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Mon, March 2, 2015 to Sun, December 6, 2015

Spanish Tutor

Sat, February 22 to Thu, May 21, 2015

@Luther College

¡Hola!
I am a student at Luther College, working on a Spanish major. I have taken IB Spanish V HL at high school, and currently take Spanish at Luther. I have visited Spain, and know various dialects of the Spanish language. I currently work as a tutor at Luther. I would love to share my knowledge of the Hispanic culture and language with students of any level and age. I prefer to teach 1…

Contact: Rosen Slavov
301-310-8463
slavro01@luther.edu

 

CSS New Season Announcement

Sat, September 13 to Sat, April 11, 2015

@Center for Faith and Life

Luther College Center Stage Series invites you to be at the center of it all with 10 acclaimed art performances on the Center for Faith and Life stage for the 2014-15 season, Sept. 13-April 11. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Aug. 29.
Subscriptions can be purchased through Luther College Ticket Office or by logging in at www.tickets.luther.edu. Patrons who choose to subscribe online and…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu

 

WMC Auxiliary Bowling League

Mon, September 15 at 1:15 PM to Mon, April 6, 2015

@Oneota Lanes in Decorah

Winneshiek Medical Center Auxiliary is again sponsoring the Red Smock Bowling League for the 2014/15 season.

The Red Smock Bowling League is a non-sanctioned league ideal for women bowlers of all abilities and ages (from novice to advanced). The League would like to expand by adding several new teams. Women are invited to join by forming a new team or being assigned to a current group. Women willing to be substitute bowlers are…

Contact: Anyone interested in becoming a member of the league can call Terry at 563-532-9547 or Megan at 563-735-5524.

 

Launch It! Learn three basic strategies to leverage your social marketing budget

Thu, September 18 at 7:30 AM to Thu, April 16, 2015 - Held at T-Bock's Underground

@T-Bocks in downtown Decorah

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Dramatically enhance your marketing and messaging. Expand referrals and increase sales. Network with area businesses. Launch It! is hosted by Corbin Group and the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Following workshops are October 16, November 20, January 22, February 19, March 19, and April 16. All at T-Bocks at 7:30am

Cost is $25 and includes breakfast.

RSVP director@visitdecorah.com or go to visitdecorah.com/launchit

Contact: director@visitdecorah.com or carolyn@corbingroup.biz

 

Lydia's Wheels - increasing accessibility

Mon, September 22 to Fri, July 31, 2015 - Online and local Fidelity bank - fund drive ends July 31, 2015

@Anywhere

Lydia Dawley is a Decorah High School senior with cerebral palsy. She will graduate May of 2015. We are trying to fund a handicapped accessible vehicle with assistive technology for her to take to college with her so she can drive. Winters can be cold when traveling by motorized chair! New estimates suggest this cost could total nearly $90,000 dollars.

Please visit our campaign site. Contribute if you can, as often as…

Contact: http://www.gofundme.com/lydiaswheels

 

A Restored Connection: A Dream of a Cultural Identity

Thu, January 1 at 10:00 AM to Sun, April 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Through still and moving images, A Restored Connection explores how we define ourselves and the environment around us. Although it features Norwegian Americans, visitors of all backgrounds will easily relate to the exhibition and its message of connection.

This exhibition started as a research project called “Hypernative” in 2011 by Regina Osbakk and Line Anda Dalmar. Through the project, they examined how national identity occurs and how it is inherited and transformed through…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call (563)-382-9681

 

Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel

Thu, January 1 at 10:00 AM to Sun, April 19, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

“Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim has turned its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the exhibition, Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel.

This exhibition focuses on Norwegian enamel design and enamel production (technology, innovation, and business). Artistic and technical innovations in enamel work were Norway’s greatest, though least remembered, contributions to the Scandinavian Modern Design movement of the mid-twentieth century.

The exhibition features Grete Prytz…

Contact: info@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Chicago Norske Klub

Thu, January 1 at 10:00 AM to Sun, November 15, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Chicago Norske Klub was a center in Chicago for Norwegian-American social, cultural, and artistic activities from 1911 to 1971. This exhibition shares the history of the club, as well as artworks and furnishings from the clubhouse.

The club aimed to preserve Norwegian cultural heritage and promote sociability among members. Social activities were varied and interesting—men’s chorus, dramatic society, art exhibitions, banquets, and women’s auxiliary. Over the years the club hosted prominent visitors,…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Weight Management for EveryBODY

Wed, January 14 at 5:15 PM to Wed, March 25, 2015 - Meets every Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 pm

@Winneshiek Medical Center

Did you know…
A typical holiday meal can pack a whopping number of calories, much of it from fat. According to MayoClinic.org, the average American gains 5 pounds of weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. It is no wonder losing weight is the most popular New Year’s resolution.
To help burn off those holiday pounds, Winneshiek Medical Center is offering a weight management course beginning with an informational/registration session on Wednesday,…

Contact: Registration for Weight Management for EveryBODY is available online at www.winmedical.org/weight-loss, or call the Winneshiek Medical Center Nutrition Services department at 563-387-3016 for additional information.

 

Exploring the Masters II for Ages 6-9

Mon, January 19 at 3:15 PM to Mon, March 2, 2015 - No class February 16

@ArtHaus Studio

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EXPLORING THE MASTERS II for ages 6-9
DATE: January 19-March 2 (no class February 16)
TIME: Mondays, 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Johnson
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

See the world through the eyes of O'Keefe, Warhol, Monet, Mondrian, Klimt, and Cassatt, just to name a few. Each week, we'll explore a different artist's style by examining examples of their most famous works, and then create our own masterpieces! Using everything from…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/exploring-the-masters-ii/

 

Skape Sammen: Creative Dance and Xylophone Ensemble (9-12 year olds)

Mon, January 19 at 3:30 PM to Mon, March 30, 2015 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@Carrie Lee Elementary

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Participants in Skape Sammen (Norwegian for “Creating Together”) will spend the year dancing, playing xylophones, and creating original performance pieces. Both new and returning students will be challenged and delighted as they develop confidence and improvisation skills through dance choreography, musical composition, and theatre games. The fall session will explore the wonderful words of Maya Angelou through acting, music, and movement!

Dates: January 19 – March 30 (February 16), Performance March 30 at…

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

 

Massage Therapy Student Clinic Open at Northeast Iowa Community College

Fri, January 23 at 2:00 PM to Fri, May 8, 2015

@NICC Calmar Campus

The Massage Therapy Student Clinic at Northeast Iowa Community College’s Calmar campus is now open and will continue most Fridays through May 8. Scheduling begins at 9 a.m. with the last appointment of the day scheduled at 12:45 p.m. To make an appointment, call (563) 562-3263, ext. 460, leave a message with your phone number and a student will return your call. Everyone is welcome. Fee for a one-hour session is $20, and a…

 

NAMI Basics

Mon, February 2 at 6:00 PM to Mon, March 9, 2015

@Families First Counseling Services, Decorah

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What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?

NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are…

 

Works by Jeremy Marlow

Fri, February 6 at 5:00 PM to Fri, March 27, 2015 - Reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. TWC tickets to enjoy food and spirits are $25 and can be purchased at the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce

@ArtHaus

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Works by Jeremy Marlow
On view February 6 - March 27
Special reception on February 6 from 5-8 pm in conjunction with Taste of Winneshiek County (TWC)
Cost: Free (TWC tickets are $25)
Location: ArtHaus

Artist Jeremy Marlow will fill the space of ArtHaus with his painted portraits that capture light and color in an awe-inspiring manner. A graduate of the University of Iowa and long-time educator, Marlow now lives and creates…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Details - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/works-by-jeremy-marlow/
TWC details - http://decoraharea.com/calendar/taste-of-winneshiek-county-2015-02-06.html

 

Porter House 2015 Lecture Series

Thu, February 12 at 7:30 AM to Thu, April 2, 2015 - All talks will be free and open to the public and will take place in the museum's historic Music Parlor at 7:30 PM. Seating will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

@401 W Broadway

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The Porter House Museum is excited to present its second annual Lecture Series, featuring four talks and five speakers. All three talks in the 2015 Lecture Series will be thematically connected to the natural beauty that Adelbert “Bert” Field Porter experienced both at home and abroad. Many of these beauties can still be seen and experienced today.

