Winona Sunset Lions Club will be serving Clark’s award winning secret recipe on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elk’s Club, Highway 61, in Goodview. Takeout only, tickets on sale at the door $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Local author Merle Hanson will be at Paperback and Pieces on December 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign his book, “Ageless Winona.”

The popular tradition of the River Arts Alliance Art  Schmooze is back on Friday, December 10, from 5-7 p.m. at Blue Heron Coffeehouse located at 162 West Second Street in Winona. This event is free and open to the public. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test within the past 72 hou…

The community is invited to an open house at the Winona Public Library on December 9 between 4 and 6 p.m. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Youth Services Department and the unveiling of the long-awaited teen mural project. 

Santa is coming to Goodview this Saturday, December 4. Grab the family and join us for the 20th Annual Goodview Holiday Lighted parade starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of Sixth Street and 44th Avenue and make its way to the Elk's Lodge in Goodview. The Goodview Activ…

December is rich with celebrations of many different events and cultural and faith traditions. Please join us on December 4, 2021, from 1-5 p.m. for Holidaze, a time to celebrate some of those traditional events, at the Winona Arts Center located at 228 East Fifth Street in Winona.

Chemist Dr. Bruce Bender will give a presentation, “The Chemical History of Candle,” Thursday night, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Old Main in Galesville as a tribute to the famed 19th century chemist, Michael Faraday. Faraday, of London, England, who lived from 1791 to 1867, grew up with an impov…

Rev. Jim Riley will be the show host and storyteller for “Christmas at Old Main” Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. The story Jim has written is “Hooray for Rudolph” — not about the reindeer, but about a boy in fifth grade. Bobbi Jo Brandt will be the featured vocal soloist. Cathy Kreisel, …

Throughout the winter, the naturalists at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha will be leading field trips and personalized habitat tours for bird watchers interested in seeing eagles, golden eagles, tundra swans, and additional waterfowl up close. The National Eagle Center facility will rem…

Join Hope Lutheran High School for worship and a Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. at St. Martin's Lutheran Church. 

The Winona Bird Club offers a free, kid-friendly program with a live peregrine falcon and American kestrel December 1, at 7 p.m., at the Winona Friendship Center. We’ll also participate in the Annual Audubon Christmas Count on December 18.

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while you shop for holiday gifts and décor with a wide selection of goods from local artisans on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Polish Museum Annex Building, 363 East Second Street in Winona. Easy parking in front or rear of building and refreshments are avail…

John Paulson’s big band returns to Winona on Saturday, December 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening of exciting and original contemporary jazz at Wellington’s Pub and Grill. Admission is free and all contributions will be directed to the Winona Food Shelf program offered by Winona Volun…

Rabbi Shlomie Greene will ignite a public Chanukah menorah erected at Levee Park Patio in Winona at 5 p.m. followed by a community-wide celebration on Monday, November 29, 2021, the second night of the eight-day holiday. The ceremony, organized by Chabad of Southern Minnesota will feature di…

The Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street, is pleased to host musician Mike Munson on Saturday, November 27, at 7 p.m. Mike would rather be playing guitar more than anything else, and he is grateful for the last 10 years he has spent doing just that. With country blues as his guidepost, …

Explore beautiful paintings of “Land and Sky” by Jon Erickson, showing at the Winona County History Center Slaggie Family Lobby Gallery, November 23 through January 16, 2022. There is an opening reception Tuesday, November 23, 4-6 p.m. The show and reception are free and open to the public. …

In April, H3O Jazz Trio and Island City Brewing Company began raising funds for area nonprofits as part of their popular monthly Jazz Jams. The continuing generosity of Jazz Jam patrons resulted a record $1,125 being donated to the Winona Symphony Orchestra in October bringing total contribu…

Hope Lutheran High School invites you to our fall auction on Saturday, November 13, at the Riverport Inn in Winona. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. You can stop at Restored Blessings in the Winona Mall, and purchase a pre-sale ticket for just $10. Ticket includes admission, a drink, and hors d'oeuvr…

The public is invited to join Winona area veterans organizations and volunteers in honoring our veterans. There will be a formal Veterans Day ceremony conducted by local veterans organizations at 11 a.m. on November 11 at the Veterans Memorial and Lake Park Bandshell in Winona. This year’s p…

On Thursday, November 11, the American Legion Club Post #90 in Lewiston will have a turkey supper to support our vets. Call 507-523-2515 to order takeout.

Winona State University (WSU) Department of Theatre & Dance announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s “All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.” T…

The Winona Senior High School (WSHS) Theatre Group will perform “42nd Street” on Friday, November 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 20, at 1 and 7 p.m. in the WSHS Auditorium at Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Avenue in Winona. 

Aric Sampson will be the show host for this year’s Musical Extravaganza at Old Main in Galesville Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Aric and his dad, Rick, are musicians well known to the region. Other well-known musicians and neighbors will include Sally Reimer and friends; Eddie Kim, who …

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Fine and Performing Arts will perform “The 39 Steps,” adapted by Patrick Barlow, Thursday through Saturday, November 4-6, in Page Theatre. All shows in the 2021-2022 academic year are free and open to the public. 

Local volunteers will again be hosting a 24-hour Vigil at Veterans Park by the Lake Winona bandshell on Veterans Day, November 11. The vigil starts at midnight (0000 hours) and ends at midnight (2400 hrs). Volunteer watch standers post every hour on the hour to honor our veterans. Veterans a…

Bridges Health is a student-led, faculty-guided program through Winona State University that provides free health, wellness, and social services to all individuals and families throughout the Winona region. Bridges Health has five sites and virtual programming that provides health and wellne…

We are back! The Grace Presbyterian Church Holiday Fair is on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at 222 East Broadway in Winona. Treasures include: the Second Hand Shop, books, crafts, jewelry and Rada Cutlery. No food will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

Cochrane-Fountain City Schools (C-FC) will present a second world-class play this fall. After a year and a half without a theatrical production, C-FC presented a comedic play, “Departures and Arrivals,” in April which delighted audiences. Many students and the directing team return this fall…

The Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center in Galesville will celebrate George Gale’s birthday on Sunday, November 7, at 1:30 p.m. with a program of tributes that will recognize the work of Kenneth Kopp, Dorothy Twesme, Elmer Petersen, Robyn Docken, and Gary Olson to form the present …

The Winona Arts Center (WAC), 228 East Fifth Street, is pleased to offer a two-for-one concert featuring the woodwind quintet Frankly My Dears and Flutistry, on Saturday November 6, 2021, at 7 p.m. as part of the WAC Fall Music Series. 

The Winona Film Society, located in the Winona Arts Center, 228 East Fifth Street, is offering award winning films by foreign and independent filmmakers. Films are shown at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a coffeehouse available at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. 

The Kensington, located at 157 West Third Street in Winona, will be open to the public for trick or treating from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.

The Winona Health Volunteers’ annual Holiday Happiness begins Wednesday, November 10, in the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop on the first floor of the hospital, 855 Mankato Avenue in Winona. Holiday Happiness offers a festive variety of items including decorations, clothing and accessories, and gi…