Seniors & Students

Page Series presents ... 

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The Great River Guys (01/01/2014)
New Year’s resolutions

Doug: Lee, why are you growing a long white beard?

Lee: I am Father Time. I thought you could be the New Year’s Baby for our Great River Guys celebration of the New Year.

 ... 

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The Great River Guys (12/18/2013)
Design conference in St. Louis

Lee: So hello and happy holidays, this is Lee Gundersheimer — one half of the Great River Guys. I’m starting alone because Doug, the other Great River Guy, is in St ... 

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Holiday Sing-along December 20 (12/15/2013)
Can’t get your fill of sing-alongs? Me neither,” says Dan Chouinard. Back by popular demand, Minneapolis-based musician Dan Chouinard (www.danchouinard.com) will host an Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-al ... 

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WMS 6th grade band in concert (12/15/2013)
The Winona Middle School sixth grade band, under the direction of Paula Braaten, will be performing their Winter Concert on December 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the WMS auditorium. The sixth grade band will  ... 

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Bluegrass Christmas at Levee Park (12/11/2013)
String Ties back to Winona for a Bluegrass Christmas at Levee Park. FREE event! Come and celebrate!

On December 21, Live@theLevee proudly presents The String Ties. Starting at 6 p.m., String Ties w ... 

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Sister LIVE! show Dec. 14 (12/11/2013)
A fabulous holiday show to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Sister LIVE! show Dec. 14 at the Fountain City Auditorium in Fountain City, Wis.

All proceeds of this year’s performance go to the Fount ... 

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Cotter High School Choirs Christmas Concert (12/08/2013)
The Cotter High School Choirs will present their annual Christmas Concert

on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, which is located on the corner of Vila and ... 

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Cotter Winter Band Concert (12/08/2013)
The Cotter High School Concert and Symphonic Bands, under the direction of Mr. Rick Peters, will perform their annual Winter Band Concert this Sunday, December 8th. The concert, which is free and ope ... 

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Holiday craft, book fair Dec. 14 (12/08/2013)
The Pleasant Busy Bees 4-H club and Ridgeway Parents and Community (RPAC) will co-host the annual Ridgeway Holiday Craft and Book Fair on Saturday, December 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event ... 

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‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ reading by Taff Roberts (12/04/2013)
Taff Roberts will be reading Dylan Thomas classic “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” on Saturday, December 7th at 2.00 p.m. at the ‘Winona Art Center”, 228 East Fifth Street, Winona and on Saturday, Decem ... 

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‘Minnesota Disasters’ new exhibit at WCHC (12/04/2013)
Extraordinary footage and unforgettable stories of strength and survival are part of “Minnesota Disasters,” a new exhibit at the Winona County History Center, December 7 through January 20.

Minnesota ... 

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The Great River Guys (12/04/2013)
New season, new faces

Doug and Lee: Happy Holidays from Doug and Lee, the Great River Guys!

Doug: We promised to introduce you to two of our newest staff members this week. Frankly, we can’t think ... 

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WACS Christmas concerts (12/04/2013)
Please join us to celebrate the sounds of the season by attending our annual holiday concerts.

The concerts, under the direction of WACS music specialist, Julie Olstad and WACS band director, Tara We ... 

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Winona Hims concert December 8 (12/04/2013)
Winona’s popular men’s gospel chorus, The Winona Hims, will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Performances will be offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Wesley United  ... 

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‘Take Note’ and Winona Brass Band (12/02/2013)
It’s time to ring in the Christmas season with the annual “Take Note” & Winona Brass Band Concert. Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford Minn., will again be the sight of this delightful mixture of vo ... 

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‘Welcome Christmas’ Dec. 8 (12/02/2013)
Celebrate the music of the Christmas season with the Saint Mary’s University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at SMU’s Page Theatre.

The concert celebrates the rich musical trad ... 

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Artists’ Holiday Sale December 7 (12/02/2013)
The annual Artists’ Holiday Sale will be held at the Winona Arts Center, 5th and Franklin, on Saturday, December 7th , from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to the public. Eleven local artists are feat ... 

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December ‘First Tuesday’ series will feature DeGrazia (12/02/2013)
Emilio DeGrazia, Professor Emeritus at WSU, will be the featured writer for the December 3 First Tuesday Laureate’s Writers Series Program held at the Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee House at 7 p.m. DeG ... 

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Live old time radio drama for the holidays! (12/02/2013)
Join Theatre du Mississippi (TdM) and Winona Radio for a holiday production of “The Mystery of the Puzzling Patient…a Christmas “Who-Is-It?” at the Historic Masonic Theater! The script was written by ... 

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Live show at St. Mane Dec. 8 (12/02/2013)
Holtan Sisters on stage for a special ‘Naughty or Nice’ “Lanesboro Live” Show at the St. Mane Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. – With host Damon Prestemon, announcer Peggy Hanson and house band The ... 

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National Eagle Center events (12/02/2013)
On Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the National Eagle Center is hosting an Optics EXPO. If you’re a birder, hunter or just enjoy wildlife viewing, make sure you’re getting the most out of your b ... 

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WSHS Orchestra concert (12/02/2013)
The WSHS Orchestra will present their Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the High School Auditorium. This concert offers a time not only to enjoy wonderful music, but also to do some worthwhile  ... 

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‘The Nutcracker Suite’ Dec. 6 (11/27/2013)
. The jazz musicians of Saint Mary’s University will bring a modern classic to town as they perform the amazing Duke Ellington / Billy Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” at 7:3 ... 

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Fall dance recital (11/27/2013)
The Dance Repertory Company II, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ youth performing ensemble, will present its fall dance recital, Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the V ... 

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Refuge’ live at the Acoustic Cafe (11/27/2013)
Refuge is two long-time Winonans, Bruce Larson and Pat Costello, getting together for some fingerstyle folk, slide guitar blues, and vintage swing. The duo will be performing this Friday, November 29, ... 

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Sauer Health Christmas sale (11/26/2013)
The Sauer Health annual Christmas sale will be Saturday, December 7, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the main dining area. Sale items include bakery (featuring scones, cinnamon rolls, and cut-out cookies), ho ... 

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A blessed tradition: Oplatki December 7 (11/24/2013)
We liberated the Oplatki celebration from Sunday and moved it to Saturday. It was thought that this move would allow the football fans to not have to make such difficult decision on which way to spend ... 

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Big band CD, DVD release (11/24/2013)
Dr. John C. Paulson will release the long awaited big band jazz CD and DVD, “The John Paulson Big Band Project” at a special CD release party on Sunday December 1, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at West ... 

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Conservatory jazz combos December 4 (11/24/2013)
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Minnesota Conservatory for the Art’s Jazz Combos will perform at the Acoustic Café, 77 Lafayette St. This community outreach event will showcase talen ... 

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Holiday music with Patti and Mark (11/24/2013)
Let’s begin the Christmas season by joining Patti Darbo and Mark Christensen with their guitars as they lead us in a sing-a-long of favorite holiday songs. Director Travis Sletta and members of the W ... 

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WSU art exhibit (11/24/2013)
Winona State University will host the art exhibit “Immersion: Printmaking & Digital Printing” through Friday, Dec. 13, in the Paul Watkins Art Gallery.

The exhibit will showcase the work of artist Bo ... 

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The Great River Guys (11/20/2013)

Funny things happened on the way to Winona

Lee: We’re back. I’m Lee

Doug: And I’m Doug - and we are the Great River Guys - the new executive team at the Great River Shakespeare Festival-

Lee: A ... 

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‘Food For Thought’ highlights Hodgin’s house Nov. 20 (11/17/2013)
The Abner Hodgin’s house: Celebrating Lumber Pros­perity in

Queen Anne style

Lumber baron Abner Hodgins hired local architect Charles Maybury to design a grand house near Windom Park in 1890. Kno ... 

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Fourth annual Winona Fair Trade Market Saturday (11/15/2013)
The Fourth Annual Fall Fair Trade Market, sponsored by Winona’s FTM group Many Hands Many Lands, takes place this Saturday, November 16, on the second floor of the historic Winona Knitting Mills Build ... 

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Winona Art Walk Nov. 23 (11/13/2013)
The 13th annual Winona Art Walk (formerly Christmas Art Walk) will be held 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, November 23, again the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Here’s a chance to support the local economy ... 

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Winona Oratorio Chorus November 16 (11/12/2013)
The Winona Oratorio Chorus presents ELIJAH; an oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn. Join us on Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Main Street, Winona for this explosiv ... 

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Free family art-venture program at MMAM (11/10/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona not only has one of the most prominent collections in the Upper Midwest, but also offers many family friendly experiences. In celebration of the Museum ... 

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The Great River Guys (11/06/2013)
Silent Reading

Lee: Welcome to the Great River Guys in the Post.

Doug: Can you welcome people to a newspaper column?

Lee: I just did. Our readers will just have to imagine we’re talking.

Doug: Y ... 

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‘Pop!’ Goes the organ at Old Main (11/01/2013)
Old Main’s vintage Hammond organ is in place for Nancy Edstrom Bachler of Winona to play a great “Pop” concert November 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor auditorium. Trempealeau County people who he ... 

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Artist Jennifer Terpstra leads Gallery Walk and Talk at MMAM (11/01/2013)
As part of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Tri-State Invitational exhibition “3 Women from 3 States,” prominent La Crosse, Wis., artist Jennifer Terpstra will lead a Gallery Walk & Talk at the Museu ... 

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Fall music concert Nov. 15 (11/01/2013)
On Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold its Fall Music Division Concert at the Figliulo Recital Hall on the Saint Mary’s University campus. The concert will sh ... 

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Flippin’ for Books November 9 (11/01/2013)
Winona’s eighth annual Flippin’ for Books Family Literacy & Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 8:30-11:30am, at the Winona Senior High School. Flippin’ for Books is a free ev ... 

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New Smith sculpture at MMAM (11/01/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is proud to announce the exhibition of a brand new interactive sculpture titled Ina, Ina, Ina Machina, to be exhibited for the first time in a major solo exhibit ... 

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SMU Arts Nov. events (11/01/2013)

SMU Theatre & Dance: The Government Inspector

November 7-9,7:30pm; Nov. 10, 3 p.m., Page Theatre

$10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Students

Page Series: Peter Pan

November 14, 6:30 p.m., Page Theatre

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SMU hosts Theatreworks USA (11/01/2013)
Audience members of all ages will enjoy a unique retelling of the classic tale “Peter Pan” as Theatreworks USA takes the Page Theatre stage Thursday, Nov. 14, at Saint Mary’s University.

This Page Se ... 

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St. Martin’s hosting fundraiser (11/01/2013)
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church is hosting a fundraiser for Hope Lutheran High School on Sunday afternoon, November 17. The afternoon will begin in the church sanctuary, 328 E. Broadway, with a 2 p.m.  ... 

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St. Mane Theatre event Nov. 8 (11/01/2013)
‘Movies’ is the theme for the season finale “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. The show is presented by our  ... 

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The Great River Guys (11/01/2013)
Who is a stakeholder?

Lee: We’re back. I’m Lee.

Doug: And I’m Doug - and together we are the Great River Guys - the new executive team at the Great River Shakespeare Festival-

Lee: And the writer ... 

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GRSF Annual Stakeholders Meeting at WCHC November 4 (10/31/2013)
Great River Shakespeare Festival’s Annual Stakeholders Meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 4, at the Winona County History Center, 170 Johnson Street, from 5:00 to 7 p.m., with program beginning at 6 p. ... 

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‘Grease,’ the Musical, at Cotter High School (10/30/2013)
This Cotter production features Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evok ... 

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WSU Music Department November events (10/30/2013)
The Winona State University Music Department will host a variety of events to look forward to during the month of November.

Upcoming events include the High School Honor Band Festival Nov. 1-2; Symph ... 

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‘The Art of Don Wilder’ reception Nov. 1 (10/27/2013)
On Friday, November 1, from 5 until 7 p.m., the National Eagle Center. and River Junctions Arts Council (RJAC) are hosting an opening reception for The Art of Don Wilder: Wildlife of the Upper Missis ... 

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Celtic Christmas concert Nov. 29 (10/27/2013)
Celebrating its third year of sold-out concerts in Eastern North Carolina, Jennifer Licko’s Celtic Christmas is again returning to North Carolina to perform in Morehead City, Warsaw, New Bern, Swansbo ... 

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New exhibit at Winona Arts Center (10/27/2013)
Artist Alesa De Jager’s work is featured in the new exhibit at the Winona Arts Center, Prints and Paintings, which runs from October 23 to November 22. The opening reception on Tuesday, November 5, 5  ... 

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Poetry reading at LAC Nov. 9 (10/27/2013)
Lanesboro Arts Center will host poet Morgan Grayce Willow for a Poetry Reading at the Gallery on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. The artist will read poems from her new collection of poetry, Dod ... 

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Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre presents ‘Pinocchio’ (10/27/2013)
Monday November 4, through Saturday November 9, 2013

Prairie Fire Theatre Company brings a professional theatrical experience to communities in just one week. Prairie Fire specializes in touring ori ... 

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The Great River Guys (10/27/2013)
Lee: Greetings all, we’re back. I’m Lee Gundersheimer.

Doug And I’m Doug Scholz-Carlson.

Lee: And together we are the Great River Guys.

Doug Those of you who have followed this column for the first ... 

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WSHS to present Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ (10/27/2013)
Winona Senior High School will perform the 2005 winner for best musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot. Spamalot is “lovingly ripped off” from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail among other popular P ... 

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Winona Symphony Orchestra fall concert Oct. 27 (10/20/2013)
The Winona Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert on Sunday, October 27, 4:30 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church. A pre-concert talk by Dr. Donald Lovejoy, conductor and music director, w ... 

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GRSF: The Great River Guys (10/16/2013)
Doug: Here we are again, the Great River Guys! We hope you liked our first conversation last week, but if you missed it I am Doug Scholz-Carlson-

Lee: And I am Lee Gundersheimer,

Doug: And we have ... 

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Poet Laureate applications due Friday, November 1 (10/16/2013)
Applications for the honorary Office of Winona Poet Laureate are now being accepted by the City of Winona Fine Arts Commission. The deadline for submissions is November 1. The honoree will be announc ... 

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GRSF- The Great River Guys get carried away (10/13/2013)
“The Great River Guys” is an ongoing conversation that the new executive team, Doug Scholz-Carlson (Artistic Director) and Lee Gundersheimer (Managing Director) of the Great River Shakespeare Festival ... 

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Film at St. Mane Oct. 18 (10/06/2013)
‘EMPOWERED: Power From the People’ will show at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. This documentary is shot in upstate New York in an area with attitudes and terrain not so differen ... 

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Apple Festival Oct. 6 (09/29/2013)
The Polish Museum will be hosting its annual Smaczne Jablka Festival (Tasty Apple Festival) Sunday October 6, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Polish Museum, located at 102 Liberty Street. Please bring a ... 

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Chainsaw artist at Eagle Center (09/29/2013)
October 5th and 6th, the National Eagle Center hosts chainsaw artist Joe Semler of I Saw it in Minnesota. Specializing in log furniture and chainsaw carving, Semler creates beauty and art from natura ... 

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Cotter Marching Finale Oct. 6 (09/29/2013)
Cotter Schools Marching Bands to Performing Outdoor Marching Finale on October 6th

The Cotter high school and Junior High School bands will perform a field show on Sunday, October 6th at 6 p.m. at  ... 

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Craft and gift show (09/29/2013)
The Annual Lewiston Craft and Gift Show will be held at the Lewiston Community Center, 75 Rice Street in Lewiston, on Saturday, December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Vendors are needed to display  ... 

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First Friday at ArtHaus Oct. 4 features Winona artist (09/29/2013)
ArtHaus will host a free First Friday event on October 4, from 7-9 p.m., at ArtHaus & ArtHaus Studio (508 & 516 W. Water Street, Decorah, Iowa). ArtHaus is pleased to unveil an exhibition featuring ar ... 

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Live@ the Levee festival October 5 (09/29/2013)
Live@ the Levee festival is an an all-day sampling of emerging and touring musicians, arts and crafts vendors, Let’s Go Fishing, fire dancers, slack line and Frisbee golf with an assortment of food,  ... 

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October SMU arts events (09/29/2013)
Gathering at the Library

Gathering for Jack

Oct. 1, 4:00 p.m.

Winona Public Library Children’s Room

Join us for a celebration of tall tales and fabulous shorts. We will be giving away tickets to s ... 

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Family fall concert at SMU September 28 (09/22/2013)
A joint performance of the Saint Mary’s University Concert Band, Chamber Singers and Choirs will feature the world-premiere composition, “Katanya” during a family-oriented fall concert 2 p.m. Saturday ... 

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Dancing for history: A rock’n sock hop Sept. 27 (09/18/2013)
“M.P. and the History Hotties” will be dancing at Gotta Dance’s 5th annual “Dancing With Winona Stars” for the Winona County Historical Society. The team’s goal is to raise $10,000 to be used to suppo ... 

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Fresh Art Studio Tour Oct. 4-6 (09/15/2013)
The fall Fresh Art Studio Tour, now in it’s 15th year, features fifteen artists’ studios and galleries that are open to the public when the leaves are most colorful. Artists will be demonstrating thei ... 

