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Monday, September 29

Järvelä Concert

Mon, September 29

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä, on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, hail from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen, Finland. They have been making music together over many years with world-renowned JPP and other bands active in Nordic roots music. The concert will be in the museum's Bethania Church on North Mill Street. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Also, they will offer a musician’s workshop at 4 p.m. Contact Martha Griesheimer at mgriesheimer@vesterheim.org

Contact: vesterheim.org

 

What is an Eco-Village?

Mon, September 29 at 12:00 PM

@Mabe's Pizza, Lower Level

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NEIPJC "Lunch & Learn" event!
What: Eco-Village Presentation
Who's Speaking: Jim Cooper, Project Manager & Dave Engstrom, Executive Director of WI Habitat for Humanity's Net-Zero Housing Project.
Where: Mabe's Pizza, Lower Level
When: Sept. 29; Noon
Why: The Eco Village is a catalytic example of what's possible in the green building industry, beautifully demonstrating that efficient, ecological building practices can ensure lasting affordability for our hardworking partner families.
They are proving that sustainable housing…

Contact: NEIPJC, 563-5337, neipjc@gmail.com

 

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake Your (Rattle)!

Mon, September 29 at 3:15 PM - to 5 pm

@Decorah Public Libary

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Sometimes you just have to make some noise. A rattle and some rhythm is a good way to do that. Even better, if you‘ve made the rattle by yourself! In this program you will be using a small, locally-grown gourd, a section of strong wood, and some small stones or seeds. You will be sanding, carving, gluing and painting….and when you’re done, you’ll be able to enjoy some fine noisemaking shaker music! (After things…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library

 

Eating Local in 30 Minutes or Less: The Iowatalian

Mon, September 29 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen, 308 W. Water St., Decorah

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Combine the food values of our instructors - local, organic, fresh, amazingly flavorful - with the challenge of a chaotic family schedule (no time for cooking) and being in the midst of the Iowa bounty season, and this class hits the spot. Join us as we show you how Italian flavors meet Iowan goodness while putting quality food on the table that everyone in the family will enjoy. We’ll get our hands in a…

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com
(563) 382-4666

 

Järvelä Concert and Workshop

Mon, September 29 at 7:30 PM

@Vesterheim's Bethania Lutheran Church, 113 N. Mill St. (Upper Level)

Cousins Arto and Antti Järvelä, on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, hail from the famous Järvelä family from Kaustinen, Finland. They have been making music together over many years with world-renowned JPP and other bands active in Nordic roots music. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the museum's Bethania Church on North Mill Street. Tickets are $15 at the door.

According to the website of Northside, a Minneapolis-based music label, Nordic Roots…

Contact: Call Vesterheim at 563-382-9681 or visit vesterheim.org

 

Tuesday, September 30

The Coconut Craze

Tue, September 30 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen, 308 W. Water St., Decorah

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What is the buzz around coconut really about? In this class, we'll talk about the swarm of coconut products that have hit the market, what the hype is really about, how to use them, and which ones to skip. We'll also sample some coconut goodness and show you how to navigate the Coop's selection of coconut-friendly brands and products.
Instructor: Sonja Ecklund
$12 Oneota Co-op Members/$15 Community Members
Online Registration: http://oneotacoop.com/the-coconut-craze-2014/

Contact: johanna@oneotacoop.com
(563) 382-4666

 

'The Big Tiny' author Dee Williams in Decorah Sept. 30

Tue, September 30 at 6:30 PM

@Valders Hall of Science room 206, Luther College

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Dee Williams, Portland-based author of the popular memoir and DIY tiny house book, "The Big Tiny," will give a talk on the Luther College campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Valders Hall of Science room 206. Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library in partnership with the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, Williams’ talk is open to the public with no charge for admission.

 

Wednesday, October 1

Public Flu Shot Clinic

Wed, October 1 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Main Entrance

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Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic is offering Public Flu Shot Clinics at the Main Entrance of the medical center.

Wednesday, October 1; 11am - 2pm

Fee is $25 per person - payable at the time of service, accepting cash, check, credit card or Medicare cards.

