Special Events

Special Events at the Friendship Center are fun for all!

The Winona Friendship Center hosts many special events throughout the year. Whether it is a picnic by the lake, musical entertainment, or a party, fun can be had by all who attend!  Pre-registration and payment required.

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW Facilitator: Corrine Mullen

Wed               Nov 2             1-2 p.m.                              Members: $3

  • Come and see the exclusive Christopher and Banks Holiday Fashion Line
  • Fashions for your holiday parties, gift giving and winter fun
  • Modeled by our own Winona Friendship Center members
  • Come join the fun! Light refreshments will be served
  • Contact Laura if you are interested in being a model!

MEDICARE 2017 Facilitator: Marsha Yancy, Senior Advocate

Wed               Nov 2             11:30-12:30 p.m.           Members: Free

  • Outline of Medicare plans and changes for 2017
  • Review enrollment timelines for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans


Mon & Wed    Nov 7 & 9                      12:30-4:30 p.m.     Member: $14                     

  • If you are 55 or older, save money on your car insurance premiums and become a better driver
  • MN law requires insurance companies to offer you a 10% reduction for 3 years if you complete the

National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course, taught by professional certified instructors

  • Course is two 4 hr. classroom sessions—no driving or test required
  • Certificate provided for your insurance company after both classes have been completed
  • NOTE: Wisconsin residents must ask their insurance agent if they will cover the 10% discount


Mon                Nov 14                      9-11:30 a.m.              Members: Free

  • Come join us as we learn how to keep our brains healthy
  • Challenge yourself and others through different games and activities
  • Guest speakers will provide tips and present on different ways to stay brain fit!


Facilitator: WSU Exercise Science Students

Wed               Nov 16                                 3-4                      Members: Free

  • AWC students will give presentations on health related topics
  • All members are encouraged to come and learn about a variety of health topics


BEING MORTAL Facilitator: Lisa McCabe-Evans, RN & Sheila Skeels, SW

Mon                Nov 14                      1-3 p.m.                                 Members: Free

  • Join a national dialogue taking place here in our community
  • PBS’s Frontline Special documentary Being Mortal by Atwul Gawande.
  • A one-hour long video about what matters most followed by a discussion led by Lisa McCabe-Evans and Sheila Skeels


Sat                 Nov 19           8 a.m.-Noon                        Members: 5’ tables-$5, 6’ tables-$6

  • Think “Holiday Shopping”
  • Find those treasures others no longer need
  • Bring your crafts and handmade items as well
  • Limit 2 tables per vendor—$5-5’ table, $6-6’ table
  • Vendor set-up Friday, Nov 18th 1-3:30pm


Tue                 Nov 22                      5-7 p.m.                                 Members: Free

East Rec. Center, 210 Zumbro St.   

  • Please join us this Thanksgiving season for a delightful community feast
  • A time for us to eat, enjoy each other’s company and count our many blessings
  • Many hands are responsible for making this event happen
  • Contact Laura if you would like to volunteer your time or help prepare food


Mon                Nov 28                      1-2 p.m.                                 Member: Free

  • Examine the cultural heritage of Native Americans as captured by native and non-native perspectives from the 19th & 20th centuries
  • A guided tour of artworks about Native Americans in the Smithsonian American Art Museum