Author Adventures!  Begin your adventure in July!

Mary Logue is an author of at least seven adult mysteries in the Claire Watkins series, five books of poetry, 10 children/young reader books and a number of other
stand-alone fiction and non-fiction books, and she lives nearby!  She enjoys being "bi-riverbank", living on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the Mississippi.

We are fortunate and excited that Mary has consented to do a talk entitled "Creativity and Longevity" along with book signing/sales at our "Good Life" open house on Friday, September 25. (Save that date!)   To prepare for the spectacular occasion, we have scheduled these book explorations at Pier 55:

Bone Harvest
     Friday, August 14, 10:30-11:30am

Blood Country
Friday, Sept. 18, 10:30-11:30am

Buy your own copy, or order through Red Wing Public Library. Call to reserve your spot for each event. Deadline for reservations is the Monday prior to each
book exploration.
Pier 55 is open to all individuals age 55 and over.The Center is handicapped accessible and no one shall be refused access to programs because of race, religion, sex, color, economic status, or disability.

Our mission as Red Wing Area Seniors, Inc. is to enhance, stimulate, accommodate and support ever-changing
and active lives.

Phone 651-327-2255
Mon - Thurs  9:00 to 4:00    Friday - 9 to noon
240 Harrison Street, Suite 2
Red Wing, MN 55066
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President.................Tom Walsh
Vice-president......... Ralph Ryan
Secretary............... Jack Strobel
Treasurer............  Gary Johnson
Past President...Marcy Underwood

Sandy Giles           Kathy Holthe
Dan Mjolsness      Ben Stephani
Phil McNairy          Teresa Miller

Nancy Swanson....Executive    Director
Tonya Schmitt ......Program Coordinator
Shirley Perkins...............
                   Administrative Assistant
Sheryle Plank.....Annadee's Manager
John Simanski.....  Annadee’s Janitor

Monday- Thursday  9 am to 4 pm
Friday 9 am to noon
Writer’s Workshop
Dates:   August 27, 10am -11:30am at RWAS
Leader: Tonya Schmitt
Do you have stories jumping around inside begging to be put down in writing? Are you a “wanna-be” writer and need some direction? Or are you a lifelong writer, longing for connection with other writers? Come to laugh, learn, share and play! Bring your questions, ideas and enthusiasm!
Register by calling 327-2255.
Let’s Walk! Tuesdays, starting June 16 through August 25
11-11:30am (No walk July 7)
Meet in Atrium/in front of the doors
Whether you
like to stroll leisurely, or power walk, please join us! We’ll meet here and head out in a direction of choice. We may walk the Hay Creek or Cannon Valley Trail, or just use the sidewalks. Those who want to go faster are welcome to go on ahead. Those who want to slowly savor the day will be in tow. Come to move, breathe and enjoy, TOGETHER!

Mondays, June - August, 10:15 -11:15 am
Cost: Flex Cards (5 punches) $25 each, Drop-in Fee $7 (pay at Front Desk) **Purchase a punch card and save $5 off a new RWAS membership!**

Weather Permitting: Bay Point Park Picnic Shelter   Inclement Weather: Community Room at Pier 55  Instructor: Tonya Schmitt

Registering ahead of time is greatly appreciated! There’s nothing more wonderful than nature and yoga together! For those who like a fitness challenge, this style of yoga is a flowing fashion (vinyasa) that will elevate your heart rate. Of course, breathing is the only requirement!  Rest is always a beautiful option.  You are welcome whether you are new to yoga, or a long-time practitioner! Dress in clothing that allows moving in your full range of motion. Comfortable layers are appropriate. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat, if you have one. A few extra mats will be available.

Call ahead to register 651-327-2255.


Mark Your Calendar!
Friday, September 25, 10a-6p
(tentative time)
Pier 55 will host a big variety of activities. What’s in the works? Mini golf: play and/or design your own hole, line dancing, 50s/60s/70s dance, art classes, square dance basics, pottery wheel practice, fitness, yoga and cooking classes, caregiver toolbox, “Creativity and Longevity” talk by author Mary Logue, stress-relief, and MORE!

The event is free, but some activities may have small fees. Registration for activities is a must, or they may be canceled due to low enrollment. Look for details in September’s newsletter or on the website (   This is a true community event, packed with active fun for everyone! Bring family and friends; make it a date!
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