Walk-in flu shot clinics are for ages 9 and older.
We provide the injection form of the vaccine only.
We are not able to submit private…

 
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Organizational meeting for people who long for order in their lives

Wed, October 1 at 12:00 PM

@Northeast Iowa Peace & Justice Center

Messies Anonymous (MA) is a 12-step support group that gives people who face the common problems of disorganization and messiness the opportunity to meet with others and share their experiences, knowledge, strengths, and hopes.

The first meeting will be at noon on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Peace & Justice Center, 119 Winnebago Street, Decorah. Additional meetings are set for Thursday, October 9, at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, October 15, at noon.…

Contact: Cynthia at 563 532-9612 or cljacobson73@gmail.com

 

Papier Mache Sculpture

Wed, October 1 at 6:30 PM to Wed, October 29, 2014 - Register online at least one week in advance (by September 24) at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Our imaginations come to life as we design and create lightweight and environmentally friendly sculpture. Using recycled paper, we will explore different molding and sculpting techniques, and learn about the nearly infinite possibilities of papier mache as a sculptural material. Participants will create several sculptures over the 5-week period, depending on the complexity and scale of each piece.

Dates: October 1 – October 29
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Eric…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/papier-mache-sculpture/

 

Sing in the Park Until Dark--Free and Open to All

Wed, October 1 at 7:00 PM

@Phelps Park Gazebo, Decorah, or the Acupuncture Center (see below)

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Drop-in Singing Circle, Every voice welcome. Sing for pure joy! All songs taught in the oral tradition. No experience needed. Free. Come give it a try!

Soon we'll move this weekly sing inside. As soon as it's chilly out, we'll begin singing at the back studio that's the side entrance to the Acupuncture Center, 309 W. Broadway. Enter from River St. Not sure if it's cold enough yet? Come to the park first…

Contact: Liz Rog, 563-382-8013, liz@decorahnow.com

 

Thursday, October 2

Vesterheim Free First Thursdays

Thu, October 2 at 1:30 PM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Significance of Ole Rølvaag for Today, a presentation by Glenn Borreson at 1:30 p.m. in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.

Contact: Call Vesterheim at 563-382-9681 or visit vesterheim.org

 

Public Flu Shot Clinic

Thu, October 2 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

@Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Main Entrance

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Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic is offering Public Flu Shot Clinics at the Main Entrance of the medical center

Thursday, October 2; 4pm - 7pm

Fee is $25 per person - payable at the time of service, accepting cash, check, credit card or Medicare cards.

Walk-in flu shot clinics are for ages 9 and older.
We provide the injection form of the vaccine only.
We are not able to submit private…

 

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

Thu, October 2 at 7:00 PM

@F.W. Olin Building, Room 102

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102,…

Contact: Julie Shockey, 563-387-1865

 

Friday, October 3

SMP Season Announcement

Fri, October 3 to Thu, February 26, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College's School Matinee Performances for the 2014-15 year feature four dynamic events, including three theater performances: "The Lightning Thief," "And Justice for All" and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," as well as an electrifying percussion performance by San Jose Taiko.
Tickets are just $2 for all ages, thanks to the support of donors and sponsors, and are now on sale. They can be purchased via phone (563) 387-1291, by emailing tickets@luther.edu or by visiting…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

Basics in Rosemaling for Beginners with LoyAnn Nasby

Fri, October 3 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 5, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This simplified class will be taught in oils and is geared not to intimidate. LoyAnn will share the step-by-step basics and a collection of tips that have worked for her, gathered over the years. The two easy projects will be pre-based coated Christmas ornaments to develop brush control. Pre-base coated sheets will be ready to practice on. She will cover base-coating steps, brush care, mediums, detail, strokes, varnish, and rosemaling products.

Level of…

Contact: 563-382-9681

 

ArtHaus First Friday: Depth, New Works by Dave Hart

Fri, October 3 at 7:00 PM to Fri, October 31, 2014 - First Friday Artist Reception, 7-9pm, Oct. 3. Works on display and for sale throughout October.

@ArtHaus

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Artist Dave Hart grew up in Decorah and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in art education. Now a high school art teacher, raising his family with his wife Erin in New Brighton, Minnesota, Hart has created a new series of mixed media pieces which integrate abstract spaces with 3-dimensional forms which invite the viewer to physically interact with his work. While you explore Hart’s work, enjoy wine tasting compliments of…

Contact: Contact: Jenni Brant or Eric Petersen
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com

 

Candidates Forum

Fri, October 3 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College, Valders Hall of Science Room 206

A forum featuring candidates for U.S. Congress, the Iowa legislature, and

Winneshiek County board of supervisors is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:00

p.m. The forum is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Association of

University Women (AAUW) and will take place on the Luther College campus, in

Valders Hall, Room 206. Parking is available in the lot behind Preus Library on

campus.