The series will begin on February 12th with Emily England and John Werner, two gifted…

Contact: porterhousemuseum@gmail.com

 

March 10 Deadline for Garden Help

Wed, February 18 to Tue, March 10, 2015

@Decorah

Decorah Urban Gardens (DUG) is again offering help to new gardeners through the Upstart Garden Project.
In 2015, an all-volunteer DUG crew will help with site planning, plot preparation (sod removal and tilling), and a one-time leaf mulch delivery. Selected participants will be paired with an experienced gardener who will offer advice and technical assistance throughout the gardening season. The Upstart Garden Project is available to anyone living within the city limits of Decorah.

Contact: chris.kelly.iowa@gmail.com

 

The Yoga Studio Early Spring Session

Mon, March 2 at 10:00 AM to Fri, May 1, 2015

@306 W. Water Street ,Decorah

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The Spring Session begins March 2 and runs through May 1 2015
The Yoga Studio offers morning, evening and Saturday classes to all levels. The Yoga Studio teachers Iyengar Yoga in the tradition of BKS Iyengar. Iyengar Yoga emphasizes alignment while developing strength, stamina, flexibility and balance.
The Yoga Studio is now offering a student discount for high school and college students.

For information about classes or to receive a schedule contact…

Contact: Marybeth Gallant 563-419-2329 marybethgallant@yahoo.com

 
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Board of Supervisors to discuss intustrial frac sand mining

Mon, March 2 at 12:00 PM

@Winneshiek County Courthouse, large courtroom

Dean Thompson will be presenting his initial fact-finding on industrial sand mining to the Board this Monday at 12 noon in the 3rd-floor large courtroom. Afterwards there will be some interesting discussions. The item is listed as a joint meeting with the P&Z in order to allow the full commission to attend w/o violating the Open Meetings Law.

The session, as listed on Monday's agenda, reads:

12:00 noon Joint meeting with the…

 

MarketReady workshop for Local Food Producers

Tue, March 3

@Calmar

This program addresses the market development risks and relationships small farmers and ranchers must manage as they seek to develop supplier relationships with restaurants, grocery, wholesale and foodservice buyers. Program and registration information are available online at http://tinyurl.com/p63jgv2.

 

Music of the Baroque Era: Vivaldi, Telemann & Handel

Tue, March 3 - 7:30 p.m.

@St. Benedict Catholic Church

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The Decorah High School Choirs and Chamber Orchestra will be presenting a masterworks concert “Music of the Baroque Era: Vivaldi, Telemann & Handel.” The concert will take place at St. Benedict Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. On the program will be Boyce’s canon "Alleluia" and Handel’s "How Excellent Thy Name" from the oratorio "Saul" sung by Ninth Grade Choir; "Don Quixote Suite" by Telemann performed by Chamber Orchestra; and Vivaldi’s…

Contact: Jason Rausch
jason.rausch@decorah.k12.ia.us

 

Dance Marathon Silent Auction

Tue, March 3 at 9:30 AM - Ends at: 11:00 AM

@Dahl Centennial Union - Luther College

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Dance Marathon will be holding a silent auction in order to raise money for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. All the money raised from this event will be used to provide financial and emotional support for the children undergoing treatment. Up for auction will be artistic creations provided by students and gift baskets provided by local businesses. Come to the Union on Luther's campus between 9:30AM and 11:00AM on March 3rd to show…

Contact: Clay Walker lcdm@luther.edu

 

Tying Flies for Fishing in Northeast Iowa

Wed, March 4 at 6:00 PM

@Carrie Lee Elementary School | Room 203 | 210 Vernon Street | Decorah, IA 52101

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Get ready for the season!

Participants will create flies to help catch trout, smallmouth bass, and other species of fish in the streams and rivers of Northeast Iowa. No prior experience necessary. Our experienced instructor has been fishing for trout throughout the country for over thirty years. A supply fee of $20 is due to the instructor the first night of class.

Wednesdays, March 4 – March 25,…

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

Annie’s Project: Human Resource Management on the Farm

Thu, March 5 - Mar. 5, 12, 19, 16.

@Allamakee County

The heartbeat of every farm business is the people involved. A new course offered by ISU Extension and Outreach is designed to empower farm women to better manage both family and non-family partners and employees. Modeled after the successful Annie’s Project program, the “Heartbeat of the Farm” is targeted toward farm women as they learn in a comfortable and supportive learning environment. Women will learn effective strategies to manage human resources in the areas…

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Seed Selection: Choosing the Right Seeds

Thu, March 5 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Hybrid or heirloom? Indeterminate or determinate? Early or late maturing? Choosing seeds is exciting but can also be daunting. There are so many options! Which varieties grow best in this region? Where is the best place to buy seed and seedlings? How do I ensure a continuous harvest of key crops throughout the season? How do I select varieties that best suit my needs and values? Join Mike Bollinger (River Root Farm) and Grant…

 

Whittling Klubb for Kids: Session II

Thu, March 5 at 3:15 PM to Thu, March 26, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Wanted: Kids (ages 10 and up, adults welcome) who want to unplug their electronic devices for awhile and use their nimble finger skills for carving! Create stuff out of wood, while learning the safe and proper use of a carving knife, gouge, and V tools. We’ll also learn how to keep our tools sharp.

In Session II we’ll carve a Dala horse, and in Session III we’ll make a pumpkin and Santa. Take…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Community Class At The Yoga Studio

Thu, March 5 at 4:00 PM to Thu, April 30, 2015

@306 W.Water St. Decorah

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The Yoga Studio is offering a Community Class on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM Community Classes are taught by a "teacher in training". The fee is $6 per class and there is no registration. Come as you like! The class is limited to 16 students and will be offered on a first come basis.
For information contact Marybeth Gallant

Contact: Martbeth Gallant 563-419-2329 marybethgallant@yahoo.com

 
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June Melby Reading & Book Signing

Thu, March 5 at 7:00 PM

@Decorah Public Library

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Join award-winning author and Decorah native June Melby at 7 p.m. Thursday March 5 in the Mezzanine of Decorah Public Library for a reading and book signing. The event is free and open to the public. Dragonfly Books will have copies of the book available for purchase on-site.

When Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy Tom Thumb mini golf course in the small Wisconsin town…

Contact: Kristin Torresdal
ktorresdal@decorah.lib.ia.us
563-382-3717

 
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Auditions for "Charley's Aunt" at Ye Olde Opera House

Thu, March 5 at 7:00 PM

@Spring Grove, MN

Lord Babberly impersonates Charley's rich aunt Donna Lucia so that Jack and Charley can receive Kitty and Amy's penniless guardian's consent to marry, but obviously that will never work. Or will it? Come and be a part of this April 24-26th production. 6 men, 4 women. Directed by William Fried.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/yeoldeoperahouse

 
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Center Stage Series: Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela at Luther College March 5

Thu, March 5 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life

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Celebrating 20 years since the end of Apartheid, South African musical icons Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. Masekela and Mahlasela pay homage to their home country's 20 years of democracy in "20 Years of Freedom: featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs."

 

Luther College production tells story through dance and video

Thu, March 5 at 9:30 PM

@Luther College Center for the Arts

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"Body of Water" performances will be 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts, on the Luther College campus. Tickets are $12, available through the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357, (800) 458-8437, or tickets.luther.edu.

Audiences are encouraged to arrive a half-hour early to view an exhibit highlighting the experiences and findings of the science and…

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey, Luther College coordinator of Campus News
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 
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Body of Water, an interdisciplinary performance of science and the arts

Thu, March 5 at 9:30 PM to Sat, March 7, 2015 - March 5 @ 9:30 pm, March 6 @ 7:30 pm, March 7 @ 1:30 & 7:30 pm

@Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre, Luther College

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Students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, are combining dance, live music, and video, merging the arts and science, to influence how people think about water use. The interdisciplinary performance “Body of Water,” March 5-7, is one result of a biology and dance teaching partnership at Luther that has been exploring water, from its molecular interactions to its oceanic movements to threats that endanger its quality. The project focuses on the Dry Run Creek…

Contact: www.luther.edu/theatre

 
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Luther College to host Ethnic Arts Festival and Oneota Film Festival

Fri, March 6 at 4:15 PM to Sun, March 8, 2015

@Luther College

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Luther College continues to celebrate the cultures of the world by hosting the Ethnic Arts Festival in conjunction with the 2015 Oneota Film Festival.
The Ethnic Arts Festival, occurring Saturday, March 7, will begin with a Country Fair with displays from around the world from 1-4 p.m. in the Williams Lounge of the Dahl Centennial Union.
Following the Country Fair, guests have the opportunity to sample international foods 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Peace Dining…

Contact: Julie Shockey, news@luther.edu, (563) 387-1865

 
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Oneota Film Festival March 6, 7, 8

Fri, March 6 at 4:30 PM to Sun, March 8, 2015

@Valders Hall, Luther College

The 2015 Oneota Film Festival is being held on March 6, 7, 8 at Luther College. Check in at Valders Hall to obtain a free registration bracelet that will get you into all films. 55 films are being shown, some with discussions following and appearances by the filmmaker. There are also volunteer opportunities. Go to oneotafilmfestival.org to see the complete film schedule and to volunteer.

