Friday | December 15th | 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday | December 16th | 7:30-9:30pm
Sunday | December 17th | 2:00-4:00pm
Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre | 450 Johnson St. | Winona
(Performing Arts Center, Winona State University)
Join us for the 6th Annual Christmas Radio Show! This year's radio show will be set in 1968! Written and directed by Paul Sannerud. Tickets will be available online (theatredumiss.org) and at Chapter 2 Books (121 W 3rd Street). Tickets will also be available at the door. Advance: $15 General Admission, $7 Students At the Door: $18 General Admission, $7 Students.
Winona Public Library-Artist Talk
Landscape Wildlife of the Upper Midwest - Artist Talk
Thursday | December 14 | 6:00pm
Winona Public Library
Imagine fall and winter landscapes in the heart of the Upper Midwest. Now, imagine those landscapes with deer, cardinals, and other wildlife. These are the paintings that you’ll find created by local Winonan and acrylic painter, Daryl Anderson. Anderson’s art will be on display at the Winona Public Library from December 5th to December 29th.
MMAM Holiday Shopping
Looking for the perfect gift for the artfully minded person in your life? The MMAM Store offers a wide variety of jewelry, books, children's items, prints, work by local artists and artisans and much more. Be sure to check out our great supply of holiday cards! Come in Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00-5:00, or shop online at our new web store by going to store.mmam.org.
Environmental Services-Winona Health
Winona Health’s Environmental Services staff received a 100-percent score on their Sodexo/EcoSure Third Party Safety Audit. The rigorous audit includes questions regarding safety management programs, making sure the Safety Data Sheets match every product we use and a physical tour and inspection of various rooms and spaces throughout Winona Health. “We are fortunate to have a dedicated Environmental Services staff who understand the importance and value of the work they do to ensure a safe and sanitary environment in an organization that runs 24/7/365.” said Greg Towner, facilities director at Winona Health. Winona Health Environmental Services team includes housekeepers, floor technicians, and laundry professionals.
Photo: Several members of the Winona Health Environmental Services team agree to a quick photo to celebrate their 100 percent safety score.
Blue Heron Holiday Concert
The “Blue Heron Consort” will present their holiday concert Sunday afternoon, December 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM.The ensemble’s annual Christmas program is a Winona holiday tradition, recognized for providing Sacred Medieval and Renaissance music for the Christmas season.The vocal ensemble will feature a program of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Gregorian Chant, Medieval Carols and other holiday music. The artistic director of the ensemble is David Lee Echelard. The concert will take place in the beautiful setting of the Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels on the Saint Teresa campus 1155 W. Wabasha Street in Winona, Minnesota. Suggested donation at the door. For further information contact David Echelard at email@example.com.
Lily Compton, Morgan Rinn, and Viggo Smith, 8th grade students at Winona Middle School, were selected to participate in the State 7-8 Girls’ and State 7-8 Boys’ Honor Choirs of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota on Saturday, November 18, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN. Lily is a soprano I, Morgan is an alto, and Viggo is a tenor II in the 8th Grade Choir at WMS under the direction of Courtney Zupancich.
Honor Choir rehearsals began at 8:00 a.m. on November 18, with guest boy choir conductor Steven Hoemberg and guest girl choir conductor Andrea Ramsey. The final performance took place in the sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church at 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to these students on this outstanding accomplishment!
WEA Education Awards
The Winona Education Association Advocates for Education award winners, Dave Mertes and Nancy Brown, and the WEA Teacher of the Year, Amber Mlynczak, with WEA Co-presidents, Scott Halverson and Janet Luttmers (outside) at the American Education Week Reception on November 14th. The event was sponsored by the WEA and Merchants Bank.
Winona Health-trees of Light
Community members who are honoring or remembering family and friends who hold a special place in their hearts during this holiday season are invited to the Winona Health Foundation’s Trees of Light gathering on Thursday, December 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Winona Health clinic lobby, 855 Mankato Ave., in Winona. Attendees are invited to enjoy music, refreshments, visit with friends and celebrate those they honored through the Trees of Light. A short remembrance ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. under the direction of Chaplain Tim Gould. Those who gave are welcome to find their ornaments on the trees and take them home during the event on December 14 or anytime during clinic hours after December 15. The Trees of Light campaign continues until December 31. Gifts received by December 31 will be acknowledged in the Winona Post.
Gifts to the Trees of Light campaign may be made online, by mail or in person at the Foundation office on the first floor of the hospital at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, Winona, 55987. Giving forms are available at the hospital and clinic information desks. For more information, contact the Winona Health Foundation at 507.474.4136 or online at winonahealthfoundation.org/treesoflight.
Winona Symphony Orchestra
The Winona Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $10,000 Arts and Cultural
Heritage grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council for its 2018 Children’s Concert for Winona area 3rd and 4th graders. Thanks to this generous grant, two free performances of the 2018 Children’s Concert will be presented on the morning of Tuesday, February 13 at Winona State University’s Harriet Johnson Auditorium. Area schoolchildren have been invited.
The concert will feature music settings of two Dr. Seuss stories, “Gertrude McFuzz” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” The music was written by American composer Robert Kapilow. Under the direction of Dr. Donald Lovejoy, WSO performers will include nine instrumentalists and three vocalists (including Gertrude and Sam). “We hope to not only entertain the students but also inspire them to get involved in music making,” says Lovejoy. The WSO also offers free admission to K-12 students for its Spring Concert on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 7:30 pm. The March concert will feature Godfrey Ridout’s Tafelmusik, Aaron opland’s Appalachian Spring, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in in D Major. For the Spring Concert, high school students will be admitted free with a school ID; elementary and middle school students get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information about the Winona Symphony Orchestra visit winonasymphony.org.