Classes & Events

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

June

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.

Support Groups

This is a support group (online via Zoom, meets the fourth Wednesday of each month) for those who have had bariatric surgery and their family members. The group offers attendees the opportunity to receive answers to common questions, and get information, advice, emotional support, education and knowledge from others. See upcoming classes on the calendar.

March 24: Special guest speaker, Maria Linnaus, M.D., will discuss long-term complications, items to watch out for and weight regain.”

Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link.

Fitness & Weight Management
Mankato, MN

In this virtual class (online, offered twice per month), you will learn how our comprehensive program of surgery, dietary counseling, behavior modification, exercise and support can lead to a healthier life.

  • What weight loss options are available?
  • What are the benefits and risks of surgery?
  • What can I expect if I decide to have weight loss surgery?
  • How do I get started?
Registration is required, call 507-594-5951 or click on the registration button above. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.
Fitness & Weight Management
Fairmont, MN

In this virtual class (online, offered twice per month), you will learn how our comprehensive program of surgery, dietary counseling, behavior modification, exercise and support can lead to a healthier life.

  • What weight loss options are available?
  • What are the benefits and risks of surgery?
  • What can I expect if I decide to have weight loss surgery?
  • How do I get started?
Registration is required, call 507-594-5951 or click on the registration button above. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.
Screenings
Lake City, MN

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.

Fitness & Weight Management
La Crosse, WI

An occupational and physical therapist-led group specializing in education and exercise for those experiencing chronic pain.

For more information call 608-392-9768.

Prenatal & Parenting
La Crosse, WI

This 2½-hour class (monthly dates available) includes Q&A with a registered nurse, normal fussy periods and comforting techniques, bathing, diapering and dressing, feeding and burping, child safety, well-baby care, signs and symptoms of illness, choosing a care provider and enhancing brain development. View additional class availability on the calendar. 


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.

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.

Community Education
La Crosse, Wisconsin

If you live with pain or numbness in your feet, calves, thighs or buttocks, even after rest or minimal exertion, you may have peripheral artery disease, or PAD. This circulatory problem narrows arteries and reduces blood flow to the limbs. The risk for peripheral artery disease increases if you have diabetes, were ever a smoker, are over 60 or have high cholesterol.

Join Jose Exaire, M.D., a Mayo Clinic Health System cardiologist, to learn about peripheral artery and vascular disease; options for care; and nonsurgical procedures that can reduce or resolve pain and get you back to living a normal life.

When you register, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to access the meeting using Zoom. Check your junk mail if you don't receive this email.

Click on the link a few minutes before the start of the event. Sometimes technical issues can occur when joining a virtual meeting. If you cannot connect using Zoom, you can call the phone number in your confirmation email to listen to the event. Calling rates apply.

Special Event

Riverfest is the ultimate Fourth of July celebration, featuring music, entertainment, food and fun. Festival proceeds will fund future Riverfest events, as well as provide donations back to local groups and charities that provide volunteer services for the fest. Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring this event.

Visit riverfestlacrosse.com for daily event hours.

July

Support Groups
Mankato, MN

Support and encouragement for long-term success.

Each meeting provides the support you need to help achieve and maintain your weight-loss goals. The group also provides an opportunity to share experiences and receive the encouragement and reinforcement needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This group is open to anyone in Southern Minnesota that has had, or is preparing to have bariatric surgery.

For more information, contact the Bariatric Surgery Program at 507-594-7020.

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI

This virtual group class (online via Zoom, offered monthly) is designed for women who are considering breastfeeding or those who have decided to breastfeed. It covers the benefits of breastfeeding and information needed to achieve breastfeeding goals. Register for your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link, and we'll email you a Zoom link to join the class. See additional class availability on the calendar.

Contact WellnessClinic@mayo.edu with questions related to prenatal education classes and registration. 


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.