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Local artist exhibiting at Driftless Area Art Festival this weekend (09/11/2013)
Winona artist Monica Veraguth will be exhibiting her artwork at the Driftless Area Art Festival located in Soldiers Grove, Wis. on September 14 and 15.

The Driftless Area, a unique region that escape ... 

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Local artist exhibiting at Driftless Area Art Festival this weekend (09/11/2013)
Winona artist Monica Veraguth will be exhibiting her artwork at the Driftless Area Art Festival located in Soldiers Grove, Wis. on September 14 and 15.

The Driftless Area, a unique region that escape ... 

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Ducks Unlimited banquet set (09/08/2013)
Tickets are on sale for the 43rd annual Winona Ducks Unlimited committee’s fall fund raising banquet.

This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 14, at the Elks Lodge in Goodview. Social hour ... 

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Explore the ‘Lure and Lore’ of life along the Mississippi River at the Woodlawn Cemetery Walk (09/08/2013)
Presented by The Winona County Historical Society, the Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk brings to life those from Winona’s past who are buried in beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery. This year’s V ... 

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Trout event for all ages Sept. 14 (09/08/2013)
The public is invited to join in on some fishing fun at the Preston Trailhead Park on Saturday, September 14. The National Trout Center and the Hiawatha Trout Unlimited Chapter are co-sponsoring the  ... 

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Cedar Valley Rally offers fun for the whole family (09/01/2013)
Cedar Valley Rally, a Winona music scene campout will be held Saturday, September 7, at 27171 County Road 9, Winona (Hwy. 61 south to County Road 9, go west 6 miles, farm past the church.)

Gates open ... 

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Lanesboro Barn Dance September 7 (09/01/2013)
As summer draws toward its close, the Lanesboro Barn Dance presents the last dance of its nineteenth season. It’s a fine chance to kick up your heels.exercise while enjoying yourself! You can socializ ... 

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Theatre du Mississippi announces auditions (09/01/2013)
Theatre du Mississippi announces auditions for their fall production, which is an as yet untitled full-length play by local playwright, Daniel Munson.

Auditions will be September 4th and 5th at 7:00  ... 

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Alma Music & Arts Festival (08/28/2013)
Take a day from your Labor Day weekend and come to Alma, Wisconsin for their annual Alma Music & Arts Festival. One of the favorite summer events on the Upper Mississippi River!

The festival is set ... 

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An engagement to die for’ (08/28/2013)
Elder Network fundraiser

The household of Reginald Smythe-Jones is anything but normal. You might even call it creepy - just don’t let his wife Persephone hear you. The children are home and the fa ... 

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Annual Old Main event Sept. 14 (08/28/2013)
Taste wine while you enjoy featured musical artists in Galesville at Old Main’s 2013 Main Event Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Elmaro Winery of Trempealeau and the Riverview  ... 

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Fresh Art Studio Tour October 4-6 (08/28/2013)
Fresh Art

The fall Fresh Art Studio Tour, now in it’s 15th year, features fifteen artists’ studios and galleries that are open to the public when the leaves are most colorful. Artists will be demon ... 

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Holy Trinity Fall Festival set for Sept. 8th (08/28/2013)
It’s 30 years and counting. The annual festival at Holy Trinity Church in Rollingstone, to be presented on Sunday, September 8, is 30 years old. The festival will again be held at the Holy Trinity Com ... 

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Saint Mary’s welcomes ‘The Second City’ (08/28/2013)
Sept. 5 to kick off 2013-14 Page Series

Saint Mary’s University kicks off its Page Series offerings with the side-splitting comedic talents of The Second City Thursday, Sept. 5.

Drawing on classi ... 

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WSU THAD to hold open auditions Aug. 28-29 (08/28/2013)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre & Dance will hold open auditions for its fall productions of “Peter Pan” and “God of Carnage,” and for “Dancescape 2014.”

Auditions for “Peter Pan” a ... 

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‘Lanesboro Up Close’ September artist spotlight (08/25/2013)
‘Lanesboro Up Close’ features soft pastel and oil pastel paintings by Fred Ginocchio. The Corncuopia Artist Spotlight opens with an artist reception on Saturday, August 31 from 6-8 p.m. and runs thro ... 

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Family concert August 31 (08/25/2013)
Grab your dancing shoes because you’re invited to a fun concert for the whole family! J-Star (co-star/co-creator of the Zinghoppers Show and former Winona resident Jack Norton) is an EMMY Award winnin ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band to play Aug. 25 (08/21/2013)
The Gate City Jazz Band will once again continue their 2013 season with a performance of Traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, August 25, 2013. Please ... 

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August 22 open hours at MCHA archives (08/18/2013)
The MCHA Archives at 140 Mill Street, housed in the historic First Baptist Church, will be open to visitors on Thursday, August 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Contributions related to Minnesota ... 

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Film screening at WCHS (08/18/2013)
From Wasioja to Washington - The saviors of Kentucky

August 22, 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

This Civil War documentary tells the story of what happened to the men and boys from W ... 

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Lewiston, Minnesota, celebrating 150 years (08/18/2013)
August 21 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Jessie Babcock will tell us about Lewiston’s interesting past. Originally, called, “New Boston,” it was renamed after land donor, Jonathan Smi ... 

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Wabasha CHS Open House August 25 (08/18/2013)

Pot-luck picnic, root beer floats, music, bean bag tournament, vintage photographs, jail lockup.

Homecoming has become an annual tradition at the Wabasha County Historical Society. The event stems ... 

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Winona Fire Department: The past forty years (08/04/2013)
August 7 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Retired fire chief Ed Krall will explore the changes in the Winona Fire Department from his 40 year career as a firefighter. He will also tal ... 

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GRSF free concerts at WSU (07/31/2013)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host both Border Patrol Jazz Quartet and Ann Reed to perform this weekend outside the Winona State University’s Performing Arts Center. Each “Concert on the  ... 

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Ridgeway Community celebration August 4 (07/31/2013)
Ridgeway Community School will host its annual Ridgeway Community Celebration on Sunday, August 4th on the school grounds. This year’s event will feature the Bob Hass memorial Tractor and Classic Car  ... 

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Ashley for the Arts fest Aug. 9-10 (07/28/2013)
One thing is clear. Todd and Ron Wanek, owners of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley), don’t settle for ordinary. Together they have transformed Ashley from a small company with just 35 employe ... 

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ExpoCulinaria Sept. 7 (07/28/2013)
ExpoCulinaria plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites by Team ExpoCulinaria

On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulina ... 

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Rollingstone Days are August 2-4 (07/28/2013)
On Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, August 4, the museum at 98 Main Street in Rollingstone will be featuring an art show honoring local artists Tina Gile and Gary Spencer ... 

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Winona Municipal Band Concert (07/28/2013)
July 31, 2013

The Winona Municipal Band, under the direction of Myron Haug, offers a concert of music for a Minnesota summer night at the Lake Park Band Shell on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Concert t ... 

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‘Lanesboro Live’ begins August 4 at St. Mane Theatre (07/24/2013)
The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

“Lanesboro Live” will r ... 

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Baby Boomer Shindig August 3 (07/24/2013)
The Winona Post once again conducted an “interview” with Steve Cooker about the Annual BABY BOOMER SHINDIG to be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Blackhorse, Winona, Minn.

Post: Cooker, I s ... 

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GRSF ‘Concert on the Green’ Friday (07/24/2013)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host a Winona Sampler Talent and Bomba de Luz to perform this weekend outside the Winona State University’s Performing Arts Center. Each “Concert on the Gree ... 

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AAUW Art Fair on the Green nearing (07/21/2013)
The La Crosse Branch of the AAUW will be sponsoring its 55th Annual AAUW Art Fair on the Green on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28. The event will be held on the UW-La Crosse Campus Lawns, 16th  ... 

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Cast and crew chosen for ‘Hairspray’ (07/21/2013)
The Fountain City River Players and the City of Fountain City sponsor their 24th summer musical production - Hairspray! - July 24-28, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and a 2 p.m. curtain on the 28th. ... 

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MCA presents 2013 Summer Dance Intensive Showcase (07/21/2013)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present the Summer Dance Intensive showcase at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Valéncia Arts Center Academy Theatre, 1164 West 10th St.

The showcase, wh ... 

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Minnesota State Arts Board awards grants (07/21/2013)
The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded 154 grants totalling $13,873,269 to Minnesota organizations through the Operating Support program and the Community Arts Schools and Conservatories program.  ... 

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‘Hairspray!’ tickets now available (07/10/2013)
Tickets are now available for the City of Fountain City and the Fountain City River Players 24th summer musical production of Hairspray! by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan with music and lyrics by Ma ... 

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July 19 concert ‘Kidsdance’ (07/10/2013)
Kidsdance, an interactive DJ for kids, will perform at the Lake Park Bandshell on Friday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the final Summer Concert of 2013, sponsored by Winona National Ba ... 

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Youth concert at FCC this weekend (07/10/2013)
Songs of Hope, an award-winning international youth concert featuring over forty young people from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and South and North America, will be performing on Saturday, Ju ... 

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Community Variety Show July 12 (07/07/2013)
‘Around the World’ is the theme for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

‘Around the World’ is the theme for the upcoming “ ... 

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Lanesboro Arts Center concert July 13 (07/07/2013)
Chuck Suchy is a folk musician, songwriter and working farmer from Mandan, North Dakota. Lanesboro Arts Center will host Chuck Suchy in concert on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theat ... 

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Acoustic guitar concert July 14 (06/30/2013)
Michael Gulezian

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Chosen Bean Concerts and Chatfield Center for the Arts Production

Sunday July 14th @ 4:00 PM

Located in the American Legion Room of the Chatfield Center for t ... 

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All aboard for family fun at Rail Fair (06/19/2013)
By -- The 4000 Foundation, Limited proudly announces plans for Rail Fair to be held Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Copeland Park, Rose and Clinton Streets, LaCrosse. Since 1991, Rail Fair has  ... 

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Artists’ reception at Red Horse Gallery July 12 (06/19/2013)
By -- “Earthly Visions,” an exhibit featuring the works of Winona area woodcarver Gary Flynn and painter Julie Johnston will be at the Red Horse Gallery from July 4 - 28.

The artists’ reception will be hel ... 

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The Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit at WCHC (06/19/2013)
By -- The Art of Fine Furniture is a collection of pieces built by area woodworkers and artists that will be on exhibit at the Winona County History Center June 22 - August 11 with an exhibit opening 1 - 3  ... 

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Winona Steamboat Days 2013 Grande Parade Line-Up (06/19/2013)
By -- Sunday, June 23

PRE-PARADE @ 12:15 pm

Sponsored by Xcel Energy

1953 Chevy Sheriff’s Car

The Edge Church/ Parade Lineups

Waumandee Lions Pumpkin Cannon/Sponsored by Scheidegger Implement

PARADE S ... 

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Grande Parade Marshal named (06/16/2013)
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is proud to announce the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Grande Parade is Luke Merchlewitz. This is Luke’s second Steamboat Days honor. He was Steamboat Days ... 

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LSP summer celebration (06/16/2013)
A Solstice barn dance will cap the Land Stewardship Project’s (LSP) annual summer gathering on Friday, June 21, at DreamAcres Farm near Wykoff. The public is invited to eat, sing and dance in “Celebra ... 

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Parade Military Grand Marshalls announced (06/16/2013)
The Winona Steamboat Days Festival Committee is pleased to announce the Military Grand Marshalls for 2013 are Arthur A Redig and David Mahlke III.

Arthur served from October 15, 1940 to October 5, 19 ... 

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Winona Municipal Band Concert (06/16/2013)
The Winona Municipal Band, under the direction of Myron Haug, offers a concert of music for a Minnesota summer night at the Lake Park Band Shell on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The concert begins at 8 P. ... 

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MMAM to exhibit Contemporary Marine Art (06/12/2013)
Beginning on Tuesday, June 4th and running through July 23rd, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is proud to present Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th National Exhibition of the Ame ... 

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‘For Our Fathers’ – a Father’s Day musical tribute (06/09/2013)
Four local women will present a special musical tribute to their fathers entitled “For Our Fathers” on Sunday, June 16th from 2:30 to 3:30 at the Winona County History Center. Nancy Edstrom Bachler ( ... 

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Municipal Band concerts begin June 12 (06/09/2013)
The Winona Municipal Band concerts, directed by Myron Haug, will begin Wednesday, June 12, 2013- at 8:00 p.m. at the Historic Bandshell at East Lake Winona. These Wednesday concerts will continue- thr ... 

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Steamboat Days Parade volunteers needed (06/09/2013)
Does your club, team, group, company or scout troop want to be in the 2013 Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade, Sunday June 23rd?? The Parade Committee is looking for groups of 10 – 20 people to carry ... 

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Father’s Day Festival (06/05/2013)
Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Sylvan Park

A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ F ... 

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LSP social, barn dance (06/05/2013)
The public is invited to eat, sing and dance in “Celebration of Food, Family and Farming” at DreamAcres Farm near Wykoff on Friday, June 21. The annual summer gathering by the Land Stewardship Project ... 

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MMAM looking for new volunteer greeters (06/05/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is currently recruiting new volunteers to serve in the role of “Museum Greeter.” Greeters serve as ambassadors to the Museum and are asked to commit to work at l ... 

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Monet program at MMAM (06/05/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona is home to two major artworks by the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet, one of the most loved European artists of the last 150 years. An innovat ... 

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River Junctions Arts summer concert series (06/05/2013)
Wabasha, Minnesota’s River Junctions Arts Council has announced its Meet Me Under the Bridge Summer Concert Series. The season opens with country music legend and First-Round Grammy nominee Sherwin Li ... 

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Rural Americans’ exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center (06/05/2013)
Lanesboro Arts Center Juried Group Exhibit “Rural Americans” will feature work in a variety of media by 22 regional artists. Exhibit runs June 8 – August 11, 2013 with a Reception on Saturday, June 8 ... 

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‘Gospel’ is theme of Community Variety Show in Lanesboro (05/29/2013)
‘Gospel’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. Show highlights will include a vi ... 

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‘Heart Strings’ harp circle to play at Old Main (05/29/2013)
“Heart Strings,” the regional harp circle that is becoming well known, will offer “A Spring Holiday with Heart Strings” at Old Main in Galesville, Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m. The “Heart Strings” harp ... 

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Winona Fiddlers will present concert on Friday (05/29/2013)
n The Winona Fiddlers is made up of students enrolled in the Winona Area Public Schools Orchestra Program who have a special interest in learning and performing fiddle music from around the world. Th ... 

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Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne celebrates ten years (05/26/2013)
Summer’s premiere event celebrates 10 years this season! Since 2003, the Winona County Historical Society has teamed up with the Great River Shakespeare Festival to host an annual fundraiser for the m ... 

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‘Take Note’ concert June 5 (05/22/2013)

It must be spring, because “Take Note” is singing those songs we all love to hear. “Take Note’s Eighth Annual Spring concert will be held, Wednesday evening, June 5th, at 7:00 pm at the Rushford -P ... 

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A World of Voice and Banjo’ at Old Main May 24 in Galesville (05/22/2013)

Aric and Rick Sampson will bring “A World of Voice and Banjo” to Old Main at 7:30 p.m. May 24. This is a father and son team. Rick is well known as the banjo player for the Big River Radio Wave  ... 

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Home and Community Options to present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (05/22/2013)
Home and Community Options, Inc. invites you to their production of Fiddler on the Roof. Written by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is the sto ... 

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Rhubarb Sisters at St. Mane Theatre (05/22/2013)
Back by popular demand, “I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country” will showcase the Rhubarb Sisters at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature familiar tunes s ... 

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2013 GRSF/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest (05/19/2013)
Initial Public Event .

The Great River Shakespeare Festival will inaugurate the 2013 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest with a sonnet jamboree on Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m., at Mugby Junction Coffee Shop’s ... 

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Artist reception June 6 (05/19/2013)
Local artist Patrick Grace will be exhibiting a series of mixed media works on found paper under the title Ten Years Late(r) at the Winona Public Library Art Room, June 4 – June 25, during regular lib ... 

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Peregrine falcon program at NEC (05/19/2013)
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., is hosting a special program on the recovery of peregrine falcons in the Midwest.

Peregrine falcons are the fas ... 

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Strawberry Fest June 9 (05/19/2013)
Sunday, June 9, 2013

11:00A.M.-5:00 P.M.

(Held rain or shine)

Sinclair Park

(Across from St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 328 E. Broadway, Winona)

Chicken Dinners $9.50 half chicken (includes soda)  ... 

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Dance recital (05/15/2013)
Tickets are available for all the performances of the Gotta Dance Recital to be held Saturday and Sunday May 18 and 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm daily at Page Theater on the Saint Marys University  ... 

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Minnesota City day events (05/15/2013)
All are invited to spend Saturday morning, May 18, in Minnesota City. Garvin Brook Disaster Relief Fund and Youth Baseball will host the Dad’s Belgian Waffle breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at  ... 

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Norwegian Independence Day May 17 at Old Main (05/15/2013)
Cellist, Rachel Ryan Dahlgren will perform the work of Norwegian composers for Old Main’s Syttende Mai celebration in Galesville Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Dahlgren is well known in Winona, and she ... 

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‘Lanesboro Live’ begins May 26 (05/12/2013)
“Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” at the St. Mane Theatre on Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m. Second show in this season of six – with host Damon Prestemon and featuring writer/poet A ... 

