Ongoing Events

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Deadline for submitting events for Rochester Women March/April 2013 issue is February 1, 2013. Complete form at:


Events in purple are sponsored by Rochester Women magazine

*(507 area code unless stated)


ONGOING (*contact organization for regular meeting times)


*Aglow, Int’l Christian Women, North Central Region, 533-4185, (AAUW),

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), meets the third Monday monthly,Ramada Hotel, 5:30 pm,

*American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 358-2254,,

American Red Cross
, 287-2200,

Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, please check RW website for detailed events, 280-2195,

*Autumn Ridge Church, Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays from September to May, all women welcome, 9:15am & 6:30 pm, 288-8880,

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, 287-2311,

Blue Moon Ballroom
, dancing, lessons, rentals, 2030 Hwy 14 East, 288-0556,

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
, “Hairspray,” extended – (May 26, 2012), “Xanadu,” (opens June 1), times vary, 800-362-3515,

*Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R), ongoing support programs, 287-2020,

Children’s Museum of Rochester (CMR)
is a nonprofit corporation founded by a group of area parents whose goal is to create and maintain a children’s museum in Rochester. Incorporated in February 2007, its mission is to provide children the opportunity to discover the world around them in a hands-on, personal way. For more information on the CMR visit or write to Children’s Museum of Rochester, P.O. Box 6681, Rochester, MN 55901-6681

Commonweal Theatre
(Lanesboro), “The Metal Children,” (March 22-April 1), “Pillars of Society,” (opens April 6-June 8), times vary, 800-657-7025,

Crossings Gallery
(Zumbrota), ongoing exhibits, classes, concerts, gift shop, 732-7616,

For all those affected, an opportunity to learn & gather strength. DBSA Mayo-1st and 3rd Mon monthly, 5:30 pm, Saint Mary’s Generose, Rm 2-120. DBSA Rochester-2nd, 4th and 5th Mon monthly, 7 pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, Rm L-5, 282-8372 days, 292-9679 eves,,

Daughters of the American Revolution
, Rochester Chapter, first Thurs monthly (except January, February, July and August). Program at 10:45 am, free, public welcome, 287-8713,

*Elder Network, transitional support programs for older adults, 285-5272,

*“Empowering Women”
Choose healthier relationships, Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, 289-2089,

Good Earth Village, (Spring Valley), family programs, year round retreats, summer youth camps, 346-2494,

Hearts of Heroes
, a support group for parents and other caregivers of children with congenital heart defects. Meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-8pm, at the Rochester Ronald McDonald House. Each meeting consists of presentations on various topics, group sharing and supporting, and informal mingling/networking. For more information, call Valerie Kiger at 281-8988

*International Association of Administrative Professionals

Jon Hassler Theater
(Plainview), 534-2900, 866-548-7469,

“JOY,” Justice & Opportunity For Youth, programs for at-risk youth ages 8-18. Volunteers needed to tutor, mentor, supervise and provide transportation, 254-3387,

Kutzky Park Neighborhood Association
, 2nd Tues monthly 7 pm, Lourdes High School Auditorium,

Lake City Tourism,
ongoing events, 877-525-3248,

Lanesboro Art Council
, community arts organization, 467-ARTS,

Learning is ForEver
, (LIFE), providing adult education, insight, and engagement, Supported by Rochester Community and Technical College, 280-3157,,

Mayo Civic Center,
special events, recitals, conventions, concerts, 328-2220,

Mantorville Theatre Company, info at

*Mothers and More
St SW, 1st and 3rd Tues, 7 pm, 529-9107,,

*Mothers of Multiples,,

*Mother’s Heart Homeschool Support Network,
1st Mon monthly, Panera North, 282-3820,,

*Mother’s of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Thurs, 288-3293,,

NAMI C.A.R.E. Support Group
, a peer-based program for individuals in recovery, not illness specific-all welcome, 1st and 3rd Wed monthly, 9:30 am, childcare available, Rochester Covenant Church (4950 31st Ave NW), 287-1692,

NAMI Family to Family Support Group
, peer-support, 1st and 3rd Mon monthly, 6 pm, St. Mary’s Generose, Rm M227, 2nd and 4th Wed monthly, 1700 N Broadway, Suite 104, 7 pm, , 287-1692,

Olmsted County History Center, 282-9447,

Our Miracle Babies, NICU
Motherhood Support, bed rest and preemie care packages, resources, support and preemie play group, Mom to Mom support line, 24/7, 319-3425,,

Overeaters Anonymous
, Zumbro Lutheran Church, (624 3rd Ave SW,) Tues, 5:30-6:30 pm, support for compulsive eating; no dues, fees, diets or weigh-ins, 358-9044,

*Parent Groups/Classes
, comprehensive listing for local families,,

*Page Theatre
, (Winona), 457-1715,,

*PAIIR (Parents Are Important In Rochester), Rochester Public Schools Early Childhood Education support programs for all families, 328-4020,

*Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Support Group,

*Parkinson’s Support Group, meets third Thurs of each month (Sept-May), Real-life Cooperative, 282-9001

info at

*Quarry Hill Nature Center, Mar 3-Apr 8, Twilight of the Triceratops Exhibit, a showcase of some of the last dinosaurs, 328-3950,

Red Wing Arts Association
, 651-388-7569,,

Riverside Live! Concert Series
, 328-2200 or 800-657-3980,

*Rochester Area Adoption/Foster Support Group,
interested in adoption, adoption issues or foster care in this region? Come meet for an informal support time to share resources and insights. 4th Thursday monthly, 1025 Maywood Road SE Rochester, MN 55904, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Child care is offered free of charge if you arrange in advance. Register, 328-6432,, 272-0964, for more info.

Rochester Area Family Y
, Check out new monthly events calendar, 287-2260,

*Rochester Area Singles,

Rochester Area Women’s Connection,
Tues monthly, 11:45 am, Clarion Inn South, 206-4624, 281-9150,

Rochester Art Center,
free to public every Thurs and first Sat monthly, 282-8629,

*Rochester Astronomy Club, 2nd Tues monthly, RCTC Charter Room, 250-2947,

Rochester Civic Theatre
, “Jazz Jam,” March 24, 8 pm “Chicago,” (April 13-May 6), times vary, “Secret Architecture,” Jazz at its finest! April 18, 8 pm, Americana Showcase, March 21 & April 25, 282-8481 additional items on web site,

*Rochester Community Band, rehearsals Thurs at Lourdes, 285-9915

*Rochester DBSA-Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance,
2nd, 4th, 5th Mon, (Bethel Lutheran Church), 282-8372 days, 292-9679 eves., 

*Rochester Downtown Alliance
, ongoing events, 424-4744,,

Rochester Downtown Winter Farmers Market
, Mar 3 & 17, April 7 & 21, 9 am- noon, Bldg 41, Graham Park, Market Manager, 273-8232,

Rochester Garden and Flower Club
, Third Thursday monthly, (except May, June, July and Dec), 7 pm, RCTC, Heintz Center Auditorium, 202-2874,,

Rochester Greeters
, Are you new to the Rochester area? Rochester Greeters wants to assist you in settling into your new location, 282-9970,

Rochester International Dance Studio
, unique dance instruction opportunities, 884-1375,

*Rochester Jaycees,
General Membership Meeting, first Tues monthly, Clarion Inn South, more info,

Rochester Kennel Club,

Rochester Public Library
, events and ongoing groups, 328-2300,

Repertory Theatre Company, “Shining City,” opens Mar 9, “South Pacific,” opens May 4, 8 pm, 289-1737,

Rochester Senior Center
, ongoing groups and activities, 121 N Broadway, 287-1404,

Rochester Track Club,
ongoing all season events,

*Rochester Women of Today
Tues monthly, 285-3177,

Savvy Singles
, ongoing community events,,

*Seasons Hospice,
offering grief education and support. Newly Bereaved program first Mon monthly, Hospice Office (1811 Greenview Place SW), info, calendar, 285-1930,

SE Minnesota Childbirth Network, childbearing options to explore,,

*SEMN Celiac Support Group
, volunteer training, 328-7276,

*Sheldon Theatre
, (Red Wing), 651-388-8700, 800-8995759,

Single Parent Support Group
, Northrup Education Center, Thursdays 5:45- 7:45 pm, meet with other single parents to share feelings, gain appreciation and encouragement, and learn techniques for creative survival as custodial parents. A light supper and child care for preschoolers is included. No fee, registration required, 328-4020,

Southeastern MN Performing Arts Network, performing arts groups and artists,

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
, 2645 North Broadway, 272-8144, 288-5605,,

– Southern MN Ballroom Dance Chapter, lessons, dances 2nd Fri monthly at the “Castle,” 121 N. Broadway (not a senior sponsored event), 7:30-11 pm, 843-4665, 281-1034,

*VIGOR (Vegetarian Interest Group),

Visit Winona
, Home to renowned attractions, festivals, architecture, road biking, Mississippi River activities and remarkable arts and culture, 452-0735,

Women in the Outdoors,

Women’s Shelter Inc.
, The Women’s Shelter offers shelter, advocacy, intervention and transition housing. This is a shelter program for battered women and their children, confidential, 285-1010

Women on Wheels, Rochester Chapter, 2nd Mon monthly through Nov, 6:30 pm, Mr. Pizza North, (4040 28th Street NW), 272-2469,

Words Players Theatre,

*Zumbro Valley Sweet Adelines
, 288-2790,


This entry was posted in Connect on March 27, 2012 by Scott Brue.