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Owatonna Solo Parents and Singles Club • 9:30 am, Hy-Vee, 1620 S Cedar Ave., Owatonna. Meeting around a coffee and a conversation.

Father Christmas visits Souba greenhouse • 10 am to 1 pm, Souba greenhouse, 4003 Crane Creek Rd, Owatonna. Come to the farm and meet Santa Claus! Free ornament painting for children; Free popcorn and hot cider will be available. There will be Minnesota-grown Christmas trees for sale, along with lefsa and other goodies. Local artisans and artists will sell Christmas gifts. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Smoke Screen • 9 p.m., Cue & Co, 302 Main St. E., Blooming Prairie.

Living Alone: ​​Walking Together • 3:00 pm, For those who live alone to meet new friends and find support, networking and fun with others who also live alone. Call 507-301-5632 for the location of the week.

Coffee Club • 9:30 am, Sollid Studios, 1400 S. Oak Ave., Owatonna. On the first Wednesday of the month, join us for coffee, snacks and some friendship. We want to extend the time we spend together beyond our classes and enjoy our community together. Everyone is welcome, even if you are new to the studio!

Annual SCHS Cookie Sale • 10:00 am, Steele County Historical Society, 1700 Austin Rd., Owatonna. Last year we baked almost 300 dozen cookies and completely sold out. This year we aim to cook even more! Stop by to pick up your cookies for that special someone in your life, or grab a dozen or two just for yourself. All proceeds go to fund the preservation programs and efforts of the Steele County Historical Society. Call the History Center with any questions: 507-451-1420.

Influenza and COVID Immunization Clinic • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Steele County Annex, 635 Florence Ave, Owatonna. The drive will be open and no appointment is necessary. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccination options will be available. More information can be found at https://www.co.steele.mn.us/public_health/covid-19_vaccine.php.

Owatonna Kiwanis Club • 12 pm-1pm, Free Time Leisure, 333 18th St SE, Owatonna.

Walking The Grief Journey • 6-7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 609 S. Lincoln Ave., Owatonna. Grieving is not just about the death of a friend or loved one. Mourning is experienced with all loss. While grieving is an individual experience, you don’t have to make the journey alone. This series will have 7 Wednesday nights and includes the worship together at the Thanksgiving Service (November 24) and the Blue Christmas Service (December 15). Optional dinner available from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $ 6 / per person. Childcare available. Register on tlcowatonna.org/griefsupport

Overeaters Anonymous • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bethel Ridge Church, 1401 Bethel Ct., Faribault. Use the side door. For people recovering from overeating and other eating behaviors. New arrivals are welcome. 507-339-0962

Annual SCHS Cookie Sale • 10 am-4pm, Steele County Historical Society, 1700 Austin Rd., Owatonna. Last year we baked nearly 300 dozen cookies and completely sold out. This year we aim to cook even more! Stop by to pick up your cookies for that special someone in your life, or grab a dozen or two just for yourself. All proceeds go to fund the preservation programs and efforts of the Steele County Historical Society. Call the History Center with any questions: 507-451-1420.

Illuminated Holiday Parade • 6 pm The MainStreet Illuminated Holiday Parade returns downtown, followed by the Central Park lights and OHS singers coming on. For a registration form, contact Julia Seykora at [email protected] or visit Owatonna.org to register online.

Christmas in the Village • 4-8 p.m., Steele County Historical Society, 1700 Austin Rd., Owatonna. The History Center and Old Town Village will be decorated for the season and will be filled with music, food and joy. This multi-day event will bring the community to the Steele County Historical Society as we welcome decorators, bakers, protesters and musicians to our campus. Call the History Center if you have any questions: 507-451-1420

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) • 7: 30-9: 30pm, Little Theater of Owatonna, 560 Dunnell Dr # A, Owatonna. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to play all the Christmas stories ever told, as well as Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons of antiquity. to topical pop culture and every Christmas carol ever sung. Crazy madness during the holiday season. Show sponsored by: Wenger Foundation.

Rice Lake Trading Post Vintage Gift Market • 8 am to 2 pm, 8867 Dane Rd, 8867 Dane Rd, Owatonna. Fresh vegetables, vintage decor, unique gift items, WillowBrooke handcrafted jewelry, holiday decor, handcrafted wooden items, reused furniture, farm finds, scarves, Sorensen honey and more!

Shop with Santa • 8 am-12pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Lincoln Ave S, Owatonna. Open to ages 4 through 6, this community service event gives kids the chance to purchase gifts for family and friends and experience the excitement of giving while on vacation. All gifts are made and given by the members, officers, friends and grandparents of Steele County 4-H. All proceeds support youth programming in Steele County.

Owatonna Solo Parents and Singles Club • 9:30 am, Hy-Vee, 1620 S Cedar Ave., Owatonna. Meeting around a coffee and a conversation.