Contact: Pat Brockett, 563-277-1054, brockett@dwx.com, oneotafilmfestival.org

 

Pugsley World Championships V

Sat, March 7 at 9:00 AM

@Courtyard & Cellar

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The 5th Anniversary installment of the Pugsley World Championships... A World Class Fat Bike Event!

Pugsley Worlds is a Free Will Donation event with NO Pre-Registration required. How cool is that? AND, so that a TRUE WORLD CHAMPION can be crowned, we have an OPEN FIELD, no limits (in SO many ways)! Please indicate if you plan to attend by "Going" on Facebook. "Maybe" is good too... "Going" is better!

As a…

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/639905419469403/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 
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Kid's Cross Train

Sat, March 7 at 12:45 PM

@Discover Happy

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Moving the body is important for everyone, especially kids. Join Risa as she leads children through fun movement activities; such as mountain climbers, skiers, surf pop-ups and more! This class is set to a rockin’ kid-friendly playlist! $60 for 6 weeks. Sign up online at discoverhappydecorah.com.

Contact: Risa Smith drsmith305@gmail.com

 
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Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Andrew Whitfield to perform voice recital March 7

Sat, March 7 at 4:00 PM

@Luther College Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

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Andrew Whitfield, Luther College associate professor of music, will present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The recital will feature the works of George Frideric Handel, Vincenzo Bellini, Richard Strauss, Simon Sargon, and Brooke Joyce, Luther's composer-in-residence.

 

Ron Seitz Benefit Bash!

Sat, March 7 at 5:00 PM

@West Union Golf Course

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Party - For a good cause!

- Free will donation- (goes directly toward Ron's medical expenses)

-Full meal
-Live Music
The guys of Challenger (Northeast Iowa's favorite classic rock band) will be playing a couple sets in support of their band mate!
-Silent Auction

Please join us for a fundraiser to help with medical expenses associated with the kidney/pancreas transplant Ron Seitz will be undergoing.

Ron grew up and raised…

 
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2015 Concerto Competition finals held March 6

Sat, March 7 at 7:00 PM

@Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Luther campus

Luther College's 2015 Concerto Competition finals will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.
Concerto Competition finalists are selected from preliminary auditions held Tuesday, March 3. All finalists will compete in a final round of competition on March 6 and immediately following the final round, the winner(s) will be announced. The winner(s) will appear with the Luther College…

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey, Luther College coordinator of Campus News
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 

Circle of Heat

Sat, March 7 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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With all four members having the distinction of being graduates of the University of Minnesota School of Music, Circle of Heat doesn’t mess around. That doesn’t mean they are pretentious by any means. On the contrary; they create a fusion of prog rock beat and jazz-style rock improvisation with a blues backbone and clean vocal harmonies. You never know what you’re going to get, except for musicians playing at the top of their game…

 

Second Sunday Family Workshop

Sun, March 8 at 1:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS
DATE: March 8
TIME: Sundays, 1-2:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: ArtHaus Instructors
COST: $25 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional participant (per workshop)
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Take part in our new series of family-focused workshops, held the second Sunday of each month, featuring projects designed to encourage collective making and creative thinking. The February 8 class will explore designing and printing a family tote bag. Tuition cost covers…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/second-sunday-family-workshop-4/

 
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Faculty Artist Series: Luther's John Cord to perform trumpet recital March 8

Sun, March 8 at 2:00 PM

@Luther College Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

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John Cord, Luther College assistant professor of music, will present trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther College campus. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
The program consists of works by William Lathum, Giuseppe Torelli, Joaquin Rodrigo and Kevin McKee. Cord will also premiere "Homage" by Mike D'Ambrosio, a piece commissioned by the Luther…

 

DartCo Annual Meeting

Mon, March 9 at 7:00 PM

@TBD

The Driftless Art Collective invites the public to its annual meeting on Monday, March 9th at 7:00 pm, location to be announced. Dartco works to empower our community to network and foster partnerships so together we can create stronger art-related events, cultural activities, and educational opportunities. Dartco provides support to artists and arts groups looking to improve life in Decorah, IA and the Driftless Region of Northeast Iowa.

Contact: info@dartco.org

 
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Community Action & Sustainability: Germany & Norway

Mon, March 9 at 7:00 PM

@NE Iowa Peace & Justice Center

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Mon. March 9th, 7pm NEIPJC (119 Winnebago)

Do you ever wonder about why electric cars are more popular in Norway?
How German Sustainable Communities make it work?
Maybe you’ve wondered about the roles of sustainable education in these European countries.

Luther College students, Kaleb Van Gerpen & Ellen Widerski address these topics with a presentation on their J-Term experience learning about sustainable communities, education, technologies, and policies in Germany and…

Contact: NEIPJC, 382-5337

 
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Live in the Lobby: A Night of Jazz

Tue, March 10 at 6:00 PM to Sat, March 14, 2015

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Join us at the Hotel Winneshiek for a night of jazz! We'll have a 5 piece band playing in the lobby from 6-8pm.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 
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Former president of Ireland to present Distinguished Lecture at Luther College March 10

Tue, March 10 at 7:00 PM

@Luther College Center for Faith and Life

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Renowned for humanitarian efforts during her two terms as president of Ireland, Mary McAleese will highlight the peace process in Ireland during the onstage conversation, "Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Marty McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.
Part of Luther College's Distinguished Lecture Series, this event is open to the public with no…

Contact: Contact: Julie Shockey, Luther College coordinator of Campus News
Telephone: (563) 387-1865
E-mail: news@luther.edu

 
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Club Dance

Wed, March 11 at 5:30 AM to Wed, April 15, 2015

@Discover Happy 222 East Water Street Decorah, IA 52101 563-419-0346

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A class designed to get your heart rate up and your body moving. Each class is set up around steps and moves, that can be modified to reach all levels of fitness, and music that keeps you going. If you are looking for a workout that's quick, fun, and great for the whole body, Club Dance is for you.

Contact: register online at www.discoverhappydecorah.com

 
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Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Jon Ailabouni to perform jazz trumpet recital March 11

Wed, March 11 at 7:30 PM

@Luther College Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

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Jon Ailabouni, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a jazz trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 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 and will feature Hard Drop 5, Ailabouni's Chicago-based jazz quintet.

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Seed Starting 101

Thu, March 12 at 9:45 AM

@Valders 362

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There are many reputable places to buy high quality transplants, but have you ever thought about growing your own? Benefits of growing transplants at home include the ability to choose your favorite varieties, as well as the potential for significant cost savings. Production does depend a fair amount on the quality of the transplants so its important to understand the factors that can lead to high quality, healthy transplants. Jeff Scott of Driftless Gardens…

 
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50 Shades of Green (A Cooking Class)

Thu, March 12 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

So you’ve heard that dark green leafy greens are the key to just about every health condition, but are you eating them yet? Kale, collards, spinach and chard may just be your new best friend! Join in an adventure of green eating, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, and turn your friends green with envy of your new favorite recipes. Lindsey will share recipes (and generous tastings!) of green juice and green smoothies…

Contact: 563-382-4666

 

Art Lab for Ages 9-12

Fri, March 13 at 3:30 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART LAB for ages 9-12
DATE & TIME: Friday, March 13 from 3:30-5pm
INSTRUCTOR(S): Luther College Art Education Students
COST: $15
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Explore the intersections of art and science in this new collaboration with the Luther College Art Education department!

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/art-lab-2/

 
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Art reception fundraiser, raffle supports scholarships for Decorah Youth Choirs

Fri, March 13 at 5:00 PM

@Rubaiyat, Decorah

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Thrivent Financial – Decorah Area Team will sponsor a Thrivent Action Team Fundraiser benefitting Decorah Youth Choirs, a children/youth choir community in northeast Iowa. The event is Friday, March 13 at Rubaiyat in Decorah, and will feature new artwork by Artist Megan Jackson of St. Paul (formerly of Decorah). The evening of food, beverages and art will be from 5-7 p.m.
A raffle of one of Jackson’s pieces, “English Garden,” will support scholarships…

Contact: Karen Trewin, Thrivent Financial, 563-382-1809

 

Date Night at ArtHaus

Fri, March 13 at 7:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: March 13
TIME: Friday, 7-9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple per class
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting. Materials and snacks provided. Ages…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-2/

 

Youth Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon

Sat, March 14 at 10:00 AM - Bowling times are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. You do not need to be present all day. Registration closes March 6.

