Classes & Events

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

September

Community Education

You likely have experienced back pain at some point in your life. If back pain lingers and is associated with leg pain, it may be a sign that the back pain is related to your spinal column and nerve roots.

Join Navid Khezri, M.D., and Kendall Snyder, M.D. ― both Mayo Clinic Health neurosurgeons ― to learn about the causes of back pain and when to seek medical care. They will introduce surgical techniques that make recovery easier and less painful, leading to a life-changing reduction of back pain related to the spine.

Both presenters are trained neurosurgeons who completed fellowships at Mayo Clinic. They specialize in treating degenerative conditions of the spine, spinal cord and spinal column tumors, spinal deformities, and spinal trauma and injury.

When you register, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to access the webinar 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 webinar. Sometimes technical issues can occur when joining a virtual webinar. If you cannot connect using Zoom, you can call the phone number in your confirmation email to listen to the webinar. Calling rates apply.

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.

Prenatal & Parenting
Red Wing, MN

This class is recommended during the sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include normal characteristics of the newborn, caring for baby, infant safety, family adjustments to the new baby, car seat safety, physical development and couplet care.

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.

Tuesday schedule - 2021

  • Jan. 19
  • March 16
  • May 18
  • July 20
  • Sept. 21
  • Nov. 16

Select your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link.


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.

Prenatal & Parenting
Mankato, MN

This class, held on Tuesdays, is for moms at 24–32 weeks' gestation and their support person. Topics include a variety of information on pregnancy, the process of labor and delivery, comfort measures, the days transitioning from pregnancy to the postpartum period, newborn care and the adjustments of being new parents. Registration is required and class size is limited.

For those who can't come to a childbirth class, we offer the Understanding Birth eClass. Learn more about this class and register here (scroll toward bottom of the page).



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.


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
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.


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.

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
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.

Community Education
Eau Claire, WI

Join the Alzheimer's Association in furthering their mission to provide care, support, education, advocacy and the ongoing research to one day end Alzheimer's disease. Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring this walk.

Go online via the Register link for event details.

Community Education
Eau Claire, WI

The Eau Claire Heart Walk is back, and you won't want to miss it. This one-of-a-kind experience to join together with friends, family and colleagues to get moving and focus on improved health ― all while helping to defeat heart disease and stroke, and raising money or making a donation. The American Heart Association is hosting this event, and Mayo Clinic Health System is sponsoring this event.

Go online via the Register link for check-in and start time details.

Prenatal & Parenting
Red Wing, MN

This class is recommended to take in your sixth or seventh month of pregnancy. Topics include infant nutrition, such as feeding in the first year of life, breastfeeding and how the benefits of breastfeeding can impact your baby’s overall health.

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.

2021 Schedule - Mondays

  • Jan. 25
  • March 22
  • May 24
  • July 26
  • Sept. 27
  • Nov. 22

Select your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link.


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.