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Bluff Country Gathering to be held as scheduled May 16-19 (05/12/2013)
Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fif ... 

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WAPS Orchestra Festival May 16 (05/12/2013)
The annual Winona School Orchestra Festival will be held on Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 in the Winona Middle School Auditorium. This special concert provides the opportunity to enjoy the fourth grade s ... 

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Alma’s Castlerock Museum Gala May 11 (05/08/2013)
Castlerock Museum featuring the Midwest’s most complete collection of arms and armor opens its season of monthly presentations and special events on May 11 with Expo ’13, an entire day filled with col ... 

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MMAM May programs (05/08/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is a family-friendly art museum dedicated to providing meaningful visual art experiences. In February, the MMAM will continue this family focus with Toddler Tue ... 

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Museum greeters needed (05/08/2013)

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is currently recruiting new volunteers to serve in the role of “Museum Greeter.” Greeters serve as ambassadors to the Museum and are asked to commit to work at ... 

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SMU Page Series announces 27th season (05/08/2013)
The 27th season of the Saint Mary’s University Page Series is once again filled with music, dance, theatre and family-friendly offerings from around the world! You don’t have to travel far for world-c ... 

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‘Food For Thought’ May 8 (05/05/2013)
May 8 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

This presentation relates to an adventure in which a couple and their five young children came to Winona and moved into a dilapidated, vacant coun ... 

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Author reading (05/05/2013)
Peg Bauernfeind, Wabasha author, will read from her Danny Malloy series at the Lake City Library on Saturday, May 11th at 10 a.m. The reading is sponsored by the Lake City Friends of the Library and t ... 

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History stories wanted (04/28/2013)
The committee for the 15th annual Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk are planning another wonderful event for October 12-13 with special school walks October 9-11. The theme for this year’s  ... 

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Jazzfest May 1 (04/28/2013)
The Cotter High School Music Department’s Jazz Band and Jazz Combos will present their annual Jazzfest concert on May 1st at 7:00 p.m in the St. Cecilia Theatre, located on the Cotter Campus.

Cotte ... 

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Minnesota City Day May 18 (04/28/2013)
Historical information, current connections with people and events, and good food will again be key elements of the annual MCHA (Minnesota City Historical Association) Minnesota Day on Saturday, May 1 ... 

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St. Martin’s play May 1 (04/28/2013)
All are invited to our all school St. Martin’s musical, called “Camp Wallaballa”! This Christian play is all about a group of children on their way to church camp, when something happens to their bus ... 

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Winona Brass Band Concert (04/28/2013)
The Winona Brass Band, under the direction of Richard Lindner, offers its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the St. Cecilia Theater at Cotter High School.

The concert will open with one o ... 

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Call for artists for Lanesboro Residency Program (04/24/2013)
Artists are invited to apply for a residency with the Lanesboro Residency Program. Applications are due annually on June 30 (postmark and online submission deadline) for residencies scheduled Novembe ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band performs April 28 (04/24/2013)
The Gate City Jazz Band will once again continue their 2013 season with a performance of Traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, April 28, 2013. Please  ... 

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Moonshine Showcase at Broadway Theater May 4 (04/24/2013)
Moonshine Showcase at the Broadway Theater in Wabasha, Minn., May 4, 2013.

The Sudden Lovelys from Nordeast Minneapolis, headlining at the Moonshine Showcase.

Fresh from their five week west coast t ... 

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Bluff Country Studio Art Tour April 26-28 (04/21/2013)
The 13th annual Bluff Country Studio Art Tour of Southeast Minnesota will take place April 26-28. The hours are 10 AM to 5PM daily. The wide variety of arts in the tour offers something for everyone ... 

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BCHS annual meeting April 27 (04/17/2013)
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Buffalo County Historical Society (BCHS) will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the Courtroom in the Buffalo County Courthouse. This year’s topic will b ... 

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Last call for tickets: Authors’ Luncheon April 22 (04/17/2013)
Hosted by the Winona Health Auxiliary

Community members have an opportunity to meet three Minnesota Authors at the Winona Health Auxiliary Authors’ Luncheon, Monday, April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15  ... 

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McCullough keynote speaker at League of Minnesota Poets (04/17/2013)
Ken McCullough, former Poet Laureate of Winona, will be the Keynote Speaker at the annual spring meeting of the League of Minnesota Poets in Rochester on April 20th. McCullough’s presentation is from  ... 

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Puppet theater group at Lanesboro Arts Center (04/17/2013)
A fantastic puppet theater group is coming to Lanesboro! The three-person group, called InkFish, will be in residence with Lanesboro Arts Center April 24 – May 8, 2013. InkFish will present a public ... 

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SMU Jazz Groups present ‘Jazztennial’ encore (04/17/2013)
The SMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo One will present an encore performance of “Jazztennial - 100 Years of Jazz History” on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Slaggie Family Lobby of the Winona Coun ... 

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Theatre du Mississippi seeking two actors (04/17/2013)
Theatre du Mississippi has an opportunity for two actors to perform in their production of, ‘Original Shorts’, the second annual staged readings of the One Act Play contest winners.

Description of ne ... 

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Dance Repertory Company to present spring concert (04/14/2013)
The Dance Repertory Company’s annual spring concert, “Juxtapose,” will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

For close to four  ... 

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Local talent at MWMF (04/14/2013)
Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) is set for April 18 - 20, and will bring music from across the state and region to Winona venues. Local talent will also grace the stages during the festival, and those who  ... 

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Reimer Revolution at Old Main (04/14/2013)
“Reimer Revolution” will perform for the Old Main “Gale Star Music Night” April 19 at 7:30 p.m. This group creates an upbeat combination of folk and rock music. Hansel, Emil, and Sally Reimer make up ... 

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Saint Mary’s Concert Band to perform April 14 (04/10/2013)
. Celebrate spring with the Saint Mary’s University Concert Band on Sunday, April 14. The band, under the direction of Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, will present their annual spring concert, beginning at 3  ... 

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WSU Art Department hosts senior shows (04/10/2013)
‘Human vs. Machine’

The Winona State University Art Department will host the Senior Select show “Human vs. Machine” through April 12 in the Weber Gallery in Watkins Hall.

There will be an artist’s t ... 

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Composer Stephen Paulus at WSU April 16 (04/07/2013)
The Winona State University Lyceum Series will host composer Stephen Paulus for a public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.

A reception in the PAC ... 

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Donations being accepted for Cotter Auction (04/07/2013)
Live and silent auction items are currently being collected and include a variety of past favorites including the “No Worries Cruise” for 10 on the Mississippi, 20 pairs on MN Twins tickets and a of c ... 

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First Tuesday Laureate’s Writers Series April 9 (04/07/2013)
James Armstrong, Winona’s first Poet Laureate, will be featured guest writer at the Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee Shop this coming Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. His appearance is part of the First Tuesd ... 

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Ricciotti to discuss Georgia O’Keeffe at MMAM (04/07/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is an art museum with many collections: a maritime collection, an American landscape collection, an Impressionist collection, as well as a growing modern art col ... 

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Saint Mary’s seniors display artwork (04/07/2013)
“Defining,” the Saint Mary’s University senior art show, will be on display April 13 through May 11 in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, located in the Toner Student Center.

Students displaying work ... 

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Tickets now available for Winona Health Auxiliary Victorian Tea (04/07/2013)
Winona Health Auxiliary’s annual Victorian Tea will be Saturday, May 11, in the beautiful Watkins Great Hall, 175 E. Wabasha Street, Winona. Tickets are $16 at the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop in the Win ... 

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Folk Music concert April 13 (04/03/2013)
Drew Nelson Concert

Folk Music

Chosen Bean Concert Series

Saturday April 13 @ 7:30 / Doors open at 6:45

Located in the American Legion Room of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (Old Elementary Sc ... 

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Local artist exhibits recent work (04/03/2013)
Winona based artist, Julie Johnston, will be exhibiting her recent work, “Dance: A Painters Perspective” from April 2nd through May 2nd at the Ben Miller Lobby of the Performance Center Saint Mary’s U ... 

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Spring concert (04/03/2013)
On Thursday April 26 Bovee and Heil will present a concert at the Spring Grove Cinema in Spring Grove. The show starts at 7:30 PM and tickets are $7.00 at the door.For more information on Bob and Gail ... 

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Cast and crew announced for River Players upcoming play (03/31/2013)
The Fountain City River Players will present their 9th spring play, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, a comedy by Anthony Wilkinson, April 3-7. There will be a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and a 2 p.m. Sunday  ... 

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St. Mane Theatre variety show April 12 (03/31/2013)
‘April’ is theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. – featuring everything from a Saami storyteller to the Singing Lawyers to priz ... 

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WSU THAD Dept. presents the classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin (03/31/2013)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the 46th annual children’s show, “Straw Into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin,” by Sally Netzel at 7 p.m. Friday, Apri ... 

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Save date for annual Cotter Auction (03/20/2013)
It’s time to save the date for the 34th Annual Cotter Auction to be held on Saturday, April 27th 2013 beginning at 5:00pm.

This year’s committee has been hard at work “Shakin it Up” to provide and ev ... 

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Levee Park may get design help from U of M for $15,000 (03/18/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- The University of Minnesota (U of M) may help craft a new plan to renovate Levee Park. The Winona Levee Park Redevelopment Committee voted unanimously last Tuesday to pursue a project approach proposa ... 

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Share your adventures in Bluff Country (03/13/2013)
Looking for Writers! Photos! Videos!

Anyone writing in a fun, MinnesOta-style! Think “over the top” Minnesotans sharing adventure, fun, excitement in and about Bluff Country! Enthusiasm and playfulne ... 

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WSU Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament ticket information (03/13/2013)
Tickets for the Winona State men’s basketball team’s NCAA Regional Tournament matchup with Northeastern State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday can be purchased in advance through the Minnesota State ticket offi ... 

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MMAM to exhibit the photography of ‘Deadliest Catch’ cinematographer (03/10/2013)
There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. In March, the MMAM is opening two exhibitions. Valor in Marine Art features art depicting danger and drama on water. The ... 

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Winona Arts Center exhibit part of Rockwell Kent fest (03/10/2013)
The Winona Arts Center presents Influenced by Rockwell Kent; works created in response to the Rockwell Kent Festival from March 13 – April 30. The Rockwell Kent Festival, held in Winona in February to ... 

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Women, Buffalo and Irish Music (03/10/2013)
It will be a busy week at the Winona County History Center. To start, learn about Early Women of Winona on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m., then, on Wednesday, March 13 try some buffalo meatballs and disc ... 

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Emmy award-winning ‘Deadliest Catch’ photographer, to present programs at MMAM (03/06/2013)
In recognition of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) exhibition Photography by Cameron Glendenning: The Deadliest Catch, the Museum will be bringing Glendenning to Winona for two public programs.  ... 

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Lanesboro Barn Dance March 23 (03/06/2013)

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will hold its first dance of the 2013 series on Saturday March 23 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, MN. Starting time is 8:00 PM and admission is $7.00 at the door.

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Theatre du Mississippi announces winners of the second annual ‘Original Shorts’ competition (03/06/2013)
Theatre du Mississippi announces the four winners of their second annual “Original Shorts” playwriting competition. Sixty scripts from playwrights in the tri-state area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa) w ... 

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Winona Film Society weekend event (03/06/2013)
The Winona Film Society will feature the film “Found Memories” this weekend March 8th and 9th. Time seems to have stopped in Madalena’s village, until a young stranger comes to town following tracks ... 

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Cotter spring concert March 7 (03/03/2013)
The Cotter High School Music Department presents a Choir Spring Concert on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the St. Cecilia Theatre. Performing groups will include the Cotter High School Concer ... 

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HCO ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ auditions (03/03/2013)
Home and Community Options of Winona is pleased to announce that Fiddler on the Roof has been selected as its 2013 summer musical production.

Written by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyri ... 

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‘Disability in Dramatic Works’ presentation at WSU Feb. 27 (02/27/2013)
Winona State University English graduate student Daniel S. Skoglund will present “The Exploitation of Disability in Dramatic Works: From Shakespeare to Seinfeld” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the s ... 

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City, WSU may partner for new ball field (02/27/2013)
By Chris Rogers -- The Winona City Council will hear about plans for a new baseball field at Bambenek Fields in Lake Park at an informational meeting on Monday, March 4. The use and costs of the new field would be share ... 

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Easter EGG-Stravaganza (02/27/2013)
Children’s Museum of La Crosse

Thursday, March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm or Friday, March 29, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Don’t worry about the weather interfering with your Easter egg hunt: Do your hunting indoors at t ... 

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SOAR with the Eagles festival this weekend (02/27/2013)
The National Eagle Center’s SOAR with the Eagles festival opens this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd. Celebrating the spring bald eagle migration along the Mississippi River, the annual SOAR festival offer ... 

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WSU THAD presents ‘reasons to be pretty’ March 7-9 (02/27/2013)
March 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre

The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “reasons to be pretty,” written by Neil LaBute, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band opens season Feb. 24 (02/20/2013)
The Gate City Jazz Band will open their 2013 season with their annual Mardi Gras performance, featuring traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, February  ... 

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The All Night Strut’ at WSU Feb. 23 (02/20/2013)
The Winona State University Department of Music will present a one-night-only performance of “The All Night Strut!” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, on the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center.

Direc ... 

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Significant Minnesota Historical Society collection coming to MMAM (02/13/2013)
To kick off its 2013 Painting Series, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM), in Winona, is working with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) on the exhibition 150 Years on Minnesota’s Waters. The e ... 

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St. Gregory Benedictine Choir Concert at Cathedral Feb. 16 (02/13/2013)
St. Gregory the Great Choir from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas will be performing a concert at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minnesota on Saturday, February 16th at 2 P.M. The ... 

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Support the movement for ending violence against women (02/13/2013)
You probably know that Thursday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day. But did you know that it’s also the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls? “One ... 

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Gale Star Music Night series begins February 22 (02/10/2013)
Old Main’s “Gale Star Music Night” series in Galesville will open with faculty and students from Onalaska’s Studio di Canto in a show called “The Art of Voice and Piano” Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p. ... 

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MMAM family programs in February (02/10/2013)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is a family-friendly art museum dedicated to providing meaningful visual art experiences. In February, the MMAM will continue this family focus with Toddler Tue ... 

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Saint Mary’s Dance Club hosts dance marathon fundraiser Feb. 15 (02/10/2013)
The Saint Mary’s University Dance Club will host a public Dance Marathon Friday, Feb. 15, to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement, involving c ... 

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SMU Chamber Orchestra presents ‘The Genius of Amadeus’ Feb. 17 (02/10/2013)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Music will present “The Genius of Amadeus,” an all-Mozart program featuring the Saint Mary’s University Chamber Orchestra, Sunday, Feb. 17.

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SMU to stage ‘Spitfire Grill’ Feb. 20-24 (02/10/2013)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the musical drama “Spitfire Grill” Feb. 20-24 at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 10th and Vila streets.

Under the directi ... 

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The Jeff Gappa Midwinter Boogie Feb. 16 (02/10/2013)
Recently, lifelong Winona musician Jeff Gappa passed away due to cancer. Jeff’s wife, Patty could use a little help. Jeff was well-liked and known by hundreds. Jeff played with many bands over the yea ... 

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Necropolis Press releases fourth publication featuring cover art by Monica Veraguth (02/06/2013)
Independent publishing company, Necropolis Press, has released their fourth publication featuring original cover art by Monica Veraguth. The latest title, “Wuthering Heights,” by English novelist and  ... 

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Open House at WCHC Center Feb. 10 (02/06/2013)
Join us for a fun filled afternoon for free at the History Center on Sunday February 10 from 12 - 4 p.m.!

Entertainment Schedule: 12:00 - Nancy Knopp on piano; 12:30 – Sons of Norway Chorus - songs,  ... 

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Rockwell Kent prints Feb. 6-27 at SMU Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries (02/06/2013)
Saint Mary’s University will partner with several local organizations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of artist Rockwell Kent’s stay in Winona. The week-long festival will take place Feb. 6-10 and  ... 

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SMU Page Series to host Feb. 14 jazz with The Hornheads, Paulson Big Band (02/06/2013)
Heat up your Valentine’s Day with some hot jazz as the Saint Mary’s University Page Series hosts The Hornheads Thursday, Feb. 14. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theatre.

The Hornheads, an  ... 

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SMU’s Myers to direct play about Rockwell Kent Feb. 6-8 (02/06/2013)
Judy Myers, associate professor and department chair of the Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance, is serving as the director of “Angels in the Trees: Rockwell Kent in Winona, ... 

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Solo concert at St. Mane Theatre February 16 (02/06/2013)
Butch Thompson will take the stage once again in Lanesboro, this time for a solo concert, playing “Early Jazz Piano” at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 / $ ... 

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WAPS Fire & Ice gala March 2 (02/06/2013)
It is going to be a hot night for a cool cause as the Foundation for Winona Area Public Schools hosts the Fire & Ice Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 6-10 pm at the Visions Event Center. Lead spo ... 

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Winona Film Society features ‘Sun Li and the Poet’ February 8-9 (02/06/2013)
The Winona Film Society will feature the film “Shun Li and the Poet” this weekend February 8th and 9th.

