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What's Happening - December 5 to 11

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What's Happening 2016-2017

A weekly resource guide for free or low cost activities, events, music, museum experiences, lectures and cultural web links for MSC Southeast students, faculty and staff. If you know of events that might be of interest, email dechelard@southeastmn.edu

Monday December 5

Light up Winona
Lake Park Lodge, W Lake Street, Winona, 5:00
The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce will light up Lake Park Lodge for the Christmas season. Games, snacks, cider, hot chocolate and Pictures with Santa.  

Tuesday, December 6

Finals Fiesta, Winona Student Commons
11 am to 1 pm
Free food - tacos, desserts, and drinks! Wear an ugly holiday sweater to get your name put into a drawing for a gift card. Sponsored by Student Senate.

Wednesday December 7

Holiday Party & Ugly Sweater Contest - Red Wing Student Commons
11 am to 1 pm
Celebrate the season with a free meal, games, and prizes.

Thursday December 8

Commonweal Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol
Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro 7:30
A creative new take on the holiday classic gives that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of hope, enchantment, the chilling arrival of spirits and several "Humbugs," this classic tale is a valuable reminder of the power of love.

Holiday Train Stops in Winona @ 4:00
Amtrak Depot, 65 East 11th St., Winona 
Holiday Train Stops in Wabasha @ 6:00 - Gambia Ave, Wabasha

Seizure Recognition Training
Winona campus, Room 205, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Provided by the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. Drop ins welcome, but sign up is appreciated: Liz Micheel, emicheel@southeastmn.edu.

Theatre Du Mississippi presents: 5th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Winona Arts Center, 228 E 5th Street 6:30pm
A fun holiday story with a focus on local history told through different aspects of entertainment. 

La Crosse Community Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play
508 Main Street, La Crosse 7:30
Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and music! On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on the holiday classic will leave no one saying, "Bah, Humbug!"

"Great American Trailer Park Christmas" Musical
The Muse Theatre, 1353 Avon St La Crosse, 7:30
A Musical Comedy by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. Trailer trash Christmas with lots of laughs, warmth and ice cold beer. 

Goodhue County History Center presents: How to use Ancestry.com
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St Red Wing 6:00
Want to conduct a genealogy study on your family but don't know where to begin? Sign up for this program to learn the basics of Ancestry.com, a key genealogy research tool. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets, and everyone will get a chance to perform their own Ancestry.com search.

Friday December 9

The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue
The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street  Red Wing 7:30
It's naughty. It's nice. And it's definitely not like any other holiday show you'll see this season! The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue is an irresistibly festive new show that will have you laughing all the way through the holidays. The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues that are fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny.

Happy Friday @ LARK Toys
63604 170th Ave Kellogg, MN 10:15 - 11:00 (2nd Friday of each month)
Fun stories, music & movement in the LARK bookstore for Preschoolers and their families, ending with a musical march to the Carousel & free ride! 

Commonweal Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro 7:30
A creative new take on the holiday classic gives that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of hope, enchantment, the chilling arrival of spirits and several "Humbugs," this classic tale is a valuable reminder of the power of love.

A Tribute to the Doors
A celebration of one of the greats.
Brickhouse Ballroom, 228 5th Ave S La Crosse 6:30 

The O'Conner Girls @ Christmas
Hobgoblin Music & Stoney End Harps, 920 MN-19 Red Wing
Enjoy the Soapbox Players' presentation of "The O'Conner Girls," a tale of family, death, and Christmas. 

Theatre Du Mississippi presents: 5th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Winona Arts Center, 228 E 5th Street 6:30pm
A fun holiday story with a focus on local history told through different aspects of entertainment. 

La Crosse Community Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play
508 Main Street, La Crosse 7:30
Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and music! On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on the holiday classic will leave no one saying, "Bah, Humbug!"

Minnesota Illustrated: The Prints of Adam Turman  Opens
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Dr, Winona
Adam Turman is an illustrator, graphic designer, print maker, and muralist whose colorful and popular artworks depict his love for bikes, bands, beer, buildings, bridges, boats, and more. On display are dozens of his multi-colored screenprints. The exhibition will also feature many new works of Minnesota waters, including prints of Winona and the Upper Mississippi River. 

Bluegrass Holiday Show -- The High 48s
The Crossings 320 East Ave Zumbrota MN 7:00
The High 48s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude. They'll bring that sensibility to their Bluegrass Holiday Show at Crossings.

