Amateur Radio club meeting

April 19, 2018

Amateur Radio club meeting today

The Amateur Radio Club is meeting at 7 p.m. today at the County Office Building in conference room B.

The doors to the County Office Building will be locked by 7:15 p.m. The monthly program is open to the public, so bring any interested people whom you might know. If you have any questions contact Paul Schumacher at PSchumacher@winona.edu.

‘Echoes of War’

events in May

The Winona County Historical Society will host “Echoes of War,” a series of public discussions meant to engage veterans and members of the public in a conversation about memories of war, May 2 and May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Winona County History Center.

Using literary texts and personal stories, “Echoes of War” strives to broaden public understanding of military service stories, while adding context to the United States’ recent wars in Vietnam and Iraq. The talks will be led by trained discussion leaders and are free and open to the public. Materials and refreshments will be provided. The first session was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Free plants, cookbooks, workshops from WSU seed library

During the next two weeks, the Winona State University seed bank and library is giving out free garden plants, cookbooks, seed packets, pollinator prairie seed bombs, workshops with hands-on activities, and more.

On Friday, the project will be giving away garden plants, cookbooks and seed packets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the WSU Gazebo. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the group will be joining Winona’s Earth Day activities by giving away more plants, cookbooks, seed packers, compost and even helping residents make their own pollinator prairie see bombs at the East End Rec Center.

The seed bank and library will also be hosting two seed-saving workshops on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the East End Rec Center which will include fun hands-on activities and over $50 worth of resources for gardening and seed saving. Cost is $5 for registration fee. Participants can register by emailing abettin12@winona.edu or messaging the group on Facebook. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. All ages are welcome.

Knights Templar history Saturday

at Castlerock

Learn about the weapons, armor, strategy, tactics and legend of the Knights Templar during a 2 p.m. presentation Saturday at Castlerock Museum in Alma.

The Knights Templar was founded in 1119 as a military order to protect pilgrims on their journey to the Holy Land. Learn about the famous personalities in their ranks, the movements they inspired, and how they shaped the history of the time.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Museum members receive a 50 percent discount. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required but appreciated. The museum will open at 1 p.m. for visitors who would like to see the exhibits beforehand. Contact the museum at 608-685-4231 or info@castlerockmuseum.com for details.

Amateur Radio Club’s VE testing is April 27

The Amateur Radio Club will host VE testing for technician, general and extra licenses at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in Room 105 of Winona State University’s Watkins Hall.

Notify Paul Schumacher, K0ZYV, at least five days in advance if you plan to test. Contact him at PSchumacher@winona.edu.

DAC garage sale set

May 5; center is now accepting donations

The Winona County Developmental Achievement Center will holds its 8th annual garage sale on Saturday, May 5, in conjunction with the 100-mile garage sale.

The sale will be held at the DAC facility — 1721 West Service Drive in Winona — beginning at 7 a.m. In addition to the garage sale, the DAC will also be selling baked goods, hot dogs, chips and pop.

The DAC is accepting donations for the garage sale: items in good condition, except for outdated electronics and used exercise equipment. Donations can be dropped off at the DAC Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For a full list of accepted items, check out the DAC garage sale Facebook page at www.facebook.com/winonadacgaragesale.

You may also call the DAC at 507-452-1798 for questions about specific items