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!


Fri                  Feb 5                        11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.               Tickets: $10

  • Sample 20 different soups made by United Way Agencies
  • Find out how these Partner Agencies make a difference with your generous United Way donations
  • Let Charleen know if you would like to be part of a group of members to make a soup from the center
  • Tickets will be available at the Center and various locations


A new documentary, follows the humorous & poignant adventures of 30 older adults who sign up for a Speed Dating event exclusively for 70+ year olds, and discover how dreams & desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.

A collaborative effort with Frozen River Film Festival! Saturday, Feb. 27   

Screening—at Winona 7, 70 West 2nd Street at 9:30 a.m.. The screening fee $12.

At the screening there will be registration forms available to sign up for a Speed Dating event—at the Friendship Center on Friday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m., fee is $2.

Come join in the fun for a movie & for those who may be looking for love in the form of friendship or more.


Facilitator: Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

We are entertaining interest of singers in the Winona area that would have interest in singing Broadway show tunes to be performed in August. We would be practicing at the MN Conservatory and the Friendship Center. The practices would be one time a week with a few concerts in August. Please let us know if you have interest in joining this choir. Music is proven to keep u healthy. It’s therapy!