Flatt & Square at The Staghead in Red Wing
219 Bush Street, Red Wing, 7 to 9 pm
Stop by for elegant gastropub cuisine or just get a drink and listen to MSC Southeast's own folk-bluegass-Celtic band.

Saturday December 10

Anderson Center Annual Holiday Celebration of the Arts
The Anderson Center, 163 Tower View Dr. Red Wing, MN 11:00 - 5:00
There is nothing like giving a gift of art to friends and loved ones, and the Holiday Show is the perfect occasion to shop for that special one-of-a-kind gift.   Local and regional vendors will offer a variety of items to include: glass ornaments, silver ornaments, paintings, art tiles, carved Santas, jewelry, hand spun yarn, artisanal honey, and more! Throughout the afternoon you can enjoy musical performances, Red Dragonfly Press readings, the Center's permanent art collection, and holiday food and refreshments.

Live Music at Welch Village
Featuring IIika Ward Duo on the main chalet stage from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area, Welch MN 

Commonweal Theatre Presents: A Christmas Carol
Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro 1:30 & 7:30
A creative new take on the holiday classic gives that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of hope, enchantment, the chilling arrival of spirits and several "Humbugs," this classic tale is a valuable reminder of the power of love. 

Sheldon Theatre Presents: Cantus Holiday Concert "We will all be together"
The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street Red Wing 7:30
Recognized as one of America's finest professional male vocal ensembles, Cantus brings you a lush holiday program that explores the reasons behind traditions. With poignant and funny readings and beautiful underscoring, We All Will Be Together weaves a concert out of the familiar (White Christmas, Carols of the Bells, The Christmas Song), and the new (A Quiet Moment --- Jennifer Higdon, A Country Boy in Winter --- Bartholomew), leaving audiences humming all the way to Grandma's house! 

La Crosse Community Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play
508 Main Street, La Crosse 7:30
Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and music! On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on the holiday classic will leave no one saying, "Bah, Humbug!"

The O'Conner Girls @ Christmas
Hobgoblin Music & Stoney End Harps, 920 MN-19 Red Wing
Enjoy the Soapbox Players' presentation of "The O'Conner Girls," a tale of family, death, and Christmas.

Rochester Dance Company Presents the Nutcracker
Mayo Civic Center at 30 Civic Center Drive in Rochester @ 3:00pm & 7:00pm
The production will feature young dancers from Rochester and the surrounding area, plus professional guest artists. Children love the naughty mice, the toy soldiers and Clara's courage in their thrilling battle scene; adults appreciate the classic dance and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.  Rochester Dance Company's production of The Nutcracker features lavish, professionally designed costumes, hand-painted sets and highly detailed props, including a Christmas tree that appears to grow by magic.

Winona INDOOR Farmers Market
East End Rec Center, 210 Zumbro St, Winona 9:00-12:00
32 Vendors Offering Locally Grown Food

Theatre Du Mississippi presents: 5th annual Christmas Radio Show
Winona Arts Center 228 E 5th Street 6:30pm
A fun holiday story with a focus on local history told through different aspects of entertainment. 

SMU College Choirs Presents:  Lessons & Carols
Chapel of Saint Mary of the Angels Winona. 7th & Cummings Street 7:30 pm
A beautiful holiday tradition, Lessons and Carols reflects on the Christmas story through short readings, hymns, and Christmas carols.

Live Music @ the Trempealeau Hotel
Main Street Trempealeau 8:00
The Mayer Brothers Band has its own musical energy without loosing their firm rooting in blues and raucous rock.

Hands on History: German Christmas Star Historic Craft Class
1 p.m. at the History Center Classroom 160 Johnson Street, Winona
This new class teaches attendees how to make a traditional German Christmas star. The three dimensional star is created by weaving and folding paper and then dipping it in wax. They can then be used as Christmas tree ornaments. 

Red Wing Area Farmers' Market
Sargent's Nursery, 3352 N Service Drive, Red Wing, MN. Hours are 9:00 am - 1:00
Find reprieve from the winter cold by coming inside the sunny greenhouse and shopping the Winter Farmer's Market in Red Wing. Local produce, baked goods, and artisan items.

Mother Banjo with Ben Cook Feltz - Traditional folk & bluegrass sounds
The Oak Center General Store  67011 Hwy 63  Lake City 8:00
Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called "an outstanding poet" (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage New Song Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. Ubertalented pianist Ben Cook Feltz opens the show and will join Ellen on stage to share songs from their recently released holiday EP.