In a small town near Venice, a young immigrant from China finds a kindred soul in an agin ... 

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Dancescape 2013 Feb. 14-16 (02/03/2013)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre & Dance will present Dancescape 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 on the Main Stage of the Performing Arts Center.

This annual Winona dance event features ... 

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WRC annual gala March 2 (02/03/2013)
The Women’s Resource Center’s annual Gala will be held March 2 at the Riverport Inn and the theme this year is “A Black and White Affair”. This elegant event will include a Live and Silent Auction an ... 

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'Organ Crawl' on Saturday (01/30/2013)
By Emily Buss -- Rarely are two pipe organs alike; yet among three pipe organs, there are even more differences, as people in Winona may soon discover. For the first time in 30 years, the Southeast Minnesota Chapter o ... 

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‘Rockwell Kent in Winona’ exhibit opens at Winona County History Center (01/27/2013)
So what do a crazy horse, strawberries, art and twin mansions all have in common? Find out at a new exhibit at the Winona County History Center and see Rockwell Kent in Winona, February 1 – March 31, ... 

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First Tuesday Laureate’s Writers Series Feb. 5 (01/27/2013)
Richard Broderick of St. Paul will be featured guest writer at the Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee Shop Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. His appearance is part of the First Tuesday Laureate’s Writers Seri ... 

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Military genealogy: Finding accidental heroes (01/27/2013)
January 30 7 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Do you have accidental heroes in your family tree? Do you wonder where they were and what happened to them during their time in uniform? This  ... 

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Annual Snowflake Ski Tournament in Westby (01/23/2013)
Are you interested in EXTREME SPORTS? If so, we have something for YOU – and it’s not far away!

During the first weekend in February there will be SKI JUMPING in Southwestern Wisconsin and VETERANS  ... 

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Kids’ ice fishing contest Feb. 23 (01/23/2013)
The annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Event co-sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of the Refuge Headwaters is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the M ... 

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WACS Gala Feb. 23 (01/23/2013)
Preparations are underway for the 4th Annual WACS Gala! (formerly the WACS Mardi Gras).

Join our school and community, Winona Area Catholic Schools, for an evening of socializing and dinner that will ... 

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Saint Mary’s exhibit honors Russian artist (01/20/2013)
A new exhibit of 20 works — commemorating the 120th anniversary of Aleksander Rodchenko’s birth — will be on display at Saint Mary’s University Jan. 17 through Feb. 24.

Rodchenko, a Russian construct ... 

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra headlines 2013 Minnesota Beethoven Festival (01/16/2013)
The renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will make a rare Minnesota concert appearance as part of the 2013 Minnesota Beethoven Festival, which runs from July 4 through July 23 and features nine differen ... 

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SMU alum’s one-man show Jan. 31 a tribute to his grandfather (01/16/2013)
“The Accidental Hero,” a Czech-American World War II true story, brought to life by a Saint Mary’s University alumnus, will be staged at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at SMU’s Page Theatre.

The  ... 

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Winona Film Society weekend events (01/16/2013)
The Winona Film Society will kick off its Winter/Spring season with the film “Dynamiter,” this weekend January 18th and 19th. All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet, as ... 

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Crozier art exhibit in Fountain City January 19 through March 1 (01/13/2013)
The Red Horse Gallery at 116 Main St. in Fountain City WI will be hosting an exhibit by artist Julia Crozier. The opening reception will be Sat. Jan. 19th, 6:00-8:00.

The exhibit will focus on very ... 

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MCA announces 2013 DRC spring concert auditions (01/13/2013)
Auditions for the Dance Repertory Company of the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

The DRC will present its annual ... 

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MMAM’s Van Gogh in Denver for large exhibition (01/13/2013)
Thanks to a prolific private collection on long term loan to the Museum, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum often surprises people with its quality. Museum Director Andrew Maus says, “That is the most co ... 

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WSU students may attend FRFF events free (01/13/2013)
WSU students are able to attend festival events for free. They must present their student ID at each event.

Tickets can be purchased at the FRFF Box Office at Chapter 2 Books, 121 W. Third Street, or ... 

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Film Festival previews at St. Mane Theatre (01/09/2013)
To kick off the 2013 Frozen River Film Festival (Winona, Minn.), preview events will be held again this year in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Lanesboro Arts Center will host two films and a reception on Satu ... 

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Harvest House events (01/06/2013)
There will be sign up sheets for “Weekend Comedy”, Mar. 14, Fanny Hill and Musical “Mahalia Jackson”, Apr. 25, Old Log Theater. All are welcome on our trips. For more information, call Dixie at 454- ... 

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Juried high school art show at Lanesboro Arts Center (01/06/2013)
Juried High School Art Show at Lanesboro Arts Center Jan. 12 – Feb. 2, 2013: Featuring Art by 9-12th grade Students from Four Regional Schools. Opening Reception Saturday, Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Artwork  ... 

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Third Wednesday event Jan. 16 at Jon Hassler Theater (01/06/2013)
This month, the Rural America Writers’ Center presents a local specialty Dan Butterfass, as featured writer for the Third Wednesdays event 7:00 p.m., January 16 at the Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview ... 

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Course on Moby-Dick to begin Jan. 7 (01/02/2013)
Winona State University Professor Emeritus Emilio DeGrazia is especially careful these days crossing the street.  “I had a high school teacher who gave me a list of ten books I was required to read be ... 

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MMAM exhibits work of Rockwell Kent as part of community celebration (01/02/2013)
There are big things happening in the arts community of Winona this winter! Beginning on Thursday, January 3rd, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will have on display The Art of Rockwel ... 

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Sandra Steingraber speaks at Frozen River Film Festival (01/02/2013)
The Frozen River Film Festival is excited to announce the receipt of several grants for the2013 film festival, to be held January 23-27, 2013. The largest two, awarded through the Legacy Amendment fro ... 

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ selected as HCO musical production (12/30/2012)
Home and Community Options of Winona is pleased to announce that Fiddler on the Roof has been selected as its 2013 summer musical production.

Written by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyri ... 

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History Day workshop (12/30/2012)
National History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. History Day teaches students to: conduct in-depth research; use primary and secondary sources; read a variet ... 

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Ted (12/26/2012)
By David Robinson -- This past summer’s big comedy hit “Ted” is a story about a boy and his teddy bear; it is rated “R” for “crude and sexual humor, pervasive language, and some drug use.” If these two facts seem contrad ... 

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World renowned Jazz clarinetist will perform in Winona (12/19/2012)
A jazz quartet including world-renowned clarinetist Evan Christopher will perform during the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona. The Frozen River Film Festival runs from January 23rd – 27th. Evan Ch ... 

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Exhibit exploring American workforce at WCHC Dec. 15 (12/12/2012)
What would life be like without teachers, doctors or firefighters? Every day Americans are hard at work on farms, factories, in homes or at desks keeping our communities thriving. The Winona County Hi ... 

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Happy ‘Noon’ Year at the Children’s Museum Dec. 29 (12/12/2012)
The Children’s Museum of La Crosse will welcome 2013 a little early with the annual Countdown to Noon. Beginning at 10:00 am on December 29, Museum visitors can make noise makers & party hats and expl ... 

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‘A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail’ musical Dec. 16 (12/05/2012)
OH BOTHER…. The old grey donkey, Eeyore, gazed sadly at the ground. It was Christmas Eve and he could not find his tail. Join Winnie the Pooh and his friends as they set off into the Hundred Acre Wood ... 

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‘Blue Heron Consort’ performs Dec. 16 (12/05/2012)
The “Blue Heron Consort” will present their Fifteenth annual holiday concert Sunday afternoon, December 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.

The ensemble’s annual Christmas program is a Winona holiday tradition, r ... 

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Christmas for Kids Dec.15 (12/05/2012)
The days before Christmas can be hectic ones. While parents go shopping or complete their decorating, children will partake in a very special birthday party and learn about the birth of Jesus Christ.  ... 

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Cotter Bands Christmas concert (12/05/2012)
On Sunday, December 9 the Cotter High School Bands will present their annual Holiday Band Concert. The concert begins at 2:00 PM in the St. Cecilia Theater on the campus of Cotter Schools. The Concert ... 

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Cotter High School Choirs Christmas concert (12/05/2012)
The Cotter High School Choirs will present their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels. The Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels is loc ... 

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Ft. City River Players announce spring and summer offerings (12/05/2012)
Fountain City River Players and the city of Fountain City announce the selection of My Big, Gay Italian Wedding by Anthony Wilkinson as the 9th spring play (performance dates of this comedy are April  ... 

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GRSF Holiday party Dec. 12 (12/05/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will host a holiday party on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:30-6:30 PM at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive in Winona, MN. The evening w ... 

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MMAM looking for docents (12/05/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is currently recruiting new docents to start in a special 5-week training class this winter. Docents are specially trained volunteers who facilitate tour experie ... 

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Old-fashioned holiday sing-along Dec. 21 (12/05/2012)
“Can’t get your fill of sing-alongs? Me neither,” says Dan Chouinard. Back by popular demand, Minneapolis-based musician Dan Chouinard (www.danchouinard.com) will host an Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-a ... 

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Red Horse Gallery holiday sale (12/05/2012)
Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City, Wisconsin, is hosting a holiday show and sale, featuring local artists and craftpersons. Opening reception Saturday December 8, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Ceramics by ... 

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Saint Mary’s ‘Lessons and Carols’ Christmas service Dec. 8 (12/05/2012)
The joyous and uplifting Christmas service of “Lessons and Carols” will be presented by the Saint Mary’s University Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The beautiful service, held i ... 

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SMU invites audiences to performances by Vanessa Trouble (12/05/2012)
Due to popular demand, vocalist Vanessa Trouble has added a second performance as part of the Saint Mary’s University Off The Page series.

Now there are two opportunities for audiences to take in cla ... 

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SMU jazz, percussion groups at Dec. 7 concert (12/05/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo I, and World Drum Ensemble will combine for an evening of hot jazz to melt away the chill of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in SMU’s Page ... 

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Ballroom dance Dec. 7 (12/02/2012)
The Winona Area Ballroom Dance Club invites the public to the Friday December 7th Christmas Dance from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Come ready for a lively night of beautiful recorded music and dress for the h ... 

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Christmas dance Dec. 8 (12/02/2012)
Please join the River City Ballroom Dancers for their Christmas dance on Saturday, December 8, 2012. The evening begins with an optional Waltz and Swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from ... 

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Winona Hims concert Dec. 9 (12/02/2012)
Please join the non-denominational Winona Hims for its Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9th, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Main St. and Broadway, Winona. This year the Hims will be i ... 

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‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ reading Dec. 1 (11/28/2012)
Taff Roberts will be reading Dylan Thomas classic “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” on Saturday, December 1 at 2.00 p.m. at the Winona Art Center, 162 West Second Street, Winona. A rich jewel of a story, ... 

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Artists’ Holiday Sale Dec. 1 (11/28/2012)
The annual Artists’ Holiday Sale will be held at the Winona Arts Center, 5th and Franklin, on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to the public. The following artists will be fe ... 

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Oplatki December 2 (11/28/2012)
12pm-3pm

It’s a perfect day for shopping in our stores. It’s the only place in Winona to find the oplatek for the Polish traditional blessing of the Peace, happiness, and health to families at the Ch ... 

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Proclamation concert Dec. 15 (11/28/2012)
The contemporary Christian music group Proclamation returns to Goodview Trinity Lutheran Church, 820- 37th Ave (behind ProBuild), on December 15 for a Christmas concert.

This concert offers a fresh l ... 

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Willow Brook Christmas Tea (11/28/2012)
Willow Brook Cooperative, 1420 E Burns Valley Road, invites the Winona community to view our decorated home and enjoy cookies and hot cider at our Christmas Tea, Thursday, December 6, between 2:00 and ... 

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Winona Hims concert December 9 (11/28/2012)
Please join the non-denominational Winona Hims for its Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9th, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Main St. and Broadway, Winona. This year the Hims will be i ... 

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Celebrations of Luxembourg history and heritage (11/25/2012)

THE NEW FILM

Hémecht: Luxembourgers Making a New Home in Winona County, Minnesota, is a 65-minute documentary on the history and traditions of Luxembourgers in Winona County, Minnesota. The film wa ... 

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Christmas Candlelight House Tour Dec. 2 (11/25/2012)
The Winona County Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour has been a favorite holiday tradition for decades. Attendees take a self-guided tour of Winona area homes, both historic and newer, all deco ... 

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WCHS announces tour locations (11/18/2012)
The Winona County Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour has been a favorite holiday tradition for decades. Attendees take a self-guided tour of Winona area homes, both historic and newer, all deco ... 

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Dance Repertory Company presents ‘The Nutcracker’ (11/14/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will present the Dance Repertory Company in The Nutcracker, Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. ... 

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Great River Shakespeare Festival announces 2013 season (11/14/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, will mount two productions by its professional company in 2013.

Twelfth Night, directed by Artistic Director Paul Barnes and thought by ma ... 

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John Paulson Big Band jazz premiere November 17 (11/14/2012)
The 17 piece John Paulson Big Band (JPBB) will debut in concert November 17 at 7:30 pm at the Winona Art Center located at 5th and Franklin Streets in Winona, MN. The group, comprised of area music  ... 

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‘Images of America’ Nov. 14 at WCHS (11/11/2012)
November 14 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Walter Bennick, one of the WCHS archivists, and now author, will present images and stories from his book about Winona’s past through the “I ... 

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Brass Band fall concert (11/11/2012)
The Winona Brass Band, under the direction of Richard Lindner, will offer its Fall Concert on Sunday, November 18, at 2 PM at the St. Cecilia Theater at Cotter HS.

One of a small number of very power ... 

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WSU to host art exhibit (11/11/2012)
Winona State University will host an art exhibit showcasing artists supported by Northern Clay Center’s McKnight Foundation Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Paul Watkins Art Galle ... 

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Actor to explore Dickens in reading (11/08/2012)
A play about Charles Dickens “The Ghost of an Idea” by Kathy Peterson, a staged reading by David Coral, Minneapolis actor and Great River Shakespeare Festival Company member, will be given November 9, ... 

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Auction benefit for Hope Lutheran High school families Nov. 17 (11/08/2012)
Join us for our 9th annual fall AUCTION on Saturday November 17 at Riverport Inn, WInona, MN starting at 5:30. Silent auction begins right away while the live auction begins at 7. Join us for a night  ... 

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Blair-Taylor Elementary Reading Night Nov. 15 (11/08/2012)
Blair-Taylor Elementary’s 18th Annual Reading Night is November 15 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Doors Open at 6 p.m. and everyone meets in the green gym to match readers to listeners.

After listening to great s ... 

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Habitat welcoming new family Nov. 17 (11/08/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties will be having a wall raising celebration at its Harmony house on Saturday, November 17. Habitat broke ground on the house last spring, and they are no ... 

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Hoffman exhibit opening on Thursday (11/08/2012)
A reception featuring music and the unveiling of an exhibit by local painter Ed Hoffman will be held on Thursday, November 8, at Sum Some Studio, 168 East Third Street.

The reception will begin at 7  ... 

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Musical Extravaganza at Old Main Nov. 10 (11/08/2012)
November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Old Main in Galesville, located at the south end of S. 12th St.

Headliners for the 2012 “Musical Extravaganza” at Old Main in Galesville will be Eddie Allen, songwriter an ... 

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Red Cross benefit Nov .9 (11/08/2012)
It’s that time of year when we open up the noodles, make up some prize baskets, and get ready for a fabulous evening of spaghetti and a silent auction!

The Winona/Wabasha/Goodhue County American Red  ... 

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Soup and chili supper Nov. 10 to benefit Utica School (11/08/2012)
The Utica Area Cancer Research Fundraiser Group will host a Soup & Chili Supper on Saturday November 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Utica School, 144 South Center St. in Utica, Minn.

Enjoy chili an ... 

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St. Paul’s Church offering breakfast (11/08/2012)
Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious homemade fresh cooked breakfast every Sunday morning from 9-10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Broadway and Lafayette Streets in Winona. P ... 

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Winona Amateur Radio Club meets November 19 (11/08/2012)
Amateur radio license exams to be held in Winona

The Winona Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a license testing session for all classes of amateur radio license: Technician, General, and Amateur E ... 

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Zumbathon® Nov. 10 to raise funds for First Generation Initiative at SMU (11/08/2012)
r scholarships! On Saturday, Nov. 10, the public is invited to a Zumbathon® fundraiser from 4 to 5 p.m. at Saint Mary’s University. The event will be held in the SMU gymnasium and freewill donations w ... 

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‘Science Fun Night’ Friday (11/07/2012)
The Winona State University Physics Club will present a night of science adventure and fun with “Science Fun Night” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Goodview Elementary School Gymnasium.

This even ... 

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Athenaeum Series event at WSU Nov.7 (11/07/2012)
Winona State University assistant business and management professor Hamid Yeganeh will present “Can God Save Us From Corruption? A Cross-National Investigation into the Effects of Religiosity on the O ... 

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Flippin’ for Books Nov. 10 (11/07/2012)
The 7th Annual Flippin’ for Books Family Literacy & Wellness Event is this Sat, Nov 10 from 8:30-11:30am at Winona Sr High Concourse.

Pancakes & sausage served from 8:30-10am. This free event is a mo ... 