@Oneota Lanes in Decorah

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Mentoring is a vital tool in forming positive futures for local youth because of the unique encouragement they get from their mentors.

Half of our budget comes from donations. This annual bowling fundraiser raises life-changing dollars to keep the mission going and to continue connecting youth with role models.

Will you Catch the Mentoring Wave and bowl with us? Register your team today.

All bowlers are asked to fundraise…

Contact: https://www.crowdrise.com/catchthementoringwave2015

Kathy at Helping Services 563-387-1720

 

Ryumonji Zen Monastery Winter Gala

Sat, March 14 at 5:00 PM

@Ryumonji Zen Monastery

Please join us at Ryumonji at our annual Winter Gala for an elegant dinner and silent auction.

Donation items to the silent auction are welcome.

Directions: Locust Road to A26 (Locust School) then 8 miles east to Ryumon Rd.
Or 3.4 miles west of Hwy 76 on A-26.

Contact: Ryumonji at 563-546-1309 or office@ryumonji.org

 
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Live in the Lobby: Simon Balto

Sat, March 14 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Simon Balto is a singer of folk and alt-country songs. An avid writer and reader, Balto's songs focus on narration: workers and lovers, mothers and sons, they dying and the mourning, and the prideful and the abused. They lyrics are the focus here, set over sparse acoustic arrangements of guitars, harmonica, and mandolin.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 
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Living a Raw-mazing Life! (A Cooking Class)

Mon, March 16 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

Are you intrigued by the raw foods diet? Eating foods without baking, cooking or heating in anyway may seem impossible. Join us for a sneak peek into practical ways to incorporate the freshest, crispest and most intensely flavorful food you have enjoyed into your lifestyle. Discover the nutrients gained from eating raw food, find energy to power your busy days and max-out your daily fruit and vegetable intake. All while enjoying good food and…

Contact: 563-382-4666

 

Papier Mache Sculpture with Eric Petersen-Brant

Tue, March 17 at 6:00 PM to Tue, April 21, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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PAPIER MACHE SCULPTURE
DATE: March 17-April 21
TIME: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
INSTRUCTOR: Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $100 + $20 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

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 6-week period, depending on the…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/papier-mache-sculpture-2/

 
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Be Your Best Self (An Oneota Co-op Kitchen Class)

Wed, March 18 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

We each strive towards a personal wellness goal and struggle with our unique barriers to reach them. Join Emily in an exploration of eight tested healthy habits that help you see that reaching your goals, be it weight loss, increased fitness levels, learning to cook, or others, is not rocket science. Living mindfully through eight concrete habits, while holding yourself accountable with a network of friends or family, can be your key to success…

Contact: 563-382-4666

 
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Live in the Lobby: Nick Foytik

Fri, March 20 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Nick varies from acoustic to eclectic and plays a mean slide guitar as well. He is a writer, singer, guitarist, and mostly a blues-man.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Art Around the World for Ages 6-9

Mon, March 23 at 10:00 AM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART AROUND THE WORLD for ages 6-9
DATE: March 23 - April 27
TIME: Mondays, 10-11:45am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Darsee
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Travel across the globe from the comfort of the studio. Create and story tell while learning the traditional art and culture of those around the world. Students in this class will practice higher order thinking through cross-curricular education focusing on kite making, masks, rain…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/art-around-the-world/

 

Drawing 101 with Sarah Frydenlund

Mon, March 23 at 12:30 PM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DRAWING 101
DATE: March 23-April 27 (ADT4)
TIME: Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
COST: $90 + $25 materials
INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Frydenlund
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

In this introductory drawing class, you will set aside your trepidation as you learn to bring to life on paper what you see in front of you. Students will observe and draw from both still lives and live models, exploring a variety of media including charcoal and pencil as well as chalk…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/drawing-101-2/

 

Art Around the World for Ages 6-9

Mon, March 23 at 3:15 PM to Mon, April 27, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART AROUND THE WORLD for ages 6-9
DATE: March 23 - April 27
TIME: Mondays, 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenna Darsee
COST: $75 + $25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Travel across the globe from the comfort of the studio. Create and story tell while learning the traditional art and culture of those around the world. Students in this class will practice higher order thinking through cross-curricular education focusing on kite making, masks, rain sticks…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/art-around-the-world-2/

 

The 'Scent'-sational World of Essential Oils

Tue, March 24 at 6:30 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Wilder Business Center Room 106 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132

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Discover the power of pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils - the original medicines! We will talk about these plant-based extracts, how they are produced, and tips for safe, practical use of essential oils in the home. Of course, we will also address aromatherapy - the use of essential oils to support physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This is an upbeat, fun and educational class that is a treat for the senses. Samples are included.

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

AM Art Studio II for Ages 2-4

Wed, March 25 at 10:00 AM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online at www.arthausdecorah.org or call (563) 382-5440!

@ArtHaus Studio

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AM ART STUDIO II -- for ages 2-4
DATE: March 25-April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 10-11am
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni Petersen-Brant
COST: $80
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

An art exploration class designed for children who are ready to make the transition to attending a class independently, in addition to exploring new art materials and techniques that will expand their hand-eye coordination and social skills. Easel painting, homemade play-dough (gluten-free), mixed media collage, and watercolor resist drawings are…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/am-art-studio-ii/

 

Youth Improv for Ages 6-9

Wed, March 25 at 3:15 PM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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YOUTH IMPROV for ages 6-9
DATE: March 25 - April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $50
LOCATION: ArtHaus

This class is sure to be a super-fun workout for your imagination. Through team-building games and individual flights of fancy, you’ll find the sky’s the limit when the imagination is in charge. Old favorites and brand new games will challenge students of all levels. No experience necessary, just a willingness to say…

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

 

Shakespeare Alive for Ages 9-12

Wed, March 25 at 4:30 PM to Wed, April 29, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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SHAKESPEARE ALIVE for ages 9-12
DATE: March 25 - April 29
TIME: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Kristen Underwood
COST: $50
LOCATION: ArtHaus

Shakespeare's words come alive as we dive into the world of Elizabethan England and learn the skills needed to lift these amazing characters off the page and onto the stage. Previous acting experience is helpful but not required as we rehearse scenes from Shakespeare's plays to share with an audience at the…

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

 

French for Beginners with Peter Russella

Thu, March 26 at 6:00 PM to Thu, April 30, 2015 - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus

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FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS
DATE: March 26-April 30 (ADT7)
TIME: Thursdays, 6-7:15pm
INSTRUCTOR: Peter Russella
COST: $60
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

New to French? Want to review long-ago learned French lessons? Explore basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures including pronunciation and grammar to provide you with the tools for comprehension and expression. French customs, culture, and everyday life are also highlighted. Students 16+ welcome.

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/french-for-beginners-2/

 

FAC: Friday Art Club II for Ages 4-6

Fri, March 27 at 3:15 PM to Fri, May 8, 2015 - No class April 3

@ArtHaus Studio

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F.A.C.: FRIDAY ART CLUB II -- for ages 4-6
DATE: March 27-May 8 (no class April 3)
TIME: Fridays, 3:15-5pm
INSTRUCTOR: Staff
COST: $75 + 25 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

After a hard week, we all like to unwind with a little F.A.C.! Let your child de-stress and prepare for the weekend with an afternoon of creativity in a variety of mediums at ArtHaus Studio. Professional instructors lead interesting projects while the little…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/friday-art-club-ii/

 

Paint Party: In the Style of Paul Klee

Fri, March 27 at 6:30 PM - Register in advance to ensure your space - see link below!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Annie Adams
Cost: $38
Location: ArtHaus Studio

We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams. This party will have you creating a canvas inspired by an intriguing work by Paul Klee. This is perfect night out for you and your friends or grab the whole family to join us for a super fun, creative…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register with instructor at http://www.andreaadamsindigostudio.com/store/p11/Ticket%3A_In_the_Style_of_Paul_Klee.html

 

Hero Jr.