Sunday December 11

La Crosse Community Theatre presents:A Christmas Carol - A Live Radio Play 
508 Main Street, La Crosse 2:00
Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and music! On Christmas Eve, three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on the holiday classic will leave no one saying, "Bah, Humbug!"

Holiday Concert with the Chatfield Brass Band
Chatfield Center for the Arts Historic Potter Auditorium, 420 Main Street South Chatfield 1:30
Holiday Brass band music with Special Appearances by The Rhubarb Sisters and the Burdock Brothers

Theatre Du Mississippi presents: 5th annual Christmas Radio Show
Winona Arts Center 228 E 5th Street 2:00 & 6:30pm
A fun holiday story with a focus on local history told through different aspects of entertainment. 

Rochester Dance Company Presents the Nutcracker
 Mayo Civic Center at 30 Civic Center Drive in Rochester @ 2:00pm
The production will feature young dancers from Rochester and the surrounding area, plus professional guest artists. Children love the naughty mice, the toy soldiers and Clara's courage in their thrilling battle scene; adults appreciate the classic dance and the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.  Rochester Dance Company's production of The Nutcracker features lavish, professionally designed costumes, hand-painted sets and highly detailed props, including a Christmas tree that appears to grow by magic.

Commonweal Theatre Presents A Christmas Carol
Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro 1:30 & 7:30
A creative new take on the holiday classic gives that "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner" Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of hope, enchantment, the chilling arrival of spirits and several "Humbugs," this classic tale is a valuable reminder of the power of love..

SMU Concert Band: Holiday concert
Page Theatre SMU Campus Winona 4:00
This concert features winter and holiday themed music, including Samuel Hazo's three movement work Minnesota Portraits, a musical description of winter in Minnesota. Movements include "Hennepin County Dawn," "Rest," and "Across the Halfpipe."

SMU Chamber Orchestra: Holiday Concert
Figliulo Recital Hall SMU Campus Winona 7:30 pm
Saint Mary's Chamber Orchestra presents their annual winter concert.

Monroe Crossing: A Bluegrass Christmas
State Theatre  320 East Ave Zumbrota MN 3:00
The Midwest's premier bluegrass and gospel quintet performs "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing." While the evening's program will include songs from their latest recordings, "A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing" prominently features selections from their seasonal sampler "The Happy Holidays."

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Options throughout the week:

Livewell: volunteer opportunities hub & links for Winona

Rotary Lights Display: Riverside Park La Crosse
22nd year with Rotary Lights Display at Riverside Park.

Happy Friday @ LARK Toys
63604 170th Ave Kellogg, MN 10:15 --- 11:00 (2nd Friday of each month)
Fun stories, music & movement in the LARK bookstore for Preschoolers and their families, ending with a musical march to the Carousel & free ride!

In Plain Sight: Photographs by Steve Schild  
Nov. 14 --- Dec. 19
Page Theatre Saint Mary's University Winona
Schild's photos are of things visible to all of those who look. Many of the photos are of ice formations on the windows of his house. They form in the way the cold shapes them, and they last as long as the sun lets them. The photos of manhole covers are of mundane, functional objects that are literally underfoot and therefore easy to miss. The patterns they display are evidence of how the species wants to decorate even the humblest objects.

Red Wing Area Farmers' Market
Sargent's Nursery, 3352 N Service Drive, Red Wing, MN. Hours are 9:00 am - 1:00 Saturdays.
Find reprieve from the winter cold by coming inside the sunny greenhouse and shopping the Winter Farmer's Market in Red Wing. Local produce, baked goods, and artisan items.

Winona INDOOR Farmers Market
East End Rec Center, 210 Zumbro St, Winona 9:00-12:00 (Select dates)
32 Vendors Offering Locally Grown Food

Rochester's Saturday Winter Farmer market Hours and Location 

Free Student Tuesdays at the Marine Art Museum
10:00 - 5:00   800 Riverview Drive Winona 

Cannon Valley Trail
The Cannon Valley Trail is a 19.7 mile long trail that runs through diverse and spectacular scenery on a former Chicago Great Western Railroad line connecting the cities of Cannon Falls, Welch and Red Wing in beautiful southeastern Minnesota.  Take a bike ride, walk or ski on the trail.

Live Music at the Trempealeau Hotel
Trempealeau WI  Check out website for musical events

Acoustic Café Winona, calendar of music entertainment

International Owl Center Houston MN
Educational visits and late night owl prowl opportunities!

