Friday, May 16, 2008


The Winona Public Library Children's Department
Americorps READS Members
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Fathers Reading Every Day
Outdoor Picnic
Hog Dogs
Free Books for Kids
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 29th
Lake Park Lions Shelter
To reserve a spot call:
454-2151, ext. 6

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


9 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, May 17
Winona Mall

Community Resources for Families
Baby Connections Booth
Using a baby sling lesson at 10:30

Winona CountyMaternal Child Health Nurses
Car Seat Safety

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Family Events Newsletter

Story Time at the Library • Tuesdays • Winona Public Library
• 10-10:20 am Lap Sit (Babies & Toddlers)
• 10:30-11 am Preschoolers (3-5 year olds)
• For more information, call 507-452-4592.

Toddler Gym Nights • Tuesday, May 13, 27, 5:30-7pm • Room 107, Goodview School
• Open to parents and toddlers 12-36 months.
• No pre-registration needed. Sponsored by ECFE PTA. More info: 494-0913

Drop-in Play Group • Thurs, May 15, 12:30-2:30pm
• Goodview School, 5100 W. 9th St., Room 106
• Come play with your child! Check out the “Zoom” room, play with new toys, or just hang out with other parents and their kids! Class is free and pre-registration is not required. More info: 507-494-0913

Winona: Capital for a Day •Fri, May 16, 7:45am-10:30pm
• Winona City Hall and Lake Park Band Shell
• Help celebrate Minnesota’s 150th birthday with Winona being the honorary state capital for the day! Adult themed events will be held at the City Hall including various legislative events as well as an appearance by Governor Tim Pawlenty!
• Events for all ages will be held at the Band Shell starting at 4:30pm. A day full of food, fun, wagon rides, games and music. Fireworks at 9:30pm.

Whalan Stand-Still Parade • Sat, May 17 10am-3pm
• Whalan, MN (5 miles east of Lanesboro on Hwy 16)
• In the nationally famous Whalan Stand-Still parade, the parade doesn’t move—the spectators do! Stroll along the parade route to enjoy food, music, games and more.
• More info: (800) 944-2670

Minnesota City Day • Sat, May 17, 8am-6pm • City Park, Minnesota City
• Events include a craft fair; an antique tractor and small steam engine display; day long musical entertainment; the Winona Steam Calliope; children's activities; llamas; food court; the "Oaks" open house; 8 am pancake breakfast; supper and evening entertainment at the school.
• More info: 507-689-4103

Riverside Family Fun Fair • Sat, May 18 • Riverside Park, La Cross
• Celebrate See America Week by attending this fun event for the whole family. Games, activities, food and much more.
• More info: La Crosse CVB, 800-658-9424 or

Moms Supporting Moms Group • Tues, May 20, 5-7:30pm • Room 106, Goodview School
• Children up to age 8 can attend with their moms. Activities for different ages of children will be planned.
• For child care or transportation needs, call Deb 494-0950.

MN Pinto Horse Show • Sat/Sun May 24, 25
• Minnesota Equestrian Center (off Hwy 43, take Hwy 21 west 1 mile)
• More info: (608) 435-6405 or

Sunfish Days • 5 pm Thur, May 22 – 10:30pm Sun, May 25 • 201 Rider's Club Road, Onalaska
• Kids’ fishing tournament, carnival, music, petting zoo, pet contest, pony rides, food vendors, and more.
• Parade Sat. at 12 noon (from Quincy and Sandlake Road to City Hall)
• More info:

More events at This calendar is sponsored by the Early Childhood Family Education PTA. For more information about Early Childhood Family Education programs and events, call 494-0913. If you know of an event for families with kids age 5 or under, e-mail to have it listed in next month’s calendar.


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