Fri, March 27 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Evan and Matthew are Michigan brothers of the same mother. They played in bands. Evan moved to Bloomington, IN. Matthew went to college. Los Angeles Ken flew to Bloomington after moving to Europe and accidentally met Evan. They made a quick EP (in a day quick) and Ken flew back over the pond and didn't return for 9 years. New York Dave and Evan met in Indianapolis, IN. at an open mic night. Planted…

 

Sami Inspired Bracelet- Advanced Class with Norma Refsal

Sat, March 28 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Explore more complex designs in Sami-inspired jewelry! You will learn several advanced designs and choose one to complete as a bracelet the day of the class. While more sewing is involved in these advanced designs, the construction of the bracelet remains essentially the same as in the introductory class.

Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 15-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount. You can join this class without…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Science in the Kitchen (A Co-op Class)

Sat, March 28 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 am

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

Teaching children to cook is a science. Science can happen in the kitchen. Which is it? Both of course! Join in a Saturday morning of fun (perfect for adults or adult/child combos) and learn just how practical it is to bring science experiments and learning into the kitchen. Lindsey will share many ways to learn and explore science concepts with ingredients we usually think are just for eating! Class is sure to get a…

Contact: 563-382-4666

 

Empty Bowls Community Glaze-a-thon

Sat, March 28 at 11:00 AM - Event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. No registration needed. Bowls and all materials provided.

@ArtHaus and The Clay Studio

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Presented by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center
Empty Bowls Community Glaze-a-thon

Date & Time: Saturday, March 28 from 11 am-1 pm
Cost: Free!
Locations: ArtHaus Studio & The Clay Studio

Bring the whole family to be a part of decorating bowls at ArtHaus and The Clay Studio for Empty Bowls, an event brought to you by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center to raise funds to be distributed to…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Details - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/empty-bowls-community-glaze-a-thon/

 

Taking to the Skies for Ages 9-12

Sat, March 28 at 2:00 PM to Sat, May 9, 2015 - No class April 4.

@ArtHaus Studio

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TAKING TO THE SKIES for ages 9-12
DATE: March 28-May 9 (no class April 4)
TIME: Saturdays, 2-3:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $70 + $35 materials
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Set your spirit free with creative kite building! Explore and construct several different kite structures while learning about basic aerodynamics and modeling techniques. The class will conclude with the fabrication and embellishment of a single larger kite that will take flight in a public…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/taking-to-the-skies-2/

 

Earth Hour | Candle-lit Vigil

Sat, March 28 at 8:30 PM

@Water Street Park, Decorah

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Join Green Iowa Americorps and the Winneshiek Energy District in celebrating Earth Hour. Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event and has since grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide.

We ask that you turn off for Earth Hour and join us at Water Street Park for a candle-lit vigil in support of the planet.

Learn more, and take the Earth Hour Pledge, at: http://energydistrict.org/projects/earth-hour

Contact: Nick Chill
nick@energydistrict.org
http://energydistrict.org/projects/earth-hour

 

Less is More, More or Less: The Roots of Mid-Century Modern Design- Lecture By Roy Behrens

Sun, March 29 at 2:00 PM

@Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center

“Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim has turned its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the exhibition, Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel.

Roy Behrens will be making connections with the Vesterheim exhibition Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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The Joys of Fresh Spring Rolls (A Cooking Class)

Mon, March 30 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 pm

@Oneota Co-op Kitchen Classroom

Spring rolls will provide a versatility to your kitchen and regular cuisine that you should not pass up. Not only will you learn how to wrap and present spring rolls but also receive many ideas for fillings and dipping sauces. Spring rolls are perfect for any dining occasion – light, healthy and fresh, for lunch, appetizers or dinner. These rolls serve as a creative outlet for any vegetable. Lettuce wrap variations will also be…

Contact: 563-382-4666

 

Emerging Artists Exhibition

Fri, April 3 at 6:00 PM - Reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. Application to apply for inclusion in the exhibition is $20.

@ArtHaus

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On view April 3 - May 29, Special reception April 3 from 6-8 pm
Cost: Exhibition and reception are free to attend
Location: ArtHaus
Sponsored by: Karen Trewin of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (thank you!!)

Join us for a celebration of emerging artistic talent in the Driftless Region. We are pleased to unveil the best of the best artworks created by emerging artists (ages 18-25) who submitted works for consideration. Information about…

Contact: enni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Details - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/emerging-artist-exhibition/
To apply - http://arthausdecorah.org/emerging-artists-exhibition/

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - How to Build a Raised Bed

Thu, April 9 at 9:45 AM

@Valders 262

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There are a myriad of benefits to gardening within a raised bed system. Benefits can include easier weed and pest control, better soil, accessibility and aesthetics. Jeff Scott of Driftless Gardens has installed many raised beds at schools and homes within the Decorah community. During this class he will discuss key considerations related to raised beds as well as show plans and budgets for various raised bed systems. Class is free and open to…

 

Paint Party: In the Style of Henri Matisse

Fri, April 10 at 6:30 PM - Register in advance to ensure your space - see link below!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Friday, April 10
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Annie Adams
Cost: $38
Location: ArtHaus Studio

We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams. The April party will have you creating a canvas inspired by the beautiful works of Henri Matisse. This is perfect night out for you and your friends or grab the whole family to join us for a super fun,…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register with instructor at http://www.andreaadamsindigostudio.com/store/p14/Ticket%3A_In_the_Style_of_Henri_Matisse.html

 

The Hawkeyes

Fri, April 10 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Formed in 2010 as a combination of two Pittsburgh alt-country acts, The Jay Wiley Band and The Country Music Gas Station, The Hawkeyes’ ragged style of rock recalls the crunchy guitars and drunken harmonies of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the roots experimentation of Sticky Fingers and Exile-era Rolling Stones, and the just-right mix of irony and sincerity of current country/southern rock revivalists like The Drive-By Truckers and Lucero.

$4 Cover

 

Baking and Decorating the Kransekake with Carrie Solberg

Sat, April 11 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Kransekake, the “queen of Norwegian cakes,” is an almond wreath cake baked in graduated rings to form a pyramid. Each student will mix and form dough into a kransekake, or bar cookies; bake; and then decorate. The correct way to serve the kransekake will also be demonstrated. There will be a Taster’s Fee.

Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 14-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount.

$64…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Second Sunday Family Workshop

Sun, April 12 at 1:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS
DATE: April 12
TIME: Sundays, 1-2:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: ArtHaus Instructors
COST: $25 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional participant (per workshop)
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Take part in our new series of family-focused workshops, held the second Sunday of each month, featuring projects designed to encourage collective making and creative thinking. The February 8 class will explore designing and printing a family tote bag. Tuition cost covers…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/second-sunday-family-workshop-3/

 

Creating a Customized Essential Oils Diffuser Necklance

Tue, April 14 at 6:00 PM

@Northeast Iowa Community College | Wilder Business Center Room 106 | 1625 Hwy 150 South | Calmar, IA 52132

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Combine your interests and learn basic jewelry-making techniques while learning about the benefits of therapeutic essential oils. No previous experience necessary. You will learn basic jewelry terminology, technique and design. Using chain, jump rings, and other jewelry findings, you will create a one-of-a-kind necklace that features an essential oil diffuser locket and charms that express your unique personality. A $12 supply fee is due to the instructor at class.

Tuesday, April 14 |…

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

Social Dancing: Country Western Couples Dancing

Wed, April 15 at 6:45 PM

@John Cline Elementary School | 101 Claiborne Drive | Decorah, IA 52101

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Join Renate Hunter as Decorah's queen of Social Dancing, to kick up your heels and stir up a little dirt in this country western dance class. Sign up with a partner (who is also registered) and learn the two step, country-style two step, and country waltz. If time permits, Renate has other dances in her back pocket as well. Country dancing is a fun way to get moving and chase off the winter blues.

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 

Food and Flower Heritage Gardens with Marty Bergland & Darlene Fossum-Martin

Fri, April 17 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 19, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Celebrate Earth Day - Create A Heritage Garden
Sign up for one day or all three!
$64 per day for members/ $84 for non-members

April 17
• Tour gardens and orchards at a Norwegian immigrant home.
• Learn about plants, herbs, and flowers brought from Norway and used during immigrant times.
• Begin plans for personal heritage garden.

April 18
• Field trip to Seed Savers Exchange. Return to…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Icelandic Knitting Sampler with Hélène Magnússon

Fri, April 17 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 19, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Join Icelandic knitting expert and designer Hélène Magnússon as she shares her passion for Iceland’s rich knitting heritage.

