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MMAM Family Program

On Saturday, September 27th from 1 – 2:30pm, the Museum will host its free Art-venture program. During the Museum’s Art-ventures, we will look at a few artworks for inspiration and then we will take out the art supplies and create. This program is for youth ages 6 and up, and parents are welcome to participate too. Space is limited to 20 kids and registration is required by calling (507) 474-6626. Art-ventures at the MMAM are free thanks to support from the Mid West Music Fest. Along with these programs at the Museum, the MMAM will bring photographer Chris Faust to participate in Family Art Day, a community event organized by the River Arts Alliance. This popular, free event will take place from 10am – 2:30pm and will be at Winona’s East Lake Park. Several fun art activities are planned and no registration is necessary

Ready-Set-Glow Event

The Ready-Set-Glow event is in honor of Nick Oswald. Nick recently passed away after a battle with myxoid liposarcoma.  All proceeds will go to his wife, Angela, a social worker in the Winona Area Public Schools, and their infant twins, JR and Bella. The event will be Saturday, September 27th at Paul Giel Field starting at 4:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10:00 p.m.There are many ways to participate. There is a cornhole tournament, glow-in-the-dark walk, fun for the family, great music and a spaghetti dinner. To purchase tickets for the dinner, to sign up to participate in the tournament or walk, or to donate please go to

Winona Health Workshops

 Saturday, October 11th, Winona Health is offering free workshops to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest. All ages 12 and older are welcome but those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Helen Bagshaw, RN, a Winona Health ICU nurse will lead the workshop. Bagshaw also will provide information about choking emergencies and use of Automated External Defibrillators. Bagshaw notes that the Hands Only CPR training is easy; just two steps: call 911 and  push hard and fast in center of chest to the beat of the 1970's disco-era song, 'Staying Alive'. The free workshops will be held at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Avenue, in the B.A. Miller Auditorium. Space is limited. RSVP for a specific time by Thursday, October 9th. Sign up by calling 457-4161 or online at


UW-L-Dynamic Duo

The slam poets Dynamic Duo pair will perform as part of the university’s Campus Activities Board’s Series. The pair will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in The Cellar, Cartwright Center.  Panama Soweto and Ken Arkind are a high-energy pair of slam poets who blend complex voice work, comedy and emotionally-charged poetry into their performances. Whether it’s through the nostalgia of playing “Street Fighter” or their take on politics and racism, their combination of pop culture and social issues sparks both laughter and reflection about important contemporary issues.They were a part of the National Poetry Slam Championship team in 2006 and have been the nation’s most booked poetry slam group for four years. They have been featured in the documentaries SPIT! and Slamplanet, and have performed at more than 70 university campuses nationwide.Dynamic Duo’s performance is part of the Campus Activities Board Series. Admission is free. For more about the pair, visit For more information about their visit see or call 608.785.8873.

Blooming Grounds Celebration

A popular Winona coffee shop celebrated its 11th anniversary Friday just over a year after fire destroyed several downtown Winona businesses.

Picture courtesy of Blooming Grounds Instagram...

UW-L Marching Bands

High School band students from throughout the region are expected to take the field at UW-La Crosse Saturday, Sept. 20. They’ll join the UW-L Screaming Eagles Marching Band for its 4th annual High School Band Day. Around 300 musicians will join collegiate counterparts on Roger Harring Field for special pre-game and halftime performances. The seven high schools participating include: Bangor, Dodgeville, Holmen, La Crescent, Prairie du Chien, Tomah and Wabasha-Kellogg. The high school students will arrive on campus at 2 p.m. to rehearse with the Screaming Eagles, preparing music and dance movements for the pre-game and halftime shows. Following rehearsal, they will eat dinner, suit-up and “step-off” as they march from the Center for the Arts to Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. The UW-L Eagles will be playing the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor from Texas. Game time is 6 p.m.

Better Living Show 2014

We had a great Better Living Show 2014!