Toys for Tots December Takeaway • 10 am to 1 pm, VFW Post 3723, 135 Oakdale St., Owatonna. Drive by and drop off a toy donation or stay for fun while on vacation. There will be photo ops for kids with Santa Claus, and meet and greet American royalty: Little Miss America, Miss Minnesota US, Ms. Minnesota of America and Ms. Woman of America. There will be Christmas cookies, hot coffee and cider, and music provided by Man of Steele.

Christmas in the Village • 10 am-2pm, Steele County Historical Society, 1700 Austin Rd., Owatonna. The History Center and Old Town Village will be decorated for the season and will be filled with music, food and joy. This multi-day event will bring the community to the Steele County Historical Society as we welcome decorators, bakers, protesters and musicians to our campus. Call the History Center if you have any questions: 507-451-1420

Father Christmas visits Souba greenhouse • 10 am to 1 pm, Souba greenhouse, 4003 Crane Creek Rd, Owatonna. Come to the farm and meet Santa Claus! Free ornament painting for children; Free popcorn and hot cider will be available. There will be Minnesota-grown Christmas trees for sale, along with lefsa and other goodies. Local artisans and artists will sell Christmas gifts. We will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Christmas Lights Parade and Illumination Ceremony • 6pm, the first Christmas Lights Parade at BP! The parade will start at 6 p.m. Lighting ceremony at the B to Z Christmas lot after the parade. Many local restaurants will have specials that night for families to enjoy.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) • 7: 30-9: 30pm, Little Theater of Owatonna, 560 Dunnell Dr # A, Owatonna. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to play all the Christmas stories ever told, as well as Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons of antiquity. to current pop culture and every Christmas carol ever sung. Crazy madness during the holiday season. Show sponsored by: Wenger Foundation.

Rice Lake Trading Post Vintage Gift Market • 8 am to 2 pm, 8867 Dane Rd, 8867 Dane Rd, Owatonna. Fresh vegetables, vintage decor, unique gift items, WillowBrooke handcrafted jewelry, holiday decor, handcrafted wooden items, reused furniture, farm finds, scarves, Sorensen honey and more!

Betterlife Lodge Christmas Party 127 • 11:00 am, VFW Post 3723, 135 Oakdale St., Owatonna. The Windsor Chop dinner will be served at 11:30 am, followed by entertainment. Reservations are required before November 22. Call Karlène at 451-4133 or Julie at 451-0325.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) • 2 to 4 p.m., Little Theater of Owatonna, 560 Dunnell Dr # A, Owatonna. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to play all the Christmas stories ever told, as well as Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons of antiquity. to topical pop culture and every Christmas carol ever sung. Crazy madness during the holiday season. Show sponsored by: Wenger Foundation.

Living Alone: ​​Walking Together • 3:00 pm, For those who live alone to meet new friends and find support, networking and fun with others who also live alone. Call 507-301-5632 for the location of the week.

Open Arms Suicide Intervention Meeting • 6:30 pm-7:30pm, VFW Post 3723, 135 Oakdale St., Owatonna.

Genealogy Club • 10 am to 11:30 am, Steele County Historical Society, 1700 Austin Rd., Owatonna. Free for SCHS members and $ 5.00 for non-members. For more information please contact http://www.schsmn.org or dial 507-451-7970.

Influenza and COVID Vaccination Clinic • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Steele County Annex, 635 Florence Ave, Owatonna. The drive will be open and no appointment is necessary. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccination options will be available. More information can be found at https://www.co.steele.mn.us/public_health/covid-19_vaccine.php.

Walking The Grief Journey • 6-7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 609 S. Lincoln Ave., Owatonna. Grieving is not just about the death of a friend or loved one. Mourning is lived with all loss. While grieving is an individual experience, you don’t have to make the journey alone. This series will have 7 Wednesday nights and includes the worship together at the Thanksgiving Service (November 24) and the Blue Christmas Service (December 15). Optional dinner available from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $ 6 / per person. Childcare available. Register on tlcowatonna.org/griefsupport

Overeaters Anonymous • 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Bethel Ridge Church, 1401 Bethel Ct., Faribault. Use the side door. For people recovering from overeating and other eating behaviors. New arrivals are welcome. 507-339-0962

Heritage Quilt Guild • 7 pm, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 512 South Elm, Owatonna. Our mission is to promote the art of quilting and to continue education, fellowship and inspire other quilters. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring quilt projects to show and tell. Visitors are welcome.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) • 7: 30-9: 30pm, Little Theater of Owatonna, 560 Dunnell Dr # A, Owatonna. Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to play all the Christmas stories ever told, as well as Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons of antiquity. to current pop culture and every Christmas carol ever sung. Crazy madness during the holiday season. Show sponsored by: Wenger Foundation.


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