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Hoffman exhibit opening on Thursday (11/07/2012)
A reception featuring music and the unveiling of an exhibit by local painter Ed Hoffman will be held on Thursday, November 8, at Sum Some Studio, 168 East Third Street.

The reception will begin at 7  ... 

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River Rhythms Nov. 9 (11/07/2012)
On Friday, November 9, Steven Marking brings River Rhythms to Black Horse Bar and Grill in Homer, Minnesota. (507) 399-0933. The show will start at 7:00 p.m. ... 

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Winona County now Regional Site for Veterans Day (11/07/2012)
For the first time, the city of Winona and Winona County will serve as a Regional Site for the celebration of 2012 Veterans Day, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vetera ... 

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2013 Frozen River Film Festival events (11/04/2012)
Winona’s premiere film festival is going into its 8th year this Januray. The 2013 dates are January 23-27. Tickets and passes will be available for purchase online at www.FrozenRiver.org beginning Nov ... 

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A high society murder mystery Oct. 20 (10/07/2012)
Fundraiser for Elder Network

Do you enjoy solving mysteries? Then come to the Watkins Manor in Winona on October 20th! Enjoy wine, non-alcoholic beverages and delicious desserts while collecting  ... 

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MMAM family programs (10/07/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a family-friendly art museum dedicated to providing meaningful visual art experiences. In October, the MMAM will present three family programs.

Toddler Tuesday wi ... 

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MMAM to exhibit photographs by Jim Brandenburg (10/07/2012)
Following three well-received photography exhibitions, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) continues its 2012 Photographer Series with an exhibition by regional favorite Jim Brandenburg. The exhibi ... 

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Theatre du Mississippi announces its 2012-2013 performance season! (10/07/2012)
Oct. 12, 13 & 14, 2012 –“Fiends, Schemes & Broken Dreams” - a musical history play about Winona’s infamous past!  This collaboration with the Winona County Historical Society is a companion work to th ... 

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Recital to benefit HCO Oct. 13 (09/30/2012)
An evening with Christopher”, a piano recital presented by Christopher Mechell, to support Home and Community Options, Inc. The recital will be held at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Performanc ... 

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Rehearsals underway for Fiends, Schemes & Broken Dreams! (09/30/2012)
Rehearsals are underway at Theatre du Mississippi, with the production of Fiends, Schemes and Broken Dreams to take place at the Historic Masonic Theater on October 12 and 13 at 7:30 pm and October 14 ... 

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BCHS Backroads Tour of Naples Sept. 22 (09/19/2012)
...Updated.....

The 27th Buffalo County Historical Society Backroads Tour will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, beginning at the Mondovi Tourist Park, working its way east through the Town  ... 

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Brom will talk about Winona history 1850-1900 at Knopp Valley LDS church (09/19/2012)
Sept. 22 presentation will include tips for writing your personal history

Body copy Settlement of Winona by non-Native Americans started in about 1850. The next 50 years are filled with fascinat ... 

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DAR marks signing of Constitution (09/19/2012)
Monday, September 17, marked the beginning of the 225th celebration of the signing of the Constitution. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least k ... 

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Family Art Day extravaganza Sept. 22 (09/19/2012)
The Blue Heron Committee of the River Arts Alliance is happy to announce the fifth year of the FAMILY ART DAY Extravaganza to be held on Saturday September 22, 10am to 2:30pm at a new location, JC PAV ... 

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Guides and interpreters give life to interred in Minnesota City Oakland Cemetery (09/19/2012)
Visitors to Oakland Cemetery in Minnesota City on Saturday engaged perhaps the liveliest experiences they have had at the location. Impersonators’ presentations were enriched with appropriate décor  ... 

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Join badminton group at Y (09/19/2012)

Fred Foss’s YMCA Badminton Group has begun its 60th year of aces, backhands and birdies at the Winona Family YMCA. It’s drop-in fun for singles, couples, men, women and family members’ ages16 and  ... 

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NAMI fundraiser Sept. 29 (09/19/2012)
The second annual cut-a-thon/massage and book signing fundraiser for mental health in Winona will be held in memory of Anna Mulkey on Saturday, September 29 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Ch ... 

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Packer Defense Rises to the Occasion (09/19/2012)
It has been a long time since Cheeseheads were treated to an outstanding defensive effort by the Green and Gold, but that is exactly what they got as the Green Bay Packers smothered the Chicago Bears  ... 

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Senior Events (09/19/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Wabasha celebrates the last hurrah of summer with SeptOberfest (09/19/2012)
Make sure you make it a point to come on over to the cutest little town this side of the Mississippi River. With over 3,000 decorated pumpkins ranging from Papa Smurf to a giant centipede, see why one ... 

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Wabasha’s National Eagle Center ‘Celebrating five years!’ weekend Sept. 29-30 (09/19/2012)
September 29 and 30 the National Eagle Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a weekend of special programs, observances and demonstrations. Celebrating 5 Years! was chosen as the title for  ... 

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You Can’t Fix Stupid (09/19/2012)
There’s a theory going around that the Vikings overindulged in purple Slurpees in the locker room before Sunday’s game with the Colts and suffered from a dramatic case of team brain freeze. What else ... 

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Winona Arts Center exhibit opens Sept. 19 (09/16/2012)
Nature’s Attraction: Paintings and Etchings by Jenn Bushman

The Winona Arts Center presents Jenn Bushman’s exhibition of recent paintings and etchings, “Nature’s Attraction.” Bushman explores lines a ... 

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‘A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol’ at Jon Hassler Theater (09/02/2012)
A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol played at the Jon Hassler Theater in 2009 to sold out houses, and is back by popular demand, playing at the Hassler from October 18 thru November 18, 2012!

It’s Christm ... 

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'Pinkalicious’ coming to Masonic Theatre (09/02/2012)
There is a pinkatastic show coming to the historic Masonic Theatre this September. Pinkalicious: The Musical, based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Hot off a highly succ ... 

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Annual Main Event September 15 to support Historic Old Main in Galesville (09/02/2012)
Celebrating 150 years of education, history and the arts in Western Wisconsin – that’s what the Main Event is all about on September 15 in Galesville. Live music, art, kids activities, food, ethnic d ... 

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Auditions for Winona Oratorio Chorus Sept. 11-12 (09/02/2012)

Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday 9/11 ˆ 9/12/2012 after 7:00pm. Contact Dr. Harry Mechell at 507-457-5251 or email hmechell@winona.edu to set up a time.

Bring something to sing in your  ... 

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WSU THAD to hold open auditions for ‘Speech and Debate’ and ‘Dancescape 2013’ (09/02/2012)
Auditions for the play “Speech and Debate” by Stephen Karam will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.

“Speech an ... 

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Call to create 2013 State Fair commemorative art (08/19/2012)
The Minnesota State Fair is asking local artists to apply to create the 2013 official commemorative art of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Artists are encouraged to attend this year’s State Fair, Au ... 

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Individual tickets for Saint Mary’s Page Series season on sale Aug. 21The 26th season of the Saint Mary’s University Page Series is once again fill (08/19/2012)
The 26th season of the Saint Mary’s University Page Series is once again filled with music, dance, theatre, and family-friendly offerings from around the world! You don’t have to travel far for world- ... 

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Ashley for the Arts 2012 (08/15/2012)
Photos by Monica Veraguth

There was something for everyone at this year's Ashley for the Arts event. Top, a human statue waves to a young passerby. Middle, hot air balloons being inflated for  ... 

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Activities at Winona Senior Friendship Center (08/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Grace Presbyterian Church 60th anniversary celebration August 19 (08/15/2012)
Grace Presbyterian Church, 222 East Broadway, Winona, will hold a special worship service at 9:30 am on Sunday August 19 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the formation of the church

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Nature talk at Alma Sunday (08/15/2012)
On Sunday, August 19th, at 1:00 pm, Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center will host Kenny Salwey, the Last River Rat and Alma’s master storyteller, as he shares stories about life on the backwaters of t ... 

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Organic Field Day August 16 at Blue Fruit Farm (08/15/2012)
Ooganic Field Day

Thursday, Aug. 16

1 to 4 p.m.

Blue Fruit Farm, Winona, Minnesota

Growing requirements, including soil fertility, plant propagation, planting distances and varietal selection

De ... 

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Warrior football opens fall camp (08/15/2012)
The sound of whistles once again filled the air inside Verizon Wireless Stadium as the Winona State football team opened its fall camp Saturday afternoon.

On a comparatively cool August afternoon the ... 

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Winona Chiefs update (08/15/2012)
The Minnesota Baseball Association has just released the updated Class C bracket for the 2012 State Tournament at Putz & Faber Fields in St. Cloud. The single elimination tournament features 48 teams  ... 

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WSHS Class of 1957 having reunion (08/15/2012)
The Winona Senior High School Class of 1957 is celebrating its 55th reunion the weekend of September 14. A golf outing is planned for Friday morning and a get-together at 3 p.m. at the Green Mill Pati ... 

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ExpoCulinaria, a food lovers event - you be the judge (08/12/2012)
The date Saturday, September 22nd is circled on calendars and hungry culinary fans are getting their tickets early for the 2012 ExpoCulinaria—a taste of Rushford, MN. Relished from the success of last ... 

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Taste of Winona sets new record (08/12/2012)
Jon Kohner led the live auction at Big Brothers Big Sisters Taste of Winona and Art Auction, held Saturday, August 4. The event set a new fundraising record, bringing in more than $43,000 for the Big ... 

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Free movie invitation (08/08/2012)
The new Mary Nilles-Jean Ensch 65-minute DVD film entitled “Hémecht: Luxembourgers Making a New Home in Winona County, Minnesota” will be shown again FREE on Monday, August 13, 2012. All are invited  ... 

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‘The Price of Sand’ short films shown at St. Mane Theatre Aug. 17 (08/05/2012)
Documentary Film & Discussion Features Pertinent topic: Frac Sand Mining. “The Price of Sand” short films to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. followed by a discuss ... 

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Community Variety Show August 10 at St. Mane Theatre (08/05/2012)
‘The Roaring Twenties!' Will Showcase Songs of the 1920s in this Month's “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show on Friday, August 10, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre

Michelle Lynn,  ... 

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Fundraiser for renovation of A.A. Arnold House Aug. 18 (08/05/2012)
We are having Arnold Family Farm fun day Aug 18. 11-4p.m.

Food includes chicken legs and corn on the cob, baked beans, chips and beverages, goodies, rootbeer floats and dreamcicle floats. Games in ... 

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Lanesboro Arts Center artist reception August 18 (08/05/2012)
Interior/Exterior will feature oil painting by Jane Weis, opening on Saturday, August 18, 2012 with a public artist reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Lanesboro Arts Center. Free to the public and handic ... 

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MCA announces annual Concert on the Lawn August 16 (08/05/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers yearlong programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth age 3 through adults at the V ... 

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MCA announces fall schedule (08/05/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth age 3 to adults at the Val ... 

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SMU Page Series seeks designs for sand painting (08/05/2012)
Saint Mary’s University’s Page Series will be hosting the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery Sept. 17-21, including a public performance Sept. 20. During their week-long residency, the Ti ... 

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Winona Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona 2012-2013 Season (08/05/2012)
September 9, 2012: Chamber Music Winona

Trumpet with chamber orchestra

Donald Lovejoy, trumpet

WSU Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 2:00 pm

Giuseppe Torelli Concert in D

George Frederic Hand ... 

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No more Minnesota Nice (08/01/2012)
The painting “Hollow” by Winona area artist Monica Veraguth will be on display at Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis, Minn. as part of their current exhibit “Anger, Angst and Art”.

“Hollow” focuses ... 

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‘Winona Sampler’ August 4 (08/01/2012)
We have been fortunate to have free summer concerts in Winona for the past several years. The Concerts on the Green, previously called Prelude Concerts, precede the Great River Shakespeare Festival p ... 

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A special treat for Marine Art Museum family members (08/01/2012)
Museums are often places where communities and families bond through meaningful experiences. On Saturday, August 4th from 1 - 2:30pm, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will host a special program for Mu ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band to perform August 5 (08/01/2012)
The Gate City Jazz Band will be performing for the 10 a.m. Ecumenical church service “under the bridge” this Sunday, August 5, in downtown Wabasha, Minnesota. The service is being sponsored by Faith L ... 

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Evans dancing for charity (07/29/2012)
HBC CEO Gary Evans is lacing up his dancing shoes for charity. He will be performing in the 4th Annual Dancing With Winona Stars 2012 charity event and silent auction on Saturday, August 11. Evans wil ... 

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Winona Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona announce collaboration (07/29/2012)
The Winona Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Winona announce a unique collaboration for the 2012-2013 season as they partner to present a combined four-concert season. Both the Winona Symphony Orc ... 

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Garrick Ohlsson to perform at 2013 Beethoven Festival (07/25/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The 2012 Minnesota Beethoven Festival finished with a flourish Sunday, when the Minnesota Orchestra and violinist Erin Keefe brought Beethoven’s Third Symphony to life.

And just as this year’s festiv ... 

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Ashley for the Arts begins August 10 (07/25/2012)
Sometimes the road to a successful festival is paved with good intentions. With Arcadia’s picturesque Memorial Park serving as its backdrop, the fast-growing music and art fest called, “Ashley for th ... 

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Baby Boomer Shindig Saturday (07/25/2012)
Baby Boomer Shindig will be held Saturday, July 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Blackhorse, Winona. This year the benevolent cause is 7-year-old Laina Koenig, who recieved a life-saving kidney transplant from he ... 

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Concert raises funds for Ready Set School (07/25/2012)
Winona National Bank held its final Summer Concert on July 20 in Central Park, featuring Bob the Beachcomber as well as the famous $1 hot dog lunch. Lunch sales totaled $805.12 which was donated to Re ... 

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Cotter students, teachers visit Germany (07/25/2012)
For two and a half weeks in June, Cotter German students, Hannah Sillman, David Schwend, Xavier and Dmitri Waters visited the city of Koeln (Cologne) accompanied by their German instructor Ulrike Scho ... 

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Dr. Peter Saccio returns to Shakespeare Festival July 28 (07/25/2012)
Dr. Peter Saccio, Dartmouth College professor emeritus and renowned Shakespearean scholar and author (Shakespeare’s English Kings), will return for his eighth visit to Winona’s Great River Shakespeare ... 

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Fine art show at Red Horse Gallery (07/25/2012)
Mary Singer is having a one-woman fine art show at the Red Horse Gallery 116 Main St., Fountain City. The opening is July 28th from 6 - 8 PM . The show will be up throughout August.

Water, Land an ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band performs Sunday (07/25/2012)
The Gate City Jazz Band will once again continue their 2012 season with a performance of Traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, July 29th, 2012. Please ... 

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Imagine- Nation program at Children’s Museum (07/25/2012)
Saturday, August 25: Cardboard Arcade

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. building, 3-5 p.m. playing

Children’s museums are places away from work and household distractions, where parents and caregivers can spend q ... 

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Master Gardeners August forum and plant exchange (07/25/2012)
Winona County Master Gardeners will host the August garden forum on Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the gazebo in Windom Park. This forum provides gardeners an opportunity to discuss c ... 

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Senior Events (07/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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The Dark Knight Rises (07/25/2012)
By David Robinson -- By an unhappy coincidence, I saw “The Dark Knight Rises” about nine hours after the mass shooting in Colorado during the midnight showing. The darkness of that act kept intruding into the darkness of ... 

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The Fountain City River Players presents summer musical production (07/25/2012)
The musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam Co. Spelling Bee” will be performed July 25-29, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 29.

Director and Choreographer is Jud ... 

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Winona State football season ticket information (07/25/2012)
Winona State football season ticket holders are currently able to renew their ticket purchases for the 2012 season, with season and single-game tickets going on sale to the general public on August 6. ... 

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‘Songs of Hope’ July 21 (07/15/2012)
Songs of Hope, an award-winning international youth concert featuring young people from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and South and North America, will be performing on Saturday, July 21, at  ... 

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History of St. Mary’s at WCHS (07/15/2012)
July 18 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center

Dr. William Crozier, professor and archivist at Saint Mary’s University, will give a presentation chronicling the 100-year history of Saint Mary ... 

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MCA announces Chamber Music Camp 2012 (07/15/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Community classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for ages 3 to adult at the ... 

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (07/15/2012)
Shakespeare Meets the Marx Brothers

By Kathy Peterson

What happens when you put all of Shakespeare’s plays in a blender, push ‘shred,’ and then hand them to a trio of brilliant comic actors? You ... 

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Fiends, schemes and broken dreams! (07/11/2012)
Theatre du Mississippi announces auditions.

July 18, 2012, 6:30 pm and July 21, 2012, 4:00 pm

Theatre du Mississippi will produce an original historic play in conjunction with the Winona County H ... 

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Old Main Pizza and Percussion Fest July 28 (07/11/2012)
Pizza starting at 5:00 pm; Program at 6:00 pm

“Beats of Freedom” with the “Blue Star Cadets”

Andrew Steindorf, Director

wood fired pizza

Ice Cream Sundaes -- Soda

Serving 5:00 p.m. Program 6 ... 

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Riverboat Days Festival in Wabasha July 27-29 (07/11/2012)
The beautiful, historic community of Wabasha MN will be celebrating their annual Riverboat Days Festival July 27-29, 2012. They have added some new fun events to their itinerary of things to do. Sta ... 