The following…

Contact: Carol Hagen

563­382­4007

 

Saturday, October 4

Sewing a Busserull, Norwegian Heritage Shirt

Sat, October 4 at 9:00 AM to Sun, October 5, 2014

@Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum

Participants will sew imported red or blue and white striped cotton fabric to create a classic shirt to fit. Beginner to advanced sewers will be guided step-by-step from cutting to finishing.

There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: All levels. Must bring your own sewing machine.
$128 members/ $178 non-members

Contact: http://vesterheim.org/learning/classes/index.php or call 563-382-9681

 

Leve for Farge - 5K Run/Walk Color Explosion

Sat, October 4 at 10:00 AM

@Spring Grove, MN

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This color-explosion 5K fun run/walk is a fundraising event to benefit the education mission of the Bluff Country Artists Gallery. The Leve For Farge course will be run
on hilly and scenic country gravel roads and through the streets of beautiful Spring Grove, MN located in the heart of Bluff Country in Southeast Minnesota. 'Leve for Farge' means 'Live for Color'!

Contact: www.uffdafest.com, bcag@springgrove.coop

 

Ljom Concert

Sat, October 4 at 7:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

From 7:00-9:00 p.m., free show in the Hotel Winneshiek Lobby with full menu and bar available. Nordic Roots music—traditional Norwegian mountain melodies with influences of jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, and world music.

These specific melodies are from a small mountain town called Snåsa, Norway, where band members Kjersti, Anne Marte, and Sivert grew up. Together with a pianist from Frosta and a guitarist from Sweden, these young musicians have formed Ljom, a unique…

Contact: Call Vesterheim at 563-382-9681 or visit vesterheim.org

 

Luther College CSS presents San Jose Taiko

Sat, October 4 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life

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Join the "Rhythm Journey" as Luther College Center Stage Series presents San Jose Taiko, a traditional Japanese drumming ensemble from San Jose, California. Watch the complexity of movement and feel the propulsive sounds of the taiko as San Jose Taiko combines traditional Japanese drumming with traditional and contemporary dance. San Jose Taiko is celebrating their 40th anniversary season with the performance "Rhythm Journey" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Center for Faith…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, 563-387-1864

 

Sunday, October 5

Luther's Carla Hanson to perform voice recital on Oct. 5

Sun, October 5 at 4:00 PM

@Noble Hall of Music

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Carla Hanson, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a Spanish voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. Hanson, soprano, will perform pieces mainly from Spanish and Argentinian composers with Ainhoa Urkijo collaborating on piano.

 

Luther College campus to celebrate Eid al Adha

Sun, October 5 at 7:00 PM

@Peace Dining Room

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Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Peace Dining Room in Dahl Centennial Union. A brief program of reflections by students who grew up celebrating the festival will be followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

 
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Eckheart Watercolor & Ink workshop #4

Sat, October 25 at 10:00 AM to Sun, October 26, 2014 - Class hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday

@107 W. Water St. Decorah, IA

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A workshop designed for students at beginning to intermediate leve. The workshop will explore watercolor and ink interaction in a variety of techniques and combinations. Students will discover the beauty of transforming the natural world into their marking process with ink and enhancing it with watercolor. Weather permitting we will spend part of Sunday outdoors.
For more information, www.eckheart.com

Contact: A few places left for workshop. Either contact Doug at Eckheart Gallery by phone 563-387-6782 between 10 AM & 4 PM or www.eckheart.com for more information.

 


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Need a extra hand on the farm?

I'm looking for anyone that needs help on the farm. I can pretty much do anything I'm in high school so it would either be before school or after. Please email me if you have anything you need help with. I'm in need of a job ASAP. Thanks! :)

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Barista I - Part-Time

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Do you believe in local and organic food? Be a part of a high energy, fast growing co-op that’s focused on creating a sustainable future. Oneota Community Food Co-op is looking for a customer service oriented food-service individual to fill a part-time Barista/Counter staff position at the Water Street Cafe. Interested individuals may download an application online at www.oneotacoop.com or stop by the Customer Service Desk at the Co-op to pick up an application.

