Classes & Events

Find ways to get active — or get involved — in your community.

May

Prenatal & Parenting
Red Wing, MN

This class is for after your baby is born. Parents and baby are welcomed back to the classroom for the new challenges of baby care and parenting. Educators and lactation consultants will answer parent questions and review topics such as baby care, growth and development, weight gain, lactation and feeding issues, and facing new challenges. Attend as many as desired. Siblings and family members are welcomed. Registration not required.

If there is inclement weather, cancellations will be announced on KCUE, the local radio station. You can also call Mayo Clinic Health System's switchboard at 651-267-5000. If a class is canceled for non-weather reasons, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email.

Prenatal & Parenting
Red Wing, MN

This class is for women after 32 weeks’ gestation. Lactation experts will teach about expressing colostrum—antibody rich, immune boosting milk—before baby arrives. Topics will include learning about the benefits to you and baby, the process for collecting, techniques and resources for hand expression, and storing it until your baby arrives.

Call 651-267-5376 for more information or to register.

If there is inclement weather, cancellations will be announced on KCUE, the local radio station. You can also call Mayo Clinic Health System's switchboard at 651-267-5000. If a class is canceled for non-weather reasons, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email.

Youth & Family Programs
Eau Claire, WI

Runs June 1–July 31: As summer approaches, why not choose to make the most of it by living life fully — present and in the moment — when you don't need to be online. Don’t miss out on the fun and beauty that is happening all around you. Join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free virtual challenge to reduce your screen time so you can play, explore and connect more.

Complete 30 or more activities from a list of over 100 ideas. Complete them when it works best for your schedule, and check completed activities off the provided checklist for a fun way to track your progress. Ensure you follow COVID-19 safety recommendations when completing activities. Participate on your own or with family, friends or a group of students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for many. Thankfully, digital tools have allowed people to work remotely, participate in school from home and maintain personal connections virtually. It's easy to understand why people are on their devices perhaps more now than ever.

Registration is required. Registrants can expect a few emails that will include the free printable/interactive digital checklist, bonus activities, motivational content and an event evaluation survey.

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI

This virtual class (online, offered monthly) is designed for women in their seventh to ninth month of pregnancy or those who have recently delivered. It includes information on parenting, feeding a newborn baby, bath time, sleep patterns, safety and signs of illness. Register for your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link, and we'll email you a link to access the class. See additional class availability on the calendar.

Contact WellnessClinic@mayo.edu with questions.

If you are in need of breastfeeding assistance, please set up a one-on-one appointment through your account on Patient Online Services, or call us at 715-838-5437.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients in the Northwest Wisconsin Region. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.

Prenatal & Parenting
La Crosse, WI

This 2½-hour class (monthly dates available) is recommended for families who are considering or have decided to breastfeed. Partners are encouraged to attend. It includes information about benefits of breastfeeding, initiation of breastfeeding, latch and positioning, expressing and storing breast milk, breastfeeding lifestyle, and troubleshooting and resources. View additional class availability on the calendar.

For questions or to develop an individualized breastfeeding plan, contact a lactation consultant at 608-392-9789.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.


Interpreter services are provided free of charge for non-English speaking patients for any course. Call 608-392-9090 to arrange for an interpreter.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation letter. Patient Online Services users will receive a confirmation letter via the portal.

Class cancellation:
If you must cancel your registration, call 608-392-9090 at least three business days prior to your class so those on the waitlist can have your spot. Classes that do not meet the minimum size requirements may be canceled. Classes that reach maximum capacity will be closed. If there are severe weather warnings in the La Crosse and surrounding counties, classes will be canceled. Call 608-392-9723 to confirm class cancellation due to severe weather.

Support Groups
Fairmont, MN

Join us for compassionate, cancer-related education and support. Share your experiences and learn about coping with the challenges of cancer. Family and friends are welcome to attend. 

Prenatal & Parenting
Cannon Falls, MN

Baby Café is a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. It is a great place for mothers to relax, share tips and techniques, and socialize with other moms experiencing similar situations. One-on-one help from specially trained health professionals is available, including professional lactation support. 

Call 651-267-5376 with questions. Registration is not required.

If there is inclement weather, cancellations will be announced on KCUE, the local radio station. You can also call Mayo Clinic Health System's switchboard at 651-267-5000. If a class is canceled for non-weather reasons, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email.

Support Groups
Mankato, MN

A grief support group for women who have experienced the death of a spouse or significant other.

This grief support group is led by widows and offers an opportunity to learn about grief, share experiences and find healing and hope from your loss. No registration is necessary.

For more information call the Hospice office at 507-594-2989.

In-person meetings cancelled until further notice. 

This cancellation is in line with precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control to limit possible transmission of COVID-19, and to keep our campuses safe for our patients and staff.

Support Groups
Mankato, MN

Join this virtual class for compassionate, cancer-related education and support. Share your experiences and learn about coping with the challenges of cancer. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

You will receive a link via email to the virtual class about one week prior to the event. 

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI

This weekly drop-in group meets every Wednesday via Zoom. The group is for moms to work through the natural ups and downs of breastfeeding with other moms and a lactation consultant. Bring your baby and personal pump or parts to use the hospital-grade pump, if needed. The group is facilitated by certified lactation consultants.

Email eunursingmoms@mayo.edu to request a Zoom link invite.

If you are in need of breastfeeding assistance, please set up a one-on-one appointment through your Patient Online Services account, or call us at 715-838-5437.

Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, MN

This group, held on Wednesdays, is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is required and class size is limited.

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

Prenatal & Parenting
Lake City, MN

Baby Café is a free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding moms. It is a great place for mothers to relax, share tips and techniques, and socialize with other moms experiencing similar situations. One-on-one help from specially trained health professionals is available, including professional lactation support. 

Call 651-267-5376 with questions. Registration is not required.

If there is inclement weather, cancellations will be announced on KCUE, the local radio station. You can also call Mayo Clinic Health System's switchboard at 651-267-5000. If a class is canceled for non-weather reasons, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email.