Friday, January 17, 2020

Winter Farmers Market in Winona, Minnesota

The land is quiet and  the frozen earth is resting.  But the busy farmers have put up food for us to have even in the coldest of months.

East End Recreational Center, 210 Zumbro St, Winona is home to the Winter Farmers Markets. 
Next market day is Saturday, January 18th, 9am - noon.

These friendly people are helpful with questions and information.

Out on a Limb have delicious apples, carrots, and many other fresh vegies.  Their fresh baked turnovers, cinnamon rolls, and cookies are delicious.

 Whitewater Gardens have delicious vegetables.

Castlerock Bakery has sourdough bread samples to taste.  Come down soon to select some bread.

Bell House Band played some great music to enjoy during your shopping or dining experience on the first market of 2020.

Indian food--delicious and very reasonable prices--by Infuzn.  You can have some and enjoy the music or chat with friends or take it to go and have it at home!  Glutan free choices, vegan and vegetarian options.  And samples to allow you to taste for your palette.

Friends enjoying some delicious food and music and chat at the Farmers Market.

 Renaissance Bread has granola and scones and bread for all.

 Wire art work.

Plants and beauty sold at the Farmer's Market.

Check out more photos and what is available at the Farmer's Market website.

Here are the Winter Market Dates coming soon:

Hope to see you at the Farmers Market soon!  It's a community event.  Everyone welcome.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Its a time of gathering with friends and sharing stories and laughter.  Sometimes I feel too busy to slow down and enjoy.  But people are important too and taking time feeds the spirit.

Mary Lee & Dawn
Sometimes we feel a little shy and need to run upstairs.

 Let's enjoy a pickle or a pickled beet.

 New friends

Getting a bit of petting as one lays under the table may be just the thing.

 Delicious food

 Delicious food makers

 Good friends and fun stories to make us laugh

 Everyone felt welcome



Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Holidaze at the Winona Arts Center

Holidaze at the Winona Arts Center
Art making and music--what can feel more right?  Dirk Nelson and Mary Coughlin and friends led a holiday card making with printmaking. The Winona Fiddlers played their magic to a delighted audience.

 Winona Fiddlers under the direction of Betsy Neil.  Fourth Grade to High School and young adults joined in the fun.

 Two of the youngest fiddlers

Two fiddlers and singers

 Spinning the wheel to create a print

 Dirk keeping everything straight

 Lots of great helpers

 All ages of makers

 Smiles in creating the process

Working together

Learn more about the Winona Arts Center.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Winona Art Walk and Tour

What a great idea to give art this holiday season

 Mary Lee showed her art at the Wesley United Methodist Church Guild Hall along with nine other artists.  It was a lovely day of looking, chatting with friends, finding gifts for young and old, and having a bit of refreshment.

 Two friends looking at Mary Singers paintings.

 Kay Shaw creating a card for an interested person.

 Will Brezezinski with his beautiful pottery

 Julia Crozier and her paintings; Mickey Maslowski wrapping some art.

Spoon maker, Philip Waletzdo making spoons during the show

 Relaxing with a bit of coffee. Mary Forney talking about her art in the background.

 Patsy King with one of her paintings

Some family of Mary Lee's stopped by to take a look, find some art they loved, and get a picture together.

Friends near and far saying,  "Hello."

Thanks to the River Arts Alliance for putting on another wonderful Winona Art Walk and Tour.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

White Belt Training with Winalee Zeeb

Take a step into a deeper relationship with yourself.  Be a sensation scientist for five days.  Go to a Nia White Belt training with Winalee Zeeb.

Nine years ago, I took my first White Belt training with this amazing teacher and trainer.  Winalee teaches with truth and humor and delight.  She is clear and she shares with her whole heart.

We learned 13 Principles in the Nia White Belt.  In Principle 7, we learned about the Planes of Movement and Intensity Levels and how to vary our movement from low, middle or high and change our intensity levels for our own  personal conditioning of our body.  Our learning was not only in lecture format, but moving our body to bring the knowledge in as a somatic practice.

 At the end of the day of intensive training, we got to dance!  Using imagery and fantastic music, we would move our bodies. Winalee guided our imagination to surfing or paddling on a paddle board during one of the songs in the cool down cycle.  And everyone had their own expression of that movement for themselves.

We had friends from the Minneapolis/St Paul come to share and refresh their learning.

Mary Lee, Winalee, and Beth after class on Saturday.

I connected with a new friend, Dawn Bliss!
We danced strength.
 We ate great food to keep our energy strong. 
On the last day, we all took a carousel ride.

Kathie Geiger

Karen Magedanz

The Sista's, Katy Anthony and Jennifer Breitlow

Winalee Zeeb, Trainer and Miranda Gray-Burlingame, Owner Lark Toys

Kathy Gray, Owner Lark Toys

Jacque Paulsen,  Producer

Esther Piszczek and Jacque Paulsen

We each received a white belt, a certificate, and gifts from Winalee

When all was completed, we had graduation and threw our belts into the air in joy.  

The last day, Miranda taught a Nia class inviting Jacque and I to join her in teaching.  Some friends and Winalee from the White Belt training were able to stay and dance along with members of the community including owner, Ron Gray,  It was a magical way to close the day and the training for me.

Mary Lee & Jacque

Join us for a Nia class near you.  Go to the Nia website, click the tab that says classes or trainings to find a class or training near you. 


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