Posted about 4 hours ago
 
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Cashier II - Part-Time

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Do you believe in local and organic food? Be a part of a high energy, fast growing co-op that’s focused on creating a sustainable future. Oneota Community Food Co-op is looking for a customer service oriented individual to fill a part-time Cashier position. Duties include providing excellent customer service, processing purchases as well as other general cleaning and store duties. Interested individuals may download an application online at www.oneotacoop.com or stop by the Customer…

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Produce Stocker - Part-Time

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Do you believe in local and organic food? Be a part of a high energy, fast growing co-op that’s focused on creating a sustainable future. Oneota Community Food Co-op is looking for a customer service oriented individual to fill a part-time Produce Stocker position. Duties include efficiently stocking produce shelves, maintaining attractive displays, receipt of product, providing excellent customer service, and other general cleaning and store duties. Most importantly, candidates will ensure a positive…

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Free: 27" Magnavox TV with remote

We have a 27" Magnavox TV with remote that we no longer need. It is in working order. (It is the CRT type)

Posted by Jim W. about 7 hours ago
 
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Housing Wanted: Apartment to share with turtle and birds

I am looking for an apartment or other similar space to rent that allows my caged pets (turtle and two small birds). I am hoping to be in the Decorah area or within 25 minutes of driving distance. Please email, call or text. ruppj@uni.edu or 515-795-6002. Thanks - Jessica

Posted by Jessica about 7 hours ago
 
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For Sale: Low Vision Magnifier Aid

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Enhanced Vision Merlin 24" color LCD desktop electronic magnifier for those who would benefit from enlarged and enhanced contrast images of reading material and photos. Three years old in perfect condition. Priced less than half of new at $1,495; obo. For company information; https://www.enhancedvision.com/low-vision-product-line/merlin-lcd-desktop-video-magnifier.html

Posted by Robert F. about 7 hours ago
 
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For Sale: New Ozark Trails 4-6 person Tent

This tent has never been used. Set up on tarp covered cement under roof overhang for one week. Not granddaughters idea of a good idea. Original $39.95 at WalMart, will sell for $20 OBO. Call 563 380-7111.

Posted by Priscilla K. about 8 hours ago
 
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For Sale: Handyman For Hire, Have Happy References!

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Need someone handy with: Carpentry, Masonry, Tuck Pointing, Painting, Installing Doors and Windows, Light Electrical and Plumbing Work, General Repairs, Yard Work and More?! Call Adam at (563) 379 6405. He’ll give you a list of his references! No Job too big or too small.

Posted by Adam K. about 9 hours ago
 
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For Sale: Dresser for sale

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Dresser for sale! Needs some TLC. Mirror does attach (we took mirror off to move) All pieces to attach it are in one of the drawers. $20 you pick up.

Posted by Karla about 13 hours ago
 
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For Sale: Whirlpool Freezer

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17 cubic foot stainless deep freeze. In great shape. Decorah. $300

Posted by John S. 1 day ago
 
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Rideshare: to Cedar Rapids Airport-Oct. 9

I am going to Cedar Rapids on October 9 for a flight to see family in Florida for my birthday! I need to be at the airport by 9:30 AM. If anyone is going to the airport at this time, I would be interested in sharing a ride. I will help pay for gas and share good conversation. Thanks! Sue Pederson

Posted by Sue P. 1 day ago
 
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For Sale: Baseball ceiling fan

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$20. Cool baseball-themed ceiling fan we just took down from our son's room. Text 563.419.1936 with questions or to buy.

Posted by Stephanie 1 day ago
 
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For Sale: Uniden cordless phone

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This phone is used but works.
Price: $8

Posted by Dale 1 day ago
 
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For Sale: Motivated Seller - 1987 Yellowstone 5th Wheel

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1987 Yellowstone 735FLR Fifth Wheel, front lounge, rear queen bed, sleeps six. New in last 4 years: rubber roof, tires, tub and shower, and fridge freezer. Great shape. Everything works. Great affordable starter RV or hunting camper. High end specs for its day.

Asking $2500 OBO - need to sell this fall.

Being stored in Cresco. Call 563 419 7183 for more information or to arrange to view.

Posted by Lori 1 day ago
 
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