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Stockholm Art Fair set for July 21st (07/11/2012)
The 39th annual Stockholm Art Fair will be held Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Stockholm Village Park on Lake Pepin in Stockholm, Wis. Original art and fine crafts will be exhibited come ... 

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Verona in Winona – Molto Bene! (07/11/2012)
by Kathy Peterson

Repertory performances of the Great River Shakespeare Festival’s three plays for this season are well underway. This year’s lighter fare by the Bard is The Two Gentlemen of Veron ... 

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Community Variety Show July 13 at St. Mane Theatre (07/08/2012)

‘Protest!’ Will Showcase Songs of the 1960s in this Month’s “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show on Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre

A full cast singing ‘Marching Up To Fr ... 

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Gallery Night in Alma begins July 20 (07/08/2012)
Step into an evening of art and more in Alma. Free event/all are invited.

Alma WI, galleries and fine retail shops will be holding a Gallery Night on the third Friday of each month from 5 PM till 8 P ... 

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Shakespeare Symposia explore 2012 GRSF season (07/08/2012)
Winona State University and the Great River Shakespeare Festival will partner on the second annual Summer Shakespeare Symposia July 14 and 21.

The symposia are academic conversations that bring toget ... 

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Cast and crew selected for Ft. City River Players musical (07/01/2012)
The cast and crew for the Fountain City River Players production of the musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” has been selected. Playing lead roles are Briana Dankers, Cory Meie ... 

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Classic Country Jubilee July 15 (07/01/2012)
Classic Country Jubilee: Janine Sherry and Clarence Hayden will take the stage with Lil’ Dale and the Legends on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 5 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn.

Lanesboro  ... 

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Free lecture ‘Split Rock: Minnesota’s Lighthouse on the Inland Sea’ (07/01/2012)
Split Rock: Minnesota’s Lighthouse on the Inland Sea will be presented by Lee Radzak at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) on Tuesday, July 17, from 7 - 8pm.

Lighthouses have been called “Americ ... 

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July family programs at Minnesota Marine Art Museum (07/01/2012)
On Saturday, July 14, from 10 - 11am, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will hold a Family Storytelling program for families with children 10 and under to come enjoy the Museum’s galleries in a unique w ... 

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Winona Area Ballroom Dance Club event July 6 (07/01/2012)
The Winona Area Ballroom Dance Club invites the public to a dance on Friday, July 6th from 7:30pm to 11:00pm with music provided by the Time Travelers. Those members with military service will be hono ... 

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King Lear - A Review (06/27/2012)
by H.P. Costello

Jim Edmondson has directed a production of King Lear that is an unqualified triumph. A very complex play is made completely understandable. The pace of the action is gripping from  ... 

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Annual Wabasha County Homecoming July 8 at the Wabasha County Historical Society (06/24/2012)
The Wabasha County Historical Society is celebrating the annual Wabasha County Homecoming at the Museum in Reads Landing, Minnesota, on Sunday, July 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Gaining understanding (06/24/2012)
By Peter Flick- Friends of Will

Skeptics.  When my wife Jeannine and I became aware that a professional theater company was going to perform Shakespeare in Winona, we were skeptical.   It was the ... 

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Br. Finbar McMullen’s work on display at SMU galleries (06/20/2012)
The Eye & Hand of the Craftsman — the life work of Finbar McMullen, FSC” will be on display June 15 through Aug. 19 at Saint Mary’s University.

Brother Finbar, a retired educator at Saint Mary’s and  ... 

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Clara’s Piano Show at Old Main June 30 (06/20/2012)
Old Main in Galesville will present “Clara’s Piano Show” Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show will feature Clara Byom, with accomplished regional pianists and people who play other instruments acc ... 

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Gate City Jazz Band performs (06/20/2012)
The Gate City Jazz Band will once again continue their 2012 season with a performance of Traditional Dixieland tunes at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill at 6:00 p.m., Sunday evening, June 24, 2012. Please j ... 

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RSF presents reading of a new musical (06/20/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) will present a reading of the new musical Georama on Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Winona State University Performing Arts Center.

GRSF has received  ... 

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Winona Dixieland Jazz Festival June 30 (06/20/2012)
The 25th Annual Dixieland Festival will be from 12:30 PM until 7:45 PM on June 30, 2012, and will be held “on the green” of Winona State University. Please bring your own chair or blanket. There are ... 

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June 20 is Bald Eagle Day (06/17/2012)
On June 20th, 1782, the bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of the United States. In June, 2007 the bald eagle was finally removed from the Endangered Species list after more than thirty years. To com ... 

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MCA June programs (06/17/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in Dance, Music, Visual Art, and Theatre, year-round. Community classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered to children as young as 3 ... 

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'Gasland’ at Big River Theater June 20 (06/13/2012)

Gas, oil, petroleum, fuel … whatever you want to call it, this subject is controversial. Part of the controversy has to do with a lack of knowledge or forced misinformation.

In order to rectify  ... 

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Musician at Broadway Theater June 16 (06/13/2012)
Yet again Moonshine Showcase will be brining a high profile musician to the Broadway Theater in Wabasha, MN. Saturday, June 16th The Broadway Theater will welcome Minneapolis based entertainer Jeremy ... 

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Premiere of new documentary film June 18 (06/13/2012)
HÉMECHT: LUXEMBOURGERS MAKING A NEW HOME IN WINONA COUNTY, MINNESOTA, a documentary on the Luxembourgers of Winona County, will debut Monday evening, June 18, 2012 at Alverna Center, 1175 West 7th Str ... 

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Project FINE Cultural Arts & Ancestry workshop June 19 (06/13/2012)
The second Project FINE Cultural Arts & Ancestry workshop will be held on Tuesday June 19 from 5-7pm at the Winona Senior High School. This session will focus on Mexican Culture, and will include a cu ... 

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Thrivent Night is June 18 at HCO’s presentation of ‘The Sound of Music’ (06/13/2012)
The East Winona County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is partnering with Home and Community Options. Monday, June 18, 2012 has been designated Thrivent Night at HCO’s presentation of The ... 

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GRSF presents apprentice/intern and student productions (06/10/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) presents All’s Well That Ends Well, July 24 through August 3 and As You Like It, on Friday, August 3, in the Winona State University Performing Arts Center. ... 

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Summer Concert in the Park to feature ‘The Teddy Bear Band’ (06/10/2012)
The Teddy Bear Band will perform at the Summer Concert in the Park, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Friday, June 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The concert will be held at the Lake Park Bandsh ... 

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Top handbell ensemble in concert June 19 (06/10/2012)
Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church (204 S. Chase St.) in Houston. Admission is free but a $10 dona ... 

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War June 9 (06/06/2012)
Our Nation is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 2011 through 2015. Did you know that the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is using the picture of a Buffalo County boy  ... 

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Native American pottery making (06/06/2012)
6:00 PM Saturday, June 16

Houston Nature Center

Make your own mini clay pot the same way that Native Americans did it! All materials including clay, mussel shells, and rocks will be provided, but b ... 

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Winona County History Center June programs (06/06/2012)
The Winona County History Center has many activities and programs planned for June. They include: Chocolate Shakespeare and Champagne on June 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Huff - Lamberton House. Tickets f ... 

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Whitewater State Park programs (06/03/2012)
Tuesday, June 5, 1-2pm

Nature Time at the Beach

Hey kids! Join a naturalist at the beach for a fun, hands-on nature activity. Different activities will be offered each weekday, Memorial Day – Labo ... 

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Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir to perform June 10 (05/30/2012)
Sunday, June 10, 2012

3:00 pm

Lourdes Chapel - Assisi Heights

The Diocese of Winona Pilgrim Choir has performed throughout the Midwest and western Europe, including Italy and Germany. Their founder ... 

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MMAM, Children’s Museum offer ‘All Day Arts’ Bus Fund and Collaborative Tour program (05/30/2012)
Thanks to generous grant support from the Winona Foundation, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (aka the MMAM in Winona) reimburses busing expenses for student groups. This funding at the MMAM is expecte ... 

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Old Main presents classical art songs (05/30/2012)
Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center in Galesville presents Steven Marking and Beth Ekern Lakmann in a concert of American Art Songs. The concert takes place on Friday, June 22, 2012 and feat ... 

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Whitewater State Park programs (05/30/2012)
May 30 - June 4, 2012

Following is a list of programs offered by Whitewater State Parks Interpretive Services. Stop at the visitor center, or call (507) 932-3007 extension 0 for additional informati ... 

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Youth Arts Camp to be offered in Winona (05/30/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (aka MCA, Valencia) are teaming up to offer a summer visual arts camp for area youth. This camp will offer a sampling ... 

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Art show, block party June 2 (05/27/2012)
The Awakening Coffee house, located at the corner of West fifth and South Baker, will be hosting Mary Singer’s Art on the 2nd of June, Grand opening block party. The block will be closed for the party ... 

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Juried exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center (05/27/2012)
Cultivation will feature work by 30 regional artists in a variety of media, centered around themes of the earth, gardening, planting, and farming. The juried exhibit will open at the Lanesboro Arts  ... 

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Attention everyone who enjoys singing! (05/23/2012)
A committee has been organized to put together a chorus to present the “musical celebration of freedom” called Liberty to benefit the Habitat for Humanity project in Harmony. Liberty is a collection  ... 

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Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne has new venue this year! (05/23/2012)
The Winona County Historical Society’s summer fundraiser event, Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne will be held on June 9, 7-9 p.m. at the Historic Huff – Lamberton House. Built in 1857, by Henry Huff ... 

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Donation helps local Winona County 4-H (05/23/2012)
Local farmer directs $2,500 through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM

With an estimated nine billion mouths to feed by 2050, the future of farming depends on America’s youth. Organizations like ... 

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Home and Community Options, Inc. presents ‘The Sound of Music’ (05/23/2012)
Home and Community Options, Inc. invites you to their annual musical production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Written by Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and, ... 

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iPad fundraiser kickoff breakfast June 3 (05/23/2012)
On Sunday, June 3rd from 9am to 1pm

At the Rollingstone Community School

Rollingstone Community School students are already super excited for school to start this fall! Winona Area Public Schools s ... 

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Kicking Bear 1 on 1 (05/23/2012)
Archery Shoot and Campout June 22-23

The Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club is sponsoring its Tenth Annual Kicking Bear 1 on 1 Archery Shoot and Campout will be held June 22-23, 2012. Registration will ope ... 

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SEMAC awards arts grants (05/23/2012)
On May 15, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 23 grants for a total of $110,035 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota.  ... 

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Senior Events (05/23/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Students selected for Project FINE scholarships (05/23/2012)
Four area high school students have been selected as recipients of the Project FINE College Education Connection Essay Contest Scholarships. These four recipients, Pahoua Xiong, Yia Hang and Meng Xion ... 

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Take a tour with guide Jola Pingot at the Polish Museum (05/23/2012)
Thursdays at the Polish Museum, Jola Pingot will be our tour guide of true Polish descent.

She and her son Adam will be available for conversation, translation and any question you may have about Po ... 

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Traveling exhibit visiting Children’s Museum (05/23/2012)
May 23 to August 31, 2012

What is in the food we eat?

Are fruits and vegetables important?

Can everyday activities burn calories?

How can families get healthier together?

Families and childr ... 

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Whitewater State Park May programs (05/23/2012)
Following is a list of programs offered by Whitewater State Parks Interpretive Services. Stop at the visitor center, or call (507) 932-3007 extension 0 for additional information. There is no charge ... 

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Winona author to hold book signing (05/23/2012)
Winona author, Dorothy Ruppert, will be on hand to sign her book, God Placed Her in My Path – Lessons Learned from the Furnace of Bipolar Disorder, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Awakening Coffeehou ... 

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Winona Health Auxiliary 50th Annual Birthday Ball September 8 (05/20/2012)
The Winona Health Auxiliary is pleased to announce that the 50th annual Birthday Ball will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012. This year’s Birthday Ball theme is “Glitz & Glamour,” and the evening ... 

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‘Old Abe’ Civil War bald eagle Nature Talk at Wings Over Alma (05/16/2012)
An uninformed observer watching the 2nd battle of Corinth, Mississippi, on October 2, 1862 would have been flabbergasted by the strange behavior of the Confederate troops. Many of them, instead of aim ... 

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Classical pianist and entertainer Knut Erik Jensen on tour from Norway (05/16/2012)
Program will have classical piano, accordian, and vocal presentations, with songs written by: Edvard Grieg, Stefano Donaudy, Gustaf Nordqvist, Jorgen Guldseth, Pietro Frosini, G. Sjenderev / A Kholm ... 

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Congressional Art Competition winners announced (05/16/2012)
Congressman Tim Walz announced the winners of

the Congressional Art Competition.

1st Place – Christina Gile, Grade 12, Winona HS, parents - Bert and Sabrina Gile, “The Mist-ery”, watercolor, art te ... 

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Cotter’s Amanda Blue to present senior vocal recital (05/16/2012)
The public is invited to enjoy an evening full of classical and contemporary music performed by Amanda on Saturday, May 19th at 6:30pm in the St. Celilia Theatre located on the Cotter campus.

Treats ... 

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Flute concert May 24 (05/16/2012)
Flutist Nicholas Handahl of Onlaska will present a flute recital at Old Main in Galesville Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. Handahl completed his Bachelor studies at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Cla ... 

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Historical group to hold open house (05/16/2012)
There will be an Open House at Minnesota City Historical Association Archives and historic First Baptist Church, 140 Mill Street, Minnesota City, Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon.   The public is in ... 

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St. Martin’s Strawberry Fest June 10 (05/16/2012)
St. Martin’s Strawberry Fest will be held Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 11:00A.M.-5:00 P.M. (rain or shine)at Sinclair Park (across from St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, 328 E. Broadway, Winona)

Chicken Di ... 

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WAPS District Office art gallery opening (05/16/2012)
Amazing student art work now lines the walls around the District Offices. Dr. Hannon was a moving force in this project and worked with our art faculty to make this wonderful gallery possible! Please ... 

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Tea with Dickens June 3 at The Pickwick Mill (05/13/2012)
Join us by The Pickwick Mill on Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 pm for a 200th Birthday Celebration for Charles Dickens, to whom Pickwick owes its name! We’ll be serving English tea in beautiful, collected vi ... 

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Winona School Orchestras Spring Festival May 17 (05/13/2012)
The Winona School Orchestras will present their Spring Orchestra Festival on Thursday, May 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Winona Middle School Auditorium.

This special concert provides the opportunity to en ... 

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Artwork by Monica Veraguth on display in Winona Public Library Bell Art Room (05/09/2012)
Local artist Monica Veraguth is displaying works of art at the Winona Public Library throughout May and June in the Bell Art Room located on the second floor. A variety of subjects are presented, incl ... 

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Reception at Red Horse (05/09/2012)
Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City will have an opening reception on May 12, 2012 for works by Ray Kiihne.

On exhibition will be paintings (new work) and Polaroids (altered). The opening will be held ... 

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GRSF announces volunteer opportunities, free programming for students 11 and up (05/06/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN is supported by a large group of community volunteers, entitled “Friends of Will.” These volunteers assist the Festival by distributing information, ... 

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Miss Winona Scholarship Program seeking candidates for 67th Annual Pageant (05/06/2012)
The Miss Winona Scholarship Program has announced its 2012 contestant recruitment campaign inviting all eligible young women to apply for participation in the September 13, 2012 competition.

Miss W ... 

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The life of Sam Whiting at WCHC May 9 (05/06/2012)
Winona Pioneer, Mariner, and Consul at Nassau 1862-63

Dr. William Crozier will present the life of Sam Whiting at the Winona County History Center, Wednesday, May 9 at 12:05 p.m.

Sam Whiting was  ... 

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Hard Hats to Black Tie’ dinner tickets available (05/02/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will be hosting its annual Hard Hats to Black Tie dinner & fundraising event, which includes a wonderful evening of friendship, dining and bidding on one- ... 

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Cotter High School Show Choir concert May 1 (04/29/2012)
The Cotter High School Show Choir will present their “End of the Year Concert” on Tuesday May 1st at 7:30 PM in the St. Cecilia Theatre. This concert will feature the Cotter Show Choir, vocal soloi ... 

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Marine Art Museum to receive Visit Winona’s Annual Tourism Award May 8 (04/29/2012)
Colleen Tollefson from Explore Minnesota Tourism, Guest Speaker

Visit Winona will present its Annual Tourism Award to the Minnesota Marine Art Museum on Tuesday, May 8, at the Winona County History ... 

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MMAM celebrates Minnesota Museums Month with two programs (04/29/2012)
May, 2012, is the inaugural celebration of the 600+ museums in Minnesota called Minnesota Museums Month. The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is proud to play a part in recognizing the important roles that ... 

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Contraband (04/25/2012)
By David Robinson -- Fans of “The Italian Job,” the 2003 remake starring Mark Wahlberg, will probably enjoy “Contraband,” available this coming week on DVD. The new release bears distinct similarities to the earlier film. ... 

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Jazz Quartet to play (04/25/2012)
The Winona Jazz Quartet will be playing at the Black Horse Bar and Grill on Saturday, April 28, from 6-10 p.m. The band features jazz standards, Latin, and blues. Members include Larry Price, piano; T ... 

