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Life Red Wing,Minnesota 55066
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Red Wing Minnesota 2760 North Service Drive / P.O. Box 15 55066

Pier 55

Pier 55 is located at 240 Harrison St. All events listed are held at the Pier 55 unless otherwise noted. Phone number is 651-327-2255.


Minnesota State Fair

Join in for the annual outing to the Minnesota State Fair. Two daylong trips are available: Monday Aug. 25 and Thursday Aug. 28. Cost is $28 for members, $33 for nonmembers.

Open computer lab

Computers are available for use from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 25. Tom and Judy Walsh will be available to answer questions about your personal laptop, iPad or iPhone.

Take a walk

Anyone interested in taking a group trail walk can meet at Pier 55 at 9 a.m. Monday Aug. 25.

Spanish Conversation group

Interested in brushing up or improving your Spanish speaking skills? LaVoie House leads the group at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Join in anytime.

Get your game face on

Here's the schedule of games to be played: 500 — 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25; Mahjong — 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays; Cribbage — 1 p.m. Tuesdays; Fun Bridge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Scrabble and Chess — 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

Support services offered

Several support groups and services are available.

•Family Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28. The group offers support and resources to those who provide personal care for a loved one.

•Parkinson’s support group meets at 2 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28. The group welcomes family, caregivers or anyone who has Parkinson’s.

Medical equipment available

Gently used medical equipment is available at the Senior Center to use for up to three months during a period of medical convalescence or short-term disability.

Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, commodes and more. If you need something, visit or call the center. A $20 donation is requested to help with the ongoing program costs.

Jordan Towers

Jordan Towers are located in the 400 block of West Fifth Street in downtown Red Wing. All events listed are held at Jordan Tower I or II unless otherwise noted.

Help out making cards

The craft group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays to make recycled greeting cards. Donations of old greeting cards and volunteers to assemble them are welcomed. Recycled cards are for sale from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day at the Jordan Tower II Sailstad Room.

Work your body

Bone Builders meets at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesday in the Jordan I café. This is a free volunteer-led weight based class meant to reverse the effect of osteoporosis.

St. Brigid's at Hi-Park

St. Brigid's at Hi-Park is located at 135 Pioneer Road. Call 651-388-1234 for more information about events.

Diabetes group meets

Diabetes support group will meet 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the private dining room.