Lesson 1: Knit a miniature Icelandic lopapeysa sweater. Learn to combine sleeves and body, read color charts, Icelandic bind-off, and close underarms.

Lesson 2: Learn to steek (cut extra stitches) a garment knit in the round. Knitters will see different ways to finish the steeks once they are cut.

Lesson 3: While knitting…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Poetry Slam!!!!!

Fri, April 17 at 8:00 PM - Seating limited, entrance fee paid at the door only. Doors open at 7:30pm.

@Decorah Elks Lodge

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Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 8:00 pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
Cost: $5 / $3 students
Location: Decorah Elks Lodge
Sponsored by: DragonFly Books (thank you!!)

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam is a not-to-be-missed Decorah event, welcoming anyone to participate. Emceed by local celebrities, spotlighting a select featured artist, and welcoming all to participate in the non-competitive “Original Voices,” (3 minutes or less of your own poetry) or the “Slam” (a good-natured competition complete…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Details - http://arthausdecorah.org/events/poetry-slam-4/
Sign up to perform - http://goo.gl/forms/iOWXQJBGBC

 

The Charles Walker Band

Fri, April 17 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Grounded in blues, the band refined their unique sound into what can best be described as soul, a fusion of funk, r&b and Motown. Though compared to an array of musicians (Sly and the Family Stone, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelics, James Brown), their music retains deep gospel influences and positive lyrical messages.

$4 Cover

 

Art Lab for Ages 6-9

Sat, April 18 at 10:00 AM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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ART LAB for ages 6-9
DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 18 from 10-11:30am
INSTRUCTOR(S): Luther College Art Education Students
COST: $15
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Explore the intersections of art and science in this new collaboration with the Luther College Art Education department!

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/art-lab-3/

 
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Live in the Lobby: Dead Pigeons

Sat, April 18 at 7:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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The Dead Pigeons are a roots-based americana band. This group of dedicated musicians put on an intimate live show that can be part barn dance and part bar brawl, with a mix of heartfelt, handcrafted ballads, foot-stomping bluegrass tunes, and the obscure cover.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby 7 - 10 pm, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

The Dead Pigeons

Sat, April 18 at 7:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at perrylyn@luther.edu

@Lobby at the Hotel Winneshiek

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The Dead Pigeons are a roots-based americana band that formed over the course of a 5 year residency at Palmer's Bar, the notorious West Bank institution.
This amazing cast of local players emerged and found each other through their love of making music. Gretta Hunstiger has been with Drew from the very beginning, perfecting her sound with beautiful and haunting fiddle layerings, along with fresh backup vocals. The rest of the supporting cast…

 

Stores Like Homes, Homes Like Museums: Traditions in Scandinavian Retailing- Lecture By Curt Lund

Sun, April 19 at 2:00 PM

@Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center

“Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim has turned its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the exhibition, Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel.

Curt Lund will be making connections with the Vesterheim exhibition Scandinavian Modern Design: Norwegian Enamel.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Live in the Lobby: Paul Lawrence

Fri, April 24 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Paul is a friend to this community who plays original songs. Known around Decorah for his summer shows at the Courtyard with Lew Klimesh, Paul has many friends in the Driftless and is sure to provide a very personalized live music experience.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Date Night at ArtHaus

Fri, April 24 at 7:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: April 24
TIME: Friday, 7-9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple per class
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting. Materials and snacks provided. Ages…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-3/

 

Evergreen Grass Band

Fri, April 24 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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The EverGreen Grass Band was formed in 2008 over the course of many beer & whiskey fueled nights hosting the open mic at the Mousetrap Tavern in Eau Claire, WI. The 4-piece, including guitar, bass, banjo, & mandolin have been playing their distinctive and aggressive blend of bluegrass, punk, rock n’ roll, jam & country with various members consistently around the Midwest for 5 years.

$4 Cover

 
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Live in the Lobby: Jake Manders - CD Release Show

Sun, April 26 at 3:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Singer-songwriter and visual artist Jake Manders. Jake has a collection of more than 200 original songs spanning a time frame of 18 years. In 2011 Jake released his first self-titled solo album.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Members Appreciation Night at the Porter House

Sun, April 26 at 7:00 PM - To sign up for a membership, please visit http://www.porterhousemuseum.org/#!personal-membership/c1inj. Anyone who signs up for a membership by April 26th is invited to the event.

@401 W Broadway

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All members are invited—sign up for a membership today and support a cornerstone of history, art, and preservation in our community!

The Porter House Museum is hosting its first annual Members Appreciation Night this April 26th at 7 p.m. The dedication of members is a primary reason the museum has been able to keep history alive these many decades. All of us at the Porter House (board, staffer, volunteers) are looking forward to…

Contact: porterhousemuseum@gmail.com
(563) 3828465

 

PFLAG April Meeting

Tue, April 28 at 7:00 PM

@NEIA Peace and Justice 119 Winnebago Decorah

PFLAG will have a special program by Ginger Meyette. She will show a
21-minute video from Project Visibility, in Boulder, CO. LGBT elders
speak for themselves about their needs, issues, long-term care planning,
etc. This will be followed by a discussion on LGBT elder issues and
needs, especially in our community.

Contact: Ellen Cutting 563-382-3894

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - How to Make a Bean Tipi

Thu, April 30 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362 / Edible Landscapes

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Bean tipis are an easy way to maximize the use of your garden space while also adding making the garden more topographically interesting. If you’ve always thought bean tipis must be difficult to build, think again! David Cavagnaro of the Pepperfield Project will work alongside participants to build a bean tipi in one of Luther’s edible landscapes. Participants will learn about the types of materials from which tipis can be constructed as well as…

 

Making a Viking Silver Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Sat, May 2 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Experience the timeless journey of traditional craftsmanship and the
beauty of personal adornment as you discover the ancient art of chain making! Explore this centuries-old looping technique and create a beautiful fine silver bracelet with a variety of clasps. You will leave class with a completed piece. No metalworking experience is required. Tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. There will be a materials fee of $125 -
$150. Charm not included.…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Constructing a Norwegian Three-legged Chair with Jim Sannerud

Mon, May 4 at 9:00 AM to Thu, May 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Enjoy a piece of Norwegian-American history in your own home by building your own three-legged chair. We’ll learn about different joinery methods and techniques used in traditional chair making and how to use a variety of woodworking tools, both hand and power. We’ll use an historical three-legged chair from Vesterheim’s collection as our inspiration. This is a perfect opportunity to jump in and begin learning woodworking, or advance skills you already have. Materials fee…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Lew Klimesh Band

Sat, May 9 - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Electric trio show. Bill Adams on bass and Keni Joe Ewing on Drums Lew Klimesh on electric guitar and vocals. Blues in many forms. Come on down for some fun!

$4 Cover

 

Music and Monarchs

Sat, May 9 at 2:00 PM

@Founder’s Park, Elkader, IA

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Make plans to come celebrate with us on the banks of the Turkey River in Elkader, Iowa May 9th 2015. A free concert Saturday afternoon in Founders Park featuring: Opening Act: The Driftless Sister followed by The Way Down Wanderers. Sponsored by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network. The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this…

Contact: http://www.claytoncountycan.com

 

Second Sunday Family Workshop

Sun, May 10 at 1:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS
DATE: May 10
TIME: Sundays, 1-2:30pm
INSTRUCTOR: ArtHaus Instructors
COST: $25 for one adult and one child, $10 for each additional participant (per workshop)
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Take part in our new series of family-focused workshops, held the second Sunday of each month, featuring projects designed to encourage collective making and creative thinking. The February 8 class will explore designing and printing a family tote bag. Tuition cost covers…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/second-sunday-family-workshop-2/

 

Build Your Own Leopold Bench

Tue, May 12 at 6:00 PM

@Lake Meyer | 2546 Lake Meyer Road | Fort Atkinson , IA

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Aldo Leopold, conservationist and author of A Sand County Almanac, among other well-known works, built a simple yet elegant bench that has come to bear his name. According to The Aldo Leopold Foundation, ‘Once you know what the [Leopold bench] design looks like, you will start seeing them everywhere! Nature centers, parks, and private citizens all over the world use this bench design.’ One of the reasons they are so popular is that construction…

Contact: To register online, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 800.728.2256, ext. 399.