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MCA to host free concert at the library (04/25/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present an informal music concert, Monday, April 30, at 5:15 p.m., in the Children’s Room of the Winona Public Library, 151 West 5th St.

This concert is f ... 

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senior events (04/25/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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‘Magic at the Museum’ event with Star Michaelina at Wabasha County Historical Society (04/22/2012)
The Wabasha County Historical Society is hosting a special “Magic at the Museum” event with comedic magician Star Michaelina on Sunday, May 20, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. The museum will be open until 4:00 p ... 

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Fresh Art Tour (04/22/2012)
May 18-20

The Fresh Art Tour this spring, May 18-19-20 (2012) is the 14th annual tour. It has grown in popularity as many attendees return year after year, bringing friends and family to share this ... 

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New Lincoln travel exhibit opens at WCHC (04/22/2012)
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition opening at the Winona County History Center on April 25 (opening reception April 24, 5 – 7 p.m.) examines how President Lincoln us ... 

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Saint Mary’s choirs to perform April 28 (04/22/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Patrick O’Shea, will present their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Chapel of St. Mary o ... 

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SMU Jazz Workshop Combos ‘Final Exam’ April 26 at Acoustic (04/22/2012)
Two Saint Mary’s University jazz workshop combos, directed by Dr. John Paulson and A. Eric Heukeshoven, will present a free performance Thursday, April 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Acoustic Café, 77 ... 

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Songs of faith concert May 2 (04/22/2012)
Spending weeks at a time traveling from coast to coast is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But with a soul full of music, and communities eager to listen and sing along, that’s exactly what Bryan M ... 

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WSHS art students participate in U.S. Congressional Art Competition and Show (04/22/2012)
The Winona Senior High School Art Department is pleased to announce the names of 5 very talented students who have had art or photography chosen to participate in the U.S. Congressional Art Competitio ... 

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‘Hard Hats to Black Tie’ dinner tickets available (04/18/2012)
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will be hosting its annual Hard Hats to Black Tie dinner & fundraising event, which includes a wonderful evening of friendship, dining and bidding on one- ... 

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Dance Repertory Company presents ‘Le Corsaire’ April 27-28 (04/18/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University 2011-2012 performance season concludes with the Dance Repertory Company in “Le Corsaire” Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at the SMU’s Page Theatre.

For close to four dec ... 

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GRSF to host ‘Concerts on the Green’ (04/18/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host its traditional “Concerts on the Green” this year. These musical performances take place rain or shine (the rain venue will be Winona State University’s ... 

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Saint Mary’s Conservatory Music Division spring concert April 23 (04/18/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will present a Music Division Spring Concert, Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at Valéncia Arts Center Recital Hall, 1164 West 10th St.

The concert will feature the ... 

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Poet Cary Waterman at Third Wednesday event April 18 (04/15/2012)
The Rural America Writers’ Center presents poet Cary Waterman as featured reader for the Third Wednesdays event, April 18th at 7 p.m. at the Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, Minnesota. din This eve ... 

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‘The Ballad of Gopher Gap’ dinner theatre production May 4-6 (04/11/2012)
Camp Winnebago Presents a dinner theatre production, “The Ballad of Gopher Gap”

May 4 & 5 (6:30 dinner/7:30 show) and May 6 (1:00 dinner/2:00 show)

Caledonia City Auditorium, Caledonia MN

$20 dinn ... 

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Folk music concert April 20 (04/11/2012)
Barb Ryman Concert

Folk Music

Chosen Bean Concert Series - final spring concert!

Friday April 20th at 7:30 / Doors open at 6:45

Located in the American Legion Room of the Chatfield Center for the ... 

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Many Hands Many Lands’ Fair Trade group event April 14 (04/11/2012)
On Saturday, April 14, the local Fair Trade group ‘Many Hands Many Lands’ brings the world to the historic Winona Knitting Mills Building, 902 East 2nd Street. Six vendors representing fair trade ora ... 

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Midwest Music Fest events at the Polish Museum (04/11/2012)
As part of the Midwest Music Fest we are offering two events at the Polish Museum. We are proud to present the Heritage Concert. In the museum you will be treated to music taken from the archives of t ... 

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MWMF tickets for Greg Brown available (04/11/2012)
Anyone wishing to see Greg Brown with Joe & Vicki Price at Somsen Auditorium on April 21st is encouraged to purchase a specific ticket for the concert, as it is the only reserved-seating event at MWMF ... 

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Solo student art show at WSU (04/11/2012)
Solo student art show at WSU

Winona State University will present “Deformography,” a select senior art show, April 16-20 in the Weber Gallery in Watkins Hall.

The show will feature work by senior  ... 

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Student art show at WSU (04/11/2012)
Winona State University will present “Niche,” a Senior Group Exhibition, April 16-20 in the Paul Watkins Gallery in Watkins Hall.

“Niche” is a mixed media collection of works, united through themes o ... 

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WRC gala April 14 (04/11/2012)
The Women’s Resource Center cordially invites the public to their 25th annual Gala and auction. It will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Winona Elks Lodge. “Twist the Night Away” is the theme and  ... 

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WSU presents ‘This Wide Night’ (04/11/2012)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance (THAD) will present “This Wide Night” by Chlöe Moss at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre  ... 

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Lanesboro Arts Center reception April 14 (04/08/2012)
Lanesboro Arts Center

reception April 14

Bernadette Mahfood of Winona is 1 of 15 Minnesota Artists featured in “Land by Hand: Fiber Artists Explore Place” Exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center, presen ... 

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Next Page Series production a retelling of ‘Peter & the Wolf’ (04/08/2012)

For the final Saint Mary’s University Page Series production of the season, the Pushcart Players will bring the classic tale of “Peter & The Wolf” to life Tuesday, April 17.

The show, scheduled for ... 

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WH hosts Author’s Luncheon (04/08/2012)
Winona Health Auxiliary will host an Author Luncheon on Monday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. at Westfield Golf Course, 1460 W. 5th Street in Winona.

This year’s luncheon features three Minnesota authors,  ... 

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Ballroom dance April 13 (04/04/2012)
he Winona Area Ballroom Dance Club invites the public to a dance on Friday, April 13th from 7:30pm to 11:00pm with music provided by the Larry Busch Band. Come early for a delicious buffet, featurin ... 

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Director’s tour with Andrew Maus at Marine Art Museum (04/04/2012)
On Thursday, April 26th from 4-5 p.m., Executive Director of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Andrew Maus, will lead a personal tour of the Museum’s galleries.

During this casual one-hour tour, Maus ... 

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Old Main ‘Spring Fling’ April 14 (04/04/2012)
The Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center in Galesville will present its Spring Fling Saturday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. The show will feature two Broadway hit song and dance numbers, ragtime an ... 

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Paulson goes out on high note with jazz concert April 13 at SMU (04/04/2012)
Dr. John Paulson, directing his final SMU jazz ensemble and jazz combo concert, will go out on a high note 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Page Theatre. Alumni and friends will join Paulson and S ... 

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Spring art tour set for May 18-20 (04/04/2012)
Fragrant spring flowers and lush rolling hills entice the senses as you travel the winding roads and quaint villages of the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River valleys of Western Wisconsin. You are invited  ... 

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HealingScapes: Winona Health photo competition voting open to the community April 2 - 20 (04/01/2012)
Beginning Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 20, community members are invited to vote for their favorite photo in Winona Health’s HealingScapes photo competition. The contest is being held to cele ... 

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Mid West Music Fest seeking volunteers (04/01/2012)
Mid West Music Fest, which will be held in Winona April 19-21, has volunteer opportunities still available. In exchange for 5 hours of service, volunteers will receive a full 3-day pass which allows  ... 

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SMU April Arts calendar of events (04/01/2012)
SMU Theatre & Dance Department presents:

SPLaSH (Short Play Showcase)

W, March 28 – Sat, March 31, 7:30pm

SU, April 1, 3:00pm

Academy Theatre, Valéncia Arts Center

$10 Adults, $5 Seniors & Studen ... 

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WRC Gala, auction April 14 (04/01/2012)
The Women’s Resource Center cordially invites the public to their 25th annual Gala and auction. It will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Winona Elks Lodge. “Twist the Night Away” is the theme and li ... 

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WSU presents Easton Corbin and Elenowen (04/01/2012)
The Winona State University Annual Spring Concert will feature Easton Corbin and Elenowen, along with Tennessee native Russell Dickerson, at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in McCown Gym.

Easton Corbin is b ... 

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Call to artists! New exhibit at Wings Over Alma (03/28/2012)
Attention area artists! Wings Over Alma, a nature and art center, hosts rotating art exhibitions throughout the year and would like to announce the theme of their upcoming art exhibit: “Hidden Treasur ... 

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Children’s art classes at Winona Arts Center (03/28/2012)
Paper Capers - Children’s Art Workshops

The Winona Arts Center will hold a series of free Inspire Children’s Art Workshops titled PAPER CAPERS Saturdays, March 31 and April 14 & 28 from 1:00-3:00 pm. ... 

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Wings Over Alma spring birding event (03/28/2012)
On Saturday, Sunday, April 29th, Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center is sponsoring their annual spring birding event. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to enjoy birding by mini-rail train throu ... 

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Winona Film Society weekend events (03/28/2012)
The Winona Film Society will present “Ghost Bird” this weekend March 30th & 31st. This feature length documentary is about the extinct (or maybe not) Ivory-billed woodpecker, a small town in Arkansas ... 

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WMS Drama Club presents ‘Mirror Image’ (03/28/2012)
Don’t miss the WMS musical comedy, “Mirror Image”, this Friday, March 30 at 7 pm; and Saturday, March 31 at 3 pm at the WMS. This show presents a whole new side of some longtime fairytale favorites. C ... 

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WSHS cancer awareness exhibit (03/28/2012)
A Collaborative Effort by the Senior Studio Class Presented as a Community Service Project to the Students, Faculty and Staff of Winona Senior High School.

In support of the American Cancer Society ... 

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FCRP production of ‘You Can’t Take it With You’ opens this week (03/25/2012)
The Fountain City River Players and the City of Fountain City will be presenting You Can’t Take it With You beginning Wednesday March 28th. You can’t take it with you was written by Moss Hart and Geo ... 

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‘You Can’t Take It With You’ opens March 28th (03/21/2012)
The 8th spring play for the Fountain City River Players, “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, opens March 28 and runs through April 1, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain nightly and ... 

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DNR: Residents, dealers reminded to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations (03/21/2012)
Spring boat shows are popular this time of year, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations before investing in new equip ... 

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Book binding class at Winona Arts Center (03/18/2012)
The Winona Arts Center will hold a bookbinding class for adults on Saturday, March 24, 9 am­ 12 pm. In this workshop, we will make a limp paper bindings (example in picture), which have a soft but ver ... 

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Friends of the Refuge Headwaters Youth Photo Contest (03/18/2012)
Area youth have the opportunity to flaunt their skills in photography by taking part in the second annual Friends of the Refuge Headwaters Youth Photo Contest.

Youth up-to and including 18 year olds, ... 

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Jon Hassler Theater season kick off March 23 (03/18/2012)
Nautilus Music-Theater to present “John and Jen”

The 2012 season of the Jon Hassler Theater is set to begin March 23rd with the opening of John and Jen, a Nautilus Music-Theater production that probe ... 

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River City Ballroom Dancers event March 24 (03/18/2012)
River City Ballroom Dancers invite you to attend their upcoming dance on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The evening begins with optional Foxtrot and Samba lessons at 7 p.m. followed by dancing from 8 to 10 ... 

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Saint Mary’s to offer three plays through ‘SPLaSH’ March 28-April 1 (03/18/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Theatre and Dance Department invites the public to the spring “SPLaSH” series — three one-act plays produced by students — March 28 through April 1. The plays will be held  ... 

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Winona Arts Center member exhibit (03/18/2012)

Celebrate our early spring by attending the Winona Arts Center Member Exhibit! The opening reception is Thursday, March 22, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibit continues until April 22, 2012. Many art for ... 

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Winona Film Society event this weekend (03/14/2012)
The Winona Film Society will present the film “Protektor” this weekend March, 16th and 17th. A Czech journalist joins a Prague radio station that broadcasts Nazi propaganda in order to protect his Jew ... 

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2012 Flyway Film Festival call for entries now open (03/11/2012)
The 5th Annual Flyway Film Festival (October 18-21, 2012) announces the opening of its 2012 Call for Entries.

Flyway, a premier destination festival for regional, domestic U.S. and international emer ... 

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A new Minnesota Marine Art Museum exhibit starting March 25 (03/11/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is the public home of the Burrichter/Kierlin Marine Art Collection, one of the finest collections of its kind in the country. Drawn largely from this prolific collectio ... 

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Auditions for Home and Community Options, Inc ‘The Sound of Music’ (03/11/2012)
Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre in Winona will be alive with the sound of music when Home and Community Options, Inc. of Winona presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC as their annual musical production. Wr ... 

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Easter EGG-Stravaganza April 5-6 at Children’s Museum (03/11/2012)
Don’t worry about the weather interfering with your Easter egg hunt: Do your hunting indoors at the Children’s Museum’s Easter EGG-Stravaganza. This year, we offer two dates/times for you to choose fr ... 

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GRSF season preview March 25 (03/11/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Season Preview on Sunday March 25th from 4:00-6:00 PM, in conjunction the Winona County History Center, where the event will be held. Several ... 

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Saint Mary’s senior art show March 24-May 12 (03/11/2012)
Saint Mary’s University seniors will display their artwork in the show “Boundaries Fade” March 24 through May 12 in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

The first group of artists, displaying March 24  ... 

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SMU Page Series to host Canadian trio Vishtén (03/11/2012)
The Canadian trio Vishtén will take to the Saint Mary’s Page Theatre stage 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, with spirited percussive rhythms, impressive three-part harmonies and high-stepping footwork.  ... 

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Spring into the Winona County History Center (03/11/2012)
The Winona County History Center has many fun activities, programs, exhibits and events planned this spring. The popular “Food For Thought: Lunchtime Learning Series” is free and open to the public. A ... 

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The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit at Viterbo March 18 (03/11/2012)
Children and their adult companions will be delighted as the classic children’s tale comes to life on the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre stage in The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit at  ... 

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Tickets available for ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ (03/11/2012)
Fountain City River Players and the City of Fountain City announce ticket availability for the spring production of “You Can’t Take It With You.” Outlets are Hardt’s Music and Audio and Midtown Foods  ... 

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WSHS artwork featured at Marine Art Museum (03/11/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and the Winona Senior High School Art Department are pleased to present a selection of work from students from the Painting, Advanced Painting and Senior Studio classes ... 

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Evening of poetry March 27 (03/04/2012)
The Winona State University Retiree Center will host “Poetry Anyone?” from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Winona County History Center.

This evening of poetry will be presented by Winona’s r ... 

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WRC Gala April 14 (03/04/2012)
The Women’s Resource Center 25th annual Gala and auction will be held on April 14, from 7:00 p.m.-12:oo a.m. at the Winona Elks Lodge. This year’s theme is “Twist the Night Away” and live music will b ... 

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WSU holds ArtMuse (03/04/2012)
Winona State University’s art department will host the annual “ArtMuse: Student Juried Exhibition” through Wednesday, March 21, in Paul Watkins and Weber Galleries, Watkins Hall.

ArtMuse is designed  ... 

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Cotter High School Choir spring concert March 8 (02/29/2012)
The Cotter High School Music Department presents a

Choir Spring Concert on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the St. Cecilia Theatre. Performing groups will include the Cotter High School Con ... 

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Cotter jazz March 4 (02/29/2012)
Join the Cotter Junior High and Cotter High School Jazz Bands this Sunday, March 4th at Jefferson’s Pub and Grill. The bands, along with some smooth sounding jazz combos will perform from 4-6:30pm. T ... 

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Hugo (02/29/2012)
By David Robinson -- Martin Scorsese made his considerable and well-deserved reputation on the strength of films about gangsters, murderers, thugs, and crooked cops. He is a master of showing the violent life on the mean ... 

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March events at SMU Performance Center (02/29/2012)
March 12- April 4

Artist Marcia Thompson, recent work, “Nordic Roots”

Ben Miller Lobby of the Performance Center

TH, March 15, 7:30pm

SMU Music presents:

SMU Chamber Singers Homecoming Concert

C ... 

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Senior Events (02/29/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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WH announces HealingScapes: A photo competition to enhance patient rooms (02/29/2012)
In honor of the hospital’s 50th anniversary at its current location, and in celebration of transitioning to all single-occupancy patient rooms in April, Winona Health is conducting a regional photo co ... 

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WSU hosts ‘No Place Called Home’ (02/27/2012)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will host “No Place Called Home” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

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‘Instruments of Fashion’ opens at Winona County History Center March 1 (02/26/2012)
From the ornate and colorful gowns of the late 1800s to the flirtatious patterns of the 1960s to the massive shoulder pads of the early 1990s, the Winona County Historical Society is bringing out piec ... 

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24 Hour Theatre Show at WSU (02/26/2012)
THAD) will present the third annual “24 Hour Theatre Show” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Performing Arts Center’s Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre. THAD students will gather at 7 p.m. March 2 ... 

