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.

LIVE BIRD PROGRAM: “THE GREAT HORNED OWL SOAP OPERA:

Facilitator: Karla-Executive Director, International Owl Center, Houston, MN

Wed               May 18                      1-2 p.m.                                 Members: $10

  • Victor evicted Wendell and Wheezy from their own territory
  • Then there is Victor, Virginia, Rusty, Iris and Scarlett Owl Hara showing up to try to kill Alice
  • If this sounds like a soap opera, it is!
  • It’s a real life, true owl soap opera that had taken place outside of Houston, MN
  • Get the inside scoop on this ongoing owl drama that involves audio recordings & video footage of these owls
  • Alice the Great Horned Owl will be present to tell her side of the story, too

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY:

Wed               May 25                                 9-Noon                         Members: Free

  • This is the nation’s largest health & wellness event for older adults
  • “Improve Your Health For A Better Self”
  • Fitness thru the Decades with Deb McClellan, Live Well Winona
  • Juicing recipes, Jennifer Holden, HyVee Dietician
  • Boomers on Broadway Dance, Jennifer Tabor O’Neill, MN Conservatory

WINONA AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS-”STATE OF THE DISTRICT 2015-2016”:

Facilitator: Dr. Stephen West, Superintendent

Mon                May 23                      12-12:45 p.m.               Members: Free

  • Dr. West specializes in education equity issues, and works to create positive change for all

students in his school district

  • He speaks on how to actively and practically understand the situations of poverty and the culture surrounding the issues
  • Bring your questions and join the conversation

 TELECONFERENCE: LAURELS & LYRICS FOR POETRY LOVERS:

Mon                May 23                      1-2 p.m.                                 Members: Free

  • This program introduces many poetry offerings including web guides on U.S. Poets laureate
  • Webcasts of poetry readings, exhibits on famous poets and poems
  • Explore American poetry and its presence in every day life
  • Provider: Library of Congress

DANCEWORKZ IN MOTION 2016—1ST ANNUAL RECITAL:

Instructor: Sheena Gifford-Whitesitt, SG Danceworkz & Fitness Studio, LLC Owner/Director

Tue                 May 24                      5:00—6:00 p.m.                           Members: Free

  • Sheena is also our Zumba Gold instructor
  • Numbers will include genres of: tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theatre and hip hop
  • Students range in ages from 2 year olds through adults