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Container Gardening

Thu, May 14 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Containers can be great places to grow a garden! Container gardens are versatile and can be highly productive. David Cavagnaro has been photographing container gardens for years and will share his expertise on creating beautiful container gardens with combinations of flowers, plants and herbs. Perry Halse, of Luther’s ground crew has been incorporating edibles into flower pots all across campus. Participants are sure to leave feeling inspired to create container gardens that is sure…

 
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Live in the Lobby: Mike Munson & Sarah Johnson

Fri, May 15 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Mike Munson on guitar and Sarah Johnson on vocals. The duo aims to soothe your weary soul with old time jazz and torch songs, bringing a sultry, dulcet mix, at once mellow and frolicsome.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Date Night at ArtHaus

Fri, May 15 at 7:00 PM - Register online or call 563-382-5440.

@ArtHaus Studio

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DATE: May 15
TIME: Friday, 7-9pm
INSTRUCTOR: Jenni & Eric Petersen-Brant
COST: $50 per couple per class
LOCATION: ArtHaus Studio

Looking for a special and unique evening out? Bring your date, spouse, or partner for an evening of romance and art making. Whether it’s your first date or your 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll spend a creative evening playing in clay, creating a print, or collaborating on a painting. Materials and snacks provided. Ages…

Contact: enni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register - http://arthausdecorah.org/classes/date-night-4/

 

Syttende Mai Celebration

Sat, May 16 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Syttende Mai, May 17, is the day Norway ratified its constitution in 1814 at Eidsvoll. They did not, however, become independent from Sweden until 1905 and until then Syttende Mai celebrations were frowned upon and even forbidden.

Now, Norwegians celebrate their constitution with excited crowds, especially children, marching through the streets waving flags, singing songs, and celebrating their nation’s independence.

Syttende Mai is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom wherever it occurs.…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

J. Jeffrey Messerole and Fire Creek

Sat, May 16 at 10:00 PM - Questions or booking inquiries contact Lynnette at nuttynetters@yahoo.com

@The Haymarket

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Born and Raised Iowan folk/singer/songwriter and lyrical poet J Jeffrey Messerole is joined by Paul Homstad (Spring Water local) on the keys and ukulele, and Chris Bern on percussion.

$4 Cover

 

Paint Party: In the Style of Claude Monet

Thu, May 21 at 6:30 PM - Register in advance to ensure your space - see link below!

@ArtHaus Studio

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Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Annie Adams
Cost: $38
Location: ArtHaus Studio

We are now offering painting parties through one of our fabulous instructors, Annie Adams. Our May party will have you creating a canvas inspired by an impressionist work by Claude Monet. This is perfect night out for you and your friends or grab the whole family to join us for a super fun,…

Contact: Jenni or Eric Petersen-Brant
(563) 382-5440
arthaus508@gmail.com
Register with instructor at http://www.andreaadamsindigostudio.com/store/p15/Ticket%3A__In_the_Style_of_Claude_Monet.html

 
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Live in the Lobby: Jack Klatt

Fri, May 22 at 6:00 PM

@Hotel Winneshiek

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Jack Klatt is a singer, a songwriter, a seasoned traveler, and a dexterous finger-style guitarist. Combining musical traditions from hokum blues to the roots of country music, he has been crisscrossing the lower 48, spreading his brand of American music.

Free show in the Hotel Winneshiek lobby, full bar and menu available.

Contact: Contact: Hotel Winneshiek | 104 E Water St | www.hotelwinn.com

 

Rosemaling in the Rogaland Style with Ruth Green

Thu, June 4 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This will be a project painting class. The project will be a small chest with a hinged cover and a unique closure on the front. The top is flat and approximately 12½ by 19 inches. The chest is approximately 11 inches high, including the feet. Item pictured here is not the class project. An additional smaller project will also be available. The class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome. Patterns…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Norwegian Cheese Making with Gary Colles

Fri, June 5 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 7, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

“Smile and say cheese” is Gary’s motto. Ask anyone who has visited Norway to name a well-known Norwegian food and they will smile and say cheese. In this hands-on, church-basement cheesemaking experience, Gary will cover the basic equipment, ingredients, and procedures to make artisan cheese at home. After taking this class, you will have the knowledge to prepare almost every kind of cheese. During class, students will prepare and taste Norwegian Nokkelost, Norvegia, Pultost…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Acanthus Woodcarving- Beginning and Intermediate with Hans Sandom

Mon, June 8 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Learn to carve elegant, ornate leaf designs in wood. Acanthus carving, a baroque style of relief carving, dates back many centuries and is used to add beauty to both structural and decorative woodwork. In this class we will learn the basic techniques of working with wood grain, the elements of design, and the use and care of wood carving tools. There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: Beginner to intermediate.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Norwegian Boundweaves or "Crooked Path" with Laura Demuth

Wed, June 10 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 14, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Weft-faced pattern weaves, or boundweaves, can be woven on two or more harnesses, and are rich in design possibilities. Boundweaves are woven on either a cotton or linen warp that is completely covered by a tightly packed wool weft. Weftfaced textiles are suitable for table runners, rugs, coverlets, or wall hangings. This class will focus on krokbragd, a threeshaft point twill and rosebragd, a boundweave on a fourharness rosepath threading. The threading and treadling…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - How to Build a Low-Cost Hoophouse for Home Production

Thu, June 11 at 12:00 PM

@Luther College Farm - 2132 Pole Line Road, Decorah, IA

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Hoop houses can provide shelter for seedlings and early and late season crops. Many companies now offer greenhouses and hoop houses that are sized for home production. These structures can be expensive but the good news is that you can build one yourself! Giles Teslow and Perry Halse have both built multiple low budget hoop houses and will be on hand to provide you with design ideas and tips for constructing your own. Class…

 

"Dala" It Up! with Sandy Braun

Fri, June 12 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 14, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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The Dala Horse has become the national symbol and bestselling souvenir of Sweden. In this class we will explore its history, from its primitive beginnings to the shiny red-orange horse we know today. We will adorn all sorts of surfaces, from ornaments to coffee servers to carved figures, including Dala horses, roosters, pigs, and “all things Swedish.” Bring your own surfaces, or select from the wonderful pieces at the Museum Store. There will be…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition

Fri, June 12 at 9:00 AM to Sat, July 25, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

An annual show, competition, and sale!

Don’t miss this opportunity to admire recent works of amazing folk art by contemporary artists from all over the country. Many of the pieces are for sale through silent auction—a great way to add to your folk-art collection, or to start one. The judged exhibition includes knifemaking, rosemaling, weaving, and woodworking—all in the Norwegian tradition. Every year brings new and exciting artwork, often blending traditional designs with…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Acanthus Woodcarving and Painting- Intermediate and Advanced with Hans Sandom

Mon, June 15 at 9:00 AM to Fri, June 19, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Hans will present you with complex projects and advanced elements of design. He also will cover design and carving techniques. This is a good class for those interested in larger scale acanthus projects. Enhance your acanthus carving to its best with painting tips from Hans. Bring a practice board (previously carved and sealed) to practice on. Students just completing Acanthus Woodcarving—Beginning and Intermediate are welcome. There will be a materials fee.

Level of…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rosemaling in the Hallingdal Style with Ken Magnuson

Fri, June 26 at 9:00 AM to Sun, June 28, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

You will learn to design and paint in the Hallingdal style. You may bring your own woodenware, or purchase pieces from the Museum Store. Any size for the project is acceptable, from small plates to large trunks or cupboards. Ken will cover the elements of design and what judges are looking for when judging a show. There will be a materials fee.

Level of instruction: For students who have had a beginner rosemaling…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rosemaling in the Gudbrandsdal Style with Andrea Herkert

Wed, July 8 at 9:00 AM to Sun, July 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The elements of the Gudbrandsdal style—the color palette and the historical origins—will all be presented and studied in this class. You will spend time in the museum studying and sketching the carving, which is fundamental to the Gudbrandsdal style. From there you will work in the classroom on the elements to build the design and the techniques inherent in painting it. You will then go in your own unique direction, designing pieces you bring…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Swedish Luffarslöyd— It’s All About Wire: Wire Art That Is! with Faith Clover

Fri, July 10 to Sun, July 12, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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With simple tools and wire of various gauges and materials, students will learn the basic techniques of wirework and explore creative applications of wire working. During class, we will make a variety of useful and beautiful household objects, including hooks, candlesticks, bowls, jewelry, and trivets. Faith is excited to introduce this relatively unknown craft.

Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 12-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Backyard Chickens

Thu, July 16 at 12:00 PM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Do you like omelettes and quiche? Have you always dreamed of being able to have fresh eggs for breakfast from a coop right out your back door? Jon Jensen and Rachel Sandhorst have been raising their own broilers and laying hens for years and will share some of what they’ve learned with participants during this session. They will discuss housing, light requirements, seasonal needs, feed and other considerations. Chickens are popping up all over…

 

Weaving a Rya on a Goose-eye Twill Background with Jan Mostrom

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Tue, July 21, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Norwegian ryer were used for coverlets and provided protection and warmth at sea for centuries. Borrowing from a rya coverlet design in the Vesterheim collection, you will weave rya on a goose-eye twill background. The rya knots will not show on the non-pile side. Your weaving will be appropriate for a wall hanging or bench cover. There will be a materials fee of approximately $60. Students may bring or purchase wools for knots.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Carving an Ale Vessel with Horse Heads with Torgeir Lirhus

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ready to drink beer like the old Norwegians? In this class, we will make an ale bowl using one quarter of a birch log section. We’ll use bandsaws, drills, and hand tools, to shape the bowl and horse head handles. The exterior will be finished with chip carving and the interior prepared to hold your favorite drink.

Level of instruction: All levels. Some experience with woodworking preferred. Youth ages 16 and older signed…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Knifemaking with Morten Håkonsen

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

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In this skilled class, students will make the “two brothers” knives—two knives with handles made of two different woods with silver inlays. Students will also make leather sheaths, using “pauting” technique, for each knife. Blades will be provided by the instructor. Materials fee is $200 and includes all supplies.

Level of instruction: Intermediate to advanced.

$395 members / $445 non-members

Vesterheim offers a 50% discount for class tuition on a space-available,…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rosemaling in the Os Style with Nancy Schmidt

Sat, July 18 at 9:00 AM to Wed, July 22, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

The Os style of rosemaling uses bright, happy-looking colors and originated in the Hordaland area of Western Norway. This class will concentrate on the history and characteristics of Os—color, flowers, and scrolls, lettering, background techniques, and more. Students can paint an arched door cabinet that is 17 x 22 x 7 inches. Some designs will be available, or Nancy will guide you in creating your own. She will encourage you to try your hand…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Kroting (White Chalk Painting Decoration) with Johild Maeland

Wed, July 22 at 9:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

This course includes a slideshow of various patterns from the West Coast of Norway with an emphasis on the tradition of kroting, the context krote was used in, the visual language, and the different pattern assemblages found in the ancient krote borders. Johild will demonstrate the various techniques krote borders have been made in. In the second part of the course, you will have the opportunity to make your own krote. You can choose…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Vesterheim Events at Decorah's 49th Annual Nordic Fest

Fri, July 24 at 9:00 AM to Sat, July 25, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Vesterheim hosts great activities during Decorah’s premier ethnic festival, featuring Scandinavian food, music, arts, crafts, and more. Check www.nordicfest.com for more info about Nordic Fest.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Spinning Wool into Yarn with Kate Martinson

Mon, July 27 to Thu, July 30, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Interested in learning about the mysteries that seem to surround spinning? This class will teach you about sheep fleece and how to card it for efficient use. Spinning instruction will start with a handspindle and progress to the spinning wheel. We will concentrate on how and why things work, so you will be spinning your own yarn in the workshop and exit with confidence in this ancient art. There will be a materials fee.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Rococo with Gold Leaf Cartouche with Pam Rucinski

Mon, July 27 to Fri, July 31, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Inspired by a sled at the Trøndelag Sverresborg Folkemuseum during Vesterheim’s folk art tour to Norway in 2014, Pam has created a flowing rococo design with gold leaf cartouche for a tray. Painters of all styles will be comfortable with this design since there are elements of Telemark, Hallingdal, and Gudbrandsdal in the original sled. Pam will also explore how rococo influenced the early rosemalers. Gold leaf will be taught. The class will be…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Carving an Ale Vessel with Horse Heads with Torgeir Lirhus

Mon, July 27 at 9:00 AM to Fri, July 31, 2015

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ready to drink beer like the old Norwegians? In this class, we will make an ale bowl using one quarter of a birch log section. We’ll use bandsaws, drills, and hand tools, to shape the bowl and horse head handles. The exterior will be finished with chip carving and the interior prepared to hold your favorite drink.

Level of instruction: All levels. Some experience with woodworking preferred. Youth ages 16 and older signed…

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters

Sat, August 22 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 24, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Coming from humble beginnings as a warm layer under a vest and jacket, Norwegian sweaters are now worn all over the world and for almost every occasion. The exhibition will focus on the history and different styles of Norwegian sweaters, including Setesdal, Fana, Marius, and Olympic. Learn about the symbolism behind some of the patterns and colors on sweaters. And consider both the technology and artistry of this iconic garment.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Seed Saving Workshop

Tue, September 15 at 12:15 PM

@Luther College, Valders 362

Seeds can be expensive. Join Seed Savers staff for an hour-long session on how to save your own seeds. Participants will learn which varieties are easiest to save and the best methods for properly processing and storing seed. Workshop is open to students, staff, faculty and community members and will take place Monday, Sept. 15 from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in Valders 362. Please register online (see below)

Contact: http://luther.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=75c645b09350dd5511f151bf8&id=22f93dc7bd&e=c6c23e9af0

 

Seed Se Puede: Seed Collecting and Crafting

Tue, September 15 at 3:15 PM - til 5:00 pm

@Decorah Public Libary

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The reason for a flower is to make a seed, and the world around us is full of them now. Find their tucked-away hiding places in flowers and foods. See their nifty and fascinating forms magnified up close. Learn about some timing and processing techniques for saving seeds from your own vegetables to grow again next year. Make homemade envelopes to package your seeds and get started on a seed bracelet. **"Si se puede…

Contact: Heidi Swets, Decorah Public Library, 382-3717

 

Luther Fall Swimming Lessons

Tue, September 15 at 5:00 PM

@Luther Aquatic Center

Luther Swim Team lessons:
COST: $55 per child, per session (PAY REQUIRED AT FIRST DAY OF LESSONS OF EACH SESSION)
Session 1: September 15-19
Session 2: September 22-26
Session 3: September 29-October 3
Times: 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 pm (Each lesson is 30 min.)
MINIMUM AGE IS 4 Years old.

You may use this form to sign up an INDIVIDUAL child for one or more sessions. PLEASE FILL OUT A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH…

Contact: nicobe01@luther.edu

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Growing Grapes

Thu, September 17 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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Think grapes and Iowa don’t mix? Think again. Join David Cavagnaro for a conversation about growing grapes in this region. David has successfully grown grapes at his farm north of Decorah for years and will share with you some of his best tips and tricks. He will provide recommendations on varieties that do well in your midwestern home garden. Class is free and open to all, but preregistration is required. For more information, and…

 

Woodcarved Figures, Nordic Roots

Sat, September 19 at 9:00 AM to Sun, April 17, 2016

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Delight in the distinctive and often whimsical figure carvings by past and present artists from the Nordic countries and the United States.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 
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Luther Gardening Class Series - Saving the Season: Storing Vegetables Through the Winter

Thu, October 1 at 9:45 AM

@Luther College, Valders 362

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You’ve grown bushels of beautiful sweet potatoes, carrots, potatoes, brussels sprouts, leeks, squash and onions. They are still happy in the garden but you know the frost and cold temperatures are imminent. Have no fear. Regardless of whether or not you have a root cellar, there are many creative solutions for storing your homegrown vegetables so that you can enjoy them throughout the winter and spring. Come learn how. Class is free and open…

 

Norwegian Christmas Celebration

Sat, December 5 at 10:00 AM

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Bring the whole family to experience the living traditions of a Norwegian Christmas at Vesterheim the first Saturday of December. An event that appeals to all ages, Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas Celebration brings the museum to life with a Christmas tree party, visits from the Julenisse, hands-on crafts, Scandinavian food, live music, folk-art demonstrations, decorations, and many holiday traditions, both old and new.

Contact: visit vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681

 

Norwegian Christmas Celebration

Sun, December 6 at 10:00 AM - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Ring in the holidays with a Norwegian Christmas Celebration at Vesterheim! An event that appeals to all ages, Vesterheim’s Norwegian Christmas is a colorful, lively mix of art, music, decorations, stories, hands-on crafts, Scandinavian food, and holiday traditions.

This year there will be outdoor activities, live music, book signings (including the author of "The Christmas Wish"), Scandinavian-style s’mores, a chance to take your picture in "Frozen" costumes with a Norwegian background, and…

Contact: vesterheim.org

 
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