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Cast and crew selected for FC River Players spring play (02/26/2012)
The cast and crew for the upcoming Fountain City River Players 8th spring production of “You Can’t Take It With You” has been selected. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will be performed on the Foun ... 

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Silent film show Feb. 29 (02/26/2012)
Winona State University will present “Dickens Before Sound,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

This collection of silent films includes many adaptations of Dic ... 

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GRSF announces free ‘Chill with Will’ performance for ages 11-18 (02/22/2012)
The Great River Shakespeare Festival is proud to announce a FREE “Chill with Will” performance available to all students ages 11-18. Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. of Winona, MN, is partnering wit ... 

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MMAM receives grant from Minnesota State Arts Board (02/19/2012)
Representative Gene Pelowski (DFL-Winona) announced today that the Minnesota Marine Art Museum of Winona will receive a $27,715 grant from the State Arts Board. The grant from the Minnesota State Art ... 

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SMU brings ‘Duck for President,’ other stories to stage Feb. 29 (02/19/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Page Series will bring “Duck for President” and other favorite children’s stories to life Wednesday, Feb. 29, in SMU’s Page Theatre.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Theatreworks U ... 

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Events at the Friendship Center (02/15/2012)
The Winona Senior Friendship Center is open to all individuals age 55 and over. For more information about our classes, hours, or nominal class or participation fees, please stop in or call 507-454-5 ... 

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Homer Church Gospel Hour (02/15/2012)
The Homer Church Gospel Hour will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 9 AM at the historic church on Old Homer Road, Homer Minnesota. Our special musical witness will be Ron Haugen, Vocal & guitar.  ... 

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The Tree of Life (02/15/2012)
By David Robinson -- “The Tree of Life” has been out on DVD for some time now, but its recent nomination for Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director make a review of it timely. I’m guessing that neither the movie nor d ... 

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This poet wants to be 'unordinary' (02/15/2012)
By Sarah Squires -- The front cover of his glossy new book says it all: All I want to be is... unordinary.

Ordinary is about the last word a person would use to describe Gavin Herber. At 18, just out of high school, he’ ... 

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‘Guys and Dolls’ on stage Feb. 23-26 at Saint Mary’s (02/12/2012)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” from Feb. 23-26.

The Tony-Award-winning musical, with music and lyrics by Frank  ... 

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Special MMAM program for family membership holders (02/08/2012)
On Saturday, February 25 from 1-2:30 p.m., the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will host a special program for Museum members who hold a family membership. The program will begin with a gallery tour of th ... 

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WCHS Museum open house activities (02/08/2012)
The Winona County Historical Society is hosting its Annual Museum Open House at the History Center this Sunday from Noon - 4 p.m. Along with a plethora of fun family activities, the Society will welco ... 

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WSU presents ‘Dancescape’ (02/05/2012)
The Winona State University (WSU) Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Dancescape 2012” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16, 17 and 18, on the Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage. ... 

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Fun for all ages: Free Museum open house February 12 (02/01/2012)
The Winona County History Center will host its annual Museum Open House on Sunday, February 12 from Noon - 4 p.m. Several new fun family activities are added to the list this year. Museum docents will ... 

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Unique Nia program at MMAM (01/29/2012)
On Wednesday, February 1st from 5:30 - 6:20 p.m., the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will be offering a unique opportunity to excite your senses through art and movement.

This program will begin by lo ... 

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Auditions for ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ Feb. 12 (01/25/2012)
Fountain City River Players and the City of Fountain City announce upcoming auditions for their 8th spring play YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. This Pulitzer Prize winne ... 

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Decorah Eagle Nest Cam is topic at Wabasha luncheon Feb. 11 (01/25/2012)
On Saturday, February 11, 2012, the National Eagle Center is pleased to welcome Bob Anderson, of the Raptor Resource Project, to share stories about the Decorah Eagle Nest camera project.

Millions we ... 

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Denim & Diamond Gala tickets on sale (01/25/2012)
Tickets for the Foundation for WAPS’ “Denim & Diamonds Gala” are on sale now with all proceeds to benefit technology/SMART boards in the classroom. This event is sponsored by Merchants Bank and Winon ... 

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Events at the Children’s Museum (01/25/2012)
A Night in Oz Overnight (5:30pm Friday to 9:00am Saturday) Feb. 24-25, 2012 (register by 2/14)

Follow the yellow brick road and explore the book-based Wonderful Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit. Hands- ... 

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Frank Fest II Jan. 28 (01/25/2012)
Frank Fest II will be held on Saturday, January 28th 2012 at Wellington’s Pub & Grill, 1428 W. Service Dr., Westgate Shopping Center, Winona, MN, 507-452-2103.

One of Winona’s finest drummers, Frank  ... 

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FRFF holds silent auction for DNR painting (01/25/2012)
The original painting for the poster of Mississippi River ecology used by the Minnesota DNR will be available by silent auction at the Frozen River Film Festival, Saturday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1: ... 

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FRFF program changes, events (01/25/2012)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Elaine Evans will speak directly after Queen of the Sun in SLC 120 not Performing Arts Center.

Producer, Paul Von Stoetzel will be appearing with The Price Of Sand

KI ... 

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WSU presents ‘The View from Here’ (01/25/2012)
The Winona State University Art Department will present “The View from Here,” a collection of works by Dana Fritz and David Zalaznik, Feb. 1-22 in the Paul Watkins Art Gallery.

Zalaznik, a native of  ... 

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Riverway students host river photography exhibit (01/22/2012)
Riverway Learning Community’s secondary students (7th through 12th grade) will be hosting a photography exhibit at Mugby Junction Coffeehouse, 451 Huff St. in Winona. The exhibit will feature over 40 ... 

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Annual ‘Eagles On Ice’ fundraiser Jan. 22 (01/18/2012)
On Saturday, January 22nd, Wings Over Alma will host its annual “Eagles On Ice” Fundraiser at the Nature & Art Center located at 118 North Main Street in Alma, Wisconsin. The public is invited to par ... 

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Bring a few friends and ‘Meet Me at the Blue Bayou!’ (01/18/2012)
Guests of WACS 3rd Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser are sure to have big fun on the Bayou!

The third-annual Winona Area Catholic Schools Mardi Gras presents...”Meet Me at the Blue Bayou!” at Riverport In ... 

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Winter Pops Concert January 19 (01/15/2012)
The Winona Senior High School Orchestra and the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra will present their Winter Pops Concert on Thursday, January 19, at 7:30 p .m. in the WSHS Auditorium.

The public is invited ... 

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Faculty to display diverse art at Saint Mary’s (01/11/2012)

Seven faculty members from Saint Mary’s University’s Department of Art & Design will exhibit their work Jan. 19 through March 18 at SMU’s Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

The show, “Verisimilitude,”  ... 

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Frozen River Film Festival passes now on sale (01/11/2012)
The Box Office is located at the Great River Shakespeare Festival Office at 79 East 3rd St. in downtown Winona.

Box office hours will be from 10 AM – 2 PM every Monday-Saturday starting January 2nd a ... 

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McKnight Award artist exhibit at WSU (01/11/2012)
Five McKnight Award Artists are exhibiting their work at the Paul Watkins Gallery on the campus of Winona State University through January 25. Pieces by Jonas Arčikauskas, Heather Nameth Bren, L ... 

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Saint Mary’s Page Series welcomes Yuval Ron Ensemble Jan. 24 (01/11/2012)
The Yuval Ron Ensemble will enlighten audiences with a mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Saint Mary’s University. This Page Series event is scheduled for 7:30  ... 

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Winona Film Society event Jan. 14-15 (01/11/2012)
The Winona Film Society will present the film, “Human Resource Manager” this weekend Friday & Saturday, January 13th & 14th. This offbeat film is about an unsual road trip. An unhappy human resourc ... 

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GRSF in local schools (01/04/2012)
This January, five teaching artists from the Great River Shakespeare Festival are coming to Winona to provide educational programming to area students.

From January 2nd to January 13th, 2012 member ... 

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MCA announces registration open house January 5 (01/04/2012)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts announces the semester II registration open house, Thursday, January 5, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th Street, Winona.

Registrat ... 

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MMAM partnership events with Frozen River Film Fest (01/04/2012)
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM)will be partnering with the Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) to host a variety of events over the FRFF weekend in support and celebration of the vibrant arts sce ... 

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The New Deal comes to Winona (01/04/2012)
During the Great Depression, New Deal programs brought relief to America’s poor and helped stabilize its economy. Find out how at “Uncle Sam’s New Deal,” a new exhibit at the Winona County History Ce ... 

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Winona County Historical Society winter programs (01/04/2012)

The Winona County Historical Society will be offering the following programs and events during January and February. Our Food For Thought lunchtime learning series is packed with a great variety of  ... 

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WSU co-sponsors theatre production of ‘Joan of Arc’ (01/01/2012)
The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance will partner with Theatre du Mississippi and the Nautilus Music Theater of St. Paul to bring “Joan of Arc” to WSU. 

Performances will be h ... 

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Costello & Hipps Holiday Performances (12/21/2011)
Come celebrate the holidays with Costello & Hipps:

The Tom Hipps Trio, Dec. 23, Piggys, 8:00-11:30

Costello & Hipps, Dec. 30, The Waterfront, 8:00-11:00

Tom Hipps & The Shakers, Dec. 31, Westfield, ... 

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New Year’s Eve owl prowl (12/21/2011)
Looking for a different kind of hooting and hollering on New Year’s Eve? Spend the evening calling for owls in Houston! We could see or hear Eastern Screech-Owls, Barred Owls, Great Horned Owls, and ... 

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Winona as a jazz magnet? (12/21/2011)
Spearheaded by Dr Rich MacDonald, Director of Jazz Studies at Winona State University, representatives from a variety of Winona area jazz groups met to pursue the possibility of a single unified voice ... 

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Taff Roberts to read ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ at Plainview Writers’ Center (12/18/2011)
Taff Roberts, storyteller, will be the featured guest at the December 21st Third Wednesday program at the Rural America Writers’ Center in Plainview. Roberts will perform Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Chr ... 

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Reading by ‘the Grinch’ (12/14/2011)
On Saturday, Dec. 17th at 10:30 a.m. How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be read by THE GRINCH.

Reading will take place at Paperbacks and Pieces bookstore located at 429 Mankato Ave.

Bring the kids  ... 

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WMS winter band concert Dec. 15 (12/14/2011)

The Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands will present their annual Winter Band Concert on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30pm in the WMS Auditorium.

The 7th grade band will open the con ... 

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‘Blue Heron Consort’ annual holiday concert Dec. 18 (12/11/2011)
The “Blue Heron Consort” will present their Fourteenth annual holiday concert Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

The ensemble’s annual Christmas program is a Winona holiday tradition, r ... 

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Christmas brass concert at St. Michael’s in Fountain City (12/11/2011)
The St. Michael’s Brass will present a free concert Friday, December 16, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fountain City. Come enjoy the familiar sacred carols of the Christmas s ... 

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WACS holiday Christmas concerts (12/11/2011)
St. Stanislaus Elementary School Christmas Band Concert will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011. Students in grades 5-6 will perform at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Stan’s gym. 6th grade ensembles will pe ... 

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Cotter annual Winter Band Concert December 11 (12/07/2011)
The Cotter High School Bands will present their annual Winter Band Concert on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. in St Cecilia Theatre. The Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, w ... 

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Lauren Pelon morning concert at Alma High School Dec. 13 (12/07/2011)

Lauren Pelon's "Listening for Peace" Performance will come to Alma High School Tuesday Morning December 13th at 10:00 AM. This is a free performance sponsored by the Alma Public Li ... 

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Remembering Pearl Harbor event Dec. 10 at Wings Over Alma (12/07/2011)

Do you have stories of WWII? Do you have artifacts or souvenirs of WWII tucked away in your closet or a trunk? Bring your stories and things along and join in an open-discussion hosted at Wings Ov ... 

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Ridgeway Community School Winter Holiday Music Program December 9 (12/07/2011)
The preschool to fifth grade students from Ridgeway Community School will present their Winter Holiday Concert “Sights and Sounds of the Holidays” on Friday, December 9th. The public is invited to at ... 

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Winona Middle School Winter Band Concert Dec. 15 (12/07/2011)
The Winona Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands will present their annual Winter Band Concert on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30pm in the WMS Auditorium.

The 7th grade band will open the concer ... 

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Caroling by Candlelight December 9 (12/04/2011)
It is time to gather together under Winona’s most famous, lighted holiday tree for song. Caroling by Candlelight is Friday, December 9, 2011 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Windom Park. Sponsored by the Win ... 

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Cotter HS Choirs annual Christmas Concert Dec. 8 (12/04/2011)
The Cotter High School Choirs will present their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, located on the Cotter campus, on the corner  ... 

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December family programs at MMAM (12/04/2011)
On Saturday, December 10th, from 11 a.m. - Noon, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum will hold a Holiday Family Hour. This is an opportunity for families with children 10 and under to come enjoy the holid ... 

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Miraculous Christmas Wish Radio Show Dec. 16 at St. Felix (12/04/2011)

Good Morning, Middletown! Murphy in the Morning is on the air broadcasting live from the mall, and the phone lines are open taking requests for special Christmas wishes, ready to make the winning wi ... 

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Page Theatre December events (12/04/2011)

SMU Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and World Drum Ensemble

Friday, December 9, 7:30pm

Adults $10, Seniors & Students $5

Page Theatre

SMU Choirs:

Lessons and Carols Concert

Saturday, December 10, 7 ... 

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Holiday concert Dec. 4 (11/30/2011)
The Winona State University Department of Music presents the 11th annual “Holiday Concert for the Hungry” featuring the WSU Chamber Orchestra and WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4,  ... 

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Holiday Sale December 4 (11/30/2011)
Martye Allen and Kathy Greden will host their Holiday Sale on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the home of Kathy and Dave Christenson, 275 Harriet Street, Winona.

Martye Allen, a cerami ... 

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Jazz Holiday Concert Dec. 2 (11/30/2011)
The Winona State University Jazz Ensemble will host its annual holiday dance from 7-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Westfield Golf Club, 1460 W. Fifth St.

The Jazz Ensemble will feature big band dance  ... 

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National Eagle Center open house Dec. 3 (11/30/2011)
Saturday, December 3rd, Harriet and the National Eagle Center will be hosting an open house and giving away gifts to visitors to the National Eagle Center.

Harriet is one of five rescued eagles that  ... 

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Oyster stew and chili at Cedar Valley Church (11/30/2011)
The men of Cedar Valley Lutheran Church will hold their annual Oyster Stew and Chili Dinner on Sunday, December 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featured will be oyster stew, chili, sandwiches, gelatin ... 

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Sing-Along concert Dec. 3 (11/30/2011)
For the 18th consecutive year, the Winona State University Music Department and performers from the Winona community will present the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 ... 

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WACS Mardi Gras Feb. 11 (11/30/2011)
Preparations are underway for the Third Annual WACS Mardi Gras, “Meet Me at the Blue Bayou!” Save the date for Saturday, February 11, 2012.

The evening will include cocktails, authentic Cajun menu,  ... 

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December art show (11/27/2011)
Fine Artist Mary Singer will be having a one woman show at the Winona Public Library Art room for the month of December. December 1st from 5 to 7 PM is the opening reception. The title of the show  ... 

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SMU jazz, percussion groups to join talents for Dec. 9 concert (11/27/2011)
The 18-piece Saint Mary’s University Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo I and World Drum Ensemble will combine for an evening of hot jazz to melt away the chill of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in SM ... 

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WSHS Orchestra holiday concert Dec. 1 (11/27/2011)
The WSHS Orchestra will present a Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the High School Auditorium. This concert offers a time not only to enjoy the wonderful music of the season, but also to do so ... 

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Good Lovelies to usher in holidays Dec. 1 at SMU (11/23/2011)
Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies will take the stage at Saint Mary’s University on Dec. 1

The Page Series will welcome this award-winning Canadian trio at 7:30 p.m. in  ... 

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Holiday music with Patti (11/23/2011)
Let’s begin the Christmas season by joining Patti Darbo with her guitar as she leads us in a sing-a-long of favorite holiday songs. The Winona Senior High Concert Choir will give mini concert and joi ... 

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Old Fashioned Christmas open house Dec. 3-4 (11/23/2011)
The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Open House, Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, from 1-4 p.m. at the museum complex  ... 

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PULSE Christmas event Dec. 8 (11/23/2011)
A PULSE Christmas Event Featuring Sara Groves, Leeland, Dave Lubben, and a Message from Nick Hall

December 8th, 7:00PM

Doors open 6:00PM

Somsen Auditorium

175 W. Mark St., Winona 55987

A multi-m ... 

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Ridgeway Community School hosts holiday craft, gift and scholastic book fair Dec. 3 (11/23/2011)
Ridgeway Community School hosts the Annual Ridgeway Holiday Craft, Gift and Scholastic Book Fair on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Cotter jazz concert Nov. 21 (11/16/2011)
The Cotter High School Music Department will present its annual Fall Jazz Concert on Monday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Cecilia Theatre. The concert will feature Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II, Combo ... 

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Winona Arts Center event Nov. 19 (11/16/2011)
Duluth singer/songwriters Bill and Kate Isles will perform 7pm Saturday evening, November 19 in the Winona Arts Center, East 5th and Franklin Streets. They are a nationally touring duo whose songs are ... 

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