Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors
240 Harrison St, Ste 2 | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651.327.2255

Special Events


EGG-travaganza with Avis

Pier 55 Red Wing Area SeniorsApril 3 • 10 a.m.
Limited to 6 participants

Cost: $10/members; $15/nonmembers

“Dying” to have some Easter Fun? Come make silk-wrapped eggs. Whether you are familiar with this craft or not, you will enjoy this two hour activity. When you are done, you will have two of your own eggs to display for the holiday or give away as a gift.

Free Movin’ Pictures

“Laurel and Hardy” • Tuesday, April 4 • 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Pier 55 Red Wing Area Seniors Hal Roach’s All-Talking Comedies are now ready! Stop in and watch Our Gang, Laurel Hardy, All-Stars, Charlie Chase and more. Bring your own popcorn and beverages -- but you’ll have to clean up any spills.

Doo Wop Musical Ticket Discount

Friday, April 7 • 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Red Wing Area Seniors get a 15% discount off the regular adult price at the Sheldon Theatre for the musical “The Doo Wop Project.” Use the coupon code RWAS when you purchase a ticket from the box office. Tickets: SheldonTheatre.org/651-388-8700
“The Doo Wop Project” traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. Hear foundational tunes from groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos all the way to Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.

“Unbroken”

Shows April 13 12:30 p.m. with popcorn!

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends 47 days in a raft with 2 crew before he's caught by the Japanese. No cost, call to register.

Who Should Inherit Your Money?
Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, April 20 • 11 a.m. - Noon

Most people want to leave “their mark on the world” in some way. If you are interested in learning more about legacy and other gifts, join this roundtable discussion with financial advisor John Lang, !!"#! of Edward Jones in Lake City, and Kim Wojcik, executive director of Red Wing Area Seniors. Many people ask: At the end of my life, where are my assets going? Are the decisions I made or will make accomplishing my dreams and goals? How can I bequeath monetary gifts in a way that is fiscally responsible, so that all parties involved receive the most gain with the least tax penalty? This hour-long discussion can answer tough questions: What is an annuity? Why would I want one and who would benefit? What are different tax rules and laws for leaving a legacy or annuity? What is a legacy gift?

“Food With Friends”

Thursday, April 27, 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Pier 55 Community Room
Cost: $7.25
Pre-register by April 24

Join us for a MEMBERS ONLY monthly lunch. Gather with old friends or make some new ones. Are you a new member or have you been a member forever? It doesn’t matter. Everyone - gals and guys -- is welcome (everyone who’s a member, that is!) Boxed lunches will be purchased from local restaurants and delivered to Pier 55 for you. Our regular “lunch date” will be the FOURTH Thursday from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in our Community Room.


Weekly Events


Technology Lab

Mondays at 1:00-2:00 pm

Tom and Judy Walsh will be in the Cyber Center to help answer your questions about computers, iPhones, iPads and digital cameras. If there’s an application you want to try or are having some difficulty, come talk to them. (no cost)

Granny Blankets/Needlework

Pier 55 Granny Blankets

Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm

The Granny Blanket Group makes tied fleece blankets and knitted items that are donated to children and adults in need. We generate dollars to do this work by selling handmade items in the gift shop.

Thanks to those who have donated fleece and yarn as well as to those of you who have been tying the blankets and knitting and crocheting with us. We welcome all who are interested.

Genealogy Club

Was your great-great grandpa a cattle thief? Was your fourth cousin removed a princess in Poland? Find out who your relatives were. For more information call Phyllis at 651-212-6539.

Gandy Dancers

Come see the trains! The club meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday for business. All other Wednesdays someone is around at the old Red Wing Hospital 1-4 p.m. All are welcome to stop in!

The club can always use more model trains, tracks, engines and cars to add to its working train displays. For more information call Jerry Dooley at 651-385- 7965.

Spanish Conversation Group

Every Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Interested in brushing up on your Spanish or improving your speaking skills? Join this group at any time. Instructor LaVoie House plans mini-lessons for the group. Native speakers frequently attend.

Book Club for Women

Facilitator: Jane Whiteside at Pier 55
First Friday of each month at 10:30 am

April 7: Miller Valley by Anna Quindlen

May 5: The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

June 2: Brooklyn by Colin Tobin

July 7: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Writer’s Workshop

4th Thursday of each month • 10-11:30 a.m.

All are welcome. Whether you are writing your memories, wanting to explore your creative side, or just getting out to try something new, this group is for you! Each meeting includes activities and sharing time. Join us! You could be a published writer (see article on Volunteer page).

We appreciate if you call before to let us know you’ll join us.

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