Paul Watkins Art gallery Winona State University
Open 8:00 am --- 4:00 pm daily

Lanesboro art gallery, Commonweal Theatre

Rochester Art Center - Free Thursdays
40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave,  Wabasha MN
Educational Nature, eagle watching and fun place to visit with friends and family.
Check website for More Information & ongoing lectures and activities

Trester Trolly Downtown Tours
The Trolley will offer tours of downtown Winona during the week.  

The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum
102 Liberty St.   Winona
Winona's Kashubian Polish traditions through events and other initiatives.

The Winona County Historical Society

Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street,  Red Wing

Red Wing Arts Association
418 Levee Street Red Wing
Ongoing exhibitions in gallery as well as concert series.

WSU Fitness Center
Monday --- Friday 6am- 10pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-10pm

 

Southeast Cosmetology Academy greets cancer patient with Hello Gorgeous!

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"Hello Gorgeous!" greets surprised client at Southeast Cosmetology Academy

Hello Gorgeous 1Little did she know, an unexpected day of pampering awaited Ginnee Siegel when she checked in for her facial appointment at the Minnesota State College Southeast Cosmetology Academy in Winona on Thursday, October 27. 

As she entered the salon, the gathered students and instructors greeted her with a unison chorus of "Hello Gorgeous!" Cameras flashed, newspaper reporters took notes, and countless smartphones were raised to document the moment. Ginnee's first reaction was to look behind her and see if they were looking for someone else. No, they weren't! 

Cosmetology instructor Jodi Heim had nominated Ginnee to be treated to the "Hello Gorgeous!" red carpet experience. Hello Gorgeous! is a non-profit organization that provides complimentary, professional makeovers and cosmetic education to women battling all cancers. 

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Jodi Heim's former salon in St. Charles was a Hello Gorgeous! affiliate. Minnesota State College Southeast is the first college in the country to become an affiliate, and Ginnee was selected to be the first guest in what is hoped to become a monthly offering.

A native of Winona, Ginnee now lives in the Chicago area, where she taught children with behavioral issues for most of her career. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, she returned to Winona for treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Her niece Gina Glasspoole was in on the surprise and helped Jodi coordinate Ginnee's schedule so that she would arrive on time and be free all afternoon. 

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"My niece told me they had called her with two free facials and offered me one of them. I almost didn't make it because I had to see the doctor in the morning," said Ginnee, who was convinced to come in for the appointment anyway. 

"The look on her face when she walked in was priceless," student Tina Daffinson told the Winona Daily News. "It takes a lot of positive thinking to try and stay strong, be positive, and surround yourself with positive people."

Ginnee has been a client of the cosmetology salon for at least 25 years. "I love coming here," she said. "It's really enjoyable and it's nice being around young people. People have always been considerate and helpful -- and it's good quality work." 

First up was a facial, followed by a manicure and pedicure. While enjoying a lunch donated by the Steak Shoppe, Ginnee viewed three outfits selected especially for her from Maurices. After lunch, she tried them on and chose her favorite pieces -- a new jacket, blouse, jeans, necklace and boots -- all of which she wore home at the end of the day.

After lunch, instructor Jodi Heim styled Ginnee's auburn wig and a second wig, which was another gift for her to take home. As Jodi expertly clipped and sprayed them, it was hard to remember they weren't Ginnee's natural hair. The final step in her day of pampering was a professional makeup application. 

More than a makeover

Hello Gorgeous 3The Hello Gorgeous! experience isn't about a beauty makeover in the traditional sense. It's more about caring for women who are facing tough challenges and giving them a "day off" to be pampered. And it can be an learning experience, too.

"It gives us an opportunity to teach [cancer patients] how to apply eyebrows if they don't have any, how to make it look like they have lashes when they don't, or how to work with a wig," Jodi Heim told a reporter from the Winona Post. "It's also an opportunity for us to educate them on questions that they might be afraid to ask otherwise."

After getting her photo taken with the students, Ginnee was escorted to her car by students who were only too happy to help her carry her gifts, which included a wealth of beauty supplies donated by L'Oreal, Redken, Pureology and Mary Kay as well as flowers and chocolates presented by the students. 

"It's been awesome! I've never had anything like this happen before," Ginnee exclaimed. "I'll remember this forever. I feel very special supported, cared for, and loved." 

She plans to come back again soon. "We'll see you again -- maybe with a few less photographers next time!"

 

 

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